Head to Head - Countries #2

We put two countries head to head with each other in a series of stand offs! Can you select the winning country in each scenario?
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Last updated: January 31, 2021
First submittedJanuary 31, 2021
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1. Which has land further south?
Chile reaches 56°30' south while South Africa only reaches only 46°59'
2. Which has the older current president?
The U.S. has Joe Biden, at 78 years old. China has Xi Jinping at 67 years old
3. Which has fewer people?
South Korea has around 52 million, North Korea has about 25 million
4. Which has never hosted any of the Olympic Games?
Denmark has never hosted an Olympics, while Norway has hosted two winter Olympic Games
5. Which has more bordering countries?
Austria borders 8 countries, Switzerland borders 5 countries
6. Which has a higher average annual temperature?
Malta averages 19°C and the Croatia averages 11°C
7. Which of these is in the Caribbean?
Barbados is in the Caribbean region, Cyprus is in the Mediterranean Sea
8. Which has the longest total land borders?
Kazakhstan has ~12,000 km, while Algeria around 6,500 km
9. Which is geographically closer to India?
Iran is around 600 km from India, while Iraq is further away at around 2000 km
10. Which has a demonym ending in -ian?
Bulgarians are from Bulgaria, Samoans are from Samoa
11. Which country is smallest in area?
Vatican City is about one fifth the size of Monaco
12. Which is a landlocked country?
Chad is landlocked in Africa, while Uruguay borders the southern Atlantic Ocean
13. Which country has a higher GDP per capita? (PPP)
Liechtenstein has $130,560 per capita, Kuwait has $75,855 per capita
14. Which is part of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation)?
The UK joined in 1949, while Morocco has not joined
15. Which of these is more populated?
Pakistan has around 220 million people, while Mexico sits at about 130 million
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Level 75
Jan 31, 2021
I can't believe I got the NATO question wrong. And I live in the UK...*Goes and stands in the corner with a white pointy hat with a D on it, hanging his head in shame*
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Level 68
Jan 31, 2021
Haha, I'm glad I caught someone out with that one. My hope was that with Brexit and such, people might have thought we left NATO and more :)
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Level 65
Apr 6, 2021
One can hope.
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Level 39
Apr 7, 2021
Well, I'm American and I got the which has the older current president wrong, so I know how you feel.
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Level 71
May 30, 2021
I thought South Korea's picture was Ireland (minus Northern Ireland) .......... hanging head in sympathy.
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Level 53
May 31, 2021
I thought North Korea was Pakistan and South Korea was Bangladesh... The shapes are somewhat similar, especially NK and Pakistan...
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Level 48
Sep 25, 2021
what do you mean by saying Bangladesh to my country!!!!!!! OMG
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Level 51
Mar 10, 2022
North korea nd pakistan look nothing the same, or you could just learn the flags. Those are some of the easiest flags.
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Level 78
Jan 31, 2021
Good quiz. Switzerland borders 5 countries though, not 4.
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Level 68
Jan 31, 2021
Thanks! Fixed now, forgot about Liechtenstein :)
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Level 48
Apr 13, 2021
Ah sure don't we all
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Level 54
Jan 31, 2021
Nice quiz
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Level 57
Jan 31, 2021
I love this series! This better get nominated.
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Level 67
Mar 28, 2021
i could not tell for the life of me what flag and country was next to north korea haha
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Level 55
Oct 1, 2021
how
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Level 74
Apr 6, 2021
I have to come clean: When I finished the quiz 15/15 I yelled out "Suck it, Quizmaster!", but then I saw that he finished it ten seconds faster than me :(
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Level 87
Apr 6, 2021
I'm pretty sure Barbados is part of Europe.
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Level 86
Apr 7, 2021
Might want to check that...
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Level 43
May 30, 2021
I'm so tired of this argument. Barbados might be European in culture but it is clearly in Asia!!! :P
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Level 61
Apr 6, 2021
Stupid me thought the second question asked for which country has her president for the longest... Still shows how far I've to go (╥﹏╥)
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Level 43
Apr 7, 2021
You're not alone, I had the same thought :D
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Level 67
Apr 6, 2021
Got 14/15. But the fact I thought I was looking at the UAE vs Laos for the GDP question kinda threw me off lol
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Level 70
Apr 7, 2021
Xi Xingping looks a lot older than he really is.
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Level 86
Apr 7, 2021
Well, Winnie the Pooh was created in 1926, so yeah, getting up there.
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Level 75
Apr 14, 2021
It's Xi Jinping
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Level 28
Jun 1, 2021
he doesnt deserve to have his name spelt right
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Level 65
Apr 7, 2021
Got one wrong, cause for some reason my brain read "temperature" as "elevation". Idk how....
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Level 41
Apr 14, 2021
all right first try yayy
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Level 48
May 18, 2021
Darn, just missed Olympic games question.
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Level 65
May 24, 2021
Kind of easy but still pretty good. Nice job!
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Level 70
May 30, 2021
"Vatican City is about five times smaller than Monaco" No, it's about one fifth of the size. Times is bigger.
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Level 68
May 30, 2021
ok
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Level 57
May 30, 2021
B-but- i thought Cyprus was in the Caribbean!!!11!
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Level 70
May 30, 2021
If Cyprus were in the Caribbean, it would certainly solve a lot of issues (or at least JetPunk debates :)
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Level 17
May 30, 2021
Cyprus would basically be in North America if it was in the Caribbean.
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Level 59
May 30, 2021
Why is that
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Level 55
Oct 1, 2021
the Caribbean sea is traditionally part of north america
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Level 56
Feb 13, 2022
TrINiDaD iS In SOutH AmeRICa
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Level 17
May 30, 2021
Obviously, North Korea is gonna have fewer population.
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Level 59
May 30, 2021
10/15, not bad but I made some dumb mistakes
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Level 38
May 30, 2021
The president question just confused my entire history of Geography, I thought it was trying to say which one was more older in the president position, thats why I chose Xi Jinping. BIDEN HAD JUST STARTED..
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Level 65
May 31, 2021
Very rough when you don't know flags and country shapes well.

I think those confused about the president question are mostly non native speakers. It would be phrased "which has the longer sitting current president", "which has a current president who has spent longer in office", "which elected their current president first", or something similar. Who is older could only be asking about age.

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Level 56
Feb 13, 2022
It is asking about age
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Level 63
May 31, 2021
Everyone, I misread xyz as abc. Please now empathize with me and my pointless spam so I feel less bad about my lazy comprehension.
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Level 19
Nov 30, 2021
I thought Austria was Kazakhstan! *sigh* :(
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Level 29
Jan 19, 2022
I cannot believe I got 100% on my first try, I guessed like half of them!
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Level 25
May 27, 2022
9/15