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The 35 Most Notable Places on Earth

 Have you ever wondered what the most dangerous city in the world is? Perhaps you’re curious where in the world there’s the most amount of rain, or which city is the smartest city on earth? This list will give you the answers to these questions, and many more...
 
 
The least sexually satisfied country in the world
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Japan – Only 15% of the population reports having a satisfying sex-life, and over 45% of Japanese women report not being interested n sex, or even hating sexual contact.
The most sexually satisfied country in the world
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Switzerland – More than 20% of the population consider their sex-life to be “Excellent”. Incidentally, Switzerland is also the country with the lowest teenage births in the world.
The hottest place in the world
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Death Valley National Park, U.S.A. - The highest recorded temperature, was taken on July 10, 1913, when it reached 134°F (56°C).
The coldest place in the world
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Antarctica – In August 2010, the lowest ever temperature recorded was in the East Antarctic Plateau. The chilling reading was -135.8°F (-93°C).
The least populated city in the world
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Vatican City – With a population of 842 residents, Vatican City also boasts the title of smallest state in the world.
The wealthiest city in the world
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Tokyo, Japan – The city of Tokyo has the highest GDP ($1,699 billion) of any other city in the world.
The poorest city in the world
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Kinshasa, D.R.C. – The Democratic Republic of Congo is the poorest state in the world, and its capital, Kinshasa, is the poorest city. It has a GDP of $55 billion, and most of its residents live on less than $1 a day.
The highest place in the world
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Nepal – Mount Everest stands at 29,029 ft (8.84km), and is the highest mountain in the world.
The lowest place in the world (on land)
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Dead Sea, Israel/Jordan – Located at -1,401 ft (-427m) below sea-level, it is also the lowest lake in the world.
The lowest place in the world (underwater)
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Mariana Trench, Pacific Ocean – In a depth of 35,797 ft (10.91km) below sea level, it is known as “Challenger Deep”, and has been visited by only three humans so far.
The most photographed place in the world
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Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA – By running an algorithm that scanned through the internet’s immense collection of photos, the Guggenheim was found to be the most photographed place on earth.
The wettest place in the world
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Mawsynram, India – This region in the Indian subcontinent enjoys an average of 467.35 inches (1187 cm) of rain per year. (In 1985, it had an amazing 1000 inches, or 25.4 meters of rain!)
The driest place in the world
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Atacama Desert, South America – It may be hard to believe, but the Atacama Desert gets about 4 inches (10 cm) of rain every 1,000 years. 
 
The sunniest place in the world
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Yuma, Arizona, U.S.A. – Yuma enjoys 90% clear and sunny skies every year, with an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day.
The oldest city in the world (still exists)
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Damascus, Syria - The city of Damascus has evidence of civilization going back 11,000 years, and is the oldest city that's still inhabited.
The newest country in the world
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South Sudan – Following a bloody genocide, the southern part of Sudan, which consists mainly of Christians, split from the northern part (Muslim majority) in 2011, making it the youngest country in the world.
The most visited city in the world
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London, England – London sees 18.82 million international visitors a year, making it the most visited city in the world.
The most popular country in the world
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Germany – In an international survey performed by the BBC, Germany got a 59% positive rating, making it the most popular country in the world.
The least popular country in the world
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Iran – The same poll found that Iran barely got a 15% positive rating (and a 59% negative rating).
The country that drinks the most coffee in the world
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Sweden – If you think it must be the USA, you’d be wrong. The average Swede consumes 388 mg of coffee per day.
The country that drinks the most alcohol in the world
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Belarus – On average, each person above the age of 15 drinks 4.62 gallons (17 liters) per year, earning Belarus this dubious title.
The most bicycle-friendly city in the world
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Groningen, Netherlands – Around 50% of the population of Groningen commutes on bicycles every day, making it the city with the most bicycles per capita.
The most energy efficient city in the world
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Reykjavik, Iceland – All of the energy in the capital of Iceland comes from geothermal power plants and hydropower. The city aims to be completely free of fossil-fuel by 2050.
The most emotional country in the world
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Philippines – In a poll spanning three years (2009-2011), residents of the Philippines were found to give the most emotional replies to simple questions.
The least emotional country in the world
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Singapore - The same study found that the people of Singapore are the least likely to give an emotional response to the same questions.
The country with the highest longevity in the world
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Monaco – The World Health Organization (WHO) found that the average life expectancy in Monaco is 89.52 years.
The country with the lowest longevity in the world
Chad – Sadly, with an average life expectancy of 49.81 years, Chad is the country with the shortest life expectancy.
The sexiest country in the world (for men)
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Brazil – In a 2014 poll, it was found that men consider Brazil to have the sexiest and most attractive women in the world.
The sexiest country in the world (for women)
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Australia – The same poll found that women prefer the men in Australia.
The most stressed-out country in the world
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Nigeria – When considering the low GDP, income inequality, murder rates, political corruption, and unemployment rate, it’s easy to see why Nigerians are the most stressed people on earth.
The most relaxed country in the world
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Norway – The exact opposite of Nigeria, Norway enjoys the most security, equality, earning power, and education levels in the world. 
The country with the highest IQ in the world
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Hong Kong – The average IQ score in Hong Kong is 107 points.
The country with the lowest IQ in the world
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Equatorial Guinea – The average IQ score in Equatorial Guinea is 59 points.
The city with the best internet connectivity in the world
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Seoul, South Korea – South Korea has been enjoying some of the most advanced technology when it comes to internet connectivity, and with 10,000 government-sponsored free WiFi spots in the city, it easily earns its title.
The most cat and dog friendly country in the world
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The United States of America – Americans love their pets. With a population of 74-96 million cats and 70-80 million dogs, the numbers speak for themselves.
 
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