Name a Valid First-Level Subdivision for Every Country

There are 3943 inhabited subdivisions in the world. Can you name at least one for every country?

A first-level subdivision is a portion of a country delineated for the purpose of administration, which is included within no other subdivision of the said country.
Based on IAB's First-Level Subdivisions by Continent series.. You can use his quiz All First-Level Subdivisions of the World with a map as a way to learn more subdivisions.
This quiz only includes permanently inhabited subdivisions. You can click the map to zoom and show missing countries.
Try the pro version (not allowing subdivisions named after the country itself, its capital or cardinal directions)
Quiz by Yev
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Last updated: October 8, 2020
First submittedApril 27, 2020
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Country
# and subdivision type
Afghanistan
34 provinces
✓ AF
Albania
12 counties
✓ AL
Algeria
58 provinces
✓ DZ
Andorra
7 parishes
✓ AD
Angola
18 provinces
✓ AO
Antigua and
Barbuda
6 parishes
1 dependency
✓ AG
Argentina
23 provinces
1 autonomous city
✓ AR
Armenia
10 provinces
1 municipality
✓ AM
Australia
6 states
3 internal territories
3 external territories
✓ AU
Austria
9 states
✓ AT
Azerbaijan
56 districts
12 cities
✓ AZ
Bahamas
32 districts
✓ BS
Bahrain
4 provinces
✓ BH
Bangladesh
8 divisions
✓ BD
Barbados
11 parishes
✓ BB
Belarus
6 regions
1 city
✓ BY
Belgium
3 regions
✓ BE
Belize
6 districts
✓ BZ
Benin
12 departments
✓ BJ
Bhutan
20 districts
✓ BT
Bolivia
9 departments
✓ BO
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
2 political divisions
1 district
✓ BA
Botswana
17 districts
✓ BW
Brazil
26 states
1 district
✓ BR
Brunei
4 districts
✓ BN
Bulgaria
28 provinces
✓ BG
Burkina Faso
13 regions
✓ BF
Burundi
18 provinces
✓ BI
Cambodia
25 provinces
✓ KH
Cameroon
10 regions
✓ CM
Canada
10 provinces
3 territories
✓ CA
Cape Verde
22 municipalities
✓ CV
Central African
Republic
16 prefectures
1 autonomous commune
✓ CF
Chad
23 regions
✓ TD
Chile
16 regions
✓ CL
China
22 provinces
5 autonomous regions
4 municipalities
2 special regions
✓ CN
Colombia
32 departments
1 district
✓ CO
Comoros
3 islands
✓ KM
Costa Rica
7 provinces
✓ CR
Croatia
20 counties
1 city
✓ HR
Cuba
15 provinces
1 special municipality
✓ CU
Cyprus
6 districts
✓ CY
Czech Republic
14 regions
✓ CZ
Democratic Republic
of the Congo
26 provinces
✓ CD
Denmark
5 regions
2 constituent countries
✓ DK
Djibouti
6 regions
✓ DJ
Dominica
10 parishes
✓ DM
Dominican Republic
31 provinces
1 district
✓ DO
East Timor
13 municipalities
✓ TL
Ecuador
24 provinces
✓ EC
Egypt
27 provinces
✓ EG
El Salvador
14 departments
✓ SV
Equatorial Guinea
8 provinces
✓ GQ
Eritrea
6 regions
✓ ER
Estonia
15 counties
✓ EE
Eswatini
4 regions
✓ SZ
Ethiopia
10 regions
2 cities
✓ ET
Federated States
of Micronesia
4 states
✓ FM
Fiji
14 provinces
1 dependency
✓ FJ
Finland
19 regions
✓ FI
France
18 regions
3 collectivities
3 territories
✓ FR
Gabon
9 provinces
✓ GA
Gambia
5 regions
1 city
✓ GM
Georgia
9 regions
2 autonomous republics
1 city
✓ GE
Germany
16 states
✓ DE
Ghana
16 regions
✓ GH
Greece
13 regions
1 autonomous entity
✓ GR
Grenada
6 parishes
1 dependency
✓ GD
Guatemala
22 departments
✓ GT
Guinea
8 regions
✓ GN
Guinea-Bissau
8 regions
1 autonomous sector
✓ GW
Guyana
10 governorates
✓ GY
Haiti
10 departments
✓ HT
Honduras
18 departments
✓ HN
Hungary
20 counties
✓ HU
Iceland
72 municipalities
✓ IS
India
28 states
