World’s top Eight Poorest Countries 2013
Following are the world’s top eight poorest countries and their population and other information:
1. Congo: The Republic of the Congo, which is also referred to as Congo-Brazzaville, is a country in Central Africa. The nearby countries which border Congo is Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic. It became completely independent on 15th of 1960 from France. The first president of the country was Fulbert youlou after indipendence. This is one of the poorest countries of the world which has the lowest GDP per capita income.
2. Zimbabwe: Located between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers in Southern Africa Zimbabwe is a landlocked country which is also known as the Republic of Zimbabwe. South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique are the nabouring countries which share borders with Zimbabwe. Some of the names which Zimbabwe known for earlier was, Southern Rhodesia ine the year 1923, Rhodesia in 1965, and Zimbabwe Rhodesia in the year 1979.
3. Liberia: Its a country in West Africa which is also known officially as the Republic of Liberia. The bordering countries to Liberia are Sierra Leone in the west, Guinea in the north and Ivory Coast in the east. Liberia suppossed to be the only country which is founded by the United States colonization in Africa. The climate over here is hot and heavy rainfalls from the month of May to October.
4. Niger: Named after the Niger River, Niger is a country located in Western Africa which is also known as the Republic of Niger. The countries which share borders with Niger are: Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeria and Libya to the north and Chad to the east. Niger is the largest nation in West Africa.
5. Somalia: Located in the Horn of Africa which is also known as the Federal Republic of Somalia. The bordering countries of Somalia are Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, and the Indian Ocean to the east. The mejority of the people in Somalia are Muslims. The official languages of Somalia are Somali and Arabic.
6. Burundi: Situated in in the African Great Lakes region of Southeast Africa, Burundi is a country which is also known officially as the Republic of Burundi. It borders Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. It is one of the smallest countries in Africa which is governed by presidential representative democratic republic.
7. Central African Republic: In Middle Africa, Central African Republic is a landlocked country which is also known as Centrafrique. Chad in the north, Sudan in the northeast, South Sudan in the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo in the south are the countries which border Central African Republic. It is supposed that 8 per cent of the country is covered by the forest.
8. Eritrea: Its a country situated in the Horn of Africa which officially known as the State of Eritrea. It borders Sudan in the west, Ethiopia to the south, and Djibouti to the east. It has the long coastline from Red Sea, Saudi Arabia to Yamen. The majority of the people are either Christian or Muslims.