America, Australia And Antarctica Geographical Facts
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America, Australia and Antarctica Geographical Facts

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The two Americas have a total area of 42.5 million square km (16.4 million square mi) and a population of about 900 million people. The Americas cover 28.4% ST0-085of the Earth's total land area and contain about 13.5% of the human population. Australia has an area of 7,617,930 square km (2,941,299 square mi), thus being the smallest continent and Antarctica has an area of 14,000,000 square km (5,400,000 square mi), making it thefifth-largest continent in area. Here is a list with interesting geographical facts about these continents:
- Paraguay has only 38 km (23.6 mi) of operational railroad that is used by the weekly tourist steam trains.
- The highest tides on planet Earth occur near Wolfville, in Nova Scotia's Minas Basin, the water level at high tide can be as much as 16 metres (52 feet) higher than at low tide.
- 90% of Brazil's electricity output comes from hydroelectric power.
- More than a third of the world's airports are in the United States of America.
- 60% of the population of Argentina have some degree of Italian descent.
- Canada is the country with the longest coastline in the world (202,080 km or 125,567 mi).
- Although Bolivia is a landlocked country, it has a Naval Force of about 5000 personnel.
- 40% of the population of California are Non-Hispanic Whites.
- The median age of the population of Brazil is 29.
- Canada has more that two million lakes and it contains a quarter of the Earth's wetlands.
- With an area of 163,821 square km (63,251 square mi), Suriname is the smallest country in South America.
- The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic, serving 88 million passengers per year.
- Standing at 5,100 m (16,728 ft), the city of La Rinconada in the Peruvian Andes is the highest city on Earth.132-S-709.2
- California is the world's eighth economy in terms of GDP.
- Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, was founded in 1496 and it is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas.
- There are 221 bridges that cross over the Mississippi river.
- With an average elevation of about 300m, Australia is the flattest continent.
- On the other hand, Antarctica is the highest continent on Earth with an average elevation of 2500 m.
- Australia and Antarctica are the least populated continents. Although these two represent 15% of the Earth's land area, they host only 0.33% of the human population.
- The population of Antarctica varies from 1000 people (in the winter) to 5000 people (in the summer). They are non-permanent residents that live in the research stations throughout the continent.
- Australia is the driest inhabited continent, while Antarctica is the coldest, windiest,
- Ross Island is an island formed by four volcanoes in the Ross Sea near the continent of Antarctica. It is considered the world's 6th highest island.
- Australia is the biggest island on Earth and it is the only country that represents a continent to.
- With an elevation of 4,892 m (16,050 ft), the Vinson Massif is the highest mountain in Antarctica.
- The highest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica was 14.6°C (58.3°F).
- With a total length of 14,500 km (9,000 mi), Australia's Highway One is thelongest national highway in the world.
- Out 132-S-713.4 of the total area of Antarctica, only 0.02% is ice-free, the rest being covered with ice.
- Australia is the biggest coal exporter in the world.