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Country Codes Quiz

For each selected country code, name the country.
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Last updated: September 30, 2014
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Code
Country
US
United States
MX
Mexico
NZ
New Zealand
CA
Canada
FR
France
AU
Australia
CH
Switzerland
ES
Spain
BZ
Belize
JP
Japan
Code
Country
AT
Austria
DE
Germany
IQ
Iraq
AF
Afghanistan
GR
Greece
SA
Saudi Arabia
GB
United Kingdom
CL
Chile
HR
Croatia
ZA
South Africa
Code
Country
SE
Sweden
EG
Egypt
DK
Denmark
CN
China
IE
Ireland
BR
Brazil
CO
Colombia
RS
Serbia
AE
United Arab Emirates
SG
Singapore
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level 22
May 7, 2012
Aw man, I was hoping croatia was the lowest gotten one, but it was serbia T.T But I even missed Brazil
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level 57
Jun 9, 2016
The stats are much lower for the more challenging sequel.
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level 49
Jan 24, 2017
I was exactly the same.
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level 22
May 7, 2012
US only 99% ?!
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level 21
May 7, 2012
Well "girplease" not everybody on JetPunk lives in the US.
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level 20
May 12, 2012
Lol!
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level 65
May 23, 2012
The missing 1% comes from people who quit the quiz without writing anything, either because they got here by mistake or because they clicked "random quiz" and didn't want to do this.
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level 63
Nov 24, 2012
No, if you don't type anything in then it doesn't count as you playing it. I open up Countries of the World a lot to make some of my quizzes and still have an overall percentage of 100%. On my stats, it says that I've taken that quiz four times even though I've clicked it and hit "Give Up?" about twenty. So even if they didn't type anything in, it's not going to change % guessed correct. The missing 1% at the time was probably from people purposely not typing it in or skipping it and not coming back to type it in later.
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level 70
Jun 9, 2014
I'm not certain you need to live in a country to get it right.
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level 54
Aug 10, 2015
Then move.
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level 46
Feb 4, 2019
Purposely not typing it? That sounds premeditated hahah.

anyway I think the reason is people type: us, it doest accept that and they move on. I allmost did. The usa is often called the us. So thry proprabaly it was another country starting with a u.

and I got egypt wrong... the starting letters are also there..

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level 75
May 7, 2012
I don't know whether it would have helped much but what is the context for these country codes? Postal, internet, telephone? Who assigned these codes and what are they used for?
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level 83
May 7, 2012
They're ISO 3166 codes.
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level 57
Dec 22, 2014
Well that explains everything...
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level 75
Dec 28, 2014
I had to google to find the answer - I had no idea an International Organization of Standards even existed. It was formed in 1974 and there are three subdivisions - current countries, subdivisions within those countries (such as states or provinces), and former countries. The codes are voted on and maintained by a ten-member panel based in Geneva, Switzerland. Five members are from the USA, France, UK, Germany, and Sweden, and the remaining five are representatives from various UN or international agencies.
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level 46
Feb 4, 2019
That still doesn't explain what they are used for
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level 72
Feb 28, 2019
They are used in many places, most notably probably as country top level domains, e.g. bbc.co.uk (you never came across them??? maybe it's actually possible for Americans ...) and in currency codes as the first two letters, e.g. NZD = New Zealand dollar, CHF = Swiss franc etc
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level 46
Feb 4, 2019
I assumed license plates, didnt cross my mind it could be anything else..
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level 65
May 23, 2012
Gah! IQ really stumped me.
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level 39
Aug 24, 2012
Only 61 for GB?!
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level 46
Feb 4, 2019
Because everybody on this site is trained to type uk. You really form a lot of habits here.
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level 32
Sep 10, 2012
thats because it doesn't accept everything else i tried....G reat B ritian most notably
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level 65
Nov 25, 2014
Great Britain is an island, not a country.
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level 10
Oct 6, 2012
never even heard most of these what about countries that are seperate words like united arab emirates uae and united kingdom uk should be on here
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level 22
Oct 18, 2012
GB = Great Britain Great Britain(for the purpose of this quiz) = UK
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level 67
Apr 13, 2017
The Motor Vehicle International Code for UK is GB and stands for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. GBZ is Gibraltar, GBA is Alderney, GBG is Guernsey, GBJ is Jersey, GBM is Isle of Man.
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level 46
Feb 4, 2019
The uk ís on here. I think you didnt read the title. It is sbout country codes, and not their acronyms or abbreviations.
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level 25
Jan 14, 2014
RS - Serbia ( Republic Serbia ) Thanks and greetings from Serbia
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level 44
Dec 23, 2014
Pozdrav i za tebe :)
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level 71
Jan 10, 2017
Thanks - saved me asking ;-)
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level 60
Jan 10, 2017
Republika Srbija to be exact.
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level 60
Feb 5, 2014
Kept trying different kinds of "Arab Emirates" without the "United". Maybe you should accept "Arab Emirates".
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level 46
Feb 4, 2019
Surely people would be mad if others would use sa instead of usa. American states...hah
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level 66
Dec 23, 2014
How did I miss Canada? I feel like slapping myself upside the head. Ouch. :P
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level 57
Jan 30, 2015
I thought greece was EL
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level 16
May 10, 2015
Germany is D, not DE
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level 21
May 5, 2016
No, it's DE. All of the codes for countries are 2 letters.
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level 60
Jan 10, 2017
DE is right. D is the international vehicle registration code for Germany but that's something else.
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level 61
Jan 10, 2017
I was so convinced that "CH" would be a country that started with those two letters. Even still, the only one I could come up with was China. And then I got Serbia on a total fluke...
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level 76
Jan 10, 2017
CH is first letters of it's official name in Latin, "Confoederatio Helvetica"
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level 71
Jan 10, 2017
That's kind of ironic as they have four(?) official languages, of which Latin isn't one
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level 72
Feb 28, 2019
It's not ironic but completely intentional to use a neutral language and predates ISO, used also as international vehicle registration code, and even on swiss coins as there isn't enough space for all four languages like on banknotes. Belgium also used Latin on some euro commemorative coins instead of 3 languages.
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level 55
Jan 12, 2017
As a freight forwarder this was one of the easier quizzes to complete as all international freight has this code in front of said shipments - super fun to play :) 2:59 remaining
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level 14
Jan 20, 2017
WHY DID U ABREVEATE UNITED KINGDOM GB ITS UK DUR
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level 76
Jan 23, 2019
Dear God that was painful to read.
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level 46
Feb 4, 2019
And not only because of the caps... I really hope this is sarcasm :$
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level 50
Mar 12, 2017
omg i put united emirates not united arab emirates. *facepalm*
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level 66
Mar 3, 2019
UAE is quicker.
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level 37
Mar 20, 2017
My favorite is Kosovo. XK. Idk why...
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level 39
Jan 21, 2018
how do you make abbreviations in your quiz like the usa can be used as usa and united states/