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Biggest Countries by Population

How many of the world's 24 most populous countries can you name?
As of 1 January 2024. More info here.
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Last updated: November 19, 2023
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First submittedJanuary 19, 2012
Times taken1,176,717
Average score75.0%
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Population
Country
1435 mil
India
1434 mil
China
344 mil
United States
279 mil
Indonesia
243 mil
Pakistan
226 mil
Nigeria
217 mil
Brazil
174 mil
Bangladesh
Population
Country
144 mil
Russia
129 mil
Mexico
128 mil
Ethiopia
123 mil
Japan
118 mil
Philippines
114 mil
Egypt
104 mil
D. R. Congo
99.2 mil
Vietnam
Population
Country
89.5 mil
Iran
86.0 mil
Turkey
83.3 mil
Germany
71.9 mil
Thailand
68.4 mil
Tanzania
68.4 mil
United Kingdom
67.6 mil
France
60.7 mil
South Africa
100 Recent Comments
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Level 68
Mar 20, 2020
Funnily, all countries bordering The Vatican are in this quiz.
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Level 27
Mar 20, 2020
lololol
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Level 26
Aug 12, 2022
Not anymore
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Level 20
Jan 25, 2024
no
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Level 27
Mar 20, 2020
got

100%

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Level 29
Apr 22, 2020
Ummm worldometers says that the uk is more populous that france
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Level 64
May 6, 2020
France has also overseas territories.
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Level 22
Apr 26, 2020
Nice quiz
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Level 24
May 12, 2020
I somehow missed Russia - can my life get any worse?
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Level 48
May 20, 2020
23/24 missed Tanzania

(only 7 btw)

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Level 33
Jun 3, 2020
Yeah Sure Kid, Nice lies you got there
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Level 53
Jun 16, 2020
I forgot the USA. ._.
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Level 35
Dec 30, 2023
xD
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Level 42
Jun 19, 2020
24/24 with 2:54 left. Im only 11
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Level 57
Aug 6, 2020
I won't be born until the year 92384! but I got 'em anyway
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Level 63
Jul 15, 2020
Wow I came back to this quiz after 4 years and the numbers have completely changed! Since I last took this quiz, looks like Pakistan and Nigeria have surpassed 200 million people and Indonesia is gaining fast on the USA. I still remember when Nigeria first entered the top 10 list!
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Level 59
Oct 5, 2020
No Vatican City? I thought it was the most popeulous country in the world!
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Level 53
Apr 16, 2022
Same... I kept thinking I was spelling it wrong
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Level 42
Oct 17, 2020
Surprisingly South Africa and Spain do not make the list. Tanzania makes it
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Level 28
Feb 4, 2024
South africa is now on the list
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Level 37
Nov 7, 2020
Ethiopia and Tanzania
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Level 54
Nov 8, 2020
2:14
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Level 32
Nov 20, 2020
2020's going to need an update for Nigeria

By the time the secret serial killers are done their population will be cut by a fourth O_O

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Level 57
Dec 2, 2020
Somehow missed DRC, even though it will have the largest city in the world by 2100
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Level 15
Dec 31, 2020
Ez! 2:04 minutes for me!
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Level 35
Jan 12, 2021
I got 24/24 and I don’t care what age you are, or myself for that matter.
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Level 17
Jan 13, 2021
Wow I actually got all of them
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Level 40
Feb 10, 2021
I suck at countries in geography compared to you guys tbh, cause I only got 19 of these correct on my first attempt but I always get all of them right on flag quizzes idek why xD
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Level 58
Feb 11, 2021
I got 21 and I'm 13. missed russia ethiopia and bangladesh
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Level 65
Mar 2, 2021
we don't care
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Level 26
May 13, 2021
im 13 and I got all them except tanzania first try.

