Only 5% of People Can Guess These Countries By Their Outlines. Can You?

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Kennita Leon

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

It's difficult to tell which country is which using an unlabeled map, and ever more so when all you have to work with is the country's outline. Are you one of the 5% who can get it done?

Which country is this?

The Republic of Croatia has a very strange shape. It sort of wraps around Bosnia in a 'v' shape. It's a very small European country, with just over 4 million in its population. It borders the Adriatic Sea, making it a very picturesque place to be, at least in that specific region.

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Which country is this?

This Central European country is very small, with about 10 million inhabitants. Hungary used to be much larger, but it lost over 70 perecnt of its territory after World War I. Its official language is Hungarian and its most populous city is also its capital (Budapest).

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Which country is this?

Ukraine is the 46th-largest country in the world and the second-largest country in Europe. The country has a population of over 42 million and has about 20 official languages. Ukraine is known for its fertile plains, plateaus, and rivers. The country also has some of the most beautiful mountain views in all of Europe.

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Which country is this?

The United States of America is made up of 50 states and over 300 million people. It is known for being the land where dreams come true and the home of a very diverse group of people. Cities such as New York City, Miami, and Las Vegas are a few of its major attractions.

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Which country is this?

Although most people know the country of Mexico for its tequila and for having a good time, the country is also a very important one when it comes to Mayan history. To the north of the country, lies the United States and to the south, Guatemala and Belize.

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Which country is this?

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the most populated Francophone country and the second-largest country in Africa. The French-speaking country is located at the center of the continent and has a number of ethnic groups. The country was previously owned by Belgium but gained its independence in 1960.

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Which country is this?

Although Sweden is the third-largest country in he European Union, it has a low population density (22 per square mile) with just 10 million inhabitants. Although the official language is Swedish, a large number of the population can speak other languages, namely English.

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Which country is this?

Nigeria, also called the Giant of Africa, is known for its large population and economy. With almost 200 million inhabitants, the country has one of the largest young populations in the world. Because it is a multinational state, it has over 500 ethnic groups who speak over 500 different languages.

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Which country is this?

Argentina is a large country on the southeast end of the continent of South America. Like Chile, the country has a very distinct shape and almost resembles the continent on which it sits. It is the eighth-largest country in the world and has over 43 million residents.

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Which country is this?

This Middle Eastern country is one that is filled with culture and history, despite being better known for violence. Iraq is known for holding the cradle of civilization- the area where mankind first began to read, write, make laws and live under organized governments.

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Which country is this?

Australia is the only island that is also a continent. It is the sixth-largest country in the world and the largest in Oceania. It was formerly occupied by the British and then the indigenous Australians who spoke over 200 languages.

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Which country is this?

The People's Republic of Bangladesh shares its borders with India and Myanmar. This country has approximately 700 rivers and the longest unbroken beach in the world, Cox's Bazar Beach. It is also the home of the largest mangrove forest in the world, Sundarbans.

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Which country is this?

The Republic of Finland is a relatively large European country, located toward the north of the continent. Almost 89 percent of its population lives in the southern region of the country. It is bordered by Sweden to the northwest, Russia to the east, Estonia to the south and tiny Norway to the North.

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Which country is this?

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America, located in the Caribbean Sea. Despite its American ownership, 94 percent of the population of Puerto Rico speaks Spanish, while the other 6 percent speak English.

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Which country is this?

New Zealand is and island nation that's made up of two main islands; the North and the South. It is known mostly for its biodiversity; including its animals, mountain peaks, volcanoes and plant life. Its official languages are English, Maori, and NZ Sign.

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Which country is this?

Officially known as the Arab Republic of Egypt, this country has a very distinct shape on the continent of Africa. Egypt has what appears to be two straight lines for its western and southern borders. The country is home to almost 94 million people.

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Which country is this?

