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Five Least Populated Countries by Continent

Can you guess the five least populated countries in each continent?
2019 population estimates, according to Worldometers
Quiz by Quizzer6794
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Last updated: July 30, 2019
First submittedJune 15, 2015
Times taken29,365
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Africa
95,700
Seychelles
213,000
São Tomé & Príncipe
560,000
Cape Verde
851,000
Comoros
986,000
Djibouti
 
 
Asia
439,000
Brunei
452,000
Maldives
826,000
Bhutan
1,200,000
Cyprus
1,350,000
East Timor
Europe
799
Vatican City
33,700
San Marino
38,400
Liechtenstein
39,100
Monaco
77,100
Andorra
 
 
North America
56,300
St. Kitts & Nevis
74,700
Dominica
104,000
Antigua & Barbuda
108,000
Grenada
110,000
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Oceania
11,300
Nauru
11,400
Tuvalu
22,200
Palau
53,200
Marshall Islands
110,000
Tonga
 
 
South America
573,000
Suriname
787,000
Guyana
3,480,000
Uruguay
6,980,000
Paraguay
11,400,000
Bolivia
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level 34
Jun 16, 2015
Is Cyprus Asia?
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level 62
Apr 16, 2017
Warning: Cyprus debates below
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level 74
Nov 11, 2019
Asia was an offshoot of Yes.
Europe was Gob Bluth's jam.
Cypress Hill was Beavis & Butt-Head.
Clear?
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level 80
Oct 4, 2017
Can someone make a quiz about how many quizzes have Cyprus debates in the comments? It'd be a lot of work, but I'd wouldn't mind seeing it.
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level 55
Oct 4, 2017
If someone did only featured quizzes that would narrow it down
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level 67
Feb 7, 2018
360,241 quizzes have a debate regarding Cyprus Asia / Europe,....... 2 quizzes mention Cyprus but have not received a comment regarding status as yet.
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level 68
May 23, 2018
To be fair, it's not really a rehashing. This time the question was more metaphysical.
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level 80
Nov 11, 2019
Wow I never expected this to be my most liked comment. Thanks a lot guys!
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level 51
Oct 4, 2017
It is heavily debated whether Cyprus is in Europe or Asia. It has cultural ties to both Greece in Europe and Turkey in Asia and lies geographically between the two continents. Despite often thinking of Cyprus as a European country, I have come to the conclusion that it is in fact located in Asia. But that's just my personal opinion.
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level 64
May 12, 2019
It is geographcally MUCH closer to Asia https://www.google.is/maps/@35.4887972,36.723888,6.17z
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level 43
Jan 17, 2018
i say yes because its closer to asia than europe. try making a map of europe with cyprus in it. its just way off to the right in the middle of the mediterranean. so i think its asian
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level 60
May 3, 2018
Iceland is closer to North America then it is to Europe, so.....
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level 64
May 12, 2019
Iceland is much closer to mainland Europe than North America. Look at a map.
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level 82
Jul 30, 2019
Iceland is practically half America and half Europe. The mid Atlantic ridge passes right through Iceland and it's expanding each year, one part going towards America, the other towards Europe. So yeah, geographically it could be either. Culturally it is European though.
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level 39
Feb 10, 2019
I think the maker of the quiz was considering it for both and it just wasn't one of the answers for Europe but it was for Asia
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level 76
Nov 11, 2019
Cyprus is in Asia because QM said so, and he has the final word - although I learn much from the debates, so bring them on!
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level 60
Jul 5, 2015
this one was way harder (i still loved it though!) :D :)
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level 50
Jul 15, 2015
Cyprus being a member of the EU should be a part of Europe.
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level 79
Jul 15, 2015
No it shouldn't.
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level 54
Jun 28, 2016
I've never seen it included in Europe in any quizzes...
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level 59
Oct 4, 2017
@Keithndc It's not about culture but about geographical boundaries.
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level 43
Jan 17, 2018
neither have i. besides, the eu gets to be choosy...its their union after all(unless you're in an eu country then its yours i guess)
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level 48
Nov 6, 2019
I have always thought as the Europe-Asia border going right through Cyprus, with the Turkish Cyprus in Asia and the Greek Cyprus in Europe
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level 47
Apr 10, 2016
Culturally, it's part of Europe, but geographically it belongs to Asia.
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level 29
Apr 25, 2016
I thought Cyprus was always one of those "not sure where we put it" countries like Turkey and the Caucuses countries.
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level 51
May 5, 2017
All of these countries are indisputably in Asia. The boundary cuts through Russia, passes through Istanbul, reaches the northernmost point of the Caspian Sea, then follows its western border down to Turkey, where it follows the western border of Turkey, cuts through international waters to take in Cyprus, and returns to follow the border of Israel down to the Egypt, where it takes a left and heads off down the eastern border of the Red Sea. This includes Cyprus, the Caucuses countries, and Turkey, keeping to national conventions.
