All Countries by Northernmost Point on Land

Try to guess all countries in the world in order of their northernmost point on land. When you guess each country it will be illuminated on the empty map.
Dependent territories are not considered (eg Greenland)
Data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_northernmost_point (as of 3.3.21)
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: March 3, 2021
First submittedJuly 1, 2016
Times taken43,128
Rating4.87
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Lat
Country
83°06'N
Canada
81°51'N
Russia
80°49'N
Norway
71°23'N
United States
70°05'N
Finland
69°04'N
Sweden
67°08'N
Iceland
60°51'N
United Kingdom
59°48'N
Estonia
58°05'N
Latvia
57°45'N
Denmark
56°27'N
Lithuania
56°08'N
Belarus
55°26'N
Ireland
55°43'N
Kazakhstan
55°03'N
Germany
54°50'N
Poland
53°34'N
China
53°32'N
Netherlands
52º22'N
Ukraine
52º09'N
Mongolia
51°30'N
Belgium
51°05'N
France
51°02'N
Czech Republic
50°11'N
Luxembourg
49°36'N
Slovakia
49°01'N
Austria
48°35'N
Hungary
48°28'N
Moldova
48°15'N
Romania
47°48'N
Switzerland
47°14'N
Liechtenstein
47°05'N
Italy
46°52'N
Slovenia
46°33'N
Croatia
46°11'N
Serbia
45°16'N
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
45°36'N
Uzbekistan
45°31'N
Japan
44°13'N
Bulgaria
43°59'N
San Marino
43º47'N
Spain
43°45'N
Monaco
43°35'N
Georgia
43°32'N
Montenegro
43°14'N
Kosovo
43°16'N
Kyrgyzstan
43°00'N
North Korea
42°50'N
Turkmenistan
Lat
Country
42°39'N
Andorra
42°30'N
Albania
42°21'N
North Macedonia
42°07'N
Portugal
42°06'N
Turkey
41°54'N
Vatican City
41°53'N
Azerbaijan
41°43'N
Greece
41°17'N
Armenia
41°02'N
Tajikistan
39°47'N
Iran
38°36'N
South Korea
38°22'N
Afghanistan
37°23'N
Iraq
37°31'N
Tunisia
37°19'N
Syria
37°06'N
Pakistan
37°05'N
Algeria
36°05'N
Malta
35°55'N
Morocco
35°42'N
Cyprus
35°30'N
India
34°43'N
Lebanon
33°22'N
Jordan
33°17'N
Israel
33°10'N
Libya
32°43'N
Mexico
32°14'N
Saudi Arabia
31°36'N
Egypt
30°26'N
Nepal
30°06'N
Kuwait
28°32'N
Myanmar
28°20'N
Bhutan
27°16'N
Bahamas
26°38'N
Bangladesh
26°30'N
Oman
26°23'N
Taiwan
27°19'N
Mauritania
26°17'N
Bahrain
26°09'N
Qatar
26°05'N
United Arab
Emirates
25°00'N
Mali
23°31'N
Niger
23°26'N
Chad
23°22'N
Vietnam
23°16'N
Cuba
22°29'N
Laos
22°12'N
Sudan
21°07'N
Philippines
Lat
Country
20°27'N
Thailand
20°04'N
Haiti
19°55'N
Dominican Republic
18°59'N
Yemen
18°31'N
Jamaica
18°29'N
Belize
18°00'N
Eritrea
17°49'N
Guatemala
17°44'N
Antigua and Barbuda
17°26'N
Saint Kitts and Nevis
17°25′N
Honduras
17°12'N
Cape Verde
16°41'N
Senegal
15º40'N
Venezuela
15°38'N
Dominica
15°05'N
Burkina Faso
15°01'N
Nicaragua
14°53'N
Ethiopia
14°32'N
Marshall Islands
14°30'N
Cambodia
14°26'N
El Salvador
14°07'N
Saint Lucia
13°50'N
Nigeria
13°49'N
Gambia
15°50'N
Colombia
13°22'N
St. Vincent and the
Grenadines
13°20'N
Barbados
13°05'N
Cameroon
12°43'N
Djibouti
12°41'N
Guinea
12°41'N
Guinea-Bissau
12°31'N
Grenada
12°25'N
Benin
12°14'N
South Sudan
11°59'N
Somalia
11º21'N
Trinidad and Tobago
11º13'N
Costa Rica
11°10'N
Ghana
11°08'N
Togo
11°01'N
Central African
Republic
10°44'N
Ivory Coast
10°05'N
F. S. Micronesia
09°59'N
Sierra Leone
09°38'N
Panama
08°33'N
Liberia
09°30'N
Sri Lanka
08°24'N
Guyana
08°10'N
Palau
07°15'N
Malaysia
Lat
Country
07°07'N
Maldives
06°01'N
Suriname
06°04'N
Indonesia
05°35'N
Kenya
05°22'N
D. R. Congo
05°15'N
Brazil
05°04'N
Brunei
04°14'N
Uganda
03°47'N
Equatorial Guinea
03°43'N
Rep. of the Congo
02°19'N
Gabon
03°23'N
Kiribati
01°42'N
São Tomé and
Príncipe
01°28'N
Singapore
01°41'N
Ecuador
00°01'S
Peru
00°30'S
Nauru
00°59'S
Tanzania
01°03'S
Rwanda
00°52'S
Papua New Guinea
02°18'S
Burundi
03°43'S
Seychelles
04°24'S
Angola
05°13'S
Solomon Islands
05°39'S
Tuvalu
08°14'S
Zambia
08°19'S
East Timor
09°16'S
Australia
09°22'S
Malawi
09°40'S
Bolivia
10°25'S
Mauritius
10°27'S
Mozambique
11°22'S
Comoros
11°57'S
Madagascar
12°30'S
Fiji
13°07'S
Vanuatu
13°25'S
Samoa
15°36'S
Tonga
15°37'S
Zimbabwe
16°56'S
Namibia
17°19'S
Chile
17°46'S
Botswana
19°17'S
Paraguay
21°48'S
Argentina
22°20'S
South Africa
25°44'S
Eswatini
28°34'S
Lesotho
29°13'S
New Zealand
30°05'S
Uruguay
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Level 87
Jul 1, 2016
Great Quiz!
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Level 72
Jul 10, 2017
I loved this - it needs to be featured. It took me 18 tries, so it was obviously a good challenge for me.
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Level 83
Jul 1, 2016
Nice challenging quiz again great!
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Level 79
Aug 21, 2016
This is wonderfully difficult. I've taken it 3 times and can only get up to 124. I will master this at some point.
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Level 91
Sep 15, 2016
Nice quiz! But according your source at wikipedia Guatemala is 17º49' so it's in the wrong rank.
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Level 74
Sep 18, 2016
fixed, thanks!
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Level 73
Sep 18, 2016
i think you are mistaken about venezuela. its northernmost point is on aves island which is much southern that the point you've mentioned.
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Level 74
Sep 18, 2016
this is where I got the data - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_northernmost_point - there
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Level 72
Jul 14, 2017
Little and remote uninhabited rocks/islands like this have become ridiculously important for fishing and mineral rights since the passing of the Law of the Sea.
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Level 47
Sep 30, 2016
This is really challenging.

