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Countries that Beat Russia

For each selected category, name any of the countries that ranks higher than Russia.
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First submittedDecember 29, 2018
Last updatedDecember 29, 2018
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Rank
Category
Countries
2
Most oil exports
Saudi Arabia
2
Most powerful military
United States
11
Highest percent of population that is Orthodox Christian
Armenia, Moldova, Greece, ...
2
Longest total length of borders
China
2
Most total rainfall received over entire territory
Brazil
3
Longest coastline
Canada, Indonesia
2
Most grassland
Australia
2
Most time zones
France
2
Most wild tigers
India
5
Coldest capital city
Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Iceland, Norway
2
Most inland surface water
Canada
4
Most active volcanos
Indonesia, United States, Japan
6
Tallest volcano
Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, ...
2
Greatest north/south distance on a single landmass
Brazil
16
Lowest population growth since 1990
Latvia. Lithuania, Georgia, ...
14
Lowest population density
Mongolia, Namibia, Australia, ...
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level 72
Dec 29, 2018
This is a great series!
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level 76
Dec 29, 2018
I agree with the great series comment. But it is ridiculous to consider France's overseas territories as part of their time zones. Russia should be number one in this category and therefore removed from this quiz.
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level 73
Dec 31, 2018
Well it's valid fun fact for geography nerds. But in practical terms Russia is far in front, even leaving aside the discussion about different statuses. Maybe the limit should be at let's say 5 inhabitants per time zone :)
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level 71
Jan 9, 2019
France may have the greatest difference between time zones included in the country's territory, but surely it doesn't have the "most time zones", i.e. the largest number of time zones.
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level 65
Jan 10, 2019
What OfficerDibble said. France, including its overseas territories does have 8 time zones, namely; UTC -10,-9,-4,-3,+1,+3,+4 and +12 while Russia has 11. In conclusion; highest span from UTC -10 to +12, while Russia has 11 from UTC +2 up to +12.
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level 78
Jan 28, 2019
france has 12 (being UTC+1 plus 11 for its dependencies) and Russia has 11. If you want to fly to different parts of France you can land in 12 different time zones which makes it just as valid as flying to the 11 different time zones of Russia (very few would drive). https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/france
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level 44
Jan 25, 2019
I was baffled by the France thing until I saw your comment.
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level 76
Jan 25, 2019
Why does it matter if overseas territories are included? It's the way the experts count them. BTW, Chromopila, why did you leave out UTC -9:30, -8, +5, and +11, the Marquesas, Clipperton Island, French Southern and Antarctic, and New Caledonia? Those added make a total of 12 time zones.
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level 61
Dec 30, 2018
Or there could be a reminder to consider overseas territories, since in many quizzes, overseas territories are explicitly exempted.
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level 82
Dec 30, 2018
Could someone explain the "greatest north/south distance on a single landmass" thing? Can you cross a river? Because Russia certainly looks "higher" than Brazil. And then there's Chile too?
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level 56
Dec 30, 2018
The lowest point (in terms of latitude) of Russia is at Republic of Dagestan, at around 41.2N, and the highest point is at Krasnoyarsk, at around 77.6N, making the N-S difference as 36.4. Similarly, the lowest point of Brazil is in the State of Rio Grande de Sul, at around -33.7N, and the highest point is at state of Roraima, at around 5.1N, making the difference as 38.6, which is slightly higher. The highest point in Chile is -17.6N, and the lowest point is -53.8N, so the difference is only 36.2, making it the third.
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level ∞
Dec 30, 2018
Thank you @cshtthomas!
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level 73
Dec 31, 2018
You mean Krasnoyarsk Krai. Because Krasnoyarsk is quite far south :)
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level 61
Jan 25, 2019
Why doesn't the US count though? I know Canada is between Alaska and the mainland US, but Alaska and the lower 48 are on the same continental landmass. Surely the distance from Barrow, Alaska to Miami, Florida has a greater north/south difference than the northernmost and southernmost points of Russia, no?
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level 69
Jan 25, 2019
Rather than asking, why don't you just do the math. With the southern tip of mainland Florida at roughly 25.15N and Utqiaġvik (what Barrow has been called since 2016!) at 71.18N, the difference is easily calculated as 46.03 degrees. Why does it not count? Alaska and the contiguous 48 are not a "single landmass" but two landmasses that happen to be located on the same continent.
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level 19
Dec 30, 2018
Best quiz dan i love your quizs
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level 26
Dec 30, 2018
Do countries that beat Canada
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level 73
Dec 31, 2018
This one was easier for me than others.
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level 53
Jan 10, 2019
Shouldn't Mexico be included in the tallest volcano question?
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level 50
Jan 22, 2019
Only thing that bugs me is the ... after answers with a few options
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level 83
May 20, 2019
... why does that bug you?
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level 53
Jan 25, 2019
I just entered USA for every answer and got 100%
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level 59
Jan 25, 2019
got the coldest capital wrong because I was typing in the names of the capitals :/
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level 39
Jan 25, 2019
me too
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level 43
Jan 25, 2019
*Coughs Russian, no-one has beat Russia!
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level 45
Jan 25, 2019
Is this the time Jetpunk is gonna get banned in Russia?
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level 45
Jan 27, 2019
when australia gets a mention BECAUSE THEY BEAT RUSSIA IN SOMETHING AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE WE AREN'T LOSERS
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level 44
Jan 27, 2019
Do "Countries that beat Belgium"
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level 58
Jan 28, 2019
Then do countries that beat Tuvalu
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level 77
Feb 17, 2019
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level 77
Feb 17, 2019
and here is the one for those filthy waffle eaters
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level 58
Jan 29, 2019
Surprised Vatican City is not top for Orthodox Christian.
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level 58
Jan 29, 2019
Sorry, I take that back; misread/misinterpreted the question.
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level 61
Mar 22, 2019
I was starting to doubt my sanity when Reykjavic, Oslo and Stockholm didn't work for coldest capital. I feel so stupid now...