Top 10 Best Navy in the World 2019

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You probably already know which country has the best and most powerful navy. But aren’t you curious which countries are right behind THAT country? 
Since the sea was navigable, it has been contested, and the ability to project naval strength across oceans is defining feature.
The list below, based on data compiled in Global Firepower’s 2018 world navy ranking by number of offensive & defensive assets they have.
Check out the 10 biggest navies below:

10.Taiwan (Republic of China Navy)

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  • 2 Assault submarines.
  • 8 Anti mines
  • 22 Frigates.
  • 4 destroyers.
  • 12 Patrol vessels.

The Republic of China Navy has significantly improved its naval defense technology over the past two decades, primarily by buying US ships.
They also got some warships from other countries. Taiwan can also construct its own vessels, too.
The Taiwanese Navy comprises nearly 38,000 operational personnel with over 100 active ships which includes over 4 destroyers, 20 frigates, 31 boats with missiles, two submarines, 12 patrol boats, one corvette, nine minesweepers, 10 auxiliary warships, 10 amphibious ships, and 28 aircraft.
The ROC’s primary task is to protect its surrounding waters and territories against a possible blockade, attack, or invasion by the People’s Republic of China.
It is obvious that the Chinese navy is far more powerful than Taiwanese, However, if both countries are engaged in maritime warfare, you can count on Taiwan to fight well.
This deployment protects the Taiwan Strait and adjacent seas by naval exercises and counter-strike wartime counter-invasion activities.
The Taiwanese navy competed for the 10th spot on this top 10 navy in the world list with the Indonesian navy.
There are twice as many active personnel and considerably more ships in the Indonesian navy but most of their warships are limited to seafarers while the Taiwanese navy is deployed for more than that.
Another powerful player that we could not include among the most powerful navy in the world was a Turkish navy, which has a large coastal fleet and is primarily designed to operate in the Mediterranean region.

9.Italy (Italian Navy)

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  • 2 Aircraft carrier.
  • 6 Assault submarines.
  • 17 Anti mines
  • 12 Frigates.
  • 3 landing vessels.
  • 4 destroyers.
  • 14 Patrol vessels.

There is a naval fleet with some 31,000 personnel in the Italian Navy (officially Marina Militare Italiana). In the Italian navy, they operate warships of all kinds.
There is one aircraft carrier from Cavour light, which is also is navy’s flagship.
It can handle V/STOL (e.g. Harriers and F-35Bs), helicopters and aircraft systems.
The Cavour can transport while holding troops and vehicles as well.
A smaller carrier with the Italian navy of Giuseppe Garibaldi in service. There is also a larger aircraft carrier, Giuseppe Garibaldi.
It was known as the Royal Marine until, after the Second World War, as the Kingdom of Italy was replaced by the Republic of Italy.
The flood comprises two aircraft carriers, eight submarines of attack, three amphibious attack craft, four destroyers, thirteen frigates, two corvettes, 10 coastal patrol boats, ten offshore patrolling ships, and four coastal patrol vessels.
There are 6 active anti-submarine frigates of Maestrale-class frigate. Although the decommissioning of all these warships is to take place in the next few years.
The Marine Brigade of Italy has a strength of 3,800 men, and the amphibious brigade is based on 3 amphibious transport vessels of the San Giorgio class.
They are built on an enhanced standard and can bring more troops to the third ship of class San Giusto.
Italy is reportedly developing a new amphibian attack boat from Trieste. By 2022, this would take effect to replace the light aircraft carrier, Giuseppe Garibaldi.

8.South Korea (Republic of Korea Navy)

  • 1 Amphibious attack ships.
  • 13 Assault submarines.
  • 10 Anti mines
  • 9 Frigates.
  • 10 destroyers.
  • 2 Patrol vessels.

The Republic of Korea Navy is South Korean Armed Forces’ Naval Service Branch, responsible for naval and amphibious landing activities.
South Korea’s navy has been constantly improving since the 1990s, just like Taiwan.
But as opposed to the Chinese Navy, they manufactured almost every vessel operated by the Korean Navy on homeland and major South Korean firms designed the rest such as Hyundai and Daewoo.
South Korea has about 70,000 active personnel which is much more than combined forces of our predecessors Italian Navy and Republic of China (Taiwan).
It comprises sixteen submarines, one amphibious assault boat, six landing vessels, eight landing crafts, and 12 destroyers, 13 frogs, 16 corvettes, 11 mine anti-patrol vessels.
Besides, there are approximately 70 aircraft in the Republic of Korea Navy.
South Korea needs a powerful military to protect itself from it’s neighbor’s sea-based attacks with a threat of Northern Korea always on the horizon.
Thankfully, since the Korean War, the South Korean economy has slowly been increasing, allowing the government to use modern military equipment with a large amount of money.
Based on what is happening regarding North Korea today, you can expect that the South Korean government will further boost the nation’s coastal defenses.
The ROK Navy is composed of the Marine Corps of the Republic of Korea, which was established in 1945, the ROK Navy is one of the oldest branches of South Korean military.
South Korean Marine was a little established many decades ago.
It has recently become a competent ocean force from a maritime army.
There is, however, one amphibious assault vessel of the Dokdo class.
Considering its size it is similar to that of any small-sized aircraft carrier. It is South Korea’s flagship war vessel.
Another ship of this class is under construction and is scheduled to start operation in 2020.