Turkey is a transcontinental country, which lies both in Europe and in Asia. The Republic of Turkey is bordered by eight countries and encircled by seas on three sides. The country has almost 80 million residents . Unlike many other nations, its capital is not its largest city.

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Which country is this?

The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is a sovereign state located in northern Africa. It is the tenth-largest country in the world and the largest on the continent of Africa. This relatively big country has over 40 million residents and borders the Mediterranean Sea.

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Which country is this?

Jamaica is the third-largest island in the Greater Antilles, the fourth largest in the Caribbean and the home of Bob Marley and Reggae music. The country formerly belonged to the United Kingdom, but was given its independence in 1962.

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Which country is this?

South Africa is the southern-most country on the continent of Africa. Much to many people's confusion, the country is NOT a continent. It is the 25th-largest country in the world and has close to 56 million people. Because the country is so diverse, it has 11 official languages.

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Which country is this?

Ghana is a small country located in the subregion of West Africa. It is bordered by the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo and the Atlantic Ocean. Ghana means Warrior King in the Soninke language (not one of Ghana's official languages). There are over 27 million people in the country.

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Which country is this?

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is known for being one of the most diverse countries in the entire Caribbean. The country has many diverse groups, all of which are heavily present in the country's culture. Because of this, the country has the most holidays in the Caribbean.

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Which country is this?

The Republic of Austria is a tiny, very mountainous country which lies within the Alps. The people speak Bavarian dialects of German, as well as the German language itself- the country's official language. They also speak Hungarian, Croatian, and Slovene.

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Which country is this?

Canada lies at the top of the continent of North America and is the second-largest country by total area. The country is known for its hospitality and friendly people, but also for having a very cold climate. Because of the country's history, its two official languages are English and French.

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Which country is this?

The Kingdom of Denmark is considered to be the happiest country in the world. The people there have high standards of living and the country is known for it income equality. Its capital is Copenhagen, a beautiful city known for its rich history and a statue of The Little Mermaid; a bronze statue made by Edvard Eriksen.

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Which country is this?

Fiji, a picturesque island in the South Pacific, is one of the most fascinating countries in that region. It has 1,500 sea species and over 4,000 square miles of coral reef. There are 322 islands in Fiji, 100 of which are inhabited by a population of approximately 883, 000 people.

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Which country is this?

Although the country is mostly known for Machu Picchu, Peru is the ideal destination for any food lover. Over 55 varieties of corn are produced in colors such as black, yellow, white and purple. Also, there are over 3,000 varieties of the potato, which originate from Peru.

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Which country is this?

India has been recognized as the seventh-largest country in the world and also the second most populated country worldwide. Over 1.2 billion people inhabit this vast country, which is 3,287,590 square kilometers. India is known for being very rich in culture.

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Which country is this?

South Korean men are big supporters of the makeup industry. Reportedly, they spend about $ 900 million a year on men’s cosmetics. This is actually 20 percent of the male Korean population but a quarter of men’s cosmetics in the world. Its capital is pronounced "soul."

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Which country is this?

This is the second-smallest country in the world and also the most densely populated state. Though it is only three miles long by one half mile wide, over 33,000 people inhabit this sovereign city state. This means that one body governs the single city and the land.

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Which country is this?

This island in the Mediterranean Sea experiences some unusual weather patterns. Instead of the usual three to four months of summer, this season runs from April through November in Cyprus. The eight-month summer is due to the sub-tropical climate, and average temperature can rise up 75 degrees.

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Which country is this?

This large country in the Americas possesses a rich biodiversity. It is the home of 60 percent of the largest rainforest in the world known as the Amazon Rainforest. This in itself contains one-tenth of the world’s species and has over 55,000 plant and 3,000 fish species.

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Which country is this?

Like any other country, Japan has its own traditions and norms of behavior. For example, until the late 1800s, women would frequently dye their teeth black because white teeth were perceived as ugly. Big, white smiles was viewed as ‘exposing too much bone.’

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Which country is this?

