Friday, May 1, 2009

Geography- Continents-Australia & North America(Including Central America)













  • Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie in Australia are famous for gold mining
  • Snowy river scheme is the famous multipurpose scheme in Australia
  • Darwin is known as Australia's front door
  • New Zealand is the highest and mutton exporter
  • Lake Eyre is the deepest point in Australia and its the biggest lake in the country
  • Lake Taupo is the biggest lake in New Zealand
  • Mt Kosciusko is the highest peak in Australia
  • Bass strait separates Australia mainland and Tasmania
  • Melbourne is the former capital of Australia
  • Perth is located on the bank of Swan river
  • Nieu is the largest uplifted coral island its the self governing territory of New Zealand
  • Gippsland in Australia is famous for petroleum
  • Maoris is a Polynesian tribe in Australia
  • Cook strait separates North and South Islands of NewZealand
  • Alaska was given to US by Russia
  • Davis strait separates Greenland and Canada and it is the broadest strait in the world
  • Berring strait separates America and Asia and its the demarcating line between Alaska and Russia
  • World's largest national park-Yellowstone national park in wyoming
  • Titsville in USA is the place where first oil drilling in the world was done
  • Honululu is known as Crossroad of Pacific
  • Mt Mackinley in Canada is the highest peak in America
  • Seattle is famous for Aircraft industry
  • Akron is the world's largest tyre manufacturing centre
  • Corner Brook in New Found Land ,Canada is world's largest paper mill
  • World's northernmost mine- Polaris in Canada.It is famous for Lead and Zinc
  • Canada is the largest producer of newsprint in the world
  • Windsor is famous for automobiles and is known as Detroit of Canada
  • Sullivan mine in British Columbia is famous for Lead-Zinc-Silver
  • Mckenzie is the largest river in Canada
  • Vancouver is located on the bank of Fraser river
  • Yokon, North West and Nunavut are the three federal territories of Canada
  • Welland canal joins Erie and Ontario lakes
  • Soo canal joins Superior and Huron lakes
  • Michigan is the only of the great lakes to be completely in USA
  • Kansas city in USA boasts of world's largest meat processing centre
  • Famous Hover and Boulder dams are on Colorado river
  • Toronto is on the bank of Ontario lake
  • Mississipi-Missourie is the largest river system in the world
  • Niagra falls is between Erie and Ontario
  • Erie canal joins Great Lakes with St Lawrence
  • Yukan de Fuka strait joins Washington with Vancouver island
  • 49 parallel separates USA and Mexico
  • Haiti is World's first independent black republic
  • Ejidos-Agricultural community of Mexico
  • Florida strait separates Cuba and Florida
  • Yucatan strai separates Cuba and Mexico
  • Belize was earlier known as British Honduras
  • Countries of Greater Antillies-Cuba, Haiti,Puerto Rico,Bahamas,Dominican Republic and Jamaica
  • Mosquito coast is in Nicaragua
  • Cuba is known as Pearl of Antillies
  • Mt St Helens is an active volcano in USA(Washington)
  • Ilamatapec or Santa Ana is an active volcano in in El Salvador
  • Lake Mead on boulder dam is the largest artificial lake in the world
  • Haiti and Dominican Republic together are known as Hispaniola
  • Chihuahua in Mexico is the largest silver mine
  • Only Central American nation not having Atlantic Coastline-El Salvador
  • Only Central American nation not having Pacific Coastline- Belize
  • Washington on the bank of Potomac river
  • Canada is the largest producer of Nickel and Platinum
  • Natives of Greater Antilles are known as Arawak
  • Patterson is known as Silk city of USA

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