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Countries in Squares of an Empty World Map

Name any country featured within each square of the world map.
Any land visible on the Countries of the World Quiz is valid as an answer.
Squares with no countries inside them are not illuminated, some require you to zoom to see the edge cases
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Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: March 26, 2022
First submittedAugust 15, 2019
Times taken66,789
Average score94.5%
Rating4.99
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United States
United States | Canada
Canada
Canada
Canada | Denmark
Canada | Denmark
Denmark
Denmark | Iceland
Norway | Sweden | Finland | Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
United States
United States | Canada
Canada
Canada
Canada
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Canada | Denmark
Denmark
Iceland | Ireland
Ireland | United Kingdom | Belgium | Netherlands | Germany | Denmark | Norway
Norway | Sweden | Finland | Russia | Estonia | Latvia | Lithuania | Belarus | Ukraine | Poland | Denmark | Germany
Russia | Finland | Belarus | Ukraine | Kazakhstan
Russia | Kazakhstan
Russia | Kazakhstan
Russia | Mongolia
Russia | China
Russia
Russia
Russia
United States | Canada
United States | Canada
United States | Canada
United States | Canada
Portugal
Portugal | Spain | France | Andorra | Monaco | United Kingdom | Italy | Switzerland | Liechtenstein | Austria | Germany | Belgium | Netherlands | Luxembourg
Germany | Slovakia | Czech Republic | Poland | Ukraine | Moldova | Romania | Bulgaria | Greece | Turkey | North Macedonia | Italy | Vatican City | San Marino | Slovenia | Austria | Hungary | Croatia | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Albania | Montenegro | Kosovo | Serbia
Ukraine | Russia | Armenia | Georgia | Azerbaijan | Turkey | Iran | Kazakhstan
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Russia | Kazakhstan | Turkmenistan | Tajikistan | Uzbekistan | Iran | Kyrgyzstan | Afghanistan
Russia | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Tajikistan | Uzbekistan | Afghanistan | China | Mongolia
Russia | China | Mongolia
Russia | China | Mongolia | South Korea | North Korea
Russia | China | Japan
United States | Mexico
United States | Mexico
United States | Bahamas
Morocco | Mauritania | Spain
Spain | Portugal | Morocco | Mauritania | Algeria | Tunisia | Mali | Libya
Tunisia | Italy | Malta | Greece | Turkey | Egypt | Libya | Algeria
Turkey | Syria | Cyprus | Egypt | Israel | Lebanon | Jordan | Saudi Arabia | Kuwait | Iraq | Iran | Bahrain | Qatar
Iran | Turkmenistan | Afghanistan | Pakistan | Tajikistan | Uzbekistan | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | United Arab Emirates | Oman | India
Tajikistan | Pakistan | Afghanistan | India | China | Nepal | Bangladesh | Bhutan
China | Bhutan | Bangladesh | India | Myanmar
China | Taiwan | South Korea | Japan
Japan
United States
Mexico
Mexico | Guatemala | El Salvador | Belize
Cuba | Bahamas | Dominican Republic | Haiti | Jamaica | Belize | Guatemala | Honduras | El Salvador | Nicaragua | Costa Rica | Colombia | Venezuela | Netherlands | Mexico
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Dominican Republic | United States | Grenada | Trinidad and Tobago | Antigua and Barbuda | St Kitts and Nevis | St Vincent and the Grenadines | Barbados | Venezuela | Netherlands | France | St Lucia | Dominica
Cape Verde | Morocco | Mauritania | Mali | Senegal | Gambia | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau
Algeria | Mali | Mauritania | Guinea | Burkina Faso | Ghana | Togo | Benin | Nigeria | Niger