9 union territories
✓ IN
Indonesia
34 provinces
✓ ID
Iran
31 provinces
✓ IR
Iraq
19 provinces
✓ IQ
Ireland
31 councils
✓ IE
Israel
7 districts
✓ IL
Italy
20 regions
✓ IT
Ivory Coast
14 districts
✓ CI
Jamaica
14 parishes
✓ JM
Japan
47 prefectures
✓ JP
Jordan
12 provinces
✓ JO
Kazakhstan
14 regions
4 cities
✓ KZ
Kenya
47 counties
✓ KE
Kiribati
24 councils
✓ KI
Kosovo
7 districts
✓ XK
Kuwait
6 provinces
✓ KW
Kyrgyzstan
7 regions
2 cities
✓ KG
Laos
17 provinces
1 prefecture
✓ LA
Latvia
119 municipalities
✓ LV
Lebanon
8 provinces
✓ LB
Lesotho
10 districts
✓ LS
Liberia
15 counties
✓ LR
Libya
22 districts
✓ LY
Liechtenstein
11 municipalities
✓ LI
Lithuania
10 counties
✓ LT
Luxembourg
12 cantons
✓ LU
Madagascar
22 provinces
✓ MG
Malawi
3 regions
✓ MW
Malaysia
13 states
3 federal territories
✓ MY
Country
# and subdivision type
Maldives
19 atolls
2 cities
✓ MV
Mali
11 regions
✓ ML
Malta
5 regions
✓ MT
Marshall Islands
24 municipalities
✓ MH
Mauritania
15 regions
✓ MR
Mauritius
4 islands
✓ MU
Mexico
31 states
1 district
✓ MX
Moldova
32 districts
3 municipalities
2 autonomous territories
✓ MD
Monaco
9 wards
✓ MC
Mongolia
21 provinces
1 municipalities
✓ MN
Montenegro
24 municipalities
✓ ME
Morocco
12 regions
✓ MA
Mozambique
10 provinces
1 city
✓ MZ
Myanmar
7 states
7 regions
5 self-administered zones
1 self-administered division
1 union territory
✓ MM
Namibia
14 regions
✓ NA
Nauru
14 districts
✓ NR
Nepal
7 provinces
✓ NP
Netherlands
12 provinces
3 constituent countries
3 municipalities
✓ NL
New Zealand
16 regions
2 free-association countries
1 dependent territory
1 territory
✓ NZ
Nicaragua
15 departments
2 autonomous regions
✓ NI
Niger
8 regions
✓ NE
Nigeria
36 states
1 territory
✓ NG
North Korea
9 provinces
4 special cities
✓ KP
North Macedonia
80 municipalities
✓ MK
Norway
11 regions
1 territory
✓ NO
Oman
11 provinces
✓ OM
Pakistan
4 provinces
3 territories
✓ PK
Palau
16 states
✓ PW
Panama
10 provinces
3 indigenous regions
✓ PA
Papua New Guinea
20 provinces
1 autonomous region
1 district
✓ PG
Paraguay
17 departments
1 district
✓ PY
Peru
24 departments
1 autonomous city
✓ PE
Philippines
17 administrative regions
1 autonomous region
✓ PH
Poland
16 provinces
✓ PL
Portugal
18 districts
2 autonomous regions
✓ PT
Qatar
8 municipalities
✓ QA
Republic of the Congo
12 departments
✓ CG
Romania
41 counties
1 municipality
✓ RO
Russia
46 oblasts
22 republics
9 krais
4 autonomous okrugs
3 federal cities
1 autonomous oblast
✓ RU
Rwanda
5 provinces
✓ RW
Saint Kitts and Nevis
2 islands
✓ KN
Saint Lucia
11 quarters
✓ LC
Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines
6 parishes
✓ VC
Samoa
11 districts
✓ WS
San Marino
9 municipalities
✓ SM
São Tomé
and Príncipe
6 districts
1 autonomous region
✓ ST
Saudi Arabia
13 regions
✓ SA
Senegal
14 regions
✓ SN
Serbia
24 districts
1 city
✓ RS
Seychelles
26 districts
✓ SC
Sierra Leone
4 provinces
1 area
✓ SL
Singapore
5 councils
✓ SG
Slovakia
8 regions
✓ SK
Slovenia
212 municipalities
✓ SI
Solomon Islands
9 provinces
1 territory
✓ SB
Somalia
18 regions
✓ SO
South Africa
9 provinces
✓ ZA
South Korea
17 provinces
✓ KR
South Sudan
10 states
2 administrative areas
✓ SS
Spain
19 autonomous communities
✓ ES
Sri Lanka
9 provinces
✓ LK
Sudan
18 states
✓ SD
Suriname
10 districts
✓ SR
Sweden
21 counties
✓ SE
Switzerland
26 cantons
✓ CH
Syria
14 provinces
✓ SY
Taiwan
13 counties
6 special municipalities
3 cities
✓ TW
Tajikistan
4 regions
1 autonomous region
✓ TJ
Tanzania
31 regions
✓ TZ
Thailand
76 provinces
2 special administrative area