7.India (Indian Navy)

  • 1 Aircraft carrier.
  • 1 Amphibious attack ships.
  • 14 Assault submarines.
  • 8 Anti mines
  • 14 Frigates.
  • 19 landing vessels.
  • 10 destroyers.
  • 24 corvette.
  • 32 Patrol vessels
  • 1 missile submarines.

There is about 67,000 personnel are employed in the Indian Navy. Defense wise, India is the second strongest force in South Asia.
India is slowly but surely upgrading the resources in its defense to become a true sea power to balance its Chinese neighbor.
An INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier, which is the flagship of the Indian Navy.
In terms of the number of aircraft carrying capacity, this carrier is modest.
Cochin Shipyard (State-owned company) built first homemade aircraft carrier INS Vikrant which was commissioned 2013 is more capable than its foreign-made predecessor)
It will increase India’s power projection capacity dramatically thought South Asia.
In total, 11 destroyers are operating at the Navy, including three destroyers of the Kolkata class.
Such new military ships are among the world’s most powerful destroyers.
Some of them are 3 Delhi and 5 older destroyers in the Rajput class with 13 operational frigates.
Some of them have been crafted in modern technology, including three Shivalik and six Talwar missile guided frigates.
There is also a single frigate of the Godavari class, 3 older Brahmaputra classes.
There are also about 20 corvettes intended to protect coastal waters.
They made such vessels to reinforce forces and their bases on hostile coastlines or to counterattack seized Indian coasts.
A single ballistic missile class submarine is operated by the Indian Navy, while the second class ship will be commissioned shortly.
These submarines with nuclear power have been developed and incorporated with high secrecy.
There is one submarine for a nuclear attack. The lead boat has been launched, two more boats will soon become operational and three more ships will be constructed.
The Indian Navy has been quickly modernized to upgrade its outdated facilities, often seen as part of India to develop the security in coastal waters and strengthen its influence in the Indian Ocean.

6.France (French Navy)

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  • 1 Aircraft carrier.
  • 3 Amphibious attack ships.
  • 6 Assault submarines.
  • 18 Anti mines
  • 19 Frigates.
  • 2 landing vessels.
  • 4 destroyers.
  • 15 Patrol vessels
  • 4 missile submarines.

The French Navy was established in 1624 and is one of the world’s oldest naval forces. 
Also known as “La Royale,” took part in both World Wars and played an important role in building the French colonial empire.
There are about 36,000 working naval officers, about 200 aircraft with a single carrier, 4 submarines, 6 submarines with combat ballistic missiles, 3 amphibious naval vessels, 4 air defense destroyers, 8 submarines, 5 general purpose frigates, 6 surveillance frigates, 21 patrol vessels, and 18 mine counter-attack warships.
The list also comprises various supporting and assisting ships, including training ships, tugboats, and refueling vessels.
France is also one of the 10 top nuclear weapons countries in the world, so it is not surprising that there is such a considerable force on the coastline.
They defined its role as intelligence preserving, public protection, crisis prevention, and the invasion of a threat to French vital interest.
The Marine Nationale comprises four branches.

  • Force D’Action Navale
  • Forces Sous-marines
  • Aeronavale
  • Fusiliers marine.

The Naval Force operates many combat vessels including a nuclear carrier, nuclear submarines, frigates, etc. 
Among them is French Navy flagship Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier which is only nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that has been constructed outside of the USA. 
Four guided frigates of the Aquitaine Class are operated by the French navy. Further ships are being constructed of this type. 
These new frigates are shortly to replace destroyers class Cassard and class Georges Leygues with frigates of class Aquitaine. 
The LaFayette class is five smaller and the Floreal frigates class is six.

5.United Kingdom (Royal Navy)

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  • 1 Aircraft carrier.
  • 3 Amphibious attack ships.
  • 6 Assault submarines.
  • 18 Anti mines
  • 19 Frigates.
  • 2 landing vessels.
  • 4 destroyers.
  • 15 Patrol vessels
  • 4 missile submarines.

 The British Navy is officially known as the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy was the world’s strongest navy from the mid-18th century.
It was an unrivaled influence and played a major role in the development of the British Empire.
The United States Navy only surpassed it when the Second World War occurred. Now, the Royal Navy mostly focuses on expeditionary activities.
Currently, Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier is in commission expect while in the next couple of years.
They are much larger than American aircraft carriers and somewhat bigger than Russian and Chinese carriers.
Six Daring anti-air fighting destroyers are owned by the British Navy. Such vessels will patrol wide areas and provide the fleet with air defense.
In contrast to the Daring class destroyers, thirteen duke frigates serve. These were mostly for warfare against submarines.
There is a well-respected Royal Marine Commando Brigade of 7700 personnel in the Royal Navy.
The Royal Marines is the European Union’s most powerful naval infantry force.
There are 2 landing ships in class Albion and 3 logistic landing vessels in class Bay.
Three nuclear-powered submarines are operating in the Astute class. There are four ships of this class constructed.
There are also 3 nuclear-powered attacking Trafalgar-class active warships that will slowly retire in the coming years.
They also maintain 4 Vanguard ballistic missile submarines at the Royal Navy.
Each of these ships may carry a maximum of 192 nuclear warheads.
This power is enough for whole countries to be wiped out.
At any time, one vessel of the Vanguard-class is on the dissuade patrol. Such operations are always highly classified in detail.
The fleet contains one aircraft carrier, three ballistic missile submarines, six nuclear power submarines, three amphibious vessels, six destroyers, 13 frigates, three offshore patrols, 13 minehunters, 18 fast patrol boats.
The Royal Navy also uses an HMS Bristol destroyer type 82 and an HMS Victory ship of the line.
The latter is noteworthy as the oldest naval vessel ever afloat and serves as the first sea lord’s flagship.

