Populous Countries Bordering Smaller Countries

Name the countries sharing a land border that have the largest difference in population.
2020 population according to Worldometers
As measured by dividing the larger population by the smaller one
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: April 15, 2020
First submittedMay 12, 2019
Times taken18,503
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Countries
75,483
Italy
Vatican City
1,876
China
Bhutan
1,788
India
Bhutan
1,782
Italy
San Marino
1,720
France
Monaco
874
France
Andorra
605
Spain
Andorra
442
China
Mongolia
362
Brazil
Suriname
324
Mexico
Belize
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Countries
270
Brazil
Guyana
236
Austria
Liechtenstein
227
Switzerland
Liechtenstein
222
China
Kyrgyzstan
207
Indonesia
East Timor
199
China
Laos
152
China
Tajikistan
134
Germany
Luxembourg
116
Ethiopia
Djibouti
115
France
Suriname
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Level 68
May 14, 2019
Bit more leeway on the spelling of the smaller of the 230 answer would b nice. Unless I typo-ed, I spelt it how I always do and, unlike other quizzes on here, it wasn't accepted.
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Level 66
May 14, 2019
It has its default typein, so all usual spellings should work just fine.
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Level 80
May 14, 2019
Great quiz.
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Level 67
May 14, 2019
I'm almost sure there should be Nepal in place of Mongolia
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Level 66
May 14, 2019
This is population not area. China has 48x Nepal's population. Mongolia is very large in area but very small in population. (In fact Mongolia is the least dense country on Earth!)

I have resubmitted with the change from "Small" to "Smaller" in the title, this should make it clear that Population is still the only factor being considered here, as clearly stated in the description.
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Level 67
May 27, 2019
Awesome quiz idea. I must be honest, I was thinking about size when taking it aswell. Smaller countries still refers to size. Less populous would be better.
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Level 67
May 27, 2019
Though it say clearly in the description :) But I usually only read them when I foresee controverse, or dont understand the title fully.
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Level 51
Apr 16, 2020
Size? I went through this whole quiz and at the end, missed only Indonesia and East Timor.
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Level 68
May 15, 2019
Nepal's population is ~32 mil compared to Mongolia's ~3.5 mil
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Level 57
May 14, 2019
How about Malaysia and Brunei?
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Level 66
May 14, 2019
Close call. Sits at 74x. Malaysia has a smaller population than people might think!
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Level 72
May 18, 2019
Stewart, you are a bastion of great quiz ideas! I love this one. But I could use a wee bit more time. I don't like when a good, thinking quiz like this makes me run out of time before I run out of easy answers.
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Level 66
May 18, 2019
I've added an extra 30 seconds :)
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Level 36
Jul 22, 2019
Love this quizz ! Congrats
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Level 55
Jul 22, 2019
Great quiz, thanks. Love the idea.
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Level 66
Jul 22, 2019
France sitting all tricksy there. Still managed my 30/30 but needed some lateral thinking!
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Level 48
Aug 31, 2019
Basically just guess all the European microstates for most of them XD
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Level 40
Sep 1, 2019
Malaysia and Singapore?
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Level 66
Sep 2, 2019
About 32 million and 6 million, not a very big multiplier at all. Singapore is surprisingly populous for its size and Malaysia has fewer people than it seems.
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Level 34
Nov 9, 2019
Anyone who says they guessed Suriname and France on the first try is lying
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Level 63
Nov 19, 2019
...or a JetPunk geography geek.
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Level 48
Mar 8, 2020
Just needs to know France - Monaco and Brazil - Suriname. They get auto-filled :)
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Level 76
Apr 16, 2020
Anyone who thinks that the France-Suriname connection is a big mystery hasn't taken enough Geography quizzes on JetPunk. :-)
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Level 63
Apr 21, 2020
I did Monaco first, but yes, I did get Suriname very quickly.
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Level 56
Apr 6, 2020
got 26/30 before i realized that it was population size and not area lol
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Level 69
Apr 16, 2020
South Africa and Lesotho or eSwatini ?
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Level 66
Apr 16, 2020
South Africa only 60m people, so Lesotho and Eswatini only 30x and 60x roughly
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Level 57
May 8, 2020
What about Russia and Estonia?
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Level 66
May 8, 2020
111x, just under the boundary, thanks to Russia's declining population