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. 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.

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.

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 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.

As Bill Gates said that he would give the most difficult task to the laziest person because he would try to finish the task in short time with best solution. that's what I think about pakistani people. They have solution for every impossible thing. In short they are really intelligent

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. more.

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.

Japan and China should be number 1 and 2 - Dvafan2

No, Japan makes the robots while China makes the pollution

I'm Filipino and I think that the Japanese are smart and modern.

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.

NO. 1#

They are genius...especially for GAMES!

There super smart

Common really this is obvious they invented kpop

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, more.

Ya! Meh Asian and smart!

Hey man,

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.

number 1

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

This is a great place to live in

Yeah singapore is the best

Our education system is one of the top

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. more.

But evil.

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 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, 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

Good country

Smarter then americans.

9 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. more.

Germany has given us the one and only ALBERT EINSTEIN

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.

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 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

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? " - Fuziion

Were just fat, dumb bozos

Americans are between the most stupid people on Earth! They re-elected George Bush, still a very racist society in 21st century, they struggle with basic Algebra, and they know nothing about geography and the location of countries.

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..

Hello they are the smartest of all!?!

Most intelligent people in sl

The most people are educated.

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

No one in russia can read lol

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

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.

China > China

This is not real.

Taiwan is really good at farting

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. more.

Swiss are the smartest businessmen

16 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy 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. - llykling

17 Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. 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

18 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? - Goku02

19 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.

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

Us Australians are really intelligent - micahisthebest

We aussies are smart and handsome/betiful

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). - coolguy101

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

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

23 New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. more.

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

It has the smartest people in the world

24 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.

lets go

Dude, this should be 1

25 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. more.

I know
Who likes them sorry

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

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

North Korea has lots of schools and education is practically mandatory. - PhoenixAura81

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

26 Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such more.

Malaysians have always been forced to learn everything and excel at everything as early as 4 years old - to survive the ever-changing education system of Malaysia, one should be an expert in adaptations. Such are Malaysians - while adapting to the changes, one must else be one with the harmonics that is the cultural diversity. It's actually a double-edge sword - one being the capability and the will to identify a definitive trait of oneself, while the other would wreck havoc to one's confidence due to the sheer amount of knowledge that needs to pass through to reach the doors of exploration. In my humble opinion, that's what make Malaysians part of an intellectual community, but also provides an abundant of wisdom hand in hand.

I am a Malaysian genius! So, I should be Number 1!

Proud to be malaysian

Students in Malaysia school is the most challenging since malaysia has indian, chinese and malay. And me as a malay student most chinese here are smarter

27 England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. more.

I live here


28 Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, and that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state.

They are just lazy but smart enough

29 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to more.

They invented lots of useful things: Cinema, cars etc..

A 2015 survey shows that French people have the 2nd highest IQ in the world, this list should be updated correctly.

There is an interesting study from the TIMSS, Pisa (Italy), data by Lynn and Vanhanen showing the IQ average by European countries, can compare with this list.

From someone that live in the country, and sure, the oldest generations made great inventions, I can't deny that.

but this is a mess, our justice is almost non-existant, you can't really count on it when needed, plus, since we get rid of the death sentence, the ones that get condamned for their crimes can make their judgement slower by any methods possible,
sentences could be for 5years, even if the crime could have deserved more.

politicians take randomn decisions, making the life harder for many.

unfortunatelly, even what the ancestors created, couldn't fix the country.

30 Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. more.

Iranian are the most intelligent people in the world

This country should be lower on the list. JUST PLEASE!

The smartest people are Iranian

How the hell is sweden a more intelligent than this country. You legit say that 43 percent of NASA workers are Iranians and the founder of ebay is also considered an Iranian.?

31 Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

Filipinos can adapt any country or place, culture and whatever way of life, environment, situation, reality, and so on..and that makes genius. We may not be accepted or regarded in some cultures but we WILL and we CAN fit in no matter what.

They're really understand the lesson so fast.

Unlike other nations, we can adapt in ny situation and coup up whenever we are devastated.

There are smart Filipinos, only if the dumbed down media gives more appreciation to scientists, academics, academic contests winners in international competition, and IT people than celebrities.

32 Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.
33 Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages more.

What - yanzchenthebest

34 Hong Kong Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.
35 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is more.

