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October 14, 2013 08:37 IST

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People in Asia and Pacific countries spend more than 10 per cent of their time on leisure activities, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development nations.

Let's take a look at how much time people spend on leisure in some countries, including India.

Source: OECD

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Image: A tourist enjoys water surfing on Dal Lake in Srinagar.
Photographs: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters

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Kazakhstan

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 6 hours by men

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 6 hours by women

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 8 hours by men

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 8 hours by women

Rank in total hours spent on leisure by men and women: 1

Men and women spend equal time on leisure and sleep in Kazakhstan.

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Image: A view of Astana, Kazakhstan.
Photographs: Pavel Mikheev/Reuters

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Cambodia

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 5 hours by men

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 5 hours by women

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: N/A

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: N/A

Rank in total hours spent on leisure by men and women: 2

Men and women spend equal time on leisure in Cambodia.

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Image: A view of Phnom Penh city and the Mekong river, Cambodia.
Photographs: Chor Sokunthea/Reuters
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Australia

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 5 hours by men

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 4 hours by women

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 9 hours by men

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 9 hours by women

Rank in total hours spent on leisure by men and women: 3

Men spend more time on leisure than women in Australia.

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Image: Kayakers paddle on the Swan River past the Perth city skyline, Australia.
Photographs: Tim Wimborne/Reuters
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South Korea

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 5 hours by men

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 4 hours by women

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 8 hours by men

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 8 hours by women

Rank in total hours spent on leisure by men and women: 4

Men and women spend equal time on sleep in South Korea.

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Image: People walk along Apgujeong Rodeo Street in the Gangnam area of Seoul, South Korea.
Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

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Kyrgyzstan

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 5 hours by men

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 4 hours by women

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 8 hours by men

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 8 hours by women

Rank in total hours spent on leisure by men and women: 5

Men spend more time on leisure than women in Kyrgyzstan.

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Image: A herdsman leads his horses home in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, about 40km north of the capital Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Photographs: Vladimir Pirogov/Reuters

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New Zealand

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 5 hours by men

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 4 hours by women

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 9 hours by men

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 9 hours by women

Rank in total hours spent on leisure by men and women: 6

Men and women spend equal time on sleep in New Zealand.

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Image: A view of Auckland City from atop the Sky Tower in New Zealand.
Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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Japan

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 5 hours by men

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 4 hours by women

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 8 hours by men

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 8 hours by women

Rank in total hours spent on leisure by men and women: 7

Men spend more time on leisure than women in Japan.

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Image: Pedestrians walk across a zebra crossing in Tokyo, Japan.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters
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India

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 5 hours by men

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 4 hours by women

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 9 hours by men

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 9 hours by women

Rank in total hours spent on leisure by men and women: 8

Men and women spend equal time on sleep in India.

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Image: A view of India Gate in New Delhi.
Photographs: B Mathur/Reuters
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China

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 4 hours by men

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 4 hours by women

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 9 hours by men

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 9 hours by women

Rank in total hours spent on leisure by men and women: 9

Men and women spend just four hours on leisure in China.

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Image: A view of the city skyline from the Zhongfu Building at night in Beijing, China.
Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters
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Pakistan

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 4 hours by men

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 3 hours by women

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 9 hours by men

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: 9 hours by women

Rank in total hours spent on leisure by men and women: 10

Women spend just three hours on leisure in Pakistan.

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Image: A man talks to customers while offering them a camel ride along Karachi's Clifton Beach, Pakistan.
Photographs: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters
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Mongolia

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 4 hours by men

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 3 hours by women

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: N/A

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: N/A

Rank in total hours spent on leisure by men and women: 11

Women spend just three hours on leisure in Mongolia.

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Image: A view of the parliament building at Sukhbaatar Square in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
Photographs: Mareike Guensche/Reuters
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Armenia

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 1 hour by men

Total hours spent on leisure in an average day: 1 hour by women

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: N/A

Total time spent on sleep in 24 hours: N/A

Rank in total hours spent on leisure by men and women: 12

Men and women spend just one hour on leisure in Armenia.


Image: A view of Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia.
Photographs: Source, Serouj Ourishian/Wikipedia Commons
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