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Southernmost Countries A-Z

For each letter of the alphabet, name the southernmost country that starts with that letter.
Sovereign countries only
Using standard JetPunk country names. Ones that might be confusing marked in red.
Based on the country's southernmost point, not including external territories
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Last updated: June 18, 2019
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First submittedFebruary 25, 2014
Times taken128,312
Average score66.7%
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Letter
Country
A
Argentina
B
Brazil
C
Chile
D
D. R. Congo
E
Eswatini
F
Fiji
G
Gabon
H
Honduras
Letter
Country
I
Indonesia
J
Jamaica
K
Kiribati
L
Lesotho
M
Mozambique
N
New Zealand
O
Oman
P
Paraguay
Letter
Country
Q
Qatar
R
Rep. of the Congo
S
South Africa
T
Tonga
U
Uruguay
V
Vanuatu
Y
Yemen
Z
Zimbabwe
+6
Level 73
Mar 25, 2014
Great, great quiz.
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Level 66
Jan 25, 2017
Double Congo - classic quiz
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Level 83
Sep 2, 2018
Had D and R left at 00:30. Quite the surprise when I typed in Congo.
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Level 47
Jul 25, 2020
me too
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Level 74
Apr 10, 2014
Cool quiz idea!
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Level 58
Feb 16, 2015
how is Mozambique further south than Madagascar
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Level 84
Dec 1, 2015
Hard to tell unless looking at a detailed map. Madagascar goes to ~26 degrees south; Mozambique goes to ~27 degrees south.
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Level 70
Jun 8, 2016
The capital, Maputo, is farther south than the tip of Madagascar. I was confused too.
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Level 22
Sep 18, 2016
Madagascar's southernmost point is Cape Vohimena at 23°26'21"S, while Mozambique's southernmost point is the coastal border with South Africa near Zitundo, located at 26°52'S.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_southernmost_point

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Level 88
Oct 17, 2019
By being closer to the South Pole, that's how.
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Level 47
May 25, 2020
Yep its confusing indeed
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Level 51
Apr 25, 2015
I expected Australia to be the furthest south for A and that threw me off from figuring out Argentina. lol
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Level 77
Sep 18, 2016
So the flag was not a clue at all?
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Level 78
Mar 9, 2021
I didn't even NOTICE the flag!
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Level 69
Sep 10, 2021
It would be funny to change the flag to Australia's.
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Level 73
Jun 15, 2015
grrrr I always forgot about those bloody Congo's...
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Level 83
Dec 4, 2015
All that time I was trying Swaziland, and it never occurred to me to put South Africa... *facepalm*
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Level 38
Jun 11, 2016
what the honduras???
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Level 55
Sep 19, 2016
Is that a new way to say "What the hell??"?
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Level 88
Feb 8, 2020
Yo, what the Fiji??? You can't swear on JetPunk.
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Level 54
Apr 18, 2020
stop being a burkina faso about it
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Level 75
Sep 18, 2016
please accept roc for republic of congo. i tried it!!!
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Level 82
Sep 18, 2016
ROC is Taiwan. :-p
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Level 61
Oct 23, 2016
ROC is also the Republic of the Congo.
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Level 59
Oct 16, 2019
yes ,but it is commonly used for taiwan to discern between two chinas, I agree that it should be used more commonly seeing as it now goes by Taiwan rather than ROC and there isn't some other name for the two congos.
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Level 59
Aug 30, 2021
ROC is also the Russian Olympic Committee. The Olympics were rather confusing this year. 'Congo- I mean Taiwan- Uh wait, Russian Olympic Committee is in 4th!'
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Level 65
Sep 10, 2021
Isn't it also the Refugee Olympic Committee?
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Level 58
Oct 13, 2022
Isn’t it also Rabid Opossum Calamity
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Level 43
Oct 17, 2023
isnt it really obese cat
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Level 68
Sep 18, 2016
Fun quiz!
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Level 42
Sep 20, 2016
Didn't even bother to type in Congo because Chile was such an obvious answer for C and it left me completely confused when I got down to just D and R. I'm pretty sure I tried Rwanda at least 10 times.
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Level 43
Oct 18, 2016
Me too. Had to look at map after taking quiz to be certain that Rwanda was wrong.
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Level 61
Dec 23, 2016
That is exactly what I did
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Level 74
Dec 23, 2016
the uk owns the falkland islands, it should be there instead of uruguay. but if you only consider the mainland for all of the countries then you should make that clear :C
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Level 59
Oct 16, 2019
No you shouldn't, just because it's a territory of something doesn't mean it will count on this qui site, I can understand if you're new, but you're level 62 already and should realize at this point that territories don't count
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Level 88
Oct 17, 2019
He may have been Level 1 if he's Level 62 "already" 3 years after he wrote it. I was Level Nothing 2 years ago.
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Level 45
May 8, 2021
someone2018: I thought people could only comment after level 15, so that's impossible he was level one when he commented. :)
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Level 59
Oct 20, 2023
That restriction was probably placed after 2016.
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Level 77
Aug 5, 2018
I think this quiz should be updated thanks to eSwatini changing its name!
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Level 42
May 9, 2019
I agree. Eswatini is definitely further south than East Timor
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Level ∞
Jun 18, 2019
Updated
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Level 33
Oct 16, 2019
I hate you swazi- AHEM - eSwatini
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Level 88
Oct 17, 2019
eSwatini looks like the online version of Swaziland, like email or e-store.
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Level 38
Sep 19, 2019
Eswatini Should be Highlighted in red because some people and most people called 'Eswatini' Swaziland
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Level 67
Oct 16, 2019
Agreed. Still adjusting to that change.
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Level 59
Oct 16, 2019
eSwatini has been an official name change, like Burma to Myanmar, though I agree people still call it Swaziland so it would make sense to highlight it.
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Level 75
Oct 16, 2019
Finally a countries A-Z quiz that doesn't have Zambia as an answer
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Level 66
Oct 16, 2019
Never would have thought Paraguay is more southern than Papua New Guinea...interesting.
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Level 76
Nov 14, 2020
Yeah, South America is a lot farther south and east than most people think.
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Level 78
Oct 16, 2019
I tried Swaziland but totally forgot about 'Eswatini'...
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Level 66
Oct 16, 2019
I feel like Eswatini should be marked in red considering most people still think of it as Swaziland.
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Level 59
Oct 18, 2019
Agreed. Technically the name may have changed but it's common name is still Swaziland.
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Level 40
Oct 26, 2019
how did i miss chile...
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Level 50
Feb 6, 2020
Oh man I couldn’t get kiribati. Thought it was Kenya
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Level 46
Apr 21, 2020
Who would've thought Paraguay was further south than Palau?
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Level 47
May 25, 2020
Damn Mozambique and Madagascar almost have the same southernmost latitude.

