Five Least Populated Countries by Continent

Can you guess the five least populated countries in each continent?
Source: Worldometers, 27 January 2021
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Last updated: January 27, 2021
First submittedJune 15, 2015
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Africa
98,700
Seychelles
222,999
São Tomé & Príncipe
559,000
Cape Verde
881,000
Comoros
996,000
Djibouti
 
 
Asia
440,000
Brunei
546,000
Maldives
777,000
Bhutan
1,210,000
Cyprus
1,330,000
East Timor
Europe
802
Vatican City
34,000
San Marino
38,200
Liechtenstein
39,400
Monaco
77,300
Andorra
 
 
North America
53,400
St. Kitts & Nevis
72,100
Dominica
98,400
Antigua & Barbuda
111,000
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
113,000
Grenada
Oceania
10,900
Nauru
11,900
Tuvalu
18,100
Palau
59,400
Marshall Islands
106,000
Tonga
 
 
South America
590,000
Suriname
789,000
Guyana
3,481,000
Uruguay
7,180,000
Paraguay
11,800,000
Bolivia
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Level 34
Jun 16, 2015
Is Cyprus Asia?
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Level 63
Apr 16, 2017
Warning: Cyprus debates below
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Level 83
Nov 11, 2019
Asia was an offshoot of Yes.

Europe was Gob Bluth's jam.

Cypress Hill was Beavis & Butt-Head.

Clear?

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Level 51
Jun 28, 2020
How come whenever someone thinks a Cyprus debate is about to occur, it doesn't, but when nobody predicts, the Cyprus debate occurs?
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Level 39
Feb 11, 2021
The Cyprus debate begins
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Level 32
Mar 27, 2021
Here we go again...
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Level 85
Oct 4, 2017
Can someone make a quiz about how many quizzes have Cyprus debates in the comments? It'd be a lot of work, but I'd wouldn't mind seeing it.
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Level 56
Oct 4, 2017
If someone did only featured quizzes that would narrow it down
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Level 70
Feb 7, 2018
360,241 quizzes have a debate regarding Cyprus Asia / Europe,....... 2 quizzes mention Cyprus but have not received a comment regarding status as yet.
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Level 71
May 23, 2018
To be fair, it's not really a rehashing. This time the question was more metaphysical.
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Level 59
Oct 4, 2017
It is heavily debated whether Cyprus is in Europe or Asia. It has cultural ties to both Greece in Europe and Turkey in Asia and lies geographically between the two continents.

Despite often thinking of Cyprus as a European country, I have come to the conclusion that it is in fact located in Asia. But that's just my personal opinion.

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Level 74
May 12, 2019
It is geographcally MUCH closer to Asia https://www.google.is/maps/@35.4887972,36.723888,6.17z
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Level 39
Feb 11, 2021
Papua New Guinea is closer to Indonesia than Palau
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Level 57
Mar 29, 2021
true and Trinidad is much closer to South America than North America! CYPRUS IS EUROPE
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Level 36
Apr 1, 2021
Agree with BlazingWinter and Turnbacktwo.

If we use this geographic argument for Cyprus, then all Jetpunk's quizzes have to put Papua new Guinea with Asia and Trinidad and Tobago with South America.

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Level 47
Jan 17, 2018
i say yes because its closer to asia than europe. try making a map of europe with cyprus in it. its just way off to the right in the middle of the mediterranean. so i think its asian
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Level 63
May 3, 2018
Iceland is closer to North America then it is to Europe, so.....
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Level 74
May 12, 2019
Iceland is much closer to mainland Europe than North America. Look at a map.
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Level 81
Jul 30, 2019
Iceland is practically half America and half Europe. The mid Atlantic ridge passes right through Iceland and it's expanding each year, one part going towards America, the other towards Europe. So yeah, geographically it could be either. Culturally it is European though.
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Level 57
Mar 29, 2021
Trinidad and Tobago is also MUCH closer to South America than north america so let's stop pretending its about distance. Cyprus Is Europe.
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Level 39
Apr 15, 2021
So is Papua New Guinea

