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10 Countries with Most Inventions Per Capita in the World

Where would we be if there weren’t for these 10 countries with most inventions per capita in the world? What would life be like without imaginative and creative people to make it easier for us? Remember that behind every creature comfort there’s a man/woman who thought of it first. And no country abounds in them more than these from our list!

After writing about 10 countries that have invented the most things in all human history, here we are again talking about the who has the most inventions in the world. Thanks to the most innovative countries, we are able to enjoy so many things that we take for granted nowadays. What are you reading this on? A laptop computer? Well, someone had to think of a way to reduce the personal computers to this handy size. Did you brush your teeth this morning using your special toothbrush? That also used to be a novelty. Or how about the toilet? Isn’t that the greatest invention of all times?

Countries with Most Inventions Per Capita in the World


Truth be told, we are so used to enjoying the inventions it’s hard to think that once they were nothing more than simple patents. A light bulb was once only a dream. Who knows what the future holds…Well, we do, actually. Read about it in our article about 10 technologies of the future and see what’s cooking for us. You’ll be pleased to know that some of the most technologically advanced countries found their places on our list. It’s not all about making things, but keeping and applying them, too. India, Great Britain, and Canada are some of the top 20 countries in technology, but they didn’t make the cut here.

So, how did we come up with the answer to which is the country with most inventions per capita? Firstly, we searched for statistics at Statista and CPH Post Online to find the country with most inventors and inventions. In order to do that, we needed population figures, and we found them at Worldometers. Dividing the number of citizens by the number of inventions is pretty easy. However, our second source only gave us data about the average number of inventions per one million, so we had to do some basic calculations to find how many inventions the country actually has. Once that was settled, we ranked them from the highest to the lowest number of people per one invention.

As for which country has invented the most things in all human history, find the answer in our article about 10 countries that have invented the most things in all human history.

Now let’s take a look at the rankings of 10 countries with most inventions per capita in the world and see what we can be grateful for.

10. France

You do realize French fries are actually a Belgian’s invention. However, there’s the hairdryer and the stethoscope among other things!

Countries with Most Inventions Per Capita in the World

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