Kenya, a country situated in East Africa, has produced successful citizens. In 2004, environmentalist Wangari Muta Maathai became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She was awarded for her work in sustainable development and advocacy for women’s rights.

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Which country is this?

Most people know China for its architecture, but the Chinese are also responsible for one of the best inventions in the world. In the late 1300s, toilet paper was invented in China but It was only for emperors. Other people used wool, hemp or even leaves to clean themselves. However, by the 14th century, toilet paper was being made annually in the millions.

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Which country is this?

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, formed in 1972, is home to over 100 elephants. It was created to provide a home to many of the elephants in the jungle of Sri Lanka that have lost their parents. The animals are visited by tourists and locals alike.

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Which country is this?

Unbeknownst to many, this country is known for its food- particularly sushi. In Tel Aviv, the second-largest city in Israel, there are over 100 sushi restaurants. This means it is the city with the most sushi restaurants per capita- more than NYC and Tokyo.

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Which country is this?

This is an island in the Caribbean Sea that is shared by two countries. After an intense battle, the western side became Hispaniola, which we now know as Haiti, and the Eastern side is known as the Dominican Republic. Residents of Haiti enjoy a poor quality of life as compared to the Dominican Republic.

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Which country is this?

Ruines of Leon Viejo in Nicaragua is the oldest city in Central America. This World Heritage site is over 1,500 years old and was inhabited by the Spanish in 1524. Though it was abandoned after an earthquake in 1610, it contained a cathedral, vonvent and many of the private houses.

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Which country is this?

The Makgadigadi pan in Bostwana, is one of the largest salt pan areas in the world. It is situated in a very hot area with little to no rain. However, when it does rain, the salt plan turns into a deep blue lake that attracts animals for water.

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Which country is this?

This small Arab country is situated northeast of Saudi Arabia. October 24th, 2002 was a momentous occasion in the history of Bahrain, as women were able to vote in a national election for the first time. The last parliament existed for 30 years and consisted of only men.

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Which country is this?

This is a country in western Europe that is almost entirely surrounded by land. Though it was one of Europe’s least populated countries, it has a booming economy with the highest sale of alcohol in Europe per capita.

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Which country is this?

Located in Central America, this country separates the Atlantic from the Pacific Ocean. It is the only country in the world where you can view the sunrise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic. It is mostly known for its canal, which allows for the passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and vice versa.

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Which country is this?

This nation in Central Europe has over 2, 000 castles in the republic that attract thousands of tourists worldwide. The famous Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world and covers over 18 acres of land.

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Which country is this?

The Bahamas is a large archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of over 700 islands and underwater caves. Mount Alvernia in Cat Island, which stands at 63 meters, is the highest peak in the Bahamas. It is one of the most-visited set of islands in the Caribbean.

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Which country is this?

The Mekong River in Laos is the 7th-longest river in Southeast Asia. Commonly referred to as Mae Nam Khong - ‘mother of all rivers’ - The Mekong River is used for many purposes. It is used as a means of generating electricity, irrigating crops, fishing and also as a means of transportation.

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Which country is this?

The word ‘spa’ originates from the town of Spa in Belgium. In ancient times, many visited several of the natural mineral springs located in this town. The practice continues today and the water is also exported worldwide.

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Which country is this?

Tea is loved by the Taiwanese, many of whom enjoy drinking it throughout the day. A popular tea called ‘Bubble tea’ or ‘Boba,’ made with tapioca pearl and milk, originated in Taiwan in the 1980s and is now popular worldwide.

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Which country is this?

Mount Cameroon is one of Africa’s largest volcanoes. It is located in the tallest mountain in West Africa, that stands at 13,435 feet. The volcano last erupted in February 2012.

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Which country is this?

Iceland is known as The land of the Midnight Sun. During the summer months of May to late August, residents experience days with 24 hours of sunlight. Most islanders take full advantage and opt for a game of midnight golf during that time.

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