Countries of the World quiz, in random order, with clues and map

Can you guess every country in the world by a given clue? To make the quiz more interesting, I added clues from almost every single category I could think of. Enjoy :)
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Last updated: June 24, 2022
First submittedJune 23, 2022
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Answer
The first country alphabetically
Afghanistan
Home to the Angkor Wat
Cambodia
Formerly called East Pakistan
Bangladesh
Has the most oil reserves in the world
Venezuela
Nicknamed the "Land of Volcanos"
El Salvador
The first european country alphabetically
Albania
Island nation in the Nordics
Iceland
Shares its name with an U.S state
Georgia
Home of the second largest ski jump in the world
Slovenia
Winners of the 1st and 4th FIFA World Cups
Uruguay
Borders both Lake Tanganyika and the Atlantic ocean
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Has the highest average elevation in the world
Bhutan
The only country in Africa which has Spanish as an official language
Equatorial Guinea
North american country that since 11 June 2022, shares a land border with Denmark
Canada
Its capital city is called Nuku’alofa
Tonga
Had the world's tallest building from 2004-2010
Taiwan
Has the world's highest % of obese inhabitants
Nauru
One of its largest cities, was the capital city of the Incan Empire
Peru
Its capital city is a common name for girls
Bulgaria
The only asian country that was a part of the Spanish Empire
Philippines
The only country starting with Y
Yemen
Its capital city borders Lake Victoria
Uganda
The world's most populous country
China
The meaning of this country is "Lion Mountains"
Sierra Leone
City state on the French Riviera
Monaco
Has been nicknamed "the African Galapagos" due to its high density of endemic species
Sao Tome and Principe
Formerly known as Upper Volta
Burkina Faso
The most visited country in the Caribbean
Dominican Republic
Has the easternmost city with a population above 1 million
New Zealand
Its capital city lies only 55 km away from Vienna
Slovakia
The largest country on the Iberian Peninsula
Spain
The smallest country that Iraq borders
Kuwait
Where you can find the Ha Long Bay
Vietnam
The smallest landlocked country in South America
Paraguay
Home to the first major european civilization, known as the minoans (ca. 2800 BC)
Greece
Budapest is its capital
Hungary
This country's name comes from the Portuguese word “gabao” meaning “cloak”
Gabon
Country closest to the Hawaiian islands
Kiribati
Dushanbe is its capital
Tajikistan
Poor Caribbean country struck by an 7.0 earthquake in January 2010
Haiti
Has the lowest population density in Africa
Namibia
Landlocked Southeast Asian country
Laos
Has the easternmost point on mainland Africa
Somalia
The smallest country in mainland Africa
Gambia
Country bordering Quintana Roo (Mexico)
Belize
Largest african country that is landlocked
Chad
Has the largest city of the three baltic nations
Latvia
The land "Down Under"
Australia
Known as the "Land of a Thousand Hills"
Rwanda
The largest country in northern Europe
Sweden
The southernmost Baltic country
Lithuania
The first british colony in the Caribbean
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Shaped like a boot
Italy
Has won the most Winter Olympic medals
Norway
Home to the world's largest raised coral atoll
Solomon Islands
The southernmost of the stan-countries
Pakistan
The last Caribbean island to be colonized by europeans
Dominica
The only european country with Capital punishment
Belarus
Dar-es-Salaam is its largest city
Tanzania
The birthplace of Buddha
Nepal
The most populous island nation
Indonesia
Borders both Kazakhstan and Iran
Turkmenistan
The Galapagos Islands belong to this country
Ecuador
Where the extinct Dodo birds lived
Mauritius
Has the largest elephant population worldwide
Botswana
The poorest country in Europe
Moldova
The northernmost of the three baltic countries
Estonia
Where the most of Mesopotamia is located
Iraq
Has the world's lowest life expectancy
Central African Republic
The most visited country in Southeast Asia
Thailand
Nikola Tesla was from this country
Serbia
Home to The Great Pyramids
Egypt
Together with Panama, this country is the only non-island- or non-micronation with a standing army
Costa Rica
Its offical languages are Greek and Turkish
Cyprus
Shifted it's time zone forward by 24 hours in December 2011
Samoa
Has the most populous capital city in the world
Japan
Its largest island is called Ngazidja, maybe better known as Grade Comore
Comoros
Has the lowest population density in the world
Mongolia
The most populous island nation that isn't in Asia
United Kingdom
Its three official languages are Dutch, French and German
Belgium
The only country starting with the letter O
Oman
The most visited country by americans
Mexico
FIFA World Cup 2022 hosts
Qatar
Has the southernmost capital city in Europe
Malta
Shares the Matterhorn with Italy
Switzerland
Home the longest continually inhabited city in the world
Syria
The country where Chernobyl lies
Ukraine
The largest country on the Arabian Peninsula
Saudi Arabia
Smallest South American country by area
Suriname
The country closest to Russia (that doesn't border it)
United States
Brazzaville is its capital
Republic of the Congo
Where the largest accidental non-nuclear explosion (by magnitude) of the 21st century happened
Lebanon
African country with the northernmost point
Tunisia
Where you can find the historical city of Petra
Jordan
Its calendar is based on its founder's date of birth
North Korea
Its currency is called Vatu
Vanuatu
Home to the second largest mountain in Africa
Kenya
It's national sport is Tejo, which is similar to Bowling
Colombia
European country that shares a land border with Brazil
France
Has the shortest coastline of any non-landlocked countries (excluding microstates)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Borders Morocco in the north and Senegal in the south
Mauritania
The largest economy in Europe
Germany