Closer to Asia than Oceania

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Level 50
Feb 10, 2019
I think the maker of the quiz was considering it for both and it just wasn't one of the answers for Europe but it was for Asia
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Level 78
Nov 11, 2019
Cyprus is in Asia because QM said so, and he has the final word - although I learn much from the debates, so bring them on!
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Level 39
May 9, 2020
Schrödinger's Cyprus
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Level 67
Dec 10, 2020
I genuinely think it's only a matter of time before QM changes policy on this, and admits that it is in Europe where 100% of all the other humans on Earth think of it as being.
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Level 63
Mar 28, 2021
The debate is settled There is no convincing argument for Cyprus to be considered Asian, and QM knows this. However, since he's made it a matter of principle, he doesn't want to back down now, which is a pity. It's not easy admitting a mistake, and I certainly wouldn't think less of him for it!
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Level 33
Dec 31, 2020
Cyprus is in Europe. I am starting a debate.
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Level 57
May 3, 2021
I would count it, it's much closer to Asia then Europe. Culturally it's pretty complicated but I don't think culture should override geography.
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Level 61
Jul 5, 2015
this one was way harder (i still loved it though!) :D :)
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Level 50
Jul 15, 2015
Cyprus being a member of the EU should be a part of Europe.
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Level 61
Apr 10, 2016
Culturally, it's part of Europe, but geographically it belongs to Asia.
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Level 29
Apr 25, 2016
I thought Cyprus was always one of those "not sure where we put it" countries like Turkey and the Caucuses countries.
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Level 54
May 5, 2017
All of these countries are indisputably in Asia. The boundary cuts through Russia, passes through Istanbul, reaches the northernmost point of the Caspian Sea, then follows its western border down to Turkey, where it follows the western border of Turkey, cuts through international waters to take in Cyprus, and returns to follow the border of Israel down to the Egypt, where it takes a left and heads off down the eastern border of the Red Sea. This includes Cyprus, the Caucuses countries, and Turkey, keeping to national conventions.
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Level 76
May 5, 2017
Turkey is most definitely Asia. Cyprus is Europe. Caucasus countries are Asia. You're welcome.
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Level 64
May 12, 2017
I wish I could like this comment. Because it really is as simple as hankic said.
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Level 65
Oct 4, 2017
I think it is one of those issues like Pluto being a dwarf planet.
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Level 59
May 12, 2019
Pluto being a dwarf planet isn't an issue. It's an accepted fact. It's literally indisputable unless your definition of planet differs from the widely accepted scientific definition. You don't see any debate on Pluto being an actual planet because it was proven that it wasn't.

Now Cyprus is an entirely different case because continents are just made up for convenience and they're typically just massive land masses, so islands complicate the classification process which is why we then resort to plate boundaries. I have no idea where Cyprus is on its plate, so maybe that would clear it up idk.

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Level 74
May 12, 2019
Don't even begin thinking about starting this one.....
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Level 53
Nov 11, 2019
to throw in my two cents.

The common held borders of asia and europe are very modern. Generally only being used after the second world war.

Prior to that the Europeans saw the borders of europe being:

The western borders of afghanistan and pakistan, the western coast of the caspian sea including all of the caucauses, the ural mountain range making up europes eastern extent.

In the south the northern borders of mali, chad, sudan, niger and western sahara.

In the east the atlantic and north sea coastlines.

The north was scandinavian countries northern borders and the northern coast of russia to the urals.

These borders were based on the extent of the alexandian empire , the roman empire, and the slavic regions.

Moreover the naturalised peoples within: Slavs, nordo-germans, celts, latins, greeks, egyptians, phonecians, persians were all considered part of the indo-european cultral and language family.

Even today many countries in modern Asia see themselves as being European.

