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List of top international rankings by country

This list of top international rankings by country includes global-scale lists of countries with rankings (this list only contains sovereign states), sorted by country that is placed top or bottom in the respective ranking.

In order to limit the scope of the list and distinguish notable statistical indicators from trivial ones, entries in this list should contain a link to one of the following:

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List [ edit ]

Albania [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest fig producer per capita 7.3 kilograms (16 lb) per year Agriculture [1]
Most bunkers 750,000 Structures [2]

Afghanistan [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest producer of opium 65% of global opium poppy cultivation, 95% of world's market ($64 billion), with 2.9 million opium farmers. Drugs 2002 [3] [4] [5]
Largest producer of hashish. Drugs 2010 [6] [7]
Largest producer of heroin 380 tonnes of Heroin in annual production (≈90% of global production). Drugs 2012 [5] [8]
Largest source of refugees continuously since 1980 Politics 2013 [9]
Lowest electricity consumption per capita 7.6 kWh per year Energy 2012 [10]
Lowest annual energy consumption per capita 90 kgoe per year Energy 2019
Highest infant mortality rate 119.41 deaths per 1000 live births Demographics 2013
Highest annual prevalence of opiates use 2.65% of population Drugs 2009
Largest recipient of foreign aid US$6.8847 billion per year Economy 2014

Argentina [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest central bank interest rate 26.25% Finance 2017
Largest exporter of pears 490,000 tonnes Agriculture 2009 [11] [12]
Largest exporter of vegetable oil US$2.71589 billion Agriculture 2009 [13]
Highest consumption of beef per capita 65.2 kilograms / year Consumption 2006 [14]
Largest exporter of football players 2,204 Sports 2010 [15]
Best performance at Paddle Tennis World Championship (men) 9 gold medals, 12 total medals Sports 2014
Best performance at Paddle Tennis World Championship (women) 8 gold medals, 12 total medals Sports 2014
Best performance at Roller Hockey World Championship (women) 5 gold medals, 8 total medals Sports 2014
Best performance at World Polo Championship 4 gold medals, 7 total medals Sports 2015
Southernmost city in the world Ushuaia Geography 2010

Australia [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest wool producer output of 475,000 tons Agriculture 2005
Largest uranium reserves 1,673,000 tons Energy 2009
Largest aluminium oxide producer 18,312,000 tons Industry 2006
Largest bauxite producer 67,000,000 tons Industry 2011
Largest lithium producer 13,000 tons Industry 2014
Largest titanium producer 1,291,000 tons Industry 2003
Largest zirconium producer 426,000 tons Industry 2005
Largest tantalum producer 435 tons per annum, 53% of world production Industry 2008
Best performance at Rugby League World Cups (men) 11 times winner (1957, 1968, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1988, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2013, 2017) Sports 2014
Winner of most Cricket World Cups (men) 5 (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015) Sports 2019 [16]
Winner of most Women's Cricket World Cups 6 (1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005, 2013) Sports 2013
Most successful team in ICC World Twenty20 (Women) 3-time champions (2010 and 2012, 2014) Sports 2014
Best performance at ICF Canoe Polo World Championships (men) 3 gold medals Sports 2009
Best performance at Netball World Championships 10 times winner Sports 2011
Best performance at World International Doubles Squash Championships Sports 2009
Best performance at World Team Squash Championships (men) 8 gold medals Sports 2013
Best performance at World Team Squash Championships (women) 9 gold medals Sports 2014
Best performance at Touch Football World Cups Sports 2009
Best performance at ITU Triathlon World Championships (women) 13 gold medals, 27 total medals Sports 2014

Austria [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Best performance at FIS Alpine World Ski Championships (men) 44 gold medals, 120 total medals Sports 2015
Best performance at FIS Alpine World Ski Championships (women) 37 gold medals, 113 total medals Sports 2015
Best performance at FIS Ski Flying World Championships 7 gold medals, 8 silver medals, 4 bronze medals Sports 2014

Bangladesh [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest percentage of cultivated land 68.6% Agriculture

Geography
2011
Largest percentage of arable land 59% Agriculture

Geography
2011
Longest sea beach in the world Cox's Bazar Geography 2005 [17]
Largest mangrove forest in the world Sundarbans Geography 2005
Largest river delta in the world Ganges Delta Geography 2005
Largest Bengali population 162.96 million Demographics 2005 [18]
Highest importance of religion (tied with Nigeria, Ethiopia and Somalia) 100% Demographics 2009

Belgium [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Best performance at UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Men 26 gold medals, 62 total medals Sports 2015
Best performance at UCI Road World Championships (Men's Road Race) 26 gold medals, 48 total medals Sports 2015
Best performance at Motocross World Championship 52 Sports 2015
Largest producer of chicory roots Agriculture 1992

Bhutan [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest ginger producer per capita 14.0 kilograms (30.9 lb) per year Agriculture [19]
Largest average elevation, 3,280 m Geography

Botswana [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Lowest environmental happiness according to Happy Planet Index score of 22.6 Environment

Quality of life
2012
Largest Diamond Producer two largest mines export 21.7 mil carats combined Economy 1999 [20]

Brazil [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest citrus producer output of 20,682,309 tons Agriculture 2007
Largest orange producer output of 35.6 million tons Agriculture 2013
Largest dry bean producer output of 3,800,000 tons Agriculture 2013
Largest coffee producer output of 2,249,010 tons Agriculture 2007
Largest soybean producer output of 90 million metric tons Agriculture 2014
Largest brazil nut producer output of 36,923 tonnes Agriculture 2018 [21]
Largest sugarcane producer output of 739,267,000 tons Agriculture 2013
Largest sisal producer output of 113,300 tons Agriculture 2007
Largest renewable freshwater resources 8,233 km³/year Geography 2011
Largest niobium producer 58,000 tons Industry 2011
Most murders 61,283 Security 2016
Best performance at FIFA World Cups 5 times winner (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002), 2 times runner-up (1950, 1998) Sports 2019
Winner of most FIFA Club World Cups 4 (2000, 2005, 2006, 2012) (tied with Spain) Sports 2015
Best performance at FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 14 times winner (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2017) Sports 2017
Best performance at FIFA Futsal World Cup 5 times winner (1989, 1992, 1996, 2008, 2012) Sports 2016
Best performance at Beach Handball World Championships (men) 5 gold medals, 7 total medals Sports 2018
Best performance at Beach Handball World Championships (women) 3 gold medals, 7 total medals Sports 2018
Best performance at FIVB Volleyball World Leagues 9 times winner, 7 times runner-up Sports 2017
Best performance at FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 12 gold medals, 31 total medals Sports 2015

Bulgaria [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest rose oil producer 70% of all oil in the world Agriculture 2011 [22]
Largest lavender oil producer Agriculture 2011 [23]

Burundi [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest rate of urban population growth +6.8% of urban population per year Demographics 2008
Lowest satisfaction with life according to Satisfaction with Life Index 100 Quality of life 2006

Canada [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Best reputation Demographics 2015 [24]
Highest opportunity ranking 86.58 Quality of Life 2015
Largest flax producer output of 368,300 tons Agriculture 2011
Largest canary seed producer output of 117,300 tons Agriculture 2005
Largest lentil producer output of 1,880,500 tons Agriculture 2013
Largest mustard seed producer output of 154,500 tonnes Agriculture 2013
Largest canola producer output of 17,960,000 metric tons Agriculture 2014
Largest pea producer Agriculture 2011 [25]
Largest producer of maple syrup output of 14,890 cubic metres Agriculture 1995
Largest rapeseed producer output of 15.4 million metric tons Agriculture 2012
Highest average years in school (women) 15.0 years Education 2010
Largest number of lakes estimated to be at least 2 million Geography NA
Largest water area 891,163 km² Geography 2009 [26]
Longest coastline 243,792 km Geography 2009 [27]
Most craters 32 Geography 2015 [28]
Longest border length of 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), shared with United States Geography NA
Best performance at Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (men) 9 gold medals, 21 total medals Sports 2014
Best performance at Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (women) 4 gold medals, 5 total medals Sports 2014
Best performance at World Curling Men's Championships 34 gold medals, 50 total medals Sports 2015
Best performance at World Curling Women's Championships 15 gold medals, 32 total medals Sports 2015
Winner of most Women's Ice Hockey World Championships 10 times winner Sports 2015
Top position at Ice Hockey World Championships (men) 3690 points Sports 2015
Top position at Ice Hockey World Championships (women) 3840 points Sports 2015
Most ice hockey players 721,504 Sports 2015 [29]

