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Country Population - North or South?

Do more people live in the Northern or Southern halves of each of these countries?
If the country was divided into halves of equal area by latitude
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Last updated: August 10, 2023
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First submittedAugust 10, 2023
Times taken24,822
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1. Canada
North
South
2. Egypt
North
South
3. Venezuela
North
South
4. Sweden
North
South
5. United Kingdom
North
South
6. Australia
North
South
7. New Zealand
North
South
8. Nigeria
North
South
9. Brazil
North
South
10. Japan
North
South
11. Taiwan
North
South
12. Switzerland
North
South
13. Nepal
North
South
14. United Arab Emirates
North
South
15. Uganda
North
South
37 Comments
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Level 77
Aug 10, 2023
Dang. Knew them all until Uganda. Couldn’t quite remember where the big cities were on the map there. Fun quiz!
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Level 85
Aug 10, 2023
I just guessed they'd be on Lake Victoria. Agree, great quiz :)
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Level 58
Aug 23, 2023
Same here
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Level 20
Sep 28, 2023
I totally goes'd when it came to uganda. I got it right though.
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Level 77
Aug 10, 2023
cool quiz. missed UAE
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Level 69
Aug 10, 2023
Yeah, you really have to think about where Dubai is.
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Level 65
Aug 23, 2023
I somehow thought Dubai was where Abu Dhabi was on the map...

Then again, I also thought Abu Dhabi would've been in the south of the country

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Level 20
Sep 28, 2023
Always got to remember where the water is.
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Level 70
Aug 10, 2023
I love these kinds of fun and innovative quizzes. An east-west sequel could be a lot of fun.
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Level ∞
Aug 10, 2023
Coming soon.
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Level 20
Sep 28, 2023
Just came out. I found out about this quiz from the east to west quiz.
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Level 76
Aug 10, 2023
Where did you get the stats for this quiz? Or did you use commonsense perusing where the big cities are?
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Level ∞
Aug 10, 2023
I eyeballed it based on population density maps. I only chose countries where there was a clear and obvious difference.
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Level 84
Aug 11, 2023
Nice quiz! Only knew 9 for sure, guessed on the other 6. Somehow went 6-for-6 on them. I'll take the rare 5.
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Level 65
Aug 11, 2023
Japan is a tricky one, are you 100% sure that more people live in the southern part than in the northern part?

Because if you check the longitude and latitude, Japan has islands which lie beside Taiwan, meaning that the country extends far more to the south than this might seem in a map at first sight. So the Tokyo agglomeration and some other urban areas would for example be a part of the north.

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Level 48
Aug 11, 2023
True, I didn't think about those!
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Level 77
Aug 12, 2023
I think it makes a lot more sense to count the north/south border by surface area rather than furthest extent. Otherwise we get countries like Ecuador where 97% of the country would be considered "the east" due to the Galapagos islands. Besides, Tohoku and Hokkaido are so sparsely populated that, even if you include the greater Tokyo area with them, there are still more people living in the south of Japan.
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Level 52
Aug 23, 2023
The division is by equal area though. The islands in the far south are very small. Hokkaido + Tohoku + Niigata prefecture already gave you half of the total area.
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Level 72
Aug 12, 2023
Knew all but three of them, sure enough I picked the wrong option for all three.
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Level 62
Aug 23, 2023
clever idea!
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Level 69
Aug 23, 2023
How do more people guess Egypt correctly than Canada?

I mean. It's quite obvious that the Nile Delta is in the north and that is where more people live... But who tf guesses that the 50k people in Canada's north outnumber the population centers around Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal? It's literally tundra.

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Level 62
Aug 23, 2023
Good idea, nice one.
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Level 22
Aug 23, 2023
Great quiz but I think adding east/west on some of these would be better .i.e. Uganda, Brazil
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Level 78
Aug 23, 2023
I mistook the quiz as 'whether more people live in the Northern or Southern hemispheres' 🤦‍♂️
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Level 22
Aug 23, 2023
I accidentally thought it meant where the country is, north or south 💀

I got 8/15 because of that

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Level 56
Aug 23, 2023
I surprised myself with this quiz. Got all of them right thanks to my big city knowledge
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Level 58
Aug 23, 2023
I wasn't sure about Taiwan and Japan.

Looking on the map I found that Taiwan, despite it's strip of big cities at the west coast still is denser populated in the north.

Regarding Japan, I'm still not sure. Although the main islands are denser populated in the sout, Japan has a lot of small islands pretty far to the south.

If you divide it between northernmost an southernmost point, I think more people live in the northern part.

I would actually say, the highest population density is pretty much in the middle between north and south.

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Level 64
Aug 23, 2023
It's divided by area though, which would mean Japan's lower density island Hokkaido would take up much of the north half
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Level 46
Aug 23, 2023
Fun Quiz. Missed UAE and Uganda. Sucks missing the questions at the end.
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Level 90
Aug 23, 2023
Got them all first try. Switzerland was a bit of a guess for me though.
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Level 57
Aug 23, 2023
Very clever quiz!!
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Level 44
Aug 24, 2023
i was so unsure about like 4 of them. bluffed my way through all of em for a first try 100%
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Level 26
Aug 25, 2023
Honestly a really good quiz man I only missed Nepal great quiz man!
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Level 20
Sep 28, 2023
same
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Level 54
Nov 18, 2023
Got 5/5 on first try
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Level 20
Apr 6, 2024
wtf I thought uk was up north with japan
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Level 32
Apr 14, 2024
Got it all in the first attempt, feeling quite proud