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Countries Closest to an Unknown Country A-Z #1

For each letter of the alphabet, name the countries closest to, well, an unknown country. You must find the name of the unknown country, along with the closest countries A to Z.
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Last updated: September 28, 2019
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First submittedAugust 26, 2015
Times taken60,067
Average score68.0%
Rating4.87
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Country
A
Angola
B
Botswana
C
Comoros
D
D.R. Congo
E
Eswatini
F
France
G
Gabon
H
Hungary
I
Israel
J
Jordan
K
Kenya
L
Liberia
Country
M
Mozambique
N
Namibia
O
Oman
P
Pakistan
Q
Qatar
R
Rwanda
S
South Africa
T
Tanzania
U
Uganda
V
Vatican City
Y
Yemen
Z
Zimbabwe
Unknown Country:
LESOTHO
100 Recent Comments
+45
Level 74
Nov 10, 2015
It was the Z that cracked it for me. If Zimbabwe is closer than Zambia, it can only be one of about 4 or 5 countries. Lesotho was my second guess after that.
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Level 68
Apr 2, 2017
Hey, same here.
+5
Level 79
Sep 27, 2017
And here :)
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Level 86
Mar 23, 2021
Yup, me too.
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Level 91
Mar 24, 2021
Likewise
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Level 65
May 10, 2021
same
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Level 49
Feb 16, 2021
I always try Zim and try to figure out the "U" country first on these quizzes. "H" is another good one to try for.They're very telling.
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Level 52
Dec 15, 2021
I helps a lot too. Italy, Israel, Iran, Iraq, India: all the I countries run in sort of an east-west line
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Level 40
Mar 4, 2022
for some reason if you type ivory coast then it also is correct but still says israel
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Level 40
Mar 27, 2023
Exactly what I was about to say
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Level 46
Jun 10, 2022
Same
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Level 24
Jan 4, 2016
Don't understand anything...
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Level 65
Jan 4, 2016
Your goal is to guess the unknown country. To help, you are shown (not as a hint) which countries are closest to it, for each letter A to Z. For example, Zimbabwe is the closest "Z" country to Lesotho; Zambia is further. Hope that helps! :)
+5
Level 65
Feb 13, 2016
Great quiz! For some reason, the first country I could think of was Lesotho, so that was funny. Also, not to start an argument, but wouldn't Ivory Coast be closer than Israel? Or are you counting it as Côte D'Ivoire?
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Level 65
Feb 14, 2016
Côte d'Ivoire :)
+1
Level 65
Sep 28, 2019
Now that JetPunk uses its English name, Ivory Coast will be a type-in for I
+18
Level 68
Sep 28, 2020
I typed in "Ivory Coast" and got "Israel", which felt a bit weird. Shouldn't the entire answer be changed by now?
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Level 49
May 23, 2023
yes that happened to me too
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Level 51
Dec 7, 2020
It seems very odd how two countries are accepted when one (Ivory Coast) is closer than the other (Israel).
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Level 75
May 9, 2021
That threw me off too, I thought they must be exactly the same distance or something. Should leave Israel out of it I think and just use Ivory Coast, otherwise it'll always be confusing.
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Level 60
May 9, 2021
Yeah especially when it's your letter before any other big hints. Same distance would suggest Niger or Chad to be the distance.
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Level 31
Apr 16, 2016
Great quiz...really good idea
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Level 65
Apr 16, 2016
Thanks!!
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Level 61
May 5, 2016
I got rwanda and south africa. I was guessing for L countries in Africa and got lesotho
+1
Level 60
Jun 21, 2016
Great quiz! Keep it up!
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Level 65
Jun 21, 2016
Thanks! I've kept it up with the other 7 in the series :)
+1
Level 29
Jul 16, 2016
