Countries by Road Network Shape

Can you guess these countries based on the shape of their major road networks?
Depending on the country these networks are motorways, national routes, expressways, and so on.
Scales between countries may vary, and projections may be slightly different.
Some disconnected parts of countries are excluded.
Sources are in the comments.
Quiz by Simon1006
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Last updated: January 10, 2022
First submittedDecember 9, 2021
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Answer
Netherlands
Portugal
Italy
Poland
Vatican City
South Africa
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Chile
China
Malaysia
Singapore
United States
Mexico
Iran
Egypt
Sweden
Australia
Germany
Croatia
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Level 63
Jan 10, 2022
Sources in random order:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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Level 63
Jan 10, 2022
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Level 60
Dec 9, 2021
Great Quiz!
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Level 68
Dec 17, 2021
Excellent, I was pleasantly surprised when the countries' shapes were revealed after guessing!
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Level 63
Dec 17, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 60
Jan 27, 2022
Yup. Nominated! Or at least I would have if it wasn't already featured. It's the thought that counts though, right? 😄
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Level 66
Dec 17, 2021
What a fantastic quiz, I hope that you do more of them.
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Level 63
Dec 17, 2021
I am planning on making sequels but they take a long time to make so it'll be a bit before the next one is out
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Level 75
Apr 12, 2022
Amazing! Love this concept so much.
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Level 66
Dec 17, 2021
Great quiz with some tricky ones! Nominated :)
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Level 56
Dec 17, 2021
Very well done!
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Level 82
Jan 11, 2022
3rd one eluded me... would never have got that. Knowing where the capitals are located helped with a couple.. very smart idea for a quiz.. well done..
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Level 63
Jan 11, 2022
Thank you! And the third one is one of the hardest ones in here indeed :)
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Level 82
Jan 11, 2022
While there are some that I thought were difficult, I thought the third one pretty easy. The really hard one - for me - was the first one.
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Level 76
Jan 12, 2022
I only missed the 2nd and 5th, once revealed I kicked myself though.
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Level 61
Jan 11, 2022
OMG Singapore is just like Honduras
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Level 63
Jan 11, 2022
Huh, didn't even realize that but you're right, they look alike a lot!
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Level 71
Jan 11, 2022
Fantastic and original!
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Level 58
Jan 11, 2022
I did not expect garden paths to count as a "road network" when other countries show highways, but when I saw the bastion shapes I knew it was Vatican
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Level 63
Jan 11, 2022
I agree this is a bit sneaky, but these (asphalt) roads through are the main road network in the Vatican, albeit because there's no space for actual highways.
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Level 75
Jan 11, 2022
Nice, more :)
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Level 86
Jan 11, 2022
Very well done.
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Level 88
Jan 11, 2022
Out of curiosity, can anyone explain why the second road network has what looks like dots and dashed lines all over it?
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Level 63
Jan 11, 2022
Parts of unfinished highways that are already finished. You can look at source #7 to see the full planned network. In that image the green parts exist, the red ones are under construction, the blue ones are in construction planning and the grey ones still have to be planned. I only drew the green and red ones as that's what currently exists, if the full network is finished everything should be neatly connected
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Level 62
Jan 11, 2022
This is a beautiful quiz. I somehow found it quite easy, barring the last one, ironically.
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Level 70
Jan 11, 2022
What a great idea for a quiz!
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Level 78
Jan 11, 2022
Beautiful! I'd love to see more of these!
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Level 81
Jan 11, 2022
Glad to see this featured. Brilliant quiz!
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Level 75
Jan 13, 2022
I like this a lot - maybe make it a series of 3 or 4?

