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10 Easternmost Countries in Asia

Can you name the ten easternmost countries with territory that is considered part of Asia?
Not including overseas territories
Includes islands
Quiz by Quizzer6794
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Last updated: January 2, 2020
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First submittedNovember 1, 2016
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Longitude
Country
180°00'E
Russia
153°59'E
Japan
141°05'E
Indonesia
134°46'E
China
130°56'E
South Korea
Longitude
Country
130°40'E
North Korea
127°19'E
East Timor
126°34'E
Philippines
122°06'E
Taiwan
119°56'E
Mongolia
101 Comments
+18
Level 79
Nov 1, 2016
Trickier than I was expecting.
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Level 28
Nov 7, 2022
It is because of the fact it is a flat map and our earth is a sphere, so some things may deceive you.
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Level 60
Nov 10, 2022
There are still equirectangular, Miller cylindrical, and Mercator maps
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Level 40
Dec 24, 2022
FOR THE 1,475,476,364,913,566,174,582ND TIME, TAIWAN

IS NOT A COUNTRY

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Level 36
Apr 14, 2023
Chinese person. Most likely. Right? China refuses to acknowledge Taiwan, WHICH IS A COUNTRY, as a country.
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Level 53
Oct 17, 2023
American person. Most likely. Right. Actually both UN and American government do not recognize Taiwan. So whatcha talking about?
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Level 43
May 6, 2024
China is the country that stopped Taiwan from being seen as a country.
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Level 66
May 6, 2024
@Wincent, they only do that because of China
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Level 44
May 6, 2024
Boo hoo. Still not a country
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Level 47
May 6, 2024
it is according to JetPunk!
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Level 44
May 6, 2024
The Taiwanese government functions independently from all other foreign governments. Taiwan has a central government that has a monopoly on the legitimate use of power within its borders.

Those two facts establish that Taiwan's government has specific and legitimate claims to sovereignty over the island.

Sovereignty over a specific piece of land means that it is now your country.

Taiwan is a country.

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Level 72
Jan 5, 2023
Sure it is. It has a functional government in control of its own territory on the island of Taiwan, and is highly developed economically, politically, and socially. I'd argue it has a stronger claim to statehood than actually recognized nations such as Somalia.
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Level 35
May 6, 2024
Your country doesn't even recognize that so called "real country". Take that big L 😂
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Level 55
May 6, 2024
If we did a potential huge political crisis would occur because some groups of people are a little stubborn to admit that they don't control the entire South China Sea.
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Level 66
May 6, 2024
@Sceptasaur i don't really care
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Level 56
Jan 17, 2023
@zachazach For the 1,475,476,364,913,566,174,582nd time, Taiwan is a country.
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Level 53
Oct 17, 2023
It's not. I bet the government from your country does not even recognize it.
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Level 46
Mar 29, 2024
taiwan is technically not a country as it in not recognized by the UN
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Level 66
May 6, 2024
@Wincent so?
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Level 53
Jan 22, 2023
Thank you. My family is from Taiwan and we're concerned about the threat of you-know-what-country!
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Level 47
May 6, 2024
china
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Level 86
Nov 2, 2016
Guessed Mongolia on a whim when all my other guesses proved futile. Never realized it extended that far east.
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Level 59
Nov 25, 2016
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Level 36
Apr 22, 2017
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Level 46
Dec 21, 2017
+4, but I never guessed it.
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Level 48
Dec 29, 2021
+17, idk why
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Level 36
Jan 13, 2022
+78272
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Level 40
Dec 24, 2022
+1,475,476,364,913,566,174,582
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Level 47
May 6, 2024
+1,928,365,901,236,518,923,928,375
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Level 74
Nov 5, 2016
easternmost point of Malaysia on Borneo must push it close?
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Level 65
Nov 5, 2016
Malaysia's easternmost point is 104 degrees east.
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Level 65
Nov 25, 2016
Icould of sworn malaysia was further east than mongolia and thought this looked wrong, and checking wikipedia malaysia goes further east than 104 degree

found out from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_extreme_points_of_Malaysia

East Near Kampong Look Sembuang in Lahad Datu Sabah Sulu Sea 5°14′27″N 119°16′00″E

so while i was further east than monglia, it is furhter east than the 104 degrees

It is suprisingly close between the 2!

