The Bay of Bengal is located in Asia, and it borders four countries: Bangladesh is to its northern, Myanmar to its east, and India and Sri Lanka to its west. The Bay covers 2,172,000 square kilometers, which makes it the largest bay in the world. The hydrographic organization states that the Bay of Bengal is to the rearmost end of Cape Negrais in Burma. The Bay runs through the more significant islands of the Andaman group.
The Caspian Sea is the world’s largest inland water body enclosed or bordered by land on all sides. Going by the definition of a sea, the Caspian Sea is a lake and not a sea as it is an enclosed water body without any direct outlet to the ocean. However, 5.5 million years ago, it was part of the ancient Parathethys Sea and got landlocked due to tectonic uplift and sea-level fall. Hence, the seafloor of the Caspian Sea is composed of oceanic basalt and not continental granite.
A doubly landlocked state refers to a landlocked nation that is surrounded by other landlocked countries. Out of the forty landlocked states in the world, there are only two doubly landlocked countries, and this includes Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein. Liechtenstein became the first doubly landlocked state after the Second World War while Uzbekistan gained its independence in 1991. People living in these nations have to cross two international borders to get to a coastline.
As of 2021, the world’s population is estimated to be 7.63 billion people. Asia is the most populous continent, accounting for about two-thirds of the total population. The world’s five most populous countries are China, India, the US, Indonesia, and Pakistan, with a combined population of 3.6 billion. The UN predicts the global population will surpass the 10 billion mark by 2100.
Pop Quizzes, we all have to do them. They keep our minds agile and keep us informed. I am creating a series of Storyboards that will test your knowledge. This one is on African capitals. In this Storyboard, I will show a picture and a question, nothing more. Google has the answer, do you? Thanks, @unsplash for your amazing photos.