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Countries with the Most Borders Quiz

Name the countries that have 7 or more land borders.
  • (Parentheses) indicate the number including overseas regions and territories
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Aug 27, 2014
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level 55
Feb 1, 2012
missed Saudi Arabia...
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level 29
Feb 18, 2013
I missed Hungary, Austria and Serbia - European Countries x|
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level 73
Feb 19, 2013
Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE, Oman, Yemen... and really it also borders Bahrain.. you can enter via the King Fahd Causeway. There is a small island in the middle where there is Saudi customs on one side and Bahraini on the other. It should count. And they would also have a border with Israel except that the Saudis gave up a small strip of land south of the Negev to Jordan, both so that Jordan would have a route to the Red Sea and also because Saudi Arabia did not want to have a border with Israel. They believe Israelis have cooties.
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level 73
Jun 1, 2014
I think I commented somewhere (can't find the quiz now) that after searching I found that the island with customs was entirely within the territory of either Saudi or Bahrain. Today I saw a map that contradicts this. On that one, the border passes through the island where customs is, with Saudi territory on one said and Bahraini on the other. Not sure which map to trust, but if the latter is right then Saudi Arabia and Bahrain do in fact share a land border.
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level 73
Sep 10, 2014
As I pointed out, some maps show the border passing through the sea to the west of the island with passport control, some show it passing to the east, and some show it dissecting the island through the center, thus creating a land border. Sounds like you found a map for the first variety.
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level 30
Sep 30, 2015
It looks like it goes through the island to me. I didn't see a map with a border marked, but each country has their own passport control office and Mosque on their respective sides. They also have their own McDonald's (Bahrain has two).
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level 48
Oct 11, 2016
It's a very interesting place, trivia-wise. Passport island (also called middle island and embarkment no. 4) is an artificial island. I don't think it was built exactly on the border but it is split ownership between Bahrain and KSA. In fact it was built like a figure eight so each connected side has their own sub-island. On the one hand, it should count because it is a place on land where two countries meet. On the other hand, it shouldn't count because it is an artificial structure (and perhaps doesn't respect the border). Thanks for pointing it out, I found this interesting.
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level 10
Dec 3, 2015
i gave up…. ha ha ha ha ahah ahahahahahaha ah bu wa wa wa i will revela my plan in my nes=xt comment
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level 32
Aug 5, 2016
Missed Sudan,Zambia,Tanzania -African countries
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level 44
Feb 1, 2012
Yay, for once I did alright in a Geo quiz, 17/20
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level 19
Feb 16, 2012
I totally missed Mali and Serbia...
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level 42
Feb 26, 2012
yay, got 17/20!
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level 34
Jun 4, 2012
I thought the Balkans would have more.
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level 57
Feb 15, 2015
Yea...the one Balkan country was Serbia, which was the heart of Yugoslavia before it broke up in the 90s. So, technically, Balkanization only yielded one answer for this border quiz. LOL
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level 66
Oct 14, 2016
Should that be 'Debalkanization'?
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level 32
Jun 10, 2012
since Sudan and South Sudan split, Sudan now only has 5 borders, with Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea and Ethiopia.
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level ∞
Jun 10, 2012
Also Libya and South Sudan for a total of 7.
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level 24
Nov 1, 2012
brazil has 10 borders hasn't it?
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level 18
Nov 29, 2012
No, Brazil has 9: Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname. It also borders French Guinea, but that's not a sovereign nation. Maybe that's what you're thinking of.
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level 73
Mar 30, 2013
French Guiana
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level 35
Apr 25, 2013
If you can overseas territories, France also has a land border with the Netherlands (St Martin) and Brazil, Suriname (Guiana).
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level 42
Dec 13, 2014
French Guiana is a part of France, so it is a sovereign nation.
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level 44
Mar 14, 2015
Yup, St Martin is a territory but French Guyana is an administrative region, exactly like is Ile-de-France (Paris) for exemple. So they are part of the same sovereign nation metropolitan French people are.
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level 48
Oct 11, 2016
I agree with Cedo. French Guyana is an integral part of France legally-speaking. So Brazil should be considered to border France. The Quizmaster accounted for that with the bracketed numbers so I have no issues with the way it was counted.
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level 33
Dec 19, 2012
12.
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level 12
Jul 3, 2013
fun but hard missed 8
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level 41
Aug 7, 2013
20, got Zambia just before time expired. Fun quiz!
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level 33
Nov 12, 2013
forgot about France and the Balkans....:/
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level 51
Feb 21, 2014
Rats...missed Ukraine
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level 24
Feb 23, 2014
Where is Algeria I counted all it's borders
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level 20
Mar 18, 2014
Western Sahara is part of Morocco epicx, that's why it only has 6 borders
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level 20
Jul 25, 2014
I only count six borders for India (Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Burma). What am I missing?
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level 57
Dec 11, 2014
Sri Lanka
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level 65
Feb 4, 2015
Afghanistan, a small section in the far north of India.
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level 35
May 29, 2016
India does not border Afghanistan.
