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Five Most Populated Countries by Hemisphere

Which countries have the most people in each "quarter" of the map?
  • Population excludes people of the country not in the given hemisphere
  • Quiz by Quizzer6794 - Sep 05, 2017
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Northeast
1,382 mil
1,313 mil
197 mil
187 mil
162 mil
Northwest
325 mil
122 mil
57 mil
49 mil
39 mil
Southeast
224 mil
56 mil
55 mil
50 mil
40 mil
Southwest
201 mil
44 mil
31 mil
16 mil
11 mil
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level 43
Mar 6, 2017
Great idea!
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level 57
Mar 6, 2017
Thanks!
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level 78
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 75
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 57
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 60
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 59
Nov 27, 2017
PjotrL your argument of "either way it is missing" is not sound. If 38,5m would live above the equator and 10,5 below (which of course is not the reality, but neither was your speculation), Colombia would not show up on either list.
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level 70
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 70
Sep 5, 2017
Colombia has 49.06 million, and virtually all of these will live north of the equator.
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level 70
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.
+1
level 58
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 57
Oct 12, 2017
That's cool, whats the link? And thanks :)
+9
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.
+2
level 74
Nov 27, 2017
You could fit, like, 50 Bangladeshes into all of Russia.
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level 37
Nov 27, 2017
Or over a hundred?
+3
level 48
Nov 27, 2017
115
+1
level 65
Nov 27, 2017
Neat quiz, if you like geographical quizzes try my latest Geography Three ..........here it is
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level 73
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 66
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 69
Nov 27, 2017
How about hemidemisphere?
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level 66
Nov 27, 2017
Is that even a word?
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level 41
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 66
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 69
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 28
Dec 3, 2017
Try the Five Least Populated Countries by Hemisphere quiz here
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