World Map Divided into Regions

Can you name the following 80 randomly selected regions, either geographical, cultural, or administrative, that are visible on this map?
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Quiz by Gassu
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Last updated: September 12, 2022
First submittedJanuary 12, 2019
Times taken23,467
Average score43.8%
Rating3.99
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Population
Region
1829 mil
Indian Subcontinent
423.5 mil
East China
270.0 mil
Indochina
144.3 mil
Horn of Africa
125.9 mil
Japan
113.7 mil
Manchuria
110.4 mil
Greater Beijing
108.1 mil
Guinea
105.8 mil
Maghreb
100.9 mil
the Congos
97.2 mil
German Sprachraum
95.9 mil
Levant
86.0 mil
Pearl River Delta
83.6 mil
Arabia
80.1 mil
Sahel
77.5 mil
Central Asia
77.3 mil
Korea
72.5 mil
British Isles
68.8 mil
Mid-West
63.6 mil
Visegrád Four
60.3 mil
Mid-Atlantic
55.6 mil
Anatolia
55.0 mil
Sumatra
53.8 mil
Iberia
49.9 mil
Central America
46.3 mil
Balkans
39.5 mil
Greater Antilles
Population
Region
34.0 mil
Amazon Basin
31.6 mil
Pampas
30.0 mil
Low Countries
28.6 mil
Deep South
27.9 mil
Nordics
26.9 mil
Madagascar
25.9 mil
Xinjiang
25.2 mil
Apennine Peninsula
24.6 mil
Siberia
22.9 mil
Borneo
21.8 mil
Florida
19.6 mil
Cascadia
17.1 mil
Caucasian States
16.8 mil
Melanesia
16.1 mil
Lesser Sunda Islands
15.1 mil
New England
9.54 mil
Chihuahuan Desert
7.76 mil
Bay Area
7.25 mil
Polynesia
7.11 mil
Western Cape
7.01 mil
the Prairies
6.47 mil
Great Basin
6.22 mil
Donbas
6.06 mil
Baltics
5.11 mil
Yucatán
4.57 mil
Baja California
4.18 mil
Lesser Antilles
Population
Region
4.04 mil
Patagonia
3.66 mil
Transylvania
3.65 mil
Tibet
3.35 mil
Brittany
2.59 mil
Riviera
1.93 mil
Alsace
1.90 mil
Crimea
1.66 mil
Kalahari Basin
1.57 mil
Guianas
1.45 mil
Atacama
1.17 mil
Namib Desert
0.61 mil
Karelia
0.57 mil
Tasmania
0.53 mil
Micronesia
0.51 mil
Labrador
0.49 mil
Newfoundland
0.44 mil
Lucayan Archipelago
0.32 mil
Kamchatka
0.25 mil
Outback
0.24 mil
Azores
0.06 mil
Socotra
0.03 mil
Galapágos
0.01 mil
Baffin Island
0.009 mil
Aleutians
0.004 mil
Novaya Zemlya
0
Great Barrier Reef
+13
Level 71
Sep 12, 2022
Hello all!

I’ve read all your comments and decided to completely redo this quiz.

Here’s the main points I changed:

> increased N° of regions to 80

> removed and replaced some lesser-guessed ones

> got rid of historical regions as they caused confusion

> more detailed illustration thanks to SVG classes

> better visibility of smaller regions (arrows and light blue color)

> more detailed population update, I either used country population or divisional populations according to citypopulation, and in some cases, based the region border on these divisions (e.g. Australian LGAs for the Outback)

> more type-ins to reflect your inputs

Thanks!

