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Countries with the Most Domestic Camels

Can you name the 20 countries with the highest camel populations?
Source: FAOStat, 2019
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Last updated: March 13, 2021
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First submittedDecember 12, 2014
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Country
8.28 m
Chad
7.24 m
Somalia
4.90 m
Sudan
4.72 m
Kenya
1.83 m
Niger
1.50 m
Mauritania
1.28 m
Ethiopia
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Country
1.24 m
Mali
1.09 m
Pakistan
0.493 m
Saudi Arabia
0.472 m
Mongolia
0.462 m
United Arab Emirates
0.433 m
Yemen
0.417 m
Algeria
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Country
0.405 m
China
0.388 m
Eritrea
0.290 m
Nigeria
0.273 m
Oman
0.252 m
India
0.238 m
Tunisia
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Level 75
Mar 13, 2021
Are camels just not common in Iran for some reason?
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Level 56
Apr 25, 2022
Apparently not
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Level 74
Jan 4, 2023
They are in the east, but not in the west or north. It may be that the reporting is inadequate.
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Level 82
Mar 13, 2021
Kinda surprised Egypt and Iran don't make it. They seem to be surrounded by very camel-ly places.
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Level 79
May 2, 2021
I felt the same. Come on Egypt! Step up your camel game!
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Level 78
May 2, 2021
Egypt was my first guess, big surprise that it wasn't there!
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Level 75
Mar 14, 2021
Australia has 300,000, according to Wikipedia.
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Level 82
Mar 14, 2021
They're feral
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Level 57
Apr 26, 2021
Jerry928: 1 million.
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Level 88
Mar 14, 2021
How is Egypt not in here?
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Level 58
Jan 2, 2023
Too few camels.
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Level 46
Mar 14, 2021
I thought the Middle East actually imports their camels from Australia???
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Level 31
Mar 14, 2021
yeah they do but the ones in Australia are ferral
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Level 71
Mar 14, 2021
aren`t llamas and alpacas camles too? So maybe Peru, Bolivia etc. should be included
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Level 73
Mar 14, 2021
They are camelids, but not camels.
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Level 58
Mar 14, 2021
Egypt and Israel both surprised me. I would think the Bedouins there would have many more camels than they apparently do.
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Level 67
May 3, 2021
israel is tiny in size
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2021
Chad has a human population of 16M (estimated), and a camel population of 8M, that's a lot of camels per capita!
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Level 72
Mar 17, 2021
The only quiz I can remember where Chad is #1.
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Level 68
May 2, 2021
It's also #1 on "Countries named like frat boys".
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Level 52
May 2, 2021
It's also number one here
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Level 59
Nov 8, 2023
I question the validity of that quiz given its still happening in many countries. Places like Saudi Arabia and Qatar treat migrant workers like slaves. Filipinos and Indians are sent to work all around the world in horrendous conditions that any reasonable person would call slavery. Hell even in the US, slavery is still legal if you are convicted of a crime.
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Level 81
Jan 11, 2023
yikes, not a quiz you want to be at the top of :-/
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Level 57
Mar 14, 2021
Egypt is the first country that comes to mind when I think camels. And Saudi Arabia. Surprised to see them low or not even on the list
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Level 79
Mar 14, 2021
Interesting quiz, good concept. Expected to see Kazakhstan on the list but think it just missed out. How many (if any?) of these countries in the list are based on a majority of bactrian (two humps) camels?
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Level 68
Jun 19, 2023
Mongolia definitely is, I was surprised that it was the least guessed and assumed it was because people just forgot about the poor bactrian camels.
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Level 87
Mar 15, 2021
The two-humped ones are easier to ride -- you ride between the humps. Btw in Somaliland, I had quite a good camel pizza.
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Level 72
Mar 17, 2021
Mmm, sounds good -- extra cheese, onions, and camel.
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Level 53
Jan 2, 2023
were they camelized onions?
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Level 73
Mar 29, 2021
Every second Chadian can have a camel.
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Level 73
Apr 3, 2021
"Sallah, I said NO camels! That's FIVE camels; can't you count?"
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Level 56
May 2, 2021
2:21, the first one I guessed was Chad.
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Level 53
May 2, 2021
you know your jetpunk addiction is getting out of hand when you complete this random af quiz in just under 2 mins :((
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Level 71
May 2, 2021
There's no such thing as too much JetPunk!
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Level 48
May 2, 2021
I'm sorry, but I refuse to believe that 74% of quiz takers correctly identified "Eritrea" as a nation with a high camel population, without Google. In fact, I wouldn't believe that 74% would identify Eritrea as an African nation without Google. Remember, y'all, when you cheat, you're only cheating yourself.
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Level 68
May 2, 2021
Eritrea is the only one I missed, but I can definitely identify it as an African nation (and on a map) without Google! Keep in mind, Jetpunk users are not indicative of the general population. A large percentage of users can ace the countries of the world quiz, and then end up doing a lot of other geography quizzes. So on a quiz like this, when you know the general part of the world you're going for, it's not hard to figure it out.
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Level 64
May 2, 2021
I just listed countries in the middle east and north africa, so eritrea and djibouti were both among my guesses. I imagine more than 74% of regular Jetpunk users can name all the countries in the world, let alone Africa.
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Level 70
May 2, 2021
@Icelemontea 74% of jetpunkers definitely cannot ace the countries of the world quiz
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Level 64
Feb 17, 2023
JetPunkers could, but the Countries of the World Quiz, being the most popular quiz, is probably the first one a lot of newbies take.
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Level 51
May 2, 2021
I think it's a fair amount.
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Level 58
Jan 2, 2023
The country least guessed in countries of the world here in jetpunk is São Tomé and Príncipe with 23%, so at most 23% knows every country of the world hahaha

