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Countries 206 to 242

Countries of the World (1 to 196) and Countries 197 to 205 account for most of the world's states - but citypopulation.de lists another 37 of them. They all have an identity and autonomy, but are also subject (to varying degrees) to the oversight or influence of other countries. That means that (in our view) claims of each of these to actually be a country varies between "quite possibly" to "non-existent-to-weak" - but your opinion, like citypopulation's, may be quite different! With that in mind, can you guess what these 37 states are?
There are more "countries" again at Countries 243 to 248, not on citypopulation.de, but they make regular nation-like noises
Capital cities of Countries 206 to 242 is here
Last updated: September 10, 2017
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American Samoa
Anguilla
Bermuda
Caribbean Netherlands
Cayman Islands
Christmas Island
Cocos Islands
Falkland Islands
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gibraltar
Guadeloupe
Guam
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Guernsey
Hong Kong
Isle of Man
Jersey
Macau
Martinique
Mayotte
Montserrat
New Caledonia
Norfolk Island
Northern Mariana Islands
Pitcairn
Puerto Rico
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Réunion
St Barthélemy
St Helena, Ascension
and Tristan da Cunha
St Martin
St Pierre and Miquelon
Svalbard
Tokelau
Turks and Caicos Islands
US Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
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level 70
Nov 18, 2014
Good fun! I think you should allow for Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba as type'ins for Caribbean Netherlands. Also, I'd add a few type-in so you don't have to type islands every time.
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level 71
Dec 7, 2014
OK - Saba, Sint Eustatius and Bonaire have been added as type-ins for Caribbean Netherlands. We've aligned with the Countries of the World quiz practice that where a country name includes the name "Islands" (Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands) that the name be entered in full.
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level 72
Apr 22, 2017
Except US virgin islands?
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level 66
May 22, 2018
These quizzes are really useful, Jerry, for lots of reasons. I bet a lot of people would love to do these with a map.
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level 65
Nov 18, 2014
I agree with top comment, I kept trying saba and bonaire and sint eustatius thinking I had spelled them wrong. Also could you accept just Falklands and Turks and Caicos. Good Quiz!
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level 71
Nov 19, 2014
Fair enough - see above.
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level 65
Dec 7, 2014
How about accepting "American Virgin Islands" for "US Virgin Islands"?
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level 71
Dec 7, 2014
I'd never heard of that, and have just done quite a through online search and everywhere it's US Virgin Islands. Do you have any inside knowledge you can share on that one?
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level 63
Apr 2, 2016
Mainly in Spanish because we say "Islas Virgenes Americanas", which means American Virgin Islands, if translated to English, literally, but in the English language, then I don't think so.
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level 49
Sep 1, 2015
Virgin Islands are also commonly known as British Virgin Islands, just fyi.
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level 71
Apr 2, 2016
That already works as a type-in!
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level 71
Jan 14, 2015
When I started I was thinking more along the lines of places like Transnistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Tibet. But good quiz! :-)
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level 66
Mar 5, 2016
Right. The list is taken directly from a source, so this is not a criticism of the quiz or its maker, but probably none of these has the autonomy of Somaliland (25 years of effective independence), for instance. It's mostly a list of colonial holdovers.
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level 34
Jun 12, 2016
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus too!
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level 66
Jun 13, 2015
Would Northern Cyprus and Tahiti count?
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level 49
Sep 1, 2015
Tahiti is an island in French Polynesia. I do agree with you on Northern Cyprus though.
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level 47
Feb 19, 2017
french polynesia
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level 20
Jul 27, 2015
What about Netherlands Antilles??
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level 71
Jul 27, 2015
It was dissolved in 2010. Three parts of Netherlands Antilles - Sint Maarten, Curaçao and Aruba - became independent (see the Countries 197 to 204 quiz), while the fourth part was absorbed into the country of the Netherlands.
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level 35
Nov 16, 2016
Either I am an idiot, you are misusing the word independent or USA and New Zealand English have some differences
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level 71
Nov 17, 2016
Neither of the first two is true. The third often is, though I would think that "independent" would have a similar sense in both US and British/NZ English. Have a think about the different experiences of Saba, Sint Eustatius and Bonaire; and compare those with that of Sint Maarten, Aruba and Curaçao - they are quite different. The first three have become a part of the Netherlands, while the latter three are NOT a part of the Country of the Netherlands, but are instead self-governing. Their being a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands doesn't mean they're no longer sovereign countries in their own right, just as members of the British Commonweath, while sharing the same Queen, are each sovereign and self-governing nations.
