Countries named after actual people.

Can you guess which countries were named after these actual people?
Quiz by Judo
Last updated: September 18, 2013
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Simon Bolivar
Sage Kambu Swayambhuva
Christopher Columbus
Saint Dominic
Dominican Republic
Jesus Christ
El Salvador
Saint George
Thomas Gilbert
John Marshall
Marshall Islands
Maurice of Nassau
Mussa Mbiki
King Philip II of Spain
Saint Christopher
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucy
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent of Saragossa
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Marinus
San Marino
Saint Thomas
Sao Tome and Principe
Muhammad bin Saud
Saudi Arabia
Jean Moreau de Sechelles
King Solomon of Israel and Judah
Solomon Islands
King Mswati II
Amerigo Vespucci
United States of America
Level 83
Sep 18, 2013
cool quiz but are you sure all of these are actual people?
Level 75
Sep 20, 2013
I think you forgot Dennis Mark, Alan Geria and Kenneth Ya.
Level 21
Sep 21, 2013
Ha! Also good old Mo Rocco. He was a great guy.
Level 41
May 21, 2015
Good quiz. Can I have a few suggestions, though? 1) Saudi Arabia was named after a whole family rather than an individual ruler - I still think it is fine to include it here, but in that case you should also include Liechtenstein, a country which was likewise named after its ruling family (for which it was actually created at the turn of 17th and 18th centuries and carved out of the surrounding German principalities); 2) St Kitts and Nevis was named not only after St Christopher, but also after the Virgin Mary, in her manifestation as Our Lady of Snows (Nuestra Seňora de las Neves); 3) Similarly, St Tomé and Principe is named not only after St thomas, but also after the Portuguese Prince Henry the Navigator,a great supporter of the maritime dicovery expeditions; 4) it is worth considering whether you should include Dominica as another country named after Jesus Christ. True, it was named Dominica because it was discovered on a Sunday, but Sunday itself is named the Lord's day in Spanish.
Level 41
May 21, 2015
(Continued) Therefore, Dominica is named after Jesus Christ in the same oblique way USA are named after Amerigo Vespucci.
Level 78
Sep 2, 2016
You should accept "America" for USA considering America is what is named after Amerigo Vespucci.
Level 49
Jun 21, 2020
Should accept Eswatini for Swaziland.