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Countries with Z

Fifteen countries have a Z in their name. How many do you know?
Using the same country names as the Countries of the World quiz
As of February 2019, we now use the name "Eswatini" instead of "Swaziland"
Quiz by CtG526
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Last updated: February 16, 2019
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First submittedOctober 16, 2012
Times taken227,241
Average score73.3%
Rating4.98
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Africa
Mozambique
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Americas
Belize
Brazil
Venezuela
Asia
Azerbaijan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Czech Republic
Switzerland
Oceania
New Zealand
100 Recent Comments
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Level 48
Mar 2, 2017
This is the first time I ever got all of them in a 'letter in a country name' quiz. Z, my new favorite letter!
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Level 58
Apr 18, 2017
Did anyone else misread the title as "Countries starting with Z" and then panic when there was more than 2 answers? Or was that just me?
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Level 25
Apr 18, 2017
Just u 😂 I agree that the time limit is excessive - I finished with 2:28 left and I basically spelt out every single country in my head!
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Level 60
Apr 18, 2017
Forgot all about Herzegovnia, always just think of it as Bosnia
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Level 60
Apr 18, 2017
Call me crazy, but you should actually have to type in the part of the name with the Z. Bosnia and Herzegovina should be required.
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Level 66
Apr 18, 2017
There's pretty much a standard for geography quizzes on this site about which abbreviated versions are accepted. Just like you can leave off the "and Nevis" for "St. Kitts and Nevis," for example. If they changed it for this quiz specifically, it would probably cause more people to screw up than would be worth the trouble.
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Level 51
Aug 21, 2018
you so crazy
+2
Level 65
Apr 18, 2017
I missed Brazil! fml
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Level 39
Apr 18, 2017
Took untimed, still only got 12/16...
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Level 66
Apr 18, 2017
I'm so used to just typing "Bosnia" that I forgot the full name is actually "Bosnia and Herzegovina." I ended up opening a new tab with Countries of the World and doing all of Europe so I could look through ti and see which Z country I had missed.
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Level 49
Apr 18, 2017
I missed brazil and venezuela as I read americas as central america after getting belize
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Level 32
Apr 18, 2017
I made a quiz on this. You just copied me. OK? Also, I wasn't even the first. I found out after I had made the quiz.
+24
Level ∞
Apr 19, 2017
Cool story. This quiz has been around since 2012.
+3
Level 35
Feb 23, 2024
damn XD
+4
Level 74
Apr 18, 2017
My brain went basically numb for the first part of the quiz. I tried typing in countries that had a 'z' in their name AND countries with a 'v' in their name. I was at first confused why countries like Maldives and Slovakia weren't being taken and then realized my mistake half-way through.
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Level 47
Aug 27, 2017
To those of you who think Azerbaijan is in Europe, Turkey is closer to Europe than Azerbaijan and 95% of it is in Asia. Only once you cross the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul will you be in Europe. get rekt
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Level 81
Aug 29, 2017
Bozzzznia
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Level 51
Feb 22, 2018
...and Herssssegovina
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Level 37
Feb 20, 2018
Here we go again! Now, instead of Cyprus, we're arguing about Azerbaijan. Wouldn't it be easier for everyone if the cartographers

were to just re-map the world and put "Europe" where it rightfully belongs, in Asia? (or make Asia part of Europe; I don't care which,

as it puts an end to these interminable arguments).

