Top Five Countries By Category #1

Can you name the top five countries in each of these categories?
Using the same criteria as the respective JetPunk quizzes
City population is for the entire urban area
Coastline includes external territories
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Last updated: August 10, 2020
First submittedOctober 3, 2014
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Largest Population
China
India
United States
Indonesia
Brazil
 
Smallest Population
Vatican City
Nauru
Tuvalu
Palau
San Marino
 
Highest Life Expectancy
Monaco
Japan
Singapore
San Marino
Canada
 
Population of Biggest City
China
Japan
Indonesia
India
Philippines
Largest Area
Russia
Canada
China
United States
Brazil
 
Biggest Economy (PPP)
China
United States
India
Japan
Germany
 
Most Active Volcanos
Indonesia
United States
Japan
Russia
Chile
 
Biggest Armies
China
India
United States
North Korea
Russia
Longest Coastline
Canada
Russia
United States
Indonesia
Denmark
 
Income per Capita
Monaco
Liechtenstein
Qatar
Luxembourg
Singapore
 
Most Species
Brazil
Colombia
China
Indonesia
Mexico
 
Most Expensive
Switzerland
Iceland
Denmark
Vanuatu
Palau
Most Tourists
France
Spain
United States
China
Italy
 
Most Movies Produced
India
Nigeria
United States
China
Japan
 
Highest Population Density
Monaco
Singapore
Bahrain
Vatican City
Maldives
 
Lowest Population Density
Mongolia
Namibia
Iceland
Australia
Suriname
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Level 74
Oct 3, 2014
This is a very cool quiz
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Level 47
Oct 8, 2014
Thanks, I've just made a sequel
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Level 23
Jun 18, 2015
a little more time, perhaps? Like two minutes?
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Level 80
Jan 9, 2017
It's plenty of time as is. There are so many categories that if you just start typing in random countries you'll get most of them.
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Level 70
Sep 12, 2017
Most of them yes but to get all needs something special, especially on the mobile version. I think we can have an extra minute.
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Level 55
Nov 3, 2019
Was just about to post the same exact comment! Super cool quiz indeed. Thanks!
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Level 82
Oct 3, 2014
I forgot the Koreas existed at all. Duh.
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Level 51
Sep 28, 2017
lol
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Level 50
Oct 6, 2014
Great quiz!
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Level 58
Oct 9, 2014
Columbia is spelled incorrectly
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Level 36
Dec 11, 2014
How ironic
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Level 21
Apr 15, 2015
No, it's spelled the correct way.
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Level 80
Jun 1, 2015
Though one of the world's finest institutions for higher learning, last I checked Columbia had not yet achieved sovereignty.
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Level 31
Aug 2, 2015
No it isn't Columbia is District of Columbia in the USA
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Level 64
Dec 1, 2015
And British Columbia in Canada :)
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Level 28
Apr 9, 2020
Don't forget Columbia capital of South Carolina
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Level 78
Sep 27, 2020
And Columbia, MO home of Mizzou.
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Level 33
Mar 7, 2016
Colombians will punch you in the face if you spelled ColUmbia. (Learned this from geography now channel in youtube)
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Level 48
Jul 21, 2016
In Finnish Colombia is Kolumbia so they have to come to punch us all :)
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Level 70
Jan 6, 2017
Don't do a quiz in Colombia
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Level 53
Sep 12, 2017
Everyone should spell things the way they are spelled in the U.S.
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Level 54
Jan 13, 2018
It seems I will have a tough time punching the 97% of population who doesnt excel at spelling (just joking; I say Hungary instead of Magyarwhatever)
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Level 54
Jan 14, 2020
LOVE Geography Now
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Level 73
Jul 11, 2017
As a country the spelling is correct. It is Spanish.
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Level 77
Sep 12, 2017
Yes it is because it's spelled Colombia. Columbia is definately spelled wrong
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Level 64
Sep 12, 2017
Definately is definitely incorrect as well.
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Level 59
Oct 11, 2017
It is spelled incorrectly, trust me, the correct spelling is ColUmbia
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Level 28
Feb 10, 2018
No it isn't. You've already been told. Move on.
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Level 37
Jan 20, 2019
The country is spelled ColOmbia! Punto final.
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Level 58
Jul 20, 2020
Why should we "trust" you?
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Level 28
Apr 9, 2020
You have no idea how angry this comment made me.
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Level 75
Feb 14, 2015
Excellent idea for a quiz!
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Level 62
Mar 13, 2015
Anyone who guessed Suriname must have taken the quiz before!
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Level 16
Mar 19, 2015
Or is dutch
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Level 57
May 4, 2015
or read this comment
