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Top 10 largest landlocked countries

nature & geography

A tsunami is one of the worst disasters a society can face. The countries in our next list however don’t have to fear this type of disaster, simply because they’re landlocked. You might call this an advantage, but being landlocked brings in many – economic – disadvantages. Bolivia even declared war to Chile to gain access to the Pacific (1879-1883), but lost and is still landlocked. But what are the largest landlocked countries in square miles (SQ)? Here’s a top 10 list!
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Top 10 countries with longest coastlines

nature & geography

Some countries are landlocked. That’s bad luck for local surfers, fishermen and marine officers. In some cases it’s even a reason to declare war to another country (Bolivia vs. Chile). Having direct access to the oceans of the world brings in enormous economic advantages. The majority of the countries of the world though share those profits of having a coastline. So which countries have the longest coastline? Here’s a top 10!
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Top 10 banana producing countries

food & drinks

Bananas. Don’t we just love this easy to peel, happy piece of fruit?  Perhaps the most edible fruit from cradle to grave, as chances are fairly high that your first chewings were on a banana. The banana averages 125 grams and is stuffed with vitamines and minerals. Bananas don’t care about being transported. Picked green, they just pick up their yellow colour during their way to your local supermarket. But where do they grow? And which country produces the most? Don’t slip over our next top 10 of banana producing countries!

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Top 10 gold producing countries

nature & geography

Since we’re able to extract it, gold has always had a magic effect on almost everyone. Fort Knox is filled with it. As we live in continuous economic uncertainty, people tend to invest in gold, rather than in valuta or stocks. A marriage is often sealed with a golden wedding band. Our eyes are twinkling just by hearing the word ‘gold’. It’s the only metal that caused a fever. So where should you dig and sif and try your luck? Check our top 10 list of gold producing countries!
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Top 10 vineyard area per country

food & drinks

Talking about wine! Every wine producing country has its own climate and often its own rules concerning maximum allowed quantity per hectare. And growing grapes doesn’t automatically imply that a grower is producing wine. Think of the juicy table grapes. The list of countries with the biggest vineyard area (in hectares or ha) differs from the list of wine producing countries:

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Top 10 wine producing countries

food & drinks

Approximately 10.000 years ago our Chinese and Georgian ancestors discovered the beneficial effects of the vitis vinifera or wine grape.  Collect the grapes, let them ferment, drink the result and you’ll be happy. No wonder that what we now call wine is of all ages.  Over time grapes were grown almost everywhere between the 30th and 50th latitude. So which country produces the most wine in hectolitres (hl)? Which are the world’s biggest wine producing countries?

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