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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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