+3
Level 63
Feb 27, 2019
Man... the times when Pangaea was the only continent... Everything was so easy.
+1
Level 53
Aug 28, 2018
im used to saying kyrgystan and bosnia
+1
Level 66
Feb 27, 2024
Ah yes, my favorite language, Kyrg
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Level 70
Jan 20, 2019
Weird how there are three people that cant distinguish v's from z's is that a regional thing? For one person it is odd, but for three, what are the odds... that doesnt seem like a coincidence (it is not like they sound alike. Or that it is 3 in a million)
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Level 31
Feb 16, 2021
yeah i kept on messing up because i kept putting countries with v's instead of z's
+4
Level 43
Jan 20, 2019
Oops I forgot my own country (Czech republic) :D
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Level 58
Feb 5, 2019
Is Jetpunk going to update all quizzes now that Swaziland is known as the Kingdom of eSwatini?
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Level 83
Feb 16, 2019
yeah, at least those where it matters first.
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Level 77
Feb 16, 2019
Got them all this time around. With almost two minutes to spare and definitely thinking through most of the world map. A bit plenty of time perhaps?
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Level 63
Apr 4, 2019
I think trimming two minutes off the quiz would work; I spent almost a minute thinking "Former UK colony in central america...what is it...I know it's the other B answer for the Americas" and still ended with 3:31 left
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Level 85
Feb 16, 2019
So Swaziland changes, but Brazil keeps the z that it apparently doesn't want?
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Level ∞
Feb 17, 2019
Yep. Countries have different names in different languages.
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Level 66
Feb 27, 2024
It hasn't made any requests to remove it tmk
+2
Level 51
Feb 17, 2019
What about Swaziland?
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Level 67
Apr 4, 2019
Changed names
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Level 66
Feb 17, 2019
So, in April, Swaziland changed their English name, in June, the UN officially recognised the change. What took Jetpunk so long?
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Level ∞
Feb 17, 2019
I didn't like the name change, and I was hoping it wouldn't stick. Keep in mind that Eswatini is one of the least free democratic countries on Earth. In fact, it is one of the few remaining absolute monarchies. So I really don't care if the king changes the name. But if people use the new name (and it seems like they are) then it gains legitimacy. This is the same reason I switched from Burma to Myanmar a couple years back.
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Level ∞
Feb 17, 2019
By the way, official UN names are often really silly. Witness "Islamic Republic of Iran", "Plurinational State of Bolivia", or "Viet Nam". It makes dealing with UN data a pain in the butt sometimes.
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Level 70
Apr 4, 2019
or the UN's former use of FYROM
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Level 37
Apr 9, 2019
Hmm... Interesting how quickly Jetpunk jumps on the bandwagon with "Eswatini", but is still struggling to accept "Cote d'Ivoire" and "Cabo Verde".
+1
Level 61
Feb 23, 2024
And Czechia
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Level 44
Apr 4, 2019
you forgot swaziland
+3
Level 16
Apr 4, 2019
Swaziland changed its name to Eswatini, as of April 19, 2018.
+3
Level 27
Apr 4, 2019
Almost forgot Brazil. I actually live there, but we're used to spell the Portuguese form 'Brasil'.
+1
Level 70
Jun 13, 2019
I could NOT think of venezuela.. like it had vanished from existence, I must ve gone through all of the americas like 8-12 times... could not find what was missing :/
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Level 70
Sep 5, 2019
I found it :D
+1
Level 55
Jan 15, 2020
forgot Mexico, but OK
+7
Level 58
May 15, 2020
um i-
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Level 72
Mar 18, 2020
Thought this was countries starting with Z lol
+1
Level 68
Apr 6, 2020
I misread "Americas" as "North America" somehow and missed Brazil and Venezuela...
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Level 42
Oct 10, 2020
and why couldn't you include Swaziland. In my flags of the world game it includes Swaziland
+2
Level 64
Feb 16, 2021
ESWATINI IS THE SAME FLAG AS SWAZILAND SWAZILAND IS ESWATINI

also water is wet

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Level 24
Oct 28, 2020
Dammit I thought it was just called ‘Bosnia’ didn’t even remember herezgovina
+3
Level 69
Nov 8, 2020
I like that in a quiz about countries with Z, it still accepts Kyrgyzstan spelled as Kirgistan, which notoriously does have a Z. That's very generous of you, Quismaster, and I thank you for it!
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Level 55
Nov 14, 2020
These following countries were not included

pakizstan

Afghanizstan

Turkmeniztsan

Federated States of Micronezia

Netherlandz

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Level 53
Dec 9, 2020
haha
+1
Level 50
Nov 20, 2020
Bosnia gave me troubles!
+1
Level 39
Feb 4, 2021
i got everything.... except for switzerland and brazil.
+1
Level 48
Feb 16, 2021
not me missing Brazil ...
+1
Level 69
Feb 16, 2021
finally a quiz that has America as a contient yey
+2
Level 61
Feb 16, 2021
Uhh...

America is not a continent.

"Americas" is a collective term for North and South America.

