Superlatives of World – Largest, Longest, Biggest, Highest
General Knowledge is valued knowledge about any particular topic relating to social interests of society, culture, civilization, community or countries. It is important as it helps to keep us connected with every part of the world. Knowing about superlatives of the world is very exciting and also it helps us to become more familiar with the static data of our world.
So today, we have prepared a list of the Longest, Biggest, Largest, and Highest superlatives of the world. We will keep on updating this list for new and other known entries with the time.
Superlatives of World – Largest
Largest Bird – Ostrich is the largest living and also the heaviest bird in the World. They are mostly found in the savannas and Sahel region of Africa
Weight – 100 to 130 Kilograms (male)
Tall – 2.1 to 2.75 meters
Largest Hot Desert – The Sahara on the Africa continent is the largest hot (area wise) in the world. It spreads across more than 10 countries of the African continent.
Area of Sahara Desert – 9,200,000 square kilometres (3,600,000 square miles)
Largest country – Russia is the largest country in the world and It spreads across Europe and Asia continents. Covering around 40% of the Europe, it is the largest country of Europe.
Area of Russia – 17,098,246 square Kms (6,601,670 sq miles)
Largest City (population) – Tokyo, the capital city of Japan is the largest city by population in the world.
Population of Tokyo – 37,468,000 as per UN 2018 population estimates.
Largest water Dam – Three Gorges Dam, China is the largest hydroelectric power station in the world, w.r.t to installed capacity since 2012. According to NASA scientists in 2005, the impact of water mass stored by dam will slow down the speed of earth by 0.06 seconds.
Power capacity – 22500 MW
Trans-Siberian Railroad map
Superlatives of World – Longest
Longest River – The longest river is Nile and it flows between the Lake Victoria region and the Mediterranean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea in African continent.
Length of Nile – 6,650 kms (4,130 miles)
Longest Railway line – The Trans–Siberian Railway of Russia is the longest railway line in the world. It connects the capital city Moscow in the west to Vladivostok city in the east in Russia.
Length of route – 9,289 kilometres (5,772 miles)
Longest Road – The Pan-American Highway is the longest motorable road in the world as per Guinness World Records. It spreads from Alaska, Canada, US, Central America to South America.
Length of Pan-American Highway – 30,000 kilometres (19,000 miles)
Longest canal – The Grand Canal of China r the Jing–Hang Grand Canal in Chinese is the longest man-made canal or artificial river in the world.
Length of Grand canal – 1,776 kms (1,104 miles)
Longest Tunnel – Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland is the longest Railway tunnel in the world and was also the world’s longest transit tunnel.
Length of Line – 55.782 kms (34.661 miles)
Total length – 151.84 kms (94.35 miles)
Superlatives of World – Highest
Biggest Library – The Library of Congress in Washington DC, USA is the largest library in the world. The library is named as the main research arm of the U.S.
Items: 173 million +
Biggest Flower – Rafflesia arnoldii flower has the largest bloom found in the world. Rafflesia arnoldii is a very rare flower and is found in the rainforests of Indonesia.
Weight: 15 pounds
Height: Upto 3 feet
Biggest Clock – Abraj Al Bait, also known as the Clock Towers is a complex of seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The top of the building is four-faced clock, which is visible from 25 kilometres away.
Diameter of Clock: Each of the clock’s four faces measures 43 meters.
Biggest Building – The Boeing Everett Factory is the largest building in the world when measured by volume and usable space. The Factory is located in Washington, USA.
Volume: 13,385,378 cubic metres
Superlatives of World – Highest
Highest Mountain Peak – Mount Everest’s peak is the highest altitude above the sea level. The mountain was named after George Everest, who was a former Surveyor General of India, in the nineteenth century.
Altitude: 29,029 feet or 8,848 meters
Highest Building – Burj Khalifa, Dubai is not only the highest building but also the tallest free-standing structure in the world. It holds many other records like highest number of stories, highest occupied floor, highest outdoor observation deck in the world etc.
Height of Burj Khalifa– 830 meters to the Tip.
Built on – January 4, 2010. (Took 6 tears to build)
Highest Statue – The Statue of Unity, located near Kevadia in Gujarat, India is the world’s tallest statue. The statue has been dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was the architect of independent India.
Height: 182 meters
Highest Water Fall – Angel Falls or Salto Ángel Falls, in Venezuela, located on a tributary of the Rio Caroni, is the highest waterfall in the world.
Height: 3212 feet or 979 metres
Width at Base: 500 feet or 150 metres
Highest Capital – La Paz (Bolivia) is the world’s highest national capital. With a population of more than one million, La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, a country in central South America with an enormous range of flora and fauna, and a diverse range of landscapes to visit.
Height: Lies between 3,250 and 4,100 metres above the sea level.