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Biggest Countries by Area A-Z

Guess the largest country by area whose name starts with each letter A-Z.
Area in square kilometers. Excluding overseas territories like Greenland.
Using default JetPunk country names. Some might say that the answer for D starts with C.
Quiz by TrickyTags
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Last updated: July 15, 2019
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First submittedJune 11, 2014
Times taken151,468
Average score75.0%
Rating4.94
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Area
Country
A
7,692,024
Australia
B
8,515,767
Brazil
C
9,984,670
Canada
D
2,344,858
D. R. Congo
E
1,104,300
Ethiopia
F
640,679
France
G
357,114
Germany
H
112,492
Honduras
I
3,166,414
India
J
377,930
Japan
K
2,724,900
Kazakhstan
L
1,759,540
Libya
 
Area
Country
M
1,964,375
Mexico
N
1,267,000
Niger
O
309,500
Oman
P
1,285,216
Peru
Q
11,586
Qatar
R
17,098,242
Russia
S
2,149,690
Saudi Arabia
T
945,087
Tanzania
U
9,526,468
United States
V
916,445
Venezuela
Y
527,968
Yemen
Z
752,612
Zambia
110 Recent Comments
+7
Level 84
Oct 28, 2014
Once again, people who have mastered the country quiz are just typing them all so they get a good score on this one.
+29
Level 77
Nov 5, 2014
It's virtually impossible to do all the world's countries in 4 minutes. And it makes it more difficult to suddenly think of them alphabetically unless that's the way you learned them in the first place. I learned them by continent and smaller geographical groups.
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Level 71
Jan 24, 2018
It is possible to do all Countries in 4 Minutes (I did it in 4:39), and you just need to write the big ones ! I mean who would've typed Nauru, Vatican or Monaco?
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Level 68
Feb 10, 2024
I almost typed Vatican, after typing Oman, Qatar, and Yemen.
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Level 46
Jun 27, 2018
@RPHXX, Except that you have to delete (backspace) every incorrect answer. So even people who could type all countries in 4 minutes would find it extremely difficult if not impossible to type all countries and finish this quiz.
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Level 85
May 2, 2019
You don't have to delete wrong answers with backspace. Just hit CTRL-A or COMMAND-A to select all. Your wrong answer will be highlighted and the next letter you type will replace it.
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Level 79
May 15, 2019
@overtired good idea
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Level 53
Jun 3, 2020
or you can hold shift and press the up arrow
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Level 81
Sep 16, 2022
You can also click ctrl backspace or option delete for Macs, which is easier than any of the above solutions. It is probably the control shortcut I use the most.
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Level 60
Aug 28, 2023
overtired's approach is about the same difficulty as yours.
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Level 64
Dec 6, 2014
Not that hard on this one, my geography is poor (I usually only beat about 30% of people on Jetpunk in the geography quizzes) but I managed 18, most of the countries are well known.
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Level 83
Dec 7, 2014
Once again, people assume that JetPunk visitors are not really smart enough to actually figure these things out in the time allotted. Got them all with 2:12 left.
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Level 33
Jun 27, 2018
If I remember correctly, the record for the "Countries of the World" quiz is 2:58
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Level 51
Feb 3, 2023
thats false because i got 2:47 on it
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Level 61
Nov 28, 2018
@coycynic