A Briton invented the World Wide Web -your voting using it - I rest my case no competition in inventions.

Darragh palmer is from there

Yeah, but the very nation it conquered got independence including India ( by every, I mean that no every but a few have not got I think)

2 words. William Shakespeare. Enough said.

36 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.

Anders Celsius from sweden created the term celcius that is used in all contries exept for tree. Alfred Nobel was born in sweden he is the creator off the Nobel price he also created the first dinamite (explosiv)

Swedes read lots of book's.

37 Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.

We can master the most difficult situations with clever solutions, fast thinking and practical, Turkish people are very intelligent.


We are not 1st but we have potential to harvest the top countries' population with our leadershipness. We will be the shepherd of the world

38 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

Greece has a better education.

Greece should be the first as legends like aristotle and plato had born their

Greeks are nice, hospitable and intelligent people! Only I have positive memories from Greece.

Greek people are exceptionally intelligent, their mathematical skills are extraordinary therefore they deserve being in at least the top 20

39 Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately more.

It's people are highly educated with great scientific and technological development currently taking place in Polish Institutes.

Mathematics, programming and biotechnology are very high in Poland

Many intelligent people come from Poland.

40 Romania Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh-most-populous member state more.

I love romania it is the best only retarded gypsies ruin it for other people.

Many people consider Romania a bad country with stupid people but in reality our doctors and our smart people are leaving Romania because of it's poor condition.But they are still Romanian!

Second language spoke in Microsoft is Romanian

Romania is very low. Romanian people are too inteligents for most over here.

41 Nigeria Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall more.

Itty Bitty Piggy in the market - Luckys

The Nigeria government is holding back some good talents in Nigeria corrupt and ethnicity is the major problem in that country, Fools and intelligent people living in Nigeria also. Some of them are really natural intelligent. I can't tell you if a country in Africa is really intelligent because Africa is lacking behinds while Europe, USA and Asia is growing everyday technologically, Africa is very far to rank as intelligent people until wonders start happening there like other continents.

We have much intelligence I feel this site although is not accurate because people vote on a position of what they think is the smartest "race" therefore we as Nigerians may be one of the top 5 smartest.

To me have the most intelligent people in the world.

42 Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. more.

Really, nepali people are very intelligent with their creativity

Beautiful country and kind hearted people

Nepalese students are very intelligent and have been performing exceptionally well in academics in many foreign countries. - Lunatic

Nepalese are the most intelligent people in the world after india.
nepalese students don't get any chance of exposing their inventions and knowledge because of poverty and supportless from government.

43 Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

I think Bangladeshi people are smart in math

44 Armenia Armenia is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia on the Armenian Highlands, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and Azerbaijan's exclave of Nakhchivan to the more.

Armenia it the best!

45 Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun . It is known as the Phoenix of the world since it has sunken under the ocean and has been destroyed by wars 7 times . In advance, more.

The descendant of the phoenicians! They created ships, alphabet and so many things!

46 Croatia Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (independence since 1991), is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb. It is a member of the European Union. During the Cold War it was part of Yugoslavia. It is a cultural more.

With only 3.5 million people (and only partially developed schooling (around big cities education is well developed)) and so many inventions that changed the world (electricity, pens,torpedos, speedometer...) I am convinced that Croats are very intelligent. They only move to other countries (USA, UK, Canada...) to do science and have a normal life becouse, unfortunatelly, Croatia is quite poor.

47 Macedonia Macedonia borders with Greece to the south, Albania to the West, Bulgaria to the East, Serbia and Kosovo to the North. It has a population of over 2 million people which are a mixture of pure Macedonians, Albanians, and Serbians. Macedonian is the language spoken in the country. Macedonia has beautiful more.

I know you're Pakistani

Well I have IQ of 132(i'm 13), And Mainly I really Think that there's a lot more Smarter than me In the country which I'm(Macedonia) And Is also doing quietly well actually. And Due to Its Standards, Very Intelligent People are leaving for High itself demands.

I can say that many smart people that are in this country are leaving due to its High Poverty Levels.. Still when they leave it really hurts me, but still they are considered Macedonians still!

48 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.
49 Jordan Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.
50 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country in the Transcaucasian region, situated at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe.
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