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Most Populous Modern-Day Countries in 1800 AD

Name the modern-day countries whose current territory had the highest population in the year 1800.
Based on a variety of sources including this map, Wikipedia, and popstat.info
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Last updated: June 3, 2019
First submittedSeptember 6, 2017
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Population
Country
295 m
China
255 m
India
29 m
Japan
27 m
France
21 m
Germany
21 m
Russia
Population
Country
18 m
Bangladesh
17 m
Italy
16 m
Indonesia
13 m
Nigeria
12 m
United Kingdom
11 m
Spain
Population
Country
9 m
Pakistan
9 m
Ukraine
8 m
Mexico
8 m
Poland
7 m
D.R. Congo
7 m
Turkey
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level 53
Sep 7, 2017
So even though it's shockingly high on the present-day population quiz, it's even more shocking to realise that Bangladesh has actually been dropping off! It used to be much higher.
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level 73
Jan 8, 2018
Well Google currently thinks that the population of Bangladesh is about 9 times what it is in this quiz, whereas China & India are only about 4-5 times...
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level 68
Feb 27, 2018
The USA, with over 325 million people doesn't figure at all!
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level 78
Feb 27, 2018
There may have been as many as 20 million people there except for the disease brought by Europeans in the 1500s.
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level 53
Feb 27, 2018
What I mean is that Bangladesh was at this time the seventh-most populous country in the world. Nowadays, it's eighth.
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level 40
Feb 27, 2018
That just means other countries are growing faster
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level 66
Mar 1, 2018
No Egypt?
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level 61
Dec 14, 2019
Your comment is false, whichever way one interprets it.
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level 57
Dec 14, 2019
If you've ever played the "Most Populous Modern-Day Countries by Century" you will notice that Bangladesh was even higher on the list before--3rd place in 1000 AD and 4th place in 1500 AD! https://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/modern-day-countries-most-populous-by-century
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level 67
Feb 27, 2018
These attempts to calculate populations in areas that had no statistics seem to rely on a lot of speculation. The numbers for such places as Nigeria, D.R. Congo, Bangladesh, Indonesia etc are not very reliable. Probably the only places that had reliable statistics at that time were the UK, France, Germany, and maybe Spain and Italy.
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level 48
Dec 14, 2019
Don't think anyone is claiming them to be 100% accurate. It's just a quiz.
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level 53
Dec 14, 2019
Japan too. They have famously good demographic records.
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level 66
Feb 27, 2018
I thought India, Bangladesh and Pakistan were just one country in 1800
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level 67
Feb 27, 2018
The directions specify the modern day countries.They may have all been one country, but the area that is now Pakistan counts for Pakistan, the area that is now Bangladesh counts fro Bangladesh, etc.
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level 55
Feb 28, 2018
Where did all the current Iranians, Saudi Arabians, Egyptians and Brazilians all come from???
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level 74
Feb 28, 2018
Mars.
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level 78
Jun 21, 2018
Their moms.
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level 61
Dec 14, 2019
Saudi Arabia currently only has over 30 million people.
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level 68
Dec 14, 2019
Lots of birds and bees.
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level 66
Dec 14, 2019
Caffeinated storks..
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level 49
Feb 28, 2018
Can you do another quiz for 1801 AD?
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level 61
Dec 14, 2019
Yeah, and one for each year in the 19th century.
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level 34
Mar 1, 2018
no USA! How America has grown in just 200 years!
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level 53
May 15, 2019
Didn’t expect to see Japan in the 3rd place
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level 54
Dec 14, 2019
Missed Mexico damn it
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level 81
Dec 18, 2019
I suspect you'll do well on a quiz about the south Pacific at least...
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level 46
Dec 15, 2019
I don't think there was any Poland on a map in 1800 AD.
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level 57
Dec 16, 2019
This quiz is about the population of the countries current boundaries. It doesn't matter whether Poland existed at the time.