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Name a Valid Country #1

Name any of the countries that belongs in each selected category.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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First submittedDecember 27, 2018
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with land on the Equator
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Brazil | Colombia | D.R. Congo | Ecuador | Gabon |
Indonesia | Kenya | Rep of the Congo |
São Tomé and Príncipe | Somalia | Uganda
with an X in its name
2
Luxembourg | Mexico
bordering only China and India
2
Bhutan | Nepal
with territory on the island of Borneo
3
Brunei | Indonesia | Malaysia
whose flag is only blue and white
6
Greece | Finland | F. S. Micronesia | Honduras |
Israel | Somalia
whose flag is only blue and yellow
4
Ukraine | Sweden | Kazakhstan | Palau
completely surrounded by another country
3
Lesotho | San Marino | Vatican City
touching Lake Victoria
3
Kenya | Tanzania | Uganda
that averages less than 10 cm of
precipitation per year
7
Egypt | Libya | Saudi Arabia | United Arab Emirates |
Qatar | Bahrain | Algeria
with an average elevation over 3000 meters
3
Bhutan | Nepal | Tajikistan
bordering the Black Sea
6
Bulgaria | Georgia | Romania | Russia |
Turkey | Ukraine
bordering the Red Sea
8
Djibouti | Egypt | Eritrea | Israel | Jordan |
Saudi Arabia | Sudan | Yemen
which gained independence from the Netherlands
3
Belgium | Indonesia | Suriname
considered by the United States to be a
state sponsor of terrorism
4
Cuba | Iran | North Korea | Syria
whose population has declined by more than
one million between 2000–2024
5
Ukraine | Japan | Russia | Romania | Bulgaria
whose capital starts with J
3
Israel | Indonesia | South Sudan
that is recognized by JetPunk but not the UN
2
Kosovo | Taiwan
that grows more than 600,000 metric tons of coffee
4
Brazil | Vietnam | Colombia | Indonesia
that borders the Ivory Coast
5
Burkina Faso | Ghana | Guinea | Liberia | Mali
that had no people in the year 600 AD
7
Bahamas | Cape Verde | Iceland | Mauritius |
New Zealand | São Tomé and Príncipe | Seychelles
81 Comments
+16
Level 70
Dec 27, 2018
fun quiz! It is very well done, I like the variety of questions/answers :)
+7
Level 59
Dec 28, 2018
How come the Pacific islands like Nauru and Kiribati have population that early?
+38
Level ∞
Dec 28, 2018
Who knows? Ocean currents maybe.
+28
Level 66
Jan 14, 2019
They are closer to the equator and to Asia where humans had established themselves at that time.
+6
Level 56
Apr 7, 2019
Polynesians from Bolivia. Do you know them?
+10
Level 22
Sep 17, 2019
Interesting that New Zealand didn't though. Polynesians had settled in other island but not there yet.
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Level 76
Sep 17, 2019
Most of those small island countries were settled by Polynesians long before New Zealand was, because it's lots of short island hops to get to them, whereas you can't island-hop to New Zealand.
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Level 74
Dec 28, 2018
Really creative quiz. Very much fun. Thanks.
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Level 57
Jan 14, 2019
Agree totally - and the "higher position than ..." series of national quizzes.
+12
Level 47
Jan 14, 2019
Blue and white... sorry Scotland :(
+8
Level 60
Jan 14, 2019
Not really a country, is it.
+15
Level 65
Apr 6, 2019
I hope no Scotsman reads your comment!!

It is, and should be recognised by Jetpunk.

