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Europe Compared by Sports > Chess > GrandMasters per million

DEFINITION: Number of GrandMaster chess champions, by country. A GrandMaster is the highest level of recognition in chess. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Iceland 29.63 2006
2 Andorra 12.21 2006
3 Armenia 5.66 2006
4 Slovenia 4.48 2006
5 Georgia 4.32 2006
6 Croatia 4.05 2006
7 Latvia 3.93 2006
8 Hungary 3.57 2006
9 Bulgaria 2.99 2006
10 Estonia 2.98 2006
11 Luxembourg 2.12 2006
12 Czech Republic 1.85 2006
13 Lithuania 1.77 2006
14 Norway 1.72 2006
15 Denmark 1.66 2006
16 Sweden 1.65 2006
17 Azerbaijan 1.65 2006
18 Slovakia 1.3 2006
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.29 2006
20 Netherlands 1.16 2006
21 Ukraine 1.13 2006
22 Moldova 1.12 2006
23 Russia 1.09 2006
24 Finland 0.949 2006
25 Switzerland 0.935 2006
26 Greece 0.897 2006
27 Belarus 0.833 2006
28 Germany 0.741 2006
29 Romania 0.649 2006
30 Austria 0.605 2006
31 Spain 0.544 2006
32 Poland 0.524 2006
33 France 0.456 2006
34 Albania 0.315 2006
35 Belgium 0.284 2006
36 Portugal 0.283 2006
37 Ireland 0.235 2006
38 Italy 0.0848 2006
39 Turkey 0.0291 2006
=40 Liechtenstein 0.0 2006
=40 San Marino 0.0 2006
=40 Malta 0.0 2006
=40 Monaco 0.0 2006
=40 Cyprus 0.0 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Sports > Chess > GrandMasters per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Chess Federation, 2006. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Europe/Sports/Chess/GrandMasters-per-million

Europe Compared by Sports > Chess > GrandMasters per million

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Interesting observations about Sports > Chess > GrandMasters per million

  • Iceland ranked first for chess > grandMasters per million amongst Europe in 2006.
  • Slovenia ranked first for chess > grandMasters per million amongst European Union in 2006.
  • Israel ranked second for chess > grandMasters per million amongst High income OECD countries in 2006.
  • Latvia ranked first for chess > grandMasters per million amongst Emerging markets in 2006.
  • Azerbaijan ranked first for chess > grandMasters per million amongst Muslim countries in 2006.
  • Andorra ranked first for chess > grandMasters per million amongst Catholic countries in 2006.
  • Czech Republic ranked first for chess > grandMasters per million amongst Non-religious countries in 2006.
  • Cuba ranked first for chess > grandMasters per million amongst Hot countries in 2006.
  • Armenia ranked first for chess > grandMasters per million amongst Former Soviet republics in 2006.
  • Japan ranked last for chess > grandMasters per million amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2006.
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