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Countries of North America Quiz

There are 23 countries generally considered to be part of North America. How many can you name?
Not including the overseas regions of European countries
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Last updated: September 12, 2018
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Country
Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Country
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Country
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Country
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Saint Kitts and
Nevis
Saint Lucia
Country
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
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level 33
Feb 26, 2014
MY view of the Americas... USA, Canada, and Mexico are North America. Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize. El Salvador, and Costa Rica are Central America. all those islands are Caribbean.
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level 48
Apr 6, 2014
Central America and the Caribbean are regions of North America. We're talking about continents here. Do you consider Central America and the Caribbean to be separate continents?
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level 33
May 14, 2014
well the Americas are all connected...
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level 70
May 30, 2016
You must admit that considering Trinidad and Tobago - only 10 km from mainland South America (Venezuela) - part of North America is a little odd if we're using a strict physical geography definition of the continents. By contrast it's about 2000 km to the nearest part of mainland North America (Panama).
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level 76
Jul 27, 2016
The US is 90km from Asia (Alaska/Russia), but you wouldn't place the US in Asia. Panama is 0km from Colombia, but you wouldn't place it in South America. Why should Trinidad be in South America- they don't touch ...
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level 70
Jul 27, 2016
The difference, foxpenguin, is that Trinidad and Tobago is an island nation, whereas the vast majority of the USA's immense land area is indisputably in North America. Obviously a country on the mainland of one continent will not be considered part of another continent, regardless of proximity. Typically, though, I feel, it makes sense to classify island nations as belonging to the nearest continental landmass (though some islands sufficiently far into the ocean might be considered to belong to no continent). The islands of Trinidad and Tobago are much closer to the South American mainland than the North American mainland. In the case of the Diomede Islands, the continentality is up for dispute. Big Diomede is part of Russia, Little Diomede part of the State of Alaska, USA. They are less than 4 km apart. But that's a much less clear cut case than Trinidad which is vastly closer to the South American mainland than the North American mainland.
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level 65
Jul 27, 2016
Especially since that's the whole argument Jetpunk uses to (in my opinion incorrectly) classify Cyprus as Asian...
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level 56
Jul 27, 2016
The continent is AMERICA. Then it is divided in: South America (anything south of Panama), North America (Mexico, Canada and USA) and Central America (everything in between plus the islands)
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level 63
Jul 27, 2016
I think the thought about Trinidad and Tobago is interesting. It's on the Caribbean plate most of which is overwhelmingly thought of to be part of the continent of North America. Thus, Trinidad is also North America. Interestingly, I've always thought us North Americans should grab half of Iceland for the same reason.
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level 67
Jul 27, 2016
I'm down with that. We get the cooler, more populated half, including Reykjavík, the international airport at Keflavík, the vodka distillery at Borgarnes, all four beer breweries, and most of the greenhouses. Eurasia can keep Eyjafjallajökull and the eastern F-roads that swallow cars. :)
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level 70
Jul 27, 2016
UMCPGreg - Icelander's recognize this. There are places you can stand in two continents at once, appropriately labeled.
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level 45
Jul 28, 2016
Iceland is way too cool to be America. And you can stand on two tectonical plates, not continents.
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level 59
Jul 31, 2016
It doesn't matter where they are- if you know them, there shouldn't be any issue.
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level 21
Mar 11, 2018
I believe that it is correct to have Trinidad be "North American" considering that it is part of the Caribbean. In addition to that, the Caribbean is unified by various international groups making them a sort of "state" or "country" if you will. By that logic, you shouldn't split up the country but keep it as a whole and it is hard to argue that most of the Caribbean isn't North American.
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level 66
Jun 13, 2018
I watched Guyana play Trinidad in cricket in Port of Spain once. In between play, try to guess who is Guyanese and who is Trinidadian. Good luck.
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level 65
Jul 27, 2016
In most of Europe, we usually learn that America is one continent, made of three parts (North, South and Central).
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level 75
Jul 27, 2016
So they teach that there are 6 continents on the planet?
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level 58
Jul 27, 2016
dunkinggandalf - really? what part of Europe are you from? Fuanacdc - What? They teach us that there are 7 continents on he planet (including Antarctica, that is)
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level 79
Jul 27, 2016
There are places in the world that consider there to be only 4 continents: Latin America, Africa, Oceania, Eurasia. It's not farfetched to consider it that way. Though Antarctica is a continent, it's contributions to the rest of the world are nominal. Other than that, you could argue that Africa is connected to Asia, but not nearly as much as Europe is to Asia.
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level 75
Jul 28, 2016
Afro-Eurasia is actually one single landmass. You could consider there are even fewer.

Or, if you wanted to look at actual plate tectonics, which is empirically based and not subject to arbitrary decisions about geographic boundaries or land mass sizes, there would be more.
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level 65
Aug 17, 2016
Sorry, dunkinggandalf, but I'm European, most of my friends are European (from across the continent) and 90% of them consider Central America and Caribbean as regions of North America which is one continent, the second one being South America made up of 12 countries and a French department
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level 58
Feb 26, 2017
They teach that in many parts of Latin America also.
