Countries by Satellite Image #5

Guess the countries that are pictured in these satellite images.
All images from the Landsat satellite
Dear nitpickers: If multiple countries appear, guess the one that has a greater percentage of the image
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Last updated: April 2, 2018
First submittedJune 20, 2017
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Level 74
Jun 20, 2017
Fine series, I hope there will be more.
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Level 63
Oct 5, 2017
Well there's about 20 questions per quiz, and 196 countries. Statistically he could only make 4 more, and they would be with very obscure countries.
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Level 81
Dec 12, 2017
More obscure than East Timor and Vanuatu??
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Level 65
Jun 14, 2019
These aren't usually the entire country, just certain parcels of them, if multiple pictures of countries were taken, with a yellow box, the amount of options is much greater than before thought
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Level 82
Jun 20, 2017
I had no idea the Mediterranean was so black.
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Level โˆž
Jun 20, 2017
The colors are a little weird. I think the Landsat viewer website patches together images from different times so the colors can change depending on zoom level and other factors. Also, I've increased the brightness and contrast of every image.
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Level 85
Jun 20, 2017
Thats because that photo is the only one which shows actual imagery of the ocean. You can't see the topography of the ocean floor in normal satellite images
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Level 46
Jun 22, 2017
That's just because the ocean aren't given much importance in google earth if there aren't any islands involved (so they leave it pitch dark). If you see some images of maltese shores, you could see how crystal clear our bays are :)
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Level 71
Jun 23, 2017
Besides that the average depth of the Mediterranean Sea is 4,900 ft. and the deepest point is 17,280 ft. between Italy and Greece.
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Level 50
Dec 12, 2017
The photo was taken at night
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Level 85
Apr 14, 2019
Oil spill.
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Level 72
Jun 20, 2017
Yes! 80/80. Nearly got me with Belize.
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Level 60
Dec 12, 2017
how many times have you taken the test
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Level 85
Dec 4, 2020
16/16 x 5 quizzes...
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Level 15
Dec 12, 2017
80?
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Level 61
Dec 12, 2017
80????
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Level 72
Jan 30, 2021
80? I guess I took the short version.
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Level 39
Aug 10, 2017
I thought Vanuatu was Solomon Islands and Belize looks like the East coast of Australia
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Level 60
Apr 30, 2020
I thought Belize was Brazil.
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Level 70
Oct 20, 2017
What discernible features are people seeing in the first picture of the bottom row. To me that could be a heck of a lot of coastal countries. I'm intersted to see how people identify it.
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Level 74
Nov 11, 2017
Lake Titicaca for me, plus the curve of the coastline and the Andes.
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Level 34
Dec 12, 2017
for Morocco there is the strait of Gibraltar (I think that's the name but I may be mistaken, I am pretty bad with body of water), for Peru and Namibia the only way to find out is by it's shape or to just type every coastal countries in South America and Africa as those continent are the only one that have a coast similar to the image shown.
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Level 68
Feb 20, 2018
The coastline is a very discernible part of South America.
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Level 85
Oct 19, 2019
You mean Peru? You can say the answers. There's no reason to join the discussion in the comments before taking the quiz. It is about the answers.
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Level 67
Feb 17, 2020
It can really only be a west(ish) coast, I tried Liberia first when that wasnt it it dawned on me it was ofcourse peru.
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Level 67
Dec 12, 2017
I got way too excited to see Belize in this quiz :P
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Level 60
Dec 12, 2017
the photos are not scaled properly lake Maracaibo is nearly invisible in comparison namibia is a guess at best , very difficult overall a good test photos don't iie but can distort , i got 9 35 % my first try there is NO way that adds up unless many tests were repeated with prior knowledge of the right answers ,
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Level 58
Dec 12, 2017
What do you mean, "not scaled properly"? Are you expecting them to be to scale? If so, then I don't know why you think they should be - it would be impractical for them to be so.
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Level 44
Dec 16, 2017
It wouldn't make sense to use the same scale for every country considering the huge differences in size. And people who take these kinds of tests usually do have some prior geography knowledge.
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Level 60
Oct 8, 2021
Depends how well you know the world's geographic features, I suppose.
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Level 61
Oct 8, 2021
I'm not usually particularly good at the satellite quizzes but Namibia was fairly easily identifiable to me due to the lack of greenery. It had to be a country that is mostly desert
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Level 19
Dec 12, 2017
i kept thinking that thailand was mexico. Ugh
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Level 72
Jan 30, 2021
Then you could order a pad thai burrito.
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Level 34
Dec 12, 2017
The Venezuela one almost got me, I thought of Venezuela but didn't type it in cause I thought Venezuela would have more curve. In the end I saw Trinidad and Tobago and that's how I got it
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Level 78
Dec 12, 2017
As usual, I sucked swamp water at this one. I received a rousing one point. My pea-sized brain just doesn't process these for some reason.
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Level 85
Apr 14, 2019
At least you did better than the next OP.
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Level 20
Dec 12, 2017
Oops i didn't even get Japan
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Level 45
Dec 12, 2017
As usual, I got stuck on East Timor.
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Level 55
Dec 13, 2017
Every quiz should have a 'dear nitpickers' part in the description. Fantastic :)
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Level 21
Dec 17, 2017
I had to take map tests for Geography class. This was easy but I missed a couple. Yet I got East Timor (properly named Timor Leste) on the first try!! Namibia was very tough to discern though. I got that one wrong.
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Level 58
Jul 5, 2019
I tried Timor, then added Este. then dropped it without trying east Timor. I think that since we see almost all the island included Indonesian Timor (don't know better), that Timor should count.
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Level 49
Feb 25, 2018
got East Timor but didnt see Madagascar or Belize.. was typing the islands for Vanatu.. but didnt get it in time.. oopsy
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Level 69
Jun 14, 2019
Got all but Madagascar and after trying all the tiny island nations in the Caribbean, Oceania, and Africa, was stuck thinking, "I've tried all of the island nations. There aren't any more." Forgot about big-ass islands.
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Level 31
Jun 15, 2019
Cool quiz
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Level 48
Jun 17, 2019
I missed Malta and Vanuatu! Those tiny islands get me every quiz!
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Level 55
Apr 6, 2020
100% first try. Almost too easy
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Level 55
May 2, 2020
Doing this quiz in namibia๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Level 72
Jan 30, 2021
It might be fun to do a quiz like this where north in the photos is not necessarily up. That would require a bit more pattern matching capability.
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Level 69
Apr 26, 2021
Is it just me or does the Morocco picture look like it was taken from the top of a really tall mountain?

Nice quiz, I was struggling but just got Malta in the last few seconds, after trying possibly every other island country on Earth first...

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Level 64
Aug 7, 2021
I can't unsee that Morocco thing now. I think it's because of the patterns of the desert in the bottom right corner of the image.
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Level 31
Aug 26, 2021
Namibia stumped me โ€“ I thought of it initially but then dismissed it because it has that weird long path east to the Victoria Falls which I expected to see in the image. Maybe the clue should be expanded that direction?
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Level 61
Oct 11, 2021
Had no idea Malta looked like that. I need to pay more attention instead of just memorizing and regurgitating answers. Great quiz!