Getting the total number of competitors from each country on the WCA database export would be trivial, but getting populations for the countries as the WCA defines them would be a chore. For example, this list puts Kosovo's population as part of Serbia, but Kosovo is considered its own country by the WCA. On the other hand, lists like this one put the Isle of Man as a separate country where the WCA recognizes that as part of the UK. Personally, I can't be bothered to do the research and compiling necessary to do this request correctly.Not sure how I'd find this out but what country has the largest number of WCA competitors as a percentage of a country's population?
How many countries does the WCA think there are?Getting the total number of competitors from each country on the WCA database export would be trivial, but getting populations for the countries as the WCA defines them would be a chore. For example, this list puts Kosovo's population as part of Serbia, but Kosovo is considered its own country by the WCA. On the other hand, lists like this one put the Isle of Man as a separate country where the WCA recognizes that as part of the UK. Personally, I can't be bothered to do the research and compiling necessary to do this request correctly.
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This is somewhat accurate, but there are a lot of inconsistencies looking at your list of countries that you referenced - I'd imagine that every entry listed with another country in parentheses should be merged with that country in parentheses. Many of your questions about what countries are recognized could be answered by the current list of countries in the WCA: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/countries/@ProStar there are competitors from 145 different "countries" in the WCA database.
@CodingCuber your answer appears to be Andorra, with 35 competitors from a population of 77,000.
There are a few holes.....including 3 countries in WCA that I didn't want to assume what they are. But overall it's a reasonable list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17XJrHfDlhscgKos398p_yG2UhGnh0YF1a0jWA1o6W60/edit?usp=sharing
There are some other details.....like the Population list has Puerto Rico (for instance) as a separate country, and since it's not listed in WCA, I don't know if they count it as USA, or if there haven't been any competitors. There are several other examples like this.
Rank WCA CountryID Competitors Population Competitors per 1 million pop Korea 1873 #N/A #N/A Kosovo 18 #N/A #N/A Samoa 1 #N/A #N/A 1 Andorra 35 77142 453.709 2 Iceland 89 339031 262.513 3 Mongolia 520 3225167 161.232 4 New Zealand 727 4783063 151.995 5 Norway 766 5378857 142.409 6 Canada 4704 37411047 125.738 7 Estonia 166 1325648 125.222 8 Australia 3014 25203198 119.588 9 Sweden 1191 10036379 118.668 10 Singapore 658 5804337 113.364
I'm a bit confused by this. On the WCA website, there is no "Korea", but there are "Republic of Korea" (i.e. South Korea) and "Democratic People's Republic of Korea" (i.e. North Korea).Regarding "Korea" - this has always essentially meant South Korea, but the use of just "Korea" is done to protect anyone who might defect from North Korea and compete in a WCA competition. Their citizenship would be North Korea/DPRK, but it's obviously unsafe to have your country "North Korea" listed publicly with your name on the WCA website. DPRK is listed as a country on the WCA website to prevent additional divergences with the UN member list of countries (HK, Taiwan, Macau, and Kosovo being the only 4 I'm aware of), but it is pretty clear that anyone from DPRK would not want to be listed as from there anyway, and Korean delegates have long advocated for the use of "Korea" for this reason. You could probably justify having Korea be both of the populations combined or just South Korea, but I think the latter makes more sense for these purposes.
The WCA definitely doesn't make that information public. You might to ask somebody on the WDPC (WCA Data Protection Committee), but they might not even want to give that info.Anyone have any idea on this stat?
Thanks bro. Wat is a megathread I'm new hereThe WCA definitely doesn't make that information public. You might to ask somebody on the WDPC (WCA Data Protection Committee), but they might not even want to give that info.
Also, for future reference, you should search for a megathread such as the following instead of making a new one.
The intention of this thread is for people to post interesting competition statistics like the one below. Esteban Marin has only done one official solve, and the event was 7x7x7!www.speedsolving.com
Ah, all names I recognize and respect. Feels good to be able to identify cubers' names.
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