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24 :      Most Likely to Disappear Beneath the  Waves                 Maldives 

With all the talks of global warming and  rising sea levels, it is the residents of the Maldives that have  the greatest reason to fear. 
With an average  height of around 1.8 meters above sea level their nation is the  lowest on Earth. 


23:      Most Overweight  Population                  Nauru 

With over 95% of its population being  overweight, the small island nation of Nauru is by far the  fattest country on Earth. 
Its obesity  epidemic is primarily attributed to the importation of western  fast food 
that  coincided with an increased standard of living in the 20th  century 
due to  the global popularity of its phosphate exports. 


22:      Roads Made of  Coral                      Guam 

Because Guam doesn't have any natural  sand, but rather coral, 
the island nation  makes its asphalt using a mix of ground coral and oil rather  than importing sand from abroad. 


21:      Most Sheep for Every  Person                Falkland Islands ( UK ) 

With only about 3,000 people the Falkland  Islands are home to approximately half-a million-sheep. 
With about 350  sheep per person, not surprisingly, wool is a major export. 


20:      Oldest Sovereign  State  (supposed to be)                              Egypt 

This largely depends upon your definition  of a sovereign state 
but if you are  going by first acquisition of sovereignty then Egypt would be  the first country in the world 
to achieve  sovereignty based upon the formation of the first dynasty in  3100 BC. 


19:      Most Lakes in the  World                          Canada 

With over three million lakes, 9% of  Canadian territory is actually fresh water 
and over  60%  of all the lakes in the world are found within its borders. 


18:      Least Likely Place to Meet Your  Neighbor                       Mongolia 

At 4 people per square mile Mongolia is  the least densely populated country on Earth. 
Compare this to the  Mong Kok district of Hong Kong that has the highest population  density in the world 
with 340,000 people  per square mile. 


17:      Largest Number of  Tanks                       Russia 

It is a strange title to hold, but Russia   has by far the most tanks of any army in the world  (21,000). 
Unfortunately for  the motherland, most of these outdated machines are tributes to  its past, 
and  although outnumbered (16,000), the United States has a much more  advanced tank inventory. 


16:      The Land of No   Rivers                   Saudi Arabia 

Sounds a bit strange doesnt it? 
For a country as  big as Saudi Arabia there has to be at least some sort of  flowing water. 
Well, there  isn't. 
Most of  their fresh water comes from desalinization plants or  underground reservoirs. 


15:      Youngest Population of Any  Country                     Niger 

Generally the world's youngest country is  determined by calculating the portion of the population that is  younger than 15. 
Presently it is  Niger that holds this distinction with roughly half of its  population having barely reached puberty (49%). 


14:      Most Diverse Country in the  World                 India 

In almost every category, culturally,  economically, climatically, racially, linguistically,  ethnically, and religiously 
India is either the  most diverse countries in the world, or the runner-up. 


13:      Fastest Disappearing  Nation                 Ukraine 

With a natural decrease in population of  0.8% annually, 
between now and  2050 Ukraine is expected to lose around 30% of its people. 


12:      Most of its Citizens Live  Abroad                              Malta 

After some rough economic times coupled  with an increased birth rate, 
Malta experienced  significant immigration. 
It was so  significant that there are now more Maltese living abroad than  within the country itself. 


11:      Smaller than Central Park in New York  City                    Monaco 

Although Vatican City is smaller at 0.17  sq miles than Monaco 0.8 sq miles, 
unlike Monaco it  doesn't have any permanent residents, 
which leaves Monaco   as the smallest permanently inhabited nation in the world,  smaller than Central Park .. 


10:      Almost Entirely Covered in  Jungle                 Suriname 

With 91% of its land covered in jungle,  Suriname 's half-a-million residents live primarily along the  coast near the capital. 
Only 5% of the  population - mainly indigenous people - live inland. 


9:        Almost Entirely  Treeless               Haiti 

On the opposite end of the spectrum is  Haiti , a country that has been so badly deforested that you can  tell where 
it  borders the Dominican Republic by looking at a satellite image (  Haiti is on the left in the photo above). 


8:        Largest Country with No  Farms                      Singapore 

Although there are a number of small  nations in the world that show no hint of having an agriculture  based economy,
(take Vatican City   for example), Singapore is the largest of these urban  city-states. 


7:        Most Languages  Spoken                        Papua New Guinea 

Although English is its official  language, only 1.5% of the population actually speak it. 
As the most  linguistically diverse country in the world, 
over 820 languages  are spoken in Papua New Guinea , or 12% of the world's total  languages. 


6:        Most Educated  People                   Canada 
Wow!! Way to  go!!

With 50% of its population having been  educated at the post secondary level, 
Canada easily has  the most educated populace in the world. 
It is followed by  Israel at 45% and Japan at 44%. 


5:        The Country   Desert              Libya 

With 99% of the country covered in  desert, Libya is one of the most arid places in the world 
and in some regions  decades may go by without a single drop of rain. 


4:        Least Peaceful Nation in the  World                Somalia 

Although for the last three years, IRAQ   has been ranked as the least peaceful country in the world, 
according to the  'Global Peace Index', Somalia overtook it this year for the top  spot. 


3:        Produces Most of the World's  Oxygen                   Russia 

Siberia is home to approximately 25% of  the world's forests 
that span an area  larger than the continental United States , 
making Russia the  largest converter of CO2 into breathable  compounds. 


2:        World's Largest Opium  Producer                   Afghanistan 

Producing a whopping 95% of the world's  opium, 
not  even 10 years of occupation by American forces have slowed down  the industry.


1:        Most People Behind  Bars                      United States 

When it comes to incarcerating its  population, the United States is the worlds uncontested  leader. 
With  2.2 million people behind bars, it has 5% of the Worlds  population, but 25% of the worlds incarcerated population. 
China comes in  second place at 1.5

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