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Random Name a Valid Country

Can you name a country that fits the given category for each of the questions? Answers change every time you play!
A huge thank you to IAB, Jato3, and CringeDragon for helping come up with questions
A lot of these are based on the United Nations, which don't include certain countries like Vatican City or Taiwan
Using standard JetPunk naming conventions
Quiz by NINJAQKk
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Last updated: June 8, 2022
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First submittedNovember 9, 2019
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Country
in Polynesia
New Zealand | Samoa | Tonga | Tuvalu
with an X in its name
Mexico | Luxembourg
that starts with D
Denmark | Djibouti | Dominica | Dominican Republic |
D. R. Congo
with an HDI of .95 or more
Norway | Ireland | Switzerland
that borders the Red Sea
Djibouti | Egypt | Eritrea | Israel | Jordan |
Saudi Arabia | Sudan | Yemen
in Melanesia
Fiji | Papua New Guinea | Solomon Islands | Vanuatu
with at least 10 official languages
Bolivia | Zimbabwe | South Africa
within 2000km of Brasilia (not including Brazil)
Paraguay | Bolivia
within 75 km of Italy but doesn't border it
Monaco | Croatia | Germany | Liechtenstein | Tunisia |
Albania
in Africa that borders the Mediterranean
Morocco | Algeria | Tunisia | Libya | Egypt
that the Prime Meridian passes through
Algeria | Burkina Faso | France | Ghana | Mali |
Spain | Togo | United Kingdom
with land in the Gobi desert
China | Mongolia
with a lowest point at least 200 meters below sea level
Israel | Jordan | Syria
that has a subdivision with at least
100 million people
India | China | Pakistan
that is an island country with an area of at least
100,000 km² in the Pacific
Indonesia | Papua New Guinea | Japan | Philippines |
New Zealand
that borders India
Pakistan | China | Nepal | Bhutan | Myanmar | Bangladesh
that is majority Muslim and in Europe
Albania | Bosnia and Herzegovina
that borders France
Belgium | Luxembourg | Germany | Switzerland |
Italy | Monaco | Andorra | Spain | Brazil | Suriname
within 200 km of Cyprus
Turkey | Syria | Lebanon
whose capital starts with J
Indonesia | South Sudan | Israel
102 Recent Comments
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Level 82
Feb 28, 2020
While I get calling Spain European for categorisation purposes, some of Spain is very much in Africa - Ceuta and Melilla - so I don't think it fits the question.
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Level 69
Feb 28, 2020
I don't understand what you are saying? Every source I know lists Spain as being European.
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Level 63
Dec 5, 2022
It is multi continental with most of its population and landmass in europe so thats why most sources count it as european
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Level 65
Feb 29, 2020
question "starting with "East"": neither east timor, nor timor work
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Level 69
Feb 29, 2020
Are you sure? East Timor is the only answer to that question. Timor is not a valid type-in on JetPunk just as New Guinea is not a valid type-in to Papua New Guinea.
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Level 30
Feb 29, 2020
The UAE also surrounds a part of another country. Isn't Sweden or Norway more than 2.5 times as tall as it is wide?
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Level 71
Feb 29, 2020
Norway stretches above Sweden and Finland
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Level 69
Feb 29, 2020
Many countries have enclaves and exclaves in other countries. If I included the UAE I would have to include those as well. And no, those countries are slightly diagonal on the map, making them pretty wide.
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Level 29
Feb 29, 2020
Should include Farenheit in question, I have no idea much 53 degrees Celcius is
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Level 69
Feb 29, 2020
Welcome to the metric system. Used by 99% of the world
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Level 56
Apr 21, 2020
Strictly speaking (and because this is a pedants' website) Celsius isn't metric. SI, but not metric. Not many measurements that can claim that...
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Level 73
Mar 1, 2020
"that earns at least $75,000 and in Asia" - I'm assuming this means per capita income, but it could be more clearly worded. It sounds like the country is earning $75,000
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Level 69
Mar 1, 2020
Now changed to "with a per capita income (PPP) of $75,000 or more and in Asia".
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Level 46
Mar 1, 2020
The question " earns at least $75,000 and in Asia" isn't clear what you mean by earns. Avg citizen? Country as a whole? Clarification would be helpful. I only got this by guessing every Asian country I could think of.
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Level 68
Mar 1, 2020
It says "atleast" no matter what exactly the question is about, why guess all the countries, best bet is to skip the poorest ones
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Level 70
Mar 1, 2020
"that produces at least 50 million tonnes of wheat" should include a time period, such as "annually".
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Level 69
Mar 1, 2020
Added anually
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Level 32
Mar 2, 2020
Accept Timor as an answer for East Timor, because you already has East in the question.
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Level 69
Mar 2, 2020
Timor is not accepted as a type-in on JetPunk, so I won't accept it either.
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Level 51
Mar 3, 2020
Very disappointed that 'Andorra' was not accepted for 'includes "and" in its name'.
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Level 69
Mar 3, 2020
Sorry, it says the word and.
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Level 63
Dec 5, 2022
Thats no fun
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Level 57
Apr 11, 2020
Ecuador left OPEC, so would it still count for OPEC members that joined after 2000?
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Level 69
Apr 11, 2020
Ecuador will still count because it technically joined after 2000.
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Level 70
Apr 11, 2020
If only I knew what that "customary system" is...
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Level 72
Apr 12, 2020
It seems that Antigua and Barbuda would satisfy the "North American country with less than 100,000 people" clue. As far as I can tell, the current population is about 97,000, although I realise this is pretty close to the limit.
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Level 68
Apr 13, 2020
For the question "with at least 2 capitals accepted by JetPunk" it listed Palau, even though on the World Capitals Quiz, Palau only has Ngerulmud as a capital. Maybe Benin, as both Cotonou and Porto-Novo are accepted in the World Caputals Quiz?
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Level 69
Apr 13, 2020
Palau also accepts Melekeok, but I'll add Benin.
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Level 44
Apr 25, 2020
Great quiz, you should add Papua New Guinea to the list of countries which uses a creole, one of it's official languages is Tok Pisin, which is a creole.
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Level 69
Apr 26, 2020
Thanks! I edited it to be only French-based creoles.
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Level 65
May 10, 2020
Didn't Liberia also gain independence from the United States?
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Level 69
May 10, 2020
The United States never owned Liberia.
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Level 65
May 10, 2020
When I looked on Wikipedia it said Liberia gained independence from United States. I also know Liberia's capital was named after United States president James Monroe. Is the American Colonization Society not considered part of the US?
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Level 69
May 10, 2020
My bad, I added Liberia, thank you.
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Level 50
May 11, 2020
Isn't Kosovo a muslim majority country?
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Level 31
Jun 3, 2020
oof kinda annoying quiz
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Level 24
Jul 16, 2020
13 year old irish girl and I got all in first try with 30 seconds left, proud ngl
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Level 51
Jul 21, 2020
Why is papua new guinea accepted as an island country and australia isnt?
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Level 69
Jul 21, 2020
Although it borders Indonesia, Papua New Guinea is located completely on the island of New Guinea (with some minor outlying islands). Australia is considered a landmass.
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Level 29
Jul 30, 2020
Nepal is communist
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Level 69
Dec 31, 2023
It's really not.
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Level 43
Jul 31, 2020
To be fair, Egypt is considered a transcontinental country (the Sinai Peninsula is in Asia), which means one of the answers for 'in Asia that only borders 1 other country' should be Egypt.
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Level 69
Jul 31, 2020
Even if it was in Asia, it borders more than country
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Level 63
Aug 2, 2020
Shouldn't the UK be an example of a country with "and" in it?

