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Countries that Start with C

Name the countries whose names start with the letter C.
  • Using the names from the Countries of the World quiz
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of the Congo are not included
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(62)
Congo is missing
Mar 6, 2012
(27)
It's because there's the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo. Neither of them technically start with a 'C'
Apr 29, 2012
(18)
If so, technically China is called People's Republic of China. I think Congo should be added to this game!!
May 17, 2012
(37)
I agree with Marco Polo. If you use formal names the only country that should be on the list is Canada.
May 17, 2012
(55)
and also using the french for ivory coast...why is that the case for ivory coast and not using the local language for any of the other countries?
May 17, 2012
(31)
I agree with the otehrs. Congo should be included (Republic of) Ivory Coast starts with an I.
Oct 26, 2012
Synchronicity
(46)
It's a pretty gray area. I think it's acceptable to exclude Congo and not others because China (for example) could only refer to the PRC, whereas "Congo" is ambiguous and could refer to either of the two Congos. As for Ivory Coast, the rationale behind using the French spelling, I expect, is because the country, unlike most others, actively discourages the use of the English spelling and considers it incorrect.
Dec 18, 2012
(69)
Actually, Taiwan's official name is the Republic of China.
Jun 5, 2013
kingofsporkdom
(26)
Yeah, but not *People's* Republic of China.
Jan 24, 2014
(23)
But Taiwan isn't a country
Mar 27, 2014
rarejfuzz
(12)
China is always referred to as China. No one says peoples republic of china . People refer to Congo as DRC and RC. Also, it is a way of telling them apart.
Apr 30, 2014
(56)
WTF. Taiwan is so totally a country. Moreso than China!
May 3, 2014
mouselinguist
(29)
It's still going by common name. China is not generally called "Democratic People's Republic of China," just as The Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea are generally simply referred to as "North Korea" and "South Korea." Congo is accepted on other quizzes for DRC (And the full answer will spell out Democratic Republic of Congo, not just Congo), but not on this one because its common name (Democratic Republic of Congo) starts with a D, not a C. Also, in 1986, the government of the "Ivory Coast" declared "Côte d'Ivoire" to be its formal name for diplomatic purposes, and officially refuses to recognize or accept any translation from French to another language.
May 19, 2014
(14)
what you state is true, however on the contrary due to recent legislation, China and Congo are technically the same country. The reason for this is they are both currently ran by the same Government. Check your facts before you comment you peasant.
Nov 18, 2014
sumguy
(36)
@aertzc: Canada wouldn't make the list either, since its formal name is the Dominion of Canada.
Nov 18, 2014
serval
(37)
@sumbuy Canada dropped the Dominion many years ago. It's just Canada; there's no official long form.
Nov 18, 2014
(14)
lel
Nov 18, 2014
(7)
It'd probably going by the common titles, so china instead of PR china.
Nov 18, 2014
(30)
There is already a quiz for countries that start with "C" quiz. Quizmaster you should really check before you make these and theres 18 countries that start with "C". I'm really disappointed of the carelessness.
May 17, 2012
Quizmaster
This quiz has existed for several months and I just moved it to the front page. And, no there are not 18 countries that start with C, there are 16. See ShaneTaylor's comment. I'm disappointed by YOUR carelessness! :)
May 17, 2012
(30)
Funny how yours hasn't appeared in the search bar when you search it but the other ones has. Wouldn't that mean it hasn't been added yet because its recent?
May 17, 2012
Quizmaster
I hope you know I'm just kidding. I'm not really offended.

Quizmaster quizzes that are pending the front page are hidden, so this quiz has probably been hidden for a couple weeks. It was originally under the geoPunk account.

