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20 nations with highest public debt

Last updated on: May 31, 2013 22:09 IST

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Public debt is the total amount of money borrowed by the government. It is usually stated as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP).

Take a look at the nations with the highest public debt according to Indexmundi...

Zimbabwe

Rank: 1

Public debt (% of GDP): 220.1

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Image: Vehicles pass by the East Gate Mall building, located on the corner of Robert Mugabe and Sam Nujoma roads in the central business district (CBD) of the capital Harare.
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Japan

Rank: 2

Public debt (% of GDP): 211.7    

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Image: People are reflected on a window as they walk through Tokyo's Akihabara district in Tokyo.
Photographs: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters.
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Saint Kitts and Nevis

Rank: 3

Public debt (% of GDP): 200       

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Greece

Rank: 4

Public debt (% of GDP): 161.7    

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Image: A mural of praying hands is displayed on the side of a hotel in central Athens.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters.
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Lebanon

Rank: 5

Public debt (% of GDP): 134       

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Image: A full moon rises over the port city of Tyre, southern Lebanon.
Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters.
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Iceland

Rank: 6

Public debt (% of GDP): 128.3

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Image: Iceland's Parliament house in Reykjavik.
Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters.
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Jamaica

Rank: 7

Public debt (% of GDP): 125.5    

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Image: A park in Jamaica.
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Italy

Rank: 8

Public debt (% of GDP): 120.1    

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Eritrea

Rank: 9

Public debt (% of GDP): 118.5    

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Image: An Eritrean man walks alongside the Red Sea port of Massawa, 150km from the capital of Asmara.
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Singapore

Rank: 10

Public debt (% of GDP): 118.2    

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Portugal

Rank: 11

Public debt (% of GDP): 112.8    

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Image: Pigeons fly around the main square of Lisbon Terreiro do Paco in Portugal.
Photographs: Jose Manuel Ribeiro/Reuters.
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Ireland

Rank: 12

Public debt (% of GDP): 105.4    

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Image: A statue of Britain's Queen Victoria at Belfast's City Hall stands close to a new 60-metre high Ferris wheel attraction, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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Belgium

Rank: 13

Public debt (% of GDP): 99.7    

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Barbados

Rank: 14

Public debt (% of GDP): 95.9

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Sudan

Rank: 15

Public debt (% of GDP): 93.7      

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Image: Home of a Nuba tribe family is seen on the side of a mountain in Kadogli town in the South Kordofan state of Sudan.
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Canada

Rank: 16

Public debt (% of GDP): 87.4      

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Image: A view of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada.
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United Kingdom

Rank: 17

Public debt (% of GDP): 86.3      

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Belize

Rank: 18

Public debt (% of GDP): 84.8

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France

Rank: 19

Public debt (% of GDP): 84.7      

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Photographs: Regis Duvignau/Reuters.

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Sao Tome and Principe

Rank:
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Public debt (% of GDP): 84.7



Image: Pico Cao Grande, Sao Tome and Principe.
Photographs: Rui Almeida/Wikimedia Commons.
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