the amount of people who knows eritrea there is 37%, so we should expect that at most 37% of jetpunkers knows eritrea.

That been said, lots of people probably did that quiz and barely made level 20, which is very low. The lowest level of anyone who commented at this quiz is 35, more casual jetpunkers probably wont get to this quiz, it is definetely possible that 74% of people in here knows of eritrea.

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Level 66
May 2, 2021
I tried Eritrea and Djibouti but forgot Ethiopia and Tunisia. Once you learn all the countries some stick out in your mind more than others. I do believe most of the regular quiz takers on here know Eritrea.
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Level 65
May 2, 2021
Jetpunk isn't indicative of the normal population. Almost everyone on here is at least above average in terms of geographical knowledge. Eritrea isn't far away from other countries on this list.
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Level 65
May 2, 2021
Eritrea has a friggin Camel in its emblem (it's true, look it up). Hard to miss that one in a camel contest!
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Level 39
May 4, 2021
personally i guessed eritrea as i was going through the sahel nations, as they all traditionally travel by camel, also when someone guess somalia and ethiopia the next viable guess would be ethiopia. someones a little bit salty they didnt indentify a certian caeml nation
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Level 92
Jun 4, 2021
I think your refusal to believe says more about you than it does us. People are not as ignorant as you seem to imagine.
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Level 78
Jun 24, 2021
DaveH has never heard of Eritrea. Because he's never heard of it, he can't believe other people have. Here you go DaveH, learn something about Eritrea like we all have.

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/273453/eritrea-country-quiz

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Level 48
Jan 2, 2023
Do you realize, that when you see Somalia at the second place, you immediately start trying the rest of the neighbours?
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Level 63
Mar 31, 2023
JetPunkers are not stupid. Eritrea is not that small, and it's quite powerful for its size. You can refuse all you want, it's in the region you'd expect camels to be in, and is an obvious choice. Just because you got 3/20 doesn't mean anyone cheated.
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Level 46
May 2, 2021
Pakistan was the only -stan I didn't try.
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Level 71
May 2, 2021
Wow, Kenya? I didn't realize that there was such a large camel population that far south. Also found it interesting that the UAE has almost the same number of camels as Saudi Arabia despite being 25 times smaller.
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Level 62
May 3, 2021
Yeah Kenya surprised me.
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Level 53
May 6, 2021
Chad is at the top, pretty Chad of them not gonna lie.
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Level 56
Apr 25, 2022
I'm surprised Thailand isn't on here, because they like to make it onto quizzes where Thailand shouldn't belong.
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Level 59
May 20, 2022
Me: starts and types Canada

I have no idea what i was thinking, but it was probably very stupid

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Level 80
Nov 10, 2022
I definitely tried the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and Loads of other stupid countries. Couldn’t come up with Mongolia :\
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Level 39
Jan 2, 2023
Of course Chad was going to be first, its Giga-Chad
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Level 65
Jan 2, 2023
I'm surprised not to see any Central Asian country on the list. Are bactrian camels not counted or are them few in numbers ?
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Level 67
Jan 2, 2023
Australia?
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Level 76
Jan 2, 2023
Some of the surprising misses are probably because of economic factors. People in Iran and Egypt are well-off enough to not have to rely on camels for subsistence, as opposed to Sudan and Eritrea, for example. The Gulf states seem to break this rule, obviously.
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Level 48
Jan 2, 2023
So... Algeria and Tunisia are there, but Morocco for some reason not... I would never guess so, Morocco was a no-brainer for me and I did not even bother type Tunisia, when Morocco was not accepted.

I still do not get it. Mauritania has over million camels with such a small population and Morocco none? What happened to Morocco? For me it is a bit shock.