Superlatives of the World – Biggest, Highest, Largest, Longest, Smallest etc.

List of the superlatives of the world: Worlds largest, biggest, longest, shortest, smallest animals, buildings, water bodies, city etc. General Knowledge plays a very important role in competitive exams like SSC-CGL, UPSC, WBCS, State-PSC etc. So we should have a depth in this section for better scoring in the exams.

superlatives of the world

Superlatives of the World:

  • Largest Continent – Asia
  • Smallest Continent – Australia
  • Largest Country (in area) – Russia
  • Largest Country (in population) – China
  • Smallest Country (in population) – Vatican City, Rome
  • Smallest Country (in area) – Vatican City, Rome
  • Largest City (in population) – Tokyo (3,43,00,000 – 2011)
  • Largest City (in area) – Mount Isa; Queensland, Australia (41,225 sq. km)
  • Highest Capital City – La Paz; Bolivia
  • Smallest City (in population) – Vatican City, Rome
  • Smallest City (in area) – Vatican City, Rome
  • Highest City – Wen Chuan (Tibet, China), 16,732 ft.

 

  • Highest Plateau – Pamir; Tibet
  • Largest Desert in the world – Sahara; Africa (84,00,000 sq. km)
  • Largest Asian Desert – Gobi; Mongolia
  • Highest Mountain Peak in the world – Everest; Nepal (29,035 ft/8,850 m)
  • Highest Mountain Range – The Himalayas
  • Longest Mountain Range – The Andes; South America (about 7,000 km in length)
  • Largest Volcano – Mauna Loa; Hawaii
  • Highest Volcano – Ojos del Salado; The Andes, Argentine-Cille (6,885 m)

 

General Knowledge: Firsts in the World (male & Female)

 

  • The Deepest & Biggest Ocean – The Pacific Ocean
  • Smallest Ocean – Arctic Ocean (5.4 million square miles)
  • Longest River – Nile (6,690 km)
  • Largest River in volume – Amazon, Brazil
  • Longest River Dam – Hirakud Dam; Odisha, India (15.8 miles)
  • Largest Dam – The Three Gorges Dam in Hubei Province, China (1.4 miles wide & 630 feet high)
  • Tallest Dam – Jinping-I Dam in China. (305 m)
  • Largest River Basin – Amazon basin (27,20,000 sq. miles)

 

  • Largest Coral formation – The Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
  • Highest Waterfall – Salto Angels Falls; Venezuela (979 meters)
  • Largest Delta in the world – Sundarbans; India (8,000 sq. miles)
  • Largest Island – Greenland – (840,004 sq. miles) (2,175,600 sq. km)
  • Largest Sea (Inland) – Caspian Sea (1,43,200 sq. miles)
  • Largest Fresh Water Lake – Lake Superior; USA
  • Largest Salt Water Lake – Caspian Sea (4,22,000 sq. km)
  • Highest Lake – Titicaca; Bolivia (12,645 ft. above sea level)
  • Deepest Lake – Baikal (Siberia, Russia); depth 5,314 feet
  • Largest Artificial Lake – Lake Volta (Ghana)
  • Longest Big Ship Canal – Suez Canal (Linking Red Sea & Mediterranean)
  • World’s Rainiest spot – Cherrapunji (Mawsynram), India

 

Superlatives of India – Biggest, Highest, Largest, Longest, Smallest etc.

 

  • Oldest Epic of the world – The Ramayana by Valmiki
  • Biggest Museum – British Museum (London)
  • Biggest Library – National Kiev Library; Moscow & Library of the Congress; Washington
  • Largest Palace – Imperial Palace; Beijing, China
  • Biggest Cinema House – Roxy; New York
  • Largest Park – National Park; Greenland
  • Biggest Bell – Great Bell at Moscow
  • Tallest statue – Spring Temple Buddha; China (420 ft.)
  • Tallest Building – Burj Khalifa; Dubai
  • Tallest Office Building – Twin Towers; Malaysia
  • Tallest Minaret (Free Standing) – Qutub Minar; India (238 ft.)
  • Longest Wall – The Great Wall of China (1500 miles)

 

  • Longest Railway – Trans-Siberian Railways (5,772 miles long)
  • Longest Railway Platform – Gorakhpur; Uttar Pradesh, India, (1355.4 m)
  • Largest Railway Platform – Grand Central Terminal; New York, USA
  • Longest Railway Bridge – Lower Zambezi; Africa
  • Longest & Deepest Railway Tunnel – Seikan Tunnel; Japan (53.85 km)
  • Longest Road Tunnel – Laerdal, Norway
  • Longest overland tunnel – Switzerland

 

  • Longest Day of the year – 21 June (in Northern Hemisphere)
  • Shortest Day of the year – 22 December (in Northern Hemisphere)

 

  • Largest Mammal – Whale
  • Tallest Animal (on land) – Giraffe
  • Longest Animal – Blue Whale (recorded length 106 feet, weight-195 tons)
  • Largest Animal (on land) – African Bush Elephant
  • Fastest Animal – Cheetah or Leopard (70 miles per hour)
  • Slowest Animal – Three-Toed Sloth
  • Most Intelligent Animal – Chimpanzee
  • Largest Animal of the Cat family – Lion

 

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