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Top 20 Countries Wider than Tall

Name the countries with the most "horizontal" shape.
Ratio = ratio of average width to average height
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Last updated: September 13, 2019
First submittedSeptember 13, 2019
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Ratio
Continent
Country
2.96
Africa
Gambia
2.58
Asia
Turkey
2.56
North America
Jamaica
2.39
North America
Cuba
2.36
Asia
East Timor
2.26
Europe
Russia
2.22
Asia
Kyrgyzstan
2.14
Asia
Mongolia
2.09
Africa
Guinea-Bissau
2.08
North America
El Salvador
Ratio
Continent
Country
2.06
Europe
Slovakia
2.04
North America
Honduras
2.04
Asia
Cyprus
1.85
Asia
Nepal
1.85
Asia
Bhutan
1.80
North America
United States
1.78
Africa
Central African Republic
1.77
Asia
Georgia
1.76
Europe
Czech Republic
1.76
Asia
Kazakhstan
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level ∞
Sep 13, 2019
Here's how I computed the average width of a country. I represented each country as a grid of 2500 points. Then, for each point, I calculated how far you could travel in a straight east-west line without leaving the country. The average width is the average of these distances.
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level 67
Sep 14, 2019
I love this methodology. Even if I did try archipelagic countries that are aligned east-west.
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level 71
Sep 13, 2019
Does this quiz exclude countries smaller than a certain area?
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level ∞
Sep 13, 2019
No.
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level 74
Sep 14, 2019
Guinea Bissau feels wrong when you look at the map
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level 65
Sep 15, 2019
Not Monaco?