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Level 33
Dec 31, 2020
Bernard62601 Thank you!
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Level 39
May 30, 2016
Just because it's part of the EU and is culturally like Europe does NOT mean it's in Europe
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Level 47
Nov 20, 2016
maybe because most of its population is in the European part of Russia? Anyways, Russia and Turkey are considered to be in both continents.
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Level 47
Jan 17, 2018
russia goes back to kievan rus, which was a viking colony around the modern day city of kiev in ukraine. russia had stayed within the boundaries of europe for several centuries before expanding very very far east and taking the form we see it in today. while kievan rus was formed in the ninth century, russia only spread to asia over the ural mountains around the 1500s. so yeah, its european by a long shot.
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Level 55
Mar 12, 2021
The issue is that Asia-Europe is an artificially defined border. Sure, it has general geographic boundaries, but if culture wasn’t considered, it’d be one continent.
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Level 56
Mar 27, 2021
It is one continent, but that doesn't stop possibility of having regions of Europe and Asia
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Level 28
Jan 5, 2017
Thats like saying Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and other european colonies should be part of Europe because they are culturally European. Also Argentina is very culturally european.
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Level 73
Nov 11, 2019
Hong Kong is culturally Chinese as well; and these places are way too far from the European continent to be considered part of Europe.
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Level 64
Apr 17, 2017
Cyprus is a Mediterranean island just like Malta, Crete, Corsica, Majorca, etc. Seems logical that it would be considered European
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Level 71
Jun 2, 2017
I don't want to come down on either side, but I don't think that is a good enough reason to count it as European, since there are islands close to the Tunisian coast, say, which are Tunisian. To say any island in the Mediterranean is European because most are European isn't logical.
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Level 74
May 12, 2019
Agree with zaba2048
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Level 57
Mar 29, 2021
Then how come every island in the Caribbean is North American on this site, when clearly many are closer to SOUTH America? i.e. ever heard of Trinidad and Tobago? It's not logical, but it's the exact same measure used for that sea. This is clearly not about distance to a continental mainland.
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Level 54
May 5, 2017
By this definition, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Albania, Switzerland, Russia, Macedonia and Montenegro are not in Europe.
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Level 71
Jun 2, 2017
I wouldn't say that's a logical extension of the EU argument- Instrumental is not saying that a country is in Europe if AND ONLY IF it is in the EU, they are just saying that a country is in Europe IF it is in the EU. There is a subtle but key difference.
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Level 63
Oct 4, 2017
Obviously, Bosnia, FYROM, Serbia, Kosovo, Ukraine, Belarus, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and all of the minor countries are not part of Europe as they are not in the EU, if only EU countries are in Europe
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Level 65
Oct 5, 2017
Continents are made be geography, not by the EU or any other organization.
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Level 47
Jan 17, 2018
thats his point smartguy
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Level 74
May 12, 2019
You call the Vatican minor? I'm not Catholic, but, no way you can say its minor cultrally or politically
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Level 39
Feb 12, 2021
Smartguy Papua New Guinea borders Indonesia so does this mean Papua New Guinea is asian.
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Level 52
Mar 27, 2021
It means part of Indonesia is Oceanian.
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Level 57
Mar 29, 2021
Then how come every island in the Caribbean is North American on this site, when clearly many are closer to SOUTH America? i.e. ever heard of Trinidad and Tobago? It's not logical, but it's the exact same measure used for that sea. This is clearly not about distance to a continental mainland.
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Level 15
Feb 7, 2018
Watch out for Cyprus debates below
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Level 71
Aug 1, 2019
You missed all the ones above, I’m afraid.
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Level 30
Feb 21, 2018
If I remember correctly, Cyprus lies on the Asian tectonic plate, therefore geographically making it Asia. However, culturally, I would say it's in Europe, but that can be true, admittedly to a lesser extent, for Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and even Turkey.
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Level 49
Aug 12, 2015
Must be having a slow day - could do with another minute at least!
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Level 54
Jun 28, 2016
I agree; this was not a lot of time to think of the least populous (perhaps making them the least common?) countries of each continent.
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Level 70
Apr 16, 2017
Yeah, I thought the time was quite tight.
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Level 59
Oct 4, 2017
I had plenty of time left. About a minute to be exact.
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Level 52
Nov 15, 2015
The question is open to misunderstanding. These countries are actually the most densely populated countries on earth.
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Level 73
Apr 17, 2017
No it isn't. "Least populated" and "Lowest population density" are pretty clear identifiers.
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Level 59
Oct 4, 2017
Actually, Monaco is the most densely populated country in the world and Vatican is just behind it. These countries are so small that even a few thousand people can make them the most densely populated countries in the world.
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Level 71
Oct 4, 2017
For fun, check the population density of the least populated country in South America (Suriname). :)
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Level 74
May 12, 2019
#2 Guyana
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Level 25
Jul 10, 2016
More time on all these quizzes, please!
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Level 65
May 1, 2017
Just would like to point out that maybe Lichtenstein and Monaco should be switched. Other than that this is a very well made quiz
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Level 65
May 1, 2017
Thanks for that! To be fixed...
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Level 82
Jun 25, 2017
Who's the one guy who moved to the Vatican? I read they had a population of only 800.
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Level 79
Jun 26, 2017
They have one extra pope.
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Level 65
Jun 26, 2017
Two co-Popes?
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Level 79
Aug 8, 2019
the retired pope stayed in Vatican AFAIK
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Level 47
Jan 17, 2018
they have 900 people
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Level 82
Jul 31, 2019
Now it appears as though that guy left and took someone else with him.
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Level 39
Jul 19, 2017
I always count Cyprus as Europe
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Level 47
Jan 25, 2018
I do too, that doesn't mean everyone has to agree with us though.
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Level 50
Sep 29, 2017
Lots of these countries are either landlocked or an island country. Very few of these border a coast and are not an island.
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Level 45
Oct 4, 2017
I've never been more confident that people take these quizzes with the aid of google, World Book or the Encyclopedia Britanica. I simply refuse to believe that 3 out of 4 people taking this quiz knew São Tomé & Príncipe. Sorry, but I just don't.
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Level 82
Oct 4, 2017
Countries of the World quiz is what originally brought me here 5 or so years ago... mastered it shortly afterward.
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Level 47
Jan 17, 2018
i did because i missed
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Level 74
May 12, 2019
I came here to study for the Geography Bee
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Level 67
May 9, 2020
You don't seem to realize what website you are on, or only was here since a few days when you commented (but your comment itself proves otherwise).

