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Northernmost Countries Quiz

Name the world's 20 northernmost countries.
Not including overseas posessions, such as Greenland
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Last updated: March 19, 2018
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First submittedFebruary 15, 2013
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° North
Country
83°06'
Canada
81°51'
Russia
80°49'
Norway
71°23'
United States
70°05'
Finland
69°04'
Sweden
67°08'
Iceland
° North
Country
60°51'
United Kingdom
59°48'
Estonia
58°05'
Latvia
57°45'
Denmark
56°27'
Lithuania
56°08'
Belarus
55°26'
Ireland
° North
Country
55°06'
Kazakhstan
55°03'
Germany
54°50'
Poland
53°34'
China
53°32'
Netherlands
52°22'
Ukraine
100 Recent Comments
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Level 16
Feb 15, 2017
US for united states? Holand for netherlands?
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Level 83
Feb 17, 2017
US is too short, USA is accepted on Jetpunk. So is Holland.
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Level 58
Jun 25, 2021
Holland shouldn't be accepted, that is a country from the 16th century. And is now a province in the Netherlands.
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Level 48
Jan 5, 2024
Two provinces, actually; North and South Holland.
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Level 53
Feb 15, 2017
Yay! Got them all right.
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Level 46
Feb 21, 2017
i missed china omg
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Level 66
Apr 26, 2017
same, gosh
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Level 39
Apr 17, 2017
Got them all, got China at the last few seconds.
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Level 37
May 9, 2017
Strange that Ireland is included but not its next-door neighbor, the United Kingdom.
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Level 32
Jun 1, 2017
UK is in the answers
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Level 59
Aug 22, 2017
Ha!!
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Level 41
Jul 6, 2017
lol im use to that spelling now
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Level 48
Dec 20, 2017
...missed Iceland and Germany. Going to bury myself now.
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Level 54
Dec 17, 2020
Lol @ missing Iceland with your name.
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Level 66
Jan 29, 2018
Had them all but one with tons of time left. Down to the wire to think of US. Facepalm Alaska
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Level 52
Mar 25, 2018
I said every country aside from Ireland. Somehow I said the UK but forgot Ireland. How stupid of me. XD
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Level 63
May 22, 2018
I never really look at both sides of Asia at the same time, and think to myself to compare how high up Belarus, the Ukraine or Kazakhstan comes compared to the likes of Mongolia, Japan or South Korea... I could eventually figure out everything here - but I tried a lot of wrong things first.
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Level 77
Jun 8, 2018
Without checking the map, I suspect that Mongolia is on the whole higher than Belarus or the Ukraine, just not quite so far North.
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Level 54
Dec 17, 2020
Mongolia ranges from 41 degrees to 50. Ukraine from 45-52 (44 if you count Crimea). And Belarus is north of Ukraine. So they're more northern both in average latitude and northernmost latitude.
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Level 40
May 22, 2018
How is China there and not Mongolia?
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Level 48
May 22, 2018
There is a part of China more north than Mongolia if you look on a map.
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Level 33
Jul 2, 2018
What about Japan?
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Level 71
Jul 3, 2018
Cape Soya is the Northernmost point of Japan at 45o 31' n .... Mongolia for instance has Northern points in the 50s north and they are not on the list either. Ukraine is 53o22'n and is last on the list.
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Level 60
Jul 20, 2018
Japan?
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Level 55
Jul 20, 2018
Please correct the caveat:

