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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.

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Country Statistic Field Date
23x15px Afghanistan Least peaceful nation according to Global Peace Index Military
Politics
2013
23x15px Afghanistan Largest illegal opium producer, 95% of world's market ($64 billion), with 2.9 million opium farmers[1][2] Illicit Drugs 2008
23x15px Afghanistan World's largest producer of cannabis, up to 3,500 tonnes of hashish in annual production[3][4] Illicit Drugs 2010
23x15px Afghanistan World's largest producer of heroin, 380 tonnes of Heroin in annual production (~90% of global production)[5][6] Illicit Drugs 2012
23x15px Afghanistan Most corrupt country according to Transparency International (tied with Somalia and North Korea)[7] Politics 2013
23x15px Afghanistan World's largest source of refugees, continuously since 1980[8] Politics 2013
23x15px Afghanistan Lowest electricity consumption per capita, 7.6 kWh per person per year [9] Energy 2012
23x15px Afghanistan Lowest annual energy consumption per capita, 90 kgoe per person per year Energy 2011
23x15px Afghanistan Highest infant mortality rate, 119.41 deaths per 1000 live births Demographics 2013
23x15px Afghanistan Highest annual prevalence of opiates use, 2.65% of population Health 2009
23x15px Afghanistan Largest recipient of foreign aid, $6,710,900,000 per year Economy 2011
23x15px Afghanistan Worst place to grow old as per United Nations/HelpAge International Global AgeWatch Index[10][11] Society 2013
23x15px Andorra Most tourist arrivals per capita, 22.5[12] Economy 2011
23x15px Argentina Largest exporter of pears, 490,000 tonnes[13][14] Agriculture 2009
23x15px Argentina Largest exporter of vegetable oil, US$2,715,890,000[15] Agriculture 2009
23x15px Argentina Highest consumption of beef per capita, 65.2 kilograms / year[16] Consumption 2006
23x15px Argentina Largest exporter of soccer players, 2,204[17] Sports 2010
23x15px Argentina Best performance at Paddle Tennis World Championship (men), 7 gold medals, 9 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Argentina Best performance at Paddle Tennis World Championship (women), 7 gold medals, 9 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Argentina Best performance at World Polo Championship, 4 gold medals, 7 total medals Sports 2012
23x15px Australia Largest wool producer, output of 475,000 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Australia Largest sheep meat producer Agriculture 2005
23x15px Australia Largest uranium reserves, 1,243,000 tons Energy 2007
23x15px Australia Largest aluminium oxide producer, 18,312,000 tons Industry 2006
23x15px Australia Largest bauxite producer, 63,000,000 tons Industry 2008
23x15px Australia Largest titanium producer, 1,291,000 tons Industry 2003
23x15px Australia Largest zirconium producer, 426,000 tons Industry 2005
23x15px Australia Largest tantalum producer, 435 tons per annum, 53% of world production Industry 2008
23x15px Australia Best performance at Rugby League World Cups (men), 10 times winner (1957, 1968, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1988, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2013) Sports 2014
23x15px Australia Winner of most Cricket World Cups (men), 4 (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007,2015)[18] Sports 2007
23x15px Australia Winner of most Women's Cricket World Cups, 5 (1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005) Sports 2009
23x15px Australia Most successful team in ICC World Twenty20 (Women), 2 time champions (2010 and 2012) Sports 2013
23x15px Australia Best performance at ICF Canoe Polo World Championships (men), 3 gold medals Sports 2009
23x15px Australia Best performance at Netball World Championshipss, 9 times winner Sports 2009
23x15px Australia Best performance at World International Doubles Squash Championships Sports 2009
23x15px Australia Best performance at World Team Squash Championships Sports 2009
23x15px Australia Best performance at Touch Football World Cups Sports 2009
23x15px Australia Best performance at ITU Triathlon World Championships (women), 11 gold medals, 26 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Austria Best performance at FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, 74 gold medals, 233 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Austria Best performance at FIS Ski Flying World Championships, 5 gold medals, 7 silver medals, 3 bronze medals Sports 2009
23x15px Azerbaijan Largest percentage of area covered with mud volcanoes[19] Geography 2009
23x15px Bangladesh Largest percentage of cultivated land, 68.6% Agriculture
Geography
2011
23x15px Bangladesh Largest contributor to UN Peacekeeper Force Military 2013
23x15px Bangladesh Highest importance of religion, (tied with Nigeria and Somalia) Demographics 2009
23x15px Belarus Highest annual inflation rate, 52.4% Finance 2011
23x15px Ireland Most globalized country according to Globalization Index, score of 92.17 Politics 2011
23x15px Belgium Best performance at UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Men, 25 gold medals, 52 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Belgium Best performance at UCI Road World Championships (Men's Road Race), 25 gold medals, 47 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Belgium Best performance at Motocross World Championship Sports 2009
23x15px Belgium Largest producer of chicory roots Agriculture 1992
23x15px Botswana Lowest environmental happiness according to Happy Planet Index, score of 22.6 Environment
Quality of life
2012
23x15px Botswana Largest Diamond Producer (two largest mines export 21.7 mil carats combined[20]) Economy 1999
23x15px Bhutan Highest GDP (real) annual growth rate, 21.40% (CIA World Factbook est.)[21] Economy 2008
23x15px Brazil Largest citrus producer, output of 20,682,309 tons Agriculture 2007
23x15px Brazil Largest orange producer, output of 17.8 million tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Brazil Largest dry bean producer, output of 3,330,435 tons Agriculture 2008
23x15px Brazil Largest coffee producer, output of 2,249,010 tons Agriculture 2007
23x15px Brazil Largest sugarcane producer, output of 514,079,729 tons Agriculture 2008
23x15px Brazil Largest sisal producer, output of 113,300 tons Agriculture 2007
23x15px Brazil Largest renewable freshwater resources, 8,233 km³/year Geography 2000
23x15px Brazil Largest niobium producer, 40,000 tons Industry 2007
23x15px Brazil Best performance at FIFA World Cups, 5 times winner (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002), 2 times runner-up (1950, 1998) Sports 2015
23x15px Brazil Winner of most FIFA Club World Cups 4 (2000, 2005, 2006, 2012) Sports 2014
23x15px Brazil Best performance at FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, 12 times winner (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008) Sports 2015
23x15px Brazil Best performance at FIFA Futsal World Cup, 5 times winner (1989, 1992, 1996, 2008, 2012) Sports 2015
23x15px Brazil Best performance at Beach Handball World Championships, 7 gold medals, 10 total medals Sports 2015
23x15px Brazil Best performance at FIVB World Leagues, 9 times winner, 5 times runner-up Sports 2014
23x15px Brazil Best performance at FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, 9 gold medals, 24 total medals Sports 2014
23x15px Bulgaria Largest rose oil producer, 70% of all oil in the world[22] Agriculture 2011
23x15px Bulgaria Largest lavender oil producer[23] Agriculture 2011
23x15px Burkina Faso Worst situation with education according to Education Index, score of 0.274 Demographics
Quality of life
2009
23x15px Burundi Highest rate of urbanisation, +6.8% of urban population per year Demographics 2008
23x15px Burundi Least globalized country according to Globalization Index, score of 25.75 Politics 2007
23x15px Burundi Lowest level of property rights according to International Property Rights Index, score of 3.4 (tied with Venezuela, Haiti & Libya)[24] Politics 2013
23x15px Burundi Lowest satisfaction with life according to Satisfaction with Life Index, 100 Quality of life 2006
23x15px Cambodia Longest alphabets in the world[25] It consists of 33 consonants, 23 vowels (that make 47 sounds) and 12 independent vowels. Education 1995
23x15px Canada Largest flax producer, output of 633,500 tons Agriculture 2007
23x15px Canada Largest canary seed producer, output of 117,300 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Canada Largest producer of maple syrup, output of 14,890 cubic metres Agriculture 1995
23x15px Canada Largest water area, 891,163 km²[26] Geography 2009
23x15px Canada Longest coastline, 243,792 km[27] Geography 2009
23x15px Canada Best performance at World Curling Men's Championships, 31 gold medals, 45 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Canada Best performance at World Curling Women's Championships, 15 gold medals, 26 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Canada Winner of most Women's Ice Hockey World Championships, 9 times winner Sports 2009
23x15px Central African Republic Lowest prosperity according to Legatum Prosperity Index Quality of life 2012
23x15px Chad Lowest ease of doing business, according to Ease of Doing Business Index Economy
Politics
2012
23x15px Chad Highest child mortality rate in the world Demographics 2011
23x15px Chad Highest maternal mortality ratio in the world Demographics 2011
23x15px Chile Largest copper producer, 5,360,800 tons Industry 2006
