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Most Populous Country by First Two Letters

I give you two letters, you name the country with the largest population that begins with those letters.
according to Jetpunk
Quiz by relessness
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Last updated: April 20, 2017
First submittedApril 20, 2017
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Population
Country
BO
10.7 mil
Bolivia
PA
188.9 mil
Pakistan
AR
43.4 mil
Argentina
BU
18.1 mil
Burkina Faso
BA
161.0 mil
Bangladesh
TU
78.7 mil
Turkey
CH
1,371.2 mil
China
MA
30.3 mil
Malaysia
 
Population
Country
LI
6.3 mil
Libya
IR
79.1 mil
Iran
AF
32.5 mil
Afghanistan
AN
25.0 mil
Angola
GU
16.3 mil
Guatemala
MO
34.4 mil
Morocco
NE
28.5 mil
Nepal
SA
31.5 mil
Saudi Arabia
 
Population
Country
NI
182.2 mil
Nigeria
CA
35.9 mil
Canada
AL
39.7 mil
Algeria
SE
15.1 mil
Senegal
SO
55.0 mil
South Africa
SW
9.8 mil
Sweden
BE
11.3 mil
Belgium
TA
53.5 mil
Tanzania
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level 77
Apr 20, 2017
Sweden has a higher population than Switzerland.
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level 47
Apr 20, 2017
Oops! Fixed
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level 57
Jul 15, 2017
Nice quiz! Didn't expect South Africa to have a higher population than South Korea. Maybe add that "Burma " is not an acceptable answer? Otherwise it would beat Burkina Faso.
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level 52
Jul 16, 2017
It's official name is Myanmar though, so yeah should be obvious its not acceptable
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level 73
Jul 17, 2017
It was Burma for a long time on this site. Only recently has Jetpunk recognized it's sovereignty. And these days, Jetpunk holds about as much water to me as the UN.
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level 71
Jul 15, 2017
My first inclination was to think of states simply because a decent portion are abbreviations.
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level 62
Jul 16, 2017
I was thinking states as well.
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level 73
Jul 17, 2017
Yep...and then you realize that California, if by itself, would be the largest country in the world that begins with CA at 39 million people.
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level 51
Dec 6, 2017
And then you realise that more people live in California than in Canada.
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level 56
Dec 24, 2017
Think we should do a least populated version!
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level 73
Dec 25, 2017
and there we are

happy holidays y'all!