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Level 68
Jan 12, 2019
Amazing quiz! I really like how you included the population as well :)
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Level 68
Jan 13, 2019
Wow this is fantastic! Beautifully made map as well :)
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Level 60
Jan 13, 2019
Great idea! :)
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Level 61
Mar 4, 2020
Would it be possible to take “Scandinavia” for “The Nordics”?
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Level 60
Jan 14, 2021
I don't think it would, since Scandinavia does not include Iceland and Greenland.
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Level 55
Aug 27, 2022
Or Finland
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Level 67
Aug 30, 2022
Yes, it is. Scandinavian countries include Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland also.
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Level 88
Aug 30, 2022
Whether Scandinavia includes all the elements of the Nordic region or not, there's no way for the quiz-taker to tell that the region being asked about needs to include Greenland and Iceland anyway, unless a dotted line is added to make clear that those islands are included with the Scandinavian peninsula. So either accept Scandinavia or add the dotted line.
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Level 63
Sep 8, 2022
No, Finland is included in the same region and they definately are not a Scandinavian country.
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Level 72
Sep 21, 2022
It depends. In the geographical or linguistic context we in Finland do not belong to Scandinavia. In the political context "Scandinavia" usually contains also Finland and Denmark.
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Level 58
Apr 11, 2020
Great quiz, but it seems quite arbitrary.
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Level 61
Sep 22, 2022
Yeah, its very arbitrary
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Level 68
Aug 3, 2020
Overall, outstanding job. Quick issue: "Arabia" does not fill in a part of Saudi Arabia directly below Qatar, which could lead someone (me) to believe that is a different region they need to guess the name of.
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Level 60
Jan 14, 2021
Could you make the lines in the ocean more obvious? As someone with less than perfect eyesight, I didn't realize there were even markers until I had to search for the last two I didn't have. I just happened to know the other island regions, and didn't need to zoom in on them.
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Level 87
Aug 29, 2022
Agree with this comment -- or add a feature to show the unguessed items
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Level 63
Jan 23, 2021
Been taking all your SVG quizzes and this is not only one of my favorites but also one of my favorite quizzes on Jetpunk!
+4
Level 74
Mar 30, 2021
Maritime (or Island) South East Asia also fits
+1
Level 51
Sep 21, 2022
nobody really calls it indochina anymore
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Level 74
Apr 16, 2021
Interesting challenge
+1
Level 71
Apr 16, 2021
Love it
+11
Level 74
Apr 16, 2021
Can you accept Occitanie, Praries, Prarie Provinces, Kievan, Levant, and Great Rift Valley? Also, there's a little yellow section at the base of Qatar that confused me.
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Level 86
Apr 16, 2021
Cool quiz, even if its a bit subjective. I would get rid of 'the Bush' region, as any Australian will tell you that 'the bush' isn't really a defined geographic place. It's just anywhere that isn't developed and has lots of trees that are generally eucalyptus. Grouping the Daintree rainforest and the Nullarbor in the same ecological region doesn't make much sense. Perhaps add the Great Dividing Range instead.
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2021
I second that. 'The bush' is just Australian for 'the forest'
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Level 58
Jul 20, 2021
Can confirm because I live in Australia. It is also used in New Zealand in the same way. I would recommend removing it.
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Level 48
Aug 10, 2022
Australian is my favorite language.
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Level 78
Aug 29, 2022
Agreed. "The bush" is definitely not a geographic region. It's like choosing a section of the map and asking people to guess "the jungle."

Very engaging quiz, though.

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Level 67
Sep 11, 2022
also Australian, also agree. imagining the "Outback" and the "Bush" as two distinct regions is like trying to distinguish between the base and the crust of a pie.
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Level 58
Apr 17, 2021
Anatolia doesn't cover all of Turkey.
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Level 57
Jun 13, 2022
The quiz isn’t saying it does. It’s only making Asian Turkey Anatolia (which is correct). European Turkey is put in the Balkans (arguably correct).
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Level 74
Jun 13, 2022
Anatolia is sometimes used for all of Asian Turkey. But in fact, it only refers to the peninsula, i.e. it does not cover the eastern parts of the country.
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Level 58
Jul 20, 2021
The Sahel has 135m people.
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Level 80
Aug 3, 2021
Prairie Provinces should maybe work?
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Level 54
Aug 3, 2021
Accept Patagonia?
+3
Level 74
Aug 3, 2021
Not the same
+2
Level 88
Aug 30, 2022
This one falls into the "close enough" category for me and should be an acceptable type-in.
+1
Level 75
Sep 7, 2022
I agree, tried several spelling even though I knew how to spell it, never heard of Southern Cone.
+5
Level 69
Aug 3, 2021
Shouldn't Rus or Ruthenia be sufficient for Kievan Rus? Neither got accepted for me.
+9
Level 67
Aug 3, 2021
Please accept Levant for Fertile Crescent
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Level 69
Aug 3, 2021
At first I thougtht that they're not the same thing and Fertile Crescent consists of Levant, Egypt and Mesopotamia.