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level 63
Sep 10, 2017
FYI: Aruba already gained autonomous country status in 1986. The rest of the Netherlands Antilles dissolved in 2010.
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level 38
Sep 20, 2018
THREE islands of the former Netherlands Antilles were absorbed into the Netherlands; Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius (Statia). Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten are countries (but not sovereign nations) within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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level 49
Sep 1, 2015
If you are going to go off of citypopulation.de as closely as you are, where are Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Akrotiri and Dhekelia?
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level 71
Sep 5, 2015
Neither are in citypopulation.de's 242! Maybe a fourth tier quiz Countries 243 to whatever is starting to emerge here?
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level 75
Sep 7, 2015
The Islamic State enjoys greater autonomy and sovereignty than any of these. Also what about Puntland, Somaliland, Abkazhia, South Ossetia, Northern Cyprus, Chechnya, Adjara, etc... some of those also have a lot more sovereignty and independence than, say, Puerto Rico.
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level 71
Sep 7, 2015
See answer to bridog8456!
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level 48
Oct 30, 2015
Got 24. Even missing someones that I remember now. It took me ages to name correctly "Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha"
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level 71
Oct 30, 2015
You only need to enter Saint (or St) Helena to get the point for that one.
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level 62
Jan 29, 2016
can Ascension work as a type in? what do you have to type there?
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level 71
Jan 29, 2016
Ascension works now (until now only St/Saint Helena worked)
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level 56
Mar 31, 2016
Svalbard? Really? ....
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level 66
May 14, 2016
Why not?
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level 72
Oct 1, 2016
I also have an issue with this. Maybe because of the international treaty concerning it? Otherwise it's part of Norway just as Aland, Galapagos, Easter Island etc
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level 72
Apr 22, 2017
And why not Jan Mayen then?
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level 46
May 5, 2016
plese accept "american virgin islands"
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level 71
May 5, 2016
Please see comment above.
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level 38
Sep 20, 2018
They are correctly called the "US Virgin Islands", the only "American" I can think of, off hand, is American Samoa.
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level 66
May 14, 2016
I just got 37/38. Missed Norfolk Island, which I knew nothing about, so I checked it out. Apparently a year ago the Australian government revoked its self-governing status.
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level 34
Jun 12, 2016
No love for Saba?
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level 63
Jul 29, 2016
Would be nice if St Barths would work as well, it's the most common name to use over there :)
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level 71
Jul 29, 2016
OK, St Barths works as well now.
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level 51
Oct 27, 2016
should sahrawi arab republic be accepted?
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level 71
Oct 27, 2016
Sahrawi Arab Republic will work now.
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level 68
Nov 8, 2016
May you accepting Guyana for Guiana?
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level 38
Sep 20, 2018
^ NO! Guyana is a country. The "Guiana" is French Guiana. Guyana and French Guiana are separated by Suriname.
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level 61
Apr 8, 2017
not really countries, more a list of the more important dependant territories. No way will Svalbard ever be independent for example, while some of them might be one day. Why Christmas island and not Easter Island? Most of the states of limited recognition - Transnistria, Turk Rep of N Cyprus, Somaliland etc - have greater effective sovereignty than the place on this quiz, And finally, Norfolk Island is no longer even self-governing, it has been absorbed into Australia proper.
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level 21
Apr 12, 2017
Want to try my new quiz Countries 243 to 262
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level 43
Apr 13, 2017
http://world.bymap.org/LandArea.html lists 257 — Time for update?
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level 41
Jul 7, 2017
Where is kekistan ;))
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level 71
Jul 7, 2017
You better write a quiz about that place, then we can all find out :)
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level 43
Sep 5, 2017
Hi, could you expand spelling a bit for Guadaloupe? Thanks!
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level 71
Sep 5, 2017
OK, done.
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level 71
Jan 28, 2018
French Guyana should be accepted.
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level 38
Sep 20, 2018
French GUIANA! - Learn the difference!
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level 45
Dec 17, 2018
Amazed at the small amount of comments here. I was expecting a world of angry comments frustrated people and hatefull messages. Quite refreshing (as in other threads, there only has to be one controversial country and there is a 150 messages long argument only about that "country" and only a few messages about the rest of the quiz)