April 03, 2012

Some Interesting Facts in and around the World

The Amazon rain forest produces more than 20% the world's oxygen supply. The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean. The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States.

Istanbul, Turkey-The only city in the world located on two continents.

Rome-The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome,Italy in 133 B.C. There is a city called Rome on every continent

Sahara Desert Facts:The Sahara desert covers around 9,000,000 square kilometers and the overall area is as large as the continental United States. The Sahara desert also has the reputation of being the world's largest hot desert!

The world's most widely spoken languages by number of native speakers and as a second language, according to figures from UNESCO (The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), are: Mandarin Chinese, English, Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, Bengali, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, German and French.

There where no plastic bags in India before 1985.Over 1000 elephants were used during the construction of the Taj Mahal?The mobile users of India grows every month with about 2.5 million people



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