Countries Bigger Than Their Neighbors

Can you name the 14 countries of the world that are larger than any country they share a land border with?
Not including neighboring overseas territories or dependencies, but does include overseas regions
Excluding borderless countries
Also try the population version of this quiz by Quizzer6794
Quiz by Gamer1162
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Last updated: March 15, 2019
First submittedMarch 19, 2017
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Country
Algeria
Brazil
Canada
D.R. Congo
Dominican Republic
Indonesia
Iran
Country
Nicaragua
Russia
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Sudan
Sweden
United Kingdom
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Level 68
Mar 28, 2017
Good quiz, could proably do with a little more time, 30 seconds perhaps
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Level 63
Mar 28, 2017
Awesome quiz and thanks for the link! Also, try it with a map here.
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Level 79
Mar 29, 2017
In that quiz, the UK doesn't count because of the border between Spain and Gibraltar. In this quiz, the UK is included in spite of Gibraltar, but France is excluded because of French Guiana. Of course, French Guiana is considered to be part of France, whereas Gibraltar is an overseas territory. Nevertheless, consistency would be nice.
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Level 64
Mar 30, 2017
The norm on Jetpunk always seems to be to exclude overseas territories, unless otherwise noted.
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Level āˆž
Mar 30, 2017
@sumguy. We are 100% consistent on this. French Guiana is a region of France, similar to how Hawaii is a state. Gibraltar is a territory, similar to how Puerto Rico is a territory.

It's a very common misconception that French Guiana is a territory or even an independent country.

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Level 77
Mar 31, 2017
In my experience Ceuta and Melilla are more often disregarded as an integral part of Spain (African countries quiz etc)
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Level 60
Apr 28, 2017
French Guiana is definitley a region, not a territory. Look at it's flag also.
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2019
How can you say you (plural since you used we) are consistent on this. It is the exact same quiz, but with a map included, but has different answers...

No matter what the standpoint is, having different answers to the same quiz is the exact opposite of being consistent. So I dont see how you can say this.

In this specific case, and your comment being a direct reply to sumguy. Because I know usually you do stick with the same standpoint.

So you can explain your standpoint, but that doesnt change the fact the other quiz excludes the UK.. so is not consistent with this one