Central African Republic [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Lowest GDP (PPP) per capita 607 Int. $ (IMF est.) Economy 2014
Lowest prosperity according to Legatum Prosperity Index Quality of life 2014

Chad [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest child mortality rate Demographics 2011
Highest maternal mortality ratio Demographics 2011

Chile [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest copper producer 5,800,000 tons Industry 2014
Largest lithium reserves 7,500,000 tons Industry 2014
Largest rhenium reserves tons Industry 2005
Largest recorded earthquake 9.5 Geology 2011

China [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest salt producer 70,000,000 tons Industry 2012
Largest sheep meat producer Agriculture 2013
Highest agricultural sector output Economy 2014
Highest industrial sector output Economy 2014
Largest police force 1,600,000 officers Economy 2007
Largest rice producer output of 204,300,000 tons Agriculture 2012
Largest wheat producer output of 121.7 million metric tons Agriculture 2013
Largest garlic producer output of 20,000,000 tons Agriculture 2012
Largest tangerine producer output of 14,152,000 tons Agriculture 2007
Largest peach and nectarine producer output of 11,500,000 tons Agriculture 2011
Largest plum and sloe producer output of 5,372,899 tons Agriculture 2009
Largest persimmon producer output of 3,259,334 tons Agriculture 2011
Largest tomato producer output of 33,911,702 tons Agriculture 2008
Largest watermelon producer output of 70,000,000 tons Agriculture 2012
Largest chestnut producer output of 1,700,000 tons Agriculture 2011
Largest walnut producer output of 1,700,000 tons Agriculture 2012
Largest peanut producer output of 16,700,000 tons Agriculture 2012
Largest eggplant producer output of 28,800,000 tons Agriculture 2012
Largest carrot and turnip producer output of 16,906,000 tons Agriculture 2012
Largest potato producer output of 88.9 million metric tons Agriculture 2013
Largest cabbage producer output of 32,800,000 tons Agriculture 2012
Largest cauliflowers and broccoli producer output of 9,500,000 tons Agriculture 2012
Largest spinach producer output of 18,782,961 tons Agriculture 2011
Largest lettuce and chicory producer output of 13,500,000 tons Agriculture 2013
Largest asparagus producer output of 7,350,000 tons Agriculture 2012
Largest onion and shallot producer output of 20,817,295 tons Agriculture 2008
Largest fish producer output of 49,467,275 tons Agriculture 2005
Largest aquatic plants producer output of 11,163,675 tons Agriculture 2005
Largest grape producer output of 9,600,000 tons Agriculture 2012
Largest honey producer output of 436,000 tons Agriculture 2012 [30]
Largest mushroom and truffle producer output of 5,008,850 tons Agriculture 2011
Largest cotton producer output of 11,400,000 tons Agriculture 2005
Largest silk producer output of 290,003 tons Agriculture 2005
Largest tea producer output of 1,623,000 tons Agriculture 2011
Largest tobacco producer output of 2,298,800 tons Agriculture 2000
Largest livestock of domestic sheep 136,400,000 heads Agriculture 2008
Largest livestock of domestic pig 425,600,000 heads Agriculture 2007
Largest pork (pig meat) producer output of 56,096,000 ton Agriculture 2013
Largest rice consumer 156.3 million metric tons per year Consumption 2009
Largest car market 23,722,890 vehicles Consumption

Transport
2014 [31]
Largest population 1,371,100,000 Demographics 2015 (July 23)
Largest labour force 797,600,000 Demographics

Economy
2013
Largest electricity consumer 5,463,800,000,000 MW·h per year Consumption

Energy
2014
Largest electricity producer 5,649,500,000,000 GWh Energy 2014
Largest wind power producer 114,763 MW Energy 2014
Largest renewable energy producer 1,300 TW·h per year Energy 2014
Largest hydroelectricity producer 652.05 TW·h per year Energy 2009
Largest coal producer 3,650 million tons Energy

Industry
2012
Largest wind turbine producer Energy

Industry
2009 [32]
Largest solar panel producer Energy

Industry
2009 [32]
Largest photovoltaics producer output of 10,852 MW Energy

Industry
2010 [32]
Most carbon dioxide emissions 10,330,000,000 metric tons Environment 2013
Largest forex reserves $3,899,285,000,000 Finance 2014
Largest exporter $2,252,000,000,000 Finance 2014 [33]
Highest current account balance $213,800,000,000 Finance 2012
Highest elevation above the sea level 8,848 m (29,029 ft) at Mount Everest (shared with Nepal) Geography 2009
Longest land border length 22,117 km (22,147 km if Hong Kong and Macao, the two special administrative regions are counted) Geography 2009
Most countries bordered 14 (16 if Hong Kong and Macao, the two special administrative regions are counted), the same number as with Russia Geography 2009
Largest gold producer 450 tonnes Industry 2014 [34]
Largest aluminium producer 23,300,000 tons Industry 2014
Largest antimony producer 120,000 tons Industry 2010
Largest arsenic producer Industry 2012
Largest bismuth producer 7,600 tons Industry 2014
Largest cadmium producer 3,000 tons Industry 2005
Largest cement producer 2,480,000,000 tons Industry 2013
Largest fluorite producer 3,000,000 tons Industry 2006
Largest iron producer 1,500,000,000 tons Industry 2014
Largest manganese producer 6,000,000 tons Industry 2006
Largest mercury producer 1,150 tons Industry 2005
Largest tractor producer vehicles Industry 2010
Largest pulp and paper producer 99,300 tons Industry 2011
Largest steel producer 822,698,000 tons Industry 2014
Largest steel producer 543,748,000 tons Industry 2009
Largest strontium producer 700,000 tons Industry 2005
Largest tin reserves 1,500,000 tons Industry 2011
Largest tungsten producer 52,000 tons Industry 2011
Largest zinc producer 3,100,000 tons Industry 2009
Largest motor vehicle producer 23,722,890 vehicles per year Industry

Transport
2014
Largest army by number of active troops 2,285,000 troops Military 2005 [35]
Best performance at women's badminton Uber Cup 13 times winner Sports 2014
Best performance at World Badminton Championships 58 gold medals won Sports 2014
Best performance at World Amateur Go Championship 20 wins Sports 2014
Best performance at World Table Tennis Championships 35 team wins Sports 2009
Best performance at World Weightlifting Championships (women) 159 gold medals, 266 total medals Sports 2014
Highest GDP (PPP) Economy 2014
Highest rate of execution per year officially not released.at least 1700 (estimated) Demographics 2009 [36]
Leading surveillance society according to the Privacy International Surveillance 2007 [37]
Most internet users 618,110,314 Technology 2013 [38]
Most main line phones 269,910,000 Technology 2011 [39]
Most mobile cellular phones 1,276,660,000 Technology 2014 [40]
Highest International tourism expenditure $164.9 billion Tourism 2014
Largest total length of waterways 110,000 km Transport 2011
Largest total length of high-speed railways 16,000 km Transport 2014
Largest total length of controlled-access highways 111,950 km Transport 2014
Largest total length of rapid transit systems 2255 km Transport 2014
Longest subway tunnel section Line 3, Guangzhou Metro, 60,400 m (198,163 ft) Structures 2010
Tallest dam Jinping-I Dam, 305 m (1,001 ft) Structures 2014
Longest bridge Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge, 164,800 m (540,700 ft) Structures

Transport
2011
Longest building Great Wall of China, 8,851.8 km Structures
Most books published per year (new titles and re-editions) 440,000 Culture 2013
Top position at World Chess Rankings (women) top 10 players average Elo rating of 2496 Sports 2015

