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WORLD GK I: MAJOR  LAKES  OF  THE  WORLD
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1Largest LakeCaspian SeaHighest LakeLake Titicaca
2Largest saline water lakeCaspian SeaDeepest LakeLake Baikal
3Largest fresh water lakeLake superiorIndia’s largest lakeChilika lake


WORLD GK II : IMPORTANT  LAKES  OF  THE  WORLD

Sr. No.       LAKE         LOCATION     AREA (SQ. KM.)
1CaspianRussia and CIS371000
2SuperiorCanada and USA82414
3VictoriaTanzania (Africa)69485
4HuronCanada and USA59596
5MichiganUSA58016
6TanganyikaAfrica32892
7BaikalRussia (CIS)31502
8Great BearCanada31080
9AralRussia (CIS)30700
10Great SlaveCanada28438


WORLD GK III : CONTINENTS  OF  THE  WORLD

Sr. No.ContinentsArea (sq. km.)ContinentsArea (sq. km.)
1Asia41667920Antarctica14245000
2Africa29800540Europe9699550
3North America24320000Australia7687120
4South America17599050


WORLD GK IV : OCEANS  OF  THE  WORLD

Sr. N0.NamesArea (sq. km.)Greatest Depth
1Pacific166,240000Mariana Trench
2Atlantic86,560000Puerto Rico Trench
3Indian73430000Java Trench
4Arctic13230000——

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Mariana Trench is the deepest point on the planet.

WORLD GK V : MAJOR  MOUNTAIN  PEAKS  OF  THE  WORLD

Sr. No.Mountain peaksLocationHeights (m)Mountain peaksLocationHeights (m)
1EverestNepal8,848Cho OyuNepal8,153
2K2(Godwin Austin)India8,611Nanga ParbatIndia8,126
3KanchanjangaIndia8,598Hidden peakIndia8,068
4MakaluNepal-China8,481AnnapurnaNepal8,078
5DhaulagiriNepal8,172NandadeviIndia7,813


WORLD GK V : MAJOR  MOUNTAIN  PEAKS  OF  THE  WORLD

1SaharaN. Africa (includes the Libyan and the Nubian Desert)
2AustralianAustralia (includes Gibson, Simpson, Victorian, Great Sandy)
3ArabianArab Countries (includes Rub’al Khali & An-Nafad of S.Arabia and Dast-e-Lut & Dast-e-Kavir of Iran)
4KalahariAfrica (mainly in Botswana)
5GobiMongolia
6AtacamaCentral Chile
7PatagonianArgentina
8NamibNamibia
9Takla MakanSinkiang, China
10KarakumTurkmenistan
11SonoranArizona and California (USA)
12TharIndia

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WORLD GK VII : MAJOR  GULFS  OF  THE  WORLD

Sr. No.NamesArea (sq. km.)NamesArea (sq. km.)
1Gulf of Mexico15,44,000Gulf of St. Lawrence2,37,000
2Gulf of Hudson12,33,000Gulf of California1,62,000
3Arabian gulf2,38,000English Channel89,900


WORLD GK VIII : MAJOR  PENINSULAS  OF  THE  WORLD

Sr. No.PeninsulasAreas (sq. km.)PeninsulasAreas (sq. km.)
1Arabia32,50,000Labrador13,00,000
2Southern India20,72,000Scandinavia8,00,000
3Alaska15,00,000Iberian584,000


WORLD GK IX : MAJOR  MOUNTAIN  RANGES  OF  THE  WORLD

Sr. No.RANGELOCATIONLENGTH  (KM.)
1AndesSouth America7,200
2Himalayas-Karakoram-HindkushSouth Central Asia5,000
3RockiesNorth America4,800
4Great Dividing RangeEast Australia3,600
5AtlasNorth West Africa1,930
6Western GhatsWestern India1,610
7CaucasusEurope1,200
8AlaskaUSA1,130
9AlpsEurope1,050

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Andes Mountain Range in South America

WORLD GK X : IMPORTANT  CITIES  ON  THE  RIVER  BANKS  (WORLD)

Sr. No.CITYCOUNTRYRIVER
1AdelaideAustraliaTorrens
2AmsterdamNetherlandsAmsel
3AlexandriaEgyptNile
4AnkaraTurkey Kazil
5BangkokThailandChao Praya
6BasraIraqEuphrates and Tigris
7BaghdadIraqTigris
8BerlinGermanySpree
9BonnGermanyRhine
10BudapestHungaryDanube
11BristolUKAvon
12Buenos AiresArgentinaLaplata
13ChittagongBangladeshMajyani
14CantonChinaSi-Kiang
15CairoEgyptNile
16Chung KingChinaYang-tse-king
17Cologne GermanyRhine
18DandzingGermanyVistula
19DresdenGermanyElbe
20DublinIrelandLiffy
21HamburgGermanyElbe
22KabulAfghanistanKabul
23KarachiPakistanIndus
24KhartoumSudanConfluence of blue & white Nile
25LahorePakistanRavi
26LeningradRussiaNeva
27LisbonPortugalTagus
28LiverpoolEnglandMessey
29LondonEnglandThames
30MoscowRussiaMoskva
31MontrealCanadaSt. Lawrence
32NankingChinaYang- tse-kiang
33New OrleansU.S.AMississippi
34New YorkU.S.AHudson
35OttawaCanadaOttawa
36ParisFranceSeine
37PhiladelphiaU.S.ADelaware
38PerthAustraliaSwan
39PragueCzech  RepublicVitava
40QuebecCanadaSt. Lawrence
41RomeItalyTiber
42RotterdamThe NetherlandsNew Mass
43StalingradRussiaVolga
44ShanghaiChinaYang-tse-kiang
45SidneyAustraliaDarling
46Saint LuisU.S.AMississippi
47TokyoJapanArakava
48ViennaAustriaDanube
49WarsawPolandVistula
50Washington D. C.U.S.APotomac
51YangoonMyanmarIrrawaddy


