Select the World Flags

Select the flags of the countries that belong in each category.
Only the primary official flag of a country/area accepted
Land borders include those on rivers/lakes
Quiz by overtired
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Last updated: May 1, 2021
First submittedApril 28, 2021
Times taken21,018
Average score80.0%
Rating4.27
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Question 1 of 5
Select all flags
of countries with more than 100 million citizens
Question 2 of 5
Select all flags
of countries with 8 or more land borders
Question 3 of 5
Select all flags
of island nations
Question 4 of 5
Select all flags
of countries touching the Atlantic (including connected seas)
Question 5 of 5
Select all flags
of countries with land south of the equator (excl. dependent territories)
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Level 82
May 7, 2021
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Level 86
Apr 28, 2021
Palau is north of equator.
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Level 82
Apr 28, 2021
Thanks, silly mistake. Have swapped it for a different flag (which is definitely south of the equator, according to the flag itself!)
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2021
Woah! Never noticed that was the indication of the flag! Very nice quiz though, with some challenge too :)
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Level 82
Apr 30, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 86
Apr 30, 2021
Fantastic quiz! 117/125, but was mad at myself when I saw some of the ones I missed! ;)
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Level 82
Apr 30, 2021
Technically, there are some american and british territories south of the equator, like the American Samoa or St Helena, the Falklands. Depends on the definition of land I guess
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Level 76
Apr 30, 2021
Yeah that's why I got those wrong.
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Level 82
Apr 30, 2021
Ah, the question has been changed slightly. It didn't used to say "countries with", it was just "select all flags of inhabited land...", and all of those places have their own flags as their primary flag unless I'm mistaken, unlike Réunion for example.

Thought that fit the quiz and was perhaps clearer than an "excluding overseas territories" caveat but I could add that instead?

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Level 81
Apr 30, 2021
Please add the caveat. After explicitly including all connecting seas within the Atlantic I was sure that "with inhabited land" must mean oversea territories.
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Level 82
May 1, 2021
I've added it to the question itself. Hopefully clear now. Thanks for the feedback.
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Level 44
May 1, 2021
but it said exluceding dependent territories
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Level 74
Apr 30, 2021
The UK has inhabited land south of the equator. (Malvinas/Falklands Islands)
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Level 76
May 1, 2021
*Not including dependent territories*
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Level 78
Apr 30, 2021
Australia is a continent, not an island
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Level 82
Apr 30, 2021
That isn't the Australian flag :)
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Level 72
May 13, 2021
Makouras never said it was, perhaps they were just giving us an interesting "fact of the day" :)
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Level 82
May 13, 2021
Maybe I was too :P
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Level 50
Jun 28, 2021
Australia is a continent that encompasses more that the Australia island itself.

Though it depends... In French conception - as many other countries - Australia is not a continent, but Oceania is.

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Level 73
May 1, 2021
UK does have inhabited land south of the equator

The Falkland Islands have a permanent population

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Level 76
May 1, 2021
*Not including dependent territories*
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Level 73
May 1, 2021
I think it was changed

And there's a new issue, France is still an answer but French Guiana is not South of the Equator

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Level 83
May 1, 2021
Mayotte and Reunion are considered to be regions of France the same way that French Guiana is
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Level 32
May 1, 2021
They are overseas departments and regions of France, could it not be argued that they are dependent territories? It seems confusing to disallow the UK but allow France.
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Level 82
May 1, 2021
Here's a list of Dependent Territories. France's overseas regions and departments are not included. According to the Overseas France page they have "exactly the same status as mainland France's regions."
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Level 74
May 1, 2021
France on question 5 was annoyingly the only one I missed. I guess you're right though that it should count as an answer.
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Level 69
Jun 21, 2021
Yeah, I agree that France is super confusing. I was thinking "do some of those non-European parts of France count as dependent territories or not?" and then just took a guess, which turned out to be wrong.
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Level 67
Jun 21, 2021
It's not really any more confusing than Hawaii.
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Level 41
May 1, 2021
this was so fun! great quiz
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Level 65
May 3, 2021
Why is France also in the southern hemisphere if you exclude dependent territories?
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Level 67
May 5, 2021
French Guiana is an overseas department, not dependent territory, of France. A US equivalent would would be Hawaii, rather than Guam, Puerto Rico, etc.
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Level 67
May 5, 2021
Correction...just noticed in others' comments...French Guiana is NOT south of the equator, but Mayotte and Réunion are, and they are also overseas regions, which, like overseas departments are considered integral parts of France
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Level 53
Jun 21, 2021
Correction... they are overseas regions AND departments.

Mayotte is the number 976 and Réunion the number 974

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Level 67
May 5, 2021
Turkey was a great one to include for the 8 or more land borders question. I had didn't count it because I no idea that it has a tiny border with Azerbaijan.
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Level 76
May 6, 2021
This might sound stupid...but what constitutes an "island nation?" To me, an island has no land borders, so for example, Hispaniola is an island, but Haiti and Dominican Republic are not "island nations" since they share a land border. In the same sense, Ireland and Great Britain are islands, but I don't consider the UK an island nation since is shares a land border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. I obviously got it wrong, but does anyone have any insight?
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Level 82
May 6, 2021
According to the wikipedia page, "An island country or an island nation is a country whose primary territory consists of one or more islands or parts of islands."

