| 15+ Amazing Geographical Facts About Earth That You Wouldn’t Believe! |
15+ Amazing Geographical Facts About Earth That You Wouldn’t Believe! is the third planet from the Sun and the fifth largest planet in the Solar System with the highest density. It is currently the only known location where life is present.Around 71% of the surface is covered by water and 29% by land.The water is 3% fresh and 97% salted. Of that 3% freshwater, over 2% is frozen in ice sheets and glaciers meaning that less than 1% is freshwater found in lakes, rivers, and the underground.
Earth has four major main layers: an inner core at the center, an outer core enveloping it, mantle, and crust.Since it has the greatest density out of all the planets in the solar system – 5.51 g/cm³ – and a gravity of 9.807 m/s² or 1 g the Earth’s core is solid. . This is hotter than the surface of the Sun.
( 15+ Amazing Geographical Facts About Earth That You Wouldn’t Believe! )
Earth also has an outer core, with the crust being the mantle and the thickest layer.The outermost layer – Earth’s crust – goes about 19 mi / 30 km deep on average on land. But at the bottom of the ocean, the crust is thinner and extends about 3 mi / 5 km from the seafloor to the top of the mantle. The crust in a sense floats on the mantle due to lower density.
The water is 3% fresh and 97% salted. Of that 3% freshwater, over 2% is frozen in ice sheets and glaciers meaning that less than 1% is freshwater found in lakes, rivers, and the underground.
Important Geographical Facts About Earth / 15+ Amazing Geographical Facts About Earth That You Wouldn’t Believe!
🌐 Continents shift at about the same rate as your fingernails grow.
🌐 Mount Everest may be the tallest mountain above sea level, but when it comes to the tallest mountain on earth, that honor goes to Mount Kea . Above the sea , Mount Kea only stands 13,796 ft. in height. But when you follow the mountain to its base at the bottom of the Pacific, it is 32,808 ft. more than 3000 ft. taller than Everest.
🌐 As North America and South America are move from Westward , the Pacific ocean is shrinking. Every year, Asia and North America get closer and closer as the pacific ocean is reduced by two to three centimeters .
🌐 Russia has 11 time zone ( of just 24 total the world ), so when a Russian on one side of the country is awaking at 7a.m. , another on the other side may be sitting down to dinner.
🌐 The Sargasso sea is the only sea in the world without any coasts . It is found in the Atlantic Ocean . It is named for the floating seaweed that covers it ; Sargasso.
🌐. Africa is the only continent in the world to sit in all four hemisphere – North,South, East and West.
🌐. The North Pole is not made of land . Instead, it is made up of Polar ice caps – floating icebergs . Because the ice caps are constantly moving the North Pole moves, as well.
🌐. Continents move about 1 inch per year, but when the tectonic plates are under stress, scientists discovered they can move 20 times more quickly. ( 15+ Amazing Geographical Facts About Earth That You Wouldn’t Believe! )
🌐. The Dead sea is sinking, but you don’t sink in the Dead sea because it has 8 to 9 times more salt than the oceans & seas of the world, which creates a buoyancy that causes you to float.
🌐. Tsunami moves at a speed of about 450 miles per hour , if it doesn’t hit a continent or an island.
🌐. The worlds smallest winged insect, the Tanzanian parasitic wasp, is smaller than the eye if a housefly .
🌐. The Ganges River Dolphin swims on its side so that one flipper touches the bottom of the water body. It is assumed that it does this to find food.
🌐. The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System ( IRNSS) is India’s alternative to the Global Positioning System (GPS) of the US, Glonass of Russia , and Galileo of Europe as well as China’s BeiDou.
🌐. According to the UN, Delhi is noe the second-largest urban agglomeration (extended city) in the world, with Mumbai ranked seventh and Calcutta tenth.
🌐. The highest bridge ( as of 2016 ) in the world can be found in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan Mountains.
🌐. The word peacock is commit used to refer to bird of both sexes. However , only males are peacocks and females are peahen.
🌐. In India, the leopard is found in all forest types. Its range stretches from the Indus River in the west, the Himalayas in the north, and all the way to the lower course of the Brahmaputra in the east.