20 interesting facts about the countries of the world, which we bring to your attention. This collection consists of a variety of interesting facts about the countries of the world.
1. Country with the largest number of people behind bars: USA. When it comes to imprisoning someone, this country is second to none. In the United States, 5% of the total population of the Earth lives, and 25% of the total number of prisoners in the world are in prisons here, -2, 2 million people.
The second place is taken by Russia - the country with the lowest percentage of acquittals in the civilized world - 1.5 million. In third place is China, 870 thousand.
2. The country with the fattest citizens: Nauru. 95% of the population of this small island nation is overweight. Cause? Nothing special, they just eat too much and move too little.
3. Country most likely to be underwater soon: Maldives. The inhabitants of the Maldives have a serious reason to fear flooding: due to global warming, the islands are sinking more and more every year.
4. Country covering the maximum number of time zones: France. If you take into account all the territories of France, including overseas, it turns out that this country is located in 12 time zones. The USA occupies 11 belts, Russia - 9.
5. The only country in the world with coral roads: Guam. There is no natural sand in Guam, so asphalt is made there using coral and oil.
6. Country with the most lakes: Canada. 60% of all lakes in the world are located in Canada: more than 3, 000, 000 lakes, which occupy 9% of Canadian land.
7. The driest country: Libya. 99% of Libya is covered with desert, in some regions it has not rained for decades.
8. Country-largest producer of opium: Afghanistan. An incredible 95% of the world's opium is produced here.
9. Country-the largest producer of oxygen in the world: Russia. Siberia is home to approximately 25% of the world's forests, which cover an area larger than the continental United States, making Russia the world's most powerful processor of carbon dioxide into valuable oxygen.
10. Country with least forest: Haiti. Forests in Haiti are almost completely deforested. This can be seen even in satellite images: you can determine where Haiti borders the Dominican Republic, in which forests are still growing.
11. The most non-peaceful country in the world: Somalia. According to the Global Peace Index, Somalia has overtaken Iraq to become the most belligerent country in the world, constantly attacking neighboring countries. The Somalis are in both a state of constant war and a state of continuous revolution. All this is due to the fact that Somalia is the poorest country, in which the population does not even have enough food.
12. The most educated country in the world: Canada. 50% of the population of this country have education not lower than specialized secondary. Canada is followed by Israel with 45% and Japan with 44%.
13. The world's largest city-state: Singapore.
14. Country with the most Yazaks: Papua New Guinea. Although English is the official language in this country, in fact it is a pure formality: English is spoken here by no more than 2% of the population. The inhabitants of Papua New Guinea use more than 820 different languages, which is 12% of the world's languages.
15. Country with the highest number of sheep per capita: Falkland Islands (UK). It is home to 3, 000 people and 500, 000 sheep. Unsurprisingly, wool exports are the main source of income for the islands.
16. The least densely populated country is Mongolia. The population density of Mongolia is 4 people per 1.5 km2. Compare this to Hong Kong's Mong Kok area, which has the world's highest population density: 340, 000 per square kilometer and a half.
17. Country with the most tanks: Russia. There are 21, 000 tanks in Russia, followed by the USA with 16, 000 tanks.
18. Country with the world's youngest population: Niger. Roughly half of Niger's population is under 15 years of age. Since 80% of this country's territory is covered with desert, it looks like the only thing left to do there is children.
19. Country with the largest number of non-residents: Malta. After several economic crises, coupled with an increased birth rate, Malta has experienced several waves of emigration, which has led to the fact that at the moment more of its citizens live outside Malta than in itself.
20. The most diverse country in the world: India. In almost every dimension: cultural, economic, climatic, racial, linguistic, ethnic and religious, India is the most diverse in the world, or it ranks second.