This article will bring you to the list of oldest countries and nations in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. The country’s age can also be measured by the year of its independence. For example, youngest country in the world is currently South Sudan as it became independent in 2011. In contrast, the oldest country in Africa is Ethiopia, which is also the symbol of independence, because apart from the Mussolini’s occupation, it has never been colonized. When we talk about Europe, according to some searches, the oldest country is France or England. However, when it comes to civilizations, that position would be taken by the Greeks.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the oldest countries and nations in the world from their list.
The first one is Monaco. This small country, next on the list of oldest countries and nations in the world has a population of 30, 645 people, out of which 55% are immigrants, according to UN data in 2015. The biggest ethnic group is French with 47%, then Monegasque and Italians with 16%. The official religion is Catholic, but there are also many more because of the diversity of the population, of course. The second country is Thailand. This country has a total population of 68 million people. Thai is the ethnic group that is prevailing in this country with 97.5% of the population. The Burmese are a minority with 1.3%. According to the Report of World Factbook, Thailand has higher mortality rate due to the AIDS what can further result in lower life expectancy. Thailand’s population is largely rural, and it is concentrated in the rice-growing areas of the central, northeastern, and northern parts of the country. The third country is Hungary. The total population of Hungary is more than 9 million. Hungarians are also known as Magyars, and they are not just an ethnic group, but nation. Many groups of people with Hungarian ancestry live in various parts of the world such as the US, Canada, Germany, France, etc. Moreover, Hungarian people have several subgroups according to their local linguistic and cultural characteristics. Some of them are the Székelys, the Csángós, the Palóc, and the Jász people, and Kun people.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 15 oldest countries and nations in the world.