All Countries of the World by Area with Hints

Guess each country of the world in order of its surface area. As you guess each country you will be given the first letter of the next country.
Note: The letter hint also appears ON THE MAP
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: April 8, 2021
First submittedJune 1, 2016
Times taken57,166
Rating4.85
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Hint
Country
Next
17.09 m
Russia
C
9.98 m
Canada
C
9.64 m
China
U
9.52 m
United States
B
8.51 m
Brazil
A
7.69 m
Australia
I
3.16 m
India
A
2.78 m
Argentina
K
2.72 m
Kazakhstan
A
2.38 m
Algeria
D
2.34 m
D. R. Congo
S
2.14 m
Saudi Arabia
M
1.96 m
Mexico
I
1.90 m
Indonesia
S
1.88 m
Sudan
L
1.75 m
Libya
I
1.64 m
Iran
M
1.56 m
Mongolia
P
1.28 m
Peru
C
1.28 m
Chad
N
1.26 m
Niger
A
1.24 m
Angola
M
1.24 m
Mali
S
1.22 m
South Africa
C
1.14 m
Colombia
E
1.10 m
Ethiopia
B
1.09 m
Bolivia
M
1.03 m
Mauritania
E
1.00 m
Egypt
T
945 k
Tanzania
N
923 k
Nigeria
V
916 k
Venezuela
P
881 k
Pakistan
N
825 k
Namibia
M
801 k
Mozambique
T
783 k
Turkey
C
756 k
Chile
Z
752 k
Zambia
M
676 k
Myanmar
A
652 k
Afghanistan
F
640 k
France
S
637 k
Somalia
C
622 k
Central African Republic
S
619 k
South Sudan
U
603 k
Ukraine
M
587 k
Madagascar
B
582 k
Botswana
K
580 k
Kenya
Y
527 k
Yemen
T
513 k
Thailand
S
505 k
Spain
T
488 k
Turkmenistan
C
475 k
Cameroon
P
462 k
Papua New Guinea
S
450 k
Sweden
U
447 k
Uzbekistan
M
446 k
Morocco
I
438 k
Iraq
P
406 k
Paraguay
Z
390 k
Zimbabwe
J
377 k
Japan
G
357 k
Germany
P
342 k
Philippines
R
342 k
Republic of the Congo
F
338 k
Finland
V
331 k
Vietnam
M
Hint
Country
Next
330 k
Malaysia
N
323 k
Norway
I
322 k
Ivory Coast
P
312 k
Poland
O
309 k
Oman
I
301 k
Italy
E
276 k
Ecuador
B
272 k
Burkina Faso
N
270 k
New Zealand
G
267 k
Gabon
G
245 k
Guinea
U
242 k
United Kingdom
U
241 k
Uganda
G
238 k
Ghana
R
238 k
Romania
L
236 k
Laos
G
214 k
Guyana
B
207 k
Belarus
K
199 k
Kyrgyzstan
S
196 k
Senegal
S
185 k
Syria
C
181 k
Cambodia
U
181 k
Uruguay
S
163 k
Suriname
T
163 k
Tunisia
B
147 k
Bangladesh
N
147 k
Nepal
T
143 k
Tajikistan
G
131 k
Greece
N
130 k
Nicaragua
N
120 k
North Korea
M
118 k
Malawi
E
117 k
Eritrea
B
112 k
Benin
H
112 k
Honduras
L
111 k
Liberia
B
110 k
Bulgaria
C
109 k
Cuba
G
108 k
Guatemala
I
103 k
Iceland
S
100 k
South Korea
H
93 k
Hungary
P
92 k
Portugal
J
89 k
Jordan
S
88 k
Serbia
A
86 k
Azerbaijan
A
83 k
Austria
U
83 k
United Arab Emirates
C
78 k
Czech Republic
P
75 k
Panama
S
71 k
Sierra Leone
I
70 k
Ireland
G
69 k
Georgia
S
65 k
Sri Lanka
L
65 k
Lithuania
L
64 k
Latvia
T
56 k
Togo
C
56 k
Croatia
B
51 k
Bosnia and Herzegovina
C
51 k
Costa Rica
S
49 k
Slovakia
D
48 k
Dominican Republic
E
45 k
Estonia
D
43 k
Denmark
N
