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50 Travel Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

50 Travel Facts THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND Travel is one of the most popular forms of leisure around the world. Everyone knows that Turkey is famous for sandy beaches and clear seas but not every tourist knows that this country has excellent ski resorts. Here's a collection of some of most unusual and amazing facts from around the world that will blow your mind. SAUDI ARABIA No Rivers! This is one of the only countries in the world that doesn't have any rivers. However, still worth a visit even if it means leaving the canoe at home. FALKLAND ISLANDS RUSSIA Sheeple City! On these remote Hotel Supreme. In the Muscovite district of islands, sheep outnumber people by at least 200 to 1. No shortage of jumpers there! Izmailovo you will find a hotel that boasts 7,500 beds and 5,000 rooms. SWITZERLAND Cite Hotel Hotel Elite. With 4 bedrooms and 12 marble bathrooms, The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson will set you back a cool £40,000 a night. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A Nation of High-flyers. Did you know, in the USA there are always at least 61,000 people flying on planes? That's more than the population of a small city! INDONESIA Volcano Mania! Indonesia has 127 active volcanoes and millions of people going about their daily lives within the danger zone. Brave or what? SINGAPORE No Tractors! This island nation is the largest country on Earth to not have any farms. It is completely urbanised. Heaven. Did you know, in this small European nation the average person consumes a whopping 22 pounds of chocolate a year? SWITZERLAND CANADA Lake Central. This country has the most lakes in the world. Statistically, this translates to 60% of the world's lakes are found in Canada. MONACO LIBYA Smallest Settlement? This tiny nation is said to be smaller Central Park in New Castles Made of Sand. This north African country is made up of a staggering 99% desert. Not somewhere than York City, and home to a mere 38,000 people. you want get lost! MALDIVES NORWAY RUSSIA How Low? This nation of islands is reported to be the lowest on Earth and will one day be swallowed by the sea. Don't miss out! Green. Over 99% of electricity produced in Norway is clean and renewable due to their extensive use of Oxygen. Siberia, with its endless, unspoilt forests and great wild landscapes produces most of the world's hydopower. precious oxygen. HAITI No Trees! Due to extensive deforestation Haiti, which borders the Dominican Republic, has practically no trees left. Shalom Ni Hao Many Tongues. With over 820 spoken languages, Papa New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. GUTEN TAG Namaste Bonjour HOLA HELLO PAPA NEW GUINEA REPUBLIC OF NAURA Fat of the Land. Formerly known as the Pleasant Island, this tiny nation is the most obese on the planet, with 95% of its population classed as overweight. This is largely down to Western food imports. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA a E i o Escape from New York. A of the prison population can be found in the USA. This quarter world's u h k l m npw amounts to 2.2 million people behind bars. That's more than the population of some countries! hola! CHINA HAWAII A Land of Few Words. The Hawaiian alphabet Another Brick in the Wall. Did you know the entire length of The Great Wall of China spans 13,000 miles? consists of only 13 letters. What more can we say? THE AMERICAS I'm Going for a Drive -I Maybe Some Time. The Americas are home to The Pan-American Highway, the world's longest motorable road. With a length of 30,000 miles, it stretches from Canada all the way down to South America. INDIA Milk and Stamps Please. India boasts 150,000 post offices as well as 270,000,000 cows. st CLASS ANDORRA High Minded. Standing at about 1000 metres, Andorra La Vella is the highest capital in Europe. FINLAND Island Central. Did you know, Finland has nearly 180,000 islands? That's more than any other nation on earth. Homeric Anthem. The national anthem of Greece has an epic 158 verses, making it the longest in the world. GREECE AFRICA Doolittle's Nightmare. What beast do you think kills the most people annually in Africa? Lions perhaps? Crocodiles? Wrong! It's the humble hippopotamus. IRAN THAILAND Krung Thap Maharakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Ancient Tree. In Iran, a 4,000 year