Altogether, there are 14 highest mountains that are more than 8,000 metres high above sea level - collectively, they are referred to as the "eight-thousanders". All of the eight-thousanders are located in Asia's Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain ranges.
Mount Everest ( or otherwise known as Chomolungma or "Goddess Mother of Mountains" to Tibetian natives ) remains the highest of the highest mountains at 8,848m. The first person to climb all 14 eight-thousanders was the Italian Reinhold Messner, who completed this feat on 16 October 1986.
These are the rivers with the largest drainage areas in the Oceania. In fact, all of them are in Australia.
The Murray–Darling–Culgoa–Balonne–Condamine river system, also the longest river in Australia, drains from an area of 1,061,000 km2, an area equivalent to the size of the states of Victoria and New South Wales combined, and flows eventually to the Southern Ocean.
The Warburton–Georgina river system follows, draining from an area of 365,000 km2 and flowing out to Lake Eyre. The Flinders River is the longest river in Queensland, Australia , and drains from an area of 109,000 km2.
Lake Baikal. There are 4 lakes in the world that are at least 1 km deep(!) and two of these lakes are in Asia. Reaching maximum depths of 1,637m, Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the Asia and the world. With a volume of 23,615 km3, Lake Baikal is also the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, containing 22–23% of the world's fresh surface water.
Incredible and mesmerizing video of Lake Baikal by Visit Irkutsk
The gigantic Caspian Sea, a saline endorheic lake (lake without outflows), takes second place with a maximum depth of 1,025m. Covering an area of 371,000 km2, Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world by surface area.
View of the Caspian Sea on board the International Space Station (Credit: NASA/Scott Kelly, source:Wikimedia)
More than 2000km away, another saline endorheic lake, Issyk-Kul Lake of Kyrgyzstan, has a maximum depth of 668m. Issyk-Kul Lake covers a surface area of 6,236 km2, holding about 1,738km3 of water.
Kadji-Sai beach southern Issyk-Kul shore (Credit: Mzximvs VdB from Brussels, belgium / Wikimedia under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license)
There are at least 64 mountains on Earth with elevations between 7,000 metres and 7,500 metres in height. The vast majority of these mountains are located on the edge of the Indian and Eurasian continental plates.
Topping this class of mountains is Ismoil Somoni Peak, the highest mountain in Tajikistan. It was within the territory of the former Russian Empire and the former Soviet Union before the area became independent as Tajikistan. The mountain is named after Ismail Samani, a ruler of the Samanid dynasty.
There are at least 109 mountains on Earth with elevations greater than 7,200 metres (23,622 ft) above sea level. The vast majority of these mountains are located on the edge of the Indian and Eurasian continental plates.
Mount Everest ( or otherwise known as Chomolungma or "Goddess Mother of Mountains" to Tibetian natives ) remains the highest mountain at 8,848m. Altogether, there are 14 mountains that exceed 8000m in height - collectively, they are referred to as the "eight-thousanders". All of the eight-thousanders are located in Asia's Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain ranges.
1990 - 2016 Oceania: This table depicts for the loss of forested areas for countries in Oceania.
Forest area (% of land area) - Forest area is defined, according to World Bank, as land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens.
These are the longest rivers in the Asia. The Yangtze river or Chang Jiang (which also means "Long River" in Chinese) of China flows the furthest in Asia at 6,300km. It drains from an area 1/5 the size of China (1.8 million sq km ) and outflows to the East China Sea.
The Yenisei–Angara–Selenge–Ider river system takes second spot with a length of 5,539 km, flowing from Mongolia to the Kara Sea in Siberia, Russia. Another great river of China, the Yellow River (Huang He) is the third longest at 5,464km. Originating in the Bayan Har Mountains in Qinghai province of Western China, it flows through nine provinces and empties into the Bohai Sea near the city of Dongying in the Shandong province.
1990 - 2016 Middle East: This table depicts for the (often declining) size of forest areas from 1990 - 2016 for countries in Middle East.