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THE EARTH Globe Icon, The World, Planet Earth

To convert km (kilometers) to miles, multiply kilometers by: 0.621371

To convert sq km (kilometers) to sq miles, multiply kilometers by: 0.386102


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OCEANS OF THE WORLD
Note: The Southern Ocean was approved in 2000 by the International Hydrographic Organization. It is now the fourth largest ocean.

OCEAN'S GREATEST DEPTHS
DEEPEST OCEANS AND SEAS
Note: Official depths for the Southern Ocean are still not available at this time.

MAJOR BODIES OF WATER
MAJOR SEAS
MAJOR ISLANDS (by size)
ISLANDS


Mississippi River Map, Mississippi River Valley, Cities on the Mississippi

MAJOR RIVERS (by length)

MAJOR LAKES (by size)
DEEPEST LAKES (by greatest depth)
WATER TERMINOLOGY

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CONTINENTS (By Size)
CONTINENTS (by population) 2011 est.
World Atlas, World Map, Outline Map of the World

CONTINENTS (by the number of countries)
COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD
CURRENCY
LARGEST COUNTRIES (by land mass)

SMALLEST COUNTRIES (by land mass)
OLDEST COUNTRIES
YOUNGEST COUNTRIES
RICHEST COUNTRIES
(GNP in USA Dollars)

POOREST COUNTRIES
(GNP in USA Dollars)
COUNTRIES WITH MOST LAND BORDERS
(The Most Neighboring Countries)
DEPENDENCIES AND TERRITORIES
Numerous areas of the world (most often islands) are under the economic and military protection of another country. These dependencies and territories are usually small and remote. Some still aspire to gain independence, while others would be unable to survive as an independent country based on global positioning and economic conditions.

Map of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican Cities, Puerto Rico Map

Dependencies and Territories of the World
(a complete list)


TOP 10 TALLEST MOUNTAINS
Note: The dormant volcano Mauna Kea (on the Big Island of Hawaii) could be considered the tallest mountain in the world. If you measure it from its base in the Hawaiian Trough (3,300 fathoms deep) to its summit of 13,796 feet, it reaches a height of 33,476 feet.

TALLEST MOUNTAINS (by continent)
(On Each Continent)
TWO & THREE LETTER ABBREVIATIONS
LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
ASSORTED FACTS


   
COUNTRY POPULATION FIGURES
COUNTRIES (by highest density)
(people per square km)
COUNTRIES (by lowest density)
(people per square km)

COUNTRY POPULATIONS (smallest)
(February, 2012 UN numbers)
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COUNTRY POPULATIONS (largest)
(February, 2012 UN numbers)
(10) LARGEST USA CITIES
(By Population) Numbers shown are the population within the recognized city limits, and do not include people living in the immediate surrounding area outside of the established border of the city (often called the metro). For those numbers, visit this page.
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LARGEST CITIES ON THE PLANET
Numbers shown are the population within the recognized city limits, and do not include people living in the immediate surrounding area outside of the established border of the city. For the largest metropolitan areas refer to the list below this one. Revised (10/01/11)

LARGEST METRO AREAS ON THE PLANET
Numbers shown are the population within the immediate surrounding area of the established border of the city, and also include the city limit population figures. Revised (05/11)
CITIES OF THE WORLD - POPULATION
Hottest, Coldest, Driest, Wettest
HIGHEST/LOWEST SURFACE POINTS
(Below Sea Level, On Each Continent)
Highest/Lowest Points
For the highest points on each continent see Tallest Mountains (above)

DRIEST INHABITED PLACES
(Rain fall in inches per year)
WETTEST INHABITED PLACES
(Rain fall in inches per year)
LARGEST DESERTS ON THE PLANET
(Subtropical)
(Cool Coastal)
(Cold Winter)
(Polar)