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Westernmost Countries

Can you name the 20 countries with the westernmost point on LAND?
Westernmost point defined as the point with the lowest longitude
Not including overseas territories and departments of European countries
Quiz by relessness
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Last updated: April 21, 2020
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First submittedJune 2, 2014
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Longitude
Country
-180
Fiji
-180
Russia
-179.1
United States
-176.4
New Zealand
-175.6
Tonga
-174.6
Kiribati
-172.8
Samoa
Longitude
Country
-141.0
Canada
-118.4
Mexico
-109.5
Chile
-92.3
Guatemala
-92.0
Ecuador
-90.3
El Salvador
-89.2
Belize
Longitude
Country
-88.7
Honduras
-87.7
Nicaragua
-87.1
Costa Rica
-85.0
Cuba
-83.0
Panama
-81.7
Colombia
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Level 83
Jun 2, 2014
Similar to your other quiz I'm wondering why you didn't include France due Tahiti or French Polynesia.
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Level 37
Aug 8, 2019
I don’t think overseas territories are counted
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Level 39
Sep 5, 2022
French Polynesia isn't an "overseas territory" any more than Alaska.
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Level 57
Sep 5, 2022
French Polynesia is considered an “overseas collectivity” by the French government while Alaska is physically part of the U.S. like Northern Ireland is part of the U.K.
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Level 83
Apr 21, 2020
Why aren't the Chatham Islands considered Overseas Territories of New Zealand?
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Level 69
Apr 21, 2020
Because it's a direct part of the country of New Zealand and operates as a territorial authority.
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Level 60
Apr 21, 2020
How can Peru not be included? Its on the same level as Ecuador
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Level 90
Apr 21, 2020
Peru extends farther west than Colombia - does Columbia have islands farther west similar to Ecuador and Chile?
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Level 78
Apr 21, 2020
Colombia has Malpelo Island which is roughly south of the Costa Rica - Panama border.
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Level 69
Apr 23, 2020
It feels a bit odd that inhabitated rocks in the sea are considered to be essential parts of a country but oversea territories such as Tahiti do not count. Just said.
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Level 66
Jun 19, 2020
I think you meant uninhabitated
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Level 60
Apr 21, 2020
The galapagos are part of Ecuador, which reach out as west as Guatemala. Peru, while similar to Ecuador on the mainland continent, does not have something like the galapagos.

Edit for French2010's comment: That, I do not know. I don't know about Columbia, my comment was directed to rohfi.

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Level 72
Apr 22, 2020
Easter Island is a 'province' of Chile and the Galapagos are a 'province' of Ecuador, which both equate to something like a 'county' in the USA I think? A subdivision of a region or state. French Polynesia isn't administratively part of the départements of France in that sort of way.
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Level 52
Oct 22, 2020
While I'm not sure about Easter Island, the Galapagos are a first-level subdivision in Ecuador. So more like a state.
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Level 72
Feb 26, 2022
That's true, Baxtergrad: Galápagos is a proper province in its own right (so like a US state), and Easter Island is province that pertains to the Valparaíso Region of Chile (so maybe like a US county).

It's annoying that words like province, region, state, department etc are so inconsistently applied around the world...!

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Level 66
Apr 21, 2020
New zealand has land that far west (far east..) really? I wasnt aware of that.

Now have this image of them peeping around the corner (of the map) haha ( and now of a cat trying to look behind a mirror.. :D I know, my mind works in mysterious ways ;) )

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Level 67
Apr 22, 2020
Honduras stretches slightly further west than the western border of Belize. I think the order needs to be switched
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Level 84
Apr 26, 2020
If you don't include anything overseas, then you shouldn't include Easter Islands and the Galapagos. Be consistent, please.
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Level 67
May 15, 2020
For some reason, it only includes overseas territories of European countries in the description.
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Level 83
Jun 19, 2020
*Excludes.
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Level 42
Feb 4, 2022
Cause they ARE overseas territories? Easter Islands and the Galapagos are not overseas territories. They are integral parts (subdivisions) of the countries they belong to.
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Level 66
Jun 19, 2020
The Galapagos Islands are not overseas territories, but an overseas province. In essence, Galapagos is like Hawaii and Tahiti for example is like Puerto Rico. I hope you know the difference.
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Level 22
Jun 19, 2020
Peru?
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Level 63
Jun 19, 2020
I am pondering the validity of this quiz. Among South American countries, Ecuador and Peru must be the two westernmost...
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Level 76
Jun 19, 2020
And Easter Island in Chile.
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Level 78
Jun 19, 2020
OH MY GOD! It took me 2 minutes to realize which direction 'west' is
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Level 43
Jun 19, 2020
"Not including overseas territories and departments of European countries"

And why not ? :(

Quizzes always exclude them (cuz people think it's hard)

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Level 62
Jun 20, 2020
guess New Zealand is because of Guam?
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Level 60
Jun 20, 2020
chatham islands. guam is a US territory, silly
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Level 50
Mar 8, 2021
i'm so dumb.... completely forgot about mexico thinking i had already typed it, but got every other one.
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Level 66
Jul 6, 2021
The tripoint with Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador which is the westernmost point of Honduras is at -89.35 not -88.7. It should go before Belize.
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Level 56
Aug 16, 2021
why aren't we talking about how they didn't include tuvalu which is in between fiji and tonga
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Level 77
Sep 5, 2022
Tuvalu is entirely on the western side of 180 degrees longitude (at approx. 176 degrees longitude). Fiji has some land on either side, which is why it is included in the quiz, but Tuvalu is not.
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Level 58
Jan 26, 2022
i cant believe i forgot about new zealand
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Level 61
Mar 26, 2022
If anyone else is confused like I was: the anti-meridian (180 degrees) is not the same as the international date line, and so part of mainland Russia and part of the US Aleutian Islands (part of Alaska) are crossed by 180 degrees. (I was so confused as to why Russia was included!)
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Level 37
May 6, 2022
well earth is round
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Level 50
Sep 5, 2022
So as I understand it, the question is: "Think of all the landmass to the east of the anti-meridian 180°. Name the 20 countries which lay on that land, from closest, to furthest"
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Level 55
Sep 5, 2022
this makes no sense to me
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Level 66
Sep 5, 2022
*Finishes quiz*

*Misses Cuba*

*Interesting Facts #426: Cuba is further west than Peru.*

Ironic

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Level 54
Sep 5, 2022
I dont think Russia crosses the date line?
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Level 50
Sep 7, 2022
But the180 degree meridian crosses Russia. I had the same thought as you at first, because the IDL does not cross it. Then I read the quiz description again. The IDL isn't relevant.
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Level 25
Sep 6, 2022
got level 20 from this quiz :)
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Level 49
Nov 2, 2022
is Easter Island included"