Vietnam facts and information

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Vietnam is the largest exporter of cashews in the world, and the second largest exporter of rice. Instead of bells, traditional gongs are used to call the Vietnamese children to school. Although Vietnam is a developing country, it has a literacy rate of 94%. Among all developing...

Thailand

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Thailand is the world’s 20th most populous country, with close to 67 million people. The full spelling of its capital, Bangkok, was clearly finalised before the days of Twitter. It is known to Thais as Krung Thep Maha Nakho, but its full ceremonial name is Krungthepmahanakhon...

Switzerland

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Switzerland’s climate is ideal, with no excessive heat, cold or humidity, and varies according to region. In the north, the climate is moderate, with cold winters and warm summers; temperatures drop in the mountainous east; the west has a mild climate; while in the south...

Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is known as both the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’ and the ‘teardrop of India’ due to its shape. In Sri Lanka, when someone shakes their head from side to side with a slight wiggle, it actually means “yes.” Although cricket is the most popular sport in Sri Lanka, the...

Singapore

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Singapore consists only of one main island and 63 other tiny islands. Most of these islands are uninhabited. Singapore is among the 20 smallest countries in the world, with a total land area of only 682.7 square kilometres. The USA is about 15,000 times bigger. Apart from Monaco,...

Russia

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Each Russian consumes 18 litres (4.8 US gal) of alcohol per year, doubling what experts consider dangerous. In Russia there are 09 million more Women than men Russia & America are less than 4 km apart at the nearest point. Russia is bigger than Pluto. There are over 500,000...

Malaysia

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Federal election constitutional monarchy – is a governmental form of rule in Malaysia. The country is divided on the 13 states and on the 3 federal type of territories. Rajas and sultans – are the heads of territories, and their titles are inherited. Every five years the sultans...

Macau

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In addition to being Macau’s largest natural beach, 4,000 year old ceramics were also excavated from the the Hac Sa Beach or Black Sandy Bay beach. 295 percent of the total population of Macau is Chinese. It is the only place in China where gambling is allowed The Cathedral...

Indonesia

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Indonesia is officially called the Republic of Indonesia. The country of Indonesia is ethnically diverse, with around 300 distinctive native ethnic groups and over 740 different languages and dialects spoken in the country. Indonesia is part of the Malay Archipelago covering...

Hong Kong

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The Peak Tram became the first cable funicular in Asia in 1888 and remains one of the steepest and oldest cable railroads in the world. An average of over 11,000 people ride the Peak Tram every day or more than 4 million annually. Approximately 3/4 of of Hong Kong is rural,...
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