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Random Countries on the World Map

Can you name these 20 countries shaded in black on the map below? The answers change every time you play!
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Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: January 4, 2020
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First submittedMarch 18, 2019
Times taken1,134,432
Average score80.0%
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Country
Burundi
Panama
Indonesia
Somalia
United Kingdom
Country
Eswatini
South Africa
Monaco
Tajikistan
South Korea
Country
Sierra Leone
Saint Lucia
Eritrea
East Timor
Jamaica
Country
Australia
Suriname
Djibouti
Mongolia
Mauritius
102 Recent Comments
+8
Level 87
Jul 25, 2019
Singapore, St Lucia, St Vincent, Grenada, Dominica all do not show up on the map if they are selected. Probably all the tiny islands? San Marino seems to shows up okay though
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Level 68
Jul 25, 2019
I'll fix these issues. Might take some time to update the SVG!
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Level 33
Oct 9, 2019
I had a similar issue since St Vincent and saint lucia were both highlighted; they were on top of each other.
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Level 68
Jul 25, 2019
The issues have been addressed. Now all micronations and nations which are too small to see have a ring around them to show where they are. If you think there's any that should be added let me know - remember you can zoom the map too!
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Level 74
Nov 13, 2020
Does Barbados have a ring? If it had a ring I didn't notice it. Maybe add tails to all the rings? ;)
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Level 38
May 25, 2024
Great job. Keep them coming, please.
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Level 85
Jul 25, 2019
Congo and DRC were picked. 2 out of 20 with just five letters!
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Level 68
Jan 7, 2020
Wow no way. I can't believe that is true.
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Level 40
Jul 26, 2019
19/20. I was guessing what the second carribean island was. (St. Kitts and Nevis) right when I was finishing the correct answer --> st. kitt- TIMERS UPPPPPPP :PPPPP wow lol
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Level 79
Oct 9, 2019
Punctuation marks and spaces are not counted in JetPunk though, you know
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Level 56
Apr 19, 2022
Your comment hurts my brain...
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Level 65
Sep 11, 2022
Maybe do the multi island circles first.

Adrenaline kills my motor skills if I wait until the end.

I always end up doing the NevisAntiguaStKittsBarbuda typathon.

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Level 69
Jul 26, 2019
I really like this quiz, good job.
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Level 60
Jul 26, 2019
liechtenstein and switzerland on the same quiz was mean. could not see the faint red circle.
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Level 28
Jul 26, 2019
love this series!
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Level 68
Jul 28, 2019
Mine was very Africa-centred, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Gabon, Sao Tome, Ghana and Togo all in one quiz! More than half...
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Level 20
Jul 28, 2019
what are the odds of getting algeria 3 times in a row wow
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Level 95
Aug 13, 2019
About 1/2230.9732
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Level 63
Aug 6, 2019
Maybe it was a coincidence or maybe that's how the system works: I had both Dominica and Dominican Republic (which I got both from typing Dominica) as well as Sudan and South Sudan. Would be interesting if it always generates it that way and asks for connected names like both North + South Korea or both Congos. Or Niger and Nigeria? Great quiz anyway.
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Level 70
Sep 4, 2019
Easy to check, do it a 2nd time.. Anyway the answer is no. mine were quit spread out besides the touching botswana and zimbabwe
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Level 67
Aug 15, 2019
this quizz shows I am rubbish at west africa
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Level 72
Aug 30, 2019
I had every single Stan country. What are the odds?
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Level 35
Oct 30, 2019
I call BS.
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Level 79
Jan 7, 2020
You mean you had Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan? Or you had all the -stan countries that you knew or could remember? Very unlikely.
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Level 22
Sep 17, 2019
I kept thinking there were more little countries on this map but my screen is just dirty
+1
Level 22
Oct 4, 2019
1m 22s left! The only countries I'm not too good at are north american / caribbean countries
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Level 68
Oct 16, 2019
Oceania is toughest for me. Even with the circles, I find some countries too small to pick out. Zooming in wastes time.
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Level 62
Nov 12, 2019
I think this may be my new favorite quiz. Very helpful for learning geography without being boring because it randomizes!
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Level 40
Nov 19, 2019
the only country in oceania i got was one of the 4 i can remember
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Level 81
May 11, 2022
Was it New Zealand by any chance?
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Level 65
Dec 27, 2019
Yeah, this is great, but I sat there watching my time run out with one left because I couldn't see luxembourg. Even after it ended, I had to look at the list to see what I missed. Still couldn't see it on the map. Need to be more noticeable please.
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Level 68
Dec 27, 2019
There's a distinct ring round it, not sure what else I can do!
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Level 50
Dec 28, 2019
1:51 remaining >:)
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Level 50
Jan 7, 2020
too easy finished with 1:40 left
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Level 33
Jan 7, 2020
I swear that out of the 20 randomized countries, 10 of mine were in Oceania.
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Level 28
Jan 10, 2020
One, how do you make a randomizer quiz, two I never heard of Antigua and Barbuda, and three great quiz, please make more
+2
Level 28
Jan 10, 2020
Oh can you make one for cities in a random country or continent
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Level 43
Jan 26, 2020
Every time an island in Oceania is highlighted, I type every single one until it gets filled in.
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Level 60
Apr 12, 2021
Me too because I can't be bothered to learn the locations? Except Nauru and Palau, which I sort of know, because of the Australian refugee scandal in the news a few years ago. And Tuvalu, because the stars on their flag are in the same configuration as the islands, which is just next level flag design lol
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Level 54
Feb 6, 2020
I don't think this map isn't precise enough to pick out the smaller nations in the eastern Caribbean - St Vincent, Grenada, St Lucia and the French islands of Martinique and Guadalupe can all fall in the same circle.
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Level 53
Apr 13, 2020
lol i got syria turkey iraq and lebanon on 2nd try how
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Level 19
May 26, 2020
Not a single in Oceania 100%
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Level 34
Jun 8, 2020
Got all of them!
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Level 72
Jun 10, 2020
Got them all. Good quiz.
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Level 48
Jun 20, 2020
Just did a batch where Botswana was the largest of the 20.
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Level 35
Jun 26, 2020
Halfway through Netherlands and then ran out of time
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Level 43
Jul 19, 2020
Hello, Stewart. Yesterday, Jetpunk was inoperated. Why? Did have any change on the site? Can you explain me?
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Level 68
Jul 19, 2020
Just some background maintenance, as clearly stated when visiting the site during the time. I can't elaborate on it.
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Level 43
Jul 19, 2020
Ohhh. It’s because Quizmaster advice to submit all the quizzes, and this quiz that I submit, is not ready, because I thinked that I was going to lose my unsent quizzes.
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Level 43
Jan 13, 2021
The countries are black.