possessions

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Level 75
Jul 20, 2018
Started typing Ukraine and got UK. I would have gotten UK, too, but it still counts as a freebie and I love freebies.
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Level 67
Jul 20, 2018
I struggled- good quiz.
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Level 64
Jul 20, 2018
100%!!! YES!
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Level 36
Jul 20, 2018
Ukraine?
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Level 28
Jul 23, 2018
100% with 2:09 left!
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Level 76
Jul 24, 2018
I think you need to specify which definition of 'northernmost' you mean. It became clear from the answers that it must be based on how far the northernmost point of the country is, but 'northernmost' can also be defined by things like how far north the country's median latitude is or how far north its southernmost point is, or how far north the population is on average, and it was not clear from the title which of these many definitions was intended.
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Level 47
Apr 13, 2024
do you do math by any chance?
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Level 33
Oct 2, 2018
Wait, where is Belgium?
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Level 45
Oct 17, 2018
Ukraine?!?! What about belgium or mongolia or japan or north korea or something?
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Level 54
Dec 17, 2020
North Korea is nowhere near this level. I think it goes to about 41, whereas the lowest country on this list is 52. Japan, too, is only about 45. Belgium is close however. Mongolia is somewhat close, I think it goes up to 49 or 50 (but might be closer than I think).
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Level 25
Dec 27, 2018
dummy missed denmark
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Level 24
Jan 24, 2019
Being Norwegian, I consider over half of these countries to just be "the south".

I like "the south". We go there on holiday sometimes. It's warm there.

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Level 47
Apr 13, 2024
hahah
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Level 28
Jan 31, 2019
I like how there’s like 50 people saying they missed Kazakhstan, even though it’s not a big deal since only 62% (including me 😀) got it. Fun fact: Astana is the northernmost non-European capital.
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Level 63
Mar 3, 2019
Yes! Got them all with 1:49 remaining at 11:02:27 AM. China, of course, was the last one I guessed.
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Level 51
Oct 11, 2019
is accepts kazakjstan for kazakhstan
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Level 19
Oct 29, 2019
How is China here but not Mongolia?
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Level 50
Jan 24, 2020
Because part of China is further north than mongolia
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Level 50
Jan 24, 2020
Got China at last second. Good quiz
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Level 32
Mar 20, 2020
Not to flex, but I got 20/20 in in 48 seconds. I'm also 12.
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Level 28
Apr 24, 2020
20/20, not bad for a sloth
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Level 16
Jun 30, 2020
To author: you should make an explicit statement that overseas departments of France do not count (St Pierre and Miquelon borders northern province of New Foundland, Canada). Either that, or include France and drop Ukraine.

And no these overseas departments are NOT colonies or territories like Puerto Rico, they are an integral component of France. This is the reason why France's longest land border is with Brazil (another interesting factoid).

