Trace the Coast of Afro-Eurasia with a Map

Starting from the northernmost point of mainland Afro-Eurasia, going clockwise, trace the outline of the countries by correctly naming each country along the way.

Read the caveats!

You might have to name a country multiple times.
Oversea territories are excluded. Hence Gibraltar, and Spanish territories in Africa aren't valid
Quiz by GeoPhilia
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Last updated: December 28, 2020
First submittedSeptember 4, 2020
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Start from the
Northern Most point
of Afro-Eurasia
Russia
(Asian Arctic)
North Korea
(Sea of Japan)
South Korea
North Korea
(Yellow Sea)
China
Vietnam
Cambodia
Thailand
(Gulf of Thailand)
Malaysia
Thailand
(Andaman Sea)
Myanmar
Bangladesh
India
Pakistan
Iran
Iraq
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
(North Persian Gulf)
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
(South Persian Gulf)
United Arab Emirates
(Persian Gulf)
Oman
(Strait of Hormuz)
United Arab Emirates
(Arabian Sea)
Oman
(Arabian Sea)
Yemen
Saudi Arabia
(Red Sea)
Jordan
Israel
(Gulf of Aqaba)
Egypt
(Red Sea)
Sudan
Eritrea
Djibouti
Somalia
Kenya
Tanzania
 
 
Mozambique
South Africa
Namibia
Angola
DR Congo
Angola
(Cabinda)
Republic of the Congo
Gabon
Equatorial Guinea
Cameroon
Nigeria
Benin
Togo
Ghana
Ivory Coast
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Senegal
(South)
Gambia
Senegal
(North)
Mauritania
Morocco
Algeria
Tunisia
Libya
Egypt
(Mediterranean Sea)
Israel
(Mediterranean Sea)
Lebanon
Syria
Turkey
(Asian)
Georgia
Russia
(Black Sea)
Ukraine
(Sea of Azov)
 
 
Russia
(Crimea)
Ukraine
(Black Sea)
Romania
Bulgaria
Turkey
(European)
Greece
Albania
Montenegro
Croatia
(South)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia
(North)
Slovenia
Italy
France
Monaco
France
(Mediterranean Sea)
Spain
(Mediterranean Sea)
Portugal
Spain
(Bay of Biscay)
France
(Bay of Biscay)
Belgium
Netherlands
Germany
(North Sea)
Denmark
Germany
(Baltic Sea)
Poland
Russia
(Kaliningrad)
Lithuania
Latvia
Estonia
Russia
(Saint Petersburg)
Finland
Sweden
Norway
Russia
(European Arctic)
End at the
Northern Most point
of Afro-Eurasia
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Level 67
Sep 4, 2020
Excellent! I was looking foward to this quiz.
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Level 57
Sep 4, 2020
Thanks :-D
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Level 80
Sep 4, 2020
Love it! Nominated :)

I'm confused about Ceuta and Melilla though. I thought they were part of Spain, like French Guiana is part of France, and not overseas territories like Gibraltar. Other featured quizzes seem to think so e.g. "Countries by Bordering Flags #2", where the Spanish flag is given for Morocco. And they aren't on Wikipedia's list of dependent territories.

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Level 73
Sep 4, 2020
Me too. But I consider that the difference between the status of the Spanish territories of Ceuta/Melilla and the UK territory of Gibraltar is no more than semantics. Basically they are bits of Spain and UK respectively, separated from their respective mainlands. But then I'm biased; I'm Gibraltarian. I notice that Crimea is included as part of Russia though that doesn't have any proper status.

I'd also like to point out that after you move along the coast from Belgium to the Netherlands, you come back to Belgium again. More than once, I fancy.

