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Top 50 Countries by Population - In Order

Name the top 50 countries by population. To make it easier, we give you the first letter of the country as a hint.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
As of 28 November 2021 according to Worldometers
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Last updated: December 5, 2021
First submittedApril 22, 2016
Times taken152,529
Average score48.0%
Rating4.96
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Population
 
Country
1455 mil
C
China
1399 mil
I
India
334 mil
U
United States
278 mil
I
Indonesia
227 mil
P
Pakistan
215 mil
B
Brazil
213 mil
N
Nigeria
167 mil
B
Bangladesh
146 mil
R
Russia
131 mil
M
Mexico
126 mil
J
Japan
119 mil
E
Ethiopia
112 mil
P
Philippines
105 mil
E
Egypt
98.6 mil
V
Vietnam
93.4 mil
D
D. R. Congo
85.6 mil
T
Turkey
Population
 
Country
85.5 mil
I
Iran
84.2 mil
G
Germany
70.0 mil
T
Thailand
68.4 mil
U
United Kingdom
67.7 mil
F
France
62.1 mil
T
Tanzania
60.4 mil
S
South Africa
60.3 mil
I
Italy
55.4 mil
K
Kenya
54.9 mil
M
Myanmar
51.6 mil
C
Colombia
51.3 mil
S
South Korea
47.8 mil
U
Uganda
46.8 mil
S
Spain
45.8 mil
A
Argentina
45.3 mil
S
Sudan
45.0 mil
A
Algeria
Population
 
Country
43.4 mil
U
Ukraine
41.5 mil
I
Iraq
40.2 mil
A
Afghanistan
38.2 mil
C
Canada
38.1 mil
M
Morocco
37.8 mil
P
Poland
35.6 mil
S
Saudi Arabia
34.3 mil
A
Angola
34.1 mil
U
Uzbekistan
33.6 mil
P
Peru
32.9 mil
M
Malaysia
32.5 mil
M
Mozambique
32.0 mil
G
Ghana
30.7 mil
Y
Yemen
29.9 mil
N
Nepal
28.3 mil
V
Venezuela
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Level 75
Apr 22, 2016
Also nice :)
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Level 75
Apr 22, 2016
nice, thanks for the mention!
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Level 64
Apr 22, 2016
What a great quiz! Very fun to try :)
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Level 75
Apr 22, 2016
Fun, but why does the flag of China have a great big "C" in the middle of it?!
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Level 63
May 1, 2016
To give you a MASSIVE hint, I guess
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Level 75
May 18, 2016
I think C is spelt 四 over there...
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Level 56
Dec 4, 2016
there is no corollation between phonic sounds and characters, Jerry928. therefore, there is no spelling of "C".
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Level 32
Mar 12, 2019
@jerry928 To be fair, it's mostly just spelled 4 over there...
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Level 67
Apr 10, 2020
As if the flag wasn't enough.
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Level 48
May 18, 2016
Doing it in order ups the difficulty so much! I only got 17.
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Level 47
May 26, 2018
only got 20. its ok, i couldnt get any either.
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Level 65
May 18, 2016
Hard, fast paced quiz! Great job, QM ✒
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Level 69
May 18, 2016
24/50, missed really obvious ones like the UK, Philippines and Iran. However I did get Afghanistan.
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Level 47
May 26, 2018
somehow got malaysia, but not the philippines! lol
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Level 58
May 19, 2016
Nice quiz but I think more time is needed.
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Level 62
May 19, 2016
Nice one!
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Level 76
May 20, 2016
Was Burma, now Myanmar? At least either should count (though this quiz has to lead with a letter). But why the late change? Myanmar will soon enough be a chapter best forgotten.
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Level ∞
May 21, 2016
Both type-ins will work as always. As of May 20th, we made a site-wide change from Burma to Myanmar. At some point, we have to acknowledge that the government of Myanmar is here to stay. On JetPunk we try to see the world the way it is, not the way we wish it would be.
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Level 72
Aug 24, 2017
Myanmar is already slowly transitioning back to a non-authoritative, democracy thanks to Aung San Suu Kyi and it shows no signs of wanting to change back to Burma. Besides, Myanmar isn't some made-up word that the military randomly thought of to show how powerful they are. Myanmar and Burma are two different ways of saying the same word, and the British used Burma because it was easier to say and remember.
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Level 71
Dec 24, 2021
This comment thread hasn't aged well...
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Level 32
May 21, 2016
How come more people got Yemen, Argentina, Canada, South Africa, Spain, Venezuela, Ukraine, Kenya, South Korea, Colombia, Poland, Iraq, and Uganda than Tanzania? Since they're in order it doesn't make much sense.
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Level 34
Mar 5, 2019
Yemen because of letter. Others may be more known
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Level 55
Dec 29, 2021
Because the tab key exists
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Level 14
May 21, 2016
WHERE THE HECK IS AUSTRALIA???
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Level 58
Jul 6, 2016
Down under
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Level 67
Mar 5, 2019
Same place it's been for a long time (well, except for a little continental drift here and there). Population-wise, they're #55 on the list.
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Level 33
Jan 25, 2022
Australia literally finally passed North Korea like 10 days ago and is now rank #54
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Level 85
Sep 4, 2021
Four or five countries after Yemen, with a population of less than 26 million in 2021. Otherwise, still Downunder! 😊
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Level 43
May 21, 2016
Nice Quiz, but could you remove the yellow space, it makes it much harder and less fun
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Level 60
May 23, 2016
I second that.
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Level 57
May 23, 2016
Try this quiz: http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/most-populous-countries-quiz.php
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Level 61
Jul 3, 2016
Very difficult with only 5 minutes. Please add another minute or two?
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Level 48
Mar 7, 2019
Yes, maybe a couple more.
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Level 70
Jul 15, 2016
Needs more time if you want them in order.
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Level 70
Dec 3, 2021
Still needs more time if you want them in order.
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Level 44
Mar 19, 2022
That is some gap. Seconded
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Level 47
Oct 23, 2018
7th try!!
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Level 69
Feb 4, 2019
The letter hints for Mexico and South Korea sure threw me off!
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Level 91
Feb 5, 2019
Yeah- second that- I thought Mexico got left off and had no idea which "N" country was that populated- tried everything to no avail. How has that not been remedied yet?
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Level ∞
Feb 5, 2019
No one clicked the checkmark to report it until you did.
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Level 78
Feb 6, 2019
How come South Korea starts with an M?
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Level 76
Feb 11, 2019
Because the Quizmaster messed it up.
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Level ∞
Feb 12, 2019
Fixed
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Level 63
Feb 12, 2019
South Korea has an M
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Level 76
Mar 5, 2019
I like quizzes like this.
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Level 74
Mar 5, 2019
Please add more time
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Level 72
Mar 5, 2019
Fun puzzle just not enough time to think and then type.
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Level 63
Mar 5, 2019
Harder than I expected! Great quiz! :)
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Level 57
Mar 5, 2019
I did great in the first column but then got bogged down in the middle of column 2. This quiz will take some practice to get them all in the time allowed.
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Level 40
Mar 5, 2019
cool quiz
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Level 56
Mar 5, 2019
yay me got angola and uzbekistan but not iran
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Level 71
Mar 8, 2019
Same order as the latest United Nations Population Division estimates except now UK at 21 and France at 22.
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Level 65
Mar 9, 2019
Typing Afghanistan is not working
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Level 55
Apr 15, 2020
bro you gotta make this longer there's nowhere near enough time
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Level 44
Dec 1, 2020
I made within 4:57 minutes.
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Level 33
Jan 25, 2022
I'm a pro at this so I got everything in 1:57 minutes
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Level 48
Jul 21, 2020
According to Worldmeters, the UK should be ahead of France.
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Level 35
Aug 10, 2020
All correct, although a few tripped me.
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Level 58
Oct 2, 2020
Can you add a bit more time? I could barely reach the bottom in time and ended up doing worse.
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Level 44
Dec 1, 2020
1st try: 35

