Day, Delta, Desert, Dome, Epic, Filling Station, Forest, Gateway, Hill Station

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Day

Longest Day June 21 (in Northern Hemisphere)

Shortest Day December 22 (in Northern Hemisphere)

Delta

Largest Delta (Sunder bans). The World’s largest delta is that created by the Ganges and Brahma putra in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. It covers an area of 30,000 sq. miles.

Desert

  • Largest Desert (World): Sahara (Africa)

  • Coldest Desert: Antarctica

  • Largest Desert (India): Thar Desert (Rajasthan)

  • Largest Desert in Asia: Gobi (Mongolia)

Dome

  • Largest and Biggest (India): Gol Gumbaz

  • Largest Dome (World): ‘Astrodome’ in Houston, Texas (USA) outside diameter 216 metres and inside 196 metres.

Epic

Longest Epic : Mahabharata

Filling Station

Highest Filling Station: Petrol pumps at Leh at 3658 m. It is operated by Indian Oil Corporation.

Forest

Largest Forest (India): Assam

Gateway

Highest Gateway (India): Buland Darwaza

Gulf

Largest Gulf: Gulf of Mexico

Harbour

Largest Natural Harbour (India): Visakhapatnam

Hill Station

Highest Hill Station (India): Gulmarg (Kashmir)

Hotel

Biggest Hotel (India): Oberoi-Sheraton (Mumbai)

Island

Largest Island: Greenland

Largest Group of Islands: Malaya Archipelago

Lake

Largest Salt Water Lake: Caspian Sea

Largest Fresh Water Lake : Superior (31,200 sq. miles) (India)

Deepest Lake: Lake Baikal (Siberia) 701 mts

Highest Lake: Titicaca (Bolivia) 3854 metres above sea level.

Largest Lake (India): Wular Lake

Library

Largest Library (World): United States Library of Congress (Washington) the Lenin State Library (Moscow- Russia)

Light House

Largest Light House (World): Bishop Rock (England)

Memorial

Most Beautiful Memorial : Taj Mahal (Agra)

Mines

Largest Diamond Mines (World): Kimberley (South Africa)

Deepest Mines (India): Kolar Gold Fields (Karnataka)

Mountains

Longest Mountain Range (World): Mt. Andes (South America) (8,800 km)

Highest Peak (World) Everest Nepal

Highest Peak (India) Godwin Austen

Highest Mountain Range Himalayas

Highest Peak (South India) Anaimudi (2,720 m) Anaimalai

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