Stan-Countries Multiple Choice

Which is the correct Stan-country?
The thumbnail depicts the coat of arms of Kyrgyzstan.
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Last updated: May 20, 2020
First submittedSeptember 5, 2019
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1. Is the largest.
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan has an area of 2.7 million km², which is nearly as much as all the others taken together.
2. Has the highest population.
Kazakhstan
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Pakistan is fifth in the world rankings with a population of 212 million people.
3. Produces 90% of the world's opium.
Afghanistan
Turkmenistan
Pakistan
4. Is a double landlocked country. (It is surrounded by landlocked countries.)
Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
The only other double landlocked country is Liechtenstein.
5. Its capital is called Monday in their language.
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
Dushanbe means Monday in Tajik.
6. Has the most stars on its flag.
Uzbekistan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan - 12, Tajikistan - 7, Turkmenistan - 5, Pakistan - 1 and the rest have none.
7. Its capital was named after its former president.
Turkmenistan
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan's capital Astana was renamed Nur-Sultan to honour Nursultan Nazarbayev.
8. Its capital is Ashgabat.
Kyrgyzstan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
9. Became independent from the Soviet Union first.
Uzbekistan
Simultaneously
Turkmenistan
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan became independent a few months before the others in August 1991.
10. Was ruled by the Taliban from 1996 to 2001.
Tajikistan
Afghanistan
Turkmenistan
11. Has the highest HDI.
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
Turkmenistan
Kazakhstan is on place 58, the others are all after 100.
12. Has the lowest GDP (PPP).
Kyrgyzstan
Afghanistan
Tajikistan
Remember this is not per capita.
13. Borders the most other Stan countries.
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan borders every other Stan country, but Pakistan.
14. Is partly in Europe.
Kazakhstan
None
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
15. Is not landlocked.
Kazakhstan
Afghanistan
They are all landlocked
Pakistan
16. Cyrillic is the only official script.
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
17. Claims Jammu and Kashmir.
None
Kazakhstan
Pakistan
Afghanistan
18. It's former leader made money laundering legal and was immune to criminal prosecution.
Kazakhstan
Pakistan
Afghanistan
Nursultan Nazarbayev is the name of the person talked about. Find out more about him here.
19. It's flag is mainly red.
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan's flag is red with a sun and a yurt in the center.
20. Is the smallest.
Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan has an area of 143,100 km², Kyrgyzstan has 199,900 km², the others are much larger.
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