About Us

Looking for interesting facts about countries around the world? My Country Facts has everything you need to know, from history and geography to culture and cuisine. Learn about the people, places, and things that make each country unique, and find out why travel is the best way to learn about the world!

Our Mission

Every country has its official history based on its location, language, culture, and politics, but what makes most countries interesting to learn about and visit are the quirky facts about them. 

Did you know, for example, that the picture-perfect islands of the Maldives that welcome lovers from around the world only grants citizenship to Muslims? Or that alcohol is banned even in its private island resorts?

If you want to catch a baseball game on foreign soil, did you know that baseball is the national sport of Nicaragua? If you want to get to the stadium, you will have to depend on directions based on landmarks, not street names or numbers.

Wondering about the whereabouts of the tallest free-standing mountain in the world? Look no further than Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, which holds the record for being the highest location to receive a pizza delivery. Tanzanite is the site of seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Serengeti National Park, where many hoofed animals come to feed.

Our site takes as its mission to familiarize you with the interesting little tidbits of information that will make you add new countries to your list of “must-visit” locations.

Our Editorial Process

Our team of writers and editors has the perfect blend of research and writing skills coupled with wanderlust. Each member loves to travel and has done so extensively in their own country and internationally.

Our Writers

Christina Pichler ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น

Christina Pichler MyCountryFacts

Christina loves to travel and recently moved from America to Austria to experience everything Europe has to offer. Her passion for travel is rivaled only by her love of writing. Armed with her English degree, she funds her travels writing for several websites including My Country Facts.

Alex Maina ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช

Alex Maina MyCountryFacts

Since discovering how much fun and learning are to be had traveling, Alex has made it a point to tour his home country and continent while still in his heydays. His ultimate desire is to travel farther afield to see the wonders of Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Asia. When he isn’t traveling, he takes his time to write about various places to share his experiences with other global citizens.

Leland Orfield ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Leland Orfield MyCountryFacts

Leland grew up traveling across the United States with his family, visiting the countryโ€™s many national parks. These trips helped him find a passion for camping, hiking, and traveling the globe. From Helsinki to Saint Petersburg, Leland has traveled to several cities abroad and hopes to continue exploring and experiencing the many countries of the world. He is currently planning his honeymoon trip to Scotland where he plans to enjoy seeing the many lochs, castles, and distilleries.

Joshua Smith ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

Joshua Smith My Country Facts

Joshua has visited 10 countries and has another 110 to go! He plans to sail around the world over 5 years, and then spend the next 5 years driving around the world in a 4×4. He prefers to explore the more remote places without the tourists, and yet, doesn’t mind the ritzy feel of business class at 10,000 feet either.