May 17, 2012
(30)
Nah I mean I just got kinda mad cause I posted a countries that started with "C" too and as of right now it has 210 takes. So yeah I just kinda overreacted. Sry quizmaster.
May 17, 2012
(19)
What about Marco Polo's Comment? Should China be under P's?
May 17, 2012
(19)
Oh, and since I got your attention, @Quizmaster, are you one person who replies to these comments, or multiple people. Just curious.
May 17, 2012
Quizmaster
Yes, the Quizmaster is just one person. One very, very busy person!
May 20, 2012
Quizmaster
JetPunk uses the conventional, English names of countries. Most countries have long names that no one uses. For example, Taiwan is "Republic of China" and Mexico is "United Mexican States". If we used the long names, this quiz would be really stupid. So no, China shouldn't be under P.
May 20, 2012
(19)
Thanks! Then could you do a quiz on longest country (official) names?
May 22, 2012
dunkinggandalf
(55)
But if you use conventional names and not long names, why not Congo ?
Apr 11, 2014
rarejfuzz
(12)
People still use those names. No one uses others
Apr 30, 2014
(58)
He put the caveat at the top for Congo. So, yeah it's a little inconsistent but whatever. Leave him alone.
Nov 18, 2014
(57)
Mariofan367, there is a quiz of Longest Official Country Names - have fun!
Nov 18, 2014
gtbeam3r
(43)
Oh snap! Don't mess with the Quizmaster!
May 17, 2012
(30)
Embarassment, only one I forgot was China
May 17, 2012
(46)
Don't feel too badly - I did the same. We were both thinking small and obscure.
Feb 23, 2013
quizzicalgiraffe
(42)
I almost did too...concentrating too hard on the smaller countries
Nov 18, 2014
Taz11
(1)
What about the country to Curacao?
May 17, 2012
(30)
That's Netherlands Antilles which is under Dutch control.
May 17, 2012
(57)
Netherlands Antilles was dissolved in 2010, creating the new countries of Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Aruba in the process. They all remain in free association with the country of the Netherlands, a bit like Marshall Islands is with the United States. The remaining parts of Netherlands Antilles (Saba, Sint Eustatius and Bonaire) have come within the country of the Netherlands. To make it more confusing, all of these states are all a part of the broader Kingdom of the Netherlands - Netherland's answer to the British Commonwealth, perhaps?
Nov 18, 2014
(48)
I got Cote d'Ivoire but managed to miss Cuba. I suppose 12/16 isn't too bad.
May 17, 2012
(1)
wouldn't accept Cote d'lvoire when I tried to type it. -__-
May 18, 2012
(33)
Got all, I can say some are very hard!
May 19, 2012
(52)
Ugh! I always miss Cyprus!
May 20, 2012
(7)
Canada <3
May 31, 2012
(20)
...I SERIOUSLY FORGOT CHINA?!?!?!?!
Jun 7, 2012
(47)
"C" is an infuriating letter. It can sound like "k", "s" or "ch", so unlike the other country by letter quizzes, there is not one specific sound associated with the letter. I always mess up this one. Gah.
Aug 3, 2012
paula05
(1)
11.
Dec 22, 2012
JFK
(1)
@ crazywombat I think Venezuela regained control of Curacao. I think.
Dec 27, 2012
Avocette
(25)
Nope, still Dutch!
Aug 14, 2013
(19)
look down the list of comments and its easy to pick out the bitter people who forgot about the ivory coast
Jan 21, 2013
(43)
100% with 2:23 left!
Jan 22, 2013
(15)
I don't agree with a lot of what people are saying here, but the way you've done this quiz, I think Cote D'Ivoire shouldn't be on it as the way people who speak English say it, it is almost always Ivory Coast
Jan 22, 2013
(57)
Well, I'm English, and I always say Cote D'Ivoire!
Nov 18, 2014
(65)
sure are a lot of people complaining around here. Great Quiz Quizmaster
Feb 12, 2013
(46)
I was thinking far too small. China. I forgot freakin' China!!!
Feb 23, 2013
(37)
Why other nations are in English but Ivory coast is in French? And I agree that Congo should be here too.
Mar 9, 2013
sandrabullock
(22)
you should mention that Congo wont be on there.
Apr 17, 2013
(20)
so many nitpickers on this site! Just enjoy the quiz!
Jun 2, 2013
(27)
I typed in cote d'lvoire but it didn't show up.
Oct 9, 2013
Celestia
(28)
Maybe because you previously typed Ivory Coast or mistaken the "i" at the beginning for Ivoire for an "l" perhaps?
Nov 18, 2014
(15)
100 percent easy
Oct 31, 2013
Naddoc1
(38)
My mistake always tchad
Apr 25, 2014
AfroChick
(21)
The Republic of Congo is commonly referred to as Congo or The Congo and DRC as DRC.
May 20, 2014
Arp2600
(59)
It's not the case in French. We often call "Congo-Brazzaville" the RC and "Congo" or "Congo-Kinshasa" the DRC.
Jul 19, 2014
Kav
(20)
Please add car for Central African Republic. Thanks.
Jun 21, 2014
cbalderas
(22)
What about Cyprus??? and you accept Central African Republic but don't accept Congo?? that's wrong
Jul 6, 2014
(55)
1. Cyprus is there. 2. Central African Republic (CAR) starts with a 'C' and that is the official name for it. The official name for Congo is split between two countries: "Republic of Congo" and "Democratic Republic of the Congo". Neither of those two start with the letter 'C'
Jul 7, 2014
benp
(42)
Cook Islands?????
Jul 23, 2014
SummerMcLovin
(49)
...are in free association with (meaning they are not an independent country from) New Zealand.
Nov 2, 2014
(57)
They are, actually. New Zealanders have to have a passport to enter Cook Islands, and they do not have the right to reside or vote there. The Cooks have their own parliament, prime minister, flag, are members of several UN agencies (though aren't a full member), and even its foreign policy is, despite its free association status with NZ, independent of NZ as well. That places it at clear arms length from NZ, compared with Micronesia and Marshall Islands, which are both more closely tied to the United States.
Nov 18, 2014
(20)
got costa rica with one second remaining
Aug 1, 2014
dantheman123
(5)
26 seconds left :)
Oct 18, 2014
fovn
(12)
I can't believe I forgot China.
Nov 11, 2014
(33)
Can't believe that i missed China, also Ivory Coast got me.
Nov 18, 2014
(44)
I was going to say maybe it was the CH that through you, but it sounds like you got Chad and Chile so.... As far as Ivory Coast, I think most people miss that one. It really doesn't belong on this quiz. How would a person who doesn't speak French ever come up with that. I speak French, and I missed it. Never even crossed my mind. :)
Nov 18, 2014
(56)
Cabo Verde is misspelled.
Nov 18, 2014
(43)
What about Cayman Islands?
Nov 18, 2014
jmellor13
(43)
Re: Cabo Verde and Cote D'Ivoire. Both of these countries have issued official statements declaring that these are the names by which they would like to be called, which is why the convention is to call them by these names. Cabo Verde's was very recent (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131212-maps-cabo-verde-cartography-science-cape-verde-africa/). It might be outside the scope of this conversation to discuss why they feel so strongly about that, but, in any case, the governments of Cabo Verde and Cote D'Ivoire have specifically stated they do not want to be called Cape Verde or Ivory Coast, respectively.
Nov 18, 2014
(57)
Nov 18, 2014
(28)
Does anybody read the bloody rules? It clearly states that the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo won't count. So stop asking. What the Quizmaster says goes!
Nov 20, 2014
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