Geography Fun Facts

Did you know that the Hottest Temperature ever recorded was 134 Degrees in California’s Death Valley, and the coldest temperature ever recorded was -128.6 Degrees in Antarctica?

 These facts are important for everyone and especially for school-going kids as they’ll begin to understand their surroundings better. 

Geographers and researchers, in general, have made so many attempts to make sense of the earth. They repeatedly want to have answers to the question “why?” and they also want to know what is the tallest, shortest, longest, smallest feature/place. 

Geography Fun Facts- The Earth, Fossils and Planet System Among Others

Truth is,  there’s always something new to learn and in some cases even weird ones. There are so many places to visit and things to discover every day, for instance, fossils from back in the days, the planet system among many others.

Our geography fun facts will help you understand why and where certain things are found, how they came into existence, and what causes them to change depending on the actions of people or even changes in climate. 

Take a look at our geography fun facts and trivia questions.  How about we quickly remind ourselves what Geography is? Geography is basically the study of places and the relationship between people and their environments.

Below is a list of incredible geography fun facts that show how fascinating the earth is. 

Geography fun facts

  • The Seikilos Epitaph is the oldest musical composition in the world.
  • You Can Swim in the Sky in Singapore
  • While the Tallest skyscraper is 163 Stories
  • The World's Littlest Skyscraper is 4-Stories High
  • Louisiana's Bridge Runs Long, nearly 24 miles in length
  • Brazil's Trees Bleed
  • Nepal's Flag Is Mountainous..the only flag that is not rectangular
  • The world's record-holding tallest man lived and died in America. Robert Wadlow of Illinois was 8 feet 11.1 inches tall.
  • The Smallest River Runs Through Montana
  • Indonesia Is Full of Coconuts
  • China is home to the tallest bridge. The 4,400-foot-long Duge Beipanjiang Bridge goes across a 1,854-foot valley.
  • You Can Skip the Bug Spray in Iceland, it is the only country in the world that is free from mosquitoes
  • The World's Tallest Tree Is Hidden, it is estimated to be between 700 & 800 years old , its location is a secret so that people don't destroy it
  • South Africa's Mountains Are the OG of Mountains, they are said to date back 3.5 billion years
  • But More Birds Can Be Found in Colombia
  • Over 3,100 Animal Species Are Found in Brazil
  • North Korea Has the Largest Stadium in the World
  • Mexican Soccer Fans Caused an Earthquake during 2018's World Cup's play.
  • 14 Countries Have Less Than 1% Forest (3 Have None)...Qatar, Greenland and San Marino were recorded as having 0.
  • Australia's Deadliest Animals Are Horses..It is estimated there are 20 deaths per year due to horse-related injuries in Australia.
  • The World's Smallest Museum Is 36 Square Feet
  • Hurricanes Hit China More Than Any Other Nation
  • The Caribbean Is the Deepest of the 7 Seas
  • The Middle East Imports Sand From Australia
  • Portugal Occupies Three Continents
  • Yuma is the sunniest place to be in the United States with 4,000hrs of sunlight every year
  • Bring a Pair of Warm Boots to Taomori
  • You'll Need an Umbrella in Mawsynram
  • You'll Need an Umbrella in Mawsynram..the wettest place on earth
  • Ethiopia Has the Hottest Place on Earth
  • Russia is also home to the coldest inhabitant place on earth.
  • Russia is home to Europe's Tallest mountain
  • The World's longest flight takes 19hours connecting Newark, New Jersey, to Singapore
  • The shortest flight in the world takes 57seconds between Westray and Papa Westray in Scotland
  • Peru has floating Islands on a lake
  • India is home to the World's Highest Cricket Ground
  • Germany Is Home to the World's Highest Rock Museum
  • The Largest Sand Island in the World is Also in Australia
  • Australia's Alps Get More Snow Than the Swiss Alps
  • Lions Are Extinct in 26 Countries in Africa
  • Brazil Has More Than 300 Indigenous Tribes
  • It Snows in Hawaii
  • The Hottest Temperature Was 134 Degrees in California's Death Valley.
  • The Coldest Temperature Ever Recorded Was -128.6 Degrees in Antarctica.
  • Only 2 Countries in South America Do Not Border Brazil
  • One Country Has 840 Languages...number of languages currently spoken in Papua New Guinea.
  • You'll Hit New York in All Directions From Stamford, Connecticut
  • The World's Largest War Memorial is a Road built after World War 1
  • There Are 7,000 Caribbean Islands
  • A Town in Nebraska Has a Single Resident...U.K.'s official name is United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
  • The Shortest Town Names Have One Letter...Sweden also has a village named Ö, which means "island." France has a village called Y
  • You Could Walk to Russia From Alaska
  • You Won't Sink in the Dead Sea because it has 8 to 9 times more salt than the oceans and seas of the world, which creates a buoyancy that causes you to float.
  • Mount Everest Can Fit Inside the Mariana Trench
  • Australia's Red Rock Is Bigger Than You Think
  • California Is Bigger Than Canada (By Population)
  • Continents Move Faster Under Stress
  • North Carolina Has a Piece of Land That Belongs to England
  • It Takes 90 Days for One Drop of Water to Travel the Mississippi River
  • 20% of Oxygen Is Produced by the Amazon
  • Most of the U.S. Coastline is in Alaska
  • The Most Remote Place on Earth is Point Nemo
  • Water Covers the Majority of the Planet, But Most Of It Can't Be Used By Humans
  • Santa Claus Lives on an Island
  • Earth Has Enough Gold to Cover Itself in It
  • You Can Hit Canada When You Drive South From Detroit
  • Two Islands 2.4 Miles Apart Are 20 Hours Apart
  • 42 Buildings in New York Have Their Own Zip Codes
  • The Largest Concentration of Lakes is in Canada
  • Bangkok's Full Name is 163 Letters
  • Fly Over the Great Barrier Reef and You'll See a Heart
  • It Snows in the Sahara Desert
  • Russia's Transsiberian Railway Crosses 3,901 Bridges
  • The Deepest Place on Earth Is in the Pacific Ocean
  • Alaska Is Home to the Largest Cities in America
  • Istanbul Is the Only Major City Resting on Two Continents
  • Kentucky Has More Caves Than Any Other Place on Earth
  • Africa Spans All Four Hemispheres
  • The Oldest Continuously Inhabited City in the World is Damascus
  • The Largest Rock on the Planet is in Australia
  • Sudan Has More Ancient Pyramids Than Egypt
  • Yellowstone National Park Is Home to a Supervolcano
  • The Sargasso Sea Has No Coasts
  • Three Countries Are Landlocked by Just One Country
  • Russia and China Touch 14 Countries Each
  • There Are 7,100+ Islands in the Philippines
  • Los Angeles and San Francisco Will Be Neighboring Cities
  • Mexico City Is Sinking
  • Los Angeles is East of Reno, Nevada
  • A Good Morning is a Good Night in Parts of Russia
  • The Pacific Ocean Is Shrinking
  • Iceland is Growing 5 Centimeters Per Year
  • Mt. Everest Isn't as Close to the Moon as Mt. Chimborazo
  • Mauna Kea is Taller Than Everest
  • There’s an Island Within a Lake On an Island Within a Lake On an Island
  • Alaska is the Westernmost and Easternmost State in the U.S.


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