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level 47
Apr 16, 2017
First answer: @wdwhitejr is right. Afghanistan borders India. Second (and somewhat more likely) answer: @benthic is right. Only the six nations listed border India. It depends on how the border dispute in the northwest part of India is treated. Definitely not Sri Lanka (or Maldives, before you start considering that).
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level 38
Feb 21, 2018
Sri Lanka borders India sometimes... and sometimes it is an island. Depends on the tide. I definitely believe that it should be included.
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level 23
Jul 28, 2014
Argh... I missed Tanzania!
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level 26
Aug 26, 2014
i believe that afghanistan has 7 borders too.
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level ∞
Aug 27, 2014
The India-Afghanistan border doesn't really exist.
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level 82
Sep 9, 2014
So, India is on the list because it borders Afghanistan, but Afghanistan is not on the list because it doesn't border India. Really?
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level 73
Sep 9, 2014
Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka (there was some debate about this before and I believe it was resolved in favor of there being a (extremely narrow) land border) makes for 7. If you count Afghanistan then India borders 8 countries.
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level 66
Nov 20, 2014
I don't think Sri Lanka borders India (except at low tide)
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level 65
Oct 11, 2016
How so?
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level 73
Oct 11, 2016
because in order to have a land border with Afghanistan, India would have to control the entirety of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region, which they claim to, but in reality do not.
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level 65
Oct 12, 2016
How does lack of complete control of a border make it not a border?
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level 73
Oct 20, 2016
It's not that they don't control the border it's that they don't control the territory that would grant them a border.

Okay imagine it this way: If France claimed that Spain was a part of France, that would give them a border with Portugal. But... Spain isn't a part of France. France has no control over Spain. So... their claim to have a border with Portugal would be a bit iffy at best. Get it?
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level 60
Oct 20, 2016
To clarify slightly more, when the British partitioned the area, the Kashmir region was independent(ish). The government chose to join India, even though it's majority Muslim, like Pakistan. India promised a referendum that never happened, wars were fought, and both countries own part of the region, and claim all of it. These claims overlap. The Afghani-Kashmir border is with a part that India has never controlled militarily.
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level 22
Sep 9, 2014
20/20!BØØŸĀĀH
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level 38
Nov 12, 2014
Missed Zambia, just passed my mind for some reason.
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level 20
Nov 14, 2014
20/20 with 2:34 left on my first try. BOOYEAH!!!
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level 30
Dec 2, 2014
Ethiopia has 7
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level ∞
Jul 6, 2016
Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan
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level 37
Dec 20, 2014
Am I like the only person who missed Iran?
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level 17
Feb 4, 2015
I missed it. I also missed France, Ukraine, Turkey, Niger, Saudi Arabia, and Tanzania.
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level 33
Jan 22, 2017
i missed ukraine feel good about yourself i also missed serbia k
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level 34
Jan 13, 2015
I suck, got 10.
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level 49
Jan 24, 2015
Only missed Zambia.19/20.
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level 70
Aug 2, 2015
Fun facts about the Serbia's border with Kosovo, which Serbia still considers a province of Serbia: (1) if you agree with the Serb position, then Serbia still has 8 borders, because it would then also border Albania; (2) you can drive from Serbia into Kosovo no problem, but you can't go the other way, because the Serbs don't recognise the exit stamp from "Republic of Kosovo" since they say there is no such thing! You solve that by driving briefly through a 3rd country, like Montenegro, but don't be surprised of the Serb border guards look for the Kosovo exit stamp and cross it out!
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level 17
Sep 15, 2015
I got Zambia but not Germany... I was really focusing on Africa though.
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level 23
Nov 7, 2015
got tanzania, but didn't get france or poland I'm sad
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level 70
Jan 16, 2016
Interesting photo choice - of all the border walls/fences/rivers in the world, the picture is not of a national border!
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level 59
Jan 27, 2016
Probably one of the easiest clues for answer 1.
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level 28
Jan 19, 2016
Afghanistan has 7 borders.
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level 59
Jan 27, 2016
Afganistan borders Karakoram National Park in Gilgit-Baltistan, which is a region under dispute between India and Pakistan, but administered by Pakistan so I'm guessing it's considered to be a part of Pakistan. So Afghanistan borders: Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzebkistan, Tajikistan and China = 6.
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level 38
Jan 26, 2016
nice quiz. Easy though, finished with 3 minutes left
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level 43
Feb 15, 2016
Got 16. A lot of stabbing in the dark.
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level 28
Mar 7, 2016
It took me like 50 times before I managed to memorize them. Every time I'd forget a different country, it was driving me insane!!!
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level 39
Mar 29, 2016
I forgot Niger.
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level 17
Jun 18, 2016
Should Spain be included, as on top of its three normal borders it has one with Gibraltar and at least three separate ones from its colonies in Morocco (Ceuta, Melilla and Penon de Velez). So it could be shown as 3(7).
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level ∞
Jul 6, 2016
No, that would be 3 (5). The 3 borders with Morocco wouldn't be counted separately.
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level 43
Jul 16, 2016
Got Mali just in time :-)
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level 43
Jul 22, 2016
46 secs left pleased with that.