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Level 80
Sep 4, 2020
Isn't the main difference that Ceuta and Melilla are constituencies of Spain that vote in general elections and have representation in the Spanish Parliament? I thought Gibraltar only voted on matters relating to the EU, but I'm no expert.
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Level 57
Sep 5, 2020
Ceuta and Melilla were excluded on purpose, that's why they had special mention in the caveat. And for Crimea, it is JetPunk standard that Crimea is considered Russian.
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Level 80
Sep 5, 2020
Sure, saw the caveat, I didn't think it was an oversight. Just confused about their official status, or whether there's an official Jetpunk position on them. Some people/quizzes seem to consider them part of Spain and others don't.
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Level 85
Dec 28, 2020
Including Spanish and U.K. enclaves would be more fun, on a par with remembering the Omani and Angolan blips.
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Level 69
Feb 17, 2021
Re the Netherlands/Belgium point, I don't think that's true unless you include the estuary of the Scheldt as part of the coast. At the point where the NL/BE border is, I think it's pretty clearly a river.

Apart from that, I don't think there's anywhere you could say the coast goes back to Belgium - all the various Belgian enclaves in NL are well inland.

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Level 47
Feb 17, 2021
I was confused too by Ceuta, Melilla and Gibraltar.

Belgium/ Netherlands; if you follow the Westerschelde, you’ll end up in Belgium again, but Westerschelde is de estuary of the river Schelde, so you can’t consider it as part of the coastline.

Overall, a great quiz!

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Level 36
Feb 18, 2021
Ceuta and Melilla are definitely considered Spanish territory and there are also another enclave that could be added. Peñon de Velez de Gomera is attached to Morocco by a beach. Others, Perejil, Alhucaimas and Chafarninas are islets also considered Spanish territory but not physically attached to the continent.
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Level 41
Feb 24, 2021
Well, Taiwan is indeed a country...
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Level 38
Feb 16, 2021
Just in the same way, what about oman and yemen then?
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Level 72
Sep 9, 2020
Amazing quiz Geo! Nommed
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Level 37
Sep 9, 2020
Great quiz! Simply amazing and very fun. This an obvious nomination.
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Level 72
Sep 9, 2020
Best quiz I've played in a while. Nicely done!!
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Level 72
Sep 9, 2020
Would be nice to name exclaves/different sections when possible. Even something like Angola (cabinda) or Senegal (north) and Senegal (south) would be nice when looking through answers.
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Level 57
Sep 9, 2020
Okay! I will try to implement it as soon as possible!
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Level 57
Sep 10, 2020
Implemented Now! Thanks for your tip!
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Level 64
Sep 9, 2020
Very cool quiz! I hope the Americas will come soon.
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Level 65
Sep 9, 2020
Amazing quiz!
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Level 61
Sep 9, 2020
This is incredible! Five star rating and a nom heading your way!
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Level 63
Nov 25, 2020
Got them all on the first try, 3:01 remaining!
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Level 75
Nov 30, 2020
Cabinda stumped me for ages, eventually worked it out but blew most of my remaining time on this!
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Level 55
Dec 13, 2020
105/105 Nominated!
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Level 51
Dec 14, 2020
Amazing! Putting the Minefield Bookmarklet would be wonderful!
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Level 57
Dec 14, 2020
I know. But JetPunk doesn't officially supports Minefield. That's why the quiz is like this, and I am happy with it's current format!
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Level 51
Dec 20, 2020
No doubt that this is a masterpiece though!
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Level 71
Dec 16, 2020
Awesome quiz! Got 104/105 and then ran out of time.
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Level 59
Dec 16, 2020
Good quiz. I wasn't able to get a good score because the directions are quite confusing. Also, if you're going to capitalize "Country", then you should capitalize words like "Going, Trace, Outline, etc.".
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Level 75
Dec 17, 2020
Great quiz
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Level 85
Dec 20, 2020
This is the type of mental exercise every geography geek has done at least once while sitting around.
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Level 69
Dec 21, 2020
Man, I finished it with 0:04 seconds to spare - so stressful going round the Baltic! Superb quiz though - nominated / 5 stars etc!

What's going on with the Istanbul area - is that intentional?