Cuba [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest producer of Xanthosoma output of 132,100 tonnes Agriculture 2011
Winner of most Baseball World Cup (men) 25 gold medals Sports 2011
Best performance at Boxing World Cup 2 times winner (2006, 2008) Sports 2008
Winner of most Volleyball World Cups (women) 4 (1989, 1991, 1995, 1999) Sports 2011

Czech Republic [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest consumption of beer per capita 148.6 litres / year Consumption 2012 [41]
Highest consumption of pure alcohol per capita 14.1 litres / year Consumption 2015 [42]
Largest poppy seed producer output of 12,814 tonnes Agriculture 2012

Democratic Republic of the Congo [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest percentage of population suffering from undernourishment 75% Demographics 2006
Highest poverty 95.15% of population living under 2 dollar (PPP) a day Demographics

Economy
2010
Highest energy intensity 4746.3 toe per 1 million dollars of GDP Energy 2003
Largest cobalt producer 22,000 tons Industry 2005

Denmark [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Most equal income distribution according to UN Demographics

Economy
1997 [43]
Least corrupt country according to Transparency International Politics 2014 [44]
Highest minimum wage 22,713 (Intl. dollars) Finance 2008
Lowest central bank interest rate (tied with Switzerland) -0.75% Finance 2015
Most northernmost point on land 83°40'N at Kaffeklubben Island, Greenland Geography 2009
Highest E-readiness 8.87 out of 10 Technology 2009
Highest satisfaction with life according to Satisfaction with Life Index 273.4 Quality of life 2006

Egypt [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest date producer output of 1,470,000 tons Agriculture 2012
Largest importer of wheat 9.5 million tonnes per year Consumption 2013 [45] [46]
Most heavily mined country 23 million active mines Military 2013 [47]

Estonia [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Lowest maternal death rate Quality of life 2010
Largest shale oil producer Energy Industry Since before 1960

Eswatini [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate 26.5 of population Demographics 2012
Lowest overall life expectancy 31.88 years Demographics

Quality of life
2009 [48]

Ethiopia [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Earliest human settlement 195,000 years ago Demographics 2010
Best performance at World Cross Country Running Championships 27 wins Sports 2009
Lowest Web Index score according to the World Wide Web Foundation 0 Technology 2014
Largest contributor to UN Peacekeeper Force Military 2017

Finland [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest consumption of coffee per capita 11.4 kg / year Consumption 2008 [49]
Highest consumption of milk per capita 361.19 kg / year Consumption 2007 [50]
Best environmental performance according to Environmental Performance Index 90.88 Environment 2016
Most stable country according to Failed States Index score of 17.8 Politics 2015
Most property rights according to International Property Rights Index score of 8.5 Politics 2014 [51]
Most press freedom according to Freedom of the Press (report) and Press Freedom Index Politics 2011
Best performance at Drivers' World Rally Championship 14 wins by 7 drivers Sports 2014
Most technologically advanced according to the UN's Technology Achievement Index 0.744 Technology 2001 [52]
Most Olympic medals per capita. Sports [53]

France [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest indigenous duck meat producer Agriculture 2005 [54]
Largest exporter of perfume Industry 2007 [55]
Largest percentage of nuclear energy in total energy production 76.9% Energy 2014
Largest electricity exporter 67,600 million kWh Energy 2007
Best performance at World Championships of Basque Pelota 62 gold medals, 153 total medals Sports 2010
Best performance at UCI BMX World Championships 32 gold medals, 97 total medals Sports 2017
Best performance at UCI Road World Championships (Women's Road Race) 10 gold medals, 17 total medals Sports 2014
Best performance at UCI Track World Championships (cycling) 138 gold medals, 365 total medals Sports 2015
Best performance at Endurance FIM World Championship (motorcycle racing) Sports 2009
Most tourist visits per year 86.9 million Tourism 2017
Largest Exclusive Economic Zone 11,691,000 km² Geography 2017

Germany [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest rye producer output of 3,893,000 metric tons Agriculture 2012
Largest hop producer output of 34,434 tons Agriculture 2012
Largest net exports (balance of trade) country 219,938 millions US$ Finance 2011
Highest government budget surplus +US$25,000,000,000 Finance 2017
Largest natural gas importer 99,630,000,000 cu m Consumption

Energy
2010
Largest producer of lignite 183,000,000 tons Energy

Industry
2013
Most Winter Olympic medals 128 gold medals, 358 total medals Sports 2014 [56]
Best performance at FIBT World Championships (bobsleigh and skeleton) 54 gold medals, 146 total medals Sports 2015
Best performance at ICF Canoe Polo World Championships (women) 2 gold medals, 3 total medals Sports 2013
Best performance at UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships 89 gold medals, 226 total medals Sports 2014
Best performance at FEI World Equestrian Games 34 gold medals, 83 total medals Sports 2014
Best performance at equestrian Dressage World Championship 18 gold medals Sports 2014
Best performance at Show Jumping World Championships (equestrian) 9 gold medals, 17 total medals Sports 2014
Best performance at Fistball World Cup (men) 10 gold medals, 14 total medals Sports 2011
Best performance at Fistball World Cup (women) 4 gold medals, 6 total medals Sports 2014
Best performance at Fistball World Games (men) 4 gold medals, 6 total medals Sports 2009
Best performance at FIL World Luge Championships 96 gold medals, 237 total medals Sports 2015
Best performance at World Sprint Speed Skating Championships for Women 19 gold medals, 42 total medals Sports 2015
Best performance at World Single Distance Championships for Women (speed skating) 35 gold medals, 74 total medals Sports 2009
The world leader in the use of solar energy per capita Environment 2010

Greece [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest consumption of olive oil per capita 26.1 kg / year Consumption [57]
Largest merchant marine fleet by deadweight tonnage 17.8% Transport [58] [59]
Highest consumption of tobacco per capita 4,313 cigarettes / year Consumption 2011 [60]

Iceland [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest level of gender equality in the economy according to Global Gender Gap Report Demographics

Economy
2014
Highest electricity consumption per capita 3,152W per person Consumption

Energy
2005
Highest percentage of Internet users 92% Technology 2009 [61]
Most northernmost southernmost point on land 63°17'N at Surtsey island Geography 2009
Most peaceful country according to Global Peace Index Quality of life 2014
Highest annual energy consumption per capita 16882.5 kgoe per year Energy 2011

India [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest millet producer output of 10.91 million tons Agriculture 2013
Largest banana producer output of 24.9 million metric tons Agriculture 2012
Largest Bean producer Agriculture 2010
Largest lemon and lime producer output of 2.06 million tons Agriculture 2007
Largest mango producer output of 15.25 million tons Agriculture 2012
Largest areca nut producer output of 2.060,000 million tons Agriculture 2006
Largest spice producer output of 1.525 million tons Agriculture 2011
Largest Mica producer output of 60% of world Mineral 2004
Largest ginger producer output of 703,000 tons Agriculture 2012
Largest chickpea producer output of 8.832 million tons Agriculture 2013
Largest milk producer output of 110,040 tons Agriculture 2009
Largest Goat milk production output of 4 million metric tons Agriculture 2008
Largest Rice producer output of 120.6 million metric tons Agriculture 2015-2016
Largest butter producer output of 1.47 million tons Agriculture 1997
Largest jute producer output of 1.924326 million tons Agriculture 2011
Largest livestock of water buffalos 97.7 million heads Agriculture 2004
Largest fennel producer output of 110,000 tons Agriculture 2008
Largest total freshwater withdrawal 645.84 km³/year Agriculture

