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Largest Countries as a Percent of Continent

Name the countries that take up the highest percentage of the area of a continent.
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First submittedAugust 10, 2016
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Country
85.4%
Australia
47.7%
Brazil
40.8%
Canada
38.9%
Russia
38.9%
United States
30.0%
Russia
21.8%
China
%
Country
15.6%
Argentina
8.0%
Mexico
7.8%
Algeria
7.7%
D.R. Congo
7.5%
India
7.2%
Peru
6.4%
Colombia
%
Country
6.2%
Kazakhstan
6.2%
Sudan
6.2%
Bolivia
5.9%
Ukraine
5.8%
Libya
5.4%
France
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Level 76
Aug 10, 2016
It wasn't until about half way through when I saw Canada higher than the USA that I realized you wanted land area and not population.
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Level 44
Oct 19, 2016
saaaaame
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Level 64
Nov 17, 2020
me too! lol
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Level 74
Aug 10, 2016
Nice one!
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Level 76
Aug 10, 2016
LOL @ Australia's 85%.
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Level 83
Aug 10, 2016
Oceania is an incontinent continent.
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Level 83
Dec 21, 2021
Oceania isn't a continent. A continent is a large landmass, Oceania is mostly ocean. Australia is a continent, including the countries of Australia, PNG, and two Indonesian provinces.
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Level 74
Dec 23, 2021
Oceania is a large landmass, just that most of it is underwater.
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Level 52
Dec 21, 2021
Australia and NZ are considered as the same continent sometimes
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Level 75
Aug 10, 2016
I think it would be fair if scambigol got a star for this quiz - all the answers in this quiz are identical to his; in fact all the data for the answers will have been calculated by him.
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Level 64
Aug 10, 2016
I think the reason he made one himself and credited scambigol is because scambigol used a yellow box and letters for the second half; this does not.
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Level 62
Oct 19, 2016
I agree with Jerry.
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Level 51
Jun 15, 2020
Me too
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Level 83
Aug 11, 2016
France is the only one I missed. Never realized that it was nearly the size of Ukraine.
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Level 71
Aug 27, 2016
You and me both.
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Level 23
Oct 23, 2016
Same here! Spain or Poland seemed bigger to me but they weren't there)
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Level 58
Sep 28, 2016
very smart way of looking at things. put things in a new perspective.

Europe is well balanced, whereas Oceania is overwhelmingly land dominated by Australia. Cool Quizz; Thank you!

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Level 70
Oct 19, 2016
Interesting quiz....another 5 points in the bag :)
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Level 53
Oct 19, 2016
Papua New Guinea might be on here: It accounts for 5.4% of Oceania's area.
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Level 66
Oct 19, 2016
Generali Geeks approve of this quiz.
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Level 69
Oct 19, 2016
Just when I thought all the interesting quiz ideas involving countries had been exhausted, this quiz appears. :)
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Level 72
Oct 19, 2016
So this basically just largest countries in the world?
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Level 61
Oct 19, 2016
Pretty much, but by continent
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Level 67
Oct 20, 2016
It is, but I enjoy quizzes like this because it encourages us to think about things from a different perspective. I recall one quiz, "Countries larger than Texas," that is also basically a list of the largest countries in the world...but then you see that there are only 40 countries bigger than Texas, and it gives you an idea just how large Texas is (and, of course, how large the US is). So you still gain something new, while brushing up on your list of giant countries.
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Level 73
Mar 21, 2020
Not really. There are a bunch of massive countries in Asia that aren't on the list, and some smaller ones in Europe and S. America that are.
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Level 58
Dec 21, 2021
Exactly, Iran and Mongolia were not big enough for the list but France that is much smaller made it.
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Level 64
Oct 19, 2016
100% with 5 seconds left
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Level 24
Dec 23, 2021
100% with 1:47 left
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Level 68
Oct 19, 2016
Very cool and unique quiz!
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Level 48
Oct 19, 2016
I nearly always forget mexico!

(I'm English if that makes a difference)

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Level 65
Sep 12, 2019
I’m English, didn’t miss it.
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Level 28
Jan 3, 2022
Why do you think that would make a difference?
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Level 67
Oct 20, 2016
Just missed Sudan.
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Level 42
Oct 21, 2016
Got them all and a good time as well, pat on the back for me :-)
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Level 70
Oct 21, 2016
Maybe it's interesting to add that the 38,9% Russia is the European part, and that the 30,0% part is Asian.
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Level 45
Dec 21, 2021
where's the other 31.1%?
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Level 24
Dec 23, 2021
Gone. Reduced to atoms.

Those percentages are for the continents, of how many % of that continent is taken by Russia.

