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Countries that Beat Canada

For each selected category, name any of the countries that rank higher than Canada. Good luck!
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Last updated: July 18, 2022
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First submittedApril 15, 2020
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Rank
Category
Answer
2
Largest surface area
Russia
2
Most-visited by American tourists
Mexico
7
Lowest population density
Mongolia | Namibia | Iceland | Australia |
Suriname | Guyana
5
Biggest wheat production
China | India | Russia | United States
5
Highest life expectancy
Monaco | Singapore | Japan | San Marino
9
Most gold medals per capita at the
2022 Winter Olympics
Norway | Slovenia | Austria | Sweden | Switzerland |
Finland | Netherlands | Estonia
4
Most proven oil reserves
Venezuela | Saudi Arabia | Iran
3
Largest country as a percentage of the
continent on which it lies
Australia | Brazil
10
Coldest capital city
(guess the country not the capital!)
Mongolia | Kazakhstan | Iceland | Norway | Russia |
Finland | Estonia | Lithuania | Latvia
4
Greatest land area with a desert or tundra biome
Australia | Algeria | Saudi Arabia
2
Northernmost point on land
(including overseas territories)
Denmark
4
Earliest legalization of same sex marriage
Netherlands | Belgium | Spain
5 (t)
Shortest name of any country in the Americas
Cuba | Peru | Chile | Haiti
5
Lowest human exposure to air pollution
Finland | Brunei | New Zealand | Sweden
10
Most skyscrapers per capita
Monaco | United Arab Emirates | Singapore |
Qatar | Panama | Bahrain |
South Korea | Australia | Kuwait
4
Most recent country to host the Winter Olympics
China | South Korea | Russia
4 (t)
Most A's in its name
Antigua and Barbuda | Madagascar | Saudi Arabia
4
Most populous member of the
Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
(not including France)
Egypt | Vietnam | D. R. Congo
8
Westernmost point on land
Fiji | Russia | United States | New Zealand |
Tonga | Kiribati | Samoa
4
Earliest celebration of New Years in the Americas
Brazil | Argentina | Uruguay
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Level 85
Apr 22, 2020
Certainly Australia is the largest country as a percentage of the "ontinent" on which it lies. But I'm wondering why Mongolia isn't one of the lowest countries for pollution exposure. It's a huge territory with a nomadic base, virtually no manufacturing, and only mining.
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Level 75
Apr 22, 2020
I think that dust from deserts is also counted in air pollution.
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Level 61
Apr 22, 2020
Yes.
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Level 74
Jul 18, 2022
I'm thinking that there have to be small island countries, primarily in the Pacific, that have to qualify there as well.
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Level ∞
Apr 22, 2020
Fixed the misspelling. Mongolia probably also gets a lot of pollution from China.
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Level 76
Apr 28, 2020
As much fun as it is to blame others, Mongolia has pretty much generated their problem all on their own. Here's an eye opening story. Although it's from 2017, things haven't exactly changed for the better.

One quotation: "80 percent of all pollution in Ulaanbaatar is caused by ger stoves, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). ... and the organization predicts the situation will worsen over the next 10 years."

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Level ∞
Apr 28, 2020
Interesting. I retract my statement. That actually makes more sense.
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Level 73
Apr 22, 2020
Ulaanbaatar is also a VERY polluted city (a quick Google search shows it was worse than Delhi and Beijing in 2016), and 1/3 of the country lives there
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Level 67
May 25, 2020
Mongolia is probably one of the highest.
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Level 77
Jul 31, 2020
I wonder about the island nations in the pacific. I would have guessed that Kiribati, Tuvalu or the Marshall Islands have less pollution than Sweden or New Zealand.
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Level 83
Apr 22, 2020
In the "Largest country as a percentage..." question, continent is misspelled.
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Level 83
Apr 22, 2020
Chile is misspelled in "Shortest name of any country in the Americas"

(Moral of the story: Never create a quiz while hungry :P)

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Level ∞
Apr 22, 2020
Mmmm... Chile.
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Level 66
Apr 22, 2020
nice questions :) an extra 30 seconds wouldn't hurt. I still needed 5 more questions and had time for one, saw franco.. and westernmost flashing by so had a quick wild guess and actually got those right without time to think about it. But yea, not time to guess the others or read the questions properly.

