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Countries with the Most Skyscrapers

Name the countries that have the most skyscrapers, defined as a building above 150 meters in height.
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First submittedJanuary 18, 2014
Last updatedNovember 4, 2018
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Country
1510
China
727
United States
227
United Arab Emirates
221
Japan
208
South Korea
133
India
99
Australia
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Country
84
Canada
83
Indonesia
82
Singapore
74
Thailand
53
Malaysia
52
Panama
51
Israel
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Country
43
Philippines
43
Russia
41
Turkey
38
Taiwan
35
Qatar
29
Mexico
27
Saudi Arabia
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level 69
Jun 4, 2016
Always fun when you learn something new. 49 skyscrapers in Panama! Do they line the canal?
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level 59
Oct 18, 2016
Look up a picture of Panama City's skyline and you will understand... (honestly looks unlike any other city in Central America)
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level 68
May 11, 2018
Wow, I see what you mean--looks like Hong Kong. And less than 2 million in the metro area?
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level 79
May 7, 2018
More than Russia, amazing.
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level 71
May 7, 2018
I was shocked when I flew into Panama City last year. Skyscrapers everywhere.
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level 70
May 7, 2018
That's what laissez faire capitalism can do in just a few years.
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level 45
Sep 26, 2018
It also usually ends up destroying people's lives (great depression).
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level 76
Jan 16, 2019
Cycles of boom and bust can be effectively avoided or at least reduced in severity through targeted regulation and at any rate are preferable to never-ending economic stagnation, which seems to be the most common alternative.
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level 45
Feb 16, 2019
They can, but not in a true laissez faire system. A mixture of both free enterprise and government interference is always a good way to go, but it's a difficult thing to get the balance right.
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level 30
Sep 4, 2018
That's what canal money will do for your country. Notice other Central American countries don't have a skyline like this.
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level 26
Aug 19, 2016
I only missed Qatar..
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level 76
Aug 19, 2016
Only missed Panama. Should have got that one. I've seen Panama City's skyline before...
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level 27
Aug 19, 2016
i got shocked to see philippines lol well its true though try visiting makati city, city of san juan and mandaluyong city there are a lot
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level 75
Aug 23, 2016
Typing Philippines just as time ran out.
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level 78
Jul 2, 2018
Same!
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level 60
Aug 19, 2016
Got all but 1. Missed Turkey
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level 52
Aug 19, 2016
The drop in percentage guessed from Turkey to Panama is amazing - each one is guessed over 50% of the time and then Panama only 20%
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level 66
Aug 21, 2016
Because all of these countries are either heavily populated or super rich, with the lone exception...Panama
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level 1
Aug 19, 2016
cool
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level 44
Aug 19, 2016
lol got panama but not australia :(
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level 60
Aug 22, 2016
Being born and raised not too far from Frankfurt, Germany I thought Germany would make the list. But here comes the funny thing: While Frankfurt has 14 skyscrapers above 150 m there is only one other German city (Bonn) with only 1 of such skyscrapers.
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level 76
May 7, 2018
This quiz says a skyscraper is "defined as a building above 150 meters in height." Both the Ulm Minster and the Cologne Cathedral fit that description.
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level 60
Jul 31, 2018
You wouldn't call a cathedral a Skyscraper though, would you? The 150 meter definition as mentioned above the quiz is correct but it's missing the addition "...continuously habitable high-rise building that has over 40 floors...".
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level 43
Oct 2, 2016
Got them all with 6 seconds left. France early got me!
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level 52
Apr 2, 2018
I was so desperate to get that last one (which turned out to be Singapore) that I was tempted to try the Vatican for some reason...
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level 69
Aug 29, 2018
That would be one heck of a skyline.
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level 69
May 7, 2018
China has almost as many as the next five combined. I bet in 1980 - and possibly 1990 - it would not have even made the list (certainly not without the help of Hong Kong).
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level 59
May 12, 2018
If you asked people which had more skyscrapers, London or Panama, I think you would get a lot of wrong answers
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level 58
Jun 22, 2018
and Brazil?
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level 24
Aug 29, 2018
Where is the European continent inc. UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, etc? And Brazil?
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level 66
Aug 29, 2018
For centuries, there were rules such as "No building may be taller than our cathedral." It takes a while to get away from that, especially where there's a lot of old buildings that fall under historical protection rules.
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level 76
Sep 1, 2018
That rule still stands in York, I think.
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level 63
Aug 29, 2018
I think it's good that there aren't many on the European continent. They are ugly and detrimental to a good community feel at street level. Skyscrapers seem to be a very nouveau riche kind of accessory.
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level 65
Aug 29, 2018
Indeed, what is the point of a skyscraper? Unless you are very short of space (perhaps applies to Qatar and Singapore on this list), the disadvantages (cost, aesthetics, community) seem to outweigh the advantages. They seem to me like status symbols for those with more money than good sense. In my view, Europe is ahead of the game in turning the tide against them.
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level 76
Aug 29, 2018
Turning the tide against efficient use of urban space? Or you mean to say that they are at the cutting edge of sticking with buildings that are hundreds of years old instead of adopting more modern ones?
The view of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak is breathtaking and stunningly beautiful. Not every city in the world needs to look like Hobbiton. I'm not saying there's no place in the world for such cookie cutter quaint-and-impractical-but-at-least-the-tourists-like-them villages, but it makes little sense to be a snob about it.
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level 41
Aug 31, 2018
I'm with Kal on this one... They have - finally - announced a "concrete stop" in my country (Belgium) because there is too little 'free soil' left for water to drain away in after heavy rains for example. Using the space where we build things more efficiently by building up higher, seems to make perfect sense to me. Of course, that argument mainly applies for (large) cities, I wouldn't appreciate a 200m+ construction in the middle of acres of grassy fields.
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level 45
Sep 26, 2018
I think that both have advantages and both can look amazing, but it is worth pointing out that many (though not all) cities with lots of skyscrapers tend to have low-density urban sprawl around them, while many cities without so many are very densely-populated around the edge as well.
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level 28
Sep 1, 2018
Very surprised that Brazil (Sao Paulo) didn't make the list :O
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level 23
Sep 3, 2018
Manchesterstud, you are one lazy researcher! There are more skyscrapers in Manila and Jakarta than what you have reported! Dig deeper before you create a quiz.
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level 76
Sep 3, 2018
Why don't you make some perfect error-free quizzes if you're so good at it. Or shut up. One or the other would be fine.
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level 45
Sep 29, 2018
Also their name is Manchesterutd. Maybe you could get that right before criticising the quiz in such a rude way.
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level 51
Sep 30, 2018
I'm sorry you don't like it, I made this quiz more than four years ago and I rarely have time to update my quizzes anymore with current information. Sorry if it appears my research is lazy, the numbers were accurate when the quiz was created.
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level 44
Oct 2, 2018
Korea is not accepted for South Korea.
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level 40
Jan 15, 2019
panama makes this list while the netherlands only has like 3 in rotterdam
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