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Top 10 Most Populous American Countries

Can you name the ten biggest countries in North and South America in terms of population?
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First submittedAugust 23, 2016
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Population
Country
343 m
United States
216 m
Brazil
128 m
Mexico
52.0 m
Colombia
45.6 m
Argentina
Population
Country
38.6 m
Canada
34.2 m
Peru
28.6 m
Venezuela
19.6 m
Chile
18.1 m
Ecuador
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Level 76
Aug 25, 2016
Exactly the same as the 10 biggest GDPs in the Americas quiz, just rearranged
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Level 26
Mar 23, 2017
Lol this like the millionth time I have seen one of your comments on a geography quiz.
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Level 62
Apr 7, 2017
Lol
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Level 38
Oct 29, 2021
dont get me started on kalabahamut
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Level 35
Jan 23, 2023
Easy points
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Level 75
Oct 29, 2021
That'll largely be the case whenever you use PPP - it (purposely) flattens very real differences.
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Level 55
Sep 13, 2016
Easy quiz but I'm a little surprised countries such as Cuba aren't on there.
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Level 57
Nov 28, 2016
Cuba is a puny island. No way 17 mill people would be there
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Level 85
Nov 28, 2016
Cuba has 3 times the area of Taiwan, which has a population of 23 million. It's possible.
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Level 64
Nov 28, 2016
Yeah it's possible, in Asia...
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Level 66
Feb 5, 2017
The size doesn't really coincide with population. For ex. Canada is 2nd largest and 37th most populous, so it's possible.
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Level 74
Jun 13, 2019
Cuba and Guatemala are almost exactly the same size. In point of fact, Cuba is incrementally larger.
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Level 71
Aug 13, 2019
The Netherlands is less than half the size than Cuba and has over 17 million people living there, so not just in Asia..
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Level 75
Oct 29, 2021
Cuba is bigger than Hispaniola. Hispaniola's population, were it a single country, would easily make the list.
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Level 73
Sep 14, 2016
how did I forget Canada!!
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Level 33
Nov 25, 2016
Ecuador replaces Bolivia in the quiz. That's the only difference from the 10 biggest countries in america.
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Level 38
Nov 28, 2016
Guatemala will dethrone Ecuador soon it's growing at a faster rate
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Level ∞
Jun 12, 2019
It happened
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Level 63
Feb 21, 2023
Did it unhappen?
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Level 59
Nov 28, 2016
A rare 100% on first attempt!
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Level 82
Nov 28, 2016
I was thinking.. wth? There is only one American country. ah.... okay. 10 most populous countries in the Americas. Got it.
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Level 60
Nov 28, 2016
Me too, i thought it said cities instead of countries and spent a whole minute figuring that out
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Level 35
Feb 25, 2021
I thought it was American states so I was confused until in a last ditch attempt I wrote Canada. Then I finally realized that it was countries in the Americas
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Level 67
May 13, 2022
I read it as counties.

This is like the new what color is the dress.

