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List of largest, biggest, longest : List of all Superlatives of the world GK
April 23 2024

Facts on the biggest, largest, longest, and smallest are not just interesting, but also are commonly asked in the GK section of exams. Students should know the important ones so that they maximize their chances of scoring in GK. Read our list of superlatives of the world to know all about who tops where.

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All the Longest: 

1 Longest Day June 21 (in the Northern Hemisphere)
2 The longest river which forms an estuary in India Narmada
3 Longest Desert (World) Sahara, Africa (84, 00,000a sq. km.)
4 Longest Epic The Mahabharata
5 Longest River Nile (6690 km), Amazon (6570 km.)
6 Longest Tunnel (Road) Laerdal, Norway
7 Longest Animal Blue Whale, (recorded length 106 ft.  weight-195 tons)
8 Longest Canal (India) The Indira Gandhi Canal
9 Longest Road in India Grand Trunk Road
10 Longest Big Ship Canal Suez Canal (Linkin red sea & Mediterranean)
11 Longest Railways Platform Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh, India)


Indira gandhi canal

The Indira Gandhi Cannel is the Longest Canal in India

All the Largest:

12 Largest Bird Ostrich
13 Largest Continent Asia
14 Largest country (in the area) Russia
15 Largest Diamond The Cullinan Diamond
16 Largest Lake (Artificial) Lake mead (Bouler)
17 Largest Mosque Masjid al-Haram (4,000,000 capacity)
18 Largest Park Northeast Greenland National Park
19 Largest forest state in India Madhya Pradesh
20 Largest Palace Louvre Palace (2,615,630 sq ft), France
21 Largest sea-bird Wandering Albatross
22 Largest Volcano Mauna Lao (Hawaii)
23 Largest Mammal Whale
24 Largest Church Basilica of St. Peter, Vatican City, Rome Italy
25 Largest Temple Angkor Vat (Cambodia)
26 Largest State Rajasthan
27 Largest Bell (World) Greatest Bell of Moscow (Russia)
28 Largest City in Population (World) Tokyo
29 Largest zoo by land area Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe
  Largest zoo by species and number of animals The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska


imperial palace biggest palace

The Imperial Palace in Beijing, China is the largest Palace in the World.

All the Biggest:

30 Biggest Cinema House Kinepolis-Madrid Ciudad de la Imagen megaplex
31 Largest City Proper (administrative area) Chongqing, China
  Largest Urban Area Tokyo, Japan
32 Biggest Library by Number of Items Library of Congress (Washington D.C., USA)
  Biggest Library by Physical Space British Library (London, UK)
33 Biggest Museum The Louvre  73,000 square meters (nearly 783,000 sq ft)
34 Deepest & Biggest Ocean The Pacific
35 Biggest Flower Rafflesia arnoldii
36 Biggest Clock (World) Makkah Royal Clock Tower overlooking Mecca's Grand Mosque


big ben clock

The famous Big Ben in London is the biggest clock in the world

All the Tallest/Highest:

37 Tallest Animal on (land) Giraffe
38 Tallest Building Burj khalifa, Dubai (U.A.E)
39 Highest Mountain Peak (World) Himalayas
40 Tallest statue The Statue of Unity
41 Tallest Tower Skytree, Tokyo, Japan. (634m)
42 Highest Waterfall Salto Angel Falls (Venezuela)
43 Tallest Monument Gateway Arch (USA)


gateway arch

The Gateway Arch in the USA is the tallest monument.

All the Fastest: 

44 Fastest Bird  Peregrine falcon, 320 km/h (200 mph)
45 Fastest Animal Cheetah (Leopard ), 80 – 130 km/h


All the Smallest and Shortest:

46 Smallest Bird Hummingbird
47 Smallest Continent Australia
48 Shortest Day Dec. 22 (in the Northern Hemisphere)
49 Smallest country Vatican City
50 Smallest planet Mercury


humming bird

This is the ting Hummingbird, the world's smallest bird

Other Interesting ones:

51 Costliest City in the World Singapore and Zurich (Switzerland)
52 Brightest Star Sirius
53 Lowest body Water in the World The Dead Sea


brightest star sirius

Sirius, the brightest star


That's all! I hope you found this article on the List of superlatives helpful.

Happy Learning! 

Also read: List of Banks with their taglines, headquarters, current heads, and logo

Anisha Mukhija

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