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Countries with the Southernmost Northernmost Point

Can you name the countries whose northernmost point is the southernmost in latitude?
Not counting minor outlying islands
Quiz by Devvik2
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Last updated: August 27, 2020
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First submittedDecember 12, 2019
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Latitude
Country
34 41' S
New Zealand
30 05' S
Uruguay
28 34' S
Lesotho
25 44' S
Eswatini
22 20' S
South Africa
21 48' S
Argentina
19 17' S
Paraguay
17 46' S
Botswana
17 19' S
Chile
17 10' S
Mauritius
Latitude
Country
16 56' S
Namibia
15 37' S
Zimbabwe
15 36' S
Tonga
13 07' S
Vanuatu
12 30' S
Fiji
11 57' S
Madagascar
11 22' S
Comoros
10 52' S
Samoa
10 27' S
Mozambique
9 40' S
Bolivia
51 Comments
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Level 65
Mar 27, 2020
Wow awesome quiz! Suprisingly got 100% first try.
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Level 71
Mar 27, 2020
Thanks you! A few more nominations and this will go on the nomination page!
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Level 71
Apr 5, 2020
Yay! It made it!
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Level 60
Apr 30, 2020
100% first try as well.
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Level 76
Jul 6, 2020
Mauritius's northernmost point is actually farther north than Madagascar and Comoros, because of the South Agalega Islands
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Level 71
Jul 7, 2020
Only counting countries' mainlands as it says in the caveats
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Level 61
Aug 5, 2020
Tonga ftw with 0.04 left. I always forget about Tonga...
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Level 77
Aug 24, 2020
When remembering Oceania countries I use a pairs system.

Starts With M: Marshall Islands, Micronesia

Starts With P: Palau, Papua New Guinea

Starts With S: Samoa, Solomon Islands

Starts With T: Tonga Tuvalu

Ends With I: Fiji Kiribati

Ends With U: Nauru Vanuatu

The Major 2: New Zealand and Australia

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Level 59
Aug 25, 2020
I use the grouping system: 4 5-letter words: Palau, Nauru, Samoa and Tonga, 2 XXX islands: Marshall Islands and Solomen Islands, and the rest are easy
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Level 77
Oct 28, 2020
After the three big ones, I first use ending letters, then name lengths: Tonga and Samoa, Fiji and Kiribati, Palau and Nauru, Vanuatu and Tuvalu (which are almost anagrams of each other), Marshall/Solomon Islands, with Micronesia the third big island group.
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Level 79
Oct 28, 2020
I do Fiji+Kiribati, Tonga+Samoa, Solomon Islands+Marshall Islands, Nauru+Tuvalu+Vanuatu+Palau, Micronesia.
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Level 65
Oct 28, 2020
I do PNG Australia New Zealand (big 3) then I do Fiji Samoa Tonga (3 off to the side) then Tuvalu Vanuatu Nauru (3 that rhyme) followed by Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands (both names have islands) and lastly Kiribati FSM Palau (3 stretching east west) It might sound complicated but for me it works!
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Level 72
Oct 28, 2020
I just remember them in groups of four

The first group is: Fiji, Tonga, Samoa

Second group is: Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Kiribati

Third group is: Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Micronesia

Fourth group is: Nauru, Palau

PNG is easy to remember

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Level 75
Nov 2, 2020
lol some truly horrendous "systems" here!
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Level 65
Jan 5, 2021
I think about location on a map
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Level 47
Sep 8, 2021
I use pairs, but oddly different ones to you:

Australia and New Zealand (big)

Nauru and Palau (5 letter, tiny)

Fiji and F.S Micronesia (F)

Solomon Islands and Marshall Islands ('island')

Tonga and Samoa (5 letter)

Vanuatu and Tuvalu (6 letter)

Kiribati

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Level 61
Mar 23, 2022
I don't know how I came to think like this, but I do it in these groups:

Australia, New Zealand

Marshall Islands, Kiribati

Nauru, Palau

Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

Tonga, Tuvalu, Fiji

Samoa

Micronesia

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Level 30
Oct 13, 2022
I do it with a song called "Tour the World" by Marbles the brain store. The song basically goes 'Palau, Nauru, Tonga, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Australia, these are the places I wanna meet ya, lets go to Micronesia. These are the pacific islands, Fiji islands, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu and Tuvalu. Don't forget New Zealand. PNG is gorgeous, Kiribati is also known as Kiribus. Song link: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwifga3Trt76AhX56jgGHS71DZIQyCl6BAgYEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DLZFF8EuaGjM&usg=AOvVaw2WSthVD5i07ayOHPjxw5mE
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Level 64
Oct 26, 2022
I do:

