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by Moyo Roy
08 September 2012 | 3456 Views

Rwanda has the most female MPs in the world,
Canada has the most computers but Iceland has the most internet users and Japan has the most hospital beds.

If you want to know which country as most Facebook fanatics, check this out:

MOVIE GOERS

Total number of cinema visits in millions

1 India 4,432.7

2 United States 1,424.4

3 France 204.6

4 UK 178.6

5 Japan 170.7

MOST FEMALE MPS


Percentage of total seats

1 Rwanda 56.3

2 Andorra 50.0

3 Cuba 5.2

4 Sweden 44.7

5 Seychelles 43.8

CHARITY CHAMPS

Percentage of population who in month before survey gave money or time to charity or helped a stranger

1 US 60%

2 Ireland 59%

3 Australia 58%

=4 New Zealand 57%

=4 UK 57%

MOST EXPENSIVE OFFICE SPACE

In dollars per square foot

1 Hong Kong 150.09

2 London 142.94

3 Tokyo 118.89

4 Moscow 111.48

5 Paris 99.84

BIGGEST BOOZERS

Litres sold per head of population

1 Estonia 118.4

=2 Finland 99.5

=2 Germany 99.5

4 Australia 99.4

5 Czech Republic 95.8

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS

1 US 19

2 UK 11

3 France 9

4 Sweden 5

=5 Belgium 4

=5 Germany 4

HOSPITAL BEDS

Number of beds per 1,000 population

1 Japan 13.7

2 Belarus 11.1

3 South Korea 10.3

4 Ukraine 8.7

5 Germany 8.7

BIGGEST TOURIST SPENDERS

In millions of dollars

1 US 82,684

2 Germany 82,027

3 UK 64,113

4 China 45,953

5 France 36,403

MOST COMPUTERS

Computers per 100 people

1 Canada 124.8

2 Netherlands 117.6

3 Switzerland 102.5

4 UK 98.5

5 Sweden 98.1

FASTEST GROWING POPULATIONS

Average annual % change

1 Niger 3.52

2 Malawi 3.24

3 Uganda 3.14

4 Afghanistan 3.13

5 Iraq 3.10

STANDARD OF LIVING

Highest GDP in dollars per head

1 Luxembourg 105,190

2 Bermuda 89,240

3 Norway 85,390

4 Switzerland 67,460

5 Qatar 61,530

MOST CAR JOURNEYS

Average distance in km travelled per car per year

1 China 36,020

2 Chile 29,483

3 Peru 29,088

4 Thailand 27,790

5 India 23,882

MOST JAILBIRDS

Total prison population

1 US 2,266,832

2 China 1,640,000

3 Russia 741,600

4 Brazil 513,802

5 India 368,998


FATTEST MEN

Percentage obesity rate of population

1 US 44.2%

2 Argentina 37.4%

3 Greece 30.3%

4 Mexico 30.1%

5 Kuwait 29.6%

MOST MURDERS

Homicides per 100,000 population

1 Honduras 82.1

2 El Salvador 66

3 Ivory Coast 56.9

4 Jamaica 52.1

5 Venezuela 49

DIVORCE RATE

Number of divorces per 1,000 population

1 South Korea 4.6

2 Russia 4.5

3 Aruba 4.0

4 Belarus 3.9

5 Puerto Rico 3.8

FACEBOOK FANS

1 US 157,348,000

2 Brazil 47,011,000

3 India 45,826,000

4 Indonesia 42,272,000

5 Mexico 33,174,000

6 UK 30,945,000

HEAVIEST SMOKERS

Average daily consumption per head of population

1 Moldova 8.9

2 Serbia 7.9

3 Russia 7.4

=4 Lebanon 6.5

=4 Slovenia 6.5

WOBBLIEST WOMEN

Percentage obesity rate of population

1 Barbados 57.2

2 Kuwait 55.2

3 Trinidad & Tobago 52.7

=4 Jamaica 48.3

=4 US 48.3

TOP FOR TOURISTS

Number of tourist arrivals per year

1 France 77,526,000

2 Indonesia 68,433,000

3 US 58,248,000

4 China 54,723,000

5 Spain 52,440,000

6 Italy 45,487,000

7 UK 29,434,000

8 Turkey 25,867,000




9 Malaysia 25,111,000

10 Germany 24,808,000
 


Global facts figures

Source: Mirror

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