Countries that Beat China

For each selected category, name any of the countries that ranks higher than China.
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Last updated: March 18, 2022
First submittedDecember 28, 2018
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Countries
3
Largest surface area
Russia | Canada
2
Largest economy (nominal)
United States
2
Highest projected population in 2050
India
2
Most tanks
Russia
2
Tallest building
United Arab Emirates
2
Source of immigrants to Australia
United Kingdom
5
Greatest area of desert land
Australia | Algeria | Saudi Arabia | Canada
3
Highest current account balance
(exports minus imports)
Germany | Japan
3
Greatest number of wild species
Brazil | Colombia
5
Lowest elevation on land
Jordan | Israel | Djibouti | Syria
2
Most UNESCO World Heritage sites
Italy
2
Most players ranked in the top 100 in chess
Russia
11 (t)
Shortest country name
(using JetPunk official names)
Chad | Cuba | Fiji | Iraq | Iran | Laos |
Mali | Togo | Peru | Oman
2
Most prisoners
United States
3
Iron ore production
Australia | Brazil
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Level 68
Dec 28, 2018
I really like these quizzes!
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Level 19
Dec 29, 2018
i also
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Level 50
Dec 28, 2018
England should be acceptable for U.K.
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Level 80
Dec 28, 2018
You'd get shanked in Glasgow for such a suggestion
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Level 72
Dec 29, 2018
Which actually shows more about Glasgow than someone who is mistaken with their geographical facts.
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Level 76
Jan 2, 2019
Ye're a jammie laddie (lassie?) Malbaby. In Glesgae ye be having a square go with mrnafe by noo. ;)
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Level ∞
Jan 13, 2019
I visited Glasgow once. It seemed nice. But I guess the fact that people stab each other over tiny disagreements might explain why their life expectancy is so terrible.
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Level 70
Jan 13, 2019
Can't be a fact, Malbaby, if they're mistaken
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Level 47
May 14, 2020
The UK isnt synonymous with England, as England is one of four kingdoms within the United Kingdom. Scotland is its own kingdom, yet still attached to the UK.
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Level 80
Apr 23, 2021
If we're going to be pedantic, there is only one kingdom in the UK - the United Kingdom of its name. The Principality of Wales and the fiefs of the Marcher Lords were incorporated into the Kingdom of England in the 16th century. In 1707 the Kingdoms of England (now including Wales) and Scotland were amalgamated by the Treaty of Union to become the Kingdom of Great Britain. Then, in 1801, the Acts of Union united the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Finally, in 1922 most of Ireland left, leaving only the province of Northern Ireland. But if you're talking about their status before union, then only England and Scotland were kingdoms - most of modern Wales was a principality and Northern Ireland is just two thirds of the old Irish province of Ulster.
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Level 59
Mar 27, 2022
Of course Limerick has the honor of being called "Stab City"--but you probably can't say that in public (Forbes had to erase an article with that slur in its headline).
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Level 70
Jan 13, 2019
Why? They're not the same thing
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Level 59
Aug 27, 2019
This is wrong on so many levels. I’m English and even I am offended by this.
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Level 24
Aug 6, 2020
Nah, England is part of the UK
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Level 76
Mar 20, 2022
Do you also get confused that Austria and Australia are different countries?
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Level 72
Mar 20, 2022
That is almost like saying that Texas should be acceptable for the United States....Texans might agree, but...!
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Level 54
Mar 27, 2022
Fact: Texas is the United States.

Anyone who disagrees is wrong.