omg.

4th try, i came until Haiti which is 100th...

Good job, scambigol

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Level 47
Oct 3, 2016
8th try, 164, I am improving... :-)
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Level 71
Jan 26, 2017
Probably the toughest, doable map quiz I've ever tried.

I got 63, thinking that I was doing pretty damn good, but I only beat 67.3% of people!

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Level 71
Jan 28, 2017
I'm getting addicted to this quiz.

Just an idea though - could an easier version of this quiz be made with gridlines to act as a guide? When jumping between large distances like Europe-Asia, it can be really difficult to see where the previous northernmost point was. I think I'd do a lot better with gridlines,although it would still be challenging.

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Level 40
Jan 2, 2019
Can you put a hint where the letter that starts the next country is at the end of the last country like in "all countries by area with a map and hints as you go along"?
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Level 72
Jun 9, 2017
196 with 3:18 left
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Level 73
Jul 2, 2017
really tough quiz - just one complaint so far - surely the northernmost point of Greenland should move Denmark up the list considerably to vie with Canada Norway and Russia?
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Level 50
Jan 6, 2020
I think that since Greenland is a territory that it doesn't count towards the actual highest point of Denmark, but they had to shade it in for Denmark or else it would leave an incomplete map.
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Level 73
Jan 17, 2021
But if Greenland is excluded, why is Svalbard not also excluded?
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Level 64
Feb 3, 2021
Svalbard is an integrated part of Norway, but Greenland is an autonomous country.
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Level 56
Apr 23, 2021
I always find the fact that Greenland is excluded quite ridiculous.

Yes Greenland has autonomy but it is an integral part of the Kingdom of Denmark.

Scotland has some autonomy from the UK, that doesn't mean it's not included in UK statistics.