Missing only five countries.
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Level 86
Nov 27, 2016
100% on my first try! some luck to get the mystery country to show up then it just becomes knowing your map of the world countries.
+1
Level 65
Sep 28, 2019
True, good job!
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Level 69
Mar 6, 2017
The quiz should give you points on how few guesses you need to guess the country. I got lesotho in 4 guesses.
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2019
It can't be implemented into the quiz, but I'll give you brownie points :)
+1
Level 25
Mar 18, 2017
Love it! A challenge but..100% :)
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Level 52
Jan 27, 2018
When Zimbabwe was closer than Zambia, there was only few options for Unknown country.
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Level 61
Jun 17, 2018
I guessed unknow country but didn't finished everything :( But nice quiz :D
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Level 66
Aug 5, 2018
Literally took me three guesses somehow. Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho
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Level 85
Apr 30, 2019
Needs updating. Eswatini is a lot closer than Equatorial Guinea :)
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Level 22
Jul 24, 2019
I know about lesotho because of south africa's shape, i always type it in first for some reason xD i get annoyed that south africa has 1 (pretty much 2) holes in it and now i know everything about Lesotho. I guessed it first!
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Level 45
Sep 10, 2019
Needs some updates, Eswatini is arguably closer.
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Level 50
Sep 28, 2019
Indeed, wanted to write the same :)
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2019
Edited the E answer :)
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Level 45
Mar 28, 2020
Hint: The unknown country is in either Asia or Africa
+7
Level 83
Mar 23, 2021
I think if someone is reading the comments, by the time they get to yours, they'll have gotten way more than a "hint". :-)
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Level 28
Aug 1, 2020
Ivory Coast = Israel? Israel is in Asia at the Middle East while the Ivory Coast is in Western Africa. How is this possible?
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Level 17
Aug 14, 2020
I think because its north and east maybe north and west tho
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Level 70
Mar 23, 2021
Côte d'Ivoire
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Level 60
Oct 3, 2021
To elaborate, I think they allowed both because some people would call it Côte d'Ivoire and therefore not consider it.
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Level 59
Nov 19, 2020
Lesotho was the first thing I guessed... that made the rest of the quiz worlds easier!
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Level 35
Jan 22, 2021
South Africa is not true. It's well known for hosting the 2010 FIFA World cup
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Level 68
Jan 24, 2021
I got Lesotho after Zambia didn't work! Wow.
+1
Level 54
Jan 24, 2021
Nice quiz I found unknown Country on my tenth try
+4
Level 65
Feb 13, 2021
A random version would be nice.
+1
Level 51
Feb 18, 2021
Maybe....... Make it so that you get every country once you guess Lesotho.
+1
Level 70
Mar 18, 2021
Great and clever quiz!
+1
Level 69
Mar 23, 2021
Loved it. 5 stars.
+1
Level 67
Mar 23, 2021
Second guess was "unknown" country :D
+1
Level 83
Mar 23, 2021
This quiz is more than 5 years old? Crazy that this is the first time I've stumbled across it, well done!
+2
Level 57
Mar 24, 2021
I quit when I got Israel for typing Ivory coast. Dumb.
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Level 80
May 9, 2021
The quiz was created when Ivory Coast was called "Cote D'Ivoire", but since then its changed, and this site uses Ivory Coast, so originally Israel was the right answer. I actually appreciated the rather adding Ivory coast as an acceptable answer, rather than voiding previous quiz results
+1
Level 66
Mar 26, 2021
I miss The Gong Show.
+1
Level 30
Apr 6, 2021
i just guessed Eswatini and then got "the unknown country" after that guess.
+1
Level 59
May 5, 2021
I picked off Lesotho from Kenya in 2 guesses.
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Level 57
May 9, 2021
0:05

