Five Biggest Countries by Longitude

Name the 5 largest countries on these lines of longitude.
Size refers to the entire country, not just the portion on that longitude; Not including Greenland
Mainland countries in which a meridian passes through their offshore islands are excluded
The latitude version is here
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Last updated: February 25, 2019
First submittedOctober 5, 2015
Times taken29,092
Average score61.8%
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Longitude
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
150° W
United States
 
 
 
 
120° W
Canada
United States
 
 
 
90° W
Canada
United States
Mexico
Guatemala
El Salvador
60° W
Canada
Brazil
Argentina
Bolivia
Venezuela
30° W
 
 
 
 
 
Algeria
Mali
France
Spain
Burkina Faso
30° E
Russia
DRC
Sudan
South Africa
Egypt
60° E
Russia
Kazakhstan
Iran
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
90° E
Russia
China
India
Mongolia
Bangladesh
120° E
Russia
China
Australia
Indonesia
Philippines
150° E
Russia
Australia
Papua New Guinea
F.S. Micronesia
 
180°
Russia
Fiji
Kiribati
 
 
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Level 75
Oct 5, 2015
Nice idea! Why leave out the 180th meridian though?
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Level 75
Jan 25, 2016
This one is harder.
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Level 76
Jan 31, 2016
Mongolia is not larger than Australia.
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Level 68
May 14, 2016
And Burkina Faso is also not bigger than U.K.
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Level 61
May 25, 2016
Actually Burkina Faso is larger than the UK, maps are just generally inaccurate in scale
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Level 46
May 25, 2016
This is looking at the longitude, not at the area.
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Level 38
Jun 3, 2020
Burkina Faso is larger than the UK
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Level 41
May 25, 2016
No, it's looking at the area
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Level 90
Feb 15, 2016
It looks like 150°E clearly intersects with Australia.
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Level 90
Feb 16, 2016
That was a fun quiz, made a bit harder by the format of the longitude lines being rows instead of columns. Had to turn my mental map on its side to draw the lines.
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Level 64
Feb 16, 2016
This was only due to formatting difficulties. Glad you enjoyed the quiz!
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Level 44
Apr 15, 2021
If you want, in the answers step, put your first column of answers you want in the quiz. Then count how many answers you have already and add that many rows to the end. Add a place holder like a "1" to each of those empty columns. then go to design grid and split up into two columns. If it works, go back to answers step and exchange the 1s for answers you want. If you want more columns, add that same number that you did before again to the end and maybe add something like a "2" in each one. Then go back to design grid and change each heading. Save quiz. This is what I had to do for my Name Countries by Fourth Lettersquiz.
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Level 52
May 25, 2016
True
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Level 63
Feb 17, 2016
Nice quiz, can't believe i forgot DRC though!
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Level 64
Feb 17, 2016
:) Thanks!
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Level 72
Feb 18, 2016
Indonesia is larger than the Philippines.
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Level 64
Feb 18, 2016
Yes, you are correct.
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Level 75
Feb 20, 2016
What about swapping rows and columns so that longitude goes 'west to east'?!
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Level 75
Feb 20, 2016
also, I think Bolivia is larger than Venezuela
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Level 75
Feb 20, 2016
according to this, Kiribati isn't touched by 180th meridian https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/180th_meridian
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Level 64
Feb 20, 2016
Thanks Bolivia is there above Venezuela.
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Level 64
Feb 20, 2016
That was my source of information, but see Jerry928's comment reply to your first comment :)
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Level 64
Feb 20, 2016
I first did this but it looked very messy because the countries' long names went past width 730!
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Level 64
Feb 20, 2016
So I then shortened the names, like B Faso for Burkina Faso, and that was just weird...
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Level 75
Feb 27, 2016
The 150°E parallel doesn't make landfall anywhere in Fed States of Micronesia, and neither does the 180° parallel with Kiribati (where the islands either side of the 180° line are over 600 miles apart). Maybe it's worth clarifying in the instructions that the line doesn't have to cross a country's land-mass, just its territorial waters?
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Level 64
Feb 27, 2016
I think our caveats already go over this :)
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Level 59
May 25, 2016
No, they don't.
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Level 75
May 25, 2016
Update on Kiribati - its islands are so far from the 180 degree parallel, both westwards and eastwards, that the 180 degree parallel is outside even the country's 200 mile economic zone. So I don't think we can say the 180 degree parallel passes "through" Kiribati. Kiribati's country coordinates, including Exclusive Economic Zone data, are available here.
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Level 50
May 25, 2016
Great quiz!
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Level 77
May 25, 2016
I can't believe I totally blanked completely on all of Oceania, as well as Indonesia and Philippines. My mind wasn't thinking about islands being the largest countries, I guess.
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Level 56
May 25, 2016
Stupid Mercator Projection, makin' me think that countries are huge.
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Level 60
May 28, 2016
Very interesting idea!
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Level 65
Feb 17, 2017
I need a map... or a good link to one.
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Level 64
Feb 17, 2017
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Level 66
Feb 17, 2017
Ran out of time!!!
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Level 66
Mar 17, 2018
If only the mainland is included why is Fiji on here? Its largest island is all west of the 180° meridian.
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Level 84
Jun 22, 2018
Quiz description says "Mainland countries in which a meridian passes through their offshore islands are excluded." Fiji, on the other hand, is an island country, so it's not subject to that restriction.
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Level 51
Oct 9, 2018
what about Denmark Greenland
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Level 76
Feb 25, 2019
Read description
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Level 36
Oct 21, 2018
I love and hate this game. How is it possible?
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Level 76
Feb 25, 2019
Why doesn't 'F. S. Micronesia' show up in green like the other countries when taking the quiz?
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Level ∞
Feb 25, 2019
Fixed
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Level 57
Feb 19, 2021
Got Kiribati...

Missed Brazil

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Level 71
Feb 22, 2021
As others have said, there needs to be a caveat about passing through territorial waters (for Micronesia). And address Jerry's point about 180deg going not passing through territorial waters (or even EEZ!) of Kiribati.

Very much enjoyed the quiz. Got all except Egypt, tsh.

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Level 61
Mar 5, 2021
If the EEZ is included, as would have to be done in order to count Kiribati as on the 180th meridian, then Tuvalu also needs to be included as on the 180th meridian as well.
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Level 54
Sep 5, 2021
Similar quiz here:

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1306568/countries-by-longitude

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Level 63
Dec 6, 2021
You know you've reached god level at geography when you complete this in roughly 2:00