Nobel Prizes By Country 2019

The Novel Prize is one of the highest honors that a person can receive in his or her lifetime. These awards are given to people around the world in recognition of outstanding contributions for humanity in areas including literature, physiology, , peace, physics, chemistry, and economic sciences. These international awards are given out every year. The awards are named after Alfred Nobel, a Swedish engineer, inventor, and chemist.

Nomination forms are sent out each year to approximately 3,000 academics. The form specific to the Novel Peace Prize is sent to governments, members of the Norwegian Novel Committee, and former Peace Prize laureates. Once all submissions have been received by January 31, the Novel Committee nominates 300 potential winners. After the potential laureates are selected, a report is prepared by the Nobel Committee. This report is given to the institutions that award each prize. The institutions then select up to three laureates and two different works per award by majority vote.

As of 2019, winners of the Nobel Prize receive a medal, a diploma, and prize money totaling over $900,000 U.S. dollars.

Currently, the United States has won the highest number of Nobel Prizes with 375 as of May 2019. Two people, John Bardeen and Linus C. Pauling, have won two prizes each.

The nation with the next highest number of Nobel Prizes is the United Kingdom with 130. Frederick Sanger from the U.K. won the prize twice for chemistry.

Germany has won the next highest number of prizes with 108 and is the last country with over 100 Nobel laureates.

All nations with more than one Nobel laureate, in order of number received, are:

The following nations have each had one Nobel Prize winner:

Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1United States329,064,9179,372,610 km²3,617,827 mi²6.31%0.60%AmericasNorthern America
2Russia145,872,25617,098,242 km²6,599,921 mi²11.52%0.09%EuropeEastern Europe
3Japan126,860,301377,930 km²145,881 mi²0.25%-0.27%AsiaEastern Asia
4Germany83,517,045357,114 km²137,846 mi²0.24%0.47%EuropeWestern Europe
5United Kingdom67,530,172242,900 km²93,759 mi²0.16%0.58%EuropeNorthern Europe
6France65,129,728551,695 km²212,954 mi²0.37%0.21%EuropeWestern Europe
7Italy60,550,075301,336 km²116,316 mi²0.20%-0.13%EuropeSouthern Europe
8Poland37,887,768312,679 km²120,694 mi²0.21%-0.09%EuropeEastern Europe
9Canada37,411,0479,984,670 km²3,854,083 mi²6.73%0.91%AmericasNorthern America
10Netherlands17,097,13041,850 km²16,154 mi²< 0.1%0.22%EuropeWestern Europe
11Sweden10,036,379450,295 km²173,814 mi²0.30%0.65%EuropeNorthern Europe
12Austria8,955,10283,871 km²32,374 mi²< 0.1%0.72%EuropeWestern Europe
13Switzerland8,591,36541,284 km²15,936 mi²< 0.1%0.77%EuropeWestern Europe