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Which "Stan" Country? Multiple Choice Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the "stan" countries?
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Last updated: February 11, 2022
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1. Which "stan" country is the largest by area?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world by area. Its total area is 2,724,900 square kilometers.
2. Which "stan" country is the smallest by area?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Tajikistan has a total area of 143,100 square kilometers.
3. Which "stan" country is the largest by population?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Pakistan is the fifth most populous country in the world with approximately 225 million people.
4. Which "stan" country is the smallest by population?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Turkmenistan has approximately 6.1 million people.
5. Which "stan" country has the highest HDI?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan's HDI ranks 51st at .825.
6. Which "stan" country has the lowest HDI?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Afghanistan's HDI ranks 169th at .511.
7. Which "stan" country has the highest maximum elevation?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Pakistan's highest point is the peak of K2, which is 8611 meters above sea level.
8. Which "stan" country has the lowest maximum elevation?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
The Karagiye Depression in Kazakhstan is 132 meters below sea level at its lowest point.
9. Which "stan" country recently changed the name of its capital city?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan changed the name of its capital from Astana to Nur-Sultan.
10. Which "stan" country was the conqueror Timur born in?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Timur was born in Kesh, which is now known as Shahrisabz in Uzbekistan.
11. Which "stan" country's capital city holds the Guinness World Record for having the world's highest density of buildings made from white marble?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, has over 4,513,584 square meters of white marble-clad buildings.
12. Which "stan" country's major languages are Pashto and Dari?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
13. Which "stan" country has the highest average elevation?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Tajikistan's average elevation is 3,186 m.
14. Which country is home to the "Gates of Hell" (Darvaza Crater)?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
15. Which "stan" country's capital is Bishkek?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
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