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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