Facts and Figures

It is the intangible qualities and quirks of the peoples of our world that form their character, but sometimes the geopolitical, geographic and demographics inform the nature of their being as well.

Here are some general fact and figures of interest on each of the nations covered by the Xenophobe’s Guides.

NOTE: Numbers in square brackets represent a nation’s position in global rankings, and land masses are given in square miles.

The Americans – Facts and figures

Population: 313,847,465 [3] 313 million
Land Mass: 3,618,770
Capital City: Washington D.C.
GDP per Capita: $48,300 [11]
National Day: Independence Day 4th of July
Most famous export: McDonald’s
Most famous persons: Obama
Life Expectancy: 78.49 [51]
Population Growth Rate: 0.90 [124]
Flag: The Stars and Stripes

The Aussies – Facts and figures

Population: 22,015,576 [53] 21 million
Land Mass: 2,966,200
Capital City: Canberra
GDP per Capita: $ 40,800 [21]
National Day: Australia Day (26 January)
Most famous export: Meat, Boomerangs, Fosters
Most famous persons: Steve Irwin, Hugh Jackman
Life Expectancy: 81.90 [9]
Population Growth Rate: 1.13 [105]
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The Austrians – Facts and figures

Population: 8,219,743 [94] 8 million
Land Mass: 32,377
Capital City: Vienna
GDP per Capita: $41,600 [19]
National Day: The Austrian National Day (26 October)
Most famous export: Machinery, auto parts
Most famous persons: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Life Expectancy: 79.91 [33]
Population Growth Rate: 0.03 [186]
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The Belgians – Facts and figures

Population: 10,438,353 [82] 10 million
Land Mass: 11,799
Capital City: Brussels
GDP per Capita: $ 37,800 [27]
National Day: Belgium National Day (21 July)
Most famous export: Metal (cia), beer chocolate (popular)
Most famous persons: Audrey Hepburn, Adolphe Sax (inventor of the saxophone)
Life Expectancy: 79.65 [38]
Population Growth Rate: 0.06 [183]
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The Canadians – Facts and figures

Population: 34,300,083 [35] 32 million
Land Mass: 3,849,672
Capital City: Ottawa
GDP per Capita: $ 40,500 [23]
National Day: Canada Day (1 July)
Most famous export: timber, maple syrup
Most famous persons: Jim Carrey, Celine Dion
Life Expectancy: 81.48 [12]
Population Growth Rate: 0.78 [136]
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The Chinese – Facts and figures

Population: 1,343,239,923 [1] 1.3 billion
Land Mass: 3,696,100
Capital City: Beijing
GDP per Capita: $8,400 [122]
National Day: The National Day of the People’s Republic of China (1 October)
Most famous export: Electrical and other machinery
Most famous persons: Jackie Chan, Confucius
Life Expectancy: 74.84 [96]
Population Growth Rate: 0.481 [152]
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The Czechs – Facts and figures


Population: 10,177,300 [84] 10 million
Land Mass: 30,450
Capital City: Prague
GDP per Capita: $ 27,100 [51]
National Day: Czech National Day (28 Oct)
Most famous export: machinery and transport equipment, beer
Most famous persons: Franz Kafka
Life Expectancy: 77.38 [65]
Population Growth Rate: -0.13 [204]
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The Danes – Facts and figures

Population: 5,543,453 [110] 5.4 million
Land Mass: 16,633
Capital City: Copenhagen
GDP per Capita: $37,000 [31]
National Day: no official national day
Most famous export: Lego, Maersk, pork, dairy.
Most famous persons: H.C. Andersen, Mads Mikkelsen, Viggo Mortensen, Queen Margrethe II
Life Expectancy: 78.78 [48]
Population Growth Rate: 0.24 [173]
Flag: Dannebrog

The Dutch – Facts and figures

Population: 16,730,632 [63] 16.5 million
Land Mass: 15,770
Capital City: Amsterdam
GDP per Capita: $42,000 [17]
National Day: Queensday (30 April) Liberation Day (5 May)
Most famous export: Tulips, machinery and equipment
Most famous persons: Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt
Life Expectancy: 80.91 [21]
Population Growth Rate: 0.45 [153]
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The English – Facts and figures

