Hidden Name a Valid Country #1

Name any of the countries that belongs in each selected category as the categories appear. Answering a category will make a new category appear.
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Quiz by Dollyfroggy
Last updated: May 2, 2024
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First submittedNovember 13, 2021
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Name a country ...
that starts and ends with the same letter
Albania | Algeria | Andorra | Angola | Antigua and Barbuda | +11
with an average elevation over 3,000 m / 10,000 ft
Bhutan | Nepal | Tajikistan
with the most coastline in its continent
Australia | Canada | Chile | Madagascar | Norway | +1
bordering France overseas
Brazil | Netherlands | Suriname
that is partially recognized but not in the UN
Abkhazia | Kosovo | Northern Cyprus | South Ossetia | Taiwan | Western Sahara
containing what was Netherlands territory in 1700
Ghana | Guyana | India | Indonesia | Malaysia | +7
with Tamil as an official language
Singapore | Sri Lanka
with their biggest export partner as Kenya
Rwanda | Uganda
on Borneo
Brunei | Indonesia | Malaysia
containing Mesopotamian territory
Egypt | Iran | Iraq | Israel | Kuwait | +3
bordering an island country but is not an island country
Malaysia | Spain
with territory in the Namib desert
with at least 50% Buddhist
Bhutan | Cambodia | Laos | Mongolia | Myanmar | +2
bordering the Black Sea
Bulgaria | Georgia | Romania | Russia | Turkey | +1
on mainland Africa with less than 2 million people
Djibouti | Equatorial Guinea | Eswatini
touching the Gulf of Aden
Djibouti | Somalia | Yemen
containing part of Chihuahuan Desert
Mexico | United States
producing at least 100 barrels per person of crude oil
Kuwait | Norway | Qatar | United Arab Emirates
ending with a unique letter (G, H, K, Q)
Luxembourg | Bangladesh | Denmark | Iraq
with at least one five-pointed blue-colored star on their flag
Honduras | Panama
Level 75
Nov 13, 2021
An average elevation of over 10,000 km? Even Mount Everest isn't that high!
Level 60
Nov 13, 2021
Oops, fixed. I misread the units.
Level 64
May 23, 2022
The units are reversed, it should be "over 10,000 ft / 3,000 m"
Level 60
May 23, 2022
Thanks. Guess I'll stay away from units from now on...
Level 67
Nov 15, 2021
19/20, nice quiz. Similar to my series and very enjoyable!
Level 86
May 23, 2022
Israel also has a blue star on it's flag
Level 60
May 23, 2022
Hmm, okay. I tried to reword the clue so it's clear that a star filled in with the color blue is required. If you can think of better wording please let me know.
Level 52
May 1, 2024
i would reword it to "5 pointed-star"
Level 60
May 2, 2024
I've made this change, thank you!
Level 82
May 25, 2022
I wouldn't consider Israel or Egypt to be Mesopotamian. They are part of the fertile crescent, but mesopotamia is specifically the land in between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

Also, what island countries does India border? India's "border" with Sri Lanka hasn't existed in a long time and is widely considered not to be a land border anymore (otherwise Sri Lanka wouldn't be an island nation).

Level 60
May 26, 2022
Yes, that one was hard for me but around half of the maps (example) I found included them and I figured more people would be unhappy if I excluded them than if I included them as there would be greater consequences. I'm not sure about that one and I'm willing to change it if you can find a clear and reliable source.

The India-Sri Lanka border is highly controversial and I don't personally recognize it. However, as stated in caveat #1, borders are as of Countries by Borders in 90 Seconds, which I believe to be a good representation of JetPunk standards for borders. This one I only included similarly to how I use Cape Verde, East Timor, and Ivory Coast instead of Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, and Timor-Leste; it's JetPunk standard even if I disagree with it.

Level 60
May 2, 2024
This decision has since been reversed on that quiz, so it has been changed here too.
Level 89
Dec 27, 2022
I question whether Spain borders an island country. Presumably, you have the U.K. in mind (via Gibraltar). I know that the U.K. generally is considered an island country, but but if you count Gibraltar, which is not an island but part of the European continent, then the U.K. wouldn't technically be an island country. The same might be said for India and Sri Lanka -- if there's a land border between India and Sri Lanka, then Sri Lanka shouldn't be considered an island country.
Level 60
Dec 27, 2022
Then would Indonesia not be an island country because it borders Malaysia, and Brunei, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea follow suit?

My inclusion of Spain was a little controversial, but I figured that if you don't agree with it, there are other answers to find.