Can You Find All of These Countries on a Map?

By: J.P. Naomi
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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. Rather than physically taking you around in 80 days, we're going to do it virtually with this quiz! With all the countries in the world, can you find them on a map?

The world is made up of 7 continents. Although Antarctica is inhabitable, the other six house the world's 7.6 billion people. Within these 6 continents, you'd find 195 countries. While Africa has the largest number with 54, South America has the smallest with 12. With all 195 countries in the world, do you know where they all are?

When given a map of North America, could you decide whether Mexico or Canada are the northernmost country? While that might be easy for a North American native, what about when given South America? Could you identify the Central American country that shares a border with the continent? Flying over to Europe, it might be easy to pick out where Russia falls on the map, but could you differentiate between the U.K. countries of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland? Could you look at a map of Hispaniola and identify if Haiti falls on the left or right side of the island?

If you can answer these questions, you're ready for this quiz! Cover your globes and put away your maps! Can you identify these countries on a map?

Let's find out!

China is the world's most populous country with a population of more than 1.4 billion people. Its official language is Standard Chinese and the capital city is Beijing.

India is officially the Republic of India. It is the 2nd most populous country in the world, with more than 1.2 billion people. Its national anthem is "Jana Gana Mana" - which in Hindi means "Thou Art the Ruler of the Minds of all People."

The United States, commonly known as the US or USA, is composed of 50 states and more than 325 million people. The capital is Washington, D.C. and the largest city by population is New York City.

Indonesia is a unitary sovereign state and transcontinental country located mainly in Southeast Asia, with some territories in Oceania. It has an estimated population of more than 261 million people, and its capital is Jakarta.

Brazil is officially known as the Federative Republic of Brazil. It is the largest country in South America and has a population of about 208 million people. Its official language is Portuguese.

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is home to about 207 million people. Its capital city is Islamabad while its largest is Karachi. The two official languages are Urdu and English.

Nigeria is located in West Africa bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. It is comprised of 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital Abuja is located. It is home to about 185 million people.

The People's Republic of Bangladesh is a country in South Asia which is home to about 162 million people. The official language is Bengali, which is an Indo-Aryan language.

Russia is the largest country in the world by surface area! It covers more than 1/8 of the Earth's inhabited land area. Its capital is Moscow and the whole country is home to about 144 million people.

Japan, or Nippon in Japanese, is a sovereign island nation in East Asia. It is home to about 127 million people and its capital and largest city is Tokyo.

Mexico is officially the United Mexican States. Its capital and largest city is Mexico City, and its national language is Spanish. There are more than 120 million people living in Mexico.

Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, the Philippines consists of about 7,641 islands. The islands are categorized as Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The official languages are Filipino and English.

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is located in the "Horn of Africa." It is home to about 102 million people and its largest city is Addis Ababa.

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has an estimated 94 million residents. Its capital city is Hanoi while its most populous city is Ho Chi Minh City. The motto of Vietnam is "Independence - Freedom - Happiness."

Egypt is officially called the Arab Republic of Egypt. It is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. It is home to about 95 million people.

Iran is a sovereign state in Western Asia with about 79 million residents. Its capital and largest city is Tehran and the official language is Persian.

Hungary is home to about 10 million residents. Its capital and largest city is Budapest and its official language is known as Hungarian.

The Federal Republic of Germany is home to about 82 million residents. Its capital, Berlin, is also its largest city. After the United States, it is the second most popular immigration destination in the world.

Armenia is a sovereign state in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Its capital and largest city is Yerevan and its official language is Armenian. Other recognized languages include Assyrian, Greek, Kurdish and Russian.

The Kingdom of Thailand is the 20th most populous country in the world, with about 69 million residents. Its capital and largest city is Bangkok and the official language is Thai. 93% of the population is Buddhist.

France is a nation of more than 66 million residents. The capital and largest city is Paris and the official language is French.

The United Kingdom consists of four countries—England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Its official language is English and its capital and largest city is London. There are an estimated 65 million residents living in the United Kingdom.

Italy, or the Italian Republic, is located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. Due to its shape, it is often referred to as the Boot. Italy is home to about 60 million residents.

Switzerland is also known as the Swiss Confederation. It is a landlocked country with Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Its motto is "One for all, all for one."

South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa. It is home to about 54 million people. The largest city in South Africa is Johannesburg and there are 11 official languages including: Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.

The national language of the United Republic of Tanzania is Swahili. There are an estimated 55 million residents in Tanzania. It is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain.

South Korea is home to approximately 51 million residents. Its largest city and capital is Seoul. The official script is known as Hangul, which reads from left to right.

Spain is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is home to about 46 million people, 68% of whom are Roman Catholic. The official language is Spanish and the capital city is Madrid.

Colombia is located in the northwest corner of South America. It shares a border to the northwest with Panama, to the east with Venezuela and Brazil and to the south with Ecuador and Peru. There are approximately 49 million people living in Colombia.

Kenya's motto is "harambee" which is Kiswahili for "Let us all pull together." It is home to about 48 million people and its official languages are English and Kiswahili.

Ukraine is a sovereign state in Eastern Europe. Its official language is Ukranian, though the following 13 languages are also recognized regionally: Belarusian, Bulgarian, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak and Yiddish. It is home to about 42 million people.

Argentina's motto is "En unión y libertad" - which is translated from Spanish as "In Unity and Freedom." Argentina is home to about 43 million people and the capital is Buenos Aires.

Algeria is officially known as the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria. It is located in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. The capital and largest city is Algiers. There are approximately 40 million people living in Algeria.

Poland is a sovereign country in Central Europe. Its capital and largest city is Warsaw and its official language is Polish. Other minority languages include Kashubian, German, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Rusyn, Romani and Yiddish.

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania.

Finland is a sovereign state in Northern Europe. Finland's population is 5.5 million, and the majority of the population is concentrated in the southern region. The official languages are Finnish and Swedish.

Turkey is bordered by 8 different countries! These include: Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. There are approximately 79 million residents of Turkey.

Canada's famous national anthem is "O Canada." It is located in the northern part of North America. It is the world's second-largest country by total area and has approximately 35 million residents.

Morocco's motto is "Allah, Al Watan, Al Malik" meaning "God, Homeland, King" in Arabic. Morocco is home to about 33 million people and the official languages are Arabic and Berber.

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is home to about 35 million people. The country is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and China in the far northeast.

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy located in Southeast Asia. It consists of 13 states and three federal territories with a total population of about 31 million people.

Venezuela, home to about 31 million people, is also known as the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. It is bordered by Colombia on the west, Brazil on the south, Guyana on the east, the Dutch Caribbean ABC islands to the north and the islands of Trinidad and Tobago to the northeast.

Peru's motto is "Firme y feliz por la unión" which is translated from Spanish as "Firm and Happy for the Union." It is a country in western South America and is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Norway's national anthem is entitled "Ja, vi elsker dette landet" which translates to "Yes, we love this country." It is located in the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula with a population of about 5 million residents.

The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia. It is divided into 7 states and 75 districts and 744 local units including 4 metropolises, 13 sub-metropolises, 246 municipal councils and 481 villages.

Saudi Arabia is a sovereign Arab state in Western Asia. Home to about 33 million people, its capital and largest city is Riyadh and the official language is Arabic.

Chile is also known as the Republic of Chile. Its motto is "Por la razón o la fuerza meaning "By reason or by force." It is home to about 18 million residents.

Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Its capital city is Accra and the country is home to about 27 million people.

Mozambique is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. Its capital and largest city is Maputo.

República Portuguesa, or Portugal, is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It shares a 754-mile-long border with Spain and is home to approximately 10 million people.

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