ctrl + a + backspace deletes the whole thing immediately on certain computers

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Level 85
May 2, 2019
ctrl + a is enough. The next thing you type will be in place of the highlighted word.
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Level 51
Nov 1, 2014
I must have typed "China" fifteen times before remembering Canada. *facepalm*
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Level 58
Dec 6, 2014
I typed China first and I live in Canada *facepalm*
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Level 56
Mar 25, 2017
I accidentally deleted this comment which is required for Erikthev's comment to make sense: "I typed China first because China has more land area than Canada. *no facepalm*" (Dec 6, 2014)
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Level 56
Mar 25, 2017
Erikthev, you can look it up, for example on Wikipedia. The reason behind this is that Canada has lots of (huge) lakes.
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Level 71
Jan 24, 2018
Lakes count as Area
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Level 25
Dec 9, 2014
What about People's Republic of China, if Congo is Democratic Rep...
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Level 66
Dec 10, 2014
There are two "Congo" countries (Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of the Congo), so we had to distinct them by using their official names. Here, we only refer to the People's Republic of China as "China" since it is the only country using "China" as part of its common name (the Republic of China is referred to as "Taiwan").
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Level 45
Jun 21, 2024
Great quiz! Also, sorry! I made this exact same quiz thinking no one had made it before.
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Level 47
Nov 9, 2014
Dem. Rep. of Congo gets me every time.
+6
Level 68
Dec 6, 2014
Would have thought Hungary was bigger than Honduras
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Level 58
Jul 8, 2015
Right? That blew my mind! I blame Mercator again :)
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Level 69
Oct 25, 2017
I'm right there with ya. Damned Mercator.
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Level 78
Jun 27, 2018
Aye, same thing that caused me to think Mongolia was bigger than Mexico.
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Level 59
May 17, 2019
I think it is just because we think of Latin America as a smaller place since so much happens in Europe and Europe is so densely populated. Another thing is the Central American countries are small relative to the monsters of Canada, USA, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, And Brazil, also Colombia and Venezuela. Also our one story view of poverty in these countries makes us look at them as smaller in size too.
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Level 44
Dec 6, 2014
I somehow missed USA first time I took this... not sure what went wrong there.
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Level 63
Mar 25, 2017
I triad "Uzbekistan" first and Uganda and then "Ukraine." Took me awhile to remember the U in USA,
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Level 39
May 14, 2019
9.5 million km2 Uganda?
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Level 60
Aug 22, 2021
I couldn't remember the N answer. I even tried Norway and New Zealand, both of which are obviously not big enough. You get pretty desperate when you can't get the correct answer.
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Level 76
Dec 8, 2014
A wee detail: When you click "image credit" it comes up with something else instead :)
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Level 65
Aug 21, 2015
You're right. :(
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Level 69
Oct 25, 2017
I like what you did there :-)
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Level 56
Apr 13, 2016
1 point for 75%? Harsh.
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Level 43
Apr 14, 2016
Pour la France: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_France

La Guyane, la Martinique, la Guadeloupe, Mayotte et La réunion font partie intégrale de la France et ont le statut de département français même s'il ne sont pas en Europe.

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Level 59
Apr 18, 2016
honduras is larger than hungary?
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Level 7
Jun 12, 2016
it is, but probably not by much
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Level 31
Feb 23, 2019
Hungary: 35,919 sq.km

Honduras: 43,433 sq km

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Level 7
Jun 12, 2016
Everybody his quiz does not have Denmark as the largest country starting with a D, so my quiz is better.
+5
Level 70
Mar 25, 2017
Haha even while counting Greenland, DRC is bigger than Denmark. You tried to be smart, but the joke's on you.
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Level 26
Jun 14, 2018
Which makes it all the more puzzling why the quizmaster had to specifically designate Greenland as an "overseas territory" which is just plain wrong. Denmark is constitutionally defined as a unitary state that just has devolved powers to two parts of it (Greenland and the Faroe Islands). Not counting Greenland as part of Denmark is similar to not counting Scotland as pat of the UK because it has autonomy. Granted, Greenland has slightly more autonomy than Scotland, but not much, and the constitutional situation is similar. Just let people type in Denmark if they don't know the DRC is bigger, no need for including it in "overseas territories".
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Level 49
Aug 18, 2023
What quiz?
+3
Level 68
Mar 25, 2017
I thought Turkey was bigger than Tanzania, but no...
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Level 70
Mar 25, 2017
China (PRC) should be in "P" since Congo (DRC) is in "D"
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Level 31
Feb 23, 2019
So, the situation is not the same, because there is Democratic Republic of the Congo and there is Republic of Congo, but China, is like South Korea because even though the full name is Republic of South Korea we count it as "S".
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Level 70
Jan 28, 2020
Perhaps this site should stick to Congo-Brazzaville and Congo-Kinshasa. Those names are correct, (in use and not simply made up by me) and would make an end to all the ambiguity and bickering.

