The world’s three enclave countries are Lesotho, San Marino and Vatican City. We explore how a nation ends up entirely surrounded by another.
We take a look at the world’s 21 countries that don’t have an army, from tiny island nations to states who abolished their militaries.
We take a look at the countries along the Silk Road, the ancient network of trade routes that connected China with the West.
The longest beach in the world is located in Bangladesh. Cox’s Bazar boasts up to 125km of unbroken sandy beach.
In 1981, Mauritania became the last country in the world to abolish slavery. But the West African nation still has a long way to go.
The tallest flagpole in the world is the Jeddah Flagpole, located in Saudi Arabia. Erected in 2014, the flagpole stands 171m (561ft) high.