✓ TH
Togo
5 regions
✓ TG
Tonga
5 administrative divisions
✓ TO
Trinidad and Tobago
9 regions
5 municipalities
1 island
✓ TT
Tunisia
24 provinces
✓ TN
Turkey
81 provinces
✓ TR
Turkmenistan
5 regions
1 district
✓ TM
Tuvalu
9 islands
✓ TV
Uganda
135 districts
✓ UG
Ukraine
24 regions
1 city
✓ UA
United Arab Emirates
7 emirates
✓ AE
United Kingdom
11 territories
3 constituent countries
3 crown dependencies
1 province
✓ GB
United States
50 states
3 insular areas
2 territories
1 district
✓ US
Uruguay
19 departments
✓ UY
Uzbekistan
12 regions
1 autonomous republic
1 city
✓ UZ
Vanuatu
6 provinces
✓ VU
Vatican City
1 city
✓ VA
Venezuela
23 states
1 district
1 dependency
✓ VE
Vietnam
58 provinces
5 municipalities
✓ VN
Yemen
21 provinces
1 municipality
✓ YE
Zambia
10 provinces
✓ ZM
Zimbabwe
10 provinces
✓ ZW
+66
Level 70
Apr 27, 2020
I am so proud to submit this quiz that took hours and hours of work to create. There are countless thousands of type-ins, but some are probably missing : don't hesitate to suggest modifications if you spot any mistake! Special thanks to IAB who made this so much easier for me, make sure to check out his subdivisions per continent series (link in the caveats). Have fun!
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Level 70
Jun 22, 2020
Many people have requested a harder version. You can find it here.

In the "pro version", the following type-ins have been removed :

- North, South, East, West, Central, Mid, Inner, Outer, Upper, Lower, Lesser, Greater and derived type-ins

- Capital, Federal District, ... and capital names

- Anything that contains the country's name itself.

Have fun!

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Level 43
Apr 27, 2020
Awesome!
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Level 70
Apr 27, 2020
Thank you <3
+3
Level 72
Jun 6, 2020
Great quiz, Yev! Five stars!
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Level 32
Apr 27, 2020
Quel travail! Juste super! Nominé!
+5
Level 70
Apr 27, 2020
Merci beaucoup, cela signifie beaucoup pour moi
+3
Level 57
Apr 29, 2020
Great Quiz!
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Level 70
Apr 29, 2020
Thank you for the feedback and the nomination! I'm glad it pleased you)
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Level 72
Apr 30, 2020
Nominated
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Level 70
Apr 30, 2020
Thanks! ^^
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Level 71
Apr 30, 2020
Yup, gotta nominate this one. Great job!
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Level 70
May 2, 2020
It means a lot to me, especially coming from you!
+4
Level 61
May 4, 2020
Wow must have taken a lot of work! Congrats
+6
Level 70
May 4, 2020
My next big quiz has 50k possible answers.. just you wait ;) more work incoming...
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Level 81
May 9, 2020
Your quiz has more input than the computers that went to the moon.
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Level 72
May 11, 2020
I cannot wait.
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Level 72
May 18, 2020
FYI, a quiz with 50,000 answers may not work. I once tried to submit one with 10,000, and the page never loaded because there was so much for the computer to process. The quiz had to be deleted.
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Level 70
May 18, 2020
It's 50k POSSIBLE answers, so they're technically type-ins. It should be all fine.
