Countries by Total Area of Bordering Countries

For every country, sum up the area of all the other countries that they border. Which countries have the highest total area of bordering countries?
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Last updated: April 11, 2021
First submittedJanuary 14, 2018
Times taken11,265
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Area in km²
Country
28,102,417
China
27,830,658
Kazakhstan
26,795,417
North Korea
26,695,207
Mongolia
19,629,446
Azerbaijan
18,459,662
Poland
18,144,284
Belarus
Area in km²
Country
18,032,833
Ukraine
17,998,151
Georgia
17,886,965
Norway
17,872,343
Finland
17,683,084
Lithuania
17,416,373
Latvia
17,162,805
Estonia
Area in km²
Country
15,811,223
Russia
15,184,649
Pakistan
13,781,714
Myanmar
13,205,668
Afghanistan
12,988,135
Bolivia
12,912,361
Kyrgyzstan
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Level 70
Jan 14, 2018
Great quiz!
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Level 68
Jan 14, 2018
Thank you !
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Level 37
Apr 9, 2021
Great Quiz! Thinking outside of the Box is required! :)
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Level 68
May 2, 2021
You're right...I typed every country bordering Russia and forgot to type Russia instead
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Level 65
Apr 9, 2021
kaliningrad got me good :D Nice one!
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Level 58
Apr 9, 2021
Great quiz, got me thinking.
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Level 47
Apr 9, 2021
This is a great quiz dude, nice work!
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Level 68
Apr 10, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 68
Apr 11, 2021
Thanks for the feature!
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Level 58
Apr 11, 2021
How kind of Russia to be so caring? ;)
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Level 53
Apr 11, 2021
You are joking.

Bruh.

I literally was making this quiz too XD

I kind of gave up on it tho, but congrats on the feature!

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Level 70
Apr 11, 2021
I only barely just grasped the concept when I started the quiz, but still managed to finish with 1:30 remaining thanks to a hail Mary with Myanmar...!
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Level 80
Apr 12, 2021
I'll take Countries that Border Russia for $200, Alex.
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Level 78
Apr 12, 2021
Interestingly Russia is larger than the sum of any bordering countries of the ones that don't border Russia. Russia would still rank 15th in this quiz.
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Level 54
Apr 12, 2021
Surprised about the lack of African countries here. I would’ve thought the Saharan/Sahelian countries would add up to a large area when something like Niger is chosen.
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Level 82
Apr 12, 2021
I discarded Africa with a little thinking. Africa's area is about 30 million km², so a country would have to touch about half of this area, and there is clearly not such a case.
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Level 82
Apr 12, 2021
Interesting, though you just need to list the countries bordering Russia to get 14/20. Anyway, I'm kind of ashamed that the only country that I missed is Russia itself...
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Level 66
Apr 12, 2021
Interesting twist on the "Countries that border Russia" quiz! Excellent.

BTW, did you work out some close misses? I was trying Paraguay, France (Brazil too), Nepal, C.A.R. & USA somewhat optimistically...

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Level 68
Apr 12, 2021
I used to have a list, I can't find it anymore though.

The close misses are mostly the other borders of China, the other borders of Brazil, Brazil itself and the United States

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Level 84
Apr 12, 2021
Almost forgot about that little Norway border. :-)
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Level 50
Apr 12, 2021
took me until the results for me to realize what this quiz was actually about
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Level 79
Apr 12, 2021
What threw me off for about 30 seconds of quiz time was that you are actually discounting the area of the country itself...it's ONLY the area of the surrounding countries...when I typed Russia first and it wasn't the top answer I was really confused! Still figured it out, but maybe a slight clarification in the description. It's well written, but I simply misread it. Good quiz idea!
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Level 54
Apr 12, 2021
oh my god im so stupid i forgot pakistan borders iran, china, and india :/
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Level 51
Apr 12, 2021
Great quiz. I always felt like you were a very underrated user and was deserving of more features, as your quizzes are excellent.

Congratulations on the feature, and I hope QM features more of your quizzes! :)

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Level 68
Apr 13, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 43
Apr 14, 2021
19/20. Missed Russia :-D
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Level 73
Apr 20, 2021
Imagine having such a great idea for a quiz, then start calculating answers and realizing you accidentally made a "countries that border Russia" + Russia + Bolivia quiz. With Canada and Mexico, I'm a little surprised that the USA didn't sniff the top 20. I would consider making a sequel "with exceptions." With the exception that Russia doesn't count. Might give some more love to Africa and South America.
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Level 53
Apr 29, 2021
Fantastic!
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Level 23
May 2, 2021
I only missed Russia
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Level 66
May 2, 2021
Really enjoyed this quiz! Requires immense amount of extra thinking. Did not expect many
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Level 68
May 2, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 66
May 2, 2021
Great quiz! Out of curiosity, how far were Nepal and Bhutan from making this list?
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Level 68
May 2, 2021
I don't have the full list anymore, but they're probably between #20 and #25, because their sum of borders is 12,884,000 km²
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Level 66
May 2, 2021
Makes sense! I figured they wouldn't be that far off the list, especially since the countries lower on the list mostly have China as the biggest country they have a border with (plus India is pretty big).
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Level 66
May 2, 2021
I have to find it amazing that the US borders the second biggest country in the world and the 13th, and doesn't make it on this list.
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Level 55
May 2, 2021
Should rename the quiz to what countries border Russia or China lmao
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Level 54
May 2, 2021
This moment, when you do all the bordering countries of China and Russia, as well as all the rest, but forget to actually type in China and Russia xD
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Level 71
May 2, 2021
Gave up on South America just a little too quickly.
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Level 43
May 3, 2021
Aye, great idea, nice one. Tried USA near the start and was quickly rebuffed.
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Level 22
May 4, 2021
This Quiz Kind Of Confused Me.
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Level 65
May 7, 2021
AKA "Name countries that border Russia and/or China."
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Level 68
May 7, 2021
Pretty much, yeah.
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Level 60
May 11, 2021
I was expecting France to be on here, since it borders Brazil, Germany, Spain, Italy and if we're being creative the Netherlands (Sint Maarten / Saint-Martin) and of course some small ones like Belgium, Switzerland, etc.
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Level 68
May 11, 2021
France is close with 9,872,441 km² (including the Netherlands)