Yes, there's more! And we just love fun facts. So, let's dive right into more fun facts about every country in the world… part 2.
If you missed Part 1, then check it out here. Otherwise, here we go!
You know that small island country just west of South Africa called Madagascar? While it's often overlooked because, let's face it, it's not Mauritius or the Seychelles… Anyway, back to Madagascar: 90% of the wildlife found on the island is totally unique to the country and not found anywhere else in the world. How cool is that?
The Philippines have a small island called Vulcan Point. While it's very tiny, it's an island within a lake within an island within a lake... within an island. Sounds confusing? Don't worry, it is.
Rwanda is the country in the world with the highest percentage of women in parliament. Just over 61% of their parliament consists of female members.
In 2011, Samoa skipped an entire day. That's right, the 30th of December 2011 never happened in Samoa. The country decided that it's going to change its timeline from an eastern timeline to a western timeline. That means that there's a difference of two hours now, and a lot of people never got to celebrate their birthday in 2011.
The world's tallest lighthouse is in Saudi Arabia. Yeah, we didn't see that one coming either… It's 133 metres tall and is called the Jeddah Light.
And now for our favourite fun fact. Yes, we're completely biased and not even ashamed of it. South Africa has three different capitals.
Pretoria is the official one, and is also known as the executive capital because that's where the Union Buildings are. AKA the president's office. Cape Town is the legislative capital because that's where parliament is, and Bloemfontein is the judicial capital because the Supreme Court of Appeal is located there. But you knew that, right?
Watch the WonderWhy video below for more fun facts about every country in the world.
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