Borders aren't relevant to the definition. It's just about whether a country is part of a continental landmass or not. That's why Australia isn't an island nation despite having no land borders.

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Level 60
Jun 21, 2021
Primary territory is an ill defined term. How about Equatorial guinea or Malaysia, which have respectively their capital and majority of land area on islands?
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Level 60
Jun 21, 2021
I wouldn't consider them island nations personally, but I can see how the case could be made
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Level 82
Jun 21, 2021
Primary territory surely means excluding dependent territories. The UK is an island country despite the dependent territory of Gibraltar being on the mainland. In the cases of Equatorial Guinea and Malaysia the parts on the mainland are not dependent territories, they are part of the primary territory of the country.
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Level 75
Jun 21, 2021
So, in your opinion, PNG, East Timor, Indonesia, and Brunei would not be island nations since all of them share islands? I'm not trying to be argumentative, but if having a land border excludes a country from being an island nation, even if it is entirely on an island(s), then quite a few island nations would be eliminated.
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Level 58
May 12, 2021
Can I ask what the 8 land borders of Tanzania are? Because I only see 7: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique. DRC is separated by Lake Tanganyika, and I don't see any others so am I missing something?
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Level 82
May 12, 2021
You're missing the caveat in the instructions: "Land borders include those on rivers/lakes".
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Level 49
Jun 21, 2021
Australia is a continent instead of an island
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Level 61
Jun 21, 2021
Ok, thanks. What about New Zealand?
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Level 49
Jun 21, 2021
thank god australia isn't on this quiz, only new zealand
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Level 53
Jun 21, 2021
Only 36% know that UK is an island?
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Level 71
Jun 21, 2021
Interesting quiz, some flags are more interesting than others and easier to remember.
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Level 70
Jun 21, 2021
The quiz says Japan has less than 100 million citizens, which is incorrect (129 million)
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Level 82
Jun 21, 2021
No it doesn't.
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Level 69
Jun 21, 2021
i’m not convinced anyone would really count the mediterranean as part of the atlantic? i know technically they’re joined but to most people i imagine they’re separate entities.
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Level 44
Jun 21, 2021
Yes, it is considered by most to be part of the Atlantic. Similarly, I like how the Sea of Azov is part of the Atlantic even though water has to go through: the Kerch strait into the Black Sea, the Bosphorus Strait into the Sea of Marmara, the Dardanelles Strait into the Aegean (Mediterranean Sea), and then through the Strait of Gibraltar into the Atlantic Ocean.
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Level 49
Jun 21, 2021
is american samoa considered a dependent territory? wasnt sure :(
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Level 49
Jun 21, 2021
more of these please, this was awesome!
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Level 44
Jun 21, 2021
Why is France in "countries with land south of the equator (excl. dependent territories)"
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Level 75
Jun 21, 2021
Mayotte and Reunion are overseas regions that have the same status as regions on/in European France, such as Corsica, Normandy, Brittany, or Occitanie, to name a few.
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Level 32
Jun 21, 2021
phillipines has 100M+!!!!
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Level 82
Jun 21, 2021
The quiz agrees with you, there's no mistake I can see.
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Level 67
Jun 21, 2021
If Italy touches the Atlantic - why don't Israel?
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Level 82
Jun 21, 2021
It does. Italy and Israel are both correct answers to that question.
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Level 34
Jun 21, 2021
how does finland have 8 bordering countries??? there are only russia, norway and sweden
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Level 82
Jun 21, 2021
The quiz doesn't say it does. It's an incorrect answer to that question.
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Level 57
Jun 23, 2021
I live just 90 km away from the Atlantic sea, i'm from Mexico... Yet, i missed to check Mexico in the Atlantic sea question...
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Level 50
Jun 28, 2021
I made 4 mistakes

- I thought Colombia had a little land south of the equator

- I miscounted Tanzania's borders (probably forgot Malawi I guess)

- I forgot to count Turkey's borders (I don't know, I don't remember counting them and I would have known I guess)

- I forgot to check for the United Kingdom at the island nation question

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Level 49
Aug 24, 2021
French Guyana...why
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Level 65
Sep 19, 2021
French Guiana is north of the equator. It's Réunion you'll have to blame.
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Level 55
Nov 30, 2021
Two mistakes, so close!
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Level 60
Jul 1, 2022
Philippines has over 100m population
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Level 82
Jul 1, 2022
The quiz doesn’t say otherwise.
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Level 60
Jul 1, 2022
Which part of France is south of the ecuator? French Guiana isn't as far as i'm aware
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Level 82
Jul 1, 2022
Mayotte and Reunion