Random Countries on a Topological Map

Can you name the 20 highlighted countries on the map below?
The answers change every time you play!
A topological map is a type of diagram that has been simplified so that only vital information, such as borders, remains. Other details, such as size and shape, have been removed.
The black areas represent large bodies of water
Countries with no borders are omitted
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Quiz by zwerth66
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Last updated: April 26, 2021
First submittedSeptember 21, 2020
Times taken17,419
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+11
Level 68
Sep 21, 2020
Fantastic once again zwerth! Could you do a randomised version of the "Map Quiz" format as well? :D
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Level 67
Sep 21, 2020
Yeah, that's a great idea. I'll definitely go ahead and do that. Thanks!
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Level 57
Sep 21, 2020
Although I got some tricky one, especially some on Balkans, but I was able to figure th all out! Nice to see you worked on my suggestion!
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Level 67
Sep 21, 2020
Yeah, those can be tough haha. And of course, making a random version was a great idea!
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Level 60
Sep 22, 2020
Yeah, Europe is all kinds of weird on this!
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Level 12
Nov 8, 2020
not true ;)
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Level 47
Sep 22, 2020
Great! Would love to see more of these types of quizzes.
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Level 55
Oct 18, 2020
This is amazing!
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Level 61
Oct 18, 2020
This is a very fun quiz! Keep up the awesome work!
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Level 48
Oct 18, 2020
Super fun quiz! Well done.
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Level 74
Nov 2, 2020
i still have no idea what i'm looking at. I got 15/20, but it was a struggle.
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Level 89
Nov 2, 2020
Well done - very challenging and entertaining
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Level 85
Nov 2, 2020
Love these!!
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Level 66
Nov 4, 2020
Very nice quiz! Got lost on the first one, but perfect on the second try.
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Level 57
Nov 8, 2020
I absolutely not understand how this works. Vietnam worked, but China above it did not. Why?
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Level 67
Nov 8, 2020
Well, you are only supposed to guess the countries highlighted in blue, so China may not have been highlighted, since the answers change every time you take the quiz.
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Level 64
Nov 12, 2020
Great job creating these Topological Map based quizzes! They're amazing!
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Level 75
Nov 13, 2020
I can't see the highlights.
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Level 63
Dec 4, 2020
Love it!

Papua New Guinea is topologically equivalent with East Timor (which can also nicely be seen on this map). You could consider adding East Timor to the answers there.

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Level 67
Dec 4, 2020
I believe that East Timor is the small triangle on the left side of Indonesia, opposite Papua New Guinea
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Level 58
Dec 4, 2020
I've got no clue how this map came to be as this is but I managed 14/20 on my first try lol
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Level 70
Dec 4, 2020
I don't care if I am the only one in the world, but I hate trying these quizzes. Not that I don't think the work done to create them is impressive nor that I believe they shouldn't be featured for the pleasure of those who enjoy them. They just fall beside my personal interests. Just like I dislike golf while I find golf courses beautiful and understand those who enjoy the sport.
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Level 67
Dec 4, 2020
This is honestly one of the most respectful rejections of my quiz and I totally understand. It's kind of like some art pieces: I know that the artists worked very hard on them but I just might not find them very interesting or appealing. So thank you for this comment because I'm sure others feel the same way too :)
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Level 58
Dec 4, 2020
Awesome quiz! Even dough I know the world map, this is a challenge
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Level 56
Dec 4, 2020
Honestly have no idea whats going on
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Level 54
Dec 4, 2020
The black lines are oceans, all of the white boxes are countries, ONLY preserving BORDERS. The blue countries are the ones you have to guess.
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Level 63
Dec 4, 2020
Awesome quiz! I was convinced I'd have to take it untimed, but once I got the hang of it, it was fairly straightforward!
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Level 69
Dec 4, 2020
Is there no way to see what all the country names are after the quiz? I mean the ones that weren't included in the quiz.
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Level 67
Dec 4, 2020
Unfortunately, I think this is the way that all randomized quizzes work. It would be cool to see the stats on how many people got each country correct too, but it's not a feature with randomized quizzes to my knowledge :(
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Level 54
Dec 4, 2020
Very creative! I really like these one-off map quizzes like this.
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Level 48
Dec 4, 2020
Excellent!

I spent some time at highschool doing this kind of maps on my notebook when maths lesson was too boring.

What a pleasure to do your quizz! Thank you!

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Level 46
Dec 4, 2020
Incredible quiz! It took me a minute or two to understand what I was looking at; it's a brilliant idea.
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Level 50
Dec 7, 2020
why have finland on the left and norway on the right?
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Level 50
Dec 7, 2020
Wait never mind I see, it's by the coastline, finland comes after estonia & russia, then sweden, then norway
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Level 75
Dec 13, 2020
Definitely gets the grey matter working
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Level 62
Dec 22, 2020
Thanks for making me feel like a genious
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Level 85
Jan 16, 2021
Africa takes a lot of deciphering for sure.
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Level 51
Jan 20, 2021
I only wish or 20/20 because I did the every country version
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Level 57
Jan 27, 2021
Love this.
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Level 15
Apr 29, 2021
am I the only one who didnt understand the whole quiz? haha
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Level 39
May 3, 2021
Wonderful quiz!
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Level 36
May 4, 2021
Great quiz, I found it fun and intuitive once I got a hang of it, though it still remained challenging throughout. Great job.
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Level 47
May 11, 2021
great!

can somebody translate it into German?

My english is not so good.....sorry.

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Level 67
May 11, 2021
I actually have some background in German so I can try to translate it.
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Level 67
May 11, 2021
Here you go: Zufällige Länder auf einer topologischen Karte. Let me know if my translation needs some correction