Consumption
2000
Largest area of irrigated land 558,080 km² Agriculture

Geography
2003
Largest tiger headcount 2226 tigers Environment 2014
Largest Cow Stock 281.7 million cows Environment 2009
Largest producer of films 2961 films including 1288 feature films Film Industry 2010 [62]
Largest electronic spam producer 13.7% Technology 2011
Largest Hindu population 966 million Demographics 2019
Largest Sikh population 20.8 million Demographics 2019
Largest Jain population 4.45 million Demographics 2019
Highest number of doctors graduating Demographics 2005
Highest number of Phone users 813.2 million Communication 2019 [63]
Largest number of Post Office 154,965 Communication 2018 [64]
Highest Post Office Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh Communication 2016 [65]
Highest number of Facebook users 270 million Communication 2019 [66]
Longest Railway Platform Gorakhpur, 4,483 feet (1,366 m) long Transport 2019 [67]
Busiest Railway Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Transport 2015
Largest Electorate country Demographics 2015
Largest Epic Mahabharat Demographics 2015
Largest importer of Defence Equipment Military 2016
Largest Delta Geography 0
Largest Solar Plant Industry 2015
Largest River island Geography 0
Largest Bus Fleet Transport 2015
Highest military base camp Military 2016
Highest Cricket ground at an altitude of 2,444 m Sport 2016
Highest Statue Statue of Unity 240 m Structures 2018
Largest Bahá'í Faith Demographics 0
Largest Zoroastrian population Demographics 0
Highest number of engineers graduating Demographics 2005
Lowest consumption of beer per capita 2 L Consumption 2005
Largest Democracy 1,270,000,000 people Politics 2014 [68]
Best performance at Summer Olympics Field Hockey (men) 8 gold medals, 11 total Sports 2015
Largest area of cultivated land 1,891,761 km² Agriculture

Geography
2011
Largest area of arable land 1,753,694 km² Agriculture

Geography
2011

Indonesia [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest archipelagic state in the world by area and population Geography 2010
Largest island country in the world Geography 2010
Largest cinnamon producer output of 60,000 tons Agriculture 2005
Largest clove producer output of 110,000 tons Agriculture 2005
Largest coconut producer output of 18,300,000 tons Agriculture 2013
Largest nutmeg producer 75% world market shares Agriculture 2012
Largest palm oil producer output of 31,000,000 MT Agriculture 2015 [69]
Largest vanilla producer output of 3,200 tonnes Agriculture 2013
Largest kapok producer Agriculture 2012
Largest area of permanent crops 128,581 km² Agriculture

Geography
2005
Countries with the most mammal species Biodiversity 2004 [70]
Country with the most active volcanoes Geography 2005
Largest islands by population Java, 139,448,718 Geography 2014
Largest island share by number of countries Borneo (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia) Geography 2010
Largest island on an island Samosir (North Sumatera) Geography 2010
Largest language without an official status anywhere (and thus the largest minority language) Javanese, 82,000,000 Demographics 2010
Most trilingual country 17.4% of total population (around 43 million people) Demographics 2015 [71]
Largest Muslim population Demographics 2005
Largest Buddhist temple Borobudur Structures 2005
Best performance at World Halal Tourism Awards won 12 out of 16 awards in 2016 Tourism 2016 [72]

Iran [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest Islamic Banking Sector valued at 235.5 billion US dollars Finance 2009
Largest pistachio producer output of 472,097 tons Agriculture 2012 [73]
Largest saffron producer 93.7% of world's total production Agriculture 2009 [74]
Largest caviar producer Agriculture 2009 [75]
Largest producer of stone fruits 205,000 tonnes Agriculture 2012 [73]
Oldest Carpet in the World Pazyryk burials
Hottest surface temperature ever recorded 70.7 °C (159 °F) recorded at Dasht-e Lut Climate 2005 [76]
Largest Shia Population Demographics 2016
Location with the highest natural background radiation annual dose of 260 mSv Geography 2010
Most major earthquakes, 5.5+ Richter Magnitude Geology 2010 [77]
Most accurate calendar in use Iranian calendar Geophysics 2013
Highest ratio of female to male school enrollment 1.22 female per male student Education 2005 [78]
Largest number of former national capitals 31 former capital cities History 2010
Largest population of foreign refugees Mostly Iraqi & Afghan refugees Humanitarian 1999 [79] [80] [81] [82]
Largest producer of turquoise Industry 2010 [83] [84]
Largest reserves of zinc Industry 2010 [85] [86] [87]
Largest producer and exporter of handmade carpets Industry 2010 [88] [89] [90]
Fastest growth rate in science and technology 1000% increase of science & technology output in nine years Science 2010 [91] [92] [93]
Largest fleet of NGV 3.50 million NGV in use Transportation 2013 [94]

Iraq [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest GDP (real) annual growth rate 10.09% (CIA World Factbook est.) Economy 2016 [95]
Most terrorist activities in the world Politics 2014

Ireland [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Most Eurovision wins 7 between 1956 and 2012 Culture 2015
Most globalized country according to Globalization Index score of 92.17 Politics 2014
Highest gross national savings 56.3% of GDP Economy 2017

Israel [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Lowest depression below the sea level -428 m at Dead Sea (shared with Jordan and State of Palestine) Geography 2012
Largest Jewish population 6,251,000 Demographics 2015
Longest hours spent on social networks 11.1 per month Technology 2011
Highest percentage of recycled water 80% Environment 2010
Highest production of milk per cow 12,240 kg per year Agriculture 2009
Highest density of eco-friendly companies Technology 2011 [96]

Italy [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest Wine Producer output of 4,796,600 tons Industry 2014
Largest Bergamot Producer Agriculture [97]
Largest kiwifruit producer output of 384,844 tons Agriculture 2012
Largest artichoke producer output of 389,813 tons Agriculture 2018 [98]
Deepest pool 42.15 metres (138 ft) deep Structures 2014 [99] [100]
Largest unreinforced concrete dome 43.4 m (inner diameter) Structures 128 A.D [101]
Tallest unreinforced brick building 167.5 m Structures 1889 [102]
Highest number of World Heritage Sites 55 Culture 2019
Largest cultural influence Culture 2020 [103]
Best performance at Karting WorldKar Championship 21 wins Sports 2009
Best performance at F1 Powerboat World Championship 18 wins Sports 2018
Best performance at FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships 29 gold medals, 85 total medals Sports 2013
Best performance at World Championships of Ski Mountaineering 5 times winner (2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014) Sports 2014
Largest feldspar producer 4,700,000 tonnes Industry 2011
Largest percentage of solar energy in total energy consumption 9.2% Energy 2018 [104]

Japan [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Lowest commercial bank prime lending rate 1.50% Finance 2014
Largest net creditor nation Finance 2014
Highest public debt as percentage of GDP 226.1% Finance 2012
Best performance at World Judo Championships 121 gold medals, 287 total medals Sports 2014
Best performance at Karate World Championships 10 wins Sports 2009
Best performance at World Baseball Classic 2 times winner (2006, 2009) Sports 2013
Best performance at Women's Baseball World Cup 4 times winner (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014) Sports 2014
Most patents granted 274,791 Technology 2012
Most merchant ships owned 3757 Transport 2008
Longest life expectancy 84.6 years Health 2012
Most three-starred Michelin restaurants 32 Culture 2012

Kazakhstan [ edit ]

Country Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest freshwater withdrawal per capita 5,104 m³/year Agriculture

Consumption
2000
Largest uranium producer 22,451 tons Energy

Industry
2013
Largest landlocked country 2,724,900 km² Geography 2013

Kenya [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest black tea exporter $1,355,994,000 value (> 3 kg packings) Agriculture 2018 [105] [better source needed]
Most gold medals in the marathon at the World Athletics Championships 8 (4 men's golds, 4 women's golds) Sports 2019 [106]
Biggest economy in east africa [107]

North Korea [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest stadium Rungrado 1st of May Stadium Structures 1989
Lowest public debt as percentage of GDP 0.4% Finance 2007
Lowest level of economic freedom according to Index of Economic Freedom Economy

