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Countries of Europe by Population

Can you guess the countries of Europe in order of their population? To make it easier, we give you the first letter as a hint.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
As of February 18, 2019 according to Worldometers and Wikipedia
Number given is the population of the entire country, not just the European part
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Last updated: May 21, 2019
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First submittedApril 22, 2016
Times taken111,520
Average score75.6%
Rating4.98
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Population
 
Country
144 mil
R
Russia
82.4 mil
G
Germany
68.3 mil
F
France
66.8 mil
U
United Kingdom
59.2 mil
I
Italy
46.4 mil
S
Spain
43.9 mil
U
Ukraine
38.0 mil
P
Poland
19.5 mil
R
Romania
17.1 mil
N
Netherlands
11.5 mil
B
Belgium
11.1 mil
G
Greece
10.6 mil
C
Czech Republic
10.3 mil
P
Portugal
10.0 mil
S
Sweden
Population
 
Country
9.67 mil
H
Hungary
9.44 mil
B
Belarus
8.76 mil
A
Austria
8.58 mil
S
Switzerland
7.00 mil
B
Bulgaria
6.79 mil
S
Serbia
5.76 mil
D
Denmark
5.55 mil
F
Finland
5.45 mil
S
Slovakia
5.38 mil
N
Norway
4.83 mil
I
Ireland
4.15 mil
C
Croatia
4.03 mil
M
Moldova
3.50 mil
B
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
2.93 mil
A
Albania
Population
 
Country
2.87 mil
L
Lithuania
2.09 mil
N
North Macedonia
2.08 mil
S
Slovenia
1.96 mil
K
Kosovo
1.92 mil
L
Latvia
1.30 mil
E
Estonia
629 k
M
Montenegro
594 k
L
Luxembourg
433 k
M
Malta
340 k
I
Iceland
77.0 k
A
Andorra
39.0 k
M
Monaco
38.3 k
L
Liechtenstein
33.6 k
S
San Marino
1000
V
Vatican City
101 Comments
+35
Level 76
Apr 22, 2016
Cool quiz! The population of Turkey (which isn't listed) in Europe is around 7.5 million, and the population of Russia in Europe is around 110 million.
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Level 50
Nov 8, 2022
Here is something to settle the confusion

Russia- Is More in Asia than Europe but is still more European.

Turkey- Is More is Asia than Europe.

Cyprus- Completely in Europe but is technically Asia.

Greenland- Part of a European country but is on the North American tectonic plate.