4.Japan (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force)

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  • 2 Amphibious attack ships.
  • 18,Assault submarines.
  • 29 Anti mines
  • 40 Frigates.
  • landing vessels.
  • 10 destroyers.
  • 7 Patrol vessels.

A few years after World War II, the Japanese maritime self-defense force was officially established, having nearly 51,000 active personnel and a fleet of 150 vessels and over 300 aircraft, rendering it the largest military force in the world.
The Japan Self-Defense Maritime Force comprises 17 warships, 26 destroyers, 10 frigates, 4 air defense destroyers, 6 corvettes, 3 landing ships, two landing crafts, 25 counter-attack vessels, six patrol ships, and eight training boats.
Japan recently modernized its marine facilities, just like South Korea, to defend itself from North Korea’s threat.
Nonetheless, the Japanese government finds nuclear weapons to a dissuasive for North Korea.
The Japan Sea Forces is a Japanese self-defense military unit, which is responsible for Japan’s coastal defenses.
The Japanese naval forces were established after the imperial Japanese navy breakup after the Second World War.
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) is a Japanese navy of 50,800 personnel, 150 ships, and almost 346 aircraft.
Japan is a Japanese maritime force. As a part of the Japanese constitution, the naval self-defense force is legally limited to military doctrine.
It operates state-of-the-art warships and submarines. In contrast, they keep the Japanese fleet ready and highly efficient.
Therefore, while Japanese navies lose their numbers and tonnage to the Chinese fleet, the Japanese warships are more modern and equipped with the latest guns.
The JMSDF has no nuclear weapons, though.
Around 20 submarines belong to Japan’s navy.
These are interesting submarines for diesel attacks. As far as Japan does not use nuclear warships, it has built up a state-of-the-art diesel boat which has improved strength and offensive capabilities.
Yet Japan does not have any underwater ballistic missiles or strategic ballistic missiles.
Naval aircraft in Japan comprises about 70 Lockheed P-3C Orions and a dozen Kawasaki Navy P-1s.

3.Russia (Russian Navy)

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  • 1 Aircraft Carrier.
  • 1 Amphibious Attack Ship.
  • 32 Attack submarine.
  • 42 anti-mines.
  • 4 cruisers.
  • 81 corvettes.
  • 16 Destroyers.
  • 10 Frigates.
  • 68 patrol vessels.
  • 6 Landing vessels
  • 4 Missile submarine

The Russian Navy is one of the largest navy forces in the world, officially established in 1992 following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
The group comprises about 148,000 staff, which almost triples the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force’s active staff.
This consists of over 300 operational vessels and 300 boats.
Russia’s main naval fleet includes 1 cargo carrier, 1 battlecruiser, 3 cruisers, 13 destroyers, 8 frigates, 78 corvettes, 17 submerged SSNs, 22 submarines for the attack of SSK, 13 submarines for ballistic weapons, 7 submarines of cruise-missiles, 3 submarines for special purposed purposes.
While Russia is better known for its strong ground forces, the Russian navy must soon remind all that Russia is well prepared for sea skirmishes.
The Russian navy inherited the fleet from the Soviet navy after the fall of the Soviet Union.
The Russian fleet has decreased substantially since the early 1990s with the end of the Cold War and the resulting funding problems.
Cold War remnants are the bulk of its ships. In the last two decades, because of its small funding, the Russian army has faced problems maintaining its main troops.
Nevertheless, with about 140 000 staff, various warships and submarines, it still remains an incredibly formidable force.
A single battle-cruiser, but still fighting to maintain this huge warship, is run by the Russian navy.
Also, 3 smaller missile Slava cruisers offer great anti-ship, anti-aircraft and anti-submarine capabilities.
The Russian Marine loses the warship number and tonnage on paper to the Chinese navy.
The Russian navy, however, has several proven ballistic missile submarines, which have been extremely deadly.

2.China (People’s Liberation Army Navy)

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  • 2 Amphibious attack ships.
  • 52 Assault submarines.
  • 27 Anti mines
  • 51 Frigates.
  • 25 landing vessels.
  • 26 destroyers.
  • 50 Patrol vessels
  • 6 missile submarines.

Since the 1990s, China’s navy has grown its arsenal and is building new warships and submarines in rapid growth.
The Chinese Army is officially called the People’s Liberation Army. The Chinese army’s strength is about 255,000.
Today it is in terms of tonnage the second largest fleet after the US Navy, In fact, it has the largest number of powerful combatants.
There is a Chinese navy owned by A single Liaoning aircraft carrier in 2018. They use mainly as a training ship.
A similar carrier is being designed and is scheduled to become operational in 2019-2020.
Some newer warships are not as capable as their western or Russian counterparts.
On the other hand, the construction of a new advanced warships is rapid.
However, about 5-6 guidance missile cruisers of type 055 are about to be completed and are expected to operate in 2020.
The Navy of the People’s Liberation Army has quickly become one of the world’s most powerful maritime forces.

