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Northernmost Countries by Continent

For each continent, name the five countries that have the northernmost points.
Ignoring Greenland. To avoid controversy, we filled in French Guiana
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Last updated: September 16, 2018
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First submittedOctober 8, 2015
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Africa
37°21' N
Tunisia
37°05' N
Algeria
35°55' N
Morocco
33°10' N
Libya
31°36' N
Egypt
 
 
Asia
81°51' N
Russia
55°06' N
Kazakhstan
53°34' N
China
52º09' N
Mongolia
45°36' N
Uzbekistan
Europe
81°51' N
Russia
80°49' N
Norway
70°05' N
Finland
69°04' N
Sweden
67°08' N
Iceland
 
 
North America
83°06' N
Canada
71°23' N
United States
32°43' N
Mexico
27°16' N
Bahamas
23°16' N
Cuba
Oceania
14°32' N
Marshall Islands
10°05' N
F.S. of Micronesia
8°10' N
Palau
2°03' N
Kiribati
0°30' S
Nauru
 
 
South America
15°50' N
Colombia
15°40' N
Venezuela
8°24' N
Guyana
6°01' N
Suriname
5°48' N
France (French Guiana)
90 Comments
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Level 65
Oct 8, 2015
You should put Russia in as one answer so people aren't credited twice
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Level 76
Oct 8, 2015
Do European Russia and Asian Russia have the same northerly latitude?
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Level ∞
Oct 9, 2015
The northernmost point is right on the boundary of Europe and Asia.
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Level 86
Oct 9, 2015
At 81°51', it must be on the islands north of Novaya Zemlya, but I think they are considered European. The northernmost Asian point would be on another archipelago north of Siberia, at about 81°16'. Of course, that would not make a big difference...
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Level 65
Oct 9, 2015
@Quizmaster But what about Russia counting as one answer, since they have the same latitude?
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Level 72
Mar 8, 2021
To clear this up: The northernmost point of Europe is Cape Fligely on Rudolf Island, which is part of Franz Josef Land, at 81°51'. The northernmost point of Asia is Cape Arkticheskiy on Komsomolets Island, which is part of Severnaya Zemlya, at 81°16' (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_Cape). So the latitude for Asia in this quiz is clearly wrong, unless you count Franz Josef Land as being in both Europe and Asia (it is commonly agreed to be part of Europe). It is also impossible for the latitudes to be the same, since the boundary definitely does not go through the middle of Rudolf island. Please change this.
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Level 26
Jun 2, 2021
@Quizmaster i thought it was in asian part lol they have an island i think
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Level 43
Apr 18, 2023
so you include french guinea, but not greenland? makes no sense.
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Level 61
Jan 14, 2016
Got everything but.....China.

Doh.

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Level 63
Jan 14, 2016
same aha.
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2019
me too ;-)
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Level 26
Jun 2, 2021
...
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Level 36
Mar 13, 2022
stuck at micronesia until 1.22 left... would've ended with prolly 2mins left

._.

