16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

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We have collected very interesting facts that you could hardly hear about in geography lessons and decided to share them with you. We bet that some of them will surprise you, or at least make you pick up an atlas to find the countries in question.

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16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

1. Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan, which is considered a saint, as well as an active volcano, although the last eruption took place a very long time ago, in 1707. (Photo: skyseeker/Flickr.com).

16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

2. Has it ever snowed over the hot Sahara? Yes, the last time it happened was February 18, 1979. (Photo: Jon Rawlinson/Flickr.com).

16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

3. Almost until the end of the 80s of the XX century, there was not a single telephone in the country of Bhutan. (Photo: Christopher Michel/Flickr.com).

16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

4. The locality with the shortest name is the Norwegian village A (pronounced "O"). In short, it doesn't happen anymore. Interestingly, a road sign with the name of the village standing on the side of the road is regularly stolen ... (Photo: Sveter / Wikipedia Commons).

16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

5. Several skyscrapers in Manhattan have their own zip codes. (Photo: Ahmed ElHusseiny/Flickr.com).

16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

6. In Thailand, it is still considered impolite to eat with a fork. Cutlery can only be used to put food on your plate. (Photo: J Aaron Farr/Flickr.com).

16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

7. Unlike most African countries, Ethiopia has never been a European colony. (Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr.com).

16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

8. There are no rivers in Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Al Jazeera English/Flickr.com).

16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

9. To say that the Philippines is an island nation is to say nothing. This country has ... 7107 islands. (Photo: Beyond Neon/Flickr.com).

16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

10. The largest pyramid in the world ... is not at all in Egypt, but in Mexico, in the city of Cholula. Its dimensions are 54 meters in height and a volume of 3.3 million cubic meters (whereas the volume of the pyramid of Cheops in Giza is 2.4 million cubic meters). (Photo: Russ Bowling/Flickr.com).

16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

11. In Togo, a man who compliments a woman must marry her. (Photo: Shutterstock).

16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

12. There are 18 countries in the world that have only one neighboring state. These are Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Gambia, Haiti, Ireland, Lesotho, Monaco, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, South Korea, East Timor, United Kingdom and the Vatican. (Photo: N i c o l a / Flickr.com).

16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

13. Throughout the entire Trans-Siberian Railway - the longest railway in the world - there are ... 3901 bridges. (Photo: Boccaccio1/Flickr.com)

16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

14. The phrase "Allahu Akbar", meaning the exaltation of Allah, is written on the flag of Iran 22 times. (Photo: Blondinrikard Fröberg/Flickr.com).

16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

15. The seven largest countries in the world (Russia, Canada, USA, China, Australia, Brazil and Argentina) occupy a total of half of all land on our planet. (Photo: Martin Fisch/Flickr.com).

16 Curious Geography Facts That Will Surprise You

16. Of the 25 highest mountain peaks in the world, 19 are in the Himalayas. (Photo: Maria Ly/Flickr.com).

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