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
Population according to Worldometers, 27 January 2021
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Last updated: January 27, 2021
First submittedMay 2, 2016
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Population
Country
112 m
Russia
83.8 m
Germany
67.9 m
United Kingdom
65.3 m
France
60.5 m
Italy
Population
Country
46.8 m
Spain
43.6 m
Ukraine
37.8 m
Poland
19.2 m
Romania
17.2 m
Netherlands
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Level 55
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 55
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 48
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 64
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 58
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 70
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 52
Jan 7, 2018
Malbaby, that doesn't matter lol
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Level 34
Apr 19, 2018
•Number displayed is the European population, not total population

READ

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Level 60
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 55
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 71
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 70
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 72
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 37
Sep 13, 2019
@Malbaby, French Guiana does not seek independence. The only French overseas territory that could gain independence soon is New Caledonia : they rejected it in 2018 but will vote again in 2020.
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Level 72
Nov 27, 2020
And they rejected again.
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Level 24
Mar 11, 2021
thank you for the update
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Level 73
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 58
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 58
Sep 7, 2019
haha your name gave me the last answer
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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 34
Apr 19, 2018
•Number displayed is the European population, not total population

READ

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Level 22
Jul 18, 2020
its not ridiculous, as it says most populous countries in Europe, the overseas regions aren't in france they are just owned by france. Like Ireland and northern Ireland many would prefer for the population of the north to be included with the republic or alone as a nation
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Level 44
Feb 25, 2021
European population*
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Level 21
Sep 13, 2016
missed Romania
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Level 38
May 17, 2017
same
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Level 44
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 29
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 39
May 16, 2017
orale
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Level 60
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 64
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 54
Mar 10, 2021
Turkey’s probably pretty close. Although European Turkey is tiny, it still has about a seventh of their population, probably more than some other countries like Austria.
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Level 60
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 35
Jun 14, 2020
The European part of Turkey has circa 10 Milion people
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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 55
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 67
Feb 3, 2019
Maybe being totally flat helps, no hills or or desserts etc that cant be populated.
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Level 75
Sep 7, 2019
Yeah, desserts make people fat, then they die sooner and the population lowers.
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Level 68
Sep 7, 2019
What about Dutch apple pie?
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Level 36
Jan 6, 2018
It's European population not total population
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Level 57
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 65
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 78
Jul 14, 2018
It's got a shed load more wealth and influence too
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2019
Why?
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Level 64
Sep 10, 2019
I guess, but there are 11 Indian States and 14 Administrative Divisions in China bigger than California in population, so I'm not sure of the significance of California. I mean the Tokyo metro area has as many people as your biggest state...
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Level 48
Mar 13, 2021
But has less than half the population of Germany, which has less land area.
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Level 38
Jul 14, 2018
Where is the UK?
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2019
Em... it's there... right at the top, 3rd place
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Level 63
Aug 16, 2018
Took me ages to get Romania.
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Level 67
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 ;) )
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Level 58
Sep 7, 2019
Idk why I read this as Europe's most populous CITIES. Could not figure out how I wasn't getting any 🤦
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Level 32
Mar 11, 2020
Missed Netherlands, still proud of myself!
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Level 54
Apr 15, 2020
Pretty surprised the Netherlands comes in at 10th place. There's so many (big!) countries with so few people in Europe!
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Level 35
Jul 31, 2020
There is a mistake, as the 10th country is supposed to be turkey, not the netherlands.
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Level 38
Nov 27, 2020
I think Turkey should be in this just because it has a part which is in Europe, its mainland is in Asia.
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Level 56
Mar 10, 2021
Well no, the European part doesn’t have enough people to be included.
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Level 31
Aug 2, 2020
For anyone who is wondering, russia's european population is 111M and the TOTAL population is 146M(Asia)
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Level 39
Mar 10, 2021
bahahahha i forogt to say Ukraine bc I thought I already wrote it down but then It automatically took it as uk and not Ukraine hahahah
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Level 36
Mar 10, 2021
if we included the numbers from the British and French overseas territories, they would probably be higher than russia? right? idk.
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Level 56
Mar 10, 2021
Definitely not, the overseas territories and deprtments do not have that many people
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Level 51
Mar 10, 2021
Pls try my quizzes
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Level 65
Mar 10, 2021
Come on goaty, commenting this on every single quiz is a little off-putting. It's good to suggest one of your quizzes if it's similar to the one the page, but don't just spam every quiz.
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Level 50
Mar 10, 2021
Alex is right. In fact, the more you spam "pls try my quizzes", this less likely it is anybody actually will.
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Level 80
Mar 10, 2021
Please stop spamming every single quiz. If you want to incessantly advertise your quizzes, start your own trivia/quiz website. Thank you.
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Level 30
Mar 10, 2021
missed Romania
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Level 45
Mar 10, 2021
damn Netherlands is DENSE
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Level 19
Mar 15, 2021
I used WorldAtlas to find out the Netherlands
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Level 39
Mar 15, 2021
wow got romania on literally last second