Some Known and Unknown Facts


Airport

Largest- King Khaled International Airport outside Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

Highest- Bangda Airport, Tibet

Busiest-
Hartsfield Atlanta International (ATL)

Bank

Largest- Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt, Germany

Building

Tallest (Office Building)- Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Canals

Grand Canal of China

Longest in ancient world-
Grand canal of China (From Beijing to Haugzhou)

Busiest Ship Canals- Kiel Canal linking the North Sea with the Baltic Sea in Germany.

Longest Big Ship Canals- Suez

Canal linking red sea and Mediterranean sea.

Longest irrigation canal- Karakumsky canal from Haun-khan to Ashkabad, Turkmenistan

Cathedral

Largest- Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican City, Rome

Dams

Most Massive- Itaipu Dam on Parana river on the boundary between Brazil and Paraguay.

Largest (Concrete)- Grand Coulee Dam, on Columbia River, Washington State, USA

Highest- Rogunskya Dam across river Vakhsh, Tajikistan

Longest- Yacyreta-Apipi Dam (across Parana on Paraguay-Argentina Border)

Estuary

Largest- Ob, North of Russia

Fountain

Tallest- At Fountain Hills Arizona

Gulf

Largest- Gulf of Mexico

Hydroelectric Plant

Biggest- Itaipu (Brazil)

Lagoon

Largest- Lagoa dos patos (Brazil)

Lighthouse

Tallest- Steel tower near Yamashita in Yakohama (Japan)

Minaret

Tallest- Great Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

Tallest (Free Standing)- Qutab Minar, New Delhi, India

Newspapers

Largest Circulation- Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan)

Park

Largest- National Park of North Eastern Green Land

Port

Largest- Port of New York and New Jersey (USA)

Busiest- Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Railway

Largest Railway Station- Grand Central Terminal, New York City, USA

Highest Railway Station- Condor Station in Bolivia (4786m)

Longest Railway Platform- Kharagpur, West Bengal, India(833m)

Stadium

Largest- Strahov Stadium, Prague, The Czech Republic

Street

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Longest- Youge Street (From Toronto, Ont. to Rainy River), Canada
Structure

Tallest- Warszawa Radio Mast at Konstantynow near Gabin and Plok, Poland

Temple

Largest- Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Theater

Oldest (Indoor)- Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza, Italy
Tomb

Largest- Mount Li Tomb, the burial place of Quin Shi Huangdi, the first Emperor of Qin (221 BC)

Trees

Largest- General Sherman Tree, California, USA

Tallest (Living)- "Coast Redwood" in redwood National Park, California, USA.

Animals

Tallest on Land- Giraffe

Largest Land Animal- African Elephant

Fastest Land Animal-
Cheetah

Bay

Largest- Hudson Bay (Northern Canada)

Castle

Largest (inhabited)- Windsor Castel (Windsor, Berks)

Continents

Largest- Asia

Smallest- Australia

Crematorium

Largest- Nikolo-Arkhangelskiy Crematorium (East Moscow, Russia)

Countries

Largest in Area- Russia

Smallest in Area-
Vatican City

Delta

largest- Sundarbans (created by Ganga and Brahmaputra in W. Bengal, India and Bangladesh)

Desert

Largest- The Sahara (North Africa)

Dome

Largest- Lousiana Superdome, New Orleans, USAExhibition Centre

Largest-
International Exposition Centre in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Gorge

Largest- Grand Canyon (on the Colorado river in north central Arizona (USA)

Hotel

Largest- The Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Most Capacious-
The Hotel Rossiya in Moscow (Russia)

Library

Largest- United States Library of Congress, Washington DC



Largest (non-statutory)- New York Public Library, New York

Museums

Oldest- Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Largest-
American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA

Palace

Largest- Imperial Palace (Gugong) in Beijing, China

Population

Most Populous Country- China

Least Populous Country-
Vatican City

Most Populas City-
Tokyo, Japan

Most Densely Populated Territory-
Former Portuguese overseas territory of Macau since merged in China.

Religion

Oldest- Hinduism

Largest- Christianity

Roads

Longest Motorable Pan- American highway, from north west Alaska (USA) to Santiago (Chile), thence eastward to Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Terminating in Brasilia (Brazil).

Statue

Tallest- Bronze statue of Buddha in Tokyo (Japan)

Largest-  Bamiyan (Afghanistan) remains of Sakya Buddha (Since vandalised by Taliban)

Telescope

Largest-(Reflector)- On Mount Semirodriki, near Zelen Chukskaya in the Caucasus Mountains, Russia

Largest-(Refractor)- At Yerkes Observatory Williams Bay, Wisconsin (belonging to University of Illinois, USA)

Largest (Radio Telescope)-
Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope at Khodad near Pune (Maharashtra)

Tower

Tallest- CN Tower, Toronto, Canada

Wall

Largest- Great wall of China.

Valley

Deepest- Kali Gandaki Valley between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges of Nepal, Himalayas.



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