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Level 51
May 5, 2020
Who tried the capital for every country? :) Great work Yev. Must have taken a very long time.
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Level 48
May 7, 2020
I tried that for every one!! XD
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Level 67
May 26, 2020
After north east south west, central upper, lower (and I think inner outer) that was my strategy, got me a long way time ran out before I got to 130, but was on tablet and extremely laggy, on laptop, when I dont have to resort to one finger typing, I would get a lot further, probably not all, but definitely above average.
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Level 72
Jun 22, 2020
"capital" was a good one too. I think that got me a few.
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Level 70
Jun 22, 2020
capital won't be in the pro version I'm publishing today!
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Level 71
May 17, 2020
Nominates, but honestly, I think this quiz would be a lot more fun if capitals weren't accepted as answers. Lots of the difficult questions become really easy thanks to their capitals.
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Level 70
May 18, 2020
That'd be too hard to pique people's interest I believe. I will probably do a hard version of this excluding capitals and cardinal directions, but this quiz will remain as it is
+9
Level 71
May 18, 2020
You underestimate the geography nerds on Jetpunk. Point taken though. Looking forward to it!
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Level 49
Jun 21, 2020
This quiz really needs a version that doesn't accept capital cities, would be much more engaging.
+1
Level 70
Jun 21, 2020
I've got a bunch of projects going on, but it will probably be out this week.
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Level 58
Jun 22, 2020
I agree. The capitals made it too easy. I would prefer one where capitals that are also a first subdivision do not count.
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Level 67
May 23, 2020
The problem with this is that often you can simply name well-known cities.
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Level 70
May 26, 2020
That's why there'll be a hard version without capital cities.
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Level 89
May 25, 2020
Superb quiz!
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Level 70
May 26, 2020
Thank you! <3
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Level 70
May 26, 2020
I just got 56% and I had no idea what I was doing, I randomly used capital cities, areas, river names, regions etc. I still don't know what I was supposed to be naming (at first I thought it was regions of countries such as 'Counties' but that did not work, some capitals did....... others did not) .........
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Level 70
May 26, 2020
What did you try that didn't work? Maybe those were former / second-level subdivisions.
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Level 77
May 26, 2020
It varies. .. US/Brazilian/Mexican/Austrian states, Canadian provinces/territories, Croatian/Hungarian counties, French/Italian regions, Russian federal subjects etc. Some smaller ones don't have regions as official administrative division, so in Slovenia municipalities are first level divisions etc etc
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Level 68
May 26, 2020
Great quiz. Got 149 at first try, I guess the only way to learn more is to visit country's wikipedia pages... isn't it?
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Level 70
May 26, 2020
You can find them all here. I couldn't provide the list in the answers as it is simply too long. It was also easier for me to work with type-ins directly instead of answers (for practical purposes).
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Level 70
May 27, 2020
note that you can also copy the quiz to see the type-ins
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Level 66
May 26, 2020
Love it! Got 174, but kicking myself for forgetting Liberia's as I was looking at their hilarious county flags a couple of days ago
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Level 70
May 26, 2020
I'm glad you enjoyed it! This is a pretty decent score ;)
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Level 67
May 26, 2020
Here goes nothing, and that is probably close to the score I will get aswell ;)
+1
Level 70
May 27, 2020
I am sure you managed to surprise yourself.
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Level 61
May 26, 2020
great quiz! its crazy that slovenia has 212 divisions
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Level 70
May 27, 2020
Bad Slovenia, bad
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Level 73
May 26, 2020
I'm loving all these subdivisions quizzes - since mastering countries of the world, learning subdivisions has been my new goal, and I'm pretty sure I'll never run out of new ones to learn, unlike countries. A lot of these you can get with capitals, or a few generic directions, but others are a lot tougher and a few had me stumped.
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Level 70
May 27, 2020
Same here =)
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Level 72
May 27, 2020
Congratulations!!!!!!!!
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Level 70
May 27, 2020
Thank you for your support ever since this quiz got published.
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Level 72
May 28, 2020
Thank you for making this wonderful quiz
+5
Level 60
May 27, 2020
This is honestly one of the best, if not legendary, quizzes on JetPunk. Well done, Yev!
