Countries that Beat Italy

For each selected category, name any of the countries that ranks higher than Italy.
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Last updated: August 25, 2021
First submittedApril 25, 2020
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Rank
Category
Countries
13
Lowest fertility rate
Singapore | Taiwan | South Korea |
Bosnia and Herzegovina | Poland | Romania |
Slovenia | Andorra | Croatia | Slovakia |
Japan | Greece | Serbia
2 (t)
Most FIFA World Cup wins
Brazil
4
Source of the most immigrants to the U.S.
(1820–2019)
Mexico | Germany | United Kingdom
4
Source of the most foreign-born
French residents (current)
Algeria | Morocco | Portugal
2
Longest Mediterranean coastline
Greece
2 (t)
Highest point in Europe
Russia
2
Most wine production per capita
Spain
2
Southernmost point considered part of Europe
by JetPunk
Greece
4
Oldest average age
Monaco | Japan | Germany
4
Country with the most Albanians
*Other than Albania
Kosovo | North Macedonia | Greece
10
Highest % of residents who are Catholic
Vatican City | East Timor | San Marino | Malta |
Andorra | Paraguay | Croatia | Poland | Portugal
3 (t)
With most other countries within 100 kilometers
China | Russia
2
Smallest G7 country by area
United Kingdom
7
Highest taxes as a percent of GDP
source: Heritage foundation
Lesotho | Denmark | France | Belgium |
Sweden | Finland
5 (t)
Most islands with a population > 1 million
Indonesia | Philippines | Japan | China
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Level 74
May 3, 2020
Don't forget to try the rest of our Countries that Beat quizzes and all the ones in the Countries that Beat tag!
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Level 74
Mar 7, 2021
Also, you can try baptistegorce's version of Countries that Beat Italy
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Level 55
Jun 23, 2020
I was so excited when I saw "Country with most Albanians", I thought finally, a question for me! Then I saw Albania was excluded and I was sad.
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Level 70
Mar 6, 2021
How come France doesn't work for highest point in Europe as well as Russia?

Isn't the highest point in Italy Mont Blanc which is also part of France?

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Level 74
Mar 6, 2021
Because France and Italy are tied for #2
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Level 70
Mar 6, 2021
But doesn't this mean it should be included? Because they're tied.....

I swear on other quizzes if there is a tie for the same position its included

Currently the way I read it is Russia and Italy are tied for the height of tallest mountain...

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Level 74
Mar 7, 2021
The highest point of Europe is the Elbrus in Russia. The second highest is the Mont Blanc on the French-Italian border.
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Level 83
Mar 6, 2021
The Encyclopedia Britannica agrees with you. See: https://www.britannica.com/place/Mont-Blanc-mountain-Europe
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Level 67
Mar 18, 2021
The quiz is titled Countries that BEAT Italy. Hence, a tie will not suffice
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2021
This is actually disputed. Italy claims that the border between France and Italy passes at the summit of Mont Blanc, whereas France claims that the border runs just a little further down on the Italian side. As far as I know, the dispute is still not resolved (and, frankly, nobody really cares, not even in France or Italy), but, this being jetpunk, the quiz should probably at least specify that the answer is disputed.
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Level 87
Mar 6, 2021
So the Greeks really love beating Italy at things.
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Level 83
Mar 6, 2021
What's the fertility rate in Vatican City?
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Level ∞
Mar 6, 2021
This keeps coming up. The answer is that we don't know, but probably quite high.
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Level 55
Mar 8, 2021
Every source says 0. The only people who live in Vatican are Bishops and Clergymen
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Level 67
Mar 17, 2021
The Swiss Guard also live in Vatican City.
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Level 59
Mar 18, 2021
But afaik the normal guardsmen are not allowed to live together with a woman in the vatican city. Therefore their children (if they have) would count for Italy.
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Level 75
Mar 17, 2021
Also average age?
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Level 74
Mar 6, 2021
What does "most neighbors within 100 km mean"?
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Level 66
Mar 6, 2021
It means countries with the most other nations within 100km of its own border.
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Level 67
Mar 8, 2021
I think I understand now...but I'm not sure.
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Level 67
Mar 18, 2021
So obviously all the other countries that touch. But in some cases, there are countries within 100 km that don't touch. For example, Russia is within 100 km of the US (Siberia to Alaska). Cuba and the Bahamas are probably more than 100 km from the US, but they are still neighbors.
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Level 82
Mar 6, 2021
I misinterpreted it too...
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Level 85
Mar 8, 2021
I think the question should be rephrased.
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Level 74
Mar 18, 2021
done
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Level 78
Mar 18, 2021
I think the re-phrasing is worse than the original. Just being a pain, I know, but it really is more confusing now.
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Level 81
Mar 6, 2021
I really struggled to understand the French residents question because I was so focused on Italy geographically...
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Level 67
Mar 18, 2021
I also got it the wrong way around, otherwise it was quite straightforward
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Level 54
Mar 6, 2021
Jeez, you're getting features left and right these days!
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Level 74
Mar 7, 2021
technically, this was our first since mid December ...
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Level 74
Mar 18, 2021
And now for the first time since November 2019, we do not have one on the lineup to go on the front page
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Level 76
Mar 8, 2021
I really liked the islands >1m question, makes you think using parameters that don't often get called on.
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Level 61
Mar 10, 2021
Still trying to figure out how "neighbor" and "within 100 km" pair together...

