World’s Largest Desert In Antarctica + 10 Astonishing Geographical Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

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Do you think that Mount Everest is the highest peak? Do you think that Sahara is the largest desert on Earth? Well, be ready for the mindblowing truth about our planet.

Nexter.org prepared a list of the most interesting geographical facts.

Colorful sand dunes of Mauritius

Source: Instagram/p_marti94

Have you ever seen sand of an unusual color? On Mauritius, you can see 7 different colors! Green, blue, violet, brown, yellow, purple and red sand spontaneously settled in different layers.

Peculiar island in Canada

Source: Wikipedia

A large island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago called Victoria Island is interesting because it is an island within an island within an island. And it most likely had never been visited by a human.

The Dead Sea

Source: Greentumble

Today, levels of salt water are 1,412 ft below sea level and it is dropping by 39 inches (one meter) every year.

Pheasant Island

Source: Basque Country Tourism

Located in the river Bidassoa Pheasant Island is owned by both France and Spain. And every 6 months it switches the country it belongs to, 6 months it spends under the rule of France and the next 6 month under the rule of Spain.

People do not live on this island and it is closed to the public.

The world’s largest desert is not Sahara

Source: Framepool Footage

When we think of a desert the image that comes to our mind is a huge territory of land covered in sand, right? Well, actually, a desert can also be cold. In fact, the largest desert on Earth is the Antarctic desert, its area is 5,400,000 sq mi.

How to be in 4 states at once

Source: American Expeditioners

There is a region where Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico meet and it is called Four Corners. If you stand on it you will be in 4 states at once.

The highest peak in the world is not Everest

Source: Daily Express

No, the highest peak is not Everest, actually, it is the Chimborazo volcano, which is just a little bit taller. Everest is 3,964 mi and Chimborazo is 3,967.

Playing football in different hemispheres

Source: Pixabay  

There is a stadium in Brazil called Estadio Milton Correa and it is located right on the Equator. That is why both teams who are playing defend 2 different hemispheres.

Most challenging point to reach

Source: Our Planet

The most remote from any piece of the land point is located in the Pacific Ocean and called Point Nemo. The closest land is located 1,670 mi away. In fact, it is so far that the nearest humans are often astronauts.

The point was named after the Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.)

The Dingo Fence in

Source: The Culture Trip

This fence was built in the 1880s to protect the sheep flocks from dingoes. It is 3,488 mi long and it is longer than the Chinese—Russian border, which is 2,615.5 mi long.

World’s largest working cattle station

Source: Pinterest

The world’s largest working cattle station is called Anna Creek Station, it is located in and has an area of 9,142 sq mi. It is bigger than the territory of Israel which is 8,019–8,522 sq mi.

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