23x15px Chile Largest lithium producer, 12,000 tons Industry 2008
23x15px Chile Largest lithium reserves, 300,000 tons Industry 2008
23x15px Chile Largest rhenium reserves tons Industry 2005
23x15px Chile Largest recorded earthquake 9.5 Geology 2011
23x15px China Largest salt producer, 65,000,000 tons Industry 2011
23x15px China Highest agricultural sector output Economy 2012
23x15px China Highest industrial sector output Economy 2012
23x15px China Largest police force, 1,600,000 officers Economy 2007
23x15px China Largest rice producer, output of 182,042,000 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest wheat producer, output of 109.9 million metric tons Agriculture 2007
23x15px China Largest garlic producer, output of 12,088,000 tons Agriculture 2008
23x15px China Largest tangerine producer, output of 14,152,000 tons Agriculture 2007
23x15px China Largest peach and nectarine producer, output of 6,030,000 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest plum and sloe producer, output of 4,635,500 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest persimmon producer, output of 1,987,000 tons Agriculture 2006
23x15px China Largest tomato producer, output of 32,540,040 tons Agriculture 2006
23x15px China Largest watermelon producer, output of 69,315,000 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest chestnut producer, output of 825,000 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest walnut producer, output of 499,070 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest peanut producer, output of 13,090,000 tons Agriculture 2008
23x15px China Largest eggplant producer, output of 18,033,000 tons Agriculture 2008
23x15px China Largest carrot and turnip producer, output of 8,395,500 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest potato producer, output of 70 million metric tons Agriculture 2006
23x15px China Largest cabbage producer, output of 36,335,000 tons Agriculture 2008
23x15px China Largest cauliflowers and broccoli producer, output of 8,585,000 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest spinach producer, output of 11,011,000 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest lettuce and chicory producer, output of 11,005,000 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest asparagus producer, output of 5,906,000 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest onion and shallot producer, output of 17,793,000 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest fish producer, output of 49,467,275 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest aquatic plants producer, output of 11,163,675 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest honey producer, output of 305,000 tons[28] Agriculture 2012
23x15px China Largest mushroom and truffle producer, output of 1,410,540 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest cotton producer, output of 11,400,000 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest silk producer, output of 290,003 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest rapeseed producer, output of 10.3 million metric tons Agriculture 2007
23x15px China Largest tea producer, output of 1,183,502 million tons Agriculture 2007
23x15px China Largest tobacco producer, output of 2,298,800 tons Agriculture 2000
23x15px China Largest livestock of domestic sheep, 157,900,000 heads Agriculture 2004
23x15px China Largest livestock of domestic pig, 488,800,000 heads Agriculture 2005
23x15px China Largest livestock of horses, 8,088,000 heads Agriculture 2003
23x15px China Largest pork (pig meat) producer, output of 48,500,000 ton Agriculture 2009
23x15px China Largest rice consumer, 135 million metric tons per year Consumption 2004
23x15px China Largest car market, 13.64 million vehicles[29] Consumption
Transport
2009
23x15px China Largest population, 1,315,844,000 Demographics 2006
23x15px China Largest labour force, 807,700,000 Demographics
Economy
2008
23x15px China Largest electricity producer, 4,940,000,000,000 kWh Energy 2012
23x15px China Largest electricity consumer, 4,693,000,000,000 kWh Consumption
Energy
2011
23x15px China Largest wind power producer, 75,564 MWh Energy 2012
23x15px China Largest renewable energy producer, 797,4 TW·h per year Energy 2011
23x15px China Largest hydroelectricity producer, 585.2 TW·h per year Energy 2007
23x15px China Largest coal producer, 3,240 million tons Energy
Industry
2010
23x15px China Largest wind turbine producer[30] Energy
Industry
2009
23x15px China Largest solar panel producer,[30] Energy
Industry
2009
23x15px China Largest photovoltaics producer, output of 10,852 MW[30] Energy
Industry
2010
23x15px China Most carbon dioxide emissions, 6,103,493,000 metric tons Environment 2006
23x15px China Largest forex reserves, $3,312,000,000,000 Finance 2012
23x15px China Largest exporter, $1,200,000,000,000[31] Finance 2009
23x15px China Highest current account balance, $371,833,000,000 Finance 2007
23x15px China Highest elevation above the sea level, 8,848 m (29,029 ft) at Mount Everest (shared with Nepal) Geography 2009
23x15px China Longest land border length, 22,117 km (22,147 km if Hong Kong and Macao, the two special administrative regions are counted) Geography 2009
23x15px China 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
23x15px China Largest gold producer, 276 tonnes[32] Industry 2007
23x15px China Largest aluminium producer, 5,896,000 tons Industry 2006
23x15px China Largest antimony producer, 126,000 tons Industry 2005
23x15px China Largest arsenic producer Industry 2006
23x15px China Largest bismuth producer, 1,900 tons Industry 2006
23x15px China Largest cadmium producer, 3,000 tons Industry 2005
23x15px China Largest cement producer, 1,800,000,000 tons Industry 2010
23x15px China Largest fluorite producer, 3,000,000 tons Industry 2006
23x15px China Largest iron producer, 588,000,000 tons Industry 2006
23x15px China Largest manganese producer, 6,000,000 tons Industry 2006
23x15px China Largest mercury producer, 1,150 tons Industry 2005
23x15px China Largest motor vehicle producer, 19,271,808 vehicles per year Industry
Transport
2012
23x15px China Largest tractor producer, vehicles Industry 2010
23x15px China Largest pulp and paper producer, 92,599 tons Industry 2010
23x15px China Largest steel producer, 683,000,000 tons Industry 2011
23x15px China Largest steel producer, 543,748,000 tons Industry 2009
23x15px China Largest strontium producer, 700,000 tons Industry 2005
23x15px China Largest tin reserves, 1,700,000 tons Industry 2006
23x15px China Largest tungsten producer, 46,900 tons Industry 2005
23x15px China Largest zinc producer, 3,500,000 tons Industry 2010
23x15px China Largest army by number of active troops, 2.25 million troops[33] Military 2005
23x15px China Best performance at women's badminton Uber Cup, 11 times winner Sports 2009
23x15px China Best performance at World Badminton Championships, 43 gold medals won Sports 2009
23x15px China Best performance at World Amateur Go Championship, 18 wins Sports 2009
23x15px China Best performance at World Table Tennis Championships, 35 team wins Sports 2009
23x15px China Best performance at World Weightlifting Championships (women), 314 gold medals, 423 total medals Sports 2007
23x15px China Highest rate of execution per year,officially not released.at least 1700 (estimated)[34][35] Demographics 2009
23x15px China Leading surveillance society according to the Privacy International[36] Surveillance 2007
23x15px China Most internet users, 298,000,000[37] Technology 2009
23x15px China Most main line phones, 368,000,000[38] Technology 2006
23x15px China Most mobile cellular phones, 703,000,000[39] Technology 2009
23x15px China Largest total length of waterways, 110,000 km Transport 2008
23x15px China Largest total length of high-speed railways, 6,003 km Transport 2009
23x15px China Largest total length of controlled-access highways, 84,946 km Transport 2011
23x15px China Largest total length of rapid transit systems, 1879.6 km Transport 2006
23x15px China Longest bridge in the world, Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge, 164,800 m (540,700 ft) Structures
Transport
2011
23x15px China Longest building in the world, Great Wall of China, 8,851.8 km Structures
23x15px China Top position at World Chess Rankings (women), top 10 players average Elo rating of 2494 Sports 2014
23x15px Colombia Largest emerald producer Industry 2009
23x15px Cook Islands Lowest population growth rate, -3.07[40] Demographics 2013
23x15px Costa Rica Highest environmental happiness according to Happy Planet Index, score of 76.1 Environment
Quality of life
2009
23x15px Côte d'Ivoire Largest cacao producer, output of 1,330,000 metric tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Cuba Largest producer of Xanthosoma, output of 132,100 tonnes Agriculture 2011
23x15px Cuba Winner of most Baseball World Cup (men), 25 gold medals Sports 2009
23x15px Cuba Best performance at Boxing World Cup, 2 times winner (2006, 2008) Sports 2008
23x15px Cuba Winner of most Volleyball World Cups (women), 4 (1989, 1991, 1995, 1999) Sports 2009
23x15px Czech Republic Highest consumption of beer per capita, 132 litres / year[41] Consumption 2010
23x15px Czech Republic Largest poppy seed producer, output of 12,814 tonnes Agriculture 2012
23x15px Democratic Republic of the Congo Highest percentage of population suffering from undernourishment, 75% Demographics 2006
23x15px Democratic Republic of the Congo Lowest GDP (PPP) per capita, 349 Int. $ (IMF est.) Economy 2011
