Countries in Relation to Cities #1

Start in a city, travel in a direction. Which country do you reach first?
Excluding the country the city is in
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Last updated: July 2, 2019
First submittedJune 19, 2017
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City
Direction
Country
Beijing
North
Mongolia
Miami
South
Cuba
London
East
Netherlands
Glasgow
West
Canada
Milan
North
Switzerland
Tokyo
East
United States
Rome
West
France
Dubai
North
Iran
New York City
East
Portugal
Sydney
East
Chile
Tunis
North
Italy
Cairo
North
Turkey
City
Direction
Country
Osaka
South
Indonesia
Delhi
West
Pakistan
Hanoi
West
Laos
Helsinki
South
Estonia
Rio de Janeiro
West
Paraguay
Vienna
East
Slovakia
Johannesburg
South
Lesotho
Riyadh
South
Yemen
Mecca
West
Sudan
Buenos Aires
East
Uruguay
Ankara
South
Cyprus
Mumbai
East
Myanmar
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Level 72
Jun 19, 2017
Up until today, I thought that Sudan was landlocked. Whoopsie.
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Level 67
Oct 3, 2019
looking at the number of upvotes you got, you werent the only one. I am not sure what I thought, but I think I could have been convinced of it by someone.
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Level 73
Jun 19, 2017
Didn't realize that Johannesburg and Lesotho lined up that nicely - I'd assumed that going south from Johannesburg you'd have to pass over the South Pole before hitting another inhabited landmass.
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Level 67
Jan 4, 2018
You wouldn't hit any Country, because you can't go more south from the South Pole.
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Level 67
Oct 3, 2019
so if you went south and kept going you would be changing direction?
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Level 57
Oct 10, 2019
Yeah. Try it on a globe, for perspective. Draw your line south from SA, stop at the south pole. Turn the globe horizontally 180 degrees. Then, continue your line.
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Level 62
Apr 11, 2020
I understood it as "face south and keep going straight". Didn't think of Lesotho, so I was trying Micronesia, Solomon Islands, Kiribati etc :'(
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Level 47
May 15, 2020
Thats how it was used on another quiz. Mexico south of Colombo!
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Level 62
Jan 10, 2021
Managed to get them all this time. Johannesburg is the only googly really, so if you get that the others are much easier to work out.
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Level 60
Jun 28, 2017
Nice Quiz!!
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Level 65
Oct 1, 2017
You could also say that you end up in Vatican city travelling west from Rome, because from certain points in Rome that is actually the case. Furthermore, if you search for Rome on Google maps, the market is set at piazza Della reppublica, so I assume that's the central point. From there Vatican city actually is the first county to the west.
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Level 81
Oct 1, 2017
Pretty easy
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Level 78
Oct 4, 2017
Not for me. I didn't even make the average score, but I'm impressed with those of you who think these are easy.
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Level 64
Jan 10, 2021
I ended up getting them all right, but I still thought it was somewhat difficult. Definitely made me think.
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Level 83
Oct 1, 2017
Fun quiz! You tricked me with Buenos Aires, I was guessing African countries. You almost tricked me with Johannesburg - I thought I was going to have to go around the south pole until I pictured where Johannesburg sat within South Africa and realized the correct answer.
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Level 82
Jul 8, 2018
Then you'd be going north.
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Level 57
Oct 1, 2017
I thought Dubai was Delhi, so I typed China and Pakistan over and over again...
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Level 67
Oct 3, 2019
I somehow often mix up milan and madrid though I now them, the words somehow just occupy the same memory slot in my head. So I was actually thinking of countries north of madrid first before I caught myself
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Level 70
Jan 30, 2020
There's a famous saying from a German soccer player when asked for which team he wants to play in the next season: "Milan or Madrid - the main thing is, it's in Italy." ("Mailand oder Madrid, Hauptsache Italien")
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Level 67
Jan 11, 2021
Never heard of Mailand. That is Interesting! Usually the names do not differ that much, (at least/especially compared to Dutch)
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Level 39
Oct 1, 2017
Fun quiz. Not too hard. Would be nice to see a harder version of this quiz :).

