Northernmost Countries by Continent

For each continent, name the five countries that have the northernmost points.
Ignoring Greenland. To avoid controversy, we filled in French Guiana
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Last updated: September 16, 2018
First submittedOctober 8, 2015
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Africa
37°21' N
Tunisia
37°05' N
Algeria
35°55' N
Morocco
33°10' N
Libya
31°36' N
Egypt
 
 
Asia
81°51' N
Russia
55°06' N
Kazakhstan
53°34' N
China
52º09' N
Mongolia
45°36' N
Uzbekistan
Europe
81°51' N
Russia
80°49' N
Norway
70°05' N
Finland
69°04' N
Sweden
67°08' N
Iceland
 
 
North America
83°06' N
Canada
71°23' N
United States
32°43' N
Mexico
27°16' N
Bahamas
23°16' N
Cuba
Oceania
14°32' N
Marshall Islands
10°05' N
F.S. of Micronesia
8°10' N
Palau
2°03' N
Kiribati
0°30' S
Nauru
 
 
South America
15°50' N
Colombia
15°40' N
Venezuela
8°24' N
Guyana
6°01' N
Suriname
5°48' N
France (French Guiana)
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Level 63
Oct 8, 2015
You should put Russia in as one answer so people aren't credited twice
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Level 74
Oct 8, 2015
Do European Russia and Asian Russia have the same northerly latitude?
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Level ∞
Oct 9, 2015
The northernmost point is right on the boundary of Europe and Asia.
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Level 80
Oct 9, 2015
At 81°51', it must be on the islands north of Novaya Zemlya, but I think they are considered European. The northernmost Asian point would be on another archipelago north of Siberia, at about 81°16'. Of course, that would not make a big difference...
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Level 63
Oct 9, 2015
@Quizmaster But what about Russia counting as one answer, since they have the same latitude?
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Level 60
Jan 14, 2016
Got everything but.....China. Doh.
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Level 63
Jan 14, 2016
same aha.
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2019
me too ;-)
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Level 62
Jan 14, 2016
First time that I've got all right in first attempt in any quiz!!
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Level 63
Jan 14, 2016
Same here (not counting the planets quiz cause it's very easy). The countries of the world quiz is golden! It helped me in so many other quizzes.
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Level 80
Jan 14, 2016
Why accept French Guiana (France) and not e.g. St Pierre and Miquelon (also France).
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Level 68
Jan 14, 2016
Because French Guyana is actually what we call a Department, thus fully belonging to France, whereas Saint Pierre is "only" a Territory under French administration and influence (such as Guam, or the virgin islands for example)
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Level 80
Jan 14, 2016
That's a more or less satisfying answer for French territories (though a very artificial distinction in my opinion). Still doesn't work in the context of the quiz. Greenland is also an autonomous region, so Denmark should be included in North America. Either include all territories, or none.
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Level 80
Jan 14, 2016
In that case, the northernmost point in the USA is in Minnesota.
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Level 43
Jan 15, 2016
Kolp, that's the point, French Guyana is not an autonomous territory, it's french soil the same way Paris is according to french administration.
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Level 70
Jan 14, 2016
If you're accepting French Guiana, why not Greenland for Denmark? Or Ceuta & Millela as Spanish territories in Africa?
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Level 70
Sep 28, 2018
This is a fun quiz but not accurate. I absolutely agree with Welsh Wizard that if French Guiana is accepted as France in S. America (as it should be) then Ceuta and Melilla are Spain in Africa. And I would add that Pantellaria (also Lampedusa and Linosa) are Italy in Africa and Pantellaria is further north than Morocco and Madeira is Portugal in Africa. So the answer for Africa should read: Tunisia-Algeria-Italy-Morocco-Spain. Portugal would probably be next.
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Level 66
Nov 26, 2018
It is because Ceuta and Melila and others aren't fully integrated into their countries, but French Guiana is a full department of France.
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Level 70
Jan 14, 2016
Missed 2, Palau and Bahamas ....... scored 1/5 a lot of work for one point.
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Level 80
Jan 14, 2016
French Guiana is a department, it's the same as Alaska and Hawaii for the USA. Just... why can't you understand that? I already tried to explain that on several different quizzes. On the other hand, I think Hawaii is part of Polynesia, so the USA should be the northernmost country in Oceania, am I wrong?