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Level 57
Dec 22, 2020
Can you specify what exactly around Istanbul area?
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Level 69
Dec 22, 2020
False alarm - I just did it again and there's nothing wrong, sorry!

The way I looked at it yesterday I thought it was overlapping, but it's just the Sea of Marmara almost closed off at either end.

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Level 57
Dec 22, 2020
Okay, no problem!
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Level 46
Oct 13, 2021
Haha, I was wondering the exact same thing, but I saw what was--or wasn't--up when I zoomed in.
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Level 68
Dec 25, 2020
Great quiz, nominated. I'd suggest trimming off a couple of minutes
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Level 51
Dec 27, 2020
91 nominations! 5th highest ever!
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Level 55
Dec 27, 2020
97, and he has 1 more day to beat 111.
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Level 51
Dec 28, 2020
3rd quiz to exceed 100 nominations!
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Level 51
Dec 27, 2020
100!
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Level 78
Dec 28, 2020
I would’ve wanted overseas territories to be included though. It would be way more interesting and challenging in regions like Morocco, Crimea and the Kaliningrad area.
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Level 57
Dec 28, 2020
Kaliningrad and Crimea are not excluded here, only Gibraltar and Spanish Territories in Africa are, as Kaliningrad and Crimea(according to JetPunk) are oblasts of Russia. And being honest, it wouldn't have been challenging with them around Morocco as it would only be naming Morocco and Spain alternatively for 4-5 times each. And I think with this successive repetition of answers, it would become a bit boring for quiztakers. That's why they are specifically mentioned in caveat.
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Level 78
Dec 29, 2020
Yes, I know that Kaliningrad and Crimea weren’t excluded. But what I meant was that some features in both regions like the Curonian Spit and the Arabat Spit, respectively, are split between two countries, and including them would require repeating the countries’ names’ in an unexpected sequence and amount of times. And for the Spanish territories in Morocco, yes, I know that it might bore some people to repeat the names several times, but I personally find doing so interesting cause I sometimes forget about some obscure ones like Peñon Velez de la Gomera. I guess this is just a personal preference of mine because I could learn a thing or two like those spits I mentioned above. I should’ve been more specific in my original comment. :DD
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Level 84
Dec 28, 2020
I had to remember that the International Court of Jetpunk has recognized Russia's seizure of Crimea, but not their setting up the Republic of Abkhazia (or it would have gone Georgia-Abkhazia-Russia along the Black Sea). Keeping up with ICJ rulings can be tricky.
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Level 72
Dec 28, 2020
True, only a Jetpunk map would show this quiz's sequence. A Russian map would go Georgia-Abkhazia-Russia-Ukraine-Russia-Ukraine-Romania. A European or American map would go Georgia-Russia-Ukraine-Romania.
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Level 68
Dec 28, 2020
There are states on four continents including the Americas which recognise Abkhazia...
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Level 68
Dec 28, 2020
In general there seems to be no fundamental legal differences between states such as Kosovo, Abkhasia, and Palestine. Depending on your general set of legal norms you may see all of them be something between "occupied territories" or "souvereign states". As long as you do it consistently. Thus, I don't understand why JP recognises Kosovo and (here) Abkhazia but not Palestine.
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Level 79
Dec 28, 2020
Sort of criteria: Russia controls Crimea, Kosovo controls most of its territory and has partial recognition, Abkhazia lacks recognition, Palestine lacks control.
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Level 68
Dec 29, 2020
All mentioned states/affiliations are partially recognised/disputed. (And Palestine controls the larger part of "its" territory, doesn't it?)
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Level 65
Feb 21, 2021
As of this comment, no countries are a perfect match to a Jetpunk map with that criteria.
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Level 51
Dec 28, 2020
Congrats on the feature!
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Level 75
Dec 28, 2020
Best quiz since a long time! A great challenge!
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Level 71
Dec 28, 2020
Still sad that Palestine (Gaza) is missing between Egypt and Israel. One day Jetpunk will recognize! :)
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Level 82
Dec 28, 2020
Crimea is part of Ukraine not Russia. Russia is illegally occupying it. A significant majority of the world's countries have made it clear that they recognise that Crimea is a part of Ukraine.
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Level 89
Dec 28, 2020
Great quiz! Good work and thanks for providing an entertaining challenge.
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Level 91
Dec 28, 2020
Great quiz! Thanks.
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Level 71
Dec 28, 2020
Very like my 'Walk the Coast' quizzes but with an outline. good quiz.
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Level 74
Dec 29, 2020
Excellent! How did you make the map?!
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Level 57
Dec 29, 2020
It is not that hard, first I took the JetPunk standard map of world, and deleted countries not in this quiz, including landlocked countries landlocked countries of Afro-Eurasia. Then I selected all countries and converted the them to stroke directly by an option in inkspace. It gave me the boundry of these countries, including their inland borders. After that, I drew a custom line intersecting the stroke of a country at the two points where the border of that country touches both coast and another country. For example, China, I drew the line such that it intersects where the coast meets South Korea and Vietnam. Then I selected stroke of China and the custom line and used 'Cut Path' option from path tab (Shortcut Key: ctrl+alt+/). It divided the stroke of China into two parts, one which represents coast and one which represents all land borders of China. I deleted the border stroke which left me with only the coast of China. I had to do this with every coastal country, ...
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Level 57
Dec 29, 2020
... and multiple times with countries such as Saudi Arabia, which have multiple coasts.