23x15px Democratic Republic of Congo Highest poverty, 95.15% of population living under 2 dollar (PPP) a day Demographics
Economy
2010
23x15px Democratic Republic of the Congo Highest energy intensity, 4746.3 toe per 1 million dollars of GDP Energy 2003
23x15px Democratic Republic of the Congo Largest cobalt producer, 22,000 tons Industry 2005
23x15px Denmark Most equal income distribution according to UN[42] Demographics
Economy
1997
23x15px Denmark Least corrupt country according to Transparency International (tied with New Zealand)[43] Politics 2013
23x15px Denmark Highest minimum wage, 22,713 (Intl. dollars) Finance 2008
23x15px Denmark Most northernmost point on land, 83°40'N at Kaffeklubben Island, 23x15px Greenland Geography 2009
23x15px Denmark Highest E-readiness, 8.87 out of 10 Technology 2009
23x15px Denmark Best knowledge of English according to EF English Proficiency Index Demographics
Economy
Education
2014
23x15px Denmark Highest satisfaction with life according to Satisfaction with Life Index, 273.4 Quality of life 2006
23x15px Egypt Largest date producer, output of 1,313,690 tons Agriculture 2011
23x15px Egypt Largest importer of wheat, 9.5 million tonnes per year[44][45] Consumption 2013 23x15px Egypt Best country in the world to live in
23x15px Egypt Most heavily mined country, 23 million active mines[46] Military 2013
23x15px Eritrea Lowest average weight per person Health 2012
23x15px Estonia Lowest maternal death rate Quality of life 2010
23x15px Estonia Highest personal and economic freedoms according to State of World Liberty Index Economy 2006
23x15px Estonia Lowest importance of religion Demographics 2009
23x15px Estonia Highest prevalence of females in population, 0.84 males per female Demographics 2009
23x15px Estonia Largest shale oil producer Energy Industry Since before 1960
23x15px Ethiopia Earliest human settlement, 195,000 years ago Demographics 2010
23x15px Ethiopia Best performance at World Cross Country Running Championships, 27 wins Sports 2009
23x15px Fiji Best performance at Rugby World Cup Sevens (men), 2 times winner (1997, 2005) Sports 2008
23x15px Finland Highest consumption of coffee per capita, 11.4 kg / year[47] Consumption 2008
23x15px Finland Highest consumption of milk per capita, 361.19 kg / year[48] Consumption 2007
23x15px Finland Best student performance in science according to Programme for International Student Assessment Demographics
Quality of life
2006
23x15px Finland Most stable country according to Failed States Index, score of 19.7 Politics 2011
23x15px Finland Most property rights according to International Property Rights Index, score of 8.6[24] Politics 2013
23x15px Finland Most press freedom according to Freedom of the Press (report) Politics 2011
23x15px Finland Highest prosperity according to Legatum Prosperity Index Quality of life 2009
23x15px Finland Best performance at Drivers' World Rally Championship, 14 wins by 7 drivers Sports 2009
23x15px Finland Most technologically advanced according to the UN's Technology Achievement Index, 0.744[49] Technology 2001
23x15px Finland Most Olympic medals per capita. [50] Sports
23x15px France Largest sugar beet producer, output of 29 million metric tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px France Largest indigenous duck meat producer[51] Agriculture 2005
23x15px France Largest producer of pharmaceutical products[52] Industry 2007
23x15px France Largest exporter of perfume[53] Industry 2007
23x15px France Largest percentage of nuclear energy in total energy production, 76.2% Energy 2008
23x15px France Largest electricity exporter, 67,600 million kWh Energy 2007
23x15px France Most time zones (overseas territories included), 12 Geography 2009
23x15px France Best performance at World Championships of Basque Pelota, 58 gold medals, 140 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px France Best performance at UCI Road World Championships (Women's Road Race), 9 gold medals, 15 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px France Best performance at Endurance FIM World Championship (motorcycle racing) Sports 2009
23x15px France Most tourist visits per year, 81.9 million Tourism 2007
23x15px Gambia Least militarized society Military 2010
23x15px Germany Largest hop producer, output of 34,438 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Germany Largest net exports (balance of trade) country, 217,000 millions US$ Finance 2010
23x15px Germany Largest producer of lignite, 175,400,000 tons Energy
Industry
2001
23x15px Germany Largest installed solar power capacity, 9,799 MWh Energy 2009
23x15px Germany Most Winter Olympic medals, 128 gold medals, 358 total medals[54] Sports 2010
23x15px Germany Best performance at FIBT World Championships (bobsleigh and skeleton), 58 gold medals, 146 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Germany Best performance at ICF Canoe Polo World Championships (women), 3 gold medals, 7 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Germany Best performance at ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, 171 gold medals, 406 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Germany Best performance at ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, 92 gold medals, 252 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Germany Best performance at UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Women, 4 gold medals, 10 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Germany Best performance at UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships, 79 gold medals, 201 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Germany Best performance at FEI World Equestrian Games, 25 gold medals, 58 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Germany Best performance at equestrian Dressage World Championship, 18 gold medals Sports 2009
23x15px Germany Best performance at Show Jumping World Championships (equestrian), 8 gold medals, 16 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Germany Best performance at Fistball World Cup (men), 9 gold medals, 13 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Germany Best performance at Fistball World Cup (women), 3 gold medals, 4 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Germany Best performance at Fistball World Games (men), 4 gold medals, 6 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Germany Best performance at FIFA Women's World Cups, 2 times winner (2003, 2007), 1 time runner-up (1995) Sports 2008
23x15px Germany Best performance at FIL World Luge Championships, 85 gold medals, 215 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Germany Best performance at World Sprint Speed Skating Championships for Women, 19 gold medals, 41 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Germany Best performance at World Single Distance Championships for Women (speed skating), 35 gold medals, 74 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Germany Most Soft power of any nation Politics 2013
23x15px Greece Highest consumption of olive oil per capita, 26.1 kg / year [55] Consumption -->
23x15px Greece Highest consumption of tobacco per capita, 4,313 cigarettes / year[56] Consumption 2011
23x15px Guinea Largest bauxite reserves, 7,400,000,000 tons Industry 2008
Template:Country data Haiti Lowest level of property rights according to International Property Rights Index, score of 3.4 (tied with Venezuela, Libya & Burundi)[24] Politics 2013
Template:Country data Honduras Highest intentional homicide rate, 58 per 100000 people per year Demographics 2008
23x15px 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
Template:Country data Iceland Best environmental performance according to Environmental Performance Index, 93.5 Environment 2010
Template:Country data Iceland Highest electricity consumption per capita, 3,152W per person Consumption
Energy
2005
Template:Country data Iceland Highest percentage of Internet users, 92%[57] Technology 2009
Template:Country data Iceland Most freedom of press according to Press Freedom Index Politics 2010
Template:Country data Iceland Most northernmost southernmost point on land, 63°17'N at Surtsey island Geography 2009
Template:Country data Iceland Most peaceful country according to Global Peace Index Quality of life 2011
Template:Country data Iceland Highest annual energy consumption per capita, 16882.5 kgoe per person per year Energy 2011
Template:Country data India Largest number of multi-dimensionally poor, 612 million[58] Demographics 2011
Template:Country data India Highest number of undernourished people, 230 million[59] Demographics 2013
Template:Country data India Largest millet producer, output of 10,610,000 tons Agriculture 2007
Template:Country data India Largest banana producer, output of 21.77 million metric tons Agriculture 2007
Template:Country data India Largest lemon and lime producer, output of 2,629,200 tons[60] Agriculture 2007
Template:Country data India Largest mango producer, output of 13,501,000 tons Agriculture 2007
Template:Country data India Largest areca nut producer, output of 483,100 tons Agriculture 2006
Template:Country data India Largest spice producer, output of 1,600,000 tons Agriculture 2004
Template:Country data India Largest Mica producer, output of 60% of world Mineral 2004
Template:Country data India Largest ginger producer, output of 420,000 tons Agriculture 2008
Template:Country data India Largest chickpea producer, output of 5,970,000 tons Agriculture 2008
