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Asian Country Superlatives

For each category, name the country that is #1 in Asia.
Includes countries that are in both Europe and Asia
Answers must correspond to yellow box
Some countries used more than once
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Last updated: December 22, 2019
First submittedOctober 17, 2013
Times taken23,527
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Superlative
Country
Biggest population
China
Biggest land area
Russia
Longest life expectancy
Japan
Shortest life expectancy
Afghanistan
Biggest economy
China
Highest GDP per capita
Qatar
Lowest GDP per capita
Afghanistan
Highest population density
Singapore
Lowest population density
Mongolia
Highest building
United Arab Emirates
Most Muslims
Indonesia
Most Shia Muslims
Iran
Superlative
Country
Lowest point
Jordan / Israel
Highest point
China / Nepal
Doubly-landlocked
Uzbekistan
Least democratic
North Korea
Most Hindus
India
Most Christians
Philippines
Top oil exporter
Saudi Arabia
Highest average elevation
Bhutan
Most exports per capita
Singapore
Southernmost point
Indonesia
Smallest population
Maldives
Source of the most refugees
Syria
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Level 78
Mar 6, 2014
Great quiz. Makes you think but at the same time nothing that's really too hard to guess. Got most of these on my first or second try.
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Level 66
Mar 6, 2014
good quiz!
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Level 21
Mar 6, 2014
LOL'd at "least democratic"
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Level 71
Mar 6, 2014
@ eliaz 55 ...Right! Hands down!
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Level 73
Jul 20, 2017
Least democratic - goodness, several must rank first-equal here. I first tried Saudi Arabia since it doesn't even have elections and is repressive as anything (the latter applies to NK of course too)
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Level 77
Jul 20, 2017
Same with Brunei. Despite prosperity, the last elections were held in 1962. Despite a "constitution," all power lies with the Sultan and his immediate family and his cronies. It's effectively an absolute monarchy.
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Level 55
Nov 22, 2017
I thought China was the least democratic
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Level 55
Feb 28, 2018
The ironic thing is that North Korea is called 'DPRK', which stands for 'Democratic People's Rep. of Korea'.
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Level 67
Feb 25, 2020
@OffFiddleDiddle a general rule of thumb: if the country's name contains "democratic" and/or "people's", it's usually neither (e.g. North Korea, DPR Congo, China...)
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Level 60
Mar 6, 2014
I think the answer for "lowest point" could work whether we're talking topographically or historically
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Level 54
Nov 22, 2017
lol so many countries would apply
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Level 58
Nov 22, 2017
Israel works for both
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Level 65
Mar 7, 2014
I read somewhere that Bhutan is also the "happiest country."
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Level 78
Mar 9, 2014
I guess they're right. Money can't buy happiness.
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Level 65
Oct 19, 2014
If you think about it, Bhutan is the happiest country, and has also one of the lowest GDPs. That means that money is the opposite to happiness!
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Level ∞
Oct 19, 2014
If only
http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/05/daily-chart-0
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Level 74
Aug 30, 2016
False syllogism of the day. Well, of the day nearly 2 years ago.
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Level 76
Oct 15, 2017
Couldn't agree more. Not even if I knew what syllogism meant.
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Level 72
Nov 22, 2017
They don't measure their growth in GDP, they do it in GNH, Gross National Happiness. But it really isn't that happy, since people are forced to wear traditional clothing and the Nepalese minority has been treated horrendously, even to the point where most were kicked out in the 1990s and have been living in impoverished tent camps in Nepal ever since.
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Level 38
Jul 24, 2014
Derp. Thought UAE was in Africa for the quiz. Stupidity moment.
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Level 71
Aug 12, 2016
Got them all, but had a frustrating period where I totally spaced on what the quiz was asking for and kept typing Burj Khalifa, Dead Sea and Mt Everest and wondering why they weren't working. Ended up getting there with 11 seconds to spare when I stopped being an idiot.
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Level 57
Jul 19, 2017
Same
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Level 76
Oct 15, 2017
Nearly the same for me. At least you stopped being an idiot at the end. I kept it going right to 0:00.
