Alabama facts - flag - map
    Alabama is the first state in the United States to declare Christmas a legal holiday.

    Alaska facts - flag - map
    Alaska is the biggest state in the USA in terms of area. If it were a country, Alaska would be world's 20th largest country in the world
    Arizona facts - flag - map
    Arizona has 18 national monuments, more than any other state in the USA
    Arkansas facts - flag - map
    WalMart Stores, the world's largest private employer, is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. On July 2, 1962, Walton opened the first Walmart Discount City store at 719 W. Walnut Street in Rogers, Arkansas.

    California facts - flag - map
    California is the first state ever to become a trillion dollar economy in gross state product. If California were a country, it would be the eighth largest economy in the world, with roughly the same GDP as Italy.
    Colorado facts - flag - map
    Denver International Airport (DEN), at 34,000 acres, is the biggest airport in the United States by total area. Its runway 16R/34L, with a total length of 16,000 feet, is the longest commercial runway in the United States.
    Connecticut facts - flag - map
    The first automobile law was passed by the state of Connecticut in 1901. The speed limit was set at 12 miles per hour.
    Delaware facts - flag - map
    On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the United States constitution and hence became 'First State' to join the union.
    Florida facts - flag - map
    Florida is the flattest state in the USA with a mean elevation is just 100 ft (30 meters) Britton Hill is the highest natural point in the state with a summit elevation of just 345 feet (105 meters) above mean sea level.
    Georgia facts - flag - map
    Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the world's busiest passenger airport
    Hawaii facts - flag - map
    Hawaii, the southernmost state in the USA, is the only US state made up entirely of islands.
    Idaho facts - flag - map
    Idaho is called the "Gem State", because nearly every known type of gemstone has been found in the state of Idaho.
    Illinois facts - flag - map
    Built in 1885, Home Insurance Building in Chicago, Illinois was the first skyscraper in the world.
    Indiana facts - flag - map
    Baseball was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The very first professional game had played in Fort Wayne on May 4, 1871.
    Iowa facts - flag - map
    The Iowa State Capitol is the only state capitol to feature five domes, a central golden dome surrounded by four smaller domes
    Kansas facts - flag - map
    Though Chicago is nicknamed the “Windy City”, Dodge City, Kansas is the windiest city in the United States, with an average wind speed of 14 miles per hour. (Chicago averages about 10 miles per hour)
    Kentucky facts - flag - map
    Held every year since 1875, the Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously held horse race in the country.
    Louisiana facts - flag - map
    Louisiana is the only state in the United States that follows the legal system established by Napoleon.
    Maine facts - flag - map
    Maine is the only US state that borders just one other U.S. state.
    Maryland facts - flag - map
    Baltimore, Maryland served as the US capital from December 20, 1776 to February 27, 1777. Annapolis, Maryland served as US capital from November 26, 1783 to August 19, 1784.
    Massachusetts facts - flag - map
    American Revolution began in Massachusetts at around 5am on April 19, 1775.
    Michigan facts - flag - map
    Michigan has more fresh water coastline than any province of any country in the world (3,126 miles)
    Minnesota facts - flag - map
    Though Minnesota is called 'The Land of 10,000 Lakes', it actually has 11,842 lakes that are at least 10 acres or more in area.
    Mississippi facts - flag - map
    Jefferson Finis Davis, the only President of the ill-fated Confederate States of America, represented Mississippi in the United States Senate prior to becoming the President of the Confederacy.
    Missouri facts - flag - map
    The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is the tallest man-made national monument in the United States.
    Montana facts - flag - map
    Montana is the largest landlocked U.S. state.
    Nebraska facts - flag - map
    Nebraska is the only state in the United States with a unicameral legislature.
    Nevada facts - flag - map
    Las Vegas, Nevada has more hotel rooms than any other city on earth.
    New Hampshire facts - flag - map
    New Hampshire is the only U.S. state that does not by law require adult drivers to wear safety belts while operating a motor vehicle
    New Jersey facts - flag - map
    New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the United States.
    New Mexico facts - flag - map
    New Mexico has the highest capital city in the United States. At 7,000 feet above sea level, Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the United States.
    New York facts - flag - map
    New York was the last capital of the U.S. under the Articles of Confederation and the first capital under the Constitution of the United States. In 1789, the first President of the United States, George Washington, was inaugurated at Federal Hall on Wall Street.