Another thing one can do is trace the entire coast, but it would be very lengthy, and what I did would be more efficient. My process might seem hard at once, but after doing it with 5-6 countries, it will become pretty easy.

For me, it took me around 6-7 hours, over the span of 3 days, to make this SVG, but the first couple hours were just me trying to figure out how to do this by trial and error. If I knew from the beginning how to do this, it would have taken me about half the time.

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Level 69
Feb 18, 2021
Exactly, not that hard!!!!
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Level 52
Feb 23, 2021
@GeoPhilia couldn't you have just traced the borders instead? Lol
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Level 57
Feb 23, 2021
I could have, but I didn't wanted to. What I did might seem very lengthy at once, but it isn't. Once you have converted every country to stroke, all you need to do is draw a line and press a combination of keys, and repeat it until the map is ready.
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Level 52
Mar 8, 2021
yeah. but I guess you could've duplicated the map of afro-eurasia and made the map on top slightly smaller than the one on the bottom, and used the paths on the bottom layer?
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Level 66
Dec 29, 2020
Awesome quiz. Enjoyed it immensely.
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Level 91
Dec 29, 2020
One of the best quizzes yet. Done in 4:14. A few nits: Do you want to include Ceuta, Melilla, and Gibraltar. I think that those would make it more accurate.
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Level 64
Dec 30, 2020
And also the Curonian and Vistula splits.
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Level 57
Dec 30, 2020
I've mentioned above why I didn't included Ceuta and Melilla.
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Level 67
Dec 29, 2020
Wait? There was a map forming as I was doing this?! I’m so oblivious
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Level 82
Dec 31, 2020
very enjoyable... i wasted so much time around the cameroon side of Africa.. just about got there though..
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Level 75
Jan 5, 2021
Really enjoyed this. Also great seeing this as one big landmass without the usual human-drawn geopolitical borders.
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Level 55
Jan 12, 2021
One of the nicest quizzes here!!!
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Level 67
Jan 26, 2021
Struggled a bit with my ingorance of the African coastline; bit of guesswork needed for me. But a really enjoyable quiz.
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Level 76
Jan 28, 2021
Lovely quiz, thank you so much for putting precious time into making it! My only usability difficulty was having to scroll back and forth between the list of country names and the map itself to keep orienting myself. It would be nice to be able to see more of both on the same screen, especially for goldfish brains like myself :D
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Level 57
Jan 28, 2021
Sadly, I don't think it is possible...
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Level 66
Feb 17, 2021
How easy I thought it would be was about as difficult as it actually was.
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Level 62
Feb 17, 2021
Very unique quiz, really enjoyed that
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Level 64
Feb 17, 2021
Awesome quiz!
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Level 75
Feb 17, 2021
This is awesome.
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Level 68
Feb 17, 2021
Because of the Vistula and Curonian Spit, the actual Trace would actually be Germany - Poland - Russia - Poland - Russia - Lithuania - Russia - Lithuania - Latvia. That would be challenging :)
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Level 68
Feb 17, 2021
Loved it to bits! Is there an Americas version?
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Level 49
Feb 17, 2021
4:53 :)
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Level 48
Feb 17, 2021
spent 4 minutes forgetting about the angolan exclave :(
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Level 50
Feb 17, 2021
Excellent idea, but I think the time is not enough.