1 of my favorite colors!!!!!

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Level 25
Feb 7, 2021
yayyyy
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Level 36
Mar 1, 2021
Why do Jetpunk quizzes have such a hard time with French Guiana?

It never accepts the answer then says I have it right, and to top it, marks it as France!

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Level 68
Mar 1, 2021
Maybe because French Guiana is a departement of France? Would you classify Hawaii as a separate country just because it's far from the U.S.?
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Level 27
Apr 14, 2021
I got Liechtenstein and Austria in the same round which is kinda bad because the Austria dot overshadowed the Liechtenstein in my opinion but still good.
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Level 27
Apr 14, 2021
5/5
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Level 40
Apr 21, 2021
Please accept ''SK'' for south korea and ''NK'' for north korea
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Level 68
Apr 21, 2021
ROK and DPRK are standard accepted typeins for those two
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Level 37
May 28, 2021
T A K
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Level 39
May 30, 2021
E V E T
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Level 18
Apr 24, 2024
D A
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Level 53
Jul 19, 2021
How does it know Im sooo bad at the Carribbean haha
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Level 16
Jul 22, 2021
Mine was pretty easy since it was mostly European based but I was stuck on East Timor for a bit.
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Level 60
Oct 25, 2021
19 in Afro-Eurasia, and 1 in the Americas (Jamaica). Depressing. Lol great quiz anyway.
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Level 22
Oct 27, 2021
bro i was close to lose because i was bad at carribean and the answer was saint vincent
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Level 28
Nov 26, 2021
Same man!
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Level 19
Nov 1, 2021
I got Antigua at the last second
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Level 49
Nov 1, 2021
I refresh the page for several times...
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Level 38
Jan 15, 2022
the caribbean threw me off, HALF OF THE QUIZ WAS THERE💀
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Level 56
Jan 17, 2022
I really do not think this is a true randomizer. Too many times countries that are touching each other appear on the map for this to be truly random.
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Level 68
Jan 17, 2022
There's 317 country borders in the world. That's an average of roughly 1.5 per country. If we round up and assume every country borders 2 others then:

Given we're choosing 20 random countries here, the chance none of them share a border would be about 54%. So even with this very liberal and rough approach, we see that half the time bordering countries should show up.

However, now let's account for the 40 countries without borders, so we get 156 countries with borders. And now our % becomes (assuming 4 / 20 countries are borderless) 16.8%. So actually even with these liberal benefits (in your favour) we get that 1 in 6 times you play this quiz should have all borderless countries.