Azerbaijan- Entirely in Asia IDK what the confusion is on it

Georgia- Entirely in Asia IDK what the confusion is on it

Armenia- Entirely in Asia IDK what the confusion is on it

Kazakhstan- Entirely in Asia IDK what the confusion is on it

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Level 79
Nov 25, 2022
Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Azerbaijan all have territory on the European side of the Causasus/Urals
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Level 56
Jul 19, 2023
I have been to Atyrau, Kazakhstan many times and I can assure you it is not all in Asia. The Ural River is what separates the continents.
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Level 44
Aug 22, 2023
Wrong, Cyprus is just Europe (duh) and the last four... do you know how geography works?
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Level 49
Oct 9, 2023
Cyprus is completely in Asia but technically European and Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kazakhstan have land in Europe
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Level 69
May 18, 2016
Eek, this really feels like it needs more time.
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Level 43
May 18, 2016
I agree!
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Level 35
Jun 13, 2016
I also agree, at least another minute or two would be great.
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Level 85
Jun 16, 2016
I agree with all of you
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Level 38
Jul 13, 2016
Second
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Level 79
Jul 22, 2016
Agreed. Adding the first letter makes it feasible, but given the sheer number of countries, 7 or 8 minutes would be more realistic.
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Level 55
Apr 1, 2018
I don't know... I thought I would only get half done but I started working backwards and everything came together with 1:34 left.
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Level 56
Jul 22, 2016
What are you talking about? I barely needed half the given time. Then again, I'm a geography nerd.
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Level 60
Jul 22, 2016
Time seems fine to me. I just scraped in with 23 seconds left but any more would have been too generous.
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Level 55
Jul 22, 2016
Had 5 seconds left because I forgot Croatia was a thing.
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Level 57
Apr 21, 2021
2 seconds left because I forgot Serbia was a thing :p
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Level 58
Jul 22, 2016
NEED! MORE! TIME!
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Level 88
Jul 22, 2016
Another minute or two would help, as this requires reasoning as well as memory.
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Level 82
Apr 1, 2018
I think time is fine as long as you have some kind of strategy. I started with all the most populous countries. Down to about Belarus or Austria that was pretty easy. Then I went to the smallest and started going backwards. Up through Montenegro that was pretty easy. Then I went through the rest via process of elimination. For the letters that appear multiple times I'd jump through each occurrence of the letter guessing the same country until I got it. Then I just went through the mental map of Europe in my head scanning every country one by one, filling in the blanks.
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Level 86
Jun 5, 2018
Bingo. Exactly what I did.
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Level 82
May 21, 2019
and this time I just went through in order and still finished with 1:14 left. Far from impossible.
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Level 79
May 22, 2019
Yes.
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Level 80
Mar 2, 2021
It's uncanny, that is precisely what I did. Biggest, smallest, then sniper approach, picking of countries as I thought of them.
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Level 41
Jul 22, 2016
Oooh 1 sec left phew, I didn't realise Ireland had that many people either.
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Level 82
Jul 22, 2016
Found this to be much easier than the US states one.
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Level 66
Jul 22, 2016
Agreed
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Level 22
Jul 22, 2016
My mind went blank on N...except for Namibia and Nauru.
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Level 22
Jul 22, 2016
Not Norway either??
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Level 78
Feb 8, 2023
North Macedonia always gets me stuck, since to me it's just "Macedonia", thus should be under "M".
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Level 45
Aug 31, 2023
I can relate to that...
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Level 20
Jul 22, 2016
The first letters really help
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Level 63
Jul 22, 2016
Phew. Remembered Macedonia with about 5 seconds left
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Level 71
Jul 22, 2016
*phew* Finished with 22 seconds left. Austria was really hard to come up with.
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Level 72
Jul 22, 2016
Great quiz but i does need more time
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Level 66
Jul 22, 2016
Cyprus?
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Level 66
Jul 22, 2016
Ultimately, where Cyprus belongs amongst the continents is arbitrary, particularly since the boundary between Europe and Asia is ultimately conventional, so what matters is internal consistency. In this case, it's Jetpunk.com's standard to place Cyprus with Asia.
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Level 70
Jul 22, 2016
Valid point Q, though with Cyprus having 6 European Commissioners at the EU Council it's fairly safe to say they are certainly part of Europe, regardless of how Jetpunk currently view them.
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Level 51
Jul 22, 2016
Cyprus is listed as part of Europe on the world map quiz (as well as other quizzes on Jetpunk) while they are nearly always seen as part of Europe in general so not sure why they were left out here
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Level ∞
Jul 23, 2016
Not true @akbadry. JetPunk has always listed Cyprus in Asia on every featured quiz.
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Level 57
Apr 21, 2021
Nicely put, Quizley
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Level 49
Oct 26, 2021
this is the only reasonable answer to this discussion thats going on on this site.
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Level 47
Jul 22, 2016
No, more time does not need to be added. More often than not, these quizzes are about invoking rational thinking and, even more often, using your knowledge base to answer the questions in the quiz; NOT try to name every country at every letter in the quiz, then time becomes useless and why even have a time limit at all?
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Level 79
Jul 22, 2016
Nnot enough time alloation
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Level 72
Jul 22, 2016
Thank you very very very very much for accepting Czechia- sad though it may be to care so much, it makes me very happy indeed
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Level 70
Jul 22, 2016
The S countries gave me trouble, such as remembering Switzerland, Slovakia and Slovenia. 40/45
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Level 77
Jun 17, 2020
And Serbia, and Sweden, and Spain, and San Marino... Oh, well, I guess those last two were easy enough.
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Level 48
Jul 23, 2016
Wow, Romania, Lithuania and Latvia have lost a lot of their population over the last 20 years.
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Level 50
May 23, 2019
Bulgaria, too :(
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Level 71
Mar 31, 2020
Probably continuing..... from wikipedia: "Corruption has also been a major issue in contemporary Romanian politics. In November 2015, massive anti-corruption protests which developed in the wake of the Colectiv nightclub fire led to the resignation of Romania's Prime Minister Victor Ponta. During 2017–2018, in response to measures which were perceived to weaken the fight against corruption, some of the biggest protests since 1989 took place in Romania, with over 500,000 people protesting across the country."
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Level 54
