Random Point on Land to Country

You are given 20 random points on land. Can you guess what countries they belong to in 60 seconds?
What matters is the centre of the circle
Answers change every time you play!
Quiz by Yev
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Last updated: October 7, 2020
First submittedJuly 10, 2020
Times taken39,674
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Level 70
Jul 10, 2020
This quiz took a week to create and I am very happy to submit it now. There are 3419 possible answers.

I will gladfully read your feedback if you have something to say, whether it be about the content (potential mistakes) or the form (especially the time limit).

You might get a lot of dots in Russia – blame them from both owning 11% of the world's land area and benefiting from the projection, not me!

I hope you'll have fun taking this quiz :)

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Level 70
Oct 17, 2020
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Level 51
Jul 10, 2020
Wow! Arguably one of the best quizzes on the site! Nominated!
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Level 70
Jul 10, 2020
Thank you so much! <3
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Level 56
Jul 10, 2020
Five of mine were in Russia.
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Level 70
Jul 10, 2020
refer to the sticky comment
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Level 70
Sep 16, 2020
Five of mine were in Canada
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Level 52
Oct 7, 2020
4 Canada, 6 Russia.
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Level 56
Oct 7, 2020
I got four of them in Denmark, of all places - and only one because of Greenland! But that's all the fun of random quizzes.
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Level 32
Jul 10, 2020
Excellent quiz! Good job! Nominated!
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Level 57
Jul 10, 2020
Good quiz! Would it be possible to show the whole country's shape, after it is guessed?
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Level 70
Jul 11, 2020
I mean, I could do that, but I'm not sure I want to. Doesn't it ruin the point of having a borderless map?
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Level 54
Oct 13, 2020
What if you add the borders once the quiz is finished? to prove to me that the dot I thought was in laos is actually in thailand.
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Level 56
Jul 11, 2020
Not so hard, depends a lot on what you get.

And great idea, too. Thanks!

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Level 72
Jul 11, 2020
Wow... creative and fun-- great job! I also like the thumbnail. Nominated.
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Level 70
Jul 11, 2020
Thank you! The thumbnail is a true sculpture that can be found in Arles, France.
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Level 54
Jul 13, 2020
Awesome idea
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Level 64
Aug 7, 2020
a dot in lithuania didnt show up
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Level 70
Aug 7, 2020
Thanks! I've spotted the issue and corrected it.
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Level 23
Aug 27, 2020
Could use a little bit more time if I'm honest. Otherwise, a great quiz!
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Level 61
Oct 7, 2020
I think to be able to do it quickly is kinda the point of this quiz.
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Level 65
Sep 1, 2020
I got a dot in Syria that is not showing up. Great quiz nonetheless!
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Level 70
Sep 1, 2020
Thanks... I'll try to fix this but it'll be hard without my computer. Edit : fixed.
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Level 48
Sep 3, 2020
Is there a way you could make it so the borders appear after the quiz is over?

Also I think it's kind of funny that I got Russia for 10 of mine my first time playing, and none for U.S., Canada, China, Brazil, Australia or India.

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Level 70
Sep 3, 2020
Not sure it's possible but even if it is it'd require a complete svg revamp
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Level 52
Oct 7, 2020
10 Russia? That's some luck.
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Level 64
Sep 4, 2020
Beautiful! Just curious, are the possible dots evenly distributed on the map?
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Level 70
Sep 4, 2020
Thanks! I made it so that within each country, every single point would be part of at least 1 circle (sometimes 2 if they overlap) even if they're not necessarily the centre (which would obviously be impossible). So yes, dots are evenly distributed for that projection
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Level 42
Sep 7, 2020
I just randomly encountered a mistake, there was no dot anywhere, but the results were saying it was on south africa. Dont know what caused it, since I've already played it a couple of times with no problems. Anyways it's a really nice quiz!
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Level 70
Sep 7, 2020
Thanks for letting me know, I am aware that such mistakes can happen even if they're "rare", it will be corrected as soon as I find which dot is problematic (I have to test them manually)