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level 2
Sep 19, 2016
China: Afghanistan 76 km; Bhutan 470 km; India 3,380 km; Kazakhstan 1,533 km; North Korea 1,416 km; Kyrgyzstan 858 km; Laos 423 km; Mongolia 4,673 km; Myanmar (Burma) 2,185 km; Nepal 1,236 km; Pakistan 523 km; Russia 3,645 km; Tajikistan 414 km; and Vietnam 1,281 km. Russia: Azerbaijan 284 km; Belarus 959 km; China 3,645 km; Estonia 294 km; Finland 1,313 km; Georgia 723 km; Kazakhstan 6,846 km; North Korea 19 km; Latvia 217 km; Lithuania 227 km; Mongolia 3,441 km; Norway 167 km; Poland 206 km; and Ukraine 1,576 km. (Note: Lithuania and Poland only border Kaliningrad, a Russian section separated from the rest of the country.) Brazil is next, sharing a border with ten countries, including: Argentina 1,224 km; Bolivia 3,400 km; Colombia 1,643 km; French Guiana 673 km; Guyana 1,119 km; Paraguay 1,290 km; Peru 1,560 km; Suriname 597 km; Uruguay 985 km; and Venezuela 2,200 km. The Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo each share borders with nine countries.
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level 2
Sep 19, 2016
China: Afghanistan 76 km; Bhutan 470 km; India 3,380 km; Kazakhstan 1,533 km; North Korea 1,416 km; Kyrgyzstan 858 km; Laos 423 km; Mongolia 4,673 km; Myanmar (Burma) 2,185 km; Nepal 1,236 km; Pakistan 523 km; Russia 3,645 km; Tajikistan 414 km; and Vietnam 1,281 km. Russia: Azerbaijan 284 km; Belarus 959 km; China 3,645 km; Estonia 294 km; Finland 1,313 km; Georgia 723 km; Kazakhstan 6,846 km; North Korea 19 km; Latvia 217 km; Lithuania 227 km; Mongolia 3,441 km; Norway 167 km; Poland 206 km; and Ukraine 1,576 km. (Note: Lithuania and Poland only border Kaliningrad, a Russian section separated from the rest of the country.) Brazil is next, sharing a border with ten countries, including: Argentina 1,224 km; Bolivia 3,400 km; Colombia 1,643 km; French Guiana 673 km; Guyana 1,119 km; Paraguay 1,290 km; Peru 1,560 km; Suriname 597 km; Uruguay 985 km; and Venezuela 2,200 km. The Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo each share borders with nine countries.
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level 64
Oct 11, 2016
You'd be correct about Sudan, if we were in 2010
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level 49
Oct 9, 2016
Happy to complete this quiz. I feel dwarfed by that comment above.
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level 37
Oct 9, 2016
darn it you tanzania! LOL
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level 74
Oct 11, 2016
nice, first time i got 17...now a year later I managed to get all of them. jetpunk has made me more smart
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level 23
Oct 11, 2016
China Russia Brazil Dem. Rep. of the Congo Germany Austria France Serbia Tanzania Turkey Country Zambia Hungary India Iran Mali Niger Poland Saudi Arabia Sudan Ukraine
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level 64
Oct 11, 2016
Thank you for the answers, not!
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level 46
Oct 12, 2016
What overseas territories does Brazil have (indicated by the brackets). I can't find out the answer anywhere.
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level 38
Feb 21, 2018
there are overseas territories that touch mainland brazil
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level 34
Oct 20, 2016
Missed Serbia, Zambia and Hungary. Tough quiz.
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level 33
Jan 22, 2017
im 10...i got 16 right on first try...ps i made some quizzes that are quizzes
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level 17
Mar 25, 2017
I am an idiot. I got everything but Russia in under 3 minutes. =/
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level 43
Apr 16, 2017
Missed Poland...
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level 34
May 19, 2017
20 first try, almost forgot Hungary and Austria, great quiz
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level 43
Jul 18, 2017
Got them all with a minute to spare pleased with that
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level 42
Aug 22, 2017
Turkey.. WHY TURKEY, WHY?!
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level 34
Oct 9, 2017
Interesting that USA doesn't feature on this list - so why does it not get along with so many countries???
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level 39
Oct 28, 2017
The USA is not on the list because it shares land borders with only two countries.
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level 33
Dec 24, 2017
got Zambia at the 00:00 second wow
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level 33
Apr 9, 2018
Love reading the comments on these... just to stir up a bit on the Sri Lanka-India Border... , recently wrote up a quiz for local pub, and one question was about the most northerly bit of land. Seems it's called KaffeKlubben Island, and its off the top of Greenland. It's about 700 yards by 300 yards, and about 100 feet high. To be classed as actual land, it has to be permanently above water, even at the highest tide. There are other little bits of land that are slightly further north, but are only a few dozen yards long and 1 to 3 yards high, so unlikely to be permanently above water. Bearing that in mind, I cannot see the entire length of Adams Bridge being permanently above water, therefore it's not land, therefore no border between the two... India & Afghanistan? no border there, even if India did control Kashmir, the Hunza region and Baltistan region of Pakistan gets in the way
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