Oct 24, 2020
I mean, corruption sucks, but corruption and population growth are two completely unrelated things. African countries, for example, have both the highest corruption and fertility rates on Earth.
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Level 78
Feb 8, 2023
Not totally unrelated, I'd say. In countries where the birth ratio has not stabilized to a "normal level of a reasonably developed country) there is no connection, because the amount of emigration caused by corruption is hidden under the growth. But amongst the countries where the birth ratio is not so high any more, the correlation (and causality) between corruption and emigration is pretty clear.
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2016
Cool quiz! I missed only 2 this time around. And the allocated time felt fine to me. I agree with another poster that anything more would be too generous. I still had plenty of time to try several possibilities for M and S countries.
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Level 47
Jul 25, 2016
Needs more time!!
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Level 60
Jul 29, 2016
Finished with over a minute left, I feel like the time was pretty good. Really, if you know the countries of Europe, it's not too bad. They mostly just seem "sensible" to me, in that it's all about where I expect. It helps that there's some regional grouping with most of Scandinavia right next to each other and a bit with the Balkans as well.
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Level 42
Oct 21, 2016
it was very easy.
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Level 68
May 25, 2017
7 seconds to go!
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Level 42
Jun 2, 2017
Only 2 seconds left and I got it!
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Level 62
Nov 14, 2017
This quiz doesn't need more time. Quizzes aren't just supposed to be fun, they also need to be challenging every once in a while. A moderately fast typer with a good memory and rough idea of European country populations would find this quiz easy. Besides, you can take a quiz untimed for practice.
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Level 72
Nov 23, 2017
1 minute left! Second try :D
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Level 31
Apr 1, 2018
isn't UK above France?
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Level 86
Jun 5, 2018
Sure . . . on a map.
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Level 69
Apr 5, 2021
If you tilt it so it points to the Northwest.
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Level 81
Aug 23, 2018
I'm curious how many people who ran out of time (I'm one) are on mobile.
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Level 57
Oct 24, 2020
I’m on mobile and had over a minute left
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Level 43
Dec 25, 2018
Was harder than I thought it was going to be. Nice quiz!
+4
Level 47
Apr 15, 2019
Population of Poland is about 38 million not 31
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Level 74
May 21, 2019
Moldova and Bosnia & Herzegovina are out of order now.
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Level 49
May 21, 2019
yes needs to be fixed
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Level ∞
May 21, 2019
Fixed
+3
Level 59
May 21, 2019
Clearly Thanos was in Poland
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Level 73
May 21, 2019
I need to get used to the fact that Macedonia is now North Macedonia. I couldn't for the life of me come up with another European country with N except the Netherlands and Norway.
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Level 69
May 21, 2019
That threw me off, too. But I eventually figured it out by process of elimination.
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Level 47
May 21, 2019
Phew! That was actually harder than I expected.
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Level 45
May 21, 2019
couldnt figure out why macedonia want appearing and the last one had an n. decided 'screw it' and typed macedonia. turna out i forgot its technically 'north' macedonia.
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Level 69
Jun 18, 2019
No time needs to be added, on my first try I got 38 and 45 on my second with 2:11 left. Take it untimed if you need practise
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Level 50
Jan 21, 2020
Got it with 5 seconds to go. Thank god I remembered ireland
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Level 70
Mar 12, 2020
Jetpunkers seem to be divided into two groups. 1) 'Must have a time limit that favours speed typists' and 2) 'Knowledge quizzes should give enough time for those that are not members of the first group to enjoy the quiz' ........ I can understand having a fair time limit so that quiz takers have a little self-contest to try and better their time, but as the quiz does stop when you answer all questions, what is the benefit of shorter and shorter times for quizzes?
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Level 69
Apr 5, 2021
There is also probably a very vast silent category of people who don't care either way.
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Level 66
Apr 25, 2020
The numbers are really wrong according to Wikipedia and WorldoMeters. In one and a half year al lot of European citizens were born, so maybe you should change al the numbers...
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Level 59
May 14, 2020
Is there something wrong with my brain? for the 10.6 million C My first thought was Canada, then Chad, then Cyprus. am I okay?
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Level 53
Jun 2, 2020
Nah, probably not. :)
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Level 67
Jun 15, 2020
how is moldova and luxembourg so populous?!? (compared to they're sizes of course)
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Level 53
Apr 5, 2021
There is an update for the 2020 estimates and this has changed the order slightly. Can you please update it?
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Level 60
Oct 26, 2021
I forgot Montenegro existed…. Got everything else.
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Level 49
Jan 27, 2022
who actually calls it north macedonia outside of formal speech? everyone calls it macedonia, it should be labled with an M.
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Level 51
Jan 30, 2022
And yet again false. Kosovo is not an independent country.
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Level 69
Feb 9, 2023
How so?
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Level 53
Mar 9, 2022
uk is above france in population btw
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Level 73
Mar 15, 2022
Cyprus is in the EU - it's Europe
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Level 59
Mar 15, 2023
Cyprus is in Asia . . .
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Level 49
Oct 9, 2023
That's almost like saying Austalia is in Eurovision - it's Europe.

Well not quite, but you get my point. Geographically Cyprus is Asian, culturally and politically the South is European

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Level 48
Mar 19, 2022
43/45 Ran out of time
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Level 78
Oct 16, 2022
Damn, forgot that stupid "North" from Macedonia and wondered, where the heck in Europe there is a country starting with "N"...
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Level 69
Feb 9, 2023
Needs an update on the population.

Also

If you're going to include Russia, you need to include Turkey and Kazakhstan as well, at least partly

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Level 59
Mar 15, 2023
Turkey has an island that is considered to be part of Europe, and Russia is also considered to be part of both. Russia is pretty confusing, but is more notably part of Europe.

Kazakhstan is only part of Asia, not Europe.

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Level 47
Mar 24, 2023
These are so fun please make more
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Level 61
Apr 14, 2023
not enough time
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Level 68
Oct 2, 2023
Just missed Croatia and Bosnia
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Level 55
May 17, 2024
It's crazy that these populations are so small
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Level 71
Jun 1, 2024
Was surprised to see Moldova having 4 million. Just checked and its now dropped to 2.5 million. Still much higher than I thought.