Template:Country data India Largest lentil producer, output of 1,400,000 tons Agriculture 2007
Template:Country data India Largest milk producer, output of 110,040 tons Agriculture 2009
Template:Country data India Largest butter producer, output of 1,470,000 tons Agriculture 1997
Template:Country data India Largest jute producer, output of 1,924,326 tons Agriculture 2011
Template:Country data India Largest livestock of water buffalos, 97,700,000 heads Agriculture 2004
Template:Country data India Largest fennel producer, output of 110,000 tons Agriculture 2008
Template:Country data India Largest total freshwater withdrawal, 645.84 km³/year Agriculture
Consumption
2000
Template:Country data India Largest area of irrigated land, 558,080 km² Agriculture
Geography
2003
Template:Country data India Largest tiger headcount, 2226 tigers Environment 2014
Template:Country data India Largest producer of films in the world, 2961 films including 1288 feature films[61] Film Industry 2010
Template:Country data India Largest electronic spam producer, 13.9% Technology 2011
Template:Country data India Largest Hindu population in the world Demographics 2005
Template:Country data India Largest Sikh population in the world Demographics 2005
Template:Country data India Highest number of doctors graduating in the world Demographics 2005
Template:Country data India Highest number of engineers graduating in the world Demographics 2005
Template:Country data India Lowest consumption of beer per capita, 2 L Consumption 2005
Template:Country data India Largest Democracy, 1,270,000,000 people[62] Politics 2014
Template:Country data India Most successful team in ICC World Twenty20 (men), (2007) Sports 2015
Template:Country data India Best performance at Summer Olympics Field Hockey (men), 8 gold medals, 11 total Sports 2015
Template:Country data Indonesia Largest cinnamon producer, output of 60,000 tons Agriculture 2005
Template:Country data Indonesia Largest clove producer, output of 110,000 tons Agriculture 2005
Template:Country data Indonesia Largest area of permanent crops, 128,581 km² Agriculture
Geography
2005
Template:Country data Indonesia Largest islands by population, Java, 132,941,000 Geography 2010
Template:Country data Indonesia Largest island share by number of countries, Borneo (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia) Geography 2010
Template:Country data Indonesia Largest island on an island, Samosir (North Sumatera) Geography 2010
Template:Country data Indonesia Largest language without an official status anywhere (and thus the largest minority language in the world), Javanese, 82,000,000 Demographics 2010
Template:Country data Indonesia Largest Muslim population in the world Demographics 2005
Template:Country data Indonesia Largest Buddhist temple in the world, Borobudur Structures 2005
Template:Country data Iran Largest Islamic Banking Sector, valued at 235.5 billion US dollars Banking 2009
Template:Country data Iran Largest pistachio producer, output of 230,000 tons[63] Agriculture 2007
Template:Country data Iran Largest saffron producer, 93.7% of world's total production[64] Agriculture 2009
Template:Country data Iran Largest caviar producer[65] Agriculture 2009
Template:Country data Iran Largest producer of berries[63] Agriculture 2007
Template:Country data Iran Largest producer of stone fruits[63] Agriculture 2007
Template:Country data Iran Largest producer of Berberis[66] Agriculture 2009
Template:Country data Iran Hottest surface temperature ever recorded, 70.7 °C (159 °F) recorded at Dasht-e Lut[67] Climate 2005
Template:Country data Iran Highest rate of brain drain in the world Demographics 2003
Template:Country data Iran Largest Shia Population in the world Demographics 2012
Template:Country data Iran Location with the highest natural background radiation, annual dose of 260 mSv Geography 2010
Template:Country data Iran Most number of major earthquakes, 5.5+ Richter Magnitude[68] Geology 2010
Template:Country data Iran Most accurate calendar in use, Iranian calendar Geophysics 2013
Template:Country data Iran Highest ratio of female to male school enrollment,[69] 1.22 female per male student Education 2005
Template:Country data Iran Largest number of former national capitals, 31 former capital cities History 2010
Template:Country data Iran Host to the world's largest population of foreign refugees, Mostly Iraqi & Afghan refugees[70][71][72][73] Humanitarian 1999
Template:Country data Iran Largest producer of Turquoise[74][75] Industry 2010
Template:Country data Iran Largest reserves of Zinc[76][77][78] Industry 2010
Template:Country data Iran World's largest producer and exporter of handmade carpets[79][80][81] Industry 2010
Template:Country data Iran World's fastest growth rate in science and technology, 1000% increase of science & technology output in nine years[82][83][84] Science 2010
Template:Country data Iran World's largest fleet of NGV, 2.86 million NGV in use[85] Transportation 2011
Template:Country data Iraq Most terrorist activities in the world Politics 2012
23x15px Ireland Best quality of life according to the Quality-of-life index, 8.333 out of 10[86] Quality of life 2005
23x15px Ireland Most Eurovision wins (7 between 1956 and 2012) Culture 2012
Template:Country data Israel Lowest depression below the sea level, -427 m at Dead Sea (shared with Jordan) Geography 2012
Template:Country data Israel Largest Jewish population ,6,045,900 Demographics 2013
Template:Country data Israel Highest spending on research and development per capita, 4.2% of GDP Economy 2011
Template:Country data Israel Highest percentage of recycled water, 80% Environment 2010
Template:Country data Israel The world leader in the use of solar energy per capita, 3% of the primary national energy consumption Environment 2010
Template:Country data Israel Longest hours spent on social networks, 11.1 per person per month Technology 2011
Template:Country data Israel Highest production of milk per cow, 12,240 kg per year Agriculture 2009
Template:Country data Israel Highest density of eco-friendly companies[87] Technology 2011
Template:Country data Israel Most militarized society Military 2010
23x15px Italy Largest grape producer, output of 8,519,418 tons Agriculture 2008
23x15px Italy Largest wine producer, output of 8,519,418 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Italy Largest kiwifruit producer, output of 415,050 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Italy Largest artichoke producer, output of 469,980 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Italy Highest number of World Heritage Sites, 47 Culture 2012
23x15px Italy Best performance at Karting World Championship, 21 wins Sports 2009
23x15px Italy Best performance at F1 Powerboat World Championship, 13 wins Sports 2008
23x15px Italy Best performance at FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships, 27 gold medals, 80 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Italy Best performance at World Championships of Ski Mountaineering, 2 times winner (2006, 2008) Sports 2009
23x15px Italy Largest feldspar producer, 4,700,000 tonnes Industry 2011
Template:Country data Japan Lowest central bank interest rate, 0.10% Finance 2011
Template:Country data Japan Lowest commercial bank prime lending rate, 1.48% Finance 2011
Template:Country data Japan Largest net creditor nation Finance 2014
Template:Country data Japan Best performance at American Football World Cup, 2 times winner (1999, 2003) Sports 2009
Template:Country data Japan Best performance at World Judo Championships, 97 gold medals, 229 total medals Sports 2009
Template:Country data Japan Best performance at Karate World Championships, 10 wins Sports 2009
Template:Country data Japan Best performance at World Baseball Classic , 2 times winner (2006, 2009) Sports 2013
Template:Country data Japan Most patents granted, 185,827 Technology 2007
Template:Country data Japan Most patents in force, 1,613,776 Technology 2007
Template:Country data Japan Most merchant ships owned, 3757 Transport 2008
Template:Country data Japan Longest life expectancy , 84.6 years Health 2012
Template:Country data Japan Most three-starred Michelin restaurants, 32 Culture 2012
Template:Country data Jordan Lowest depression below the sea level, -427 m at Dead Sea (shared with Israel) Geography 2012
Template:Country data Kazakhstan Largest uranium producer, 17,803 tons Energy
Industry
2010
Template:Country data Kazakhstan Largest landlocked country, 2,724,900 km² Geography 2013
Template:Country data Kiribati Smallest volume of carbon dioxide emissions, 29,000 metric tons Environment 2006
23x15px Lesotho Least carbon dioxide emissions per capita[88] Environment 2010
23x15px Liechtenstein Smallest double landlocked country, 160 km² Geography
Template:Country data North Korea Lowest level of economic freedom according to Index of Economic Freedom Economy
Politics
2009
Template:Country data North Korea Largest military budget as % of GDP, 22.9% Military 2003
Template:Country data North Korea Most diesel submarines in operation, 62 Military
Template:Country data North Korea Largest reserve force, 4,700,000 Military 2006
Template:Country data North Korea Most active troops per population, 46 per 1000 people Military 2006
Template:Country data North Korea Smallest nuclear arsenal, <10 nuclear weapons[89] Military 2013
Template:Country data North Korea Youngest world leader currently in power, Kim Jong-un, at age 31 Politics 2014
Template:Country data North Korea Lowest level of press freedom according to Freedom of the Press (report) Politics 2009
