Biggest, Fastest, Smallest, Richest, Highest, Driest, Deadliest . . .
What is the tallest building in the world? Where are the tallest
mountains? What is the driest place on Earth? What are the richest
and poorest countries? What was the worst earthquake ever? What
is the fastest animal? What is the smallest country in the world?
You will find answers to these and many similar questions in
the Infoplease Almanacs and additional resources listed below:
Start with the World Geography pages which include lists and descriptions of the Highest Mountain
Peaks of the World, The World's 14 Highest Mountain Peaks
(above 8,000 meters), Oceans and Seas (for the largest
and smallest oceans and the deepest points in each), Largest
Lakes of the World, Principal Rivers of the World (for
longest rivers), Largest Islands of the World, Highest
Waterfalls of the World, World Land Areas and Elevations
(for biggest and smallest countries and highest points), Principal
Deserts of the World (for largest deserts), Volcanoes of
the World, and Earthquakes (including some of the the
strongest and deadliest).
Then see the United States
Geography pages for the Extreme Points of the United States
(50 States), Highest, Lowest, and Mean Elevations in the
United States, and Mountain Peaks in the United States
Higher Than 14,000 Feet, and more.
Country Statistics at a
Glance will tell you about the largest and smallest countries,
the countries with the highest and lowest population densities,
and the richest and poorest nations (by per
capita GDPGross Domestic
Product), plus charts of several other useful statistics.
The Population Statistics pages include details on the most populous countries and cities,
and the area and population of all countries.
The Disasters pages
have lots of information on the worst and deadliest disasters
of all types and the Structures
and Buildings lists include the tallest buildings,
highest dams, and greatest man-made lakes.
Finally, once you know your stuff, try our Geographical
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