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Five Most Populated Countries by Hemisphere

Which countries have the most people in each "quarter" of the map?
Population from Worldometers, 2020. Excludes population outside of the given hemisphere.
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Last updated: February 6, 2020
First submittedMarch 5, 2017
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Northeast
1,439 mil
China
1,380 mil
India
220 mil
Pakistan
206 mil
Nigeria
164 mil
Bangladesh
Northwest
331 mil
United States
128 mil
Mexico
65 mil
United Kingdom
48 mil
Colombia
46 mil
Spain
Southeast
273 mil
Indonesia
59 mil
South Africa
59 mil
Tanzania
53 mil
D.R. Congo
53 mil
Kenya
Southwest
212 mil
Brazil
45 mil
Argentina
32 mil
Peru
19 mil
Chile
15 mil
Ecuador
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level 44
Mar 6, 2017
Great idea!
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level 62
Mar 6, 2017
Thanks!
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level 83
Sep 4, 2017
What about Colombia? 48-49million people for the northwest? I don't think 10 million live south of the equator or do they?
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level 82
Sep 4, 2017
Based on this image I would say you're right: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mapa_de_Colombia_(poblaci%C3%B3n_por_departamentos_2012).svg They should top Canada, probably Spain too.
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level 63
Sep 4, 2017
Yes, I noticed that too. Actually, more than 95% of the population live north of the equator. It's mostly rainforest down there.
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level 33
Nov 27, 2017
and most of the land is there too...
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level 68
Sep 5, 2017
If those in Colombia all would all live below the equator, they would make the Southwest quadrant :). So either way, missing.
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level 68
Sep 5, 2017
Yes, not seeing Colombia was extremely confusing.
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level ∞
Sep 5, 2017
This has been fixed, thanks!
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level 73
Sep 5, 2017
Colombia has 49.06 million, and virtually all of these will live north of the equator.
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level 73
Sep 5, 2017
Angola has 29.78 million (according to Wikipedia in 2017), which may well displace Kenya from 5th place. It depends on how you estimated the "30 million" number for Kenyans living south of the equator.
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level ∞
Sep 5, 2017
I took a look at the population density map of Kenya. I think 30 million was an underestimate. 40 million seems closer. The area south of the equator is much more heavily populated.
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level 57
Feb 27, 2020
According to Worldometers, the entire population of Kenya is just over 53 million... which means that almost 100% of Kenya's population lives in the southern hemisphere even though there's a sizable chunk of the country in the Northern Hemisphere.
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level 61
Oct 11, 2017
I made this quiz a while back but used Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern. There were some repeats, but I think this way is better!
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level 62
Oct 12, 2017
That's cool, whats the link? And thanks :)
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level 63
Oct 27, 2017
Look at Russia.
Now look at Bangladesh.
Now look at Russia.
Now look at Bangladesh.
Bangladesh has more people.
It must be like being in a crowded bar, all of the time.
Now look at Russia.
Now look at Bangladesh.
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level 81
Nov 27, 2017
You could fit, like, 50 Bangladeshes into all of Russia.
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level 45
Nov 27, 2017
Or over a hundred?
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level 48
Nov 27, 2017
115
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level 61
Feb 27, 2020
Bangladesh has an area of 57,320 sq miles (148,460 km²), while Russia has an area of 6.60 million sq miles (17.10 million km²). Russia ÷ Bangladesh = around 115.
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level 81
Feb 27, 2020
Yeah I severely underestimated how big Russia is compared to Bangladesh. I was probably just tired that day.
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level 65
Feb 27, 2020
And if to multiply the population of Bangladesh, 164 million people by 115 times, Russia would have the population of 18 billion 860 million people
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level 68
Nov 27, 2017
Neat quiz, if you like geographical quizzes try my latest Geography Three ..........here it is
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level 78
Nov 27, 2017
If each answer only includes people living in that hemisphere... then it would be a lot more clear if only the portion of the country contained within that hemisphere turned green. For instance when you guess Brazil, the portion below the equator should turn green while the portion above remains yellow. This way you don't think that you got one right for the NW quadrant when you haven't.
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level 67
Nov 27, 2017
That is not what hemisphere means. Northern or southern, eastern or western. When you divide it into four, hemisphere is not a correct word. Quadrant would be a more correct word in this case.
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level 80
Nov 27, 2017
How about hemidemisphere?
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level 67
Nov 27, 2017
Is that even a word?
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level 44
Nov 27, 2017
It is if we want it to be. All we have to do is slowly slip it into conversations until it gradually becomes an accepted word.
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level 67
Nov 28, 2017
I don't think I do.
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level 49
Mar 15, 2018
thats not true common usage is only in crappy dictionaries, not the OED, which is the one that I trust the most.
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level 67
Feb 27, 2020
PacoGee A language is a living thing that changes over time, there are words in the OED that didn't exist when it was created as well. Any dictionary that doesn't recognize that languages change over time is a crappy dictionary
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level 61
Feb 27, 2020
A 'hemidemisemiquaver' is the British term for a 'sixty-fourth note' in music.
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level 80
Nov 27, 2017
Pretty cool quiz. Definitely some answers that I wouldn't have gotten without having the lines drawn on the map (and I would have felt pretty stupid for not remembering that the Prime Meridian runs through England).
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level 30
Dec 3, 2017
Try the Five Least Populated Countries by Hemisphere quiz here
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level 70
Feb 5, 2020
I think that maybe Ecuador (16.5 mil) should replace Bolivia (11 mil). I don't think that more than 5.5 million people live in Ecuadorian northern hemisphere part.
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level 66
Feb 27, 2020
Awesome idea way too little time. This becomes just a stress race. Was not fun like this.
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level 59
Feb 27, 2020
Great idea. Thank you. And the time allowed is right, otherwise too easy.
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level 55
Feb 27, 2020
Why isnt France counted in the Northwest Hemisphere? It has 66 million inhabitants, and is in the Northwest Hemisphere, so it should be third, in front of the UK.
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level 61
Feb 27, 2020
It only counts the population that lives in each hemisphere, not the whole country.
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level 61
Feb 27, 2020
I like the fact that you only count the population of each country within each hemisphere. Very interesting.
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level 69
Feb 27, 2020
There are ten countries in the NE that show up as correct answers (for some quadrant), seven countries in the NW, six countries in the SW, and five in the SE. I don't doubt QM's math, but it sure is confusing to do this quiz using the map.
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level 45
Feb 27, 2020
With 4 seconds left!
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level 49
Feb 29, 2020
100% first try!
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level 47
Feb 29, 2020
Nice idea, but the name of this quiz is confusing. If we consider hemispheres, China is the most populated in both northern and eastern hemispheres. So the name should be more like "quarters" or "quadrants". Also, as someone already mentioned, it would be nice if only a part of a country would turn green upon typing correct answer.
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level 24
Mar 5, 2020
19/20. Dang Pakistan threw me off. Great quiz though.
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