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Level 47
May 6, 2024
5°14′27″N 119°16′00″E (Malaysia's easternmost point) is more west than 46.802847°N 119.979018°E (Mongolia's easternmost point)
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Level 74
Nov 25, 2016
And I thought I made it clear by saying "on Borneo". Peninsular Malaysia is about 104. As GK says, Mongolia & Malaysia both 119.something, with Mongolia just shading it
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Level 70
Jul 3, 2019
@quizzer6794 No it is not, it stretches a whole 15 degrees further east, you overlooked quite a bit of the country (like half of it). But still, mongolia stretches even a little bit further (about 2/3 of a degree). So malaysia is not on the list, but it is extremely close. (about 70-75 km)
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Level 82
Nov 9, 2022
My instinct was definitely that Malaysia goes farther east. That instinct was wrong, but Malaysia does go way farther than 104 and comes very close to Mongolia, as others have said.
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Level 76
Nov 13, 2016
Huh, wouldn't have guessed Mongolia
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Level 47
Nov 25, 2016
Russia is in Europe, no?
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Level 54
Nov 25, 2016
Russia spands over two continents
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Level 79
Mar 30, 2020
spans* but indeed.
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Level 60
Mar 30, 2020
That's what I thought!
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Level 32
Nov 25, 2016
Russia is not,politically, in Asia.
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Level 79
Mar 30, 2020
But Russia's land areas is partly located in Europe and largely located in Asia.
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Level 60
Jul 31, 2020
See how it says "counzries in Asia," not "Asian countries."
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Level 37
Sep 30, 2020
Its Technically considered Russia in Europe because of its Capital lying in Europe's side. Siberia and other places are in Asia making Russia in 2 Continents.
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Level 46
Nov 25, 2016
Good quiz, I almost forgot the Philippines. 10/10, 5 seconds remaining.
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Level 67
Nov 25, 2016
Whoops, bit naive with this one. Thought I had typed the most obvious one in, and went through most of the rest until time ran out
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Level 55
Nov 25, 2016
Forgot about Taiwan. I always forget that we consider it a country.
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Level 54
Nov 28, 2016
Well it's not considered by the UN as it is 'China' and there can only be one 'China'
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Level 60
Jul 31, 2020
You should stop living in the 70's.
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Level 70
Nov 25, 2016
I wish these quizzes would all be on the same page. In many of them, Russia is considered in Europe. It should be in one or the other.
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Level 60
Nov 25, 2016
It's in both
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Level 8
Nov 25, 2016
Russia is Asian? It is Europe isn't it
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Level ∞
Nov 26, 2016
Obviously it's in both. If we are forced to choose one, we choose Europe because that's where the majority of the population lives. However on quizzes like this we are not forced to choose one. This policy is consistent on all our featured quizzes.
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Level 45
Jan 1, 2018
Dang it East Timor!!!!
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Level 27
Mar 30, 2020
Haha, thanks, I was desperately looking in the comments for someone to mention the last country I needed :)
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Level 34
Apr 14, 2018
When you get east timor but you dont get the phillippines
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Level 86
Sep 13, 2018
I just looked at a map and I'm STILL trying to wrap my head around the fact that Mongolia stretches farther east than Malaysia.
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Level 70
Jul 3, 2019
Malaysia DEFINITELY goes further than 104 degrees. And it is close but mongolia strethches further east just a tiny bit. Both 119 degrees east but Mongolia is about 119 55' And malaysia is 119 16'
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Level 47
May 6, 2024
5°14′27″N 119°16′00″E (Malaysia's easternmost point) is more west than 46.802847°N 119.979018°E (Mongolia's easternmost point)
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Level 63
Feb 22, 2019
Got them all with 1:21 remaining at 4:54 PM on February 22, 2019. I was surprised when Malaysia didn't work, but fortunately Mongolia was my next guess.
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Level 75
Sep 5, 2019
Suprised more got Mongolia than East Timor
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Level 35
Sep 30, 2019
Russia is not in Asia
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Level 73
Mar 30, 2020
A big part of it is
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Level 17
Mar 30, 2020
I am a ten year old and I completed with 1:36 remaining!
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Level 77
Mar 30, 2020
bruh i almost forgot china
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Level 43
Mar 30, 2020
i missed timor, check out my quiz also
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Level 65
Mar 30, 2020
Fun quiz, its crazy how Mongolia just barely extends further east than Malaysia.
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Level 49
Mar 30, 2020
easy 😀
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Level 36
Mar 30, 2020
Korea's! How could i forget?
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Level 65
Mar 30, 2020
What about France? (based on New Caledonias location)
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Level 62
Mar 30, 2020
overseas territory
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Level 65
Mar 30, 2020
Even if it weren't an overseas territory, it also is grouped with Oceania, not Asia
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Level 31
Mar 31, 2020
I failed the test because I wrote "Eats Timor"
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Level 75
Sep 22, 2020
I looked up right at the end and noticed that I had written "eat timor" - just got the 's' in before time ran out!
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Level 44
May 5, 2020
Got all right !
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Level 66
Jun 4, 2020
got it with 3 seconds left
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Level 29
Jul 16, 2020
Messed up quiz Russia is considered part of Europe how is that an Asian country???
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Level 60
Jul 31, 2020
It cleverly says "countries in Asia," not "Asian countries." The author did what he could, wasn't enough, unfortunately.
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Level 69
Nov 30, 2020
Russia is considered a European country in other Jet Punk quizzes. I'd prefer it be consistent. I'd also prefer Istanbul to be an Asian city as Turkey is an Asian country.
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Level 58
Aug 26, 2023
If you had read through the other comments before complaining, you would have noticed the Quizmaster saying,

