Social World Records

Largest Woman Shortage - Sex Ratio

Pakistan with 110.6 men per 100 women in 1981 (census). Due to Purdah, this figure is probably under-enumerated.

The Oldest Town

Ariha, Arabic for the city of Jericho in the West Bank of the Palestinian territories, is the oldest known walled town in the world. It is also believed to be one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world.

Most Psychiatrists

United States of America is the country with the most psychiatrists in the world. The American Psychological Association recorded a total membership of 148,000 in 2008.

The Oldest Capital City

The oldest capital city in the world is Dimashq (Damascus), Syria. It's been continuously inhabited since c. 2500 BC.

The Largest Town In Area

Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia is the world's largest town in Area. The 42,904 km2 area is administered by the Mount Isa City Council.

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