But then read at Wikipedia, that the term Levant used to mean the entire Eeastern Mediterranean at some point so it could actually work here too, perhaps.

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Level 84
Aug 3, 2021
Got Fertile Crescent but first tried the Levant. Tried Hong Kong and Kowloon for Pearl River. Tried South Africa and variations for "Southern Africa." Tried the South, American South, Bible Belt, Sun Belt, and other weirder stuff for "Deep South." Tried Eastern Seaboard for "Mid-Atlantic." Tried Caucuses, Caucusus, Caucasian Mountains, etc, for "Caucasia."
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Level 84
Aug 3, 2021
and Kievan Rus just seems really weird to include to me... not really a region... more an archaic confederation of Russian/Slavic states.
+2
Level 84
Aug 3, 2021
finally, I didn't see the Galapagos.
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Level 75
Jan 19, 2022
Pearl River could also be Guangdong, Shenzhen, etc. Took me a while to get that one.
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Level 72
Sep 21, 2022
Agreed on the Caucuses. Normally the three countries aren't referred to as the "Caucus States" but the Caucuses at large. I think Southern Africa is too broad, but "Cape" is not specific and should be "Cape of Good Hope" instead.
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Level 70
Aug 3, 2021
Agree with Kal, and would like to add that I'd like to see "South Asia" as a type-in for the India subcontinent (also, just "India" should be a type-in since all of South Asia is considered part of "Greater India"), "Maritime Southeast Asia" for the East Indies, and "Canton" or "Guangzhou" for "Pearl River Delta." It's definitely a good quiz, just a bit arbitrary at times, so I'd really appreciate it if you could add more type-ins!
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Level 56
Aug 4, 2021
This quiz is great, but I think some of these places are commonly known by several names, or their names have changed over time, which I found very confusing.

E.g. Fertile Crescent feels very archaic to me, I'd have called that region The Levant (even then a pretty old term).

I would also argue that Scandinavia should be a type in for The Nordics. I've never heard the term The Nordics before, I'd think of it as more an adjective than a noun.

Similarly the Mid-Atlantic states get called a lot of things, I'd argue that Eastern Seaboard is a comparably common name.

Overall great quiz, and a fantastic concept!

+9
Level 76
Aug 6, 2021
"Scandinavian countries" excludes include Finland, whereas "Nordic countries" includes Finland.
+1
Level 78
Aug 29, 2022
I also tried the Levant. It's a term that's become increasingly relevant again over the past decade or so.
+2
Level 72
Sep 14, 2021
Could you add type-ins such as "South Africa", "Malay Archipelago", "Murmansk", etc.?
+1
Level 54
Oct 10, 2021
Surprised only 32% got Bahaman Archipelago. I just guessed Bahamas given the area outlined was the Bahamas.
+1
Level 87
Aug 29, 2022
Could hardly see it.
+2
Level 28
Nov 26, 2021
Can you accept the African Horn?
+1
Level 80
Dec 20, 2021
Should accept subcontinent for Indian subcontinent. I don't think anyplace else is called the subcontinent.
+1
Level 63
Jan 18, 2022
can you accept Kievian rus? i tried it and it didnt work :/
+8
Level 82
Jan 19, 2022
It's certainly frustrating when I enter a reasonable answer and it isn't accepted. The topper was when I tried "Occitanie" to find out, after the quiz, that the answer was "Occitania".
+2
Level 86
Aug 29, 2022
Agreed.
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Level 39
Jan 20, 2022
the nordics? i thought twas scandinavia
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Level 59
Apr 13, 2022
Scandinavia is just metropolitan Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Add Iceland, Finland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands and you have the members of the Nordic Council.
+8
Level 79
Jan 26, 2022
Occitanie should be accepted.
+5
Level 59
Feb 5, 2022
Was expecting Patagonia.
+3
Level 59
Apr 13, 2022
It's the British and Irish Isles or the Celtic Isles, not the British Isles.
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Level 72
Apr 17, 2022
username checks out...
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Level 59
Jul 23, 2022
In Ireland, we get taught "British and Irish Isles" at school and has been disavowed by the government

