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One Border Countries

Name the countries of the world that share a land border with only one other country.
Not counting borders from overseas territories - such as HANS ISLAND
Not counting countries that border via bridges only
Also not including Passport Island or dubious Sri Lanka/India border
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Last updated: November 1, 2018
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First submittedDecember 5, 2011
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Country
Brunei
Canada
Denmark
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Country
Gambia
Haiti
Ireland
Lesotho
Country
Monaco
Papua New Guinea
Portugal
Qatar
Country
San Marino
South Korea
United Kingdom
Vatican City
100 Recent Comments
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Level 60
Sep 6, 2020
pretty good quiz, although Denmark borders 2 countries, but singapore only borders one
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Level 41
Feb 5, 2024
This quiz shows land borders. Denmark borders only Germany by land. Singapore borders no countries by land (only by bridge).
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Level 39
Oct 2, 2020
There are so many comments here about Gibraltar (etc) giving the UK more than one border.... and there are many sensible people pointing out that the quiz clearly says it doesn't include overseas territories. Even if it did, the British Overseas Territories are NOT part of the UK anyway. They belong to the UK but aren't part of it. It's a complicated distinction and I'm not surprised people get it wrong, but it means that Spain definitely does not border the UK. Spain borders a piece of land which the UK has responsibility for.

Think of it like a person touching your pet dog. They're touching something which belongs to you, and is part of your "family", but they're not touching you.

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Level 37
Oct 4, 2020
Anyone know CountryBalls?
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Level 23
Mar 20, 2021
Yeah they bad
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Level 72
Oct 5, 2020
"Middle Island" is half owned by Bahrain and half by Saudi Arabia. But, I'm not sure if it should count, since it is not connected to the main island of Bahrain, nor mainland Saudi Arabia. So , is it an "overseas territory?" This example is maybe a little tricky, but, ultimately, I guess it could go either way.
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Level 25
Feb 24, 2024
No idea if this user is still active, but this is the 'Passport Island' referenced in the description
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Level 22
Oct 8, 2020
Missed Gambia and Monaco
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Level 60
Oct 9, 2020
Denmark and the United Kingdom are not single border countries, but still a great quiz
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Level 42
Dec 6, 2021
Yes, they are, if not counting overseas territories as the instruction says.
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Level 35
Oct 10, 2020
Denmark borders only Germany and UK borders only ireland
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Level 46
Dec 19, 2020
I got all the countries except the one I live in and its neighbour lol
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Level 35
Dec 28, 2020
UK borders Ireland, Cyprus and Spain tho
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Level 73
Jan 4, 2021
Why can't people read the instructions? Or even the previous comments? "Not counting overseas territories"
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Level 38
Jan 13, 2021
why doesnt Sing a pore count?
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Level 59
Dec 1, 2021
It's an island, check on a map. I was fascinated when I first discovered it!
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Level 39
Jan 20, 2021
eswatini???
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Level 58
Feb 21, 2021
borders mozambique and south africaa
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Level 35
Feb 25, 2021
Was Lesotho a city in South Africa before?
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Level 65
Mar 3, 2021
No. I believe it was a French colony when South Africa was independent, and when the European empires collapsed, it also became independent.
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Level 68
Aug 30, 2022
Actually, it was a British colony, but yes.
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Level 23
Mar 20, 2021
UAE?
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Level 2
Apr 20, 2021
Saudi Arabi Oman
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Level 2
Apr 20, 2021
Sri lanka?????

Borders in one island

Country Borders-India

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Level 27
Apr 22, 2021
UK? gibraltar is uk and it borders spain
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Level 64
May 17, 2021
It specifically says "Not counting overseas territories"
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Level 42
Dec 6, 2021
Gibraltar is NOT UK. It is a British Overseas Territory (and yes, they are different).
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Level 44
Jun 8, 2021
I thought of Ireland but not the UK *facepalm*
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Level 67
Jun 12, 2021
Let's gooo 8 seconds remaining, Brunei took me forever, tryna get that border badge
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Level 32
Jul 8, 2021
Can Quizmaster reply to my comment?
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Level 27
Oct 22, 2022
no
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Level 38
Jul 30, 2021
how the hell did i forget canada
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Level 37
Aug 3, 2021
same here like I saw the picture and I missed Canada (facepalm)
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2021
Why did 8% more people get Ireland than the United Kingdom?
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Level 53
Aug 31, 2021
Totally forgot South Korea
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Level 41
Sep 29, 2021
What about Eswatini?
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Level 63
Oct 28, 2021
It borders Mozambique.
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Level 25
May 4, 2024
It's so funny to me that people comment like this without googling first.
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Level 27
Dec 5, 2021
United Kingdom Has Two Borders Spain Because Gibraltar Ireland Because of Northern Ireland
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Level 42
Dec 6, 2021
Please read the instructions again.
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Level 63
Jan 16, 2022
Is it not "The Gambia" ?
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Level 33
Jun 18, 2022
well yes officially but in jetpunk the short name is generally used (Gambia)
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Level 35
Jan 19, 2022
I'm from Eswatini

Eswatini borders Mozambique in the east and South Africa with the rest of its body

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Level 35
Jan 19, 2022
I'm from Eswatini

Eswatini borders Mozambique in the east and South Africa with the rest of its body

