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    Alaska



    More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska.

    Amazon



    The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20%
    Of the world's oxygen supply.

    The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean. The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States.

    Antarctica



    Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
    Ninety percent of the world's ice covers Antarctica.
    This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world.
    As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert;
    The average yearly total precipitation is about two inches.
    Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it, ice.),
    Antarctica is the driest place on the planet,
    With an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert.

    Brazil



    Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.

    Canada



    Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village'.

    Chicago



    Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population
    In the world.

    Detroit



    Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, carries the designation M-1,
    So named because it was the first paved road anywhere.

    Damascus, Syria



    Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand years
    Before Rome was founded in 753 BC,
    Making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in existence.

    Istanbul, Turkey



    Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world
    Located on two continents.

    Los Angeles



    Los Angeles' full name is:
    El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula
    -- and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.

    New York City



    The term 'The Big Apple' was coined
    By touring jazz musicians of the 1930s
    Who used the slang expression 'apple' for any town or city.
    Therefore, to play New York City
    Is to play the big time - The Big Apple.

    There are more Irish in New York City
    Than in Dublin, Ireland;
    More Italians in New York City
    Than in Rome, Italy;
    And more Jews in New York City
    Than in Tel Aviv, Israel.

    Ohio



    There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio, every one is manmade.

    Pitcairn Island



    The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn
    In Polynesia, at just 1.75 sq. Miles/4,53 sq. Km.


    Rome



    The first city to reach a population of 1 million people
    Was Rome, Italy in 133 B.C.
    There is a city called Rome on every continent.

    Siberia



    Siberia contains more than 25% of the world's forests.

    S.M.O.M.



    The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world
    Is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M).
    It is located in the city of Rome, Italy,
    Has an area of two tennis courts
    And, as of 2001, has a population of 80
    -- 20 less people than the Vatican.
    It is a sovereign entity under international law,
    Just as the Vatican is.

    Sahara Desert



    In the Sahara Desert, there is a town named Tidikelt, Algeria,
    Which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years.
    Technically though, the driest place on Earth
    Is in the valleys of the Antarctic near Ross Island.
    There has been no rainfall there for two million years.

    Spain



    Spain literally means 'the land of rabbits'.

    St. Paul, Minnesota



    St. Paul, Minnesota, was originally called Pig's Eye
    After a man named Pierre 'Pig's Eye' Parrant
    Who set up the first business there.

    Russia



    The deepest hole ever drilled by man is the
    Kola Super deep Borehole, in Russia.
    It reached a depth of 12,261 meters
    (about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles).
    It was drilled for scientific research
    and gave up some unexpected discoveries,
    one of which was a huge deposit of hydrogen
    - so massive that the mud coming from the hole
    was boiling with it.

    United States



    The Eisenhower interstate system requires
    that one mile in every five must be straight.
    These straight sections are usable as airstrips
    in times of war or other emergencies.

    Waterfalls



    The water of Angel Falls (the world's highest) in Venezuela
    drops 3,212 feet (979 meters).
    They are 15 times higher than Niagara Falls.

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    thnx great post

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    thnx nice one buddy

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    every country has its own realities and culture which make it different from other countries as we say in our daily lives that I will to that country because i like its beauty, so now every country is making efforts to make its whole country attractive and beautiful for the tourists so that its economy may get stable so I think this is really a nice post.

 

 

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