Have you ever wondered which the wealthiest city in the world is? Or the most stressed out? Our world is full of extremes, and that’s extremely fascinating! Read on for some interesting trivia on different countries and who knows, your country might just be on this list!

The world’s hottest place:


The highest temperature ever recorded in the planet was 134 degrees Fahrenheit, at Death Valley National Park on July 10, 1913.

The world’s coldest place:


Recorded in August 2010, the temperature on the high ridge of the East Antarctic Plateau dropped to -135.8 degrees Fahrenheit.

World’s most populated city:



At a massive 24,150,000 permanent inhabitants, Shanghai is the world’s most highly populated city.

World’s least populated city:


With a meager population of 842, Vatican city is the smallest city and state in the world.

World’s wealthiest city:


Tokyo tops the index with a GDP of $1,520 billion, beating New York by a mere $310 billion.

World’s poorest city:


Kinshasa, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is the poorest country in the world with a GDP of $55 billion. Many of its residents live on less than $1 a day.

Highest point in the world:


At 29,029 feet in the air, standing atop Mount Everest is the closest you can get to touching space, while still standing on Earth.