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The easternmost tip of Sughd Province, Tajikistan, east of the town of Isfara, has a panhandle squeezed between Uzbekistan to the north and Kyrgyzstan to the south. Using the Maps Labs Distance Measurement Tool on Google Maps, its skinniest part is only around 2.2 km wide. The national borders in the whole Fergana Valley region are generally just ...
No India on the list. That's bull. I live in New Delhi , the capital of India and believe you me every part of it is diverse. India as a country is diverse. You will find Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Jains. Tibet's government in exile, the administrative operations are from India. The dalai lama temple is in India. There are loads of ...
Tajikistan and Pakistan are 16 km from each other, separated by the Wakhan Corridor which belongs to Afghanistan.
With regard to the most religiously diverse country and your goal of seeing the most religions in a short time, probably Singapore is your best bet. It likely has the most distinct and heavily-practiced religions per km², amongst all the countries of the world (though probably not amongst all the cities of the world).
Bangladesh and Nepal come within about 25 km of each other, with India in between. Egypt and Saudi Arabia come within about 30 km overland through Israel and Jordan (closer straight-line distance over water). Mongolia and Kazakhstan are separated by about 35 km of rather mountainous terrain. Germany and Italy are separated by about 45 km through Austria.
I'm trying to find countries with a tight corridor to sea, so that the countries on both sides are close to each other. Bosnia's corridor is only a few km, but both sides of it are Croatia, so that doesn't count. Israel's Red Sea corridor is about 10km wide I think, with neighbouring Egypt and Jordan being that close to each other. This is probably the ...
While you've already received some nice suggestions I'm quite surprised no one mentioned Jerusalem. Jerusalem is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The old city is divided into four quarters—known since the early 19th century as the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters and religion is a very ...
A close proxy for "most religions" that is much more easily measured will be what is called a "Global City," and Wikipedia happens to have exactly such a list. The criteria used in determining their ranking are: A variety of international financial services, notably in finance, insurance, real estate, banking, accountancy, and marketing ...
Go to London. In the metropolitan area (covered well by cheap public transport) you can find many, many different religions. Christianity (many different branches of), Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, Hidus, etc, etc, etc. Also, any big metropolis will be the same. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_London
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