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Five Biggest Countries by Longitude

Name the 5 largest countries on these lines of longitude.
Size refers to the entire country, not just the portion on that longitude; Not including Greenland
Mainland countries in which a meridian passes through their offshore islands are excluded
The latitude version is here
Last updated: February 25, 2019
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Longitude
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
150° W
United States
 
 
 
 
120° W
Canada
United States
 
 
 
90° W
Canada
United States
Mexico
Guatemala
El Salvador
60° W
Canada
Brazil
Argentina
Bolivia
Venezuela
30° W
 
 
 
 
 
Algeria
Mali
France
Spain
Burkina Faso
30° E
Russia
DRC
Sudan
South Africa
Egypt
60° E
Russia
Kazakhstan
Iran
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
90° E
Russia
China
India
Mongolia
Bangladesh
120° E
Russia
China
Australia
Indonesia
Philippines
150° E
Russia
Australia
Papua New Guinea
F.S. Micronesia
 
180°
Russia
Fiji
Kiribati
 
 
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level 70
Oct 5, 2015
Nice idea! Why leave out the 180th meridian though?
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level 68
Jan 25, 2016
This one is harder.
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level 71
Jan 31, 2016
Mongolia is not larger than Australia.
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level 57
May 14, 2016
And Burkina Faso is also not bigger than U.K.
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level 49
May 25, 2016
Actually Burkina Faso is larger than the UK, maps are just generally inaccurate in scale
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level 42
May 25, 2016
This is looking at the longitude, not at the area.
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level 35
May 25, 2016
No, it's looking at the area
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level 83
Feb 15, 2016
It looks like 150°E clearly intersects with Australia.
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level 82
Feb 16, 2016
That was a fun quiz, made a bit harder by the format of the longitude lines being rows instead of columns. Had to turn my mental map on its side to draw the lines.
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level 57
Feb 16, 2016
This was only due to formatting difficulties. Glad you enjoyed the quiz!
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level 54
May 25, 2016
True
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level 46
Feb 17, 2016
Nice quiz, can't believe i forgot DRC though!
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level 57
Feb 17, 2016
:) Thanks!
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level 66
Feb 18, 2016
Indonesia is larger than the Philippines.
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level 57
Feb 18, 2016
Yes, you are correct.
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level 70
Feb 20, 2016
What about swapping rows and columns so that longitude goes 'west to east'?!
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level 70
Feb 20, 2016
also, I think Bolivia is larger than Venezuela
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level 70
Feb 20, 2016
according to this, Kiribati isn't touched by 180th meridian https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/180th_meridian
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level 57
Feb 20, 2016
Thanks Bolivia is there above Venezuela.
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level 57
Feb 20, 2016
That was my source of information, but see Jerry928's comment reply to your first comment :)
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level 57
Feb 20, 2016
I first did this but it looked very messy because the countries' long names went past width 730!
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level 57
Feb 20, 2016
So I then shortened the names, like B Faso for Burkina Faso, and that was just weird...
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level 71
Feb 27, 2016
The 150°E parallel doesn't make landfall anywhere in Fed States of Micronesia, and neither does the 180° parallel with Kiribati (where the islands either side of the 180° line are over 600 miles apart). Maybe it's worth clarifying in the instructions that the line doesn't have to cross a country's land-mass, just its territorial waters?
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level 57
Feb 27, 2016
I think our caveats already go over this :)
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level 59
May 25, 2016
No, they don't.
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level 71
May 25, 2016
Update on Kiribati - its islands are so far from the 180 degree parallel, both westwards and eastwards, that the 180 degree parallel is outside even the country's 200 mile economic zone. So I don't think we can say the 180 degree parallel passes "through" Kiribati. Kiribati's country coordinates, including Exclusive Economic Zone data, are available here.
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level 48
May 25, 2016
Great quiz!
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level 75
May 25, 2016
I can't believe I totally blanked completely on all of Oceania, as well as Indonesia and Philippines. My mind wasn't thinking about islands being the largest countries, I guess.
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level 54
May 25, 2016
Stupid Mercator Projection, makin' me think that countries are huge.
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level 46
May 28, 2016
Very interesting idea!
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level 65
Feb 17, 2017
I need a map... or a good link to one.
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level 57
Feb 17, 2017
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level 49
Feb 17, 2017
Ran out of time!!!
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level 55
Mar 17, 2018
If only the mainland is included why is Fiji on here? Its largest island is all west of the 180° meridian.
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level 77
Jun 22, 2018
Quiz description says "Mainland countries in which a meridian passes through their offshore islands are excluded." Fiji, on the other hand, is an island country, so it's not subject to that restriction.
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level 30
Oct 9, 2018
what about Denmark Greenland
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level 51
Feb 25, 2019
Read description
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level 36
Oct 21, 2018
I love and hate this game. How is it possible?
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level 51
Feb 25, 2019
Why doesn't 'F. S. Micronesia' show up in green like the other countries when taking the quiz?
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level ∞
Feb 25, 2019
Fixed