Politics
2015
Largest military budget as % of GDP 22.9% Military 2003
Most diesel submarines in operation 70 Military 2011
Most active troops per population 47.8 per 1000 people Military 2012
Largest paramilitary 5,889,000 Military 2012
Smallest nuclear arsenal <10 nuclear weapons Military 2014 [108]
Youngest world leader currently in power Kim Jong-un, at age 32 Politics 2015
Lowest level of press freedom according to Freedom of the Press (report) 97/100 Politics 2015
Lowest level of democracy according to Democracy Index score of 1.08 Politics 2014
Most corrupt country according to Transparency International tied with Somalia Politics 2014 [109]

South Korea [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds having a tertiary education degree 63.82% Education 2011
Highest percentage of graduates with a degree in natural sciences or engineering 32% Education 2012
Best performance in eighth grade math at Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study A score of 613 Education 2011
Best performance in fourth grade science at Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study A score of 587 Education 2011
Highest in Bloomberg Innovation Index Technology 2014
Highest Global innovation performance at Innovation Union Scoreboard A score of 0.740 Technology 2014
Highest Global innovation growth at Innovation Union Scoreboard 6.0% Technology 2014
Highest patent applications per GDP according to World Intellectual Property Indicators Technology 2012
Highest patent applications per million population according to World Intellectual Property Indicators Technology 2012
Highest application design counts per million population according to World Intellectual Property Indicators Technology 2012
Most patents in force 2,962,000 Technology 2012
Largest shipbuilder 2,310,000 Gross Tonnage, 41% of world's total Industry

Transport
2015
Highest in ICT Development Index A score of 8.93 Technology 2015
Highest in 4G LTE penetration 97%. Technology 2015
Fastest Internet connection speed 25.3 Mbps Technology 2014
Highest percentage of users accessing the Internet from smartphones 84.1% Technology 2014
Highest number of IoT (Internet of Things) devices online 37.9 devices Technology 2015
Highest in UN e-Government Readiness Index A score of 0.9283 Technology 2011
Highest in Economist Intelligence Unit's Government Broadband Index A score of 4.4 Technology 2011
Highest in mobile banking usage 47% Technology 2012
Lowest obesity rate in the OECD Health 2009
Highest colorectal cancer 5-year survival rate 72.8% Health 2011
Highest cervical cancer 5-year survival rate 76.8% Health 2011
Highest spending on research and development per capita 4.36% of GDP Economy 2012
Lowest in Long-term unemployment rate 0.01% Economy 2012
Highest in average number of movies watched in cinemas 4.12 Culture 2013
Best performance at Battle of the Year 8 wins Culture 2018
Best performance at World Short Track Speed Skating Team Championships (women) 12 gold medals, 20 total medals Sports 2011
Best performance at World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 67 gold medals, 143 total medals Sports 2017
Best performance at World Taekwondo Championships 167 gold medals, 232 total medals Sports 2017
Best performance at World Cyber Games Game 2011
Largest reserve force 7,500,000 Military 2017

Lebanon [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest annual population growth 9.73% Demographics 2013
Highest net migration rate 83.82 migrants per 1000 persons Demographics 2014

Lesotho [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Smallest volume of carbon dioxide emissions 18,000 metric tons Environment 2010
Least carbon dioxide emissions per capita Environment 2010 [110]
Highest lowest point among all countries 1400 m Geography 2009

Libya [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Worst GDP (real) decline -19.80% (CIA World Factbook est.) Economy 2014 [95]
Hottest air temperature ever recorded 57.8 °C (136 °F) Climate 1922

Liechtenstein [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Most exports per capita $122,193 per person Finance 2011
Smallest double landlocked country 160 km² Geography

Luxembourg [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest ecological footprint Environment 2017
Highest consumption of wine per capita 8.16 liters / year Consumption 2011
Largest external debt per capita $3,696,467 Finance 2014
Largest external debt as percentage of GDP 3443% Finance 2014

Madagascar [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest vanilla producer output of 3,500 tons Agriculture 2012
Highest commercial bank prime lending rate 61% Finance 2014

Malaysia [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Tallest twin buildings Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 1483 ft Structures 1998
Oldest world leader currently in power Mahathir Mohamad age 94 Politics 2019

Mexico [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest avocado producer output of 1,264,141 tons Agriculture 2011
Largest silver producer 5,400 tons Industry 2013
Largest producer of opuntia Agriculture
Largest exporter of flat screen televisions Industry 2016 [111]

Moldova [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest percentage of arable land 54.52% Agriculture

Geography
2011
Highest rate of deurbanisation -1.5% of urban population per year Demographics 2008
Highest consumption of alcohol per capita 18.22 litres / year Consumption 2011

Monaco [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Most densely populated 47,850 per km² Demographics 2013 (December 31)
Highest median age of population 51.1 years Demographics 2014
Highest nominal Gross National Income per capita $186,950 Finance 2008

Myanmar [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
World's largest book stands upright, set in stone, in the ground deck of Kuthodaw pagoda in Mandalay. It has 730 leaves and 1460 pages. Structure 19th Century
Lowest level of property rights according to International Property Rights Index score of 2.5 Politics 2015

Netherlands [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Tallest people both men (1.837 m) and women (1.693 m) Demographics 2009
Lowest level of business corruption according to Bribe Payers Index score of 8.8 (tied with Switzerland) Economy

Politics
2011
Best performance at Field hockey World Cup (women) 7 times winner (1974, 1978, 1983, 1986*, 1990, 2006, 2014*) Sports 2014
Best performance at Korfball World Championship 8 times winner Sports 2011
Best performance at World Junior Speed Skating Championships 28 gold medals, 76 total medals Sports 2015
Best performance at World Single Distance Championships for Men (speed skating) 34 gold medals, 82 total medals Sports 2009
Best performance at FINA Water Polo World Cup (women) 8 times winner (1980, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1999) Sports 2014

New Zealand [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Best performance at Women's Rugby World Cups 4 times winner (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010) Sports 2014
Best performance at Men's Rugby World Cups 3 times winner (1987, 2011, 2015) Sports 2016
Best performance at Rugby World Cup Sevens (men) 2 times winner (2001, 2013) (tied with Fiji) Sports 2013
Best performance at Women's Rugby League World Cups 3 times winner (2000, 2005, 2008) Sports 2013
Best performance at Men's Softball World Championships 6 times winner (1976, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2013) Sports 2016
Highest consumption of ice cream per capita 28.4 litres (6.2 imp gal; 7.5 US gal) per year Consumption [112]

Niger [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest birth rate 46.84 births per 1000 persons Demographics 2013
Highest fertility rate 6.89 births per woman Demographics 2014
Lowest median age of population 15.4 years Demographics 2017
Lowest Human Development Index (HDI) 0.337 Quality of life 2014
Worst situation with education according to Education Index score of 0.198 Demographics

Quality of life
2013

Nigeria [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest yam producer output of 38,000,000 tons Agriculture 2012
Largest cassava producer output of 41,565,000 tons Agriculture 2005
Largest taro producer output of 4,400,000 tons Agriculture 2009
Most HIV/AIDS deaths 210,000 Demographics 2013
Highest importance of religion, (tied with Bangladesh and Somalia) 99%+ Demographics 2009
Most FIFA U-17 World Cup titles 5 Demographics 2019

Northern Cyprus [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest illuminated flag 450 × 225 m2 Culture 1974 [113] [114]
Oldest female paragliding fly at the age of 104, from a 730 m (2,400 ft) peak Sports 2012

Norway [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Most generous country by GNI 1.07%, Total aid: US$5.58 billion Economy 2013 [115]
Highest Human Development Index (HDI) 0.944 Quality of life 2014
Highest prosperity according to Legatum Prosperity Index Quality of life 2014
Longest road tunnel Lærdal Tunnel, 24,510 m (80,413 ft) Structures 2000
Highest level of democracy according to Democracy Index score of 9.93 Politics 2014
Best performance at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 126 gold medals, 324 total medals Sports 2015
Best performance at World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Men 36 gold medals, 98 total medals Sports 2015

Pakistan [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest Perinatal Mortality Rate 433,800 newborn baby deaths per year Health 2012 [116] [117]
Best performance at Field hockey World Cup (men) 4 times winner (1971, 1978, 1982, 1994) Sports 2014
Most of British Open Squash champions (men) 30 championships Sports 2015
World's highest paved road Structures unknown
Greatest number of World Open Squash champions (men) 14 championships Sports 2014
Most active UN peacekeeping force Military 2015