WORLD GK XI : ISLANDS
• In decreasing order of size : Greenland, New Guinea, Borneo, Madagascar, Baffin, etc.
• Largest river island in Majuli (Assam).
• Most populated island is in Java (Indonesia)
• Largest island of India is Middle Andaman.

WORLD GK XII : SMALLEST  AND  BIGGEST  COUNTRIES

Sr. No. Biggest Nations


(area- wise )

Biggest Nations


(population-wise)

Smallest Nations


(area- wise)

smallest Nations


(population-wise)

1RussiaChinaVatican CityVatican City
2CanadaIndiaMonacoNauru
3USAUSANauruTuvalu
4ChinaIndonesiaTuvaluPalau
5BrazilBrazilSan MarinoMonaco
6AustraliaPakistanLiechtensteinSan Marino
7IndiaBangladeshMarshall IslandsLiechtenstein
8ArgentinaNigeriaSaint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
9KazakhstanRussiaMaldivesAntigua and Barbados
10AlgeriaJapanMaltaSeychelles


WORLD GK XIII : FOREIGN  TOWNS  ASSOCIATED  WITH  INDUSTRIES

Sr. No.Town (Country)Associated industry
1Baku (Azerbaijan)Petroleum
2Bangkok (Thailand)Ship building
3Belfast (Ireland)Ship building
4Buenos Aires (Argentina) Meat
5Cadiz (Portugal )Cork
6Chicago (U.S.A)Agriculture implements, Meat
7Cologne (Germany)Cotton and woollen industries
8Dhaka (Bangladesh)Jute
9Detroit (U.S.A)Motor cars
10Dresden (Germany)Optical and photographic apparatus
11Glasgow (Great Britain)Machinery
12Havana (Cuba)Tobacco, Cigars
13Hollywood (U.S.A)Film Industry
14Johannesburg (S. Africa)Gold Mines
15Kimberley (S. Africa)Diamond mining
16Leeds (England)Woollen goods
17Lyons (France)Silk industries
18Manchester (England)Cotton industry
19Mauritius (Indian Oceans)Fishing, Shipping, Sugar
20Milan (Italy)Silk
21Morocco (North Africa)Leather
22Munich (Germany)Lenses
23New Orleans (U.S.A)Cotton industry
24Osaka (Japan)Cotton fabrics
25Pittsburgh (U.S.A)Iron and Steel
26Plymouth (England)Ship-building
27Sheffield (England)Cutlery
28Venice (Italy)Glass manufacturing
29Vienna (Austria)Glass manufacturing
30Wellington (New Zealand)Dairy product


WORLD GK XIV : WORLD’S  GEOGRAPHICAL  SURNAMES
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Sr No.SurnameNameSurnameName
1Bengal’s sorrow Damodar RiverKey to the MediterraneanGibraltar
2Blue MountainsNilgiri Hills Land of CakesScotland
3City of sky-scrapersNew YorkLand of Golden FleeceAustralia
4City of Seven Hills RomeLand of Maple LeafCanada
5City of Dreaming SpiresOxfordLand of Morning CalmKorea
6City of PalacesKolkataLand of Midnight SunNorway
7City of Golden Gate San FranciscoLand of the Thousand lakesFinland
8City of Magnificent buildingsWashington D.C.Land of ThunderboltBhutan
9City of Eternal Springs Quito (S. America)Land of white ElephantThailand
10China’s SorrowHuang HoLand of five Rivers Punjab
11Cockpit of EuropeBelgiumLand of thousand ElephantsLaos
12Dark ContinentAfricaLand of Rising SunJapan
13Emerald IsleIrelandLoneliest IslandTristan de Gunah (mid-Atlantic)
14Eternal cityRomeManchester of JapanOsaka
15Empire cityNew YorkPillars of HerculesStrait of Gibraltar
16Forbidden cityLhasa (Tibet)Pearl of the AntillesCuba
17Garden cityChicagoPlayground of EuropeSwitzerland
18Gate of TearsStrait of Bab-el-MandebQuaker CityPhiladelphia
19Gateway of IndiaMumbaiQueen of the AdriaticVenice
20Gift of the NileEgyptRoof of the WorldThe Pamirs, central Asia (Tibet)
21Granite CityAberdeen (Scotland)Rose pink cityJaipur
22Hermit kingdomKoreaSugar bowl of the WorldCuba
23Herring pondAtlantic OceanVenice of the NorthStockholm
24Holy LandJerusalemWindy cityChicago
25Island ContinentAustraliaWhiteman’s graveGuinea coast of Africa
26Island of ClovesZanzibarYellow RiverHuang Ho (China)
27Isle of pearlsBahrain (Persian Gulf)
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