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Most Dispersed Island Nations

Which countries have the lowest percentage of their land area on their 2 largest land masses?
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First submittedApril 16, 2019
Last updatedApril 16, 2019
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Country
4.1
Maldives
8.6
Kiribati
17.7
Marshall Islands
33.3
Solomon Islands
36.2
Bahamas
36.4
Tuvalu
43.3
Seychelles
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Country
43.9
Cape Verde
48.2
Tonga
49.2
Vanuatu
53.3
Indonesia
60.6
Philippines
63.4
F. S. Micronesia
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Apr 16, 2019
The Maldives is composed of hundreds of coral atolls, and the highest point is just 5 meters above sea level, with the average elevation just 1.5 meters.
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level 65
Apr 16, 2019
Yes, aerial images of the capital, Malé, are astounding. It looks like a large city just rising up out of the surrounding ocean.
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level 67
Jun 28, 2019
Actually, there are 26 physical atolls. "Physical" because atoll is a loan word from Dhivehi, where atolhu means "province." (Maldivian political atolls often correspond with physical atolls, but some physical atolls are split and others are combined.) The atolls in the north are oldest and are degraded, so that there is virtually no ring reef left, whereas in the south they are younger and it's much easier to see the ancient shoreline of the now-submerged volcanic islands. Enjoyed the quiz.
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level 69
Apr 16, 2019
Clever one.
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level 77
Apr 16, 2019
Great idea~!
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level 61
Apr 16, 2019
Island quizzes are awesome
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level 53
Apr 17, 2019
I don't get the question.please rephrase?
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level 57
Apr 17, 2019
It's asking about which countries have their land spread out most over different islands. To measure this the following method is used. Countries that are not spread out will have most of their land on one or two landmasses (the UK, for example, has almost all of its land on Great Britain or Ireland). For this reason this quiz is using the smallest percentage of the land lying on an island that is the largest or second-largest island in the country.
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level 41
Apr 17, 2019
Very interesting! :)
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level 64
Jun 28, 2019
I was really surprized of Micronesia, which I assumed was like Marshall Island or Tuvalu, but then I checked and there is two "really big" islands, Pohnpei and Weno, and then just atolls.
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level 30
Jun 28, 2019
Nice quiz, only one I missed was Cape Verde!
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level 79
Jun 28, 2019
Fun quiz! I was so focused on nations made up of lots of small islands, I almost forgot the two made up of lots of big islands! ;)
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level 66
Jun 28, 2019
Interesting quiz! Forgot Philippines
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level 61
Jun 28, 2019
Makes you think much harder than expected. Good quiz !
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level 20
Jul 3, 2019
Very good quiz! 12/13 forgot Solomon Islands