Some Amazing Facts About Places! (Miscellaneous)

  • Norway is called the land of midnight sun because sun does not set from may till the fall of july.
  • There are 60,000 lakes in Finland and it is known as the "Land of Lakes".
  • Sudan in Africa is surrounded by eight countries - Egypt, Libya, Chad, Central African Republican, Zaire, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia.
  • The orange river in south africa is considered richest because it carries diamonds as it flows.
  • The winter of 1925 was so cold in canada that the Niagara Falls were completely frozen.
  • Eskimos use fridge to prevent their food from freezing.
  • The Egyptian's used the annual flooding of the Nile river to accurately set up their calendar.
  • The smallest independent country in the world is Vatican city.
  • The ancient name of Tokyo is Edo.
  • At places of the lowest temperature like siberia, people do not get infected with cold because it is too cold for the bacteria to grow.
  • The world's largest man-made hole is at Kimberly, South Africa. It has a perimeter of 1.6 km and 800 m deep. It was dug in 1871 for obtaining diamonds.
  • Bermuda Triangle or Devil's triangle is part of the North Atlantic Ocean, roughly between Florida, Bermuda and the Sargasso sea.
  • About 45 percent of world population lives in China and India.
  • The tallest skyscraper is Sears Tower in Chicago - 443 m high.
  • The longest tunnel is in Japan which is 54 km long.
  • Most populous city of the world is Mexico City.
  • The higest capital is La Paz of Bolivia.
  • The highest City is Lhasa.
  • The most expensive City to live in is Tokyo, Japan.
  • The Largest park is Wood Buffalo in Canada.

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Cleanclover 6 years ago from Piece of land! Author

Thank you Mr nice


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Mr Nice 7 years ago from North America

Nice hub & interesting info. Tokyo, Japan I believe is not expensive city any more. I was there in this summer & find out that every thing costs same or less like in USA. What I noticed is that western food is cheaper in Tokyo than in USA.

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