41 k
Netherlands
S
Hint
Country
Next
41 k
Switzerland
B
38 k
Bhutan
T
36 k
Taiwan
G
36 k
Guinea-Bissau
M
33 k
Moldova
B
30 k
Belgium
L
30 k
Lesotho
A
29 k
Armenia
S
28 k
Solomon Islands
A
28 k
Albania
E
28 k
Equatorial Guinea
B
27 k
Burundi
H
27 k
Haiti
R
26 k
Rwanda
N
25 k
North Macedonia
D
23 k
Djibouti
B
22 k
Belize
E
21 k
El Salvador
I
20 k
Israel
S
20 k
Slovenia
F
18 k
Fiji
K
17 k
Kuwait
E
17 k
Eswatini
E
14 k
East Timor
B
13 k
Bahamas
M
13 k
Montenegro
V
12 k
Vanuatu
Q
11 k
Qatar
G
11 k
Gambia
J
10 k
Jamaica
K
10 k
Kosovo
L
10 k
Lebanon
C
9251
Cyprus
B
5765
Brunei
T
5130
Trinidad and Tobago
C
4033
Cape Verde
S
2842
Samoa
L
2586
Luxembourg
M
2040
Mauritius
C
1862
Comoros
S
964
São Tomé and Príncipe
K
811
Kiribati
B
765
Bahrain
D
751
Dominica
T
747
Tonga
S
710
Singapore
F
702
F. S. Micronesia
S
616
Saint Lucia
A
468
Andorra
P
459
Palau
S
452
Seychelles
A
442
Antigua and Barbuda
B
430
Barbados
S
389
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
G
344
Grenada
M
316
Malta
M
300
Maldives
S
261
Saint Kitts and Nevis
M
181
Marshall Islands
L
160
Liechtenstein
S
61
San Marino
T
26
Tuvalu
N
21
Nauru
M
2.02
Monaco
V
0.44
Vatican City
-
+23
Level ∞
Apr 8, 2021
Big thanks to Overtired, who added the hint letter onto the map itself to reduce scrolling.
+1
Level 28
Jun 1, 2016
I'm sure China is bigger than Canada
+33
Level 63
Jun 1, 2016
Canada is bigger than China. Now the real dispute is either China is in 3rd or the US is 3rd, due to multiple sources(mainly the CIA World Factbook) taking in the US water area(not inland water), but not for any other country. And for China, well the only thing that migjt change China's size are the disputed territories(mainly the Spratly islands and Taiwan). There is no dispute if Canada or China are bigger
+1
Level 59
Oct 13, 2021
But she said she was sure.
+1
Level 68
Jun 1, 2016
Excellent quiz once again, although could I suggest a time bump? As (at the moment) No one has actually completed this quiz and I only got 1/3 of them going at a pretty reasonable pace.
+3
Level 74
Jun 1, 2016
thanks! increased to 20 minutes like the mapless one
+1
Level 65
Aug 16, 2021
Love this quiz, and the mapless one. Any chance you'll be updating that mapless one with Eswatini, North Macedonia, etc.?
+1
Level 40
Jan 8, 2019
I got it with 5:50 left...
+5
Level 43
Jun 21, 2021
yes 3 years after the time was increased, im sure many others did the same
+2
Level 60
Jun 2, 2016
Had to hit take unlimited. Only just entered Malaysia :(
+5
Level 41
Jul 12, 2016
5 more minutes are absolutely necessary
+1
Level 69
Jun 10, 2021
I agree. I was typing pretty much all the time with not many difficult pauses and I only got half way!
