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Countries with the Most Light Pollution

Which countries have the most light pollution measured by average nighttime brightness over the entire territory of the country.
Quiz by mahble
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Last updated: September 4, 2021
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First submittedAugust 14, 2017
Times taken16,912
Average score65.0%
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Brightness
Country
107
Vatican City
71.9
Monaco
45.4
Bahrain
41.1
Singapore
14.4
Qatar
11.7
Malta
10.5
San Marino
Brightness
Country
9.17
Kuwait
6.92
Netherlands
6.59
Israel
6.11
Trinidad and Tobago
4.61
United Arab Emirates
4.54
Belgium
4.34
Taiwan
Brightness
Country
4.10
Barbados
3.90
Lebanon
3.44
South Korea
3.11
Luxembourg
2.89
Italy
2.81
Andorra
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Level 75
Jun 21, 2021
Pretty much just a population density list
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Level 84
Jun 21, 2021
The countries in the Middle East on the list stand out and having more than population density would allow.
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Level 78
Sep 4, 2021
Could you accept Trinidad as per usual on the site?
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Level ∞
Sep 4, 2021
Fixed, thank you.
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Level 71
Sep 4, 2021
Not sure if this was just featured today or I just haven't noticed it in the past, but congrats on this feature (and the "Least Light Pollution one" as well)!
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Level 76
Sep 5, 2021
Liechtenstein really don't live up to their name, although this is where they could shine.
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Level 85
Sep 8, 2021
With two to four hours of electricity a day at this point, I imagine that Lebanon will drop off this list.
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Level 78
Sep 13, 2021
That was my thought as well.
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Level 57
Oct 10, 2021
And now no electricity at all for several days...
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Level 48
Sep 24, 2021
firstly guessed my country and realized that small countries has the ranks.
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Level 74
Sep 24, 2021
I wonder how sea area is factored in to the total area. I tried a bunch of small island states that are very densely populated if only land area is considered, but which are often very sparsely populated if you include coastal waters (and especially if one was to include EEZs, which clearly isn't the case for the source).
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Level 70
Sep 24, 2021
Alternate title: rich countries with high population density.
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Level 57
Sep 24, 2021
Wow. Funny how Trinidad and Barbados where the first Caribbean islands that came to mind ^^. Probably because they are the most common tourist destinations out of the smaller Caribbean islands
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Level 83
Sep 24, 2021
The Vatican surprised me. I mean everything is candlelit.
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Level 70
Sep 24, 2021
surrounded by Rome
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Level 46
Sep 24, 2021
So in other words, mostly small countries and microstates!
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Level 84
Sep 25, 2021
It's mostly densely populated, highly-developed countries that use a lot of electricity and have a highly urbanized population. There are quite a few countries from every continent that don't make the cut smaller than South Korea.