Most Populous Countries with Exceptions

Most of the world's most populous countries are in Asia. Name the countries with the highest population that aren't.
For countries that are partly in Asia, we will count only their non-Asian population
Population according to Worldometers, 27 January 2021
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Last updated: January 27, 2021
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Population
Country
332 m
United States
213 m
Brazil
209 m
Nigeria
130 m
Mexico
117 m
Ethiopia
112 m
Russia
103 m
Egypt
Population
Country
91.2 m
D.R. Congo
83.8 m
Germany
67.9 m
United Kingdom
67.6 m
France
60.8 m
Tanzania
60.5 m
Italy
59.7 m
South Africa
Population
Country
54.5 m
Kenya
50.9 m
Colombia
46.8 m
Spain
46.6 m
Uganda
45.4 m
Argentina
44.5 m
Sudan
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Level 59
Mar 1, 2017
Bit harder than I thought it would be, the ones lower down from Africa I've never considered before for population quizzes.
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Level 69
Mar 6, 2017
America first?
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Level 66
Mar 6, 2017
Well, its third in population in the world and the first two are in Asia...
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Level 67
Oct 13, 2019
It is rather big, like brazil
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Level 53
Jul 17, 2020
America is a continent, not a country.
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Level 57
Dec 22, 2020
Some people consider it as a continent (North and South America) while some consider it as a country (United States of America).
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Level 36
Mar 6, 2017
Knarf is right. The majority of people live in European Russia, west of the Ural Mountains. Past that is small villages and frozen tundra.
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Level 47
Mar 6, 2017
Well, first part is true. But I wouldn't count Novosibirsk (third largest City in Russia), Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Chelyabinsk, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok... as "small villages".
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Level 59
Mar 7, 2017
Of course not! They're frozen tundra.
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Level 71
Feb 6, 2021
Bless you
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Level 62
Mar 6, 2017
Honorable mentions: Algeria, Uganda, and Poland.
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Level 67
Oct 13, 2019
Uganda is on the list, and not even last
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Level 71
Oct 13, 2019
Uganda might not have been on the list at the time of that comment.
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Level 52
May 16, 2020
Maybe Elan wanted to say they were some close calls.
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Level 46
Mar 6, 2017
Canada, the 2nd biggest country in the world by land area, still cannot make this list.
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Level 70
Oct 13, 2019
What's your point? It shouldn't be a mystery that Canada is not on this list if you understand Canadian geography. Over 80% of the land is uninhabitable because of permafrost. Before you throw in Russia as a retort, be aware that it has less land above the arctic circle than Canada, and although about 77% of its landmass is in Asia, the majority of its massive population (about 110M) live on the European side and that's how it makes this list. Canada has a population of close to 37M...which is how it doesn't make this list.
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Level 62
Oct 14, 2019
Is there a reason you seem to be actually offended by geography's comment?
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Level 57
Oct 16, 2019
^^^TheQuizzler - hahahaha, right? Dude bleeds maple syrup.
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Level 64
Mar 6, 2017
100%

Drop that hundo!!!

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Level 27
Mar 7, 2017
Wow got the last one a millisecond before time ran out.
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Level 55
Mar 7, 2017
I started to name cities

I was so confused at first

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Level 28
Mar 8, 2017
Ill help u out. You have the answers from wikipedia so ill help u out by giving u actual, real websites that have the precise number of country's populations. here is the link. http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/population-by-country/
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Level 69
Oct 14, 2019
Did they count them all themselves?
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Level 28
Mar 8, 2017
Then go to this link for real, live stats of top twenty.

http:/ www.worldometers.info/world-population/

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Level 69
Oct 14, 2019
Lol, live stats. Like the website's got a battalion out there, monitoring births.
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Level 50
May 12, 2017
dunno why i typed in tonga lol
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Level 42
Nov 4, 2017
Missed Sudan... darn it.
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Level 45
Jan 4, 2018
Missed Ukraine and Kenya......
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Level 65
Jan 7, 2018
Peru?
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Level 82
Jul 24, 2018
Roughly 10 million short of making this list.
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Level 43
Dec 5, 2018
Great quiz but since when is Sudan more populous than Algeria?
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Level 81
Jul 24, 2019
They both have slightly under 42 million people. According to worldometers.info Algeria is currently slightly ahead but Sudan was in the lead last year. Neither appear on the quiz, now, though.
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Level 44
Aug 3, 2019
And I completely forgot Germany for the last 2 minutes although I got Ukraine and Uganda early...
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Level 67
Oct 13, 2019
Hm this is the first time scoring the average (18) gives me 4 points usually scoring the average gives me a maxmum of 2. I missed spain and uganda.
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Level 58
Oct 13, 2019
Maybe I'm missing something here, but isn't Russia part of Asia as well as Europe?
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Level 83
Oct 13, 2019
The first caveat states: "For countries that are partly in Asia, we will count their non-Asian population"
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Level 77
Jan 28, 2021
So in the Jan 2021 revision of this quiz, these 20 countries represent ~2 billion people or about 1/4 of the world's population. Add in China and India with collectively ~2.5 billion, and over half the people in the world are in these 22 countries.

That leaves 174 countries on the JetPunk list to make up the other half of the world. (I don't really have a point, I am just in awe of how population gets concentrated.)

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Level 80
Jan 28, 2021
This comment reminded me of the "Valeriepieris Circle" meme that was popular a few years ago. It shows a circle covering the most densely populated part of Asia, with the observation that more people live inside the circle than outside it.

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

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Level 82
Jan 28, 2021
Who needs 22 countries? You can get to half the world's population with just 7: China, India, United States, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, and Nigeria.
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Level 69
Jan 30, 2021
I think Ethiopia should be before Russia (112m and 117m should be switched)
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Level 45
Feb 1, 2021
well is that the actual statistics? You cant just switch it because of how you feel
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Level 64
Feb 2, 2021
Looks fine to me. Russias population estimate for 2021 is 146m (including crimea) with around 77% living in Europe. Makes 112m.