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level 22
Jul 10, 2017
That's really weird, I want to say that it's incorrect but I'm unsure what they consider continents in Europe.
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level 56
Jul 27, 2016
By this logic, the Middle East would not be part of Asia, it'd be its own separate continent. Same with Southeast Asia. ... Central America is a region. ... We're talking about continents. There are seven. Every land mass in the world fits into one of those seven. If you don't know the continents, hop in your Delorean, charge up your flux capacitor and head back to the second grade.
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level 58
Jul 27, 2016
Amen. So much pedantry on display in these comments.
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level 44
Jul 28, 2016
This is my view of the world United States Canada Mexico Panama Haiti Jamaica Peru Dominican Republic Cuba Caribbean Greenland El Salvador (Animaniacs reference...)
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level 38
Jan 9, 2019
Puerto Rico Colombia Venezuela Honduras Guyana (and still) Guatemala Bolivia (then) Argentina (and) Ecuador Chile Brazil
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level 42
Apr 13, 2018
Unfortunately your views don't matter here. Facts are facts. All of these countries are considered North America..... Central America is region within North America. North America and South America are continents on the landmass of America.
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level 66
Jun 13, 2018
Go to El Salvador and tell the people that they are part of North America. See how that goes. (Will you use English? It's the most common language in North America.)
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level 75
Feb 16, 2019
I started looking for a Salvadorian chat room online where I could ask. I got bored before I actually found one. I imagine, and strongly suspect, that the average Salvadorian doesn't really give a crap about this and would probably just accept whatever I said. Used to work with a lot of them, and while every one of them spoke English most were not passionate geography nerds. But ultimately it doesn't matter. Until this is a Spanish-language El Salvador-based website the correct response to this sophomoric challenge is: who cares what they think in Salvador? The common convention learned by almost everyone who visits this website is that there are two continents in the Americas, North and South. Stop trying to be difficult.
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level 45
Feb 16, 2019
The only country I recognize as part of North America is America! USA! USA! USA!
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level 50
Dec 5, 2014
finished with 4:00 left easy
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level 44
Jul 28, 2016
4:10 beat that!
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level 59
Aug 1, 2016
4:24 :)
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level 52
Mar 17, 2017
10:00 left! I'm a zygote!
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level 43
May 28, 2018
4:31 haha
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level 46
Jan 3, 2015
Dude it's spelt guatamala
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level 22
Jan 3, 2015
No it's not.
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level 29
Nov 2, 2015
Look at a map.
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level 45
Apr 11, 2018
Dude it’s spelt guatemala
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level 18
Apr 28, 2015
Easy, finished with 3:10 on the clock. Would have helped if there was a map though.
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level 38
Sep 2, 2016
Well, i finished at 3:49...
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level 56
Jun 25, 2015
Nice one, but please can a map be added to this quiz?
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level 55
Aug 17, 2015
France should definitely be part of it. St Pierre and Miquelon, two islands close to Newfoundland. Martinique and Guadeloupe, two major islands in the caribbean area, plus St Barthelemy and other small islands in the vicinity. St Pierre an Miquelon, Martinique and Guadeloupe are french departments, just as Paris is.
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level 58
Jul 27, 2016
The United States is not included in the countries of Oceania, despite the fact that Hawaii is in that continent. This is a similar situation with France.
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level 48
Oct 14, 2015
Done with 04:41 left.
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level 23
Dec 24, 2015
rawe my little geography pro
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level 37
Oct 16, 2015
Did it in 37 seconds and I'm only 11
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level 57
Nov 16, 2015
...and then there was one.
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level 33
Nov 17, 2015
do u ever just miss usa and canada because you're too concentrated on getting the little islands
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level 23
Dec 24, 2015
Nope, but I missed Mexico ;)
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level 46
Jul 10, 2017
What is a comment about Miss USA doing here?
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level 23
Dec 24, 2015
Accept Dominican Rep ?
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level 23
Dec 24, 2015
Ew Bahamas gets me every time D=
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level 49
Feb 29, 2016
I love how I know all the obscure little islands, but I can not remember Canada!
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level 28
Apr 5, 2016
Woah 5 seconds left, close one. Jamaica almost killed me there.
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level 73
May 20, 2016
Awesome quiz and awesome map. Helped me further along the road to knowing which little island is which.
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level 60
Jul 27, 2016
Maybe it has something to do with tectonic plates? Is Cyprus on the European or Asian tectonic plate? In the countries quiz, it's listed in Asia, but Cyprus is part or the EU. Are the islands of Trinidad and Tobago on the North American plate or the South American plate or some other plate? I had a question about...the UK is not a country like the UAE. It's a group or Federation. Northern Ireland, Wales, England, and Scotland are countries. In the UAE, you have Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah, Fujairah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, and Abu Dhabi. Some places on the internet call Scotland a country or England a country. Not so much with the UAE, but they do, sometimes. I know for the UK, one person represents the whole UK in the UN. So, it's difficult to determine when any website you look up England on, it'll say England is a country in Europe. Well, how can a country like England be part of a country like the UK?
