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Flags of Africa Quiz

For each selected flag, name the country!
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Last updated: February 16, 2019
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First submittedMay 13, 2014
Times taken311,507
Average score55.6%
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106 Comments
+28
Level 35
May 20, 2014
Almost everything is green
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Level 67
May 21, 2014
Only 10 without green if I'm not wrong.
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Level 76
Apr 18, 2020
I count 11: Uganda, Angola, Tunisia, Egypt, Eswatini, Liberia, Cape Verde, Somalia, Botswana, D.R. Congo, Chad.
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Level 62
Oct 23, 2017
But, ironically, not Cape Verde.
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Level 50
Feb 3, 2019
When most African countries started to gain independence from their colonial powers in 1960's, they got inspiration to their country flags from Ethiopian flag - the only country in Africa, which was not colonized at the end of 19th century. That's why there are so many flags with green, yellow and red colors.
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Level 52
Feb 13, 2020
Actually, Liberia hadn't been colonized either.
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Level 76
Apr 18, 2020
Liberia was created for freed slaves from North America, that's why the flag is so similar to the United States.
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Level 68
May 20, 2020
The whole country is quite similar to the USA. Their capital is Monrovia (named after James Monroe) and their currency is the Liberian Dollar.
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Level 75
Jul 12, 2022
So that's why I kept thinking I was in Philadelphia!
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Level 71
Mar 22, 2019
32 have yellow.
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Level 75
Oct 10, 2019
Unless I miscounted, only 9 don't have green
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Level 64
Feb 22, 2021
I counted 12, Mozambique seems more like a dark blue than green
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Level 50
Jun 24, 2022
I counted 12 too
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Level 56
Jun 17, 2014
Flags of African countries: 43 have red, 11 don't. 43 have green, 11 don't.
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Level 70
Jun 18, 2014
And only 2 have neither
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Level 62
Jun 27, 2014
I think they are 3: Somalia, Botswana and Swaziland.
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Level 91
Jul 16, 2014
@Inthenight... the center field of the Swazi flag is red.
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Level 89
Mar 25, 2020
For a completely messed up country, Somalia keeps a clean, recognizable flag.
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Level 67
Sep 18, 2017
10 don't have red
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Level 71
Mar 22, 2019
Swaziland has red
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Level 23
Jan 22, 2023
Swaziland is Eswatini now.
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Level 69
Jun 17, 2014
2:21 left, gawsh I love flags :P
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Level 75
Jul 29, 2018
Knew only South Africa and Liberia. Gawsh, I hate flags. (Studied them and took the quiz again and scored 34.) There are some really beautiful flags here. Love Seychelles and Swaziland - I think I'll remember those next time this is featured, as well as Madagascar which now makes me think of a large island separated from the rest.
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2014
Done with 3:04 left
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Level 49
Feb 9, 2019
Done and 3:05 left :)
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Level 76
Apr 24, 2020
3:26 left
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Level 61
Dec 22, 2020
Done with 2:36 left (:
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Level 37
Aug 1, 2014
there's nowhere near enough time for a non-flag nerd. need 2 more min at least
+20
Level 27
Nov 10, 2014
be the nerd :)
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Level 68
Jul 14, 2019
Embrace the nerd(ness)!
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Level 35
Sep 9, 2014
35/54!
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Level 68
Feb 4, 2015
Gosh. Zimbabwe dropped me! Nice quiz though
+9
Level 40
Jul 29, 2018
Good that you ain't Humpty Dumpty then. Dropping ya would break your shell.
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Level 39
Feb 18, 2015
Got them all! Nice quiz.
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Level 69
May 30, 2015
Got them all after a few tries
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Level 62
Dec 24, 2015
Tried this again after a while of not doing any form of flag quiz, and got everything. Burkina Faso stumped me for a while.
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Level 56
Jan 28, 2016
This is definetly the most difficult of the continents flag quizzes.
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Level 62
Jul 19, 2016
100% and 3:21 left! Would have saved a few more seconds too if I didn't have to stop typing to scroll down the page to see the rest.
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Level 59
Apr 27, 2023
Page Down?
+3
Level 57
Jun 14, 2017
I am absolutely terrible at flags, and African flags are a nightmare
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Level 71
Sep 17, 2017
3rd try
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Level 21
Nov 22, 2017
do Romania and chad have the same flag?
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Level 21
Nov 27, 2017
oops just saw that this was already commented😅😋
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Level 42
Dec 22, 2020
Nearly, I think the shades of the colours are slightly different
+3
Level 23
Jan 22, 2023
They are. Chad's flag has a darker blue (Indigo Blue) compared to Romania's (Cobalt Blue).
+3
Level 88
Jun 23, 2018
The Mauritanian flag used to be so much better.
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Level 73
Jul 29, 2018
Should change Swaziland to Eswatini now.
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Level 38
Jul 29, 2018
Surly he should, at least you need to accept Eswatini as a type inn
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Level 75
Jul 29, 2018
Eswatini may be a type of inn, but the new name of the country is eSwatini, and many are surly about the name change.
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Level 61
Jul 29, 2018
Perhaps a little more time? I knew them all but only got about 2/3rds of the way down before the time ran out
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Level 27
Jul 29, 2018
Honestly, I'll take 51/54 :)
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Level 66
Jul 29, 2018
Swaziland should be eSwatini and Mauritania doesn't have the red bars on the top and bottom.
+2
Level 70
Jul 29, 2018
+2
Level 76
Apr 18, 2020
Since Libya and Mauritania changed their flags recently, Jamaica is now the only country without red, white, or blue on its flag.
+1
Level 31
Sep 17, 2018
this quiz makes me feel colour blind.
+2
Level 37
Feb 15, 2019
54/54 with 2:06. Random African Flags to country really helped me
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Level 47
Jul 16, 2019
Arghhh so many red yellow and green flags!! xD Man those West African nations...
+1
Level 65
Mar 23, 2020
Really though, Mali and Senegal are neighbors and the only things that differentiate them are a star and very slightly tweaked hues
+1
Level 75
Dec 22, 2020
They're brothers and sisters, and the colours represent the same strengths and struggles.

