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Name a Valid Country #3

Name any of the countries that belongs in each selected category.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Life expectancy according to the CIA World Factbook
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Last updated: June 20, 2023
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whose name begins with J
Japan | Jamaica | Jordan
considered one of the three Baltic States
Estonia | Latvia | Lithuania
whose currency is the rupee
India | Nepal | Pakistan | Mauritius | Seychelles | Sri Lanka
whose capital is on the Danube River
Austria | Hungary | Serbia | Slovakia
with a high percentage of its territory
in the Caucasus
Armenia | Azerbaijan | Georgia
that has orange on its flag
Armenia | Bhutan | India | Ireland | Ivory Coast |
Marshall Islands | Nicaragua | Niger | Sri Lanka | Zambia
whose capital begins with "San"
Chile | Costa Rica | Dominican Republic |
El Salvador | San Marino | Yemen
that has part of the Atlas Mountains
Algeria | Morocco | Tunisia
in the Greater Antilles
Bahamas | Cuba | Dominican Republic | Haiti | Jamaica
in Africa with Portuguese as an
official language
Angola | Cape Verde | Equatorial Guinea | Guinea-Bissau |
Mozambique | São Tomé and Príncipe
with a life expectancy > 83 years
Monaco | Singapore | Japan | San Marino | Canada |
Iceland | Andorra | Israel | Switzerland | Malta |
Australia | South Korea | Luxembourg
that borders the Coral Sea
Australia | Solomon Islands | Papua New Guinea | Vanuatu
with territory in Indochina
Cambodia | Laos | Malaysia | Myanmar | Thailand | Vietnam
with territory in the Pyrenees
Andorra | France | Spain
with at least 10,000 U.S. troops
(not including the U.S.)
Japan | Germany | South Korea | Italy
with no airports
Andorra | Liechtenstein | Monaco | San Marino | Vatican City
whose capital city is colder than Moscow
Mongolia | Kazakhstan | Iceland | Norway
with some form of "equator" in its name
Ecuador | Equatorial Guinea
that starts with A, but doesn't end in A
Afghanistan | Azerbaijan
that has more Shias than Sunnis
Azerbaijan | Bahrain | Iran | Iraq | Lebanon
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Level 59
Jan 26, 2019
Germany has orange on flag right?
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Level 75
Jan 26, 2019
no
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Level 49
Apr 30, 2019
No but it is easy to make that mistake as Germany does have red and yellow next to each other on its flag
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Level 53
Feb 14, 2020
It’s not yellow, it’s gold
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Level 68
Jan 24, 2021
Wow. I'm German and I'm aware that we call it "Schwarz-Rot-Gold", but to argue that it's not yellow must be some sort of record, even for this page.
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Level 34
Apr 7, 2021
you're right but fun fact: it's supposed to be gold instead of yellow. they couldn't make it gold because producing golden textile hasn't been possible apparently BUT when the flag is specifically described as black-red-gold in documents/samples or whatever they actually do put up a flag with something that looks like gold instead of yellow.
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Level 40
Sep 24, 2021
Isn't gold just a specific shade of yellow?
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Level 68
Oct 8, 2023
It's also the heraldic name for yellow (although, in that case, the flag should be described as sable-gueules-or...).
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Level 58
Jul 2, 2022
is Cyprus' flag orange?
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Level 37
Jan 9, 2024
cyprus has orange on its flag
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Level 28
Jan 30, 2019
I like this series. Keep it up
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Level 57
Apr 7, 2019
Totally agree.
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Level 60
Jan 30, 2019
The Netherlands definitely have orange on their flag...
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Level 74
Jan 30, 2019
You're joking, right?
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Level 76
Feb 5, 2019
Probably not, especially if he's talking about this one.
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Level 49
Apr 9, 2019
I wish they still did. They don't anymore.
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Level 37
Apr 30, 2019
Ben82192: Not on the national flag it doesn't. The Official Dutch flag is horizontal Red, White and Blue (as opposed to France, which is vertical Red, White and Blue). The Dutch Royal Standard has orange in it because the royal family is known as the House of "Oranje Nassau".
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Level 50
Apr 30, 2019
The Netherlands used to have orange color in their flag but because of the orange dye that had faded a lot on flag fabrics and looked like a light red color, they decided to change the flag and replace the orange bar to the red one. It was long time ago and nowadays they could easily use more durable orange dye but the red remains.
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Level 79
Feb 5, 2019
Armenia has orange on its flag
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Level ∞
Feb 5, 2019
Agree to disagree
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Level 94
Feb 6, 2019
Personally, looking at it, I would say it was more yellow than orange. However, out of curiosity, I had a quick internet search and apparently the official colours (as per the Armenian government) state it is red, blue and orange...
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Level 69
Feb 8, 2019
I'm with Henning and Danny on this one. Sure, we all see a yellowy-orange kind of color looking at it, but if *Armenia* thinks and says it's orange – and most importantly, the stripe has a symbolic meaning that depends on it being orange – isn't that actually the most important criteria? I'm sure you've come across that seemingly odd (to us) socio-linguistic phenomena where different cultures have different perceptions of color classifications, like the languages that don't even have different words for, and therefore don't really differentiate between, say, blue and green. I therefore throw my support behind Orangemenia! 🇦🇲 (N.B. Oh, hey – it looks pretty darn orange on the flag emoji, actually…)
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Level 75
Feb 8, 2019
Sorry everyone, I fixed the type-ins now, the changes are currently pending
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Level 69
Feb 8, 2019
Thanks, Josh! Hopefully Quizmaster will agree to agree ;-)
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Level ∞
Feb 9, 2019
Okay, if Armenia wrongly thinks that their flag has orange on it, then we will allow it. :)
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Level 80
Mar 27, 2024
It is pretty obviously orange Imo
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Level 70
Apr 30, 2019
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Level 34
Apr 5, 2019
It's definitely orange.
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Level 60
Feb 5, 2019
Is the Cyprus outline on its flag not orange?
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Level 74
Feb 5, 2019
I'd agree, it's at least close enough
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Level 69
Feb 8, 2019
Okay, I argued for Armenia, but I can't for Cyprus. The color country shape on Cyprus' flag is stated to symbolize the rich natural resource of copper on the island, so to me, that pretty clearly indicates they meant the color to be "copper", which is not the same as orange. Flags are all about symbolic meaning, so I think what should be paramount here, as I said in my previous comment, is how the countries themselves describe their flags. That's my 2¢ (in copper pennies)!
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Level 67
Apr 6, 2019
Thats like saying maroon isnt red or navy isnt blue. You could argue if coppercolored things are orange or brown though.

