Countries that Beat Canada

For each selected category, name any of the countries that rank higher than Canada. Good luck!
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Last updated: May 28, 2020
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Rank
Category
Answer
2
Largest surface area
Russia
2
Most-visited by American tourists
Mexico
7
Lowest population density
Mongolia | Namibia | Iceland | Australia |
Suriname | Guyana
3
Most populous country with just one border
United Kingdom | South Korea
5
Highest life expectancy
Monaco | Japan | Singapore | San Marino
6
Most gold medals per capita at the
2018 Winter Olympics
Norway | Sweden | Switzerland | Austria | Netherlands
10
Coldest capital city
(guess the country not the capital!)
Mongolia | Kazakhstan | Iceland | Norway | Russia |
Finland | Estonia | Lithuania | Latvia
3
Most proven oil reserves
Venezuela | Saudi Arabia
3
Largest country as a percentage of the
continent on which it lies
Australia | Brazil
4
Greatest land area with a desert or tundra biome
Australia | Algeria | Saudi Arabia
2
Northernmost point on land
(including overseas territories)
Denmark
4
Earliest legalization of same sex marriage
Netherlands | Belgium | Spain
5 (t)
Shortest name of any country in the Americas
Cuba | Peru | Chile | Haiti
5
Lowest human exposure to air pollution
Finland | Brunei | New Zealand | Sweden
10
Most skyscrapers per capita
Monaco | United Arab Emirates | Singapore |
Qatar | Panama | Bahrain |
South Korea | Australia | Kuwait
3
Most recent country to host the Winter Olympics
South Korea | Russia
4 (t)
Most A's in its name
Antigua and Barbuda | Madagascar | Saudi Arabia
4
Most populous member of the
Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
(not including France)
Egypt | Vietnam | D. R. Congo
8
Westernmost point on land
Fiji | Russia | United States | New Zealand |
Tonga | Kiribati | Samoa
4
Earliest celebration of New Years in the Americas
Brazil | Argentina | Uruguay
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Level 83
Apr 22, 2020
Certainly Australia is the largest country as a percentage of the "ontinent" on which it lies. But I'm wondering why Mongolia isn't one of the lowest countries for pollution exposure. It's a huge territory with a nomadic base, virtually no manufacturing, and only mining.
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Level 72
Apr 22, 2020
I think that dust from deserts is also counted in air pollution.
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Level 62
Apr 22, 2020
Yes.
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Level ∞
Apr 22, 2020
Fixed the misspelling. Mongolia probably also gets a lot of pollution from China.
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Level 74
Apr 28, 2020
As much fun as it is to blame others, Mongolia has pretty much generated their problem all on their own. Here's an eye opening story. Although it's from 2017, things haven't exactly changed for the better.

One quotation: "80 percent of all pollution in Ulaanbaatar is caused by ger stoves, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). ... and the organization predicts the situation will worsen over the next 10 years."

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Level ∞
Apr 28, 2020
Interesting. I retract my statement. That actually makes more sense.
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Level 71
Apr 22, 2020
Ulaanbaatar is also a VERY polluted city (a quick Google search shows it was worse than Delhi and Beijing in 2016), and 1/3 of the country lives there
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Level 59
May 25, 2020
Mongolia is probably one of the highest.
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Level 72
Jul 31, 2020
I wonder about the island nations in the pacific. I would have guessed that Kiribati, Tuvalu or the Marshall Islands have less pollution than Sweden or New Zealand.
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Level 79
Apr 22, 2020
In the "Largest country as a percentage..." question, continent is misspelled.
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Level 79
Apr 22, 2020
Chile is misspelled in "Shortest name of any country in the Americas"

(Moral of the story: Never create a quiz while hungry :P)

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Level ∞
Apr 22, 2020
Mmmm... Chile.
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Level 67
Apr 22, 2020
nice questions :) an extra 30 seconds wouldn't hurt. I still needed 5 more questions and had time for one, saw franco.. and westernmost flashing by so had a quick wild guess and actually got those right without time to think about it. But yea, not time to guess the others or read the questions properly.

Was surprised iceland wasnt on the lowest airpolution, maybe they use a lot of snowmobiles?

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Level 76
Apr 23, 2020
Iceland is directly behind Canada with pretty much the same score.
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Level 68
Apr 24, 2020
Who would've thunk it...Egypt is a member of the francophone community. Seems silly.
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Level 60
May 25, 2020
Yeah, pretty strange that a country that was has a long history with France — including building the Suez Canal and a period of occupation — would have a connection to the language.
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Level 63
Apr 25, 2020
*skyscrapers, not skyscapers
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Level ∞
Apr 26, 2020
Okay
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Level 51
May 6, 2020
Congrats on your first featured English quiz! :)
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Level 32
May 6, 2020
Thanks a lot!!!
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Level 66
May 14, 2020
The official name for Canada is Dominion of Canada. Not sure what Jet Punk's take is on this, but you might want to put a caveat in the description for that clue.
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Level 32
May 15, 2020
I don't think it's necessary...
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Level 60
May 25, 2020
Not any more. It's been simply "Canada" for decades. Even the most eager Anglophile bootlickers don't use the old term.
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Level 67
Jul 21, 2020
Bootlickers?
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Level 51
Aug 3, 2020
As a Canadian citizen, nobody refers to Canada as the Dominion of Canada
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Level 80
May 25, 2020
The USA is both further west and further east (celebrates New Years earlier) than Canada. Aleutian Islands.
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Level 65
May 25, 2020
But that's not how time zones work. The international date line bends to accomodate for Alaska's awkward shape and the Aleutian Islands are in GMT -10. It would be hugely inconvenient if part of Alaska was a whole day ahead of the rest.
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Level 80
May 25, 2020
yeah you're right nevermind
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Level 66
May 25, 2020
I'm surprised Iceland wasn't on the list for lowest pollution. They have no power plants, and no manufacturing except for limited aluminum processing,which our guide told us is very green. Unless he was lying...
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Level 47
May 25, 2020
Probably similar to Mongolia - a highly urbanised population and cities are never good for clean air.
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Level 51
Aug 3, 2020
Probably not? Iceland has less people than Molgola and they also live on one of the world's best reserves of thermal energy
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Level 42
May 25, 2020
The time given is too short. One can't even think.
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Level 69
May 25, 2020
Fantastic quiz!
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Level 32
May 25, 2020
Thanks! You can try the French version, which is a bit different.
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Level 51
May 25, 2020
This was HARD
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Level 55
May 26, 2020
Suprised by Brunei having low air pollution exposure. Anyone knows why?
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Level 36
May 27, 2020
Largest country as a percentage of the

continent on which it lies

i thought this meant that i have to type the percentage or something lmao

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Level 56
May 28, 2020
Great quiz! I felt like I was doing very well, but I ran out of time. Could use another minute or 30 seconds.
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Level 32
May 28, 2020
Thanks! I think you're right and I'll try to add a bit time.
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Level 60
May 28, 2020
Nice one. Thank you.
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Level 80
May 29, 2020
Great moose picture.
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Level 32
May 29, 2020
Thanks?
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Level 67
Jun 15, 2020
What does the (t) mean? Also, USA doesn't count as a shorter country name?
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Level 32
Jun 15, 2020
Abreviation are not counting, and (t) means that several countries have the same rank.
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Level 66
Aug 7, 2020
I don't understand... how does Saudi Arabia have a greater land area with a desert or tundra biome than either Canada or Russia? Russia is 8 times larger than Saudi Arabia. I guess Russia has a lot of taiga or steppe and actually doesn't have much tundra, but this is still quite surprising to me.