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Isles_naming_dispute

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Level 54
Apr 26, 2022
I wrote dutch east indies, can that be a type in for east indies? And south africa for southern africa?
+1
Level 85
Aug 30, 2022
I second that, @Dannyboioboi (great username, by the way). I have only ever known it as the Dutch East Indies.
+1
Level 51
May 10, 2022
Got 26, I'm proud...
+3
Level 44
May 17, 2022
Bruh I tried "French Riviera" but not just "Riviera"
+2
Level 55
Jun 13, 2022
How is Kievan Rus unknown in population
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Level 66
Jun 14, 2022
"the indian subcontinent" is not accepted as a type-in.
+1
Level 35
Jun 17, 2022
Please accept "Xizang" for Tibet.
+1
Level 65
Aug 13, 2022
bizarre yet fascinating
+3
Level 57
Aug 13, 2022
There's a yellow area under Qatar. That is still there after filling everything out
+9
Level 67
Aug 19, 2022
More frustrating than fun trying to figure what the quiz is after. This is far too nit picky without providing enough context to arrive at those nits.
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Level 86
Aug 29, 2022
Agreed. Interesting areas but seemingly arbitrary. No coherence to their choice.
+1
Level 69
Aug 29, 2022
I think "Pearl delta" should pass as shorthand for "pearl river delta"
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Level 81
Aug 30, 2022
I'd argue that Eastern and Central Europe are better alternatives to German language area, Visegrad, and the bizarrely included archaic Kievan Rus.
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Level 77
Sep 17, 2022
Agree. I've not heard of Visegrad before and it doesn't seem it is in common use. Seems more a political pact than a region? Central Europe is subjective tho - while some German historians argue Germany is at the centre of central europe, Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Hungarians etc argue that they are Central Europe, not Eastern Europe...
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Level 53
Aug 30, 2022
Would it be possible to accept DACH for the German language area, since most people there use this acronym ?

(Deutschland=Germany/Austria/Confœderatio Helvetica=Switzerland)

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Level 83
Aug 30, 2022
I don't think these regions fit together as nicely as the map suggests.
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Level 65
Aug 30, 2022
This is an interesting and cool quiz that is absolutely unplayable in its current state.

People have been giving you good suggestions for type ins for over a year. We aren't mind readers and there are several different arbitrary names you have chosen for regions that have several different possible names.

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Level 71
Aug 30, 2022
The quiz is currently being updated.
+2
Level 65
Sep 18, 2022
It's much better now. Changed my rating to 5 stars. Well done!
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Level 67
Sep 11, 2022
please accept East Turkestan for Xinjiang https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Turkestan

South Asia for Indian subcontinent

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Asia

Levant for Fertile Crescent

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levant

Sudan for the Sahel (as the region demarcated is vague enough to be either)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan_(region)

Maritime Southeast Asia for East Indies

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maritime_Southeast_Asia

Mainland Southeast Asia or just Southeast Asia for Indochina

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mainland_Southeast_Asia

North Zhili for Jingjinji and maybe also Bohai Economic Rim

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Zhili

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohai_Economic_Rim

Ruthenia for Kievan Rus' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruthenia

East Africa(n Community) for African Great Lakes, as it historically was that shape https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_African_Community