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Level 52
Feb 17, 2021
I got Russia and the Korea's then typed in China 3 times and it didnt show up
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Level 57
Feb 17, 2021
Are you sure you did North Korea twice? It has 2 coasts, one on yellow sea and other of East Sea.
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Level 63
Feb 17, 2021
I tried russia three times and nothing.
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Level 63
Feb 17, 2021
I am spoiled by the countries of the world quiz in that I can just enter Congo and it gets both countries automatically. I really need to remember the actual name of each country from now on.
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Level 40
Feb 17, 2021
great quiz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 38
Feb 17, 2021
11 seconds left, gg
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Level 70
Feb 17, 2021
Such a good quiz! :)
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Level 66
Feb 18, 2021
Very interesting idea. Having to name disconnected sections of the same country definitely raised the difficulty level. You got the time about right too. Just enough to come back and think about a few of them. But I enjoyed the challenge anyhow! Only Turkey (forgot) and Angola (didn't know) tripped me up.
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Level 68
Feb 18, 2021
The most fun quiz in quite some time. Thank you
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Level 41
Feb 18, 2021
second chunk of Angola threw me off, now I know
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Level 61
Feb 18, 2021
Congratulations on the front page (人*´∀`)。*゚+ 🎉🎉🎊🎊 . I wish you are preparing well for your exams!! Good Luck
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Level 57
Feb 18, 2021
Thanks Swat! Good luck for your exams too (◍•ᴗ•◍)
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Level 59
Feb 18, 2021
Great quiz. Took me a minute to figure out what I was doing, but then ran out of time.
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Level 51
Feb 18, 2021
Holy cow that was fun!
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Level 56
Feb 18, 2021
Super fun quiz, didnt know about that Angola exclave though
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Level 54
Feb 18, 2021
This was torture.
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Level 51
Feb 19, 2021
tortulously amazing!
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Level 69
Feb 18, 2021
Freaking awesome!!!! Love how jetpunk makes new ways to keep remembering the countries of the world.
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Level 51
Feb 19, 2021
fastest time 8:13
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Level 72
Mar 16, 2021
Completed it with 16 seconds remaining. I fell foul of a couple of traps which took me some time to work out.

Excellent quiz.

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Level 52
Mar 24, 2021
BEST QUIZ EVER make more plz
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Level 48
Apr 5, 2021
WHERE IS GIBRALTAR AND CEUTA AND THOSE THINGS???????
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Level 57
Apr 5, 2021
Did you read the description?
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Level 15
Apr 28, 2021
caveats* :)
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Level 67
May 13, 2021
I made another quiz with a kinda similar "tracing" concept! It's not nearly as advanced or impressive, but for anyone who enjoyed this, I've love it if you gave mine a try here.
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Level 27
Aug 20, 2021
I got so close! I managed to get to Poland when the time ran out
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Level 59
Aug 26, 2021
Really fun but the already present lines can be a little confusing and make things a little harder to read.
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Level 65
Sep 18, 2021
I don't really understand the point of including kaliningrad if ceuta and melilla are not included.. it's not exactly like kaliningrad is some integral part of russia with special historical significance, nor is it particularly near any other part of russia. Seems to me like it would clearly fall into the same section. Otherwise good quiz/