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10 Southernmost Countries in Africa

Can you name the ten southernmost African countries?
Excludes non-African countries with territory in Africa
Quiz by Quizzer6794
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Last updated: February 17, 2019
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First submittedNovember 5, 2016
Times taken85,108
Average score90.0%
Rating4.99
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Latitude
Country
46°59'S
South Africa
30°40'S
Lesotho
28°58'S
Namibia
28°19'S
Eswatini
26°54'S
Botswana
Latitude
Country
26°52'S
Mozambique
25°37'S
Madagascar
22°25'S
Zimbabwe
20°32'S
Mauritius
18°05'S
Zambia
90 Comments
+30
Level 76
Nov 6, 2016
Bloody Mauritius! Could've sworn it was further north.
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Level 26
Mar 15, 2017
Same.
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Level 45
May 29, 2018
thought it was above madagascar...
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Level 45
Sep 30, 2020
North of?
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Level 28
Dec 24, 2020
1:09 seconds left
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Level 51
Mar 6, 2024
Same thing when your looking at a map!
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Level 54
Sep 10, 2021
It is, but still in the top ten!
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Level 68
Jan 12, 2023
Mauritius and Réunion are East of Madagascar.

Seychelles is North-East of Madagascar.

Comoros and Mayotte are North-West of Madagascar.

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Level 66
Apr 15, 2024
Yeah, always mix up Mauritius and Seychelles
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Level 46
Jan 14, 2023
Barely missed the list:

11. Angola

12. Malawi

13. DR Congo

14. Comoros

15. Tanzania

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Level 57
Nov 7, 2016
Wow South Africa goes alot further south than I thought
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Level 58
Mar 12, 2017
...
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Level 66
Mar 12, 2017
Marion Island
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Level 57
Mar 13, 2017
lol
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Level 57
May 5, 2019
oh no no no no
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Level 45
Jan 26, 2020
its south africa! the name tells us its the southern most country of Africa
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Level 60
Oct 4, 2020
I'm pretty sure he isn't surprised that SA is no.1, bit rather how far south it reaches.
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Level 24
Jan 16, 2023
It has some Islands
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Level 47
Jan 20, 2017
Good Quiz
+1
Level 65
Jan 21, 2017
Thanks!
+5
Level 76
Mar 12, 2017
St Denis in La Réunion is 20° 52' S, so South of Mauritius... So France should be number 9! ;-)
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Level 65
Mar 12, 2017
Reunion is a territory!
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Level 69
Mar 12, 2017
No, it's an overseas region and department, having the same status as metropolitan France's regions and departments. See the list of French territories here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dependent_territory#France
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Level 44
Mar 12, 2017
Why do people still argue about what should and shouldn't be a country? We all know what the countries are and what Jetpunk defines them as, stop trying to prove the quizmakers wrong by linking wikipedia pages of what some people say is a country. If it really gets your knickers in a twist then go make your own quiz
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Level 66
Apr 15, 2024
JetPunk defines French Guiana as France and Hawai'i as the US. They're just saying to be consistent. Anyway, the caveat fixes this.
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Level 69
Mar 13, 2017
Hi CunnyBunny! You might prefer this link then: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfzLyPqko8w

I’m not arguing about the quiz nor about how Jetpunk, Wikipedia or the UN may define a country. Just reacting to an incorrect statement by the quizmaker with an argument. What’s wrong, doc?

Now if you want a trustworthy source: Article 73 of the French constitution. But I admit it’s still about what “some people” say their own country is.

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Level 55
Oct 20, 2020
France is an European country, because almost all it's land is in Europe
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Level 75
Dec 23, 2020
Turkey is an Asian country, because almost all it's land is in Asia
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Level 79
Dec 23, 2020
@EliotSkyrll its*