Template:Country data North Korea Lowest level of democracy according to Democracy Index, score of 1.08 Politics 2012
Template:Country data North Korea Most corrupt country according to Transparency International (tied with Somalia and Afghanistan)[7] Politics 2013
Template:Country data South Korea Highest percentage of 25-34 year olds having a tertiary education degree at 63.82% Education 2011
Template:Country data South Korea Best performance in eighth grade math at Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study with a score of 613 Education 2011
Template:Country data South Korea Best performance in fourth grade science at Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study with a score of 587 Education 2011
Template:Country data South Korea Highest in Bloomberg Innovation Index Technology 2014
Template:Country data South Korea Highest Global innovation performance at Innovation Union Scoreboard with a score of 0.740 Technology 2014
Template:Country data South Korea Highest Global innovation growth at Innovation Union Scoreboard at 6.0% Technology 2014
Template:Country data South Korea Highest patent applications per GDP according to World Intellectual Property Indicators Technology 2012
Template:Country data South Korea Highest patent applications per million population according to World Intellectual Property Indicators Technology 2012
Template:Country data South Korea Highest application design counts per million population according to World Intellectual Property Indicators Technology 2012
Template:Country data South Korea Largest shipbuilder, 2,310,000 Gross Tonnage, 41% of world's total Industry
Transport
2015
Template:Country data South Korea Highest in 4G LTE penetration at 62% Technology 2013
Template:Country data South Korea World's fastest Internet connection speed at 21.9 Mbps Technology 2013
Template:Country data South Korea Highest in ICT Development Index, with a score of 8.56 Technology 2011
Template:Country data South Korea Highest in UN e-Government Readiness Index, with a score of 0.9283 Technology 2011
Template:Country data South Korea Highest in Economist Intelligence Unit's Government Broadband Index with a score of 4.4 Technology 2011
Template:Country data South Korea Highest in mobile banking usage at 47% Technology 2012
Template:Country data South Korea Lowest obesity rate in the OECD Health 2009
Template:Country data South Korea Highest colorectal cancer 5-year survival rate at 72.8% Health 2011
Template:Country data South Korea Highest cervical cancer 5-year survival rate at 76.8% Health 2011
Template:Country data South Korea Lowest in Long-term unemployment rate at 0.01% Economy 2012
Template:Country data South Korea Highest in average number of movies watched in cinemas at 4.12 Culture 2013
Template:Country data South Korea Best performance at Battle of the Year, 6 wins Culture 2010
Template:Country data South Korea Best performance at World Short Track Speed Skating Team Championships, 12 gold medals, 30 total medals Sports 2009
Template:Country data South Korea Best performance at World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships, 29 gold medals, 66 total medals Sports 2009
Template:Country data South Korea Best performance at World Taekwondo Championships, 142 gold medals, 186 total medals Sports 2009
Template:Country data South Korea Best performance at World Cyber Games Game 2011
23x15px Lesotho Highest lowest point among all countries, 1400 m Geography 2009
23x15px Luxembourg Highest consumption of wine per capita, 8.16 liters / year Consumption 2011
23x15px Libya Hottest air temperature ever recorded, 57.8 °C (136 °F) Climate 1922
23x15px Libya Lowest level of property rights according to International Property Rights Index, score of 3.4 (tied with Venezuela, Haiti & Burundi)[24] Politics 2013
23x15px Madagascar Largest vanilla producer, output of 6,200 tons Agriculture 2006
23x15px Madagascar Highest commercial bank prime lending rate, 52.5% Finance 2011
23x15px Malaysia Tallest twin buildings in the world, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 1483 ft Structures 1998
23x15px Maldives Highest annual population growth, 5.57% Demographics 2008
23x15px Maldives Lowest highest point among all countries, 2 m (7 ft) Geography 2009
23x15px Mali Highest fertility rate, 7.34 births per woman Demographics 2008
23x15px Mauritania Highest nominal GDP year-to-year growth rate, 31.27% Economy 2012
23x15px Mexico Largest avocado producer, output of 1,021,520 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Mexico Largest silver producer, 4,500 tons Industry 2011
23x15px Mexico Largest producer of opuntia Agriculture
23x15px Federated States of Micronesia Highest coastline to area ratio, 8,706.553 m/km² Geography 2009
23x15px Federated States of Micronesia Highest percent of forest area, 90.31% Geography 2007
23x15px Moldova Largest percentage of arable land, 54.52% Agriculture
Geography
2011
23x15px Moldova Highest rate of deurbanisation, -1.5% of urban population per year Demographics 2008
23x15px Moldova Highest consumption of alcohol per capita, 18.22 litres / year Consumption 2011
23x15px Monaco Highest overall life expectancy, 89.68 years[90] Demographics
Quality of life
2012 est.
23x15px Monaco Most densely populated, 23,660 per km² Demographics 2004
23x15px Monaco Highest median age of population, 45.7 years Demographics 2008
23x15px Monaco Largest external debt per capita, $540,000 Finance 2000
23x15px Monaco Largest external debt as percentage of GDP, 1843.70% Finance 2000
23x15px Monaco Highest nominal Gross National Income per capita, $203,900 Finance 2008
23x15px Mongolia Least densely populated, 1.7 per km² Demographics 2004
23x15px Montenegro Largest annual population decline, -0.93% Demographics 2008
23x15px Morocco Largest phosphorus reserve, about 50 trillion metric tons of 67 trillion metric tons worldwide (about the 75% the world reserves) Industry 2011
23x15px Namibia Least equal income distribution Demographics
Economy
2003
File:Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal Highest elevation above the sea level, 8,848 m (29,029 ft) at Mount Everest (shared with China) Geography 2009
23x15px Netherlands Tallest people, both men (1.837 m) and women (1.693 m) Demographics 2009
23x15px Netherlands Best performance at Field hockey World Cup (women), 6 times winner (1974, 1978, 1983, 1986*, 1990, 2006) Sports 2009
23x15px Netherlands Best performance at Korfball World Championship, 7 times winner Sports 2007
23x15px Netherlands Best performance at World Junior Speed Skating Championships, 22 gold medals, 62 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Netherlands Best performance at World Single Distance Championships for Men (speed skating), 34 gold medals, 82 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Netherlands Best performance at FINA Water Polo World Cup (women), 8 times winner (1980, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1999) Sports 2009
23x15px New Zealand Least corrupt country according to Transparency International (tied with Denmark)[7] Politics 2013
23x15px New Zealand Best performance at Women's Rugby World Cups, 3 times winner (1998, 2002, 2006) Sports 2006
23x15px New Zealand Best performance at Women's Rugby League World Cups, 3 times winner (2000, 2005, 2008) Sports 2008
23x15px Niger Highest birth rate, 51.60 births per 1000 persons Demographics 2009
23x15px Niger Lowest Human Development Index (HDI), 0.340 Quality of life 2007
23x15px Nigeria Largest yam producer, output of 34,000,000 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Nigeria Largest cassava producer, output of 41,565,000 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Nigeria Largest taro producer, output of 4,000,000 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Nigeria Highest importance of religion, (tied with Bangladesh and Somalia) Demographics 2009
23x15px Northern Cyprus Largest illuminated flag, 450x225 m2[91][92] Culture 1974
23x15px Northern Cyprus Oldest female paragliding fly, at the age of 104, from a 2,400 ft peak Sports 2012
23x15px Norway Highest level of gender equality in the economy according to Global Gender Gap Report Demographics
Economy
2008
23x15px Norway Highest government budget surplus, +US$37,300,000,000 Finance 2009
23x15px Norway Highest Human Development Index (HDI), 0.971 Quality of life 2007
23x15px Norway Highest level of democracy according to Democracy Index, score of 9.93 Politics 2012
23x15px Norway Best performance at the Winter Olympics, 107 gold medals, 303 total medals Sports 2010
23x15px Norway Best performance at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, 107 gold medals, 285 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Norway Best performance at World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Men, 36 gold medals, 97 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Oman Lowest public debt as percentage of GDP, 2.40% Finance 2008
23x15px Pakistan Highest Perinatal Mortality Rate; 433,800 newborn baby deaths per year[93][94] Health 2012
23x15px Pakistan Best performance at Field hockey World Cup (men), 4 times winner (1971, 1978, 1982, 1994) Sports 2010
23x15px Pakistan Most number of British Open Squash champions (men), 30 championships Sports 2010
23x15px Pakistan Greatest number of World Open Squash champions (men), 14 championships Sports 2010
23x15px Panama Most merchant ships registered, 6,323 Transport 2008
