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North America Antarctica Africa Middle East is in Asia Asia Australia/Oceania Russia China Caribbean is part of North America South America Europe

 

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World at a Glance

Population: 6,326,005,560 (October 2003 est)
267 nations, dependent areas, and misc. areas.
Total Area: 510,072,000 sq km
    Land: 148,940,000 sq km - 29.2%
    Water: 361,132,000 sq km - 70.8%
Average GDP $7,200 (2000 est)
Average Life Expectancy 63.79 years

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Country Population (Top 10)

   China   1,273,111,290 
   2   India   1,029,991,145 
   3   United States   278,058,881 
   4   Indonesia   228,437,870 
   5   Brazil   174,468,575 
   6   Russia   145,470,197 
   7   Pakistan   144,616,639 
   8   Bangladesh   131,269,860 
   9   Japan   126,771,662 
   10   Nigeria   126,635,626 
   

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Country Population (Bottom 10)

Holy See (Vatican City) 890
Tuvalu 10,991
Nauru 12,088
Palau 19,092
San Marino 27,336
Monaco 31,842
Liechtenstein 32,528
Saint Kitts and Nevis 38,756
Antigua and Barbuda 66,970
Andorra 67,627

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Top 10 U.S. Cities

  1 New York, N.Y. 8,008,278
  2 Los Angeles, Calif. 3,694,820
  3 Chicago, Ill. 2,896,016
  4 Houston, Tex. 1,953,631
  5 Philadelphia, Pa. 1,517,550
  6 Phoenix, Ariz. 1,321,045
  7 San Diego, Calif. 1,223,400
  8 Dallas, Tex. 1,188,580
  9 San Antonio, Tex. 1,144,646
  10 Detroit, Mich. 951,270
 

Complete List 50 Cities

 

Largest Countries by Area (sq. km)

Country

Total Area (Land + Water)

Land Area

Water Area

   Russia   17,075,200 sq. km   16,995,800 sq. km   79,400 sq. km 
     6,592,888 sq. miles  6,562,231 sq. miles  30,657 sq. miles
   Canada   9,976,140 sq. km   9,220,970 sq. km   755,170 sq. km 
     3,851,877 sq. miles  3,560,300 sq. miles  291,578 sq. miles
   United States   9,629,091 sq. km   9,158,960 sq. km   470,131sq. km 
     3,717,879 sq. miles  3,536,357 sq. miles  181,522 sq. miles
   China   9,596,960 sq. km   9,326,410 sq. km   270,550 sq. km 
     3,705,473 sq. miles  3,601,011 sq. miles  104,462 sq. miles
   Brazil   8,511,965 sq. km   8,456,510 sq. km   55,455 sq. km 
     3,286,546 sq. miles  3,265,135 sq. miles  21,412 sq. miles
   Australia   7,686,850 sq. km   7,617,930 sq. km   68,920 sq. km 
     2,967,962 sq. miles  2,941,351 sq. miles  26,611 sq. miles
   India   3,287,590 sq. km   2,973,190 sq. km   314,400 sq. km 
     1,269,368 sq. miles  1,147,975 sq. miles  121,393 sq. miles
   Argentina   2,766,890 sq. km   2,736,690 sq. km   30,200 sq. km 
     1,068,321 sq. miles  1,056,661 sq. miles  11,660 sq. miles
   Kazakhstan   2,717,300 sq. km   2,669,800 sq. km   47,500 sq. km 
     1,049,174 sq. miles  1,030,834 sq. miles  18,340 sq. miles
   Sudan   2,505,810 sq. km   2,376,000 sq. km   129,810 sq. km 
     967,516 sq. miles  917,395 sq. miles  50,121 sq. miles

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Oceans of the World

   Pacific Ocean 155,557,000 sq. km
   Atlantic Ocean 76,762,000 sq. km
   Indian Ocean 68,556,000 sq. km
   Southern Ocean 20,327,000 sq. km
   Arctic Ocean 14,056,000 sq. km

 

Highest Mountains on each Continent

  Asia

Mount Everest

   

8,850 meters; 29,035 feet

  South America

Aconcagua

   

6,960 meters; 22,834 feet

  North America

Mount McKinley

   

6,194 meters; 20,321 feet

  Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro

   

5,963 meters; 19,563 feet

  Europe

Mount Elbrus

   

5,633 meters; 18,481 feet

  Australia/Oceania

Carstensz Pyramid

   

5,030 meters; 16,502 feet

  Antarctica

Vinson Massif

   

4,897 meters; 16,066 feet

 

Top 10 U.S. Metropolitan Areas

   New York-No. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-   19,876,488   1 
   Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA   15,608,886   2 
   Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI CMSA   8,642,175   3 
   Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV CMSA   7,206,517   4 
   San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA CMSA   6,700,753   5 
   Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, P   5,971,860   6 
   Boston-Worcester-Lawrence-Lowell-Brockto   5,827,654   7 
   Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI CMSA   5,438,756   8 
   Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CMSA   4,683,013   9 
  Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX CMSA 4,320,041 10
 

Complete List 240 Metro Areas

Top 10 Urban Agglomerations

  Tokyo, Japan 26,444,000
  Mexico City, Mexico  18,066,000
  Sao Paulo, Brazil 17,962,000
  New York, USA 16,732,000
  Mumbai (Bombay), India 16,086,000
  Los Angeles, USA 13,213,000
  Calcutta, India 13,058,000
  Shanghai, China 12,887,000
  Dhaka, Bangladesh 12,519,000
  Delhi, India 12,441,000

 

 
 
 

 

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