Resources About Countries of the World For Kids

Facts about Iran for Kids

Iran officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered to the northwest by Armenia, the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan; with Kazakhstan and Russia across the Caspian Sea; to the northeast by Turkmenistan; to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; and to the […]

Facts About The Netherlands For Kids

America’s Santa Clause is called Kerstman in the Netherlands and while December 25th is officially Christmas Day the celebrations actually begin the last Saturday in November. The customary Christmas tree is known as a paradise tree and may be live pine or artificial tree. Glass baubles, stars, snacks, gifts and candles are items that are generally used when decorating the […]

Facts About Finland For Kids

Finland is bordered by Sweden in the west, Norway in the north and Russia in the east, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland. It is the eighth largest country in Europe in terms of area and the most sparsely populated country in the European Union. Finland is a parliamentary republic with a central government based in Helsinki and local governments in 336 municipalities, and an […]

Facts About Belize For Kids

Belize is a country located on the north eastern coast of Central America and it is the only country in the area where English is the official language, although Kriol and Spanish are more commonly spoken. Its mainland is about 180 mi long and 68 mi wide. The country’s population growth rate of 2.21%, however, is the highest in the region and […]

Facts about Panama for Kids

Panama, officially the Republic of Panama, is the southernmost country of Central America. Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, it is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital is Panama City. Explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century, Panama broke […]

Facts About Luxembourg For Kids

Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in western Europe, bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. It has two principal regions: the Oesling in the north as part of the Ardennes massif, and the Gutland (“good country”) in the south. Luxembourg has a population of 512,353 (as of February 2011) in […]

Norway Fun Interesting Facts For Kids

Norway is located in northern Europe and is part of Scandinavia. Its land is rich with vast fjords, thousands of tiny islands and lakes and dramatically cascading waterfalls. The country has a total land area of almost 150,000 square miles, and is bordered to the east by Sweden, to the north by Finland and Russia, to the south by Denmark (across the Skagerrak Strait), and to the west by […]

Facts about Cuba for Kids

The nation of Cuba consists of the main island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud, and several archipelagos. To the north of Cuba lies the United States and the Bahamas, Mexico is to the west, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica are to the south, and Haiti and the Dominican Republic are to the southeast. Cuba remained a territory of Spain until the Spanish–American War ended in 1898, and […]

Dominican Republic Facts for Kids

The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands that are shared by two countries. Both by area and population, the Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba), […]

Facts about Costa Rica For Kids

Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with […]

Facts about Nicaragua For Kids

Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordered by Honduras to the north, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Nicaragua occupies a landmass of 50,567 sq mi. Nicaragua has three distinct geographical regions: the Pacific lowlands – fertile valleys which the Spanish colonists settled, […]

Facts about Afghanistan for Kids

Afghanistan is a landlocked country bordered by Pakistan in the south and east, Iran in the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north and China in the far northeast. Afghanistan was first founded in 1747, when the tribes gathered under Ahmad Shah Durrani’s leadership. The country won its independence from England in 1919. The […]

Poland Facts for Kids

Poland is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast and Lithuania to the north. The total area of Poland is 120,726 sq mi, making it the 71st largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe. With […]

Facts about New Brunswick For Kids

New Brunswick is one of Canada’s three Maritime provinces and is the only province constitutionally bilingual. It was created as a result of the partitioning of the British Colony of Nova Scotiain 1784. Fredericton is the capital, Moncton is the largest metropolitan (CMA) area and Saint John is the most populous city. In the 2011 nationwide census, […]

Egypt Timeline of Facts For Kids

Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization of eastern North Africa, which settled along the lower reaches of the Nile River. It was part of a larger set of the Nile Valley Civilizations, of which regions south of Egypt are a part. Egyptian civilization coalesced around 3000 BC with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under […]

Facts about Palestine For Kids

A brief history of the origin of Palestine, and the Palestinian people, from the Roman occupation of Judea to the British creation of Palestine. In Biblical times Israel was named Judea. Judea was located in the “Fertile Crescent” from which much of our modern civilization arose: Farm based agriculture, domesticated livestock; writing and written codes […]

Facts about Europe For Kids

Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally ‘divided’ from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas. Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and […]