but fr nobody really cares I'm saying it to make myself feel accomplished. :D

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Level 40
Jun 15, 2021
Why do people act like having a higher age makes you more smart?
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Level 35
Dec 30, 2023
"ummmmm actwuawy iwm actwuaawy 1232137895 twillion ywears owd swo im soupwer smwat"
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Level 18
Feb 25, 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
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Level 38
Jan 10, 2023
I memorized that link. Not gonna get me this time, Rick!
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Level 63
Feb 28, 2021
Not gonna lie, was surprised to see Ethiopia so high up, I thought it's population was more like 80 million, guess I'm old.
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Level 82
Mar 7, 2021
Not that old. Growing fast.
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Level 32
Mar 12, 2021
I missed Thailand! How did I miss Thailand?
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Level 40
Jun 15, 2021
:(
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Level 57
Apr 22, 2021
I missed Japan.... *facepalm* :)
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Level 21
May 11, 2021
4got turkey egypt iran and vietnam :/
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Level 40
Aug 17, 2021
Those are all the countries by population, not asian or african countries.
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Level 35
May 12, 2021
missed russia and germany... i dont know how
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Level 67
Jun 13, 2021
Let's gooo I got Ethiopia with 7 seconds remaining
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Level 52
Sep 21, 2021
I got all countries and im only 3 years old
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Level 57
Oct 29, 2021
Damn it, I forgot Doctor Congo
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Level 44
Nov 26, 2021
I really wasn't expecting Tanzania to be on here. I had 8 seconds left, and I was missing one country, and I was about to admit defeat, then I tried Tanzania and it was actually right.
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Level 34
Jan 2, 2022
Again I'm telling, Tanzania is one of the easiest in this quiz for me
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Level 48
Dec 31, 2021
Yes, 1.48 got them all! Ethiopia was the last one.
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Level 32
Jan 24, 2022
Being such a desert, it's surprising Egypt has so many people.
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Level 63
Jan 31, 2022
The Nile River
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Level 33
Feb 1, 2022
im surprised about tanzania, i missed tanzania and italy
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Level 49
Mar 17, 2022
need to be updated: India is no.1 now (March 2022)
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Level 40
Apr 19, 2022
I'm a genius. I got Tanzania second but missed the UK.
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Level 15
Apr 21, 2022
cool
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Level 62
May 6, 2022
23/24, missed Vietnam somehow.
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Level 23
May 18, 2022
grr
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Level 72
Jun 10, 2022
Most recent change is Pakistan and Nigeria surpassing Brazil, and Turkey Germany?
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Level 53
Jun 10, 2022
just reset today, thats nice
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Level 68
Jun 10, 2022
Am I the only one who still thought that pakistan was 197million?
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Level 58
Jul 19, 2022
yes
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Level 27
Jul 9, 2022
22/24 misses bangladesh + vietnam
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Level 75
Jul 21, 2022
Down goes Italy.
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Level 43
Jul 30, 2022
i always forget philippines

plz see my quizzes if you want

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Level 43
Jul 30, 2022
I put VIETNAM!!

Maybe I just spelled it wrong...

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Level 75
Aug 5, 2022
"We need a new plague"

- Dwight K. Schrute

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Level 44
Aug 24, 2022
i forgor about france and germany💀
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Level 29
Sep 25, 2022
2:14 100%
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Level 25
Oct 6, 2022
Stumped on Tanzania, didn´t know it had that many people!

Hey, the more you know!

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Level 53
Nov 15, 2022
Surprised only 53% got Japan...
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Level 64
Dec 20, 2022
Yeah, you'd think Japan would be an easy guess
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Level 29
Jan 19, 2023
You should update it cause India surpassed China
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Level 45
Feb 7, 2023
true
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Level 71
Apr 26, 2023
Not quite yet. According to Quizmaster’s source, India is still behind by 7 million.
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Level 54
Mar 11, 2023
Got Tanzania before the time ended! Tanzania was unexpected
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Level 67
Apr 20, 2023
Just missed Japan and Turkey
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Level 77
Apr 24, 2023
Everyone ready for the #1 spot to change? Apparently it’s going to happen this week!
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Level 71
Apr 26, 2023
According to Quizmaster’s source, India is actually still 7 million behind China. So no need to party just yet. Unless if you’re using another source obviously.
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Level 29
Apr 26, 2023
But now it is official that India is the most populated country but quizmaster Source

Prob has not updated yet.

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Level 76
Apr 27, 2023
India now (maybe) the most populated country now, not sure though. But I think they are now since they grow faster than China and China lost a few million people last year. China's population will soon start to decline while India's population will continue to grow until it reaches 1.6-1.7 billion people by the end of the century. China on the other hand will drop down to around 1 billion.
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Level 52
May 6, 2023
India is now the most populated. This quiz needs to be updated
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Level ∞
Jun 30, 2023
No. It won't happen until later this year. Hong Kong exists.
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Level 20
Jun 8, 2023
21 first try
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Level 32
Jun 19, 2023
Tanzania already passed France and will soon also pass the UK.
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Level 67
Jun 23, 2023
3:30 used, Philippines took me a while
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Level 32
Jun 30, 2023
India has been more populated than China since April 24th, 2023, so you need to change this!
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Level ∞
Jun 30, 2023
No. It won't happen until later this year. Hong Kong exists.
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Level 64
Jul 19, 2023
Curious why Tanzania is so rarely guessed.
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Level 45
Sep 14, 2023
curveball with tanzania
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Level 28
Oct 11, 2023
Last second
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Level 38
Nov 26, 2023
How did I forget Egypt?!
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Level 52
Nov 28, 2023
Huh... I forgot South Africa. I think that's because the last time I did this quiz Italy was the last country.
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Level 73
Nov 28, 2023
"As of 1 January 2024." So now we're predicting the future?
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Level 74
Nov 28, 2023
Yes the almighty Quizmaster is precognitive praise him
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Level 20
Jan 25, 2024
i thought nauru was the most populated country
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Level 22
Feb 1, 2024
Thanks for 5 points
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Level 30
Feb 21, 2024
I typed in england, what a shame it does not count
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Level 43
Feb 22, 2024
Missed friggin THAILAND!!
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Level 38
Feb 29, 2024
Didn't expect Pakistan and Indonesia to be this populated, and I expected Russia to be higher..
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Level 41
May 8, 2024
Somehow i missed Egypt