Some Facts about the Earth

Posted in on May 10, 2016

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Here we are posting a note on Some Facts about the Earth which is very much important for preparation of various Competitive Exams.
• Total Surface Area: 510,064,472 sq km
• Total Land Area: 148,940,000 sq km (29.2% of Planet Earth’s surface)
• Total Water Area: 361,132,000 sq km (70.8% of Planet Earth’s surface)
• Total Population: 7.04 billion
• Total Weight: 5.9722 × 1024 kg
• Total Volume: 1.08321×1012 km3
• Total Age: 4.54 billion years
• Surface Gravity: 32.041 ft/s2
• Distance from Moon: 384,403 km (World Map)
• Distance from Sun: 150 million km
• Equatorial Radius: 6,378.1 km
• Mean Radius: 6,371.0 km
• Polar Radius: 6,356.8 km
• Orbiting Speed: 29.78 km/s
• Orbiting Time: 365.256363004 days
• Surface Temperature: 5/-88 (max/min) °C
• Orbit Size around Sun: 92,956,050 miles (Semi Major Axis)
• Period of Rotation: 23.934 hours
• Speed of Rotation: 1670 km/hr
• Distance from nearest Planet: 38 million km from Venus
• Total Continent: 7 (Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Australia & Antarctica)
• Total Ocean: 5 ( Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern & Arctic)
• UN Recognized Countries: 193
• Total Seas: 137
• Primary Tectonic Plates: 8 (African, Antarctic, Australian, Eurasian, Indian, North American, Pacific & South American)
• Largest Continent: Asia, 43,820,000 sq km (29.5% of total World landmass)
• Smallest Continent: Australia (9,008,500 sq km)
• Largest Country: Russia (17,098,242 sq km )
• Smallest Country: Vatican City  (0.44 sq km )
• Largest Ocean: The Pacific Ocean (155,557,000 sq km)
• Smallest Ocean: Arctic, 14,056,000 sq km
• Highest Mountain: Mount Everest (29,029 ft )
• Largest Lake: The Caspian Sea (371,000 sq km )
• Longest River: The Nile (6,650 km)

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