Most Populous Countries A-Z

Guess the most populous country whose name starts with each letter of the alphabet.
Population according to worldometers.info, 27 January 2021
Quiz by MattPunk
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Last updated: January 27, 2021
First submittedJune 26, 2012
Times taken197,803
Average score78.3%
Rating4.98
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Population
Country
A
45.4 mil
Argentina
B
213 mil
Brazil
C
1450 mil
China
D
91.2 mil
(D.R. Congo)
E
117 mil
Ethiopia
F
67.6 mil
France
G
83.8 mil
Germany
H
11.5 mil
Haiti
I
1388 mil
India
 
Population
Country
J
126 mil
Japan
K
54.5 mil
Kenya
L
7.28 mil
Laos
M
130 mil
Mexico
N
209 mil
Nigeria
O
5.18 mil
Oman
P
223 mil
Pakistan
Q
2.91 mil
Qatar
R
146 mil
Russia
 
Population
Country
S
59.7 mil
South Africa
T
84.8 mil
Turkey
U
332 mil
United States
V
97.4 mil
Vietnam
W
None
X
None
Y
30.2 mil
Yemen
Z
18.7 mil
Zambia
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Level 32
Jun 2, 2012
Great quiz!
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Level 24
Apr 14, 2021
Do you mind trying my quiz it is called "Countrys by aircraft carriers"
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Level 59
Jul 29, 2021
*countries
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Level 25
Aug 17, 2021
Ok I’ll try it!
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Level 32
Sep 24, 2012
I first thought this quiz would be about the countries which are most popular ;)
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Level 55
Nov 20, 2019
Guess you were new to Jetpunk when you took this then XD
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Level 76
Feb 12, 2021
Populous and popular are different things 😊
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Level 50
Sep 24, 2012
18
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Level 42
Sep 24, 2012
Very fun!
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Level 55
Sep 24, 2012
yikes only missed Mexico :/
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Level 52
Nov 30, 2016
Funny, Mexico was my last too...
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Level 42
Sep 26, 2012
I needed another 20-30 seconds to get them all
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Level 40
Dec 22, 2012
I types "yeman" about 20 times. Perhaps it could be included... fur rottun speelers lyke mi?
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Level 20
Dec 26, 2012
I did the same thing with Oman.. I spelled it Omen like 15 times, lol.
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Level 67
Nov 30, 2016
Oh man!
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Level 54
Jun 21, 2021
Yeah, man!
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Level 34
Jan 1, 2013
LOL! I got 24/24 Haha
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Level 48
Sep 18, 2019
Out of a possible 23? Surely that's a high score.
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Level 55
Nov 20, 2019
DR Congo was an answer at first, rather than being filled in, if you look at the date it was 2012.
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Level 76
Feb 12, 2021
Funny, I see the date as Jan 1, 2013. Probably due to time differences (I'm in China).
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Level 48
Mar 16, 2021
I'm in New Orleans and I see it as 2013 too
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Level 56
Aug 4, 2021
Maybe he edited his comment a day later or something.
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Level 62
Feb 5, 2013
Haiti and Hungary are just soooo close!
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Level 36
Feb 19, 2013
I got Haiti, but forgot Russia........ -_-
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Level 15
Mar 21, 2013
Haiti?????????Can't belive
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Level 15
Mar 21, 2013
I wish if there was a country with the name Xingyrtvfgg............Just kidding
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Level 29
Jan 31, 2019
Let’s just make xian separate from the rest of China as an independent nation just to have something starting with x 🥰
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Level 67
Nov 16, 2019
Nah, I support an independent Xiamen.
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Level 65
Feb 10, 2021
Or Xinjiang
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Level 56
Aug 4, 2021
Or xining
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Level 64
Oct 30, 2013
I dispute Libya. Granted, I am looking at 1 July 2013 estimates in Wiki, but Laos (6.581M) has almost 400k more people than Libya (6.202M). I just don't believe that the populations of two relatively small (population) countries would swing so much in just one year. Even if one were to suppose that Libya's population is dropping fast after its revolution, it was 6.469M one year ago according to the author, Laos was surely already over 6.5M with a relatively stable political situation.
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Level ∞
Oct 30, 2013
Estimates can change quickly. Some countries don't have reliable censuses. I'm sure the quiz was correct at the time it was written. In any case, I've updated the quiz with newer numbers.
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Level 90
Nov 1, 2013
The quiz won't accept Laos, but it still takes Libya.
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Level ∞
Nov 1, 2013
Fixed
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Level 78
Nov 3, 2013
1:56 left.
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Level 57
Nov 5, 2013
The only country that I could find that has "THE" as the official name of the country is "The Gambia". I believe there may be one other but all the rest are just the way we say the name of that country like The Netherland, The Bahama, The USA, etc.
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Level 83
Nov 11, 2013
Okay. And what about The People's Republic of China?
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Level 56
Mar 23, 2015
Well, when the actual name of the country is 中华人民共和国, doesn't it seem a little silly to wonder about the "The" at the beginning?
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Level 83
Apr 27, 2015
I'm not wondering about the The, I'm wondering about the People's.
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Level 71
May 24, 2016
I have a great idea........... let us call it China!
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Level 46
Dec 12, 2017
Why is this comment string on this comment...?? What does "the" being in country names have to do with "1:56 remaining???"
