Shared Islands

Can you guess all the countries that owns at least partially these islands?
Grey ones are depatable (One of them is not a country and one of them is recognised by only one other country)
Countries of each island are in alphabetical order
Quiz by TEDEX
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Last updated: November 24, 2021
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Island
Countries
New Guinea
Indonesia
 
Papua New Guinea
Borneo
Brunei
 
Indonesia
 
Malaysia
Ireland
Ireland
 
United Kingdom
Hispaniola
Dominican Republic
 
Haiti
Isla Grande de
Tierra del Fuego
Argentina
 
Chile
Timor
East Timor
 
Indonesia
Cyprus
Cyprus
 
Northern Cyprus
 
United Kingdom
 
United Nations
Dall Island
Canada
 
United States
Sebatik Island
Indonesia
 
Malaysia
Usedom
Germany
 
Poland
Saint Martin
France
 
Netherlands
Kataja
Finland
 
Sweden
Passport Island
Bahrain
 
Saudi Arabia
Nova Zemlya Island
Romania
 
Ukraine
Koiluoto
Finland
 
Russia
Märket
Finland
 
Sweden
14 Comments
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Level 67
Nov 24, 2021
Great quiz, maybe add ‘UN’ as a type-in?
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Level 50
Nov 24, 2021
Thank you, I have changed that
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Level 81
Apr 12, 2024
Wondering if it's possible to also accept some other type-ins for this answer?

I understood what territory was being referred to, but wasn't clear what kind of answer you were looking for. I tried a bunch of things like "Buffer Zone," "Neutral Zone," "Green Line," several variants of "DMZ" and "Demilitarized Zone," and finally (scratching my head) "No Man's Land."

If you want to just stick with the UN because they are the administering body, I totally understand that rationale, but I hope you'll consider some alternate answers...

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Level 64
Jun 14, 2022
What is your source for Dall Island? I am interested in the border but can’t find any maps or articles on it.
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Level 81
Apr 12, 2024
I think it's more of a "de facto" thing than an island with an actual agreed-upon boundary on it.

Basically, Canada claims that the southernmost tip is Canadian, while the USA claims that the entire island is American.

De-facto, Canada "administers" the southern tip, but because the difference is minimal it's not a dispute that has (so far) had much practical fallout.

If you look at the sidebar on the Wikipedia page you'll see that both the USA and Canada are listed under "Administration."

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Level 70
Apr 12, 2024
How about Hans island?
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Level 81
Apr 12, 2024
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Level 58
Apr 12, 2024
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Level 52
Apr 12, 2024
for "nova zemlya", did you mean snake island/ zmiinyi island?
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Level 75
Apr 12, 2024
No he didn't.
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Level 65
Apr 12, 2024
Great quiz! I only have this feedback:

- Novaya Zemlya is a Russian island in the Arctic, I think you meant a different island.

- Can you accept TRNC for Northern Cyprus? (I know, only recognised by Turkey, but their official name is the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, like DPRK is used for North Korea).

- Your hint of one of them is not a country was not sufficient for me and most people that took this quiz as only 30% got that one right. Can you maybe replace this with, one of them is an International Organisation? Or another clue that makes this a bit clearer?

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Level 75
Apr 12, 2024
He wrote Nova Zemlya, not Novaya Zemlya which isn't even an island but an archipelago.
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Level 78
Apr 12, 2024
France and Spain share Pheasant Island in the Bidasao River which comprises the border between the two countries. Although it is shared on a six-monthly basis, with ownership switching to and fro.
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Level 75
Apr 12, 2024
Great quiz, Hans Island would be a nice addition.