Facts about India For Kids

It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democratic republic in the world. Bound by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan […]

Facts about Belgium for Kids

Belgium is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU’s headquarters, and those of several other major international organizations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 11,787 sq mi, and it has a population of about 11 million people. Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two […]

Facts about Uruguay For Kids

Uruguay is home to 3.3 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo. With an area of approximately 68,000 sq mi, Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America after Suriname. Uruguay was inhabited by the Charrúa people for approximately 4000 years before the Portuguese […]

Facts about Portugal for Kids

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic is a country located in Southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula.It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East. The land within the borders of the current Portuguese Republic has been continuously settled since prehistoric times: occupied by […]

Facts about Paris For Kids

Paris is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-Franceregion. As of January 2009 the city of Paris, within its administrative limits largely unchanged since 1860, has a population of about 2,300,000. Its metropolitan area is one of largest population centers in the European Union and Europe, with more than 12 […]

Facts about Ukraine for Kids

Ukraine has an area of 233,062 sq mi, making it the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world. With a population of about 44.5 million, Ukraine is the 32nd most populous country in the world. The territory of modern Ukraine has been inhabited since 32,000 BC. During the Middle Ages, […]

Facts about The British Colonies and British Empire For Kids

The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom. At the peak of its power it was often said that “the sun never sets on the British Empire” because its span across the globe ensured that the sun was always shining on at least one of its numerous territories. During […]

Brazil Facts and History for Kids

The country of Brazil is a rich melting pot of culture, including those from Europe, Africa, Portuguese, Asian, Indian, Jews, air, and more. As a country with the landmass of half of South America, Brazil was founded with happy people who were open to new ideas and those that welcomed change. The entire eastern portion of Brazil […]

Great Britain History and Facts for Kids

Great Britain is an island situated to the northwest of Continental Europe. It is the ninth largest island in the world, and the largest European island, as well as the largest of the British Isles. With a population of about 60.0 million people in mid-2009, it is the third most populated island on Earth. Great Britain is surrounded by over 1,000 smaller islands and islets. The island of Ireland lies […]

Facts about Croatia for Kids

Croatia is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb, which forms one of the country’s primary subdivisions, along with its twenty counties. Croatia covers 21,851 square miles and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean climates. The country’s population is 4.28 million, most of whom are Croats, with […]

10 Interesting Facts About France For Kids

France is a great country, and there are many fun and interesting facts for kids that France has to offer. Below you will find some of those facts that you probably won’t belivee. The Eiffel Tower, Only slightly better than a guillotine! France’s worldwide trademark, The Eiffel Tower not even originally intended to be displayed […]

Facts about Thailand for Kids

Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity […]

Facts about Chad for Kids

Chad is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest and Niger to the west. It is the fifth largest country in Africa in terms of area. Chad is divided into multiple regions: a desert zone in the north, an arid Sahelian belt in […]

Facts about China For Kids

China is one of the oldest civilizations on this earth. This is, after all, the country that gave us Peking Man, who lived three-quarters of a million years ago. More realistically, the Chinese figure their civilization dates back just 5,000 years. The Chinese base their history through the ages on dynasties, and generally consider the Xia […]

Greece Facts and Historical Timeline For Kids

What is the Capital of Greece Athens is the capital of Greece The National Anthem of Greece We know thee of old Oh divinely restored, By the light of thine eyes And the light of thy sword. From the graves of our slain Shall the valor prevail As we greet thee, As we greet thee […]

Facts about Latvia for Kids

Latvia officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia (border length 343 km), to the south by Lithuania (588 km), to the east by the Russian Federation (276 km), to the southeast by Belarus (141 km), and shares maritime borders to […]

Facts about Montenegro for Kids

Montenegro is a sovereign state in Southeastern Europe. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the south-west and is bordered by Croatia to the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast and Albania to the south-east. Its capital and largest city is Podgorica, while Cetinje is designated as the Prijestonica, meaning the former Royal […]

Facts about the Philippines for Kids

To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam. The Sulu Sea to the southwest lies between the country and the island of Borneo, and to the south the Celebes Sea separates it from other islands of Indonesia. Its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and its tropical climate make the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons but have […]