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Level 6
Oct 23, 2016
I only missed kazakhstan and Libya..
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Level 67
Oct 25, 2016
At 1:40 I had already 18 out 19. Bolivia caught me up.
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Level 33
Oct 25, 2016
I have never remembered the DR Congo...why you do this brain
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Level 52
Mar 7, 2017
Hey, Canada's on a quiz! Good job, Canada!
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Level 66
Feb 2, 2020
Greenland is silently absent, as usual. I feel like I need to set up a lets hug greenland comity, so it doesnt feel so unwelcome.
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Level 42
Jan 28, 2022
Greenland is part of denmark. It itself is not a country
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Level 41
Jul 19, 2017
I missed onky Bolivia
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Level 66
Aug 13, 2019
Surely Denmark is missing, Greenland is in North America and larger than Mexico which is on the upper half of the list.
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Level 55
Sep 12, 2019
I agree!
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Level 59
Sep 12, 2019
Yeah that's what I was thinking
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Level 58
Dec 21, 2021
Good call, I havent noticed that. The quizmaster should fix it.

Mexico Land Area: 1.972.550 km2

Greeenland Land Area: 2.166.000 km²

(Source Wikipedia)

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Level 83
Dec 21, 2021
Greenland isn't part of Denmark, nor is it a country in its own right (it is considered to be part of the Danish Realm, but not the Kingdom of Denmark). When Jetpunk says 'Countries' it always means sovereign states, a definition which excludes Greenland.
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Level 50
Sep 12, 2019
I thought New Zealand would make a chunk of Oceania. Still got 'em all.
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Level 44
Jun 1, 2021
PNG is bigger, also thought it should be on here.
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Level 22
Sep 12, 2019
How old is this quiz? Was missing Sudan because it's no longer one of the largest since its split.
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Level 73
Sep 12, 2019
You'd be surprised how large Sudan currently is! :)
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Level 55
Dec 21, 2021
They already were :)
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Level 59
Sep 12, 2019
Only missed Ukraine.
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Level 47
Sep 13, 2019
I missed fricking China....
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Level 30
Aug 17, 2020
Dammit! Missed colombia!
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Level 37
Aug 28, 2020
Lol, Libya.
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Level 64
Nov 17, 2020
Double LOL. Missed Libya and Columbia.
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Level 67
Feb 16, 2021
Crazy that the smaller part of Russia is still, by far, the biggest part of Europe. Man, that country's big!
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Level 32
Jun 5, 2021
Why Russia is double
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Level 40
Jun 15, 2021
Russia is a transcontinental country so it is in both Europe and Asia.
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Level 71
Dec 21, 2021
Love these type of quizzes where you have to think! Brilliant
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Level 65
Dec 21, 2021
Oceania is not a continent. If you are talking oceanic continents Australia is part of Australia and NZ is part of Zealandia
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Level 58
Dec 21, 2021
Not including New Zealand in the same continent as Asutralia like saying that Japan is not an asian country, UK is not an european country, Cuba is not an american country and so on. I mean, it is not on the mainland but it is part of the continent by many definitions, for that reason, many sources will consider Oceania the continent instead of Australia.

Tbh the whole definition of what constitutes a continent is kinda clusmy.Why Europe and Asia is not just one continent called Eurasia? Lots of sources considers the Americas one continent instead of two.

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Level 83
Dec 21, 2021
The closest point of main islands of Japan to the Asian mainland is about 180km. The closest point of Cuba to the North American mainland is about the same. The UK is just over 30km from the European mainland. The closest point of NZ to the Australian mainland is about 1800km. So, it's not really a comparable situation. New Guinea is, NZ not so much.

And while a definition of Asia that takes in Japan mostly includes a large landmass, with just a little sea separating some outlying islands, a definition of Oceania as a continent overwhelmingly takes in ocean. You're right that the definition of a continent is messy, but a continent being a large landmass (whatever the precise definition) is pretty central and Oceania is, as the name suggests, mostly ocean. Oceania is thus a region, which it is often practical to use alongside the continents when categorising countries, but it's by no conceivable definition a continent itself.

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Level 74
Dec 23, 2021
And africa is 0 km of the Asian mainland and they are still considered different continents. There is no point in trying to come up with consistent definitions of a category that was never created for consistency. Oceania is a continent, because it makes sense topographicly and pragmaticly to group them together.
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Level 58
Dec 21, 2021
It took me just 1 minute to do 18 countries and almost all my remaining time to remember of kazakhstan hahaha
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Level 57
Dec 21, 2021
FRANCE?
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Level 20
Dec 21, 2021
Change description to "percentages." The way it's worded infers the largest country in each continent is all you want.
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Level 35
Dec 25, 2021
missed sudan...
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Level 45
Dec 31, 2021
Nice quiz, got them all! Took me a while to get Ukraine :)
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Level 31
Jul 13, 2022
mongolia?
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Level 26
Sep 28, 2022
How did i forget goddamn usa...
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Level 49
Oct 23, 2022
I dont believe it...i got everything except RUSSIA WTF
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Level 19
Jan 12, 2023
huh its a sad day when you literally get every thing but India

when your whole family is from India

when you basically always answer India as your first country for every quiz but this time you just

DID NOT

ugh