Here are 25 startling facts you probably didn't know about these countries...
|Afghanistan is the world's largest opium producer with 95% of the total production.|
It's even growing after 10 years of U.S occupation (wink ;} wink).
has the most educated people with 50% of its population having been
educated at the post secondary level. It is followed by Israel (45%) and Japan (44%).
I've lived there for three years and you could somehow feel it.
Falkland Islands (U.K ) has 350 sheep for every person. With only about
3,000 people the Falkland Islands are home to there are approximately half a
million sheep. Not surprisingly, wool is a major export.
France covers the most time zones. If you count everything, including overseas territories,
then France claims the title by covering 12 zones. The United States would be the runner-up
with 11 and then Russia with 9.
Roads in Guam are made of corals. Because Guam doesn't have any natural sand, the island
nation makes its asphalt using a mix of ground coral and oil rather than importing sand from abroad.
Haiti is almost entirely treeless. The country that has been so badly deforested that you can tell where it borders the Dominican Republic by looking at a satellite image (Haiti is on the left in the photo).
Russia has the largest number of tanks. It is a strange title to hold, but Russia has by far the most tanks of any army in the world (21,000). Unfortunately for the motherland, most of these outdated machines are tributes to its past. And though outnumbered (16,000), the United States has a much more advanced tank inventory.
Libya is 99% desert. Libya is one of the most arid places in the world and in some regions decades may go by without a single drop of rain.
Canada has the most lakes in the world. With over 3 million lakes 9% of Canadian territory is actually fresh water and over 60% of all the lakes in the world are found within its borders. I'm ashamed to say that I have only visited about 7 or 9 until now.
Singapore is the largest country with no farms. Although there are a number of small nations in the world that show no hint of having an agriculture-based economy (Vatican City for example), Singapore is the largest of these urban city-states.
Somalia is the least peaceful nation of the world. Although for the last three years Iraq has been ranked as the least peaceful country in the world, according to the Global Peace Index Somalia overtook it this year for the top spot.
Suriname is almost entirely covered in jungles. With 91% of its land covered in jungle Suriname's half a million residents live primarily along the coast near the capital. Only 5% of the population (mainly indigenous people) live inland.
Ukraine is the fastest disappearing nation. With a natural decrease in population of .8% annually, between now and 2050 Ukraine is expected to lose around 30% of its people. I wonder where they went.