1.United States (United States Navy)

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  • 10 Aircraft carrier, 2 in reserve, 3 underconstruction.
  • 10 Amphibious attack ships.
  • 53 Assault submarines.
  • 14 Anti mines
  • 30 Frigates.
  • 21 landing vessels.
  • 60 destroyers.
  • 22 cruisers.
  • 2 corvette.
  • 100 Patrol vessels
  • 18 missile submarines.

By present, the US Navy is the world’s most powerful navy.
The US Navy shifted from a broad war with the Soviet Union to regional conflict in the early 1990s following the Cold War.
For lower funding and lack of adequate threat currently, but mainly to the cost of smaller ships, US fleets continue to decline instead of major surface soldiers and the most deadly submarines.
The United States fleet is well protected. There are still new ships and guns. The American Navy has almost 320,000 staff.
The US Navy runs 11 large carriers with aircraft used to display its sheer power.
These include one carrier in the Ford-class and 10 carriers in the Nimitz and Revised Nimitz class.
Each carrier is made up of 70-80 aircraft. It’s a larger and stronger force than many nations’ total air force.
Each of these warships carries approximately 1700-2000 marines and blinded vehicles and delivers tilt rotors, helicopters, and hovercraft to shore.
Such combat boats are heavier than most carriers
Such submarines also patrol zones in waters near the United States or far away from the seas, making effective anti-submarine efforts nearly unlikely.
Nearly 3,700 planes serve the US Navy. Most of these are multi-role fighters of the F / A-18 family and other aircraft associated with them, based on carrier aircraft.
Technically speaking, the USS Pueblo is still in service, the scientific study vessel.
But North Korea, which attacked and captured the ship for supposed entry into North Korean territory in 1968, is currently being held.
The United States is easily the best naval force in the world in its best country.
And in the foreseeable future, it will very likely remain at the top, based on how much the US government spends on military equipment.

Above is the list of the world’s 10 biggest navies.
In this article, the navy’s rating is only determined on the sheer scale of its ship and the number, and it is not answered by any nation’s operational capacity in any way.
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Top 10 Largest Temple in the World

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In this post, we will list down the biggest temple in the world according to the total area as well as their defined traditional architecture.
People in the world have faith in many Gods who make the most significant religious places in the globe, some of them the big, while some are extraordinarily enormous.
Temples are usually built as their religious sites by Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and many religions.
In the tradition of western Christianity, for instance, we hardly ever use a temple, so we exclude these cathedrals and churches. In comparison, we use the term temple very frequently in the Eastern Christian tradition.
So what’s the world’s biggest temple?
Well, here I have listed the Top 10 biggest temple in the world:

10. Baalbek

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Among the amazing archeological sites in north-eastern Lebanon is Baalbek.
It was the biggest temple in the Roman empire, called by the Romans as Heliopolis.
Romans collectively constructed three temples around this area with Jupiter, Bacchus, and Venus as prime deities.
The temple of Jupiter has 54 heavy granite pillars lined and only 6 of these giant pillars are still standing.
They constructed the temple of Bacchus in AD 150 and among the site is the best-preserved.
It has a length of about 69 m and a width of 36 m. Its walls are decorated with 42 pillars from Corinth, of which stand up straight at a height of 19 m.
In the Roman Gods Hadad, Atargatis and a young male god of fertility replaced the indigenous local gods.

9. Meenakshi Amman Temple


In the holy town of Madurai in India, there is a historical Hindu Temple named Meenakshi Sundaresvarar Temple or Meenakshi Amman (Mother in ancient Tamil) Temple.
It is devoted to Lord Shiva — here called Sundareswarar or the Beautiful Lord — and his wife, Parvati, locally known as Meenakshi.
The temple is the center of Madurai, a town that is at least 2500 years old.
It contains 14 splendid Gopurams or towers, with two gilded Gopurams for the primary deities, elaborately sculpted and photographed that show the old Indian architectural and sculptural capabilities.

8. Brihadeeswarar Temple-44.7 acres

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The temple is a Hindu shrine devoted to Shiva on the South bank of the Kaveri River in Tamil Nadu, India and is also referred to as Rajarajesvaram or Peruvudaiyār Kôvil.
It is one of the biggest temples in South India and an overview of a completely designed Dravidian architecture.
The temple as a whole composed of granite stones and the first completely granite carved temple in the world.
The temple is about 66 meters high and a Nandi (Bull) sculpture is about 16 feet long and 13 feet tall, which is also shaped out of a single rock.
Raja Raja Chola built this temple around 1010 AD. In several abilities, the temple claims a workforce of 600 people.
From ancient times, Brihadeeswarar temple is world’s largest temple of Lord Shiva.
This temple is also a part of the UNESCO World Heritage for its excellent detailed architectural design.