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Level 49
Sep 23, 2018
the bahamas
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Level 67
Nov 16, 2019
Yeah articles are usually ignored.
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Level 61
Jan 16, 2020
Most countries have "the" in their official names.
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Level 83
Jul 6, 2020
stu.. actually they don't. We just add it in.
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Level 31
Jul 30, 2020
What has porcelain got to do with anything. You mean (Chinese Characters)
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Level 48
Nov 27, 2021
The Bahamas and The Gambia are the only countries that REQUIRE the indefinite article (otherwise known as "The") The rest, well, we add it in,
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Level 68
Dec 22, 2013
Missed Haiti Kenya Laos and Turkey
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Level 51
Dec 28, 2013
Good one
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Level 36
Mar 2, 2014
... I missed France....
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Level 78
Apr 23, 2014
WOW...got 21 and missed France & Argentina. Never even thought about DRC.
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Level 25
May 15, 2014
missed nigeria, agreed, more time needed.
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Level 44
Jul 30, 2014
I'm floored that Yemen has 24,000,000 people.
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Level 21
Sep 30, 2016
Same, didn't think it would have roughly the same as Australia.
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Level 31
Dec 24, 2014
Egypt has at least 10 million more people than ethiopia
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Level 71
Nov 25, 2016
Ethiopia has at least 16 million (16,000,000) more than Egypt.
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Level 61
Jun 24, 2015
y u no aksept Kanada?!
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Level 67
Sep 17, 2016
wot lankwich u speeck?
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Level 68
Sep 18, 2019
Probably Kannada?
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Level 55
Jul 6, 2015
I got them all...except for 'U'. After hundreds of quizzes, I'm sure I've never missed one that 95% got right. Oh the humanity.
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Level 38
Nov 1, 2015
haha when I saw the population it blew Uzbekistan, Uruguay and Ukraine out of the water and then was stumped, then felt like an idiot USA USA haha
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Level 75
Jul 6, 2015
When did China's flag get a great big C in the middle of it?
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Level 21
Sep 30, 2016
To make it even more obvious.
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Level 31
Jul 30, 2020
Well what does that stand for in England
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Level 22
Jul 6, 2015
Got all except for T. I tried Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, and Thailand
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Level 83
Jul 6, 2015
You thought East Timor might have more people than Thailand?
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Level 67
Sep 17, 2016
Good point!
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Level 66
Jul 6, 2015
Only missed Laos. I tried Libya, Liberia, Lesotho (even if it's small), Latvia and Lithuania.
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Level 59
Jul 7, 2015
Fun Quiz!
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Level 60
Dec 19, 2015
Am a complete idiot, got 18 after 3 tries, goodnight!
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Level 60
May 26, 2016
19/24 Not too bad.
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Level 69
Jun 5, 2016
Missed only Laos and Haiti. I thought for sure Hungary would be the H winner.
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Level 44
Jul 22, 2016
Managed it with plenty of time to spare which was suprising thought it would have been trickier
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Level 63
Nov 26, 2016
Why give us DRC? Is it to stop complaints that DRC shouldn't count as a country beginning with D? Then to keep it consistent, you should give us DRC as an answer on this quiz: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/22850/largest-countries-by-letter, on this quiz: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/28954/southernmost-countries-a-z and on this quiz: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/28954/border-countries-a-z
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Level ∞
Nov 26, 2016
Yeah, we'll probably change those quizzes too when we get around to it.
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Level 79
Nov 30, 2016
It may just be me but I hate it when some answers are filled in for us. Let us guess it or not but at least we've had the opportunity to give it a shot. And for those who would complain, they're going to complain anyway, so don't coddle them. Besides, the Countries of the World Quiz gives us the accepted common names used on JetPunk for every country so no one can claim to be surprised. Anyone unable to get the answer for D just hasn't been paying attention!
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Level 83
Mar 16, 2018
I can see Eric's point but I think it's better to leave it filled in.
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Level 81
Nov 27, 2016
53 seconds time left over, no idea if there was any added or not. I don't think you should have time to go over all countries and continents in your head, the idea is to *know* which ones are big, not to try all possible countries. With too much time it reduces all country quizzes to the same thing: list countries and hope you hit the right answers.
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Level 69
Nov 30, 2016
Same here, sillie. Got them all with 53 seconds to spare, and to me it means that if you do know the populous countries, you'll have more than plenty of time within the current 4:00 minutes time frame.
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Level 37
Dec 1, 2016
2:44 left
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Level 24
Dec 2, 2016
2:51 LEFT!
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Level 59
Dec 22, 2016
Laos beat Libya ?
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Level 32
May 28, 2017
Didn't get Vietnam because I spelt it 'Veitnam'

Also guessed Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan and Kuwait. Not realising Kenya is the answer.