Remembered Israel, was going to type Ivory Coast because I couldn't think of anything else but forgot Jetpunk uses Cote D'Ivoire.

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Level 60
Oct 3, 2021
Even at the time, we used Ivory Coast; the creator accepted both answers so people didn't get 'punished' if they remembered it as Côte d'Ivoire I believe.
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Level 67
May 9, 2021
Interesting quiz, even though I only scored 13. More?
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Level 66
May 9, 2021
Uganda is nearer to Israel than Ukraine or UAE? This doesn't sound right, I don't think I understand the quiz, lol!
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Level 67
May 10, 2021
Uganda is closer to the Mystery Country that you are trying to guess than either Ukraine or UAE.
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Level 68
May 9, 2021
perhaps the worst quiz i have ever played
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Level 70
May 9, 2021
wow harsh
+1
Level 49
May 4, 2023
Bit rude
+1
Level 42
May 9, 2021
This is a great quiz but shouldn't all the answers be entered when you get the unknown country
+1
Level 60
Oct 3, 2021
What's the fun in that?
+3
Level 75
May 9, 2021
May we make a version of this that is Countries Closest to a Random Unknown Country A-Z where any country can be an answer?
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Level 65
May 9, 2021
Cracked it after Oman, Yemen and Qatar ;-)
+1
Level 65
May 10, 2021
How is Tanzania closer to Hungary than Tunisia or Turkey? This is geographically speaking not possible.
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Level 50
May 10, 2021
The mystery country wasn't Hungary that's why
+1
Level 43
May 10, 2021
I got lucky, my third guess was that unknown country
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Level 50
May 10, 2021
Starting with letters that have few countries is good to locate it, started with Z and it helped so much
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Level 49
May 10, 2021
tried if zambia or zimbabwe was closer, then just guessed south african ones till i got it
+3
Level 65
May 10, 2021
I have a feeling that as more versions of this quiz come out, I'll be getting points for Qatar on a lot of them.
+3
Level 84
May 10, 2021
Whew. Finished with 8 seconds left. Gotta love that jetpunk adrenaline rush.
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Level 71
May 11, 2021
I typed "Ivory Coast", and "Israel" popped up in the I box.

??????????

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Level 21
May 11, 2021
Same thing happened to me. Weird! Maybe the owner can fix this glitch?
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Level 60
Oct 3, 2021
Not a glitch, read the comments. Used to avoid people not counting Ivory Coast because of Côte d'Ivoire and also to avoid a stat reset, I think.
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Level 69
May 11, 2021
LOVE it! Is there a randomized version?

I can see myself doing this one over and over in a trance...

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Level 47
May 11, 2021
Got the mystery country with 16 countries left to go. ( I guessed Zambia and when that didn't work I guessed Zimbabwe and got Lesotho!)
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Level 58
May 12, 2021
same, the Z gave it away for me
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Level 36
May 15, 2021
It would be really cool if the main answer to this quiz would be a randomly generated country every time you played it.
+1
Level 55
Oct 20, 2021
Typed in Zimbabwe for the Z option and it was correct so I knew right away it had to be a Southern African country. Great quiz!
+1
Level 55
Oct 20, 2021
I typed in Italy, but Israel got filled instead, which makes sense because it's closer. But why is it accepting Italy then?
+1
Level 69
Feb 9, 2022
"What do you mean it's not Equatorial Guinea or Ethiopia?!..............................................................OH!"
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Level 53
Mar 9, 2022
The first things I did were qatar, yemen, oman, then zambia and zimbabwe, since it was zimbabwe I just started typing "south african" countries or perhaps ones inside it.
+1
Level 67
Mar 13, 2022
This should be made into a quiz where the Unknown Country changes every time you do it. I'm sure it could be done.
+2
Level 50
Mar 26, 2022
idk how israel is closer than ivory coast
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Level 53
Apr 7, 2024
Côte d'Ivoire is how.
+1
Level 56
Apr 7, 2022
Would love to see more!
+1
Level 41
Aug 31, 2022
Can someone explain how you're supposed to get to Lesotho?
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Level 72
Apr 25, 2023
Start randomly guessing countries. It's helpful to guess letters that not many countries start with at the start, like V or Z. From there, try to narrow the selection down to a region of the world. Keep guessing countries in or around that region until you find the mystery country, and then try to complete the puzzle.
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Level 60
Feb 28, 2023
Guessed Lesotho when I'd only got about 3 of the near countries
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Level 53
Sep 2, 2023
got 64% first try and only got 1 point :( i got the mystery country while guessing for that letter though
+1
Level 54
Oct 23, 2023
Figured it out in 1:49!