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Countries with the Most People Bordering Them

Name the countries that have the greatest combined population in the countries that border them.
Land borders only. Sea borders excluded
2017 population according to Wikipedia.
Quiz by joez
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First submittedNovember 27, 2017
Last updatedNovember 29, 2017
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Population
Country
2.95 bil
Myanmar
2.82 bil
Pakistan
2.71 bil
Bhutan
2.71 bil
Nepal
1.96 bil
China
1.84 bil
India
1.73 bil
Afghanistan
1.62 bil
Laos
1.59 bil
North Korea
1.58 bil
Kazakhstan
Population
Country
1.56 bil
Russia
1.54 bil
Mongolia
1.46 bil
Tajikistan
1.45 bil
Kyrgyzstan
1.41 bil
Vietnam
1.38 bil
Bangladesh
419 mil
France
376 mil
Iran
342 mil
Mexico
331 mil
Malaysia
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level 63
Nov 27, 2017
Great quiz!
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level 69
Nov 28, 2017
Thanks.
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level 58
Nov 28, 2017
Nice! Maybe this could be extended by having it for each continent...
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level 69
Nov 28, 2017
Thanks. I'm working on it.
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level 75
Nov 28, 2017
Nice idea :)
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level 63
Nov 28, 2017
Aka countries which border China, India or USA + 2 wild cards. :-D
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level 67
Nov 29, 2017
Countries that border China or India. No need for America, only one answer borders it.
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level 55
Nov 28, 2017
Counting the border with Brazil, France has about 418 million.
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level 62
Nov 28, 2017
France surely should be on here, with its border with Germany, Italy, Spain and Brazil it should be here with 395 million (without the other the populations of the other bordering countries
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level ∞
Nov 28, 2017
My mistake. Those borders were missing from my database!
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level 70
Apr 20, 2019
Once again, France cheats with Guiana.
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level 63
Nov 28, 2017
sri lanka?
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level 67
Nov 29, 2017
Has land borders with...........?
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level 66
Feb 23, 2018
India (sometimes)
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level 45
Jul 28, 2019
Up until the 1600's they were a peninsula of India, then the peninsula wore away and they were a island ever since. If you look on google maps you can still see it as a shallow bit of sea
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level 69
Nov 28, 2017
Nice idea, but it ends up just being countries that border India/China. It would work a lot better if the number of answers was expanded to 30/40 or so, I think.
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level 69
Nov 29, 2017
Or just make 'Countries with the most people bordering them with exceptions'.
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level 67
Apr 4, 2018
Sure, but it's kind of fun having a highest-population quiz in which Bhutan is third.
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level 33
Mar 14, 2018
Somehow I almost forgot Burma/Myanmar
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level 46
Mar 22, 2018
Thought Niger would make it but it's apparently a bit short
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level 61
Apr 4, 2018
If Mexico is in this quiz, why isn't Canada? Both border the USA
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level 58
Apr 4, 2018
because Mexico borders other countries too, namely Belize and Guatemala. Canada borders only USA
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level 67
Apr 4, 2018
Mexico also has borders with Guatemala and Belize, which gives it about another 17 million. Looks like just enough to bump it onto the quiz.
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level 33
Apr 4, 2018
If this quiz was a little further, Canada would be on here.
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level 59
Apr 4, 2018
South Sudan has to be a close miss! Will be on here in a few years for sure..
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level 43
Apr 4, 2018
Very close! 320.2 million people!
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level 43
Apr 4, 2018
Surprised myself by getting all these.. interesting quiz though!
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level 45
Apr 4, 2018
I think I did not understand the quiz. i just got 4.
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level 63
Apr 4, 2018
Great idea! This kinda devolved, though, into a quiz called "What borders India and China?" All the same, it's really interesting to think about some of these lesser known nations with such hordes of people living just across their borders. An upheaval on one location could quickly turn into a real humanitarian crisis for a neighbor.
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level 53
Apr 4, 2018
Fun! A quiz "countries with the *least* people bordering them" might be an interesting more difficult version!
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level 41
Apr 4, 2018
that wouldn't work because it will just be islands. If you dont include islands that might be good though
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level 33
Apr 4, 2018
Yeah, that would be a good idea.
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level 41
Apr 4, 2018
can you guys check out my account and maybe try my quizzes!
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level 59
Apr 4, 2018
Damn French Guiana gets me every time! :-P
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level 62
Apr 4, 2018
100%!
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level 77
Apr 5, 2018
I thought Bolivia would make it, but I seems to be just over 300 million.
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level 21
Apr 6, 2018
When you run out of countries bordering india and/or china.
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level 50
Apr 6, 2018
Why is there such a lack of African countries? As well, what are the nearest misses?
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level 50
Apr 7, 2018
It seems that the aforementioned South Sudan will be on this quiz in the very near future. As well, it seems that Niger will also be making the quiz soon; my rough calculations show Niger at around 300 million. If Sudan did not split, it would definitely make the quiz.
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level 60
Apr 12, 2019
Quite interesting.