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Level 41
Sep 18, 2019
Scotland is indeed a country, as are England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
+15
Level 59
Sep 28, 2019
Yes, it is a constituent country, but it isn't a nation, which is the biggest difference, whereas the UK is a nation. I'm not against scottish independence or for it, but right now It's not a nation.
+9
Level ∞
Jan 10, 2020
Relevant Simpsons clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5lYXaVkA0U

+2
Level 76
Mar 10, 2020
Northern Ireland is a province, and never has been a country
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Level 53
Jul 10, 2023
Ulster is a province in the northernmost part of the island of Ireland. Six counties of Ulster belong to the UK (Northern Ireland) and the rest of the counties belong to the Republic of Ireland
+1
Level 27
Jul 10, 2023
Yes we are!!
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Level 43
Jul 11, 2023
No, it's not a sovereign nation, which is what counts as a country on JetPunk.
+1
Level 78
Oct 27, 2023
@SHB2000: I hope that Jetpunk doesn't rule every aspect of your life.
+25
Level 65
Jan 14, 2019
I found myself typing Indonesia for a lot of them.
+4
Level 32
Jan 15, 2019
Same
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Level 68
Jan 14, 2019
Great quiz, looking forward to number 2, and 3, and 4...!
+3
Level 26
Jan 14, 2019
Awesome quiz! I passed it with 1 mistake only. Please add a new similar quiz, it's fun :D
+2
Level 69
Jan 14, 2019
Excellent quiz, more of these please!
+8
Level 60
Jan 14, 2019
Loved the "recognized by Jetpunk and not UN" question :-D
+7
Level 46
Jun 6, 2021
Poor Taiwan.. I actually think Taiwan should be a recognized nation tho..
+2
Level 42
Dec 2, 2021
Yeah, but One China policy exists. You can't recognize both countries at the same time.
+6
Level 81
Jul 12, 2022
Who's going to stop me?
+4
Level 17
Nov 7, 2022
At least one of the Chinas I suppose
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Level 39
Jan 14, 2019
i'm not sure if new zealand had no population during 600 ad or earlier, taking the maori in to consideration.

good quiz overall.