+13
Level 66
Aug 23, 2016
Surprisingly hard even with the map. I like it. We need the same thing with populations.
+1
Level 71
Jan 28, 2017
Great quiz, for those like myself that can point out all the worlds countries but have not memorised them alphabetically it is quite a test. I was bogged down with Myanmar for a long time, then Afghanistan ...... watching that clock tick down is not the best of occupations........... good quiz.
+1
Level 40
Feb 11, 2017
I got up to Nicaragua at a pretty good pace. :P
+3
Level 86
May 3, 2017
After about fifteen tries I finally got them all!! With 0:42 left ... At first I didn't think it would be possible but when you start to memorize series of countries, it gets a lot easier.
+2
Level 49
Jun 3, 2020
Yeah I practically have from Oman to Uganda memorized
+3
Level 49
Jan 17, 2018
great quiz! I think when you use the map, it makes sense to include greenland's area in denmark and put way up in the list.
+1
Level 68
Apr 3, 2018
88/196 without looking at the hints
+1
Level 53
Oct 13, 2018
I finnaly done it with 1:41 after like 10 tries
+2
Level 40
Jan 8, 2019
Definitely should be featured.
+3
Level 60
Jul 29, 2019
why Cote d'ivoire??
+5
Level 43
Nov 23, 2020
That is how the country of Cote d'ivoire wishes for the country to be spelled and pronounced, though this is also true for Timor Leste, even though no one takes that one into account
+3
Level 84
Apr 5, 2021
Actually it's Timor-Leste, with the hyphen :)
+1
Level 31
Sep 11, 2019
completed it backwards. gotta let it go now i guess..
+2
Level 66
Nov 20, 2019
Update north Macedonia and eswatini and plz accept fsm for federated states of Micronesia
+1
Level 66
Nov 20, 2019
Also Cyprus is in Africa
+4
Level 49
Jun 3, 2020
What? Either Cyprus is in Asia or it is in Europe. There is no dispute for Africa.
+2
Level 53
Jun 10, 2021
???? its oceania
+2
Level 41
Jun 13, 2021
Cyprus is a continent itself.
+3
Level 36
Jan 11, 2020
f!£"%$£%$ I spent 5 minutes trying to get a C (Ivory coast) went insane and gave up
+1
Level 52
Jun 10, 2021
Because the country’s official name is Côte d’Ivoire, so its first letter is C!
+1
Level 53
Jun 10, 2021
timor leste
+6
Level 66
Mar 15, 2020
I think it should be updated for a few names (North Macedonia, Eswatini, Ivory Coast...) and maybe add 5 minutes because tiny countries are a pain in the ass.
+1
Level 43
Nov 23, 2020
Cote d'Ivoire is the proper name for the country, and this should also be updated to fix Timor Leste
+5
Level 55
Jan 27, 2021
It should match the Countries of the World Quiz
+1
Level 74
Mar 30, 2021
they did when the caveat was written, a few years ago!
+1
Level 64
Mar 19, 2020
Norway's area is 385000 km2; bigger than Malaysia, Vietnam, Finland, Rep Congo, Philippines, Germany and Japan.
+1
Level 49
Jun 3, 2020
That may be including inland waters, as that would change this ranking a lot
+1
Level 64
Mar 18, 2021
Inland waters are included for all countries.
+2
Level 60
Apr 6, 2021
The map doesn't include Svalbard and other territories like Greenland.
+1
Level 55
Jun 11, 2021
Yeah, if you don't count Greenland for Denmark, you don't count Svalbard etc. for Norway. Thus, Norway's area is 323 802 m2, which is less than Finland's. Don't always believe what Google tells you.
+2
Level 46
Aug 2, 2020
could Swaziland be updated to Eswatini?
+5
Level 75
Sep 4, 2020
Reckon I spent far too much of my time scrolling between the map and the text boxes with the hints. 109/196 on first attempt.
