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Countries More Populous Than Their Neighbors

Updated! Can you name the 18 countries of the world that have a larger population than any country they share a land border with?
  • Not including neighboring overseas territories or dependencies
  • This quiz excludes countries with no border
  • Quiz by Quizzer6794 - May 28, 2017
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(76)
Damn difficult to keep track of island countries with no land border at all vs. island coutries who happen to have a land border. Nice quiz although I feel countries with no land borders by default have a greater population than those neighbours of theirs that don't exist even. Add"countries that have at least one land border" to instructions?
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Oct 2, 2015
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Ok, ok. But just to prevent other quiztakers from complaining about it. :)
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Oct 2, 2015
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You receive my "Golden Nitpick" award for 2015..... congratulations!
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Mar 29, 2017
(47)
There must have been some stiff competition for that award!
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Apr 26, 2017
(76)
Thank you very much. - And the award will have pride of place on my mantelpiece!
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May 29, 2017
(58)
will there be enough room? you must have the other years' Nitpicks too
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May 29, 2017
(44)
another great quiz - thanks :)
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Oct 20, 2015
(58)
taken!
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Oct 20, 2015
(34)
15/18 first try
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Dec 7, 2015
(59)
Great quiz.
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Dec 20, 2015
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Agreed - very clever!
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Dec 20, 2015
(55)
16/18. Completely forgot Turkey and Thailand somehow.. Good quiz idea!
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Dec 20, 2015
(58)
Turkey?
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Jul 30, 2016
(58)
Iran overtook Turkey in the time of that comment
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Jul 30, 2016
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awesome 18/18 3:28 :{>
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Dec 20, 2015
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Where's that photo of? Interesting looking road and landscape, all three lanes of a dirt road seem to be reserved for one direction and treated to a freeway-style gantry.
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Dec 20, 2015
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The Karakoram Highway at the border between China and Pakistan. See https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2007_08_21_China_Pakistan_Karakoram_Highway_Khunjerab_Pass_IMG_7354.jpg for a larger version & short description
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Dec 21, 2015
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I copied-and-pasted the link you gave, and it doesn't seem to work. Try a hyperlink :)
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Dec 21, 2015
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Sep 20, 2016
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Nowhere in Central America qualifies?
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Dec 20, 2015
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Just based on geography, I would have thought so as well, but it turns out that the countries decreases population as north to south, so no country in Central America is more populous than all of its neighbors.
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Dec 20, 2015
(58)
By population:

Panama
Costa Rica
Nicaragua
Honduras
Guatemala
Mexico
(Belize and El Salvador are overtaken by their respective neighbors, Guatemala and Honduars / Guatemala and Mexico)

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Dec 23, 2015
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Why doesn't India figure here?
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Dec 20, 2015
(54)
It borders china
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Dec 20, 2015
(50)
Great quiz!
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Dec 20, 2015
(58)
@Roger77024; @Jerry928; @zjwlxyrpzxx; @2233thth; @GelEGuy:
Thanks, everyone!
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Dec 20, 2015
(51)
Missed Ghana.
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Dec 20, 2015
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I actually thought Thailand bordered China. Whoops...
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Dec 20, 2015
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I thought it bordered Vietnam
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Apr 27, 2017
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I forgot UK borders Ireland because of Northern Ireland :(((((((
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Dec 20, 2015
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Missed Ethiopia and Algeria...
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Dec 20, 2015
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Great quiz! Very challenging!
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Dec 21, 2015
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Got 2 wrong South Korea and DR Congo
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Dec 21, 2015
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I must've misspelled Dominican Republic. Was sure I typed it after Haiti didn't pop up. Must have typed it wrong. Oh well. Still fun. :D
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Dec 21, 2015
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Really cool quiz!
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Dec 21, 2015
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Fun quiz and suprisingly doable.
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Dec 21, 2015
(54)
I expected to find Saudi Arabia here, but Iraq has indeed almost 25% more inhabitants.
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Dec 21, 2015
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I'm glad everybody enjoyed it!
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Dec 21, 2015
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Great quiz - you really have to think and can't just guess big countries
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Jan 26, 2016
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Thanks, Greenland! I guess your country is less populous than any of your neighbours?
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Jan 26, 2016
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What about India? Or is that a country on China's coastline?
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Feb 7, 2016
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It's a country bordering China.
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Feb 7, 2016
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It borders China over the Himalayas (either side of Nepal). Nothing to do with the coast.
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Mar 23, 2017
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Doesn't Iran have a bigger population than Turkey?
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Jul 27, 2016
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You are correct, thanks!
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Jul 27, 2016
(24)
You and your Iran. Now I have to retake the quiz.
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Aug 25, 2016
(68)
missed ghana and egypt
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Aug 3, 2016
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Looks like a lake counts as a "land" border? Otherwise Tanzania would have a larger population than any of it's neighbours. :-)
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Oct 18, 2016
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I think Uzbekistan is now larger than Afghanistan and should be on the list now. According to Wikipedia 32 million in Uzbekistan and 28 million in Afghanistan. Other bordering countries Turkmenistan: 5M Tajikistan: 9M Kyrgyzstan: 6M Kazakhstan: 18M
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Mar 29, 2017
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Such an interesting concept for a quiz! Good job!
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Apr 17, 2017
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Haiti is more populated than Dominican Republic according to Wikipedia.
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May 27, 2017
Added Uzbekistan and swapped Haiti in for the Dominican Republic.
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May 28, 2017
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Haiti is now in both this one and the less populated one http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/139806/countries-that-are-less-populated-than-their-neighbors
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May 28, 2017
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it's edited, after 2 complaints in an hour.
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May 28, 2017
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Has Uzbekistan a bigger population than Afghanistan?
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Jul 2, 2017
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The answer is, "Maybe." Different sources claim different populations for the two nations. Ostensibly, the source of this is Wikipedia in which case Uzbekistan is listed as having the slightly higher population.
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Jul 2, 2017
(55)
Thought it said "popular". Immediately thought of Canada.
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Jul 3, 2017
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Soon, India will overthrow China by population.
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Jul 4, 2017
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Won't be long before soon
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Jul 4, 2017
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Darn, only missed Uzbekistan.
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Jul 6, 2017
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