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Question: Where are the deepest continental shelves located?
Answer: The continental shelf surrounding Antarctica is about three times deeper than the mean shelf depth of other continents.
Question: What is the highest continent?
Answer: Because of its thick ice cover, Antarctica has the highest mean altitude of the continents—1.24 miles (2 kilometers). All other continents have mean altitudes of less than 0.62 miles (1 kilometer).
Question: What is the smallest continent?
Answer: Australia is the only nation that takes up a whole continent. That makes it one of the largest countries in the world. The continent, however, is the smallest in the world.
Question: What is the world’s highest national capital?
Answer: La Paz, which lies between 10,663 and 13,451 feet (3,250 and 4,100 meters) above sea level, is the world’s highest national capital.
Question: Which is the largest continent?
Answer: Asia is about 17,181,546 square miles (44,500,000 square kilometers) in area. It is by far the largest continent. Some geographers merge Europe and Asia as Eurasia, making it larger still.
Question: The smallest country in the world is:
Answer: At .16 square miles (.44 square kilometers), about the size of a small golf course, Vatican City, which lies within Rome, Italy, is the smallest country in the world.
Question: What is the world’s largest plaza?
Answer: China’s capital, Beijing, features the world’s largest plaza, Tiananmen Square.
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