Best and extensive list of World Superlatives- The Largest, Biggest, Longest, Highest and Smallest in the World.

  1. The highest mountain peak: Mount Everest (Nepal); 29156 ft.
  2. Highest mountain in Africa : Kilimanjaro (18,000 ft. high)
  3. The Largest Island : Greenland (8,27,300 sq. miles)
  4. The largest river (in volume) : Amazon (Brazil, S. America)
  5. The longest river : Nile (Egypt)
  6. The largest salt water lake : Caspian Sea (C.I.S)
  7. The Largest fresh water lake : Lake Superior (U.S.A)
  8. The greatest desert : Sahara (Africa)
  9. The Largest Delta : Sunderbans (Bengal); 8000 sq. miles
  10. The deepest lake : Baikal, 3200 ft. (Bolivia)
  11. The Largest Artificial lake : Lake Mead at Boulder Dam (U.S.A)
  12. The Highest Lake : Titicaca, 12,000 ft. (Bolivia)
  13. The largest city (in area) : London, 700 sq. miles
  14. Biggest Irrigation Scheme : Llyod Barrage (Pakistan)
  15. The Largest Hotel : The Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
  16. Tallest (Office Building) : Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur, (Malaysia)
  17. The shortest day in northern hemisphere : 22nd December
  18. The Longest day in northern hemisphere : 21st June
  19. The largest bridge : Oakland Bridge (San Francisco)
  20. The largest planet : Jupiter
  21. The biggest passenger ship : Queen Elizabeth II (83,000 tons, U.K.)
  22. The 2nd biggest ship : Queen Mary (81,400 tons)
  23. The largest park : National Park of North-Eastern, Greenland
  24. The deepest place : In the Pacific, off the island of Mindanao (Philippines)(35,000 ft.)
  25. The Highest City : Wen Chuan (China 16,000 ft. high)
  26. The highest extinct volcano : Chimborozo (Ecuador), 20,702 ft.
  27. The largest volcano : Mauna Loa (Hawaii) crater 12,400 ft. in diameter
  28. The smallest continent : Australia
  29. The largest mountain system : Andes (South America)
  30. The lowest body of water : Dead Sea (Palestine), 1230 ft. below sealevel
  31. The largest inland sea : Mediterranean Sea
  32. The highest dam : Rogunskaya dam across river vakhsh, Tajikistan
  33. The largest peninsula : India
  34. The largest bell : The Great Bell of Moscow (200 tons)
  35. The largest palace : Imperial Palace (Guging) in Beijing, China
  36. The longest wall : Great Wall of China (14,00 miles)
  37. Largest museum : American Museum of Natural History, New York, U.S.A.
  38. The biggest library : National Kiev Library (C.I.S.) (70,97,00 vols.)
  39. The largest Single Country : Brazil (area 3.1 million sq. miles)
  40. The largest recognized swimming course : British Channel (23 miles, Calais to Dover)
  41. The tallest tower : C.N. Tower, Toronto, Canada
  42. The largest ocean : Pacific (6,29,36,000 sq. miles)
  43. Largest Archipelago : Indonesia
  44. Highest capital city : La Paz (Bolivia)
  45. Largest Continent : Asia (area 16 million sq. miles)
  46. Largest desert in Asia : Gobi Dessert (Mongolia – area 5,00,000 sq. miles)
  47. Coldest Region : Verkhoyansk (Siberia)
  48. The highest Statue : Statue of Liberty (New York)
  49. The longest railway bridge : Lower Zambesi (Africa)
  50. The longest railway platform : Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (833m)
  51. The longest non-stop train : Flying Scotsman
  52. The longest shipping canal : Baltic White Sea Canal – 140 miles
  53. The largest country (area) : Russia
  54. The deepest ocean : Pacific
  55. The largest railway station : Grand Central Terminal, New York City, U.S.A.
  56. The largest coral formation : The Great Barrier Reef, North-eastern Coast of Australia
  57. The country having largest population : China
  58. The biggest dome : Gol Gumbaz (Bijapur, Karnataka)
  59. The tallest building : Burj Dubai
  60. The country with the largest electorate : India
  61. Highest volcano : Cotopaxi (Andes, Ecuador)
  62. Highest Mountain of Europe : Elburz (Caucasus)
  63. Longest Railway Tunnel : Tanna (Japan)
  64. Highest Waterfall : Angel (Venezuela)
  65. Second highest Waterfall : Tungela (South America)
  66. Largest Glaciers : Found in Greenland and the Arctic as well as Antarctic
  67. Largest thoroughfare : Broadway (New York)
  68. Shortest Private Railway : Railway of the Pope in Vatican City
  69. Largest Airport : King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), 225km2
  70. Biggest Aquarium : Monterey Bay Aquarium (California; U.S.A.) (6500 specimens of flora and fauna)
  71. Longest battle (irregular) : 100 years war between France and Britain (1338-1453 A.D.)
  72. Highest bridge : Over the Royal George of the Arkansas River in Colorado, USA (1053 feet over the water level)
  73. Longest bridge : Quebec Bridge, Canada
  74. Longest road bridge : Gandhi Setu across the river Ganga at Patna
  75. Largest church : Basilica of St. Peter (Vatican City Rome- Area 23000m)
  76. Smallest church : Santa Isabel, Spain, Area 1.96 m.
  77. Tallest Fountain : Fountain at Fountain Hills (Arizona; length of column 171.2m)
  78. Planet nearest to the Sun : Mercury
  79. Largest gulf : Gulf of Mexico (15.44 lakh km2)
  80. Largest Library : United States Library of Congress (Washington D.C. founded in 1800)
  81. Largest and busiest Sea Port : Port of New York and New Jersey (USA)
  82. Smallest Planet : Mercury
  83. World’s longest road tunnel : Laerdal, Norway (24.51 km)

