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Which country is the second largest in the world? (by land area excluding water)
China. Although Canada is second-largest in the world in the total area (after Russia), it drops down to fourth place, after China and the U.S., if water is excluded.
Which country has the highest rate of homicide in the world?
Honduras. According to a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Honduras has the highest rate of homicide. Every day an average of 22-23 people are murdered here, which gives over 8,000 a year (85 percent killed by firearms).
Which European Union country is the largest by area?
France. With an area of around 643,800 km2, France is the largest country in the European Union.
What was the largest empire in the history?
British Empire. At its height, the British Empire held sway over 412 million people, 23% of the world population at the time, and it covered 35,500,000 km2, 24% of the Earth's total land area. As a result, its political, legal, linguistic and cultural legacy is widespread.
Which country has the longest combined land border?
China's combined land border measures 22,117 km (13,743 mi) from the mouth of the Yalu River to the Gulf of Tonkin. China borders 14 nations, more than any other country except Russia, which also borders 14.
What country has got the most permanent research stations in Antarctica?
Argentina maintains the most permanent polar stations - 6, Chile - 5, Russia - 5.
What is the largest country in Africa?
Algeria has been the largest country in Africa since the division of Sudan in July 2011.