The map below shows the continents and countries of the world. You can view major landscape features and cities if you choose satellite mode. Try searching on 'Oceania' to view its location in the world. Then zoom into Australia, New Zealand, or one of the South Pacific Islands in Oceania and start exploring.
TIP: Go fullscreen by clicking the icon at the top-right of the map. Then drag the person icon located at the bottom right onto the the map of the world and you will see a panorama shot of that area.
The northern-most point is the North Pole.
The northern-most point on land is the northern tip of Kaffeklubben Island which is north of Greenland.
The southern most point and southern most point on land is the South Pole in Antarctica.
The western and eastern-most points based on longitude include: Siberia, Antarctica, and some islands of Fiji.
The western-most point on land is Attu Island in Alaska.
The eastern-most point on land is Caroline Island in Kiribati.
The highest point on Earth is Mount Everest in Nepal. It rises 8,848 m (29,029 feet) above sea level.
The lowest point on Earth is Challenger Deep which lies at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. It is 11,034 m (36,201 feet) below sea level.
There are many different climatic zones on Earth ranging from tropical around the centre of the globe to Polar around the North and South poles.
The hottest temperature ever recorded was in El Azizia in Libya. On Sept. 13, 1922, it reached 58 °C (136 degrees Fahrenheit).
The coldest ever recorded temperature was in the Soviet Vostok Station in Antarctica. On July 21, 1983, it reached −89.2 °C (−128.6 Fahrenheit).
The wettest place can fluctuate from year to year. The record for rain in a calendar year belongs to Mawsynram in India.
The driest place on Earth is the Dry Valleys in Antractica. Outside of the Antarctica, the Atacama Desert in Chile and Peru is the driest place.
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