2nd: 43

3rd: 45

4th: finally 50 (with 3 seconds left) - I typed "Nepal" out of desperation; couldn't believe it's right lol.

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Level 50
Dec 19, 2020
Quiz need Update. DRC have now over 100 Millions
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Level 56
Jul 3, 2021
45% got Yemen. Other 55%? Not sure. Only one Y country. Must not have looked closely enough…
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Level 82
Nov 29, 2021
17 of the countries are out of order. Italy should be after Tanzania and South Africa, Myanmar should be after Kenya, South Korea should be after Colombia, Spain should be after Uganda, Algeria should be after Sudan, Poland should be after Canada and Morocco, and Uzbekistan and Peru should be after Angola, according to the populations listed.
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Level 91
Nov 29, 2021
Yes, I noticed that too
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Level 82
Nov 29, 2021
great quiz idea but it needs more time for us slow typists.
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Level 76
Nov 30, 2021
good quiz but needs more time
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Level 43
Nov 30, 2021
myanmar is in front of kenya, when it says 54 for myanmar and 55 for kenya
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Level 33
Jan 25, 2022
If you click on the country name, It will show that Kenya has a higher population than Myanmar.
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Level 33
Jan 25, 2022
Because the date on the website shows 2020 but this quiz was made on 2021
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Level 69
Nov 30, 2021
A really good quiz, but some of these countries are now out of order based on the populations given. Great, challenging quiz though!
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Level 81
Nov 30, 2021
Why does my clock suddenly jump to zero, when I've repeatedly monitored it as I took the quiz?
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Level 49
Nov 30, 2021
I’d take this quiz if the layout for jetpunk on my phone hadn’t randomly broken
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Level 64
Dec 2, 2021
A lot of these countries are out of order: Italy shout be behind Tanzania and South Africa, Myanmar should be behind Kenya, south Korea behind Colombia, Algeria behind Sudan, Poland behind morocco and Canada, and Peru should be behind Angola.
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Level 17
Dec 4, 2021
me forgetting india: 👁 👄 👁
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Level 85
Dec 11, 2021
I'm always amazed to realize that if Pakistan and Bangladesh hadn't split up in the 1970s, Pakistan would be 3rd on the list, bigger than the US at 342m.
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Level 73
Dec 14, 2021
Either needs WAY more time or you need to nix the yellow box format.
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Level 64
Dec 24, 2021
All these people bleating! That's the point, its meant to be tough. Cheers for the quiz!
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Level 33
Jan 25, 2022
Madagascar is now more populous than Venezuela
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Level 33
Jan 25, 2022
It was also more populous in November 28
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Level 55
Jan 31, 2022
6 seconds remaining!
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Level 46
Sep 28, 2022
I think that Nigeria passed Brazil
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Level 40
Oct 20, 2022
Kinda shocks me that Bangladesh has more population than the big Russia, also Uganda more pop that Canada, and even Yemen who has 25 million more people than its own neighbor Oman who is only 5 million
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Level 43
Nov 10, 2022
That was easy.
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Level 43
Nov 10, 2022
By the way, this quiz is now outdated. Not only has the US gone up by 8 million people (again, not really sure how) but Nigeria has passed Brazil.
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Level 43
Dec 1, 2022
This is still outdated. Switch Brazil and Nigeria, and switch Ethiopia and Japan.