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U.S. States or European Countries by Population

Guess the U.S. states and European countries that had a population of at least 10 million people in 2018.
According to Worldometers and the U.S. Census Bureau
For European countries, only includes the population within Europe
Last updated: January 07, 2019
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Population
State / Country
111 mil
Russia
82.3 mil
Germany
66.6 mil
United Kingdom
65.2 mil
France
59.3 mil
Italy
46.4 mil
Spain
44.0 mil
Ukraine
39.6 mil
California
Population
State / Country
38.1 mil
Poland
28.7 mil
Texas
21.3 mil
Florida
19.6 mil
Romania
19.5 mil
New York
17.1 mil
Netherlands
12.8 mil
Pennsylvania
12.7 mil
Illinois
Population
State / Country
11.7 mil
Ohio
11.5 mil
Belgium
11.2 mil
Turkey
11.1 mil
Greece
10.6 mil
Czech Republic
10.5 mil
Georgia
10.4 mil
North Carolina
10.3 mil
Portugal
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level 60
Jan 17, 2017
Quite interesting. Sucks that you don't know if you're missing a country or a state. I missed the two states with the lowest population here and one country in the last column.
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level 72
Feb 25, 2017
That's kinda the point of the quiz, isn't it? You don't know what you're missing. That's the challenge. Nice quiz!
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level 70
Mar 30, 2017
should Turkey be added?
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level 39
May 25, 2017
Is Turkey a US state or a European country? No.
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level 68
May 25, 2017
Turkey's an Asian and European country, the same as Russia. Most of it is in Asia though. Probably shouldn't be added though, since I'm almost certain the European population of Turkey is way less than 10.5 million.
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level 55
May 25, 2017
According to Wikipedia 12 million people live in the European part of Turkey, as most of Istanbul is located in the European part.
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level 49
May 25, 2017
I think it is European. They compete in European sporting events, and more pertinently they want to join the European union.
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level 41
May 25, 2017
Istanbul alone would beat 5 countries here
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level 49
May 25, 2017
Starling: They don't want to join the EU, Erdogan is actually pushing laws that will make membership simply impossible. PS. Australia and Israel compete in the Eurovision, are they European?
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level 48
May 25, 2017
I agree with Lapio on this one, turkey isn't European by culture, ethnicity, nor heritage. Whilst I agree that Istanbul is a European city, its only around 3% of the country which is European.
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level 72
May 29, 2017
Morocco competed in Eurovision as well, they are still entitled to, like other Mediterranean countries.
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level 58
Feb 28, 2019
Can someone explain to me the significance of Eurovision? Why would a TV show, even if it's based on countries, dictate which continent you belong to? People always bring it up, so it must mean more to people than I can gather from the Wikipedia page. I'm also confused how a Canadian won it for Switzerland.
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level 63
May 25, 2017
Actually Turkey's European population is about 11 million, but somehow Quizmaster states that Turkey is an asian country with a European population of 11 million, so not a European Country with a European population of x. Whereas Russia is a European country with a Asian population of x. :)
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level 39
May 25, 2017
European population of Turkey is 11.3 million. 14.8 million people live in province of Istanbul and 9.5 million of it lives in European part. Additional 1.8 million people lives in other European provinces (Edirne, Kirklareli, Tekirdag). So, Turkey should be included.
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level 35
May 25, 2017
My God noooooooooooooo. Turkey is not part of Europe despite 3% of its territory in Europe. Turkey is Asia.
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level 27
May 25, 2017
Sorta but it is considered part of Asia according to JetPunk. If Turkey was added, he should just fill it himself or herself.
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level 53
May 25, 2017
Czechia FTW. Not hard, but perfect; love jetpunk
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level 75
May 25, 2017
There's a mistake here. Texas should be number one. Texas has the biggest everything in the world, at least according to most Texans. :)
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level 57
May 25, 2017
Biggest in size not population :)
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level 72
May 29, 2017
Alaskans would disagree though.
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level 33
May 25, 2017
yay 20/20 try 1 or 2
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level 56
May 25, 2017
Great quiz!
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level 37
May 25, 2017
Never thought I would see Russia and Illinois on the same quiz! Interesting idea, though!
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level 48
May 26, 2017
Ohio?
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level 78
May 26, 2017
That also surprised me.
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level 69
Feb 28, 2019
Makes sense if you know that Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus are all in Ohio.
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level 45
May 26, 2017
The states were easy considered that I memorized the amount of electoral votes for each state
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level 61
Aug 26, 2017
Russia is, so why Turkey is not here?
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level 67
Feb 4, 2018
Go and live in Turkey for a year and then decide if it is Asia or Europe.
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level 45
Dec 23, 2017
18/20.....missed poland and ukraine
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level 67
Feb 4, 2018
Try my Double Trouble Countries quiz......here it is
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level 69
Mar 12, 2018
I feel either Turkey should be added or a caveat included. East Thrace, the European portion of Turkey, had a population of 10.6 million at the 2012 census, meaning it meets the cut-off. I'm assuming it's not included because of one of two reasons: a) The source uses older data from before East Thrace passed the 10.5 million cut-off; or b) European country is here defined as a country with a majority of its population in Europe - would explain Turkey's absence and Russia's presence. If it is the former (which seems less likely, it's a 2015 source), perhaps finding more recent stats is in order. If it is the latter, perhaps that should be made explicit in the instructions.
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level 39
Oct 23, 2018
It's easy if you remember the population of states. I live in Ohio and love state geography so I knew only seven states are up there. I just took an European population quiz before this one as well :)
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level 67
Jan 8, 2019
It's estimated Michigan has 9.99 million people.
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level 65
Feb 28, 2019
First I thought "Georgia is not in Europe!". Then I remembered it's also an US state, i feel dumb!
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level 71
Feb 28, 2019
Sweden passed 10 million back in 2017 so please add it to the quiz. It doesn't show directly when you google but if you check wikipedia and this link (which is in Swedish unfortunately) to the central bureau of statistics in Sweden. Here it shows the exact number of the Swedish population. https://www.scb.se/hitta-statistik/sverige-i-siffror/manniskorna-i-sverige/sveriges-befolkning/
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level 27
Feb 28, 2019
Hmm, Georgia... Arguably Asian country but some people count as European... Or is it the state... Hmm...
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level 75
Feb 28, 2019
It's the state
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level 66
Feb 28, 2019
I managed to squeeze the Carolina one in in the last second - unfortunately I chose the wrong one! So, 19/20. :(
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level 30
Feb 28, 2019
I was basing my knowledge of state populations off their number of electoral votes, and for a moment as I was trying to relate them to each other I went to myself, "How many electoral votes does Portugal have?"
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level 37
Feb 28, 2019
good quiz! w/ only 6s to spare. that was a close one.
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level 54
Feb 28, 2019
Sweden has more than 10 million people
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level ∞
Feb 28, 2019
Cool, next time I edit the quiz Sweden will be on it. Michigan, too, probably.