Facts about Angola For Kids

Angola is the seventh-largest country in Africa, and is bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north and east, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to west. The capital and largest city of Angola is Luanda. Although its territory has been inhabited since the Paleolithic Era, modern Angola originates in Portuguese […]

Facts about Mexico For Kids

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States of America; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost over 760,000 sq mi, […]

Facts about Morocco for Kids

Geographically, Morocco is characterized by a rugged mountainous interior and large portions of desert. Its distinct culture is a blend of Arab, indigenous Berber, African, and European influences. Morocco annexed the territory in 1975, leading to a guerrilla war with indigenous forces until a cease-fire in 1991. Executive power is exercised by the government, while […]

Facts about Democratic Republic of Congo For Kids

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country located in Central Africa. From 1971 to 1997 it was named Zaire. The DRC borders the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and South Sudan to the north; Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania to the east; Zambia and Angola to the south; and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. […]

Facts about Russia for Kids

Rossiya, also officially known as the Russian Federation (Russia) At 6,592,800 sq mi, Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. Extending across the whole of northern Asia and most of eastern Europe, Russia spans nine time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. Russia has […]

10 Fun and Weird Facts about Italy For Kids

In order to understand a cultural background better, it is very important to find some of the facts that circulate around that specific culture. We can take for example Italy. Just by visiting Italy you may not be able to get some of the most fun and weird facts about this city. However, cities like […]

Facts about Glasgow for Kids

The city is situated on the River Clyde in the country’s West Central Lowlands. Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become one of the largest seaports in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric of Glasgow and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, it […]

List of Countries in the Middle East For Kids

From the earliest civilizations to Biblical times, from the era of the Crusades to the Ottoman Empire and the founding of its modern nations, in times of peace and of conflict, the history of the Middle East is as rich and diverse as any region of the world. The Middle East is a region that […]

Facts about Greenland For Kids

Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the CanadianArctic Archipelago. Though physiographically a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe for more than a millennium. In 2008, the people of Greenland supported a referendum on greater autonomy by 75%. With […]

Facts about Venezuela For Kids

Venezuela is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America. Venezuela is considered a state with extremely high biodiversity, with habitats ranging from the Andes Mountains in the west to the Amazon Basin rain-forest in the south, via extensive llanos plains and Caribbean coast in the center and the Orinoco River Delta in the […]

Facts and History of Zimbabwe For Kids

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers. It borders South Africa to the south, Botswana to the west, Zambia to the northwest, and Mozambique to the east. Since the 11th century, present-day Zimbabwe has been the site of several organized states and kingdoms as well as a major […]

Facts about Peru For Kids

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is an extremely biodiverse country with habitats ranging from the […]

Facts about Ethiopia for Kids

Ethiopio is bordered by Eritrea to the north and northeast, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. With over 90 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world, as well as the second-most populated nation on the African continent. It […]

Facts about Hong Kong for Kids

Hong Kong, officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, is a city on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary and the South China Sea. Hong Kong is well known for its expansive skyline, deep natural harbor and extreme population density. A major part of Hong Kong’s Cantonese-speaking […]

Facts about Chile For Kids

Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 480,000 sq mi of Antarctica, although all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty. The arid Atacama Desert in northern Chile contains great mineral wealth, principally copper. The relatively small central area dominates in terms of population and agricultural resources, […]

Facts about Cameroon for Kids

Cameroon is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon’s coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country is often […]

Facts about England for Kids

England shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, while the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separate it from continental Europe. Most of England comprises the central and southern part of the island of Great Britain in the North Atlantic. […]

List of First World Countries and Facts for Kids

The concept of the First World first originated during the Cold War, involving countries that the United States was aligned with. After the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the meaning “First World” took on a new meaning applicable to the times, coming to be largely synonymous with developed countries or highly developed […]

Facts about Tokyo for Kids

Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the largest metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family. Tokyo is in the Kantō region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu and includes […]

Facts about Honduras for Kids

It was at times referred to as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which became the modern-day state of Belize. The country is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and […]

Facts about Slovakia For Kids

Slovakia is a country in Central Europe. Slovakia’s territory spans about 19,000 sq mi and is mostly mountainous. The capital and largest city is Bratislava. The official language is Slovak, a member of the Slavic language family. The Slavs arrived in the territory of present-day Slovakia in the 5th and 6th centuries. In the 7th century, […]