Libya | Egypt | Sudan | Chad | Nigeria | Niger | Cameroon | Algeria | Central African Republic
Egypt | Sudan | South Sudan | Eritrea | Djibouti | Somalia | Ethiopia | Saudi Arabia | Yemen
Saudi Arabia | United Arab Emirates | Oman | Yemen | India | Pakistan
India | Bangladesh
India | Bangladesh | Myanmar | Thailand | Laos | China | Vietnam | Cambodia
China | Taiwan | Philippines
Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands
Kiribati
Ecuador
Costa Rica | Panama | Colombia | Venezuela | Brazil | Peru | Ecuador | Nicaragua
Colombia | Venezuela | Brazil | Guyana | France | Trinidad and Tobago | Suriname
Brazil
Guinea | Sierra Leone | Liberia
Guinea | Liberia | Ivory Coast | Mali | Burkina Faso | Ghana | Togo | Benin | Nigeria | Cameroon | Gabon | São Tomé and Príncipe | Equatorial Guinea
Sudan | South Sudan | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Republic of the Congo | Rwanda | Uganda | Central African Republic | Chad | Cameroon | Nigeria | Gabon | Equatorial Guinea | Burundi | Tanzania
Sudan | South Sudan | Ethiopia | Kenya | Uganda | Tanzania | Somalia | Democratic Republic of the Congo
Somalia
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India | Sri Lanka | Maldives
Vietnam | Cambodia | Myanmar | Malaysia | Thailand | Singapore | Indonesia
Philippines | Brunei | Malaysia | Indonesia
Palau | Federated States of Micronesia | Indonesia
Federated States of Micronesia | Nauru | Marshall Islands | Kiribati
Kiribati | Marshall Islands
Kiribati
Ecuador | Peru | Brazil | Colombia | Bolivia
Brazil | Bolivia | Peru
Brazil
Gabon
Republic of the Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Burundi | Rwanda | Tanzania | Angola | Zambia | Zimbabwe | Mozambique | Gabon
Kenya | Tanzania | Mozambique | Comoros | Madagascar | Malawi | Zambia | France
Seychelles
Indonesia
Australia | Indonesia | East Timor
Australia | Indonesia | Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea | Solomon Islands | Vanuatu
Kiribati | Tuvalu | Samoa | Fiji
Peru | Bolivia | Chile | Argentina
Brazil | Paraguay | Argentina | Chile | Bolivia | Peru
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Brazil
Namibia | Angola | Zambia | Zimbabwe | South Africa | Lesotho | Botswana
Malawi | Mozambique | Madagascar | Zimbabwe | Eswatini | South Africa
Mauritius | France
Australia
Australia
Australia | Vanuatu | France
Fiji | Tonga
Chile | Argentina
Argentina | Uruguay | Brazil
South Africa | Lesotho
South Africa
Australia
Australia
Australia
New Zealand
Chile | Argentina
Chile | Argentina | United Kingdom
Australia
New Zealand
New Zealand
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Level 59
Aug 15, 2019
This is a really good quiz, thanks for making it!
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Level 68
Aug 15, 2019
Thanks Geographystar :)
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Level 75
Aug 15, 2019
Great quiz, I nominate this for a star! How about making a variation that only shows up the correctly answered blocks (just solid blocks of colour) so it's a sort of build-a-batch-of-pixels quiz?
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Level 68
Aug 15, 2019
Yes! Great idea.
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Level 92
Aug 15, 2019
Excellent quiz!
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Level 64
Aug 15, 2019
Awesome job!
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Level 58
Mar 29, 2020
I like the fact that ''water'' was an answer :D
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Level 51
Jul 7, 2020
100%
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Level 41
Dec 16, 2021
same