I think it's inspiring that they express their unity.

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Level 31
Jan 3, 2020
Got 39 though i am 10 years old... maybe not so good........ i should know better
+7
Level 63
Jan 12, 2020
Uganda looks like Germany and Belgium had a baby...
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Level 33
Apr 11, 2020
haha
+6
Level 89
Jan 31, 2021
That's one odd looking stork that brought the baby.
+1
Level 23
Jan 22, 2023
LOL.😂
+4
Level 76
Mar 2, 2020
Definitely my worst continent in terms of flags
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Level 26
Mar 23, 2020
got kinda messy with the north western flags like benin or guinea bissau. I completed everything else.

so it was like medium hard, for me i would say 7/10 or something. Atleast i did good yay

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Level 68
Apr 3, 2020
Why does Mozambique's flag have a gun?
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Level 33
Apr 11, 2020
The rifle stands for defence and vigilance, 100% first try xD.
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Level 37
Apr 24, 2020
I got 54/54 with 1:32 remaining and I am only 11.
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Level 67
Aug 21, 2020
Thanks for starting with an easier group. I had major problems when the Pan African lot kicked in.
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Level 64
Dec 22, 2020
WHY. DO. I. ALWAYS. FORGET. GABON!
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Level 75
Dec 22, 2020
I always used to forget it as well, so I made a quiz comparing it to my (adopted) country:

Gabon or Peru?

It was for me mostly, but there some interesting comparisons between these two west coast nations!

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Level 65
Dec 26, 2020
Loving would be easy if the colours were like my dream: Red, Gold and Green...
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Level 89
Jan 31, 2021
Thanks for sticking that song in my head for the next few hours.
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Level 40
Feb 26, 2021
Scoring

You scored 46/54 = 85%

This beats or equals 72.5% of test takers

The average score is 29

Your high score is 46

+2
Level 82
Mar 19, 2021
I know it's a machete on Angola's flag but every time I look at it my brain goes "butterknife!!"
+2
Level 57
Mar 30, 2021
lol
+1
Level 23
Jan 22, 2023
Actually, I remembered Angola's flag because the symbol makes about a 45 degree angle, but only I actually understand how to use that in my memory.😅
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Level 40
Apr 27, 2021
i forgot benin
+1
Level 20
May 23, 2021
Nice quiz
+1
Level 60
Oct 5, 2021
Letter S Scavenger Hunt Answer (See my blog)
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Level 35
Nov 11, 2021
Advantage of being an African,missed Mauritania and Niger
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Level 40
Dec 15, 2021
100% with 2:48 left
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Level 31
Dec 23, 2021
fault with answering Mozambique
+1
Level 80
Jan 19, 2022
Should the Eswatini flag tassels be changed? They changed from purple to grey in 2011, I think
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Level 48
Feb 28, 2022
54/54 with 2.19 left. The pan-african coloured flags always confuse me
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Level 19
Apr 23, 2022
I can’t believe I got 40 on my first try
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Level 19
Apr 23, 2022
3:27 is my fastest
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Level 31
May 26, 2022
ok usually flags have some characteristic that makes it special, and then half of the green and orange ones are just clones. I dont like them tbh
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Level 36
Jun 11, 2022
Got all and im 14
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Level 32
Aug 14, 2022
got 54/54 was struggling with cameroon tho
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Level 51
Oct 27, 2022
saw the flag of chad and immediately went and typed "rom" lmao
+1
Level 23
Jan 22, 2023
Sometimes I look at the flag of Chad and think of Romania too. I think it's just because I learned the flags of Europe first.
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Level 66
Oct 27, 2022
Done with 3:52 remaining.
+1
Level 16
Nov 14, 2022
Il me restait Burundi et Botswana que je n'arrive jamais à retenir.
+3
Level 66
Dec 7, 2022
My stupid self really typed Romania for Chad.
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Level 23
Jan 22, 2023
They're really similar, but I found out the difference.

Romania uses Cobalt blue, but Chad uses Indigo blue, so Chad's flag is a shade of blue darker.

I know it doesn't make sense though.🤷

Apparently, Chad also had the ability to change the blue to green once, but they feared it would be too similar to Mali's flag, so they chose to be Romania's identical twin (not really) instead.

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Level 23
Jan 22, 2023
It took me a while to figure out how to remember Guinea and Guinea-Bissau, but I came up with a way of remembering them. I'm not going to say what it is because only I would understand.
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Level 60
Feb 18, 2023
54/54 and I'm from UK, rather good.
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Level 59
Apr 6, 2023
23/54 and I'm from the USA, rather good.

lol

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Level 29
Mar 26, 2023
This game is really good. I could fifty four.
+1
Level 58
Aug 16, 2023
sub-2 mins yessir
+1
Level 47
Dec 27, 2023
I hate to be a stickler for flags, but I really thought Eswatini changed. Either what I hear from my sources or false, or it just hasn't been updated.
+1
Level 7
Jan 6, 2024
51/54 but I speak German

I would have known everything but I just can't spell some nations

In Germany Comoros is Komoren,Cape Verde is Kap Verde and Djibouti is Dschibuti

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Level 20
Jan 6, 2024
54/54
+1
Level 26
Mar 3, 2024
I have learned all countries of the world, now I'm starting on flags. I have 48/54 African flags so far. I used to know 32. Progress!! Struggling with the ones with stars on them. Too similar looking.