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Level 53
Mar 23, 2024
White and gold
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Level 43
Aug 13, 2019
One thing is appropiating the word America for your country, don't appropiate its adjective form too, please. Every country in "the Americas" is indeed an American country.
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Level 82
Aug 13, 2019
The demonym American has been used, by virtually everyone in the world, to refer exclusively to the United States of America for many decades if not centuries. If any appropriation is taking place here it would be mis-using it to refer to everything from the Americas, something that didn't catch on anywhere outside of a couple of Latin American countries until approximately 5 or 10 years ago. The way you are using the term is so peculiar and confusing - to everyone, not just Americans - that it almost has to be deliberate.
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Level 76
Aug 27, 2019
Just because a case of cultural appropiation is extended due to cultural influence doesn't make it right. And it's decades, not nearly centuries. Also, America was first and for a long time the name of the continent. It's United States of the continent of America, not the country of America (similar to the United Kingdom of Great Britain, the latter being the geographical location, not the country). US ignorance and nationalism doesn't make their delusions a reality.
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Level 82
Feb 28, 2020
It's not extended due to American cultural influence, Ferbin. The demonym was first used to refer to the United States of America by the British when referring to their colonies. The only way that cultural influence spread around this use of the term is because the English language has been spread around. And we're still speaking English. In English, American still is almost exclusively used to refer to people or things from the United States of America. There is nothing wrong about this. You are insisting on a change for ignorant, nationalistic, chauvinistic political reasons, not to be correct. It's no more wrong to call American things American than it is to call things from the United States of Mexico Mexican. As mentioned, virtually every person in the world understands the term to mean what I said it means, not just Americans. When everyone agrees that a word means something, that's what the word means. To claim otherwise is ignorant and wrong.
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Level 68
Oct 3, 2020
Apparently, most Europeans are not part of "virtually everyone in the world". That makes me sad. :-(
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Level 82
Oct 29, 2021
You are lying and you know that you are lying. Which should make you sad. I've spent many years living in Europe and been to many more European countries than you yourself have and I know what you are implying is just straight-up, flat-out, unequivocally false. Your willingness to be so openly dishonest says a lot how worthwhile a conversation with you on this subject would be.
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Level 93
Oct 29, 2021
Are we back to allowing certain folks to claim that their views are absolute facts and personally insult others that happen to have different perspectives and opinions? Just curious.
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Level 4
Oct 30, 2021
I was sure some egocentric Usonians would act like that by coming in the english version of this quiz lmao, nobody else in the world acts like that
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Level 82
Jan 30, 2022
French, if person A makes a testable assertion, and person B has tested that assertion and found it false, then person A's assertion is false, and this is a fact. It has nothing to do with person B's "views." Also, calling a spade a spade is not an insult. Gandalf knows what he's implying is not true, I've spent enough time in Europe to be certain of that. Again, this is my extensive lived experience. Not an opinion. Not a view. Virtually everyone in Europe knows what "American" means. Just like everyone in Asia knows, and everyone in the limited number of countries I've visited in Africa knows, based on reasonable inference drawn from interactions with a statistically significant sample population. These same people would be confused if you used the demonym to mean something else. I've gathered this information through literally tens of thousands of trials in upwards of 60 different extra-American countries.
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Level 82
Jan 30, 2022
The seemingly more and more popular conflation of opinion with fact, view and objective reality, arrogance and authority... is extremely troubling. The world of "alternative facts." And the proudly underinformed and uncommitted centrist.
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Level 52
Feb 21, 2023
kalbahamut, not virtually everyone. In Latin America, "America" refers to the entire continent (North and South Americas are considered 1 American continent over there).
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Level 64
May 16, 2022
A friend from Argentina visits Copenhagen and says he is an American.

They say you don't sound American, where are you from?

He says Buenos Aires.

They say, that's not America.

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Level 79
Sep 6, 2022
It seems the Quizmaster agrees, since he has retained the original name of the quiz. Personally I would agree that the term 'American' means relating to or referring to the USA, but not exclusively. It also means 'of or relating to any part of the Americas'.

Nobody has to just take my word for it, or even argue with me; just look it up.