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Level 69
Aug 2, 2020
"Using standard JetPunk naming conventions". JetPunk calls it simply United Kingdom.
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Level 63
Aug 3, 2020
Ah
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Level 59
Jul 29, 2021
I also tried that
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Level 49
Aug 13, 2020
For "that is at least 20 letters long", shouldn't United States of America, People's Republic of China, and Democratic People's Republic of Korea all count? I'm assuming they don't because of JetPunk naming conventions? I guess if you were to include those, you would also have to include things like United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Independent and Sovereign Republic of Kiribati.
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Level 69
Aug 13, 2020
Yeah, if I included the full names of countries, most if not all would be on here. I'm using what's listed on Countries of the World Quiz.
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Level 53
Sep 6, 2020
Antigua and Barbados should count for countries that start with a but don't end with a.
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Level 69
Sep 6, 2020
Its name is Antigua and Barbuda, not Antigua and Barbados.
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Level 71
Sep 15, 2020
Just to clarify, does the "100 million people by 1900" question refer to modern-day borders or territories controlled by the country at the time? Because the question only makes sense if it's the latter (no way India can't be there unless it's counted as part of the UK).
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Level 69
Sep 15, 2020
Yes, the modern day borders are what count.
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Level 68
Nov 30, 2020
Was about to query that question myself. The area within the modern day borders of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has never had a population close to 100 million. The census figures for the late 19th/early 20th centuries did not include colonies. Even my grandparents, who were alive at the time, never referred to Commonwealth/British Empire citizens as being part of the population of Britain, as if we 'owned' them. I'm not sure the inhabitants of Australia, for example, were ever included in our population stats. It seems a weird concept. But perhaps you can correct me.