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Level 19
Aug 11, 2017
100% with 2:36 remaining on my first try! :D
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Level 40
Jan 11, 2018
Tried Vanuatu, Vatican, and Vietnam... I'm stupid
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Level 26
Mar 16, 2018
Germany!! Amazing quiz.
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Level 14
Jun 1, 2018
3.14 left first try.
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Level 35
Jan 31, 2019
don't know why time ran out before I thought of France, but not before I thought of Fiji
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Level 35
Apr 12, 2019
This is so wrong! The United States is in the T section, never U. You clearly skipped some English lessons...And ruined my score because of that.
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Level ∞
Jul 16, 2019
Oh yeah, well you skipped some lessons on not being a jerk.
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Level 67
Sep 18, 2019
The Jerk Store called, and they're running outta you!
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Level 66
Sep 18, 2019
Is this sarcasm?
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Level 67
Sep 18, 2019
I think pretty much every system of categorization I have ever seen in English, whether it be encyclopedia entries or artists in a record store, omits "The" when alphabetizing.
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Level 32
Jul 22, 2019
Oh god. (oof) I just made this quiz in a diff way. Idk if i’m allowed to post it now xD
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Level 32
Jul 22, 2019
I still did decently BAD. But I only missed like 4 it’s okay. Edit: exactly double than four :P
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Level 50
Sep 18, 2019
Almost didn't get Kenya.
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Level 67
Sep 18, 2019
What's Libya's deal? Egypt next door has 100 million people. Algeria next door has 40 million people. Even relatively tiny Tunisia has like ten million. Not even seven million in Libya? What gives?
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Level 43
Oct 11, 2019
0:33 left. It took me a minute to think of Mexico.
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Level 47
Feb 19, 2020
It always surprises me how small Zimbabwe’s population is
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Level 43
Apr 21, 2020
What surprised me most was that Laos has more people than Libya.
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Level 83
Jul 6, 2020
I was surprised that more people guessed Laos than South Africa.
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Level 25
Jul 24, 2020
Didn't guess South Africa because lots of countries start with S, and this one didn't cross my mind in time. Where as Vietnam was easy to find (and so were India and China), so trying countries in this region (such as Laos) came naturally
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Level 48
Jul 29, 2020
I think that DRC should be an answer. Quizmaster, what is your reasoning to why it is not?
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Level 35
Jul 29, 2020
oh my god i got all of them except for N... i tried nepal, new zealand, netherlands, nicaragua and then literally at the last second i thought "OH MY GOD NIGERIA"
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Level 19
Aug 12, 2020
nice quiz
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Level 42
Aug 26, 2020
All but 'S'
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Level 38
Oct 7, 2020
Who the hell expected that Haiti has more population than Hungary??
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Level 37
Dec 4, 2020
I began with Qatar ,Oman and Yemen because they are the onlly countries that start with "O","Q" and "Y"
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Level 68
Feb 10, 2021
Russia ... *face palm*
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Level 71
Feb 10, 2021
Only got stuck on South Africa - I thought Spain had roughly the same population as UK/France.
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Level 57
May 8, 2021
Spain has around the same population as Argentina, lower than the UK, France, and Italy.
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Level 24
Feb 11, 2021
LOL I forgot the United States..
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Level 28
Feb 15, 2021
2:40

5/23

(i got bored. i couldve gotten more but i didnt want to)

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Level 65
Feb 18, 2021
These A-Z country quizzes have a rather nice property - three guaranteed answers in Oman, Qatar and Yemen. They're even really close together geographically! Here, I typed them before reflecting on the topic at all.
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Level 60
Mar 24, 2021
All I missed was Turkey
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Level 46
Jan 8, 2022
HOW DID I MISS RUSSIA?!?!?!?!?
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Level 32
Mar 29, 2022
I only missed Laos. I had thought & typed the other counties that start with the letter "L" but I just couldn't find the answer
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Level 20
Jun 7, 2022
You say there isn’t a country beginning with W? What about Wales?
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Level 47
Aug 31, 2022
Almost forgot the U.S.