otherwise things will get out if control and people could say; my flag is tangerine, ivory, and emerald... etc

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Level 29
Feb 15, 2020
But it’s still orange even if it is supposed to be copper unless your colourblind which in that situation I don’t know what to say
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Level 75
Sep 18, 2021
By that logic, India doesn't belong here because the color for their flag is "saffron", and not orange. But that's clearly stupid. There might be some debate as to whether "copper" is more orange or brown, but there's a pretty fair argument for it being orange.
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Level 95
Jul 24, 2021
Copper orange is a particular shade of orange, so yes, there is orange on the flag of Cyprus.
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Level 63
Feb 21, 2019
The coat of arms of Mexico is part of it's official flag. There are tiny bits of orange in there.
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Level 40
Apr 9, 2019
I'd say it's more of a yellow, unless there's some tiny bit of orange I'm not seeing.
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Level 80
Apr 30, 2019
The eye of the eagle maybe?

Some versions i looked up have a color that's either orange or pretty close to it.

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Level 82
Apr 9, 2019
It's rarely Sunni in Philadelphia
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Level 65
Oct 22, 2020
Ha ha ha ha ha. I'm not sure if you are joking, (I think you are) but "Sunni" is a religion, not the weather one!
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Level 83
Apr 30, 2019
Technically speaking, Sana'a also begins with "San"
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Level 71
Jan 20, 2023
I agree. It never said just "san", it just said starting with san.
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Level 74
Apr 30, 2019
Very nice series. Well thought and fun.
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Level 80
Apr 30, 2019
El Salvador has orange in the rainbow on its flag.
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Level 20
Apr 30, 2019
Ezay
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Level 20
Apr 30, 2019
Easy quiz
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Level 47
May 1, 2019
there are far more capital cities in the world with capitals older than moscow than what was listed.
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Level 75
May 2, 2019
The clue says colder, not older
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Level 77
Sep 17, 2019
Nice to see that I'm not the only blind person who read 'old' instead of 'cold' :D
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Level 45
May 2, 2019
Pretty sure South Africa has orange on the flag...it has a lot of colors
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Level 50
Jan 19, 2020
It used to. Not anymore
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Level 67
Sep 17, 2019
16.
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Level 64
Sep 19, 2019
Technically the capital of Yemen starts with "San"... (it wouldn't be Jetpunk without pedantry!)
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Level 75
Sep 23, 2019
Good point, changes are currently pending
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Level 81
Nov 9, 2019
I thought it said 'Older' than Moscow...
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Level 52
Nov 11, 2019
Same here, I was thinking Rome, Beijing so was guessing Italy and China. Nope
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Level 50
Jan 19, 2020
Nicaragua has orange on their flag. Also Idk how I blanked on that question for 2 minutes after I got everything else
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Level 75
Jan 19, 2020
Good catch. Changes are pending.
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Level 55
Jan 25, 2020
for capital city colder than moscow i wrote "ulan bator" instead of mongolia
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Level 59
Dec 7, 2020
Burned down a minute doing that until I realized COUNTRIES. NOT CAPITALS.
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Level 63
Oct 7, 2022
I tried many cities, starting with Oslo, Reykjavik, Ulan Bator and gave up when I couldn't find the answer.