I know it would be a huge overhaul. And then people will complain it changed, people will always complain.. But atleast in theory I think it is the best solution.

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Level 56
Jun 20, 2022
South Korea's full name doesn't even have an S. And there are two Chinas. And your comment as a whole is very incoherent
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Level 82
Mar 25, 2017
My high score is 24 but I've only earned 4/5 points. Tough competition on this quiz!
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Level 58
Mar 26, 2017
Dem. Rep. of the Congo is unfair. I was bashing my head thinking of a country that actually starts with D. Why is Kazakhstan under K? It's official name is "Republic of Kazakhstan" let's be fair.
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Level 90
Mar 28, 2017
So by that logic, Australia starts with C, Brazil, Ethiopia, and Germany start with F, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Niger, Peru, Yemen, and Zambia start with R, Libya, Oman, and Qatar start with S, Mexico and Tanzania start with U, Saudi Arabia starts with K, and Venezuela starts with B. Yeah, makes sense to do it that way.
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Level 70
Jan 28, 2020
@jacktheguy that is exactly the point he is trying to proof, you know.
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Level 90
Aug 18, 2021
There are two Congos and one Kazakhstan, you know.
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Level 66
Apr 6, 2017
JetPunk logic: There are two "Congo" countries (Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of the Congo), so we had to distinct them by using their official names. Here, we only refer to the People's Republic of China as "China" since it is the only country using "China" as part of its common name (the Republic of China is already referred to as "Taiwan").
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Level 81
Nov 2, 2020
It isn't democratic, and it isn't a republic. Why should we believe that is is Congo?
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Level 82
Aug 1, 2017
Agree with Draki. The JetPunk logic never made sense, though it is consistent with other quizzes, even if it's not internally consistent within any given quiz.
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Level 70
Apr 13, 2018
I agree with those that agree with Draki, using Democratic as the first word of the nation is ridiculous. USA should be under 'The'.
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Level 82
May 15, 2019
"The" is not part of the official name of the United States. A closer parallel would be filing South Korea under "R," Mexico under "U," China under "P," or North Korea under "D." But as there are two Congos they do it to differentiate the two.
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Level 60
Aug 28, 2023
It could also be said to be like filing South Korea under "K".
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Level 35
Mar 26, 2017
I Put Saudi Arabia... And It Didn't Work D:
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Level 70
Apr 13, 2018
Nobody works in Saudi Arabia, that's what foreigners are for.
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Level 82
May 15, 2019
All of that chai isn't going to drink itself!!
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Level 60
Mar 27, 2017
I blame Mercator.
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Level 35
Mar 28, 2017
Can't believe out of the two I missed, one of them was K... I'm getting worse at these A-Zs
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Level 43
Mar 29, 2017
forgot the us....
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Level 42
Apr 1, 2017
"what the fudge is bigger than Mexico and the DRC and starts with I?"

