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Countries by Total Area of Bordering Countries

For every country, sum up the area of all the other countries that they border. Which countries have the highest total area of bordering countries?
Quiz by rphxx
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Last updated: April 11, 2021
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First submittedJanuary 14, 2018
Times taken36,966
Average score70.0%
Rating4.84
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Area in km²
Country
28,102,417
China
27,830,658
Kazakhstan
26,795,417
North Korea
26,695,207
Mongolia
19,629,446
Azerbaijan
18,459,662
Poland
18,144,284
Belarus
Area in km²
Country
18,032,833
Ukraine
17,998,151
Georgia
17,886,965
Norway
17,872,343
Finland
17,683,084
Lithuania
17,416,373
Latvia
17,162,805
Estonia
Area in km²
Country
15,811,223
Russia
15,184,649
Pakistan
13,781,714
Myanmar
13,205,668
Afghanistan
12,988,135
Bolivia
12,912,361
Kyrgyzstan
70 Comments
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Level 73
Jan 14, 2018
Great quiz!
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Level 71
Jan 14, 2018
Thank you !
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Level 39
Apr 9, 2021
Great Quiz! Thinking outside of the Box is required! :)
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Level 70
May 2, 2021
You're right...I typed every country bordering Russia and forgot to type Russia instead
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Level 65
Apr 9, 2021
kaliningrad got me good :D Nice one!
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Level 28
Sep 22, 2022
what is kalinigrad
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Level 65
Sep 23, 2022
It's a small exclave of Russia. It's called the Kaliningrad Oblast, and despite not being connected to the rest of Russia, it is still a full part of the Russian Federation (in a similar way to how French Guiana is a part of France despite being geographically disconnected). The Kaliningrad Oblast is on the Baltic coast between Poland and Lithuania, in part of what was once old Prussia.
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Level 67
Apr 9, 2021
Great quiz, got me thinking.
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Level 57
Apr 9, 2021
This is a great quiz dude, nice work!
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Level 71
Apr 10, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 71
Apr 11, 2021
Thanks for the feature!
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Level 66
Apr 11, 2021
How kind of Russia to be so caring? ;)
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Level 65
Apr 11, 2021
You are joking.

Bruh.

I literally was making this quiz too XD

I kind of gave up on it tho, but congrats on the feature!

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Level 74
Apr 11, 2021
I only barely just grasped the concept when I started the quiz, but still managed to finish with 1:30 remaining thanks to a hail Mary with Myanmar...!
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Level 84
Apr 12, 2021
I'll take Countries that Border Russia for $200, Alex.
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Level 84
Apr 12, 2021
Interestingly Russia is larger than the sum of any bordering countries of the ones that don't border Russia. Russia would still rank 15th in this quiz.
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Level 50
Sep 20, 2022
Try Countries that border countries that border Russia -https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/143391/countries-that-border-countries-that-border-russia
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Level 57
Apr 12, 2021
Surprised about the lack of African countries here. I would’ve thought the Saharan/Sahelian countries would add up to a large area when something like Niger is chosen.
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Level 86
Apr 12, 2021
I discarded Africa with a little thinking. Africa's area is about 30 million km², so a country would have to touch about half of this area, and there is clearly not such a case.
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Level 72
May 5, 2023
You just have the area of Africa memorised?
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Level 71
May 5, 2023
why not?
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Level 86
Apr 12, 2021
Interesting, though you just need to list the countries bordering Russia to get 14/20. Anyway, I'm kind of ashamed that the only country that I missed is Russia itself...
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Level 75
Apr 12, 2021
Interesting twist on the "Countries that border Russia" quiz! Excellent.

BTW, did you work out some close misses? I was trying Paraguay, France (Brazil too), Nepal, C.A.R. & USA somewhat optimistically...

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Level 71
Apr 12, 2021
I used to have a list, I can't find it anymore though.

The close misses are mostly the other borders of China, the other borders of Brazil, Brazil itself and the United States

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Level 83
Apr 12, 2021
Almost forgot about that little Norway border. :-)
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Level 49
Apr 12, 2021
took me until the results for me to realize what this quiz was actually about
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Level 84
Apr 12, 2021
What threw me off for about 30 seconds of quiz time was that you are actually discounting the area of the country itself...it's ONLY the area of the surrounding countries...when I typed Russia first and it wasn't the top answer I was really confused! Still figured it out, but maybe a slight clarification in the description. It's well written, but I simply misread it. Good quiz idea!
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Level 68
Apr 12, 2021
oh my god im so stupid i forgot pakistan borders iran, china, and india :/
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Level 60
Apr 12, 2021
Great quiz. I always felt like you were a very underrated user and was deserving of more features, as your quizzes are excellent.

