12 Unbelievable Geography Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Our planet is filled with several wonderful geographical and geological anomalies and mysteries. So many so, that we might never really unlock all of the secrets that nature has tucked away.

I’ve always remembered this odd fact and when I check out the world atlas hanging on the wall in front of my work area. I occasionally come across different nuggets that appear hard to believe on the surface, but are undeniably true when you look closely. Geography is sort of interesting, if you only try and understand it. Often you may come across things that have the capacity to leave you spellbound.

Geography Facts

Geography Facts

12 Unbelievable Geography Facts That Will Blow Your Mind :-

  1. Russia is 115 times larger than the size of Bangladesh but still it’s 10 million people lesser than the puny country.

    Geography Facts

    Geography Facts

  2. 3 earthquakes measuring about 8 in Richter scale that occurred during 1811 and 1812 caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards.

    Geography Facts

    Geography Facts

  3. More than half of the world’s population lives in India, China and a couple of other Southeast Asian countries leaving the other less than half to inhabit the whole earth.

    Geography Facts

    Geography Facts

  4.  There are no bridges across the most famous and biggest river of the world, Amazon.

    Geography Facts

    Geography Facts

  5. There’s a hill in New Zealand that has 85 letters in its name: Taumatawhakatangihangak oauauotamateaturipukaka pikimaungahoronukupokaiwhe nua kitanatahu.

    Geography Facts

    Geography Facts

  6. The shortest name of a place is named ‘A’, which means river in Scandinavian language.

    Geography Facts

    Geography Facts

    The road signs around the place are often stolen because people see them as novelties and so are required to be frequently replaced.

  7. The deepest hole dug by man is over 12 kilometer deep.

    Geography Facts

    Geography Facts

    The Kola Superdeep Borehole has a depth of 12,261 meters. Thats once and a half the dimensions of Everest, or deeper than the Mariana trench

  8. Hans Island, which is 1.3 sq. kilometres in size, is an island over that each Canada and Denmark claims ownership with both the countries having a unique way to fight over it.

    Geography Facts

    Geography Facts

    Whenever a crew of Canada lands on the island, they plant Canadian flag on that and remove the Danish flag and leave bottles of liquor. Similarly, when Danish crew lands on that, they take away the Canadian flag and replace it with a Danish flag and leaves bottles of liquor for the Canadians. Now people, that’s the proper thanks to go on war.

  9.  At another point of history, India was nowhere in the picture of Asia. It had been somewhere down the Indian Ocean.

    Geography Facts

    Geography Facts

    But it gradually came up and collided against Asia, changing into a part of it and forming the Himalayas as a result of the collision.

  10.  Antarctica is home to almost all of the world’s fresh water.

    Geography Facts

    Geography Facts

    At 14 million sq. kilometers (about 5,400,000 sq. miles), the ice sheet in Antarctic continent is the largest solid ice mass on the earth. The large frozen structure contains about 90 % of all the fresh water on Earth.

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  11. China is bordered by 14 countries

    Geography Facts

    Geography Facts

    Russia may well be the most important country in the world, but China borders the most different countries. The 14 countries bordering China are: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Bhutan, and Nepal.

  12. The largest city in the world is Hulunbuir, at 263,953 km2

    Geography Facts

    Geography Facts

    Where would you expect to see the world’s largest city? China, India, Russia? however, the urban agglomeration is simply a small fraction of the city, with the area population density being otherwise very small. All accross the megacity you’ll see large landscapes of grassland, and industrialization is only existent in the center. For all its surface, town has “only” 2.5 million inhabitants.

Our world is a strange and amazing place – however some things are just hard to believe! now c’mon people, hit me with your best geographical fact !

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