Biggest in the Southern Hemisphere

Last night I went to the biggest Ikea store in the southern hemisphere. It’s just around the corner from where I live, and I needed a new curtain.

I always smile when I see this claim, that something here in Australia is the largest in the southern hemisphere. It’s not uncommon. But it always strikes me as an arbitrary and modest claim. The southern hemisphere has only about half the land mass, and just 12% of the population, of the northern hemisphere.

Southern Hemisphere


1 Response to “Biggest in the Southern Hemisphere”

  1. 1 mblogler
    December 15, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Sounds like the new Ottawa Ikea which is a mammoth piece of steel & concrete sitting next to the Queensway where the old one was… according to specs at http://www.obj.ca/Real%20Estate/Non-residential/2011-11-29/article-2819701/Ikea-Ottawas-retail-destination/1 it seems to be slightly bigger in square feet / meters than yours there. “Biggest store in Canada” is the claim.

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