Gibraltar is self-governing except for foreign and defence matters. It has its own parliament and does not have representation in the UK parliament (by contrast somewhere like the Shetlands, which ARE part of the UK although they are also geographically removed from the mainland, sends MPs to Westminster).
French Guiana, by contrast, is fully incorporated into France and has the same constitutional status as the regions of metropolitan France.
Edit: looked at gdp without ppp, with ppp, it would be more like top 15% Still, that is being in the big leagues imo.
Besides even if belgium was crappy, which it isnt at all, netherlands wouldnt be on that list, it would raise the average right of the list by it's uncrappiness ;) If there was an uncrappy list, that pair would actually make it quite high up the list. I would think. As would norway-sweden.
United States - Canada: 9.5
I was like "wait, Canada is poorer than Mexico??!" Then after a while I realized it wasn't per capita.
*unhappy French noises*
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