+1
Level 70
May 27, 2020
You made me cry <3
+2
Level 70
May 28, 2020
This is seriously amazing.
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Level 70
May 28, 2020
I don't even know what to answer anymore ^^' you guys are way too kind
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Level 70
Jun 3, 2020
Great Quiz Yev! I think Kuwait city should work. I even tried Al Asima (with different spellings)
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Level 70
Jun 3, 2020
Thanks for the feedback! Kuwait City won't be accepted but the H in Al Asimah will no longer be required.
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Level 66
Jun 8, 2020
Awesome quiz! Is it possible that I could have a list of all the type-ins? It would really help me in my quest to complete the ‘Every Sub-division in x continent’ quizzes
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Level 70
Jun 9, 2020
Copy the URL, go to Create/Edit quiz, click "Copy a featured quiz", then go to Step 2 - Answers, "Advanced", "Export Answers". Copy and paste that in a tab ;)
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Level 70
Jun 19, 2020
Mayotte doesn't work for France
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Level 70
Jun 20, 2020
Should be fixed soon
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Level 54
Jun 21, 2020
Ah yes, Sofia in Madagascar. That's totally what I meant.
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Level 44
Jun 21, 2020
How do only 6% get Micronesia? There are pretty big separatist movements for Chuuk and Yap.
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Level 39
Jun 21, 2020
WHAT is this quiz asking for? - it might be helpful to give an explanation or an example. I quit the second I started, just to see what you're asking for, and STILL have no idea what this is about.
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Level 70
Jun 21, 2020
The flag of Catalonia is here as an example. But well, what is a subdivision? Well, let me quote this comment by Djilas : "It varies. .. US/Brazilian/Mexican/Austrian states, Canadian provinces/territories, Croatian/Hungarian counties, French/Italian regions, Russian federal subjects etc. Some smaller ones don't have regions as official administrative division, so in Slovenia municipalities are first level divisions etc etc"
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Level 61
Jun 21, 2020
Great quiz! Just a pity you can't see the full answers, though I guess that'd be huge.
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Level 70
Jun 21, 2020
Thanks! Yes, sadly that's impossible. I may be able to share the spreadsheet, I have to ask IAB.
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Level 51
Jun 21, 2020
Does anyone know the answers for the Bahamas and Finland? Those are the most well-known that I missed and I'm curious what the answers are
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Level 70
Jun 21, 2020
I personally use "West Gran Bahama" and "Uusimaa/Nyland" but there are many answers for each!
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Level 36
Jun 21, 2020
why do the answer stats just show "(various)" instead of the countries and number of subdivisions? thought that was a bit weird ngl
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Level 70
Jun 21, 2020
It's because of Dan's update, I complained about it but there's nothing I can do as of now
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Level 57
Jun 21, 2020
You can fix it by removing the tick sign and replacing it with something like California, Florida.... for US, England, Wales.... for UK etc.
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Level 70
Jun 22, 2020
I know, but I don't want to choose some subdivisions over others.
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Level 60
Jun 22, 2020
That must have taken some work! Well done and thank you!
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Level 70
Jun 22, 2020
It has! I'm currently adding type-ins. Thank you for your feedback!
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Level 44
Jun 22, 2020
Good work!
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Level 45
Jun 22, 2020
awesome quiz, I can't imagine doing this much work
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Level 50
Jun 22, 2020
Really fun, but I'm disappointed that there isn't a way to see the possible answers for the ones you missed (outside of exporting answers). It means you can't really learn past what you already know.
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Level 70
Jun 22, 2020
look at the first caveat, there's an awesome quiz by IAB that will help you learn new subdivisions!
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Level 82
Jun 23, 2020
LOL, apparently math isn't St. Lucia's strong suit! ;)
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Level 37
Jun 23, 2020
impossible
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Level 60
Oct 3, 2020
Yay i got 100 percent
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Level 63
Oct 7, 2020
Well, somebody has. 0.4% of takers have got 196.
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Level 56
Oct 8, 2020
Please accept Maroodi Jeex for Somalia.
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Level 70
Oct 8, 2020
will do! I had it as Woqooyi Galbeed
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Level 55
Oct 10, 2020
It's nice to see my country flag on the thumbnail ;)
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Level 19
Nov 7, 2020
HOW CRUEL IS THE WORLD !? WHY CAN'T I NOMINATE IT !? ;)