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Countries Bordering France

Name the countries that share a land border with France.
This quiz counts overseas regions but not overseas collectives or territories
Quiz by relessness
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Last updated: October 10, 2018
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First submittedJuly 6, 2012
Times taken316,029
Average score90.0%
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Metropolitan France
Length
Country
623 km
Spain
620 km
Belgium
573 km
Switzerland
488 km
Italy
451 km
Germany
73 km
Luxembourg
57 km
Andorra
4 km
Monaco
Overseas Regions
Length
Country
673 km
Brazil
510 km
Suriname
102 Recent Comments
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Level 34
Mar 25, 2017
France also has a border with the Netherlands on the island of Saint Martin. Could you add that in as well.
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Level 37
May 3, 2017
I think that it was already explained by Quizmaster why he won't do so though, of course, I disagree with him. You're right, it should be included, as neither are "territories".
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Level 58
Sep 6, 2017
Having read all the comments on this quiz when so many people have already brought up the St Martin/Sint Maarten thing, I really just want scream! This is so tiresome (but amusing at the same time!)
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Level 57
May 17, 2017
why Brazil ??
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Level 60
Aug 7, 2021
Because of French Guiana:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guiana

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Level 27
Jun 18, 2017
It took me a longer time than it should've for me to get Italy
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Level 41
Dec 15, 2023
me too!
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Level 17
Aug 4, 2017
Good
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Level 41
Sep 23, 2017
To be clear, France has a border with Netherlands because Saint-Martin is part of the French region of Guadeloupe (which is included the same way Guyana is into the country of France).

As a French citizen, I learned it after the Irma ouragan. I din't know it before but, yes, we share a border with Netherlands and there is no doubt about that.

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Level 37
Oct 28, 2017
You are preaching to the choir. The rest of the congregation is not listening! - Vive Le France!
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Level 47
Feb 23, 2018
Can either of you provide evidence of your claims?
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Level 30
Dec 10, 2022
Didn't Saint Martin left the department of Guadeloupe in 2007 and became its own territory?
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Level 60
Oct 13, 2017
This quiz needs a map
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Level 39
Feb 23, 2018
You forgot the Netherlands. They have a border on the island Saint-Martin!
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Level 21
Mar 23, 2018
nope! read the other comments!!!
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Level 28
May 15, 2018
got them all on the very first try!
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Level 31
Sep 5, 2018
I FORGOT ABOUT FRENCH GUYANA!!!

So mad at myself...

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Level 31
Oct 25, 2018
I just love how the percentage drops so dramatically at the sight of brazil and Suriname.
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Level 70
Dec 8, 2018
Woohoo got them all in one go, happy and proud :)
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Level 55
Jan 9, 2019
If you include Brazil and Suriname, you should include the Netherlands too (France borders the Netherlands on the island of Saint Martin).
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Level 47
Jan 9, 2019
Good point
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Level 60
Aug 7, 2021
@relessness aren't you the creator? Why don't you add it?
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Level 75
Mar 25, 2019
So glad you brought that up. I'm sure no one else has thought of that. (You might want to read the previous comments before posting.)
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Level 20
Jan 13, 2019
Got them all
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Level 49
Mar 25, 2019
Needs less time.
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Level 48
Mar 25, 2019
Damn I totally forgot about brazil and suriname
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Level 40
Aug 16, 2019
The Netherlands?
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Level 90
Oct 25, 2019
I demand independence for French Guiana! The citizens of Jetpunk deserve peace.
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Level 19
Nov 11, 2019
Cant believe I forgot Luxembourg >:(
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Level 44
Dec 28, 2019
Yay, I finally get France Badge
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Level 31
Jan 6, 2020
Yeet
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Level 71
Jan 24, 2020
I am going to add some nitpicking on this subject. There are many comments above about Sint Maarten. To be strictly accurate one should say that Sint Maarten is a constituent country of the state "The Kingdom of the Netherlands", as is "The Netherlands". Thus Sint Maarten is not part of the Netherlands. Confusion arises because rather lazily, generally people also use the term Netherlands to refer to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. I hope that is clear.
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Level 55
Jan 24, 2020
France actually controls a region in Canada, in Newfoundland I think?
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Level 69
Apr 21, 2020
I assume you're talking about St. Pierre and Miquelon, which are very close to Newfoundland in Canada, but have always stayed under French rule, even after Canada gained its independence.
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Level 69
Apr 25, 2020
St. Pierre and Miquelon is also an overseas territory of France, like Saint Martin.
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Level 32
Mar 20, 2020
Great quiz! You could make it a speed round if you really want to torture us! ;)
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Level 50
Apr 6, 2020
If we count oversea collectivities there's Netherlands (Saint-Martin) and Australia (Antartica) too
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Level 40
Jul 1, 2020
I missed Spain but got Suriname... dang
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Level 29
Oct 4, 2020
where is Netherlands since they share a border on the overseas island of saint martin
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Level 60
Aug 7, 2021
Between Belgium and Germany, north of Luxembourg.
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Level 37
Oct 6, 2020
Actually, The overseas regions of France is Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion, French Guiana and Guadeloupe. If one of these Islands shared a country border then it should be on the List.
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2020
Where is the Netherlands, it has a border with France
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Level 59
Dec 5, 2020
No thers Belgium between them
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Level 62
Dec 21, 2020
Who is that question directed towards?
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Level 59
Dec 5, 2020
yep
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Level 38
Dec 21, 2020
Make sure to try this quiz

