If you had 10 guesses as to what country consumes the most alcohol per capita, it's an almost sure bet you would not have picked Uganda with any of them.

Yet the impoverished African nation heads up the drunkest-country list with almost 20 liters of pure alcohol consumed per occupant annually. The dozen or so folks who live in Luxembourg place second at 17.54, Czech pilsner-lovers check in third at 16.21 and perennial favorite Ireland rounds out the top four with 14.45 liters imbibed.

The U.S. ranks only 43rd, in spite of all of your epic weekends. So try harder next time out, and check out the color-coded map and top 50 drunkest nations after the jump.



1 Uganda 19.47
2 Luxembourg 17.54
3 Czech Rep. 16.21
4 Ireland 14.45
5 Moldova 13.88
6 Hungary 11.92
7 France 13.54
8 Réunion 13.39
9 Bermuda 12.92
10 Germany 12.89
11 Croatia 12.66
12 Austria 12.58
13 Portugal 12.49
14 Slovakia 12.41
15 Lithuania 12.32
16 Spain 12.25
17 Denmark 11.93
18 UK 10.39
19 Switzerland 11.53
20 Cyprus 11.52
21 Saint Lucia 10.45
22 Belgium 10.06
23 Russia 10.58
24 Nigeria 10.04
25 Finland 10.43
26 Antilles 9.94
27 Estonia 9.85
28 New Zealand 9.79
29 Netherlands 9.74
30 Romania 7.63
31 Latvia 9.31
32 Swaziland 9.51
33 Niue 9.47
34 Burundi 9.33
35 Greece 9.30
36 Bahamas 9.21
37 Australia 9.19
38 Dominica 9.19
39 Italy 9.14
40 Bosnia 8.62
41 Venezuela 8.78
42 Poland 8.68
43 United States 8.51
44 Argentina 8.55
45 Thailand 8.47
46 Haiti 8.30
47 Canada 8.26
48 Belarus 8.12
49 Gabon 7.97
50 South Korea 7.71