Random Country Facts! #5

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Nepal

1. We all know that Nepal is home to Mount Everest, but did you know it's increasing in height at around 44 millimeters (or 1.7 inches) every year? This is because the Indian tectonic plate is being pushed into the Eurasian tectonic plate.

2. In total, around 6500 people have climbed Mount Everest.

3. Nepal's flag is the only national flag that isn't a square or a rectangle. Instead, it's made of 2 triangles.

4. The square root of Nepal's flag is so complicated i can't show it here... you can look it up on Wikipedia.

Malta

1. Malta has around 3 tourists for every 1 person.

2. In 1942, Malta was awarded the George's cross. They were so proud of it that they put it on the national flag.

3. Malta is the smallest country in the European Union.

4. Around 80% of Malta's population donates to some kind of charity, making it the most generous country on the planet.

Dominica

1. Dominica's flag is the flag with the most purple on its flag. It's also one of two countries that has purple on its flag...

2. The French and the British battled over Dominica for around 100 years, before being colonized by the United Kingdom. It gained independence only in 1978.

3. Dominica has a musical genre named after it.

4. The island of Dominica has over 360 rivers.

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4 Comments
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Level 43
Jun 14, 2024
The Dominican 100 years war.
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Level 78
Jun 14, 2024
I’m liking this series! Thanks for making it! Why did Malta get awarded the cross? Also, a link to the square root of Nepal’s flag would be amazing. I couldn’t easily find information about that.
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Level 49
Jun 14, 2024
Thanks for the feedback! For answering your question, Malta was awarded the George's cross in recognition of their heroic struggle in WW2.

For a link to Nepal's flag root, go to the Wikipedia page of Nepal's flag or use this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Nepal

I hope this helped!

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Level 65
Jun 14, 2024
Here's the clickable version of that link.

Nice series J3n, keep it up