+7
Level 68
Sep 12, 2022
The update is great, bravo!
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Level 67
Sep 12, 2022
Agreed. Much more visually appealing and quite a bit easier.
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Level 81
Sep 13, 2022
This is the worst drawing of Labrador I've ever seen... I typed Quebec the entire time. Labrador is not nearly that big.
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Level 71
Sep 13, 2022
I recommend typing "Labrador Peninsula" into Wikipedia's search bar.
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Level 67
Sep 13, 2022
This is a very good quiz! Also thanks for the update. Quizmakers often don't take feedback and comments into account, and that's worth pointing out, especially for such a big update! Very good work!
+2
Level 71
Sep 13, 2022
Thank you, Elboy!
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Level 86
Sep 13, 2022
Fantastic quiz. Much better than the original. Now just waiting on part two please.
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Level 61
Sep 14, 2022
I enjoyed this quiz. One error though is that it should say Galápagos instead of Galapágos.
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Level 90
Sep 17, 2022
In the previous version of this quiz, "low" was acceptable for The Low Country, but now "low countries" is fully required? Not even "low country" is accepted? I feel like that's a bit harsh.
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Level 72
Sep 21, 2022
AFAIK the plural is required because the area contains several countries (at least Netherlands and Belgium, often also Luxembourg is included).
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Level 60
Sep 21, 2022
Please accept Caucuses.
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Level 67
Sep 21, 2022
Nice update! A real glowup.

I would still suggest against Outback for Australia though, because it's such an informal and vague term, and perhaps to change the Beijing one, since when you see that shape, you're expecting it to be more complicated than the biggest city in the area

sad to see Macaronesia go but it was a bit hard, I guess

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Level 58
Sep 21, 2022
Can you accept Guiana without the 's', and maybe (unless I'm the only bad speller) 'Xingjiang', with a 'g'. Good quiz update.
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Level 70
Sep 21, 2022
Ooh, I bet this causes A LOT of debate
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Level 65
Sep 21, 2022
Accept Dixie/Dixieland? It comprises a very similar region and Wikipedia lists all the states and a bit more. I'll understand if you don't add it though.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie

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Level 65
Sep 21, 2022
Too random for me.
+1
Level 54
Sep 21, 2022
add mongolia, po valley, occitania, normandy and yunnan.
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Level 55
Sep 21, 2022
I can get Socotra, but not Iberia. My thinking abilities always baffle me
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Level 63
Sep 21, 2022
The Republic of Ireland is certainly not part of the British Isles...
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Level 67
Sep 21, 2022
It most certainly is. Otherwise, there would be just one island wouldn’t it? You couldn’t call it the British Isles then.
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Level 86
Sep 22, 2022
A quick search would have helped you both. Great Britain and Ireland are both considered part of the British Isles - along with over 6,000 other islands including the Isle of Man and the inner and outer Hebrides.
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Level 29
Sep 22, 2022
i was looking for this comment, ireland doesnt even recognise the term british isles
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Level 30
Sep 21, 2022
h
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Level 35
Sep 21, 2022
Can Hebei be accepted for the Greater Beijing area?
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Level 63
Sep 21, 2022
As many others have stated "Caucasian states" is a strange term, not that it's incorrect. On any other quiz just "Caucuses" usually works fine for an answer.

Bummed I couldn't get "Nordics" either - tried Scandinavia and Northern Europe before giving up.

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Level 67
Sep 21, 2022
Something feels off about Visegrád Four, like it's somehow not like these other named regions. I can't put my finger on it. I feel like when you utter the name "Visegrád Four" you're not describing a geographical region, but an organization of states.
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Level 70
Sep 21, 2022
I haven't gotten time to take any longer quizzes on JetPunk lately. I know this isn't a super long one, but relaxing with it for 10 minutes felt like a much needed break in what has been a very busy week for me. So, thanks for that! Back to work now I suppose...
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Level 86
Sep 22, 2022
Great quiz, my only issue was not knowing which areas were supposed to be considered together. For example, Greenland was highlighted but not accepted as an answer. Same with Iceland. How is someone supposed to know they are grouped with other countries? Maybe this is intended and part of the puzzle, but otherwise maybe using different colors would be helpful?
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Level 61
Sep 24, 2022
Agreed, I've spent a considerable amount of time trying to type in variants of "Scandinavia", "Fennoscandia", etc. before figuring out that all nordic countries were grouped together
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Level 28
Sep 23, 2022
I like how florida is its own region