if something seems off to you don't simply shout, impossible, imposter, burn the witch! But think about the reason whý it might be so. In this case the reason is so obvious, I fail to understand how you could have missed it.

not everyone that can do something you cant or know something you don't is an imposter. "I don't believe your friend speaks French fluently, I bet he is just making words up!" "Well em... he is from France, so it is highly likely he knows how to speak French"

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Level 83
Jul 14, 2020
Some of us have been taking quizzes like this for ages, so it's a matter of remixing info we can usually guess or get close to. For me I typically get about ~80% confidently and make strong guesses until I get the rest.
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Level 70
Oct 4, 2017
Typing in the last country (Cyprus) with 1 second to spare, after giving it a hard thought, is absolutely satisfying. :)
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Level 50
Oct 4, 2017
That was the only one I missed! (At least I was in the area, though, the last guess I put in was Lebanon)
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Level 74
May 12, 2019
Lebanon? ~6 mil
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Level 59
Oct 4, 2017
Great quiz! Just please accept Cabo Verde for Cape verde, as that is equally recognised as it's other name. Thanks!
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Level ∞
Oct 4, 2017
Cabo Verde would have worked
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Level 34
Sep 24, 2018
missed Antigua, East Timor, Bhutan, Equatorial Guinea and Cyprus
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Level 68
Oct 29, 2018
From Wikipedia... Equatorial Guinea... Population

