The World

Mathews By Mathews, 1st Mar 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Did you know that the World has about 135,488,200 square kilometers excluding Antarctica which has about 14 million square kilometers. There are about 237 states and Territories.

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The World
In this article I would like to look at some interesting facts about the world. It is important to be aware of the world that we live in and have some knowledge about it. Many people lack knowledge about the world. Some people are just aware of the places they live in. But we have to know that the world is bigger that the cities we live in, bigger than the countries we live in. So there is a lot that we have to know about this world we live in. The world has become a global village that is why it is very important to know more about the entire world. Here are some of the thing you never knew which you should know about the world.

Did you know that the World has about 135,488,200 square kilometers excluding Antarctica which has about 14 million square kilometers. There are about 237 states and Territories. The world has about 482 of over 1 million inhabitants and 20 of over 10 million. The five largest conurbations are Tokyo with about 28 million people, Yokohama with about 28 million people, Mexico with about 18.1 million people, Sao Paulo with about 7.7 million and New York with about 16.6 million people. The world has about 12,000 ethnolinguistic people within the nations of the world. The largest languages are Chinese(Putonghua) about 1 billion people who speak it. English has about 350 million people who speak it, Spanish has about 336 million people who speak it, Hindi-urdu about 263 million people speak it, Arabic about 248 million people speak it,Bengali about 217 million people speak it, Portuguese about 184 million people speak it, Japanese about 128 million people speak it, and German about 106 million people speak it.
Politics
The collapse of European Communism and the ending of the cold war in 1989 -91 radically changed global politics. The impact of ideology waned and that of ethno-centrism and religions increased. Various forms of democracy and market economics become more widespread. The coalescing of continental grouping of nations into economic trading blocs is counter-balanced by many nations being threatened by ethnic fragmentation.
Economy
The global economy expanded considerably during the 1990s the major driving force for growth was the expansion of the US economy and to a lesser extent , the EU. Japan stagnated and in 1998 the Asian ‘tiger’ economies suffered a sharp recession from which they are slowly recovering. Poorer countries generally became poorer and relief of crippling debt become a global issue. Global warming, population growth and ecological degradation helped to multiply the frequency and intensity of natural disaster.

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Global, Global Change, Global Economy, Global Unity, Global Warming, Globalisation, World, World News, World Peace

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
4th Mar 2014 (#)

Nice read!

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