7. Tikal (Temple IV)

Largest Temple in the World

Tikal is one of the biggest Mayan civilization locations in Latin America and the Caribbean in Guatemala.
Tikal is the town of Maya Civilization, where there are many such pyramidical temples, but the fourth largest is constructed in 741 AD, 64.6 meters tall.
Temple IV is the biggest temple constructed by the Mayan civilization in Tikal. It is a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

6. Jetavanaramaya

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The Jetavanaramaya is the biggest stupa in the globe when measured by size which is located in the town of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka.
They built it in the 3rd century AD by King Mahasena started building the temple which lasted for 15 years.
In the construction, approximately 93.3 million baked bricks were used.
Jetavanaramaya was the 3rd tallest structure in the world behind the Egyptian pyramids when it was completed, at a height of 122 meters (400 feet).
The dome itself has a diameter of around 95 meters.
This construction is mound-like and has Buddhist relics, ashes of the deceased monks.
The stupa began to be built by King, but when he deceased, the construction was finished by Maghavan I, his son.

5. Sri Ranganathaswamy

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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is a significant shrine, dedicated to Lord Ranganatha (the reclining sight of Lord Vishnu) and is full of millions of tourists and devotees each year.
The Temple is one of the biggest shrines in the world and covers an area of 156 acres (6,31,000 sq. m).
In that essence, the temple can effectively be called the world’s biggest operating Hindu temple.
This ancient temple structure dates from the 10th century. It is 73 meters high and dates back to the 17th century, but was only finished in 1987.
This Largest old temple in India.

4. Akshardham Temple

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It was constructed between 2000 and 2005 by 3,000 volunteers and 7,000 artisans. We could also consider it as a modern temple.
Pramukh Swami Maharaj has motivated and developed this project, and it represents a thousand years of Indian and Hindu culture and architecture.
Completed by the religious group BAPS in 2005, like its ancient counterparts, the decoration of the Akshardham temple was not left at any cost.
The Central Monument has a height of 43 meters, a width of 96 meters, and a length of 110 meters. It is coated with carving details of flora, fauna, dancers, musicians, and gods.
It is made of pink Rajasthani sandstone and Italian Carrara marble entirely and has no steel or concrete foundations.
It is also one of the most modern & beautiful temple in the world.

3. Borobudur

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This one of Indonesia’s biggest temples was built during the 9th century in Magelang, Central Java.
The main deity is the Lord Buddha Shrine and the UNESCO World Heritage Site for Buddhist pilgrimages.
The Temple contains six square platforms, which are surpassed by three-round platforms, beautifully decorated with 2,672 relief boards and 504 Buddha sculptures and is encircled by 72 Buddha sculptures which are seated at the central tower of the top platform.
Sculptures finished this temple in about 75 years. The complete region is approximately 2,500 sq. meters.
They built this Buddhist temple in the 9th century during the Shailendra Dynasty in Central Java, Indonesia.

2. Karnak (Great Hypostyle Hall)

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It is one of the most visited places in Egypt after Pyramids and is also the second-largest temple in the world.
Though severely ruined, there are few more places worth visiting in Egypt than Karnak.
It is the world’s biggest ancient temple structure and depicts the overall accomplishment of Egyptian builder generations.
In fact, Karnak is made up of several distinct temples. Hypostyle Hall, which has an area of 5,000 m2 (50,000 sq ft), is the biggest & most popular.
The construction of the structure started during the Middle Kingdom by Sesostris I and proceeded throughout the Ptolemy era.
The Precinct of Amun-Ra, the Precinct of Mut, the Precinct of Montu, and the Temple of Amenhotep IV are the most important parts.
This is the ancient temple that was constructed in Ptolemaic ages. It also has a 328 ton, about 29 meters tall, one of the largest obelisks.

1. Angkor Wat

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Surprisingly, the largest Hindu temple in the world which is also the biggest temple in the world is not in India or Nepal.
The largest temple in the world is Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Cambodia and is one of the main national icons of the country.
The Angkor Wat Temple has over 500 acres covered and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Khmer King Suryavarman II constructed the temple complex. We consider it as the ancient world’s biggest religious center throughout South East Asia.
The site of the temple covers 162.6 hectares or 1,626,000 square meters.
At the beginning of the twelfth century, King devoted the temple to Lord Vishnu, which later became a Buddhist center (Buddha is believed to be Vishnu’s reincarnation).
It imitates the design & plan of Mount Meru, a sacred mountain in Hinduism.
The main tower which is 65 meters high, is surrounded by four other towers.
A three-story building is a central hall. It has Buddha’s pictures and significant scenes of the Ramayana and Mahabharata Hindu epics.
Angkor Wat faces west, which is strange as most Hindu temples are constructed eastwards.
The primary material during construction for this temple was sandstones.
At the entrance of the temple in Angkor Wat, sculptures and gravures are nicely decorated.
The statue of Lord Vishnu is in the temple, which is 3.2 meters in height.
The outside gallery of the temple of Angkor Wat covers 187x 215 meters.
Then the next two galleries are connected to each other. It is 100 x 115 meters (328 x 377 meters) on the 2nd stage.
The interior gallery has a rectangular region of 60 x 60 meters. The tower is 65 meters above the floor above the main temple.

