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GM-s per capita worldwide, 1. Iceland !

  • #21

    Icelandic people must have very carefree lives to devote so much time to chess

  • #22

    Scotland indeed has a high number of GMs per capita. Roughly 1 ppm, which would have put it on the list around 30th place. As much as I admire Scotland, with regret I have to put forward that Scotland is not an independent country.

    Here is why:

    http://geography.about.com/od/politicalgeography/a/scotlandnot.htm

  • #23
      country average rating GM-s IM-s total titled population GM-s per capita ppm
    1 Iceland 2521 12 13 52 325010 36,92
    2 Monaco 2235 1 1 10 36136 27,67
    3 Andorra 2286 2 1 7 76246 26,23
    4 Armenia 2659 36 23 98 3024100 11,90
    5 Montenegro 2453 6 15 61 620029 9,68
    6 Serbia 2583 53 108 562 7181505 7,38
    7 Croatia 2581 31 61 243 4290612 7,23
    8 Slovenia 2554 13 21 101 2061149 6,31
    9 Latvia 2521 12 11 52 2014000 5,96
    10 Georgia 2592 26 38 115 4483800 5,80
    11 Hungary 2653 52 111 428 9906000 5,25
    12 Israel 2631 39 49 161 8081000 4,83
    13 Bulgaria 2612 35 55 138 7282041 4,81
    14 Macedonia 2471 9 10 47 2062294 4,36
    15 Estonia 2460 5 12 41 1286540 3,89
    16 Lithuania 2476 9 15 52 2950684 3,05
    17 Czech Republic 2579 30 74 272 10512900 2,85
    18 Azerbaijan 2614 20 21 86 9235100 2,17
    19 Bosnia & Herzegovina 2509 8 25 91 3839737 2,08
    20 Sweden 2537 19 36 141 9616429 1,98
    21 Norway 2554 10 29 104 5077798 1,97
    22 Denmark 2533 11 34 119 5608784 1,96
    23 Cuba 2589 21 43 288 11163934 1,88
    24 Slovakia 2509 10 27 103 5410728 1,85
    25 Belarus 2571 17 25 94 9464400 1,80
    26 Netherlands 2639 30 79 297 16803500 1,79
    27 Ukraine 2704 81 196 502 45469812 1,78
    28 Moldova 2489 6 23 66 3559500 1,69
    29 Qatar 2068 3 1 11 1864817 1,61
    30 Russia 2740 220 502 2216 143500000 1,53
    31 Mongolia 2416 4 7 48 2754685 1,45
    32 Greece 2551 12 23 109 10815197 1,11
    33 Romania 2582 21 82 273 20121641 1,04
    34 Scotland ? 5 ? ? 5100100 0.99
    35 Germany 2622 80 236 1216 80523700 0,99
    36 Switzerland 2507 8 35 133 8085300 0,99
    37 Poland 2628 38 99 339 38533299 0,99
    38 Spain 2598 43 108 502 46704314 0,92
    39 Finland 2439 5 20 109 5442322 0,92
    40 Kazakhstan 2497 15 28 124 17076000 0,88
    41 Austria 2497 7 46 210 8464554 0,83
    42 Turkmenistan 2374 4 8 45 5240000 0,76
    43 France 2663 47 100 371 65776000 0,71
    44 Paraguay 2356 4 3 23 6600284 0,61
    45 Singapore 2329 3 13 61 5399200 0,56
    46 England 2623 35 56 249 63705000 0,55
    47 Argentina 2538 20 72 246 40117096 0,50
    48 Uzbekistan 2526 11 10 51 30183400 0,36
    49 Belgium 2488 4 20 86 11162121 0,36
    50 Albania 2323 1 6 18 2821977 0,35
    51 Wales ? 1 ? ? 3100000 0.31
    52 Uruguay 2297 1 4 29 3286314 0,30
    53 Canada 2511 10 34 147 35158304 0,28
    54 Portugal 2410 3 13 40 10562178 0,28
    55 United States of America 2653 79 123 613 316889000 0,25
    56 United Arab Emirates 2305 2 5 40 8264070 0,24
    57 Chile 2468 4 11 61 16634603 0,24
    58 New Zealand 2308 1 6 37 4476800 0,22
    59 Ireland 2386 1 7 28 4585400 0,22
    60 Peru 2513 6 11 58 30475144 0,20
    61 Tunisia 2311 2 4 23 10777500 0,19
    62 Kyrgyzstan 2286 1 5 12 5551900 0,18
    63 Australia 2443 4 25 110 23219582 0,17
    64 Italy 2562 10 41 201 59772978 0,17
    65 Philippines 2544 15 24 76 98522000 0,15
    66 Tajikistan 2271 1 4 7 8000000 0,13
    67 Iran 2494 9 12 70 76987000 0,12
    68 Dominican Republic 2323 1 6 24 9445281 0,11
    69 Turkey 2534 8 18 79 75627384 0,11
    70 Bolivia 2246 1 2 23 10027254 0,10
    71 Colombia 2438 4 31 111 47283000 0,08
    72 Vietnam 2499 7 12 106 88780000 0,08
    73 Brazil 2545 11 29 172 201032714 0,05
    74 Mexico 2450 5 27 152 118395054 0,04
    75 Egypt 2471 3 27 56 83661000 0,04
    76 Venezuela 2418 1 18 56 28946101 0,03
    77 Bangladesh 2401 5 3 31 152518015 0,03
    78 India 2644 34 76 230 1235320000 0,03
    79 Algeria 2319 1 10 36 37900000 0,03
    80 Indonesia 2420 6 14 80 237641326 0,03
    81 China 2671 34 25 127 1360570000 0,02
    82 South Korea 2084 1 1 12 50219669 0,02

     

    this is updated list and England is in wrong place note it adds nations Scotland and wales

     

  • #24

    England is in wrong place because English population is that for entire britain

     

  • #25

    zborg wrote:

    "Research" with dozens of errors.  Great thinking Brainiac.  Much indebted.  

    Wow, Sherlock, great thinking. Much indebted. (Elementary, my dear Watson.)
  • #26
    cap78red wrote:

    England is in wrong place because English population is that for entire britain

     

     

    Wow. It is good to see that someone finally took the pains to independently check my data and update it.

  • #27
  • #28
    universityofpawns wrote:

     

    It is a shame I was not at the technical level at the time to present my data as a graph like this ( also it did not occur to me to be honest ).

     

    Nevertheless I like this post from the discussion of the graph:

     

    Saying Andorra has 1.4 GMs per 100 000 citizens is like saying the Vatican has more than 2 popes per square mile. Technically correct.

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