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Countries More Populous Than Their Neighbors

Can you name the 17 countries of the world that have a larger population than any country they share a land border with?
Not including neighboring overseas territories/dependencies nor countries with no border
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Population data from Worldometers
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Last updated: November 10, 2019
First submittedMay 28, 2015
Times taken41,567
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Country
Algeria
Brazil
China
D.R. Congo
Egypt
Ethiopia
Country
Germany
Ghana
Haiti
Indonesia
Nigeria
South Africa
Country
South Korea
Sweden
Thailand
United Kingdom
United States
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Level 49
Oct 20, 2015
another great quiz - thanks :)
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Level 36
Dec 7, 2015
15/18 first try
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2015
Great quiz.
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Level 73
Dec 20, 2015
Agreed - very clever!
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Level 51
Dec 20, 2015
16/18. Completely forgot Turkey and Thailand somehow.. Good quiz idea!
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Level 66
Jul 30, 2016
Turkey?
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Level 62
Jul 30, 2016
Iran overtook Turkey in the time of that comment
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Level 38
Dec 20, 2015
awesome 18/18 3:28 :{>
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Level 66
Dec 20, 2015
Nowhere in Central America qualifies?
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Level 69
Dec 20, 2015
Just based on geography, I would have thought so as well, but it turns out that the countries decreases population as north to south, so no country in Central America is more populous than all of its neighbors.
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Level 62
Dec 23, 2015
By population:

Panama
Costa Rica
Nicaragua
Honduras
Guatemala
Mexico
(Belize and El Salvador are overtaken by their respective neighbors, Guatemala and Honduars / Guatemala and Mexico)

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Level 57
Dec 20, 2015
Great quiz!
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Level 62
Dec 20, 2015
@Roger77024; @Jerry928; @zjwlxyrpzxx; @2233thth; @GelEGuy:
Thanks, everyone!
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Level 64
Dec 20, 2015
Missed Ghana.
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2015
I actually thought Thailand bordered China. Whoops...
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Level 55
Apr 27, 2017
I thought it bordered Vietnam
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Level 14
Dec 20, 2015
I forgot UK borders Ireland because of Northern Ireland :(((((((
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Level 62
Dec 20, 2015
Missed Ethiopia and Algeria...
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Level 14
Dec 21, 2015
Got 2 wrong South Korea and DR Congo
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Level 66
Dec 21, 2015
I must've misspelled Dominican Republic. Was sure I typed it after Haiti didn't pop up. Must have typed it wrong. Oh well. Still fun. :D
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Level 59
Dec 21, 2015
Really cool quiz!
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Level 37
Dec 21, 2015
Fun quiz and suprisingly doable.
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Level 54
Dec 21, 2015
I expected to find Saudi Arabia here, but Iraq has indeed almost 25% more inhabitants.
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Level 62
Dec 21, 2015
I'm glad everybody enjoyed it!
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Level 51
Jan 26, 2016
Great quiz - you really have to think and can't just guess big countries
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Level 62
Jan 26, 2016
Thanks, Greenland! I guess your country is less populous than any of your neighbours?
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Level 28
Feb 7, 2016
What about India? Or is that a country on China's coastline?
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Level 62
Feb 7, 2016
It's a country bordering China.
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Level 57
Mar 23, 2017
It borders China over the Himalayas (either side of Nepal). Nothing to do with the coast.
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Level 62
Dec 9, 2019
'on China's coastline' haha
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Level 64
Jul 27, 2016
Doesn't Iran have a bigger population than Turkey?
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Level 62
Jul 27, 2016
You are correct, thanks!
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Level 28
Aug 25, 2016
You and your Iran. Now I have to retake the quiz.
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Level 74
Aug 3, 2016
missed ghana and egypt
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Level 68
Oct 18, 2016
Looks like a lake counts as a "land" border? Otherwise Tanzania would have a larger population than any of it's neighbours. :-)
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Level 51
Dec 8, 2019
No, Tanzania and Uganda have a land border west of the lake.
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Level 81
Mar 29, 2017
I think Uzbekistan is now larger than Afghanistan and should be on the list now. According to Wikipedia 32 million in Uzbekistan and 28 million in Afghanistan. Other bordering countries Turkmenistan: 5M Tajikistan: 9M Kyrgyzstan: 6M Kazakhstan: 18M
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Level 54
Apr 17, 2017
Such an interesting concept for a quiz! Good job!
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Level 48
May 27, 2017
Haiti is more populated than Dominican Republic according to Wikipedia.
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Level ∞
May 28, 2017
Added Uzbekistan and swapped Haiti in for the Dominican Republic.
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Level 64
May 28, 2017
Haiti is now in both this one and the less populated one http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/139806/countries-that-are-less-populated-than-their-neighbors
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Level 62
May 28, 2017
it's edited, after 2 complaints in an hour.
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Level 51
Jul 2, 2017
Has Uzbekistan a bigger population than Afghanistan?
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Level 61
Jul 2, 2017
The answer is, "Maybe." Different sources claim different populations for the two nations. Ostensibly, the source of this is Wikipedia in which case Uzbekistan is listed as having the slightly higher population.
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Level 60
Jul 3, 2017
Thought it said "popular". Immediately thought of Canada.
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Level 42
Jul 4, 2017
Soon, India will overthrow China by population.
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Level 62
Jul 4, 2017
Won't be long before soon
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Level 39
Jul 6, 2017
Darn, only missed Uzbekistan.
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Level 69
Dec 10, 2017
Wikipedia says that Uzbekistan's population is less than Afghanistan's, confused as to why Uzbekistan's here?
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Level 22
Jul 9, 2018
darn, only missed Sweden and South Korea
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Level 62
Mar 2, 2019
Afghanistan has for a long time ago passed Uzbekistan's population.
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Level ∞
Jul 24, 2019
You're right. This has been updated. Probably had some bad data for Afghanistan previously because of all the wars.
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Level 81
Jul 25, 2019
What are we using as the source? Wikipedia on the individual countries page and List of countries and dependencies by population still shows Uzbekistan as having 500K more people.
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Level ∞
Jul 25, 2019
We now use Worldometers for our country population. Added a note. The population of Afghanistan is growing rapidly due to one of the highest birth rates in the world.
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Level 63
Jul 25, 2019
This would have been much harder were the answers not alphabetical. That really helped zero in on the last couple I was missing.
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Level 72
Sep 3, 2019
Freaking Ghana...got the rest.
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Level 46
Oct 9, 2019
Yemen should be here since they have a higher population than that of Saudi Arabia and Oman (in which they border).
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Level 62
Oct 9, 2019
Saudi Arabia has 34 million people.
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Level 62
Dec 9, 2019
You are wrong, and there's no need for 'in' before' which'
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Level 73
Dec 8, 2019
this was fun!
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Level 62
Dec 8, 2019
Thanks!
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Level 54
Dec 8, 2019
Great quiz - maybe just a little too much time.
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Level 62
Dec 8, 2019
The average score is roughly 80% so the time is good for now :)
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Level 31
Mar 11, 2020
Nigeria,Uzbékistan?
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