Aquatic Area, Coastline, Boundary Lines & Geographical Epithets

Top 10 Countries with Largest Aquatic Area

S.

Country

Aquatic Area (km 2)

1

Canada

8,91,163

2

Russia

7,20,580

3

USA

4,70,131

4

India

3,14,070

5

China

1,37,060

6

Iran

1,16,600

7

Ethiopia

1,04,300

8

Columbia

1,00,210

9

Indonesia

93,000

10

Congo

77,810

Note: All the figures in area shown above includes all kinds of aquatic bodies in the respective country including rivers, waterfalls, lakes, ponds etc.

Top Countries with Longest Coastline

S.

Country

Length  (in km2)

1

Canada

2,02,080

2

Norway

58,133

3

Indonesia

54,720

4

Russia

37,653

5

Philippines

36,289

6

Japan

29,751

7

Australia

25,760

8

USA

19,924

9

Antarctica

17,968

10

New Zealand

15,134

11

China

14,500

With a total coastline length of 7500 km.  India is on 16 th place in this list. 

 

Geographical Epithets (Sobriquets)

Blue Mountains

Nilgiri Hills, India

City of Sky Scrapers

New York, USA

City of Seven Hills

Rome, Italy

City of Dreaming Spires

Oxford, England

City of Golden Gate

San Frandsco, USA

Cockpit of Europe

Belgium

China's Sorrow

Hwang-Ho

Dark Continent

Africa

Eternal City

Rome

Forbidden City

Zijincheng (Beijing), China

Gate of Tears

Bab-el-Mandeb, Jerusalem

Granite City

Aberdeen, Scotland

Great/little Herring Pond

Massachusetts

Hermit Kingdom

Korea

Honeymoon Lake

Titicaca Lake (on Peru and Bolivia border in Andes)

Island Continent

Australia

Island of Cloves

Zanjibar

Island of Pearls

Bahrain

Pearl Islands

Panama

Key to the Mediterranean

Gibraltar

Land of Golden Fleece

Australia

Land of Mid Night Sun

Norway

Land of Rising Sun

Japan

Land of White Elephant

Thailand

Pearl of Antilles

Cuba

Pillars of Hercules

Strait of Gibraltar

Pink City

Jaipur, India

Queen of the Adriatic

Venice, Italy

Sugar Bowl of the World

Cuba

Venice of the East

Allapuzha, Kerala, India

Venice of the North

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Windy city

Chicago, USA

Yellow River

Hwang-Ho

 

Some Important International Boundary Lines

Durand Line

Between Pakistan and Afghanistan

49th Parallel

Between USA and Canada

McMahon Line

Between India and Tibet/China

Maginot Line

Between France and Germany

38th Parallel

Between North and South Korea

Oder Neisse Line

Between Germany and Poland

Radcliffe Line

Between India and Pakistan

24th Parallel

Between India and Pakistan (as claimed by Pakistan)

 

Land Locked Countries of the World

Asia

Afghanistan, Nepal, Mongolia, Laos, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan.

Europe

Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Hungry, Macedonia, Serbia, Vatican City, Armenia, Belarus, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Moldova.

Africa

Botswana, Burundi, Chad, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia), Luanda, Swaziland (eSwatini), Uganda, Zambia (Northern Rhodesia), Burkina Faso (Upper Volta), Rwanda.

South America

Bolivia, Paraguay.

  • The new name of Swaziland, means "Land of Swazis".

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