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Palm Island     - Records | Dubai -
[27/08/2006]

Place : Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Description : Palm Island is one of the 3 larger artificial islands in the world. This island was built to develop the tourism of this area.
It is envisaged there: 60 hotels of luxury, 4000 villas, 5000 apartments, casinos, etc. A real city in the sea.
On this satellite photo, the island is in construction and should be finished in 2007 according to the estimates of this original project realizers.

Palm Island

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Palm Island

The most expensive house of the USA      - Records | USA -
[06/08/2006]

Place : Three Ponds Farm, Bridgehampton, New York.

Description : With million dollars, Three Ponds Farm is the most expensive property of the United States. This house was built by 3 architects, Masters luxury design.

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The most ewpensive house of the USA

The tallest chimney of the world     - Records | USA -
[20/06/2006]

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La plus grande cheminée au monde

The largest stone bridge of the world     - Records | USA -
[16/06/2006]

Place : Pennsylvania.

Description : 0.75 mile (1,2 km) length.

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The largest stone bridge of the world

One of the largest radio operator telecope of the world     - Records | Germany -
[16/06/2006]

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One of the largest radio operator telecope of the world

The largest fountain of the world     - Records | Singapore -
[11/06/2006]

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The largest fountain of the world

The longest suspension bridge : 4630 feet (1410 m)     - Records | England -
[09/06/2006]

Description : The bridge of the Humber estuary, Humberside, GB, with the longest crossing of the world, it measures 4630 feet (1410 m). The pylons which support the bridge measure 530 feet (162 m) and deviate from 0.12 feet (36 mm) of the parallel to compensate for the curve of the Earth. The overall length of the bridge is 1.36 mile (2.2 km).

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The longest suspension bridge : 4630 feet (1410 m)

The longest coastal walk of the world : 1.25 mile (2 km)     - Records | England -
[09/06/2006]

Description : The longest coastal walk of the world is the Southend Pier one, in Southend-One-Sea, Essex, GB, which lengthens on more than 1.25 mile (2 km).

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Une jetée de 2 km !

33.5 million LEGO bricks     - Records | Denmark -
[09/06/2006]

Description : Opened in 1968, the Legoland park, near Billund, Denmark, reproduced various sites and monuments using 33.5 million Lego. The park extends on 10 ha area and accomodates 1 million visitors per year.

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33.5 million LEGO bricks

France in miniature : Elancourt     - Records | France -
[07/06/2006]

Record : La France sur 20 ha.

Description :
Miniature France of Elancourt, Yvelines, which extends on 20 ha area, represents France by an immense relief map, broadside of water levels appearing the seas and oceans of the littoral. 2000 models on scale 1/30 reproduce the historical and cultural inheritance of France.

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France in miniature : Elancourt

The biggest hotel of the world     - Records | USA -
[06/06/2006]

Record : 4032 rooms.

Description :
The casino-hotel- Excalibur, Las Vegas, Nevada, extends on a 473.000 m² area. Opened in 1990, it employs 4000 people and includes 7 restaurants, 4032 rooms and 11 snack bars. It cost 290 million $.

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The biggest hotel of the world

The large oldest wheel     - Records | Austria -
[06/06/2006]

Année de construction : 1897.

Description :
Riesenrad is the oldest, and perhaps the most famous of the Ferris Wheels still that work. It was built into 1896/1897 by an English, Walter Bassett. Measure 215 feet (65 m) height.

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The large oldest wheel

The greatest place of the world : Tienanmen     - Records | China -
[05/06/2006]

Record : 39,6 ha.

Description :
The Tiananmen place, "carries celestial peace", in Beijing, still called "the navel of China", extends on 39,6 ha.

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The greatest place of the world : : Tienanmen

The hightest Capital altitude of the world : La Paz     - Records | Bolivia -
[05/06/2006]

Record : 11900 feet (3631 m) altitude.

Description :
La Paz, governmental capital of Bolivia, is the highest capital of the world, with an average altitude of 11900 feet (3631 m). La Paz airport is situated to 13400 feet (4080 m) altitude.

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The hightest Capital altitude of the world : La Paz

Mountain under the sea     - Records | Oceania -
[01/06/2006]

Record : 28500 feet (8690 m) detph under the sea.

Description :
The under sea mountain close to the pit of Tonga, between the islands Samoa and New Zealand, was discovered in 1953. It rises to 28500 feet (8690 m) above sea-bed and top culminates to 1200 feet (365 m) above the surface.

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Mountain under the sea

The biggest tide of the world     - Records | Canada -
[01/06/2006]

Place : Bay of Fundy.

Description :
They occur in bay of Fundy. The point of Burncoat a the record variation between high tide and low tide of 69 feet (21 m) !

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The biggest tide of the world

The largest sand island of the world     - Records | Oceania -
[01/06/2006]

Description : The largest sand island of the world is the island of Fraser, in Queensland in Australia, which has a long sand dune of 75 mile (120 km).

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The largest sand island of the world

The largest rock of the world     - Records | Oceania -
[01/06/2006]

Description : Located in Australia, the monolithic rock of Uluru (Ayers Rock) is 1150 feet (348 m) high and 1.55 mile (2.5 km) X 1 mile (1.6 km) long.

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The largest rock of the world

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