Global Geography

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Statista dossier about global geography

This dossier presents graphs and tables about various important physical geographical environments. It focuses on rankings of select environment types including forests, mountains, freshwater, and oceans, as well as figures providing information on the extremes of our natural world.

Table of contents

  • 1. Terrestrial & Forest
    • Largest countries in the world

    • World's largest deserts

    • Total global forest area projection

    • Global change in forest area 1990-2015, by region

    • Forest area worldwide by continent

    • Ten countries with most forest area 2015

    • Brazil: deforested area in the Amazon rainforest 2004-2018

  • 2. Mountain
    • Height of the tallest mountains globally

    • World's longest mountain ranges

    • Height of biggest volcanoes in the world

    • The highest mountains in Asia

    • The highest mountains in North America

  • 3. Freshwater
    • The ten largest lakes in the world

    • Deepest lakes in the world

    • Great Lakes' retention/replacement time

    • Great Lakes's water surface area

    • African Great Lakes - area 2016

    • World's largest rivers based on drainage area

    • Rivers of the earth

    • Canada's longest rivers based on length

  • 4. Marine
    • Global ocean temperature anomalies 1880-2018

    • Area of oceans globally

    • Volume of global oceans

    • World's longest coastlines

    • Length of longest beaches globally

    • Countries with the largest percentage of coral reef area 2011

  • 5. Extremes
    • Global elevation spans by select country

    • High altitude cities globally

    • Lowest human-made and natural points in the world

    • Lowest global temperatures recorded

    • Highest global temperatures recorded

    • Perceived number of hottest years on record, by country 2018

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