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The 14 Most Median-Sized Countries of the World with a Map

Everyone knows the biggest and smallest countries of the world by size, but do you know which ones are in the middle? Try to figure them out with the help of a map!
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Quiz by Momillo
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Last updated: September 4, 2023
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First submittedNovember 3, 2020
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Area size (sqkm)
Country
148,460
Bangladesh
147,181
Nepal
143,100
Tajikistan
131,957
Greece
130,373
Nicaragua
120,540
North Korea
118,484
Malawi
Area size (sqkm)
Country
117,600
Eritrea
114,763
Benin
112,492
Honduras
111,369
Liberia
111,002
Bulgaria
109,884
Cuba
108,889
Guatemala
21 Comments
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Level 58
Nov 3, 2020
Great quiz!
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Level 61
Nov 4, 2020
Thank you!
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Level 79
Sep 3, 2023
Granted, like a lot of people on this site, I'm very good at geography... but still, given the nature of this quiz, I'm amazed I got 12 out of 14 on the first try.
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Level 66
Sep 3, 2023
Nice quiz
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Level 61
Sep 4, 2023
Thanks mate
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Level 69
Sep 3, 2023
I find the similarities between some of these astonishing!

Nominated :)

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Level 61
Sep 4, 2023
Thank you!
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Level 76
Sep 3, 2023
Eritrea's area is 125,000 square metres.
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Level 61
Sep 4, 2023
Depends on the source
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Level 60
Sep 3, 2023
Poor New Zealand, not even on the map. I thought this quiz would be a lot of blind guessing, but the map allowed for strategy.
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Level 61
Sep 4, 2023
Oh wow RIP New Zealand, I will try to fix it
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Level 61
Sep 4, 2023
Fixed
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Level 71
Sep 4, 2023
maps without new zealand
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Level 61
Sep 4, 2023
Fixed! r/mapswithnewzealand
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Level 35
Jul 20, 2024
Very interesting - thanks. It took ages to get the first one but once you have a reference point it becomes a race against time.
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Level 61
Jul 20, 2024
Glad you liked it :-)
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Level 85
Jul 20, 2024
Fun quiz. The map helped a lot!
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Level 48
Jul 20, 2024
Very clever idea! Can’t imagine how hard this would be with no map!
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Level 72
Jul 20, 2024
Nice idea but I spent three minutes typing guesses before

I got a single correct answer. I ended up with 5 in the last minute but until you get an answer it’s pretty much pot luck. You can obviously rule out some of the very big countries and the very small ones but it’s tricky to work out if the average size is skewed by a lot of small countries or not. There are a lot of countries in between.

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Level 61
Jul 21, 2024
Yeah it is a bit hard to find the right range, but to me that makes it more fun. I guess I could put more time in if people want.
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Level 61
Jul 21, 2024
Another thing to note is that I did not go for the "average size", instead I went for the median size because it is a bit more challenging. The average country size is apparently something like 660,000 sq. km. which is around the size of Libya