Rivers and Lakes whose Names are Countries

Can you guess these rivers and lakes who share their name with a country?
One of the answers is not an exact JetPunk country name
Not necessarily a complete list
Quiz by kaderschaufel
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Last updated: September 2, 2020
First submittedMay 21, 2020
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According to the bible, Jesus was baptized in this river
Jordan
Kinshasa and Brazzaville lie on opposite banks of this river
Congo
Shallow African lake that has shrunk by 90% since 1960
Chad
River that flows through Timbuktu
Niger
Lake that lies in the East African Rift
Malawi
River flowing into the Río de la Plata
Uruguay
There were plans to build a canal through this lake, as an alternative to the Panama canal
Nicaragua
This river divides its country into the Paraneña region and the Gran Chaco region
Paraguay
This river flows alongside the Maya Mountains
Belize
This river lies entirely in Romania
Moldova
River flowing through the city of Saint-Louis, which is also called "Venice of Africa"
Senegal
A very skinny African country consists of this river and the 10km of land to either side
Gambia
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Level 60
Sep 2, 2020
Good Quiz but too short, maybe expand the scope to include names derived from rivers like"India" from Indus?
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Level 74
Sep 2, 2020
Or you could include other types of landforms and easily get to 20
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Level 72
Nov 21, 2020
Or even add some seas or other bodies of water, bays, channels etc
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Level 84
Sep 2, 2020
There appears to be some debate on whether the "90% lake" is actually shrinking. https://bhekisisa.org/opinion/2019-11-13-lake-chad-shrinking-its-a-story-that-masks-serious-failures-of-governance/
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Level 80
Sep 3, 2020
Great Quiz I learned a few things
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Level 74
Sep 4, 2020
Belize River was a total guess, but the clue helped!
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Level 58
Oct 13, 2020
Great guiz! Thanks
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Level 59
Oct 13, 2020
There is also river Bosna in Bosnia and its name means, you guessed it Bosnia.
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Level 42
Oct 13, 2020
Great quiz, could give a stronger clue to belize, though.
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Level 56
May 13, 2021
eh, there was enough time to guess every possible country where mountains would be named after the Mayans
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Level 83
Oct 13, 2020
Nice idea for a quiz, thanks!
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Level 47
Oct 13, 2020
Good quiz but too short.
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Level 78
Oct 13, 2020
Fun quiz, kaderschaufel.
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Level 58
Oct 13, 2020
11/12 - only knew three!
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Level 63
Oct 16, 2020
The clue "one of the answers is not an exact JetPunk country name" confused me... which one? Those all seem like exact JetPunk country names!
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Level 63
Oct 16, 2020
Unless you mean Congo, because there are two?
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Level 68
Oct 16, 2020
Hate to be pedantic (well, ok, no I don't) but the amount of land on either side of the Gambia river is closer to 10 miles than 10km.
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Level 50
Feb 7, 2021
I’m not a christian so I had to do some research before taking this quiz. Other than me being dumb this is a great quiz!
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Level 76
Mar 1, 2021
Great quiz! I really enjoyed it. I don't see the need to expand it, why not just make a series instead :D
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Level 48
Apr 30, 2021
Who comes up with these names? Oh, this river is entirely in Romania. Let's call it the MOLDOVA River