15 Really Odd Geographical Facts
is filled with many wonderful geographical and geological anomalies
and mysteries. So many so, that we may never truly unlock all of
the secrets that nature has tucked away. This is a list of 15 of
the more unusual or outright bizarre facts relating to geography,
geology, and the earth.
place name is "Å" it is located in both Sweden and
Norway. In Scandinavian languages, "Å" means "river".
The image above is one of the newly replaces road signs for the
area they are frequently stolen for their novelty value.
City in the World (surface area)
city in the world based on surface area, is Hulunbuir, Inner
Mongolia (China) which is 263 953 km sq (102 000 sq mi).
Completely Surrounded by One Other Country
City, and San Marino are the only countries completely surrounded
by one other country. Lesotho is completely surrounded by South
Africa, and Vatican City, and San Marino are both completely surrounded
4. The Second
Longest Geographical Name
longest geographical name that is accepted in the world is Taumatawhakatangihangak
oauauotamateaturipukaka pikimaungahoronukupokaiwhe nua kitanatahu
(85 letters) which is a hill in New Zealand it is a maori
phrase which translates to place where Tamatea, the man with
the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known
as land-eater, played his flute to his loved one. It was the
longest until recently (though the Guinness Book of Records still
regards it as the longest); it has most likely now been supplanted
by Krung thep maha nakorn amorn ratana kosinmahintar ayutthay
amaha dilok phop noppa ratrajathani burirom udom rajaniwesmahasat
harn amorn phimarn avatarn sathit sakkattiya visanukamprasit in
Thailand (163 letters).
5. The Coldest
and Warmest Sea
The White Sea,
in Russia, has the lowest temperature, only -2 degrees centigrade.
The Persian Gulf is the warmest sea. In the summer its temperature
reaches 35.6 degrees centigrade.
Oldest Constitutional Republic
claims to be the worlds oldest constitutional republic
it was founded in 301 by a Christian stonemason fleeing persecution
under Emperor Diocletian. Its constitution of 1600 is the oldest
written constitution in the world. San Marino is pictured above.
7. The Deepest
Hole Ever Drilled by Man
hole ever drilled by man is the Kola Superdeep Borehole, in Russia.
It reached a depth of 12,261 meters (about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles).
It was drilled for scientific research and gave up some unexpected
discoveries, one of which was a huge deposit of hydrogen
so massive that the mud coming from the hole was boiling
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