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Top 10 Most Populous European Countries

Can you name the ten biggest European countries in terms of population?
Number displayed is the European population, not total population
Last updated: May 02, 2016
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Population
Country
110,000,000
Russia
81,770,900
Germany
65,097,000
United Kingdom
64,555,000
France
60,676,361
Italy
Population
Country
46,423,064
Spain
42,721,954
Ukraine
38,484,000
Poland
19,861,000
Romania
17,007,560
Netherlands
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level 65
Jun 2, 2016
Could you give us the source you used? All sources I've seen list France as having a bigger population than the UK.
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level 69
Jul 1, 2016
I certainly thought France had a larger population.
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level 44
Sep 13, 2016
Yeah I though Russia, then Germany, then France
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level 40
Sep 21, 2016
The UK has a larger population than metropolitan France
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level 43
Jul 11, 2016
I agree too.
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level 66
Sep 13, 2016
Those numbers could also include places like French Guiana.
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level 60
Sep 13, 2016
The number in this quiz fits Metropolitan France which excludes any French overseas regions, territories or collectivities.
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level 43
Mar 6, 2017
yep
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level 53
Sep 13, 2016
It's ridiculous to exclude French overseas regions. Despite it's far away from the main continent, it's France anyway.
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level 53
Sep 13, 2016
Would it be possible to exclude northern ireland for UK ? Of course no. It's the same for french overseas regions.
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level 46
Sep 13, 2016
"Number displayed is the European population, not total population"
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level 44
Sep 13, 2016
Corsican population is included, because it is a part of Europe. French Guiana isn't in Europe.
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level 57
Sep 13, 2016
the dumbest argument I've seen someone use in a while. Northern Ireland is in Europe so why would you exclude it from the UK? Also, if quizmaster took in consideration only European part of Russia why would he then do different for France?
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level 55
Feb 12, 2017
I kind of wish Northern Ireland was excluded from the UK because then we'd have our six counties back, 2.9 of which we'd already have if England hadn't taken more than was agreed for them to take when we signed a contract with them ninety odd years ago.
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level 67
May 16, 2017
The only snag to your theory is that the majority of people in Northern Ireland don't want to be lumped with the Republic of Ireland, but want to stay with UK.......... Hard for you to understand it is called democracy.
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level 50
Jan 7, 2018
Malbaby, that doesn't matter lol
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level 27
Apr 19, 2018
•Number displayed is the European population, not total population READ
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level 58
Sep 13, 2016
It's not ridiculous considering that they also didn't include the Russian population in Asia -- it's consistent.
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level 53
Sep 13, 2016
I didn't see it was about population in Europe only. I think this quiz is quiet interesting now. And I posted this comment because our overseas territories are too often forgotten, even by french ourselves.
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level 66
Sep 13, 2016
Ah, colonialism... Just think about how big "Britain" could've been. And King Leopold - he could have had a population of well over 60 million!
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level 67
May 16, 2017
I agree, it is about time the people of French Guyana were given a vote for independence........ France is hanging on to colonies like grim death.
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level 51
Mar 5, 2019
@Malbaby French Guiana has the largest economy in the Guianas (including Guyana and Suriname) despite having the smallest population, and has the highest GDP per capita in South America.
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level 68
Jul 2, 2017
and 'what was agreed' was that the Northern Ireland Parliament would have the right to decide to remain part of the UK, and that's what they did...Not sure how you can have back what you never had.
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level 55
Nov 14, 2017
I understand that completely, actually. It's just that they took more than they were supposed to.
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level 18
Apr 18, 2018
That would do absolutely nothing for you the french because then the Turkish populous in Asia would be counted too and last time I checked Turkey has a higher population then France so you would be 4th no matter what
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level 27
Apr 19, 2018
•Number displayed is the European population, not total population READ
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level 45
Sep 13, 2016
I would consider these stats to be appropriate. What I'm shocked by is that I got 9/10 and only 38.6th percentile! You guys are smart! I thought I was slick when I got Romania... Stupid Netherlands...
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level 60
Jan 18, 2017
Well, honestly, one doesn't really need to know the answers on this quiz. As long as one knows essentially all European countries, enough time is given to type them all in.
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level 27
Apr 19, 2018
also missed Netherlands, tried Belarus, Bulgaria, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech republic, sweden, norway etc 1st
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level 21
Sep 13, 2016
missed Romania
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level 40
May 17, 2017
same
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level 43
Sep 14, 2016
Now how many times do you think we are going to be going over this? French Guiana, if it's not counted, sould be counted because this region is a PART and REGION NOT OVERSEAS DEPARTMENT, so even thought this region isn't in Europe it's obliged to be counted. It's like if you take Hawaii of the Unted States department, it's ridiculous.
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level 30
Sep 14, 2016
You seemed to miss the argument. It doesn't matter that FG is an integral part of France (as is Reunion, Mayotte, etc). The quiz is purely asking about population located on the European continent. FG is excluded for the same reason Vladivostok isn't included in the Russian population count. Whilst their parent countries have European populations, the inhabitants of those parts are not in Europe.
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level 59
Sep 30, 2016
Hey, all - read the instructions, stop bitching, and ENJOY THE QUIZ. It's not going to affect the rest of your lifetime!
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level 52
Jan 12, 2017
Amen to that
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level 41
May 16, 2017
orale
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level 55
May 17, 2017
Kazakstan with 500.000 more than the Netherlands
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level 36
May 17, 2017
thats in asia
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level 60
Jun 20, 2017
Only a small part of Kazakhstan is in Europe. Far too few people to be even close to #10 on this list. Same for Turkey.
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level 55
May 17, 2017
Turkey with 79 mil
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level 23
Sep 6, 2017
I'm not sure if Turkey's part of Europe. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/turkey-is-not-part-of-europe-as-the-history-of-our-continent-shows-a6923486.html
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level 23
Sep 6, 2017
I cannot absolutely believe that I missed FRANCE. And the Netherlands. Goodness gracious.
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level 56
Jan 6, 2018
It's kind of mind-boggling that the Netherlands is in the top 10 of most populous countries in Europe, considering how tiny it is.
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level 46
Feb 3, 2019
Maybe being totally flat helps, no hills or or desserts etc that cant be populated.
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level 25
Jan 6, 2018
It's European population not total population
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level 52
Apr 18, 2018
For those of you wondering: Going by the populations listed on Wikipedia for Turkish provinces and districts, the population of European Turkey is about 11.509 million - which would put it at 11th place, just a hair above Belgium at 11.469 million.
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level 55
Apr 19, 2018
It's quite surprising that one state, California, has almost the same population as a major country, Poland.
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level 73
Jul 14, 2018
It's got a shed load more wealth and influence too
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level 46
Feb 3, 2019
Why?
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level 38
Jul 14, 2018
Where is the UK?
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level 46
Feb 3, 2019
Em... it's there... right at the top, 3rd place
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level 48
Aug 16, 2018
Took me ages to get Romania.
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level 46
Feb 3, 2019
3 years old, maybe time for an update? Population numbers are more likely to change than stuff on some other wuizes (like I dunno area of land ;) )