The second largest cocoa exporter on the planet, only behind the Ivory Coast
Ghana
The largest South American country
Brazil
Had the largest death toll of the Arab Spring
Libya
The smallest country by area and population
Vatican City
The only african island nation with all it's territory completely north of the Equator
Cape Verde
Landlocked southern african country that has the same name as a lake it borders
Malawi
The flattest country in the world, with an average altitude of 1.8 metres above sea level
Maldives
Rihanna comes from this country, starting with B
Barbados
The youngest country in the world
South Sudan
Home to the largest lake in Central America
Nicaragua
Prague is it's capital city
Czech Republic
Renamed it's capital city in 2019
Kazakhstan
Has the highest GDP per capita of any african country
Seychelles
The teardrop of India
Sri Lanka
The only South American country with English as the official language
Guyana
Former name of this country was the same as a region in northern Greece
North Macedonia
European country that gained independence in 2008
Kosovo
The smallest country on Borneo
Brunei
South American country with two capital cities
Bolivia
Largest african country by area
Algeria
Its capital city is holy to three religions
Israel
Livingstone, a city close to the Victoria Falls, is located in this country
Zambia
African country on the Strait of Gibraltar
Morocco
World War 2 started after this country got invaded by Germany
Poland
The word “Bikini” was borrowed from the country
Marshall Islands
The Great Mosque of Djenne can be found in this country
Mali
The southernmost island nation in North America
Trinidad and Tobago
The largest country by area
Russia
Until 2011, it was the largest country in Africa
Sudan
Called Suomi in its native language
Finland
Is often confused with Australia
Austria
Zealand is its largest island
Denmark
The largest island nation of Africa
Madagascar
Africa's last absolute monarchy
Eswatini
This country is home to the oldest botanical gardens in the Western Hemisphere
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The most populous african country
Nigeria
Island nation a few hundred kilometers east from Florida
Bahamas
Consists of seven emirates
United Arab Emirates
Persian is its official language
Iran
Has the only national flag with a modern weapon on it
Mozambique
The southernmost african country
South Africa
Has its largest city on the Caspian Sea
Azerbaijan
The least visited country in the world
Tuvalu
Was called "Le Grenade" under French rule
Grenada
The emerald isle
Ireland
Has the same name as a bird
Turkey
Landlocked country between Spain and France
Andorra
Home to the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere
Fiji
In the late 18th century, Venice controlled almost the whole coastline of this Balkan country
Croatia
Has the busiest port in Europe
Netherlands
Southeast Asian country that gained independence in 2002
East Timor
Was formerly named French Guinea
Guinea
In 2020, this country was ranked as the least developed country in the world according to the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI)
Niger
The first country to make all public transport free to use
Luxembourg
Where the music "genre" K-pop originates from
South Korea
Part of Oceania, but shares a land border with an asian country
Papua New Guinea
Completely surrounded by South Africa
Lesotho
Gambias only neighbour
Senegal
Before 1975, this country was known as Dahomey
Benin
The first country to be named after a woman
Saint Lucia
The largest country in the Caribbean sea by area
Cuba
Got invaded by El Salvador in 1969, because of a FIFA World Cup qualifying match
Honduras
The lowest point in Africa is located in this country
Djibouti
The only asian city-state
Singapore
The non-island nation in Southeast Asia with the longest coastline
Malaysia
Formerly known as Portuguese Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Formerly called Burma
Myanmar
Where you can find the Taj Mahal
India
A narrow country between Ghana and Benin
Togo
Produces some of the best sprinter athletes in the world
Jamaica
Samarkand is one of its largest cities
Uzbekistan
Most populous african country which is landlocked
Ethiopia
Where Lionel Messi comes from
Argentina
The largest african country that got colonized by Portugal
Angola
Its name came from it's trade in elephant tusks
Ivory Coast
Island nation connected to Saudi Arabia by a bridge
Bahrain
Has the most cars per capita
San Marino
Westernmost country on the european mainland
Portugal
The only stan-country left in this quiz
Kyrgyzstan
Home to Korup National Park Forest, which is the oldest forest in Africa
Cameroon
A canal was built in this country, to connect two oceans
Panama
"Operation Hailstone", a major US offensive against Japan took place here in World War 2
Federated States of Micronesia
Where you can find the Bran Castle (Dracula Castle)
Romania
Its capital city is Asmara
Eritrea
Nicknamed the "Land of 365 Beaches"
Antigua and Barbuda
Its highest peak is Tamajulco, at 4220 meters
Guatemala
A doubly landlocked country in Europe
Liechtenstein
The first nation that adopted Christianity as its official religion
Armenia
This african country is considered as the poorest in the world. Extra hint: Starts with B
Burundi
Country which means Black Mountain
Montenegro
Country with the southernmost point
Chile
The only african country that never got colonized by europeans
Liberia
The country in Oceania which is closest to the Philippines
Palau
The last country alphabetically
Zimbabwe
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Level 72
Jun 24, 2022
The hint about Lake Kariba is ambiguous because it is located at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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Level 54
Jun 24, 2022
Oh, thanks for the info, will change the clue :)
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Level 43
Jun 26, 2022
Amazing quiz! Took me 46 minutes.
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Level 54
Jun 26, 2022
Thanks :) There is a reason I put it to one hour :P