“ Obviously it's in both. If we are forced to choose one, we choose Europe because that's where the majority of the population lives. However on quizzes like this we are not forced to choose one. This policy is consistent on all our featured quizzes.”

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Level 61
Feb 24, 2021
Mongolia was a bit hard but nice easy quiz!
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Level 88
Apr 28, 2021
I was an idiot and misread this as "Northern Most", no wonder I couldnt guess some of them
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Level 61
Dec 20, 2021
hmmmm forgot east timor
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Level 68
Dec 29, 2021
Even though it has East in its name, ironic
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Level 68
Dec 29, 2021
53 seconds, Mongolia took me a while
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Level 69
May 7, 2022
Should USA count as an answer? The Near Islands are a part of Alaska (and as such not a territory) and lies on the Asian continental shelf at 174E.

It's definitely counterintuitive as USA is (for very compelling reasons) primarily though of as being in North America but it does narrowly extend into Asia.

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Level 82
Nov 7, 2022
The concept of continents is socially constructed and has nothing to do with continental shelfs or plate tectonics or anything else. No, the USA is not in any part in Asia.
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Level 56
Nov 7, 2022
I agree. If Russia is considered, then USA should be considered. Aleutian islands, the islands, little diomede island in the Bering Sea, even Hawaii. The most compelling arguement is Russia's easternmost point, not even counting big Diomede island is Uelen, which is by many miles (60+) further west than Gambell, Alaska.
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Level 21
Nov 7, 2022
The Asia map quiz doesn’t include Russia.
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Level 23
Nov 7, 2022
russia isnt in asia
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Level 34
Nov 8, 2022
As this isn't about Asian countries but countries with territory in Asia not including overseas territories but including islands Alaska is not an overseas territory it is a US State so wouldn't that put the US pretty high on the list because of the Aleutian islands?
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Level 28
Nov 9, 2022
Would never have thought of East Timor.
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Level 69
Nov 10, 2022
Don't you hate it when you got them all, but there's just that one remote and minuscule island nation that keeps evading you? You kow, the one that's so tiny and remote you can't even see it on a map? For me, that was Mongolia.
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Level 28
Nov 17, 2022
plz remove taiwan. its not a country
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Level 46
Mar 6, 2023
Kiribati?!?!?

It says it includes islands, however, the entirety of the islands in Oceania are missing. )

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Level 58
May 6, 2024
Read the title again.
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Level 22
May 6, 2024
how is East Timor the least guessed???

it literally has "east" in it's name

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Level 66
May 6, 2024
twice
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Level 25
May 8, 2024
Taiwan almost got me. 0:01 left
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Level 26
May 10, 2024
Hello,

Can I translate this quiz to german?

Best, Fifi567