Top 10 Countries With the Most Intelligent People

The Top Ten

1 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

The first discoverers of the laws of algebra, geometry, calculus, the binary number system. The first people to successfully carry out cataract surgery, and plastic surgery. The highest paid ethnic group in the United States. Among the smartest employees (and employers) in the booming information technology industry. The only nation that was able to resist British occupation and achieve independence. Despite a relatively high amount of poverty due to a large population, over 600 million people live above the poverty line. The first creators of chess. The land of the Kama Sutra. Most Indians speak three or more languages, depending on their state and class. A country which actively undertakes cutting edge space reasearch. The country with the largest and most widespread film industry in the world. The creators of the best tasting (and some of the healthiest) food in the world.

I will definitely vote for India. Can you imagine how they made time bombs and terrorist stuff? Wooow! I know, most of you are shock but, this is really amazing. Small mistake and the bomb will explode. Isn't that amazing? Try one in your house. Just a home made bombs. If you succeed then, you can level your minds to them. If you do not succeed... It's either your dead because, the bomb explode while your making it or you don't know what is the exact ingredients to that. You can ask them if you want. They can give you a lot of tips. India rules! Yala! Yala!

Yap! I agree. They are the most intelligent people; especially in business. They always use 5-6 to gain more money if you are loaning some money on them. They can even sale some pirated DVD movies in much more affordable price. I use to buy some porn movies on them. It's really a high quality. They can even fix your cellphone on the spot without even having enough idea how to fix it. Very resourceful. No offense, people. Not very rich country but, very intelligent people.

I'm from India and I have an IQ of 2 million. I know, most of you will doubt but, that is the truth. When I was a kid I dream of becoming a rich guy with lots of girls surrounding me and begging for my love. Even now, I still dream about that. It doesn't change. In my dream, I won a lottery ticket worth 2 million and I never stop dreaming and thinking about that. I also dream about 2 million girls running towards me and kissing me all night long. We do all kamasutra position also. Ever since that day, I know my IQ is 2 million. IQ = Imagination Quest.

2 Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are ...read more.

Pakistani people have too much intelligence. They show their capabilities whole around the world. our students have topped some of the most difficult competitions in entire world. We have best A-level students. although we don't have specific platforms and facilities as European countries have. if we had then we would be world's best intelligent nation. yet we are proving ourselves whole around the world.

Pakistani people are as intelligent as the one in the developed and industrialised countries. But the people in Pakistan can't show there talent because of limited resources.

ISI is an example for Pakistan, Pakistani has very bright future as nation in future, Only Pakistan need political stability which is coming sooner or later.

Pakistanis are some of the world most intelligent and perseverant people. Pakistan is the country with the fastest rate of internet enhancement and is the largest market for cell phones in the world. Our love of technology has stemmed from our high level of intellect in the field and will continue to grow to unfathomable heights. Pakistan is also the country with the fastest growing literacy rate, as it was up by 250% per year in contrast to 11.6% for our beloved neighbors in India. Our people and intelligence brave and overall incredible. Pakistan Zindabad

3 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

Japan is the only non White nation that industrialized on its own. Japan was the only non White nation that had a modern, global empire. Japan's automotive industry is efficient, modern looking, and extremely affordable to all parts around the world.

Advanced science and technology, from robots, to self driving automobiles, etc. Also, they are pretty damn good at molecular biology, chemistry, etc.

I would vote for japan. In terms of inventions and other latest electronics device, japan is the man for that. Although, India is claiming for being intelligent because of their previous achievements, which is by far, not acknowledge by other people... Some stolen stuff... Still, Japan is very undeniable country with lots of very intelligent people. It's either arts, music, science, martial arts, economy... Almost all of it. Name it, they have it. Best anime creator and games creator. Hentai is the best. Very interesting and exciting. What are you waiting for, people? Vote for japan.

Count the number of Nobel laureates.
Count the number of Fields Medals.
Count the number of Draper Prize.

All those many achievements have been accomplished after 1945.

Only Japan won against Russia before 1945 in Asia.
Only Japan could fight against USA before 1945 in Asia.

Only Edo city (currentTokyo) and London, more than one million citizens lived safely before 1800.

Only Edo city, there were a perfectly separated system between water supply and sewer eqipment before 1800. That's why no plague was threat for Edo civilians.

Bullet trains go faster than 300km/h minutes by minutes accurately all over Japan without any fatal accidents since 1964.

4 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

Ranks highly in the PISA tests; their education system is reflective of this. While rigorous, it manages to value the Confucian principle of hard work as a means of getting anywhere! Onward.

I have a friend of mine who's Korean and goes to BISS. She is awesome and good at every single subjects like howww

Highest education level with the most rigorous teachings

They took my brain and ate it that's why they are so smart

5 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, ...read more.