Papua New Guinea [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest annual prevalence of cannabis use 29.5% of population Demographics 1995
Most languages spoken in a country 820 languages Demographics 2005 [118]
Best performance at Australian Football International Cup 1-time winner (2008), 2 times runner-up (2002, 2005) Sports 2008

Peru [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest quinoa producer output of 41,200 metric tons Agriculture 2011
Largest maca producer 4,589 tons Agriculture 2005

Philippines [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest Abacá (Manila Hemp) producer Agriculture 2007 [73]
Largest nickel producer 330,000 tons Industry 2012
Largest archipelagic state without land border in the world by area and population Geography 2019
Largest island country without land border in the world Geography 2019
Largest business process outsourcing industry Industry 2010 [119]
Largest indoor arena Philippine Arena Structures 2015
Largest Papal Mass more than 6,000,000 people Demographics 2015 [120]
Best performance at Miss Tourism International 4 times winner (2000, 2012, 2013 and 2017) Culture 2017
Best performance at Miss Earth 4 times winner (2008, 2014, 2015 and 2017) Culture 2017
Best performance at World Championships of Performing Arts 58 gold, 99 silver and 48 bronze medals that made up a total of 205 medals Culture 2017
Most editions that any country had hosted Miss Earth 15 times being a host country since its inception in 2001 up to now, with the exceptions of 2008 which was hosted by Vietnam & 2015 which was hosted by Austria Culture

Poland [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest triticale producer output of 3.7 million metric tons Agriculture 2005
Best performance at motorcycle Speedway World Cup 8 times winner Sports 2017

Portugal [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Earliest abolition of life imprisonment 1884 Politics 2016 [121]
Oldest operating bookshop Chiado's Bertrand booksellers, open in 1732 Culture 2010 [122]
Largest cork producer output of 17.7 metric tons Agriculture 2009

Qatar [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Lowest death rate 1.53 deaths per 1000 persons Demographics 2014
Highest prevalence of males in population 3.41 males per female Demographics 2012
Most carbon dioxide emissions per capita 44 metric tons Environment 2009
Highest GDP (PPP) per capita 143,427 Int. $ (IMF est.) Economy 2014

Republic of Congo [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Lowest energy intensity 30.5 toe per 1 million dollars of GDP Energy 2003
Highest gross fixed investment as percentage of GDP 51.9% Finance 2012

Romania [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest home ownership rate 95.6% Quality of life

Demographics
2013 [123]
Best performance at Mini-football European Championship 5 gold medals (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) Sports 2014
Most International Mathematical Olympiads hosted 6 (1959, 1960, 1969, 1978, 1999, 2018) Education 2018
Most participations at a World Women's Handball Championship 21 (all) Sports

Russia [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest barley producer output of 15.4 million metric tons Agriculture 2013
Largest buckwheat producer output of 833,936 tons Agriculture 2013
Largest oats producer output of 4,027,000 metric tons Agriculture 2013
Largest sugar beet producer output of 47.6 million metric tons Agriculture 2011
Largest currant and gooseberry producer output of 463,500 tons Agriculture 2005
Largest raspberry producer output of 140,000 tons Agriculture 2011
Largest vetches producer output of 377,750 tons Agriculture 2008 [124]
Highest crude divorce rate 4.8 per 1000 population Demographics 2011
Largest proven natural gas reserves 48,700,000,000,000 m³ Energy 2013
Largest natural gas exporter 173,000,000,000 cu m Energy 2007
Largest oil producer 10,107,000 bbl/d (1,606,900 m3/d) Energy Industry 2015 [125]
Largest forest area 7,762,602 km² Geography 2011
Largest land area 17,075,200 km² Geography 2009 [126]
Largest total area, 17,098,242 km² Geography 2009 [127]
Largest EEZ continental shelf area 3,817,843 km² Geography 2009
Most countries bordered 14 (16 if Abkhazia and South Ossetia are counted), the same number as with China Geography 2009
Most time zones (contiguous territory) 9 Geography 2009
Largest diamond producer 38,000,000 carats (7,600 kg) Industry 2005
Largest palladium producer 143 tons Industry 2005
Largest nuclear arsenal 5,200 / 8,800 active/total warheads (2005 est) Military 2009 [128]
Largest tank army 20,550 tanks Military 2014
Most corvettes in operation 70 Military 2011
Best performance at the World Sambo Championships 58 gold medals, 99 total medals Sports 2009
Most television broadcast stations 7,306 Technology 1998
Most militarized society Military 2017

Saudi Arabia [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest oil exporter 8,865,000 (bbl/day) Energy 2012 [129]
Highest military expenditure per capita $6909 per person per year Military 2015
Most expensive building Abraj Al Bait 15 billion US$ Structures 2018

Serbia [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Winner of most Basketball World Championships 5 times winner (tied with United States)[note 1] Sports 2014
Best performance at FINA World Water Polo Championship (men) 4 times winner[note 1] Sports 2013
Notes
  1. ^ a b Includes times won when Serbia was part of Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro

Singapore [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Lowest fertility rate 0.8 births per woman Demographics 2014
Lowest infant mortality rate 2.31 deaths per 1000 live births Demographics 2009
Best student performance in mathematics according to Programme for International Student Assessment Demographics

Quality of life
2015 [130]
Most economic freedom according to Index of Economic Freedom 89.4 points Economy

Politics
2015
Most trade freedom according to Global Enabling Trade Report 5.9 points Economy

Politics
2014
Easiest business doing according to Ease of Doing Business Index Economy

Politics
2015
Highest overall growth potential according to Global Dynamism Index Economy

Politics
2015 [131]

Somalia [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest livestock of camels 7,000,000 heads Agriculture 2003
Most corrupt country according to Transparency International tied with North Korea Politics 2014 [44]
Highest importance of religion tied with Bangladesh and Nigeria Demographics 2009

South Africa [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Most people living with HIV/AIDS 7,100,000 Demographics 2016
Best performance at Men's Rugby World Cups 3 times winner (1995, 2007, 2019) Sports 2019
Largest chromium producer Industry 2013
Largest mohair producer Agriculture 2013
Largest platinum producer 147 tonnes Industry 2010

South Sudan [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Youngest country Established 2011 History 2013
Lowest literacy rate 27% of population Demographics

Quality of life
2009
Most unstable country according to Failed States Index score of 114.5 Politics 2015

Spain [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest olive producer output of 7,820,060 tons Agriculture 2011
Largest carob producer output of 40,000 tons Agriculture 2012
Best performance at Roller Hockey World Championship (men) 16 gold medals, 36 total medals Sports 2015

Sri Lanka [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Most successful team in ICC World Twenty20 (Men) Sports 2014
Most suicide rate Demographics 2015

Sweden [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Most equal income distribution according to CIA World Factbook Demographics

Economy
2005
Lowest importance of religion Demographics 2009
Winner of most Bandy World Championships for women 8 (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2018) Sports 2018
Highest proficiency in English as a second language according to EF English Proficiency Index score of 70.72 Demographics 2018
Best performance at World Floorball Championship Sports 2009

Switzerland [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Lowest level of business corruption according to Bribe Payers Index score of 8.8 (tied with Netherlands) Economy

Politics
2011
Highest economic competitiveness according to Global Competitiveness Report score of 5.86 Economy

Politics
2018
Highest Household debt level 126.3% of GDP Economy 2017
Lowest central bank interest rate -0.75% Finance 2015
Best performance at UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships 9 gold medals, 21 total medals Sports 2016
Best performance at Sidecarcross World Championship Sports 2009
Best quality of life according to the Quality-of-life index 8.22 out of 10[132] Quality of life 2013
Longest railway tunnel Gotthard Base Tunnel, 57,104 m (187,349 ft) Structures 2016

Syria [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Least peaceful nation according to Global Peace Index Military

