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.

Indians are the most civilized persona! It was Indians that originally found aeroplane, radio And many other technologies! But the British took their whole idea away and created the same things that Indians first created and they got the patent for it! We need not write wright brothers as the inventors of aeroplane and Marconi as the inventors of radio! Let the world know the TRUTH! INDIANS KNEW TECHNOLOGY BEFORE ANYONE ELSE BUT THEY DID NOT REVEAL IT THAT EASILY because THEY KNEW THAT TECHNOLOGY WOULD BECOME A BANE SOMEDAY, like how we sit and watch unwanted things in television and play games for hours! OBVIOUSLY INDIANS ARE THE MOST INTELLIGENT!

No one could be as challenging as Indians, we have best brains in the entire race, we are the originator of Science, Maths, Languages, teaching, preaching, GOD, agriculture, love and have always managed to keep pace with world with our brilliance.

Its current IQ is only 82s but it has made a lot of mathematical achievements

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 are definitely intelligent.

Worlds brightest A-level student is a Pakistani.

Pakistan produced genius in all fields with limited resources it have.

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.

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 has one of highest iqs and scored highest on tests for kids should be number 1 also Japan has many technological achievements

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.

The smartest people that I have ever met, they know how to make nice things.

Indeed being an indian I too fell japan is GOOD.

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.

They are genius...especially for GAMES!

Common really this is obvious they invented kpop

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.

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.

People think that Chinese and other Asians can do math due to racism but China was very smart. Everyone was very smart.

China should be first because many doctors and people with high professions in America are Chinese.

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

Yeah singapore is the best

Our education system is one of the top

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

7 Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. ...read more.

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.)

Yes I think should be the first

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

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

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.

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.

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...

"All the "greats" were 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.'

Smarter then americans.

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

Only voting because I'm Canadian haha

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

"uNiTeD sTaTeS iSn't iNtElLiGeNt"
People who got to the moon first.

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? "

I voted the united states because I think that thei9r clever because they invented the internet

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 very intelligent. Sri lanka are very different..

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 with the 2nd most intelligent population in the world.

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.

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.

And the most jealous country award goes to Russia

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

Lmao no. Indians are like super smart

No one in russia can read lol

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.

just as smart at PRC ( Good, not bad)

China > China

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.

It has the best teaching from government itself.

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!

They are the best

I think its finland

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

Us Australians are really intelligent

We aussies are smart and handsome/betiful

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.

It has the smartest people in the world

I agree who said "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.

Uh... North Korea probably doesn't even have school lol

North Korea has lots of schools and education is practically mandatory.

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

How are they smart

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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