Countries with a Population under 1 Million by Clue

Try to name all the countries of the world that have a population of less than 1 million. To make it easier we give you a short clue.
Population estimates July 2020 according to Worldometers
Quiz by turkeyboi
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Last updated: March 31, 2020
First submittedMarch 26, 2020
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Population
Clue
Country
801
Home to St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican City
10,824
61% of adults are obese, the highest rate in the world
Nauru
11,792
Formerly known as the Ellice islands
Tuvalu
18,094
Home to Jellyfish Lake, where the jellyfish have evolved to
lose their stingers
Palau
33,931
Claims to be the world's oldest republic, founded in 301 AD
San Marino
38,128
One of the only two double landlocked countries
Liechtenstein
39,242
Known as the "Billionaires' Playground"
Monaco
53,199
The smallest country in the Caribbean
St. Kitts and Nevis
59,190
Country that Bikini Atoll is part of
Marshall Islands
71,986
Home to the worlds second largest hot spring, called Boiling Lake
Dominica
77,265
Led by two co-princes, one of whom is the President of France
Andorra
97,929
Its two main islands are Spanish for "ancient" and "bearded"
Antigua and Barbuda
98,347
The richest country in Africa
Seychelles
105,695
Has the nickname "The Friendly Islands," as dubbed by
Captain James Cook
Tonga
110,940
Its capital city is Kingstown
St. Vincent and the
Grenadines
112,523
Known as the "Spice Island of the Caribbean"
Grenada
115,023
Consists of 607 islands with a total land area of only
702 square kilometers
F. S. Micronesia
119,449
Its biggest island is called Christmas Island
Kiribati
183,627
The only island in the world that contains a drive-in volcano
St. Lucia
198,414
Known as the "Cradle of Polynesia"
Samoa
219,159
Consists of two islands in the Gulf of Guinea
São Tomé and Príncipe
287,375
Known as the "Land of the Flying Fish"
Barbados
307,145
117 different languages are spoken on this Melanesian archipelago
Vanuatu
341,243
Known as the "Land of Fire and Ice"
Iceland
393,244
The closest country to Florida
Bahamas
397,628
The "Blue Hole" is a popular scuba spot off this country's coast
Belize
437,479
One of two countries ruled by a Sultan
Brunei
441,543
Nazis tried, but failed, to take these islands from the British in WWII
Malta
540,544
Has an average elevation of just 1.5 meters, the lowest of any country
Maldives
555,987
Uninhabited until settled by the Portuguese in the 1400s
Cape Verde
586,632
The smallest independent country in South America
Suriname
625,978
Seat of the highest court in the European Union
Luxembourg
628,066
Name translates into "Black Mountain" in Spanish.
Montenegro
686,884
Where the Battle of Guadalcanal happened in 1942 and 1943
Solomon Islands
771,608
Home to the highest un-climbed mountain in the world
Bhutan
786,552
The only English-speaking South American country
Guyana
869,601
Many of its citizens flee to the nearby French island of Mayotte
Comoros
896,445
One of seven countries with a J in its name
Fiji
988,000
Used as an anti-terrorism base and to deter piracy in the Red Sea
Djibouti
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Level 78
Mar 30, 2020
Given that this isn't a yellow box quiz, I didn't bother reading the clues; I just typed the name of all of the world's micronations and island countries.
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Level 66
Mar 30, 2020
Me too, when I figured out that there is no enough time to read all the clues. I porpose to add yellow boxes but also massively increase the time. PS: The Fiji clue is lame in particular as the very next Country would fit as well (except for the population). Anyway a nice quiz!
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Level 52
Jul 4, 2020
I like the quiz as it is. I started by entering Oceania and the Caribbean, but the clues reminded me that I'd forgotten the African islands and European microstates, and I needed the clues to get Brunei and Montenegro.
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Level 67
Mar 31, 2020
I didn't that wouldn't be fun at all. (but yea a yellow box is not a bad idea)
+10
Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
The clues are too obscure for a yellow box. Not everyone is a geography genius.
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Level 73
Mar 31, 2020
Well then why even bother with the clues?
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Level 64
Apr 8, 2020
@Bernard To aid people to get those countries. For instance I managed to get 38/39 without looking at any clue, but then looked at the remaining clue and managed to get Montenegro because of that.
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Level 64
May 10, 2020
I agree there should be no yellow box, but I think the time should be increased. I could probably just type in most of these countries without the clues, but I was enjoying reading the clues because most of them contained information I didn't know, and it was a nice extra challenge to try to figure out which clue matched which country. But there isn't enough time to do that and enjoy it. At a certain point, you have to just start blowing through all the Caribbean and Oceanian island nations without reading the clues anyway.
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Level 68
May 10, 2020
I agree with jmellor 100%
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Level 68
Mar 31, 2020
The yellow box version is here
+10
Level 62
Mar 30, 2020
I think you should add yellow box
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Level 80
Mar 31, 2020
+1, otherwise it would be a major waste of effort to come up with all these clues
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Level 28