old tree is regarded as a national monument. It is said to be the 2nd oldest tree Take a Deep Breath. Did official for know, the you ceremonial Burirom Udomratehaniwet name Mahasathan Amon Phiman Bangkok has a staggering 169 letters? Awatar Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit in the world. Olive Oil SPAIN BENIN JAPAN Square Melons? The innovative people of Japan have developed a technique to grow watermelons, An Ocean of Oil. Spain produces 45% of the world's olive oil. This Seeing Double. This Central African nation has more twins than equates to a whopping 1,500,000 other there are 27.9 twins for any country, tonnes a square easier to stack! year. every 1000 people. GUERNSEY Get orf my land! This tiny island belongs to the British Crown. However, it is a self-governing state, doesn't belong to the UK or EU, and has the power to issue its own currency. Get Rich Quick. This tiny country in the Pacific Ocean, with a population of just 11,000, is rich enough to afford the $20,000 United Nations membership fee. How? It makes lots of money by leasing out its tv domain. TUVALU THE PROVINCE OF TANNA Divinely Royal. The Katsom people of this small South Pacific island worship Prince Philip, consort to Queen Elizabeth II. They believe he is the son of god and will return to them one day. It's known as the Prince Philip Movement. FLORIDA (USA) Indoor Weather! Forget the gorgeous beaches, it's all about NASA's gigantic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). So big, it has its own weather system, complete with rain-clouds. ICELAND NEPAL Feminist Religion. Nepal is the only country on earth to worship living goddess known as Kumari. What Bunch! Lovely According to the World Economic Forum, Iceland is the friendliest nation on a earth. JAMAICA Who Do? You do. A voodoo religion known Obeahism, where adherents believe evil spirits can be used for good and bad luck, is still practiced on this Caribbean island. However, punishable by death. as it is outlawed and PALAU Jaws Land! The island country of Palau, situated in Ocean, was the first in the world the Pacific to establish a shark sanctuary. It spans 600,000 square kilometres of ocean, and protects over a endangered species. hundred shark THE BALTIC STATES I Wanna Hold Your Hand. In 1989, over 2,000,000 people held hands to form one of the longest human chains on record. It stretched all the way from Vilnius (Lithuania) to Tallinn (Estonia). It was a protest against Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. the 50 year old LADONIA Don't Despite the name, this is not a nation of lads. It is in We Need Yοu. fact a rebel state within Sweden founded by Lars Vilks. It is classed as a micronation. Ladonia PARIS (FRANCE) COSTA RICA Life is Up and Down. The Eiffel Tower lifts Peace Costa Rica's constitution forbids it from having a standing army. This is why it's home to the UN's University of Peace. Give a Chance. travel combined distance of 64,000 miles a year. SAN MARINO SAMOA VIETNAM Going tiny, landlocked state, with a population of just 33,000, is only country in the world to have Boy Meets Girl. Did you know, part of Samoan culture permits parents to raise boys as girls? know Fa'afafine. Getting Pisssssed. Did you know, in Vietnam you can buy rice wine that's been infused with whole snakes? It is said to improve health and virility. Places. This the They are as more cars than people. COLORADO PLATEAU (USA) The Trembling Giant. The Fishlake National Forest is home to one of the world's oldest living organisms. The Pando Tree net work of roots is said to be an immense 80,000 years old. VIP member Hedging Our Bets. This small island state off the east African coast is the only country to be a member of the African Union, Francophonie, Organisation of Islamic cooperation and the Arab league. CAMOROS DUBAI Record Breakers. As well as having 20% of the world's cranes, Dubai also boasts the world's tallest structure, tallest hotel, biggest shopping centre, biggest aquarium, and the world's second largest man-made marina. TURKMENISTAN Don't Forget to Bring a Pitchfork. Somewhere in the desert of Turkmenistan you will find The Door to Hell, a huge burning crater that has been on fire for 40 years. Apparently, it has a diameter of 70 metres. 50 Travel Facts THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND •

50 Travel Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

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