    North Carolina facts - flag - map
    The Wright brothers completed the first successful flight of a mechanically propelled fixed-wing airplane over the sands of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903
    North Dakota facts - flag - map
    North Dakota is the the second-largest oil-producing state in the United States
    Ohio facts - flag - map
    Ohio's swallowtail flag is the only non-rectangular U.S. state flag. Ohio has adopted an official 17-step procedure for folding it partly because Ohio is the 17th state to join the union
    Oklahoma facts - flag - map
    Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any other state in the United States
    Oregon facts - flag - map
    Crater Lake of Oregon is the deepest lake in the United States
    Pennsylvania facts - flag - map
    The famous Gettysburg, the site of the 'Battle of Gettysburg' and President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, is in Pennsylvania
    Rhode Island facts - flag - map
    Rhode Island is the smallest state in size in the United States. It covers an area of 1,214 square miles. Its distances North to South are 48 miles and East to West 37 miles.
    South Carolina facts - flag - map
    The Charleston Tea Plantation, located about twenty miles south of Charleston, South Carolina on Wadmalaw Island, is the only working tea plantation in the United States.
    South Dakota facts - flag - map
    Wall Drug Store in Wall, South Dakota is the largest drug store in the world.
    Tennessee facts - flag - map
    Tennessee shares border with eight states. On a clear day seven states are visible from Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga.
    Texas facts - flag - map
    Texas produces more crude oil than any other state in USA.
    Utah facts - flag - map
    The Great Salt Lake is the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere.
    Vermont facts - flag - map
    Vermont is the most rural of all the states in the United States
    Virginia facts - flag - map
    From the birth of the nation until New York State surpassed it in population in 1805, Virginia was the most populous state in the United States.
    Washington facts - flag - map
    Washington state is the largest producer of apples in the United States. It is also the nation's top producer of pears, sweet cherries, red raspberries and hops
    West Virginia facts - flag - map
    New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville, with a span of 1,700 feet, is the longest steel arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere.
    Wisconsin facts - flag - map
    Wisconsin is the largest cheese producing state in the United States.
    Wyoming facts - flag - map
    Wyoming is the least populous state in the United States
    Afghanistan facts - flag - map
    Buzkashi is Afghanistan's national game. Regarded as the world's wildest game, it involves riders on horseback competing to grab a goat carcass.
    Algeria facts - flag - map
    Area-wise, Algeria is the largest country in Africa.
    Angola facts - flag - map
    The Angolan currency, Kwanza, is named after the Cuanza River
    Argentina facts - flag - map
    Argentina is named after 'Silver' metal (Latin word 'argentum' means 'silver') as the first European explorers believed the country has silver mountains
    Australia facts - flag - map
    Australia is the world's largest island but it is not counted as an island as it is a continent. It is also the smallest continent.
    Austria facts - flag - map
    Adolf Hitler was in Braunau am Inn in present-day Austria
    Azerbaijan facts - flag - map
    Baku, located 92 ft below sea level, is the lowest lying national capital in the world and also the largest city in the world located below sea level.
    Bangladesh facts - flag - map
    The Bengal delta of Bangladesh is the largest delta in the world
    Belarus facts - flag - map
    The name Belarus means "White Russia".
    Belgium facts - flag - map
    Brussels is the headquarters of the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
    Benin facts - flag - map
    On 30 November 1975, Dahomey was renamed to Benin. The name was taken from the body of water on which the country lies(Bight of Benin)
    Bolivia facts - flag - map
    Lake Titicaca, on the border of Peru and Bolivia, is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world
    Brazil facts - flag - map
    Brazil is the world's largest producer, exporter and consumer of coffee.
    Bulgaria facts - flag - map
    Bulgaria brought the world the Cyrillic alphabet. It was invented by two monks, Saints Cyril and Methodius, born in the 9th century. The two brothers were Christian missionaries who used their alphabet in efforts to improve literacy among the Slavic pagans in the First Bulgarian Empire.
    Burkina Faso facts - flag - map
    Republic of Upper Volta was renamed "Burkina Faso" on 4 August 1984 by then-President Thomas Sankara
    Burundi facts - flag - map
    Burundi was ranked as the world’s least happy nation in the 2016 World Happiness Report.
    Cambodia facts - flag - map
    The Angkor Wat Temple is the largest temple complex in the world
    Cameroon facts - flag - map
    Cameroon is named after shrimp (prawn) Early Portuguese sailors noted an abundance of the mud lobster (Lepidophthalmus turneranus) in the Wouri River and named it Rio dos Camarões (Shrimp River or River of Prawns), the phrase from which Cameroon is derived.