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Level 20
Jan 19, 2022
I literally forgot Dominican Republic and yes, I wrote Haiti, I'm a literal genius
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Level 42
Apr 10, 2022
Where's Yemen ? It shares a border with Oman and Saudi Arabia only
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Level 68
Aug 30, 2022
I hope this was sarcastic
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Level 65
Jun 13, 2022
Canada and Denmark both now have borders with each other!
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Level 52
Jun 13, 2022
i guess since the whiskey war has ended denmark and canada now have 2 borders
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Level 60
Jun 13, 2022
Canada and Denmark should be taken off the list, as of June 11, 2022 they have settled the Hans Island dispute and it is split between the two.
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Level 64
Jun 13, 2022
This change should be made effective tomorrow as the agreement officially comes into place June 14, 2022.
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Level 59
Jun 14, 2022
"Not counting overseas territories"
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Level 68
Jun 14, 2022
Hans Island is uninhabited, and thus not an overseas territory
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Level 55
Jun 15, 2022
Agreed.
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Level 46
Jun 16, 2022
hans island is split between denmark and canada period it doesnt matter if you dont recognize greenland as danish clay that still means canada borders greenland
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Level 50
Jun 16, 2022
This quiz will need an update and a new picture soon because Canada and Denmark are close to get a border in between themselves ;)
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Level 19
Jun 16, 2022
yea i think its already been done
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Level 58
Jun 20, 2022
BOYS! Canada and Denmark have just agreed to split Hans island. Canada and Denmark officially border each other!
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Level 75
Jun 26, 2022
Yes! Can't wait to check out the Danish duty free shops.
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Level 20
Feb 2, 2023
yes so they should be removed

easier to remember the one border countries anyway :)

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Level 63
Jun 28, 2022
needs an update denmark and canada now have a second landborder with each other
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Level 61
Jul 18, 2022
The Hans Island dispute has been solved. Canada should be removed, and Denmark too possibly. When this quiz is next updated, this should be changed or a caveat added. I have not done enough research to be able to say whether or not the change has taken place yet or not.
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Level 69
Jul 26, 2022
The border by both countries has been accepted, now Denmark and Canada share a border.
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Level 44
Jul 30, 2022
Denmark now borders Canada, so it is no longer a country that only borders 1 other country.
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Level 57
Aug 3, 2022
Both Canada and Denmark have two borders now - the line has been drawn on Hans Island
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Level 48
Aug 7, 2022
14 June 2022 the date when Canada and Denmark split Hans Island in half.
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Level 61
Nov 1, 2022
HANS ISLAND IS NOT AN OVERSEAS TERRITORY
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Level ∞
Nov 1, 2022
Greenland is.
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Level 69
Nov 30, 2022
Greenland was a Danish colony until 1953, when it was redefined as a district of Denmark. In addition to its own local government, Greenland has two representatives in the Danish Parliament, the Folketing.

It is part of Denmark - fix the quiz.

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Level 26
Nov 2, 2022
How has no one noticed he spelt country wrong💀💀💀
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Level 45
Nov 3, 2022
Can you fix the title to say country instead of "countrie"? It bothers me
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Level 65
Nov 4, 2022
Please be kidding…
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Level 61
Nov 14, 2022
it really said that
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Level 20
Feb 2, 2023
but it says countries, countrys is not a word. . .
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Level 66
Nov 30, 2022
Not really understanding why Passport Island is not included. It's a land border. Therefore, Bahrain should be added.
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Level 50
Dec 5, 2022
The fact I forgot Canada says that I pay too much attention to smaller countries like lesotho brunei and east timor
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Level 43
Dec 7, 2022
same, I only missed Canada, I couldn't believe it
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Level 28
Dec 12, 2022
Canada and Denmark border each other as of June 14, 2022. Therefore, they border two countries.
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Level 31
Jan 18, 2023
Doesn't bahrain border saudi arabia with a bridge? It still counts as a land border..
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Level 66
Apr 14, 2023
No, it doesn't, but the shared Passport Island should count.
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Level 53
Jan 26, 2023
Is Hans island counted as a part of Greenland (an overseas territory), because if not, Canada and Denmark should be removed from the list.
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Level 20
Feb 2, 2023
I thought Canada had a border with Denmark?

Like one tiny island that is half Canada, half Greenland.

Dunno if this should really count tho.

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Level 29
Mar 28, 2023
outdated and also false information
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Level 66
Apr 14, 2023
still false information, regardless of the caveats.
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Level 49
Apr 19, 2023
Canada shares Hans Island with Greenland, hence having a land border with Denmark-unless we aren't counting overseas territories.
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Level 33
Apr 19, 2023
Canada shares a very, very small land border with Denmark on Hans Island
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Level 26
Apr 21, 2023
Denmark borders germany and sweden
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Level 60
May 18, 2023
16/17 didn't get Brunei
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Level 21
Aug 19, 2023
UK is wrong. Google Gibraltar.
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Level 21
Aug 28, 2023
Canada and Denmark are wrong because Canada share an island with Greenland and Greenland is part of Denmark and both of the countries borders one other country so no canada or denmark
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Level 53
Sep 12, 2023
uk is 2 territory chyprus
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Level 46
Nov 5, 2023
Did not realized PNG only touch Indonesia. Only missed it.
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Level 39
Nov 5, 2023
If we are getting technical, I believe we should add Moldova. Moldova borders both Ukraine and Romania. However, the border with Romania follows a river over its full length. Therefore, Moldova and Romania only border through bridges, which is excluded by the quiz description.

Maybe we should change ‘border by bridges’ in the description into ‘border by sea bridges’?

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Level 52
Nov 6, 2023
Canada and Denmark border each other on Hans Island
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Level 35
Jan 30, 2024
Singapore not?
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Level 58
Mar 22, 2024
I love how most of the commenters don't read the caveats...
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Level 4
Apr 19, 2024
Frrr💀
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Level 25
Apr 20, 2024
I keep forgetting a new country each time.
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Level 36
May 6, 2024
Without cheating I forgot portugal and uk and ireland
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Level 19
May 9, 2024
The UK borders the Netherlands, (maybe) France, and Spain. It shouldn't be on here.