Mozambique: 13th southernmost country in the world (26°52'S)

Madagascar: 14th southernmost country in the world (25°37'S)

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Level 60
Nov 18, 2020
Oops, got tripped out over Brazil being farther south than Botswana...
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Level 52
Nov 21, 2020
Somehow forgot that I didn’t put South Africa for the entire quiz. Whoops
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Level 42
Dec 19, 2020
My brain couldn't comprehend how Brazil was more south than Botswana until I looked at a map immediately after finishing...
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Level 65
Mar 27, 2021
Republic is the type of Congo

If 'Republic' include the country name,

then,'Republic of Chile' is the southernmost country beginning with 'R'.

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Level 67
Apr 28, 2021
no, the Republic of Congo isn't called Congo, because both the Republic of Congo and the DRC could be confused as Congo.
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Level 49
May 4, 2021
i tried roc like 5 times and moved on cos i thought thats a standart type in
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Level 59
Aug 30, 2021
ROC = Republic of China (Taiwan).
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Level 64
Sep 10, 2021
How is D.R. Congo guessed more than Republic Congo? Lol
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Level 84
Sep 10, 2021
With the caveat and hint, many probably enter the the "D" answer as DRC. Then, they either don't get to R, or forget about the "other Congo," or try incorrect responses.
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Level 63
Sep 10, 2021
Can we get Swaziland / Eswaiti marked in red also
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Level 71
Sep 10, 2021
Fun fact: Yemen is also the northernmost country that starts with a "Y"
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Level 63
Mar 22, 2022
Same for Qatar and Oman. They are both the southern and the northernmost countries that start with their letter.
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Level 36
Oct 6, 2021
Botswana is southmost than Brazil. It is South Africa's neighbor
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Level 47
Oct 10, 2021
Nope. South America goes a lot further south than most people realize. It's the opposite effect of Europe being further north.
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Level 47
Oct 10, 2021
French Polynesia is an integral part of France and extends way further south than Fiji does.
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Level 35
Mar 28, 2022
can you allow congo pls
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Level 16
Jun 1, 2022
Bro I what myself because I seen chile 👅
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Level 42
Oct 11, 2022
nu dödar jag er
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Level 26
Nov 11, 2022
Isn't botswana south of brazil?
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Level 69
Nov 21, 2022
No, Botswana's southernmost point is at 27° while Brazil's southernmost point is at 33°
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Level 47
Oct 17, 2023
good quiz!
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Level 46
Oct 26, 2023
why is roc not accepted
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Level 59
Dec 27, 2023
might be just me who's too jetpunk-pilled but putting the R and D in red made me more confused since usually red countries are partially recognized countries or territories and both congos are usually left normal 😭