Lorentz National Park (World Heritage)

Lorentz National Park (World Heritage)

The Lorentz National Park on the island of New Guinea is the largest nature reserve in Southeast Asia with an area of ​​25,000 km². Its landscape is enormous: it ranges from around 5000 m high, snow-capped peaks to tropical coastal land. The national park is the habitat of an extremely rich, partly still unexplored fauna […]

India Money

India Money and Culture

MONEY Currency 1 Indian rupee = 100 paises. Currency abbreviation: Rs, INR (ISO code). Banknotes are available in denominations of 2000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 rupees; Coins in denominations of 10, 5, 2 and 1 Rs as well as 50, 25, 20, 10 and 5 Paise. Note: 1 and 2 rupee notes and […]

Asia Beautiful Places 15

Asia Business

Asian Economy In Asia there are developed countries, such as Japan, South Korea, Israel, Singapore or Taiwan, which have levels of economic prosperity and quality of life comparable to those in Europe or Anglo-Saxon America. On the other hand, the whole continent is distinguished by its very poor populations, in contrast to elites with enormous […]

The Yangtze River
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The 10 longest rivers in the world

Around 2/3 of the earth’s surface is covered with water. But it is not only the seas and lakes that play an important role. Rivers also occupy a large area of ​​the earth. Find out here which are the longest rivers in the world and what distinguishes them. 10th place: the Amur The Amur, derived […]

tightrope walking over the Mekong
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The 10 most dangerous bridges in the world

Suspension bridges, motorway bridges, pedestrian bridges – there are many types of bridges, but which bridges are the most dangerous and where can they be found? 10th place – the “Indoboard Bridge” (Indonesia) This bridge has to be listed among the top ten most dangerous bridges in the world, because as its name suggests, it […]

History of Cambodia

History of Cambodia

802 | King Jayavarman II founds Cambodia 14.-15. Century | Cambodia loses most of its territory to Vietnam and Siam 1864 | Establishment of the French protectorate 1953 | King Sihanouk gains independence from France 1954 | Resignation of King Sihanouk in favor of his father 1960 | Election of Prince Sihanouk as head of […]

India's pearls

India’s pearls

Join a tour during which you will see India’s top attractions! We travel along the so-called “Golden Triangle” and visit New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra and experience the world heritage sites that are usually on most Indian travelers’ wish list. During the trip you will, among other things, visit the lively city of millions of […]

Laos and Thailand

Laos and Thailand

Wonderful lazy days await you after a trip in Thailand to the famous Golden Triangle and an exciting journey along the mighty Mekong River. Our trip to Thailand and Laos includes highlights in two of Asia’s most fascinating countries. We discover exciting parts of Thailand far from the tourist crowds along the coasts. Sparsely populated […]

Great Vietnam trip 2

Great Vietnam trip

This eventful journey begins in the capital Hanoi with its bustle of people, wide boulevards, charming alleys and swarms of alleys in the Old Town. In contrast to city life, you get to know life in a small village, before we make a wonderful boat trip in the fantastically beautiful Halong Bay with its sugar-top […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Yemen

Yemen Business

When the two Yemeni states merged into one formation in 1990, they not only had two different economic systems; they were also economically two different sizes. The Republic of Yemen (also called Northern Yemen) had a Western-oriented economic system, while the People’s Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) had a state-controlled system. Northern Yemen’s population was […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Vietnam

Vietnam Business

According to Countryaah, Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economies. In 2017, the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to USD 223.78 billion. In 2017, the World Bank’s list of countries’ GDP ranked Vietnam in 40th place. Of the nine other ASEAN countries, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines then had a […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Business

Business According to countryaah, Uzbekistan’s business community, like many of the other CIS states, still has clear traces of Soviet planning in the Soviet period. Independence has meant greater opportunities for local decision-making power over the resources available. However, relations with previous suppliers and customers have weakened, while at the same time the business sector […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Business

According to Countryaah, the biggest trading partners are  India, Iran, and Qatar. Economy Inflation rate 2.00% Unemployment rate 1.6% Gross domestic product (GDP) 696,000,000,000 USD GDP growth rate 0.80% GDP per capita $ 68,600 GDP by sector Agriculture 0.90% Industry 49.80% Service 49.20% State budget Revenue 54.64 billion Expenditure 34.91 billion Proportion of the population […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan Business

Business The Turkmenistan business community still carries clear traces of the central planning of the Soviet period. The privatization program, which started in 1992, has only included small businesses in commerce, crafts and other services. The extraction of gas and oil, which accounts for 80 percent of Turkmenistan’s export revenue and the expanding textile and […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Turkey
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Turkey Business

Measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Turkey is the world’s 19th largest economy (2019). Turkey participates in the G20. GDP per capita in 2019 was US $ 28,264, which was higher than in neighboring northwest, Bulgaria, but lower than neighboring west, Greece. In 2019, unemployment was 11.9 percent. 21.9 percent of the population lives below […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Thailand

