Largest Countries By Category

For each category, name the largest country by area.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by SaturnTheQuizzer
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Last updated: February 4, 2018
First submittedJanuary 28, 2018
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Category
Country
in the world
Russia
in North America
Canada
in South America
Brazil
in Africa
Algeria
in Africa - before 2011
Sudan
in Central America
Nicaragua
entirely on
Caribbean islands
Cuba
entirely in Europe
Ukraine
entirely in Asia
China
Spanish-speaking
Argentina
in the Middle East
Saudi Arabia
Category
Country
landlocked
Kazakhstan
landlocked in Africa
Chad
landlocked in Europe
Belarus
without land borders
Australia
population < 10 million
Libya
with a 4 letter name
Iran
bordering the Arabian Sea
India
entirely north of 50° N
Sweden
on the Aegean Sea
Turkey
starting with the letter V
Venezuela
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Level 74
Feb 4, 2018
Really interesting quiz.
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Level 65
Feb 4, 2018
Thank you so much!
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Level 51
Mar 21, 2020
Yeah! Make More!
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Level 57
Feb 4, 2018
France is larger than Ukraine
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Level 67
Feb 4, 2018
Russia is also larger than Ukraine. But that does not matter! :-P
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Level 33
May 10, 2018
The question states "entirely in Europe." Russia is not entirely in Europe. West of the Ural Mountains is known as European Russia, East of them is known as Asian Russia.
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Level 67
Apr 19, 2020
Yes but that is the whole reason russian was given as an example, not all of france is in europe and not all of russia is either. (though in different ways)
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Level 55
Feb 4, 2018
well... not really If you look at the total size of France, it is bigger than the Ukraine, but not entirely in Europe (French Guyana, Reunion, ...) If you look at the metropolitan France, which is entirely in Europe, it's smaller than the Ukraine
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Level 77
Feb 4, 2018
I thought that French Guiana counted as part of Metropolitan France, which means that the quiz is correct (Ukraine being the answer). I'm happy to be corrected.
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Level 47
Feb 5, 2018
Metropolitan France is just the parts in Europe. So Mainland France and Corsica
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Level 62
Apr 21, 2020
pattage23, politically French Guiana has the same status as regions and departements of mainland France, as opposed to more independent territories such as New Caledonia or French Polynesia, but geographically it is obviously not in Europe, which is the criterion required by the question. Also, since France has unincorporated territories outside Europe (the ones I mentionned, among several others), it is discarded from the question anyway regardless of French Guiana's political status.
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Level 23
Feb 6, 2018
indeed
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Level 57
May 10, 2018
It clearly says completely in Europe, so France's outlying regions aren't factored into the total land area.
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Level 70
Jan 5, 2019
It actually means France is completely disregarded, like Russia. As some of the area is not in Europe.
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Level 47
May 10, 2018
france owns french guiana in south america
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Level 62
Feb 4, 2018
Good quiz. I was convinced that Mexico is larger than Argentina so this was enlightening. Thanks!
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Level 65
Feb 4, 2018
Thank you!
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Level 4
Jun 8, 2020
Jak to wolno napisać po Polsku xD
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Level 71
May 10, 2018
Yeah, I thought the same. Mexico was my 1st guess.
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Level 67
Feb 4, 2018
Denmark has a larger area and is less than 10M population
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Level 72
Feb 4, 2018
Both the Ukraine and the Libya answers would be different if you were counting oversees territories, so you just KNOW people will be complaining until a bullet in the instructions clearly states it :-) // Really cool quiz, EuropeanQuizzer!
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Level 65
Feb 4, 2018
Yeah, territories can be confusing sometimes. Thank you! :)
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Level 29
Jun 9, 2018
The Kingdom of Denmark is constitutionally defined as a unitary state that just has devolved powers to two regions within it (Greenland and the Faroe Islands). From a legal POV it's not made up of "constituent countries" - as e.g. the Kingdom of the Netherlands - and it's clearly bigger than Libya, so it's the biggest country with less than 10 mio. people. Jetpunk should use the official status and not what separatists claim is the status. "Denmark" is a shorthand for the kingdom of Denmark, constitutionally there is no such thing as a "Denmark proper", its solely defined negatively as the part of the kingdom that doesn't have autonomy (when our parliament legislates for "Denmark proper" they do it by adding that "this law does not apply for Greenland and the Faroe Islands" not "this law applies for Denmark").
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Level 55
Apr 19, 2020
Yes, but he did not specify that overseas territories are not included in the Libya question.
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Level 55
Jan 15, 2020
Incidentally, it is also entirely north of 50° N, including mainland, Greenland and Faroe islands.
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Level 72
Feb 4, 2018
Great idea for a quiz. More please!
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Level 65
Feb 5, 2018
Thank you! I'm trying to come up with a new idea :)
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Level 78
Apr 20, 2020
Great quiz. Maybe you could make similar ones using cities, lakes or rivers, capitals, etc.
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Level 71
Feb 5, 2018
Amazed that Libya is bigger than Mongolia. Damn you Mercator projection!
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Level 51
Feb 27, 2018
I know! It's interesting to think about.
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Level 73
May 10, 2018
I'm amazed that Libya's population is so small.
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Level 67
Apr 19, 2020
Mongolia's population is even smaller.
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Level 75
Feb 6, 2018
Isn't that the Romanian flag? But none of the answers are Romania?