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Level 59
Jan 14, 2016
First time that I've got all right in first attempt in any quiz!!
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Level 63
Jan 14, 2016
Same here (not counting the planets quiz cause it's very easy). The countries of the world quiz is golden! It helped me in so many other quizzes.
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Level 87
Jan 14, 2016
Why accept French Guiana (France) and not e.g. St Pierre and Miquelon (also France).
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Level 73
Jan 14, 2016
Because French Guyana is actually what we call a Department, thus fully belonging to France, whereas Saint Pierre is "only" a Territory under French administration and influence (such as Guam, or the virgin islands for example)
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Level 87
Jan 14, 2016
That's a more or less satisfying answer for French territories (though a very artificial distinction in my opinion). Still doesn't work in the context of the quiz. Greenland is also an autonomous region, so Denmark should be included in North America. Either include all territories, or none.
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Level 86
Jan 14, 2016
In that case, the northernmost point in the USA is in Minnesota.
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Level 59
Aug 22, 2020
Arp2600, the northernmost point in the USA would still be in Alaska. French Guiana is counted because it’s like a state but overseas. There are, if I’m correct, five: French Guiana, Mayotte, Réunion, Guadeloupe and Martinique. While it’s not part of Metropolitan (European) France, it’s still the same level of subdivision as any other, kind of like Hawaii and Alaska for the USA. St. Pierre et Miquelon is more like a Guam or a Puerto Rico than an Alaska or Hawaii. Hope this helps.
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Level 69
Oct 3, 2020
I do get the distinction, and I'm fine with including French Guiana and not Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, but for the record: both are an integral part of France. They don't have the same status, but they're both part of France. Their citizens are all French citizens, with the same civil and political rights and duties, they vote in Presidential elections, and have equal representation in Parliament. We don't do second-class citizens (anymore).
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Level 39
Jan 15, 2016
Kolp, that's the point, French Guyana is not an autonomous territory, it's french soil the same way Paris is according to french administration.
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Level 84
Jan 14, 2016
If you're accepting French Guiana, why not Greenland for Denmark? Or Ceuta & Millela as Spanish territories in Africa?
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Level 78
Sep 28, 2018
This is a fun quiz but not accurate. I absolutely agree with Welsh Wizard that if French Guiana is accepted as France in S. America (as it should be) then Ceuta and Melilla are Spain in Africa. And I would add that Pantellaria (also Lampedusa and Linosa) are Italy in Africa and Pantellaria is further north than Morocco and Madeira is Portugal in Africa. So the answer for Africa should read: Tunisia-Algeria-Italy-Morocco-Spain. Portugal would probably be next.
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Level 77
Mar 8, 2021
It's about the most northerly countries of their continents, not the most southerly. Spain and Italy are not considered African countries.
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Level 64
Mar 7, 2023
And France isn't considered South American but it's included in this quiz as such...
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Level 67
Nov 26, 2018
It is because Ceuta and Melila and others aren't fully integrated into their countries, but French Guiana is a full department of France.
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Level 46
Mar 8, 2021
How are Ceuta and Melila less than fully integrated in Spain?
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Level 70
Jan 14, 2016
Missed 2, Palau and Bahamas ....... scored 1/5 a lot of work for one point.
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Level 86
Jan 14, 2016
French Guiana is a department, it's the same as Alaska and Hawaii for the USA. Just... why can't you understand that? I already tried to explain that on several different quizzes. On the other hand, I think Hawaii is part of Polynesia, so the USA should be the northernmost country in Oceania, am I wrong?
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Level 75
Jan 14, 2016
So to make certain I understand, you're saying that French departments are the same thing as US states? And French territories are the same as US territories such as Guam and Puerto Rico? Can France's territories petition to be made departments instead of territories?
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Level 86
Jan 14, 2016
Exactly. As for the self-determination: for example, Mayotte became a department recently, in 2009, after a local referendum.
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Level 86
Jan 14, 2016
Most of the territories that are not departments, like New Caledonia or French Polynesia, remain as such because they want some autonomy, just like Greenland.
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Level 75
Jan 14, 2016
Asking whether the US should be considered as part of Oceania opens up the whole Australia/Oceania continent thing. Yes, the US is considered part of the Oceania region because of Hawaii. Whether Oceania is a continent in itself, or a region and Australia is the continent is the question, and one which doesn't seem to have a clear answer. It depends on your definition of continent. To me personally, both sides seem to have a valid argument.
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Level 66
Jan 14, 2016
Nice quiz!
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Level 36
Jan 14, 2016
Great quiz! Got all except for China, Uzberkistan, and all of Oceania (I don't know to many countries from Oceania)
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Level 36
Jan 14, 2016
and I missed Tunisia as well
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Level 29
Jan 14, 2016
You spelled Uzbekistan wrong.

Enjoy your life.

