We are going to start our knowledge journey with “10 Interesting facts about countries across the world”.

So, the vast majority of these are factual data, and they might have changed. Meanwhile, a few information is from 2012. Some is later. So, in spite of the way that not much has presumably fundamentally changed somewhat recently, remember this. Most importantly, we have the country with the world's biggest detainee populace, the United States of America, and request in 2012, observed that the USA have more than 2 million individuals in the slammer.

That is more than the whole populace of Latvia, and practically twofold the number of inhabitants in Cyprus. Each of the US populace addresses 5% of the world. In any case, their detainees address 25% of the world's detainee populace. As other participants we have China with 1.5 million detainees, Brazil, with 690,000, and Russia with 580,000 individuals in care. At the lower part of this rundown, we have San Marino with an amazing three individuals enlisted as detainees. Yet, when we check out rates, explicitly the imprisonment rate per 100,000 individuals, notwithstanding having the US in the lead position also, we have El Salvador and Turkmenistan in second and third places because of their lower populace sums.

Next, a country which makes most of its national income off the internet. Tuvalu, a country in the Pacific Ocean of Polynesian culture, and with only about 10,000 people living their independence since 1978, but still have the British Queen as head of state. For some time, Tuvalu wasn't able to join the UN, not because of any problem with other countries recognition of sovereignty or violation of any rights, but simply because they couldn't afford the $100,000 entrance fee. But all their problems were solved in the year 2000. They were attributed the abbreviation of.tv for online domains, and since it's a desirable domain, because of television, they negotiated a 12 year lease for it for $15 million. Keep in mind that their GDP in 2016 was a mere $39 million, so they make more money off leasing their web domain than they do with their economy. With this money, they were able to invest in their country, and also finally joined the UN as the 180/9 member.

Third on the list, we have the country with the most spoken languages, but poor New Guinea, English is the official language, but only on paper, a mere one to 2% of the population actually speak it on a daily basis. Hundreds of others are used by the native population 820 To be precise, counting 12% of the world's total number of languages in one country alone. But, we're New Guinea is also full of other interesting facts, like the number of languages demonstrate, it's one of the world's most diverse countries, and also one of the least explored on earth due to its dense rainforest, there are projected to be many undiscovered animal species leaving incited. Despite having a poor population, which is mostly focused on agriculture. The country has discovered large deposits of oil and natural gas, which might help change the economic reality of the country.

Next, we have an interesting fact about Greenland. They're big fans of football ever since the Danish settlers brought it over when it colonised the island. But sadly, they aren't allowed to join FIFA. Greenland's weather makes it impossible for grass to grow, or at least the type of grass that FIFA regulation requires. Since they aren't able to have regulation stadiums or fields. They aren't allowed to host official games, which makes it impossible for them to compete in official international competitions. Their fields are made of synthetic grass, but apparently that wasn't enough for FIFA to let them join. So in the eyes of international football, they're kind of seen as part of Denmark. The Faroe Islands, however, also politically tied to Denmark have their own team and football independence if you will.

In fifth, we have the world's most overweight country. And keep in mind that this is percentage wise. Nauru in the Pacific Ocean has the world's largest percentage of overweight people at an astounding 95% However, Nauru has a reasonably small population, in fact, it's the world's smallest island nation, covering only 21 square kilometres. So, when you compare it to other countries like the US with 33%, or the UK which 27% These countries actually have more overweight people. Nauru is only had in terms of percentage. The top spot on this list has changed throughout each year and usually it's taker is another Pacific island of the same sorts. The low population on each of them makes it easy for any problem to affect a majority of the population. Another fun fact about Nauru is that it's the only Republican state in the world, which doesn't have an official capital. I guess their size is so small that it doesn't make sense to have one.

Now we take a look at a country which is at the centre of the world. Kind of Kiribati is the only country on Earth, which falls into all four hemispheres, having the equator cross through it, and spreading over the eastern and western hemispheres. Being located where these lines are meet. Keep in mind that it's an archipelago and its land is spread across these dividing lines through many islands. Because of this, it's the country where the sun rises, the earliest. Being the first country, to see the new year, every time December 31 comes around. It has 33 adults and reef islands, only 21 of which are inhabited, and 90% of the population lives on the Gilbert Islands. It has around 100,000 people, which seems like a reasonable amount for a set of small islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

We travel to North Korea for the next one. The country in a world which is arguably the most closed off to the exterior does its reputation justice, with its usage of a specific and exclusive computer operating system. Forget disputes between iOS or Windows. The few North Koreans with access to a computer use an operating system called “Red Star” or Wes”. It's based on Linux and was developed by the Korean computer centre. Before its development, It is said that most computers in the country use the Red Hat, Linux OS or Windows XP. Some screenshots make it look actually pretty similar to the early versions of Apple computers. In 2013, Leader Kim Jong-un was seen with an iMac on his desk in photo. So, this might be the reason for the look similarity. It uses a modified Firefox browser called “Naenara” which translates to my country.

Next, North Sentinel Island. Not actually country but worth a mention since it's pretty interesting. They are located on North Sentinel Island off the coast of Burma and India in the Bay of Bengal. They are a civilization which remain up to this day, the most isolated tribe in the world. Avoiding contact with any type of people who come from the exterior. In the time of colonialism, the British in control of India tried contacting them, but it didn't go so well. And independent India had a similar experience with the locals. People were so curious to see them that the local government who technically owns the islands had to make it illegal for people to visit it, especially because the locals tended to not be very friendly towards visitors. A few years back, two fishermen crossed into their waters and were killed. And when a tsunami hit the region, India sent a helicopter to check on the natives. And then they started shooting arrows at a helicopter so one can assume that they were okay.

Moving to Ethiopia. Ethiopia is really interesting as a country. Having a lot of cool pieces of history, like it being one of the two only countries in Africa, not to be colonised by the Europeans. But for this listing, I have another interesting fact. Due to the strong presence of Coptic Orthodox churches in the country, Ethiopia's traditional calendar is seven years behind the rest of the Western world, being the second largest populated country in Africa. With over 90 million people, which on the 31st of December of this year, we'll be celebrating going into 2011.

Lastly, we have the world's quickest disappearing country. Latvia as at 2017, no other country on Earth is having a larger population decrease than Latvia. In 2017, Statistics point to a loss of 18.2% of its population. Mostly due to young people moving outside of the country. Ever since the country joined the EU. Its people have gotten a closer look at the quality of life in other European countries. And since they now have free movement of people, the national population has gone abroad in search for better chances. The same thing has happened with its Baltic neighbours of Estonia and Lithuania.