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Countries with More Cows than People

Name the countries of the world that have more than one head of cattle for every person.
For 2021. Human population source here. Cow population by FAOSTAT.
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Last updated: June 9, 2023
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First submittedDecember 10, 2016
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Ratio
Continent
Country
3.47
Americas
Uruguay
2.09
Americas
Paraguay
1.98
Oceania
New Zealand
1.97
Africa
Chad
1.51
Asia
Mongolia
Ratio
Continent
Country
1.34
Europe
Ireland
1.28
Africa
South Sudan
1.18
Americas
Argentina
1.18
Africa
Namibia
1.05
Americas
Brazil
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Level 77
Dec 10, 2016
Hah, crazy idea :)
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Level 30
Oct 29, 2019
well crazy
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Level 43
Dec 11, 2016
So New Zealand has both more cows AND more sheep than people?
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Level 85
Mar 29, 2017
Judging by this quiz: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/82711/countries-with-more-sheep-than-people

New Zealand is joined by Australia, Uruguay and Mongolia in that regard.

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Level 60
Mar 30, 2017
It really depends on if you count orcs as people.
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Level 74
Oct 2, 2022
Well, this has aged worse than expected.
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Level 57
Oct 13, 2023
I know this was a year ago, but I'm not really sure why this "aged poorly". Could someone explain?
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Level 53
Oct 13, 2023
Really, I want to know too. Russian soldiers portrayed for propaganda as Orcs? Really wild guess.
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Level 77
Sep 21, 2022
At this point, i'm starting to wonder if anyone actually lives in New Zealand.
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Level 68
Oct 2, 2022
New Zealand is a conspiracy theory, it doesn't really exist.
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Level 68
Oct 4, 2022
Ironic.
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Level 82
Dec 12, 2016
Mongolia has more sheep, cows AND goats than people, with horses not far behind.

Uruguay, Australia and New Zealand have "just" more sheep and cows :)

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Level 68
Mar 30, 2017
New Zealand also has the highest cat ownership in the world (per capita). We like our sheep, cows and cats!
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Level 35
Mar 30, 2017
Yeah We do!
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Level 68
Apr 1, 2017
New Zealand also has the highest kiwi bird ownership in the world.
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Level 82
Mar 28, 2018
Could have sworn that was Australia that had the most New Zealanders...
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Level 76
Dec 13, 2016
very neat idea!
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Level 69
Mar 30, 2017
This must be the only quiz in the whole of jetpunk where my country made the top of a list
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Level 68
Mar 30, 2017
Yay!!
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Level 82
Apr 3, 2017
There are also World Cup hosts and winners in chronological order
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Level 66
Mar 30, 2017
Think you meant cattle, would believe that Mongolia had cows AND yaks.
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Level 81
Jun 12, 2023
and probably bulls, too.
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Level 82
Mar 30, 2017
Bit surprised about Brazil, but the population figures give it away.
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Level 35
Mar 30, 2017
Same, But when I got it I just started typing in random South American Countries... and most of them worked!
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Level 86
Nov 5, 2018
Brazil is rather terrifying.
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Level 67
Apr 1, 2020
The amount of people in most countries is terrifying..
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Level 63
Mar 30, 2017
Is there something ideal about the southern hemisphere that makes it good for cows, or something?
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Level 82
Mar 28, 2018
I think it's just small colonial populations came into possession of extensive land and started clearing it for cattle grazing.
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Level 76
Jan 12, 2023
This.
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Level 68
Oct 2, 2022
Lots of grass and rain.
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Level 42
Mar 30, 2017
I only got 2 correct... and it was the two least guessed answers! Ireland and Mongolia. Weird.
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Level 21
Apr 4, 2017
got it with 2 seconds left :)
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Level 50
Sep 29, 2017
Got it in the second turn . 1minute 18 seconds. I am Abhilash
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Level 40
Oct 26, 2019
didnt get the 3 african countries. 215m cows are scary though
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Level 79
Feb 18, 2021
Most of them are probably harmless to humans
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Level 89
Oct 2, 2022
Unless you piss them off
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Level 76
Jan 12, 2023
And they wield halberds.
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Level 65
Oct 29, 2019
Who new Argentina had so many cows? Interesting.
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Level 76
Jan 12, 2023
Seriously? A country known for its beef? Yeah, who knew.
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Level 75
Jun 25, 2021
Not surprised the African ones are the least guessed, there doesn't seem to be much of a pattern there. Chad, South Sudan and CAR are around a similar same area, but then Namibia joins the party 🤷

Fun quiz, thanks!

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Level 63
Oct 3, 2022
I think a possible pattern could be countries with low population density that are somewhat large, so they have enough room for ranching to be conducted.
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Level 37
Oct 2, 2022
Missed Paraguay... Unique quiz though.
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Level 77
Jun 9, 2023
Why do you have Americas as a continent, but not Afro-Eurasia?
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Level 82
Jun 9, 2023
Probably to make it a bit harder, there aren't many countries in South America.
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Level 76
Aug 23, 2023
Sigh. Maybe cause those two cases aren't at all analogous? When will you people get it that in some parts of the world America(s) is considered one continent (including north and south) cause, surprise, that's how it was considered originally since the days of Vespucci? Whereas Afro-Eurasia is not a thing, historically speaking.
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Level 75
Oct 13, 2023
But on Jetpunk they're almost always considered separately.
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Level 65
Jun 11, 2023
Does Ireland killing a bunch of cows for climate change eliminate them?
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Level 75
Jun 13, 2023
This quiz has really highlighted a gap in my knowledge of where in Africa cows are located.
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Level 50
Nov 29, 2023
get rid of the continents. marks are too free otherwise