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*Tallest* Countries

Name the countries that have the longest north/south spans.
Not including Greenland
Continuous spans on the same land mass, not including exclaves
Last updated: November 03, 2018
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Span
Country
4,331 km
Brazil
4,065 km
Russia
4,042 km
Chile
3,700 km
China
3,398 km
Argentina
3,335 km
Canada
3,159 km
Australia
2,796 km
India
2,695 km
United States
2,086 km
D. R. Congo
Span
Country
2,062 km
Myanmar
2,043 km
Peru
2,019 km
Mexico
1,983 km
Algeria
1,858 km
Colombia
1,811 km
Mozambique
1,778 km
Chad
1,749 km
Saudi Arabia
1,679 km
Morocco
1,651 km
Thailand
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level ∞
Aug 8, 2015
This quiz is based on original research. The distances are approximate. Please let me know if I made any major mistakes.
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level 71
Aug 10, 2015
The concept of "tall" means looking only from a north-south perspective. I've done a Longest Countries quiz that looks at the greatest distance from one end of each country's mainland to the other, regardless of compass direction. There is also means less debate about how to calculate the distances.
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level 36
Jan 23, 2017
chile is so the tallest country in the world if its not then its defiently not brazil
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level 67
Dec 5, 2017
It may be that Chile is not continuous land, broken by major inlets into Argentina, just a possibility.
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level 28
Jan 23, 2018
Chile just looks so thin but Brazil is very large it's southern most point is with Uruguay and it' northern is Venezuela that is more than half of the continent.
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level 74
Jan 26, 2018
Skukx, care to back that up with any evidence?
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level 69
Jan 26, 2018
Malbaby, that's an interesting thought but I don't think it's quite true. The majority of the Chile-Argentina border runs along the Andes, so although there are some substantial inlets of the ocean, Chile has some contiguous mass going all the way south to the Strait of Magellan. Note that this is different than the Beagle Channel, which is south of the island of Tierra del Fuego (i.e., not included in this distance)
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level 41
Oct 24, 2018
maps are distorted guys, near the poles is stretched. its just so hard to tell what is actually longer.
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level 49
Aug 20, 2015
Thought Sweden would be here
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level ∞
Aug 20, 2015
The Mercator projection has been lying to us!
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level 30
Apr 25, 2017
So naive... hehe most conventional projections make countries close to the poles look bigger (and the other way around with those close to the equator) LOL
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level 68
Sep 7, 2015
Where is Kazakhstan?
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level 46
Oct 27, 2015
I thought this, Kazakhstan, Iran, Norway, Sweden, and Italy are all without a doubt taller than Morocco.
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level 46
Oct 27, 2015
Ah wait, unless morocco includes the disputed western sahara territory?
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level 43
Sep 18, 2015
I thought it was called Myanmar.
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level 57
Oct 27, 2015
Not on JetPunk.
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level 57
Nov 28, 2015
Myanmar is still acceptable.
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level 78
Jul 18, 2016
It is now.
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level 67
Oct 27, 2015
Surprised there is no France, Italy, Ukraine, Norway or Sweden.
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level 54
Oct 27, 2015
Oh, for god's sake. The whole time, I was typing countries with high elevations. I was getting furious that Nepal was not listed. I realized with ten seconds left that I was doing it wrong. Still, I managed to get 11/20, so that's a funny coincidence!
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level 70
Nov 28, 2015
I made the same mistake except I thought it meant largest difference between lowest and highest elevation. Strange thing is I got a lot right XD
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level 28
Feb 22, 2019
so me!
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level 14
Oct 28, 2015
Good quiz, missed out Burma man.. I typed in Laos instead
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level 45
Nov 28, 2015
Wow. I actually forgot the US (at least I got my own country...).
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level 34
Nov 28, 2015
original quiz. If you want to be exact, you should add Denmark (because of Greenland). If you define 'country' as being dependent of one government, that is.
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level 76
Dec 4, 2015
It says at the top "not including Greenland".
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level 47
Jan 11, 2017
And "continuous landmass"
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level 31
May 5, 2017
Greenland is a continuous landmass
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level 21
Aug 4, 2017
Greenland is not a country.
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level 75
Nov 28, 2015
Only missed Chad. Bad Chad.
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level 75
Jan 26, 2018
This time I got Chad but forgot DR Congo. Wrongo Congo.
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level 64
Nov 28, 2015
Well, I'm from Norway and I've been told that Norway is as *tall* as India... This may be wrong, but that's what I've been told.
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level 67
Dec 5, 2017
You have to take a line that is N-S in bearing (0degrees) and in Norway it's about 1448 km India is miles (forgive the pun) more N-S then that.
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level 33
Nov 29, 2015
Interesting quiz, only missed Morocco. I was surprised not to see Sweden or Norway though.
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level 56
Nov 29, 2015
missed columbia and algeria!
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level 21
Aug 4, 2017
You mean...Colombia.
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level 65
Nov 30, 2015
Curse you Burma.
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level 54
Dec 1, 2015
This quiz will anger a lot of Algerians and Sahrawis lol.
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level 45
Feb 2, 2016
Kazakhstan has a far larger north/south span than Thailand surely?
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level 43
Jul 12, 2016
what about Nepal ??
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level 45
Aug 18, 2016
If you're saying that because you think it has the most mountains then you really need to read the description!
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level 40
Oct 31, 2016
Missed Morocco :(
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level 20
Nov 24, 2016
New Zealand is pretty long and thin
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level 66
Apr 26, 2017
and also small
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level 38
Jan 12, 2017
I want to know the source of this jetpunk
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level ∞
May 31, 2017
I calculated the distance for every country manually. It took a lot of work. You're free to do it yourself if you want to contest the answers.
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level 61
Jan 23, 2017
And by appearing in both the "widest" and "tallest" quizzes while being a relatively small country, Morocco wins the title of "Most Diagonal Country in the World"
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level 30
Apr 25, 2017
Missed Myanmar. The most common and conventional projections make landmasses close to the equator small than those closer to the poles. That's why some people here thought Sweden (for example) looked bigger... LOL Naive.
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level 46
Jul 23, 2017
Where's Nepal?
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level 71
Sep 5, 2017
Just below China and above India.
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level 44
Aug 9, 2017
Dang it, Mexico!
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level 44
Jan 1, 2018
Dang it Argentina and Australia
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level 49
Jan 25, 2018
Can you do another quiz that isn't so ridiculous in its "continuous distance" parameter?
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level ∞
Dec 25, 2018
No, this is better.
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level 43
Jan 26, 2018
I'd like to contest Vietnam. It is very, very close to Thailand, when I used a distance calculator, I got as close as 1,648 km which is remarkably close. I would check Vietnam again just in case :)
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level 49
Jan 26, 2018
Morocco! Does it include Western Sahara?
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level 51
Jan 27, 2018
Yes, apparently it does in this quiz. Otherwise you don't get the 1,600+ kms
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level 49
May 14, 2018
Shocked that Finland is not on the list!
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level 40
Feb 22, 2019
Norway is 1789,6 km from south to north.
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level ∞
Feb 22, 2019
Did you measure it?