Herbie Mann Comin' Home

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Land-Locked Countries



--Africa: 13


Armenia
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Central African Republic
Chad

Malawi
Mali
Niger
Ruwanda
Uganda
Zimbabwe
Zambia


--Asia: 13


Afghanistan

Azerbaijan
Bhutan
Chechnia
Kazakhstan
Kirghistan
Laos
Mongolia

Nepal
Taijikistan
Tibet
Turkmenistan
Uzbekhistan


--Europe: 10

Andorra
Austria

Belorus

Bosnia
Czech Republic
Hungary
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg

Slovakia
Switzerland


--North America: 0

[none]


--South America: 2

Bolivia
Paraguay


1) Almost 1/5 of these begin with the letter (and corresponding sound) 'B'.

2) Almost one-third of these begin with either the letter 'B' or the letter 'A'.

3) The longer the 'resident continent' has had hominids, the more official countries there are.

4) The newer the 'sweep' of 'civilized' countries, the fewer the official countries there are.

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