Countries that Beat Iraq

For each selected category, name any of the countries that ranks higher than Iraq.
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Last updated: May 18, 2021
First submittedApril 2, 2021
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Rank
Category
Countries
4
Most native Arabic speakers
Egypt | Algeria | Sudan
5
Most proven oil reserves
Venezuela | Saudi Arabia | Canada | Iran
4 (t)
Flag with the highest % of black
Libya | Papua New Guinea | Angola
2 (t)
Most number of official languages in Asia
Singapore
7
Earliest to gain independence from Britain as
colonies, protectorates or mandates
United States | Canada | Australia | Afghanistan |
Egypt | New Zealand
5
Most recent to "change" flag
Mauritania | Malawi | Libya | Myanmar
2
Least peaceful [1]
Somalia
4
Highest date (fruit) production [2]
Egypt | Iran | Saudi Arabia
5
Most populous capital starting with B
China | Thailand | Argentina | Colombia
4
Highest fertility outside Africa [3]
Afghanistan | East Timor | Pakistan
2
Longest border with Saudi Arabia
Yemen
9
Shortest coastline, among countries
that have one [4]
Monaco | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Nauru | Jordan |
Slovenia | Togo | Tuvalu | Barbados
3
Highest recorded temperature [5]
Kuwait | United States
6
Highest obesity rate
* among countries with > 10 million people
United States | Jordan | Saudi Arabia | Turkey | Egypt
2
Largest country containing the letter Q
Mozambique
13
Most recent to abolish monarchy permanently
* excluding Commonwealth nations
Nepal | Central African Republic | Iran |
Laos | Greece | Ethiopia | Afghanistan | Libya |
Maldives | Burundi | Yemen | Rwanda
3
Source of the most foreign-born
Swedish residents [6]
Syria | Finland
4
Destination of most Turkish exports [7]
Germany | United Kingdom | Italy
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Level 71
Apr 2, 2021
Thanks for adding in the individual sources. :)
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Level 67
Apr 3, 2021
New Zealand has less than 10 million inhabitants
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Level 85
Apr 3, 2021
What first sprang to mind in the "most black flag" category was ISIS.
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Level 66
Apr 3, 2021
I tried "US", "USA", "America", "United States"....but none of those worked for the least peaceful question
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Level 76
Apr 3, 2021
There's plenty wrong with the US now, but I'd be hard pressed to think that it'd be the least peaceful country as of late.
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Level 87
Apr 5, 2021
You are two days late with the April Fools joke.
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Level 86
Apr 7, 2021
Yes, you are the db aren't you?
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Level 57
May 17, 2021
ah yes, america, infamous for being less peaceful than *Iraq*
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Level 81
Feb 10, 2022
to be fair they are responsible for half the violence in Iraq
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Level 67
Apr 3, 2021
"Highest date production”. I'm not a native English speaker but I think something is missing or the word "data" has some other meaning that I know?
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Level 76
Apr 3, 2021
A date is a kind of fruit. What is your native language, and what do you call it?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_palm#Fruits

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Level 67
Apr 4, 2021
Thanks, now that name makes sense. My language is Polish, and this fruit is called "daktyl". I had never seen an English translation of that word, so when I read "date" I thought in terms of time. Clicking the link in [2] didn't help because the first thing that popped up was the production of rice.
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Level 55
Apr 3, 2021
This was featured just 3 or 4 hours after its creation! Might be a record!
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Level 51
Apr 4, 2021
Nope, QM's quizzes are featured the moment they are submitted.
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Level 55
Apr 4, 2021
Excluding QM
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Level 81
Apr 3, 2021
"Highest obesity rate * among countries with > 10 million people"

New Zealand doesn't belong here - it has 4,851,000 people.

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Level 75
Apr 4, 2021
The Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India lists its 22 official languages.
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Level 70
Apr 30, 2021
Right, but those aren't really official. It seems that India defines whether or not languages are official based on whether the federal government uses it, so it doesn't matter what languages the states use.

Anyways, great quiz! I'm shocked that Iraq has such a high obesity rate (above any single Western European country it seems) despite being relatively poor.

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Level 27
May 15, 2021
Middle Eastern countries are a hotbed for obesity after Polynesia. I'm from Turkey and in the small villages the diet is so bad that "fast-food every day" feels like a healthier choice
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Level 80
Apr 12, 2021
I'm confused as to the most recent to abolish the monarchy? That is not even a fraction of all the countries that have done so. There are all the commonwealth countries that chose to do so, Laos, Libya, Yemen, Cambodia, and the Maldives, all after Iraq. That is dozens of countries. Why are they not included?
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Level 57
Jun 26, 2022
there is a caveat
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Level 70
May 15, 2021
Wouldn't Ireland also apply for the earliest to gain independence from the United Kingdom / Great Britain?
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Level 69
May 18, 2021
Rephrased that one.
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Level 20
May 16, 2021
I couldn't believe Beijing, Buenos Aires, Bogota, and Bangkok were all invalid...but I'd forgotten I needed to guess the countries.
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Level 28
May 17, 2021
same
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Level 69
May 18, 2021
Now they are.
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Level 67
May 17, 2021
Nice quiz, but I think you have a hot potato on your hands with the independence question (generally accepted to be 1932 for Iraq). Take South Africa for example. The Union of South Africa is formed in 1910, with the same status as other dominions that you have listed as predating Iraq's independence. It was forced to join WWI, but got to sign the treaty of Versailles as an independent country (as did the other dominions). In 1926 the Balfour Declaration recognised the independence of the dominions, in 1931 the Statute of Westminster legally recognised the independence of the dominions and in 1934 South Africa enacted legislation to confirm its independence. In contrast New Zealanders only confirmed their independence in 1986. How can it possibly be that New Zealand could be said to be independent before Iraq but South Africa cannot? I enjoyed the quiz though.
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Level 55
May 18, 2021
I was typing Bangkok and Beijing instead of the country names...
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Level 47
Jun 22, 2021
question 5. Brazil is correct answer
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Level 63
Sep 23, 2021
I think Afghanistan changed their flag pretty recently
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Level 73
Nov 22, 2021
This. Update for Afghanistan?
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Level 76
Dec 2, 2021
I tried Afghanistan too
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Level 68
Dec 14, 2021
The DRC, according to Wikipedia, has a coastline of 37km. How is it that your calculations arrive at 211? This seems a very large relative disparity.
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Level 67
Feb 23, 2022
I believe Afghanistan, France, and Honduras could all count for the flag clue now
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Level 26
Apr 12, 2022
Highest % of black in flag? I bet ISIS would take on that challenge!
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Level 51
May 2, 2022
France changed its flag recently
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Level 47
Jun 22, 2022
Afghanistan changed his flag recently