GK Tips – List of Longest, Largest, Highest, Tallest Places around the World and in India

Friday, December 8th, 2017


longest, largest, highest, tallest around the World and in India

Highest, Longest, Tallest, Largest, Smallest places form an important part of questions in competitive examinations like SNAP, XAT, IIFT, IBPS, TISS, Bank PO etc. Below is a list of some of the most important Longest, Largest, Highest places around the World and in India.

This post has been divided into two sections, Around the World and Inside India.

In the first section, Around the World, all the places have been divided into sub-sections based on Longest, Largest, Highest, Tallest, Smallest and Biggest.

In the second section, Inside India, all the places have been divided into sub-sections based on Longest, Largest, Smallest, and Highest.

This post has been thoughtfully made to incorporate the most important places that can be asked in the examinations.

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Around the World: Longest around the World

S. No. Type Place
1. Longest River Nile
2. Longest Railway Trans-Siberian Railway
3. Longest Road Tunnel Laedal Tunnel, Norway (24.51 km long)
4. Longest Railway Platform Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh, India)
5. Longest Ship Canal Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal (1930 Km long)
6. Longest River Dam Hirakud Dam, Odisha, India
7. Longest Mountain Range Andes (South America, Length = 5500m)
8. Longest Wall Wall of China

Around the World: Largest around the World

 

S. No. Type Place
1. Largest Continent Asia
2. Largest Delta Ganges Delta (consists of Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal, India)
3. Largest Desert Sahara Desert (covers a surface area of 3.5 million square miles)
4. Largest Island Greenland
5. Largest Dam Three Gorges Dam (spans the Yangtze River in China)
6. Largest Library United State Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
7. Largest Sea Bird Albatross
8. Largest city in population Tokyo, Japan
9. Largest Peninsula Arabian Peninsula
10. Largest Solar Plant Kamuthi Solar Plant, Tamil Nadu, India

Around the World: Tallest, Smallest, Biggest around the World

 

S. No. Type Place
1. Tallest Animal Giraffe
2. Tallest Building Burj Khalifa (828 m)
3. Tallest Monument Gateway Arch (USA)
4. Smallest Bird Humming Bird
    5. Smallest Continent Australia
    6. Smallest Planet Mercury
    7. Biggest Country by Area Russia
    8. Biggest Planet Jupiter
    9. Biggest Ocean Pacific Ocean
    10. Hottest Place Death Valley, California, USA.
    11. Deepest Lake Baikal (Siberia)
    12. Deepest Ocean Pacific Ocean

 

Around the World: Highest around the World

 

S. No. Type Place
1. Highest Mountain Peak Mt. Everest
2. Highest Mountain Range Greater Himalayas
3. Highest Plateau Pamir Tibet (Roof of World)
4. Highest Railway Station Tanggula railway station
5. Highest Lake Lake Titicaca
6. Highest Fall Angel Falls (Venezuela, located on a tributary of the Rio Caroni)
7. Metal with highest Melting and Boiling Point Tungsten
8. Higest Capital City La Paz (Bolivia)

 

Inside India: Longest in India

 

S. No. Type Place
1. Longest River Ganges
2. Longest Tributary Yamuna
3. State with the longest coastline Gujarat (1214.7 km)
4. Longest Dam Hirakud (stands across the river Mahanadi)
5. Longest Beach Marina Beach, Chennai
6. Longest Electric Railway Line From Delhi to Kolkata via Patna
7. Longest Road Grand Trunk Road
8. Longest Railway Platform Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
9. Longest Canal Indira Gandhi Canal

 

Inside India: Largest in India

S. No. Type Place
1. Largest Museum Indian Museum (found by Asiatic Society of Bengal, Kolkata)
2. Largest Desert Thar Desert (also known as the Great Indian Desert; forms a natural boundary between India and Pakistan)
3. Largest State in terms of area Rajasthan
4. Largest forest state Madhya Pradesh
5. Largest Mosque Jama Masjid
6. Largest Port Jawaharlal Nehru Port (also known as Nhava Sheva, located in Maharashtra, Mumbai)
7. Largest river island Majuli Island (located in Assam at Brahmaputra river)
8. Largest Library National Library of India (Kolkata)
9. Largest Lake of Saline Water Chilka Lake (Odisha)
10. Largest Union Territory Andaman and Nicobar Islands (8249 km2)

 

Inside India: Smallest, Highest in India

S. No. Type Place
1. Smallest state by area Goa (3702 km2)
2. Smallest state by population Sikkim
3. Smallest Union Territory Lakshwadeep (32 km2)
4. Highest award Bharat Ratna
5. Highest Dam Tehri Dam (located on Bhagirathi river in Uttarakhand, India)
6. Highest Gallantry Award Param Veer Chakra
7. Highest Sports Award Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
8. Highest Airport Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (Leh, J&K)
9. Highest Waterfall Jog Falls, Karnataka
10. Rainiest Place Mausinram (Meghalaya, India)

 

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