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World's Hall of Fames

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World's Hall of Fames

  1. 1. GEOGRAPHY H A L L O F F A M E S by: BREN DALE M. MIRANDA, BEEd 3-14
  2. 2. WORLD GEOGRAPHY & NATURE ► Largest Bay THE BAY OF BENGAL 1 300 000 square miles
  3. 3. WORLD GEOGRAPHY & NATURE ► Largest Island GREENLAND 839 999 square miles
  4. 4. ► Largest Peninsula SAUDI ARABIA 1 250 000 square miles WORLD GEOGRAPHY & NATURE
  5. 5. ► Largest Archipelago INDONESIA 3 500 miles stretch of 17 000 islands WORLD GEOGRAPHY & NATURE
  6. 6. ► Largest Gorge GRAND CANYON, Colorado River (Arizona, US) 217 miles long 4 – 18 miles wide 1 mile deep WORLD GEOGRAPHY & NATURE
  7. 7. ► Deepest Gorge HELLS CANYON, Snake River (Idaho, US) 7 900 feet deep WORLD GEOGRAPHY & NATURE
  8. 8. ► Longest Mountain Range THE ANDES (South America) 5 000 miles WORLD GEOGRAPHY & NATURE
  9. 9. ► Longest River THE NILE (Africa) 4 180 miles WORLD GEOGRAPHY & NATURE
  10. 10. ► Shortest River THE ROE (Montana, US) 200 feet long WORLD GEOGRAPHY & NATURE
  11. 11. ► Largest River THE AMAZON (South America) basin of 2 500 000 square miles WORLD GEOGRAPHY & NATURE
  12. 12. ► Longest Estuary OB RIVER (Russia) 550 miles long, up to 50 miles wide WORLD GEOGRAPHY & NATURE
  13. 13. ► Largest Lagoon LAGOA DOS PATOS (Brazil) 150 miles long 4 500 square miles WORLD GEOGRAPHY & NATURE
  14. 14. ► Largest Waterfalls ANGEL FALLS (Venezuela) 3 212 feet high WORLD GEOGRAPHY & NATURE
  15. 15. ► Most Forested Country SURINAME 94.7% of total land area forested (FAO/ UN) WORLD GEOGRAPHY & NATURE ► Most De-Forested Country COMOROS 63.3% of forestation disappeared between 1990 and 2007 (FAO/ UN)
  16. 16. WORLD GEOGRAPHY & NATURE ► Most Re-Forested Country BAHRAIN Increased forestation by 150% between 1990 and 2007 (FAO/ UN) ► Tallest Building BURJ KHALIFA (Dubai, UAE) 818 metres/ 2 684 feet 160 floors (Emporis)
  17. 17. WORLD ENERGY ► Most Nuclear Power Reactors UNITED STATES 104 Operational Nuclear Power Reactors (IAEA) WORLD CIVIL RIGHTS ► Least Peaceful Country IRAQ (Global Peace Index)
  18. 18. WORLD CIVIL RIGHTS ► Most Peaceful Country NEW ZEALAND (Global Peace Index) ► Most Corrupt Country SOMALIA (Corruption Perceptions Index) ► Least Corrupt Country NEW ZEALAND (Corruption Perceptions Index)
  19. 19. WORLD MILITARY ► Largest National Military UNITED STATES $ 661 000 000 000 (SIPRI) ► Highest Military Spend OMAN 11.40% of GDP (CIA World Fact book) ► Lowest Military Spend ICELAND 0.00% of GDP (CIA World Fact book)
  20. 20. WORLD MILITARY ► Largest Arms-Supplying Country UNITED STATES 30% of overall global arms trade (SIPRI) ► Largest Arms-Producing Corporation BAE SYSTEMS (United Kingdom) $ 32.42B arms sales, $ 3.25B profit – yearly figures for 2009 (SIPRI)
  21. 21. WORLD MILITARY ► Most Nuclear Weapons Stockpiles RUSSIA 12 000 total warheads/ 4 650 operational warheads(Federation of American Scientists) ► Most Depleted Uranium UNITED STATES 480 000 tonnes (WISE Uranium Project) ► Highest Yearly GDP UNITED STATES $ 14 441 425 000 000 (IMF) $ 14 204 322 000 000 (World Bank)
  22. 22. WORLD MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS ► Most Overall Internet Users CHINA 280 000 000 (UN) ► Least Free National Press ERITREA (Press Freedom Index) ► Most Free National Press DENMARK, FINLAND, IRELAND, NORWAY, SWEDEN (Press Freedom Index)
  23. 23. WORLD MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS ► Most Newspaper Journalists ICELAND 2 052.5 Newspaper Journalists per 1 million inhabitants (UN)
  24. 24. THANK YOU for listening ☺

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