100 fun city facts: Bangkok sinking, L.A. shifting

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Here’s some food for thought: Parisians munch on 11 million baguettes a day, Germany has more than 1,000 kinds of sausages, and the average US citizen drinks the equivalent of 600 sodas a year.

These are among some of the 100 fun facts compiled by Etihad Airways to commemorate the delivery of its 100th aircraft earlier this summer.

The tidbits offer interesting statistics that offer snapshots of countries around the world including the United Arab Emirates, the US, Japan and the Netherlands, and could come in handy in a game of Trivial Pursuit.

Here are some interesting facts to chew on:


-The city of Los Angeles moves about a quarter of an inch to the east every year

-Montana has three times as many cows as it does people

-There are almost 19,000 restaurants in Manhattan -- enough for a diner to eat at a different address every day for 52 years

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-Bangkok is sinking at a rate of 2 to 5 cm a year

-According to the global Destinations Cities Index, Bangkok is the world’s most visited city

-Bangkok is also the world’s hottest city according to the World Meteorological Organization


-More than 300 kinds of cheeses are made in France

-There are about 40,000 castles, manors and palaces across the country

-Paris has about 8,000 cafes with outdoor seating


-The country consists of more than 6,800 islands

-Japan has more than 50,000 centenarians

-About 90% of mobile phones are waterproof, because youngsters use them even in the shower


-Italy has more hotel rooms than any other country in Europe, with more than 33,557 hotels in all

-The country has more than 500 types of pasta

-The Trevi Fountain in Rome is a treasure trove: every day, visitors throw $4,071 into the fountain -- or $1.49 million a year

For all the facts visit flights.etihad.com/en/100-facts-from-around-the-world.