The Largest Urban Built Areas in 2016
As per the Demographia World Urban Areas 12th annual edition, there are 36 urban built up areas in the world that have a population of more than one million people. Of the world's 15 largest Built Up Urban Areas or World Agglomerations, Tokyo-Yokohama stands at the top. Located in Japan, Tokyo-Yokohama was the largest built up area in 2015 also. Spread over an area of 3,300 square miles, Tokyo-Yokohama is home to an estimated 37,750,000 people. Jakarta, which ranked second in the 2016 list, Read More..
Countries With the Highest Percentage of Gold in Forex Reserves
Gold reserves are held by the national central banks of the country and come in handy during times of crisis or emergencies. In many countries around the world, gold forms a huge proportion of the total forex reserves. A part of the former Soviet Union, at 79.9 percent, Tajikistan holds the highest percentage of share of gold in forex reserves. The Central Asian nation is followed by the United States of America (US), which is the world's largest economy with 75.6 percent gold reserves. Followin Read More..
Countries With the Largest Number of People Living With AIDS
AIDS is one of the most terrifying and deadly diseases prevalent in the world today. Every year, millions of people from around the world fall prey to AIDS while governments have spent an enormous sum to combat the deadly disease. As of 2015, an estimated 36.7 million people around the world were living with HIV, most of them in Africa. At present, South Africa has the largest proportion of people living with AIDS in the world. As per estimates, a whopping 7,000,000 people in the country Read More..