Countries Closest to an Unknown Country A-Z #1

For each letter of the alphabet, name the countries closest to, well, an unknown country.
You must find the name of the unknown country, along with the closest countries A to Z.
Quizzes in the series: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8.
Quiz by Quizzer6794
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Last updated: September 28, 2019
First submittedAugust 26, 2015
Times taken12,074
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Unknown Country:
 
Country
A
Angola
B
Botswana
C
Comoros
D
D.R. Congo
E
Eswatini
F
France
G
Gabon
H
Hungary
I
Israel
J
Jordan
K
Kenya
L
Liberia
LESOTHO
 
Country
M
Mozambique
N
Namibia
O
Oman
P
Pakistan
Q
Qatar
R
Rwanda
S
South Africa
T
Tanzania
U
Uganda
V
Vatican City
Y
Yemen
Z
Zimbabwe
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Level 73
Aug 26, 2015
Great idea! Think I'll copy it for capital cities ;)

portUUgal has an extra U, 'congo' and 'vatican' didn't work as type-ins

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Level 73
Aug 26, 2015
41 seconds left :) Good one, nice one :)
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Level 81
Aug 26, 2015
Comoros is closer than Cameroon.
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Level 81
Aug 26, 2015
Pakistan is closer than Portugal.
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Level 74
Aug 26, 2015
Great quiz idea - cracked it with Angola.
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Level 65
Aug 26, 2015
:)
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Level 49
Aug 27, 2015
Nice quiz. Some interesting answers - Hungary, France, Pakistan :)
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Level 48
Sep 4, 2015
I tried to think about African countries starting with B, but completely forgot Botswana.
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Level 29
Jul 13, 2019
I always forget botswana
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Level 58
Sep 18, 2015
Awesome quiz. I figured that it was mid-south Africa, but Lesotho, no way.
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Level 67
Dec 17, 2018
Yea realized africa pretty quickly, stumled upon lesotho by accident trying an l country in Africa
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Level 63
Sep 27, 2015
Lesotho was the first thing I wrote LOL
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Level 66
May 7, 2016
XD
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Level 22
Jul 24, 2019
Same LOL

i know about lesotho because of south africa's shape, i always type it in first for some reason xD i get annoyed that south africa has 1 (pretty much 2) holes in it and now i know everything about Lesotho.

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Level 32
Jul 22, 2020
I’m calling bs
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Level 72
Nov 10, 2015
It was the Z that cracked it for me. If Zimbabwe is closer than Zambia, it can only be one of about 4 or 5 countries. Lesotho was my second guess after that.
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Level 65
Apr 2, 2017
Hey, same here.
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Level 73
Sep 27, 2017
And here :)
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Level 82
Mar 23, 2021
Yup, me too.
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Level 89
Mar 24, 2021
Likewise
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Level 49
Feb 16, 2021
I always try Zim and try to figure out the "U" country first on these quizzes. "H" is another good one to try for.They're very telling.
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Level 25
Jan 4, 2016
Don't understand anything...
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Level 65
Jan 4, 2016
Your goal is to guess the unknown country. To help, you are shown (not as a hint) which countries are closest to it, for each letter A to Z. For example, Zimbabwe is the closest "Z" country to Lesotho; Zambia is further. Hope that helps! :)
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Level 61
Feb 13, 2016
Great quiz! For some reason, the first country I could think of was Lesotho, so that was funny. Also, not to start an argument, but wouldn't Ivory Coast be closer than Israel? Or are you counting it as Côte D'Ivoire?
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Level 65
Feb 14, 2016
Côte d'Ivoire :)
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2019
Now that JetPunk uses its English name, Ivory Coast will be a type-in for I
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Level 57
Sep 28, 2020
I typed in "Ivory Coast" and got "Israel", which felt a bit weird. Shouldn't the entire answer be changed by now?
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Level 54
Dec 7, 2020
It seems very odd how two countries are accepted when one (Ivory Coast) is closer than the other (Israel).
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Level 34
Apr 16, 2016
Great quiz...really good idea
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Level 65
Apr 16, 2016
Thanks!!
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Level 60
May 5, 2016
I got rwanda and south africa. I was guessing for L countries in Africa and got lesotho
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Level 46
Jun 21, 2016
Great quiz! Keep it up!
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Level 65
Jun 21, 2016
Thanks! I've kept it up with the other 7 in the series :)
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Level 27
Jul 16, 2016
Missing only five countries.
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Level 78
Nov 27, 2016
100% on my first try! some luck to get the mystery country to show up then it just becomes knowing your map of the world countries.
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2019
True, good job!
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Level 65
Mar 6, 2017
The quiz should give you points on how few guesses you need to guess the country. I got lesotho in 4 guesses.
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2019
It can't be implemented into the quiz, but I'll give you brownie points :)
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Level 27
Mar 18, 2017
Love it! A challenge but..100% :)
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Level 48
Jan 27, 2018
When Zimbabwe was closer than Zambia, there was only few options for Unknown country.
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Level 55
Jun 17, 2018
I guessed unknow country but didn't finished everything :( But nice quiz :D
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Level 62
Aug 5, 2018
Literally took me three guesses somehow. Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho
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Level 79
Apr 30, 2019
Needs updating. Eswatini is a lot closer than Equatorial Guinea :)
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Level 22
Jul 24, 2019
I know about lesotho because of south africa's shape, i always type it in first for some reason xD i get annoyed that south africa has 1 (pretty much 2) holes in it and now i know everything about Lesotho. I guessed it first!
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Level 44
Sep 10, 2019
Needs some updates, Eswatini is arguably closer.
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Level 41
Sep 28, 2019
Indeed, wanted to write the same :)
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2019
Edited the E answer :)
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Level 47
Mar 28, 2020
Hint: The unknown country is in either Asia or Africa
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Level 84
Mar 23, 2021
I think if someone is reading the comments, by the time they get to yours, they'll have gotten way more than a "hint". :-)
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Level 27
Aug 1, 2020
Ivory Coast = Israel? Israel is in Asia at the Middle East while the Ivory Coast is in Western Africa. How is this possible?
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Level 18
Aug 14, 2020
I think because its north and east maybe north and west tho
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Level 65
Mar 23, 2021
Côte d'Ivoire
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Level 57
Nov 19, 2020
Lesotho was the first thing I guessed... that made the rest of the quiz worlds easier!
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Level 30
Jan 22, 2021
South Africa is not true. It's well known for hosting the 2010 FIFA World cup
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Level 56
Jan 24, 2021
I got Lesotho after Zambia didn't work! Wow.
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Level 51
Jan 24, 2021
Nice quiz I found unknown Country on my tenth try
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Level 57
Feb 13, 2021
A random version would be nice.
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Level 60
Mar 18, 2021
Great and clever quiz!
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Level 65
Mar 23, 2021
Loved it. 5 stars.
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Level 57
Mar 23, 2021
Second guess was "unknown" country :D
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Level 84
Mar 23, 2021
This quiz is more than 5 years old? Crazy that this is the first time I've stumbled across it, well done!
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Level 56
Mar 24, 2021
I quit when I got Israel for typing Ivory coast. Dumb.
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Level 66
Mar 26, 2021
I miss The Gong Show.
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Level 25
Apr 2, 2021
FRANCE!!!?????????????? im done this quiz was bs
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Level 52
Apr 4, 2021
Bear in mind that Reunion and Mayotte are core parts of France on the African continent, and that there are only four countries beginning with F.
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Level 20
Apr 6, 2021
i just guessed Eswatini and then got "the unknown country" after that guess.