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Geography:

  • Age: 4.55 billion years old

 

  • Total Area: 510.072 million sq km (196.940 million sq mi)
    Land area: 148.94 million sq km (57.506 million sq mi)
    Water area: 361.132 million sq km (139.434 million sq mi)
    Coastline: 356,000 km (221,208 mi)
    Note: 70.8% of the world is water, 29.2% is land.

 

  • Land Boundaries: 251,480.24 km (156,262.58 mi) not counting shared boundaries twice.

 

  • Climate: Two large areas of polar climates are seperated by two rather narrow temperature zones from a wide equatorial band of trophical to subtrophical climates.

 

  • Terrain: Highest elevation is Mt. Everest at 8,850 m (29,035 ft) and lowest land depression is the Dead Sea at -411 m (-1,349 ft) below sea level. The greatest ocean depth is the Mariana Trench at -10,924 (-35,840 ft) in Pacific Ocean.

 

  • Land Use: Arable land: 10.73%.
    Permanent Crops: 1%
    Other: 88.27%
    Irrigated land: 2,714,320 sq km (1,048,005 sq mi)

Populations Countries, 2008

Country

Population (in Million)

China

1,324.7

India

1,149.3

United States

304.5

Indonesia

239.9

Brazil

195.1

Pakistan

172.8

Nigeria

148.1

Bangladesh

147.3

Russia

141.9

Japan

127.7

Largest Population Growth or Decline , 2008

Country

Percent

Uganda

263

Niger

261

Burundi

220

Liberia

216

Guinea-Bissau

205

Congo, Dem. Rep.

185

Timor-Leste (East Timor)

179

Mali

169

Somalia

166

Angola

155

Rank Order - Birth Rates

Country

Birth Rate(births/1000 population)

Niger

49.62

Mali

49.38

Uganda

48.15

Afghanistan

45.82

Sierra Leone

45.08

Burkina Faso

44.68

Somalia

44.12

Angola

44.09

Congo, Dem. Rep.

43.00

Liberia

42.92

INDIA(Rank-87)

22.22

Rank Order - Death Rates

Country

Birth Rate (death/1000 population)

Swaziland

30.70

Angola

24.44

South Africa

22.70

Lesotho

22.33

Sierra Leone

22.26

Zimbabwe

21.70

Liberia

21.45

Zambia

21.35

Mozambique

20.29

Niger

20.26

INDIA(Rank-150)

6.40

Ten Most Happy Countries

Denmark

 

Puerto Rico

 

Colombia

 

Iceland

 

Northern Ireland

 

Republic of Ireland

 

Switzerland

 

Netherlands

 

Canada

 

Austria

 

Ten Most UnHappy Countries

Zimbabwe

 

Armena

 

Moldova

 

Belarus

 

Ukraine

 

Albania

 

Iraq

 

Bulgaria

 

Georgia

 

Russia

 

Most Stable and Prosperous Countries

Vatican

99

Sweden

99

Luxembourg

99

Monaco

98

Gibraltar

98

San Marino

98

Liechtenstein

97

United Kingdom

97

The Netherlands

97

United States(22nd)

93

Most UnStable

Central African Republic

39

Democratic Congo

38

Chad

38

Zimbabwe

38

Haiti

38

Ivory Coast

36

Afghanistan

36

Sudan

35

Somalia

29

Gaza and West Bank

27

Most Educated Countries in the world

Rank

Country

Percentage of Population

1

Canada

44.0

2

United States

38.4

3

Japan

37.4

4

Sweden

33.4

5

Finland

33.3

6

Denmark

31.9

7

Australia

31.3

8

Norway

31.0

9

New Zealand

30.9

10

South Korea

29.5

Corruption Percentage Index

Position

Country

Score

1

Denmark

9.3

1

New Zealand

9.3

1

Sweden

9.3

4

Singapore

9.2

5

Finland

9.0

5

Switzerland

9.0

7

Iceland

8.9

7

Netherlands

8.9

9

Australia

8.7

9

Canada

8.7

11

Luxembourg

8.3

12

Austria

8.1

12

Hong Kong

8.1

14

Germany

7.9

14

Norway

7.9

16

Ireland

7.7

16

United Kingdom

7.7

18

Belgium

7.3

18

Japan

7.3

18

USA

7.3

85

INDIA

3.4

 

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