Do you want to know more about the continents superlatives? What is the highest mountain in Europe? What is the lowest point in North America? What the longest river in Asia?
On this page we share the main continent superlatives at a glance. Continents for Kids in Facts and Figures:
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For Australia/Oceania, we included the countries and population figures of the Oceania region. The highest mountain in the Oceania region is usually listed as Puncak Jaya which is located on the island of New Guinea (Papua Province of Indonesia) with 4,884 m/16,024 ft. Mount Kosciusko is the highest mountain on the island and country of Australia.
The highest mountain in the world is the Mount Everest.
Mount Everest has a height of 8,848 m/ 29,031 ft above sea level.
The mountain in Asia is located in the Himalayan mountain range. The mountain peak is shared by the two countries Nepal and China.
Mount Everest is thus the tallest mountain above sea level, while Mount Kea on Hawaii is considered to be the tallest mountain measured from the base at the ocean floor and thus below the sea level.
The lowest point in the world is the Dead Sea with 432 m/ 1419 ft below sea level.
The water levels of the Dead Sea are sinking every year and the area covered by the lake is only about half as big today as it was a century ago. Rainfall is very scarce in the region and the area experiences a hot desert climate.
The Dead Sea is the world’s saltiest lake with about 34% salinity. This means the water is about nine times as salty as any ocean water.
The Dead Sea is shared by three countries: Israel, Jordan and Palestine. The salt lake is located in the Jordan Rift Valley and the Jordan River is the only major river flowing into the basin.
The longest river in the world is the Nile if one considers river length.
The Nile river is over 6,852 km/ 4,258 miles long. The Nile river is located in eastern Africa and is passes through eleven countries.
However, the longest river with the largest drainage basin is the Amazon river. The Amazon river system in South America covers a drainage basin area that is almost double the size of that of the Nile river system.
The largest lake in the world is the Caspian Sea.
The Caspian Sea is spread out between the two continents Europe and Asia as part of it is located east of the Caucasus but the lake mainly is on the western Asian continent.
The lake borders five countries: Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Iran. The lake has a maximum length of 1,030 km/ 640 miles and a maximum width of 435 km/ 270 miles. In area, the lake is slightly larger than the land area of the countries Norway or Japan.
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