Five Smallest Countries by Continent

Can you name the five smallest countries by area in each continent?
Numbers indicate area in square kilometers
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Last updated: October 24, 2017
First submittedMay 9, 2015
Times taken77,426
Average score76.7%
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Africa
452
Seychelles
964
São Tomé & Príncipe
1,862
Comoros
2,040
Mauritius
4,033
Cape Verde
 
 
Asia
300
Maldives
716
Singapore
765
Bahrain
5,765
Brunei
9,251
Cyprus
Europe
0.44
Vatican City
2.02
Monaco
61
San Marino
160
Liechtenstein
316
Malta
 
 
North America
261
St. Kitts & Nevis
344
Grenada
389
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
430
Barbados
442
Antigua & Barbuda
Oceania
21
Nauru
26
Tuvalu
181
Marshall Islands
459
Palau
702
F.S. Micronesia
 
 
South America
163,820
Suriname
176,215
Uruguay
214,969
Guyana
276,841
Ecuador
406,752
Paraguay
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Level 86
Oct 23, 2017
Cyprus is smaller than Qatar (9,251 km2).
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Level 81
Oct 23, 2017
And Lebanon (10,452 km²) too, but with Cyprus it won't fit the list. The quiz could also do with a bit less time, now there's plenty of time to type in random countries.
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Level ∞
Oct 24, 2017
Fixed, thanks!
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Level 32
Mar 4, 2018
And Cyprus is also in Europe... It's closer to Asian countries physically, but closer to European countries culturally.
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Level 53
Mar 4, 2018
Don't you dare start this.
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Level 87
Mar 5, 2018
Oh DO go on! I've never heard such an argument!
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Level 61
Mar 13, 2018
ContronThePanda: Yes! I keep telling my friends that Turkey borders the North Atlantic, since it's part of NATO. With this Cyprus/EU argument to back me up, I'm sure they'll listen!
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Level 22
Oct 6, 2018
It is in Europe, uses euro, is in the E.U, and just because it is close to Asian countries doesnt mean its in Asia. Its also in the Medditeranian ocean( i dont know how to spell it).
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Level 45
Feb 23, 2019
Borgir if those are the types of conversations you have with your friends, I'm pretty sure you have more important matters to discuss than Cyprus
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Level 47
Mar 7, 2019
its funny that people say cyprus is in europe, but our conversation is about geography. Hence, cyprus is GEOGRAPHICALLY located in asia, no matter what the culture is, or whether its in the eu.
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Level 59
Oct 24, 2019
Cyprus is 100% in europe. Culturally, politically, economically and geographically.
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Level 59
Jul 14, 2020
I love how all of the correct percentages are consistently dropping, then there’s Cyprus with a random plunge.
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Level 70
Jul 14, 2020
I bet Israel should also be considered European according to your theory I guess? (Mostly) European culture (their primary culture is European Jewish - they discriminate Arabic and African jews) and part of Eurovision. Also why don't we make Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morrocco Asian/Middle Eastern then? They are culturally Arabic. That culture argument basically makes no sense at all don't bring it here plz
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Level 60
Jul 14, 2020
Yeah, well, Canada is culturally European, so...
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Level 58
Sep 11, 2020
Yesssssssssss!!!!!
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Level 58
Apr 14, 2021
"Geographically", Europe and Asia are the same continent.

Simply put: There is no right or wrong in the Cyprus debate.

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Level 55
Aug 26, 2021
Technically, if we're going by cultural associations, surely there's a fair argument to consider Georgia part of Europe too?
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Level 60
Oct 21, 2021
Even Canada would be then
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Level 55
Oct 25, 2021
With this argument, you could argue that Georgia and Armenia are also in Europe, as they are both culturally very European. And Georgia is actually partially in Europe. Yet, you see very few people arguing these two in Europe.
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Level 60
Dec 21, 2021
@Nerd0921 Cyprus is only debated because of its state as an island; countries part of mainland Afroeurasia are not contested (with the possible exceptions of Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey), so the Israel point is irrelevant. If you want to bring up such a debate then bring up how most of Indonesia should be considered Oceania, and how Iceland is closer to North America (Greenland) than to Europe.
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Level 63
May 5, 2022
You've got it wrong; the main argument that Cyprus is in Europe is because it's culturally linked to the continent. @Nerd0921 was disputing this point with the Israel example.
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Level 56
May 5, 2022
@Nerd0921 But if culture doesn't matter, shouldn't Iceland be in North America? It's closer to Greenland than to the rest of Europe.
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Level 34
May 5, 2022
With THIS argument I could consider CANADA European.
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Level 34
May 6, 2022
For some reason I can't quite fathom... JetPunk quizzes decide to incorporate Cyprus into Asia and not Europe, when Trinidad and Tobago is much closer to South America (than Cyprus is to another Asian country) but is still clearly viewed as North America (which I do agree with), as otherwise it would appear as South America's smallest country in this quiz. At least have some consistency...
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Level 25
May 11, 2022
When I look at a world map, I see even the whole of turkey and the Caucasus in Europe (and also Cyprus). So no matter if it is owned by Turkey or Greece or independent or whatever, I see it as European.
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Level 71
Mar 4, 2018
But it's bigger than Malta...
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Level 81
Oct 23, 2017
Is Trinidad and Tobago included in North America ?
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Level 91
Oct 23, 2017
It should be included in South America, and should be #1 on the list at 5,131 square km.
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Level 64
Oct 23, 2017
I'm pretty sure not a lot of people recognize Trinidad and Tobago as South American
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Level 60
Dec 21, 2021
um WHAT?
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Level 91
Oct 23, 2017
If you google "Trinidad and Tobago continent" you get South America, and if you google "South America countries" Trinidad and Tobago is listed. Physically, it is located on the South America continental shelf as opposed to being part of the (Lesser) Antilles chain, which distinguishes it from the rest of the Caribbean islands which are considered to be part of North America. I will, however, note that JetPunk appears to classify it as North America, as can be observed in The Countries of the World Quiz.
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Level 47
Jan 18, 2018
i have never seen it classified as south american anywhere
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Level 30
Mar 4, 2018
I don't think it really matters, but Trinidad and Tobago is also geographically part of South America, it was once part of the mainland.
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Level 58
Oct 25, 2017
Trinidad & Tobago should be considered in North America, and it does in all the quizzes here.
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Level 72
Mar 4, 2018
Trinidad is South America, where Tobago is in North America. Similarly Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire are all South American islands. The convention is to lump all islands into North America, but that doesn't make it right.

