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Most Populous Countries A-Z

Guess the most populous country whose name starts with each letter of the alphabet.
Population according to worldometers.info, July 2019
Quiz by MattPunk
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First submittedJune 26, 2012
Last updatedJuly 16, 2019
Times taken107,218
Rating4.99
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Population
Country
A
45.1 mil
Argentina
B
213 mil
Brazil
C
1420 mil
China
D
86.7 mil
(D.R. Congo)
E
110 mil
Ethiopia
F
65.6 mil
France
G
82.4 mil
Germany
H
11.2 mil
Haiti
I
1369 mil
India
 
Population
Country
J
127 mil
Japan
K
52.2 mil
Kenya
L
7.06 mil
Laos
M
132 mil
Mexico
N
201 mil
Nigeria
O
5.00 mil
Oman
P
205 mil
Pakistan
Q
2.74 mil
Qatar
R
144 mil
Russia
 
Population
Country
S
58.1 mil
South Africa
T
83.0 mil
Turkey
U
330 mil
United States
V
97.4 mil
Vietnam
W
None
X
None
Y
29.6 mil
Yemen
Z
18.1 mil
Zambia
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level 32
Jun 2, 2012
Great quiz!
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level 32
Sep 24, 2012
I first thought this quiz would be about the countries which are most popular ;)
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level 40
Sep 24, 2012
18
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level 34
Sep 24, 2012
Very fun!
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level 55
Sep 24, 2012
yikes only missed Mexico :/
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level 54
Nov 30, 2016
Funny, Mexico was my last too...
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level 44
Sep 26, 2012
I needed another 20-30 seconds to get them all
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level 40
Dec 22, 2012
I types "yeman" about 20 times. Perhaps it could be included... fur rottun speelers lyke mi?
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level 21
Dec 26, 2012
I did the same thing with Oman.. I spelled it Omen like 15 times, lol.
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level 61
Nov 30, 2016
Oh man!
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level 39
Jan 1, 2013
LOL! I got 24/24 Haha
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level 36
Feb 5, 2013
Haiti and Hungary are just soooo close!
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level 32
Feb 19, 2013
I got Haiti, but forgot Russia........ -_-
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level 15
Mar 21, 2013
Haiti?????????Can't belive
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level 15
Mar 21, 2013
I wish if there was a country with the name Xingyrtvfgg............Just kidding
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level 30
Jan 31, 2019
Let’s just make xian separate from the rest of China as an independent nation just to have something starting with x 🥰
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level 51
Oct 30, 2013
I dispute Libya. Granted, I am looking at 1 July 2013 estimates in Wiki, but Laos (6.581M) has almost 400k more people than Libya (6.202M). I just don't believe that the populations of two relatively small (population) countries would swing so much in just one year. Even if one were to suppose that Libya's population is dropping fast after its revolution, it was 6.469M one year ago according to the author, Laos was surely already over 6.5M with a relatively stable political situation.
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level ∞
Oct 30, 2013
Estimates can change quickly. Some countries don't have reliable censuses. I'm sure the quiz was correct at the time it was written. In any case, I've updated the quiz with newer numbers.
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level 84
Nov 1, 2013
The quiz won't accept Laos, but it still takes Libya.
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level ∞
Nov 1, 2013
Fixed
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level 29
Nov 3, 2013
No W country??...the most populous one is Western Sahara, which very few ppl would have got, but still XD
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level 76
Nov 3, 2013
Western Sahara isn't a country, though. It's part of Morocco, or a disputed territory, depending on whom you ask.
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level 27
Nov 16, 2014
Recently met someone from there. Well they seem to think it's a country :D
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level 21
Sep 30, 2016
Not a very trustworthy source. Anybody on the internet could have said that. Also, I went to the US recently, and they call it America. But America isn't a country, so you can go tell them.
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level 71
Nov 27, 2016
Yes, but we don't actually think "America" is the official name of our country.
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level 75
Nov 30, 2016
Just like China isn't that country's official name, nor Australia, nor about half the countries in the world which use shortened versions of their official names. Get over it, ChaosQuizzer.
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level 73
Nov 3, 2013
1:56 left.
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level 45
Nov 5, 2013
The only country that I could find that has "THE" as the official name of the country is "The Gambia". I believe there may be one other but all the rest are just the way we say the name of that country like The Netherland, The Bahama, The USA, etc.
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level 76
Nov 11, 2013
Okay. And what about The People's Republic of China?
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level 55
Mar 23, 2015
Well, when the actual name of the country is 中华人民共和国, doesn't it seem a little silly to wonder about the "The" at the beginning?
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level 76
Apr 27, 2015
I'm not wondering about the The, I'm wondering about the People's.
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level 67
May 24, 2016
I have a great idea........... let us call it China!
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level 37
Dec 12, 2017
Why is this comment string on this comment...?? What does "the" being in country names have to do with "1:56 remaining???"
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level 23
Sep 23, 2018
the bahamas
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level 61
Dec 22, 2013
Missed Haiti Kenya Laos and Turkey
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level 50
Dec 28, 2013
Good one
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level 37
Mar 2, 2014
... I missed France....
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level 71
Apr 23, 2014