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Level 88
May 14, 2015
Or knows things about Suriname.
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Level 78
Jun 1, 2015
Or was just frantically trying to type every country in the world and started with South America.
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Level 40
Apr 10, 2017
I Just Know things about Suriname, it was the second one I typed after Papua New Guinea...
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Level 60
Sep 12, 2017
hahaha right. I got 40/41 and did not feel bad AT ALL that I didn't guess that one!
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Level 67
Sep 12, 2017
I got Suriname by trying to guess which countries have the most species.
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Level 69
Sep 14, 2017
It's interesting that of the top 5 lowest density countries, there is 1 in Asia, 1 in Africa, 1 in Europe, 1 in Oceania, and 1 in South America.
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Level 51
Sep 28, 2017
Yep.
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Level 80
Mar 24, 2018
I got it. I knew the populations of Guyana and Suriname are very low.
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Level 54
Jan 14, 2020
Or looked at the comments
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Level 74
Sep 26, 2020
I got Suriname as a flat out guess, of course I missed Spain.
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Level 55
Mar 13, 2015
Last time I checked Luxembourg is still richer than Qatar.
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Level 62
Jun 1, 2015
How do you format a quiz in this way?
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Level ∞
Jul 4, 2017
Manual mode in Step 3. Then click Advanced -> Format as Groups of Things.
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Level 20
Sep 14, 2017
Nice username!
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Level 58
Jun 1, 2015
I like how all the lowest population density countries are in separate continents.
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Level 27
Jun 1, 2015
What an awesome quiz.
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Level 45
Jun 1, 2015
I always forget about Canada!
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Level 65
Jan 9, 2017
Do you ever visualise a world map?
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Level 45
Jun 2, 2015
Wow, scary that North Korea still has one of the biggest armies. Thankfully, they don't have as much technology.
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Level 66
Sep 12, 2017
Not looking so good in September 2017.
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Level 62
Sep 13, 2017
Thankfully it's looking better.
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Level 31
Sep 26, 2020
Not really
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Level 32
Mar 27, 2018
Should we trust that information though? I'm always wary of anything I hear about North Korea because of their tendency to embellish and our tendency to report things inaccurately.
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Level 70
Sep 7, 2015
Enjoyed that, nice work. How on earth is the solomon islands so expensive though... check?
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Level 51
Sep 12, 2017
Solomon Islands isn't there
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Level 58
Jul 20, 2020
It probably used to be.
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Level 56
Oct 6, 2015
solomon islands? no way.
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Level 44
Sep 5, 2016
My head is a sieve today I keep on forgetting answers or not reading the questions properly maybe I should while I am behind
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Level 70
Jan 6, 2017
You missed something between " I should ...... and "While I am behind"
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Level 80
Sep 5, 2016
I'm in Norway right now and damn right it's expensive. Holy lutfisk. $75-90 for a bed in a hostel dorm room?? Are you nuts???? When I was in Odessa I was paying 1/3 that for a high-rise condo with floor-to-ceiling windows right on the beach overlooking the Black Sea and free garage parking. Cost of living, CLIMATE, and the dating scene are all SO important to quality of life I will *never* understand those lists that rank Scandinavia at or near the top. I could give a flying rat's patoot about low infant mortality rates or how many bike paths there are interrupting the flow of traffic downtown.
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Level 78
Sep 12, 2017
I find it a bit disturbing that you rank dating scene over infant mortality rates. So you think countries should invest more time and money into singles bars than better healthcare for expectant mothers and infants? Perhaps if you are ever successful enough in the dating scene to find someone with whom you'd like to start a family, you might change your priorities. (At least I can hope.)
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Level 80
Sep 12, 2017
I find it a bit disturbing that people always assume that having children ought to be a priority for everyone.
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Level 80
Sep 12, 2017
Also, on these lists that I'm referencing, the differences in infant mortality that separate out winners from losers is often just a percent or two. Sometimes a fraction of a percent. For example the "under 5" mortality rate in Finland is 2.3. Among the lowest in the world. (and Norway's is 2.6) However, in Estonia it is only 2.9. In the Czech Republic it's 3.4. In Greece it's only 4.6. It's a pretty small difference. And of course to anyone who has the presence of mind to not be actively reproducing themselves those numbers will affect their quality of life precisely nil.

