Global stats: How much do you know about world geography?

By: Isadora Teich
Image: Shutterstock

About This Quiz

As the world gets smaller and smaller, it's interesting to see how countries compare with each other. See what you know about the world with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

Which country has the most roller coasters?

In 2006, the United States had 624 roller coasters. This was the most of 75 surveyed countries.

Which country drinks the most coffee?

The United States is 12th out of 18 countries when it comes to coffee consumption, with each person averaging six pounds of coffee per year. Norway drinks the most, with each person consuming 23 pounds of coffee per year.

Which country has the most World Heritage Sites?

America is 24th out of 140 countries when it comes to World Heritage Sites, with eight sites. Italy comes in first with 45 sites.

In which of these countries is a McDonald's meal the most expensive?

According to data collected in 2014, the United States falls about in the middle when it comes to the global prices of a combo meal at McDonald's. Costing $6.00 puts it at 77th out of 146 countries.

Which country has the highest number of international tourists?

In 2005, 76 million international tourists visited France. The United States was the third-most visited, with over 49 million international tourists.

Which country drinks the most beer?

America comes second out of 40 countries surveyed. According to data collected in 2014, we drink over 20 billion liters of beer in a year. China drinks double what we do, which makes sense as their population is the largest on Earth.

Which country has the highest life expectancy for men?

The average American man is expected to live 76.3 years, according to data gathered in 2011. This is 42nd out of 196 countries. Every country listed here has a higher average life expectancy for male citizens.

Which country has the highest percentage of children in it?

In America, 16.71 percent of the population is 14 or younger. This places the U.S. at 62nd out of 196 countries. According to 2015 statistics, over 50 percent of Niger's population is 14 or younger.

Can you guess which of the following countries is the highest on The Happy Planet Index?

The Happy Planet Index is calculated by looking at the perceived well-being of a country's citizens, their life expectancy and ecological footprint. New Zealand is 52nd out of 143 countries. The United States is 114th.

Which country has the largest population?

According to 2013 statistics, the U.S. population is 316.67 million, making it the third most populous country on Earth. China is first, with over 1 billion people.

Which country has the highest life expectancy for women?

The average American woman is expected to live for 81.1 years, according to 2011 data. This places the U.S. at 43rd out of 196 countries. All of the countries listed have an average life expectancy for women between 85-90 years.

In which country do the highest percent of households have a television?

As of 2002, the U.S. is 14th out of 142 countries when it comes to television-equipped households. In the U.S. 97.84 percent of households have TVs. As of 2000, 112.04 percent of households in the Faroe Islands have TV.

Which country has the most Christians?

The United States has the most Christians.

Which country has the highest number of murders per 100,000 people?

According to data collected between 2005-2010, Brazil has the highest number of homicides out of nearly 100 countries. America comes in at No. 9, with 12,996 murders per 100,000 people.

Which country has the highest unemployment rate?

As of 2012, the U.S. is 31st out of 91 countries, with a 9.7 percent unemployment rate. As of 2009, Zimbabwe's unemployment was at 95 percent.

Which country's population is growing the fastest?

The United States is 124th out of 231 countries when it comes to population growth rate, at 0.9 percent. Libya's population growth rate is nearly 5 percent, as of 2013.

Adults in which country smoke the most cigarettes?

America is 51st out of 184 countries when it comes to cigarettes smoked in a year. Serbia comes in first, with an adult smoking on average 2,869 cigarettes in 2014.

Which country has the highest percentage of people living below the poverty line?

In the United States 15.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line in 2010, making it 34th in a list of 48 countries. In Haiti, 80 percent of the population live below the poverty line, according to data from 2003.

In which country are mothers, on average, the youngest when they give birth?

The United States is 18th out of 23 countries when it comes to the average age of a mother at childbirth. U.S. mothers are 28 years old. Mothers in Puerto Rico are, on average, 25.9 when they give birth.

Which country has the most physicians per 1,000 people?

The United States comes in at 31 out of 56 countries, with 2.3 physicians per 1,000 people. Cuba has nearly six and San Marino has nearly 50.

Which country has the highest percentage of aging adults?

The United States comes in 51st out of 228 countries, according to 2013 statistics. 13.9 percent of the U.S. population is 65 or older. In Monaco, 28.7 percent of the population falls into this age range.

Which country has the highest birthrate?

With 13.66 births per 1,000 people, the U.S. is 147th out of 223 countries when it comes to birthrate. The African country Niger has the highest birthrate of 223 countries, with 46.68 births per 1,000 people.

Which country has the most women?

The U.S. is fourth out of 96 countries when it comes to total female population. China has over 674 million women.

Which country has the most people living in large cities?

The U.S. is second out of 56 when it comes to its population living in large cities. Over 85 million Americans live in cities. Over 500 million Chinese people live in Chinese cities, such as Beijing, giving China the largest urban population in the world.

Which country generates the most municipal waste?

America generates the most municipal waste of 17 countries.

Which country had the highest CO2 emissions per thousand people in 2003?

Qatar was responsible for the highest amount of CO2 emissions in 2003, with 53.17 thousand metric tons of carbon dioxide released. The United States was fourth out of 174 countries.

In 2005, which country was the happiest?

Overall, many of the world's happiest countries can be found in Scandanavia, with net happiness figures over 90 percent. The United States ranked 13th in net happiness, as of 2005.

Which country has the highest percentage of Muslims?

The U.S. is 114th out of 167 countries, as the U.S. population is only 1.4% Muslim. Saudi Arabia and Somalia are reportedly 100 percent Muslim, as of 2004.

In which country is there the highest probability of a man at birth reaching 65?

The U.S. is 32nd out of 159 countries in this respect, with men having a 77.4 percent probability of reaching 65. Israel is the highest, with an 85.1% probability of a man reaching 65 at birth.

Which country has the most internet users?

As of 2006, the U.S. comes in second out of 206 countries when it comes to internet users, with 245 million of them. China has 389 million internet users.

Which country produces the most cars?

The U.S. is seventh out of 39 countries when it comes to car production, with 2.73 million cars produced in 2010 alone. China produces the most cars, nearly 14 million in the same year.

Which country has the longest average workweek?

America is 108th out of 183 countries when it comes to the standard workweek, with 40 hours. As of 2014, the standard workweek in Seychelles is 55 hours.

In which country do citizens feel they are the most impacted by crime?

According to surveys performed between 2011-2014, when citizens of countries around the world were asked about the level of crime in their country, citizens of Venezuela consider the level of crime incredibly high. The U.S. falls 30th out of 93 countries when it comes to how seriously we feel impacted by crime.

Which of these countries feels the most negatively about China?

According to data collected in 2014, 68 percent of French people view China negatively. 67 percent of Americans feel the same.

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!

Explore More Quizzes