Thailand Business

Business Thailand has long been a low-wage country that attracted labor-intensive operations from South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan. At the end of the 1980s, Thailand was the country in Southeast Asia that, with its good location and political and economic stability, had the greatest attraction for foreign investment. In the mid-1990s, the business sector […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Tajikistan

Tajikistan Business

Tajikistan is considered to be the poorest of the former Soviet republics in Central Asia. The disintegration of the Soviet Union with the demise of former markets and trade routes as well as civil war has further deteriorated the country’s economy. From 1985–95 GDP per capita fell by over 10% annually, but since the turn […]


Taiwan Business

Taiwan has the world’s 16th highest gross domestic product (GDP). GDP increased by three percent in 2018. GDP per capita amounts to USD 25,530 (2019). In East Asia and Southeast Asia, only Singapore, Brunei, Japan and South Korea have a higher GDP per capita. Unemployment is 3.8 per cent (2017). Historical background Economic development According […]


Syria Business

Business In 2011, the internal protests in the country developed into real civil war (see also Syrian civil war). As a result, the country’s economy and infrastructure have been wasted. Economy Inflation rate 28.10% Unemployment rate 50% Gross domestic product (GDP) $ 50,280,000,000 GDP growth rate -36.50% GDP per capita $ 2,900 GDP by sector […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Business

Sri Lanka is a developing country and the economy has traditionally been based on agriculture and simple industry, and tea, coconut and rubber used to make up most of its exports. The textile industry, the service sector and the construction industry have taken over in recent decades, and today provide large revenues to the country. […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of South Korea

South Korea Business

South Korea’s economy is a market economy with a high degree of state control. A strong export-oriented industry is the mainstay of the South Korean economy. China is South Korea’s most important trading partner. Historical development When Korea was divided, the southern part was essentially an agricultural country. Most of the industry was located in […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Singapore

Singapore Business

Economics and business Since Singapore became fully independent in 1965, the country quickly industrialized. The government focused primarily on labor-intensive manufacturing but also on education and better infrastructure. The lack of natural raw materials would be compensated by the availability of trained labor and a good business climate. One of the most liberal economies in […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Business

In less than a century, Saudi Arabia has undergone a dramatic social change, socially and economically, as a result of large revenues from its oil and gas deposits. The Kingdom is the world’s largest producer and exporter of oil, with the largest proven oil reserves and the largest available production capacity. The establishment of the […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Russia
Asia Europe

Russia Business

Business Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation is considered a market economy, and in 2016 the country was the sixth largest economy in the world. However, economy and business are still characterized by Soviet economic policy. Business is adversely affected by the fact that the banks are not sufficiently independent of […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Qatar

Qatar Business

Qatar was previously one of the poorest areas in Arabia. The business sector included pearl diving, fishing and some nomadic food. With the extraction of the country’s petroleum deposits after World War II, and the country’s independence in 1971, Qatar has become one of the world’s richest countries. Modernization took place especially from the 1970s, […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the Philippines

Philippines Business

1946 «Independence» Independence meant no social change. The country was still characterized by the plantation economy. A US-Philippines trade agreement stipulated that there should be free trade between part two countries for 8 years and that North Americans should have the same right as Filipinos to engage in economic activity and exploit natural resources in […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Pakistan

Pakistan Business

Business Pakistan’s business sector is heavily dependent on agriculture, where just over 40 percent of the economically active population is employed. The country’s development strategy focuses on increased industrialization and reduced dependence on raw material exports. Unlike in India, since independence in 1947, the economy has been focused mainly on expansion in the private sector. […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Oman

Oman Business

Oman is located on the Arabian Peninsula, adjacent to the Gulf of Persia as well as the Red Sea. Oman, like other countries in the region, has used oil and gas deposits to develop the country, but – compared to other Gulf states – has very small reserves. The coast, with strategically located ports, has […]


North Korea Business

Business It is extremely difficult to find information on business conditions and changes in North Korea. According to countryaah, objectives are published while actual conditions are often foregone. When the Korean Peninsula was divided after World War II, the best agricultural areas were included in South Korea, while just over 3/4 of the mineral resources […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nepal

Nepal Business

Business According to countryaah, Nepal is one of the least industrialized, least urbanized and poorest countries in the world. 75 percent of the working population are employed in agriculture. The manufacturing industry is very small and mainly located to the Kathmandu valley as well as eastern and middle Tarai. Important sectors are the food industry […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Myanmar

Myanmar Business

According to countryaah, Myanmar’s economy and business are characterized by being one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia and suffering from decades of stagnation, mismanagement and isolation. The lack of infrastructure and the lack of skilled labor in modern technology are a hindrance to Myanmar’s economy. With the establishment of the State Council for […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Mongolia

Mongolia Business

In the early 1990s, Mongolia introduced a series of market economy reforms and privatization programs that replaced a former socialist planning economy. The transition was difficult, among other things. because the country’s foreign trade in the past was almost exclusively with the Soviet Union and communist Eastern Europe. Since 1994, the country has had poor […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Maldives

