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Top 10 Most Populous European Countries

Can you name the ten biggest European countries in terms of population?
Number displayed is the European population, not total population
Population according to Worldometers, 27 January 2021
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Last updated: January 27, 2021
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First submittedMay 2, 2016
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Population
Country
112 m
Russia
83.8 m
Germany
67.9 m
United Kingdom
65.3 m
France
60.5 m
Italy
Population
Country
46.8 m
Spain
43.6 m
Ukraine
37.8 m
Poland
19.2 m
Romania
17.2 m
Netherlands
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Level 55
Sep 13, 2016
It's ridiculous to exclude French overseas regions. Despite it's far away from the main continent, it's France anyway.
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Level 55
Sep 13, 2016
Would it be possible to exclude northern ireland for UK ? Of course no.

It's the same for french overseas regions.

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Level 47
Sep 13, 2016
"Number displayed is the European population, not total population"
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Level 41
Sep 13, 2016
Corsican population is included, because it is a part of Europe. French Guiana isn't in Europe.
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Level 68
Sep 13, 2016
the dumbest argument I've seen someone use in a while. Northern Ireland is in Europe so why would you exclude it from the UK? Also, if quizmaster took in consideration only European part of Russia why would he then do different for France?
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Level 61
Feb 12, 2017
I kind of wish Northern Ireland was excluded from the UK because then we'd have our six counties back, 2.9 of which we'd already have if England hadn't taken more than was agreed for them to take when we signed a contract with them ninety odd years ago.
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Level 71
May 16, 2017
The only snag to your theory is that the majority of people in Northern Ireland don't want to be lumped with the Republic of Ireland, but want to stay with UK.......... Hard for you to understand it is called democracy.
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Level 55
Jan 7, 2018
Malbaby, that doesn't matter lol
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Level 32
Apr 19, 2018
•Number displayed is the European population, not total population

READ

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Level 49
May 21, 2021
@Gigalol12 actually democracy does matter
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Level 63
Sep 13, 2016
It's not ridiculous considering that they also didn't include the Russian population in Asia -- it's consistent.
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Level 55
Sep 13, 2016
I didn't see it was about population in Europe only. I think this quiz is quiet interesting now. And I posted this comment because our overseas territories are too often forgotten, even by french ourselves.
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Level 75
Sep 13, 2016
Ah, colonialism... Just think about how big "Britain" could've been. And King Leopold - he could have had a population of well over 60 million!
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Level 71
May 16, 2017
I agree, it is about time the people of French Guyana were given a vote for independence........ France is hanging on to colonies like grim death.
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Level 21
Mar 1, 2024
Bro the people in French Guyana had a referendum for autonomy in 2010 and 70% of the population rejected it. If they wanted freedom and more independence they could have it.
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Level 79
Mar 5, 2019
@Malbaby French Guiana has the largest economy in the Guianas (including Guyana and Suriname) despite having the smallest population, and has the highest GDP per capita in South America.
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Level 38
Sep 13, 2019
@Malbaby, French Guiana does not seek independence. The only French overseas territory that could gain independence soon is New Caledonia : they rejected it in 2018 but will vote again in 2020.
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Level 79
Nov 27, 2020
And they rejected again.
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Level 32
Mar 11, 2021
thank you for the update
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Level 79
Jul 2, 2017
and 'what was agreed' was that the Northern Ireland Parliament would have the right to decide to remain part of the UK, and that's what they did...Not sure how you can have back what you never had.
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Level 61
Nov 14, 2017
I understand that completely, actually. It's just that they took more than they were supposed to.
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Level 62
Sep 7, 2019
haha your name gave me the last answer
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Level 16
Apr 18, 2018
That would do absolutely nothing for you the french because then the Turkish populous in Asia would be counted too and last time I checked Turkey has a higher population then France so you would be 4th no matter what
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Level 68
Sep 24, 2022
Try checking the Turkish population in Europe next time.
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Level 64
Aug 30, 2023
The OP is complaining that Frances non-European population isn't included. Peter is saying that if you want to include the non-European parts of France then you must also include the non-European parts of Turkey.
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Level 32
Apr 19, 2018
•Number displayed is the European population, not total population

READ

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Level 24
Jul 18, 2020
its not ridiculous, as it says most populous countries in Europe, the overseas regions aren't in france they are just owned by france. Like Ireland and northern Ireland many would prefer for the population of the north to be included with the republic or alone as a nation
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Level 58
Feb 25, 2021
European population*
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Level 19
Sep 13, 2016
missed Romania
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Level 43
May 17, 2017
same
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Level 43
Sep 14, 2016
Now how many times do you think we are going to be going over this? French Guiana, if it's not counted, sould be counted because this region is a PART and REGION NOT OVERSEAS DEPARTMENT, so even thought this region isn't in Europe it's obliged to be counted. It's like if you take Hawaii of the Unted States department, it's ridiculous.
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Level 31
Sep 14, 2016
You seemed to miss the argument. It doesn't matter that FG is an integral part of France (as is Reunion, Mayotte, etc). The quiz is purely asking about population located on the European continent. FG is excluded for the same reason Vladivostok isn't included in the Russian population count. Whilst their parent countries have European populations, the inhabitants of those parts are not in Europe.
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Level 57
Sep 30, 2016
Hey, all - read the instructions, stop bitching, and ENJOY THE QUIZ. It's not going to affect the rest of your lifetime!
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Level 61
Jan 12, 2017
Amen to that
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Level 42
May 16, 2017
orale
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Level 57
May 17, 2017
Kazakstan with 500.000 more than the Netherlands
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Level 34
May 17, 2017
thats in asia
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Level 63
Jun 20, 2017
Only a small part of Kazakhstan is in Europe. Far too few people to be even close to #10 on this list. Same for Turkey.
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Level 57
Mar 10, 2021
Turkey’s probably pretty close. Although European Turkey is tiny, it still has about a seventh of their population, probably more than some other countries like Austria.
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Level 57
May 17, 2017
Turkey with 79 mil
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Level 34
Sep 6, 2017
I'm not sure if Turkey's part of Europe.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/turkey-is-not-part-of-europe-as-the-history-of-our-continent-shows-a6923486.html