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Top 10 Biggest Airports in the World 2019 by Area

Top 10 biggest airports in the world

Based on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) survey below, the list of the top 10 biggest airports in the world:

10.Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, France-32.37 km²

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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, named after former French President Charles de Gaulle, is France’s largest and most important international airport.
It is Air France’s main hub, one of Europe’s largest airlines.
The airport covers approximately 3,200 hectares of land, with three terminals and four asphalt runways.
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport was ranked second in the list of Europe’s busiest airports in 2016, just behind London’s Heathrow Airport.
Last year, it served nearly 66 million passengers, almost identical to the number of passengers served by the airport in 2015.
In 2016, the airport ranked fifth in terms of international passenger traffic.

9.Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand-32.4 km²

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Suvarnabhumi Airport is one of Southeast Asia’s largest international airports.
The airport, in fact, is just one of two international airports in Southeast Asia to be included in this list.
It serves as the main hub for several prominent Asian airlines, including Bangkok Airways and Jet Asia Airways.
Suvarnabhumi Airport covers 3,240 hectares of land and has one of the highest control towers and the world’s fourth-largest single-building airport terminal.
It is Asia’s ninth busiest international airport, serving nearly 56 million passengers in 2016.
The airport’s Sanskrit name translates into “Land of Gold” or “Gold Land.”

8.Cairo International Airport, Egypt-36.25 km²

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Cairo International Airport is Egypt’s biggest airport and Africa’s second busiest.
During World War II, it functioned as a U.S. base before it became an international airport.
Located in Heliopolis, it serves as the primary hub for two of Egypt’s largest airlines, EgyptAir and Nile Air.
Cairo International Airport, though is one of the largest airports in the world.

7.Shanghai Pudong International Airport, China-39.88 km²

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Shanghai Pudong International Airport is one of two international airports in Shanghai, located 30 kilometers from the center of Shanghai.
For most international flights, it is the main hub and serves as a home base for China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport is Asia’s fifth busiest international airport and the ninth busiest as far as passenger traffic is concerned. In 2016, it served around 66 million passengers.
It ranks third in the world in terms of cargo traffic, handling around 3,440,279.70 tons of cargo in 2016.
The airport covers an area of around 40 square kilometers and comprises two terminals and five concrete runways.

6.George Bush Intercontinental Airport,USA-44.51 km²

It is United Airlines’ second-largest passenger hub, just behind Chicago, Illinois, O’Hare International Airport.
It has five terminals and 130 gates with a distance of 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Terminal A to Terminal D, covering 250 acres (1.0 square km).

5.Washington Dulles International Airport,USA-48.56 km²

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Washington Dulles International Airport, named after John Foster Dulles, the 52nd Secretary of State, is one of three main airports in the Baltimore-Washington region. 
It’s the biggest of the three, but in terms of served travelers, it’s last.
In 2016, Washington Dulles International Airport handled nearly 22 million passengers–Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport had 23.6 million travelers, while Baltimore / Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport had 25 million flights. 
The airport occupies approximately 5,200 hectares of land, although not all space is used for amenities at the airport.

4.Orlando International Airport,USA-53.83 km²

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It is one of Florida’s busiest airports and the tenth-busiest and one of America’s biggest business airports.
The airport acts as Silver Airways’ headquarters and Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, and Spirit’s focus city.
Southwest is the biggest passenger carrier of the airport.
The airport is also a major global gateway to Florida, with more than 850 weekly passengers on 44 different airlines.

3.Dallas/Fort worth International Airport,USA-69.63 km²

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Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport is America’s second-largest global airport and the world’s third-largest.
In terms of passenger traffic, it is the 11th busiest international airport in the world, handling around 65.6 million passengers in 2016, the biggest number ever reported in the airport’s history.
The airport comprises 6,963 hectares of land, making it bigger than Manhattan.
It has five operating terminals, one being developed, and seven concrete paths.
The airport is so big that it has its own ZIP code for the post office and maintains its own police, fire protection, and medical emergency services.
It is one of the busiest airports in the state of Florida and the tenth-busiest and one of the largest commercial airports in the United States of America.

2.Denver International Airport,USA-135.71 km²

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Denver International Airport is America’s biggest international airport, with nearly double the size of Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport.
It includes an overwhelming 13,570 hectares of land, dwarfing on this list all the other airports earlier listed.
Denver International Airport is Frontier Airlines’ and Great Lakes Airlines’ primary hub, & earns around $26.3 billion for the economy, with six concrete runways.
It is one of the busiest in the world, handling 58 million visitors in 2016, which in terms of passenger numbers.
But by contrast, the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, almost doubled that figure the same year.

1.King Fahd International Airport,Saudi Arabia-776 km²

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I don’t know why it is called an airport, it should be declared as a state or province.
The international airport of King Fahd is the largest of all the world’s airports.
The complete area enclosed by astronomical 77,600 hectares in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, leaving all the other airports on this list look like a Lego set in contrast.
The airport is bigger than Bahrain’s full nation, which is crazy.
But here’s the fun fact: Airport facilities use only 3,675 hectares of that space.
Yep, it uses only less than 5% of the available space. If we were going with the airport’s actual size, it would have been the smallest on this list.
King Fahd International Airport is the newest airport on the list–it opened in November 1999 just before the end of 20th century.
In terms of passenger traffic, it is also the least busy, barely reaching past 10 million travelers served annually.
So we might say that the world’s biggest airport is the most inefficient as well.

