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Sports > Chess > International Masters per million: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Number of International Masters in chess, by country. International Master is the second highest recognition in chess. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Iceland 36.21 2006
2 Croatia 12.39 2006
3 Andorra 12.21 2006
4 Slovenia 11.96 2006
5 Hungary 9.83 2006
6 Estonia 8.93 2006
7 Armenia 7.33 2006
8 Georgia 6.59 2006
9 Bulgaria 6.1 2006
10 Czech Republic 5.94 2006
11 Denmark 5.89 2006
12 Israel 5.81 2006
13 Moldova 5.58 2006
Eastern Europe average (profile) 5.32 2006
NATO countries average (profile) 5.17 2006
Cold countries average (profile) 4.49 2006
Europe average (profile) 4.47 2006
14 Luxembourg 4.23 2006
15 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.13 2006
High income OECD countries average (profile) 4.12 2006
16 Austria 4.11 2006
European Union average (profile) 3.92 2006
17 Lithuania 3.83 2006
18 Barbados 3.64 2006
19 Ukraine 3.61 2006
20 Sweden 3.52 2006
21 Switzerland 3.47 2006
22 Finland 3.42 2006
23 Netherlands 3.36 2006
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 3.36 2006
24 Romania 3.29 2006
25 Cuba 3.27 2006
26 Slovakia 3.15 2006
27 Qatar 3.1 2006
28 Latvia 3.06 2006
29 Norway 3 2006
Eurozone average (profile) 2.94 2006
30 Russia 2.93 2006
31 Belarus 2.81 2006
32 Germany 2.26 2006
33 Poland 2.12 2006
Emerging markets average (profile) 1.98 2006
34 Singapore 1.82 2006
35 Greece 1.79 2006
36 Azerbaijan 1.77 2006
Non-religious countries average (profile) 1.65 2006
37 Spain 1.59 2006
38 Mongolia 1.56 2006
39 Kazakhstan 1.44 2006
40 Ireland 1.41 2006
41 Costa Rica 1.37 2006
42 Argentina 1.28 2006
43 New Zealand 1.19 2006
44 Belgium 1.14 2006
45 France 1.05 2006
46 Turkmenistan 1.04 2006
47 Portugal 1.04 2006
48 Albania 0.944 2006
49 Uruguay 0.901 2006
50 United Arab Emirates 0.82 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.795 2006
51 Australia 0.773 2006
52 Kyrgyzstan 0.767 2006
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 0.714 2006
53 Canada 0.675 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.636 2006
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.577 2006
54 Ecuador 0.57 2006
55 Chile 0.545 2006
56 Puerto Rico 0.526 2006
57 Colombia 0.479 2006
58 Italy 0.441 2006
59 Tajikistan 0.431 2006
60 Venezuela 0.405 2006
South and Central Asia average (profile) 0.372 2006
61 Nicaragua 0.362 2006
62 Angola 0.35 2006
63 Egypt 0.343 2006
64 Uzbekistan 0.34 2006
65 Paraguay 0.333 2006
66 United States 0.332 2006
67 El Salvador 0.328 2006
68 Peru 0.321 2006
69 Tunisia 0.296 2006
70 Algeria 0.29 2006
71 Lebanon 0.245 2006
72 Zimbabwe 0.236 2006
73 Mexico 0.223 2006
74 Bolivia 0.21 2006
75 Zambia 0.17 2006
76 Syria 0.16 2006
77 Turkey 0.146 2006
78 Iraq 0.143 2006
79 Honduras 0.142 2006
80 South Africa 0.126 2006
81 Brazil 0.112 2006
82 Yemen 0.0968 2006
83 Iran 0.0845 2006
84 Burma 0.0792 2006
85 Guatemala 0.077 2006
86 Malaysia 0.076 2006
87 Vietnam 0.048 2006
88 Indonesia 0.0395 2006
89 India 0.0394 2006
90 Morocco 0.0329 2006
91 Bangladesh 0.0276 2006
South Asia average (profile) 0.0199 2006
92 Pakistan 0.0124 2006
93 China 0.00915 2006
94 Japan 0.00783 2006
=95 Ethiopia 0.0 2006
=95 Monaco 0.0 2006
=95 Afghanistan 0.0 2006
=95 Bahrain 0.0 2006
=95 Libya 0.0 2006
=95 Liechtenstein 0.0 2006
=95 Mauritius 0.0 2006
=95 Panama 0.0 2006
=95 Rwanda 0.0 2006
=95 Thailand 0.0 2006
=95 Hong Kong 0.0 2006
=95 Fiji 0.0 2006
=95 Sudan 0.0 2006
=95 Nepal 0.0 2006
=95 Suriname 0.0 2006
=95 Papua New Guinea 0.0 2006
=95 Jordan 0.0 2006
=95 Trinidad and Tobago 0.0 2006
=95 Botswana 0.0 2006
=95 Aruba 0.0 2006
=95 Jamaica 0.0 2006
=95 Macau 0.0 2006
=95 Kenya 0.0 2006
=95 San Marino 0.0 2006
=95 Cyprus 0.0 2006
=95 Bermuda 0.0 2006
=95 Uganda 0.0 2006
=95 Brunei 0.0 2006
=95 Seychelles 0.0 2006
=95 Malta 0.0 2006
=95 Kuwait 0.0 2006
=95 Sri Lanka 0.0 2006
=95 Namibia 0.0 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Sports > Chess > International Masters 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/stats/Sports/Chess/International-Masters-per-million

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