World's hottest, coldest, largest and longest places

Take a look at Earth's amazing Nature extremes and find out what is the longest, highest, hottest, coldest and largest of them all.

The World's Coldest Place

Antarctica is the fifth-largest continent in terms of land area and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. It is also the driest, windiest and coldest continent. At 14.0 million km², Antarctica is 98 % covered by ice.

The World's Hottest Place

The Sahara is the largest hot desert on earth. At more than 9 million square kilometers, Sahara Desert covers most of Northern Africa making it as large as the continent of Europe or the United States.

The World's Highest Peak

Mount Everest also called Sagamatha is the world’s highest mountain. It is measured at 8,850 m (29,035 ft) in height above sea level. Named in honor of Sir George Everest, it is situated on the border between Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal, Tibet and China.

The World's Longest River

The Nile is the world’s longest river, its streams flow through nine countries. One source, The White Nile starts from Lake Victoria, Uganda and flows through Sudan and Egypt. The Blue Nile starts in Lake Tana, Ethiopia and flows through Zaire, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzanian and Burundi. The Nile River flows for a distance of 5,584 km (3,470 mi) in eastern Africa.

The World's Largest Coral Reef

The Great Barrier Reef that comprises more than 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands is the world’s largest coral reef system. Located in the Coral Sea, Australia, it stretches to around 2,600 square kilometers over an area about 344,400 square kilometers

The World's Most Active Volcano

Kilauea is currently listed as the world’s most active volcano. Located in Hawaii, Kilauea is 90% make up of lava.

The World's Largest Rock Formation
Uluru also known as Ayers Rock is the world's largest rock formation. This sandstone monolith, located in Australia, has a height of 348 m (1,142 ft). and around 9.4 km (6 mi) in basal circumference. Ayers Rock appears to change its color as light strikes it at different hours of the day.

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