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Did You Know #004 - Fun facts to help you score points

24 Feb 2020

Did You Know #004 - Fun facts to help you score points
For week of 24 - 28 Feb 2020

Howdy Quizzers! Another week, another clue article! Read on if you want to score some extra points this week.

Let’s start off my talking about the newest country in the Africa : South Sudan. Officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, it is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. It gained independence from the Republic of the Sudan in 2011, making it the most recent sovereign state with widespread recognition. Its capital and largest city is Juba. South Sudan is bordered by Sudan to the north, Ethiopia to the east, Kenya to the southeast,

Uganda to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the southwest and the Central African Republic to the west. South Sudan has a population of 12 million, and it is demographically among the youngest nations in the world, with roughly half under 18 years old. The country is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, the East African Community the Intergovernmental Authority on Development and is a party to the Geneva Conventions. However, as at 2019, South Sudan ranks lowest in the latest UN World Happiness Report and second lowest on the Global Peace Index.

As of March 2019, Finland was ranked the happiest country in the world twice in a row by the UN World Happiness Report.  Officially known as the Republic of Finland, it is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland. It is located between Sweden to the West, Russia to the east, Estonia to the south, and north-eastern Norway to the north. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Finland's population is 5.52 million as of July 2019, the majority of whom speak Finnish - a Finnic language from the Uralic language family (unrelated to the Scandinavian languages).

The Uralic languages, sometimes called Uralian languages, form a language family of 38 languages spoken by approximately 25 million people, predominantly in Northern Eurasia. The Uralic languages with the most native speakers are Hungarian, Finnish, and Estonian.

Happy Quizzing folks!

-Quiz Master Ildi