Big 3 - Australia, NZ, PNG

M - Marshall Islands, Micronesia

S - Solomon Islands, Samoa

Rhymes (if you pronounce them incorrectly) - Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Nauru, Palau

The rest - Kiribati, Tonga, Fiji

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Level 48
Jul 12, 2023
My trick is

Islands (Solomon and marshall)

Small countries (Tuvalu, Nauru, palau)

Little known Southern countries (Tonga, samoa)

Then Fiji and Vanuatu

And the big three (Australia, nz, png)

Finally Kiribati and Micronesia

All of our ways to remember Oceania countries will change once Bougainvillea becomes a country

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Level 44
Oct 18, 2023
I remember them by

The Main three NZ, Australia and PNG

The ones most related with NZ Fiji, Samoa, Tonga

The ones that end in u Tuvalu, Nauru, palau, Vanuatu

The ones that end with islands Solomon and marshall

And then the other two

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Level 47
Oct 13, 2022
I just use the regions.

Australasia: Australia and NZ

Melanesia: PNG, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji

Micronesia: Palau, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Kiribati

Polynesia: Tonga, Samoa, Tuvalu

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Level 59
Aug 25, 2020
Nice quiz, got 100% on my first try. I also tried Australia, Tuvalu, Malawi and Zambia. Turns out they are the near misses.
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Level 76
Aug 26, 2020
Nice quiz, but shouldn't the instructions say "most southerly in latitude" rather than "lowest in latitude"? "Lowest" means closest to zero, ie closest to the equator, like Singapore.
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Level 71
Aug 27, 2020
It has been edited and the changes are pending
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Level 82
Oct 28, 2020
Fun quiz. I always enjoy the Southern Hemisphere getting some attention.
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Level 49
Jul 6, 2022
I don’t, I just like the north better for no reason at all
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Level 57
Oct 28, 2020
Awful quiz. Confusing, has no objective, simply awful.
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Level 68
Oct 28, 2020
I disagree.
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Level 60
Sep 3, 2021
Please state that in a better way. That is not helpful criticism.
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Level 66
Apr 9, 2022
How so, anonimous?
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Level 55
Aug 23, 2023
Awful comment. Confusing, has no objective, simply awful.
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Level 41
Oct 28, 2020
Can anyone please explain what this means? how can it be the northernmost AND southernmost?
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Level 71
Oct 29, 2020
Just read the instructions
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Level 60
Sep 3, 2021
The instructions ARE a little confusing
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Level 60
Sep 3, 2021
Maybe countries who’s northernmost point is the most southern
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Level 71
Sep 5, 2021
That's basically exactly what it says in the instructions but a little more vague. I bet most people would get how the quiz works by reading the instructions, but thanks for giving me feedback. I always appreciate it!
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Level 41
Oct 30, 2020
where is australia ?
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Level 71
Oct 30, 2020
Australia's northernmost point is actually higher north than all of these countries. Remember it's about the northernmost point not southernmost
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Level 79
Apr 8, 2021
Nice idea for a quiz - I missed just one on both quizzes.
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Level 71
Apr 8, 2021
Thanks! There is more to the series if you want to check it out!
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Level 34
Apr 5, 2022
Please help me, I do not understand the title...
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Level 71
Apr 6, 2022
Then read the instructions
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Level 48
Jul 12, 2023
Imagine you write all the countries based on how north their northernmost point is.

These countries will be the last in that list.

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Level 60
Apr 10, 2022
This is a great quiz! I still haven't been able to get 20/20, but I've been close a few times.

The opposite quiz capitalizes 'With' in the title but this quiz doesn't. Please make it consistent!

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Level 71
Apr 10, 2022
Sorry, but I don't think capitalizing or not capitalizing "with" is that important, I know in most of my quizzes it is not capitalized, but it is not worth editing a featured quiz just to change the capitalization of one word.
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Level 60
Nov 17, 2023
Sorry, I forgot that it's harder to edit featured quizzes. Thanks for your reply!
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Level 33
Sep 13, 2022
missed vanutu
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Level 47
Oct 21, 2022
Australia has one of the lowest points.
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Level 71
Oct 21, 2022
Yes, its southernmost point is far south, but this quiz is not measuring that. This quiz is measuring the latitude of the northernmost point of the country, not the southernmost, and in that category, Australia is not in the Top 20 because Australia's northernmost point is farther north than all the other countries on this list.
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Level 23
Nov 6, 2023
Nice quiz

Did you do westernmost easternmost points or the other way around?