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50 Interesting Facts About Indonesia

Indonesia is an island country in Southeast Asia. However, it also controls the western part of New Guinea, an island in Oceania. Therefore, it is also known as a transcontinental country . Indonesia is the world’s  largest island country , with around 17000 islands, including 6000 inhabited islands. It covers an area of more than 1.9 million km 2 . Java in Indonesia is the world’s most populous island. In 2010, its population was 136 million. ( Source ) Indonesia’s capital Jakarta is the world’s  second most populous urban area  after Tokyo-Yokohama in Japan . Its population is more than 33 million. Indonesia’s Grasberg Gold Mine is the world’s  second-largest gold mine . It has gold reserves of 30.2 million ounces (Moz). ( Source ) There are  121 volcanoes  in Indonesia, 3rd most in the world after the USA and Japan. However, this Southeast Asian country has the highest number of active volcanoes. ( Source ) The largest supervolcanic eruption in the last 25 million years occurred in

40 Interesting Facts About Wolves

Wolf is the largest living member of the Canidae ( dog-like carnivores ) family. It is also known as grey or gray wolf. There are other types of wolves , along with gray wolves. These include red wolves, Ethiopian wolves , and Eastern wolves (or timber wolves).  Nearly 5% of mammals mate for life , and grey wolves are one among them. Alpha male and female wolves lead their pack. Wolves are social animals that usually form packs of 6 to 10 members. This family unit contains a male and female wolf and their offspring. These groups can sometimes have up to two dozen members. Wolves  howl to communicate  with other members of their pack or to warn other packs from entering their territory. Wolf howl is audible up to 10 miles in open areas. Wolves can use different tones while howling. It helps them to deceive their rivals by pretending to be a larger pack. Wolves can howl aggressively on the  nights of a full moon  as they can see and hear better on these nights. However, it is a misco

50+ Interesting Facts About the Philippines

The Philippines is an island country in Southeast Asia. It is surrounded by the Philippine Sea, South China Sea, Celebes Sea, and the Sulu Sea. The Philippines is an ethnically diverse country. The largest ethnic group is Tagalog, which comprises 25% of the population. Christianity is the main religion in the Philippines, with nearly 90% followers. Around 80% are Roman Catholic Christians. The Philippines is one of a few Christian-majority countries in Asia . It has the world’s 3 rd highest Roman Catholic population, after Brazil and Mexico . The Philippines came under Spanish rule in 1565, and they founded Manila in 1571. It was the only Southeast Asian country without any central government before the colonization of European power. Spain handed over the Philippines to the USA in 1898 after its defeat in the Battle of Manila Bay (part of the Spanish-American War) and internal rebellion.  The USA granted independence to the Philippines on July 4, 1946. It was the first country

30 Interesting Facts About Ducks

Ducks are among the birds known as waterfowls . Its closest relatives are geese and swans. Ducks are smaller than both geese and swans. They have shorter wings and necks and flatter beaks than their closest relatives. There are several types of ducks according to their habitat and feeding preferences. The most common ones are dabbling ducks, diving ducks, sea ducks, perching ducks, and mergansers. Ducks are present on every continent except Antarctica . The yellow-billed pintail is the only duck species occasionally seen in coastal Antarctica. ( Source ) Ducks are one of a few animals with  abstract intelligence . A study has proved that mallard ducklings can understand the abstract relationship between different shapes and colors. In contrast to other intelligent animals , they can achieve this quality without training. ( Source ) Ducks can sleep with one eye and half brain open. Unlike other animals with this feature, they have complete control and only remain semi-alert when sleep