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level 63
Jul 27, 2016
Acts of Union 1707, ring a bell? Scotland and England were both sovereign countries before the Acts of Union happened. Tecnically, all the countries in the UK are countries, just not sovereign.
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level 82
Jul 27, 2016
I recommend this video to help clarify things. Goes much further than your question, but the answer is in the first minute.
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level 19
Aug 26, 2017
It's usually included in Asia and Europe
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level 75
Feb 16, 2019
If our understanding of continents was actually based on plate tectonics, then the eastern tip of Russia would be in North America, Eurasia would be a single continent, India would not be Eurasian and it might be part of Australia, the Philippines would be its own continent and there would be a continent called the Caribbean that would include the southern 2/3rds of Central America as well as bits of Venezuela and Colombia.
In short, no, it's not about plate tectonics at all. Plate tectonic theory was first proposed in the early 1900s, a very long time after we were calling Africa Africa, calling Asia Asia, calling Europe Europe and so on.
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level 75
Feb 16, 2019
oh, and, by plate tectonics then I think Cyprus is in Africa though it's not completely certain.
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level 63
Jul 27, 2016
Scroll mode, please
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level ∞
Jul 27, 2016
Fixed
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level 58
Jul 27, 2016
There's way too much time on this quiz. It should be reduced to 3 or even 2 minutes.
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level 67
Jul 29, 2016
I wonder why you are called 'Precision Control'?
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level 54
Jul 27, 2016
In Brazil, 100% of schools teach that North America are only Mexico and the two above. South America is Colombia and the continental below. Central America is the rest: from Guatemala to Panama and allthe Caribbean Islands...
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level 59
Aug 1, 2016
So what continent is Central America in, then?
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level 19
Aug 31, 2017
By this logic, the Middle East would not be part of Asia, it'd be its own separate continent. Same with Southeast Asia. Central America is a region. We're talking about continents. There are seven. Every land mass in the world fits into one of those seven.
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level 75
Feb 16, 2019
Are you from Brazil? How many continents do they believe there are? The answer wouldn't be relevant to the quiz until this becomes a Portuguese-language website, but I am just curious.
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level 57
Aug 16, 2016
well ur wong
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level 44
Sep 5, 2016
Got them all in a hurry nearly forgot the other St island
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level 38
Oct 28, 2016
Actually the islands of Trinidad, Tobago, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are all on the South American geologic plate. So, if you want to be technical about it, they should be considered part of South America. That does not exorcise them from the Caribbean because Venezuela and Colombia are in South \ America, yet considered part of the Caribbean because part of their countries are on the Caribbean.
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level 46
Jul 10, 2017
Guyana too.
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level 19
Aug 26, 2017
Generally they're carribean countries, which are considered North American.
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level 38
Feb 13, 2017
Actually, Trinidad is on the South American Plate, as are Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. And, as far as Panama being part of North and not South America: Panama was once part of Colombia, so either Panama is in South America or Colombia is in North America!
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level 19
Aug 31, 2017
By that logic Denmark is in North America.....
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level 38
Dec 2, 2017
If it's on the North American plate, maybe it should be.
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level 53
Feb 13, 2017
4:28 left without looking at the map. I only looked at the typing box.
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level 35
Mar 26, 2017
There's a place called USA ? Who would of thought ?!
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level 71
May 25, 2017
Jesus, so much arguing about borders of continents which are arbitrary and considered to be different by different people anyway.

I think you're going to have to rename these quizzes 'name all of the countries coloured yellow in this map'
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level 46
Jul 10, 2017
You can argue Europe is a misshapen peninsula off the west coast of Asia.
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level 44
Jul 20, 2017
OOH just snuck above 4 minutes left, I usually forget 1 of the countries
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level 67
Feb 6, 2018
Try Countries that US Citizens have moved to:......here it is
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level 20
Apr 4, 2018
100% with 3:56 remaining!!!
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level 46
May 28, 2018
Did it with 4:14 remaining.
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level 9
Jun 16, 2018
Trinidad and Tobago should be in the South America quiz cause it’s near enough touching peru
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level 38
Aug 10, 2018
Trinidad is not touching Peru, it is touching Venezuela. (Peru is clear on the OTHER side of the Continent, above Chile).
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level 46
Nov 1, 2018
Yeah, there on different oceans. Beastman72, you're thinking of Venezuela.
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level 34
Aug 27, 2018
Central America and lower Caribbean (south of Cuba and Puerto Rico) are not North America.
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level 45
Feb 16, 2019
You must have done bad on the quiz then.
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level 31
Nov 10, 2018
when trying to spell st kitts and nevis I spelled st kitty and nevis,all that time when i didn't know how to spell that, even in the world map quiz.
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level 34
Dec 8, 2018
You can write just St Kitts
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level 29
Mar 12, 2019
I wrote Saint Kitts as Saint Kittis