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Southernmost metropolis Record holder in the southern hemisphere is Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. No other capital city is located south of the globe. Founded in 1839, the city is in the south of New Zealand's North Island cultural as political center of the country.

Southernmost metropolis Record holder in the southern hemisphere is Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. No other capital city is located south of the globe. Founded in 1839, the city is in the south of New Zealand's North Island cultural as political center of the country.

The roof of the world  "Goddess of the Universe" Mount Everest is called in Tibetan. Far above the clouds, 8,850 meters above sea level, is the summit of the highest mountain on Earth. Mount Everest is one of the 14 mountains that crack the 8,000-meter mark - all located in the Himalayan mountains. Annually grows Mount Everest by about five millimeters, because the Himalayas is a comparatively young and geologically active mountain.

The roof of the world "Goddess of the Universe" Mount Everest is called in Tibetan. Far above the clouds, 8,850 meters above sea level, is the summit of the highest mountain on Earth. Mount Everest is one of the 14 mountains that crack the 8,000-meter mark - all located in the Himalayan mountains. Annually grows Mount Everest by about five millimeters, because the Himalayas is a comparatively young and geologically active mountain.

Heat record in Libya From Antarctic cold to blistering heat:  The Heat world record holds the small village of Al-Aziziyah Libyan Sahara: 58 degrees Celsius were measured here in September 1922. The extreme temperature fluctuations of the Sahara are a record: While it up to 60 degrees Celsius during the day can be, the temperature drops in winter to minus 10 degrees Celsius.

Heat record in Libya From Antarctic cold to blistering heat: The Heat world record holds the small village of Al-Aziziyah Libyan Sahara: 58 degrees Celsius were measured here in September 1922. The extreme temperature fluctuations of the Sahara are a record: While it up to 60 degrees Celsius during the day can be, the temperature drops in winter to minus 10 degrees Celsius.

Ross on Iceland is the southernmost active volcano Mount Erebus is 3,794 meters high and yet little research - because he is ever accessible only during extremely short Arctic summer. On the Russian research station Vostok the thermometer on July 21, 1983 minus 89.2 degrees Celsius - the lowest ever recorded temperature at the coldest place in the world thus.

Ross on Iceland is the southernmost active volcano Mount Erebus is 3,794 meters high and yet little research - because he is ever accessible only during extremely short Arctic summer. On the Russian research station Vostok the thermometer on July 21, 1983 minus 89.2 degrees Celsius - the lowest ever recorded temperature at the coldest place in the world thus.

Endless forest of the northern hemisphere  If you thought that the largest forest area in the world would be in the tropics, is wrong. For the boreal forests in the far north are almost four times as large as about the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin. Between 50 and 70 degrees north latitude, the spruce and pine forests of the taiga comprise about 15 million square kilometers - representing about 30 percent of the total forest area on earth.

Endless forest of the northern hemisphere If you thought that the largest forest area in the world would be in the tropics, is wrong. For the boreal forests in the far north are almost four times as large as about the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin. Between 50 and 70 degrees north latitude, the spruce and pine forests of the taiga comprise about 15 million square kilometers - representing about 30 percent of the total forest area on earth.

Most inhabitants per square kilometer  Second smallest state after the Vatican is the Principality of Monaco, with an area of 1.95 square kilometers. One square kilometers there are about 16,600 people, which makes for Monaco's most densely populated country in the world.

Most inhabitants per square kilometer Second smallest state after the Vatican is the Principality of Monaco, with an area of 1.95 square kilometers. One square kilometers there are about 16,600 people, which makes for Monaco's most densely populated country in the world.

Tiny enclave  Just 0.44 square kilometers, including the Vatican City, in the heart of the "Eternal City" of Rome. The enclave around St. Peter's and St. Peter's Square is the center of the Catholic world. The Pope, the clergy and members of the Swiss Guard bringing it to a total of approximately 900 residents ,

Tiny enclave Just 0.44 square kilometers, including the Vatican City, in the heart of the "Eternal City" of Rome. The enclave around St. Peter's and St. Peter's Square is the center of the Catholic world. The Pope, the clergy and members of the Swiss Guard bringing it to a total of approximately 900 residents ,

The longest bridge in the nature  Devils Garden, the sandstone area in the US state of Utah called, in which the longest natural arch in the world is: 93 Meter measures the imposing Landscape Arch - and is also a silent witness of the Earth's history. The rock layers that are deposited here 150 million years ago, were formed and washed out in the course of thousands of years of wind and weather. What was initially only a small hole in the sandstone was time to an imposing rock arch.

The longest bridge in the nature Devils Garden, the sandstone area in the US state of Utah called, in which the longest natural arch in the world is: 93 Meter measures the imposing Landscape Arch - and is also a silent witness of the Earth's history. The rock layers that are deposited here 150 million years ago, were formed and washed out in the course of thousands of years of wind and weather. What was initially only a small hole in the sandstone was time to an imposing rock arch.

Iceland's record capital  Situated 270 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle, in the southwest of Iceland, is the Icelandic capital Reykjavik - and can thus take the title of the northernmost capital in the world can claim.

Iceland's record capital Situated 270 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle, in the southwest of Iceland, is the Icelandic capital Reykjavik - and can thus take the title of the northernmost capital in the world can claim.

Largest island in the world's oceans  The largest island in the world is Greenland, with 2.17 million square kilometers. Thus, the part of the autonomous region of Denmark "land of men", as the island is called by its inhabitants, six times as large as Germany. Ten percent of the world Eisvorkommens includes the average of one and a half kilometer thick ice of the geology of the Arctic North America belonging Eilands.

Largest island in the world's oceans The largest island in the world is Greenland, with 2.17 million square kilometers. Thus, the part of the autonomous region of Denmark "land of men", as the island is called by its inhabitants, six times as large as Germany. Ten percent of the world Eisvorkommens includes the average of one and a half kilometer thick ice of the geology of the Arctic North America belonging Eilands.

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