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Level 59
Nov 10, 2019
That isn't a featured quiz, lol. You can go and make a quiz right now that has any answers you please. Quizmaster can still say he is consistent on whether a potato is a fruit even if I made a quiz saying it was.
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Level 60
Mar 29, 2017
I get Nicaragua and not Brazil
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Level 46
Mar 29, 2017
Interesting concept...missed Nicaragua and Iran
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Level 74
Apr 3, 2017
Very interesting quiz!
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Level 59
Apr 26, 2017
Surprised how few African countries make it.
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Level 70
Apr 26, 2017
The DRC is absolutely giant and borders like 20 different countries
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Level 48
Apr 26, 2017
I think that if France is not in the list because of its border with Brazil, then the UK should not be on the list either because of its border between Gibraltar and Spain.
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Level 59
Apr 26, 2017
you're right!
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Level 67
Apr 26, 2017
I think you should read QM's previous comment on why that's a false equivalency.
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Level 47
May 21, 2019
Except French Guiana is like Hawaii while Gibraltar is like Puerto Rico, Hawaii is always considered a part of The US, while Puerto Rico is definitely a territory.
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Level 59
Apr 26, 2017
Are the countries supposed to be in alphabetical order?
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Level 47
Apr 26, 2017
Does Greenland count as an overseas territory to Denmark, and in that case isn't it bigger than Germany?
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Level 62
Feb 27, 2020
Overseas territories are not included.
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Level 53
Apr 26, 2017
Saudi Arabia and South Africa are the wrong way round
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Level 70
Apr 26, 2017
South Africa and Saudi Arabia ............. feel better now?
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2019
No, Saudi Africa and South Arabia
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Level 64
Apr 26, 2017
Very cool idea for a quiz.
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Level 46
Apr 26, 2017
Should say 'than' rather than 'that' in the description
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Level āˆž
Apr 26, 2017
Fixed
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Level 64
Apr 26, 2017
Drop that hundo! 100%!!!
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Level 81
Sep 25, 2018
Everyone has them. You must've found one someone else dropped.
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Level 60
Apr 27, 2017
Belgium is bigger than Luxembourg SPain is bigger than ANdorra France is bigger than Monaco Italy is bigger than San Marino
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Level 64
Apr 27, 2017
It seems you don't get the quiz. The quiz is asking for the biggest country than its neighbors.
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Level 60
Apr 16, 2019
Belgium is smaller than Germany, Spain is smaller than France, France is smaller than Brazil (French Guyana borders Brazil) and Italy is smaller than France
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2019
that way nearly all the countries make the quiz...
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Level 40
Apr 27, 2017
South Africa and Saudi Arabia need to be swapped around, or have none in alphabetical order.
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Level 62
Apr 29, 2017
Very creative quiz! I only missed Nicaragua
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Level 69
May 11, 2017
make one for the countries that are smaller than all their neighbors! (now that I've typed it out, I'm sure you're already working on one)
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Level 46
Aug 7, 2017
Isn't France bigger than its neighbours....and the spelling for neighbours is wrong
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Level 64
Aug 7, 2017
It's been explained above. Neighbor is correct.
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Level 70
Sep 8, 2017
Neighbor is correct in the USA... neighbour is correct in the UK
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Level 56
Aug 7, 2017
cool quiz!
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Level 46
Aug 7, 2017
got them all first try with 12 seconds left!
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Level 82
Sep 8, 2017
Not saying it's incorrect but Tanzania does not share a land border with the Congo. I guess technically below Lake Tanganyika there is land but at no point can you walk from the Congo to Tanzania which to me denotes a "Land Border" as the instructions read. For most of the length of the border you can't even see the other shore. Should Tanzania be counted? If you say no what would you say if Lake Tanganyika extended south to Lake Malawi and ran 200 miles further south and made a path all the way to the Indian Ocean. Thus making Tanzania a peninsula
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Level 88
Aug 14, 2018
That's an interesting point. Let me ask another question--does Iowa border Illinois? I believe they are completely separated by the Mississippi river, and there is no point where you can walk from Iowa to Illinois (without crossing a bridge, and we know those don't count.)
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Level 89
Nov 10, 2019
Actually... https://goo.gl/maps/quiSdw39qGAW9VXU8
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Level 52
Feb 16, 2018
10/10 with 2:09 seconds remaining. Thank God it's alphabetical!
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Level 54
Feb 16, 2018
Totally agree on the France thing. I guess we have to read the instructions for each quiz, but sheesh!
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Level 54
May 30, 2018
This quiz was a total nightmare! Come on - how can China not ... Oh! So OK how come India ... Ah .... so what about US ... oops! Every time you think you have thought of one another one knocks it out. GREAT QUIZ
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Level 35
Dec 2, 2018
Shouldn't Denmark be on here? Greenland is massive and it doesn't have an actual border with Canada.
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Level 72
Dec 3, 2018
The only country Denmark borders, Germany, is bigger than metropolitan Denmark. (JetPunk doesn't include Greenland as part of Denmark in quizzes about area because it is autonomous)
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Level 27
Dec 2, 2018
Gibraltar belongs to uk and borders Spain.... and Iā€™m pretty sure spain is bigger than the uk
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Level 62
Feb 27, 2020
Overseas territories are not included
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Level 46
Dec 2, 2018
Nice quiz
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2019
Yes got them all! 12 seconds to spare, didnt think I would get there. Awesome quiz. Really works your brain hard :)
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2019
Last one i got was saudi arabia btw. And I cant believe dominican republic and nicaragua scored that much lower than the rest. For the first one, it had to be either that or haiti. And for central america they are all in a line, so one of them has to be on there. (unless the were in a exact descending order of size)
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Level 63
Nov 10, 2019
Very enjoyable quiz! Really makes you use your brain (I like it even more because I got it right first try)
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Level 78
Nov 11, 2019
Good quiz to get the gray matter going this gorgeous morning.
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Level 53
Nov 11, 2019
Where's the good ol U. S of A. on this quiz. We're way bigger than Canada and Mexico.
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Level 65
Nov 11, 2019
Canada is bigger. It has a ton of land to the far north where very (like...very, very) few people live, but that's all Canadian land.
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Level 75
Nov 13, 2019
^ Kind of - the USA has a greater area if you only include land surface area (discount water surface area)
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Level 30
Jun 14, 2020
Why isn't Turkey one of them?
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Level 58
Jul 30, 2020
Because it's smaller than Iran.