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Countries with Cardinal Directions in Their Names

Can you name the current countries of the world that have a cardinal direction in their name?
The cardinal directions are East, West, North, and South
The answers are in NO PARTICULAR ORDER
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First submittedApril 9, 2015
Last updatedFebruary 17, 2019
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North Korea
North Macedonia
South Africa
East Timor
South Sudan
South Korea
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level 49
May 10, 2015
Northern Ireland?
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level 57
May 10, 2015
It was not and is not a sovereign nation, so include it we will not.
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level 55
Mar 17, 2019
West Midlands? New South Wales?
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level 39
Mar 18, 2019
countries....
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level 68
May 22, 2019
West Bromwich Albion.
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level 23
Aug 19, 2018
Official name of UK: United Kingdom of Great Britain and NORTHERN Ireland. Are you sure that does not count? :) And what about the United States of NORTH America? D)
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level 69
Jan 10, 2019
Where's the opposite of the ♥ sign?
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level 73
Jan 13, 2019
I second that UK should be included, or excluded in a caveat
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level 75
Jan 13, 2019
LMAO. Who told you it was called the United States of North America? All these years, I've been writing USA instead of USNA like an ignoramus!
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level 30
Mar 18, 2019
That part of the statement was clearly in jest, though.
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level 64
Jan 14, 2019
I think that it is understood in most of these quizzes that the common name is what is desired, not the official name. The official name for Libya, for instance, is Al Jumahiriyah al Arabiyah al Libiyah ash Shabiyah al Ishtirakiyah al Uzma...But JetPunk is unlikely to ever require us to type that out. Thankfully!
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level 30
Mar 18, 2019
This one, however, has so few possible answers that, precisely, including the UK is interesting, and possibly enlightening for many - which, surely, ought to be the idea, right?
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level 57
Jan 21, 2019
When the United States of America declared independence there was no distinction between North and South America; both were considered by Europeans and their inhabitants as the Americas.
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level 67
Mar 17, 2019
Things change.
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level 60
Mar 26, 2019
@Malbaby Not for everyone.
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level 55
Mar 17, 2019
You're joking, aren't you? :)
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level 54
Jan 10, 2019
The no particular order certainly confused me a little when it came up as 3 souths and a gap and I was thinking "there's definitely not another south!" A few seconds later I got it though
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level 51
Mar 18, 2019
That's exactly what I was thinking, although I didn't get it in time.
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level 58
Jan 10, 2019
Will North Macedonia soon be added?
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level 65
Jan 11, 2019
They still have some work to do before it becomes official.
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level 68
Jan 11, 2019
I hope not.
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level ∞
Feb 16, 2019
Yes, it is now official.
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level 75
Jan 10, 2019
Thank you for making this little gem!
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level 54
Jan 11, 2019
Surprising that south Africa is lower than south sudan.
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level 71
Jan 11, 2019
Because it's further SOUTH! :)
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level 54
Jan 21, 2019
:) won't people so low fall off then ;)
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level 68
Jan 21, 2019
Well, I'm one of the reasons why. Can't believe I forgot South Africa on my first attempt *facepalm*.
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level 35
Jan 11, 2019
You're going to need to add North Macedonia as of today (January 11th, 2019)
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level ∞
Jan 12, 2019
Patience
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level 35
Feb 8, 2019
Okay it's time to add North Macedonia--the name was ratified by the greek parliament 2 weeks ago!
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level 73
Jan 13, 2019
I haven't yet searched the actual text of the constitutional amendment, but some news reports suggest it's conditional, only coming into force after Greece also ratifies the agreement and approves NATO membership. So not yet.
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level 35
Jan 25, 2019
The greek parliament has now ratified North Macedonia as of January 25th, 2019
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level 22
Jan 21, 2019
Western Sahara?
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level 73
Feb 16, 2019
It's disqualified from JetPunk 196 mostly because it's not in charge of its territory and the government is in Algeria.
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level 65
Feb 24, 2019
Morocco
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level 69
Mar 17, 2019
Yes. Good point. The world at large (including JP) has acquiesced to Morocco's absorption of WS, but clearly not with the acceptance of true (i.e. not imported by Morocco) Sahwari people.