A good quiz because it has generated a lot of discussion and the questions have obviously changed fairly frequently as you have thought up better ones. Thanks.

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Level 72
Sep 17, 2020
Myanmar, doesn´t use the metric units, but neither does it use customary units. They have their own sets of Units.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar_units_of_measurement

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Level 78
Dec 17, 2020
The Italian island of Pantelleria is only 60km from the coast of Tunisia
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Level 22
Jan 5, 2021
Hey dude(tte)s, awesome quiz, BUT...

To my understanding, "...whose capital contains its name" should include Luxembourg (capital Luxembourg City). It is a sovereign nation and UN member.

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Level 64
Jan 23, 2021
Right off the top of my head I'm pretty sure Kosovo is majority muslim and also United States of America is over 20 letters.
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Level 74
Jan 28, 2021
Fun quiz, thanks for making this!
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Level 56
Mar 30, 2021
“that is an island country with an area of at least 100,000 km² in the Pacific”

The Philippines is misspelled. You put Philipines instead of Philippines (with double p)

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Level 69
Mar 31, 2021
Thanks for noticing, will be fixed soon.
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Level 61
Mar 31, 2021
What about Australia? for largest ISLAND?
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Level 61
Mar 31, 2021
sprry caps lock
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Level 69
Mar 31, 2021
Please read other comments mentioning this.
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Level 91
Mar 31, 2021
It would be nice to define "HDI" in the question. I had never encountered that term before.
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Level 69
Mar 31, 2021
Unfortunately, if I were do define HDI in every question, I would also have to define a lot of other things, which would cause quite some clutter. There are a lot of other similar quizzes that use HDI so I don't think it's too uncommon of a term.
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Level 55
Apr 19, 2021
This may be quite nitpicky or unnecessary, however I think that Uganda should be accepted for the question "countries with 'and' in its name".

I understand what the question was asking - and I wasn't confused - however Uganda was the first answer I put in and it technically contains "and" in the name.

Ug - and - a.

Sorry for possibly wasting your time!

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Level 55
Apr 19, 2021
This would also apply to Rwanda as well. And Poland, Netherlands, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, and any others I missed with "and" in the name.

Also since you said "the word 'and'" in the question, could you possibly reword the question?

