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Longest human chain (length)

On 11 December 2004, over 5 million people joined hands to form a human chain, 1,050 km (652.4 miles) long from Teknaf to Tentulia, Bangladesh. The partipants were supporters of 14 opposition parties led by the Bangladesh Awami League to express their ‘No Confidence’ campaign to the BNP-led alliance government and to demand fresh polls.

Thinnest nation

The country with the lowest Body Mass Index (BMI) is Bangladesh, with a national average of 20.5 for women and 20.4 for men. More than 9 million children – more than half of all Bangladeshi children – are underweight and suffer from stunted growth. The fattest nation is the island state of Nauru, where the average BMI is 35. Source: “How Tiny Nauru became the world´s fattest nation”, The Independent (International Edition), 4 February 2011, pp10-11