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level 71
May 5, 2017
Turkey is most definitely Asia. Cyprus is Europe. Caucasus countries are Asia. You're welcome.
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level 62
May 12, 2017
I wish I could like this comment. Because it really is as simple as hankic said.
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level 63
Oct 4, 2017
I think it is one of those issues like Pluto being a dwarf planet.
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level 58
May 12, 2019
Pluto being a dwarf planet isn't an issue. It's an accepted fact. It's literally indisputable unless your definition of planet differs from the widely accepted scientific definition. You don't see any debate on Pluto being an actual planet because it was proven that it wasn't. Now Cyprus is an entirely different case because continents are just made up for convenience and they're typically just massive land masses, so islands complicate the classification process which is why we then resort to plate boundaries. I have no idea where Cyprus is on its plate, so maybe that would clear it up idk.
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level 64
May 12, 2019
Don't even begin thinking about starting this one.....
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level 41
Nov 11, 2019
to throw in my two cents. The common held borders of asia and europe are very modern. Generally only being used after the second world war. Prior to that the Europeans saw the borders of europe being: The western borders of afghanistan and pakistan, the western coast of the caspian sea including all of the caucauses, the ural mountain range making up europes eastern extent. In the south the northern borders of mali, chad, sudan, niger and western sahara. In the east the atlantic and north sea coastlines. The north was scandinavian countries northern borders and the northern coast of russia to the urals. These borders were based on the extent of the alexandian empire , the roman empire, and the slavic regions. Moreover the naturalised peoples within: Slavs, nordo-germans, celts, latins, greeks, egyptians, phonecians, persians were all considered part of the indo-european cultral and language family. Even today many countries in modern Asia see themselves as being European.
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level 37
May 30, 2016
Just because it's part of the EU and is culturally like Europe does NOT mean it's in Europe
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level 49
Nov 20, 2016
maybe because most of its population is in the European part of Russia? Anyways, Russia and Turkey are considered to be in both continents.
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level 43
Jan 17, 2018
russia goes back to kievan rus, which was a viking colony around the modern day city of kiev in ukraine. russia had stayed within the boundaries of europe for several centuries before expanding very very far east and taking the form we see it in today. while kievan rus was formed in the ninth century, russia only spread to asia over the ural mountains around the 1500s. so yeah, its european by a long shot.
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level 28
Jan 5, 2017
Thats like saying Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and other european colonies should be part of Europe because they are culturally European. Also Argentina is very culturally european.
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level 58
Nov 11, 2019
Hong Kong is culturally Chinese as well; and these places are way too far from the European continent to be considered part of Europe.
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level 66
Apr 17, 2017
Cyprus is a Mediterranean island just like Malta, Crete, Corsica, Majorca, etc. Seems logical that it would be considered European
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level 68
Jun 2, 2017
I don't want to come down on either side, but I don't think that is a good enough reason to count it as European, since there are islands close to the Tunisian coast, say, which are Tunisian. To say any island in the Mediterranean is European because most are European isn't logical.
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level 64
May 12, 2019
Agree with zaba2048
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level 51
May 5, 2017
By this definition, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Albania, Switzerland, Russia, Macedonia and Montenegro are not in Europe.
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level 68
Jun 2, 2017
I wouldn't say that's a logical extension of the EU argument- Instrumental is not saying that a country is in Europe if AND ONLY IF it is in the EU, they are just saying that a country is in Europe IF it is in the EU. There is a subtle but key difference.
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level 48
Oct 4, 2017
Obviously, Bosnia, FYROM, Serbia, Kosovo, Ukraine, Belarus, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and all of the minor countries are not part of Europe as they are not in the EU, if only EU countries are in Europe
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level 61
Oct 5, 2017
Continents are made be geography, not by the EU or any other organization.
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level 43
Jan 17, 2018
thats his point smartguy
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level 64
May 12, 2019
You call the Vatican minor? I'm not Catholic, but, no way you can say its minor cultrally or politically
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level 15
Feb 7, 2018
Watch out for Cyprus debates below
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level 71
Aug 1, 2019
You missed all the ones above, I’m afraid.
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level 30
Feb 21, 2018
If I remember correctly, Cyprus lies on the Asian tectonic plate, therefore geographically making it Asia. However, culturally, I would say it's in Europe, but that can be true, admittedly to a lesser extent, for Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and even Turkey.
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level 49
Aug 12, 2015
Must be having a slow day - could do with another minute at least!
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level 54
Jun 28, 2016
I agree; this was not a lot of time to think of the least populous (perhaps making them the least common?) countries of each continent.
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level 67
Apr 16, 2017
Yeah, I thought the time was quite tight.
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level 58
Oct 4, 2017
I had plenty of time left. About a minute to be exact.
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level 51
Nov 15, 2015
The question is open to misunderstanding. These countries are actually the most densely populated countries on earth.
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level 73
Apr 17, 2017
No it isn't. "Least populated" and "Lowest population density" are pretty clear identifiers.
