Take another quiz >
thumb

Most Populous River Basins

Name the rivers of the world that have the most people living in their drainage basin.
  • Includes the area drained by the river and all its tributaries as it flows to the sea
  • Figures are approximate
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Nov 05, 2014
Give Up?
Enter river here
0 / 19 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored /19 = %.
This beats or equals % of test takers
The average score is
Your high score is
Your best time is remaining
Points
You have earned / 5 points for this quiz
This quiz is not eligible for points
Next Level
/
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
×
Help

Enter answers in the area marked "Enter river here".

You can enter any answer, at any time - they don't have to be in order

Punctuation and capitalization don't matter on JetPunk.

Population
River Basin
600 m
420 m
360 m
300 m
250 m
200 m
100 m
100 m
100 m
80 m
Population
River Basin
75 m
70 m
60 m
60 m
60 m
55 m
50 m
50 m
50 m
Answer Stats
Population
River Basin
% Correct
Your %
This quiz might need a couple of revisions before it is finished. There is no single source with good data for this, so I did some original research that involved a certain amount of guessing. Please let me know if there are any glaring omissions or mistakes.
reply
delete
Nov 4, 2014
(59)
Good quiz. I am struggling to believe though, that the Nile has a river basin population of 360 million. It just doesn't add up for me.
reply
delete
Jan 9, 2017
(63)
Egypt, Sudan, south Sudan, Uganda, part of Ethiopia, DRC, ... Easily 360
delete
Jan 11, 2017
(75)
Typing "Rio de la Plata" fills in the clue for Yangtze, but does not work for Parana/RDLP. Also, Euphrates doesn't work for Tigris/Euphrates.
reply
delete
Nov 4, 2014
Fixed
reply
delete
Nov 5, 2014
(66)
I may or may not have remembered that the East River is not actually a river. (Stupidity aside, this was a really creative quiz)
reply
delete
Dec 18, 2014
(53)
Even if it were a river, the city of New York plus the Hudson River basin don't even come close to 50 million put together.
reply
delete
Dec 20, 2014
(68)
Sweet quiz idea
reply
delete
Dec 18, 2014
(28)
you should accept Donau as Danube, because it´s know like that in many countries
reply
delete
Dec 18, 2014
(41)
Yes but this is an English quiz... Then they'd have to accept Chang Jiang, Rhein, Ganga, Huang He, etc... Let's just keep it English and move on!
reply
delete
Dec 18, 2014
(53)
Actually, Huanghe is a common name for the Yellow even in English, so that would be a good idea.
delete
Apr 17, 2015
(53)
Come back around to say also Heilongjiang for Amur
delete
Feb 6, 2016
(56)
What's wrong with accepting the local names (if there is clearly a single language dominant in the surrounding area)?
delete
Jan 9, 2017
(26)
What's wrong is this constant and ridiculous anglophone domination. I'm so glad the next generation will be learning Chinese instead.
delete
Jan 9, 2017
(47)
Perhaps the worst offender is the Yangzi "Yangtze" river. I always type in Yangzi, as I learned that river's name in China with the pinyin spelling. Therefore I always type Yangzi first out of instinct. I think Yangzi should at least be accepted as a ltype in, (no quiz calls Laozi "Lao Tze" or Sichuan "Szechuan", for example). Definitely support the addition of local names, even if 90% taking these quizzes are Americans.
delete
Jan 9, 2017
(71)
Easy there, Lumi. I don't think English is going anywhere...
delete
Jan 10, 2017
(64)
Love this quiz idea!
reply
delete
Dec 18, 2014
(40)
don't really understand this. how can Amazon not be in the list?
reply
delete
Dec 20, 2014
Name a major city in the Amazon basin. There aren't many.
reply
delete
Dec 20, 2014
(37)
I can only think of Manaus
delete
Feb 23, 2016
(21)
Interesting and well done!
reply
delete
Mar 25, 2015
(8)
Very well, Congratulations, I like this quiz !
reply
delete
Apr 7, 2015
(53)
Hmm... Irrawaddy and Dnieper didn't make the cut?
reply
delete
Apr 17, 2015
Good suggestions but I think both just barely miss the cut.
reply
delete
Oct 5, 2016
(67)
I tried Irrawaddy too, I think it just misses the cut because a huge part of Burmese population lives near it.
reply
delete
Jan 3, 2017
(50)
What about the Rio Grande?
reply
delete
Feb 7, 2016
I'd say probably around 10-20 million.
reply
delete
Oct 5, 2016
(67)
Edogawa didn't make the cut? It goes well into Kantō and the population right there is massive.
reply
delete
Jan 3, 2017
(57)
May you accept Zaire for Congo? That's what the river was formerly known, just like the country.
reply
delete
Jan 7, 2017
(47)
I think you've answered your own question there by using "formerly".
reply
delete
Jan 9, 2017
(57)
Actually, the term is still valid, just not the most popular anymore.
delete
Jan 9, 2017
(70)
Related quiz: River Deltas on the Map http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/154362/river-deltas-on-the-map
reply
delete
Jan 9, 2017
(48)
Interesting quiz.
reply
delete
Jan 9, 2017
(42)
Very fun. Could you do this with mountain ranges or coastlines as well?
reply
delete
Jan 9, 2017
(47)
Would love to see versions for mountain ranges, lakes, seas, bays and peninsulas, to name a few.
reply
delete
Jan 9, 2017
(26)
This was fun! Krishna and Godavari were new to me, would not have guessed so many people live along the Amur and I'm so embarrassed I couldn't remember Rio de la Plata... Tried Dniepr and Elbe as well, to no avail.
reply
delete
Jan 9, 2017
(15)
I only forgot Amur,Rhine & st lawrance
reply
delete
Jan 19, 2017
(53)
11/19 is really something for someone who is really bad at rivers. Didn't expect that to be above average (9).
reply
delete
Jan 24, 2017
×
Congrats!
You have reached a new level
To save this level, you'll have to
create an account
×
Congrats!
You have earned a new badge
To save this badge, you'll have to
create an account