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Largest in India

The following table enlists the Largest, Longest, Tallest, Highest, Biggest, & Smallest in India −

What/Which is Name/Location Numeric Value Image
The Largest Lake (Fresh Water Lake) Wular Lake (Jammu & Kashmir) Surface Area -30 to 260 km2 Wular Lake
The Longest River Ganga Length – 2,525 km Ganga
The Tallest Statue (Dedicated to Vallabhbhai Patel) Statue of Unity (Gujarat) Height - 182 meters (Under construction) Statue of Unity
The Highest Mt. Peak Mount Godwin-Austen (or K2) (Jammu & Kashmir) Height - 8,611 metres Mount Godwin-Austen
The Biggest Stadium Yuva Bharati Krirangan Stadium (or Salt Lake Stadium) (Kolkata) Field size - 105 × 70 metres Yuva Bharati Krirangan Stadium
The Smallest State Goa (South-West India) Area - 3,702 sq. km. Goa
The Largest Mosque Jama Masjid (Delhi) Capacity 25,000 Person Jama Masjid
The Largest Cave Temple (Largest rock-cut ancient Hindu temples) Kailasa Temple, (Cave 16) Ellora, Maharashtra Kailasa Temple
The Largest zoological garden Arignar Anna Zoological Park (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) Area - 602 hectares Arignar Anna
The Longest Bridge (on water) Dhola–Sadiya Bridge (On Lohit River) Length - 9.15 km (Connect Assam & Arunachal Pradesh) Dhola–Sadiya Bridge
The Largest saline water Lake Chilika Lake (Odisha) Surface Area - 1,165 sq. km (about) Chilika Lake
The Largest artificial Lake Dhebar Lake (also known as Jaisamand Lake) (Rajasthan) Surface Area - 87 sq. km Dhebar Lake
The Biggest Planetarium (also biggest in Asia & second biggest in the world) Birla Planetarium (Kolkata, West Bengal) Birla Planetarium
The Tallest Dam Tehri Dam on Bhagirathi River Uttarakhand Height - 260.5 m Tehri Dam
The Highest gravity dam (It is one of the largest dams in the world) Bhakra Dam on Sutlej River (Himachal Pradesh) Height - 225.55 Meters. (or 741 feet) Bhakra Dam
The Highest Plunge Waterfall Nohkalikai Falls (Meghalaya) Height - 340 Meters (or 1,115 Feet) Nohkalikai Falls
The Tallest Waterfall Thoseghar waterfalls (Maharashtra) Height- 500 Meters Thoseghar waterfalls
The Highest Lake Tso Lhamo Lake or Chho Lhamo (Sikkim) Altitude - 5,330 Meters Tso Lhamo Lake or Chho Lhamo
The Highest Road Leh-Manali Highway (Khardung La Pass), Jammu & Kashmir Altitude - 5,610 Meters Leh-Manali Highway
The Longest Glacier Siachen Glacier (Jammu & Kashmir) Length - 76 km Siachen Glacier
The Highest Airport Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (Leh, Jammu & Kashmir) Altitude - 3,256 Meters Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
The Longest Rail Tunnel Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel (Jammu & Kashmir) Length - 11,215 m Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel
The Longest Railway Platform Gorakhpur Railway Station (Uttar Pradesh) Length - 1.35 Km Gorakhpur Railway Station
The Longest Sea Beach Marina Beach (Coramandel coast on the Bay of Bengal) Length – 13 Km Marina Beach
The Longest National Highway National Highway 44 From Srinagar to Kanyakumari Length - 3,745 Km National Highway 44
The Biggest river Island Mājuli or Majoli (In the Brahmaputra River, Assam) Area - 1,250 sq. km Mājuli or Majoli
The Longest Tributary River Yamuna Length - 1,376 km Yamuna
The Largest National Park Hemis National Park (Jammu & Kashmir) Area - 4,400 sq. km Hemis National Park
The Longest Canal Indira Gandhi Canal (Punjab, Haryana, & Rajasthan) Length – 640 Km (about) Indira Gandhi Canal
The Coldest Place (also known as the gateway to Ladakh) Dras (Jammu & Kashmir) Ave. Minimum Temp. -22 Dras
The Lowest Region Kuttanadu (Kerala) Altitude: −2.2 Meters (Below Sea Level) Kuttanadu
Extreme South Point (of Mainland) Cape Comorin (Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu) Cape Comorin
Extreme South Point Indira Point (Nicobar Islands) Indira Point
The Tallest Building Imperial Tower (1 & 2) Mumbai Height – 254 Meters Imperial Tower

