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Most Populated Countries Bordering the Indian Ocean

Can you name the ten most populous countries that border the Indian Ocean?
We consider marginal seas such as the Red Sea and Persian Gulf to be part of the Indian Ocean
Population estimates according to Wikipedia
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Last updated: October 13, 2016
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Population
Country
1,322,280,000
India
261,890,900
Indonesia
209,167,000
Pakistan
163,269,000
Bangladesh
95,877,600
Egypt
Population
Country
80,488,800
Iran
69,037,513
Thailand
57,310,000
Tanzania
56,521,900
South Africa
53,370,609
Myanmar
29 Comments
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Level 72
Oct 13, 2016
Note to self, read the disclaimers before you start. I couldn't get the last answer and was amazed when Egypt came up. Then I saw your note. Doh!
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Level 85
Oct 16, 2016
Yeah same here. I usually forget to read the notes.
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Level 67
Nov 1, 2016
Same here too. I only tried Egypt because I couldn't think of any other country around 91 millions people in the vaguery surrounding area, and when it got accepted I immediately knew there had to have been a disclairmer.... and indeed, there was.
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Level 53
Feb 21, 2017
Yep, definitely would have helped
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Level 80
Oct 17, 2016
Great quiz!
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Level 10
May 19, 2018
agreed
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Level 71
Feb 21, 2017
Good interesting quiz, not as easy as I thought it was going to be until I got a reward with Egypt.
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Level 68
Feb 21, 2017
Awesome quiz man!!
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Level 40
Feb 21, 2017
Somehow I didn't remember it went as far south as South Africa. I don't know what I thought was down there.. but that was a silly mistake to make.
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Level 55
Feb 21, 2017
I thought the same thing, like maybe it "stopped" at Madagascar or something. Don't know what I thought the water between the two countries was called...
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Level 74
May 2, 2017
1. Mozambique Strait

2. Some people believe in a Southern Ocean. I don't, and neither does National Geographic or anyone I know of. But South Africa did take me while to get too.

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Level 74
May 2, 2017
actually it's the mozambique channel. i looked at it again. strange, i don't remember that...
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Level 40
Dec 14, 2022
I did'nt even know South Africa had that many people
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Level 37
Feb 21, 2017
Egypt touches the Red sea, not the indian ocean
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Level 57
Feb 21, 2017
Read the disclaimer notes!
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Level 23
Feb 21, 2017
I was like wtf then i saw the notes and was like ok
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Level 76
Feb 21, 2017
I typed Ethiopia several times before realizing that it hasn't had a coastline on any ocean for over twenty years.
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Level 74
May 2, 2017
I did too, and I didn't realize why it didn't work until now... eritrea....
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Level 47
Sep 1, 2019
Long live the Ethiopian Empire....
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Level 88
Jun 17, 2018
We were always taught to read the instructions on our exam papers at least twice before starting.
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Level 20
Jan 23, 2019
Tell me if i am wrong, but France have a bigger population than Tanzania, South Africa, and Myanmar.

And it have 2 regions in the ocean

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Level 40
Oct 27, 2019
almost forgot bangladesh and pakistan. i'm 100% stupid
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Level 66
Jul 21, 2020
I was also surprised when Egypt made it int the list i was writing Sudan for some reason
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Level 63
Dec 7, 2020
France should also be included, for Réunion and Mayotte (and for TAAF). Also, if overseas territories are not excluded in the disclaimer, UK has the British Indian Ocean Territory (Diego Garcia and the Chagos archipelago) which of course borders the ocean.
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Level 81
May 14, 2022
The numbers on here definitely need updated.
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Level 69
Aug 28, 2023
Needs an update
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Level 74
Apr 21, 2024
Yes. Kenya has now knocked off Myanmar
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Level 88
Sep 17, 2023
India has more than all the others in total. Mental
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Level 55
Sep 17, 2023
As others have stated, France should be here, Reunión and Mayotte are administratively identical to Paris or Brittany, and France is more populous than several countries here.