Edit : it is now fixed, thanks! Basically when I created that quiz, I used a spreadsheet with more than 3000 cities and their coordinates to generate the dots, then I equally distributed them on the map manually. Some countries like South Africa had more dots than I needed, so I deleted some dots (about 1000 overall). Then I had to create new paths for countries like Russia which required hundreds of new dots. When deleting a dot without removing the entry in the spreadsheet, it causes the problem you have encountered

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Level 52
Sep 10, 2020
I had one where the dot didn't show up too, and it was supposed to be in Colombia. Great quiz though!
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Level 70
Sep 11, 2020
Thank you, I have managed to find it.
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Level 72
Sep 7, 2020
I had three in Azerbaijan
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Level 70
Sep 7, 2020
there are only 4 dots in Azerbaijan out of ~3415 possible dots, this is incredible
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Level 56
Sep 7, 2020
1 minute seriously? I'd nominate it if it had more time - I was enjoying it and doing well (I thought) until it just abruptly ended. Not such a fan of typing tests myself.

Really neat idea though.

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Level 70
Sep 7, 2020
It was initially 45 seconds but I was told to add some time. It seems that 50% of people can complete this quiz on their first try (which is not something I'm extremely happy with btw), so if it's hard for you, well take it as a challenge and try again! Maybe you'll get an easier round :)
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Level 56
Oct 9, 2020
Yeah, I persevered and did finally manage to complete it. Pretty satisfying :)
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Level 60
Sep 10, 2020
I got a dot in cuba that didn't show up. Btw really neat quiz idea.
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Level 70
Sep 11, 2020
Fixed now. Thank you very much!!
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Level 72
Sep 11, 2020
Wow, in the same round, I got 6 in Canada and 4 in the USA, all ten of which were near the west coast. I got 4 in Africa, none in Russia and the only one in Asia was in Oman. Also, a dot in Germany was missing from the map.
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Level 70
Sep 11, 2020
I now went through all the dots and made sure there is no ghost answer left. Looks like there were 12 in total, 8 of which were found by the community (half of which were by you iirc). I cannot thank you enough for your help, support and dedication ever since I first published this quiz :)
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Level 76
Sep 14, 2020
First try I couldn't type fast enough, second try I got 6 dots in Russia :D
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Level 56
Sep 14, 2020
Congrats on the feature Yev!
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2020
It's all thanks to the 68 people who nominated it!
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Level 69
Sep 15, 2020
Got a dot on the west of Alaska, hidden by my Ipad cover so I missed it. Annoying.
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2020
I'm sorry. Here are some flowers if it can make you feel better.
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Level 73
Sep 15, 2020
This is really a lot of fun, thank you! Needed several tries to reach 100%, finally made it with 5 dots in Russia, 3 Australia and 3 USA, and none in Oceania :-). It revealed some surprises for me, like Sudan reaching very far to the south. Great job!
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2020
Thanks! Glad you liked it :)
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Level 58
Sep 15, 2020
A point several hundred miles west of Lake Tanganyika was identified as being part of Tanzania.My best guess is that the dot is close to Kamina, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Must be a mistake?
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2020
Let me have a look.

Edit : you're right! The dot was located right where Kamina is. Thank you so much!

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Level 58
Sep 15, 2020
You're welcome. Fun quiz!
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Level 79
Sep 15, 2020
Wonderfully creative. Thanks! I think I caught a break with 3 in Canada and 2 in Russia.
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2020
Indeed, randomness induces replayability but also causes luck to become an important factor. Sadly one doesn't come without the other. I'm thankful that you still liked it!
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Level 73
Sep 15, 2020
wow, amazing! well done!!
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2020
I don't know how to thank you, it means a lot to me, especially coming from you!
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Level 56
Sep 15, 2020
Loved the quiz, great job! Maybe you could do an easy version with more time? I didn't even have time to think about most of them, and since you've obviously gone for 'border areas' I for one would enjoy doing a more relaxed version.
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Level 70
Sep 16, 2020
If you click the square next to the pause button, you can take this quiz untimed.
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Level 57
Oct 7, 2020
Hi! Could we have a red/blue scheme to help the colorblind? Thanks!
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Level 70
Oct 7, 2020
There is a colourblind mode that you can enable here. If it doesn't work for you, I know how to change the CSS for colourblind users only, but I won't bother if it already works.
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Level 27
Nov 26, 2020
Thanks for that tip. Before I turned colourblind mode on, I could tell orange from green, but it wasn't easy. Great quiz!
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Level 44
Oct 7, 2020
*One* second remaining... Amazing quiz though!
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Level 70
Oct 7, 2020
Thanks and congrats!
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Level 60
Oct 7, 2020
The two American cities which I got were both in Alaska.