Was surprised iceland wasnt on the lowest airpolution, maybe they use a lot of snowmobiles?

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Level 82
Apr 23, 2020
Iceland is directly behind Canada with pretty much the same score.
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Level 76
Apr 24, 2020
Who would've thunk it...Egypt is a member of the francophone community. Seems silly.
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Level 67
May 25, 2020
Yeah, pretty strange that a country that was has a long history with France — including building the Suez Canal and a period of occupation — would have a connection to the language.
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Level 71
Jul 18, 2022
I mean it is kinda weird. The French never directly colonized Egypt the way the British did, and a quick Google search tells me that English is more widely spoken than French. If they are part of the Francophonie that's understable--many countries are part of both (the Francophonie and the Commonwealth)--but I find it head-scratching that Egypt is not part of the Commonwealth.
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Level 55
May 6, 2020
Congrats on your first featured English quiz! :)
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Level 51
May 6, 2020
Thanks a lot!!!
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Level 71
May 14, 2020
The official name for Canada is Dominion of Canada. Not sure what Jet Punk's take is on this, but you might want to put a caveat in the description for that clue.
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Level 51
May 15, 2020
I don't think it's necessary...
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Level 67
May 25, 2020
Not any more. It's been simply "Canada" for decades. Even the most eager Anglophile bootlickers don't use the old term.
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Level 77
Jul 21, 2020
Bootlickers?
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Level 73
Aug 3, 2020
As a Canadian citizen, nobody refers to Canada as the Dominion of Canada
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Level 20
May 14, 2021
No its not
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Level 55
May 4, 2022
Dominion doesnt even have an a
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Level 68
Jul 18, 2022
Dominion of Canada was never ever ever official. The founding statutes coined "Dominion" as a generic but the name of the dominion was and is "Canada," pure and simple. Analogue: Do our southern neighbours refer to the Republic of the United States of America? Nope.
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Level 84
May 25, 2020
The USA is both further west and further east (celebrates New Years earlier) than Canada. Aleutian Islands.
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Level 69
May 25, 2020
But that's not how time zones work. The international date line bends to accomodate for Alaska's awkward shape and the Aleutian Islands are in GMT -10. It would be hugely inconvenient if part of Alaska was a whole day ahead of the rest.
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Level 84
May 25, 2020
yeah you're right nevermind
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Level 38
Jul 18, 2022
hahahahahah
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Level 68
May 25, 2020
I'm surprised Iceland wasn't on the list for lowest pollution. They have no power plants, and no manufacturing except for limited aluminum processing,which our guide told us is very green. Unless he was lying...
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Level 53
May 25, 2020
Probably similar to Mongolia - a highly urbanised population and cities are never good for clean air.
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Level 73
Aug 3, 2020
Probably not? Iceland has less people than Molgola and they also live on one of the world's best reserves of thermal energy
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Level 86
Aug 19, 2022
Maybe volcanic activity is to blame? In any case, I tried Iceland too. Tough question; it was the only question I missed.
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Level 38
May 25, 2020
The time given is too short. One can't even think.
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Level 55
May 4, 2022
Yeah one cant think there are many people than can on this quiz/ most people.
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Level 72
May 25, 2020
Fantastic quiz!
+1
Level 51
May 25, 2020
Thanks! You can try the French version, which is a bit different.
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Level 51
May 25, 2020
This was HARD
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Level 56
May 26, 2020
Suprised by Brunei having low air pollution exposure. Anyone knows why?
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Level 48
Jul 18, 2022
If I had to guess it's because they're in the middle of a jungle with limited manufacturing cooking etc. because of the low population of Borneo
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Level 53
May 27, 2020
Largest country as a percentage of the

