Countries with the Most Borders A-Z

Name the country with the most international borders whose name starts with each letter.
Land borders only. Using the same names as the Countries of the World quiz.
Official JetPunk policy is that India does not border Sri Lanka.
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Last updated: February 7, 2019
First submittedMarch 26, 2014
Times taken72,676
Average score70.8%
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Letter
Country
# Borders
A
Austria
8
B
Brazil
10
C
China
14
D *
D.R. Congo
9
E
Ethiopia
6
F
France
10
G
Germany
9
H
Hungary
7
I
Iran
7
J
Jordan
5
K
Kazakhstan / Kenya
5
L
Libya
6
Letter
Country
# Borders
M
Mali
7
N
Niger
7
O
Oman
3
P
Poland
7
Q
Qatar
1
R
Russia
14
S
Serbia
8
T
Tanzania / Turkey
8
U
Ukraine
7
V
Venezuela / Vietnam
3
Y
Yemen
2
Z
Zambia
8
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Level 68
May 3, 2014
I'm thinking that D is a trick question. Every source I've ever seen lists only four countries that start with D. They normally have this as 'Congo, Democratic Republic of'.

This should be Djibouti with 3.

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Level 67
Nov 22, 2015
Quite a few Jetpunk quizzes do list Democratic Republic of Congo under D, as it makes for a more difficult question. Also, that is how you spell it, to differentiate it from the Republic of Congo.
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Level 63
Jan 16, 2016
Interesting, I always see it under 'C.'
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Level 73
May 26, 2016
Just because your friends jump off a bridge...
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Level 73
May 28, 2019
Yeah, I've seen quite a few quizzes where it's under C.
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Level 53
Jun 2, 2021
bro imagine having friends to convince you to jump off
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Level 75
Apr 3, 2016
+1. Maybe Djibouti, next highest with 3, could be a type-in as well.
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Level 47
Apr 9, 2016
I agree with that. Congo is misleading here..
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Level 64
Apr 9, 2016
How is it? There are two distinctive Congolese countries, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo. It makes sense for "Congo" to be referred to for the latter, but not for DRC.
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Level 71
May 22, 2016
I agree, as jetpunk takes 'Congo' to represent DRCongo then it should not be expected that other quizzes on jetpunk use different versions, or if doing so they still allow 'Congo'.
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Level 76
May 23, 2016
The common way to differentiate them in international circles is calling them "Congo-Kinshasha" and "Congo-Brazaville". DRC is misleading because in no other country we are using the full legal name. "People's Republic of China", "Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela" and "Sultanate of Oman" are not listed by P, B and S respectively.
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Level 62
Dec 18, 2017
Rocamorar, I disagree. First, if you think that those names you put really are the common way to differentiate them, you probably should spell them right. Second, DRC is certainly not the only country that we use the official name for. What about Bosnia and Herzegovina, Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Burkina Faso, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Romania, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, or United States of America? Third, Congo-Brazzaville and Congo-Kinshasa are not the most common ways to differentiate the countries. I've seen simply Congo and DRC the most. I agree that D is the first letter of the country's name, and I would say that if asked. Maybe the "D" country besides DRC with the most borders should be a type-in, but D.R. Congo is the correct response to be in the box.
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Level 52
Sep 28, 2016
Standards differ, that's just the way the world is. If the quiz had used Djibouti, someone else would be in your place complaining that it's wrong and should be the DR Congo. The best Jetpunk can do is make sure the quizzes here are internally consistent, and all the others I've taken so far here have treated DR Congo as a "D" country, so it makes sense to stick to that.
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Level 60
Oct 15, 2016
Exactly. And Congo is accepted as DRC always id on Jetpunk.
+1
Level 60
Oct 15, 2016
Is.
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Level 67
May 28, 2019
I absolutely agree that is should be consistent, and for THAT reason I dont think (only) drc should be the answer. Because on every quiz congo gives drc as the answer. SO noone evers thinks about drc to start with a D.
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Level 67
Feb 20, 2018
Britain, Great, and Ireland, Northern, Kingdom of, United. The.
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Level 58
Oct 27, 2020
It's clearly with a D.
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Level 61
Jan 5, 2022
I personally think Democratic Republic of Congo should be tagged under Z.
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Level 20
Nov 14, 2014
done with 2:30 on my first try 100%!
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Level 75
Feb 29, 2016
I like it :)
+1
Level 20
Mar 2, 2016
good quiz
+3
Level 61
May 22, 2016
How have I never realized there are no countries that start with W? (X was more obvious.)
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Level 57
May 22, 2016
this may start up a fight but I would say the closest thing to a country beginning with w is Wales
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Level 71
May 22, 2016
It is a little difficult to understand the difference between a 'Sovereign State ' e.g. UK and 'Countries' e.g. Wales, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland ............ It seems to take some jetpunkers longer than others.
+3
Level 80
Aug 6, 2016
"the closest thing to a country"
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Level 60
Oct 15, 2016
I don't blame you, but can I just say that Wales never counts as a country on these quizzes. Soon though, Scotland might...
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Level 66
Oct 17, 2017
I think that Western Sahara is closer to a country than Wales. But neither are countries.
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Level 67
May 28, 2019
wales IS a country, but because it is excluded on quizzes on jetpunk everybody is adamant that it isnt.. They dont seem to grasp the sovereign state part.

same thing for certain type-ins, because of some things that are accepted, people start to think it is correct.

and stop thinking for themself or doing research, but simply copying what they have heard another person claim before..