Considering how on JetPunk we tend to use Wikipedia as a source and consistently state that where the largest and/or most important part of the country is located is determining the continent (Turkey - Asia, Egypt - Africa, but Russia / Europe). As Trinidad is the most important part it's an easy case to make to classify the country as South American.

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Level 47
Jan 18, 2018
trinidad has always been part of north america, besides its rich and its larger than the other caribbean islands
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Level 67
Jul 22, 2019
It is rich?? what does money have to do with anything...
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Level 67
Mar 4, 2018
It's probably one of those things that depends on who you ask and how you ask it. Status quo on this site and others like it is that it's part of North America. Other ways to frame it are geologically, politically, culturally, economically, etc. and each way probably has a nuanced answer. I could see CP Grey making a video on it like he did with "Holland vs the Netherlands" (https://youtu.be/eE_IUPInEuc) that includes Sint Maarten but not Saint Martin which occupy the same island.
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Level 83
Mar 4, 2018
Oh good. An argument over what continent a small island belongs to and it's not Cyprus.
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Level 55
Apr 13, 2018
At least it’s new.
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Level 49
Jun 9, 2020
Trinidad and Tobago is definitely a North American country
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Level 73
Oct 23, 2017
What about Lesotho and Swaziland for Africa
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Level 58
Oct 25, 2017
they are much bigger than the 5 island countries in Africa.
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Level 63
Nov 6, 2017
Cyprus is in Europe, not Asia
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Level 24
Jan 15, 2018
Cyprus is in Asia.
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Level 77
Mar 5, 2018
Geologically, Malta is in Africa. But all quizzes count it as European. So don't hope for too much consistency.
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Level 47
Jan 18, 2018
nowhere near greece as opposed to turkey and lebanon
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Level 30
Mar 4, 2018
Cyprus is geographically located in Asia. Culturally in Europe.
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Level 35
Mar 4, 2018
so true...

get over it- asia's big enough! :)

cyprus is a member of the eu for crying out loud... and greeks live there

oh, and some turks attempted to settle it

but it basically flopped

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Level 37
Feb 14, 2019
Honk: I completely agree. Just as Trinidad and the ABC islands are geographically in South America, and culturally part of the Caribbean. (Though the food is really more similar to the South American cuisine).
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Level 19
Mar 4, 2018
Cyprus is part of Mars, case closed, now shut up.
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Level 87
Jul 14, 2020
You're all wrong. Asia is in Europe and Cyprus is the capital of Washington D.C.
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Level 58
Apr 14, 2021
That's what I've always been saying!
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Level 60
Dec 21, 2021
We already started this above. No need for more.
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Level 84
Jan 12, 2018
did not know that malta was smaller than Andorra and that cyprus was smaller than qatar or kuwait
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Level 47
Jan 18, 2018
malta is two tiny islands while andorra is a mountain country
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Level 69
Feb 9, 2018
So? So is Liechtenstein.
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Level 68
May 5, 2022
Three, plus a bunch of uninhabited rocks.
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Level 43
Mar 4, 2018
I didn’t know that cyprus is smaller than east timor
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Level 71
Jan 28, 2018
5th smallest country in South America is bigger than 5th biggest country in Europe :)
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Level 49
Mar 4, 2018
Well if u consider Russia as European then that would be Paraguay vs Sweden and you'd be wrong as Sweden is bigger...but if u don't consider Russia then it would be Paraguay vs Germany and you'd be right :)
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Level 64
Oct 13, 2021
So it's safe to assume Saturn was NOT considering Russia...
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Level 57
Mar 4, 2018
GREAT!
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Level 49
Mar 4, 2018
East Timor?
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Level 9
Mar 4, 2018
Cool Quiz
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Level 70
Mar 4, 2018
Loved this quiz! Great stuff!
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Level 38
Mar 4, 2018
East Timor is generally considered to be part of Asia, thus it should be on the list in place of Cyprus.