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level 58
Oct 4, 2017
Actually, Monaco is the most densely populated country in the world and Vatican is just behind it. These countries are so small that even a few thousand people can make them the most densely populated countries in the world.
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level 66
Oct 4, 2017
For fun, check the population density of the least populated country in South America (Suriname). :)
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level 64
May 12, 2019
#2 Guyana
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level 25
Jul 10, 2016
More time on all these quizzes, please!
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level 55
May 1, 2017
Just would like to point out that maybe Lichtenstein and Monaco should be switched. Other than that this is a very well made quiz
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level 60
May 1, 2017
Thanks for that! To be fixed...
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level 77
Jun 25, 2017
Who's the one guy who moved to the Vatican? I read they had a population of only 800.
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level 74
Jun 26, 2017
They have one extra pope.
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level 60
Jun 26, 2017
Two co-Popes?
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level 74
Aug 8, 2019
the retired pope stayed in Vatican AFAIK
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level 43
Jan 17, 2018
they have 900 people
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level 77
Jul 31, 2019
Now it appears as though that guy left and took someone else with him.
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level 41
Jul 19, 2017
I always count Cyprus as Europe
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level 37
Jan 25, 2018
I do too, that doesn't mean everyone has to agree with us though.
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level 43
Sep 29, 2017
Lots of these countries are either landlocked or an island country. Very few of these border a coast and are not an island.
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level 37
Oct 4, 2017
I've never been more confident that people take these quizzes with the aid of google, World Book or the Encyclopedia Britanica. I simply refuse to believe that 3 out of 4 people taking this quiz knew São Tomé & Príncipe. Sorry, but I just don't.
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level 77
Oct 4, 2017
Countries of the World quiz is what originally brought me here 5 or so years ago... mastered it shortly afterward.
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level 43
Jan 17, 2018
i did because i missed
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level 64
May 12, 2019
I came here to study for the Geography Bee
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level 66
Oct 4, 2017
Typing in the last country (Cyprus) with 1 second to spare, after giving it a hard thought, is absolutely satisfying. :)
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level 51
Oct 4, 2017
That was the only one I missed! (At least I was in the area, though, the last guess I put in was Lebanon)
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level 64
May 12, 2019
Lebanon? ~6 mil
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level 55
Oct 4, 2017
Great quiz! Just please accept Cabo Verde for Cape verde, as that is equally recognised as it's other name. Thanks!
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level ∞
Oct 4, 2017
Cabo Verde would have worked
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level 23
Sep 24, 2018
missed Antigua, East Timor, Bhutan, Equatorial Guinea and Cyprus
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level 61
Oct 29, 2018
From Wikipedia... Equatorial Guinea... Population • 2016 estimate 1,221,490
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level 76
Oct 29, 2019
I can't believe there are more than a million people on Mauritius. The poor dodo never had a chance :(
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level 58
Feb 21, 2019
Missed Cyprus as I believed it is NOT in Asia.
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level 82
Jul 30, 2019
Your first Jetpunk quiz then? Cyprus is in Asia. Read long and winded debate above (or in comments of any other quiz that has Cyprus in it).
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level 64
Jul 31, 2019
Guess so. And it is an impressive performance to reach level 55 (as today) in just 5 months. ;-)
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level 58
Nov 11, 2019
Obviously not my first JetPunk quiz (as I would not have been able to leave that comment). I still believe Cyprus is a part of Europe but understand that it is considered part of Asia on this website.
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level 25
Jul 31, 2019
Missed East Timor :/
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level 54
Jul 31, 2019
Great quiz, but more just naming the smallest countries. For a bit more thought, try this one based on population density. A tad more challenging! https://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/least-dense-countries-quiz
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level 60
Jul 31, 2019
Also a Top Five by Continent for that too ;)
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level 56
Nov 11, 2019
Is this the forum to start cultural geographic discussions vis a vis continents? OK: Israel is in the Eurovision song contest.
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level 62
Nov 11, 2019
It actually is. Sometimes things get a tad heated, but generally speaking, the commenters here are about a thousand times more educated and civil than those in most other parts of the internet. This site's is pretty much the only comment section where I feel educated more often than I feel outright disgusted by people.
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level 56
Nov 11, 2019
I agree that this quiz could use another minute, or at least another 30 seconds, as mentioned above.
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level 45
Nov 11, 2019
29/30 Cyprus.... Part of Europe. That's from me a big Greece fan.
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level 50
Nov 11, 2019
Cyprus is 100% in europe, no debates.
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level 52
Nov 11, 2019
Tanzania is 100% in oceania, no debates.
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level 60
Nov 11, 2019
Finally someone with sense
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level 20
Nov 11, 2019
50% of Cyprus is more European the other half of Cyprus that is closer to Turkey is more Turkish which is in Asia and also the island is transcontinental
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level 32
Nov 16, 2019
Jetpunk should adopt an official opinion on whether Cyprus is Asia or Europe.
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level 60
Nov 16, 2019
It's been adopted long ago as an Asian country.