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Level 64
Jan 31, 2021
I agree. If you ask, "What's the northernmost point of land on earth?" the currently-recognized answer is Kaffeklubben Island, part of Greenland, controlled by Denmark. So really, Denmark should should not be relegated all the way down to 11th. My suggested methodology would be to start at the north poll and go south by latitude rings. As soon as a point of land is encountered, see what sovereign nation controls it, regardless of territorial or inhabited status, and list them in that order.
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Level 84
Mar 1, 2021
Is there a Starbucks on Kaffeklubben Island? I'd definitely patronize it.
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Level 53
Sep 11, 2017
Dude; that's hard! Great quiz! :)
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Level 66
Nov 7, 2017
Awesome quiz. Finally got them all with 2:04 left.
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Level 73
Nov 11, 2017
me 2:24 left! good job
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Level 43
Jan 11, 2019
After countless times I got 15:26 left.
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Level 56
Jul 8, 2019
How is it possible for Mauritius to be further north than Madagascar? Is it simply that the map that is created in this quiz has the Mauritius "dot" in the wrong location?
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Level 70
Nov 4, 2019
The dot is where the largest island of Mauritius is. However, there are many other islands to the north that are more north than Madagascar
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Level 75
Oct 25, 2019
Really good quiz - very hard!
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Level 53
Dec 18, 2019
Finally got it with 4 seconds left
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Level 66
Jan 14, 2020
theres no st lucia in this quiz!
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Level 59
Jun 9, 2020
Thanks for nothing, Venezuela...
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Level 59
Jun 9, 2020
Also, if Isla de Aves is counted while being uninhabited (research stations don't count), then Serranilla Bank should count for Colombia.
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Level 60
Jul 10, 2020
This needs more time
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Level 68
Jan 25, 2021
I would need about an extra hour...
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Level 20
Jul 17, 2020
4th try 196
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Level 62
Oct 28, 2020
Amazing quizzz! but I don't think mauritius is the right rank?
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Level 62
Nov 8, 2020
great quiz! wondering if swaziland can be changed to eswatini. also wondering if another shade of green is possible, preferably darker, as this one is quite a strain on the eyes :)
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Level 66
Dec 9, 2020
Second on changing Swaziland to Eswatini please. :-)
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Level 74
Dec 9, 2020
I changed it already, yesterday!
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Level 57
Dec 8, 2020
I love how impossible this quiz is!
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Level 58
Jan 4, 2021
I have no idea on how hard something like this would be to implement, but i think it would help a lot if there was a horizontal line on the "level" you are at right now. Then again i don't know if that makes the quiz too easy.
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Level 59
Jan 13, 2021
Scoring

You scored 152/196 = 78%

This beats or equals 77.9% of test takers

close one

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Level 80
Jan 13, 2021
Time should be an hour.
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Level 68
Jan 25, 2021
Just turn the timer off and enjoy!
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Level 51
Feb 1, 2021
1st try: 62/196 = 32%

2nd try: 6/196 = 3%, got stuck on Iceland

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Level 38
Feb 10, 2021
Great quiz but about 20 of the countries are pretty out of order.
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Level 79
Feb 18, 2021
Which ones would that be?
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Level 70
Mar 1, 2021
Here are a few that might have been confusing

Venezuela: Isla Aves (near Dominica) is owned by Venezuela

Mauritius: There are some far north islands owned by Mauritius (don't remember the name). They're not part of the Mauritius circle, so that might have been confusing

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Level 91
Mar 1, 2021
Cool quiz! Very challenging.

Will there be one for the southernmost southern points as well?

I could see doing quizzes for east to west and west to east from the Prime Meridian as well.

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Level 75
Mar 1, 2021
Tuvalu does not show up
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Level 82
Mar 1, 2021
62...made it only as far as Afghanistan before time ran out.
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Level 84
Mar 1, 2021
Very hard! Also hard to get used to things like Mexico starting further north than Nepal.
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Level 80
Mar 1, 2021
This is a great quiz. This isn't something i normally say, but i think it needs a longer time limit...
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Level 75
Mar 2, 2021
Wow, tough but fun!
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Level 91
Mar 2, 2021
There are actually a lot of discrepancies between the order on this quiz and the on the wikipedia list linked as the source.
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Level ∞
Mar 2, 2021
This quiz was featured via the nominations process. I'll leave it up to @scambigol to correct any errors that may appear.
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Level ∞
Mar 3, 2021
Looks like there has been an update. Thanks @scambigol!
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Level 61
Mar 2, 2021
Awesome quiz. Congratulations on your feature 🎉🎉 btw, there's something wrong with the ordering of Panama, Liberia and Sri Lanka (。•̀ᴗ-)✧
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Level 57
Mar 2, 2021
It's actually way harder than expected even for geography nerds. At first it's easy because answers are obvious and easy to work out but further to the centre you get the broader range. Took me over 2 minutes to work out Mexico because I got fixated on Bahamas being first after a while in North America lol.
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Level 74
Mar 19, 2021
I forgot that Colombia and Venezuela project further north than Panama so i kept trying those two after panama and was getting ticked that they weren't being accepted.
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Level 75
Mar 2, 2021
Great quiz. Glad it's now featured. 184 and ran out of time. Always get confused in the middle :)
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Level 63
Mar 2, 2021
Super fun and interesting quiz. Don't understand how so many people finish it. The equator area has three continents and random islands to jump between!
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Level 68
Mar 2, 2021
Would be nice if the spaces in the list were colour coded by continent.
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Level 25
Mar 3, 2021
don't denmark control greenland tho
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Level 68
Mar 3, 2021
This was so tough I rage quit and that's very rare
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Level 64
Mar 4, 2021
Great and difficult quiz! I do like it!
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Level 90
Mar 7, 2021
One of the best quizzes ever. A few close calls and then got it comfortably, 6:13 left. TY!
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Level 79
Mar 9, 2021
How is Kyrgyzstan the most guessed???
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Level 57
Mar 12, 2021
My new favourite quiz
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Level 68
Mar 14, 2021
What's going on that Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, and Croatia are the most guessed and yet most people can't get Canada, Russia, and the United States?
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Level 72
Apr 21, 2021
It's got to be a mistake. Now Belarus is on top.
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Level 58
Mar 15, 2021
Colombia is wrong, it says the northernmost point is at 15°, but it's after Gambia which is 13°.
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Level 84
Apr 8, 2021
Bosnia is out of place.
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Level 51
Apr 16, 2021
Europe makes this especially difficult
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2021
Wow, I must have done "Countries of the World" a hundred times, but I still could barely manage the first quarter on this one. I'll definitely do this again until I solve it completely.