+9
Level ∞
Jan 14, 2019
The Maori didn't arrive in New Zealand until much later.
+7
Level 43
Jan 14, 2019
The Maori arrived in New Zealand around 1200AD from Eastern Polynesia. There is a myth that there were other people (the Mori Ori) in New Zealand before the Maori arrived, but that has been debunked.
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Level 78
Jul 10, 2023
The history of the Moriori is rough. A group of Māori leaves the main islands and goes to Chatham Island to follow a code of pacifism, eschewing the warring and cannibalism of the old islands. They become the Moriori, a distinct society from the Māori. Then a Māori tribe steals a European boat and sails over to Chatham to carry out a brutal genocide that lasted many years, wiping out most of the population who largely wouldn’t fight back because of their code. Moral of the story: non-violence is never the answer.
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Level 39
Jan 14, 2019
San Marino Should Count with the countries with blue and white colours
+8
Level 32
Jan 15, 2019
It has a crest with some yellow and green
+2
Level 83
Jan 14, 2019
Vatican City works as a type in for "that is recognized by JetPunk but not the UN," although it does not show up in the table of correct answers.
+9
Level 61
Jan 15, 2019
I fully disagree, Vatican city is recognized by the UN, it is just not a member of the UN, not the same here.
+1
Level 24
Jan 16, 2019
Scotland's flag is only blue and white.
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Level 24
Jun 3, 2020
yes, but is not a country in its own right.
+1
Level 27
Jul 10, 2023
We are a country but not a UN recognised state
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Level 39
Jan 17, 2019
This was awesome, you should make more like these
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Level 46
Jan 20, 2019
Portugal is completely surrounded by Spain. Am I reading the question wrong?
+15
Level 67
Jan 20, 2019
Just that small issue of the Atlantic on the entire western side...
+5
Level 60
Jul 24, 2021
"Completely surrounded" vs. "Only bordering."
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Level 65
Jan 21, 2019
Please more quizzes like this one!
+7
Level 47
Apr 30, 2019
Shouldn’t Sudan be allowed for the question “whose population fell more than 5% between 2010 and 2017”, when South Sudan gained independency in 2011?
+3
Level 67
Sep 18, 2019
Would Palestine count as a nation not recognized by the UN? ....ah but I see you specified. JetPunk only recognizes it in like one quiz I think. Carry on! Fabulous idea for a quiz! :)
+7
Level 62
Dec 8, 2019
Who needs UN recognition when you have JetPunk recognition?
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Level 75
Feb 14, 2020
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Level 55
Apr 11, 2020
The countries on the "whose flag is only blue and yellow" category are not on alphabetical order.
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Level 70
May 2, 2020
What about Eswatini for countries completely surrounded?
+2
Level 41
Jun 16, 2020
It is not completely surrounded by only one country as it borders both South Africa and Mozambique
+2
Level 64
Jun 22, 2020
I was surprised to see that New Zealand was the only Oceanian country that was uninhabited before 600.
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Level 89
Oct 24, 2020
Sudan needs to be updated for the state sponsors of terrorism list. It was recently taken off.
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Level 67
Nov 15, 2020
Capital starts with J... I know it's always a bit of a debate but shouldn't South Africa with Johannesburg be accepted?
+1
Level 60
Sep 18, 2021
Johannesburg isn't a capital of SA, so what exactly would you like to debate about?
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Level 42
Dec 2, 2021
Johannesburg is not one of the capital cities of South Africa.
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Level 75
Jul 29, 2022
Pretty much the only city in SA that isn't a capital!
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Level 20
Apr 16, 2021
Wasn't Namibia a Dutch colony. Isn't that why dutch is spoken there?
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Level 60
Jul 24, 2021
Namibia was a German colony. Maybe they were once Dutch, or you are thinking about some parts of South Africa. But it doesn't matter, because the question asks for whom they gained independence, i.e. the last foreign country that owned them. And Namibia gained independece from South Africa.
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Level 63
Jul 24, 2021
German rule in Africa (as opposed to French, British and Portuguese rule) didn't involve much language teaching to the natives, and many native languages are spoken in Namibia, of which none is demographically dominant. That's why Afrikaans, not Dutch, which was introduced during decades of South African mandate rule in Namibia, has stuck around as the country's lingua franca.
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Level 55
May 24, 2021
Sudan was recently taken off the 'state sponsors of terrorism' list
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Level ∞
Jun 24, 2021
Updated.
+1
Level 53
Jun 5, 2021
Johannesburg (one one the capital cities in South Africa) begins with a J
+8
Level ∞
Jun 24, 2021
The three capitals of South Africa are Cape Town, Pretoria, and Bloemfontein.
+1
Level 38
Jul 24, 2021
good quiz me like
+3
Level 28
Jul 24, 2021
Didn't Luxembourg gain independence from the Netherlands?
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Level 63
Jul 24, 2021
I think Luxembourg should be accepted as a country that gained its independence from the Netherlands. It was nominally separate from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands after 1815, but only to fulfil Prussia's demands that it be part of the German customs union, and in no way was it truly 'independent' until Belgian independence and the breakup of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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Level 68
Jul 24, 2021
18/20, missed population shrinkage of 5% and recognized by Jetpunk
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Level 34
Oct 18, 2021
Kosovo is recognized by the UN, though...
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Level 42
Dec 2, 2021
Not really, I would say.
+1
Level 32
Apr 3, 2022
This is a fun quiz. Thank you!
+1
Level 23
Dec 12, 2022
South Africa was colonized by the Netherlands and has since gained independence from them.
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Level ∞
Jun 18, 2023
No. South Africa gained its independence from the United Kingdom.
+2
Level 76
Jun 22, 2023
Hasn't Syria's population declined by more than one million since 2000? Over 5 million Syrians have fled the country due to the civil war
+1
Level ∞
Jun 22, 2023
The population of Syria declined significantly from 2010–2016.

However, the population is now higher than ever before and growing quickly:

https://www.jetpunk.com/data/population/countries/syria

+1
Level 45
Jul 20, 2023
Mexico smh
+1
Level 48
Mar 7, 2024
Can you add South Africa considering one of their capitals is Johannesburg?
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Level 51
Apr 5, 2024
South Africa's capitals are Cape Town, Pretoria, and Bloemfontein. Johannesburg is just the biggest city
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Level 58
Jul 3, 2024
1:23...if anyone beat my time feel free to comment below!