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Five Most Populated Countries by Continent

Can you guess the five most populated countries in each continent?
Population as of January 1, 2024. More info here.
Population totals represent the population within the continent only
Quiz by Quizzer6794
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Last updated: November 19, 2023
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First submittedJune 10, 2015
Times taken227,426
Average score83.3%
Rating4.99
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Africa
226 m
Nigeria
128 m
Ethiopia
114 m
Egypt
104 m
D.R. Congo
68.4
Tanzania
 
 
Asia
1435 m
India
1434 m
China
279 m
Indonesia
243 m
Pakistan
174 m
Bangladesh
Europe
111 m
Russia
83.3 m
Germany
67.7 m
United Kingdom
64.7 m
France
58.8 m
Italy
 
 
North America
344 m
United States
129 m
Mexico
39.0 m
Canada
18.2 m
Guatemala
11.8 m
Haiti
Oceania
26.6 m
Australia
10.4 m
Papua New Guinea
5.27 m
New Zealand
0.940 m
Fiji
0.749 m
Solomon Islands
 
 
South America
217 m
Brazil
52.2 m
Colombia
45.9 m
Argentina
34.5 m
Peru
29.1 m
Venezuela
118 Comments
+47
Level 29
Jun 11, 2015
2 seconds left guessing solomon islands
+11
Level 85
Jul 15, 2015
solomon islands was also my last guess to get 100%
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Level 47
Feb 7, 2018
For some reason it didn't cross my mind to guess Haiti until I started randomly guessing North American countries with a minute left
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Level 55
Mar 21, 2024
same
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Level 71
Mar 12, 2021
I had the same issue, I tried Dominican Republic and thought that it had a higher population than Haiti, so I didn't even try Haiti until much later
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Level 43
Apr 29, 2023
i left with haiti
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Level 91
Jul 15, 2015
You simply do not expect the Solomon Islands to appear on a list of highest population of anything.
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Level 66
Jul 15, 2015
Yeah but Solomon Islands is bigger than the other small countries
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Level 69
Feb 6, 2016
As an Australian, one of the first ones I got, ayy
+19
Level 68
Mar 2, 2017
Same, as a kiwi. Boom!
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Level 40
Jul 18, 2017
I got it and I'm fin
+10
Level 17
Oct 3, 2017
As a 14 year old American you can understand how long its gonna take me to finish this
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Level 65
Jun 11, 2023
As an American Mum, you can understand this takes me forever because my 14 year old keeps interrupting

Wah I am hungry

Wah are you wearing my jacket

Wah is my Baba coming back

Wah the fishing hook is through my finger

OMG

Yes, you can go to Canada via Vermont

Wear your seatbelts bye

👻

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Level 70
Oct 15, 2023
I think about this comment a lot.
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Level 89
Apr 10, 2019
^^ It's your quiz.
+20
Level 62
May 12, 2019
As a 15-year-old Irish person, age and nationality are weak excuses.
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Level 75
May 12, 2019
As a 13 year old American, I finished with 1:34 left
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Level 66
May 12, 2019
As a yet to be concieved fetus it took me negative 5 seconds to get everything
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Level 76
Nov 6, 2019
14 year old American, 1:27 left
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Level 38
Apr 3, 2020
14-year-old spaniard. got it all with 1:30 remaining
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Level 58
Mar 17, 2021
As a triangle-year-old Horrible Gelatinous Blob, I got it with the rest of the lifespan of the known universe left.
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Level 58
Oct 19, 2021
14 year old american, 1:59 left
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Level 29
Jul 19, 2015
Same 2 seconds. Couldn't type fast enough
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Level 33
Mar 16, 2016
... I actually got that one within my first five
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Level 58
Jun 5, 2016
however, my strategy was that I thought that solomon islands had a lot of land for an oceanic country. Then about 20 seconds later, I'm like, oh crap its Fiji
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Level 32
Mar 8, 2017
1 second left guessing Bangladesh.
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Level 58
Jul 20, 2018
1 sec as well. Mine was Congo.
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Level 63
May 12, 2019
Mine was Ethiopia. Smh at myself.
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Level 25
Apr 12, 2019
and women complain that 2 seconds is too short....uggh
+5
Level 77
Jun 15, 2015
I smell a sequel coming...
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Level 65
Jun 15, 2015
*gasps* You have the smell of a dog! Here it is!
+10
Level 77
May 24, 2017
hey...I think that was an insult
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Level 74
Apr 11, 2019
@buck You're probably thinking of 'your father was a hamster.'
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Level 75
Mar 10, 2020
I thought he smells of elderberries?
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Level 76
Jun 15, 2015
Congratulations 6794! Nice artwork, too.
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Level 65
Jun 15, 2015
Thanks!
+1
Level 37
Jul 15, 2015
Great quiz!
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Level 65
Jul 15, 2015
Thank you!
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Level 75
Jul 15, 2015
I didn't guess Russia because I got all of the Asian countries. Russia! you fickle red fish! You switch between Europe and Asia as it suits your own needs.
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Level 65
Jul 15, 2015
Actually, we've counted the Russian split of the Ural Mountains to divide Russia and form a marking of population between the continental sides. Since China is outrageously over-populated, beside many other Asian countries, as opposed to Europe, the country would be included on the top row, second-to-right, and not the bottom westernmost section of the quiz. Surprisingly, Bangladesh is more populated than Russia!
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Level 58
Jul 15, 2015
OH

MY

GOD !

