Countries with the Most Total Precipitation

Guess the countries that receive the most total precipitation onto their land.
Based on multiplying land area times yearly precipitation.
2013-2017 averages. Source: Aquastat.
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Last updated: January 24, 2020
First submittedFebruary 19, 2017
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km3 / year
Country
14,995
Brazil
7,865
Russia
7,030
United States
6,192
China
5,362
Canada
5,170
Indonesia
4,134
Australia
km3 / year
Country
3,699
Colombia
3,618
D.R. Congo
3,560
India
2,234
Peru
1,864
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 79
Feb 19, 2017
I'm not an expert, but I think that would qualify as an act of war.
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Level 67
Jun 5, 2017
More like an act of water.
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Level 67
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 47
Apr 2, 2020
How else do you conquer Jamaica?
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Level 76
Feb 20, 2017
Or to cover it in almost 4m of rain every day.
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Level 67
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 73
Feb 20, 2017
Fascinating! Since most of Australia's land area is desert, its number is astonishing.
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Level 82
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 72
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 62
Jun 6, 2017
eastern
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Level 63
Apr 1, 2020
Northern, for rainforests.
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Level 32
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 71
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 60
Feb 22, 2017
I would be totally different from this quiz.
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Level 67
Sep 19, 2019
would be a nice quiz though
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Level 75
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 49
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 46
Jun 5, 2017
It's because of the UK's land area.
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Level 79
Jun 28, 2018
I've heard that the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.
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Level 67
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 63
Apr 1, 2020
@kal The northern part of Spain is dominated by the mountainous Pyrenees though.
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Level 78
Apr 1, 2020
In Hartford, Hereford, and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly happen.
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Level 63
Apr 2, 2020
@ander217 Hurricanes are usually created in tropical oceans. Those places you mentioned (all on Great Britain) are situated nowhere near those areas. The same goes for the Hartford in Connecticut (New England).
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Level 82
Apr 6, 2020
Jokes do not exist in this dojo, do they, Jack?

NO, SENSEI!!

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Level 63
Apr 13, 2020
I have watched My Fair Lady by the way. Also, my name is not actually Jack (JackintheBox is just a nickname).
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Level 64
Jun 5, 2017
Yeah but "flipping" rain is not the same as regular rain, so it doesn't count.
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Level 63
Apr 1, 2020
Flipping, bleeding, blooming, blinking rain.
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Level 64
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.
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Level 17
Apr 1, 2020
The Philippines don't get much rain. Sun, yes -- water, no (unless there's a lot of typhoons).
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Level 74
Apr 2, 2020
This is why I did not expect Bolivia to be here
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Level 76
Apr 1, 2020
I feel bad for short people. Whenever it rains, they're always the last ones to know.
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Level 57
Apr 3, 2020
But the first to go, sadly.