10 Weird Geography Facts

There are only three countries completely surrounded by another country, and two of them are in Italy!  San Marino, Vatican City (shown below) are surrounded by Italy and Lesotho is surrounded by South Africa.

The Vatican City, Italy. Photo Credit: Youtube.


Glaciers store between 70% and 80% of all the freshwater on the planet. 99% of those glaciers are in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Glacier in Alaska. Photo Credit: Travel Alaska.


Africa is the only continent that is in all four hemispheres: North, South, East, West.

Africa is in all 4 hemispheres. Photo Credit: Kids Britannica


Canada has over half of all natural lakes in the world.

Lake Ontario. Photo Credit: NASA Observatory.


China borders the most (14) countries in the world: Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos , Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal,  North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Vietnam.

China. Photo credit: ProProfs


More than half the coastline in the USA is in Alaska.

Alasaka. Photo Credit: sullivansenate


The Amazon Rain forest produces around 20% of the worlds oxygen supply.

The Amazon. Photo Credit: National Geographic.


The driest place on Earth is Ross Island, Antarctica. It hasn’t rained there for millions of years. 

Ross Island, Antarctica. Photo Credit: Grant Ballard.


In New York, there are more Italians than in Rome; more Irish than in Dublin and more Jews than in Tel Aviv.

New York City. Photo Credit: SAE Institute.


The Northern Hemisphere holds 90% of the human race.



Hopefully you found these interesting! Did anything surprise you? Let me know below in the comments.





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