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Biggest Roman Empire Countries

Can you name the modern-day countries with the most territory that was part of the Roman Empire at its maximum extent in 117 A.D.?
Estimates based on this map
% = percent of country that was former Roman territory
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Last updated: September 12, 2018
First submittedJanuary 16, 2017
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%
km2
Country
98
770,000
Turkey
60
600,000
Egypt
82
525,000
France
99
500,000
Spain
100
301,000
Italy
%
km2
Country
50
220,000
Iraq
8
200,000
Algeria
75
175,000
Romania
8
150,000
Libya
33
150,000
Morocco
%
km2
Country
80
150,000
Syria
62
150,000
United Kingdom
100
132,000
Greece
70
115,000
Tunisia
100
111,000
Bulgaria
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level 72
Jan 16, 2017
Great quiz! Especially appropriate given that I just spent my lunch break reading about the Punic Wars...
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level 67
Jan 16, 2017
Monaco, San Marino and Vatican?
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level 77
Jan 16, 2017
Much smaller than 111,000 square kilometers.
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level 69
Jan 25, 2017
Come on, the Vatican is only around 250,000x too small. It's almost big enough.
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level 67
May 13, 2017
I mean surely they were part of the Roman Empire and should be included in the quiz. Nowhere does it say there is a cut off in terms of country size.
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level 41
May 13, 2017
The order of the countries is by most land area in the Roman Empire. While those countries were part of the Roman Empire, they are very small, and even the entire country has less land area than the part of Bulgaria that was in the Roman Empire.
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level 55
Dec 8, 2017
the name says BIGGEST countries (i don't want to be rude)
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level 63
Oct 5, 2019
It says so right in the title. There is no exact cut off point given, but you can bet vatican would never be the one of the biggest ones.

Edit:plus besides the title it says so in the description, the ones with the most area part of the roman empire. Not all country of which at least a little bit was part of the empire. The are only 15 spots, if the amount of land is not big enough it is not on it.

Like a quiz biggest landanimals, with 10 spots, you wouldnt ask where is the flea?? well yes it lives on land... but has no place in the top

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level 58
Jul 2, 2019
Small
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level 44
Nov 15, 2019
Mucho small
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level 86
Jan 17, 2017
If not roman, what is the other 18% of France?
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level 71
Jan 17, 2017
possibly French Guayana?
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level 75
Jan 17, 2017
Good shout
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level 86
Jan 19, 2017
Then Spain should not be 100% (Canary Islands)
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level ∞
Mar 6, 2017
Changed Spain to 99%
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level 63
May 13, 2017
If you read Asterix, you'll find the answer.
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level 66
May 13, 2017
Good one, preproman :-) Still, the Hexagone and Corsica have an area of roughly 550,000 sq km, French Guyana and other overseas departments not included, so I don’t see why it should be only 525,000 sq km.
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level 67
Jan 19, 2017
What about Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Portugal, Israel, Cyprus, Netherlands, Luxembourg etc. etc.
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level 71
Jan 20, 2017
They all have less than 100000 km2.
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level 58
Jul 2, 2019
Are you serious?
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level 44
Nov 15, 2019
Once more, mucho small
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level 10
May 13, 2017
Scotland was never part of the Roman Empire - just for you info, I know we are counted as part of the UK though.
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level 74
May 13, 2017
It says 62% of UK.
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level 45
Nov 19, 2017
Scotland accounts for the other 38% not included well Scotland and Northern Ireland
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level 63
Oct 5, 2019
He says for your info, he makes no claims something is wrong with the answer, or that he doesnt get it, yet people insist on correcting him/explaining it to him... I found it interesting info that no part of scotland was ever occupied by the romans
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level 57
Nov 15, 2019
One of the few times in world history that a wall has been successful....
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level 67
Nov 16, 2019
Well, the wall was only moderately successful at keeping the Scots and Picts out of Roman Britannia. I guess you could say that it succeeded in keeping the Romans out of Scotland, though.
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level 68
Nov 15, 2019
They did actually control most of the Scottish lowlands for some time, before retreating back towards northern England.
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level 57
May 13, 2017
Great quiz!
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level 47
May 13, 2017
All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
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level 45
Nov 19, 2017
brought peace?
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level 58
Jul 2, 2019
Latin Alphabet
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level 63
Oct 5, 2019
roma tomato
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level 39
May 14, 2017
Turkey surprised me!
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level 77
May 15, 2017
Turkey became the very heart of the Roman Empire after Constantine moved the capital to Byzantium (Istanbul), up until the Turks from Central Asia conquered it many centuries later.
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level 56
May 15, 2017
Got UK trying to type Ukraine, otherwise wouldn't have gotten 100%
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level 56
May 1, 2018
It's strange being from the UK that people from other countries didn't realise we were in the Roman Empire, but then I guess its because its a big part of our history in school and stuff
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level 63
Oct 5, 2019
Im not from the uk and I find it strange aswell, even if you have no clear idea where the boundaries were, surely you have heard of the city of bath, known for its roman baths, founded by the romans (under the name aquae sulis), and of a little settlement called londinium.
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level 57
Oct 26, 2017
Ugh, had em all, but I put Tunis, not Tunisia...
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level 46
Aug 8, 2019
I also sometimes put countries capitols instead of their actual names, its really annoying.
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level 58
Oct 6, 2019
capitals* :)
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level 77
Nov 19, 2017
Isn't Germany missing here? It should be 5th right behind Spain?

okay nevermind... I guess this is based on the amount of territory that was part of the Roman Empire not the amount of the territory that the contemporary country includes. Given that... I think the title is confusing. Should be... Countries With the Most Territory That Was Part of the Roman Empire...
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level 57
Nov 15, 2019
You don't need to guess when it says exactly that in the description!
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level 77
Nov 15, 2019
yes which is why I came back and edited my own comment to reflect this.
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level 45
Jan 3, 2018
Ugh! Missed Romania and Bulgaria! Didn't think they would be that big
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level 67
Mar 30, 2018
Man, really feel like I should've guessed Romania.
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level 36
Sep 11, 2019
got syria with 2 seconds left