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Countries with the Most Area in the Southern Hemisphere

Can you name the 20 countries that have the most area south of the equator?
Area in square kilometers. Includes land and inland water area.
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Last updated: December 21, 2019
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First submittedAugust 4, 2016
Times taken81,514
Average score85.0%
Rating4.99
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Area
Country
7,887,350
Brazil
7,692,024
Australia
2,780,400
Argentina
1,620,885
D. R. Congo
1,408,742
Indonesia
1,270,000
Peru
1,246,700
Angola
Area
Country
1,221,037
South Africa
1,098,581
Bolivia
945,087
Tanzania
825,615
Namibia
801,590
Mozambique
756,102
Chile
752,612
Zambia
Area
Country
587,041
Madagascar
581,730
Botswana
462,840
Papua New Guinea
406,752
Paraguay
390,757
Zimbabwe
270,467
New Zealand
76 Comments
+12
Level 76
Aug 4, 2016
what about adding an 'empty map' that gets filled in?
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Level 74
Aug 4, 2016
That would be too easy.
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Level 29
Oct 31, 2016
How would it? The map's empty so you cant even see what countries are on there.
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Level 8
Nov 1, 2016
chapperz is right.
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Level 82
Mar 22, 2019
it's already easy
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Level 51
Mar 22, 2019
Having a map (even an empty one) makes it easier to identify what countries are missing...so yeah too easy for us geography nerds who don't even need a map
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Level 69
Jul 1, 2019
So if it is allready too easy for you, the map wont make any difference...
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Level 39
Feb 11, 2021
Well it would make it easier and it would make it less of a challenge
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Level 61
Aug 11, 2016
What about Lesotho and Swaziland ?

They are surrounded by South Africa. So they must be in the southern part?

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Level 60
Aug 13, 2016
They are on the Southern Hemisphere, but they're not big enough to be on this quiz.
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Level 43
Oct 28, 2016
30 000 km² and 17 000 km² respectively, they are really too small :)
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Level 51
Mar 22, 2019
If there was a quiz for the countries in the southern hemisphere taking up the least area then Swaziland and Lesotho would be there lol
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Level 43
Jul 30, 2019
Read the title of the quiz
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Level 66
Oct 28, 2016
It seems that the geography quizzes generate such a high % of correct responses that they might be solved "in advance" (with maps or whatever) by a significant number of respondents. The results just aren't consistent with quizzes on other topics where this is not possible. Perhaps the geography quiz titles and headings could be less specific until the "Start Quiz" is activated.
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Level 63
Oct 28, 2016
There are a lot of geography nerds on here and once you mastered the Countries of the World quiz and are actually able to place a fair amount of them on that map quizzes like this one are rather easy. Even without trying to solve it in advance.
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Level 48
Oct 28, 2016
Agreed - I've done the country of the world quiz so I found this reasonably easy.
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Level 82
Mar 22, 2019
the Countries of the World quiz is the most popular quiz on the site and the way that many people found their way here, myself included.
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Level 69
Jul 1, 2019
yea, for things like size, name and location, it would matter much to most if they knew what quiz it was in advance or not. Other things like nr of inhabitants are less predictable or life expectancy etc. You dont learn those by knowing all the countries.

My point is, if you have studied the map ( not meaning in advance of a quiz, just, that you know the countries of the globe you live on) There are quite a few geography quizzes that become rather easy. And the of these you take the easier it gets.

Like some people might still be unsure about the _stans locations, but noone on here would mix up brazil with chile for instance.

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Level 68
Apr 22, 2020
But then some people might not really understand the instructions and can't finish the quiz when they actually can.
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Level 61
Nov 23, 2020
I know map by heart, it's not hard to type everything in southern hemisphere if you do. Especially that this quiz ask for biggest countries it's just a point grabber for me.
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Level 67
Jan 29, 2022
Honestly, I think we've just all had a lot of practice with all of the geography quizzes on this website.
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Level 71
Oct 28, 2016
Can you please make "Botswanna" work? Every time I guess that in any quiz it's always wrong lol
+32
Level 71
Oct 28, 2016
What do the bots want?
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Level 58
Oct 28, 2016
hehe :)
+25
Level 93
Apr 25, 2018
bots wanna have fun!
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Level 66
Mar 22, 2019
+kogatora Well done!
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Level 42
Jan 29, 2022
Then, maybe learn the correct spelling?
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Level 47
Oct 29, 2016
It seems that Paraguay and Papua New Guinea are out of order.
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Level 65
Mar 3, 2017
Along with Chile and Zambia
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Level 41
Nov 1, 2016
Another good one just worked my way up seemed the easiest way to do it and in plenty of time too
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Level 77
Dec 12, 2016
What about Uruguay? If Brazil and Paraguay are included, so should be Uruguay.

And idrill is right: in the instructions it doesn't say anything about "biggest coutries". So, Swaziland and Lesotho should also be in the quizz.

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Level 70
Apr 8, 2017
it says 20 countries with most area
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Level 69
Jul 2, 2019
Really I dont see how you think lesotho and swaziland (eswatini) should be on this quiz. And if they should, why arent you making a case for samoa, vanuatu, tuvalu, nauru etc... they are all in the southern hemisphere aswell.

