14 fun facts about the world

1. In the Falkland Islands there are approximately 200 times as many sheep as there are people.

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2. The 1800 square meter Royal Penthouse Suite in Hotel President Wilson is probably the most luxurious accommodation you can find in Geneva. With its 12 bedrooms, and the same amount of marble bathrooms, it’s the biggest suite in all of Europe.

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3. Indonesia is located right where two continental plates meet and has a staggering 127 active volcanoes.

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4. The population of Switzerland eats the most chocolate in the world – more than 10 kg per person and year.

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5. Canada has the most lakes in the entire world. The country is actually home to 60 % of all the lakes on the planet.

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6. The area of Monaco is smaller than Central Park in New York. Perhaps something you should think about the next time you’re strolling through the park in The Big Apple.

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7. Libya, in northern Africa, consists of more than 90 % desert.

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8. It is often said that the Maldives is the country with the lowest altitude. The majority of the islands are no more than 2 meters above sea level.

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9. In Papua New Guinea, north of Australia, there are more than 800 different local languages. The three official ones however are English, Tok Pisin and Hiri Motu.

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10. The Hawaiian alphabet contains only 13 letters.

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11. Want to go on a proper road trip? The Pan-American Highway goes all the way from Canada to South America.

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12. The highest situated capital in Europe is Andorra’s, called Andorra la Vella and located approximately 1000 meters above sea level.

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13. Finland has the largest number of islands in the world – namely 180 000 of them.

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14. You are probably familiar with the capital of Thailand as Bangkok. But the ceremonial name is actually ”Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit”.

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