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Top 10 Smallest Countries in the World

Here, if you are planning for next international trip but want to experience something different.
No worries, we have the smallest nations in the world, which are also some best tourist destinations around.
We also call these types of countries microstates
Most of these nations have a region of less than 400 square kilometers, mostly present in Europe, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. 
These small countries are also among the wealthiest, most distant, and most fascinating locations, with their own laws and culture. 
Let’s see the Top 10 smallest nations in the world:

10.Malta-316 km²

Location:Central Mediterranean sea

Malta is an island in Europe. It is located around the center of the Mediterranean sea.
The capital of Malta is Valletta. Around 460,000 people live in Malta and it is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. 
Because of this, it has many cities and towns that grew close to each other.
Another famous tourist destination, for its sunny climate, attractive coasts, rich culture, and lively nightlife, people from all over the globe travel to Malta.
Made up of just 316 kmfor all three islands, Malta is the 10th smallest country in the world by area.

09.Maldives - 300 km²

Location:Indian ocean​

The Maldives, a famous Indian Ocean tourism destination, is Asia’s smallest country by area and population.
The Maldives has over 1,192 coral reefs, distributed over 90,000 square kilometers, rendering it one of the most dispersed nations in the world.
Today, owing to its renowned white sand coasts and crystal blue waters, the Maldives has a flourishing tourism economy.
Many Maldives islands seem to be only 1.5 meters above average sea level.
This low altitude on the ground makes the Maldives the world’s lowest elevation level nation.
Unfortunately, owing to global warming, the increase in sea level is about to erode many islands of the Maldives soon.

08. Saint Kitts and Nevis - 261 km²

Location:Caribbean sea

These two tiny Caribbean islands were some of the first islands that Europeans inhabited. 
Combined, they occupy most of 261 square kilometers, making Saint Kitts and Nevis the eighth-smallest nation in the world.
Its economy depends on tourism, farming, and small-scale manufacturing.
Because of the plenty of aquatic life, the islands also provide great diving places. 
Today the country has around 55,338 citizens. We know both islands for their intact coasts, rain forests, and pleasant climate.

07. Marshall Islands - 181 km²


The Marshall Islands comprise hundreds of islands and thousands of islets linked through 29 coral reefs. There are only 24 populated islands with 68,000 residents.
People of Marshall Islands talk Marshallese and English. This tiny island country’s main economies include handicrafts, copra, seafood handling, and tourism.
This nation’s glass transparent green seas are host to 160 marine reefs and 800 fish species.
Also, the Marshall Islands is one of the best scuba diving and snorkeling destinations.

06. Liechtenstein - 160 km²


This is the only nation in the world to be completely situated in the Alps, a German-speaking country. 
Located between Switzerland and Austria, this small country has only 160 square kilometers of land area and 37132 inhabitants. 
Liechtenstein is the richest nation in the world, according to GDP per capita (US$ 25,000). 
Getting into the nation is a bit difficult because within its territory there is no airport. 
Visitors have to travel through Zurich Airport in Switzerland to reach this Alpine country that is still governed by a prince!
Liechtenstein is the sixth smallest state in the world with 160 square kilometers.

05. San Marino - 61 km²


San Marino is the third smallest country in Europe, with a total area of 61 square kilometers. 
This tiny nation is encircled completely by Italy. San Marino is also Europe’s earliest republic, established in A.D. 301. San Marino has only 30,000 occupants.
There are nine municipalities in the country, and the capital is San Marino City. 
San Marino is also one of the world’s wealthiest per GDP nations. Also famous for having more cars than its population is San Marino. 
San Marino’s economy is focused primarily on tourism, banking, and textiles.

04. Tuvalu - 26 km²


The tiny country of Tuvalu is made up of five atolls and four islands in the Western Pacific. This small island country has only 11,400 inhabitants. 
Its highest point is about 4.5 meters from average sea level.
This leaves Tuvalu’s tiny islands susceptible to rising sea levels. In this nation, there is only one airport in the atoll of Funafuti.
Tourism is not very strong for the place of the country far away from major countries. Less than 3,000 tourists arrived in Tuvalu in 2019.

3. Nauru - 21 km²

Location:Pacific Ocean

Nauru is the world’s smallest island country with an area of 21 km².
Nauru is also the world’s second least populated country, with only 13,650 residents.
It’s a big island with plenty of phosphate mineral resources.
From 1960 to 1970, the extraction of this valuable resource became the country’s primary source of revenue.
For that Nauru GDP wise as a country became rich overnight but, unfortunately as soon as the phosphate started depleting the country began its decline.
It could still become economically stable by promoting tourism.
As tropical colorful coral reefs surround it, this island nation is renowned for white sandy shores.
But Nauru’s tourism is limited, the main industries in Nauru are phosphate mining, coconut items, and overseas banking.

02. Monaco - 2 km²


Located on the French Riviera, Monaco is home to the world’s per capita wise most millionaires and billionaires. 
It is also the second-smallest nation in the world, with a complete region of only 2 square kilometers. 
Monaco is a favorite playground for the wealthy and celebrities, known for its gambling and luxury goods and services sector.
Another significant appeal in Monaco is Monaco Grand Prix, as it’s one of the world’s most famous races. 
The inhabitants of Monaco are mostly French-speaking, as bordered by France on three sides and on one side by the Mediterranean Sea.

