Interesting facts for general knowledge

March 23, 2012 2:05 pm0 commentsViews: 53

– The London University was the first British University to admit women for degree courses.

-New York is popularly known as the city of Skyscrapers

-Thailand is the country known as the Land of White Elephant.

-The author of Harry Potter Books is JK Rowling

-Nickname of New York city is Big Apple

-Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest President of the USA.

-Brazil is the largest coffee growing country in the world.

-Verkoyansk in Siberia is the coldest place on the earth.

-The length of the English channel is 564 kilometres.

-Damascus is the world’s oldest known city.

-Detroit in the USA is the city which is the world’s biggest centre for manufacture of automobiles.

-The country which is the largest producer of rubber in the world is Malaysia.

-Amazon River carries maximum quantity of water into the sea.

-Cuba is known as the Sugar Bowl of the world.

-The length of the Suez Canal is 162.5 kilometers.

-James Cook discovered Australia.

-Alexander Eiffel was the person who built Eifel Tower.

-Rose is the national flower of Britain.

-The national flower of Italy is Lily.

-World Environment Day is observed on 5th June.

-The earlier name of Sri Lanka was Ceylon

-United Nations Organization(UNO) was formed in the year 1945.

-Admiral Robert E. Peary was the first man to reach North Pole.

-The place known as the Roof of the world is Tibet.

-The first Pakistani to receive the Nobel Prize was Abdul Salam.

-The first woman Prime Minister of Britain was Margaret Thatcher.