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Level 23
Feb 6, 2018
its chad not romania
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Level 65
Feb 6, 2018
Agreed
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Level 43
Feb 11, 2018
They look identical , apparently it is only the shades of the colour that make them different. Similarly to Indonesia and Monaco flags, they look exactly the same.
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Level 65
Feb 11, 2018
Indeed, except flag of Indonesia is slightly more rectangular than that of Monaco :)
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Level 31
Oct 9, 2020
And a darker red on Monaco's Flag. Or was it Indonesia's?
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Level 36
Jan 16, 2020
Chad's shade of blue is darker than Romania's.
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Level 43
Feb 11, 2018
I loved the quiz, really interesting. Thank you :)
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Level 65
Feb 11, 2018
Thank you so much :)
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Level 75
Feb 13, 2018
I misread the last clue as 'ending with the letter v' Fruitless hard thinking ensued.
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Level 51
Feb 27, 2018
Hard quiz!
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Level 63
May 10, 2018
This quiz was a lot of fun. I jumped with glee every time I correctly deduced a right answer! It was really enjoyable, because even if you don't know the answer, you can get there with a bit of thought. Thumbs up, all the way!
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Level 65
May 17, 2018
Thank you for your kind words!
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Level 68
May 10, 2018
How is Mexico not in Central America?
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Level 40
May 10, 2018
Central America is the bit between North America and South America. Mexico is pretty firmly in North America.
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Level 81
May 10, 2018
Wikipedia says no, although it does admit to varying definitions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_America#Different_definitions (I'm kind of perplexed by their suggestion that the British sometimes include part but not all of Mexico as being in Central America.)
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Level 36
May 11, 2018
I've genuinely never heard anyone suggest that mexico isn't in central america before. I've never thought of it as north america.
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Level 53
Apr 10, 2019
I've never heard anyone call Mexico "Central America".
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Level 67
Jul 2, 2019
There is a difference between central and middle america, and people often mix those up, not realising they are not the same.
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Level 47
Apr 20, 2020
Same thing with Central and Middle Earth. Central Earth is not in New Zealand!
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Level 57
May 10, 2018
Nice quiz! I learned that Libya is bigger than Mongolia, I did not know that!
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Level 54
May 10, 2018
Oh, those nasty Mercator projections.
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Level 31
May 10, 2018
Largest country in central america is Mexico. If you re gonna divide The Americas in 3’s, then Mexico is part of Central America, not north...
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Level 80
May 11, 2018
nope
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Level 48
May 11, 2018
I agree with you, in terms of the continents then yes we all know Mexico is part of North America, but when you divide the Americas into three, then Mexico is often considered as part of Central America along with the Caribbean, Honduras, Panama, etc.
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Level 80
May 14, 2018
It is sometimes, but I wouldn't say often. This is very unscientific... but.. just googling "Central America" images you will come up with a bunch of maps. Surveying the top 10 results Mexico is included in 2 of them (20%). Looking at the top 20 results Mexico is in 5 of them (25%). And the percentage stays around the same if you continue scrolling down to the top 30, 40, 50 results (around 22%). Based on this you could say nearly 80% of the time Mexico is not considered to be part of "Central America."
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Level 75
Nov 6, 2018
Mexico is included in Central America on the map on my Risk board, which I'm sure we can all agree is the definitive authority on the matter
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Level 47
Apr 20, 2020
Up until the Risk board thing I was convinced Mexico wasn't Central America... I'm rethinking...
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Level 63
Mar 25, 2019
Middle America usually includes Mexico but Central America doesn't. From what I know.
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Level 80
Apr 19, 2020
Also if this wasn't clear the reason I definitively said "nope" is because whether or not you consider Mexico to be part of Central America (that's debatable), Central America is still on the continent of North America.
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Level 80
Apr 19, 2020
Most of Mexico is unquestionably part of North America. One could say that the Eastern part, east of the isthmus of Tehuantepec, is in Central America. Anyway, the common acceptation refers to the bunch of small countries between Mexico and Colombia...
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Level 28
May 16, 2018
How is Kazakhstan land locked when they have sea on the west coast?
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Level 65
May 17, 2018
Caspian Sea is a lake.
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Level 80
Apr 19, 2020
Or, maybe, the second biggest ocean on Earth :D.
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Level 53
Apr 19, 2020
Excellent point Arp!
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Level 53
Apr 10, 2019
Guessed Libya with 30 seconds left
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Level 34
Jul 23, 2019
I forgot about Libya, I was trying Mongolia
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Level 73
Apr 24, 2020
Same. Didn't even think of Libya.
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Level 71
Sep 5, 2019
A bit generous on the time
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Level 34
Apr 19, 2020
Nice quiz got 100% with 1:02 left.
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Level 67
Apr 19, 2020
Wow india and iran ended up low! (maybe not everyone made it to the end?)
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Level 32
Apr 19, 2020
I finally got Libya with 4 seconds left
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Level 55
Apr 19, 2020
LIBYA!
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Level 39
Apr 20, 2020
kazakhstan isn't landlocked
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Level 47
Apr 20, 2020
Yes it is. The Caspian Sea is actually a lake. This is very defined on this quiz site and everywhere. this is why Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan are all landlocked countries.
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Level 47
Apr 20, 2020
For a scientific explanation go here==> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspian_Sea
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Level 71
May 21, 2020
Sequel please
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Level 48
Jun 19, 2020
Maybe add a caveat to clarify that Denmark is not included. (because of greenland)
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Level 35
Jun 25, 2020
Missed Iran :(