Countries by Sex Ratio - Men

Name the countries that have:
1. The highest ratio of men to women
2. The greatest absolute difference between male and female population
2016 CIA World Factbook estimates
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Last updated: July 14, 2017
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Sex Ratio
Country
30.3
Vatican City
3.41
Qatar
2.18
United Arab Emirates
1.54
Bahrain
1.41
Kuwait
1.23
Maldives
1.19
Oman
1.19
Saudi Arabia
1.09
Bhutan
1.09
Palau
Extra Men
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50.7 mil
India
40.3 mil
China
5.76 mil
Pakistan
3.77 mil
United Arab Emirates
3.76 mil
Nigeria
3.03 mil
Saudi Arabia
2.28 mil
Egypt
1.19 mil
Iran
1.46 mil
Qatar
0.703 mil
Kuwait
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Level 74
Sep 27, 2015
Surely Vatican City would be here?
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Level 18
Sep 27, 2015
It isn't in the "countries by sex ration" data sets that I found. But having researched the demographics of vatican city, I'll put in an estimation now, cheers
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Level 63
Jul 14, 2017
Shouldn't it be near 100? Considering most if not all of the Vatican citizens are male.
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Level 78
Jul 16, 2017
Demographic data usually mean inhabitants, not citizens.
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Level 81
Oct 9, 2017
These figures are definitely going by residents, not citizens. The UAE has fewer than 2 million citizens.
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Level 65
Jul 15, 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_Vatican_City

"...in March 2011, there were 'only 32 female citizens' residing in the 'smallest state in the world' (out of the 572 citizens issued with Vatican passports)..."

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Level 81
Jul 15, 2017
I don't think citizens are what are being counted for the gulf states, which have a lot of male temporary workers.
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Level 71
Oct 6, 2017
I wonder what they do. Nuns?
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Level 58
Oct 6, 2017
The nuns are pretty active in the press and communications departments and also increasingly in the financial areas
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Level 79
Oct 6, 2017
Except for Vatican all muslim countries. That must be a pain since you are allowed there to mary multiple women. That would mean lots of men keep unmarried simply because of the fact that there are no single women left :')
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Level 55
Oct 6, 2017
I don't think China is a muslim country . . . but that one child policy had people selecting Males for their one child . . .
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Level 71
May 9, 2019
I think Jorissie was referring to the table showing the sex ratio, which doesn't feature China and in which all of the top 8, apart from the Vatican, are majority moslem countries. Potential causes: selective abortion, female infanticide, excess female mortality, female net emigration, male net immigration. Answers on a postcard...
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Level 73
Oct 7, 2019
CardinalSin, the Gulf states have massive expat/guest worker populations, most of whom are men. Only 20% of people in the UAE are actual Emiratis, for example.

Blaming Islam doesn't do anything to help women -- all the major religions are pretty misogynistic and, as China shows, you don't need religion to be sexist.

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Level 80
Oct 6, 2017
India is 85% Hindu.
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Level 59
Jul 1, 2020
with the second highest muslim population. I'm not blaming any religion, just stating facts. India's problem is it's shrewd misogynistic attitude and culture which promotes male superiority. Over the last few years, the number of females for every 1000 males have decreased and is still decreasing despite all the government run ads of Beti Bachao Beti Parao.
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Level 80
Oct 6, 2017
For some of these countries, it's less to do with them being muslim and more about workers. Countries like Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have a lot of foreign workers, and most of them are men.
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Level 70
Oct 6, 2017
I think you need to look closer. Palau, Bhutan, Nigeria, China and India are not majority Muslim nations.
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Level 21
Mar 14, 2019
anything outside of the US of A is a muslim country.
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Level 71
Oct 7, 2017
It's not so much about Muslim as it is the countries that treat women as inferior. That's how I guessed all of the "Extra Men" column.
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Level 81
Oct 6, 2017
Oh man, forgot Oman
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Level 70
Oct 6, 2017
*slow claps*
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Level 70
Oct 6, 2017
Extra Men countries such as India, Pakistan, China etc. haven't got any special way of having male children. The excess of men is equal to the loss of women, or more accurately girls. This is a very sad statistic and is one of the worlds great shames.
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Level 76
May 23, 2020
In fact, there is. You could find out the sex in a very early pregnancy stage. Such tests though are not legal in Europe, mostly sure in the Americas as well.
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Level 75
Oct 8, 2017
This list made me sad. I just had to think of all the countries that have the worst treatment of women, or value men significantly over women and I got almost all besides Bhutan and Palau.
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Level 81
Oct 9, 2017
That's a big part. It also has to do with inadequate health services for women. In the Gulf States it might also have to do with large pools of mostly male laborers imported from other countries, often without their families. Consider that there are only 1.7 million Emirati citizens living in the UAE, for example, yet the number of "extra" men there estimated on the quiz is 3.8 million.
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Level 62
Jun 4, 2018
Extra men? We could surely make a meme out of this.
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Level 53
Feb 20, 2019
Where is the quiz for most women?

Asking for a friend

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Level 74
Apr 2, 2019
Tell your friend to visit Ukraine or Vietnam. Problem solved.
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Level 55
Aug 17, 2019
lots of extra woman in eastern europe, lots of extra men in india and china! Lets make a match!
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Level 46
Jan 23, 2021
Please don't. And I'm not even from Eastern Europe.
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Level 49
Dec 1, 2020
I can't be the only one that finds this quiz quite horrific to see. I just don't want to think about what happened to the millions of poor girls. :(