Superlatives

This category features the biggest, smallest, highest, lowest, tallest... Well, you get the idea.

Amazon Rainforest

Brazil
Amazon-Rainforest
The Amazon Rainforest covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America. This basin encompasses 7,000,000 square kilometres (2,700,000 sq mi), of which 5,500,000 square kilometres (2,100,000 sq mi) are covered by the rainforest. This region includes territtop

Arch of Triumph

Pyongyang, North Korea
Arch-of-Triumph
The structure is modeled after the Arc de Triomphe, but it is 10 metres (33 ft) taller than the one in Paris, France, making it the world's tallest triumphal arch, standing 60 m (197 ft) high and 50 m (164 ft) wide.top

Atlantic City Boardwalk

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States of America
Atlantic-City-Boardwalk
At a combined length of approximately 5.75 miles (9.25 kilometers), the Atlantic City / Ventnor boardwalk is currently the longest boardwalk in the world. Strolling the boardwalk will take you past famous hotels, casinos and streets.top

Burj Khalifa

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Burj-Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is a super tall skyscraper in the Business Bay district of Dubai, and is the tallest man-made structure ever built at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). It was designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development.top

Canada's Wonderland

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Canada's-Wonderland
Canada's Wonderland is Canada's largest theme park. It has been the most visited seasonal theme park in North America for several consecutive years with 3.66 million visitors in 2012. top

Christ the Redeemer

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Christ-the-Redeemer
The tallest of its kind in the world, the statue stands 38 metres (120 ft) tall weighs 635 tons. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone. It was sculpted by Paul Landowski, a French monument sculptor of Polish origin.top

CN Tower

Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2T6, Canada
CN-Tower
The tower was completed on April 2, 1975, after 26 months of construction. At the time, it was the tallest man-made structure in the world. Today, it is still the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere.top

Eiffel Tower

Paris, Île-de-France Region, 75007, France
Eiffel-Tower
Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris. Including the 24 m (79 ft) antenna, the structure is 325 m (1,063 ft) high.top

Empire State Building

New York, New York, United States of America
Empire-State-Building
It stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until the construction of the World Trade Center North Tower in 1972.top

Great Barrier Reef

Queensland, Australia
Great-Barrier-Reef
Covering an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometers (133,000 sq mi), The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system. It is so big, it can be seen from outer space.top

Hassan II Mosque

Casablanca, Greater Casablanca, Morocco
Hassan-II-Mosque
Designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues, the mosque is the second largest in the world. Its minaret is the world's tallest at 210 meters (689 ft).top

Imam Reza Shrine

Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan, Iran
Imam-Reza-Shrine
The Imam Reza Shrine is the largest mosque in the world by dimension and the second largest in capacity. The shrine itself covers an area of 267,079 m2. The outer courtyards bring the total to 598,657 m2 (6,443,890 sq ft).top

Lake Baikal

Siberian Federal District, Russia
Lake-Baikal
Lake Baikal is the seventh-largest lake in the world by surface area. With 23,615.39 cubic kilometres (5,700 cubic miles) of fresh water, it contains more water than that of all the Great Lakes combined.top

London Eye

London, Greater London, SE1 7PB, England
London-Eye
The London Eye is currently Europe's tallest Ferris wheel at 135 meters (443 ft) tall. When erected in 1999 it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel. It is still advertised as the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel.top

Milad Tower

Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Milad-Tower
Milad Tower, with its height of 435 meters (1,427 ft.), is the tallest in Iran, the sixth tallest telecommunication tower in the world. It is also the current 17th tallest freestanding structure in the world.top

Mount Fuji

Japan
Mount-Fuji
Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and is an active volcano that last erupted in 1707. Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped several months a year, is a well-known symbol of Japan, and it is frequently depicted in art.top

Mount Olympus

Greece
Mount-Olympus
Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece and the second highest mountain in the Balkans. The highest peak Mytikas, meaning "nose", rises to 2,919 meters (9,570 ft). It is one of the highest peaks in Europe in terms of height.top

Niagara Falls

Ontario, Canada
Niagara-Falls
Niagara Falls is made up of three waterfalls on the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The largest of the three waterfalls, Horseshoe Falls, is on the Canadian side of the border.top

Petronas Towers

Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, 50088, Malaysia
Petronas-Towers
The Petronas Towers were the tallest buildings in the world for six years, until Taipei 101 was completed in 2004. Though the roof of Petronas Towers at 378.6 meters is not as tall as the Willis Tower, the pinnacles standing 73.5 top

Redwood National and State Parks

California, United States of America
Redwood-National-and-State-Parks
These redwood trees are the tallest and one of the most massive tree species on Earth. The largest redwood by volume is the 42,500 cubic foot (1,205 m3) Lost Monarch, located in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.top

Rungnado May Day Stadium

Pyongyang, North Korea
Rungnado-May-Day-Stadium
The May Day Stadium can seat 150,000 people, which is the largest stadium capacity in the world and the world's 12th largest sporting venue. It's field is over 22,500 m² (242,200 ft²).top

Saint Joseph's Oratory

Montreal, Quebec, H3V 1H6, Canada
Saint-Joseph's-Oratory
Saint Joseph's Oratory is Canada's largest church. It can hold a total of 10,000 worshipers, with 2,400 sitting. The church is 105 meters (344 ft) in length and the nave is 37 meters (121 ft) long. The dome rises 97 meters (318 ft). top

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai, China
Shanghai-Tower
Following its topping out on 3 August 2013, the Shanghai Tower is currently the tallest building in China and the second tallest in the world. It is also China's tallest structure of any kind.top

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai, China
Shanghai-World-Financial-Center
On 14 September 2007, the Shanghai World Financial Center was topped out at 492.0 meters (1,614.2 ft). As of February, 2015, it is the second tallest structure in China and the seventh tallest building in the world.top

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Sydney-Harbour-Bridge
The bridge is a steel arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. Because of its arch-based design, it was often called "The Coathanger."top

Taipei 101

Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei-101
Taipei 101 was the world's tallest building from 2004 until 2010 when it was surpassed by Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The building contains 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. Its postmodern style combines Asian and international elements.top

The Louvre Museum

Paris, Île-de-France Region, France
The-Louvre-Museum
The Louvre is the world's most visited museum, averaging 15,000 visitors per day, 65 percent of whom are foreign tourists. top

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, 131-0045, Japan
Tokyo-Skytree
With a height of 634 m (2,080 ft), the Tokyo Skytree is the tallest structure in Japan and the tallest tower in the world. There are two observatories at 350 m (1,150 ft) and 450 m (1,480 ft) respetively.top

Tower of the Juche Idea

Pyongyang, North Korea
Tower-of-the-Juche-Idea
At 170 meters (560 feet), the Tower of the Juche Idea is the tallest granite spire in the world. From the viewing platform just below the torch, you can see large areas of the city of Pyongyang. top

West Edmonton Mall

Edmonton, Alberta, T5T 4J2, Canada
West-Edmonton-Mall
The West Edmonton Mall was the largest indoor shopping center in the world until 2004 and was put in the Guinness World Records.top

Willis Tower

Chicago, Illinois, 60606, United States of America
Willis-Tower
The Willis Tower (formerly The Sears Tower) was the world's tallest building from 1973 to 1998. As of December, 2013, it is the second tallest building in the United States.top


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