continent on which it lies

i thought this meant that i have to type the percentage or something lmao

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Level 65
May 28, 2020
Great quiz! I felt like I was doing very well, but I ran out of time. Could use another minute or 30 seconds.
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Level 51
May 28, 2020
Thanks! I think you're right and I'll try to add a bit time.
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Level 64
May 28, 2020
Nice one. Thank you.
+4
Level 84
May 29, 2020
Great moose picture.
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Level 51
May 29, 2020
Thanks?
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Level 69
Jun 15, 2020
What does the (t) mean? Also, USA doesn't count as a shorter country name?
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Level 51
Jun 15, 2020
Abreviation are not counting, and (t) means that several countries have the same rank.
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Level 73
Aug 7, 2020
I don't understand... how does Saudi Arabia have a greater land area with a desert or tundra biome than either Canada or Russia? Russia is 8 times larger than Saudi Arabia. I guess Russia has a lot of taiga or steppe and actually doesn't have much tundra, but this is still quite surprising to me.
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Level 44
Jan 20, 2021
On this quiz you just have to keep guessing Australia!
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Level 51
Jan 20, 2021
Australia is just 4 answers. Do you find it's too much?
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Level 42
Mar 25, 2021
Hi Baptiste! I know that I shouldn't say here, but can you see your "Create/Edit Quiz" page, please?
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Level 39
Apr 30, 2021
Wonderful quiz!
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Level 53
May 25, 2021
Sorry but shouldn't Bangladesh be considered a more populous country with only 2 border
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Level 51
May 25, 2021
The question is for only one border, not too or more, so Bangladesh isn't include.
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Level 39
Jun 30, 2021
Baptistegorce, I created a quiz in French. Could you check if I have any mistakes? Quiz
+1
Level 39
Jun 30, 2021
(I'm asking you this because you are the only French I know on this site)
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Level 39
Jun 30, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 66
Sep 12, 2021
Doesn't Guatamala have more A's in its name?
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Level 37
Oct 5, 2021
its guatEmala...
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Level 23
Oct 2, 2021
Dear Baptiste, the translations of the names in my blog was: a) Orca (Orcinus orca), b) Ray turtle (Astrochelys radiata), c) Madagascar urania (Chrysiridia rhipheus) d) Citrine (yellow quartz).
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Level 51
Oct 2, 2021
Thank you! I actually almost understood all of them searching in an online Polish-French dictionnary. But it's a kind attention. Hoping you will succeed in blogging!
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Level 23
Oct 3, 2021
Thanks. Your quizzes are great too!
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Level 23
Oct 2, 2021
Just fyi :)
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Level 66
Nov 16, 2021
Something has to be wrong with the answers to "Lowest human exposure to air pollution". In the quiz "Countries that Beat Australia", the highest scoring countries for the exact same question are Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Sweden, New Zealand, Estonia and Australia itself.
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Level 51
Nov 16, 2021
I used the most recent data of the world bank of data, in 2017. Maybe QM data are outdated, I can't know, but I just checked mine, and they seem to be completely correct.
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Level 63
Feb 22, 2022
Why aren't the United States of America not included in the countries with the most As?
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Level 48
Apr 7, 2022
Only 3 A's in United States of America.
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Level 68
Feb 25, 2022
This needs updating after this year's Winter Olympics in China! Thanks for the quiz.
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Level 51
Mar 1, 2022
Sorry for the delay. It should be fixed now.
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Level 63
Jul 18, 2022
But now Canada's rank for that question should be 4 right? Great quiz too! Good range of questions
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Level 51
Jul 18, 2022
True. It should be fixed in a few hours. And thank you very much!
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Level 63
Jul 18, 2022
👍
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Level 44
Apr 4, 2022
Are you sure that none of the Pacific Islands should be included in the air pollution question? Thanks.
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Level 51
Apr 5, 2022
Completely sure. Check the data of the corresponding quiz, if you want. Some Pacifioc island countries are well ranked, but not as high as Canada. Remember that it's human exposure, so it also partially depends of the area and population of the concerned country.
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Level 86
Jul 20, 2022
It also probably depends on the use of fuels for heating and cooking. Traditional low-tech wood-burning methods would likely create more air pollution in these countries than the methods used in more heavily populated, more developed countries.
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Level 55
May 4, 2022
Canada is still more northern than Greenland
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Level 51
May 4, 2022
False. Kaffeklubben Island, which is "part" of Greenland, is more northern than the whole Canadian territory.
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Level 64
May 10, 2022
Great quiz! For the A's one, I couldn't get Antananarivo out of my head, and somehow didn't even think of the country it's in!
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Level 51
May 10, 2022
Haha! Fun fact. Thanks for sharing it and for the compliment!
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Level 67
Jun 13, 2022
This will need to be updated soon because Canada is going to share a land border with Denmark on Hans Island https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Island#Resolution
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Level 55
Oct 21, 2022
Canada is more northern than Greenland.
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Level 51
Oct 22, 2022
Just read three comments above.