“Every Country in the World”–Two Videos Tell You Curious Facts About 190+ Countries

From Wen­dover Productions–a Youtube chan­nel ded­i­cat­ed to explain­ing how our world works, from trav­el, to eco­nom­ics, to geography–comes a two part series called “Every Coun­try in the World.”

In 30 min­utes, the videos tra­verse the world, telling you curi­ous facts about 190+ coun­tries, start­ing with this: Chi­na, despite being so vast, does­n’t have time zones. It’s the same time across the entire coun­try. Mean­while it’s neigh­bor, Afghanistan is “off­set from Green­wich Mean Time by a 30 minute inter­val.” When it’s 9 am in San Fran­cis­co and 5:00 pm in Lon­don, it’s actu­al­ly 9:30 pm in Kab­ul.

How about anoth­er fac­toid: Cana­da is so geo­graph­i­cal­ly large that it’s east­ern bor­der is clos­er to Croa­t­ia than Van­cou­ver. Get the gist?

You can watch “Every Coun­try in the World” above and below.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Free: Nation­al Geo­graph­ic Lets You Down­load Thou­sands of Maps from the Unit­ed States Geo­log­i­cal Sur­vey

Down­load 67,000 His­toric Maps (in High Res­o­lu­tion) from the Won­der­ful David Rum­sey Map Col­lec­tion

The His­to­ry of Car­tog­ra­phy, the “Most Ambi­tious Overview of Map Mak­ing Ever,” Now Free Online

New York Pub­lic Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online & Makes Them Free to Down­load and Use

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