Anyway the point was 1. Norway is damned expensive. 2. This negatively impacts my quality of life there far more than a 1% greater chance that the kids I will never have might die.
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Level 80
Sep 12, 2017
If you *were* going to spend time contributing to the overpopulation of the planet, yes, I could see how this would be something you'd want to consider. But... aren't you a grandmother? I'd think that this wouldn't be high on your list of priorities, either. And that was also part of the point, that these lists have a very narrow focus and don't apply to most people. If you are a young 20-something fertile couple, educated, well-to-do, actively part of the work force and looking to start a family, the common critieria on these lists applies somewhat. But... for single travelers? Retired grandmothers? Anti-natalists? People with seasonal affective disorder? Not so much. And... if you have a fixed income or no income the cost of living is such a huge factor but doesn't usually factor in these lists. Lower infant mortality rate doesn't matter so much if you are forced to live in effective poverty.
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Level 80
Sep 12, 2017
and, finally, yes, dating IS important. So sick of judgmental sex-negative people always saying such condescending things toward anyone who would prioritize this. As if it's frivolous or immoral. It makes an enormous difference in your quality of life if you can regularly find physical affection, whether people are comfortable admitting that this is something we are biologically hard-wired to need or not.
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Level 72
Jan 14, 2018
And this is why the HDI != the KDI. :-D
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Level 80
Mar 24, 2018
I need to make a highest KDI countries quiz.
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Level 78
Sep 27, 2020
Sex-negative? Me? Ha, ha, ha. I wasn't trying to get in your business - I don't care with whom or where you find your pleasure, and I know companionship is important. You said you "didn't give a flying rat's patoot" about infant mortality rates. That hit me hard. All I'm saying is that to me, lowering the number of parents who have to bury an infant is more important than improving the nightlife. Even one percent is important if it is your child who falls in that one percent. I stand guilty as charged for hoping everyone can find their perfect mate and have a chance for healthy children if that is what they want because that path has given me a very happy life, but I accept that is not what everyone wants from life. I'm far out of the dating scene so I don't know how hard it is to find someone these days, but I still stand by my original opinion on the importance of infant mortality rates. Issues of poverty and overpopulation, though they tie in, I think could be a separate discussion.
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Level 40
Jan 8, 2017
Extremely surprised to see that the UK is in non of these
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Level 50
Jan 8, 2017
To me it does not make sense that the coastline of Japan is larger than the coastline of Australia? Take a look at a world map and you'll see that Australia's coastline is at least twice as large
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Level 80
Jan 9, 2017
zoom in
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Level 65
Jan 9, 2017
See link.https://brokensecrets.com/2014/05/30/is-japan-coastline-longer-than-australia/
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Level 80
Sep 12, 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coastline_paradox
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Level 64
Feb 5, 2017
Very cool quiz! For the first few minutes I was guessing countries without even looking at the categories and they were filling in fast as lightning lol Then I had to think more carefully and pick a few more countries!
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Level 37
Apr 2, 2017
i thought usa and russia would be at the top of armies
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Level 36
Apr 2, 2017
The Australian coastline is longer than the Japanese Coastlines
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Level 68
Apr 3, 2017
You could just do some research yourself. Japanese coastline is 29751 km while Australia comes next with 25760 km.
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Level 52
Jul 8, 2017
The one countries that appear first on two different lists are China and Monaco, yet everyone I know doesn't know what Monaco is. Even worse they think Luxembourg is a city in Germany.
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Level 70
Feb 29, 2020
Get smarter friends.
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Level 79
Sep 12, 2017
Pakistan's population just passed Brazil's recently, making it fifth.
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Level 82
Sep 12, 2017
I'm not saying it's always correct but usually Wikipedia is the source for most of these quizzes. According it, Mauritania and Botswana are less densely populated than Australia. Looks like they updated numbers 2 days ago.
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Level 59
Sep 12, 2017
great quiz but needs an extra minute or two.
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Level 44
Sep 13, 2017
Totally forgot about Switzerland, France, and Singapore.
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Level 46
Sep 13, 2017
Italy! Of course!
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Level 42
Sep 13, 2017
I'm really surprised of Japan having more coastline than Australia!!
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Level 47
Sep 14, 2017
I forgot Japan existed for some reason...
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Level 42
Nov 5, 2017
I am so confused, check your sources on biggest armies, it goes like this: U.S.A., Russia, China, India, and then I think next was France.
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Level 48
Jan 8, 2018
I forgot Malta as one of the most densely populated countries.... and I'm Maltese myself haha
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Level 18
Jan 16, 2018
Doesn't India have a bigger city than Indonesia?
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Level 80
Mar 24, 2018
No city in India is larger than Jakarta.
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Level 26
May 26, 2020
Yeah, Mumbai will overtake Jakarta around 2030
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Level 55
Mar 7, 2018
Shocked to see Nigeria on there
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Level 72
Mar 18, 2018
Surprising so many people miss Singapore, since it appears three times.
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Level 40
Apr 28, 2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_length_of_coastline I think Norway should be on this list of countries by the lenght of coastline
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Level 36
Feb 24, 2019
Aww I should have named my self Wikipedia first!
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Level 67
Jan 18, 2019
Very nice quiz! Some slight surprises: with life expectancy I expected more nordic and less asian countries. And Namibia and Suriname I didnt immediately expect on lowest density. On highest density Netherlands wouldnt have seem out of place. You allways hear that.

