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Most Populous Modern-Day Countries in 1000 AD

Name the modern-day countries whose current territory had the highest population in the year 1000.
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Last updated: June 3, 2019
First submittedSeptember 6, 2017
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Population
Country
73 m
India
58 m
China
9 m
Bangladesh
7 m
Turkey
6 m
Mexico
6 m
Japan
Population
Country
5 m
France
5 m
Indonesia
4 m
Egypt
4 m
Iran
4 m
Italy
4 m
Nigeria
Population
Country
4 m
Pakistan
4 m
Spain
3 m
Germany
3 m
Peru
3 m
Sudan
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level 62
Sep 7, 2017
Shouldn't Japan be 7 m? If I got it right you counted the dots on the sources map that each stand for a million People. At first it looks like Japan has 6 but if you zoom in you see 7.
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level ∞
Jun 3, 2019
Yes, fixed
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level 63
Oct 13, 2019
It still shows as 6 though in the quiz and answers
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level 53
Feb 9, 2018
Didn't expect Bangladesh to be this high. Also surprised to see india and china so far above the pack.
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level 53
Feb 9, 2018
Hey, you want to have a billion people? Gotta start early.
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level 38
Nov 26, 2018
they were most advanced civilizations of that time.......... and now again Asian tigers are roaring
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level 54
Jun 25, 2019
Didnt china have Guns, fireworks etc. Long before Europe. Not as advanced but good enough. Europe made the Guns op
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level 40
Oct 13, 2019
Bangladesh is considered the best place on Earth for human settlement, not surprised to it on this list.
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level 60
Feb 9, 2018
A lot of these countries were about to lose a LOT of people. I would like to see this quiz, but around 1400.
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level 79
Feb 9, 2018
Wow. Bangladesh's current population seems slightly less insane when you see they were the 3rd largest country in the world 1000 years ago.
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level 67
Feb 9, 2018
Frig, why on earth do I keep forgetting Spain on these quizzes?
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level 32
Apr 6, 2019
I was surprised that Russia wasn't on the list.
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level 51
May 2, 2019
China and India always at a whole nother level than the rest