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Level 63
Feb 21, 2023
Is it really appropriation if it’s the most logical demonym? Every other country in the Americas has a logical demonym other than “America” so it doesn’t really matter does it. Are there so many Latin Americans going around referring to themselves by what continent they’re from as opposed to what country. If so, that doesn’t make much sense from my perspective.
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Level 50
Nov 28, 2016
France? Population: 66 million
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Level 85
Nov 28, 2016
...but definitely not in the Americas.
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Level 75
Nov 28, 2016
French Guiana is a department of France, their equivalent of a US state. It is not a territory - something I learned taking these quizzes.
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Level 56
Mar 21, 2017
France and UK, these are only countries that they belong there ( instead of Ecuador and Chile
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Level 84
Nov 28, 2016
And if you're talking about France due to French Guiana, then only the pop of French Guiana should count (as it happens with Russia in this kind of continental-centric quizzes).
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Level 89
Nov 28, 2016
Only problem with that is they have 250,000 people there.
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Level 73
Jun 18, 2019
The description says that it is the most populated countries that are in the Americas - not the countries with the highest population in the Americas. Therefore France should be on the list.
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Level 89
Aug 13, 2019
Well then I guess by that logic shouldn't the United States be on the list of most populous Oceania countries?
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Level 82
Aug 13, 2019
But even though Turkey has territory in Europe, and so does Kazakhstan, they are both normally counted as Asian countries. Spain has territory in Africa, but it is still mostly European and it's counted as a European country. France is counted as European in the same way. The oddest one is probably Russia, which is usually considered European, even though the large bulk of its territory is in Asia. But there are reasons for that, too.
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Level 36
Nov 28, 2016
Easy as
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Level 89
Nov 28, 2016
Pie? ABC? Buying something from Staples?
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Level 63
Jun 12, 2019
123, Do Re Mi
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Level 66
Feb 21, 2023
Easy as, mate.
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Level 67
May 28, 2017
Easy.
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Level 86
Jul 24, 2018
Man I always think of Ecuador as being tiny (area-wise), but in reality it's bigger than, for example, the UK. Stupid Mercator projection maps.
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Level 53
Dec 16, 2018
First 10 guesses how bout that
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Level 87
Jun 12, 2019
So Guatemala finally pushed itself onto this list. Yet I keep hearing that most Guatemalans are caravaning northwards... :)
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Level 82
Aug 13, 2019
Maybe it includes people from Honduras passing through.
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Level 38
Aug 13, 2019
Shouldn't France count as an american country ?
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Level 82
Aug 13, 2019
More of a French country, even if their revolution may have been partially inspired by the American one.
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Level 79
Feb 28, 2020
Should France count as an African country just because the overseas departments Mayotte and Réunion are located in Africa?
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Level 28
Aug 14, 2019
This was definitely the easiest quiz I've ever taken!
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Level 79
Feb 28, 2020
Have you taken the Seven Continents Quiz?
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Level 48
Feb 14, 2020
Easy AS AbC
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Level 20
Feb 28, 2020
very suprised costa rica is on here
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Level 59
Oct 29, 2021
its not
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Level 46
Aug 14, 2020
Guatemala ? Would never have guessed that , got 9/10 disappointed in myself, this was a easy chance for 5 points and I let it slip through my fingers.
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Level 47
Dec 3, 2020
me neither! I had to guess all the central american countries and guatemala really surprised me, especially over something like bolivia
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Level 67
Jan 30, 2022
You can just retake the quiz.
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Level 81
Sep 24, 2022
I mean, you can always just spam North American countries that aren't small Caribbean islands or just retake the quiz.
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Level 35
Mar 10, 2021
Missed Guatemala ,why isn't Cuba listed?
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Level 59
Jun 4, 2021
Because it has 11.33 million people as of right now.
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Level 59
Oct 29, 2021
why do you think mate
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Level 67
Jan 30, 2022
Wouldn't it be slightly more consistent to not include decimals?
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Level 75
Feb 21, 2023
Colombia's decimal certainly seems unnecessary...
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Level 66
Feb 21, 2023
Each number has three digits. Seems pretty consistent to me.
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Level 69
Feb 21, 2023
Ecuador in front of Guatemala? Are you sure?
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Level 29
Feb 24, 2023
I'm honestly surprised Canada has more people than Peru and Venezuela
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Level 21
Mar 27, 2023
I'm surprised that I didn't get Peru or Venezuela or Ecuador!

Give me a break i'm only 11

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Level 21
Mar 27, 2023
Go to this quiz I made pls

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1769190/top-8-smallest-dog-breeds-in-the-world/

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Level 46
Nov 2, 2023
I didn't expect Ecuador!