And maybe most volcanoes in russia (but allready learned that from the site) and highest income per capita for Singapore.

the ones listed above arent the ones I got wrong, but the ones that you'd least expect in those list. (I at least)

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Level 35
Nov 3, 2019
Love this quiz.
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Level 19
Feb 25, 2020
I sucked at this
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Level 66
Apr 23, 2020
According to wikipedia, Guyana, Canada and Mauritania all have a slightly lower population density than Suriname.
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Level 61
May 6, 2020
Isn't Manila more populous than Karachi? I think it should be the Philippines instead of Pakistan
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Level 51
Oct 2, 2020
No Karachi is much more populous than Manila
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Level 55
Aug 16, 2020
I'm sorry but Vanuatu is NOT one of the top 5 most expensive countries. The only reason anyone gets it is they are guessing it for other clues. This has to be a mistake or you should clarify what you mean by expensive?
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Level 36
Sep 9, 2020
Hey relessness, Shouldn't norway be in the Coastline Section. It has a coastline of 58,133KM.
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Level 32
Sep 17, 2020
An interesting quiz, though the treatment of Denmark/Greenland isn't consistent. In the coastline section Denmark seems to include Greenland whereas in the population section it excludes Greenland.
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Level 70
Sep 26, 2020
Yeah I forgot to read the caveats on that one... nevermind, QM!
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Level 62
Sep 26, 2020
Please update so that Pakistan on on Top 5 most populous countries not Brazil
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Level 31
Sep 26, 2020
That’s exactly what I was gonna comment
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Level 46
Sep 26, 2020
Replace Vatican City with Malta in Population Density.
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Level 56
Sep 26, 2020
According to Siri, Australia's coastline is longer than Norway
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Level ∞
Sep 26, 2020
I just asked Siri "What's bigger a toaster or a car?" Siri did a web search that brought up "Best Toaster Buying Guide". Please don't use Siri as a reference for anything.
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Level 69
Sep 26, 2020
The Maldives has a similar population density to Bangladesh. And depending on definitions of "city" and where one chooses to draw borders around cities, Male' may be the world's most densely-populated city (not when the new seaburbs created from reclaimed land are counted). That said, nowhere else in the country will you get the impression of high-density settlement. It matters a lot that only land area is counted, but the sea is very much part of the national and functionally-lived-in territory and the visual expanses are not what you'd expect from inclusion on this list.
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Level 65
Sep 26, 2020
"Seaburbs" is an awesome word, and, coming from a beach culture outside New York City, I am bummed I did not know it until now.
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Level 51
Sep 26, 2020
I made a blog explaining why there's so much confusion about the coastline lengths
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Level 19
Sep 28, 2020
Great quiz! I was completely blown away when I entered Nigeria and got an entry, I did it for population but turns out it was 2nd biggest movie producer. Who knew.