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Countries More Populous Than Their Neighbors

Updated! Can you name the 18 countries of the world that have a larger population than any country they share a land border with?
  • Not including neighboring overseas territories or dependencies
  • This quiz excludes countries with no border
  • Quiz by Quizzer6794 - May 28, 2017
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level 76
Oct 2, 2015
Damn difficult to keep track of island countries with no land border at all vs. island coutries who happen to have a land border. Nice quiz although I feel countries with no land borders by default have a greater population than those neighbours of theirs that don't exist even. Add"countries that have at least one land border" to instructions?
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level 58
Oct 2, 2015
Ok, ok. But just to prevent other quiztakers from complaining about it. :)
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level 63
Mar 29, 2017
You receive my "Golden Nitpick" award for 2015..... congratulations!
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level 50
Apr 26, 2017
There must have been some stiff competition for that award!
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level 76
May 29, 2017
Thank you very much. - And the award will have pride of place on my mantelpiece!
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level 58
May 29, 2017
will there be enough room? you must have the other years' Nitpicks too
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level 44
Oct 20, 2015
another great quiz - thanks :)
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level 58
Oct 20, 2015
taken!
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level 34
Dec 7, 2015
15/18 first try
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level 59
Dec 20, 2015
Great quiz.
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level 68
Dec 20, 2015
Agreed - very clever!
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level 55
Dec 20, 2015
16/18. Completely forgot Turkey and Thailand somehow.. Good quiz idea!
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level 59
Jul 30, 2016
Turkey?
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level 58
Jul 30, 2016
Iran overtook Turkey in the time of that comment
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level 35
Dec 20, 2015
awesome 18/18 3:28 :{>
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level 68
Dec 20, 2015
Where's that photo of? Interesting looking road and landscape, all three lanes of a dirt road seem to be reserved for one direction and treated to a freeway-style gantry.
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level 54
Dec 21, 2015
The Karakoram Highway at the border between China and Pakistan. See https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2007_08_21_China_Pakistan_Karakoram_Highway_Khunjerab_Pass_IMG_7354.jpg for a larger version & short description
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level 58
Dec 21, 2015
I copied-and-pasted the link you gave, and it doesn't seem to work. Try a hyperlink :)
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level 76
Sep 20, 2016
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level 66
Dec 20, 2015
Nowhere in Central America qualifies?
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level 62
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 58
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 38
Dec 20, 2015
Why doesn't India figure here?
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level 55
Dec 20, 2015
It borders china
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level 51
Dec 20, 2015
Great quiz!
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level 58
Dec 20, 2015
@Roger77024; @Jerry928; @zjwlxyrpzxx; @2233thth; @GelEGuy:
Thanks, everyone!
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level 51
Dec 20, 2015
Missed Ghana.
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level 63
Dec 20, 2015
I actually thought Thailand bordered China. Whoops...
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level 43
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 55
Dec 20, 2015
Missed Ethiopia and Algeria...
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level 66
Dec 21, 2015
Great quiz! Very challenging!
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level 16
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 55
Dec 21, 2015
Really cool quiz!
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level 38
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 58
Dec 21, 2015
I'm glad everybody enjoyed it!
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level 46
Jan 26, 2016
Great quiz - you really have to think and can't just guess big countries
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level 58
Jan 26, 2016
Thanks, Greenland! I guess your country is less populous than any of your neighbours?
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level 24
Feb 7, 2016
What about India? Or is that a country on China's coastline?
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level 58
Feb 7, 2016
It's a country bordering China.
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level 50
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
Jul 27, 2016
Doesn't Iran have a bigger population than Turkey?
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level 58
Jul 27, 2016
You are correct, thanks!
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level 24
Aug 25, 2016
You and your Iran. Now I have to retake the quiz.
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level 68
Aug 3, 2016
missed ghana and egypt
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level 55
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 67
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 46
Apr 17, 2017
Such an interesting concept for a quiz! Good job!
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level 37
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 55
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 58
May 28, 2017
it's edited, after 2 complaints in an hour.
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level 45
Jul 2, 2017
Has Uzbekistan a bigger population than Afghanistan?
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level 57
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 56
Jul 3, 2017
Thought it said "popular". Immediately thought of Canada.
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level 38
Jul 4, 2017
Soon, India will overthrow China by population.
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level 58
Jul 4, 2017
Won't be long before soon
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level 43
Jul 6, 2017
Darn, only missed Uzbekistan.
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