01. Vatican City - 0.44 km²


While one of the most recognizable people on the planet is the most renowned citizen of the Vatican, The Pope, the population of his country does not even build up the half-thousand limit.
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world by area, with only 0.44 square kilometers.
Its revenue arises from the collective donations of over USD 1 billion Roman Catholic Church members around the world.
The rest of its economy works from the selling of museum postmarks, tourist memorabilia, and entry charges.

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Top 10 Largest Countries in the World by Area

This post is about the Largest Countries in the world covering most land area of the globe.
We, humans, have split the surface of the Earth into many nations, and some of them are true giants such as Russia, Canada, the United States, China, Brazil, and Australia. 
These are top 10 largest countries in the world by area:

10.Algeria-2,381,741 km²

Algeria is a nation in North Africa with a Mediterranean shoreline and has an expanse of the Saharan desert.
This country has the total area is 2.38 million square kilometers and is the only African nation in the top 10.
It has a 998 km length Mediterranean coastline with a huge Algerian Sahara stretches across its boundaries with Niger and Mali all the way to the south of the nation and contributes 90% of topography, while many of its areas are elevated.

09.Kazakhstan-2,724,900 km²

Kazakhstan, a landlocked country in Central Asia and is a former Soviet republic (the biggest nation ever to exist in the 20th century).
It stretches from the eastern Caspian Sea to the Altai Mountains on its eastern frontier with China and Russia.
The 2.72 million square kilometers of Kazakhstan extends across vast grasslands and mountains.
A hot and moist climate prevails for most of the year, but not quite desert-like.
Kazakhstan experiences a wide variety of temperatures throughout the year, although in Kazakhstan it does not get as cold as it does in parts of its neighbor to the north, Russia.
For its landscape and horses, the country is pretty popular.

08.Argentina-2,780,400 km²

Argentina is a country situated in South America’s southernmost part.
Its 2.78 million square kilometers includes some world’s most diverse geography and swampy climate, tropical areas in the very north and to southern freezing glacial cold regions.

07.India-3,287,263 km²

India has 3.29 million square kilometers of land and is in the seventh position among the largest countries in the world. 
And despite being only an entire part of Europe size-wise but It has a much larger population than the whole of Europe placed together. 
Europe has 743 million inhabitants, while India has over 1.2 billion people.
Geologically, India is located on its own subcontinent, and studies show that a sea once divided this entire country and its near neighbors from Asia.

06.Australia-7,741,220 km²

Australia is more than twice the extent of India at approximately 7.69 million square kilometers. 
Australia is by far the largest country in Oceania. 
It is so big that still, it’s highly debated that Australia is an island, landmass or an entire continent.
The vast majority of its population lives in seaside cities like Sydney in the east, Melbourne in the south, Brisbane and Perth in the west because the Australian Outback (remote interior of Australia) is one of the driest and hottest areas in the world. 
Australia is renowned for its spectacular and often deadly wildlife, along with severe weather and topography.

05.Brazil-8,511,965 km²

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Brazil is home to much of the world’s biggest rainforest, the Amazon and is the largest country by area in Latin America.
Brazil is the fifth-largest nation in the world by area, with 8.5 million square kilometers and over 208 million people, and the fifth most populated country in the world.
On the eastern side, Brazil also has a long Atlantic coastline stretching about 8,000 km.
Most of its major cities are located near the coastline, including Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

04.China-9,56,960 km²​

Officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC), with a population of around 1.404 billion, is a nation in East Asia and the most populated nation in the world.
It is the fourth largest country in the world by total area, covering roughly 9.6 million square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi).

03.United States-9,833,517 km²​

The United States occupies 9.63 million square kilometers, only larger than China but mildly less than Canada. 
Bordered on the south by Mexico and on the north by Canada, the United States has a variety of flora and fauna.
Two North-South regions split the nation into three distinct geomorphological pieces. 
The Pacific regions are renowned for a year-round warm climate and lengthy beach expanses along the California shore, west of the Rocky Mountains.
The great plains extend from Canada to Mexico, tucked between the Rockies and the Mississippi River, providing the United States one of the most fertile growing fields in the world. 
Finally, the third geographical part of the country is the Mississippi river basin, which acts as oxygen to America’s manufacturing hubs, with significant towns scattered across it.

02.Canada-9,984,670 km²​

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Its ten provinces and three territories cover 9.98 million square kilometers from the Atlantic to the Pacific and north to the Arctic Ocean, which makes Canada the second-largest country in the world by landmass.
This implies that with a population density of 4 individuals per square kilometer, of the total 35 million people in Canada could have around 61 acres of land for each.
Canada’s immense cold tundra, between the Arctic and the United States, stretches till the North Pole. 
Split like the southern neighbor the US, the Rocky Mountains lie north to south in the western part of the nation, the snowy arctic circle in its northeast and grasslands covering most remaining areas.

01.Russia-17,075,200 km²​

Russia is by a significant percentage is the biggest country in the world, covering 17,125,200 square kilometers by area. 
I will not exaggerate, but in Russia, when people on the western frontier wake up, individuals on the eastern side are having dinner.
Russia has a population of 143 million in 2019 and If we distribute the country among its citizens, it can afford to offer a square km of the area to every 10 individuals. 
By comparison, for United states its 30 individuals.
Last but not least, Russia is bigger than the whole Pluto’s surface area.

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