geography of extremes

Map showing the location of New Guinea. Map: Equal Earth Physical Map, public domain.

What is the Largest Island in the Pacific Ocean?

Caitlin Dempsey

New Guinea is the largest island in the Pacific Ocean.

Tallest mountain on each continent. Graph adapted from Cmglee, Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0

Seven Summits: The Tallest Mountain on Each Continent

Caitlin Dempsey

Listed here are the tallest mountains based on summit elevation for each of the seven continents.

Lowest Natural Point in Japan

Caitlin Dempsey

At 4 m (13 ft), Lake Hachirō  in Akita Prefecture in northern Japan is the lowest natural point in Japan.

The Northernmost Permanently Inhabited Spot on Earth

Caitlin Dempsey

Located 817 kilometers (508 mi) from the North Pole, Alert (82°30'05" ) is the northernmost place with a permanent (year-round) population.  

Japan’s Highest Mountain

Caitlin Dempsey

At 3,776 meters (12,389 feet) tall, Mount Fuji is Japan's highest mountain.