Name a Valid Country by Disputed Area

For each disputed territory, name any of the countries which claims it.
Countries which currently have de-facto control in bold
In some cases, only part of the territory is disputed
Quiz by Jeremy
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Last updated: August 14, 2021
First submittedJune 16, 2020
Times taken20,719
Average score61.1%
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Territory
Country
Jammu and Kashmir
India / Pakistan
Crimea
Russia / Ukraine
Falkland Islands
United Kingdom / Argentina
Ceuta and Melilla
Spain / Morocco
Aegean Sea
Greece / Turkey
Chagos Archipelago
United Kingdom / Mauritius / Maldives
Mount Blanc summit
France / Italy
Korean Peninsula
North Korea / South Korea
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Canada / United States
Golan Heights
Israel / Lebanon / Syria
Hala'ib Triangle
Egypt / Sudan
Shatt al-Arab
Iran / Iraq
Fergana Valley
Kyrgyzstan / Tajikistan / Uzbekistan
Kuril Islands
Russia / Japan
Spratly Islands
Brunei / China / Malaysia / Philippines / Taiwan / Vietnam
Mayotte
France / Comoros
Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Australia / Indonesia
Hans Island
Canada / Denmark
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Level 74
Jun 16, 2020
Great idea! Got all but Hans Island
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Level 81
Mar 21, 2021
You should look it up, it's probably the funniest territorial "dispute" ever
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Level 80
Mar 22, 2021
More disputes should be settled/continued in such a fashion :)
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Level 59
Apr 2, 2021
just looked it up, hilarious lol
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Level 53
Apr 22, 2021
well actually it is wrong but also right, it isnt a flip flop every day kind of thing, it only happened once, but still really funny
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Level 62
Jun 4, 2021
Yeah, it's kinda stupid that they are fighting over a tiny icy barren uninhabited island in the middle of the Arctic Ocean using google ads.
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Level 73
Jul 14, 2022
Good news, everyone - the fight is over.
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Level 51
Jun 16, 2020
Just missed Spratly Islands.
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Level 65
Mar 31, 2021
"Those islands in the South China Sea" would have been more helpful, lol.
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Level 92
Mar 21, 2021
A bit of Jammu and Kashmir is also disputed by China.
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Level 64
Sep 29, 2021
The majority of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir is controlled by India (and the rest by Pakistan). China doesn't even border it. Are you talking about Akshai Chin, which China claims to control?
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Level 73
Mar 22, 2021
Very fun. I don't think that the Maldives has ever laid claim to the Chagos Archipelago. Since the Law of the Sea, the Maldives may be affected by the dispute between Mauritius and the U.K., but that's different than making a claim over it.
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Level 71
Mar 31, 2021
It has recently joined the battle. Looking for a bit more sand maybe.
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Level 73
Mar 31, 2021
I've just looked again. I can't find any reference to the Maldivian government making any claim on the Chagos Archipelago at all. It looks like all that matters to the Maldives is how any resolution affects international sea boundaries. Unlike Minicoy/Maliku - the southernmost island in Lakshadweep - there's no history of Maldivian settlement (or even knowledge of) Chagos at any point prior to British colonization.
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Level 70
Mar 22, 2021
You could add Nagorno-Karabakh
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Level 57
Mar 22, 2021
Fun quiz! I couldn't think of where Juan de Fuca would be...
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Level 52
Mar 31, 2021
I live on the Strait of Juan De Fuca and never even knew about a boundary dispute. But there are a lot of Spanish place names on the southwest coast of Canada - Juan De Fuca, Tofino, Port Alberni, Galiano Island, Cortes Island, Quadra Island, San Juan Islands, etc.
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Level 45
Mar 31, 2021
Same... Had no idea there was any dispute. Have lived here my whole life.
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Level 65
Mar 31, 2021
I know about that because I learned about the Juan de Fuca plate in my high school geology class (in the US).
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Level 61
Mar 23, 2021
Great idea, very instructive!

Thanks!

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Level 65
Mar 23, 2021
Las Islas Malvinas Argentina.
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Level 43
Apr 1, 2021
las Islas malvinas paraguay
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Level 61
Jan 31, 2022
las islas malvinas filipinas
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Level 52
Mar 31, 2021
Huh, pretty wild that I live on the Juan de Fuca Strait (Victoria, BC) but never knew of the boundary dispute!
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Level 66
Mar 31, 2021
Cool quiz, but I would suggest making Greece bold for the Aegean, since they do in fact own almost all the islands in it, which are also populated by Greeks - despite Erdogan's imperialistic pipe dreams.
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Level 69
May 4, 2021
The website heavily features conservative Americans who are heavily pro-Turkish and anti-Greek following the line of Kissinger who despised Greeks.
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Level 72
Aug 14, 2021
Good idea
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Level 79
Mar 31, 2021
China also disputes part of Kashmir
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Level 54
Mar 31, 2021
No, China only claim Ladakh
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Level 73
Mar 31, 2021
Ladakh makes up about half the territory of India's Jammu and Kashmir state.
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Level 64
Sep 29, 2021
Jammu and Kashmir is not a state(but a Union territory) and Ladakh is not part of it. Forget about the dispute, China doesn't even border J&K
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Level 73
Jul 14, 2022
You're right on both counts. Ladakh only became a separate region in 2019 though.
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Level 67
Mar 31, 2021
aegean sea isnt disputed.

its greek 100%

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Level 70
Mar 31, 2021
Great quiz, very interesting
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Level 50
Mar 31, 2021
I'm somewhat surprised only 39% answered Spratly correctly when that's the territorial dispute that is probably most likely to lead to a US-China conflict.
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Level 70
Mar 31, 2021
Who's looking forward to seeing JetPunk get banned in all of these countries? :)
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Level 66
Mar 31, 2021
I will try my best to get Jetpunk banned here in France for their SCANDALOUS, IMPERIALISTIC, FASCIST, and TREACHEROUS claim about the Mont Blanc. MONTBLANC JE FRANCUSKA ! MONT BLANC JE FRANCUSKA !!
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Level 66
Mar 31, 2021
I'm kidding, of course. Here in France, nobody really knows, much less cares, about that "territorial dispute". I suspect it's the same in Italy!
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Level 65
Sep 19, 2021
Yup
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Level 69
Mar 31, 2021
What a great idea for a quiz
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Level 66
Mar 31, 2021
They are such pretty regions!
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Level 55
Mar 31, 2021
Why is Russia in bold for Crimea? Is this website Russian?
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Level 55
Mar 31, 2021
Bold represents the country that currently administers it.
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Level 55
Mar 31, 2021
no its american
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Level 57
Mar 31, 2021
no its part of uruguay
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Level 53
May 23, 2021
Let's all be serious: we know it's Tuvaluan
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Level 72
Mar 31, 2021
Russia de facto controls Crimea. Whether that should be the case or not is another matter entirely.
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Level 54
May 22, 2022
By now, Crimea's the least of Ukraine's worries...
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Level 26
Apr 3, 2021
Suprised the Serbia/Kosovo dispute wasn't on this list

Or for that matter the Turkey/Kurd/Iraq/Syria dispute wasn't either

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Level 58
Nov 25, 2021
You could put bold for Hans Island, but then you would have to change the quiz twice a year.
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Level 54
Jun 22, 2022
Hans Island Dispute has now been solved, they are splitting the island between them, so no longer a disputed area :)
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Level 65
Aug 16, 2022
agreed with the comment above. Situation resolved, no more dispute