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Countries With More Than 100 Million People

Name all the countries that have a population of at least 100 million people.
Date = Approximate date when the population was first attained
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First submittedFebruary 11, 2016
Times taken100,132
Average score86.7%
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Date
Population
Country
1450
1437 mil
India
1420
1434 mil
China
1915
345 mil
United States
1964
279 mil
Indonesia
1985
246 mil
Pakistan
1992
227 mil
Nigeria
1971
217 mil
Brazil
1986
174 mil
Bangladesh
Date
Population
Country
1930
144 mil
Russia
2001
129 mil
Mexico
2014
129 mil
Ethiopia
1965
123 mil
Japan
2013
118 mil
Philippines
2016
114 mil
Egypt
2022
104 mil
D. R. Congo
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Level 55
Apr 17, 2016
thanks for 100 takes of this quiz. now lets go for 200!
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Level 77
Jul 4, 2016
200 :)
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Level 55
Jul 4, 2016
:)
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Level 55
Oct 9, 2016
1k takes! :)
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Level 59
Nov 5, 2016
2,043!
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Level 56
Nov 17, 2020
44k!
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Level 42
Dec 27, 2020
44,874
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Level 70
Apr 6, 2021
47k coming on 48k!
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Level 47
Jun 24, 2021
49k :)
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Level 60
Nov 13, 2021
52k :)
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Level 53
Mar 10, 2022
55k :)
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Level 71
Aug 17, 2022
60k :)
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Level 93
Nov 5, 2022
63,439! :D
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Level 21
Dec 19, 2022
72,505 !!!!!!:)
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Level 49
Dec 22, 2022
81,060 takers! Congrats!
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Level 61
May 4, 2023
87,780 :)
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Level 68
May 28, 2023
89,202 :)
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Level 65
Aug 4, 2023
91,507 :0
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Level 47
Apr 9, 2024
99,934 close to 100k
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Level 71
Jan 3, 2018
I want 100 too :(
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Level 72
Mar 18, 2018
15,508
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Level 48
Jan 28, 2019
20,000!
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Level 50
May 9, 2019
30,700!
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Level 58
Oct 23, 2019
33 000!
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Level 77
Mar 11, 2020
36,179 now
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Level 55
Sep 1, 2020
42,389!
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Level 69
Jun 23, 2021
almost 50k now
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Level 57
Nov 11, 2021
52,420!!!
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Level 71
Nov 4, 2022
63,000.
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Level 52
Nov 7, 2022
64,000 :)
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Level 53
Dec 19, 2022
76,282 (:
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Level 40
Dec 23, 2022
Fun Fact: as i am typing this, there are 100 comments!
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Level 51
Mar 10, 2024
99,000!
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Level ∞
Aug 28, 2016
I added the "date" column to this quiz. The dates for China and India are very approximate. The Russian Empire attained a population of 100 million in the 1800's, but the part that is currently Russia didn't reach 100 million until 1930.
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Level 61
Nov 6, 2016
Great move adding the dates. Very interesting!
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Level 55
Sep 4, 2016
My quiz will be on the front page on November 5th! xD
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Level 47
Sep 5, 2016
How do you know when it will be on the front page? I can't figure out when mine will.
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Level 55
Sep 5, 2016
I got an email from the QM
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Level 47
Sep 5, 2016
Thanks. I haven't checked my email in a few months
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Level 55
Sep 5, 2016
You're welcome! ;)
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Level 25
Sep 5, 2016
Now that you say that, I wonder what quizzes might be featured on November 8.
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Level 33
Nov 5, 2016
Do you have to apply/ask for your quiz to be featured? If so, how does one ask for permission?
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Level 55
Nov 5, 2016
I don't think so, but your quiz needs to be reasonably popular and people who want it featured.
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Level 6
Sep 26, 2016
Kwl quiz.
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Level 65
Oct 18, 2016
Ethiopia now has more than 100 million people.
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Level 55
Oct 19, 2016
Wikipedia disagrees with you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopia
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Level 65
Oct 24, 2016
That data is from 2015.