Great quiz anyway

Thanks!

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Level 70
Mar 11, 2021
Lol I love that you had to include "JetPunk" so that people wouldn't complain about Cyprus.

Also, I'd love it if people checked out the "Countries That Beat" quiz that I recently made for Bangladesh! You can find it here :)

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Level 70
Mar 12, 2021
Made another one for Malaysia, right here!
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Level 50
Mar 15, 2021
Thank for the mention. I finally lost, but your quiz is great and, with a bit of time, this "unfriendly discussion" was stupid and ridiculous.

Just, will you add a bit more answers? It could be funnier.

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Level 74
Mar 16, 2021
It was sixteen answers before it got featured. I am thinking that we may add a few more questions in about a year or so, because the Quizmaster doesn't like featured quizzes getting reset and making people losing points.
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Level 50
Mar 16, 2021
Oh, yes, ok...

So I will late a year before taking it.

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Level 61
Mar 18, 2021
isn't Malta south of Greece ?
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2021
Mainland Greece, yes. Some of the Greek islands (e.g. Crete) are further south.
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Level 76
Mar 18, 2021
I literally tried EVERY SINGLE COUNTRY in Europe for 'most wine production per capita' EXCEPT Spain!!!!!
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Level 76
Mar 18, 2021
I got everything else right!!
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Level 73
Mar 18, 2021
Don't the UK and Italy both have two islands with a population of more than a million?
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2021
Why does the UK beat Italy at islands with >1m inhabitants? Italy has Sicily and Sardinia, and the UK has Great Britain and Ireland, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_islands_by_population. Please correct this!
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2021
UK should be substituted for US, which has Long Island, Puerto Rico, and Manhattan.
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Level ∞
Mar 18, 2021
UK has been removed.
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2021
Does the country need to control the whole island? Because the UK most definitely not "have Ireland"!
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Level 60
Mar 18, 2021
Great quiz, just one suggestion: consider rewording the question about "most neighbors within 100km." I didn't understand what you were asking for.
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Level 74
Mar 18, 2021
that has finally been corrected. Hopefully people understand the new wording.
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Level 63
Aug 25, 2021
France has 18 countries within 100 km, way more than Italy:

Italy, Switzerland, Monaco, Andorra, Spain, Germany, Luxembourg and UK (Channel islands) from mainland France; Netherlands from St Martin, St Kitts and Antigua from St Barth, Dominica from Guadeloupe, St Lucia from Martinique, Canada from St Pierre et Miquelon, Comoros from Mayotte, Suriname and Brazil from French Guyana.

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Level 74
Aug 25, 2021
Italy has 16, and because St. Bart and St. Pierre are merely territories and not departments, St. Kitts and Canada should be removed from your list. This brings France's total also to 16, tying Italy. This means France does not belong as an answer, but I will edit the quiz to represent the fact that Italy is tied for third and not alone in that standing.
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Level 74
Nov 21, 2021
seems like there's been lots of confusion with "With most other countries within 100 kilometers"

personally, i think it'll make more sense without "with" at the beginning. that really threw me off. i had no clue what that meant and just guessed countries randomly till i got it.

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Level 37
Jan 7, 2022
im sorry how does the uk beat italy for "smallest G7 country by area" isnt the uk way bigger?
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Level 74
Jan 7, 2022
No, Italy is larger by about 23,000 square miles.
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Level 80
Mar 24, 2022
Looks like we'll need to work North Macedonia into this quiz...