Largest in World

The following table enlists the Largest, Longest, Tallest, Highest, Biggest, & Smallest in the world −

What/Which is Name/Location Numeric Value Image
The Biggest Airport King Khalid International Airport (Saudi Arabia) Total built up Area – 315 sq. km King Khalid International Airport
The Busiest Airport (by passenger traffic) Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Georgia, USA) Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta
The Largest Creature Blue Whale Average Mass – 110 Tons & Average Length – 24 Meter Blue Whale
The Largest (Hot) Desert Sahara Desert (North Africa) Area - 9,400,000 sq. km Sahara Desert
The Tallest Dam Jinping-I Dam (China) Height – 305 Meters Jinping-I Dam
The Largest Island Greenland Area - 2,130,800 sq. km Greenland
The Largest Temple Angkor Wat(Angkor, Cambodia) Area - 1,626,000 sq. meters Angkor Wat
The Highest Railway Station Tanggula Railway Station (Amdo County, Tibet) Altitude - 5,068 Meters Tanggula Railway Station
The Busiest (passenger) Railway Station Shinjuku R. Station(Tokyo, Japan) Shinjuku R.
The Largest Railway Station (by platforms) Grand Central Terminal (New York City, USA) No. of Platforms - 44 Grand Central Terminal
The Tallest Railway Station (Building) Nagoya Station (Japan) Nagoya Station
The Largest Stadium Rungrado 1st of May Stadium (Pyongyang, North Korea) Capacity – 150,000 (people) (Earlier it was Czech Republic’s Great Strahov Stadium, but no more in use) Rungrado
The Longest Epic Mahabharata Mahabharata
The Longest Mountain Range Andres (S. America) Length - 7,000 km Andres
The Longest (Road) Highway Pan-American Highway (Covering North, Central, & South America) Length - 30,000 Km Pan-American Highway
The Heaviest Terrestrial (on land) Animal African Bush Elephant Max. Mass - 12.3 Tons African Bush Elephant
The Heaviest Living Reptile (also the largest living reptile) Saltwater Crocodile Max. Mass – 200 kg Saltwater Crocodile
The Heaviest Living Bird Common Ostrich Max Mass - 156.8 kg Common Ostrich
The Tallest Animal Giraffe Height - 5.5 Meters (Male) Giraffe
The fastest flying bird Peregrine Falcon Max. Air speed - 400 km/h Peregrine Falcon
The Tallest Building Burj Khalifa (Dubai, UAE) Height – 829.8 Meters Burj Khalifa
The Highest Settlement La Rinconada (Peru) Altitude – 5,100 Meters La Rinconada
The Northernmost City (with more than 100,000 inhabitants) Norilsk (Russia) Coordinates - 69°20′N 88°13′E Norilsk
The southernmost City Ushuaia (Argentina) Coordinates -54°48′S 68°18′W Ushuaia
The Highest Mt. Peak Mount Everest (Himalayan Range)(Nepal) Height – 8848 Meters Mount Everest
The Highest (navigable) Lake Lake Titicaca (on the border of Bolivia and Peru) Altitude - 3,812 Meters Lake Titicaca
The Lowest Lake Dead Sea (on the border of West Bank, Israel and Jordan 427 Meters Below Sea Level Dead Sea
Deepest Lake Baikal (Russia) Depth – 1,642 Meters Baikal
The Largest Fresh Water Lake (by surface area) Lake Superior (on the border of the USA & Canada) Surface Area - 82,100 km Lake Superior
The Largest Gulf Mexico Gulf (Atlantic Ocean) Surface Area - 1,550,000 sq. km Mexico Gulf
The Deepest River Gorge Kali Gandaki Gorge or Andha Galchi (Nepal) Depth - 5,571 Meter Kali Gandaki Gorge
The Longest River Nile (North Africa) Length - 6,853 km Nile
The Longest River (by volume water) Amazon River (South America) Length - 6,400 km Amazon River
The Highest Waterfall Angel Falls (Venezuela) Height - 979 m Angel Falls