2016 data is here

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Level ∞
Oct 25, 2016
Updated!
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Level 60
Oct 26, 2016
That's a UN projection, still I think it should be included since it will happen soon.
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Level 21
Nov 3, 2016
actually philippines have 100 million population in 2014 not 2015 look at goggle
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Level 21
Nov 3, 2016
on july 27 2014 philippines got 100 million population
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Level 55
Nov 3, 2016
I need to wait for reaproval from the QM. Sorry, this edit will have to wait.
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Level 71
Nov 5, 2016
Good little quiz, possible but have to think about it.
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Level 82
Nov 29, 2016
Pretty easy. Just a shorter version of the most populous countries in the world quiz.
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Level 21
Nov 5, 2016
why mexico and japan switch?
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Level 71
Dec 14, 2021
Mexico has a fertility rate of around 2.1, just about the replacement rate, and so its population is still growing, just not very quickly. Japan, on the other hand, has a very low fertility rate of 1.3, and so its population has begun to shrink. Japan used to be higher in the rankings in past decades, and it will probably continue to go down as it's replaced by very high fertility countries in Africa.
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Level 82
Dec 19, 2022
A lot of that Mexican fertility rate is going toward keeping the US population from declining... where fertility rate is currently 1.64 but immigration keeps the country and economy growing.
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Level 57
Jan 3, 2018
Ughh! I thought of Philippines in the last second and could only type "phili" in time.
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Level 48
Aug 23, 2021
ugh dangit same thing
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Level 45
Jan 3, 2018
Missed nigeria and Bangladesh
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Level 55
Aug 19, 2018
Egypt is a country that is coming very close to 100 million people. There are 104 million Egyptians worldwide but 9 million of those live outside the country. Whatever the number, Egypt is definitely going to be the next country on this list.
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Level 68
Jan 7, 2019
It seems you were correct!
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Level 55
Jan 12, 2019
Didn't expect it to appear on this list so soon but it has joined the club! Vietnam is next.
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Level 67
Mar 22, 2020
Vietnam has a net growth of 0.9m and dropping, and congo of 2.8m and rising. I think congo will beat them (if things continue on the same trend, no wars etc)
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Level 55
Feb 23, 2021
No, I think Vietnam will get there first. Perhaps some time in the next 2 or 3 years. D.R.C will take marginally longer, maybe 3 or 4 years. But it will be close so I could end up being wrong.
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Level 55
Oct 9, 2021
I think it will be very close. We will see who gets there first in 2024.
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Level 55
Aug 18, 2022
Actually probably 2023
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Level 55
Nov 9, 2022
Nvm I was wrong. Vietnam will definitely be next tho
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Level 86
Jan 7, 2019
Almost forgot Japan. Of course, if current trends continue, Japan could become the first country to fall off this list, though not for another couple decades at least.
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Level 76
Jan 8, 2019
Got everything except Egypt. I knew it had a lot of people, but I thought it was closer to maybe 50-60 million or so, so I was way off!
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Level 70
Jan 28, 2019
I actually thought it was higher.
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Level 58
Jan 28, 2019
Nice quiz

11/14😞

🇳🇬🇸🇽🇪🇹 missed

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Level 75
Jan 28, 2019
I missed India, once again because it was an answer I thought I had already typed. Note to brain: Make sure the fingers have finished before you move on to the next answer.
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Level 73
Feb 4, 2019
Philippines and Ethiopia out of order?
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Level 68
Jun 16, 2019
Vietnam will be on here soon, it is on 97.4M as of June 15th 2019.
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Level 67
Mar 22, 2020
Dont think you have used the same (in my opinion very accurate, in contrast with other sources sometimes used for quizzes, which use outdated data or are rough estimates) source as this quiz. Vietnam is currently (March 22, 2020) 97.097.000 and in 2019 (I think that is midyear) it was 96.462.000

estimate for midyear 2020 is 97.339.000 and in 2025 is it over the 100m threshold with 101.107.000 (I rounded all numbers to 1.000)

So either you were a year ahead of time or made a 96/97 typo ;)

Congo actually seems to be next in line, currently 88.794.000, but it grows faster, estimated to be 104.134.000 so 3 millions more than vietnam, probably reaching it a year earlier than them.

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Level 29
May 18, 2020
This quiz needs to be updated
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Level 55
May 18, 2020
No it doesn't.
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Level 53
Mar 10, 2022
yeah it does
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Level 52
May 20, 2020
Shouldn't Pakistan be higher than Brazil?
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Level 62
Jul 10, 2020
Bangladesh has more people than Russia?! 😳
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Level 59
Mar 8, 2021
yea
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Level 71
Dec 19, 2022
I was just thinking how crazy that is, considering how small Bangladesh is.
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Level 64
Jul 16, 2020
2:32
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Level 51
Aug 22, 2020
Why is Ethiopia placed before Philippines?
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Level 42
Dec 27, 2020
You put Philippines as 107 million and 109 million for Ethiopia.