@AlexThirkell its*

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Level 66
Apr 15, 2024
Yeah? Is that a confirmation or a refute?
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Level 32
Jun 4, 2021
Nobody here is arguing that France shouldn’t be a country.
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Level 68
Sep 1, 2021
Russia is an Asian country because most of its land is in Asia.
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Level 47
Mar 30, 2022
yeah but most of the russian population is located in europe
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Level 57
Mar 12, 2017
There are plenty more French possessions further south than Reunion in Africa, especially if you include Kerguelen Island. Normal practice is that colonies don't count unless specifically mentioned as INCLUDED, but might be worth adding a rider here to state EXCLUDED. And, as usual, UK would otherwise beat France - Tristan da Cunha is at 37* 04' S!
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Level 83
Mar 18, 2017
Reunion is part of France, but it's excluded in the caveat.
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Level 76
Mar 9, 2020
Kerguelen's in Antarctica
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Level 66
Apr 15, 2024
Réunion is not a territory, it's an integral part of France
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Level 58
Mar 12, 2017
9 of 10 but i guess only prodigies are here
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Level 48
Mar 12, 2017
It's 'countries of the world' regulars who want to flex their muscles.
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Level 62
Mar 12, 2017
Did someone say Countries of the World regular?
+22
Level 62
Apr 3, 2017
Gotta stay sharp. You never know when somebody might stop you on the street to ask you how many countries you can name.
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Level 45
May 29, 2018
lol tinklepork yeah. especially when everyone else seems ridiculously stupid in the us here....sigh
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Level 79
May 6, 2019
@TinklePork Especially if you happen to be walking along Hollywood Boulevard..
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Level 48
Mar 12, 2017
Imagine that - 100% have guessed South Africa... so far.
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Level 54
Mar 12, 2017
Just one slip up and it'll drop to 99% forever
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Level 40
May 8, 2019
Ok well it's been two years and so far no mistakes. Keep us updated future Jetpunkers!
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Level 79
Oct 6, 2019
Another 5 months and the 100% South Africa guess rate is looking fine and dandy
+2
Level 68
Apr 29, 2020
7 months later, it's still at 100%.
+2
Level 55
Oct 20, 2020
It's still 100%, although I doubt that no one has been interrupted during a quiz and didn't fill it in
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Level 66
Jan 12, 2023
It still says 100%, but JetPunk rounds the percentages to the nearest percent, so it's actually between 99.5% and 100%. Someone could have missed South Africa, but we would never know until the actual percentage is below 99.5%.
+2
Level 25
Mar 12, 2017
10/10. Knew one of the islands was quite far south, but it took guessing all of them to get Mauritius.
+2
Level 47
Mar 12, 2017
I thought Mauritius was way norther
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Level 63
Mar 12, 2017
10/10 with 1:07 remaining.
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Level 51
Mar 12, 2017
So far, no one has missed South Africa... that's a good thing.
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Level 46
Dec 21, 2017
Actually, I think "100%" means at least 99.5%, so 59 people could have missed it and it would still say "100%". But it is very possible.
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Level 68
Apr 29, 2020
I think the stats round down, so 99.5% would be 99%.
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Level 66
Apr 15, 2024
Do they? I've seen 100% answers I'd expect at least 1 person to miss
+1
Level 41
Mar 13, 2017
1:23 LEFT, FIRST TRY
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Level 59
Mar 13, 2017
Zambia, Malawi and Angola must all be very similar
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Level 90
Mar 13, 2017
Because they're all in the southern part of Africa or because they all have six letters in their names?
+3
Level 77
Aug 28, 2018
Two of which are "A"s
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Level 46
Jan 14, 2023
Their southernmost points are all within one degree of each other.
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Level 58
Mar 16, 2017
Got Mauritius, but missed on Botswana. Of course.
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Level 68
Dec 23, 2020
SAME! So frustrated with myself 🤦‍♀️
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Level 83
Mar 18, 2017
After this you can try Most Central Countries in Africa
+1
Level 54
Jul 19, 2017
Mauritius ugh
+2
Level 84
Oct 28, 2017
Possibly the only quiz where Lesotho is one of the top 2 or 3 most-guessed answers.
+5
Level 86
Aug 29, 2018
More of a gap between Lesotho and Swaziland than I would have thought. I always think of them as a pair.
+1
Level 66
Apr 15, 2024
Countries completely surrounded by another country? Most guessed there!
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Level 23
Nov 26, 2017
Mauritius!!!damn !
+2
Level 45
Jan 1, 2018
I got Mauritius and all the others but missed Zambia..
+1
Level 63
Feb 16, 2018
Nice Quiz!! Got 10/10 with 23 sec left ...
+2
Level 15
May 5, 2019
that's not that hard to do...
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Level 31
Oct 26, 2018
Comoros?
+1
Level 62
Apr 27, 2019
Thought I'd do bad due to my lack of knowledge in African geography... Turns out I know the southern part well with 1:39 remaining on the clock lol
+2
Level 57
May 5, 2019
Hodor
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Level 15
May 5, 2019
I got all of them, at age 12, first try with a minute left. You need to shorten this quiz. It's way too easy.

Maybe that's just because I'm home schooled, and blessed to be that way.

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Level 79
Sep 7, 2020
Or make 11 the maximum age for quizzers.
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Level 37
May 5, 2019
Great quiz.
+1
Level 66
Jun 4, 2020
That was very easy. Got it with 1:12 minutes left
+1
Level 48
Dec 23, 2020
Malawi?
+1
Level 28
Jun 8, 2021
Well Malawi is bordering Mozambique but Mozambique is quite long north-wards so countries like Zambia will sneak in more south.
+2
Level 35
Mar 10, 2021
I took the advantage because I'm from this region(SADC)
+1
Level 35
Mar 10, 2021
1:09 minutes
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Level 28
Jun 8, 2021
Like Mauritius can't be THAT south
+1
Level 67
Dec 29, 2021
Kinda makes sense, I thought of it last and I was like "oh right Mauritius is pretty south"
+1
Level 67
Dec 29, 2021
33 seconds
+1
Level 18
Jun 7, 2022
forgot Mauritius even exists lol
+1
Level 67
Jan 12, 2023
10/10. Got Mauritius in the very last second 👍😭
+1
Level 51
Jan 12, 2023
Easy 5 points thx for the quiz