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Level 24
Oct 21, 2016
ah....what 35% of takers only got my homeland "most christians"
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Level 57
Jul 19, 2017
Spent a lot of time wondering why the dead sea, mount everest, and burj khalifa didn't work *facepalm*
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Level 70
Nov 22, 2017
Nice quiz, but is "doubly-landlocked" really a superlative? A country can't be the "most" doubly-landlocked.
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Level 59
Nov 22, 2017
There is no three-fold-landlocked country in the world, so yes. The other doubly-landlocked country is Liechtenstein, which is in Europe.
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Level 60
Sep 22, 2019
I don't understand doubly landlocked because Uzbekistan is not two countries away from a sea. Caspian sea is but one country away from its borders. And you need only go through Kazakhstan to reach it from a sea port.
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Level 58
Jan 9, 2020
The Caspian Sea is actually a lake, thus Uzbekistan does not border any country that is on the sea.
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Level 68
Nov 22, 2017
Democracy is not a measurable quality. Least democratic, isn't a question with a right or wrong answer, it's an opinion. One person's democracy is another's dictatorship. I guessed North Korea, not because it's the least democratic but because those who make quizzes here tend to have conservative views.
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Level 58
Nov 22, 2017
Of course you can measure democracy! It is the way that you measure it may be considered an opinion, but it's still measurable. Fortunately, there is an international standard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Index
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Level 66
Sep 16, 2019
Some countries are hard to compare as to which are more democratic, but some really stand out in lacking certain things which would be considered demcratic. So it would be hard to put all the countries on an exact scale, but not to difficult to put them in general groups (very, democratic, somewhat democratic, not democratic at all)
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Level 51
Mar 22, 2020
"those who make quizzes here tend to have conservative views" How is it conservative to consider North Korea to be the least democratic country ?
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Level 64
Nov 22, 2017
I agree that least democratic is a ridiculous question. They even call it the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. We all know better of course, but it is a democracy in theory (although not in practice). Some countries aren't even a democracy in theory (like iran).
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Level 78
Nov 22, 2017
Usually the more adjectives in a country's name declaring that it is not a dictatorship (People's, Democratic, Republic), the more of a dictatorship it is. Compare North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) and South Korea (Republic of Korea), or China (People's Republic of China) and Taiwan (Republic of China), or Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo.... they're just overcompensating.
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Level 35
Nov 22, 2017
North Korea could be considered the most democratic country in the world, since everyone is required to vote ( albeit for the only candidate on the ballot). Either way, as others have stated above, it's too subjective to be genuine.
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Level 70
Nov 22, 2017
North Korea is not the only country with mandatory voting. Australia as well as many South American countries have mandatory voting (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_voting). Besides, I don't really think forcing people to vote is very democratic.
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Level 66
Sep 16, 2019
Being forced to vote is not what democracy is/means. Democracy means ruled by the people, usually by representatives yes (otherwise it would turn into quite the chaos). But voting does not equal democracy and when it is forced I would say even less so. Because then you dont have a say in whether or not you want to have a say in things..
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Level 58
Sep 29, 2018
The reason why voting is compulsory in North Korea is that they want to keep track of who is and is not in the country. If anyone genuinely thinks North Korea is the most democratic country in the world they don't know what they're talking about. You might think it wasn't the least, but according to the democracy index it is the least. The argument about compulsory voting is neither here nor there in this case, because forcing people to vote for you specifically (not just forcing them to make up their mind) is totally obviously not democratic.
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Level 64
Nov 22, 2017
Really gives you an idea about how crappy Afghanistan's economy is when you are below North Korea.
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Level 45
Nov 22, 2017
Least democratic: what is known as DPRK - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Funny that. Same goes for Democratic Republic of Congo really.
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Level 64
Feb 28, 2018
North Korea ($1,569) has a lower GDP than Afghanistan ($1,899).
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Level 51
Mar 22, 2020
The quiz is asking for GDP per capita.
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Level 56
Mar 15, 2020
I am a firm believer that North Korea is very democratic. They have a vote every few years, and Kim Jong Un gets voted back in every time. They have found an efficient way of letting him be reelected, by making him the only candidate, but it is still very democratic
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Level 78
Mar 22, 2020
How much is the government influenced by the people? None.