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Countries with the Most Total Precipitation

Guess the countries that receive the most total precipitation onto their land.
In cubic kilometers. Based on this data
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First submittedFebruary 19, 2017
Last updatedNovember 3, 2018
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km3 / year
Country
14,996
Brazil
7,865
Russia
6,810
United States
6,214
China
5,362
Canada
5,163
Indonesia
4,108
Australia
km3 / year
Country
3,699
Colombia
3,618
D.R. Congo
3,429
India
2,234
Peru
1,873
Venezuela
1,643
Argentina
1,489
Mexico
km3 / year
Country
1,454
Papua New Guinea
1,415
Myanmar
1,259
Angola
1,259
Bolivia
1,151
Chile
1,062
Nigeria
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level ∞
Feb 19, 2017
Brazil gets enough rain annually to cover Jamaica over a kilometer deep.
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level 76
Feb 19, 2017
I'm not an expert, but I think that would qualify as an act of war.
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level 66
Jun 5, 2017
More like an act of water.
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level 65
Feb 26, 2018
LOL to both of you!
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level 17
Feb 26, 2018
Quizmaster didn't mean that brazil WOULD Spill water on Jamaica. #BrainLogic
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level 73
Feb 20, 2017
Or to cover it in almost 4m of rain every day.
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level 61
Sep 19, 2019
That is much more effective than doing it once for a kilometer. 4m is enough to screw up most things anyway.
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level 72
Feb 20, 2017
Fascinating! Since most of Australia's land area is desert, its number is astonishing.
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level 80
Feb 20, 2017
It's really big.
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level ∞
Feb 20, 2017
And parts of Australia get a lot of precipitation. The country-wide average was higher than I expected. (53.4 cm per year).
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level 69
Apr 6, 2018
Parts of Far North Queensland get phenomenal amounts of rain. The weather station at Bellenden Ker once received 5300mm in a single month.
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level 69
Jun 5, 2017
Try this quiz http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/170770/australian-capitals-from-wettest-to-driest
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level 59
Jun 5, 2017
There's a large part of northern Australia which is rainforest.
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level 59
Jun 6, 2017
eastern
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level 31
Feb 26, 2018
Just because it gets to the ground doesn't mean it stays there
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level 82
Feb 20, 2017
Land size is obviously key here. I wonder what it would look like if the quiz were average rainfall per square km..
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level 69
Feb 20, 2017
There's a link to the wettest country quiz in the hints. I believe this is exactly what you are looking for.
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level 58
Feb 22, 2017
I would be totally different from this quiz.
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level 61
Sep 19, 2019
would be a nice quiz though
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level 73
Jun 5, 2017
Yeah, another spam the largest country quiz.
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level 67
Jun 5, 2017
Surprised The UK isn't on here with the amount of flipping rain we get...
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level 50
Jun 5, 2017
The reason for that is probably because the rain in UK tends to be fairly light although constant, while it comes down in downpours in many of these countries. Just a hypothesis.
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level 47
Jun 5, 2017
It's because of the UK's land area.
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level 77
Jun 28, 2018
I've heard that the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.
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level 61
Sep 19, 2019
plus the country is not as big as the other ones here. (though I must admit I tried it first, and my own country, both are known for their rainfall, or atleast it is a popular topic amongst the inhabitant,) Plus indeed a lot of drizzling and no monsoons.

An interesting quiz would be how many hours per day, (on average) it rains per country :) really curious how that list would look!! (and then I would know where to move ;) )

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level 62
Jun 5, 2017
Yeah but "flipping" rain is not the same as regular rain, so it doesn't count.
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level 62
Jun 5, 2017
I am surprised Chile is there, every time you see a documentary on the place they always show these arid deserts all over. Also surprised not to see Philippines or Malaysia or Vietnam which are humid tropical rain-forests.
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level 67
Feb 26, 2018
It's talking about total volume of precipitation, so the area or the country factors into it heavily.