FUNNY

COLORED

WAY

TO

WRITE

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Level 53
Oct 27, 2021
how?
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Level 85
Jul 20, 2015
100% got fiji with two seconds remaining
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Level 95
Dec 20, 2015
Got them all with over a minute to spare. The only hard part was Oceania. I got the first 3 pretty quick and after that it was just a matter of typing in all of the countries until I got the last two. Thankfully there aren't too many countries in Oceania.
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Level 28
Feb 5, 2016
quizzer, ur quizzes r awesome, just like gavin said. try my countries by first 2 letters yo yo style and random capitals quiz
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Level 65
Feb 5, 2016
Thanks a lot!! I will :) (and who is Gavin?)
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Level 66
May 29, 2016
That may be ghart.
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Level 73
Mar 2, 2016
it always screws me up that Indonesia is part of Asia but Papua New Guinea is part of oceania. even though they share an island
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Level 55
Mar 14, 2016
I got them all right which means there's probably too much time on the clock because I suck at geography quizzes.
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Level 66
Jun 6, 2016
Quizzer: You have an entire tag for your quizzes and those based on them!
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Level 35
Jun 13, 2016
I didn't know Guatemala was considered to be in North America...
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Level 63
Aug 10, 2016
Central America is the southernmost region of Northern America since CA is not a continent.
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Level 22
Jul 10, 2016
Might be a nice idea to do one by population density?
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Level 65
Jul 10, 2016
We have done one - check our "Five Countries by Continent" tag. :)
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Level 68
Sep 3, 2016
Ugh. Got every single answer except Pakistan. Including the freaking Solomon Islands.
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Level 25
Mar 7, 2017
Am I the only Brit who got UK by typing Ukraine?
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Level 65
Mar 8, 2017
Got all but Bangladesh. Kicking myself for forgetting it.
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Level 56
Mar 8, 2017
when you get solomon islands but not bangladesh
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Level 56
May 20, 2017
29/30. I took untimed.
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Level 23
Jun 24, 2017
isn't Russia mostly in Asia?
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Level 67
Jun 24, 2017
Land is, but the majority of the population is in Europe, as is the Capital.
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Level 65
Jun 24, 2017
Well, we split the population, but Asia's competition is too tough for Russia to make the top 5!
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Level 35
Jun 24, 2017
OMG I FORGOT RUSSIA!!!!!

:( :( :( :(

I AM AN IDIOT!!!!

putin, please don't kill me for forgetting you...

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Level 71
Jan 21, 2018
He wont.
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Level 78
Apr 11, 2019
How can you be so sure?
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Level 57
Jun 24, 2017
Just the kind of quiz I like, optimal for 5/5 and some time left.
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Level 41
Jun 29, 2017
Good quiz nearly missed the Soomon Islands
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Level 69
May 10, 2019
You are missing some l's aswell
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Level 67
Jun 29, 2017
just missed fiji :(
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Level 36
Jul 19, 2017
Stuck with Haiti
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Level 41
Sep 13, 2017
Me too for the Solomons but still had over a minute to guess it
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Level 25
Nov 6, 2017
Good quiz
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Level 23
Jan 9, 2018
I'm confused, how do you make a quiz by continent???
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Level 71
Jan 21, 2018
How can you make a Quiz, where you have more Rows of Blocks? Everytime i I set Blocks they arrange in one Row of Blocks
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Level 65
Jan 21, 2018
You can add a block with the button on the right by going to Manual Mode in Step 3.
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Level 71
Jan 22, 2018
I know, but they always arrange to the Right, and don't create a second row of Blocks instead
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Level 21
Feb 7, 2018
cuba is more populated than haiti I think !
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Level 31
May 23, 2018
All with 1:03 to go
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Level 73
Feb 5, 2019
Surely Cuba is more populated than Haiti.
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Level 57
Apr 10, 2019
It is, but don't call me Shirley!
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Level 68
Mar 10, 2019
Strange not to see Japan in a quiz about most populated countries. But the competition in Asia is really tough
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Level 57
Apr 10, 2019
Cuba has more people than Haiti. Cuba has 11.48 million people, Haiti has 10.98. Given that Haiti's growth has been steady, whereas Cuba's is relatively flat, this fact would have also been true at the time the test was created.