Brilliant quiz!!

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Level 57
Oct 7, 2020
Great quiz, well done.
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Level 64
Oct 7, 2020
Great quiz. 19/20 both times I've taken it. Slovakia timed me out as did Uzbekistan. 3rd time 17/20, and 4th time lucky, finally got 20/20. This is a quiz you can do again and again. It was a week well spent creating this masterpiece, Yev.
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Level 64
Oct 7, 2020
Just a suggestion Yev, and it is certainly not a criticism, but would it be possible for you introduce into your algorithm a maximum number of dots per country? Or even per continent?
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Level 70
Oct 7, 2020
It's a great idea, I actually thought about it before publishing the quiz. I'm not sure there's a way to do this on JetPunk, in fact I'm pretty sure you'd need to completely rework the code for that. May be feasible for someone else. But I can't
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Level 49
Oct 7, 2020
Man, that was not easy for a colorblind person
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Level 70
Oct 7, 2020
I'm trying to add something for colourblind people right now!
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2020
Can you tell me quizmakers how is Crimea considered Russia? Why do you support Russian propaganda?
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Level 70
Oct 7, 2020
JetPunk recognises the fact that Crimea is in Russia's hands, and it is, regardless of your opinion. It doesn't mean it's legitimate, but it's the truth.
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Level 61
Oct 7, 2020
Finally got it on about the 20th attempt. This is a very, very good quiz, well done.
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Level 70
Oct 7, 2020
Thanks)
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Level 40
Oct 7, 2020
fun quiz :D
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Level 68
Oct 7, 2020
Dang, on my first run I had 6 in Russia, 5 in Canada, and 3 in the US. Three answers and I'm 70% of the way there!
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Level 59
Oct 7, 2020
First of all, I LOVE this quiz! However, I "missed" a Portugal guess when it was very much into the Atlantic Ocean.
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Level 70
Oct 8, 2020
Azores
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Level 55
Oct 7, 2020
Great quiz 20/20 on the 4th go including 14 different countries :)
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Level 49
Oct 8, 2020
This is a great quiz! I'd nominate it but it has already been featured (and rightly so)
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Level 46
Oct 8, 2020
I had one point in France, and it was in Mayotte. WHY
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Level 72
Oct 8, 2020
I believe that you now have the record for most takes for a single quiz in a single day. Good job.
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Level 70
Oct 8, 2020
I do, indeed! The former record was GeoPhilia's "Save Humanity" (14311 takes if I recall correctly). This quiz got 16880 takes. Thank you!
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Level 72
Oct 8, 2020
COTW actually got 16,476 on December 22, 2019, but you still have the record nonetheless
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Level 70
Oct 8, 2020
oh right, I excluded COTW from the algorithm because its spikes are mostly unrelated to FPs
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Level 57
Oct 9, 2020
It was actually Save European which had the crown before this quiz. Save Humanity was on top before Save European. And, here we usually talk about takes quizzes on front page got in one single day, as Stewart told me sometime in 2014, COTW got 75k takes in one day. And I doubt if any user quiz can achieve that while on FP...
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Level 72
Oct 9, 2020
75,000 takes in a day!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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Level 70
Oct 9, 2020
Yup Hines, Stewart told me the same. Before 2014 Facebook would give CotW huge spikes, it once got 1M takes in a month. (33.3k per day on average)
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Level 24
Oct 10, 2020
I tried England and Wales but neither was accepted. The UK is not a country.
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Level 64
Oct 14, 2020
Ha ha, here we go again.
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Level 61
Oct 26, 2020
Would be cool to see a 'Random points on land to nearest capital'. Same format just with naming the nearest capital city
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Level 70
Oct 26, 2020
Damn that's a great idea actually
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Level 44
Nov 24, 2020
This was really satisfying - thank you! Much to my amazement I got them all right. Probably helped that about half of them were in Canada.