World Facts

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Total Surface Area – 510, 072,000 km²

Land Area – 148,094,000 km²

Water Area – 361,132,000 km²

Percentage of Land – 29.2%

Percentage of Water – 70.8%

Water Type – 97% salt water, 3% fresh water

Circumference – 40,066 km at Equator, 39,992 km at Poles

Continents – 7 recognised

Countries – 193 recognised

Oceans – 5

Population – 7,200,000,000 (2013)

 

Largest continent – Asia (43,810,582 km²)

Most populated continent – Asia ( 4,164,252,000) 2014

Smallest continent – Australasia/Oceania (8,112,000 km² )

Least populated continent – Antarctica (no native population)

Largest country – Russia (17,075,400 km²)

Most populated country – China (1,355,692,576) 2014

Smallest country – Vatican City (0.44 km²)

Least populated country – Vatican City (842) 2014

Highest point – Mount Everest (8,848 m)

Lowest point – Dead Sea (-409 m)

 

Largest Ocean – Pacific (155,557,000 km²)

Smallest Ocean – Arctic (14,056,000 km²)

Largest Sea – South China (2,974,600 km²)

Largest Lake – Caspian Sea (371,000 km²)

Longest River – Nile (6,695 km)

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). World Facts. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/world_facts.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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