1. Its population has an average age of 50.5, the eldest in the whole world.
2. More than 60 per cent of the population made up by immigrants.
3. It has the world’s most crowded road network, five times that of the UK.
4. It is the world’s seventh highest consumer of wine, at an average 34.5 litres per person in 2012.
5. Its total land area is 1,000th the size of Mauritius.
This was published in the April 2016 edition of Geographical magazine.