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30 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About These Countries

Historical Facts | January 21, 2016

1. The tiny island of Nauru is the fattest nation on earth. About 95% of its adult population is overweight!
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2. Over 800 languages are spoken in Papua, New Guinea.
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3. New Zealand was the first country that gave women the right to vote in 1893.
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4. Oldest sovereign state – Egypt
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5. Dogs gave name to the Canary Islands
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6. Roads made of coral – Guam
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7. Largest country with no farms – Singapore. The entire island is a metropolis!
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8. Youngest population of any country – Niger
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9. In Australia the population of kangaroos (about 50 millions) is more than double than the population of the people living there.
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10. Most lakes in the world – Canada
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11. In Milan, there is still a law that requires citizens to smile at all times while being in public places, except funerals or hospital visits.
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12. Has 350 sheep for every person – Falkand Islands (UK)
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13. Fastest disappearing nation – Ukraine
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14. Siberia contains more than 25% of the world’s forests.
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15. Almost entirely covered in jungle – Suriname
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16. The land of no rivers – Saudi Arabia
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17. The “country desert” – Libya
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18. Almost entirely treeless – Haiti
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19. Most educated people – Canada
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20. Least peaceful nation in the world – Somalia
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21. World’s largest opium producer – Afghanistan
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22. Most people behind bars – United States
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23. Covers the most time zones – France
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24. Most likely to disappear beneath the waves – Maldives
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25. Least likely place to meet your neighbor – Mongolia
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26. Largest number of tanks – Russia
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27. Most diverse country in the world – India
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28. Most of its citizens live abroad – Malta
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29. Smaller than Central Park in New York City – Monaco
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30. In Turkey, purple is the color of mourning and not black.
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