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Pixelated Africa Map

Africa has been pixelated! Only pixels with at least 50% land have survived! Each pixel can only be guessed by the country which has the most area inside it!
There are no answer boxes on purpose! The pixel grid is your only resource to name all the countries
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: May 6, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 17, 2019
Times taken60,204
Average score89.4%
Rating4.98
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+28
Level 55
Jan 17, 2019
Really creative, i love it!
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Level 27
Jan 20, 2021
missed the Liberia Square so got 245
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Level 72
Feb 7, 2021
This is what the "Add comment" button at the bottom 👇 is for ;)
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Level 52
May 6, 2021
maybe more people would know about it if it was the "Add comment" button at the top
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Level 61
Jun 29, 2021
Maybe more people would add comments which are unnecessary repetitions if they didn't have to scroll past existing comments before adding their own
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Level 52
Oct 15, 2021
maybe some people wanted someone to recognize them
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Level 48
Nov 19, 2022
maybe she's born with it
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Level 75
Jan 18, 2019
A great series! Maybe shorten the time a wee bit on this one? I reckon the perfect quiz length produces about 20% getting 100% :)
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Level 60
Jan 18, 2019
Great quiz. I think the time is just right. I missed 4 but am not too good at geography of Africa. Thanks, love it.
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Level 53
Apr 8, 2019
I like this. Did Europe, too. Is Asia coming?
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Level 68
Apr 8, 2019
Eventually! They take a while to make though, so when I get some time (probably summer) I plan on making Asia, Americas and even a world version!
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Level 39
Apr 28, 2019
Can't wait!
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Level 71
May 2, 2019
Another thumbs up, great quiz
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Level 68
May 2, 2019
Thanks!
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Level 80
May 2, 2019
That was fun, time limit was perfect, finished with seconds to go
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Level 75
May 2, 2019
Sweet quiz, thank you for making it!
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Level 34
May 3, 2019
There is Kenya 2 times in the answers. A small mistake but still
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Level 68
May 3, 2019
There's supposed to be 2 Kenya's since it occupies two pixels! :)
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Level 65
Jun 8, 2019
How is it a mistake?
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Level 56
May 3, 2019
First off, I love the quiz: it is very interesting. In the future, I think you could change the pixellation method to get more regular results. For example, on this quiz, Kenya has 2 pixels and Uganda has 3, but Kenya is over twice the area of Uganda in the real world.
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Level 68
May 4, 2019
Thanks. However, if I chose the pixellation method to best represent the countries then it wouldn't have any surprising results?

Specifically on the Kenya/Uganda situation. Kenya's 2 pixels are dead in the middle of its area, and the rest of its area is in the surrounding cells, but unfortunately none of it occupies more than half the are in that cell. Uganda on the other hand gets lucky, it shares its cells with other countries yet is aligned such that it occupies more than half of each cell.

The best example I can think of at the moment would be Chile. All of its cells would likely not occupy the whole cell, yet it would be counted for it since it occupies more than half. Let's say it gets 20 pixels, then it might actually only have, say, 10-11 full pixels worth of area, but it gets 20 pixels due to the half-area rule.

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Level 59
May 6, 2019
"There are no answer boxes on purpose! The pixel grid is your only resource to name all the countries".

Uhm... but in the little image above the quiz, I can see the Africa map with all the borders and this is a great help!

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Level 68
May 6, 2019
Whoops! That's a problem. I've updated the thumbnail now, never even thought of that when making it!
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Level 57
Jun 8, 2019
Very fun quiz, really liked it!
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Level 50
Jun 8, 2019
very fun make another one
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Level 45
Jun 8, 2019
Really loved this quiz! It was extremely unique, and while it was still geography, it was definitely a break from the standard "same old same old" quizzes.
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Level 25
Jun 8, 2019
Is there any reason some countries are left out? No SIerra Leone, Gambia, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mauritius, Comoros, Sao Tome, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Eritrea, Togo, and I am sure I am forgetting some. It could be purposeful, so if that is the case, I apologize...
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Level 56
Jun 8, 2019
read. the. other. comments.
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Level 37
Jun 8, 2019
0:02 remaining nearly forgot Tunisia
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Level 60
Jun 9, 2019
There isn't enough time, I knew them all but didn't have the time to write some.
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2019
I've read every comment and still don't really understand the quiz (although i guessed most of the countries oddly enough.) What do you mean "only countries that occupy 50% land"? Sorry I'm sure you feel this has been explained in your long comment but I'm slow lol.
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Level 68
Jun 11, 2019
No worries, I'll try and explain a different way.

Firstly, a grid was overlayed on top of the usual Africa map (with non-Africa countries removed). Then the next step was to remove any squares within the grid that had at least 50% of the square covered by the usual map. So, for most squares inland, it had almost 100% land, thus was kept, but some coastal squares had very little or perhaps no land at all and were removed. Secondly, each square was then analysed manually to work out which country's land occupied the most area in the square itself. Most squares were easy to do since a single country occupied 80-90% of the land, but some became more challenging to analyse as the amount of area was quite similar between two countries.

Hopefully this helps to explain a little better. As always feel free to ask more questions and I'll gladly answer them :)

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Level 38
Jan 7, 2020
Loved this quiz! Just finished with 13s to spare on mobile typing as fast as possible:D
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Level 63
Dec 9, 2020
Sierra Leone makes it to the world version, but is excluded here. Strange.
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Level 68
Dec 9, 2020
Just the luck of where the alignment lies I guess
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Level 72
Feb 7, 2021
I was just about to comment that - and add that it's little quirks like that that make this series even more interesting!

I'm only just discovering it now for some reason, and I absolutely love it! Really great work again Stewart.

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Level 36
Apr 8, 2021
Done with 0:51 seconds left!
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Level 67
Jun 29, 2021
10 more seconds needed. closest i have gotten is 241. 8th try got it with 8 seconds left
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Level 22
Jun 29, 2021
Awesome! Are you using Pixel Art?
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Level 43
Jun 29, 2021
For some reason I can never remember Zambia on these quizzes. Cool idea!
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Level 22
Jun 29, 2021
Great quiz!
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Level 44
Jun 29, 2021
Why are a few African countries not working?
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Level 43
Jul 2, 2021
too small to have their own pixels
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Level 45
Nov 11, 2022
Like Djibouti, maybe?
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Level 43
Jun 30, 2021
awwwwwwwwwwwwww i missed burkina faso! NO i got all the rest
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Level 20
Oct 4, 2021
i like this a lot, maybe a little more time but it was good. i think you could add all the countries maybe and add an extra minute or too, especially the island countries, those could just be one pixel off the coast. still great quiz, just some suggestions. good job
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Level 28
Apr 26, 2022
I really liked this quiz!
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Level 45
Nov 11, 2022
For some reason some countries aren't working. please fix.
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Level 68
Nov 12, 2022
It works fine for me. I think you misunderstood the quiz. Not all countries are present.
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Level 45
Jan 3, 2023
Me: think of large countries think of large countries

My brain: Benin! Togo! Ghana!