39 Interesting Country Facts


The term country indicates a political territory or a nation. There are more than 200 countries in the world. Each country is distinct and unique. Read more to know some of the most interesting facts about the countries across the globe.  

World Map
World Map

39 Interesting Country Facts

  1. Russia is the biggest country in the world by landmass, measuring 17,125,200 square kilometer's (6,612,100 square miles). It includes eleven different time zones and shares land border with 14 neighboring countries.
  2. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world by landmass, measuring just 0.44 square kilometer's (0.2 square miles). It is also known as the Holy See. As of 2017, Vatican City has the smallest national population in the world.
  3. China, as of 2017 has the largest national population in the world.
  4.  As the most linguistically diverse country in the world, over 820 languages are spoken in Papua New Guinea or 12% of the world's total.
  5. Three nations are completely surrounded by another country. The Republic of San Marino enclaved within Italy. Vatican City, enclaved within the city of Rome, Italy. The Kingdom of Lesotho, enclaved within South Africa.
  6. Malta has the highest rate of emigration in the world.
  7.  Saudi Arabia has the least number of rivers.
  8. India has the largest number of post offices in the world. The world's highest post office is also located in India (Hikkim) which is located at 15,500 feet.
  9.  Singapore is the largest country in the world with no farms.
  10. Afghanistan produces a whopping 95% of world's opium.
  11. Bhutan is the only country in the world that measures Gross Domestic Happiness (GDH) instead of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
  12. Taiwan became the first country in the world to offer free Wi-Fi connectivity to its citizens and all its foreign tourists.
  13. Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey is the only city in the world to be located in two continents - Europe and Asia.
  14. Streets in Japan do not have names.
  15. Nauru has the most overweight population in the world with over 95% of its population overweight. It is also a country without a capital.
  16. Canada has the longest coastline in the world, stretching for 202,080 Km (125,567 miles). It also has the longest street in the world - Yonge Street - that runs for 1896 Km (1,178 miles) from Lake Ontario to the Ontario-Minnesota border.
  17. France covers 12 time zones, the most in the entire world.
  18. Haiti is the most deforested country in the world, with only 2% of its forest remaining.
  19. Kiribati is the only country in the world to fall into all four hemispheres, straddling the equator and extending into the eastern and western hemisphere.
  20. Fiji is only country other than India with Hindi as an official language.
  21. The Siberian Taiga in Russia produces more oxygen and absorbs more carbon dioxide than all tropical rain-forest combined.
  22. Turkmenistan, the central Asian country is home to the Derwese crater or "The Door to Hell" that has been burning since 1971.
  23. The land of Greenland is unable to grow the grass field due to extreme weather condition and thus they are unqualified for joining FIFA.
  24. The least religious country in the world is Estonia.
  25. Maldives has an average height about 1.8 meters above sea level which makes it the first country posing the risk of disappearing underwater because of the rising sea level due to global warming.
  26. 99% of Libya is covered with desert.
  27. Canada has 60% of all the lakes in the world.
  28.  Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 islands, effectively making it the world's largest archipelago.
  29. Iceland has no mosquitoes at all. Not even one.
  30. Netherland is the only country with no abandoned pets.
  31. India is the world's largest democracy, with more than 1.2 billion people.
  32. Ethiopia follows a calendar that is seven years behind the rest of the world.
  33. America has the highest population of people behind bars with over 2.2 million prisoners.
  34. Cuba and North Korea are only two countries where you can't buy Coca Cola.
  35. France is the most visited country in the world.
  36. More earth quakes occur in Japan than any other country in the world.
  37. Only 2 countries use purple color in their flag. They are Dominica and Nicaragua.
  38. Liberia and Ethiopia are the only 2 countries in Africa that weren't colonized by European countries.
  39. More twins are born in Nigeria than any other country.
Hope you enjoyed reading Interesting Country Facts. Do not shy to share it with your friends.

Comments