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What's the Biggest Country in the World?

The largest country in the world is Russia, with a size of 17 million square kilometers. Russia represents a total of 11% of the world's total area. After Russia, the world's largest countries are Canada, the United States, China, Brazil, and Australia.

The Largest Countries in the World

What's the Biggest City in the World?

Shanghai is the most populated city in the world with a total population of 24.1 million people. After Shanghai, the largest cities are Beijing, Karachi, Istanbul, and Dhaka.

The 10 Largest Cities in the World

What's the Smallest Country in the World?

Vatican City holds the distinction of being the world's smallest country, with a size of only 0.44 square kilometers, or 0.17 square miles. The other smallest countries are Monaco, Nauru, Tuvalu, San Marino, Liechtenstein, and the Marshall Islands.

The 10 Smallest Countries In The World

Which Country Has the Largest Army?

China has the largest active military in the world with over 2 million members. India has the second-largest military with 1.39 members and the United States has the third largest military with 1.34 million members.

29 Largest Armies In The World

Where the World's Most Visited Countries?

France receives more visitors than any other country in the world, with an average of 82 million visitors per year. Tied for second place is the United States and SPain, each with 75.6 million visitors.

The World's Most Visited Countries

What is the World's Longest River?

There is debate over whether or not the Amazon River or the Nile River is longer, and which river should hold the distinction of being the longest river in the world. However, scholars agree that the Amazon appears to be slightly longer, at 4,325 miles. It is estimated that the Nile River is 4,258 miles long.

The Longest Rivers in the World

Where Does Most of the World's Tea Come From?

Most of the world's tea comes from China, with India and Kenya following closely behind. China alone produces 2.47 million tonnes of tea on average per year. Some of the tea varieties produced in China include green, oolong, white, pu-erh, yellow, and jasmine.

The World's Top 10 Tea Producing Nations

What is the Largest Desert in the World?

The Antarctic Desert is the largest desert in the world with a total of 5.5 square miles. The Arctic Desert is the second largest with a total area of 5.4 million square miles. However, the Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world with a total land area of 3.5 million square miles.

The 10 Largest Deserts in the World