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. The most spoken languages are Hindi and English, but there are 22 official Indian languages.

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!

It's a large population with a long history and good access to education so it will be easily in top if we count on the numbers.

All scientific discoveries taking place now were done long ago in ancient India
Round earth, the number zero, laws of geometry, space time (most important), theories about how everything began,
The frequency generated by the planets of the solar system together produce the sound "om"(nasa said this)
But the problem was that indians never had unity and everyone took advantage of it. Then the whole caste system and stupid superstitions spoilt everything

2 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.

Japan has a huge capital city called Tokyo, other cities in Japan include Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya and Sendai. It's close to South Korea, which is on the North West of it. It has a large population of 126.86 million people (Statistics Bureau of Japan. Retrieved April 27, 2016). ...read 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.

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 (current Tokyo) 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 equipment 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.

The most interesting thing is that the other countries which are mentioned mostly get votes and comments from their own citizens but Japan gets from the others.
This is how wisdom shows itself! The
Japanese are the smartest people walking on Earth!

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.

3 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 located in Pakistan.

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.

Pakistanis are some of the world most intelligent and persevering 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

Yes, Pakistan is the most intelligent country. Look at ISI one of the best intelligence agencies. Muslims were the ones who brought order, and renewed ideas of classical Greek, and Roman thinking. Without us, none of this would have been brought to light. In Baghdad, we had the House of Wisdom, One of the largest libraries of knowledge in the world. Sadly destroyed by Mongols, when Baghdad was sacked. We were the ones to develop Andalusia,(Hispania, Spain). All the way from the shores of the Iberian Peninsula to the Islands of Oceania we spread our knowledge and these nations prospered. We were the ones who brought Europe out of the Dark Ages. We created Universities, Hospitals, Surgeries, etc. Without us and our discoveries. The world would have been a few hundred years behind.

India and Pakistan WERE the same country HIndustan there was also Bangladesh and Khalistan. How is it possible India is the MOST intelligent not the other THREE countries.

4 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims to be the sole legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. It has a population of 51.75 million, of which roughly half live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fifth largest metropolis in the world. Other major cities include Incheon, Busan, and Daegu. ...read more.

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.

South Korea is number one.

South Korea is the best!

There super smart

5 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical time zones and borders 14 countries, the second most of any country in the world after Russia. Covering an area of approximately 9.6 million square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the world's third or fourth largest country. The country consists of 23 provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities, and two Special Administrative Regions (Hong Kong and Macau). The national capital is Beijing, and the most populous city and financial center is Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only official ...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

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

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

6 Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island country and city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude (137 kilometres or 85 miles) north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Strait of Malacca to the west, ...read more.

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

Isn't Singapore the smartest country in the world?

7 Israel Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia. It is situated on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea, and shares borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the southwest; it is also bordered by the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively. Tel Aviv is the economic and technological center of the country, while its seat of government is in its proclaimed capital of Jerusalem, although Israeli sovereignty over East Jerusalem is unrecognized internationally.

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.

Because Jew's were blessed by god...

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.

Some territory was lost after World War 1 and a lot more after World War 2, basically started by Hitler's Nazi dictatorship. Then the Soviets kept their zone - the 'DDR', East Germany, separate with a wall through the middle of Berlin, until 1990 when the country was reunited. ...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.

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...

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.

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 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, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Its 3 territories are: Yukon, Northwest territories, and Nunavut. Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg, St. John's, and Fredericton are major cities in the country. Canada's capital city, Ottawa, is in the southeastern province of Ontario, near the city of Montreal ...read more.

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

'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

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 British Empire in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. They won their independence in 1783 with the Treaty of Paris. Its capital, Washington D.C. (District of Columbia) is defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings including the iconic ones that house the federal government's 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. Though it has no official language, English and ...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

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

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.

United States is most intelligent nation, cause best universities in the world in US (like Harvard, etc.) Also this county have highest number of Nobel Prize laureates. Also the Internet was invented in US. It also have the Silicon Valley, NASA. This country is first in science according by all rankings "The smartest country, without a doubt! " "Unbeatable intelligence! ". I'm American and I'am a very intelligent and a smart person like Swiss people are very smart too!

The Contenders
11 Taiwan Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a country in East Asia, at the junction of the East and South China Seas in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, with the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. The territories controlled ...read more.

This is not real.

12 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 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.

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.

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.

200+ Sri lankan scientists work in Nasa. How dare you tell we are only smart in cooking?
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13 Italy Italy, (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2. With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the 3rd most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. The Capital and largest city is Rome. Other major cities are Milano, Naples, Turino, Venice, Florence. Italy's official language is Italian. ...read more.

Explorers like Marco Polo and Vespucci, engineers like Da Vinci, Galilei, Volta, and Marconi, architects like Brunelleschi and Palladio, sculptors like Michelangelo and Bernini, painters like Botticelli and Raphael, composers like Verdi and Puccini, origin of opera and banks.

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!

14 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.

Switzerland is very advance when it comes to the medical department. Not to mention they helped the Jewish escape Denmark.

15 Russia Russia, or the Russian Federation (RF), is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across ...read more.

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.

16 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east, with the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland across Estonia to the south. Finland covers an area of 338,455 square kilometres (130,678 sq mi) with a population of 5.5 million. Helsinki is the capital and largest city, forming a larger metropolitan area with the neighbouring cities of Espoo, Kauniainen, and Vantaa. The vast majority of the population are ethnic Finns; Finnish, alongside Swedish, are the official languages. Finland's climate varies from humid continental in the south to the boreal ...read more.

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!

Finnish teenagers are one of the smartest among the world.

It has the best teaching from government itself.

I think its finland

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. Oslo is the capital of Norway. Norwegian is the official language of Norway.

There's a reason why Norway is considered the most developed country in the world, Norwegians know how to properly lead their country. Despite Norway's wealth, Norway is also one of the least corrupt countries in the world which shows that Norwegians are incorruptible. Norwegians are genuinely one of the most intelligent people in the world.

Norway has a strong innovation culture.

18 Iceland Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean and the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Iceland's capital and largest city is Reykjavík, which (along with its surrounding areas) is home to over 65% of the population. Iceland is the only part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that ...read more.
19 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.
20 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?

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 ...read more.
22 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country. Australia is the oldest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils. It is a megadiverse country, and its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes and climates, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east, and mountain ranges in the south-east.

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.

Australia is very good at staying out of arguments and minding their own business.

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

23 Netherlands The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in north-western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the ...read more.

The Netherlands was the first country to legalize same sex marriages.

24 New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is situated 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

New Zealand is such a peaceful country.

25 Denmark Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It is the most populous and politically central constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark, a constitutionally unitary state that includes the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean. European Denmark is the southernmost ...read more.

Admitting when you can't do something is one of the smartest things you can do. Like when the natzis came into Denmark.

Dude, this should be 1

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