Special Sub-Topic: Mishmash L - Part 1
|Which of these countries mailed the most letters (both inland and abroad) per inhabitant in 2001 and 2002? |
Liechtenstein. In 2001, Liechtenstein posted 556 items per person but this number dropped in 2002 to 473. In both years, Liechtenstein was ranked fourth in the world and Luxembourg was ranked sixth. Vatican City far exceeded any other country with a figure of 6,500 for 2001 and 7,200 for 2002.
Source: Universal Postal Union
|Where is the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra located?|
Latvia. Latvia has two other national orchestras. They are the Latvian National Orchestra and the Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Liepaja is a major Latvian port.
|This country was the richest in the world for the year 2001 (in terms of GDP per capita). Which was it? |
Luxembourg. Luxembourg was regarded as the richest country in the world in 2001 with a gross domestic product per capita of US$33,780. This was less than in 1999 when it was US$42,769 (though this was largely the result of exchange rate fluctuations). Compare these figures with those for the poorest countries, which were Sierre Leone ($470) and Tanzania ($520).
Source: United Nations
|In 2001, which of the following had the most recorded suicides per 100,000 of the population? |
Lithuania. In 2001, Lithuania was number one in the world with a statistic of 42 people committing suicide for every 100,000 people. The other country that had a world ranking among the above mentioned was Latvia. It was ranked fourth highest with a figure of 34.3 per every 100,000.
Source: United Nations
|Country music is very popular in this country and it held its first festival for this style in 1991 called "Once Upon a Time at Easter".|
Lithuania. This country music festival was held in Kaunas. In 1992 it was held again but renamed "Two weeks after Easter". Country music is so popular that clubs and television shows have been generated and the LCMA (Lithuanian Country Music Association) has been established. Also in 1991 the first international country festival was held. The "Piper Road Spring Band" from USA participated and this festival is now a yearly event.
|In which country is the beer known as Riga Black Balsam brewed?|
Latvia. Production of Riga Black Balsam dates back to 1755. It is a thick, jet-black ale and is 45% proof. Aldaris is Latvia's favourite beer brand.
|In 1993, Mr Mario Frick became the youngest Prime Minister in world history when he was elected in this country. Which? |
Liechtenstein. On 15th December 1993, Mr Mario Frick became Prime Minister of Liechtenstein at the age of 28. He was born in Switzerland on 8th May 1965.
|It is rumoured that a person can become a werewolf at Mazsalaca. In which country is Mazsalaca?|
Latvia. Mazsalaca is situated on the Salaca River - northwest of Riga. The site where this is said to occur in is approximately 4km from the town centre. It is said that on the night of a full moon, if a person crawls through the roots of the "Werewolf Pine" whilst utttering certain incantations they will then become a werewolf. Mazsalaca is also the name of another place in Latvia called Devil's Cave where it is said that the spring water contains healing properties.
|NATO was established in 1949. Which one of these countries was a founder member of the alliance?|
Luxembourg. NATO stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. It was established in 1949 with Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and United States of America as the founder members.
In March 2003 the membership included the following countries: Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.
|Which of these countries had the most "Tour de France" winners from the first race up to and including 2002?
Luxembourg. Luxembourg, by 2002, had 4 winners. The country that had the most by 2002 was France with 36 winners, then came Belgium with 18.
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