• 2016 estimate

1,221,490

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Level 81
Oct 29, 2019
I can't believe there are more than a million people on Mauritius. The poor dodo never had a chance :(
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Level 73
Feb 21, 2019
Missed Cyprus as I believed it is NOT in Asia.
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Level 81
Jul 30, 2019
Your first Jetpunk quiz then? Cyprus is in Asia. Read long and winded debate above (or in comments of any other quiz that has Cyprus in it).
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Level 68
Jul 31, 2019
Guess so. And it is an impressive performance to reach level 55 (as today) in just 5 months. ;-)
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Level 73
Nov 11, 2019
Obviously not my first JetPunk quiz (as I would not have been able to leave that comment). I still believe Cyprus is a part of Europe but understand that it is considered part of Asia on this website.
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Level 26
Jul 31, 2019
Missed East Timor :/
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Level 71
Jan 23, 2021
East Timor is my Achilles heel on every country quiz on this site.
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Level 55
Jul 31, 2019
Great quiz, but more just naming the smallest countries. For a bit more thought, try this one based on population density. A tad more challenging! https://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/least-dense-countries-quiz
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Level 65
Jul 31, 2019
Also a Top Five by Continent for that too ;)
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Level 72
Nov 11, 2019
Is this the forum to start cultural geographic discussions vis a vis continents? OK: Israel is in the Eurovision song contest.
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Level 66
Nov 11, 2019
It actually is. Sometimes things get a tad heated, but generally speaking, the commenters here are about a thousand times more educated and civil than those in most other parts of the internet. This site's is pretty much the only comment section where I feel educated more often than I feel outright disgusted by people.
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Level 72
Nov 11, 2019
I agree that this quiz could use another minute, or at least another 30 seconds, as mentioned above.
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Level 45
Nov 11, 2019
29/30

Cyprus....

Part of Europe. That's from me a big Greece fan.

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Level 57
Nov 11, 2019
Cyprus is 100% in europe, no debates.
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Level 55
Nov 11, 2019
Tanzania is 100% in oceania, no debates.
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Level 65
Nov 11, 2019
Finally someone with sense
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Level 31
Nov 4, 2020
How?
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Level 44
Nov 11, 2019
50% of Cyprus is more European

the other half of Cyprus that is closer to Turkey is more Turkish which is in Asia and also the island is transcontinental

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Level 35
Nov 16, 2019
Jetpunk should adopt an official opinion on whether Cyprus is Asia or Europe.
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Level 65
Nov 16, 2019
It's been adopted long ago as an Asian country.
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Level 67
May 9, 2020
Cyprus is old enough to live independently, without a legal guardian ;) no need for adoption.
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Level 39
Feb 11, 2021
QM is the only person that thinks it's asian.
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Level 50
Apr 6, 2020
In most quizzes, Cyprus is still seen as Asian.
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Level 48
Dec 1, 2020
Argh! I missed THAT Asian country...
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Level 67
Dec 10, 2020
You mean the one that's in Europe...?
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Level ∞
Jan 27, 2021
I think he's referring to the one that is closer to Africa than it is to Europe.
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Level 67
Mar 12, 2021
:p
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Level 50
Jan 30, 2021
Didn't think of Cyprus since I counted it as Europe :(

Still surprised it has less inhabitants than Bahrain.

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Level 51
Mar 1, 2021
How can Uruguay have only 3M people and still beat us at soccer?
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Level 83
Mar 12, 2021
So much Cyprus debate, can't we argue about France for a bit instead? If French Guiana were counted, France would be number 1 in South America. But then I guess that would bring the French island departments into debate as well, so maybe it isn't worth the trouble. Thoughts?
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Level 67
Mar 27, 2021
In that case, Egypt could count for Asia due to the Sinai Peninsula (600,000 people) and Yemen could count for Africa due to the island of Socotra (60,000 people). Including French Guiana just leaves so much room for debate, and including all those examples I mentioned would quite honestly ruin the quiz!
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Level 39
Apr 18, 2021
It would also be popular in Africa cause of Reunion and Mayotte
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Level 45
Mar 17, 2021
omg, I got them all but Maldives, Bhutan, and East Timor. Wow, I'm one of the 2 and a half people of the monsoon of comments that aren't debating Cyprus... groovy
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Level 32
Mar 27, 2021
30/30 with 11 seconds left! :)
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Level 54
Mar 29, 2021
On all of these type of quizzes, I swear all the Oceanian countries border the Pacific. Is it just me?
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Level 38
Mar 29, 2021
Durbuy is a city in Belgium and have 11 374 inhabitants in 2018.
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Level 48
Mar 29, 2021
And?
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Level 39
Apr 15, 2021
Wrong quiz
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Level 48
Mar 29, 2021
And the brave quiztaker fumbles over her keyboard, failing to type "Maldives".....nice.
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Level 20
Apr 19, 2021
not even lying the only one i didn't get was cyprus :( BRUH ITS EUROPE