1. It has a land area three times larger than Vietnam.
2. In 2012 , it was the world’s ninth largest consumer of tea – around 95,000 tonnes annually.
3. A quarter of the country’s population is illiterate.
4. It has half as many Nobel Peace Prize winners as Germany.
5. 99 per cent of the population uses only 5.5 per cent of the total land area.
This was published in the November 2015 edition of Geographical Magazine