Top 10 Countries With the Most Intelligent People

The Top Ten

1 India 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.

I love india

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2 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second 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.

Pakistanis are allrounder nation, who've ability to do anything in the world easily.

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3 Japan 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.

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

For me Japanese is the smartest people in the world and if you can imagine how Japanese can create a lot of modern technology and innovation? That is because they had a highest level of education system.

Indeed being an indian I too fell japan is GOOD.

Should be 1st

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4 Israel 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.

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!

Average I.Q. of Israelis I heard was at 115 (above average).

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5 South Korea 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!

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

Common really this is obvious they invented kpop

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

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6 Germany 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.

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.

"All the "greats" were German."

The smartest white countRy

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7 Singapore 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.

Yeah singapore is the best

Our education system is one of the top

Has the highest average IQ

8 Canada 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 km²). 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.'

Smarter then americans.

Only voting because I'm Canadian haha

Good country

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9 China 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.

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.

I think China is actually second!

They are blessed and cursed with highest IQ

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10 Russia 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.

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

Humm. russia is too good good good good

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The Contenders

11 Finland Finland

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

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12 United States 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.

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

3rd place?! Sorry but Americans are not that intelligent. They boat about NASA not knowing majority of NASA consist of people from other countries. Almost all the scientific achievements are accomplished by foreigners. Don't believe? Go and research!

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.

Intelligent people? Definitely not America. They're trigger happy - such a disgrace.

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13 Sri Lanka 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..

The are intelligent say in history book. Never know it.

They have power and courage, But people joules on their neighborhood also.


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14 Switzerland 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

15 Taiwan 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

16 Australia 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.

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

Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi we are the most intelligent

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

It has the smartest people in the world

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


19 Netherlands Netherlands

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

20 Austria 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.
21 Italy 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

22 United Kingdom 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 it's current prime minister is more.

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.

In my opinion they are not the smartest race.

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

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23 Iran 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.

43 percent of NASA workers are Iranians.

People who gave algebra, algorithm, avecina and many artistic master peaces to the world in past and great number of NASA scientist and best heart and brain surgeons and greatest mathematician of 2013 Maryam Mirzakhani in modern age.

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.?

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24 Philippines 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.

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.

Philippines is rising its education system and considered as one of the best in Asia. We have a lot of great universities that enhancing the intellectual knowledge of its students.

I am a Filipino and I am a bit smart at the time. But there are some intelligent people out there and there are some dumb people out there, too.

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

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25 Hong Kong 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.
26 France 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.

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27 Turkey 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

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

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

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

How can you vote for other countries since greek people started everything? All your discoveries are Based on sciences greeks created in the First place, as well as egyptians and arabes.

29 Poland 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.

Sure copernicus was from Poland, but besides from that, the people here are extremley racist and rude. - Fuziion

30 Romania 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.

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

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

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

31 Nigeria 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.

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.

Nigeria has the most intelligent people in the world especially the Igbos(Easterners)The Igbos are very intelligent and should be ranked the best in the world.

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32 Hungary Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.

Home to the most Nobel Lauriets per capita.

33 Malaysia 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.

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

Proud to be malaysian

34 Norway 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

35 Bangladesh 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

36 Armenia 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!

37 Lebanon 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!

38 Nepal 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

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.

39 Jordan Jordan Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.
40 Croatia 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.

41 Brazil Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.
42 Mongolia 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

43 Indonesia 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.
44 Denmark 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.
45 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country in the Transcaucasian region, situated at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe.
46 Macedonia Macedonia Macedonia borders with Greece to the south, Albania to the West, Bulgaria to the East, Serbia and Kosovo to the North. It has population of over 2 million people which are mixture of pure Macedonians, Albanians and Serbians. Macedonian is the language spoken in the country. Macedonia has beautiful forests, more.

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!

47 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.
48 Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
49 Colombia Colombia Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic more.
50 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.



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