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Interesting Facts about Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is a central Asian country that shares borders with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. It is home to approximately 29,559,100 people and occupies a total land area of 447,400 square kilometers (172,742 sq mi). It is Central Asia’s most populous country. The capital city of Uzbekistan is Tashkent . . . Read more

Interesting Facts about Burma (Myanmar)

Burma or Myanmar is a sovereign state located in Southeast Asia. It shares borders with China, India, Laos, Thailand and Bangladesh. Burma also has an extensive coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The country covers a total area of 676,578 km2 (261,227 sq mi) and is the second largest country in Southeast Asia. Burma is home to over 60,000,000 people with approximately 925,000 people residing in the capital city of Naypyidaw. However many more people reside in the former capital of Yangon (also known as Ragoon, which is still recognized by some governments as the capital of Burma) which has a population of approximately 4,348,000.

Does New Zealand Really Have More Sheep Than People

New Zealand is an island nation located to the east of Australia. It has been inhabited since the 13th century and European contact was made in the 17th century. Sheep were first introduced by the British sometime between 1773 and 1777. It is thought that British explorer James Cook brought these animals to New Zealand to feed the whalers operating in the area. Sheep have been farmed in New Zealand since this time, but sheep farming did not become a boom industry until 1856. This boom in the industry saw the number of sheep in the country reach a peak of 70 million animals in 1982. For more than 130 years sheep farming was the single most important industry in New Zealand, but the industry is now in decline due to falling wool prices and other factors.

Interesting Facts About The Bahamas

The Bahamas is a country that is made up of a number of islands located in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of the State of Florida and east of the Florida Keys. There are a total of 3000 islands, cays and inlets, as well as 180,000 square miles of ocean, that are recognized as the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is part of the chain of islands that make up the West Indies and Caribbean Islands along with the Greater Antilles and The Lesser Antilles. The Bahamas are home to approximately 360,000 people with 250,000 people living in the capital city of Nassau on the island of New Providence.

Interesting Facts about Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago are the two largest islands in the group of islands that is formally known as the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. This country is located in the southern Caribbean sea , just 11 km (6.8 mi) off the north eastern coast of Venezuela. Trinidad is the larger of the two islands with a total land area of 4,748 km2 (1,833.2 sq mi), whilst Tobago is only 300 km2 (116 sq mi) in size. Combined they have a total population of approximately 1,350,000 people. Tobago is located to the north of Trinidad and southeast of Grenada.

Interesting Facts about Aruba

Aruba is small island country located in the southern Caribbean Sea. It is part of the Lesser Antilles and is home to approximately 102,000 people. The capital city, Oranjestad, is located on the south side of the island. Aruba shares no land borders with any countries and it is located 27 km (17 mi) north of the coast of Venezuela and approximately 130 km (81 mi) east of the Guajira Peninsula, Colombia. Aruba is actually a constituent of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, along with Curaçao and Sint Maarten. The total land area of Aruba is 179 square kilometres (69.1 sq mi) making it slightly larger than Washington D.C.

Interesting Facts About Estonia

Estonia (official title: Republic of Estonia) is a European country located in the Baltic region of northern Europe. Estonia borders two bodies of water, the Gulf of Finland to the north and the Baltic Sea to the west. It has land borders with Latvia to the south and also borders the Russian Federation to the east. Estonia is a small country and covers an area of 45,227 km2 (17,462 sq mi). Estonia is home to approximately 1,294,236 people with 418,107 of those residing in the capital city of Tallinn.

Interesting Facts About Haiti

Haiti is a Caribbean country located on the western portion of the Island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antillean archipelago. Haiti is a tiny country with an area of only 27,750 square kilometres (10,714 sq mi). Despite its tiny size it is home to 9,719,932 people with approximately 897,859 of those living in its capital city of Port-au-Prince. Haiti has only one land border with the Dominican Republic to the east, and these countries share the island of Hispaniola. It is bordered to the west and the south by the Caribbean Sea and to the north by the North Atlantic Ocean.

Interesting Facts About Kuwait

Kuwait (official title: State of Kuwait) is a country in the Middle East. It is located in on the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula. Kuwait shares boarders with Saudi Arabia to the south and Iraq to the north. It also has a coastline that lies on the north-western part of the Persian Gulf. Kuwait covers an area of 17,820 square kilometers (6,880 square miles), which makes it one of the smallest countries in the world. It has a population of approximately 3.5 million people. Kuwait’s capital city Kuwait city is located in the middle of the country on the shores of the Persian Gulf.

Interesting Facts About Norway

Norway is a Scandinavian country that is located on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It is bordered to the east by Sweden and Russia and to the south by Finland. The south of Norway is bordered by the Skagerrak Strait and its vast coastline lies along the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea. Norway is home to approximately 5,033,675 people and covers a total area of 385,252 km2 (148,746 sq mi).