I think you have made a mistake

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Level 59
Jan 29, 2021
I don't know where you got 132 million as the population for Mexico but it has never reached that so as of yet. It is 126 million on Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Mexico

And on Worldometer, it is 129 million: https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/mexico-population/

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Level 75
Apr 22, 2021
Yeah I don't know either. This quiz uses woldometers which has Mexico at almost 130m for 2021 and this quiz isn't updated, which is should be.
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Level 28
Feb 18, 2021
1:54

Scoring

You scored 8/14 = 57%

This beats or equals 8.9% of test takers

The average score is 12

Your high score is 8

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Level 75
Apr 22, 2021
This should be updated since Pakistan passed Brazil over a year ago. Nigeria will pass Brazil in a year or two, but you probably shouldn't wait that long.
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Level 45
Oct 21, 2021
Scoring

You scored 14/14 = 100%

36.2% of test takers also scored 100%

The average score is 12

Your high score is 14

Your fastest time is 0:27

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Level 53
Mar 10, 2022
I got 17 seconds and wasnt even going that fast
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Level 55
Dec 15, 2021
Ethiopia and Philippines are not in chronological order?
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Level 55
Dec 15, 2021
(Ethiopia is below Philippines at 109 million whereas Philippines only have 107 million).
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Level 67
Feb 9, 2022
53 seconds
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Level 53
Mar 10, 2022
UPDATE this plz
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Level 71
Aug 17, 2022
As an note for anyone who is interested in demography or South Asian history, Bangladesh was actually more populous than Pakistan at independence. 1988 is interesting not only because it's the year that both countries hit 100 million people but also because it's a sort of inflection point at which the Pakistani population overtook the Bangladeshi population.
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Level 57
Sep 6, 2022
Man, I am always impressed seeing Egypt's population numbers. I'll continue to be impressed by them as well when the years go on, and they get 150 mil, 200 mil, etc etc.
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Level 66
Nov 9, 2022
The D.R. Congo finally joins the list.
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Level 45
Dec 19, 2022
Vietnam just waiting to join at 99.5 million
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Level 66
Dec 19, 2022
It's kind of funny to me how these massive countries just... go unnoticed. When's the last time you heard something out of Ethiopia, Bangladesh, or the D.R. Congo?
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Level 88
Dec 20, 2022
uh, pretty recently... Ethiopia in particular has been in the news a lot this year due to the Tigray War there, but there's certainly been reporting about various events and issues in the DRC & Bangladesh in the recent past as well.
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Level 53
Dec 19, 2022
so "Countries with the Highest Population Quiz" with a tidbit of trivia added.
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Level 38
Dec 20, 2022
I only missed Indonesia. :(
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Level 58
Dec 22, 2022
the D R Congo hasn't reached 100 million people yet.
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Level ∞
Dec 22, 2022
Yes it has. I interpolated the data from the 2022 version of UN World Population Prospects. Where are you getting your data?
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Level 29
Jan 3, 2023
india just surpassed china
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Level 20
Jan 15, 2023
You from 2030 ¿
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Level ∞
Jan 16, 2023
Will happen later this year, but I expect a wave of premature news articles that don't realize Hong Kong exists.
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Level 69
Jan 16, 2023
Why no Vietnam update yet?
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Level ∞
Jan 16, 2023
Not enough people.
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Level 56
Mar 8, 2023
Vietnam currently has a population of around 99.68 mil so it's addition will come soon
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Level 60
Dec 1, 2023
Vietnam has now surpassed 100m
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Level ∞
Feb 24, 2024
Not yet
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Level 55
Feb 24, 2024
It's very close though, should do so in the next 12-24 months (ish)
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Level 60
Feb 10, 2024
Very surprised by D.R.Congo, thought it was about 70 million. Only one I didn't get.
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Level 37
Apr 11, 2024
According to Wikipedia, Vietnam now has 100 Million, and the DRC 95 million
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Level ∞
Apr 11, 2024
Cool. We get our data from official UN projections.