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Countries with Most Nobel Prizes by Continent

For each continent, name the countries who can claim the greatest number of Nobel Laureates.
Either by birth or by citizenship
Source: Wikipedia
Quiz by Lucknowite
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Last updated: October 20, 2021
First submittedMarch 19, 2019
Times taken30,291
Average score83.3%
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Africa
11
South Africa
4
Egypt
2
Algeria
2
Liberia
1
Six countries
 
 
North America
398
United States
28
Canada
3
Mexico
2
Guatemala
2
St. Lucia
Asia
29
Japan
13
Israel
12
India
8
China
4
Taiwan
 
 
Oceania
12
Australia
3
New Zealand
Europe
137
United Kingdom
111
Germany
70
France
32
Sweden
32
Russia /
Soviet Union
 
 
South America
5
Argentina
2
Colombia
2
Chile
1
Three countries
 
 
+17
Level 74
Apr 17, 2019
Nice quiz! That last African country took me a while.
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Level 87
Apr 17, 2019
St. Lucia wasn't my first answer.
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Level 78
Apr 18, 2019
I would have never guessed it either, but I remember seeing it on a "Most Prizes per capita " quiz.
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Level 22
Jun 3, 2019
what does St Lucia have to do with Africa?
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Level 57
Nov 27, 2021
Same!
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Level 73
Nov 27, 2021
Well, I knew Derek Walcott, so I tried it.
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Level 24
Mar 9, 2020
yeah because you looked it up lol
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Level 66
Sep 25, 2021
why are you the way that you are
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Level 64
Nov 27, 2021
Most of these were easy and if you know about St. Lucia you have all the time to guess all nations in Africa.
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Level 55
Nov 27, 2021
Or alternatively guess everything in N. America.
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Level 81
Apr 18, 2019
Was surprised Liberia had two until I realised it was the one prize shared between two Liberians. I guess the source gives you countries with most laureates rather than most prizes.
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Level 66
May 5, 2019
St. Lucia??? How???
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Level 64
May 8, 2019
It's so easy to look things up if you're really interested. I did. There is no doubt about the attribution to St. Lucia. That's all I'm gonna say.
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Level 77
Jun 2, 2019
I looked it up - Sir W. Arthur Lewis won for economics in 1979 - his influence was in economic development and expansion of university education in the Caribbean. Sir Derek Walcott won for literature in 1992. He wrote an epic poem about his travels.
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Level 73
Jun 2, 2019
Just a minor thing,

but the headline for North America is cut in two,

while all other headlines are only once the continents name.

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Level 43
Jun 2, 2019
Things are right in my editor but still the box is separated in live and in preview so I am not understanding the problem.See QM may fix this.
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Level 73
Jun 2, 2019
Seems to be fixed now :)
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Level 66
Jun 2, 2019
Funny one, can't help being curious though, about why people guess Saint Lucia more than Liberia...
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Level 72
Jun 2, 2019
Africa has more than twice as many countries than North America. So when you start guessing random countries for each continent, you'll get around to St. Lucia more quickly. That would be my guess. (Or, there's an unusually high number of people from St. Lucia on Jetpunk.)
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Level 73
Mar 28, 2021
Derek Walcott is significantly more famous than Liberian activists.
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Level 49
Jun 2, 2019
I don't know how I got St. Lucia and Liberia as the first guesses from the Caribbean and West Africa...
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Level 50
Jun 2, 2019
Colombia 1 nobel prize literature

Peru 1 nobel prize literature

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Level 45
Jun 2, 2019
Switzerland has won 26 Nobel Prizes, one more than Russia, I think it should be on the list.
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Level 84
Jun 2, 2019
Why is this tagged as "Quizzes by place > Korea?"
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Level 65
Jun 3, 2019
lol, I have no clue. Neither of the Koreas are mentioned.
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Level 59
Jun 4, 2019
Was thinking of Liberia and Sweden but didn't type them for some reason.
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Level 78
Jun 4, 2019
I got them all except France. *Facepalm
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Level 39
Jun 7, 2019
I randomly guessed Algeria and finished with 12 seconds left haha
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Level 56
Mar 12, 2020
My favourite country is Six countries. I went there on vacation once and everything there was absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend it.
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Level 75
Mar 19, 2020
Damn. I knew UK was awesome, but it has 126 Nobel peace prizes!
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Level 45
Jul 3, 2020
Not all are peace prizes. All types of Nobel prizes.
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Level 61
Apr 10, 2021
Israel with 1 second to go