Countries that Beat Mongolia

For each selected category, name any of the countries that ranks higher than Mongolia.
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Last updated: October 30, 2021
First submittedApril 23, 2021
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Rank
Category
Countries
3
Coldest average temperature
Canada | Russia
5
Highest horse population
United States | Mexico | China | Brazil
2
Largest empire in history
United Kingdom
2
Largest country starting with M
Mexico
11
Highest camel population
Chad | Somalia | Sudan | Kenya | Niger |
Mauritania | Ethiopia | Mali | Pakistan | Saudi Arabia
2
Earliest single-party Marxist state
Soviet Union (Russia)
2
Closest non-bordering country
to North Korea
Japan
2
Largest landlocked country
Kazakhstan
2
Highest ethnic Mongol population
China
7
Lowest % of land used for growing crops
Nauru | Monaco | Vatican City | Djibouti |
Iceland | Oman
6
Highest ratio of cows to people
Uruguay | New Zealand | Paraguay |
Chad | Ireland
3
Most populous country that is completely
surrounded by exactly two other countries
Nepal | Moldova
7
Highest percent of citizens who are Buddhist
Cambodia | Thailand | Myanmar | Bhutan |
Sri Lanka | Laos
6
Highest minimum elevation
Lesotho | Rwanda | Andorra | Burundi | Uganda
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Level 92
Oct 30, 2021
How is the USA *not* sandwiched between 2 countries? I never seal the edges of the bread on a sandwich.
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Level 87
Oct 30, 2021
You don't know what you're missing.
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Level 77
Oct 30, 2021
I was just about to make a similar comment. Could that be reworded, please?
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Level 80
Oct 30, 2021
Calzoned?
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Level 86
Oct 30, 2021
Agreed.
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Level ∞
Oct 30, 2021
This has been reworded.
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Level 39
Dec 13, 2021
"landlocked" between 2 countries
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Level 74
Oct 31, 2021
I'm not sure if Moldova is more populous than Mongolia. Various sources suggest otherwise
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Level 68
Nov 1, 2021
The fact Mongolia (and other 6 countries) has a higher minimum elevation than Nepal just bugged my mind. Always assumed the opposite.
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Level 63
Nov 9, 2021
I doubt that Nepal is number 8. The lowest point of Nepal is 59m above sea level, the lowest point of Mongolia 560m. Nepal is #2 for highest average elevation.
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Level 66
Dec 13, 2021
And Bolivia. That surprised me.
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Level 73
Dec 13, 2021
I'd have bet a lot that Bhutan would've worked there. Turns out there's a tiny little lowland bit in the far south-centre.
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Level 72
Nov 2, 2021
Moldova should be swapped with Bangladesh!
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Level 63
Nov 9, 2021
Bangladesh doesn't fit the criteria.
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Level 76
Dec 2, 2021
Bangladesh isn't completely surrounded by two countries
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Level 76
Nov 4, 2021
I'm just going to say that "the HU" made pretty impressive Metallica covers.
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Level 43
Dec 13, 2021
This quiz was really good
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Level 39
Dec 13, 2021
is Kazakhstan really landlocked because the Caspian sea (largest sea in the world).....
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Level 28
Dec 13, 2021
The Caspian Sea is classified as a lake I believe, so it won't count as being coast for Kazakhstan
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Level 53
May 22, 2022
Where did you get the idea that the Caspian is the largest sea in the world? Googling it will tell you that the Philippine Sea is the largest but regardless the Mediterranean and Black Sea are right next to it. If you meant largest "lake" as it doesn't border an ocean, then that should answer your question of whether Kazakhstan should be landlocked, because it only borders a lake, not a sea.
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Level 68
Dec 13, 2021
How is Moldova more populous than Mongolia?
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Level 31
Dec 13, 2021
Just checked and moldova seems to be less populous than mongolia
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Level 30
Dec 13, 2021
Pretty sure Australia has more camels than Mongolia
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Level 69
Dec 13, 2021
Shouldn't it be "British Empire"?
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Level 69
Dec 13, 2021
Interestingly, looking at empires in terms of % of world population, then we get several Chinese empires, the Mongolian empire, and the Roman Empire all ahead of the British Empire. In terms of sheer numbers, though, Britain is far and away the biggest.
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Level 60
Dec 15, 2021
And land area, which I think is the metric usually used when Jetpunk says 'largest'
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Level 36
Dec 14, 2021
Moldova does have a higher population than Mongolia if you include the region of Transnistria, which is an internationally unrecognized breakaway province.

For example, Wikipedia will not include Transnistria but Worldometers will.

So based on the source you will have a different ranking. It is a tricky situation.

I think many population quiz on jetpunk are taking Worldometers as a reference so we should probably keep this one the same.

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Level 58
Apr 15, 2022
The difference is not due to Transnistria - Wikipedia has 2,600,000 for Moldova and 300,000 for Transnistria, so adding these up comes to only 2,900,000 - well less than the value either source gives for Mongolia.
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Level 59
Dec 14, 2021
1:33 remaining
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Level 78
Mar 22, 2022
The Soviet Union was not the first 1-part Marxist state, it was Russia. The RSR/RSFSR was fully independent between 1917-1922
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Level 44
Apr 4, 2022
The question about surrounding two countries is just really bad. Is it meant to be bordering or not? I think you should just get rid of it.
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Level 34
Aug 9, 2022
Accept Austalia (largest population of camels in the world)?