https://www.jetpunk.com/create-quiz/1377605

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Level 60
Aug 7, 2021
That's the link to the editing page. Link the live version.
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Level 77
Dec 21, 2020
Seems like an awkward choice to include the overseas region of French Guiana but not St. Martin. I understand it's a different legal category, but it's weird for the feel of the quiz.
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Level 29
Dec 21, 2020
TOO EASY
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Level 69
Dec 21, 2020
I get that especially North Americans routinely associate the fleur-de-lys with France, but to French people, that's a little weird. In fact, the fleur-de-lys is considered to be a symbol of monarchy in France. It was an emblem of the kings, since Louis VII. It is not used anymore, neither officially, nor unofficially, to represent the country. The analogy is far from perfect, but it's a bit like using the confederate flag to represent the US. Would you consider changing the illustration?
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Level 69
Dec 21, 2020
I hope I get points for not weighing in on the Saint-Martin issue...
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Level 84
Aug 6, 2021
Just as a point of information, the fleur-de-lys is still included in the coat of arms of both Lyon and St Barthélemy and, by extension, on the unofficial flag of St Barthélemy.
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Level 69
Sep 2, 2022
Yes, good point! This is another similarity with the confederate flag, which is also still in local use.
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Level 39
Dec 21, 2020
You forget the Netherlands since France share a border with them in the Caribbean
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Level 35
Dec 21, 2020
i never knew
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Level 23
Dec 22, 2020
and the others countries in antarctica ?

new zealand , norway etc..

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Level 40
Mar 13, 2021
.............
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Level 24
May 2, 2021
Thailand? The country?
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Level 30
Jan 13, 2021
france has a border with the Netherlands in the Caribbean
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Level 25
Jan 19, 2021
Yay!
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Level 40
Mar 13, 2021
forgot andorra and monaco
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Level 43
Mar 23, 2021
What about Germany! its has a border with France
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Level 60
Aug 7, 2021
What about it...?
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Level 38
Apr 22, 2021
France borders Netherlands in the Saint Martin island!
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Level 24
May 2, 2021
Yeah

That's true

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Level 25
May 12, 2021
That's True
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Level 25
May 12, 2021
Got all first try
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Level 39
May 19, 2021
Lol, when you nearly miss Germany but you type in Suriname...
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Level 21
Jun 6, 2021
I say Uk to be in the list it maybe nearer than Suriname but ok
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Level 60
Aug 7, 2021
This quiz is about countries that border France. Where does UK border France?
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Level 17
Jul 6, 2021
24 secounds
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Level 43
Jul 19, 2021
Furthermore, on the island of Saint-Martin / Sint Maarten which is a "overseas collectivity", France does actually border the Netherlands. However, overseas collectivities are semi-autonomous while overseas regions and deapartments have the same status as metropolitan France. Therefore, it was the right decision not to include the Netherlands.Good job!
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Level 67
Aug 3, 2021
43 seconds, I zoned out for a bit for some reason
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Level 29
Oct 8, 2021
all with a minute in a half
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Level 17
Jan 16, 2022
Saint Martin is part of The Netherlands and France
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Level 35
Mar 10, 2022
Il manque les Pays-Bas
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Level 45
Apr 14, 2022
Where is The Netherlands?
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Level 32
Jun 15, 2022
9/10 forgot Monaco.
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Level 56
Jul 27, 2022
NETHERLANDS
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Level 55
Aug 9, 2022
France also borders the netherlands, because of a island in the carribean which they share called saint/sint martin
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Level 39
Sep 2, 2022
Ez quiz
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Level 72
Sep 2, 2022
This simplified comparison should help Americans:

French Guiana, Réunion, Guadeloupe, Mayotte, Martinique = Alaska, Hawaii

St-Martin, St-Pierre, St-Barthélémy, Wallis and Futuna = Guam, USVI

New Caledonia = Puerto Rico

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Level 48
Sep 2, 2022
I don't get the little text excerpt thing from under the quiz in the September 2, 2022 daily featured quiz. This quiz was easy. When I read that piece of text, I thought it would include *all* French overseas territories and islands and stuff. But the description told me otherwise. This quiz really was easy, and that little excerpt comes off really cocky.

And I don't think many people on Jetpunk don't know the existence of French Guiana, or would have thought this quiz was hard.

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Level 57
Sep 2, 2022
fwance
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Level 14
Sep 2, 2022
nice quiz
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Level 33
Sep 3, 2022
France is also bordering with Netherlands
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Level 66
Apr 28, 2023
Saint Martin is a territory, not a department, like French Guiana is.
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Level 37
Sep 6, 2022
netherlands?
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Level 66
Apr 28, 2023
Saint Martin is a territory, not a department, like French Guiana is.
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Level 29
Dec 11, 2022
netherlands
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Level 66
Apr 28, 2023
Saint Martin is a territory, not a department, like French Guiana is.
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Level 42
Mar 24, 2023
Overseas Regions, where Netherlands
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Level 66
Apr 28, 2023
Saint Martin is a territory, not a department, like French Guiana is.
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Level 20
May 10, 2023
How do people get Andorra more than suriname?
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Level 25
Sep 15, 2023
Easy first try
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Level 32
Jan 9, 2024
netherlands due too sint maarten also
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Level 44
Mar 20, 2024
France also borders the Netherlands with the island of Saint Martin.
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Level 35
Mar 26, 2024
Good, but don't forget to add Netherlands, France and Netherlands have a border on the island of Saint Martin in caribbeans
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Level 28
Apr 4, 2024
Got all but Monaco
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Level 22
Apr 9, 2024
Got it with 3 seconds left. Remembered Monaco in the nick of time. And very proud of myself for remembering Suriname and Brazil.
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Level 1
Apr 23, 2024
La france a aussi une frontiere avec une ile partage avec les pays bas c st martin
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Level 37
May 15, 2024
How about the Saint Martin island? It's an overseas territory just like French Guyana, so why isn't it added?