May 10, 2020
hello
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Level 67
Mar 31, 2020
If I hadnt looked at the clues I would ve gotten all of them. But actually doing it by clue, and only typing if you are 100% sure about it, so you don't accidentally fill in another, is not too easy.
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Level 64
Mar 31, 2020
I managed to get 38/39 without looking at any clues, then looked at the clue for the remaining country to get full marks (that was Montenegro).
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Level 64
Mar 31, 2020
Great quizz, but I suggest changing the clue 'Country that Bikini Atoll is part of' to 'Country of which Bikini Atoll is part'. A preposition, you see, is not a good thing to end a sentence with.
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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
This is the type of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put.
+2
Level 64
Apr 20, 2020
The correct sentence conjugation should be as follows: This is the type of arrant pedantry with which I will not put up.
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Level 64
Apr 20, 2020
wait...
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Level 60
Mar 31, 2020
Black in Italian is nero, not negro. I think negro is Spanish.
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Level 25
Mar 31, 2020
Thank you for seeing that! I’ll fix that.
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Level 68
Mar 31, 2020
You have July 2020 population estimates? Hm......
+5
Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
What if I told you that you could even make population estimates for future years? Would that blow your mind?
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Level 35
Mar 31, 2020
i missed luxembourg even when its flag was the thumbnail.... *facepalm*
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Level 25
Mar 31, 2020
Noice...
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Level 82
Apr 1, 2020
Forgive my perfectionism, but... (1) there was only one St. Peter, so it's St. Peter's Basilica (apostrophe); (2) Grenada is KNOWN as the Spice Island (two n's in known); (3) Monaco is known as the "Billionaires' Playground" (apostrophe).
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Level ∞
Apr 2, 2020
Okay. All fixed.
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Level 78
May 10, 2020
Thank goodness. Now maybe I can sleep tonight.
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Level 55
May 10, 2020
I believe it's Serbo-Croat, not Spanish for Montenegro's clue.
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Level 46
May 10, 2020
The name is actually Venetian. The clue is not wrong, though: in Spanish the name does mean that.
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Level 61
May 10, 2020
Very well put together quiz. I, like many, started typing like mad all the micronations I could think of, but the clues helped me when I got stuck. Nice!
+1
Level 52
May 10, 2020
Could you add a yellow box so it would be more challenging otherwise it is just guessing random countries without looking at the clues.
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Level 68
May 10, 2020
Interested to know which country is the "other one" in those two questions : One of the only two double landlocked countries and One of two countries ruled by a Sultan. Thanks. Great quiz BTW.
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Level 50
May 10, 2020
Uzbekistan is the other 'doubly-landlocked' country and Oman is the other country ruled by a sultan.
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Level 72
May 10, 2020
Just adding my two cents: I think yellow box is the way to go, with perhaps a doubled time limit. Yes, it would make some of the answers pretty tough, but too many of the clues I didn't even end up getting to because wrong guesses on previous questions filled in those boxes. Personally I'd prefer a quiz where I get 50% and learn something to an easy quiz where I get 100% and learn nothing (and yes, I'm aware it's possible to go back and read the clues if I want to partake of their facts, but the fun is in puzzling over the correct answer after reading the fact).
+1
Level 44
May 10, 2020
1. This needs to be a yellow box quiz 2. Can you please explain what "double landlocked" means? I googled it after the quiz but it would've been nice to know during it.
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Level 55
May 10, 2020
Double landlocked countries are countries that are completely surrounded by landlocked countries. Liechtenstein by Switzerland and Austria, and Uzbekistan by all the "stans" except Pakistan.
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Level ∞
May 10, 2020
If you don't even know what doubly-landlocked means, how could you ever hope to complete this quiz with a yellow box?

Kidding, kidding...

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Level 78
May 10, 2020
This was a fun quiz turkeyboi. Thanks for all the interesting info.
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Level 60
May 11, 2020
Great quiz! It's really interesting to learn more about these nations which are generally just known for being small.
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Level 64
May 12, 2020
Try to name all the countries of the world that have a population of less THAN 1 million.
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Level ∞
May 12, 2020
Fixed
+1
Level 35
May 12, 2020
Here is the French version
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Level 20
Jun 15, 2020
great quiz all correct
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Level 47
Jul 5, 2020
Please shuffle the answers.