China's economic progress has been stunted over the past decade or so. No doubt their country contains many intelligent people, and the sharing of their ideas has not been inhibited by their government (even though it is a strict communist regime). It consistently places first in the International Math Olympiad

Vast population with a lot of internationally acclaimed physicists, mathematicians and other professions of high regard.

Why are they smart...because they don't spend money on research and development. They steal it from the most intelligent people on earth. That would be the USA? China is good at making fireworks. That's it.

Uh, I don't get how this list works. You cannot just classify a country as having a lot of smart people. Especially Asian countries. That's just a stereotype

6 Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.

Singapore is the smartest country. Hardworking students there make's them the best

They know how to be clean civilized people, not filthy slobs

Isn't Singapore the smartest country in the world?

Singapore has the most IQ I bet no one can them might be a challenge

7 Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world. Israel is a small country bordering Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt and its official languages are Hebrew and Arabic.

They gave us three course meals, toothbrush, chess and other things which helped us.

We soon took over them and now we have reached the moon.

But it all stemmed from them.

(The Crusades.)

There is no doubt Israelis people are the one of the most intelligent, smart, clever, wise, sapient, sage people in all world!

The country of only 8 million people and yet it is one of the most successful countries in the world.

In israel there are the smartest people in the world it should be ranked on top

8 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

Nearly all modern technologies were started in Germany, from the automobile to most military equipment like the anti tank rifle. The German automotive industry is the most advanced, yet is a lot easier and more repetitive than the too complicated American automotive industry.

You ever heard of the electron microscope? the jet engine? the diesel engine? Air to air guided missiles? Aspirin, the rotary engine, the first computer the interstate system, the car, the theory of nuclear fission and lets not forget that they basically ran NASA and put the united states on the moon. even the new smart phones computer chips were designed by germans. it goes on and on...

How can even India be number 1 while Germany number 10? Germany portrays the word "advanced" and "higly-technological"..have you seen the architectural buildings of Frankfurt before even putting Germany into this rank? Albert Einstein, one of the most intellectual-thinking scientists the history ever known is proved the us, Germans are the most advanced and intellectual people.

Germany has may people famous for creating and advancing life in its way of living. They may be known as american because they went there to teach and show their ways, but they all spoke German and are German.

9 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million kmĀ²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, ...read more.

'Great discoveries from great minds came from Canada. It's also the most peaceful country in the world.'

I wish I was Canadian. They don't have that much racism, Donald trump made America racist, help me please

The famous philosopher known to many as "Justin Bieber" comes from Canada. Why is this not number 1?

I love this beautiful country, it is the very best!

10 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

First, the question of who has the most intelligent people in the world is a matter of population as well as intelligence. America has more geniuses than Singapore has people! Say goodbye to all the other small countries on this list. Countries are very often ranked based on their average intelligence with out regard to variation among ethnic groups. The United States taken as a whole has a high, but not world beating IQ. Drill down to various ethnic groups and you find the intelligence of those groups is much higher than the American average. The average for the dominant group is as high as any other group in the world. Add to that the fact that the smartest people in the world try to immigrate to America, and you have a very large sub-group of intelligent people. The intelligence data we have for China records information for only a few of the big urban area. Extrapolating that intelligence to the whole country is not valid. With hundreds of millions rural Chinese still living at ...more

Don't get me wrong - China, Japan, and India has some truly brilliant people. But this is America.

While as a country we are declining in intelligence (thanks to these useless public schools), we are America. The country that nearly every other country tried to copy in some way to better their own system. The country that has people wishing they could come here. (*Glares at Mexico*)

We have created better versions of nearly every other invention ever created. Guns? You betcha. Colt 1911 model created the modern standard for handguns. Rockets/Space-fare? We made it to the moon first. Personal Technology? Yup. Anyone who uses an iPhone knows I'm right. This is MURIKA, the greatest experiment of Mankind!

Sadly, Obama may change that.

I'm American, and I think my IQ score of 144 is much higher than a lot of other Americans. A lot of people in the United States of America are fat. I am not one of those people, I am quite skinny and am trying to GAIN weight. That's very rare to hear from someone in the United States of America. In the United States of America, kids get C's and/or D's. Very rarely do you hear an American kid is getting straight A's every year. Kids from the United States of America just go home, ignore homework, play video games on their gaming systems, and lay on the couch watching television, until it is time for them to sleep. Kids in the United States of America don't pay attention in school, and fail lots of things. Kids and even ADULTS hardly understand politics in the United States of America. Let's get away from the kids subject. Ever since all of the toys in the United States of America were made safe, the dumb person percentage went up very high. This is because in the older days, when I ...more

Saying American people are smart, is like asking someone "Can you stop having brain cancer? "

In the USA the kids come home and play video games. In Russia they come home do math, read books eat dinner, spend time with family and go to sleep. In India they walk around in ripped up cloths and go to sleep on the streets with their family. In Romania they come home do a lot of math, history, and read just like Russia after that they play spend time with their family and eat. Out of all this Romania And Russia are the smartest country in the world and India and the USA are Not

The Contenders

11 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

Sri lankans are a nation who cares without boundaries. Nowhere in the world you'll find such a nation which is so balanced. They are hospitable (very much mistaken as loyal to white skin), they are kind, they trust others (You can get may things done just for the word of mouth), They find a workaround for almost any problem, Almost anyone can understand English, Very high in education level, they very well can say come and see. So come and see if you really want to know without just commenting by knowing couple of people.