Somehow I forgot that Cuba existed up until the very few seconds that was left of the quiz..

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Level 39
Oct 1, 2017
Oh, would you look at that. There is already a second one.
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Level 62
Oct 1, 2017
When I got to "south of Johannesburg," I tried Russia, Norway, Canada, and Greenland until I finally figured it out. *facepalm*
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Level 47
Oct 1, 2017
You're also reading the map wrong. After Lesotho and the rest of South Africa you go through Antarctica and end up in the South Pacific Ocean. Not over the top of the map.
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Level 60
Sep 8, 2018
Do not pay attention to the Fake News Media who tell you this! The Earth is not round or flat... It is a torus! (Doughnut shape 🍩)
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Level 67
Oct 3, 2019
@twm03 That has my mind going in circles! ehm I mean donuts! This is spiralling out of control!!
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Level 53
Sep 12, 2020
Seriously? A donut-shaped Earth?
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Level 55
Jan 10, 2021
That seems so obvious in hindsight, lol
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Level 65
Oct 2, 2017
Awesome idea for a quiz. Puts thing into new perspective :D
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Level 60
Oct 2, 2017
Great quiz! Got to think even with Rio and I'm brazilian hehe
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Level 65
Oct 12, 2017
Isn't Eritrea south from Mecca? To get to Sudan I think you'd have to go Southwest at least somewhat.
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Level 47
Oct 12, 2017
or even West?
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Level 62
Nov 12, 2017
Wait, so the quiz was right?!?!? Whaaattttt?!?!?!
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Level 66
Jan 28, 2018
22/24, great quiz idea!
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Level 60
May 21, 2019
Please release a part 2. Great quiz!
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Level 48
Mar 3, 2020
Thought there'd be some tricky ones. Detroit/South, Dakar/South, Mexico City/South, etc.
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Level 66
Mar 25, 2020
Ankara was a toughie.
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Level 50
Jul 1, 2020
NYC is that far South!!!!!! I was going like Ireland, UK, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Belgium etc and was so lost lol.
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Level 55
Sep 13, 2020
See, I did the opposite and was guessing African countries. I'd heard once that Maine is actually the state closest to the African continent bc of the Earth's curvature, and so I messed myself up and didn't even guess Europe :-(
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Level 65
Jan 11, 2021
Or maybe Porugal is that far North!! Who can tell?
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Level 65
Sep 23, 2020
It wasn't easy, but I managed to get them all with some educated guesswork. Great quiz :)
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Level 57
Nov 20, 2020
Great quiz! 100%
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Level 64
Jan 10, 2021
Would it not be New Zealand for Sydney? Does the curvature of the Earth cause it to miss?
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Level 60
Jan 11, 2021
Sydney lines up every so slightly north of the tip of the North Island. I wondered the same thing, so I decided to investigate.
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Level 38
Jan 10, 2021
I think my brain has troubles processing that New York is so much south that it is only west to Portugal.

Just like I have troubles processing that most northern capitals are European. I dream of cold winters, snow,... Yet coming from Belgium, living in Germany NRW, having so little snow... I feel depressed each time I see parts of the world that are more in the South being covered in Snow.

I grew up being told that if we want more warmth and heat, we have to go South, so, it seems completely contra intuitive.

I guess stuff like the gulf stream plays a role, but I'll have to work on deconstructing that idea. :)

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Level 60
Jan 10, 2021
Got them all, but Johannesburg nearly had me, I tried Russia, Canada, U.S. and Denmark before I remembered that Johannesburg is in northern South Africa and thus north and not south of the answer.
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Level 52
Jan 10, 2021
Fun quiz! Even though I got them all, it still took me quite a bit of time to think!
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Level 33
Jan 14, 2021
South of Miami = Cuba? Thought it was Bahamas
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