+3
Level 75
Apr 6, 2021
Yeah, I feel like the map and the answer boxes being side by side would be much better for this quiz. Not sure how doable it is though.
+1
Level 59
Jan 30, 2021
I just saw this but I have a population version from a couple months ago.
+1
Level 53
Mar 10, 2021
god i got stuck on north macedonia, it starts with n so please make it that
+1
Level 83
Mar 26, 2021
Worthy of a nomination only if and when Ivory Coast, North Macedonia etc are updated.
+4
Level 80
Apr 5, 2021
This quiz needs better formatting to be tolerable, having to scroll up and down constantly is not fun
+1
Level 74
Apr 6, 2021
Yep, I didn't have time to fill in 64 countries
+2
Level 87
Apr 7, 2021
If only the hint for the next one could be shown next to the type-in box, I might have had a chance of finishing. Otherwise, I'm constantly scrolling up and down.
+3
Level 75
Apr 5, 2021
Fun quiz! However, a more accurate map projection might help. Also good to know if overseas territories are counted (especially Denmark and Greenland), but it soon becomes apparent that not.
+2
Level 68
Apr 6, 2021
Well actually overseas territories are counted, e.g. for France. Greenland is apparently the only --- inconstent --- exception...
+2
Level 59
Apr 5, 2021
Love the new feature update QM! Very professional :)
+2
Level 83
Apr 6, 2021
It's nice, but having to scroll back and forth to see the clue then come back to the map is a problem.
+3
Level 71
Apr 6, 2021
I think it needs a bit more time. It is very hard to get it within the time (I got 123 on first go), and especially with the scrolling
+1
Level 74
Apr 6, 2021
Yeah agreed
+7
Level 85
Apr 6, 2021
Having "Republic of Congo" as an R wasted so much time for me. :-)
+3
Level 57
Apr 28, 2021
FOR REAL
+2
Level 41
Jun 13, 2021
I didn't get it so ...
+2
Level 50
Apr 6, 2021
Great idea for a quiz, but ruined slightly by the constant scrolling up and down required. If the hint just appeared at the top near the map that would make this quiz a lot better, and maybe make it more feasible to complete in the time limit.
+1
Level 67
Apr 6, 2021
Got down to Panama, fun quiz!
+1
Level 41
Apr 6, 2021
the projection makes this quite difficult, of cour its possible to pick the perfect projection
+2
Level 81
Jun 11, 2021
Nothing make me want to flip off the mercantor more than this quiz
+5
Level 82
Apr 6, 2021
The scrolling required to progress through this is maddening. Is there any way to show the initial of the next country in view of the filled-in map? I enjoyed this (got 85), but the incessant scrolling that is required has discouraged me from re-taking it.
+1
Level 82
Apr 10, 2021
Super job, Overtired, adding the initial on the map. I'm glad I checked back on this one. Made a really good quiz into a fantastic one. Thanks. I went from 85 to 132 without having to scroll. Just missed typing in Bhutan as time expired.
+1
Level 41
Apr 6, 2021
I got all the way down to Armenia :'D
+2
Level 81
Apr 7, 2021
I think I could have finished without the 5 minutes that I spent scrolling up to look at the map and back down to see the next letter. It would be nice if the map's CSS position property could be set to fixed so that it would stay on the screen while I scroll.
+3
Level 75
Apr 7, 2021
The map shows Greenland as part of Denmark, but Denmark is way down this list. The same applies I think, to a lesser degree, for Morocco.
+3
Level 59
Apr 9, 2021
I like the letter on the map!
+1
Level 68
Apr 9, 2021
5 seconds left!
+3
Level 85
Apr 9, 2021
Perfect quiz now that the letter is on the map! Finished with 4:44 left compared to less than 2 minutes when I had to scroll up and down.
+3
Level 81
Apr 9, 2021
As others have said, putting the letter on the map is a great solution! Now, hopefully, some Jetpunk quiz-making elites will use this idea for a multitude of new quizzes!
