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Feb182011

Republic of Moldova Tops List of Drunkest Countries Worldwide

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(GENEVA) -- When it comes to drinking, the U.S. isn’t close to being number one.

According to statistics collected by the World Health Organization, the Republic of Moldova leads all nations, with an average annual alcohol consumption of 19.2 liters per capita.  That’s more than five gallons of booze per person, per year.

The U.S. ranks 57th on the list.

Here’s a rundown of the top 10 drunkest countries in the world, based on liters per capita:

1. Republic of Moldova, 19.2
2. Czech Republic, 16.5
3. Hungary, 16.3
4. Russia, 15.7
5. Estonia, 15.6
6. Ukraine, 15.6
7. Andorra, 15.5
8. Slovenia, 15.1
9. Belarus, 15.1
10. Croatia, 15.1

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