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Unique Countries Of The World
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Apr 22, 2012
Unique Countries Of The World
Australia : Country As Well Continent
Australia is the only country in the world which covers a whole
continent, every other continent has more than one country. It is the only
country that is also a continent, and the only continent that is also a country.
It is the sixth largest country in the world with a total area of 7,686,850 sq km (2,967,909 sq. mi), making it slightly smaller than the contiguous 48 states of the United States and 31.5 times larger than the United Kingdom. The photo is of olgas in Northern Territory of Australia.
Canada: Country Of Lakes
Canada has an extremely large number of lakes. More than 60 percent
of the world's lakes are in Canada, this is because of the deranged drainage
system that dominates the country. Canada has a huge number of lakes (the
exact total number is unknown). Part of the reason is that Canada has at least 3 million lakes and in some regions, there are as many as 30 lakes for every 100 sq km (39 sq mi). The picture of Peyto Lake.
Mongolia : Least Densely Populated Country
The country with the world's lowest population density is Mongolia
with a population density of approximately 4,4 people per square mile
(1,7 people/sq km). Mongolia's 2.5 million people occupy over 600,000
square miles of land (about 1,560,000 sq km). Most of that population is
in urban areas, since development in Mongolia's vast deserts and grazing
lands is hindered in part by drought and dust storms, leaving those parts
of the country nearly as empty as they were in Genghis Khan's time.
Libya :Country Of Deserts
Country with the highest percentage of desert is Libya (99%). The Libyan
Desert, which covers most of Libya, is one of the most arid places on earth.
In some places, decades may pass without rain, and even in the highlands
rainfall seldom happens, once every 5-10 years. The picture is Libyan Desert.
Suriname :Country Of Jungles
The estimated forest area is 14.8 million hectares (57 000 sq mi), which
is 91% of the total land area (16.3 million hectares or 63 000 sq mi).
Suriname's extensive forest cover and low population, about 400,000
concentrated in the capital and coastal cities, give it one of the lowest deforestation rates in the world. Only 5 percent of the population lives in
the rainforest; this includes indigenous peoples and six tribes of Maroons-descendants of escaped slaves who recreated forest communities centuries
ago and today retain their traditional West African style. The photo is of central Suriname Nature Reserve.
Ukraine :Fastest Disappearing Nation
The country with the highest decrease in the natural birth rate is Ukraine,
with a natural decrease of 0.8% each year. Ukraine is expected to lose
28% of their population between now and 2050 (from 46.8 million now to
33.4 million in 2050).
Netherlands :Country Below Sea Level
More than half of the Netherlands sits below sea level, and if a massive
storm were to break through the dunes, Rotterdam would be inundated in
24 hours. Today, approximately 27 percent of the Netherlands is actually
below sea level. This area is home to over 60 percent of the country's population of 15.8 million people. The Netherlands, which is approximately the size of the U.S. states Connecticut and Massachusetts combined, has an approximate average elevation of 11 meters (36 feet). The Netherlands ties Lemmefjord, Denmark for claim to the lowest point in Western Europe - Prince Alexander Polder lies at 23 feet (7 meters) below sea level.
Tuvalu :The Least Visited Country
This is the fourth smallest country in the world. Tuvalu is located
halfway between Australia and Hawaii, and it's predicted to be the first
country to vanish beneath the waves when global warming pushes sea-
levels high enough. It's also very difficult to get to - you're looking at
sporadic, expensive flights from Fiji. Tuvalu has a grand total of 1,100
tourists a year.
Indonesia :Country Of Islands
Indonesia consists of more than 17,500 islands with a total coastline
of 81,350 km (50,549 miles). Around 6,000 of these are inhabited. The
largest islands are Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Bali, Lombok and
Flores. This country contains 10-15 percent of the world's coral reefs.
India :Country Of Geographical Diversities
The uniqueness of Indian culture lies in its geographical diversities,
natural wealth, vast population and people's attitude among other things.
There are few countries, which may compare with extreme climatic
conditions like India has. When people in the northern parts of country would
be shivering with chilling cold one can find people in the south bare feet.
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