Congratulations on the feature, and I hope QM features more of your quizzes! :)

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Level 71
Apr 13, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 52
Apr 14, 2021
19/20. Missed Russia :-D
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Level 77
Apr 20, 2021
Imagine having such a great idea for a quiz, then start calculating answers and realizing you accidentally made a "countries that border Russia" + Russia + Bolivia quiz. With Canada and Mexico, I'm a little surprised that the USA didn't sniff the top 20. I would consider making a sequel "with exceptions." With the exception that Russia doesn't count. Might give some more love to Africa and South America.
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Level 65
Apr 29, 2021
Fantastic!
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Level 35
May 2, 2021
I only missed Russia
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Level 86
May 2, 2021
Really enjoyed this quiz! Requires immense amount of extra thinking. Did not expect many
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Level 71
May 2, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 71
May 2, 2021
Great quiz! Out of curiosity, how far were Nepal and Bhutan from making this list?
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Level 71
May 2, 2021
I don't have the full list anymore, but they're probably between #20 and #25, because their sum of borders is 12,884,000 km²
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Level 71
May 2, 2021
Makes sense! I figured they wouldn't be that far off the list, especially since the countries lower on the list mostly have China as the biggest country they have a border with (plus India is pretty big).
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Level 67
May 2, 2021
I have to find it amazing that the US borders the second biggest country in the world and the 13th, and doesn't make it on this list.
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Level 67
Aug 10, 2022
Apparently Russia is about the size of the US + Canada (minus AK + CA + TX).
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Level 61
May 2, 2021
Should rename the quiz to what countries border Russia or China lmao
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Level 56
May 2, 2021
This moment, when you do all the bordering countries of China and Russia, as well as all the rest, but forget to actually type in China and Russia xD
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Level 75
May 2, 2021
Gave up on South America just a little too quickly.
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Level 62
May 3, 2021
Aye, great idea, nice one. Tried USA near the start and was quickly rebuffed.
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Level 56
May 4, 2021
This Quiz Kind Of Confused Me.
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Level 66
May 7, 2021
AKA "Name countries that border Russia and/or China."
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Level 71
May 7, 2021
Pretty much, yeah.
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Level 74
May 11, 2021
I was expecting France to be on here, since it borders Brazil, Germany, Spain, Italy and if we're being creative the Netherlands (Sint Maarten / Saint-Martin) and of course some small ones like Belgium, Switzerland, etc.
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Level 71
May 11, 2021
France is close with 9,872,441 km² (including the Netherlands)
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Level 48
Nov 15, 2021
bordering russia gives an atvantage to them all

same to most of china and india borders

also bolivia is here cuz... brazil and argentina

good quiz

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Level 49
Jan 21, 2022
i completely forgot poland borders russia. literally all of the top 14 countries border russia lol
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Level 71
Jan 22, 2022
Russia is actually larger than the first country on the list that doesn't border Russia
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Level 63
Dec 4, 2022
Isn't Russia the first country on the list that doesn't border Russia?
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Level 71
Dec 4, 2022
technically, yes, but Russia is also larger than all bordering Countries of Russia combined.
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Level 62
Mar 4, 2022
I literally did the whole quiz thinking that I was looking for the countries with the highest total length of borders... Still got 17/20 but was totally confused when I saw North Korea on the list...
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Level 53
Sep 20, 2022
Got all countries that border Russia and forgot Russia itself lol
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Level 59
Sep 20, 2022
So its basically all countries that border Russia or China and another large country plus Bolivia...

I was a little bit surprised that the USA or another south american country didn't make the list.

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Level 67
Sep 20, 2022
Interesting idea about this quiz, missed some that feel pretty obvious! Had the main ones and some like Myanmar, 12/20 in total.
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Level 68
Sep 20, 2022
Really fun quiz, thanks. Takes some thought to get your head around it... Got 19/20.
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Level 57
Sep 20, 2022
this is basically a "what country borders china and/or russia"
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Level 61
Sep 20, 2022
Alternate Title: Countries that border Russia
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Level 59
Feb 19, 2023
lol if the borders between Russia, Azerbaijan, and Iran didn't exist.
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Level 47
Sep 21, 2022
got bolivia with only 3 seconds to go
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Level 22
Sep 21, 2022
I forgot Poland, I mean I forgot about Kaliningrad.
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Level 57
Nov 13, 2023
Great quiz, but why is Brazil not on here but bolivia is?
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Level 71
Nov 13, 2023
because Bolivia borders Brazil and Brazil doesn't
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Level 41
Apr 10, 2024
I think you could rename this quiz "Bordering Countries of Russia" 😅
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Level 66
Apr 19, 2024
right, bolivia borders russia!
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Level 45
Jun 9, 2024
Funny I got everything except Russia