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level 35
Jan 26, 2019
North Macedonia has been ratified by the Greek parliament.
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level 73
Feb 17, 2019
Welcome to the Cardinal family, certain European Balkan state!
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level 66
Feb 17, 2019
maybe accept "Northern Macedonia?"
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level ∞
Feb 17, 2019
Okay. By the way, Macedonia still works as a type-in.
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level 83
Mar 5, 2019
I expected the curve balls of Austria and Australia to be included when I clicked on the quiz. Glad I didn't have to think that hard!
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level 59
Mar 17, 2019
Norway?
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level 65
Mar 17, 2019
What direction is that?
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level 57
Mar 17, 2019
North. Norway means "northern way". However, this quiz doesn't include countries with directions in their meanings, so
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level 33
Mar 17, 2019
Norway doesn't have a cardinal direction in their name. Even if it translates to a cardinal direction, it doesn't count.
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level 52
Mar 17, 2019
UK's official name actually is "United Kingdom of Great Britain and *Northern* Ireland", so it should be either added, already filled-in or excluded by a caveat. It might also be interesting a version including Countries with "Cardinal Directions in their meaning": - "Australia" means "Southern land", - "Austria" means "Eastern March", - "Norway" means "Northern way", - "Tonga" means "South", - "Vietnam" means "Viet South", - "Yemen" means "South".
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level 76
Mar 17, 2019
This quiz and virtually all quizzes on JetPunk are using the "short name" of the country (with the odd exceptions of the DRC, Republic of Congo, and Micronesia). If we used full official names then the UK would be on and North and South Korea would both be off. But it's not.
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level 33
Mar 17, 2019
It needs a cardinal direction in their country name. Not inside the definition of the name.
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level 53
Mar 17, 2019
West Virginia
+3
level 78
Mar 17, 2019
Mountain Mama
+2
level 71
Mar 18, 2019
Take me home
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level 51
Mar 19, 2019
Country Roads
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level 43
Mar 17, 2019
United Kingdom of Great Britain and NORTHERN Ireland
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level 20
Mar 17, 2019
West Sahara?
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level 67
Mar 17, 2019
In most of the country quizzes, North Macedonia is listed as just Macedonia. They need to be consistent throughout this website.
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level 53
Mar 17, 2019
they are being consistent
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level 76
Mar 17, 2019
They just changed it.
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level ∞
Mar 17, 2019
Yep, we changed 100 or so quizzes. We are extremely consistent about stuff like that.
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level 41
Mar 17, 2019
North Macedonia is Macedonia with no north.
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level 53
Mar 17, 2019
wrong
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level 44
Mar 18, 2019
It was called so until 2019, now it's North Macedonia
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level 24
Mar 17, 2019
Australia = South Country. And Austria formed from East in german (Osterreich).
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level 39
Mar 20, 2019
Australia is called Australia, as for Austria.. this quiz is in English not German
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level 49
Mar 17, 2019
I had NO idea that Macedonia is actually called North Macedonia.
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level 76
Mar 17, 2019
It wasn't until recently
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level 46
Mar 17, 2019
Would appreciate if there were an order, alphabetical or otherwise.
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level 48
Mar 18, 2019
I see peiple dabeting iver adding the full name of the UK, and more bizarre cases as Norway or Australia, why shouldn’t I demand the addition of Equatorial Guinea?
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level 76
Mar 18, 2019
Why would you? Do you believe that "equator" is a cardinal direction?
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level 30
Mar 18, 2019
My, oh, my... I found everything BUT the Koreas. How twisted is my brain?
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level 45
Mar 18, 2019
What about Austria (Eastern Realm) as bonus answer?
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level 53
Mar 20, 2019
North Macedonia- When did that happen? Probably just showing my ignorance but I've never seen that before, got the rest though :-)
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level 66
May 7, 2019
Pheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew! Finished with one second left.
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level 68
May 22, 2019
Westworld. It's a thing.
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