WOW...got 21 and missed France & Argentina. Never even thought about DRC.
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level 24
May 15, 2014
missed nigeria, agreed, more time needed.
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level 44
Jul 30, 2014
I'm floored that Yemen has 24,000,000 people.
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level 21
Sep 30, 2016
Same, didn't think it would have roughly the same as Australia.
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level 25
Dec 24, 2014
Egypt has at least 10 million more people than ethiopia
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level 67
Nov 25, 2016
Ethiopia has at least 16 million (16,000,000) more than Egypt.
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level 28
Jun 24, 2015
y u no aksept Kanada?!
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level 61
Sep 17, 2016
wot lankwich u speeck?
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level 55
Jul 6, 2015
I got them all...except for 'U'. After hundreds of quizzes, I'm sure I've never missed one that 95% got right. Oh the humanity.
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level 39
Nov 1, 2015
haha when I saw the population it blew Uzbekistan, Uruguay and Ukraine out of the water and then was stumped, then felt like an idiot USA USA haha
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level 72
Jul 6, 2015
When did China's flag get a great big C in the middle of it?
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level 21
Sep 30, 2016
To make it even more obvious.
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level 21
Jul 6, 2015
Got all except for T. I tried Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, and Thailand
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level 76
Jul 6, 2015
You thought East Timor might have more people than Thailand?
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level 61
Sep 17, 2016
Good point!
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level 60
Jul 6, 2015
Only missed Laos. I tried Libya, Liberia, Lesotho (even if it's small), Latvia and Lithuania.
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level 56
Jul 7, 2015
Fun Quiz!
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level 63
Dec 19, 2015
Am a complete idiot, got 18 after 3 tries, goodnight!
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level 34
May 26, 2016
19/24 Not too bad.
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level 59
Jun 5, 2016
Missed only Laos and Haiti. I thought for sure Hungary would be the H winner.
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level 44
Jul 22, 2016
Managed it with plenty of time to spare which was suprising thought it would have been trickier
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level 62
Nov 26, 2016
Why give us DRC? Is it to stop complaints that DRC shouldn't count as a country beginning with D? Then to keep it consistent, you should give us DRC as an answer on this quiz: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/22850/largest-countries-by-letter, on this quiz: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/28954/southernmost-countries-a-z and on this quiz: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/28954/border-countries-a-z
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level ∞
Nov 26, 2016
Yeah, we'll probably change those quizzes too when we get around to it.
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level 76
Nov 30, 2016
It may just be me but I hate it when some answers are filled in for us. Let us guess it or not but at least we've had the opportunity to give it a shot. And for those who would complain, they're going to complain anyway, so don't coddle them. Besides, the Countries of the World Quiz gives us the accepted common names used on JetPunk for every country so no one can claim to be surprised. Anyone unable to get the answer for D just hasn't been paying attention!
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level 76
Mar 16, 2018
I can see Eric's point but I think it's better to leave it filled in.
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level 81
Nov 27, 2016
53 seconds time left over, no idea if there was any added or not. I don't think you should have time to go over all countries and continents in your head, the idea is to *know* which ones are big, not to try all possible countries. With too much time it reduces all country quizzes to the same thing: list countries and hope you hit the right answers.
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level 71
Nov 30, 2016
Same here, sillie. Got them all with 53 seconds to spare, and to me it means that if you do know the populous countries, you'll have more than plenty of time within the current 4:00 minutes time frame.
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level 40
Dec 1, 2016
2:44 left
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level 24
Dec 2, 2016
2:51 LEFT!
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level 61
Dec 22, 2016
Laos beat Libya ?
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level 31
May 28, 2017
Didn't get Vietnam because I spelt it 'Veitnam' Also guessed Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan and Kuwait. Not realising Kenya is the answer.
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level 19
Aug 11, 2017
100% with 2:36 remaining on my first try! :D
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level 37
Jan 11, 2018
Tried Vanuatu, Vatican, and Vietnam... I'm stupid
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level 28
Mar 16, 2018
Germany!! Amazing quiz.
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level 14
Jun 1, 2018
3.14 left first try.
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level 35
Jan 31, 2019
don't know why time ran out before I thought of France, but not before I thought of Fiji
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level 35
Apr 12, 2019
This is so wrong! The United States is in the T section, never U. You clearly skipped some English lessons...And ruined my score because of that.
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level ∞
Jul 16, 2019
Oh yeah, well you skipped some lessons on not being a jerk.
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level 40
Jul 10, 2019
Ugh, so many people in Africa. And they're all flooding Europe.
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level 27
Jul 22, 2019
Oh god. (oof) I just made this quiz in a diff way. Idk if i’m allowed to post it now xD
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level 27
Jul 22, 2019
I still did decently BAD. But I only missed like 4 it’s okay. Edit: exactly double than four :P