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Sahara Desert Countries

The Sahara Desert touches 10 countries. How many can you name?
Generally, countries north of the Sahel
Quiz by Ascro95
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Last updated: December 14, 2019
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First submittedJuly 11, 2012
Times taken83,145
Average score90.0%
Rating4.96
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Country
Algeria
Chad
Egypt
Libya
Mali
Country
Mauritania
Morocco
Niger
Sudan
Tunisia
+8
Level 49
Aug 20, 2012
Considering they are in alphabetical order, too easy
+44
Level 84
Mar 4, 2013
easy regardless.
+3
Level 45
Aug 20, 2012
Got 'em all with 2:29 to spare. :-)
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Level 35
Dec 11, 2014
2:34! And I guessed!
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Level 42
Dec 24, 2016
2:36 c:
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Level 66
Dec 26, 2016
Same
+1
Level 65
Feb 28, 2017
2:37
+1
Level 32
Apr 26, 2017
2:42 :)
+1
Level 69
Jun 6, 2018
2:52 :)
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Level 39
Sep 15, 2019
2:27 :c
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Level 39
Sep 15, 2019
2:46 :)
+1
Level 60
Dec 1, 2019
2:39 first try
+1
Level 40
Dec 2, 2019
2:38 ;)
+1
Level 35
Jul 13, 2020
same as yours
+5
Level 62
Dec 24, 2016
3:94!
+1
Level 48
Dec 24, 2016
Wow!
+2
Level 32
Dec 5, 2017
4:60 HA
+1
Level 69
Jun 6, 2018
5 flat huehuehuehuehuehue
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Level 64
Dec 24, 2016
Willy wavers
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Level 34
May 18, 2022
1:59 . .

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Level 54
Aug 21, 2012
missed Mauritania
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Level 36
Sep 24, 2012
I can never spell that!
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Level 72
Sep 23, 2015
It's Muritania, exactly like you say it, but you add a useless 'a' after the M ;)
+1
Level 37
Apr 11, 2020
Mauri-tania
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Level 77
May 28, 2021
'Muritania' would be pronounced differently from 'Mauritania'
+2
Level 60
Aug 21, 2012
What about the new South Sudan?
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Level 89
Oct 29, 2012
What about it? Take a look at a satellite image of the area, one of the contributing factors to the division of old Sudan was the cultural/ethnic division between the Saharan north and the more lush (and in some places downright swampy) south.
+2
Level 16
Aug 26, 2012
9/10

