Pop(ulation) Quiz

Leaving aside the entries for the World and the EU, the eleven most populous nations on earth – the 11 with 100 million people apiece – according to the CIA Factbook, are as follows; see if you can fill in the blanks:
1. China
2. India
3. United States
5. Brazil
8. Russia
10. Japan
I left in the easier ones (including Russia, which is dropping like a rock on this list). The answers are below the fold.

4. Indonesia
6. Pakistan
7. Bangladesh
9. Nigeria
11. Mexico
Bangladesh surprised me the most, since other than Japan none of the others is nearly as small, size-wise. But Pakistan’s population also surprised me. The two – which were once a single nation, the Muslim carve-outs from India – combine for a population in excess of 300 million, larger than the U.S.

2 thoughts on “Pop(ulation) Quiz”

  1. I don’t think I could put them in the right order, but missing from your top 10 (11) are
    and someone else that I can’t remember right now.

  2. No. Wait. That is all of them.
    (I think. Unless the Philippines should be on the list in place of Mexico – I think those are relatively close)

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