Datos geográficos

Alaska

Alaska tiene más de la mitad de la costa de todo los Estados Unidos.






 
La Amazonia
El bosque tropical del Amazonas produce más del 20 % del oxígeno planetario. El río Amazonas vierte tanta agua en el océano Atlántico que, a una distancia de
160,9344 kilómetros (100 millas) de la desembocadura, se encuentra agua dulce. Su volumen es mayor que el de los ocho más largos del mundo combinados, y tres veces más que todos los de Estados Unidos juntos.










Antarctica 

Es el único territorio del planeta que no pertenece a ningún país.

Ninety percent of the world's ice covers Antarctica .. This ice also represents seventy  percent of all the fresh water in the world. As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert. The average yearly total precipitation is about two inches Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it, ice.), Antarctica is the driest place on the planet, with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert.

 


Brasil

Brasil obtiene su nombre de la nuez, de donde es autóctona.






 
Canada

El Canadá tiene más lagos que ningún lugar el resto del mundo. Su nombre indígena significa gran aldea.
 







Chicago tiene la población más numerosa de polacos después de Varsovia.

 
Detroit

La avenida Woodward en Detroit, Michigan, lleva el nombre oficial de M-1 porque es la primera carretera en pavimentarse jamás.
 
 








Damasco, Siria

 
Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand years before Rome was founded in 753 BC, making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in existence. 

 







Istanbul, Turquía

Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world located on two continents.










 
Los Ángeles

El nombre completo de la ciudad de Los Ángeles es El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Ángeles de Porciúncula, cuya abreviatura, LA, se reduce al 3,63 % de su longitud.
 
 





Ciudad de Nueva York

The term 'The Big Apple' was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930's who used the slang expression 'apple' for any town or city. Therefore, to play New York City is to play the big time - The Big Apple.

There are more Irish in New York City than in Dublin , Ireland ; more Italians in New York City than in Rome, Italy ; and more Jews in New York City than in Tel Aviv, Israel . 

 

Ohio

There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio, every one is manmade.

 







Pitcairn Island

The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn in Polynesia , at just 1.75 sq. miles/4,53 sq. km.

 
 






Rome

 
The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome , Italy in 133 B.C.  There is a city called Rome on every continent.









 
 
Siberia

Siberia contains more than 25% of the world's forests.

 








S.M.O.M.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_Military_Order_of_Malta> 
The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M). It is located in the city of Rome, Italy, has an area of two tennis courts, and as of 2001 has a population of 80, 20 less people than the Vatican.  It is a sovereign entity under international law, just as the Vatican is. 

 



El desierto del Sahara

In the Sahara Desert , there is a town named Tidikelt , Algeria , which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years.
Technically though, the driest place on Earth is in the valleys of the Antarctic near Ross Island . There has been no rainfall there for two million years.


España

Spain literally means 'the land of rabbits.' 
 
 
 






St. Paul , Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota , was originally called Pig's Eye after a man named Pierre 'Pig's Eye' Parrant who set up the first business there.

 





Carreteras

Probabilidad de encontrar carreteras sin pavimento en EE. UU.: 1 %; en el Canadá: 75 % 

 
Rusia

The deepest hole ever drilled by man is the Kola Superdeep Borehole, in Russia . It reached a depth of 12,261 meters (about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles). It was drilled for scientific research and gave up some unexpected discoveries, one of which was a huge deposit of hydrogen - so massive that the mud coming from the hole was “boiling” with it.


 


Estados Unidos

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies. 
 
 
 








Cataratas


 

The water of Angel Falls (the World's highest) in Venezuela drops 3,212 feet (979 meters). They are 15 times higher than Niagara Falls .

 

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