I realised my stupidity when I saw the actual answers.

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Level 61
Jan 27, 2020
for whose capital lies on the danube river, i kept wondering why budapest wasn't working. lol
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Level 66
Aug 21, 2021
Me too. Started typing capital cities instead of Countries.
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Level 67
Feb 14, 2020
You put 'bahain' instead of 'bahrain' in the "that has more Shias than Sunnis" question
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Level 75
Feb 14, 2020
Changes agaiting approval
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Level 75
Feb 14, 2020
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Level 66
Feb 14, 2020
"Equatorial Guinea" was not accepted (Portuguese question).
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Level 75
Feb 14, 2020
Looks like that one was misspelled, sorry.
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Level 29
Feb 15, 2020
Countries with at least 10000 USA troops should include Iraq and Syria
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Level 28
Jun 24, 2020
Hi congrats on making top 50!!!
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Level 75
Jun 24, 2020
Thanks!
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Level 57
Jul 21, 2020
It would be nice to see stats of the share of countries that are guessed for each category.
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Level 58
Jul 25, 2020
Didn't get the Danube river one, cuz I only know that river as Donau.
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Level 21
Sep 22, 2020
Doesn't Mongolia have orange on its flag? Or is it red?
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Level 42
Dec 2, 2021
It's red.
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Level 57
Jan 12, 2021
Fun fact: Equatorial Guinea isn't on the equator
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Level 60
Jul 3, 2021
Fun fact: That's not what the question's asking
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Level 62
Sep 18, 2021
Fun fact: No-one said it *was* what was being asked, only that it was an interesting irony that it was named for something that isn’t anywhere in its territory!
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Level 60
Mar 16, 2021
OMG i thought that colder said older so it took me like a minute before I said oslo.
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Level 65
Apr 9, 2021
Hint: Countries with no airports = Micronations.
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Level 26
Aug 9, 2021
Quizmaster, Armenia does not have orange on their flag.
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Level 77
Aug 21, 2021
Didn't you read the previous comments. I'm so convinced that the bottom stripe is orange that I've begun calling oranges "Armenians".
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Level 67
Aug 21, 2021
Do heliports not count as airports?
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Level 70
Sep 18, 2021
According to the WHO 2019 statistics as quoted by Wikipedia, both Italy and Australia have a life expectancy of at least 83, and are ahead of some of the countries given in the answer.
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Level 75
Sep 18, 2021
The description specifically says that life expectancy is according to the CIA World Factbook
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Level 27
Sep 18, 2021
Vanuatu also doesn't have an airport
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Level 75
Sep 18, 2021
Yes it does
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Level 35
Sep 18, 2021
You're not counting Ecuador (Spanish for Equator) as a country with some form of Equator in its name?
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Level 75
Sep 18, 2021
That is one of the two accepted answers
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Level 65
Sep 18, 2021
I read 'older than Moscow' and went through the whole Middle East and got really frustrated, haha.
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Level 54
Sep 19, 2021
shouldnt the us (puerto rico) and the uk (cayman islands) count as "in the greater antilles" ?
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Level 42
Dec 2, 2021
Actually, not. It is the misconception that the territories/dependencies of the UK and US are parts of the countries, but no. They are legally not integral parts of those countries.
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Level 24
Sep 21, 2021
Well- the flag on India cannot be accurately said to have orange in it. The actual color is saffron. Otherwise the quiz is a great one.
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Level 45
Oct 19, 2021
France via new Caledonia also borders the coral sea, New Caledonia is considered to be France
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Level 51
Jan 25, 2022
Cyprus has orange on its flag
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Level 75
Jul 29, 2022
Definitely.
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Level 61
Feb 24, 2022
Missed Atlas Mountains because I didn't know where the Atlas Mountains are. Great quiz though!
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Level 53
Jan 6, 2023
I almost missed colder than Moscow because I read it as "older"
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Level 56
Jan 27, 2023
Same here. Kept typing things like Greece, Iraq, China, etc... don't know how many of those are actually older, but definitely none of them are colder
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Level 54
Apr 17, 2023
Is san marino not older than moscow? Its capital is, of course, san marino, which got independence in 301 AD, which is 1722 years ago
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Level ∞
Jun 20, 2023
* Colder
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Level 32
May 9, 2023
Cyprus has an orange flag
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Level 51
Aug 20, 2023
why did i read "colder from moscou" as older
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Level 46
Aug 24, 2023
I would've considered Cyprus for countries that have orange on its flag.
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Level 59
Aug 28, 2023
When it asked about capital cities colder than Moscow, I was naming capitals, not countries. I'm mad, too, because if I wasn't an idiot, I could have gotten 100%.
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Level 21
Feb 22, 2024
china is in indochina right
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Level 16
Apr 3, 2024
No, u consider Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia as „Indochina“.
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Level 39
Apr 3, 2024
Sometimes, reading helps. "colder" is not "older" ...