cool quiz

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Level 18
Aug 22, 2022
same here
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Level 55
Aug 26, 2020
Portugal sticks out a bit into the square to it's left. Some others that are a bit less visible are Somalia sticking into the two squares to its right and CAR peeks into the square above it a bit. Also, why include France, US, and Netherlands in the lesser antilles square but not the UK? Why not St Pierre and Miquelon by Canada? or the Canary Islands? Just out of curiousity. Do the other territories in the lesser Antilles have different status from these? idk
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Level 61
Aug 23, 2021
Yes. Those are all part of their respective countries (e.g. Guadeloupe has the same status as Ile-de-France). The British Overseas Territories aren't part of the UK.
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Level 54
Jun 23, 2021
Awesome Quiz! Nominated.
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Level 57
Jul 11, 2021
Great quiz Stewart!
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Level 53
Jul 14, 2021
Again, really impressive! The 100th nomination is from yours truly :)
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Level 83
Jul 26, 2021
Cool quiz! However, Vietnam should reveal two squares instead of just one.
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Level 68
Jul 26, 2021
Andaman & Nicobar islands should be on the map. That'd reveal one more square with half of Sumatra for India.
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Level 84
Jul 26, 2021
Well at least I got "water".
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Level 57
Aug 23, 2021
Nice one Stewart
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Level 44
Aug 23, 2021
Enjoyed this quiz.
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Level 67
Aug 23, 2021
Cool quiz!
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Level 68
Aug 23, 2021
Thanks Stewart, yet another good quiz that even non-geographers can have fun with.
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Level 72
Aug 23, 2021
I may be wrong but there's the square Myanmar / Malaysia / Thailand / Singapore / Indonesia that seems wrong to me... (Myanmar -> Vietnam?)
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Level 68
Aug 23, 2021
Yep you're right, this has been fixed now.
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Level 31
Aug 23, 2021
Good concept
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Level 59
Aug 23, 2021
47 seconds remaining, cooler quiz than I expected.
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Level 65
Aug 23, 2021
good quiz but it needs to give less time
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Level 75
Aug 23, 2021
Great idea and very fun, thanks so much for making this!
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Level 75
Aug 23, 2021
Wow, Kiribati takes up two squares. Way to go Kiribati! Ya done good.
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Level 53
Sep 14, 2021
Ace quiz!
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Level 47
Sep 20, 2021
Absolute fun.
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Level 75
Sep 28, 2021
Cool quiz with great graphics yet again Stewart.
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Level 33
Oct 26, 2021
Should accept "Equator" as part of Ecuador
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Level 35
Feb 9, 2022
no
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Level 70
Dec 6, 2021
it's a little bit off-putting to start typing e.g. russia but the initial r fills the water squares so you get ussia - maybe only country names should fill in the water squares? or they just autofill without having to type anything at all?
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Level 58
Dec 7, 2021
They auto-fill
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Level 72
Mar 26, 2022
good one
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Level 72
Apr 2, 2022
Love it, thanks.

By my count, 27 out of 53 water squares are in the Pacific, and the remaining 26 are "elsewhere" (Atlantic & Indian, plus 1 in the Arctic). The Pacific really is a monster, and frankly I find it surprising that it contains as many islands as it does.

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Level 33
Apr 4, 2022
I loved this quiz. I had to really think about those south pacific islands!
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Level 55
May 3, 2022
this is easier somehow?
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Level 25
May 10, 2022
i missed ecuador bruh
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Level 58
May 14, 2022
Not too often that you see 11 answers with a 100% average
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Level 28
Jun 12, 2022
A pretty easy quiz but a great quiz!
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Level 33
Jun 28, 2022
Only missed Gabon,but what a great quiz
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Level 61
Jun 28, 2022
nice quiz! When I zoomed in for the last Gabon piece, I hovered my mouse over the adjacent square and saw Gabon in the list of answers. Not sure if the answers should be visible before time runs out. Other than that, great quiz!
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Level 67
Jun 28, 2022
France and Ecuador to get those last 2 squarez
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Level 44
Jun 28, 2022
It's easyy, i like this quiz!
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Level 56
Jun 30, 2022
Great quiz! Love the addition of using the Galapagos Islands as a square for Ecuador.
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Level 57
Jul 5, 2022
Can you accept SA as a type-in for South Africa please?
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Level 68
Jul 5, 2022
Nobody calls it that, and it you did then so many others would be disturbed when typing it (Samoa, San Marino, Saint x3 etc...).

It's been argued both ways multiple times (including ZSA), but we're not just adding acronyms to save time, only when they're actually used irl.