Interesting Facts

  • Coca-Cola is one of the world's most valued trademarks and is recognised in countries that account for 98 percent of the world's population.
  • If all the Coca-Cola ever produced were in the original 8 oz. (257ml) bottles, placed side-by-side and end-to-end to form a four-lane highway, it would wrap around the earth 82 times.
  • About 10 450 soft drinks from The Coca-Cola Company are consumed every second of every day.
  • One of the world's largest signs of Coca-Cola is located on a hill called 'El-Hacha', in Chile. It is 121 metres wide and 40 metres high!
  • The volume of Coca-Cola sold in bottles first exceeded that sold through soda fountains in 1928.
  • In Brazil - a territory served by the Simoes Group - 30 boat trips are made up the Amazon River and its tributaries every day to deliver Coca-Cola to remote locations.
  • The first two countries to bottle Coca-Cola after it was introduced in the United States were Cuba and Panama, both in 1906.
  • If all the Coca-Cola ever produced were poured into one tremendous swimming pool with an average depth of six feet, this pool would be over 22 miles long and eight miles wide. Allowing nine square of 54 cubic feet each, this pool would hold over 549 million people at the same time.
  • Coca-Cola Light is the world's most popular diet soft drink, and the third most popular soft drink in the world.
  • The Coca-Cola Company is the longest-running continuous sponsor of the Olympic Games - its' association with the Olympic movement dates back to 1928.
  • The first outdoor sign advertising Coca-Cola was painted in 1894 in Cartersville, Georgia, and it still exists.
  • If all the Coca-Cola ever produced were in 300ml bottles loaded on average-size trucks, and these were to pass a given point bumper-to-bumper at a speed of 80km per hour, it would take five years, five months and two days for all the trucks to pass.
  • One of the largest wall paintings in Asia features a can of Coca-Cola measuring 80m x 72m. The hand-painted picture is on the side of the Swire Bottler's plant in Shatin and took the artist and three assistants three and a half months to complete. At 18 industrial stories tall, this plant is also the tallest Coca-Cola plant in the world.
  • The world of Coca-Cola pavilion in Atlanta has a large Coca-Cola sign made of 1 407 bulbs and 76.2 linear metres of neon tubing. It is 15.6m high and 10.4mwide, weighing 12.5 tons. The outer globe rotates on a 22-degree axis - the same as the earth.
  • The world's largest spherical Coca-Cola sign is in Nagoya, Japan, atop the Dai-Nagoya building in front of the Nagoya railway station. The sign is a double sphere constructed from more than 46 tons of steel, more than 940 metres of neon tubing and more than 1 870 light bulbs. The outer sphere features the Coca-Cola logo and the contour bottle, while the inner sphere portrays a cosmic scene with twinkling planets and stars.
  • In San Jose, Costa Rica, a large market and a bus stop are named after Coca-Cola, where the area's first Coca-Cola bottler was originally established. The market terminal is so well known that should someone take a taxi and ask the driver to take him or her to "Coca-Cola", he or she will most likely end up at the market instead of the Coca-Cola bottling plant.
  • Coca-Cola Beach is located in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, on the Atlantic side. People in the town gave the beach this name more than 40 years ago because it was located in front of a small Coca-Cola bottling plant. The bottling plant is no longer there, but the beach kept its name.
  • Two of the countries where Coca-Cola enjoys its highest per-person consumption have little else in common - particularly climate. They are Mexico (with a per capita of 331) and Iceland (with a per capita of 404).
  • If all the Coca-Cola ever produced were in the original 300ml bottles laid end-to-end, they would reach to the moon and back 1 057 times. That's one round trip per day for two years, 10 months and 23 days.
  • Advertising themes for Coca-Cola have hit the European and American music charts. Robin Beck's 'First Time' hit the European charts and 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing' made the US Top 10, and in 1995 a jingle for Cherry Coke hit No. 2 on the Spanish charts.
  • Coca-Cola used ‘Good To The Last Drop’, a slogan later used by a coffee company, in 1908.
  • There are 8 000 members of The Coca-Cola Collectors Club.
  • The largest presentation of the world's best-known package – an approximately 35m tall glass contour bottle - is located at World of Coca-Cola, Las Vegas.
  • If all the Coca-Cola ever produced were flowing over Niagara Falls at its normal rate of 1.5 million gallons per second, instead of water, the falls would flow for about a day and a half - 38 hours and 46 minutes.