    Canada facts - flag - map
    Canada has more fresh water than any other country in the world
    Chad facts - flag - map
    Chad is named after the Lake Chad
    Chile facts - flag - map
    Nevado Ojos del Salado, the highest peak in Chile, is also the highest active volcano in the world at 6,893 m (22,615 ft)
    China facts - flag - map
    China is the most populous country in the world
    Colombia facts - flag - map
    Colombia is the only country in South America that has a coastline on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea
    Congo, Democratic Republic of the
    Democratic Republic of the Congo has the largest French speaking population in the world.
    Congo, Republic of the
    Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, was founded on 10 September 1880 on the site of a Bateke village named Nkuna by an Italo-French explorer, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, after whom the city was named.
    Costa Rica facts - flag - map
    Costa Rica means 'Rich Coast'
    Côte d’Ivoire facts - flag - map
    The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in the Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) capital of Yamoussoukro is the largest church building in the world covering 323,000 sq ft.
    Croatia facts - flag - map
    The Dalmatian breed of dog is named after Dalmatia, a south coastal region in Croatia as the breed has its roots in that region
    Cuba facts - flag - map
    The main island of Cuba, also named Cuba, is the largest island in the Caribbean
    Czech Republic facts - flag - map
    Prague Castle in Czech Republic is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. It is the largest ancient castle in the world, occupying an area of almost 70,000 Square meters.
    Denmark facts - flag - map
    Adopted in 1219, the flag of Denmark is the oldest national flag.
    Dominican Republic facts - flag - map
    Santo Domingo is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas, and was the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule in the New World. Santo Domingo is the site of the first university, cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress in the New World.
    Ecuador facts - flag - map
    The Galápagos Islands belong to Ecuador
    Egypt facts - flag - map
    The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World and the only one still in existence.
    El Salvador facts - flag - map
    El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America and the only one without a Caribbean coastline.
    Eritrea facts - flag - map
    Eritrea is named after the Greek name for the Red (Erythra) as it was on the coast of Red Sea (Ἐρυθρὰ Θάλασσα Erythra Thalassa)
    Ethiopia facts - flag - map
    Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world
    Finland facts - flag - map
    Finland is the most sparsely populated country in the European Union.
    France facts - flag - map
    France is the most visited country by international tourists in 2014 and 2015.
    Georgia facts - flag - map
    Russian dictator Joseph Stalin's birth name in Georgian was Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili. He became commonly known by one of his revolutionary names "Stalin" (meaning "man of steel")
    Germany facts - flag - map
    Germany is second most populous nation in Europe
    Ghana facts - flag - map
    Lake Volta in Ghana is the largest artificial lake in the world
    Greece facts - flag - map
    In 508 BC, Cleisthenes instituted the world's first democratic system of government in Athens
    Guatemala facts - flag - map
    The quetzal is the currency of Guatemala. It is named after the national bird of Guatemala, the Resplendent Quetzal. In ancient Mayan culture, the quetzal bird's tail feathers were used as currency.
    Guinea facts - flag - map
    Guinea is the world's second largest producer of bauxite,
    Guinea-Bissau facts - flag - map
    Guinea-Bissau’s flag was designed with the inspiration from the flag of the Republic of Ghana.
    Haiti facts - flag - map
    In 1807, Haiti President Henri Christophe made gourds the base of national currency and declared all gourds the property of the state. Today, the Haitian currency is called 'Gourde'
    Honduras facts - flag - map
    American writer O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) coined "banana republic" to describe the fictional Republic of Anchuria in his book Cabbages and Kings, a collection of thematically related short stories inspired by his experiences in Honduras where he lived only six months until January 1897, holed up in a hotel in Trujillo, when he was wanted in the United States for bank embezzlement.
    Hong Kong facts - flag - map
    There are 1,223 skyscrapers (buildings taller than 500 feet) in Hong Kong, more than any other city in the world.
    Hungary facts - flag - map
    Rubik's Cube was invented by a Hungarian engineer, Ernő Rubik. Mr. Rubik originally named the toy 'Magic Cube'.
    India facts - flag - map
    India is the largest democracy in the world.
    Indonesia facts - flag - map
    Java is the most populous island in the world and it contains more than half of the Indonesia's population.
    Iran facts - flag - map
    Iran has the second largest proven gas reserves in the world
    Iraq facts - flag - map
    Babylon was the largest city in the world from c. 1770 to 1670 BC, and again between c. 612 and 320 BC. The remains of the city are in present-day Hillah, Babil Governorate, Iraq, about 85 kilometres (53 mi) south of Baghdad.
    Ireland facts - flag - map
    RMS Titanic was built in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Titanic's last port of call was Queenstown (now Cobh) in Ireland
    Israel facts - flag - map
    The Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth. People can easily float in the Dead Sea due to its unusually high salt concentration
    Italy facts - flag - map
    Italy is the world's largest wine producer. Italy has become the world's largest wine producer country in 2015, overtaking France.
    Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) facts - flag - map
    The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in the Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) capital of Yamoussoukro is the largest church building in the world covering 323,000 sq ft.
    Jamaica facts - flag - map
    Ian Fleming, British writer and creator of 'James Bond', built his dream home in Jamaica and named it 'Goldeneye'. In Jamaica, he wrote ten of his world renowned James Bond spy thrillers
    Japan facts - flag - map
    Japan is the only nation to get atomic bombs dropped on its soil during a war
    Jordan facts - flag - map
    Jordan is named after the Jordan River, where Jesus is said to have been baptized.
    Kazakhstan facts - flag - map
    Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country by area
    Kenya facts - flag - map
    Kenya is the largest exporter of tea in the world
    Korea, North facts - flag - map
    North Korea’s citizens can only choose their hair-styles from the 28 State-Approved Hairstyles - 14 for men and 14 for women. No information on transgenders!
    Korea, South facts - flag - map
    South Korea has the world's fastest Internet speed and highest smart-phone ownership
    Kyrgyzstan facts - flag - map
    Kyrgyz means 'We are forty', in reference to the forty clans of Manas, a legendary hero who united forty regional clans against the Uyghurs.
    Laos facts - flag - map
    Laos is the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia.
    Lebanon facts - flag - map
    In ancient times, Lebanon was covered by large forests of cedar trees, the national emblem of the country.
    Liberia facts - flag - map
    Liberia is the only African republic to have self-proclaimed independence without gaining independence through revolt from any other nation, being Africa's first and oldest modern republic.
    Libya facts - flag - map
    Libya holds the largest proven oil reserves in Africa
    Madagascar facts - flag - map
    The ring-tailed lemur is found only in Madagascar
    Malawi facts - flag - map
    Lake Malawi, located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania, is home to more species of fish than any other lake in the world
    Malaysia facts - flag - map
    Malaysia has nine distinct royal families, or hereditary state rulers, the highest number in the world. The Malaysian king is elected from these for a 5-year term as ceremonial head of state.
    Mali facts - flag - map
    The Great Mosque of Djenné in Mali is the largest mud brick structure in the World.
    Malta facts - flag - map
    Valletta, the capital of Malta, is the smallest national capital in the European Union.
    Mexico facts - flag - map
    Mexico is world's largest producer of silver
    Morocco facts - flag - map
    Morocco is one of only three nations to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines (Spain and France are the other two)
    Mozambique facts - flag - map
    The flag of Mozambique has the image of an AK-47 assault rifle on it.
    Myanmar (Burma) facts - flag - map
    Myanmar is the largest producer of jade in the world
    Nepal facts - flag - map
    Nepal is home to eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth.
    Netherlands facts - flag - map
    Based on height records for 18-year-olds from 1914 through 2014, at an average height of 5’12” (182.5cm), Dutch men were the tallest on the planet and Latvian women, averaging 5’7” (170cm), were found to be the tallest.
    New Zealand facts - flag - map
    New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote in nation-wide elections
    Nicaragua facts - flag - map
    Lake Nicaragua is the largest lake in Central America.
    Niger facts - flag - map
    Republic of Niger is named after the Niger River.
    Nigeria facts - flag - map
    Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world.
    North Korea facts - flag - map
    North Korea’s citizens can only choose their hair-styles from the 28 State-Approved Hairstyles - 14 for men and 14 for women. No information on transgenders!
    Norway facts - flag - map
    Norway is the most successful country in the Winter Olympics of all time.
    Oman facts - flag - map
    Oman is the oldest independent state in the Arab world
    Pakistan facts - flag - map
    The name Pakistan literally means "land of the pure" in Urdu and Persian.
    Papua New Guinea facts - flag - map
    Papua New Guinea has more languages than any other country, with over 820 indigenous languages
    Paraguay facts - flag - map
    Palacio de López, a palace in Asunción, Paraguay, serves as the office for the President of Paraguay, and is also the seat of the government of Paraguay.
    People's Republic of China facts - flag - map
    China is the most populous country in the world
    Peru facts - flag - map
    Machu Picchu, the 15th-century Inca citadel, is in Peru. In the Quechua language Machu Picchu means "old peak".
    Poland facts - flag - map
    Marie Curie (Manya Sklodowska) was born in Warsaw (Warszawa), Poland. With her husband, she discovered the element polonium (Po) and named it after her native Poland.
    Portugal facts - flag - map
    The Bertrand Bookstore in Lisbon, Portugal, which has been open since 1732, is the oldest bookstore in the world
    Romania facts - flag - map
    The Palace of the Parliament, the seat of the Parliament of Romania, is the heaviest building in the world.
