Countries that Beat Russia

For each selected category, name any of the countries that ranks higher than Russia.
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Last updated: July 11, 2021
First submittedDecember 29, 2018
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Rank
Category
Countries
2
Most oil exports
Saudi Arabia
2
Most powerful military
United States
14
Lowest population density
Mongolia | Namibia | Iceland | Australia |
Suriname | Guyana | Canada | Libya |
Botswana | Mauritania | Kazakhstan |
Central African Republic | Gabon
10
Highest percent of population that is Orthodox Christian
Serbia | Moldova | Armenia | Greece |
Cyprus | Georgia | Romania |
Montenegro | Belarus
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
Greatest number of active volcanoes
Indonesia | United States | Japan
6
Highest volcano
Argentina | Chile | Bolivia | Peru |
Ecuador | Tanzania
2
Greatest contiguous north/south distance
Brazil
4
Greatest population loss, 1990–2020
Ukraine | Romania | Bulgaria
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Level 75
Dec 29, 2018
This is a great series!
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Level 79
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 79
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 75
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 63
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 85
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 74
Jul 16, 2021
I don't think you can drive to some of the time zones in Russia. I don't think that there is a road that goes all the way across the country.
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Level 41
Jul 16, 2021
But you most certainly can't drive to most of France's overseas territories from mainland France.
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Level 46
Jan 25, 2019
I was baffled by the France thing until I saw your comment.
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Level 78
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 48
Jul 16, 2021
Enjoyed the quiz, although I agree with Waldo that France does not have the most time zones; most of those territories listed in the link further down are not part of France, but just dependencies. For instance, it includes one whose full name is "French Southern and Antarctic Lands" - no-one would say that anything in the Antarctic constitutes France.

Mayotte, Reunion and French Guiana are technically part of France itself, so I'll give you 4. Russia clearly has more with 11.

I would remove the question, but if you really want to keep it, add an "includes dependent territories" comment.

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Level 60
Jul 16, 2021
How many time zones does the USA have because it will also become a lot less if you do not count their dependencies.
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Level 66
Jul 16, 2021
It actually won't. The US only has five dependencies, two of which are in Eastern Standard Time. That only leaves Samoa, Guam, and the Mariana Islands. I think Guam and Mariana Islands are in the same time zone, so the dependencies add two time zones to the five covered by the 50 states.
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Level 38
Jul 19, 2021
I got them all accept the time zones! France, really?
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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 67
Jun 7, 2021
They're not overseas territories for France as far as I know, so excluding them would be like excluding Hawaii from the USA.
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Level 48
Jul 16, 2021
Yes, they are:

https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/france

They are all overseas; one or two are officially "France" but most are dependent overseas territories.

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Level 81
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 58
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 79
Dec 31, 2018
You mean Krasnoyarsk Krai. Because Krasnoyarsk is quite far south :)
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Level 75
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 35
Dec 30, 2018
Do countries that beat Canada
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Level 79
Dec 31, 2018
This one was easier for me than others.
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Level 60
Jan 10, 2019
Shouldn't Mexico be included in the tallest volcano question?
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Level 53
Jan 22, 2019
Only thing that bugs me is the ... after answers with a few options
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Level 90
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 52
Nov 16, 2020
No you didn't
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Level 65
Jan 25, 2019
got the coldest capital wrong because I was typing in the names of the capitals :/
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Level 41
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 54
Jan 25, 2019
Is this the time Jetpunk is gonna get banned in Russia?
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Level 46
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 45
Jan 27, 2019
Do "Countries that beat Belgium"
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Level 61
Jan 28, 2019
Then do countries that beat Tuvalu
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Level 82
Feb 17, 2019
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Level 82
Feb 17, 2019
and here is the one for those filthy waffle eaters
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Level 61
Jan 29, 2019
Surprised Vatican City is not top for Orthodox Christian.
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Level 61
Jan 29, 2019
Sorry, I take that back; misread/misinterpreted the question.
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Level 73
Jul 16, 2021
You do know that you can delete your comments, right?
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Level 64
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...
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Level 45
Apr 8, 2020
the usa and russia are tied for the second most time zones. so please put T2 or 2T.
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Level 68
Apr 8, 2021
I am confused by the second volcano question, is the tallest volcano not in Hawaii meaning the USA?
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Level 50
May 9, 2021
Mongoli?
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Level 24
Jul 16, 2021
16/16 with 2:56 left!!!
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Level 66
Jul 16, 2021
In Soviet Russia, country beats you.