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Level 23
Apr 27, 2022
But it's not a country.
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Level 80
Dec 31, 2018
What's "11 (t)"
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Level 65
Jan 4, 2019
11 countries (tie).
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Level 67
Oct 19, 2019
well that made it more confusing.. it is better to just be left out. The (t) I mean. Unless I am the only one besides djilas that hasnt got the memo, and it is as common as typing "etc" for example.
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Level 56
Jan 12, 2019
Isn't Laos correct too
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Level 49
Jan 13, 2019
That's what I typed in and it was accepted.
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Level 67
Oct 19, 2019
I actually typed loas first haha, for a split second I thought perhaps they are looking for something other than I thought.
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Level 83
Jan 13, 2019
Pretty good. For some reason I found this to be a lot easier than the Countries that Beat Brazil quiz.
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Level 73
Jan 13, 2019
#metoo
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Level 34
Jan 13, 2019
Why not UAE for shortest name?
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Level 30
Jan 17, 2019
Because UAE stands for United Arab Emirates, which is a lot longer than China. That's why it says jetpunk names.
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Level 67
Oct 19, 2019
It is not its name. China would be shorter, it just has "C" ;)
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Level 60
Jan 13, 2019
The PISA one is quite misleading - the "China" scores selectively include only the wealthiest areas of China, which unsurprisingly do very well on the tests. Certainly if a broader swathe of China were included, I'm highly doubtful they would rank anywhere near as high.
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Level ∞
Jan 14, 2019
You are correct. I added a caveat.
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Level 75
Feb 6, 2019
Well, at least they have people who can score high.
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Level 71
Jan 13, 2019
Glad to see tiny New Zealand beats China at something LOL
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Level 48
Jan 14, 2019
What does 'Most different wild species' mean? It is incredibly vague. Apart from that, it's a really good quiz.
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Level 47
May 14, 2020
It is referring to biodiversity within the country. Think Amazon.
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Level 85
Mar 21, 2022
Or Amazon Prime. Great diversity.
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Level 58
May 13, 2022
Two-day delivery on all of your favorite items!
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Level 55
Aug 3, 2019
Both Italy and China have 55 UNESCO heritage sites
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Level 67
Oct 19, 2019
The current account balance one was confusing ( definitely for a non englsih speaker) especialy with the time ticking, it threw me. Normal I glance over sentence and only need a few words to allready realizing the question. But after reading this one 3 times I still didnt have it, so I needed to slowly read, but with te clock ticking I couldnt, so kept trying to get it fast, which didnt work. No time to let it sink in and wrap my head around the concept.
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Level 66
Nov 14, 2019
Who else got Italy from the info tidbits Quizmaster leaves on the screen?
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Level 62
Feb 14, 2020
Whoa, whoa, whoa isn't the US bigger than China? Unless they own everything that they think that they own, the US is bigger.
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Level 80
Feb 19, 2020
The US is smaller on most measures. The US government typically includes coastal and inland waters, which are excluded in the measurements of the size of China. Using any like-for-like comparison, China is marginally larger than the US. Pretty much only US government sources (like CIA World Factbook) say otherwise.
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Level 27
Apr 19, 2022
Yes.We say USA is only 932 km2 and China is 960km2 in China.But Canada and Russia is bigger.
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Level 80
Feb 19, 2020
Well I dunno about Brazil, but most of the iron ore we dig up here in Oz goes to China anyway. I always thought it might be easier to just sell the state of WA to China and be done with it, rather than digging it up and shipping it in pieces. I reckon we could get a pretty good price for it and wipe out our government debt. Of course the terms of the sale would include a proviso that the Chinese had to take Gina Rinehart off our hands too, so that could be a deal-breaker.
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Level 62
Apr 18, 2021
But adani buys one coal mine and all hell breaks lose...
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Level 74
Apr 25, 2020
Italy and China now both have the same # of UNESCO sites
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Level 86
Mar 19, 2022
For the source of immigrants question, I entered "New Zealand" which was counted correct but the answer comes up as "United Kingdom"?
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Level 66
Mar 19, 2022
Same for me!
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Level ∞
Mar 19, 2022
Fixed!
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Level 70
Mar 19, 2022
Add KSA as a type-in for Saudi Arabia.
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Level 85
Mar 21, 2022
At this point, I wonder if Russia still beats China in number of tanks.
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Level 59
Mar 27, 2022
But maybe the Ukrainian Farmers League can be substituted for it.
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Level 43
Mar 28, 2022
Russia still has the tanks.... they are just sitting on he side of the Kyiv Highway with no fuel.
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Level 75
Mar 28, 2022
and on fire
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Level 59
Mar 27, 2022
Lowest elevation on land could mean a few different things, please be more specific.
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Level 56
Mar 28, 2022
I tend to agree. I was thinking this: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/countries-with-the-lowest-average-elevations.html
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Level 59
May 16, 2022
What else could it possibly mean? It seemed pretty straightforward to me. Why would it mean lowest average elevation if the clue doesn't use the word average?

And if it did mean average, then China would never be on the list since it includes the Himalayas.

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Level 64
Mar 27, 2022
Hi, I don't know when this was made but the US definitely has more chess players in the top 100 than China. Source: https://ratings.fide.com/top.phtml
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Level 71
Mar 27, 2022
I assume the Canada desert thing is a joke? I believe the country has 27 ha of desert (67 acres).
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Level 22
Mar 27, 2022
The Canada desert thing is not a joke it's because there is something called "Arctic desert" and Canada is one of the only places that are in the list of Arctic desert areas.
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Level 62
Mar 27, 2022
Missed most prisoners doh
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Level 31
Mar 28, 2022
Doesn't netherlands dip below sea level, with one of the lowest elevations in the world?
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Level 70
Apr 17, 2022
It dips below yes, but other places further inland can go way below (the Dead Sea shoreline is several hundred metres below sea level for example).
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Level 31
Mar 29, 2022
Lowest elevation on land is a terribly inaccurate question
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Level 17
May 14, 2022
True
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Level 17
May 14, 2022
I was about to put in Israel
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Level 17
May 14, 2022
But time was up