    Russia facts - flag - map
    Russia is the biggest country in the world by area
    Rwanda facts - flag - map
    On the last Saturday of each month, Rwandans aged between 18 and 65 are obliged to participate in Umuganda (community service)
    Saudi Arabia facts - flag - map
    Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the world without a river.
    Serbia facts - flag - map
    Serbian capital's name, Belgrade, translates to "White city"
    Sierra Leone facts - flag - map
    Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, was founded on March 11, 1792 as a land for freed African American and West Indian slaves.
    Singapore facts - flag - map
    The entire lyrics of the Singapore's national anthem are printed in microtext on the back of its $1,000 currency note.
    Slovakia facts - flag - map
    Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, is the only national capital in the world that borders two countries.
    Somalia facts - flag - map
    Somalia is the world's largest exporter of sheep and goats
    South Africa facts - flag - map
    South Africa has no legally defined capital city. The country's three branches of government are split over different cities. Cape Town, as the seat of Parliament, is the legislative capital; Pretoria, as the seat of the President and Cabinet, is the administrative capital; and Bloemfontein, as the seat of the Supreme Court of Appeal, is the judicial capital, while the Constitutional Court of South Africa sits in Johannesburg. Most foreign embassies are located in Pretoria.
    South Korea facts - flag - map
    South Korea has the world's fastest Internet speed and highest smartphone ownership
    Spain facts - flag - map
    The national anthem of Spain has no official lyrics.
    Sri Lanka facts - flag - map
    Sri Lanka is the world's second largest exporter of tea (Kenya is the largest exporter of tea in the world)
    Sudan facts - flag - map
    The Blue and White Nile rivers meet in Khartoum to form the River Nile.
    Sweden facts - flag - map
    Except for the Peace Prize, the Nobel Prizes are presented in Stockholm, Sweden, at the annual Prize Award Ceremony on 10 December, the anniversary of Nobel's death.
    Switzerland facts - flag - map
    CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) is the largest laboratory in the world. CERN is also the birthplace of the World Wide Web.
    Syria facts - flag - map
    Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria is the first mosque visited by a pope.
    Taiwan facts - flag - map
    Taiwan is the most populous non-UN state and the largest economy outside the UN.
    Tajikistan facts - flag - map
    Dushanbe is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan. Dushanbe means Monday in the Tajik language
    Tanzania facts - flag - map
    Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano in Tanzania, is the highest mountain in Africa.
    Thailand facts - flag - map
    Thailand is the largest exporter of rice in the world.
    Togo facts - flag - map
    Togo means ‘house of sea’ in Ewe language
    Tunisia facts - flag - map
    The name Tunisia is derived from Tunis, a central urban hub and the capital of modern-day Tunisia.
    Turkey facts - flag - map
    Turkish Airlines is the largest carrier in the world by number of countries served (It flies to 435 destinations in 126 countries)
    Turkmenistan facts - flag - map
    The State Emblem of Turkmenistan features a lifelike depiction of former President Saparmurat Niyazov's pet Akhal-Teke horse Yanardag, a source of pride for the Turkmen people.
    UAE facts - flag - map
    Only about 13% of the people currently living in UAE are its citizens (Emiratis) The rest 87% are foreigners
    Uganda facts - flag - map
    Uganda is the world's second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia.
    UK facts - flag - map
    Windsor Castle, an official residence of the British Monarch, is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world
    Ukraine facts - flag - map
    Area-wise, Ukraine is the largest wholly European country.
    United Arab Emirates (UAE) facts - flag - map
    Only about 13% of the people currently living in UAE are its citizens (Emiratis) The rest 87% are foreigners
    United Kingdom (UK) facts - flag - map
    Windsor Castle, an official residence of the British Monarch, is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world
    United States of America (USA) facts - flag - map
    United States of America (USA) is world's largest economy. Military-wise, it is the most powerful nation on Earth.
    Uzbekistan facts - flag - map
    Uzbekistan is one of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world. (A doubly landlocked country is one that is landlocked by other landlocked countries)
    Venezuela facts - flag - map
    Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world, totaling 297 billion barrels, surpassing that of the previous long-term world leader, Saudi Arabia.
    Vietnam facts - flag - map
    Vietnam is the world's largest producer of cashew nuts and world's second largest exporter of coffee.
    Yemen facts - flag - map
    A jambia is a short dagger worn by men in Yemen. The handle of a janbiya tells the status of the man who wears it.
      Zambia facts - flag - map
      World's largest waterfall, Victoria Falls, is on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe
      Zimbabwe facts - flag - map
      Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used.