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Level 63
Mar 6, 2023
And too!
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Level 75
Jan 14, 2016
I kept typing variations of Marianna Islands, wondering why it wasn't being accepted. Can't believe I mixed them up with the Marshall Islands. Only one I missed.
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Level 65
Jan 14, 2016
I got every single answer except for Kiribati in less than a minute, then got stuck.
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Level 68
Jan 14, 2016
Uzbekistan is further north than North Korea?!!!
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Level 39
May 22, 2017
That's what I was confused on too
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Level 57
Dec 8, 2020
So is Japan. And possibly Kyrgyzstan and Georgia too.
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Level 35
Jan 14, 2016
26/29 and I get one point out of 5...
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Level 68
Jan 18, 2016
missed only one and got 3 points :-/
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Level 52
Jan 14, 2016
Got them all. I think you shouldn't help us with French Guyana.
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Level 77
Jan 14, 2016
I agree. The answer was filled in to avoid controversy, but it was controversial nonetheless. Might as well let us have the fun of trying to guess it for ourselves!
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Level 44
Jan 14, 2016
By the looks of it I'm the ONLY one who didn't get Uzbekistan!
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Level 90
Jan 14, 2016
Are you the 36%?
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Level 21
Jan 14, 2016
Can you accept "Lybia" for "Libya"?
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Level 39
Jan 15, 2016
Why that?
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Level 57
Dec 8, 2020
Labia.
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Level 66
Jan 18, 2016
I got all of them and btw i am 8
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Level 37
Oct 28, 2016
Remembered Nauru with 1:47 to spare :P
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Level 25
Jan 20, 2017
Good going :) nice quiz
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Level 29
Jan 27, 2017
got everything except Uzbekistan Palau and Nauru
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Level 22
Apr 24, 2017
Way too easy a quiz.
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Level 39
May 22, 2017
29/29
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Level 49
Nov 23, 2018
Bahamas cost me a point.
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Level 64
Nov 23, 2018
100%!!! YES!
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Level 55
Dec 30, 2018
Very easy. 2:05 remaining
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Level 69
Jul 21, 2019
went through the countries of oceania twice... and still didnt come up with micronesia. started second guessing and thinking of some countries that I knew werent oceania, but ..... maybe they are ....?? haha. darn micronesia
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Level 85
Apr 14, 2020
You could get rid of the French Guiana controversy by limiting countries to the continent of their capital. This would be a slight issue with Russia, but would remove any problematic exclaves like Ceuta, French Guiana, and other ex colonial holdouts.
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Level 40
Apr 17, 2020
Aside from most of Oceania, all I missed was Mongolia.
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Level 66
Jun 6, 2020
got all right with 1:11 remaining
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Level 50
Feb 15, 2021
done with 2:15 left :D
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Level 28
Mar 8, 2021
I like this one.

Check out my quiz about flags. It is very hard

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Level 71
Mar 8, 2021
Pls trymy quizzes
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Level 64
Mar 8, 2021
If French Guiana takes up a space in South America why doesn't Spain's Melila and Ceuta get a spot in Africa?
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Level 66
Mar 8, 2021
According to the UN geoscheme for Oceania and good old Wikipedia, both have Hawaii as within Oceania and defining one of its boundaries. So....northernmost point of Oceania is USA.
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Level 60
Mar 8, 2021
Nice quiz! Got 13/22
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Level 58
Mar 8, 2021
hey frauds bragging of your prowess , 26 of 27 average score LOLOLOLOLOOL after taking it 12 times
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Level 58
Mar 8, 2021
yes i get 25 of 27 and finish in the bottom half percentile there arent that many people who could get 20 1st try 26 of 27 average score lollollloloolol
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Level 53
Mar 9, 2021
Hey, you have severely underestimated Jetpunk's demographics, LOLOLOLOLOL
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Level 58
Mar 9, 2021
Was anyone else surprised at how far north Kazakhstan extends? I just discovered that Kazakhstan extends as far north as part of Alaska, and further north than the northernmost point of Ireland. I had no idea.
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Level 49
Mar 10, 2021
when you ignore greenland and france then its not as fun :( (with territories this would be so great)
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Level 75
Mar 10, 2021
I was sure Japan would be on here, and it's incredibly close...

Google Maps has different coordinates from those here, but they're insanely close from my quick look:

Uzbekistan: 45°59' N (Kazakh border by the Aral Sea)

Japan: 45°52' N (Monument at Cape Soya)

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Level 19
Mar 12, 2021
28/29 only forgot about marshall islands
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Level 46
May 10, 2021
very fun!
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Level 73
Apr 18, 2022
Another fantastic and fun quiz, thank you.
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Level 65
Apr 23, 2022
3:05 to go
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Level 56
Jun 17, 2022
I am the winner.
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Level 65
Sep 30, 2022
You can tell these quizzes have a massive sampling bias because even the least guessed of the answers people got like 70% of the time... To be honest I have very little concept of where the Oceania islands are, and I was basically just guessing their names blindly
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Level 30
Dec 17, 2022
Wouldn't Denmark count since it owns Greenland
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Level 48
Mar 7, 2023
Got all of them in my first try!!!!! Yes!!!!!!
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Level 39
Mar 22, 2023
got all except for mexico... i think maybe thats one i should have gotten pretty easily
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Level 23
Oct 14, 2023
Im actually surprised that i got it. I got stuck in oceania but then i remembert palau. Maybe the first time i got it all with 1st try :)
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Level 29
Nov 27, 2023
how is uzbekistan more north than japan
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Level 56
Dec 26, 2023
french guyana is filled in but where is st pierre and Miquelon then?