Some geographic facts?

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re: lakes

Postby Pat » Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:55 am

RW wrote:
tarek wrote:
Hud wrote:Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.

I always thought that Finland had the most lakes (Probably Most lakes per unit of area)

I'm afraid Finland will come in second here. Finland has 187888 lakes larger than 500m2 and 56000 larger that 10000m2. Canada has an estimated amount of 31191 lakes larger than 3km2 and a lot of smaller, but apparently they're not interested in getting any exact numbers...


The Atlas of Canada wrote:Lakes
A lake may be defined as any inland body of standing water, usually freshwater, larger than a pool or pond. Canada is famous for its number of lakes. There are as many as two million lakes covering, in total, 8.9% of the country.
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Lake Facts
Number of Lakes at least 3 square kilometres: 31752
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Postby MCC » Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:59 am

Smythe Dakota wrote:
MCC wrote:.... The City of North Pole ....

.... Longest day - June 21 - 21 hours 49 minutes ....

.... Shortest day - December 21 - 3 hours 42 minutes ....

I don't know where your "City of North Pole" is, but it's obviously nowhere near the north pole, not even north of the Arctic Circle, otherwise it would have some 24-hour days in June and some 24-hour nights in December.

Bill Smythe

Well spotted, it is of course in Alaska.


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Postby RW » Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:35 pm

Pat wrote:
the Atlas of Canada wrote:Number of Lakes at least 3 square kilometres: 31752


Wikipedia wrote:The number of lakes larger than 3 square kilometres is estimated at close to 31,191 by the Atlas of Canada.


You're quite right, seems whoever edited Wikipedia has misread the table and only counted the lakes of size 3-99km2. If I were a good citizen I should probably edit Wikipedia myself, but right now I'm mostly focused on going to sleep. Good night!

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[ Off Topic ] re: BBCode

Postby Pat » Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:32 pm

[ Off Topic ] re: BBCode

RW wrote:
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hey, RW, that's a nice trick in BBCode, which i've never seen before — thanks!
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