23x15px Papua New Guinea Highest annual prevalence of cannabis use, 29.5% of population Demographics 1995
23x15px Papua New Guinea Most languages spoken in a country, 820 languages[95] Demographics 2005
23x15px Papua New Guinea Best performance at Australian Football International Cup, 1 time winner (2008), 2 times runner-up (2002, 2005) Sports 2008
23x15px Paraguay Best performance at AMF Futsal World Cup, 3 times winner, 3 times runner-up Sports 2007
23x15px Peru Largest quinoa producer, output of 32,600 metric tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Peru Largest maca producer, 4,589 tons Industry 2005
23x15px Philippines Largest Abacá (Manila Hemp) producer[63] Agriculture 2007
23x15px Philippines Largest coconut producer, output of 19,500,000 tons Agriculture 2008
23x15px Philippines Largest pineapple producer, output of 2,169,230 metric tons[96] Agriculture 2010
23x15px Philippines Largest business process outsourcing industry[97] Industry 2010
23x15px Philippines World's Largest Indoor Arena, Philippine Arena Structure 2015
23x15px Philippines Best performance at World Cup of Pool, 3 times winner (2006, 2009 and 2013) Sports 2013
23x15px Philippines Best performance at World Championships of Performing Arts, 10 times winner ( 2005,2017, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, (2)2013 and (2)2014) Culture 2014
23x15px Philippines Best performance at Miss Tourism International, 3 times winner (2000,2012 and 2013) Culture 2013
23x15px Philippines Best proficiency in Business English according to GlobalEnglish [98] Demographics
Economy
Education
2013
23x15px Poland Largest triticale producer, output of 3.7 million metric tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Poland Best performance at motorcycle Speedway World Cup, 3 times winner Sports 2009
23x15px Portugal Earliest and longest of the modern colonial empires, 584 years (from 1415 to 1999) Politics 2014
23x15px Portugal Highest share of gold in total forex reserves, 92.8% Finance 2009
23x15px Portugal Best performance at Roller Hockey World Championship (men), 15 gold medals, 36 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Portugal Largest cork producer, output of 17.7 metric tons Agriculture 2009
23x15px Portugal World's Best Driving Road, Peso da Régua to Pinhão road, Avis driving ratio: 11,3:1[99] Structures
Tourism
2015
23x15px Qatar Most carbon dioxide emissions per capita, 56.2 metric tons Environment 2006
23x15px Qatar Highest GDP (PPP) per capita, 85,868 Int. $ (IMF est.) Economy 2008
23x15px Qatar Highest industrial production growth rate, 27.10% Industry 2010
23x15px Qatar Highest net migration rate, 40.62 migrants per 1000 persons Demographics 2012
23x15px Republic of the Congo Lowest energy intensity, 30.5 toe per 1 million dollars of GDP Energy 2003
23x15px Romania Highest home ownership rate, 97%[100] Quality of life
Demographics
2012
23x15px Romania Best performance at Mini-football European Championship, 4 gold medals (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) Sports 2014
23x15px Romania Most International Mathematical Olympiads hosted, 5 (1959, 1960, 1969, 1978, 1999) Education 2014
23x15px Romania Most participations at a World Women's Handball Championship, 21 (all) Sports
23x15px Rwanda Highest proportion of women in government, 56% Politics 2013
23x15px Russia Largest barley producer, output of 15.7 million metric tons Agriculture 2007
23x15px Russia Largest buckwheat producer, output of 1 004 850 tons Agriculture 2007
23x15px Russia Largest oats producer, output of 5.1 million metric tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Russia Largest rye producer, output of 3.6 million metric tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Russia Largest currant and gooseberry producer, output of 463,500 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px Russia Largest raspberry producer, output of 110,000 tons Agriculture 2004
23x15px Russia Largest vetches producer, output of 377,750 tons[101] Agriculture 2008
23x15px Russia Highest crude divorce rate, 4.42 per 1000 population Demographics 2004
23x15px Russia Moscow is city with most billionaires, 79 billionaires with combined wealth of $375.3 billion Demographics Economy 2012
23x15px Russia Largest proven natural gas reserves, 44,650,000,000,000 m³ Energy 2008
23x15px Russia Largest natural gas producer, 654,000,000,000 m³ Energy
Industry
2007
23x15px Russia Largest natural gas exporter, 173,000,000,000 cu m Energy 2007
23x15px Russia Largest oil producer, Script error: No such module "convert".[102] Energy
Industry
2009
23x15px Russia Largest forest area, 8,087,900 km² Geography 2007
23x15px Russia Largest land area, 17,075,200 km²[103] Geography 2009
23x15px Russia Largest total area, 17,098,242 km²[104] Geography 2009
23x15px Russia Largest EEZ continental shelf area, 3,817,843 km² Geography 2009
23x15px Russia Most countries bordered, 14 (16 if Abkhazia and South Ossetia are counted), the same number as with China Geography 2009
23x15px Russia Most time zones (contiguous territory), 9 Geography 2009
23x15px Russia Largest diamond producer, Script error: No such module "convert". Industry 2005
23x15px Russia Largest nickel producer, 300,000 tons Industry 2005
23x15px Russia Largest palladium producer, 143 tons Industry 2005
23x15px Russia Largest nuclear arsenal, 5,200 / 8,800 active/total warheads (2005 est)[105] Military 2009
23x15px Russia Largest tank army, 22,800 tanks Military
23x15px Russia Most corvettes in operation, 85 Military
23x15px Russia Top position at World Chess Rankings (men), top 10 players average Elo rating of 2746 Sports 2014
23x15px Russia Best performance at the World Sambo Championships, 58 gold medals, 99 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Russia Most television broadcast stations, 7,306 Technology 1998
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Winner of most Bandy World Championships for men, 22 (1957, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014) Sports 2009
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Most World Chess Champions, 10 Sports 2009
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at UCI Track World Championships, Women (cycling), 48 gold medals, 111 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at FIE World Championships in Fencing, 121 gold medals, 257 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at World Figure Skating Championships, 74 gold medals, 178 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, 140 gold medals, 341 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, 23 gold medals, 58 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at gymnastics at the Summer Olympics, 81 gold medals Sports 2012
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at gymnastics Trampoline World Championships, 21 gold medals Sports 2009
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at World Women's Handball Championship, 7 gold medals, 10 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Winner of most Ice Hockey World Championships (men), 25 times winner Sports 2009
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at Team Ice Racing World Championship, 26 times winner Sports 2009
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at World Shooting Championships, 307 gold medals, 656 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Women, 24 gold medals, 69 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at World Sprint Speed Skating Championships for Men, 11 gold medals, 24 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Winner of most Summer Olympic Volleyball Tournaments (men), 4 (1964, 1968, 1980, 2012) Sports 2012
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Winner of most Summer Olympic Volleyball Tournaments (women), 4 (1968, 1972, 1980, 1988) Sports 1988
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Winner of most Volleyball World Championships (men), 6 (1949, 1952, 1960, 1962, 1978, 1982) Sports 2006
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Winner of most Volleyball World Championships (women), 7 (1952, 1956, 1960, 1970, 1990, 2006, 2010) Sports 2010
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Winner of most Volleyball World Cups (men), 6 (1965, 1977, 1981, 1991, 1999, 2011) Sports 2011
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at Canoeing at the Summer Olympics, 31 gold medals, 62 total medals Sports 2012
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at World Weightlifting Championships (men), 350 gold medals, 746 total medals Sports 2007
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at Summer Olympics Weightlifting, 42 gold medals, 83 total medals Sports 2004
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at FILA Wrestling World Championships, 64 times winner in three team tournaments Sports 2009
23x15px Russia
23x15px USSR
Best performance at Summer Olympics Wrestling, 87 gold medals, 167 total Sports 2012
23x15px Russia
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Longest total human spaceflight time by country, over 20,000 person-days Technology 2010
23x15px San Marino Highest annual deflation, -3.50% Finance 2008
23x15px San Marino Most motor vehicles per capita, 1263 per 1000 population Transport
Consumption
2010
23x15px Saudi Arabia Largest oil exporter, 6,880,000 (bbl/day)[106] Energy 2011
23x15px Serbia
23x15px Serbia and Montenegro
23x15px Yugoslavia
Winner of most Basketball World Championships, 5 (1970, 1978, 1990, 1998, 2002)[107] Sports 2006
23x15px Serbia
23x15px Serbia and Montenegro
23x15px Yugoslavia
