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Top 10 Biggest Economies in Africa

Can you name the ten African countries with the largest GDPs.
2017 forecast by the IMF
In U.S. dollars. Using the Purchasing Power Parity method
Last updated: January 22, 2018
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GDP
Country
1,199 bil
Egypt
1,124 bil
Nigeria
762 bil
South Africa
635 bil
Algeria
301 bil
Morocco
GDP
Country
195 bil
Ethiopia
194 bil
Angola
187 bil
Sudan
164 bil
Kenya
164 bil
Tanzania
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level 71
Aug 23, 2016
Maybe make it 2 minutes? 3 minutes is plenty of time to play scattergun with African countries and get the lot.
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level 79
Aug 23, 2016
I got them all at 2:24 and was guessing a lot, so agreed. Possibly the same with the other quizzes in the series?
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level 59
Jul 22, 2018
For the 2 of you indicating you named 54 countries in 36 seconds just goes to show you're great African nations by rote, but not using your thinking caps about the subject at hand.
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level 75
Sep 10, 2016
thirded. I had 2:24 left
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level 58
Sep 26, 2016
I actually tried to think and picture the big African countries rather than guessing completely and still got them all with 1:02 left so I agree. 2 minutes seem like a good time.
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level 64
Dec 2, 2016
I got a few by trying to think of any African countries that were internationally known for any particular industry (including tourism). Then I got the rest of them by just guessing the most populated countries. There were no big surprises (What!? How did Lesotho and Burundi make the list!?), so I got them all with 2:28 left.
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level 54
Dec 2, 2016
It takes more time if playing on a mobile phone
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level 57
May 23, 2018
Who plays Jetpunk on a mobile phone?
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level 53
Dec 2, 2016
1:58
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level ∞
Jan 21, 2018
Reduced to 2 minutes
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level 48
Jan 22, 2018
Smart decision! It is pretty clear (at least if, like me, one lives in Europe) that the three large north African countries should be on the list. And anyone presumably knows that Nigeria and South Africa are big. So there's plenty of time to "scattergun" the rest of the continent.
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level 45
Mar 20, 2018
I need 3. Change it back.
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level 74
Mar 20, 2018
Very easy. I finished with my first 12 guesses. Only misses were Libya and the DRC.
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level 3
Mar 20, 2018
shut it m8
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level 59
Dec 2, 2016
So I was sitting there with 2:00 left and one more country to get (it turned out to be Angola) just typing, Congo, D.R. Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, all the while getting angrier and angrier...but seriously how is D.R. Congo not in the top ten? 0
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level 60
Dec 2, 2016
A lot of war and corruption.
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level 51
Dec 4, 2016
Belgium and King Leopold, with a massacre worse than the Holocaust, and corrupt leadership ever since.
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level ∞
Jan 21, 2018
Finally someone gets it. Belgium, the source of all the world's problems!
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level 61
Dec 2, 2016
Ethiopia was a last second guess - really surprised me.
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level 74
Dec 2, 2016
While one of the poorest countries in Africa, there are still over 100 million people there.
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level 47
Dec 2, 2016
full house. 1:26 remaining
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level 42
Dec 2, 2016
100% with 58 seconds remaining. great quiz, maybe a bit more time???
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level 65
Dec 2, 2016
My 100% on first attempt is getting reasonably common nowadays - about once a month!! Will reach level 50 soon and retire!!
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level 36
Dec 2, 2016
Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania
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level 56
Jun 15, 2017
What about them?
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level 44
Jun 12, 2018
I'm curious as well. What is your point?
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level 34
Dec 2, 2016
Got it with 29 seconds to go. Actually, I had only country remaining with a minute and a half to go, then I kept on typing the names of countries I had not written yet till I got Tanzania right!! Phew!!!
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level 44
Dec 3, 2016
Heh, totally didn't forget South Africa... duh xD
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level 65
Mar 20, 2018
And when I finally memorized that Nigeria was Africa's biggest economy, Egypt took over. :)
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level 53
Mar 20, 2018
Mmm fun. FH, 0:24
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level 67
Mar 22, 2018
I'm surprised that Egypt has the biggest economy with the current situation here to be honest.
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level 32
Mar 22, 2018
got angola in the very last second woooo
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level 35
Nov 16, 2018
10/10 wow