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Level 69
May 30, 2019
Wales is no closer than Wisconsin (etc.).
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Level 86
Feb 8, 2020
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are the countries that the country of England absorbed. Calling them countries is just political lip service, like it or don't.
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Level 66
May 23, 2016
Western Sahara :D
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Level 72
Aug 21, 2016
Not that long ago there was Western Samoa, until they realized it makes more sense to call it Samoa (in 1997).

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

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Level 60
Jul 6, 2018
Considering Sweden is really South Weden, you have a point.
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Level 44
Nov 24, 2020
In German we say "Weißrussland" (white Russia) for Belarus :)

And maybe some other countries starting with W I can't think of right now.

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Level 57
Feb 11, 2021
I think the last W country was West Germany while the last X country was Xeibei San Ma (A chinese country in the Chinese Civil War)
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Level 57
Jun 3, 2021
Maybe the day Wallis and Futuna is independant from France you get the country you are looking for :p
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Level 47
May 22, 2016
Got everything with 18 seconds remaining.
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Level 60
May 23, 2016
D is misleading but surely most of you know there's only 4 others beginning with D and you can rule them out pretty quickly.
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Level 54
May 23, 2016
Did you know Ohio is the only US state with at least one city/town that starts with each letter of the alphabet? See how many you can name! http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/103225/ohio-cities-a-z
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Level 66
May 15, 2020
Ohio is also the only state whose name doesn't share a letter with the word "mackerel"
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Level 70
Apr 16, 2021
Ohio is also the only state that rhymes with Lohio.
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Level 55
Feb 3, 2017
100%
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Level 66
Oct 17, 2017
France has a border with the Netherlands in the Caribbean (Saint-Martin and Sint Maarten). Is one of them an overseas territory? Either way I think there should be a caveat excluding overseas territories.
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Level 37
Nov 21, 2017
Neither. One is a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands (as Scotland is to the UK), the other is a departement

(read region) of France.

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Level 72
Mar 20, 2018
Nice quiz! Usually I get 100% on border quizzes but this one I only got 20.
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Level 73
May 28, 2019
Who else immediately goes for Qatar, Yemen and Oman on all "countries by letter" quizzes?
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Level 81
Sep 29, 2020
+1

And then Zambia/Zimbabwe...

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Level 32
Aug 9, 2019
Why isnt Switzerland on here?
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Level 67
Feb 8, 2020
It only borders 5 countries
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Level 60
Mar 4, 2020
It took me a while to come up with germany, since i know it by its native name ;)
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Level 75
Mar 19, 2020
I had quite a time working out the Q country.
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Level 81
Sep 29, 2020
Jordan should be listed as having 4 borders: Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iraq and Syria. Or has something changed in jetpunk’s general assembly to recognize Palestine as a country?
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Level 66
Jan 11, 2021
I wanted to write that... I always say it is not ok to have Kosovo as independent but Palestine not...
+1
Level 54
Nov 2, 2020
Apparently i'm a big dumb who forgot France
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Level 66
Apr 26, 2021
Here it says France 10 well.. 1.Belgium 2. Luxembourg 3.Germany 4.Switzerland 5.Italy 6.Monaco 7.Spain 8.Andorra 9. Suriname 10. Brazil 11. Netherlands
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Level 49
May 4, 2021
france has 11 borders
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Level 44
Jun 2, 2021
France doesn't border the Netherlands. 😑
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Level 75
Jun 2, 2021
It does, on the island of Saint Martin in the West Indies.
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Level 75
Jun 2, 2021
What does the * next to D mean please?
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Level 67
Jun 2, 2021
* means “controversy alert”
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Level 75
Jun 2, 2021
LOL
+4
Level 48
Jun 3, 2021
Shouldn't Saudi Arabia work for S?

8 countries that border Saudi Arabia:

Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Yemen, Oman, UAE, Qatar and Bahrain on an artificial island.

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Level 66
Jun 3, 2021
dont think bahrain counts
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Level 27
Jun 4, 2021
I got Dominic republic of Congo first. The Astrix helped because i knew it wouldn't strictly be a country or why else would it have been there?
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Level 41
Jun 7, 2021
A little bit more time please, but a very nice quiz
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Level 54
Oct 10, 2021
There's some inconsistencies with other featured quizzes.

Saudi Arabia should be accepted, at least as a type-in, since it has 8 as of the Countries Bordering Saudi Arabia. If JetPunk policy is that Saudi Arabia doesn't border Bahrain, then that quiz needs an update.

Also, France has 11 borders via Saint Marten. Neither the caveat or description excludes it currently. It also won't change any answers, so it might as well be fixed.

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Level 19
Mar 28, 2022
I really missed china...