Nice quiz.

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Level 73
Mar 4, 2018
Nope, do your homework. East Timor is 6000 km2 bigger than Cyprus.
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Level 54
May 7, 2022
It isn't that hard to search that up, you know.
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Level 66
Mar 4, 2018
Good quiz but Andorra must be smaller than Malta.
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Level 71
Mar 5, 2018
467 sq/km
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Level 67
Jul 22, 2019
It isnt, I thought the same but actually look it up (instead ofjust assuming my assumptions were fact ;))

Interesting new fact :)

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Level 56
Mar 5, 2018
100% with 0:18 left. Phew!
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Level 37
Mar 10, 2018
Cyprus is not Asia!
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Level 66
Mar 4, 2021
This is very true. Cyprus is not Asia.
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Level 69
Jun 27, 2018
Has anyone done a version of this quiz that includes only countries on the continental mainland? (I realize that excludes all Oceania countries except Australia.)

Seems that it would be interesting to see the five smallest continental African countries for instance, rather than just remember the island countries included in Africa that aren't Madagascar.

South America would (of course) change the least. But all the others would be totally different, except for Europe, which would only have one change.

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Level 72
Jul 14, 2020
Yeah, I was kind of blown away when for Africa I tried eSwatini, Lesotho and Djibouti and none of 'em was on the list.
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Level 52
Aug 3, 2020
Yes, I agree, it would be a much more interesting quiz - except for North America and Oceania.
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Level 54
May 8, 2022
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Level 37
Nov 14, 2018
I wish that political considerations could be omitted from a quiz on Geography! - - Politics can shift on a daily basis; geography, save earthquakes and meteors, rarely does.
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Level 56
Mar 4, 2021
But geography/taxonomy is also an artificial construct. There'll always be grey areas, but then that's part of the fun.
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Level 24
Dec 23, 2018
so many people are so mad because cyprus is in asia
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Level 55
Dec 14, 2019
Because it simply isn't, I don't really care but these people want perfect scores on the quizzes to help them feel knowledgeable.
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Level 83
Feb 23, 2019
How come my Countries that Beat Tuvalu quiz doesn't show up in search results? Is it too new?
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Level 77
Aug 12, 2019
CYPRUS. IS. NOT. ASIA.
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Level 64
Aug 12, 2019
New here?
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Level 66
Jul 14, 2020
YES. IT. IS. GET. OVER. IT.
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Level 39
Sep 25, 2019
No east timor??
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Level 50
Mar 12, 2020
looks weird to me too but East Timor's size is 15 410 km²
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Level 39
Sep 30, 2019
Cyprus is in Europe
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Level 50
Mar 12, 2020
100%
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Level 56
Apr 2, 2020
Malta is bigger than Andorra?
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Level 38
Jun 20, 2020
30/30! The quiz was quite easy, I just found it hard to know what to look for. It took me a while to get Africa because I kept guessing countries like the Gambia, Djibouti, Burundi, Rwanda, etc, and then I realized that all of the answers were in its islands.
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Level 32
Jul 14, 2020
I didn't know Singapore was THAT small... It seems so important and advanced in technology that I assumed that it was a larger country. Wow.
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Level 54
Nov 20, 2020
It's just a city, I believe.
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Level 46
Jul 14, 2020
i missed marshall islands and bahrain i didn't relise timor leste was bigger than cyprus
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Level 60
Jul 14, 2020
I hate Cyprus ...
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Level 57
Jul 14, 2020
Cyprus is the second-largest city in a Caribbean island off the coast of Newfoundland.
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Level 34
Aug 1, 2020
surprising east timor was smaller than cyprus
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Level 43
Aug 9, 2020
Pretty fun quiz! Missed a lot in Oceania but that's alright, I guess..
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Level 54
Nov 20, 2020
Singapore is in Oceania, I thought.
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Level 39
Apr 30, 2021
No it is not.
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Level 38
Mar 4, 2021
I had all of them missed only Micronesia and with 2 seconds left I saw the flag as the quiz picture.
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Level 28
Mar 11, 2021
i like this its was fun.

Now go and check out my quiz about flags and numbers

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Level 53
Mar 26, 2021
For Asia's 5th smallest country I couldn't think straight. Qatar? East Timor? Kuwait? Taiwan? Lebanon? I eventually got so desperate I tried Armenia. Luckily, I thought of Cyprus at some point
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Level 39
Apr 30, 2021
30/30
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Level 51
May 27, 2021
This quiz is nuts! 26/30 and only get one point
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Level 69
Aug 4, 2021
Fun fact: the smallest country in South America- Suriname, is many times bigger than all 25 countries outside of South America featured in this quiz combined!