Politics
2017
Lowest net migration rate per 1,000 population -113.51 Demographics 2014 [133]
Lowest population growth rate -9.73 Demographics 2014 [134]

Thailand [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Busiest low-cost-carrier (LCC) airport 22.5 million passengers Transport 2015 [135]
Best performanceat ISTAF(International Sepaktakraw Federation) (both men and women) Sports 2015 [136] [137]
Best performance at Miss International Queen 4 times winner (2004, 2007, 2011 and 2017) Culture 2017 [138]
Largest Buddhist population 64,419,840 people or 93.20% of country Culture 2015 [citation needed]

Timor-Leste [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Highest tax rate as percentage of GDP 69.1% Finance 2015
Least globalized country according to Globalization Index score of 24.35 Politics 2013

Turkey [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest apricot producer output of 795,768 tonnes Agriculture 2012 [139]
Largest cherry producer output of 480,748 tonnes Agriculture 2012 [139]
Largest sour cherry producer output of 187,941 tonnes Agriculture 2012 [139]
Largest fig producer output of 274,535 tonnes Agriculture 2012 [139]
Largest hazelnut producer output of 660,000 tonnes Agriculture 2012 [139]
Largest quince producer output of 135,406 tonnes Agriculture 2012 [139]
Largest wheat flour exporter output of 2.062,730 tons Agriculture 2011 [140]
Highest consumption of tea per capita 6.87 kg (242 oz) Consumption 2014 [141]
Largest boron reserves and producer output of 2500 tonnes. Industry 2012 [142]
Most generous country by GNI 0.21%, Total aid: US$1.6 billion Economy 2013 [115]
Biggest refugee hosting country 3 million Syrian and Iraqi refugees Demographics 2015 [143] [144]

Tuvalu [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Smallest number of immigrants 141 Demographics 2015
Largest percentage of permanent crops 66.67% Agriculture

Geography
2005
Worst industrial production decline -26.10% (CIA World Factbook est.) Industry 2017 [145]

United Arab Emirates [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Lowest tax rate as percentage of GDP 1.4% Finance 2015
Tallest building Burj Khalifa, 2717 ft Structures 2018

United Kingdom [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Most overseas territories/dependencies the UK has 14 overseas territories and 3 crown dependencies. Politics 2014
Most Open and Transparent Government Data According to The World Wide Web Foundation's Open Data Barometer. Politics 2015 [146]
Oldest current head of state Elizabeth II, at age 92 Politics 2017
City with highest non-food retail sales London with a total spend of around £64.2 billion Finance 2010
Busiest airport system by passenger traffic London sees a total 146,685,710 passengers annually, through Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City and Southend airports. Transport 2014 [147]
Busiest single runway Gatwick Airport (LGW) Transport 2014
Busiest train station Clapham Junction railway station, in London, by station by daily rail traffic (one train every 13 seconds at peak times; one train every 30 seconds at off-peak times). Transport 2014
Largest enclosed rain-forest the Eden Project near St Austell Environment 2001
Longest guided busway by length in miles Cambridgeshire Guided Busway - 16 miles Transport 2011
The largest television broadcaster BBC Television 2014
Most elements of the periodic table discovered 23 of the 118 known elements were discovered by British scientists. Science [148]
Largest off-shore wind farm London Array in the United Kingdom, producing 630 MW. Energy

Industry
2015
Highest producing off-shore wind farm the biggest producer of wind energy is the Greater Gabbard wind farm. In 2012 it produced 1,195 GigaWatt-hours (GWh). Energy

Industry
2012
Deepest off-shore wind farm The Beatrice Wind Farm is the deepest fixed-foundation wind farm at 45-metre water depth. Energy

Industry
2007
Largest exporter of off-shore generated wind power the UK's wind farms combine to produce the greatest wind farm exports to foreign countries Energy

Industry
2012
Largest producer of alcoholic spirits Diageo Plc. of London. Industry 2010
Most valuable football club Manchester United Sports 2014
Most times the Olympic Games have been held in one city London held Olympics 3 times: 1908, 1948, 2012 Sports 2012
Best performance at Eventing World Championship (equestrian) 9 gold medals, 23 total medals Sports 2014
Best government website GOV.uk won the Designs of the Year Award 2013 Politics 2013
Most Formula One Grand Prix wins 266 by 19 drivers Sports 2017
Most Formula One Grand Prix wins (constructors) 517 by 15 constructors Sports 2017
Best performance at equestrian Mounted games 26 wins (including separate England, Northern Ireland and Wales wins) Sports 2017
Best performance at ITU Triathlon World Championships (men) 10 gold medals, 19 total medals Sports 2017
The highest-grossing film series (inflation adjusted) the James Bond film series Culture 2014
Oldest metro system the Tube in London, opened in 1863 Transport 1863 [149]
Oldest currency sterling, first used in 775AD Economics 754AD [150]
Largest empire in history covering over 33,700,000 km² and a quarter of the world's population Geography

Politics
1922
Has the longest-running and oldest surviving pageant in the world Miss World Culture 1952

United States of America [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest producer of berries output of 2,074,000 Agriculture 2012 [73]
Largest corn (maize) producer output of 361,100,000 tons Agriculture 2014
Highest share of gold in total forex reserves 74.9% Finance 2017
Largest sorghum producer output of 12 million tons Agriculture 2008
Largest grapefruit and pummelo producer output of 1,580,000 tons Agriculture 2007
Largest strawberry producer output of 1,371,573 tons Agriculture 2014
Largest almond producer output of 1,410,000 tons Agriculture 2010
Largest beef producer output of 11,789,000 ton Agriculture 2010
Largest chicken (broiler) producer output of 15,980,000 ton Agriculture 2009
Largest turkey meat producer output of 5,567,000 ton Agriculture 2009
Largest livestock of horses 9,500,000 heads Agriculture 2008
Largest electricity importer 51,400 million kWh Consumption

Energy
2007
Largest natural gas consumer 778,000,000,000 cu m Consumption

Energy
2015
Largest oil consumer 18,840,000 bbl/d (2,995,000 m3/d) Consumption

Energy
2011 [151]
Largest oil importer 7,713,000 bbl/day Consumption

Energy
2013 [152]
Largest consumer market Annual market size of approximately US$11 trillion Consumption

Household
2013
The highest-grossing film series the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series Culture 2018
Highest incarceration rate 760 prisoners per 100000 people, totaling 2,310,984 prisoners Demographics 2008
Most privately owned firearms per capita 88.8 per 100 population Demographics 2014 [153]
Most privately owned firearms in total 270 million Demographics 2007 [153]
Largest number of immigrants 46,627,102 Demographics 2015
Most billionaires 565 Demographics

Economy
2017
New York City is city with most billionaires 103 billionaires Demographics

Economy
2015
Highest GDP (nominal) 18,624,450 Economy 2016
Largest Christian population 240 million Demographics 2017
Highest service sector output Economy 2015
Largest nuclear power producer 101,351 MWh Energy 2016
Most nuclear reactors for electricity generation 100 Energy 2016
Largest proven coal reserves 237,295 million tons Energy 2008
Largest natural gas producer 766,200,000,000 m³ Energy

Industry
2015
Largest external debt $18,624,000,000,000 Finance 2017
Largest government budget revenues $5,731,627,000,000 Finance 2016
Largest government budget expenditures $6,541,465,000,000 Finance 2016
Highest government budget deficit -$809,838,000,000 Finance 2016
Largest official gold reserves 8,133.5 tons Finance 2017
Largest stock of foreign direct investment abroad $4,854,000,000,000.00 Finance 2013
Largest stock of received foreign direct investment $3,648,000,000,000 Finance 2016
Largest importer $2,205,000,000,000 Finance 2016
Worst current account balance -$469,400,000,000 Finance 2016
Largest bentonite producer 4,620,000 tons Industry 2006
Largest cheese producer 5,162,730 tons Agriculture 2011
Largest cellulose producer 47,047 tons Industry 2009
Largest arms exporter $47,169,000,000 Industry