Facts about Czechoslovakia For Kids

Czechoslovakia or Czecho-Slovakia was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakiaon 1 January 1993. From 1939 to 1945, following its forced division and partial incorporation into Nazi Germany, the state did not de facto exist but its government-in-exile continued […]

Facts about Vietnam for Kids

When did the last Americans leave Vietnam? When did the government of South Vietnam surrender? The last Americans- about 1,000- were evacuated from Saigon on April 29, 1975. The Saigon government surrendered a few hours later. How many Americans died in the Vietnam War? According to the U.S. Department of Defense, 58,135 Americans were killed […]

Facts about Newfoundland and Labrador for Kids

Newfoundland and Labrador is the easternmost province of Canada. Situated in the country’s Atlantic region, it incorporates the island of Newfoundland and mainland Labrador with a combined area of 156,500 sq mi. Approximately 94 percent of the province’s population resides on the Island of Newfoundland, of which over half live on the Avalon Peninsula. The province is Canada’s most linguistically homogenous, and 97.6% of residents reported English […]

Facts about Taiwan for Kids

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China , is a state in East Asia. Originally based in mainland China, the Republic of China now governs the island of Taiwan (formerly known as Formosa), which makes up over 99% of its current territory, as well as Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, and other minor islands. Taipei is the capital city and economic and cultural center of the country, […]

Armenia Facts for Kids

Hayastan, officially the Republic of Armenia, is a landlocked country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the south. Armenia is a unitary, multi-party, democratic […]

Paraguay Fun Facts For Kids

Paraguay is a country divided. The Rio Paraguay divides the country into east and west sections, and each section has markedly different cultures and characteristics. The Eastern Region is characterized by rolling hills, mountains, valleys, lakes, dense forests and a number of cities and towns. The Western Region is almost completely unpopulated, and is primarily made […]

Fun Facts About Spain For Kids

Maybe you’re about to go on a trip to Spain, or possibly you’re just interested in learning more about the country. Whatever the case, I’ve brought together ten interesting facts about Spain that you probably didn’t know. I hope you enjoy reading about them and expanding your knowledge of Spain. 1. Spain, Once a Muslim […]

Facts for Kids About the 10 Provinces of Canada

The 10 provinces and 3 territories of Canada combine to make up the world’s second largest country by area. The ten provinces are Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. Below you will find the 10 provinces their abbreviation, capital city, largest city, when they entered into the confederation, their population, total […]

Australia Fun and Amazing Facts For Kids

Some people see Australia as a totally different world. This is because it is somewhat isolated. As a result of the geographical location the people as well as the wildlife have developed some unique characteristics that made them unique. However, the country has some very interesting facts. For example, the oldest skeleton was found in the country […]

Facts About Africa and Its Countries

Africa is both the second largest continent on Earth and the second highest populated. Because of its large size, its climate is varied. The Sahara Desert covers much of the northern half of Africa, while the southern half is a southern temperate climate, characterized by dense plains and rainforests and jungles. Politically speaking, the continent is looked […]

Facts about Siberia for Kids

Comprising the central and eastern portion of the Russian Federation, Siberia was part of the Soviet Union (USSR) from its beginning, as of its predecessor states, the Tsardom of Russia and the Russian Empire since the 16th century. The territory of Siberia extends eastward from the Ural Mountains to the watershed between the Pacific and […]

Fun Facts For Kids About Germany

Germany is a country offering a lot of contrasts. This might be due to the fact that it is the most densely populated country in the world. It is home to 82 million people. Still, despite this population, the people have managed to maintain 31 per cent of their country in its natural state with […]

10 Fun Facts For Kids About Ireland

“Everybody’s a bit Irish,” someone once said. You would think so, what with all the visitors Ireland welcomes each year. Did you know not all of the island country is the Republic of Ireland – Eire, in Gaelic? Most of it is, but six counties in the north make up Ulster and are part of […]

United Kingdom (UK): 10 Fun Facts For Kids

The United Kingdom and the English people are always considered the European aristocrats and it is therefore very difficult to sometimes relate to them differently. However, like any other cultural tradition, the United Kingdom also carried its long list of fun and tales that can amuse you and make you wonder about the reasons for […]

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