The country which has biggest historical secrets which can't be explained through the science till now such as "Sigiriya Kindom" and where most intelligent people live in the world and also where powerful kings lived such as King Ravana (Ravan) also known as "A man with ten faces" in legendary stories and historical books who found the first aero plane (machine) to fly among countries under his command which is called "Dhadu Monara". Sri Lankans also have the most difficult exams in the world and a heavy education system and also have buddhism which caused their intelligence and the kindly behavior.

Sri Lankans are the people who introduced the spectacles, first Hospitals, Surgery system, First air craft (Dandu Monara) which fueled by mercury, They had good Irrigational technology since the ancient era.

Sri Lankans claim to have the best brains in the world from historical days. It's earliest human remains dates back to about 35000 years. Sri Lankans were the people who first used symbolical characters in the world. The great King Ravana was the first creator of space travelling machine called 'Dandumonara' which has evidence in 'Ramayanaya' written by an Indian. The pre-historical evidence shows how creative these people were and what brilliant technology they possessed in agriculture and construction, some of which are not even able to solve in this so called technological era. However, after Portugese, Dutch and especially British invaded this beautiful country, they destroyed the knowledge and power of the Sri Lankans and built markets for their junk. If you ask how come they invade such a strong country, the answer is, simply they outnumbered this small population.

12 Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language.

Digital technologies at Russia are really superlative. They produce a lot of chess grandmasters and mathematicians and physicists and the like.

Since Russia is quite competitive, people take education very seriously. Having bad grades in school or uni is a no-go!

Russia is the smartest country in the world. India is a breeding rabbit- Winston Churchill.

And the most jealous country award goes to Russia

13 Taiwan Republic of China was established in 1912. After the Chinese Civil War (1949), the Chinese government relocated to Taiwan. Its capital was originally Nanjing but now it's Taipei. Mandarin is the most spoken language.

Taiwan is really good at farting

This is not real.

China > China

just as smart at PRC ( Good, not bad)

14 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.

Although South Korea's and Finland's education systems are polar opposites, one or the other usually gets ranked at least in the top 10's and sometimes in the number 1 spot!

It has the best teaching from government itself.

I think its finland

They are the best

15 Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. ...read more.

Swiss are the smartest businessmen

16 Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.

It's just a matter of knowing history and culture to understand why this peninsula has the highest IQ average in the western world. A history full of geniuses in every field. A demanding education system and escellent traditional universities which are continually penalised by the modern rating system which places modernity and facilities above academia and knowledge.

Highest average IQ from all western countries, Italy is full of cultural and architectural wonders and the level of the education system is very brilliant. Italy gave birth to many cultural and political doctrines. Not to mention all the great figures that changed the world!

Look any official "Average IQ by Country" chart and you will see that Italians have the highest IQ ratio (102) in the western countries

17 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. ...read more.

Norwegians are smarter than Indians.

18 Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

So just because there was a war against emus 90 years ago we are dumb? Pretty much everyone who was alive at that point is dead now, that can't be held against modern day Aussies. Australians get as much work done as the US despite having a population fourteen times smaller.

We invented wi-fi, the dual flush toilet, the aborigines invented the boomerang 10k years ago and we have Terence Tao, the smartest person alive currently (IQ 230).

They had a war with there own national bird, very intelligent people am I right?

Us Australians are really intelligent

19 Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

Wow. I'm a Vietnamese, and I'm really surprised it's up this high. Are we really that smart?

20 Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.
21 Netherlands

The Compact Disk, the DVD, Blue Ray, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi. All invented in The Netherlands!

22 Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often ...read more.
23 New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. ...read more.

I agree who said "It has the smartest people in the world."

It has the smartest people in the world

24 North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.

Actually, North Koreans have a crazily rigorous education system, as evident from their performance in the In my opinion in recent years. North Korea placed 4th place of all countries at the International Math Olympiad. There are bound to be intelligent people in this country, and frankly, their leader may not be among them,

Uhm, intelligent people?
Yup, surely... this is why they believe every government lies...

Well, they have a literacy rate of 100%. Does that make them smart?

They may be smart, but I, like all Americans, hate North Korea

25 Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

Dude, this should be 1

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