Animals (Largest and Biggest)

  1. Fastest animal at short run : Cheetah
  2. Largest existing land animal : Elephant
  3. Largest bird of prey : Condor, length of the bird is 4 fit.
  4. Largest neck (animal) : Giraffe
  5. Largest quadruped of the dog family : Wolf
  6. Largest animal of the cat family : Tiger
  7. Largest ape or anthropoid : Gorilla
  8. Largest sea animal (mammal) : Blue Whale
  9. Smallest bird : Humming bird
  10. Longest lived creature : Blue Whale (500 years)
  11. Most intelligent animal : Chimpanzee
  12. Tallest animal : Giraffe
  13. Largest bird : Ostrich
  14. The bird that never make its nest : Cuckoo
  15. Largest sea-bird : Albatross
  16. Fastest bird : Swift
  17. The bird that hides itself in sand, when attacked : Ostrich
  18. The wingless bird : Kiwi (New Zealand)
  19. The animal that shakes off its tail : Whale
  20. The reptile which changes its colour : Chameleon

Highest Mountain Peaks of the World

 NAMES RANGE LOCATION HEIGHT (MTRS.)
Everest Himalayas Nepal-Tibet 8,848
Godwin Austen (K-2) Karakoram India 8,611
Kanchenjunga Himalayas India 8,586
Makalu Himalayas Tibet-Nepal 8,470
Dhaulagiri Himalayas Nepal 8,166
Nanga Parbat Himalayas India 8,126
Annapurna Himalayas Nepal 8,076
Gosainthan Himalayas Tibet 8,013
Nanda Devi Himalayas India 7,817
Aconcagua HAndes Argentina 6,960
McKinley Rockeys U.S.A. 6,194
Kilimanjaro Solitary Tanzania 5,888
Elborus Caucasus CIS 5,633

Large Peninsulas

  1. Arabia – 32,50,,000 sq. km
  2. Southern India – 20,72,000 sq. km
  3. Alaska – 15,00,000 sq. km
  4. Labrador – 13,00,000 sq. km
  5. Scandinavia – 8,00,300 sq. km
  6. Iberian – 5,84,000 sq. km

Large Islands

 NAME AREA IN SQ. KM LOCATION
Greenland 21,75,600 Arctic Ocean
New Guinea 7,77,000 West Pecific
Borneo 7,25,545 Indian Ocean
Malagasy Republic 5,90,000 Indian Ocean
Baffin Island 4,76,065 Arctic Ocean
Sumatra 4,73,600 Indian Ocean
Honshu 2,28,000 Northwest Pacific
British Islel 2,18,041 North Atlantic
Victoria Island 2,12,197 Arctic Ocean
Ellesmere 1,96,236 Arctic Ocean
Celebes 1,89,035 Indian Ocean
New Zealand (North) 1,50,460 Southwest Pacific
Java 1,26,295 Indian Ocean
New Zealand (South) 1,14,687 Southwest Pacific
Cuba 1,14,522 Caribbean Sea
Newfoundland 1,12,300 North Atlantic
Iceland 1,03,000 North Atlantic
Ireland 82,460 North Atlantic
Hokkaido 77,900 Northwest Pacific
Dominican Republic and Haiti 76,192 Caribean Sea
Sakhalin 74,060 Northwest Pacific
Tasmania 67,900 Southwest Pacific
Sri Lanka 65,600 Indian Ocean

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