7 jaw-dropping facts about Asian countries
Mysterious Asia is home to diverse traditions, unearthly landscapes and advanced technology. These 7 facts about what life is like in Asian countries will amaze you.
#1 Being one of the world's largest countries, China has only one timezone
During the summer months, the sun goes down only at midnight in the northwestern regions of the country. In the winter, it's not unusual for some Chinese to enjoy a sunrise at 10 AM.
#2 More than a half of the total population of the planet live in Asia
It's one of the well-known facts about Asia, but it's so fascinating it would be wrong not to mention it. Almost 4.5 billion people live in Asia.
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#3 Japan is the world's capital of vending machines
Vending machines are incredibly popular in many Asian countries. In Japan, they are found nearly on every corner of the streets. You can buy drinks, snacks, liquor and cigarettes from them, and even local farmers use vending machines to sell eggs, fruits and vegetables.
Many machines are programmed to provide free supplies to everyone during times of emergency, such as earthquakes or tsunamis.
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#4 Singapore has probably the most beautiful airport ever
If you arrive to Changi Airport in Singapore, your adventure will begin as soon as you get off the plane. There is a large tropical garden inside the building, which also houses multiple restaurants, street food spots, a hotel, a movie theater, art installations and... a rooftop pool! The airport also houses the largest indoor waterfall on the planet.
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#5 The lowest and highest land points of Earth are located in Asia
They are the Dead Sea, at 413 meters or 1,355 feet below sea level, and Mount Everest, which is 8,848 meters or 29,029 feet high.
#6 India produces almost 40% of the world's mangoes, but most of them are consumed inside the country
In 2017, 19.5 million tonnes of mangoes were produced in India. Interestingly, only 1% of the international mango trade depends on India.
#7 Four Asian nations recognize English as one of the official languages
English is a de jure and de facto official language of Singapore, India, the Philippines and Pakistan.
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