Best performance at FINA World Water Polo Championship (men), 4 times winner Sports 2009
23x15px Singapore Lowest fertility rate, 1.08 births per woman Demographics 2008
23x15px Singapore Lowest infant mortality rate, 2.31 deaths per 1000 live births Demographics 2009
23x15px Singapore Most economic freedom according to Index of Economic Freedom, 87.1 points Economy
Politics
2009
23x15px Singapore Most trade freedom according to Global Enabling Trade Report, 5.71 points Economy
Politics
2008
23x15px Singapore Easiest business doing according to Ease of Doing Business Index Economy
Politics
2009
23x15px Singapore Highest gross fixed investment as percentage of GDP, 45.00% Finance 2008
23x15px Singapore Most exports per capita, $49,100 per person Finance 2005
23x15px Somalia Largest livestock of camels, 7,000,000 heads Agriculture 2003
23x15px Somalia Most unstable country according to Failed States Index, score of 114.7 Politics 2009
23x15px Somalia Most corrupt country according to Transparency International (tied with North Korea and Afghanistan)[43] Politics 2013
23x15px Somalia Lowest GDP (nominal) per capita Economy 2011
23x15px Somalia Highest importance of religion, (tied with Bangladesh and Nigeria) Demographics 2009
23x15px South Africa Most people living with HIV/AIDS, 5,600,000 Demographics 2003
23x15px South Africa Most HIV/AIDS deaths, 350,000 Demographics 2007
23x15px South Africa Largest chromium producer Industry 2000
23x15px South Africa Largest mohair producer Industry
23x15px South Africa Largest platinum producer, 168 tonnes Industry 2005
23x15px South Africa Highest death rate, 17.23 deaths per 1000 persons Demographics 2012
23x15px South Sudan Youngest country in the world, Established 2011 History 2013
23x15px South Sudan Lowest literacy rate, 27% of population Demographics
Quality of life
2009
23x15px Spain Largest olive producer, output of 6,160,100 tons Agriculture 2003
23x15px Spain Largest carob producer, output of 70,000 tons Agriculture 2006
23x15px Spain Best performance at Roller Hockey World Championship (women), 4 gold medals, 7 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px Sri Lanka Largest Tea Exporter, 318.47 million kilograms Agriculture 2008
23x15px Sri Lanka Largest Cinnamon Exporter and Producer, 90% of world production Agriculture 2011
23x15px Sri Lanka Most successful team in ICC World Twenty20 (Men) Sports 2014
23x15px Sudan Lowest level of innovation according to Global Innovation Index, score of 0.4 Technology 2012
23x15px Swaziland Highest HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate, 26.01 of population Demographics 2008
23x15px Swaziland Lowest overall life expectancy, 31.88 years[90] Demographics
Quality of life
2009
23x15px Sweden Most equal income distribution according to CIA World Factbook Demographics
Economy
2005
23x15px Sweden Winner of most Bandy World Championships for women, 6 (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012) Sports 2009
23x15px Sweden Best performance at World Floorball Championship Sports 2009
23x16px  Switzerland Lowest level of business corruption according to Bribe Payers Index, score of 7.81 Economy
Politics
2006
23x16px  Switzerland The cleanest country in the world (Clean Index), 2013"
23x16px  Switzerland Highest economic competitiveness according to Global Competitiveness Report, score of 5.60 Economy
Politics
2009
23x16px  Switzerland Best performance at UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships, 5 gold medals, 12 total medals Sports 2009
23x16px  Switzerland Best performance at Sidecarcross World Championship Sports 2009
23x16px  Switzerland Highest tourist competitiveness according to Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, 5.68 Tourism 2009
23x15px Syria Lowest net migration rate per 1,000 population, -113.51[108] Demographics 2014
23x15px Taiwan Best student performance in mathematics according to Programme for International Student Assessment[109] Demographics
Quality of life
2006
23x15px Timor-Leste Highest tax rate as percentage of GDP, 109.7% Finance 2009
23x15px Timor-Leste Highest current account balance as a percentage of GDP, 44.52% Finance 2008
23x15px Turkey Largest apricot producer, output of 795,768 tonnes [110] Agriculture 2012
23x15px Turkey Largest cherry producer, output of 480,748 tonnes [110] Agriculture 2012
23x15px Turkey Largest sour cherry producer, output of 187,941 tonnes [110] Agriculture 2012
23x15px Turkey Largest fig producer, output of 274,535 tonnes [110] Agriculture 2012
23x15px Turkey Largest hazelnut producer, output of 660,000 tonnes [110] Agriculture 2012
23x15px Turkey Largest quince producer, output of 135,406 tonnes [110] Agriculture 2012
23x15px Turkey Largest wheat flour exporter, output of 2.062,730 tons [111] Agriculture 2011
23x15px Turkey Highest consumption of tea per capita, 13.8 kg (490 oz) [112] Consumption 2013
23x15px Turkey Largest boron reserves and producer, output of 2500 tonnes.[113] Industry 2012
23x15px Turkey Most generous country by GNI 0.21%, Total aid: US$1.6 billion [114] Economy 2013
23x15px Turkey Biggest refugee hosting country with 1.7 million Syrian refugees [115][116] Demographics 2015
23x15px Turkmenistan Largest freshwater withdrawal per capita, 5,104 m³/year Agriculture
Consumption
2000
23x15px Tuvalu Smallest number of immigrants, 300 Demographics 2005
23x15px Tuvalu Lowest GDP (nominal), US$14.94 million Economy 2008
23x15px Tuvalu Lowest GDP (PPP), US$15 million Economy 2008
23x15px Tuvalu Worst current account balance as a percentage of GDP, -78.17% Finance 2008
23x15px Tuvalu Largest percentage of permanent crops, 66.67% Agriculture
Geography
2005
23x15px Tuvalu Largest percentage of permanent crops area, 66.67% Agriculture
Geography
2005
23x15px Uganda Lowest median age of population, 15 years Demographics 2008
23x15px Ukraine Largest sunflower seed producer, output of 8.39 million metric tons Agriculture 2012
23x15px United Arab Emirates Lowest death rate, 2.11 deaths per 1000 persons Demographics 2009
23x15px United Arab Emirates Highest prevalence of males in population, 2.19 males per female Demographics 2009
23x15px United Arab Emirates Highest ecological footprint Environment 2009
23x15px United Arab Emirates Lowest tax rate as percentage of GDP, 1.4% Finance 2009
23x15px United Arab Emirates Highest military expenditure per capita, $2653 per person per year Military 2009
23x15px United Arab Emirates Tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, 2717 ft Structures 2014
23x15px United Kingdom Most overseas territories/dependencies, Britain has 14 overseas territories and 3 crown dependencies. Politics 2014
23x15px United Kingdom Most Open and Transparent Government, According to The World Wide Web Foundation's Open Data Barometer.[117] Politics 2015
23x15px United Kingdom Highest non-food retail sales of any city in the world, London with a total spend of around £64.2 billion Finance 2010
23x15px United Kingdom The busiest airport system by passenger traffic, London sees a total 134,997,486 passengers annually, through Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City and Southend airports.[118] Transport 2011
23x15px United Kingdom Busiest Single Runway, Gatwick Airport (LGW) Transport 2014
23x15px United Kingdom Busiest train station, Clapham Junction railway station, in London is the world's busiest railway station by daily rail traffic (one train every 13 seconds at peak times; one train every 30 seconds at off-peak times). Transport 2014
23x15px United Kingdom World's largest enclosed rain-forest, Eden Project Environment 2001
23x15px United Kingdom Longest guided busway in the world by length in miles, Cambridgeshire Guided Busway - 16 miles Transport 2011
23x15px United Kingdom The largest television broadcaster, BBC Television 2014
23x15px United Kingdom Most elements of the periodic table discovered, 23 of the 118 known elements were discovered by British scientists.[119] Science
23x15px United Kingdom Largest off-shore wind farm, London Array in the United Kingdom is the largest offshore wind farm in the world at 630 MW. Energy Industry 2012
23x15px United Kingdom 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
23x15px United Kingdom Deepest off-shore wind farm, The Beatrice Wind Farm is the deepest fixed-foundation wind farm at 45-metre water depth. Energy Industry 2007
23x15px United Kingdom Largest exporter of off-shore generated wind power, the UKs wind farms combine to produce the greatest wind farm exports to foreign countries Energy Industry 2012
23x15px United Kingdom Largest producer of alcoholic spirits, Diageo Plc. of London is the world's largest producer of alcoholic spirits. Industry
23x15px United Kingdom Most valuable football club in the world, Manchester United Sports 2014
23x15px United Kingdom Most number of times the Olympic Games have been held in one city, London held Olympics 3 times: 1908, 1948, 2012 Sports 2012
23x15px United Kingdom Best performance at Eventing World Championship (equestrian), 8 gold medals, 19 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px United Kingdom Best government website in the world, GOV.uk won the Designs of the Year Award 2013 Politics 2013
23x15px United Kingdom Most visited city, London with 15.6 million visitors. Tourism 2006
23x15px United Kingdom Most Formula One Grand Prix wins, 208 by 19 drivers Sports 2009
23x15px United Kingdom Most Formula One Grand Prix wins (constructors), 494 by 12 constructors Sports 2009