In reality, you'd probably be looking at more like 1 in 20 times given if you got Russia, China or France that immediately removes 10+ countries.

Overall: this quiz is truly random, and humans don't think true randomness is random at all.

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Level 68
Jan 17, 2022
To elaborate on the last point, if you toss a coin 100 times, would you expect 50 heads and 50 tails? On average, yes. However, you'd also expect a string of heads or tails lasting 5 or more tosses, getting HTHTHTHT... etc. would be very unrandom!
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Level 65
Jan 21, 2022
These comments interested me a lot, So I wrote a blog on the chance that you should get two bordering countries. Spoiler alert: Stewart's estimate was very, very close
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Level 65
Mar 25, 2022
Fun Fact: Apple had to unrandomize their shuffle button in Music, because people thought it wasn't random. So they made it seem more random but making it not random. People have an idea of what's random and forget that random can also include things that don't seem random.
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Level 34
Feb 9, 2022
Y E S
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Level 56
Feb 11, 2022
Timor leste almost got me lol
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Level 37
Apr 22, 2022
2:28 left
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Level 26
Apr 29, 2022
wooo. I'm finally good at geography. 20/20 first time
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Level 35
May 11, 2022
I got the easiest list ever (My opinion):

1. Brazil

2. Canada

3. New Zealand

4. Italy

5. Russia

6. Ethiopia

7. India

8. South Africa

9. Spain

10. Poland

11. Japan

12. Switzerland

13. D.R. Congo

14. Mexico

15. Indonesia

16 Turkey

17. Saudi Arabia

And the hardest 3:

18. Vanuatu

19. Nauru

20. Trinidad and what it is Tobago?

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Level 35
May 11, 2022
Only used 52 seconds
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Level 50
May 11, 2022
"Random countries" more like "Tiny random countries" for me, got Antigua, Kiribati, Micronesia, Brunei, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Monaco 😄
+1
Level 67
May 11, 2022
Hmmm...Crimea is now officially part of Russia on JetPunk?
+1
Level 47
Jun 25, 2024
Well, Jetpunk also thinks that West Sahara is part of Morocco.
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Level 33
May 11, 2022
no oceanian countries somehow, pretty lucky (got all 20 in 0:43)

Luxembourg Russia Belgium Republic of the Congo Afghanistan Georgia Egypt Colombia Antigua and Barbuda Jordan Yemen Kazakhstan Dominica Mozambique Nepal Greece Haiti Botswana Laos Angola

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Level 32
May 23, 2022
First try boi! ,(0:47)
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Level 25
Jun 9, 2022
53 first try
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Level 25
Jun 9, 2022
I got

Monaco,Andorra Dominica St Lucia Switzerland Morocco Seychelles Malawi

Cuba Haiti East Timor ROK SaoTome Mongolia Saudi Arabia Egypt Angola Slovakia Mexico

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Level 59
Jan 30, 2023
It's about time somebody commented on this quiz:

: )

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Level 44
Mar 28, 2023
the only countries that were touching on mine was Russia & norway, very small border but still.
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Level 20
Jun 6, 2023
I typed in every country in oceana before I got tuvalu. 20/20
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Level 20
Jun 6, 2023
twice in a row!
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Level 65
Jun 28, 2023
Could "Czech Republic" be added as a correct response for Czechia? From what I can find, while the country is known as Czechia in common parlance, it is still the Czech Republic in an official capacity. This isn't quite the same as Swaziland/Eswatini where the former is completely removed.
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Level 68
Jun 28, 2023
Both names are already accepted, and will continue to be. Likewise Eswatini and Swaziland also accept both names.

And in fact this quiz still uses Czech Republic even!

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Level 15
Jul 31, 2023
Please in the quiz "Stolice Azji - Quiz na mapie' changed the name of Kazakhstan capital from Nur-Sułtan to Astana.
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Level 68
Aug 1, 2023
Okay done
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Level 47
Oct 19, 2023
This is one of my favourite quizzes, and I just got a new high score of 0:29
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Level 47
Oct 20, 2023
I beat it, 0:28
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Level 71
Nov 26, 2023
Congratulations to this quiz for reaching 1 million takes!
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Level 37
Mar 7, 2024
Great quiz! Got my personal best time, 56 seconds, with some obscure/tiny countries. (Singapore, Bahrain, Palau, Fiji, Eswatini, etc.)
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Level 55
Mar 21, 2024
LITTE EAST TIMOR AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUGGGGGGGHH
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Level 18
Apr 24, 2024
Took me a fat minute to notice the small black circle around Gambia
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Level 28
May 20, 2024
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Level 16
May 27, 2024
Still trying to beat my 33 second score...