that's me forgetting about India, of all countries XD

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Level 55
Aug 1, 2017
Did it with2 2:44 seconds left
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Level 28
Mar 26, 2018
Missed Niger and Saudi Arabia. Now that I think about it, those two should have been more obvious, because Norway, Nigeria, and Nicaragua are all smaller than Niger by a long way (but what about Namibia?) and Sweden and South Africa are likewise smaller than Saudi Arabia. I was surprised that Hungary is smaller than Honduras!
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Level 70
Apr 13, 2018
The daftest thing about this quiz is that if you type 'Congo' you get D for Democratic, so if you think Canada is the largest C country why would you try C for the Congo........... c for crazy.
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Level 76
Apr 13, 2018
DR Congo is not a 'D' that's just trickery of the worst kind. I would guess Denmark is actually the real answer, given the Danish crown includes the country of Greenland too.
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Level 68
Aug 18, 2021
Considering that Greenland is explicitly excluded in the instructions, it appears that the next answer would be Dominican Republic.
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Level 34
Apr 22, 2018
I only missed Peru and Tanzania :P i thought of Peru at the last second but i ran out of time
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Level 45
May 14, 2019
Ah, I only missed Niger because all I could think of was Namibia and Norway. Also, I found it very surprising that Mexico was bigger than Mongolia, so I checked for myself and this is right lol
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Level 43
Nov 30, 2019
Took me forever to think of Tanzania but I finished with 0:16 left!
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Level 45
May 31, 2020
Would have thought Turkey was bigger. Funny how maps can make some countries disproportionately large compared to others...
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Level 74
Aug 31, 2023
Thanks a lot, Mercator projection
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Level 18
Dec 19, 2019
Got 23/24, missed Saudi Arabia 🤦‍♀️
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Level 64
Mar 31, 2020
I'm surprised that Honduras was over Hungary in the list. So i checked it and... it's true! **These maps have lied to me for all this time i can't believe it**
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Level 62
Jun 8, 2020
guessed rwanda for r..... oops
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Level 65
Sep 5, 2023
Been there I was thinking Fiji would be for f ....not quite
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Level 51
Aug 19, 2020
with 1 second left i finally thought of tanzania!
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Level 35
Nov 30, 2020
your quiz had a glitch; i paused but it kept going.
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Level 57
Jan 7, 2021
Me:

Thinking about big countries with L

My head:

Liechtenstien, Luxemburg, Lesotho

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Level 64
Feb 1, 2021
Same happened with K

Kenya, Kosovo, Kirabati, Kyrgyzstan

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Level 63
Feb 5, 2021
France is bigger than Finland???
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Level 66
Feb 9, 2021
Yup! Finland = 338,455 sq. km. Don't be fooled by the map! Haha
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Level 49
Mar 28, 2021
Yes, almost double the size. Though not if you're looking at a Mercator projection, which is a pretty useless projection unless you're a 16th century sailor.
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Level 35
Feb 9, 2021
Isn't China larger than Canada?
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Level 66
Mar 30, 2021
Nope. Canada = 9,984,670 sq km; China = 9,596,961.
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Level 68
Mar 28, 2021
Out of curiosity, what's the second biggest country that starts with D?
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Level 66
Mar 28, 2021
In JetPunk standards, that would be the Dominican Republic at 48,671 sq km.
+3
Level 65
Aug 18, 2021
You wanna talk facepalm? I missed Russia. I could only think of Rwanda. Yeah, it's bedtime.
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Level 35
Aug 18, 2021
Russia is the Largest country in the world how can you miss it?
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Level 68
Aug 18, 2021
Everybody asks "Why Mercator?" but no one asks "How is Mercator?" :(
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Level 81
Nov 2, 2021
I believe he is somewhat out of shape.
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Level 35
Aug 18, 2021
Missed Kazakhstan
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Level 35
Aug 18, 2021
I would never forget Oman, Qatar and Yemen
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Level 64
Aug 18, 2021
I ran out of time just as I was typing "Russia."
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Level 61
Feb 11, 2023
24/24 with only seconds remaining. Phew!
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2023
Ethiopia went in to complete the quiz on the very last second
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Level 30
Jun 19, 2023
How on earth did I think to try 'Estonia' for E and somehow forget both France and Germany 💀
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Level 65
Sep 5, 2023
I would have got them all, but I always missed the 'U' in Venezuela.
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Level 43
Sep 5, 2023
It never dawned upon me until the last 5 seconds that M was Mexico, not Mali, Morocco or Mauritania.
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Level 72
Sep 5, 2023
Wild that the one I missed was Mexico. Even wilder: that Honduras is bigger than Hungary.
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Level 76
Sep 5, 2023
Good Quiz! It was actually not as hard as I thought. I just paid no attention to the letters and started listing countries that were really big. Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil, etc. There were a couple left as the clock was winding down and I never thought of Honduras. I would've never thought that Honduras is bigger than Hungary, but it is by 20,000 sq kilometers. Fun quiz!
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Level 53
Sep 5, 2023
poor greenland, always being excluded. They should just become there own country.
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Level 46
Oct 3, 2023
I am surprised that I was able to get it with more than a minute left on clock.

The area that was given helped a lot.