Population: 63,047,162 (UK) [22] 53 million
Land Mass: 48,872/ 50,320
Capital City: London
GDP per Capita: $36,500 (UK) [32]
National Day: St. George’s Day (23 April)
Most famous export: Fuels, manufactured goods
Most famous persons: Shakespeare, The Beatles
Life Expectancy: 80.17 (UK) [30]
Population Growth Rate: 0.55 (UK) [146]
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The Estonians – Facts and figures

Population: 1,274,709 [156] 1 million
Land Mass:
Capital City: Tallinn
GDP per Capita: $ 20,400 [60]
National Day: Independence Day (24 February)
Most famous export: machinery and electrical equipment, skype
Most famous persons: Carmen Kass
Life Expectancy: 73.58 [117]
Population Growth Rate: -0.65 [224]
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The Finns – Facts and figures

Population: 5,262,930 [116] 5 million
Land Mass: 130,119
Capital City: Helsinki
GDP per Capita: $36,000 [34]
National Day: Independence Day (6 December)
Most famous export: Timber, nokia phones
Most famous persons: Renny Harlin (director)
Life Expectancy: 79.41 [40]
Population Growth Rate: 0.07 [182]
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The French – Facts and figures

Population: 65,630,692 [21] 64 million
Land Mass: 220,668
Capital City: Paris
GDP per Capita: $35,100 [35]
National Day: Bastille Day (14 July)
Most famous export: beverages, wine and cheese
Most famous persons: Napoleon, Claude Monet, Marie & Pierre Curie
Life Expectancy: 79.41 [14]
Population Growth Rate: 0.50 [150]
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The Germans – Facts and figures

Population: 81,305,856 [16] 82 million
Land Mass: 137,846.578
Capital City: Berlin
GDP per Capita: $38,100 [26]
National Day: German Unity Day (3 October)
Most famous export: cars
Most famous persons: Albert Einstein, Beethoven, Bach, Heidi Klum
Life Expectancy: 80.19 [28]
Population Growth Rate: -0.20 [208]
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The Greeks – Facts and figures

Population: 10,767,827 [78] 10 million
Land Mass: 51,146
Capital City: Athens
GDP per Capita: $ 26,300 [52]
National Day: Independence Day (25 March) Ohi Day (28 October)
Most famous export: food and oil
Most famous persons: Homer, Plato, Aristotle,
Life Expectancy: 80.05 [31]
Population Growth Rate: 0.06 [184]
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The Icelanders – Facts and figures

Population: 313,183 [179] 300,000
Land Mass: 39,769 (the size of Scotland & Wales together)
Capital City: Reykjavík
GDP per Capita: $38,100 [25]
National Day: National Day (17 June)
Most famous export: Fish
Most famous persons: Bjork
Life Expectancy: 81.00 [19]
Population Growth Rate: 0.67 [141]
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The Irish – Facts and figures

Population: 4,722,028 [119] 4 million (1.2 million in N. Ireland)
Land Mass: 26,595
Capital City: Dublin
GDP per Capita: $40,800 [20]
National Day: St. Patrick’s Day (17 March)
Most famous export: Beverages: Guinness and Whiskey
Most famous persons: Bono, Oscar Wilde, Pierce Brosnan
Life Expectancy: 80.32 [26]
Population Growth Rate: 1.11 [106]
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The Israelis – Facts and figures

Population: 7,590,758 [97] 7.5 million
Land Mass: 7,647
Capital City: Jerusalem
GDP per Capita: $31,500 [40]
National Day: Yom Ha’atzmaut ( 5 Iyar – Jewish calendar- about 14 May)
Most famous export: agricultural products
Most famous persons: Natalie Portman (born in Israel raised in US) Golda Meir, Ariel Sharon
Life Expectancy: 81.07 [18]
Population Growth Rate: 1.54 [79]
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The Italians – Facts and figures

Population: 61,261,254 [23] 61 million
Land Mass: 116,303
Capital City: Rome
GDP per Capita: $30,500 [44]
National Day: Festa della Repubblica (2 June)
Most famous export: Food, beverage, cars
Most famous persons: Leonardo da Vinci, Dante, Galileo, Michaelangelo
Life Expectancy: 81.86 [10]
Population Growth Rate: 0.38 [157]
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The Japanese – Facts and figures