Thanks a lot for a great quiz!

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Level 52
Apr 21, 2021
I will be back for you, quiz. Wow, you know it's tough when JetPunkers all say similar thoughts
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Level 68
Apr 21, 2021
Scambiol from downtown again! Excellent quiz. Tough though.
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Level 60
Apr 21, 2021
Does anyone know the best time to submit a quiz?
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Level 54
Apr 21, 2021
awesome quiz. Copy/paste is your friend for this one
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Level 68
Apr 21, 2021
Got stuck on Andorra for about five minutes...
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Level 38
Apr 21, 2021
Andorra and Vatican City got me stumped
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Level 49
Apr 21, 2021
Great idea! I'm doing one similar, but I have no idea of how to paint the map in green with the guessed countries. I'd be grateful if someone told me.
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Level 49
Apr 21, 2021
mauritania is on the wrong rank
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Level 49
Apr 21, 2021
colombia too
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Level 49
Apr 21, 2021
and sri lanka...
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Level 49
Apr 21, 2021
indonesia
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Level 49
Apr 21, 2021
kiribati
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Level 49
Apr 21, 2021
ecuador
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Level 49
Apr 21, 2021
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Level 61
Apr 21, 2021
Should be 5 minutes longer.
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Level 75
Apr 21, 2021
I took this untimed and it took me more than 45 minutes to fill in every country. All those islands and microstates make it quite challenging!
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Level 66
Apr 21, 2021
Anyone else start from the bottom and go up?
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Level 70
Apr 22, 2021
Outstanding quiz! Frustrating and addictive at the same time. Now I am interested in learning why some countries are ranked lower than others while their latitude shown in the first column is further North. See Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania, Colombia, Sri Lanka, etc. I was expecting a steady decrease in the latitudes.
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Level 66
Apr 22, 2021
The toughest part is probably between when you start doing the Caribeans and until you're done with the Gulf of Guinea.
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Level 62
Apr 22, 2021
I managed to figure out most of Europe and some Asia but ran out of time after that. Rare quiz where getting only 29% will get you 3 points.
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Level 29
Apr 23, 2021
denmark isn't first?
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Level 67
Apr 23, 2021
got all the way down to Antigua
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Level 40
Apr 23, 2021
idk if im missing something but the wiki article lists mauritania as before the bahamas
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Level 57
Apr 23, 2021
Great ! It is much too hard for me and my kid but we loved it. Next time, we're gonna go further.

Thanks again.

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Level 58
Apr 26, 2021
Oh my god I can't even get past europe
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Level 51
Apr 27, 2021
Scoring

You scored 65/196 = 33%

This beats or equals 73.2% of test takers

The average score is 49

Your high score is 65

Surprise

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Level 74
May 21, 2021
After many, many tries I finally got this. Got stuck on the fourth column forever. I can finally move on with my life
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Level 73
May 27, 2021
I'm not sure if I should be embarrassed or proud, but after 54 tries, I finally got them all in 20 minutes. Barbados, Cambodia, and the Pacific islands always gave me problems.
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Level 66
Jun 22, 2021
That was such a good challenge - would be cool if there was a small red point indicating the northernmost point of the country
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Level 49
Jun 23, 2021
SO many tries and I finally did it!!!
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Level 64
Jun 29, 2021
small nations like san marino don't fill in on the map when you get them, there's still a little white gap left in italy