"Name a valid country containing the conjunction "and"' or

"Name a valid country that has the word 'and' between two words" or whatever you see fit.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

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Level 69
Apr 19, 2021
No you're not wasting my time and it's a valid question. However, the question specifies the word "and" while in the countries you just listed, they are simply a set of letters part of a word.
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Level 18
Apr 26, 2021
can someone please explain what is meant by the question 'has a unique letter'?
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Level 69
Apr 26, 2021
It means that a country is the only one the ends with a certain letter (ex Bangladesh is unique because no other country ends with the letter H).
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Level 38
Jul 1, 2021
so how come Australia isn’t an island country of 400,000km or higher?
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Level 43
Apr 19, 2022
Mainland Australia isn’t an island, its a continent
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Level 48
Oct 17, 2021
I was so confused for a second when I came to the comments but then I realized that the quiz changed every time. And why does the "Name a country within 100 km of Africa but not in Africa" not include Israel when they border Egypt?
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Level 55
Jan 14, 2022
I also tried Israel, then realised the Sinai peninsula is considered part of Asia.
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Level 66
Oct 31, 2021
Does Ivory Coast not have two capitals? It should be accepted for "with at least 2 capitals accepted by Jetpunk."
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Level 71
May 31, 2022
why does zambia have two mega cities and china and india don’t?
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Level 89
Jun 18, 2022
The United States isn't at least 5,000 km wide east to west? Nome and Portland (ME) are 6,000 km apart. Yes, that's not due east-west, but there's land in Alaska further west than Nome and land in Maine east of Portland. It has to be that the tip of the Aleutians is more that 5,000 km west of the easternmost point in Maine.
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Level 69
Jun 19, 2022
Nope, it only reaches to be about 4,500 km wide.
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Level 53
Jul 13, 2022
Why not accept the United States as a country with a capital named after a US president?
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Level 38
Jul 16, 2022
Canada borders Denmark and France borders the Netherlands
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Level 50
Aug 19, 2022
Great quiz! Easy too.
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Level 48
Oct 26, 2022
whose capital contains its name...Luxemburg is missing
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Level 20
Oct 27, 2022
countries which capital starts with w is missing austria or is my country the only one that calls the capital in austria wien.
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Level 40
Nov 20, 2022
needs more time
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Level 57
Mar 14, 2023
Surely USA also has a capital named after a US president....
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Level 48
Jul 31, 2023
Agreed, Washington, DC...
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Level 63
Aug 11, 2023
To pile onto this, Washington IS named for Washington, the president, and while the District of Columbia (D.C.) bit is named after Columbus, that shouldn't disqualify it, as-written. So Washington, D.C. should still qualify it for an answer, no? https://www.history.com/news/how-did-washington-d-c-get-its-name

If it's more of an "only named after a U.S. president and no one else at all" sort of thing, that should probably be clarified in the clue.

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Level 49
Jun 6, 2023
"Kiev" one syllable
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Level 51
Jun 19, 2023
how come cape verde doesnt count for "has blue and yellow on flag"?
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Level 67
Aug 20, 2023
Surely Mexico's capital is within 1500 km of Mexico City...
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Level 45
Oct 30, 2023
Says not including India, but India is listed as an answer
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Level 38
Dec 11, 2023
"with a non-rectangular flag" should accept Vatican City and Switzerland since they are squares
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Level 69
Dec 31, 2023
Kosovo is Muslim majority and in Europe.
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Level 58
Jan 4, 2024
Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates are now officially part of BRICS.
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Level 77
Jan 12, 2024
"that is Baltic" seems a bit vague. I know that Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are "the Baltic states", but other countries lie on the Baltic Sea and could be called 'Baltic'.

"that was a former member of the British Commonwealth": South Africa and Pakistan both were former members, but later rejoined. It should say 'is'.

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Level 37
Mar 3, 2024
Once Liechtenstein, several times Liechtenstein
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Level 49
Mar 13, 2024
Should the capital of USA count as named after a US president? As it is Washington D.C.
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Level 53
Apr 9, 2024
Maybe let Netherlands or Poland count for countries with the word and in its name
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Level 79
Apr 27, 2024
The capital city of Togo has a one syllable name; Lome.
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Level 53
May 9, 2024
The Danube actually flows for a very tiny bit trough Moldovan territory too
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Level 65
May 23, 2024
I thought it said "has territory in the Caribbean" and was confused when Cuba was not accepted. Should've read it properly