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Countries with Glaciers

Name the countries that have glaciers.
Countries with glaciers in external territories are filled in
Quiz by PauloMX
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Last updated: August 6, 2018
First submittedDecember 14, 2015
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Africa
Kenya
Tanzania
Uganda
Asia
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bhutan
China
Georgia
India
Indonesia
Iran
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Pakistan
Russia
Tajikistan
Turkey
Europe
Albania
Austria
Bulgaria
France
Germany
Iceland
Italy
Montenegro
Norway
Romania
Russia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
North America
Canada
Denmark
(Greenland)
Mexico
United States
Oceania
Australia
(Heard Islands /
McDonald Islands)
New Zealand
South America
Argentina
Bolivia
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Peru
United Kingdom
(South Georgia)
Venezuela
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level 85
Dec 14, 2015
There are also glaciers in Spain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_glaciers_in_Europe#Spain Kenya should also be included: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_glaciers_in_Africa
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level 58
Dec 15, 2015
Thanks Carlos! both countries are on the quiz!
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level 71
Dec 14, 2015
I think there's some in Rwenzori Mountains, too
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level 58
Dec 15, 2015
You are right! Rwenzori Mountains has their last glaciers I hope global warming doesn't melt this glaciers soon :(
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level 71
Dec 22, 2015
aren't part of those glaciers in DRC?
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level ∞
Dec 22, 2015
Looking at Google Earth, it's hard to say. Most of the snowy stuff seems to be on the Uganda side.
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level 23
Oct 20, 2017
There are definitely glaciers in the DRC. Those are glaciers you can see in Google Earth. That being said, they won't be around for long...
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level 58
Dec 22, 2015
Japan has glaciers. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_glaciers_in_Asia
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level 71
Dec 22, 2015
I tried googling Afghanistan glaciers and looks like there are some - http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386f/pdf/F3_Afghanistan.pdf
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level 77
Dec 22, 2015
The Tuyuk-Su glacier is in Kazakhstan.
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level 77
Dec 22, 2015
Mount Ararat in Turkey has glaciers.
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level 77
Dec 22, 2015
The Tufandag glacier is in Azerbaijan.
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level 77
Dec 22, 2015
Hkakabo Razi in Burma has glaciers.
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level 77
Dec 22, 2015
Albania has glaciers in the Prokletije range.
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level ∞
Dec 23, 2015
Added all the missing countries. This is one of those cases where the Wikipedia source was incomplete.
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level 84
Dec 23, 2015
Curiosity, did you take the time to update Wikipedia?
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level ∞
Aug 6, 2018
It would have taken all day, so no. I do make corrections from time to time however.
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level 84
Dec 28, 2015
Did something change with Burma's status, such that Myanmar is not even an acceptable alternative anymore?
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level 68
Dec 23, 2015
Armenia has glaciers too: http://www.britannica.com/place/Mount-Aragats
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level ∞
Aug 6, 2018
Added that one, thanks. It looks like I may have to remove that country in a few years, unfortunately.
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level 66
Jan 10, 2016
Damn, I learned from here that there are glaciers in my own country! I got it because of the alphabetical order of the lists, but still...
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level 70
Jan 13, 2016
Nisam znao da ima glečera na Balkanu!
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level 66
Feb 29, 2016
Aз също. ;)
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level 70
Jan 13, 2016
Original idea :)
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level 48
Feb 29, 2016
Bit more time?
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level 67
Aug 8, 2018
Yeah could do with a bit more time. There are a lot of possible answers
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level 54
Feb 29, 2016
Andorre et le Liechtenstein en ont aussi.
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level 23
Oct 20, 2017
I've found no evidence of that.
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level 56
Feb 29, 2016
shows how much i know about glaciers, i thought they were a thing in the north pole.
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level 58
Feb 29, 2016
Same. I managed to guess a good many of them, but only while thinking, "I'm not sure I know what a glacier is..."
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level 66
Feb 29, 2016
Wonder how large this list will be in 2050, 2100....
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level 23
Oct 20, 2017
You can definitely strike of Venezuela, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Indonesia by 2050. :(
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level 44
Mar 1, 2016
Can you accept turkiye for turkey? Thanks turkey in turkish
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level 77
Mar 1, 2016
Glacier is one of the most absurdly pronounced words on the BBC.
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level 75
Aug 7, 2018
Glacier? How is it pronounced?
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level 43
Mar 10, 2016
Romania has glaciers. You can google Pestera Scarisoara and even wiki will tell you so :)
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level ∞
Aug 6, 2018
Added Romania
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level 46
Jul 4, 2016
It seems that Finland is the northernmost country without glaciers.
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level 60
Nov 11, 2016
there are glaciers in romania
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level 23
Oct 20, 2017
Sadly the glaciers in Uganda and Venezuela are not long for this world... Nor indeed Indonesia (West Papua). Correction: The DRC also contains glaciers on it's side of the Ruwenzori.
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level 66
Aug 7, 2018
No glaciers in Finland. Huh. Glacial striations aplenty, but no glaciers. Wow, I would not have guessed.
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level 82
Aug 7, 2018
We don't have enough high ground that is cold the whole year around for glaciers to form. 1361 meters is quite low and that's just one place.
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level 69
Oct 9, 2018
Still really surprising to be honest.
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level 68
Oct 9, 2018
Finland is so low Norway tried to donate a mountain just to be nice. https://nordic.businessinsider.com/finland-100-norway-mountain--/
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level 59
Aug 8, 2018
Sorry, I know so little about geology and what not- how do so many warm, equatorial countries have glaciers?
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level 66
Aug 11, 2018
which equatorial country in the list are you talking about?
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level 67
Aug 17, 2018
I would guess 'Daffy' is referring to Indonesia, Kenya, Ecuador, Colombia and very close Tanzania and Peru and Uganda.
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level 74
Aug 17, 2018
The high altitude drastically changes climate
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level 35
Oct 9, 2018
I'm very surprised to learn Indonesia has glaciers.
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level 69
Oct 9, 2018
Indonesia has some huge mountains in West Papua. I'm actually surprised that PNG doesn't have any.
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level 52
Oct 9, 2018
Yay Montenegro!
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level 54
Oct 9, 2018
Andorra ?
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level 63
Oct 9, 2018
Please give a little bit more time
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level 35
Oct 9, 2018
After researching about it, I think the Papua/New Guinea (Puncak Jaya) glacier is almost completely gone now.
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level 63
Jul 7, 2019
The research took so long it melted?
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level 46
Oct 9, 2018
46/47 but I forgot Iceland existed!!
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level 62
Oct 9, 2018
This quiz needs more time.
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level 67
Oct 9, 2018
I missed Myanmar... augh!
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level 36
Oct 13, 2018
I agree. Some answers are not so obvious.
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level 45
Oct 9, 2018
We need more time. Like a lot more time
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level 64
Oct 9, 2018
100%!!! YES!
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level 52
Oct 10, 2018
andorra?
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level 50
Oct 10, 2018
42/47 first try, not bad
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level 35
Oct 17, 2018
There are two ice caves in Slovakia (Dobsinska and Demanovska), same amount as in Romania, yet Slovakia is not on the list and Romania is. If it was up to me, I wouldn't count ice caves as glaciers. But it's up to Quizmaster to decide. ;-)
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level 53
Feb 2, 2019
Needs another minute or two...