(It allmost seems you took an atlas an looked at the countries in the southern hemisphere and thought all should be on this quiz, but overlooked the islands or something..)

Really, how does eswatini has more land in the southern hemisphere than new zealand... it is like 1/20th of its size..

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Level 65
Feb 26, 2017
Hey, Quizmaster. This quiz could be completely updated for accuracy with this area tool. For example, I used this to calculate Brazil's Southern Hemisphere area as 7,887,350. This is almost 300,000km off of your estimate! It's a simple tool and correcting it wouldn't be too much of a pain :)
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Level 65
Feb 26, 2017
Here's the actual data (you can check it also):

Brazil: 7,887,350 km2

DRC: 1,620,885 km2

Indonesia: 1,408,742 km2

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Level ∞
Jan 1, 2019
Thank you. I wasn't able to get that site to work, but I believe your numbers. The quiz has been corrected.
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2020
isn't brazil like 8,5 mil square km? or r u talking about square miles?
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Level 73
Aug 19, 2021
@garcogait not all of Brazil is in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Level 22
Apr 24, 2017
Very nice, but too easy.
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Level 47
Dec 19, 2017
Aww... why isn't Russia on this quiz? Surely it is the biggest country? ;)
+26
Level 78
Nov 7, 2018
Are you standing on your head?
+14
Level 60
Mar 22, 2019
I bet he's Australian.
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Level 69
Mar 23, 2020
Are winkey smileys different when you stand on your head? ;) (;
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Level 59
Mar 22, 2019
Better name for the quiz - Name all the countries which are not an island except Australia, New Zealand and Madagascar on the South of the Equator except Uruguay
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Level 74
Mar 22, 2019
That would be a terrible name for a quiz.
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Level 69
Jul 1, 2019
And people would start arguing again that australia is (not) an island, (not) a continent.
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Level 47
Nov 23, 2020
You also have Swaziland, Lesotho, Rwanda and Burundi. And yes the vast majority of Polynesia as you mentioned. Also Indonesia and Papau New Guinea are island nations. If not than you could also add East Timor.
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Level 29
Nov 23, 2020
Those countries are too small to make this quiz, and if the quiz maker did add those, that would be like saying every country in the southern hemisphere.
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Level 52
Nov 19, 2023
But Indonesia and Papua New Guinea are part of the quiz? What are you on about?
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Level 50
Mar 22, 2019
13/20 :|
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Level 89
Mar 22, 2019
Otherwise known as Name All Countries With Land Below the Equator Except the Little Ones.
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Level 62
Mar 22, 2019
I know this is a joke because the quiz is easy but it literally applies to every area quiz on this site which takes away from the joke.
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Level 32
Mar 22, 2019
20/20
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Level 63
Mar 22, 2019
Excellent quiz! Another 5 points without breaking a sweat.
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Level 59
Mar 24, 2019
You should check out my quiz similar to this regarding population!
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Level 68
Mar 24, 2019
Easy until I had one to go, and for the life of me I couldn't figure it out until I realised I had forgotten to type in New Zealand!
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Level 69
Jul 2, 2019
Shame on the kiwi! Just kidding ;)
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Level 68
Jan 29, 2022
I can't believe this, but I did it again, 3 years later!
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Level 52
Mar 23, 2020
How about the Antartica lands of UK, France and Norway?
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Level 42
Jan 29, 2022
Not recognized.
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Level 79
Nov 24, 2022
They are territories, not part of those countries.
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Level 27
Mar 30, 2020
Nice quiz, but too easy ;)
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Level 66
Jun 11, 2020
Too easy quiz. Got everything with 2:32 left.
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Level 45
Jul 14, 2020
done with 2;17 remaning
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Level 53
Nov 23, 2020
Colombia has more territory than Paraguay and New Zealand and Chile. Why not consider it as one of the biggest countries in the southern hemisphere?
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Level 75
Nov 23, 2020
Colombia is almost entirely in the northern hemisphere.
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Level 59
Jan 29, 2022
land INSIDE the southern hemisphere
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Level 47
Sep 6, 2021
I had two seconds left when I realized I was missing South Africa.
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2021
2:09 remaining, I often forget about Papua New Guinea on these types of quizzes
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Level 36
Jan 28, 2022
Almost forgot Tanzania
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Level 43
May 14, 2023
I literally typed “South Africa” and “Mozambique” and they didn’t work?!???
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Level ∞
Aug 14, 2023
Very unlikely but possibly a stray cosmic ray hit your computer's processor right when you were typing and caused something weird to happen.
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Level 60
Aug 17, 2023
I think that happened to me. I demand my 5 points!
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Level 60
Aug 17, 2023
It might be fun to see what percentage of the land of each country is in the Southern Hemisphere. I added them in this parody with yellow box if you want to copy them here too.

Also, Madagascar seems to be using Exact type-ins instead of the Auto, which is excluding Madegascar, Madigascar, and Madogascar.

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Level 69
Nov 15, 2023
I kept guessing the Republic of the Congo. I thought it must be larger than New Zealand before finding out a third of the country is in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Level 56
Feb 25, 2024
it would be fun to see percentage of the country that is in the southern hemisphere... though maybe this makes it even easier than it already is?