Top 10 Largest Countries in the World (by total area km²):
List of countries (and dependencies) ranked by area
|#||Country||% of world landmass|
|4||United States||6.1 %|
Russia is the largest country by far, with a total area of about 17 million square kilometers.
The three smallest countries in the world are Vatican City, an enclave within Rome, Italy. Monaco, a principality at the Mediterranean coast and an enclave within Southern France, and Nauru, an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
The most dangerous countries to visit in 2022 are Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen according to the latest Travel Risk Map, an interactive tool produced by security specialists at International SOS.
|2.||United States||$50 trillion|
Jan 3, 2022
The Pacific island nation of Samoa and parts of Kiribati were the first places in the world to welcome 2021, leaving behind a year which was marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on society. It takes 26 hours for all time zones to reach the new year.
Finland was voted the happiest country in the world for the fifth straight year, and it is joined by other European countries in the annual World Happiness Report.
We scored the top spot in "Quality of Life" and "Social Purpose," too. It looks like our country gained some serious bragging rights this year according to the 2021 "Best Countries in the World" U.S. News report, where Canada ranked number one overall.
Gifts for new mothers, endless parental leaves, support for the unemployed, and of course free education and healthcare, make it fun to be a Finn.
Afghanistan ranked last in the World Happiness Report among 149 countries surveyed, with Lebanon following. Afghanistan is the unhappiest country in the world – even before the Taliban swept to power last August.
Most Finns are Christians. The largest religious community in Finland is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (Suomen evankelis-luterilainen kirkko), to which about 70% of the population belongs. The Orthodox Church of Finland is the second largest religious community.
Religion in Russia is diverse with Christianity, especially Russian Orthodoxy, being the most widely professed faith, but with significant minorities of non-religious people and adherents of other faiths.
According to the CIA World Factbook, 60.2% of the population identify as Lutheran (i.e. the Church of Sweden), 8.5% identify with some other religion (including Roman Catholic, Orthodox or Baptist Christianity as well as Islam, Judaism and Buddhism), while a further 31.3% of the population do not identify or did not ...
Italy is officially a secular state. However, its religious and social landscape is deeply influenced by the Roman Catholic tradition. Indeed, the epicentre and government of the Catholic Church (the Vatican) and its leader (the Pope) are located in Rome.
Shinto and Buddhism are Japan's two major religions. Shinto is as old as the Japanese culture, while Buddhism was imported from the mainland in the 6th century. Since then, the two religions have been co-existing relatively harmoniously and have even complemented each other to a certain degree.
Relative to its own populations, Zuckerman ranks the top 5 countries with the highest possible ranges of atheists and agnostics: Sweden (46-85%), Vietnam (81%), Denmark (43-80%), Norway (31-72%), and Japan (64-65%).