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Level 39
Dec 30, 2020
St Pierre and Miquelon is not an overseas department though, it's just a territory. All of France's actual overseas departments are further south than mainland France.
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Level 58
Jan 4, 2022
Even if you include overseas territories, France would not be included. St Pierre & Miquelon is considerably further south than the northern part of metropolitan France.
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Level 58
Jul 23, 2020
18 of 20 1st try 30th percentile proof test takers are going ten times or more and pretending they achieved 20 on their 1st try when it was their 12 th
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2020
I've gotten 20 3 out of 4 times including my first try but I'm a geography nerd. I believe the stats only count the first try.
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Level 31
Jan 21, 2024
🤕
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Level 45
Jul 23, 2020
got all correct with 1;51 remaning suprised to see poland instead of belgium
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Level 35
Jul 23, 2020
I got Holland/Netherlands with 53 seconds remaining.
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Level 28
Jul 23, 2020
completed in 54 seconds on first go!
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Level 44
Jul 23, 2020
The Netherlands is shockingly northern!
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Level 28
Jul 24, 2020
I missed Lithuania, Belarus, China and Kazakhstan.
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Level 29
Jul 26, 2020
I got all correct!!!
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Level 29
Jul 26, 2020
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland took up about 2/5
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Level 30
Aug 16, 2020
Got 100%!
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Level 32
Aug 17, 2020
3:09 left and 100% :)
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Level 57
Sep 1, 2020
ALWAYS CHINA JUST ALWAYS CHINA
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Level 52
Oct 4, 2020
Lol i almost missed China
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Level 53
Oct 15, 2020
ugh how did i miss iceland
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Level 59
Nov 2, 2020
Wow I got 100% with 2:55 to spare
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Level 45
Nov 10, 2020
Tried mongolia, didn't even think about kazakhstan, I am dissapointed.
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Level 16
Nov 16, 2020
I forgot the United States *facepalm* :(
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Level 54
Dec 17, 2020
That's fair. The United States outside of Alaska doesn't get anywhere near this level of latitude. And Alaska is "across the sea territory" I must say.
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Level 39
May 12, 2021
I cannot agree with this, as an American. Before Alaska became a state, then I may agree with this, but Alaska is part of our fifty states, so therefore it is our mainland and not an overseas territory.
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Level 58
Jun 25, 2021
it actually does get reasonably close, the northernmost point is Angle Inlet at 49 N. But Alaska is a state, as well as Hawaii, this was confirmed in 1959.
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Level 54
Dec 17, 2020
I FORGOT GERMANY. But the thing is I didn't forget it, exactly. I spent the last 1:30 of the quiz at 19/20, thinking "What could the last one possibly be???" I was iron certain that I had already typed Germany lmao
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Level 59
Dec 17, 2020
Dang it, I thought I already typed Denmark, and I didn't think Ukraine jutted that far north.
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Level 31
Feb 25, 2021
I'm a little concerned how China is in the list and Mongolia isn't and which Mongolia is the northern border of China.
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Level 23
Mar 5, 2021
how does only 65% get kazakhstan
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Level 48
Apr 6, 2021
Got Kazakhstan with few seconds to go... surprised Mongolia is not there but otherwise this was fairly easy coming from North Europe
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Level 58
May 21, 2021
Ukraine and Kazakhstan are surprising, since they look so "southern" on the maps...

I guessed Belgium and Mongolia before I tried those two.

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Level 37
Aug 14, 2021
I got 100% with 3;08 left…. Let’s goooooo
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Level 42
Oct 24, 2021
first try although wasn't expecting ukraine
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Level 67
Nov 4, 2021
I got USA with 10 seconds left... 20/20
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Level 55
Nov 4, 2021
What about Saint Pierre and Miquelon? It has a closer affiliation with France than Greenland does with Denmark.
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Level 58
Nov 9, 2021
I think mainland France would be closer anyways, but St. Pierre et Miquelon is around 46°.
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Level 26
Jan 4, 2022
2:24 100% i forgot ukraine thought it was more south idk why ;-;
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Level 32
Jan 4, 2022
Missed Netherlands :(
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Level 62
Jan 5, 2022
Got all the answers but very surprised by some, as I thought other countries were higher. Obviously need to brush up a bit
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Level 26
Feb 25, 2022
like what countries?
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Level 67
Jan 6, 2022
2:07 remaining
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Level 42
Feb 4, 2022
I feel like if this quiz involved the center points of the countries, the results would be a LOT different
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Level 24
Feb 9, 2022
0:06 seconds left and got China! 20/20
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Level 26
Feb 25, 2022
I'm suprised only 67% get Kazakhstan
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Level 26
Feb 25, 2022
btw I got 20/20 and i'm only 8!
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Level 45
May 9, 2022
got them all and im only nine
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Level 44
Jun 10, 2022
love the quiz! i need a south version
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Level 23
Dec 17, 2022
Mongolia man?! Where
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Level 29
Feb 14, 2023
daayyym almost forgot Netherlands and Ireland!!
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Level 38
Apr 17, 2023
Fun quiz!
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Level 30
May 29, 2023
that was surprisingly easy
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Level 28
Jun 1, 2023
How the **** did I get Kazakhstan on the literal last second? (Me)

Because of me ;) (my brain)

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Level 20
Jul 16, 2023
100% with 2:55 left
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Level 43
Nov 15, 2023
Got it with 3:44 remaining got Netherlands at the last second
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Level 43
Nov 15, 2023
I was so dumb gosh