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Top 10 Most Populous Asian Countries

Can you name the ten biggest Asian countries in terms of population?
Number displayed is the population within Asia only, not the total population
As of 1 January 2024. More info here.
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Last updated: December 3, 2023
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First submittedMay 22, 2016
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Population
Country
1435 m
India
1434 m
China
279 m
Indonesia
243 m
Pakistan
174 m
Bangladesh
Population
Country
123 m
Japan
118 m
Philippines
99.2 m
Vietnam
89.5 m
Iran
73.1 m
Turkey
98 Comments
+39
Level 77
May 22, 2016
Easy points :P
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Level 34
Jul 17, 2016
Same
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Level 44
Apr 3, 2023
noice
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Level 38
Jul 30, 2021
ok
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Level 49
Aug 12, 2022
Easiest points I got was typing A-Z with no yellow box
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Level 78
May 23, 2016
Until Jetpunk, I ALWAYS considered Russia to be part of Asia. Even when talking about population because 9/10 of the country is in Asia. But amazingly only 34 million people live in the Asian portion and for that reason I'm guessing it doesn't make the quiz.
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Level 85
May 23, 2016
Exactly. Rounding the numbers, the divisions for land area and population are both around 25% / 75% - for land area, 75% is in Asia, and for population, 25% is in Asia.
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Level 28
Apr 22, 2021
Exactly, Russia Has Most Of It's Land On Asia, But Not In Here, Just A Population Smaller Than Bangladesh, (9th)
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Level 62
May 25, 2016
Russia certainly consider themselves more European (or Eastern European). It's historically and culturally European. They're a European country that took control of Siberia (because hardly anyone lives there and no one else really wanted it).
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Level 53
Oct 12, 2016
They did want it. Siberia is the reason why Russia has been a major power ever since Ivan the Terrible. It was first the biggest source of furs during the Little Ice Age in the 1600s and it now provides more than 80% of gas and oil reserves. Siberia was indeed the reason that transformed Russia from an agriculture-based country to a trade and industrial behemoth.
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Level 78
Apr 22, 2021
McLerristarr's comment about no one wanting Siberia and hardly anyone living there is quite wrong for the reasons Supertramp gave. Another reason that it is blatantly wrong is that the Russian expansion into Siberia led to the murder of thousands of the indigenous people who lived there and tried to resist Russian rule. Clearly, the local population wanted to keep the land, evidenced by Empress Elizabeth feeling it necessary to order the "extirpation" of the Chukchis and Koraks.
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Level 66
Jan 25, 2023
While I am sure that the Russians that live in European Russia consider themselves European, I'll bet those that live in Asian Russia consider themselves Asian. I cannot imagine a native of Irkutsk or Vladivostok thinks of themselves as being European.
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Level 28
Oct 16, 2016
Maybe if they hadn't killed between 40-65 million of their own, the population would be higher, especially in Siberia, the Asian part, which ironically is where a lot of those people went.
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Level 61
Apr 23, 2021
Naming Russia Asian is like calling British Empire African/Asian.
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Level 53
May 4, 2022
it really isn't
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Level 65
Apr 18, 2023
is like calling France south american.
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Level 56
Mar 20, 2024
it isn't at all
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Level 29
Jun 16, 2016
I was scared for a second. I almost forgot TURKEY!
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Level 73
Oct 12, 2016
Same here. Got it with 3 seconds left.
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Level 32
Feb 11, 2017
i almost forgot philippines six seconds left
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Level 25
Mar 30, 2020
I got it with 9
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Level 48
Jun 18, 2016
10/10 average score. Nice.
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Level 55
Oct 12, 2016
If you count Turkey as part of Asia then you also must count Russia.
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Level ∞
Oct 12, 2016
Why would we count Russia? The Asian population of Russia is no where near big enough to make the list. And, as noted, the Turkish population has been adjusted to remove its European part.
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Level 47
Mar 31, 2022
Turkey is literally an Asian country y'all need to get out more
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Level 26
Jan 6, 2023
Yeah, I agree @Quizmaster Asian Russia only has 40mil people whilst European Russia has 110mil people
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Level 66
Jan 25, 2023
Yes, Turkey is an Asian country... AND Turkey is a European country. Wyatt needs to get out more. In fact, the largest city in Turkey, Istanbul, has a larger population on the European continent than the Asian continent. It is roughly 65% European/35% Asian and most of the the more famous landmarks, i.e. Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, etc. are on the European side of the Bosporus
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Level 32
Feb 11, 2017
evidently about 70 million people live in the asian part of turkey unlike russia's 30 million. 30 million is definetly more than 70 million.
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Level 28
Feb 16, 2019
In fact, several other countries would have a Fun time on this list if this were “All Asian countries more populous than Siberia” or something like that. Things like Myanmar, Thailand, South Korea and Iraq all have more people.
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Level 79
Feb 27, 2019
Definitely* less*
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Level 66
Jun 28, 2019
@JackintheBox,

*When you don't get sarcasm*

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Level 79
Mar 25, 2020
What's sarchasm?
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Level 49
Oct 12, 2016
Forgot turkey as I think of Turkey as an european country...
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Level 62
Nov 7, 2017
It's not.
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Level 62
Nov 7, 2017
Also a*
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Level 66
Apr 22, 2021
No, it is "an"
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Level 78
Apr 22, 2021
It is definitely not "an". Europe starts with a /y/ sound.
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Level 75
Apr 22, 2021
A European country

A UN summit

A one-time offer

...

