10 Interesting Facts About Other Countries

We loved our post on Interesting Facts about Countries, this really gave us intriguing insight into different lands.

The main thing that always sparks a high volume of curiosity is different traditions, systems and behaviors, how a countries laws affect their people and finally what quirky facts about the country make you want to visit it even more.

We have included 10 countries in this post, each very different from each other but just as interesting. Take a look, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

  • In the United States the entire Encyclopedia Brittanic is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for home beer making.
  • Singapore is the largest country without any farms.
  • The King Fahd High-way that connects Saudi Arabia with Bahrain is 25 Km long and is one of the longest High-ways in the world.
  • Papua New Guinea is one of the most diverse countries on Earth, with over 850 indigenous languages out of a population of just under 7 million.
  • The Falkland Islands have a human population of about 2,000 but a much higher sheep population of 700,000, making a ratio of 350 sheep for each person.
  • The oldest known shipwreck on Earth was excavated in Uluburun near Kas, in the Mediterranean region of Turkey.
  • Jordan was administrated by Great Britain, under the League of Nations’ Mandates System, until 1946.
  • Alexander the Great died in Babylon – which was located in Ancient Mesopotamia (present day Iraq).
  • In Australia, from 1838 to 1902 it was illegal to swim at a public beach during the day. It was seen as immoral, and men and women could only ‘bathe’ in the early morning and late evening, and never at the same time.
  • Iran has borders with ten countries, namely Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Afghanistan,  Iraq, Turkey and Armenia.

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Henno Kruger

Digital Marketing Campaign Coordinator at Junk Mail Publishing.

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2 Responses

  1. Don says:

    Singapore has got vegetable, goat, frog and fish farms.

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