Facts and uniqueness of the Countries of the World-Curious not about the uniqueness and hidden facts of countries in the world? Every country in this world has its own uniqueness. Whether in terms of the appearance of nature, population, culture, resources, and so on. Those various facts and uniqueness can make anyone amazed.
Facts and uniqueness of the Countries of the World
Indonesia is a country with a diverse population and vast natural wealth. This makes Indonesia a unique country.
Indonesia is also known to have the most regional languages so that it is attractive in the eyes of the international world.
However, there are actually some other uniqueness in Indonesia that not many people know, even the Indonesian population itself. Quoting the Peponi Travel Instagram account on Wednesday (2/3/2022), here are some uniqueness in Indonesia that are rarely known to the public.
Has the largest Buddhist temple in the world
Borobudur Temple in Central Java is the largest Buddhist temple in the world with 1,460 reliefs on the walls, also being one of the most complete collections of Buddhist reliefs in the world. The temple has 504 Buddha statues and makes it a place of spiritual pilgrimage for Buddhists.
The home of the largest lizard in the world
Komodo Dragon is the largest lizard in the world that can grow up to 3 meters in length. This animal can only be found on 5 islands in Indonesia, namely Padar Island, Gili Motang, Flores, Rinca, and of course Komodo Island. This area is also now one of the prima donnas of Indonesian tourism, namely Labuan Bajo.
The largest volcanic lake in the world
Lake Toba in North Sumatra is the largest natural volcanic lake in the world. The lake is very giant and measured in depth reaches 500 meters, with a length of 100 km and a width of 30 km. Lake Toba is thought to be the site of a monster eruption that occurred 70 thousand years ago, which wiped out the majority of humans at that time.
The highest island peak in the world
Puncak Jaya or known to the world as Cartenz Pyramid has a height of 4,884 meters above sea level, located on the Island of New Guinea (New Guinea), the second largest island in the world. This makes it the pinnacle of a tallest island in the world.
The summit was named one of the World Seven Summits. This peak is in Papua Province so it is the only place in Indonesia that has snow.
Here are the Hidden Facts of Countries in the World
- Cambodia: A Country Without a Birthday
A person’s birthday is usually celebrated in conjunction with a birthday. However, this is not the case in Cambodia, as is determined by tradition. Therefore, most parents are less likely to know what a birthday is. They only learn from the younger generation.
- Canada: The Use of Plastic Money
Most countries are working to switch from using physical to digital cash. However, Canada has added a new and somewhat unique method, which is to apply physical money in the form of plastic. Exactly a small part of the CAD fraction of $50-100.
- Argentina: The Tradition of Eating Every Month
Each country has its own traditions. Including Argentina, a country that has many unique traditions. People in particular have the habit of enjoying potato gnocchi at the end of each month. This tradition is believed to bring good luck.
- Bulgaria: The Tradition of Shedding Water
Speaking of traditions, Bulgaria also has a unique way of wishing loved ones success. You do this by spilling water right after a certain trip or work.
- Ethiopia: A Different Calendar
Usually, the calendar shows only 12 months. However, not for the country of Ethiopia in South Africa which actually applies 13 months per year. As a result, Ethiopian time is known to have been delayed by 8 years.
- South Korea: A Year Older
They say you’re eight years younger when you’re in Ethiopia. However, flying to South Korea will get you a year older. That’s because Koreans started counting people’s ages since the growth and development process in the womb.
- Albania: Shaking Your Head To Agree
Shaking your head is a sign of rejection, while nodding your head as a sign of acceptance. Only the opposite is true in Albania. They agreed to something by shaking their heads and rejecting something by nodding.
- Andorra: A Country Without Airports
As we all know, airports are the main gateway for the world’s population to go abroad. However, Andorra does not have this “gate”. Nevertheless, Andorra is known to have three helipads in La Massana, Arinsa, and Escaldes-Engordany.
- Italy: The Unlucky Numbers You Believe In
All countries have their own beliefs in the occult. Including Italy who consider 17 to be an unlucky number to avoid. Then it has an impact, because most buildings do not include the 17th floor to avoid unwanted things.
- Soviet Union: The Most Nuclear Weapons-Created State.
The Soviet Union had 45, 000 nuclear warheads in 1986. The Tsar Bomba nuclear weapon developed by the Soviet Union in the early 1960s is the most powerful nuclear warhead ever made and tested. Tsar Bomba holds the record for the largest man-made explosion in history with a yield of up to 50 megatons
Japan’s population consumes the most fish compared to any other country in the world and eating while making a sound is not disrespectful in this Country of the Rising Sun. Another unique fact, there are about 50,000 Japanese residents who are more than 100 years old and the Japanese manage to produce cube-shaped watermelons for easy storage in the refrigerator.
Denmark is considered the happiest populated country in the world although the prices of goods in Denmark are quite high. In Denmark there is the oldest and second oldest theme park in the world which later inspired Walt Disney to establish Disneyland. Another unique fact, Denmark has 3 alphabets that are not in the English alphabet, namely Æ, Ø, and Å. All three are vowels and are written after the letter Z in the alphabet.
A unique fact about Greece is that Feta cheese is considered the national cheese of Greece. In addition, Greek has been spoken for 3,000 years and is one of the oldest languages in the world. Another fact is that olive trees have been growing in Greece since 6,000 years ago and Greece produces 300,000 tons of olive oil annually.
Thailand is the only country in Asia that has never been colonized by Europeans. The country has several world records, including the world’s largest golden Buddha statue whose weight is 5,500 kg. Another unique fact about Thailand is that Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate the Queen of Thailand, who is considered the Mother of the nation.
Many unique facts about Egypt, especially egypt in ancient times. Among other things, the inhabitants of ancient Egypt worshipped thousands of gods and the dead were buried by means of mummification. In addition, another interesting fact is that paper, pen, padlocks and toothpaste were invented by the egyptians of ancient times.
- New Zealand
The ratio between residents and sheep is 1 to 9 and sign language belongs to the official language in New Zealand. One of the places with the longest name in the world is found in New Zealand, namely Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu. Wow!
Isn’t it interesting the fact that some countries in the world are above? Let’s introduce your little one to the countries in the world through various interesting facts that make your little one interested in learning other things.