Most Populous Countries Bordering Each Other

Name the countries with the highest population that border each other.
2020 population according to Worldometers
Methodology: Each country is ranked 1-196
We chose the countries that border each other with lowest average rank
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Last updated: April 15, 2020
First submittedNovember 16, 2017
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Avg
Countries
1.5
China
India
3
China
Pakistan
3.5
India
Pakistan
5
Bangladesh
India
5
China
Russia
6.5
Mexico
United States
8
China
Vietnam
11.5
Iran
Pakistan
13.5
China
Myanmar
14
Brazil
France
14
India
Myanmar
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Countries
17
Bangladesh
Myanmar
17.5
Brazil
Colombia
17.5
Iran
Turkey
19
Afghanistan
China
19
Argentina
Brazil
19.5
Ethiopia
Kenya
20
D.R. of the Congo
Tanzania
20.5
France
Germany
21
Afghanistan
Pakistan
21
Canada
United States
22
Russia
Ukraine
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Level 61
Nov 16, 2017
I believe China/Afghanistan should be on here with an average of 20.
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Level 79
Nov 16, 2017
Or 20.5.
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Level 83
Nov 17, 2017
Google says it's 42nd. China is 1st. Average: 21.5.
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Level ∞
Nov 17, 2017
According to my source, Afghanistan is 45th:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population

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Level 83
Nov 18, 2017
That's crazy. The google source says 34.66 million in 2016. Wikipedia gives 29.72 million for 2017. The difference in between is HUGE. No idea why and what is correct. For quiz purposes great as long as there's one source for it all.
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Level 57
Oct 3, 2019
Afghanistan is 43rd, according to your source. It should be on here with China with 22 as an average.
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Level ∞
Oct 3, 2019
When we update the quiz we will take another look.
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Level 65
Nov 17, 2017
I love these ranking quizzes. Excellent idea quizmaster
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Level 63
May 15, 2018
Damn Kaliningrad! Didn't get Poland. 23/24
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Level 7
May 15, 2018
100% with 3:27
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Level 82
May 15, 2018
So even though there appears to be no land border between them, Lake Tanganyika is considered a true border for DRC and Tanzania? I have always thought "border" to mean land border.
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Level 79
May 15, 2018
If you discounted lakes you'd probably have to throw out borders across rivers, too, and that would eliminate a lot of bordering countries.
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Level 82
May 15, 2018
True. I guess there aren't many examples of borders like this that are exclusively lakes rather than rivers. I suppose if I asked myself "what country IS the border in that area?", there wouldn't be any other answer.
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Level 62
May 15, 2018
Indonesia/Malaysia should be here with a score of 20.5
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Level 88
May 15, 2018
On the cited source ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population ) Indonesia is 4th and Malaysia 41st. (41+4)/2 = 22.5, putting it just off this list.
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Level 27
May 15, 2018
Fun quiz!
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Level 39
May 15, 2018
You scored 22/24 = 92%. Sorry Ethiopia and Kenya - you were duly forgotten
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Level 66
May 15, 2018
I wonder if it would change much if you averaged the populations instead of the rankings, would it be too diferent
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Level 46
Apr 27, 2020
You'd probably only have countries that border either China or India on this list if you did that
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Level 54
May 15, 2018
I think Indonesia Malaysia should be in here.
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Level 88
May 15, 2018
They average 22.5 which puts them just off the list.
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Level 38
May 15, 2018
I forgot about the land that Russia owns, so I forgot Poland
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Level 49
May 15, 2018
Is this for human population?
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Level 67
Apr 16, 2020
No, animal
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Level 64
May 15, 2018
100%!
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Level 78
May 16, 2018
When the only one you miss is one you thought you already typed. That happens far too often with me.
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Level 43
May 28, 2020
same
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Level 48
May 17, 2018
France and Brazil?
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Level 36
Nov 20, 2018
French guinea and brazil
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Level 67
Apr 16, 2020
you mean French Guiana?
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Level 43
May 28, 2020
There’s not enough countries named Guinea for France to have one.
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Level 46
Jun 19, 2018
Poland and Germany?
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Level 67
Apr 16, 2020
38 and 19, that would give the average of 28,5 so not close enough it must be an average of 22 or under to make it onto this list. (France and Germany is 22 and obviously 19 again)
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Level 36
Nov 20, 2018
100%
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Level 37
May 28, 2020
Same here.
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Level 56
Apr 6, 2020
got stuck on france and brazil for a while, figured it out after i typed all the countries in south america and nothing worked
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Level 57
May 28, 2020
100% first try
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Level 64
May 28, 2020
I don't think I would have gotten France and Germany if France didn't populate because I got it with Brazil. I guess I could say that with others too, but in every other case I knew at least one of the countries was quite populous.
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Level 36
May 30, 2020
Exact opposite for me! France/Germany was an obvious pair, but I didn't think of France/Brazil.