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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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Last updated: November 04, 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 68
Jun 4, 2016
Always fun when you learn something new. 49 skyscrapers in Panama! Do they line the canal?
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level 57
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 64
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 75
May 7, 2018
More than Russia, amazing.
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level 70
May 7, 2018
I was shocked when I flew into Panama City last year. Skyscrapers everywhere.
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level 69
May 7, 2018
That's what laissez faire capitalism can do in just a few years.
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level 44
Sep 26, 2018
It also usually ends up destroying people's lives (great depression).
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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 65
Jun 30, 2016
Very surprising that the UK doesn't make it!
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level 70
Jul 4, 2016
I'm more surprised that France made it on than I am that the UK didn't.
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level 65
Aug 19, 2016
I don't know - London seems very skyscraper-y. Within the city limits of Paris, municipal ordinances have limited the height of buildings to 37 meters since 1977 and until very recently. Virtually all the skyscrapers are in the business district of La Défense, outside of the city - and that's not that big.
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level 32
Aug 20, 2016
London is really the only place in the UK with skyscrapers, and then only in a small part of it.
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level 74
Aug 29, 2018
After visiting Hong Kong, New York, Chicago, Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore, Dubai, etc... it's kind of hard to see any European city as "skyscrapery." Moscow would be the closest of any to that description.
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level 67
Dec 27, 2017
There are intricate rules in London governing sight lines from specific points around the city so that there are only a limited number of plots that can be used. There are always new skyscrapers going up, but they tend to replace older ones occupying the same spot.
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level 66
May 7, 2018
At present 20 buildings over 150m in UK, but at the moment another 21 over 150m are being built ....... see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_the_United_Kingdom
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level 54
Jun 7, 2018
There are now only 19 so I'm not sure what happened to the other one on that source. 18 are in London and one is in Manchester.
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level 44
Sep 26, 2018
I think it can often appear as though there are a large number of skyscrapers in London (or other European cities) as there are many buildings that look very tall compared to the ones around.
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level 27
Aug 19, 2016
I only missed Qatar..
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level 74
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 74
Aug 23, 2016
Typing Philippines just as time ran out.
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level 74
Jul 2, 2018
Same!
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level 59
Aug 19, 2016
Got all but 1. Missed Turkey
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level 53
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 65
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 58
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 74
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 58
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 41
Oct 2, 2016
Got them all with 6 seconds left. France early got me!
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level 53
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 59
Aug 29, 2018
That would be one heck of a skyline.
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level 70
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 57
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 75
Sep 1, 2018
That rule still stands in York, I think.
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level 62
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 59
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 74
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 42
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 44
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 20
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 74
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 44
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 43
Oct 2, 2018
Korea is not accepted for South Korea.
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