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Level 59
Oct 29, 2021
I like this discussion, I always struggle with the decision between "a" and "an" and today I learned something new...
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Level 36
Jan 5, 2022
I know this thing when I was in 1st grade
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Level 36
Jan 5, 2022
Now I am about to go to 4th grade
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Level 41
Jan 25, 2023
It is
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Level 42
Mar 12, 2021
It's both.
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Level 36
Jan 5, 2022
Nah
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Level 41
Oct 13, 2016
Aye I agree was pretty easy
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Level 56
Oct 19, 2016
I got 7/10, is that good for an American?
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Level 32
Feb 11, 2017
no
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Level 43
Feb 16, 2019
lol no i got them all in 20 seconds
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Level 36
Jan 5, 2022
I got them all in 14 seconds
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Level 47
Mar 31, 2022
well study ur geography and then you'll know the answer :D
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Level 32
Mar 24, 2017
I won't be surprised if someday Turkey appear in a quizz being part of the Caribbean.
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Level 56
Jun 26, 2019
I could go for some spicy Jerk Turk right about now.
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Level 62
Jun 16, 2020
Why? 97% of Turkish lands is in Asia. Over 80% of Turkey's population is in Asia. And Turks come from central Asia. I don't see how they woudn't be in Asia
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Level 22
Jun 9, 2017
missed iran
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Level 77
Jan 6, 2018
I'm surprised that Thailand isn't on this list.
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Level 73
Jan 9, 2018
Me too, but the Thai population is 68.86M per me googling just now. Just missed the cut.
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Level 36
Jan 5, 2022
Now it's 70.0 Million.
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Level 43
Mar 27, 2018
turkey's population is wildly off. It is almost at 80m now, 79.51
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Level 70
May 20, 2018
I think that's because a bit of Turkey is in Europe and that part of the population has been removed.
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Level 79
Feb 27, 2019
Read the description
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Level 36
Jan 5, 2022
Now its 85.6 million
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Level 49
Sep 15, 2018
Always somehow miss out Turkey in quizzes that involve Asia.
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Level 39
Feb 16, 2019
32% thinks Turkey is Europe :D
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Level 63
Feb 27, 2019
Got Pakistan to complete it with 0:17 remaining. I have now reached 952 points.
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Level 20
Jun 26, 2019
To be honest, even though I live in Asia (Japan) I didn't think I would get all of the answers
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Level 60
Jun 27, 2019
4 billion in 10 countries. More than the other 180+ combined
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Level 61
Nov 21, 2019
4 tries :(
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Level 48
Dec 5, 2019
I kept thinking that bangladesh had a high population, but it didn't work... turns out I already put bangladesh and just didn't look
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Level 51
Mar 25, 2020
Turkey has 84 million people now, as of 2020.
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Level 62
Jun 16, 2020
This quiz doesn't include the European part of Turkey's population
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Level 48
Jul 16, 2020
Canadian with 25 secs left
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Level 36
Jan 5, 2022
India with 3 minutes 46 seconds left
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Level 36
Jan 5, 2022
Indian*
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Level 44
Dec 13, 2020
OMG I SOLVED IT WITH 1 SECOND LEFT i had to spell bangladesh in 3 seconds
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Level 49
Jan 27, 2021
Lol good job!
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Level 49
Jan 27, 2021
Reached level 40!!
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Level 36
Jan 5, 2022
I'm just level 23
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Level 39
Apr 22, 2021
As a Turkish person, Turkey’s population is 83 million.
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Level 64
Apr 22, 2021
Not in the Asian part it isn't.
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Level 36
Jan 5, 2022
85.6 million*
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Level 56
Apr 22, 2021
I don't know why but I didn't think of Japan being in Asia lol.
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Level 78
Apr 22, 2021
After doing all the other population quizzes, this might be the fastest I've ever finished a quiz. Well, except for the typing the alphabet quiz. Just run your fingers on the keyboard and you get them all.
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Level 68
Aug 14, 2021
48 seconds remaining
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Level 22
Sep 5, 2021
done in 25 seconds :)
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Level 36
Jan 5, 2022
done with 3 minutes 46 seconds remaining:) (It makes sense because I am an Indian)
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Level 53
May 4, 2022
Turkey has about as much people as Iran and still had when this quiz was created.
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Level 53
Jul 8, 2022
only the asian portion is counted
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Level 53
Oct 22, 2022
Turkey is in Europe
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Level 26
Jan 6, 2023
And Asia (Multi-Continent Country).
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Level 53
Feb 21, 2023
No. Entirely in Europe. Just like Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Cyprus
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Level 58
Aug 23, 2023
And Nauru, don’t forget Nauru.
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Level 74
Jan 25, 2023
India has surpassed China apparently
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Level 85
Jan 25, 2023
Maybe. Yes, that's been reported in the last week or so, but I'll wait for more widespread data. Of course, at the numbers involved, and considering that people are constantly being born and dying, the margin of error has to be a very large number - probably in the thousands or tens of thousands.
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Level 63
Dec 3, 2023
Jetpunk now officially lists India as having surpassed China, according to the list linked from your quiz. Time to update.
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Level ∞
Dec 3, 2023
Updated
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Level 57
Jul 10, 2023
I guess Turkey's population is considered only 72m instead of 85m because Istanbul doesn't count?
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Level 47
Feb 1, 2024
Where is Russia?
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Level 53
Jun 3, 2024
Pretty sure that Turkey's population is almost 85 million not 73. Otherwise, great quiz!!