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Superlatives

Geographical superlatives

Country

Statistics

Azerbaijan

Largest percentage of area covered with mud volcanoes.

Brazil

Largest renewable freshwater resources, 8,233 km³/year

Canada

Largest water area, 891,163 km²

Canada

Longest coastline, 243,792 km

Chile

Largest recorded earthquake 9.5

China

Most countries bordered, 14 (16 if Hong Kong and Macao, the two special administrative regions are counted), the same number as with Russia

China

Highest elevation above the sea level, 8,848 m (29,029 ft) at Mount Everest (shared with Nepal)

China

Longest land border length, 22,117 km (22,147 km if Hong Kong and Macao, the two special administrative regions are counted)

Denmark

Most northernmost point on land, 83°40'N at Kaffeklubben Island, Greenland.

Federated States of Micronesia

Highest percent of forest area, 90.31%

Federated States of Micronesia

Highest coastline to area ratio, 8,706.553 m/km²

France

Most time zones (overseas territories included), 12

Iceland

Most northernmost southernmost point on land, 63°17'N at Surtsey island

Indonesia

Largest islands by population, Java, 132,941,000

Iran

Location with the highest natural background radiation, annual dose of 260 mSv

Iran

Hottest surface temperature ever recorded, 70.7 °C (159 °F) recorded at Dasht-e Lut

Iran

Most accurate calendar in use, Iranian calendar

Iran

Most number of major earthquakes, 5.5+ Richter Magnitude

Israel

Lowest depression below the sea level, -427 m at Dead Sea (shared with Jordan)

Jordan

Lowest depression below the sea level, -427 m at Dead Sea (shared with Israel)

Kazakhstan

Largest landlocked country, 2,724,900 km²

Lesotho

Highest lowest point among all countries, 1400 m

Libya

Hottest air temperature ever recorded, 57.8 °C (136 °F)

Liechtenstein

Smallest double landlocked country, 160 km²

Maldives

Lowest highest point among all countries, 2 m(7 ft)

Nepal

Highest elevation above the sea level, 8,848 m (29,029 ft) at Mount Everest (shared with China)

Russia

Most countries bordered, 14 (16 if Abkhazia and South Ossetia are counted), the same number as with China

Russia

Largest forest area, 8,087,900 km²

Russia

Most time zones (contiguous territory), 9

Russia

Largest EEZ continental shelf area, 3,817,843 km²

Russia

Largest land area, 17,075,200 km²

Russia

Largest total area, 17,098,242 km²

United States

Largest Exclusive Economic Zone, 11,351,000 km2

Uruguay

Most southernmost northernmost point on land, 30°05'S

Uzbekistan

Largest double landlocked country, 447,400 km² (172,742 sq. mi)

Vatican City

Smallest landlocked country, 0,44 km²

Vatican City

Smallest total area, 0,44 km²