It’s Worth To See The World’s Largest Extremes

NEW YORK | Friday, May 29th, 2009 3:08pm EDT

So let’s see the longest, largest, highest, hottest & coldest places at our beautiful planet called The Earth. It’s Worth To See: so less words more pictures…

So let’s see the longest, largest, highest, hottest & coldest places at our beautiful planet called The Earth. It’s Worth To See: so less words more pictures…

The World’s Highest Peak

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Everybody knows that Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. It is measured at 8,850 m in height above sea level. Named in honor of Sir George Everest, it’s situated on the border between Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal, Tibet and China. Some people do believe that it rises about 4 mm every year (scientists try to prove this…).

The World’s Hottest Place

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The Sahara is the largest hot desert on Earth. From geography: at more than 9 million square kilometers, Sahara Desert covers most of Northern Africa making it as large as the continent of Europe or the United States. The temperature frequently reaches 55° C (131° F). In 1922, the temperature reached 57.8° C (136° F) making it the highest temperature measured on Earth.  Average annual rainfall: less than 254 mm (10 in.).

The World’s Coldest Place

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Antarctica is the fifth-largest continent in terms of land area and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. It’s a continent around the South Pole. It consists of an ice-covered plateau, 1800-3000 m above sea level, and mountain ranges rising to 4500 m (15 000 ft.) with some volcanic peaks. It is also the driest, windiest and coldest continent. At 14.0 million km², Antarctica is 98 % covered by ice. A record-89.2° C (-128.6° F) was reached making it the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth. All political claims to the mainland are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty of 1959.

The World’s Longest River

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The Nile is the world’s longest river, its streams flow through nine countries. It rising in S central Burundi in its remotest headstream, the Luvironza: flows into Lake Victoria and leaves the lake as the Victoria Nile, flowing to Lake Albert, which is drained by the Albert Nile, becoming the White Nile on the border between Uganda and the Sudan; joined by its chief tributary, the Blue Nile (which rises near Lake Tana, Ethiopia) at Khartoum, and flows north to its delta on the Mediterranean; the longest river in the world. Length: (from the source of the Luvironza to the Mediterranean) 6741 km (4187 miles).

The World’s Largest Cave Passage

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Deer Cave holds the record for the largest cave passage in the world. Located in Borneo, it is one of several caves found in Mulu National Park. Deer Cave is about 2 kilometers in length and over 90 meters high and wide.

The World’s Largest Coral Reef

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The Great Barrier Reef that comprises more than 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands is the world’s largest coral reef system. Located in the Coral Sea, Australia, it stretches to around 2,600 square kilometers over an area about 344,400 square kilometers. In 1981, the reef was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The World’s Largest Rock Formation

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Uluru also known as Ayers Rock is the world’s largest rock formation. This sandstone monolith, located in Australia, has a height of 348 m (1,142 ft). and around 9.4 km (6 mi) in basal circumference. Ayers Rock appears to change its color as light strikes it at different hours of the day.

Have you ever visited these extremes?!

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