Military
2016
Largest military budget $615,500,000,000 Military 2017
Most aircraft carriers in operation 11 Military 2017
Most cruisers in operation 22 Military 2017
Most destroyers in operation 65 Military 2017
Most nuclear submarines in operation 70 Military 2017
Largest airforce 4000 units Military 2014
Most science papers output 3,049,662 journal papers published between 2001-2011 Science 2011 [154]
Most cited country 48,862,100 citations between 2001-2011 Science 2011 [155]
Most Nobel Prizes won 377 between 1901-2018 Science 2018
Most Olympic Games hosted 8 (1904 Summer Olympics, 1932 Summer Olympics, 1984 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics, 1932 Winter Olympics, 1960 Winter Olympics, 1980 Winter Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics) Sports 2016
Most Olympic medals 1,118 gold, 2,804 total Sports 2016
Most Summer Olympic medals 1,022 gold, 2,522 total Sports 2016
Best performance at American Football World Cup 3 times winner (2007, 2011, 2015) Sports 2015
Winner of most Basketball World Championships for Women 9 (1953, 1957, 1979, 1986, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014) Sports 2014 [156]
Best performance at World Aquatics Championships 253 gold medals, 586 total medals Sports 2017
Best performance at World Championships in Athletics 155 gold medals, 352 total medals Sports 2017
Best performance at World Backgammon Championship 19 wins Sports 2017
Winner of most Basketball World Championships 5 times winner (tied with Serbia/Yugoslavia) Sports 2014
Best performance at FIFA Women's World Cups 4 times winner (1991, 1999, 2015, 2019), 1 time runner-up (2011) Sports 2019
Best performance at WTBA World Tenpin Bowling Championships, (men) 30 gold medals, 73 total medals Sports 2017
Best performance at WTBA World Tenpin Bowling Championships, (women) 27 gold medals, 77 total medals Sports 2017
Best performance at Golf World Cup (men) 24 wins Sports 2016
Best performance at World Lacrosse Championship (men) 9 times winner Sports 2014
Best performance at Women's Lacrosse World Cup 8 times winner Sports 2017
Best performance at Racquetball World Championships Sports 2016
Best performance at ISF Women's World Championship (softball) 10 gold medals, 14 total medals Sports 2016
Best performance at tennis Davis Cup (men) 32 team wins Sports 2017
Best performance at tennis Fed Cup (women) 18 team wins Sports 2017
Best performance at tennis Hopman Cup (mixed pairs) 6 team wins Sports 2018
Best performance at FINA World Water Polo Championship (women) 5 times winner Sports 2017
Best performance at Basketball World Championships for Women 9 gold medals, 12 total medals Sports 2014
Highest International tourism receipts $177.2 billion Tourism 2014
Longest total length of railways 224,792 km Transport 2014 [157]
Longest total length of roadways 6,586,610 km Transport 2013 [158]
Most airports 13,513 Transport 2013 [159]
Most heliports 5,287 Transport 2013
Largest total length of pipelines 2,225,032 km Transport 2013
Most Soft power of any nation Politics 2014
Best Performance at Miss Universe 8 times Winner, 1954, 1956, 1960, 1967, 1980, 1995, 1997 & 2012 Culture 2014
Most editions that any country had hosted Miss Universe 35 times of being a host country, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 Culture 2018

Vatican City [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Smallest population 839 Demographics 2012
Largest percentage of immigrant population 100% Demographics 2015
Smallest total area 0,44 km² Geography 2015
Smallest landlocked country 0,44 km² Geography 2015

Venezuela [ edit ]

Statistic Value Field Date References
Largest proven oil reserves 302,250,000 bbl (48,054,000 m3) Energy 2016 [160]
Best performance at Big Four Beauty Pageants (Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, Miss Earth) 21 times winner Culture 2014
Highest annual inflation rate 96.3% Finance 2015

Countries with single entries [ edit ]

Country Statistic Value Field Date References
  Andorra Most tourist arrivals per capita 22.5 Economy 2011 [161]
  Azerbaijan Largest percentage of area covered with mud volcanoes Geography 2009 [162]
  Bahamas Highest personal and economic freedoms according to State of World Liberty Index Economy 2015
  Belarus Highest potato consumption per capita 178 kilograms (392 lb) per year Consumption 2017 [163]
  Brunei Least cigarettes consumed per capita 9.676 per year Consumption 2016 [164]
  Cambodia Longest alphabet It consists of 33 consonants, 23 vowels (that make 47 sounds) and 12 independent vowels. Education 1995 [165]
  Cameroon Most exploding lakes 2 Geography 2018
  Colombia Largest emerald producer Industry 2009
  Costa Rica Highest environmental happiness according to Happy Planet Index score of 76.1 Environment

Quality of life
2009
  Côte d'Ivoire Largest cacao producer output of 2,034,000 metric tons Agriculture 2017 [166]
  Dominican Republic Largest papaya producer per capita 84.1 kilograms (185 lb) per year Agriculture [167]
  Djibouti Highest prevalence of females in population 0.84 males per female Demographics 2016
  Eritrea Lowest ease of doing business, according to Ease of Doing Business Index Economy

Politics
2015
  Fiji Best performance at Rugby World Cup Sevens (men) 2 times winner (1997, 2005) (tied with New Zealand) Sports 2013
  Gambia Least militarized society Military 2010
  Ghana Fastest growing economy Economy 2011, 2018
  Guatemala Largest nutmeg producer 38,163 tonnes Industry 2018 [168]
  Guinea Largest bauxite reserves 7,400,000,000 tons Industry 2010
  Haiti Largest vetiver producer Agriculture 2014 [169]
  Honduras Highest intentional homicide rate 103 per 100,000 people per year Demographics 2008
  Hungary Best performance at FINA Water Polo World Cup (men) 3 times winner (1979, 1995, 1999), 3 times runner-up (1993, 2002, 2006) Sports 2009
  Jamaica Fastest man Usain Bolt, 12.42 m/s Sports 2014
  Jordan Lowest depression below the sea level -428 m at Dead Sea (shared with Israel and State of Palestine) Geography 2012
  Kuwait Highest current account balance as a percentage of GDP 35.35% Finance 2014
  Laos Most heavily bombed country Military 2016 [170]
  Lithuania Largest wheat producer per capita 1,356 kilograms (2,989 lb) per year Agriculture [171]
  Malawi Lowest GDP (nominal) per capita Economy 2014
  Maldives Lowest highest point among all countries 2 m (7 ft) Geography 2009
  Mauritania Largest percentage of people in slavery 4% Demographics 2014 [172]
  Federated States of Micronesia Highest coastline to area ratio 8,706.553 m/km² Geography 2009
  Mongolia Least densely populated 1.92 per km² Demographics 2015
  Morocco Largest phosphorus reserve about 50 trillion metric tons of 67 trillion metric tons worldwide (about the 75% the world reserves) Industry 2011
  Namibia Least equal income distribution Demographics

Economy
2003
    Nepal Highest elevation above the sea level 8,848 m (29,029 ft) at Mount Everest (shared with China) Geography 2009
  State of Palestine Lowest depression below the sea level -428 m at Dead Sea (shared with Jordan and Israel) Geography 2012
  Panama Most merchant ships registered 6,323 Transport 2008
  Rwanda Highest proportion of women in government 56.3% Politics 2013
  San Marino Most motor vehicles per capita 1263 per 1000 population Transport

Consumption
2010
  Sierra Leone Highest industrial production growth rate 88% Industry 2013
  Sudan Lowest level of innovation according to Global Innovation Index score of 0.4 Technology 2013
  Suriname Highest percent of forest area 90.20% Geography 2011
  Ukraine Largest sunflower seed producer output of 10.1 million metric tons Agriculture 2014
  Uruguay Most southernmost northernmost point on land 30°05'S Geography 2009
  Uzbekistan Largest double landlocked country 447,400 km² (172,742 sq mi) Geography
  Vietnam Smallest percentage of immigrant population 0.0249% Demographics 2005

Countries without any entries [ edit ]

The following fully recognized countries have no entries in the above list:

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