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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 - Apr 28, 2017
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(67)
Nice quiz, but the answers aren't in alphabetical order.
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Mar 28, 2017
(63)
Why should they be in alphabetical order?
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Mar 29, 2017
(60)
I don't think they should be alphabetically, but... since they almost are, only one is not, it makes you think of a country that should fit there alpabetically.
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Mar 29, 2017
(68)
2 pairs are out of sequence :)
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Apr 26, 2017
(58)
I was thinking of South Africa, but when I saw it wouldn't have fit alphabetically, I didn't try it.
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Apr 26, 2017
(62)
Awaiting re-approval.
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Apr 26, 2017
(18)
Actually it's not wrong, DR Congo is before Dominican rep. because the D stands for Democratic which puts it in the right spot
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Aug 10, 2017
(60)
Good quiz, could proably do with a little more time, 30 seconds perhaps
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Mar 28, 2017
(68)
why didn't france make the list?
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Mar 28, 2017
(62)
Because the border with Brazil is considered
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Mar 28, 2017
(32)
This French Guyana issue just bothers me. At times quiz makers here take it in consideration(usually in order to be tricky) and at others they don't. There should be a standard.
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Mar 29, 2017
@RogerSilveira. That's simply not true. We always consider French Guiana to be an integral part of France, just like we consider Hawaii to be part of the United States. We are very consistent on that.
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Mar 29, 2017
(66)
Ok then there are several quiz makers that take a different position.
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Mar 31, 2017
(64)
It's a bunch of Malarkey if you ask me. This quiz is about neighbors and bordering. When a part of a country doesn't even border its own country is shouldn't be part of a quiz like this one. I'm not arguing the political definition of the area, but French Guiana should be excluded on this quiz. When you look on a map of South America, it does not say "France" next to Suriname. Compare and contrast to Kaliningrad where the border does say Poland/Russia.
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Aug 7, 2017
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It's not a bunch of malarkey. We consider Hawaii to be just as much of as US state as France considers French Guiana to be a region of their country. Most maps show French Guiana (FR), just as they show Hawaii (U.S.) It's a legally and well-known territory of France. Just because non-French people don't often remember this doesn't mean we should change the facts to suit their needs on this quiz.
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Aug 7, 2017
(64)
Consider the scope of the quiz. As I said, I'm not arguing the political status. Only the contiguous part of the country should count here. It makes for a better quiz in my opinion, that's all. France is bigger than all of its surrounding neighbors in Europe. I say Malarkey, for this quiz.
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Aug 7, 2017
(77)
Screw you, France. Your phantom border with Brazil made me spend way too much time mentally scouring continental Europe for another candidate. Left me too short on time to remember one of those islands with 2 countries on it.
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Mar 30, 2017
(39)
Exact same thing happened to me
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Apr 26, 2017
(59)
I was just watching Martinique play Nicaragua in the Gold Cup. I know that Concacaf and Fifa are not who we should be looking to to solve these matters, but there are lots of reasons to be unconvinced by France's attempt at a permanent solution to its colonialism.
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Aug 7, 2017
(58)
Awesome quiz and thanks for the link! Also, try it with a map here.
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Mar 28, 2017
(68)
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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Mar 29, 2017
(79)
I believe the UK makes it because of its land border with Ireland, otherwise, it would be considered borderless in this quiz as it concerns Gibraltar.
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Mar 29, 2017
(62)
The norm on Jetpunk always seems to be to exclude overseas territories, unless otherwise noted.
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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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Mar 30, 2017
(66)
In my experience Ceuta and Melilla are more often disregarded as an integral part of Spain (African countries quiz etc)
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Mar 31, 2017
(63)
French Guiana is definitley a region, not a territory. Look at it's flag also.
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Apr 28, 2017
(28)
I get Nicaragua and not Brazil
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Mar 29, 2017
(38)
Interesting concept...missed Nicaragua and Iran
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Mar 29, 2017
(68)
Very interesting quiz!
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Apr 3, 2017
(59)
Surprised how few African countries make it.
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Apr 26, 2017
(55)
The DRC is absolutely giant and borders like 20 different countries
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Apr 26, 2017
(48)
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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Apr 26, 2017
(55)
you're right!
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Apr 26, 2017
(66)
I think you should read QM's previous comment on why that's a false equivalency.
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Apr 26, 2017
(39)
Indonesia should come before Iran alphabetically
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Apr 26, 2017
(59)
Are the countries supposed to be in alphabetical order?
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Apr 26, 2017
(44)
Does Greenland count as an overseas territory to Denmark, and in that case isn't it bigger than Germany?
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Apr 26, 2017
(42)
Saudi Arabia and South Africa are the wrong way round
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Apr 26, 2017
(63)
South Africa and Saudi Arabia ............. feel better now?
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Apr 26, 2017
(58)
Very cool idea for a quiz.
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Apr 26, 2017
(44)
Should say 'than' rather than 'that' in the description
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Apr 26, 2017
Fixed
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Apr 26, 2017
(49)
Drop that hundo! 100%!!!
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Apr 26, 2017
(46)
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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Apr 27, 2017
(62)
It seems you don't get the quiz. The quiz is asking for the biggest country than its neighbors.
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Apr 27, 2017
(34)
South Africa and Saudi Arabia need to be swapped around, or have none in alphabetical order.
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Apr 27, 2017
(55)
Very creative quiz! I only missed Nicaragua
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Apr 29, 2017
(11)
What happened to france? It boarders Monaco and Andorra two of the smallest countries
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May 11, 2017
(43)
That doesnt matter. The quiz is asking for countries that are larger than all of its neighbours France owns French Guiana which borders Brazil, which is bigger
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May 30, 2017
(39)
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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May 11, 2017
(46)
Isn't France bigger than its neighbours....and the spelling for neighbours is wrong
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Aug 7, 2017
(62)
It's been explained above. Neighbor is correct.
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Aug 7, 2017
(56)
cool quiz!
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Aug 7, 2017
(29)
got them all first try with 12 seconds left!
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Aug 7, 2017
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