+1
Level 72
Apr 21, 2021
very well done.
+2
Level 46
Apr 12, 2021
I made it to the Republic of the Congo which threw me off but I'm proud I got that far!
+1
Level 57
Apr 28, 2021
Yeah
+1
Level 75
Apr 14, 2021
Norway is listed as a country starting with "V"
+1
Level 75
Apr 14, 2021
Actually "v" stayed for the rest of the time for me-also at least Vietnam, Malaysia, Syria, and Tunisia did not work either
+3
Level 66
Apr 22, 2021
I love the addition of the letter on the map! I wish we could have the same for a quizz by population, or by area starting with the smallest!
+1
Level 38
May 1, 2021
10 more minutes pls!
+1
Level 48
May 11, 2021
this was very fun! got it first try! thanks for the quiz :)
+1
Level 38
May 14, 2021
when you're supposed to guess Andorra it shows "P" on the map. pls fix it. and pls add 10 more minutes.
+1
Level 38
May 20, 2021
reminder
+1
Level 38
Jun 2, 2021
reminder #2
+3
Level 74
Jun 2, 2021
I just took the quiz again and A appeared when I had to guess Andorra. Maybe you had skipped some answers when you got to Andorra?
+3
Level 61
May 15, 2021
The scale of the map is so misleading. It would be nice to have an appropriately scaled version of this, if possible.
+2
Level 82
Jun 10, 2021
Darned Mercator projection!
+1
Level 62
Jun 10, 2021
It would be great if the letter on the map would match the highlighted country - so if you get stuck, you can tab to the next answer and dont have to scroll down.
+1
Level 57
Jun 10, 2021
Got stuck for 5 minutes on Republic of Congo ;(
+1
Level 69
Jun 10, 2021
The letter stopped working for me - got stuck on "S" for a long time.
+1
Level 63
Jun 10, 2021
I was going at a strong pace, and then "R"epublic of the Congo just completely knocked me out. I used the rest of my time thinking of "R" countries.
+1
Level 46
Jun 11, 2021
Same with me.
+1
Level 44
Jun 10, 2021
with all due respect, I'm pretty sure the USA is bigger than China.
+3
Level 65
Jun 10, 2021
i think it may be helpful to have a caveat reminding everyone that larger countries may not look larger due to the map projection - saves quizzers guessing ones in europe that simply aren’t as big as they look, and you get less complaining comments.
+2
Level 21
Jun 14, 2021
This was hard
+2
Level 57
Jun 18, 2021
I typed Guyana sooooo many times, it didn’t work and the answer was Guyana. I must be going crazy.
+1
Level 67
Jul 1, 2021
Aright, I am confused. I got as far as Armenia, which 8% of quiz takers also guess, BUT the 16% have guessed Vatican city. How is that possible? Is it possible to go out of order or skip ahead?
+2
Level 38
Jul 2, 2021
yes you can highlight the last field in the country list and guess Vatican (but you won't get a hint for M - Monaco)
+1
Level 44
Jul 8, 2021
USA had a greater surface area than China
+3
Level 52
Jul 10, 2021
One of the best quizzes I have ever played
+1
Level 64
Jul 27, 2021
This is my favorite quiz on this site. Been practicing it for a few months and finally got it under 10 minutes! Had a lot of fun throughout.
+1
Level 77
Aug 21, 2021
I got so stuck waiting for Morocco - does the indicated area include Western Sahara? It looks much bigger on the map and according to Wikipedia, with Western Sahara included it is 710k which would be above Myanmar & Madagascar. Or should uncounted territories be greyed out or something?
+1
Level 67
Aug 23, 2021
There is no way the 5 point average for this quiz is that high legitimately. This is my third take of this quiz and my best is 178, still not enough to beat 95%. Or maybe I'm just too sour right now lol
+2
Level 35
Sep 14, 2021
192, i know its doable grrr
+1
Level 56
Sep 20, 2021
couldn't even cross 100 on first try T-T