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10 countries deepest in debt

Last updated on: February 22, 2012 10:58 IST

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There are many countries in the world that are facing rising debt problems.

Let's have a look at some of the most indebted countries in the world, according to 24/7 Wall St.

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1. Japan

Debt as a percentage of GDP: 233.1 per cent

General government debt: $13.7 trillion

GDP per capita: $33,994

Nominal GDP: $5.88 trillion

Unemployment rate: 4.6 per cent

Credit rating: Aa3

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2. Greece

Debt as a percentage of GDP: 168.2 per cent

General government debt: $489 billion

GDP per capita: $28,154

Nominal GDP: $303 billion

Unemployment rate: 19.2 per cent

Credit rating: Ca

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Image: Debt as a percentage of GDP in Greece is 168.2 per cent. A view of Athens.
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3. Italy

Debt as a percentage of GDP: 120.5 per cent

General government debt: $2.54 trillion

GDP per capita: $31,555

Nominal GDP: $2.2 trillion

Unemployment rate: 8.9 per cent

Credit rating: A3

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Image: General government debt in Italy is $2.54 trillion. A view of Milan.
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4. Ireland

Debt as a percentage of GDP: 108.1 per cent

General government debt: $225 billion

GDP per capita: $39,727

Nominal GDP: $217 billion

Unemployment rate: 14.5 per cent

Credit rating: Ba1

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Image: Ireland's GDP per capita is $39,727. A view of Dublin.
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5. Portugal

Debt as a percentage of GDP: 101.6 per cent

General government debt: $257 billion

GDP per capita: $25,575

Nominal GDP: $239 billion

Unemployment rate: 13.6 per cent

Credit rating: Ba3

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Image: Unemployment rate in Portugal is 13.6 per cent. A view of Lisbon.
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6. Belgium

Debt as a percentage of GDP: 97.2 per cent

General government debt: $479 billion

GDP per capita: $37,448

Nominal GDP: $514 billion

Unemployment rate: 7.2 per cent

Credit rating: Aa1

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Image: Debt as a percentage of GDP in Belgium is 97.2 per cent. A view of Brussels.
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7. United States

Debt as a percentage of GDP: 85.5 per cent

General government debt: $12.8 trillion

GDP per capita: $47,184

Nominal GDP: $15.13 trillion

Unemployment rate: 8.3 per cent

Credit rating: Aaa

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Image: General government debt in the US is $12.8 trillion. A view of Los Angeles.
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8. France

Debt as a percentage of GDP: 85.4 per cent

General government debt: $2.26 trillion

GDP per capita: $33,820

Nominal GDP: $2.76 trillion

Unemployment rate: 9.9 per cent

Credit rating: Aaa

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Image: Unemployment rate in France is 9.9 per cent. A view of Paris.
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9. Germany

Debt as a percentage of GDP: 81.8 per cent

General government debt: $2.79 trillion

GDP per capita: $37,591

Nominal GDP: $3.56 trillion

Unemployment rate: 5.5 per cent

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Image: Unemployment rate in Germany is 5.5 per cent. A view of Leipzig.
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10. United Kingdom

Debt as a percentage of GDP: 80.9 per cent

General government debt: $1.99 trillion

GDP per capita: $35,860

Nominal GDP: $2.46 trillion

Unemployment rate: 8.4 per cent

Credit rating: Aaa

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Image: GDP per capita in the United Kingdom is $35,860. A view of London.
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