Interesting facts from around the world 2

Interesting facts from around the world 2

This collection presents interesting facts from all over the world, which you probably didn’t even suspect. There is a lot of amazing things in the world, and every country has something that can strike the imagination. So, meet strange facts across all continents of the world.

Hot water in Iceland1

This photo shows the Strokkur geyser in Iceland. Thanks to such hot springs, there is no need to use boilers to heat water and boilers for heating. All cities of Iceland use only natural heating. Steam and hot water are piped to the city from natural geysers and hot springs for use in homes and buildings.

Presidential Palace in the USA2

The only royal palace used by the monarch in the United States is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is the Iolani Palace, owned by the king of the monarchs of Kalakaua and Queen Lili'uokalani, until the monarchy in Hawaii was overthrown in 1893. The building then served as the Capitol until Hawaii became the state in 1959.Today Iolani Palace is a museum.

Central Park Square3

Central Park in New York exceeds the area of ​​the principality of Monaco. It occupies an area of ​​340 hectares, located on the island of Manhattan in one of the largest megacities of the world.

Europe in Africa4

Spain is the European country closest to Africa. In fact, the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla are the only European territories on the African continent. This area is a Spanish exclave located on the North coast of North Africa, surrounded by Morocco. Mainland Spain is located just two dozen kilometers from Ceuta. You can take a 35-minute ferry from Algeciras on the southern coast of Spain to Ceuta. From there you can enter the territory of Morocco to visit the cities of Tangier, Casablanca and Fez.

Why Canberra is the capital of Australia?5

The territory of Canberra was chosen for the location of the national capital in 1908, as a compromise between competitors Sydney and Melbourne, the two largest cities in Australia. The location was chosen so that the distance from Sydney is 248 km, and from Melbourne - 483 km. This is extremely unusual among Australian cities, as Canberra is a fully planned and purpose-built city.

Canaries are named after dogs.7

The Canary Islands were named after dogs, not birds, as many believe. In Roman times, the islands were known for their wild dogs, which roamed all over their territory. The Latin word "dog" sounds like "Kanis", and therefore they have been dubbed the Canary Islands. When researchers visited the islands in the 16th century, they brought from there small and very beautiful songbirds, which they called canaries.

Overseas France8

Almost 20% of the territory of France is outside Europe. These areas are known as “DOM-TOM” (foreign departments and territories), where more than 2.5 million French citizens live. This diagram shows how these territories are distributed throughout the world.

Guam's Coral Roads9

The roads on the Pacific island of Guam are made of coral. Guam does not have its own sand, and all the “sand” on the beaches is shredded coral. Therefore, this coral sand is used for mixing concrete instead of importing real sand from other countries and spending huge amounts of money on it.

India populationEtah, UP

India has a very high birth rate, with one newborn every 1.26 seconds. According to approximate calculations, the population at this rate will grow very quickly, and the country will become the most populated place in the world by 2075, with an estimated population of almost 2 billion people.

Salt deposits in Bolivia11

The largest salt deposits on the planet are in Bolivia. The Uyuni salt marsh (Uyuni salt lakes) contain more than 64 million tons of salt! Believe it or not, all you see in the photo above is SALT! When it rains, water forms a thin layer on top of the salt fields, which reflects the entire sky, like a giant mirror!

Caribbean population12

One of the most amazing facts you will ever hear about these islands is that only 2% of the Caribbean are inhabited. Most of the Caribbean islands are not inhabited, therefore it is a paradise for nature. There is literally a wild life raging here, and if you have always dreamed of being on a desert island, this is the best option.

 

Everest is growing13

Mount Everest grows by about 4 millimeters each year. The two tectonic plates of Asia and India that collided millions of years ago, forming the Himalayas, continue to cling to each other, causing the Himalayan peaks to grow a little each year.

China empty houses14

By 2025, China will build enough skyscrapers to collect 10 cities the size of New York. At the moment, China has 64 million unused homes, including completely empty cities. Building and settling later is the policy of China, which was also happening in Las Vegas and Spain.One such example in China is Ordos, a highly developed ghost town. The photo shows the high-rises in the city of Chengong, where 100.00 new houses have already been built, which are absolutely empty at the moment.

The longest street15

The longest street in the world is Young Street, the main street of Ontario. Young Street connects the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto with Lake Simcoe, thus connecting the Great Lakes. In fact, the street begins on the shores of Lake Toronto and makes its way northwest along Highway 11 to the Rainy River, on the Minnesota border. Young Street hit the Guinness Book of Records as the longest street in the world at 1896 kilometers. The construction of this street was an event of National Historical significance.

Multi-ethnicity of New York16

More Italians live in New York than in Rome, more Irish than in Dublin and more Jews than in Tel Aviv. A big apple stands out at any time and in any case, no matter who you are or what you are interested in. The multi-ethnicity of New York has always been a special black of this city, and it remains to this day.

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