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WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – America Records Institute (AMRI) – El Teniente: World’s biggest underground copper mine

(Worldkings.org) With over 3,000 kilometres (1,900 mi) of underground drifts, El Teniente is reportedly "the world's biggest underground copper mine", and is the largest of Codelco's operations.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – Europe Records Institute (EURI) – The Ryfylke Tunnel: World’s longest and deepest subsea road tunnel

(Worldkings.org) The tunnel is designed for 10,000 vehicles per day and is built with one tube for each traffic-direction, and two vehicular lanes in each tube.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – America Records Institute (AMRI) – Calgon Carbon Corporation: World’s largest producer of granular activated carbon

(Worldkings.org) As of 2015 Calgon Carbon operates fifteen facilities for manufacturing, reactivation, and equipment in the US, Asia, and Europe, and employs around 1,100 people. In early 2015 the company moved their headquarters from the Pittsburgh suburb of Robinson to nearby Moon Township.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – Europe Records Institute (EURI) – Southend Pier: World’s longest pleasure pier

(Worldkings.org) The pier has experienced several fires, notably in 1959, 1976, 1995 and 2005, with the latter causing significant damage to the old pier head and surrounding structures.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – Asia Records Institute (ASRI) – Malay Archipelago: World’s largest archipelago by area

(Worldkings.org) The land and sea area of the archipelago exceeds 2 million km2. The more than 25,000 islands of the archipelago comprise many smaller archipelagoes.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – America Records Institute (AMRI) – Norbord Inc.: World’s largest producer of Oriented Strand Board

(Worldkings.org) Norbord is a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “OSB”.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – Europe Records Institute (EURI) – Gulf of Ob: World’s longest estuary

(Worldkings.org) The gulf is relatively shallow, with an average depth from 10 to 12 metres (33 to 39 ft), which restricts heavy sea transport. The Taz Estuary is an eastern side-branch formed by the Taz River.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – Asia Records Institute (ASRI) – Tokyo Fire Department: World’s largest urban fire department

(Worldkings.org) First response for medical services and all types of rescues are also provided. The department handles varied challenges from urban settings to mountain forests. The department is part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – America Records Institute (AMRI) – Lock and Dam No. 15: World’s largest roller dam

(Worldkings.org) The main lock is 110 feet (33.5 m) wide by 600 feet (180 m) long and its auxiliary lock is 110 feet (34 m) wide by 360 feet (110 m) long.

WORLDKINGS – Worldkings News – Europe Records Institute (EURI) – Bianchi: World’s oldest bicycle manufacturing company in existence

(Worldkings.org) Since May 1997, the company has been part of Cycleurope Group, which is owned by the Swedish company of Grimaldi Industri AB.

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