Bonus List

LARGEST COUNTIES (BY POPULATION) IN THE UNITED STATES (AND HOW MANY INDEPENDENT NATIONS EACH IS MORE POPULOUS THAN)

All of the ten largest counties (by population) in the United States are more populous than 55 or more of the world's least populous counties. The most populous county in the United States (Los Angeles County, California, with nearly 10 million people, including both the second largest U.S. city and many many large suburbs) is more populous than countries like Switzerland, Honduras, Somalia and Israel (among many others). Los Angeles County is more populous than 112 independent nations around the world, well more than half the total.

Note that a few weeks ago, the list of largest counties by area in the United States (and how many independent nations each is larger than) appeared.

COUNTY

1. Los Angeles, California
2. Cook, Illinois
3. Harris, Texas
4. Maricopa, Arizona
5. Orange, California
6. San Diego, California
7. Kings, New York
8. Miami-Dade, Florida
9. Dallas, Texas
10. Queens, New York
NUMBER OF INDEPENDENT NATIONS
THE COUNTY IS MORE POPULOUS THAN
112
83
68
65
61
60
57
57
56
55


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