Maldives Business

Business The Maldives economy is mainly based on fishing and tourism. There is a shortage of cultivable land and there are no mineral resources. The fragmentation of the many islands impedes economic development. A large part of the population lives outside or on the brink of the monetary economy through fishing, coconut harvesting or farming […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Malaysia

Malaysia Business

Business Malaysia is Southeast Asia’s most industrialized country. The driving forces of development have been growing exports, based on the extraction and processing of domestic natural resources, and it has been promoted by the country’s good location on one of the world’s busiest waterways, the Malacca Strait. Good access to foreign direct investment has also […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Lebanon

Lebanon Business

Lebanon has since ancient times been a trading center in the Middle East, and developed into an intellectual and financial center in the Arab world from the 1960s. From its independence in 1943, the country has pursued a very open economic policy. Lebanon’s, and above all Beirut’s, position as a financial and trade center was […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Laos

Laos Business

Business After the People’s Republic was proclaimed in Laos, preparations for the transition to socialist economics began, which would be implemented during the first five-year plan 1981-85. However, stagnant production and a number of other difficulties caused the rate of transformation to slow down. During the second five-year plan, 1985-90, agriculture and infrastructure were mainly […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Business

Business The fact that Kyrgyzstan suffers from a lack of natural resources and a limited industry has made the Republic one of the poorest members of the CIS. Business is highly differentiated on the basis of ethnic boundaries. About 75 percent of farmers are Kyrgyz, while other ethnic groups make up the majority of industrial […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Kuwait

Kuwait Business

According to countryaah, Kuwait’s rapid economic development – from a trade center to a modern state – since the 1950s is primarily linked to the large oil deposits that were discovered just before the Second World War. With large oil revenues for a small country, not least following the 1973 price increases, Kuwait became one […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Business

Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan experienced significant restructuring problems and economic decline. The country has privatized 60 percent of the state industry and enrolled in the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Kazakhstan has opened up to moderate market reforms with strong elements of state governance. A privatization program was adopted […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Jordan

Jordan Business

Business Jordan has a fairly small economy, which is largely supported by foreign aid. The country is extremely foreign dependent with few natural resources and poor conditions for agriculture. When the border with Israel was closed in 1948, relations with the ports on the Mediterranean were interrupted, and during the 1967 war the most important […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Japan

Japan Business

Business Japan’s economy throughout the 20th century was based on imports of raw materials and exports of increasingly advanced industrial products. With strong US support, Japan managed to re-enter the world market after the Second World War, and between 1960 and 1980, its GDP grew by 6.3 percent per year (about 10 percent per year […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Israel

Israel Business

Business Despite war and lack of water and natural resources, Israel is the Middle East’s most industrialized country. In addition, agriculture provides high returns. However, without extensive US military and financial support (which, however, has led to Israel having the world’s highest foreign debt per inhabitant), the economy would hardly be viable. The country has […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Iraq

Iraq Business

Business According to countryaah, the economy of the old agricultural country of Iraq has been completely dominated by oil in modern times. In 1988, Iraq was the second largest Saudi oil producer in Saudi Arabia, and in 1980-87 oil exports accounted for more than 98 percent of export revenue. The 1990 UN embargo brought a […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Iran

Iran Business

Shortly before the 18th century BCE, various Indo-European peoples reached the Iranian plateau, forcing the cattle herdsmen living in the area. Until the 10th century BCE, Indo-European peoples continued to arrive in the area that became part of the Mesopotamian cultural area. According to countryaah, the people of the region became known by various names: […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Indonesia

Indonesia Business

1991-92 Increasing activity among the separatist groups In 1991, clashes between the army and the liberation movements in Aceh in northern Sumatra worsened, and the military commander at the same time called for a complete extermination of the partisans. In November, Indonesian soldiers shot thousands of demonstrations in Dili, East Timor’s capital. 271 were killed. […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India

India Business

1981 Indira is killed The situation in Punjab ended up costing Indira life when a Sikh from her bodyguard ended up killing her. In the wake of this killing, thousands of Sikhs were killed by vengeful thirsty paramilitary Hindu groups. Across formalities such as the Constitution and Congress party statutes, Indira’s son, Rajiv, was quickly […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Georgia

Georgia Business

Business During the Soviet period, Georgia had a well-developed business relationship with other Soviet republics. After independence, the situation in the country has been aggravated by national strife, mainly in the autonomous regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and strife within the South Caucasian region. This has resulted in major damage to the country’s infrastructure […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of East Timor

East Timor Business

Business By the end of the 20th century, East Timor was a very poor area, entirely focused on agriculture. Most of the business and almost all infrastructure was destroyed during the violence that followed in 1999 following the referendum on independence. With great support from the rest of the world, reconstruction began quickly, but lack […]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Cyprus

Cyprus Business

Three out of ten women gain employment. The equal pay principle is implemented only for government employment. The previously common system of home remarriage is in decline. The authorities are concerned about the falling birth rates and are trying in various ways to encourage families to have more children. Business The service industries (trade, tourism, […]