Countries with Glaciers

Can you name the countries in the world that have glaciers?
Countries with glaciers in external territories are filled in
Quiz by PauloMX
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Last updated: July 31, 2020
First submittedDecember 14, 2015
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Africa
D. R. Congo
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 89
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 62
Dec 15, 2015
Thanks Carlos! both countries are on the quiz!
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Level 73
Dec 14, 2015
I think there's some in Rwenzori Mountains, too
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Level 62
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 73
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 22
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 59
Dec 22, 2015
Japan has glaciers.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_glaciers_in_Asia

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Level 73
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 80
Dec 22, 2015
The Tuyuk-Su glacier is in Kazakhstan.
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Level 80
Dec 22, 2015
Mount Ararat in Turkey has glaciers.
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Level 80
Dec 22, 2015
The Tufandag glacier is in Azerbaijan.
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Level 80
Dec 22, 2015
Hkakabo Razi in Burma has glaciers.
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Level 80
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 88
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 85
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 71
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 70
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 72
Jan 13, 2016
Nisam znao da ima glečera na Balkanu!
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Level 70
Feb 29, 2016
Aз също. ;)
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Level 72
Jan 13, 2016
Original idea :)
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Level 50
Feb 29, 2016
Bit more time?
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Level 69
Aug 8, 2018
Yeah could do with a bit more time. There are a lot of possible answers
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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 67
Feb 29, 2016
Wonder how large this list will be in 2050, 2100....
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Level 22
Oct 20, 2017
You can definitely strike of Venezuela, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Indonesia by 2050. :(
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Level 43
Mar 1, 2016
Can you accept turkiye for turkey? Thanks turkey in turkish
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Level 62
Aug 19, 2020
And please accept Perú for Peru.
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Level 81
Mar 1, 2016
Glacier is one of the most absurdly pronounced words on the BBC.
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Level 78
Aug 7, 2018
Glacier? How is it pronounced?
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Level 80
Aug 1, 2020
There are several pronunciations, depending on how posh the speaker is (or pretends to be) - the one that sounds the most odd to American ears is "GLASS-ee-ur."
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Level 82
Aug 1, 2020
Somebody really fumbling pretending to be posh would say GLASS-ee-ay.
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Level 81
Aug 17, 2020
Yeah it's like "glassier" (as in more glassy) but with a comically over-emphasized first syllable. As freestatebear said.
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Level 74
Aug 17, 2020
And how do you pronounce it?
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Level 68
Aug 17, 2020
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, there are two variant pronunciation for glacier: /ɡlasɪə/ (gl-ass-ier) and /ɡleɪsɪə/ (glay-sier).
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Level 58
Aug 18, 2020
I say it like glay-sher.
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Level 62
Aug 19, 2020
Basically, either pronounce it with the first syllable to rhyme with 'mass', or with the first syllable to rhyme with 'place'. Some prefer the renegade 'glaysher' version...!
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Level 46
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 48
Jul 4, 2016
It seems that Finland is the northernmost country without glaciers.
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Level 70
Aug 1, 2020
Ironically the highest point in the country is on a slope of a mountain with its peak in Norway!
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Level 66
Nov 11, 2016
there are glaciers in romania
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Level 22
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 69
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 71
Oct 9, 2018
Still really surprising to be honest.
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Level 75
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 62
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 68
Aug 11, 2018
which equatorial country in the list are you talking about?
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Level 70
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 49
Aug 19, 2020
Uganda is on the equator
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Level 78
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 71
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 49
Aug 19, 2020
Yeah the only reason I guessed it is the New Guinea island.
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Level 55
Oct 9, 2018
Yay Montenegro!
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Level 54
Oct 9, 2018
Andorra ?
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Level 72
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 67
Jul 7, 2019
The research took so long it melted?
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Level ∞
Jul 30, 2020
I'm still seeing what appear to be glaciers on Google Maps.
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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 71
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 56
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 55
Oct 10, 2018
andorra?
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Level 51
Oct 10, 2018
42/47 first try, not bad
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Level 42
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...
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2019
It definitely needs more time, on tablet I can only type in 35 countries and then time is up... So even while knowing the answers I wont ne able to finish this quiz. (I might not have thought of Indoesia, but if that is the only one left..)
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Level ∞
Jul 30, 2020
Added two more minutes, thanks!
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Level 62
May 9, 2020
Nice quiz!
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Level 55
Jul 30, 2020
https://www.rwenzorimountains.com/climbing-mount-emin/

In fact the only named glacier in the Rwenzori Mountains on Google Maps, the Emin Glacier, is in the DR Congo

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Level ∞
Jul 31, 2020
Added that one
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Level 67
Aug 1, 2020
I wonder which have been the last countries which lost their glacier(s) in the past?!
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Level 73
Aug 3, 2020
The Humboldt Glacier in Venezuela, the country's last, is almost gone. It'll probably be the first country to drop of this list, sadly.
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Level 81
Aug 17, 2020
I remember taking this quiz and it being substantially shorter. Glaciers popping up all over the place now...
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Level 46
Aug 17, 2020
Can you add Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein?
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Level 55
Aug 19, 2020
There are no glaciers in Liechtenstein but you're right, there are some in Uzbekistan in Ugam-Chatkal National Park and southeast of Samarkand:

42.195818, 71.151192

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Level 50
Aug 17, 2020
Intresting that Bolivia has a glacier but Brazil doesn't!
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Level 53
Aug 18, 2020
Andes I think.
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Level 46
Nov 25, 2020
Yes I thought that too. Presumably that makes Brazil the largest country with no glaciers. That's a really useless bit of interesting information.
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Level 49
Aug 19, 2020
There are glaciers in Mexico but not in Finland? Wow! That's pretty cool IMHO
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Level 57
Aug 23, 2020
Altitude is more of a predictor of glacier-having than latitude. A country with hot low-lying areas that has some tall mountains is more likely to have glaciers than a country with colder low-lying areas that has no tall mountains. The sky is always cold, bro.
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Level 51
Aug 20, 2020
47/48, missed Germany :(
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Level 55
Dec 26, 2020
Uzbekistan needs to be included!