Countries in an Empty Ring of the World Map

Given a blank donut ring of the world map below, can you name all the countries that lie somewhat inside the ring?
There are no answer boxes on purpose! The empty map is your only resource to name all the countries!
Hint: Try typing big countries first to see where in the world the ring lies!
Overseas territories/departments not included.
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: January 23, 2019
First submittedMarch 6, 2018
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+36
Level 21
Mar 6, 2018
Great idea! More! More!
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Level 68
Mar 6, 2018
Thank you! I'll see what I can come up with :)
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Level 62
Mar 6, 2018
This is really cool idea and fun quiz. I'd like to see more of this concept.
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Level 68
Mar 6, 2018
Already got another in the works :) (A different shape this time!)
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Level 15
Mar 6, 2018
Mistakes: Palau is not included, Yap Islands (part of Micronesia) is not included, the French overseas territory of Reunion is not included, and Astove Island, Assomption Island, and Aldabra Island (part of Seychelles) is not included.
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Level 68
Mar 6, 2018
- Palau is not within the ring. An uninhabited island is, but that is not included since nobody lives there!
- Yap Islands are too far away and not inside the boundaries.
- Reunion is, as you say, an overseas territory and therefore not included. (Have added that to the description to make it more clear)
- Astove island is uninhabited, Assomption Island is not typically considered to be apart of the main part of Seychelles. Similarly Aldabra Island.

At the end of the day, the islands above actually within the ring are not featured on the World Map JetPunk uses and would cause more complaints if they were to be included, than if they were just left out.
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Level 52
Aug 7, 2018
Reunion is actually an overseas region/department of France, rather than a territory. It's similar to the status Hawaii has in the U.S. -- administratively identical to every other region and an integral part of the country, just separated by water. However, I do agree with your reasoning.
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Level 56
Jan 17, 2020
Reunion is a official part of France so France should be included.
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Level 68
Jan 17, 2020
The caveat was updated after this to reflect Réunion. Yes, it is not a territory but a department, however it is still an overseas department. Therefore the caveat covers this base as well.
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Level 56
Jan 17, 2020
You can never please everyone Stew haha
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Level 34
Jul 5, 2020
french guyana is the same status as reunion and i assume itd be counted if it was in the ring
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Level 60
Oct 6, 2020
By the way, if overseas territories were to be counted, France would also be represented by Mayotte and by some of the French Southern and Antarctic territories (Glorioso and the other scattered island in the Mozambique channel and maybe Amsterdam island in the southern Indian ocean)
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Level 70
Jan 17, 2020
Mistakes: you making this comment. This was a great quiz!!!
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Level 46
Mar 6, 2018
Took me a while to get my head around it! Great quiz, thank you Nice originality, must have taken you a fair time to put together, it’s appreciated
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Level 65
Mar 7, 2018
This should be a featured quiz. Quizmaster, please take note! :)
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Level 68
Mar 7, 2018
Thank you so much! I'd be very happy if it was featured, since people seem to enjoy it!
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Level 57
Mar 10, 2018
Really good fun - great original idea.
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Level 68
Mar 10, 2018
Thank you! Good to know 'the people' like my ideas :)
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Level 61
Mar 21, 2018
Wonderful Quiz!
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Level 49
Aug 7, 2018
another 15-30 seconds is appreciable...
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Level 67
Dec 17, 2018
It was really tough to get a start. I was mainly stumped because I figured it would all be at the same lattitude or longitude, dont know whichis which. After I still not getting hits, while I was pretty sure I covered north to south (like chile covers most of the southern hemisphere) I was confused and kept trying random things, I think I got a hit with Australia. But then I tried things which should be at the same height with no luck. I took a long time to get rolling. Still a fun quiz though
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Level 67
Dec 17, 2018
Maybe add in the description that the ring is randomly placed on the earth. And not like a slice taken out (and layed flat, but well, all maps are made flat, so that is superfluous).
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Level 52
Sep 13, 2020
Then surely it would just be a circle as countries I assume don't include the crust/mantle as part of their territory...
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Level 35
Jan 27, 2019
Just subscribed to Stewart, for when you make another quiz like this!
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Level 68
Jan 27, 2019
Thanks a lot ElephantLover7 :)

I can reveal there might be a new quiz like this coming on February 14th!
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Level 68
Apr 17, 2019
It has just occurred to me, 3 months later, that I completely forgot to make the quiz I referred to. I planned to do "Countries in a Heart of the World Map", but I believe I got busy and completely forgot. Sorry for this! :P
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Level 45
Dec 31, 2019
You can do it next Valentine's which isn't too far away.
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Level 53
Oct 21, 2020
14/02/2021!
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2019
I keep on having the same problem.. that i think in 3d and not a flat map. So i see it as a strip of a globe. It is soo hard to switch back from that (after the time it takes to realise).

tough piece of map you chosen too, i love it.

this keeps on being a personal mindfuck for me haha (like i have to warp reality to make it fit. Like some people have with puzzles with unfolded cubes, which i dont have much trouble with actually)

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Level 30
Oct 24, 2019
Nominated!
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Level 53
Dec 30, 2019
This is really good. It's somewhat difficult and fun to play. Nominated!
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Level 83
Dec 30, 2019
If you're looking for related ideas, perhaps one viewed from "under" the earth's surface, i.e. country shapes are inverted left to right. There's got to be some way to do that...
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Level 68
Dec 31, 2019
There's this one I made, where the map is backwards (so USA is on the left and Japan on the right, with everything inverted). However you also have to type their names backwards too. Countries of the World... but Backwards!
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Level 81
Dec 31, 2019
The appearance of the Arabian Peninsula is very deceptive where it cuts off before the Straits of Hormuz.
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Level 59
Jan 10, 2020
It sure would have been easier if the names of the countries that I had typed in had appeared somewhere ... Is there a reason the correct answers do not start appearing as in all other JetPunk Quizzes ? Thanks for adding this normal feature (if you can) ... and if you cannot, why not? And if you chose not to, then why not ?? Let me now try playing again to see if it may change
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Level 68
Jan 10, 2020
This was done by choice. It makes it more challenging to have to name countries based purely on the map rather than using the answer boxes to decipher the answer. It's commonly used in several of my quizzes where I don't think it's necessary to have the boxes.

You can always hover over a green country on the map to see its name (it'll show up below the map)
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Level 43
Jan 17, 2020
Seriously difficult - I love it!
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Level 45
Jan 17, 2020
I really liked this! more please! :)
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Level 68
Jan 17, 2020
Thanks! Lucky for you, there's a whole series of them! Loads of different shapes :)
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Level 22
Jan 17, 2020
I love this type of quizzes!
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Level 32
Jan 17, 2020
love it!
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Level 34
Jan 17, 2020
Nonsense? i loved it! (only got 19 out of 27 though XD)
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Level 24
Jan 17, 2020
Good idea, but what a random center place to work around. Would like to see this with other areas of the globe.
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Level 65
Jan 17, 2020
This is one of the best geography quizzes here - bar none! Make some more!
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Level 36
Jan 21, 2020
Interesting and fun! But missed 4
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Level 26
Jan 31, 2020
27/27 primer intento
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Level 51
Feb 9, 2020
I love this! Are there any more like it? I'm getting bored of just filling in a blank map of the world
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Level 68
Feb 10, 2020
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Level 32
Mar 21, 2020
Sneaky! Tricky! Fiendish! I like it!