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Newly Released List of the Seven Wonders of Nature
The Amazon Rainforest in South America
- Basin encompasses 1.7 billion acres (7 million sq km)
- 1.4 billion acres (500,000 sq km) are covered by rainforest
- Rainforest covers parts of Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French
- located in Quáng Ninh province, Vietnam.
- Thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes.
- The bay has a 120 kilometre long coastline
- Approximately 1,553 square kilometres in size with 1969 islets.
- 200 species of fish and 450 different kinds of mollusks.
- An abundance of lakes inside the limestone islands.
Komodo Islands, Indonesia
- Includes the three larger islands Komodo, Rinca and Padar, and smaller ones,
- A total area of 1,817 square kilometers (603 square kilometers of it land).
- National park was founded in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon.
- Islands of the national park are of volcanic origin.
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Philippines
(Source: Cavinti Diaspora)
- located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines.
- It features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river.
- It winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea.
- It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers.
- Reputed to be the world's longest underground river.
- At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water's edge.
- Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.
Table Mountain, South Africa
(Source: Cape Town Info)
- Located in Cape Town, South Africa
- Only natural site on the planet to have a constellation of stars named after it - Mensa, meaning “the table.”
- The flat-topped mountain has withstood six million years of erosion
- Hosts the richest, yet smallest floral kingdom on earth with over 1,470 floral species.
- Numerous rare and endangered species.
- Unique flat-topped peaks which reach 1,086 m above sea level.
- A volcanic island, 130 km from the southern coast of Korea.
- The largest island and smallest province in Korea,
- A surface area of 1,846 sqkm.
- A central feature of Jeju is Hallasan, the tallest mountain in South Korea and a dormant volcano, which rises 1,950 m above sea level.
- 360 satellite volcanoes are around the main volcano.
- In Iguazu River, one of the world's largest waterfalls.
- Extend over 2,700 m (nearly 2 miles) in a semi-circular shape.
- Of the 275 falls that collectively make up Iguassu Falls, "Devil's Throat" is the tallest at 80 m in height.
- On the border between the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones,
- Surrounded by two National Parks (BR/ARG).
- Parks are subtropical rainforests that are host to hundreds of rare and endangered species of flora and fauna.