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40 Random missing Countries on the World Map

How many countries missing can you name? As you answer, the countries you name will reapper. Be careful! You only have 2 minutes and 20 seconds to name 40 countries! (I just felt the other ones were too easy so I created one of my own. Sorry JetPunk's quizmasters!) Have fun!
It has to be a sovereign nation (use the common english name)
Answers change every time you play
Undetectable countries aren't considered. Click the map to zoom!
Try the whole Countries series here
Quiz by ergillo
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Last updated: January 9, 2023
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First submittedMarch 24, 2022
Times taken138,595
Average score67.5%
Rating4.59
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Palau
Austria
Republic of the Congo
Mozambique
Gambia
Algeria
Lebanon
United Arab Emirates
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Seychelles
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Burkina Faso
Guyana
Nauru
Bhutan
Madagascar
Uruguay
Sweden
France
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Paraguay
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Suriname
Uzbekistan
Togo
Cuba
Norway
Zambia
Somalia
Uganda
Malaysia
Belize
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Croatia
Liberia
North Korea
Taiwan
Turkmenistan
Cape Verde
Sri Lanka
Niger
Australia
Thailand
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Level 56
Oct 18, 2022
LMK if you have any suggestions or anything on order to improve the quiz. Have fun playing!
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Level 59
Mar 24, 2022
I love this! Id suggest maybe adding one more minute because the small countries are harder to see. Thanks!
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Level 56
Mar 24, 2022
Thank you so much for your suggestion! Unfortunately, I tried several times with more than 2 minutes, but it turns out it becomes too easy, in fact everyone was getting 100% every time. Therefore i realised it had to be faster in order to become difficult. I guarantee you that is doable, as i have done it several times, and i'm happy as it is right now, considering the fact that this could be the hardest quiz of its category available on JetPunk right now. (I'm not bragging, this is only my humble opinion) Have fun playing!
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Level 72
Sep 19, 2022
I’d have to disagree that it’s the most difficult quiz on Jetpunk in terms of knowing answers to questions, only in terms of how quickly one can type. And when you use Jetpunk to pass the time or keep yourself awake on the commute to work, using a phone with a tiny keyboard (and the clumsy hands of a 6’3’’ person), having to manoeuvre the map to be able to see the missing countries, it does become very difficult. And it’s amazing how many of these ‘random’ quizzes so frequently include answers like ‘Equatorial Guinea,’ just to makes sure there’s a little extra typing to do.

I’d always thought quizzing was about testing your knowledge, or ability to work out answers to problems/puzzles. All of these fast-typing ones are less about quizzing, and more like an application to be a secretary. As you say, with a bit longer on the clock, plenty get 100%, which tells you they know the answers, all you’ve done therefore is made another speed-typing test, which JP has more than enough of.

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Level 48
May 23, 2023
i mean even so you could just take it untimed
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Level 56
Sep 19, 2022
The knowledge stands on knowing what's every country called and being able to locate it in the given amount of time. I've never said this would be the most difficult quiz on JP, I said it would be the most challenging of its category.

I'm sorry if it's not that easy on a phone, but I can't change it only because of that I'm afraid. There's plenty of very good quizzes that you can do on a phone on this site, but there's another good amount that you can't be able to get if you're not using a computer.

Btw the quiz is randomized, so Equatorial Guinea isn't gonna show up every time.

Idk if this comment of yours was just a provocation or a suggestion, but i hope I answered all of your questions. Have a nice time playing!

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Level 72
Nov 26, 2022
Well, it was a suggestion but apparently the invitation wasn’t genuine. I think it’s a valId one, especially since there exist similar quizzes with 20 answers, but more available time. As I said, I had no difficulty locating or naming the countries, but the ability to type them at speed is the only stumbling block.

I do wish I could take a screen grab and post it here. Having had another stab, the randomiser managed to spit out the usual suspects again, including… Equatorial Guinea! I use a phone because I mainly use the site on the commute. I’m certain I’m not the only one. But there will be disabled and elderly people who use this site as well, who are potentially left frustrated when they know the answers but can’t type quickly enough to satisfy quiz setters who imagine that knowledge only counts if it can be typed at speed.

The pinned comment does ask for suggestions on how to improve the quiz. But you appear to have rejected any that are made, and they all refer to the time.