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Level 44
Jun 14, 2020
The European part of Turkey has circa 10 Milion people
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Level 53
Feb 2, 2022
geez ur dumb jajaco2017 read the rules duh
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Level 77
Oct 22, 2022
Who let this 12-year old leave a rude YouTube style comment like this in JetPunk? If you’re going to be rude here you have to be snide and clever about it.
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Level 41
Oct 24, 2022
Cringe Dimby
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Level 23
Aug 30, 2023
Mean
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Level 34
Sep 6, 2017
I cannot absolutely believe that I missed FRANCE. And the Netherlands. Goodness gracious.
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Level 61
Jan 6, 2018
It's kind of mind-boggling that the Netherlands is in the top 10 of most populous countries in Europe, considering how tiny it is.
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2019
Maybe being totally flat helps, no hills or or desserts etc that cant be populated.
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Level 78
Sep 7, 2019
Yeah, desserts make people fat, then they die sooner and the population lowers.
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Level 66
Sep 7, 2019
What about Dutch apple pie?
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Level 40
Jan 6, 2018
It's European population not total population
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Level 58
Apr 18, 2018
For those of you wondering: Going by the populations listed on Wikipedia for Turkish provinces and districts, the population of European Turkey is about 11.509 million - which would put it at 11th place, just a hair above Belgium at 11.469 million.
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Level 74
Apr 19, 2018
It's quite surprising that one state, California, has almost the same population as a major country, Poland.
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Level 82
Jul 14, 2018
It's got a shed load more wealth and influence too
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2019
Why?
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Level 67
Sep 10, 2019
I guess, but there are 11 Indian States and 14 Administrative Divisions in China bigger than California in population, so I'm not sure of the significance of California. I mean the Tokyo metro area has as many people as your biggest state...
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Level 67
Mar 13, 2021
But has less than half the population of Germany, which has less land area.
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Level 53
Feb 2, 2022
califrornia has more people than canada, texas has more than australia its weird
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Level 34
Jul 14, 2018
Where is the UK?
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2019
Em... it's there... right at the top, 3rd place
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Level 67
Feb 21, 2023
It lies between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea.
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Level 67
Aug 16, 2018
Took me ages to get Romania.
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2019
3 years old, maybe time for an update? Population numbers are more likely to change than stuff on some other wuizes (like I dunno area of land ;) )
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Level 68
Sep 7, 2019
Idk why I read this as Europe's most populous CITIES. Could not figure out how I wasn't getting any 🤦
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Level 44
Mar 11, 2020
Missed Netherlands, still proud of myself!
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Level 55
Apr 15, 2020
Pretty surprised the Netherlands comes in at 10th place. There's so many (big!) countries with so few people in Europe!
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Level 37
Jul 31, 2020
There is a mistake, as the 10th country is supposed to be turkey, not the netherlands.
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Level 37
Nov 27, 2020
I think Turkey should be in this just because it has a part which is in Europe, its mainland is in Asia.
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Level 68
Mar 10, 2021
Well no, the European part doesn’t have enough people to be included.
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Level 29
Aug 2, 2020
For anyone who is wondering, russia's european population is 111M and the TOTAL population is 146M(Asia)
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Level 50
Mar 10, 2021
bahahahha i forogt to say Ukraine bc I thought I already wrote it down but then It automatically took it as uk and not Ukraine hahahah
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Level 38
Mar 10, 2021
if we included the numbers from the British and French overseas territories, they would probably be higher than russia? right? idk.
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Level 68
Mar 10, 2021
Definitely not, the overseas territories and deprtments do not have that many people
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Level 64
Aug 30, 2023
You mad bro? There's only like 250k living in British Overseas Territories.
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Level 35
Mar 10, 2021
missed Romania
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Level 59
Mar 10, 2021
damn Netherlands is DENSE
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Level 18
Mar 15, 2021
I used WorldAtlas to find out the Netherlands
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Level 53
Mar 15, 2021
wow got romania on literally last second
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Level 40
Apr 24, 2021
russia will have more than 100k if it get its old colonies back
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Level 67
Jun 4, 2021
46 seconds left
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Level 39
Dec 12, 2021
I swear that I typed Romania the last second
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2021
I hate when that happens
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Level 53
Feb 2, 2022
done in 12 seconds ez
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Level 55
Oct 17, 2022
Ukraine and Poland have likely switched places in the course of the recent war against Russia. Will that be permanent?
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Level 82
Oct 22, 2022
7-8 million refugees so, yeah...
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Level 53
Nov 23, 2022
What's wild is that Ukraine had something like 52 Million people in the early 90s so it would have ranked much much higher on this list.
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Level 70
Feb 5, 2023
I never realized how close Romania and the Netherlands are in population
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Level 60
Feb 12, 2023
10/10 took longer than I though though
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Level 59
Feb 12, 2023
I keep forgetting that Russia is technically part of Europe until the last second.
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Level 66
Feb 27, 2023
France is officially 68 million since the beginning of the year