I somehow missed Sudan :(

+1
Level 31
Aug 28, 2012
Nice quiz!
+2
Level 49
Jan 21, 2014
100% with 2:43 left.
+1
Level 65
Mar 27, 2014
Easy, 2:36 left
+3
Level 46
Sep 26, 2014
How can Western Sahara not be a Saharan country?
+8
Level 75
Oct 18, 2014
It's not recognised as a country in its own right.
+12
Level 31
Dec 11, 2014
It should be.. Freedom for the Sahrawis!!
+1
Level 58
Dec 11, 2014
It is the south of Morocco ...
+5
Level 19
Dec 1, 2019
Try telling the people living there that.
+1
Level 54
Dec 30, 2021
I mean, they’d still say Morocco. Most of “Western Saharan” land is occupied by Morocco. Or maybe I’m based.
+1
Level 15
Dec 30, 2021
Based.
+7
Level 76
Dec 11, 2014
Apparently the occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco is recognized by JetPunk, i.e. that WS is not a sovereign country.
+4
Level 33
Sep 23, 2015
JetPunk pretty much recognizes all occupations. Off the top of my head, the only "controversial" countries recognized here are Kosovo and Taiwan... and the old name for Myanmar, of course. ;-)
+4
Level 59
Dec 24, 2016
Burma is no longer recognized on this site; it's officially Myanmar now.
+3
Level 66
Dec 1, 2019
Every quiz accepts Burma, it is just displayed as Myanmar
+5
Level 73
Dec 11, 2014
This was really easy. Sixty seconds would make it more of a challenge for people. After I finished the quiz I saw the hint at the top of the page, i.e., "Generally countries north of the Sahel". The SAHEL? If you understand the hint, you couldn't possibly need it. I had to look it up.
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Level 49
Dec 20, 2022
I think it was meant more as a definition for the quiz not so much as a hint!
+1
Level 33
Dec 11, 2014
10/10 with a minute in hand, took me a while to think of Niger,
+1
Level 46
Dec 12, 2017
took me a while to think of tunisia, i thought that there was grass in far northern africa
+2
Level 22
Dec 12, 2014
2:37 left
+1
Level 43
Aug 27, 2015
10/10
+2
Level 61
Jan 16, 2016
Missed Mali and Niger
+1
Level 59
Feb 11, 2016
Got them all with 2:41 to spare.
+2
Level 63
Feb 16, 2016
Just 2:43 left on the timer, too easy :D
+1
Level 43
May 29, 2016
What about the Burkina Faso ?
+2
Level 55
Aug 10, 2021
What about it?
+2
Level 70
Jul 20, 2016
Finished with 2:39 left, easy 5 points to get me to level 37.
+2
Level 20
Aug 6, 2016
i guessed all;1:45 left typing with my non dominant foot and im 2
+3
Level 42
Oct 5, 2016
I agree was a bit too easy
+2
Level 48
Dec 24, 2016
Please accept Western Sahara for Morocco
+1
Level 55
Aug 10, 2021
Western Sahara is (on JetPunk) a part of Morocco. The reverse is not true. It's like accepting Texas for USA.
+2
Level 42
Dec 24, 2016
10/10, Easy!
+1
Level 64
Dec 24, 2016
Got all except Niger
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Level 59
Dec 24, 2016
10/10 with 2:48 to spare :)
+10
Level 58
Dec 24, 2016
It may be seen as easy by many, but did you still have to use your brains a little - if so, that's great. And for those getting 7, 8 or 9 right, or those making spelling errors, they learnt something - and that's even greater. So stop moaning & gloating, and enjoy the fact that both geographers and others got something out of it. P.S. Merry Christmas to all JetPunkers.
+2
Level 31
Dec 26, 2016
with 9 seconds to spare I finally remembered about Algeria.
+2
Level 53
Dec 27, 2016
Possibly Eritrea?
+2
Level 33
Jan 12, 2017
easy
+1
Level 71
Feb 28, 2017
Try some of my quizzes, you may not find them so easy. Click on Malbaby.
+2
Level 70
Jun 3, 2017
Eritrea too.
+2
Level 32
Dec 5, 2017
Do I live here?
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Level 69
Jun 6, 2018
2:53
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Level 77
May 18, 2019
Took me way too long to remember Egypt... thankfully the penny dropped eventually before the timer ran out!
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Level 65
Dec 1, 2019
Eritrea and Nigeria
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Level 65
Jun 6, 2020
too easy. Got them with 2:27 left
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Level 45
May 25, 2021
not even a little bit of Senegal ?
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Level 47
Jun 29, 2021
I can't believe I forgot Libya.
+3
Level 43
Dec 17, 2021
Burkina Faso has parts of the sahara desert
+3
Level 43
Dec 17, 2021
Eritrea should be included, the NW corner is squarely in the Sahara. Parts of Burkina Faso and Nigeria may be within the Sahara as well, as both touch the Sahara on my map.
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Level 59
Dec 30, 2021
That's what I was thinking
+2
Level 71
Dec 30, 2021
At least the title of the quiz isn't redundant. However, the directions within the quiz are (Sahara desert).
+1
Level 59
Dec 30, 2021
27 seconds, expected to see Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Nigeria, and Senegal
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Level 44
May 1, 2022
I just started typing the northernmost african countries in, then the countries south of those. It was not too difficult, I'm afraid.
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Level 37
Sep 27, 2022
i forgot sudan:(
+1
Level 74
Oct 1, 2022
I forgot Egypt? Sheesh.
+1
Level 49
Nov 8, 2022
I thought Eritrea and senegal would be on here