Population: 127,368,088 [10] 127 million
Land Mass: 145,856 (one third bigger than the UK)
Capital City: Tokyo
GDP per Capita: $34,700 [37]
National Day: National Foundation Day (11 February)
Most famous export: cars, video games and electronics
Most famous persons: Yoko Ono
Life Expectancy: 83.91 [3]
Population Growth Rate: -0.08 [198]
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The Kiwis – Facts and figures

Population: 4,327,944 [125] 4.3 million
Land Mass: 103,736
Capital City: Wellington
GDP per Capita: $28,000 [47]
National Day: Waitangi Day (6 February),
Most famous export: dairy products, meat (cia) wool (pop)
Most famous persons: Edmund Hillary (first man to climb Mt.Everest), Russell Crowe, Peter Jackson
Life Expectancy: 80.71 [25]
Population Growth Rate: 0.86 [130]
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The Poles – Facts and figures

Population: 38,415,284 [33] 38.5 million
Land Mass: 120,727
Capital City: Warsaw
GDP per Capita: $20,200 [61]
National Day: Constitution Day (3 May) Independence Day (11 November)
Most famous export: machinery and transport equipment
Most famous persons: Chopin, Copernicus, Roman Polanski
Life Expectancy: 76.25 [78]
Population Growth Rate: -0.08 [197]
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The Portuguese – Facts and figures

Population: 10,781,459 [77] 10.5 million
Land Mass: 36,390
Capital City: Lisbon
GDP per Capita: $23,400 [57]
National Day: Portugal Day (10 June)
Most famous export: Wine and cork
Most famous persons: Ferdinand Magellan, Cristiano Ronaldo
Life Expectancy: 78.70 [49]
Population Growth Rate: 0.18 [178]
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The Russians – Facts and figures

Population: 142,517,670 [9] 142 million
Land Mass: 6,592,800
Capital City: Moscow
GDP per Capita: $16,700 [72]
National Day: Russia Day (12 June)
Most famous export: Petroleum, vodka
Most famous persons: Josef Stalin, Leo Tolstoy, Vladimir Putin
Life Expectancy: 66.46 [164]
Population Growth Rate: -0.01 [192]
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The Scots – Facts and figures

Population: 63,047,162 (UK) [22]
Land Mass: (30,400)
Capital City: Edinburgh
GDP per Capita: $36,500 (UK) [32]
National Day: St. Andrew’s Day (30 November)
Most famous export: Whisky
Most famous persons: Sean Connery, William Wallace
Life Expectancy: 80.17 (UK) [30]
Population Growth Rate: 0.55 (UK) [146]
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The Spanish – Facts and figures

Population: 47,042,984 [27] 46 million
Land Mass: 194,896
Capital City: Madrid
GDP per Capita: $30,500 [42]
National Day: Fiesta Nacional de Espana (12 October)
Most famous export: Machinery and food
Most famous persons: Picasso, Javier Bardem
Life Expectancy: 81.27 [15]
Population Growth Rate: 0.65 [142]
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The Swedes – Facts and figures

Population: 9,103,788 [92] 9.4 million
Land Mass: 173,731
Capital City: Stockholm
GDP per Capita: $40,700 [22] 8 million
National Day: Sweden’s National Day/ Flag Day/ Independence Day (6 June)
Most famous export: Machinery, Ikea
Most famous persons: Stieg Larsson, ABBA, Greta Garbo
Life Expectancy: 81.18 [16]
Population Growth Rate: 0.17 [179]
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The Swiss – Facts and figures

Population: 7,925,517 [95]
Land Mass: 15,941
Capital City: Bern
GDP per Capita: $44,500 [14]
National Day: National Day (1 August)
Most famous export: Watches, chocolate
Most famous persons: Roger Federer, Jean Piaget
Life Expectancy: 81.17 [17]
Population Growth Rate: 0.92 [121]
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The Welsh – Facts and figures

Population: 63,047,162 (UK) [22]
Land Mass: (8,015)
Capital City: Cardiff
GDP per Capita: $36,500 (UK) [32]
National Day: St. David’s Day (1 March)
Most famous export: Coal and metals (slate, gold etc.)
Most famous persons: Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, Christian Bale
Life Expectancy: 80.17 (UK) [30]
Population Growth Rate: 0.55 (UK) [146]
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