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Level 78
Jan 14, 2016
So to make certain I understand, you're saying that French departments are the same thing as US states? And French territories are the same as US territories such as Guam and Puerto Rico? Can France's territories petition to be made departments instead of territories?
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Level 80
Jan 14, 2016
Exactly. As for the self-determination: for example, Mayotte became a department recently, in 2009, after a local referendum.
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Level 80
Jan 14, 2016
Most of the territories that are not departments, like New Caledonia or French Polynesia, remain as such because they want some autonomy, just like Greenland.
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Level 78
Jan 14, 2016
Asking whether the US should be considered as part of Oceania opens up the whole Australia/Oceania continent thing. Yes, the US is considered part of the Oceania region because of Hawaii. Whether Oceania is a continent in itself, or a region and Australia is the continent is the question, and one which doesn't seem to have a clear answer. It depends on your definition of continent. To me personally, both sides seem to have a valid argument.
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Level 58
Jan 14, 2016
Nice quiz!
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Level 36
Jan 14, 2016
Great quiz! Got all except for China, Uzberkistan, and all of Oceania (I don't know to many countries from Oceania)
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Level 36
Jan 14, 2016
and I missed Tunisia as well
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Level 30
Jan 14, 2016
You spelled Uzbekistan wrong. Enjoy your life.
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Level 78
Jan 14, 2016
I kept typing variations of Marianna Islands, wondering why it wasn't being accepted. Can't believe I mixed them up with the Marshall Islands. Only one I missed.
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Level 62
Jan 14, 2016
I got every single answer except for Kiribati in less than a minute, then got stuck.
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Level 67
Jan 14, 2016
Uzbekistan is further north than North Korea?!!!
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Level 42
May 22, 2017
That's what I was confused on too
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Level 36
Jan 14, 2016
26/29 and I get one point out of 5...
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Level 61
Jan 18, 2016
missed only one and got 3 points :-/
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Level 48
Jan 14, 2016
Got them all. I think you shouldn't help us with French Guyana.
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Level 78
Jan 14, 2016
I agree. The answer was filled in to avoid controversy, but it was controversial nonetheless. Might as well let us have the fun of trying to guess it for ourselves!
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Level 38
Jan 14, 2016
By the looks of it I'm the ONLY one who didn't get Uzbekistan!
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Level 83
Jan 14, 2016
Are you the 36%?
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Level 23
Jan 14, 2016
Can you accept "Lybia" for "Libya"?
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Level 43
Jan 15, 2016
Why that?
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Level 55
Jan 18, 2016
I got all of them and btw i am 8
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Level 40
Oct 28, 2016
Remembered Nauru with 1:47 to spare :P
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Level 27
Jan 20, 2017
Good going :) nice quiz
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Level 34
Jan 27, 2017
got everything except Uzbekistan Palau and Nauru
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Level 30
Apr 24, 2017
Way too easy a quiz.
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Level 42
May 22, 2017
29/29
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Level 50
Nov 23, 2018
Bahamas cost me a point.
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Level 64
Nov 23, 2018
100%!!! YES!
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Level 46
Dec 30, 2018
Very easy. 2:05 remaining
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Level 67
Jul 21, 2019
went through the countries of oceania twice... and still didnt come up with micronesia. started second guessing and thinking of some countries that I knew werent oceania, but ..... maybe they are ....?? haha. darn micronesia
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Level 69
Apr 14, 2020
You could get rid of the French Guiana controversy by limiting countries to the continent of their capital. This would be a slight issue with Russia, but would remove any problematic exclaves like Ceuta, French Guiana, and other ex colonial holdouts.
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Level 28
Apr 17, 2020
Aside from most of Oceania, all I missed was Mongolia.
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Level 57
Jun 6, 2020
got all right with 1:11 remaining