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Level 56
Dec 2, 2022
I've added 30 seconds after your 2nd comment, and now 5.7% of people are getting it. If I had to add more time just for the disabled and the elderly it would become too easy for youngsters and not disabled people (no offense intended). I'm sorry about Equatorial Guinea, I've never gotten it in my tries, but that's the game, sometimes you have to get lucky to get all of them.
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Level 48
May 23, 2023
i beat it in one minute lol
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Level 20
Jun 4, 2022
Nice one! I just set my pb at 1:28. Coming from the "20 missing countries quiz" I though at first that this was hard but after several tries I feel like is routine. You should make one with 50 (or even more)
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Level 56
Jun 14, 2022
That' exactly what I was hoping, thank you! Maybe in the future I will make another one.
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Level 20
Jun 15, 2022
After trying yours I decided to do an hardest version myself, so if you like go check it out and tell me what you think ;D
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Level 56
Jun 16, 2022
That's sick! Keep up the good work
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Level 60
Sep 17, 2022
Finally got 40/40 after 37 tries. This really kept me engaged! I was at 36, then 39 for a long time and finally 40.
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Level 56
Sep 18, 2022
Same as me! Good job keeping that perseverance
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Level 87
Sep 18, 2022
This time limit and map are not friendly to the visually impaired.
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Level 56
Sep 18, 2022
I guess I'll try adding 20 seconds then, thank you!
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Level 84
Sep 19, 2022
Got stuck at 39. Time ran out. Nothing turned red. I started zoom searching. I thought I had hit every part of the world, but I still couldn't find the missing country. I had to check the list to see that it was Gambia. Sure enough, it's invisible when the map isn't zoomed. You can see it during zoom if you know to look for it.
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Level 56
Sep 21, 2022
I guess you really have to bring your A game to even look for them! Everyone needs a bit of luck playing this quiz to get them all. I wish you all the luck in the world in your next try then!
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Level 87
Sep 26, 2022
First try!

Perhaps, I got lucky, or maybe I'm built different:)

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Level 56
Sep 27, 2022
It could be you're built different haha good job!

Btw in how much time did you get it?

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Level 61
Nov 13, 2022
9th attempt, 31 seconds left. that was a stressful one, very challenging. great quiz!
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Level 56
Nov 14, 2022
Hard work pays off I suppose! Thank you!
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Level 91
Nov 26, 2022
This just isn’t enough time for a quiz like this, sorry.
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Level 56
Dec 2, 2022
Some time ago it had a 2 mins time limit, i added 30 secs just to make it a more interesting and doable challenge, and now 5.7% of people that tried it got 100% (which is 1800 people). I got it in under 2 mins several times, so I'm sure that with some trying and a little bit of luck you'll get it! Keep trying!
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Level 84
Nov 26, 2022
The time is spot on. Took me four tries, was a fun challenge. And my typing speed isn't great, I make mistakes all the time.
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Level 56
Dec 2, 2022
Keep trying and you might get it in under 2 mins! (which was the time limit some months ago!) Good job!
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Level 61
Nov 28, 2022
Sao Tome is spelled Sao Tome E Principe. Is this intentinal?
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Level 56
Dec 2, 2022
Thanks for noticing that, I'm italian and i might have spelled it in italian by mistake. Considering that you need to write just "Sao Tome" to get it, I've never noticed it. Thank you!
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Level 69
Nov 28, 2022
Took me forever to be able to do it in time, and I finally did. Now I just managed to do it with 42 seconds to spare. Perfect quiz!
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Level 56
Dec 2, 2022
Some time ago this quiz was 2 minutes instead of 2.30, I added more time cause there were many people asking for it, you might be one of the only ones who has gotten it in less than 2 mins. Good job! And thanks a lot!
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Level 65
May 30, 2023
Enjoyably difficult - in five goes I got 40 once, 38 twice and 39 twice. Partly a question of luck as to how many of the really small ones that require zooming in (hello Lebanon and Gambia) come up...
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Level 69
Oct 16, 2023
of course I missed New Zealand
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Level 64
Nov 24, 2023
Nice quiz! i ran out of time but im not the fastest typer so
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Level 44
Dec 28, 2023
I would suggest leaving out Gambia. That's the only one where it's really close to impossible to tell if it's there or not already, especially if Senegal is there. Otherwise great quiz.
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Level 36
Feb 2, 2024
After an hour I finally got 40/40. I appreciate the challenge, nice job
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Level 33
Mar 29, 2024
Thank you for making this, it's kept me challenged. It's hard, but possible if you concentrate, which was welcoming after finding the 20 missing countries one a bit too easy. Would love for you to make more quizzes like these! What about one where you have countries missing but you have to name the capital instead of the country name?
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Level 75
Apr 1, 2024
this is really hard. not sure if i'll beat 43 seconds. crusher
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Level 75
Apr 3, 2024
Love this quiz and love the extra challenge compared to the 20 missing countries quiz. I would really suggest leaving out Gambia though - it isn't simply hard to see like Montenegro, Lebanon, etc - it genuinely is not visible.