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Level 62
Feb 16, 2021
Good quiz, gets you thinking. As for the Azerbaijan debate, would be interesting to hear from some Azeris to find out if they feel Asian or European. I'd imagine Asian, but who knows.
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Level 68
Feb 16, 2021
Getting 14/15 but missing Brazil really hurts. I went through all the countries in South America several times but completely forgot Brazil.
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Level 57
Feb 16, 2021
Somehow, reading Swaziland in the caveat made me remember Switzerland.
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Level 52
Feb 16, 2021
You're not far off, actually. Swaziland changed its name to avoid confusion with Switzerland.
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Level 56
Feb 19, 2021
....and Herzegovina. I knew that, but I'm going through the map of Europe, and all that goes through my mind in the former Yugoslavia area is "Bosnia"
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Level 35
Feb 22, 2021
I started with Mozambique, how can I forget my neibouring country.
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Level 46
Apr 6, 2021
What about Izrael? Or the United Statez of America?
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Level 49
Jun 28, 2022
Dude, that’s just doesnt look right to me, and it’s Israel, and the United States Of America
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Level 71
Oct 21, 2022
Ignorance or satire?
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Level 59
May 26, 2021
Taking this quiz made me realize just how many countries have a V in it! I could only keep coming up with V countries like Vatican, st vincent, bolivia, moldova, etc.
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Level 89
May 31, 2021
Malawi is completely surrounded by countries that contain a Z.
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Level 34
Jan 17, 2022
I swear everyone is just arguing about Azerbaijan and Europe, instead of focusing on the actual main topic of the quiz itself, COUNTRIES THAT HAVE Z IN THEM
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Level 49
Jun 28, 2022
Azerbaijan is in The Americas
+1
Level 67
Oct 17, 2022
And Cyprus is located in Oceania
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Level 34
Jan 17, 2022
i got Kyrgyzstan but not Belize or Tanzania ;-;
+4
Level 27
Feb 19, 2022
Almost forgot my country, Brazil hahha

Here it is spelled with an s instead of z

+1
Level 49
Jun 28, 2022
The fact that is said “Americas” tripped me up, I though we were only talking about North America and not South America and then I realize…
+2
Level 49
Sep 14, 2022
Should have included Russia
+1
Level 53
Oct 21, 2022
ohh i got azerbaijan and venezuela and everything else but forgot about brazil somehow
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Level 53
Oct 21, 2022
I'm surprised to see my country is at the bottom lol and we are not even that small in Europe
+3
Level 52
Oct 21, 2022
I feel stupid forgetting that it took me around three minutes to realize Brazil (the fatherland) had a Z
+1
Level 43
Oct 21, 2022
I was so worried remembering all the Oceania islands that i forgot about New Zealand lol
+1
Level 26
Oct 21, 2022
Not that I am, but wouldn’t some people argue about Bosnia and Herzegovina not having a Z as most people simply call it Bosnia?
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Level 51
Oct 23, 2022
took me too long to get bosnia and herzegovina since i always say it as bosnia only
+1
Level 61
Feb 26, 2023
I only guessed it because it said Europe
+1
Level 32
Oct 23, 2022
Where is Sweden?
+2
Level 43
Dec 17, 2022
Unless it is now magically spelled Zweden, not on this list
+4
Level 93
Oct 22, 2023
Next to Norway and Finland last I looked.
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Level 61
Feb 26, 2023
15/15 fair time limit that doesn't rush people for once.
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Level 37
Apr 3, 2023
Fun fact even though Kazakhstan is classified to be in Asia the bit that looks like a head is actually in europe.here’s another fun fact the three country’s of Georgia Azerbaijan and Armenia are actually in Asia even though they were part of the Soviet Union. after breakaway from the Soviet Union the country’s of Armenia Azerbaijan and Georgia were classified in Asia
+1
Level 37
Apr 3, 2023
Got it in 1:10
+1
Level 34
Jun 5, 2023
that was a tricky one but that didn't stop me from PWNING it
+3
Level 93
Oct 22, 2023
Oh hey look it's 2007 again!
+1
Level 31
Jul 23, 2023
I literally live in New Zealand and forgot it
+1
Level 45
Feb 23, 2024
I kept trying Zaire. I didn't realize it had changed its name.
+1
Level 37
Feb 23, 2024
I remembered switzerland at almost the dead end.OOUFFFF!!!!!!
+1
Level 27
Feb 23, 2024
of course I forgot Brazil the first time.
+1
Level 32
Feb 23, 2024
Didn't know this was a quirk in my brain but I kept thinking of countries with "V" in it instead of "Z"
+1
Level 43
May 1, 2024
What about Auztralia?
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Level 48
Jul 15, 2024
TIL I've been spelling Kyrgyzstan wrong all this time. This site is the only place I ever have cause to write it out and spelling it without the z is always an acceptable answer here so I never realised I was making a mistake.