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Countries that Beat Saudi Arabia

For each selected category, name any of the countries that ranks higher than Saudi Arabia.
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Last updated: April 25, 2020
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First submittedApril 25, 2020
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Rank
Category
Countries
6
Most native speakers of Arabic
Egypt | Algeria | Sudan | Iraq | Yemen | Morocco
3
Greatest crude oil production (2018)
United States | Russia
8
Least percentage of territory that is forested
* excluding countries < 100 sq. km
Qatar | Oman | Egypt | Libya | Mauritania | Djibouti | Kuwait
4
Most executions (2015-2018)
China | North Korea | Iran
4
Westernmost in Asia
Turkey | Cyprus | Israel
3
Greatest land area with a desert biome
Australia | Algeria
6
Hottest-ever recorded temperature
United States | Kuwait | Iraq | Iran | Pakistan | Mexico
5
Most populous country starting with S
South Africa | South Korea | Spain | Sudan
3
Tallest building
United Arab Emirates | China
4
Largest by land area among countries that
lie on the Tropic of Cancer
China | India | Algeria
15
Most immigrants per capita
* not necessarily citizens
Vatican City | United Arab Emirates | Kuwait |
Qatar | Liechtenstein | Monaco | Andorra | Bahrain | Brunei |
Singapore | Oman | Luxembourg | Lebanon | Jordan
4
Largest sovereign wealth fund
China | United Arab Emirates | Norway
2
Most proven oil reserves
Venezuela
4
Origin country of the most ISIS fighters
* Soufan Center, October 2017
Iraq | Syria | Russia
10
Highest HDI in Asia
* HDI measures health, education, and income
Singapore | Japan | Israel | South Korea | Taiwan |
Cyprus | United Arab Emirates | Qatar | Brunei
22
Active military troops per capita
North Korea | Eritrea | Israel | South Sudan | Brunei |
Armenia | Greece | South Korea | Oman | Singapore |
Cyprus | Djibouti | Sri Lanka | Lebanon | Jordan |
Cambodia | Myanmar | Lithuania | Syria | Qatar | Taiwan
12 Comments
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Level 68
Apr 26, 2020
2 questions about oil? and questions where they were 15th and 22th? Aren't there other things they ve beaten more countries in?

I admit, I wouldn't know middle east is not my area of expertise (though I only missed one ;) ), just my opinion that if possible I would change these 3 questions.

I'll have a think and see if I can come up with some suggestions (or maybe others will have some aswell),

All I can think of right now, (so won't be the greatest..) are to do with the name. Like length, amount of words

+9
Level 82
Apr 27, 2020
seems fine to include to me. How about traffic fatalities per capita? I think Saudi Arabia is pretty high on that list. And I read that they are #1 in terms of chicken consumption per capita.
+5
Level 29
Apr 27, 2020
15/16 but only because I had no clue what wealth fund was
+4
Level 59
Jul 22, 2020
I figured it had to do with wealthy countries so i said the UAE.
+2
Level 39
Nov 11, 2022
a wealth fund is a fund to invest in other countries, and since uae is the owner of man city i just guessed uae
+1
Level 37
Apr 27, 2020
Surprised Libya is not among the countries with the hottest ever recorded temperature.
+2
Level 58
Sep 17, 2020
I think it's just because the supposed world record temperature in libya hasn't really been accurately proven
+2
Level 45
Apr 27, 2020
I had to guess on the wealth fund and s city one, but the other questions felt maybe a little too.. easy I guess? Otherwise great quiz.
+1
Level 75
May 13, 2020
Cambodia and Myanmar do not work for the last one
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Level ∞
May 13, 2020
Fixed
+1
Level 38
Jul 21, 2020
Hey, there's a typo on Most immigrants per capita

* not **necessarilty** citizens :)

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Level 50
Jan 13, 2024
Malaysia now also beats Saudi Arabia in terms of Tallest Building. The Merdeka 118 was recently constructed and is now taller than the Abraj al Bait.