I suggest changing NA's rankings to put Cuba last, not Haiti.

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Level ∞
Apr 10, 2019
Looks like you're right. Wikipedia used to say that Haiti was more populated. I have a feeling that Haiti's government statistics are non-existent or incomplete, so there's probably a large range of estimates.
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Level ∞
Apr 10, 2019
Also, we no longer use Wikipedia for country populations since worldometers seems to be more consistent.
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Level 85
Apr 11, 2019
Worldometer (like the others) shows no blip in the population for Haiti in 2010, even though 100,000 to 200,000 Haitians were supposed to have died in the earthquake that year.
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Level ∞
Apr 11, 2019
I would agree there should be a blip, but not as big as you might think. The best estimate for the death toll is that 92,000 died. Worldometers is based on UN data and estimates, so maybe e-mail your UN ambassador? :)
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Level 85
Apr 11, 2019
@Quizmaster

Look at http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/haiti-population/ where there's not only a population graph but a population growth rate graph. 92000 is 0.8% of 11 million. The graph show a growth rate of about 1.6% in 2009, which means the graph should nosedive to about half that in 2010, but nothing like that is shown. Either someone's lying about the effects of the earthquake or someone is incompetent at processing data.

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Level 66
May 15, 2019
¿Por que no los dos?
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Level 69
Oct 14, 2019
growth rate is not really effected if people die. If say per 5 families 10 kids are born, that would still be the same even after a disaster (unless access to food etc was impacted or like nuclear disaster which could cause miscarriages). There might might some slight impacts, but those could go both ways
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Level 39
Apr 12, 2019
The quiz is cool but those "m" units are just nah.
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Level 47
Apr 29, 2019
I agree, why are we using meters? We should use feet like normal people.
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Level 82
May 12, 2019
That would inflate the figures as while most people have two feet very few reach two full meters.
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Level 26
Jun 11, 2019
1:24 remaining and got all
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Level 67
Mar 16, 2021
1:48 remaining for me
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Level 57
Oct 14, 2019
Cuba has a larger population than Haiti: 11.48 million vs. 10.98 million, based on 2017 World Bank estimates.
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Level ∞
Oct 15, 2019
Your source is out of date and draws from the same UN estimates that our source does. That said, population numbers for Haiti (and probably Cuba too) have a significant margin of error.
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Level 38
Sep 4, 2020
Could you update the populations?? Like nigeria is up to 206 millions now. Great quiz! I really like the -Top five by ouldcontinents concept!
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Level 61
Sep 23, 2020
It's rare for Oceania to be easiest. Australia New Zealand Papua New Guinea, and then logically Fiji and Solomon Islands.
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Level 31
Mar 12, 2021
How did I get Guatemala but forget Canada?
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Level 88
Mar 12, 2021
Maybe an unpopular opinion, but I think the portion of the US population that lives in Hawaii should be considered as part of Oceania on quizzes like this. It seems to me that would be more consistent with how other transcontinental states (e.g. Russia and Turkey) are handled, as well as being in line with the caveat in this quiz. I gather that it's not the standard practice on Jetpunk, but I've never really been clear on why that is.
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Level 75
Mar 20, 2024
What with the world being such a complicated place, and what with us being such a complicated species, there will never be a consistent and satisfying way of arranging it all.

There are no rules, only choices.

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Level 82
Mar 12, 2021
Man, why do I always forget Indonesia in these quizzes? I went through all the countries in SE Asia including Singapore but I missed Indonesia!
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Level 61
Mar 15, 2021
Ah, only missed Canada. That strange, elusive country. I had heard of it before, but completely forgot about it.
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Level 18
Mar 15, 2021
I FORGOT GUATEMALA
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Level 68
May 3, 2021
calm down?
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Level 67
Jun 13, 2021
43 seconds remaining
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Level 53
Oct 27, 2021
Haiti is honestly terrifying
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Level 51
Jan 27, 2022
just missed Tanzania I'm sad now
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Level 39
Sep 12, 2022
Same
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Level 60
Mar 18, 2022
The statistics and answer table say 'county' instead of 'country' in the header.
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Level 39
Sep 12, 2022
I can’t believe Bangladesh beat out japan
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Level 61
Feb 11, 2023
30/30 in 1:49. Cool.
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Level 82
Jul 4, 2023
you may want to update the quiz--India has surpassed China as the most populated country in Asia
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Level 40
Aug 7, 2023
Kept getting Guatemala spelling wrong.
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Level 28
Dec 2, 2023
Can't believe Tanzania only has 68.4 people
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Level 43
Mar 20, 2024
As a 15-year old georgian 🇬🇪, I guessed all first try
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Level 47
Mar 20, 2024
I never knew Tanzania had 68.4 people!
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Level 20
Mar 21, 2024
France has 68.37 millions of peoples !!!