Easternmost Countries

Can you name the 20 countries with the easternmost point on LAND?
Easternmost point defined as the point with the highest longitude
Not including overseas territories and departments
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Last updated: April 21, 2020
First submittedJune 2, 2014
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Longitude
Country
180
Fiji
180
Russia
179.9
Tuvalu
179.8
United States
178.9
New Zealand
176.8
Kiribati
172.2
Marshall Islands
Longitude
Country
170.2
Vanuatu
170.2
Solomon Islands
168.0
Australia
167.0
Nauru
163.0
F. S. Micronesia
159.4
Papua New Guinea
154.0
Japan
Longitude
Country
141.1
Indonesia
134.8
China
134.7
Palau
131.9
South Korea
130.7
North Korea
127.5
East Timor
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Level 80
Jun 2, 2014
France has a department near the Solomon Islands -- New Caledonia which would place France on your list.
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Level 48
Jun 3, 2014
New Caledonia isn't a department of France, just a territory
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Level 59
Oct 30, 2019
What about Samoa
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Level 70
Apr 21, 2020
Samoa is pretty much the farthest west place you can possibly go
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Level 82
May 15, 2020
American Samoa is not the reason why the United States appears on this quiz. Part of the Aleutian Islands (Alaska) is west of the International Date Line. The island chain contains both the westernmost and easternmost point in the country.
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Level 37
May 19, 2020
kalbahamut They aren’t talking about the US territory American Samoa. They are talking about the country Samoa.
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Level 45
Aug 15, 2021
The IDT determines what day the islands are in, it does not move the 180° longitude line. If it did, Fiji and Russia would not be so far east that 180° intersects them, ARandomQuizzer
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Level 58
Dec 27, 2020
It doesn't count territories and departaments, it's on the description
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Level 59
Aug 28, 2014
Other quizzes require Federated States of Micronesia - please accept it for the long-winded amongst us.
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Level 50
Apr 29, 2019
Other quizzes, as in about 1 in every 20
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Level 47
May 15, 2020
Ive not come across a quiz like that, by thats like typing the Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia and then forcing everyone else to do so.
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Level 66
Feb 15, 2015
Missed USA.
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Level 37
May 19, 2020
Some of the islands of Alaska cross over the anti meridian and into the Eastern Hemisphere.
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Level 32
Feb 18, 2015
How do you do a quiz with more than 15 questions? Thanks.
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Level 48
Feb 19, 2015
When making the quiz, on step two - where you add the answers - you should see a box below 'step 6 submit'. Under rows, just put in any number you like and make sure the option insert before or after is selected, and that you've selected a cell in the 'hint' or 'answers' table. Hope this helps!
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Level 68
Sep 10, 2015
tonga?
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Level 84
Aug 17, 2018
And Samoa.
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Level 50
Apr 29, 2019
Exactly what I was thinking
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Level ∞
Apr 21, 2020
https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/6121/westernmost-countries
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Level 61
Apr 21, 2020
I guess its because their entire landmasses are east of 180 degrees E, and therefore, fall into westernmost countries because their longitude is further east (and therefore west) of 180 degrees E.
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Level 61
Apr 21, 2020
This is also why Fiji and Russia are both in the easternmost and westernmost countries quiz. They cross 180 degrees E and therefore are in both the Eastern and Western Hemispheres at the same time.
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Level 84
Apr 21, 2020
Well, Fiji is easy ... there's an easily accessible sign on Taveuni that straddles the 180 degree line, so you can be the easternmost and westernmost person in the world at the same time. Not quite as easy to do in Russia.
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Level 79
Apr 21, 2020
International dateline is not the same as 180°
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2020
Ahem... I missed Australia... the only one! I really thinking hard and couldnt imagine what I had missed... ugh haha

New guinea was actualy my first guess and kiribati my second, and they are both very low (usa and east timor too, but I can think of explanation for those two, no surprise there)

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Level 83
Apr 21, 2020
Glad to see East Timor make the list.
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Level 91
Apr 22, 2020
Kiribati should be included, it has land both east and west of the 180th meridian.
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Level 61
Apr 22, 2020
It is included
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Level 50
May 17, 2020
Almosto forgot EAST Timor, remembered it like 5 seconds to the end haha
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Level 22
May 18, 2020
As East Timor one of the 20 most eastern countries is, is indonesia that too (with West-Guinea).
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Level 43
May 18, 2020
I'd like to give an F in the chat for Tonga and Samoa that don't appear for some reason
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Level 74
Sep 29, 2020
For some reason? How about because they are east of the 180 degree longitude. They would be featured in the "Westernmost Countries" quiz.
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Level 16
May 18, 2020
oh
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Level 59
May 19, 2020
If the land of Alaska cuts through the 180-meridian then why doesn't USA get longitude=180?
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Level 58
May 21, 2020
Because this quiz is easternmost points by LAND
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Level 86
Jul 22, 2020
more specifically, it is because an island is on the eastern side of the line and in alaska which although overseas is not an overseas territory, and there is no land in Alaska on the 180 line exactly.
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Level 61
Aug 4, 2020
how China?
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Level 19
Apr 20, 2021
Fuyuan County, Heilongjiang
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Level 86
Mar 27, 2021
How is East Timor here but Indonesia is not?
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Level 44
May 8, 2021
Indonesia is in this quiz???