Also maybe something similar with rivers could work. I'm far too lazy to figure out how to make it though

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Level 70
Jan 17, 2022
A few tricky ones on there. The second one totally stumped me. Great idea for a quiz though
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Level 73
Jan 17, 2022
This is a really cool quiz, one of the best ones I've ever seen, visually speaking. I think it would be interesting to see one of these with US states at some point too, especially since their road networks don't always conform as well to their shapes.
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Level 63
Jan 18, 2022
I originally had a few harder ones in here as well that did not conform to the shape of the country at all but they were deemed too hard, so I had to replace them before this could be featured. US states does sound interesting though!
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Level 65
Jan 27, 2022
I'd love to see that one. I probably wouldn't get many, but just to see the reveal at the end would be worth it.
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Level 63
Jan 27, 2022
I'll be making a second version when I have the time :)
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Level 71
Jan 27, 2022
This, but with rail networks.
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Level 83
Jan 27, 2022
Those aren't really "major roads" in the Vatican so much as Popemobile ramps
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Level 63
Jan 27, 2022
They are indeed the roads through the gardens, but they are asphalted. They are not highways, but the largest roads they have there. However, I do agree with you that it can be a bit tricky
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Level 83
Jan 27, 2022
I got it. :) Just seems funny to identify the paths, alleys, and driveways in the Vatican as part of a "major road network." Cool quiz. I only missed Poland which annoyed me since I've made my way across Poland's road network 4x in my life and two of those times were with store-bought paper maps since GPS didn't exist yet. Should have gotten that one. The way the "major" roads there seem to appear and disappear in fragments without reason or warning checks out.
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Level 63
Jan 27, 2022
Exactly the reason I wanted to include it :)

As for Poland, the planned network would connect everything neatly and also feature a second ring road around Warsaw. But for some reason they are building it in a way that the version on this quiz is the current state, with the roads appearing and disappearing without any warning

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Level 63
Jan 27, 2022
You can see the full plan in source #7
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Level 61
Jan 27, 2022
Quick explanation: The builded road sections are byppasses for major cities. They were more important as the Government tried to reduce traffic jams and heavy carriage in these cities.
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Level 54
Jan 27, 2022
If you would use the same definition for "major roads" for all countries, Vatican would probably be an empty map...

It took me some time to find it, it was easy to see that it had to be a very small country but I didn't guess vatican at first since I thought there couldn't be so many roads.

In the end I got it by just trying every microstate I remembered.

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Level 36
Jan 27, 2022
Easy Quiz, I can almost see their shape.
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Level 63
Jan 27, 2022
I originally had a few harder ones in here but they were deemed too hard by QM, so I had to replace them for this to be featured.
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Level 36
Jan 27, 2022
and I don't know that Sardinia doesn't have roads
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Level 60
Jan 27, 2022
I will just reference the third caveat for that one.
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Level 63
Jan 27, 2022
No, it's just that Sardinia doesn't have any highways. There are definitely roads there, just no "Autostradas"
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Level 63
Jan 27, 2022
The third caveat is mostly about the second one on the third row
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Level 35
Jan 27, 2022
In Sardinia there are some highways, like the SS 131, but they're not in the major italian network.
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Level 18
Jan 27, 2022
szacun za polske :DD
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Level 52
Jan 27, 2022
So apparently there is no way to get to the western part of China :)
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Level 63
Jan 27, 2022
Not via the Expressways at least :)
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Level 73
Jan 27, 2022
Going to have to say that that Congolese road map is aspirational.
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Level 70
Jan 27, 2022
Brilliant quiz. Thanks!
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Level 37
Jan 27, 2022
Amazing one! Waiting for part 2
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Level 56
Jan 27, 2022
The Interstate System and the Autobahn are probably two of the most famous road networks in the world. Ever heard of the Pan-Philippines Highway? Maybe include Philippines in your sequel?
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Level 76
Jan 27, 2022
This one is awesome! Love to see a part 2.
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Level 48
Jan 27, 2022
Good quiz! 18/19 Didn't get Egypt
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Level 39
Jan 27, 2022
Loved this. Well done.

And would love to see an equivalent based on a country's railways!

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Level 36
Jan 27, 2022
Anyways, can you add the Philippines? I am a Filipino and there is a highway named NLEX
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Level 63
Jan 28, 2022
Not to this quiz since that will reset it, but possibly to a sequel
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Level 37
Jan 27, 2022
I thought that Alaska has roads...

I THINK Hawai'i does too...

They have dirt roadssssssssssssssss.

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Level 63
Jan 28, 2022
They are excluded because of the third caveat
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Level 58
Jan 27, 2022
Fantastic idea!
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Level 56
Jan 30, 2022
Interesting to see that there's still a visible difference between old West and East Germany.
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Level 50
Aug 5, 2022
Why does Portugal look like a face to me, a face wearing a glass with a weird smiley face