23x15px United Kingdom Best performance at equestrian Mounted games, 22 wins (including separate England and Wales wins) Sports 2009
23x15px United Kingdom Best performance at ITU Triathlon World Championships (men), 8 gold medals, 13 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px United Kingdom Most books published per year per capita[120] Culture 2006
23x15px United Kingdom The highest grossing film series, the Harry Potter film series Culture 2014
23x15px United Kingdom The highest grossing film series (inflation adjusted), the James Bond film series Culture 2014
23x15px United States Largest corn (maize) producer, output of 332,092,180 tons Agriculture 2007
23x15px United States Largest sorghum producer, output of 9.8 million tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px United States Largest grapefruit and pummelo producer, output of 1,580,000 tons Agriculture 2007
23x15px United States Largest strawberry producer, output of 1,115,000 tons Agriculture 2007
23x15px Brazil Largest soybean producer, output of 90 million metric tons Agriculture 2014
23x15px United States Largest almond producer, output of 715,620 tons Agriculture 2005
23x15px United States Largest beef producer, output of 11,816,000 ton Agriculture 2009
23x15px United States Largest chicken (broiler) producer, output of 15,980,000 ton Agriculture 2009
23x15px United States Largest turkey meat producer, output of 5,567,000 ton Agriculture 2009
23x15px United States Largest area of cultivated land, 1,669,302 km² Agriculture
Geography
2005
23x15px United States Largest area of arable land, 1,650,062 km² Agriculture
Geography
2005
23x15px United States Largest electricity importer, 51,400 million kWh Consumption
Energy
2007
23x15px United States Largest natural gas consumer, 652,900,000,000 cu m Consumption
Energy
2007
23x15px United States Largest natural gas importer, 130,300,000,000 cu m Consumption
Energy
2007
23x15px United States Largest oil consumer, Script error: No such module "convert".[121] Consumption
Energy
2007
23x15px United States Largest oil importer, 13,710,000 bbl/day[122] Consumption
Energy
2005
23x15px United States Largest consumer market, Annual market size of approximately US$10 trillion Consumption
Household
2008
23x15px United States Most books published per year (new titles), 275,232 Culture 2008
23x15px United States Highest incarceration rate, 760 prisoners per 100000 people, totaling 2,310,984 prisoners Demographics 2008
23x15px United States Most privately owned firearms per capita, 90 per 100 population[123] Demographics 2007
23x15px United States Most privately owned firearms in total, 270 million[123] Demographics 2007
23x15px United States Largest number of immigrants, 38,355,000 Demographics 2005
23x15px United States Most billionaires, 359 Demographics
Economy
2009
23x15px United States Highest GDP (nominal), 16,799,700 Economy 2013
23x15px China Highest GDP (PPP) Economy 2013
23x15px United States Highest service sector output Economy 2012
23x15px United States Largest nuclear power producer, 101,119 MWh Energy 2008
23x15px United States Most nuclear reactors for electricity generation, 104 Energy 2008
23x15px United States Largest proven coal reserves, 246,643 million tons Energy 2006
23x15px United States Largest external debt, $16,700,000,000,000 Finance 2013
23x15px United States Largest government budget revenues, $2,524,000,000,000 Finance 2008
23x15px United States Largest government budget expenditures, $2,979,000,000,000 Finance 2008
23x15px United States Highest government budget deficit, $-455,000,000,000 Finance 2008
23x15px United States Largest official gold reserves, 8,133.5 tons Finance 2009
23x15px United States Largest stock of foreign direct investment abroad, $2,751,000,000,000.00 Finance 2008
23x15px United States Largest stock of received foreign direct investment, $2,220,000,000,000 Finance 2008
23x15px United States Largest importer, $2,190,000,000,000 Finance 2008
23x15px United States Worst current account balance, -$664,125,000,000 Finance 2007
23x15px United States Largest Exclusive Economic Zone, 11,351,000 km2 Geography 2009
23x15px United States Largest bentonite producer, 4,620,000 tons Industry 2006
23x15px United States Largest cheese producer, 4,275,000 tons Industry 2006
23x15px United States Largest cellulose producer, 47,047 tons Industry 2009
23x15px United States Largest arms exporter, $7,454,000,000 Industry
Military
2007
23x15px United States Largest military budget, $518,100,000,000 Military 2005
23x15px United States Most aircraft carriers in operation, 11 Military 2009
23x15px United States Most cruisers in operation, 22 Military
23x15px United States Most destroyers in operation, 53 Military
23x15px United States Most nuclear submarines in operation, 71 Military
23x15px United States Largest airforce, 4000 units Military
23x15px United States Most science papers output, 2,798,448 journal papers published between 1998-2008[124] Science 2008
23x15px United States Most cited country, 35,368,367 citations between 1993-2003[125] Science 2004
23x15px United States 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 2008
23x15px United States Most Olympic medals, 1017 gold, 2551 total Sports 2010
23x15px United States Most Summer Olympic medals, 2298 total, 930 gold Sports 2008
23x15px United States Winner of most Basketball World Championships for Women, 9 (1953, 1957, 1979, 1986, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014)[126] Sports 2014
23x15px United States Best performance at World Aquatics Championships, 182 gold medals, 434 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px United States Best performance at World Championships in Athletics, 120 gold medals, 250 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px United States Best performance at World Backgammon Championship, 18 wins Sports 2009
23x15px United States Best performance at Women's Baseball World Cup, 2 times winner (2004, 2006) Sports 2008
23x15px United States Best performance at WTBA World Tenpin Bowling Championships, (women) 16 gold medals, 51 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px United States Best performance at UCI BMX World Championships, 24 gold medals, 69 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px United States Best performance at Golf World Cup (men), 23 wins Sports 2009
23x15px United States Best performance at World Lacrosse Championship (men), 8 times winner Sports 2009
23x15px United States Best performance at Women's Lacrosse World Cup, 6 times winner Sports 2009
23x15px United States Best performance at Racquetball World Championships Sports 2009
23x15px United States Best performance at ISF Women's World Championship (softball), 8 gold medals, 10 total medals Sports 2009
23x15px United States Best performance at tennis Davis Cup (men), 32 team wins Sports 2009
23x15px United States Best performance at tennis Fed Cup (women), 17 team wins Sports 2009
23x15px United States Best performance at tennis Hopman Cup (mixed pairs), 5 team wins Sports 2009
23x15px United States Best performance at FINA World Water Polo Championship (women), 3 times winner Sports 2009
23x15px United States Best performance at Basketball World Championships for Women, 9 gold medals, 12 total medals Sports 2014
23x15px United States Highest International tourism receipts, $116.3 billion Tourism 2003
23x15px United States Longest total length of railways, 227,736 km[127] Transport 2003
23x15px United States Longest total length of roadways, 6,407,637 km[128] Transport 2004
23x15px United States Most airports, 15,095[129] Transport 2005
23x15px United States Most heliports, 2,575 Transport 2010
23x15px United States Largest total length of pipelines, 793,285 km Transport 2006
23x15px Uruguay Most southernmost northernmost point on land, 30°05'S Geography 2009
23x15px Uzbekistan Largest double landlocked country, 447,400 km² (172,742 sq mi) Geography
23x16px  Vatican City Smallest population, 800 Demographics 2008
23x16px  Vatican City Largest percentage of immigrant population, 100% Demographics 2005
23x16px  Vatican City Smallest total area, 0,44 km² Geography 2009
23x16px  Vatican City Smallest landlocked country, 0,44 km² Geography 2013
23x15px Venezuela Largest proven oil reserves, Script error: No such module "convert".[130] Energy 2010
23x15px Venezuela Best performance at Big Four Beauty Pageants (Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, Miss Earth), 21 times winner Culture 2013
23x15px Venezuela Lowest level of property rights according to International Property Rights Index, score of 3.4 (tied with Haiti, Libya & Burundi)[24] Politics 2013
23x15px Vietnam Smallest percentage of immigrant population, 0.0249% Demographics 2005
23x15px Vietnam Largest paramilitary, 5,080,000 Military 2006
23x15px Yemen Lowest Web Index score according to the World Wide Web Foundation, 0 Technology 2012
23x15px Zimbabwe Highest unemployment rate, 70% of population Demographics
Economy
2009
23x15px Zimbabwe Worst GDP (real) decline, -14.10% (CIA World Factbook est.)[21] Economy 2008
23x15px Zimbabwe Highest central bank interest rate, 975.00% Finance 2007
23x15px Zimbabwe Highest public debt as percentage of GDP, 241.20% Finance 2008
23x15px Zimbabwe Worst industrial production decline, -14.70% (CIA World Factbook est.)[131] Industry 2008
23x15px Zimbabwe Oldest world leader currently in power, Robert Mugabe, at age 90 Politics 2014

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

See also

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