Countries with Two Borders

There are 27 countries that border exactly two others. How many can you name in three minutes?
Land borders only; we exclude joint maritime boundaries
You can also take this quiz, without the clues of the neighboring countries' names, here
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: April 9, 2021
First submittedAugust 2, 2014
Times taken79,748
Average score77.8%
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Borders
Country
Myanmar & India
Bangladesh
Canada & Mexico
United States
China & India
Bhutan
Nepal
Nicaragua & Panama
Costa Rica
Colombia & Peru
Ecuador
Guatemala & Honduras
El Salvador
Cameroon & Gabon
Equatorial Guinea
Latvia & Russia
Estonia
Guinea & Senegal
Guinea-Bissau
Iraq & Saudi Arabia
Kuwait
Israel & Syria
Lebanon
France & Spain
Andorra
Austria & Switzerland
Liechtenstein
Borders
Country
Guatemala & Mexico
Belize
Finland & Norway
Sweden
China & Russia
Mongolia
Mozambique & South Africa
Eswatini
Costa Rica & Honduras
Nicaragua
Colombia & Costa Rica
Panama
Belgium & Germany
Netherlands
Guinea & Liberia
Sierra Leone
Romania & Ukraine
Moldova
Argentina & Brazil
Uruguay
Algeria & Libya
Tunisia
Oman & Saudi Arabia
Yemen
United Arab Emirates
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Level 40
Aug 3, 2014
nice quiz dude :) got it!
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Level 90
Aug 6, 2014
Suriname borders France as well.
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Level 56
Sep 4, 2014
In that sense it's Guyana that borders France, because Suriname is *in* France.
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Level 37
Sep 4, 2014
Suriname is an independent country. You are thinking of French Guiana.
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Level 62
Oct 2, 2018
Yeah, Larry, Trek's right. Get your facts straight (or gay, or bi or pan, those are okay too).
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Level 37
Feb 5, 2019
LarryLovage: No it isn't *in* France . Suriname is an independent country which borders Guyana and Brazil. If France, (i. e. French Guiana) is included, which it seldom is, then Suriname borders three countries.
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Level 67
Apr 27, 2019
if it was IN anything it would be the netherlands. But it isnt
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Level 55
Apr 26, 2020
Actually @divantilya, French Guiana is almost always included, and when it's not included unless under special circumstances the quiz is wrong.
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Level 36
Mar 13, 2021
French Guyana are not an country. French Guyana it´s a territory of France. French Guyana is not France, but are a territory of France.My theory and I am Brazilian.
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Level 48
Apr 26, 2022
@Guam when you're trying not to offend anyone
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Level 75
Aug 7, 2014
Quizzes on a similar theme: Capitals on Borders (hard),

shortest and

longest borders and a general

borders quiz.

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Level 53
Sep 5, 2014
You may also want to try the related quizzes I made: Largest neighbour and Smallest neighbour.
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Level 40
Aug 8, 2016
isnt there supposed to be Malaysia maybe (Indonesia and Singapore)
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Level 75
Aug 8, 2016
Malaysia also borders Brunei and Thailand (but not Singapore, which is separated by a narrow strait of sea from Malaysia).
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Level 51
Apr 15, 2020
Singapore and Malaysia are connected by a road bridge (which doesn't change that neither have exactly two borders, just being pedantic).
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Level 75
Apr 26, 2020
Actually, it's a causeway. Solid land connects the two countries, but it's man-made. It doesn't make any difference to this quiz, because Singapore either has zero or one borders, and Malaysia either 3 or 4 borders, depending on whether the causeway border here is considered a "land" border.
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Level 48
Apr 26, 2022
Ew, advertising
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Level 75
Sep 1, 2014
Reguarding this quiz: Netherlands borders France at Sint Maarten, but maybe you don't want to consider overseas territory borders?

Reguarding country distances quiz: I went to daftlogic.com, thanks again for the link! However I couldn't find a 'table' or something with minimum distances between countries. Is it something you worked out yourself working out distances one by one or am I missing something? Thanks in advance!

Regards,

Giovanni

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Level 75
Sep 4, 2014
Yes, we're not considering overseas territory borders, and anyway in this case Sint Maarten is a constituent country - not a territory - of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which is why it appears in the Countries 197 to 204 quiz. There will be debate forever, I am sure, about whether countries like this are actually countries, which is why there is no universally agreed number of nations in the world - for instance Wikipedia says anywhere from 190 to 206, citypopulation.de says 242, and this website's Countries of the World quiz names 196. Re your other question, the link is definitely there, on its front page. Cheers, Jeremy
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Level 50
Sep 4, 2014
Giving the borders makes this quiz way too easy. I think it would be better without those. Otherwise nice quiz.
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Level 75
Sep 4, 2014
You can now also take this quiz, minus the bordering countries names, here. I dare you to take it - and tell me that doesn't make this quiz way too hard :)
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Level 77
Sep 4, 2014
That's the way I took this quiz - just started typing without even realizing you gave us clues. I got 15 correct, which was 56%.
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Level 87
Nov 27, 2019
Don't look at anything but the answer box as you type. There, your version of the quiz instantly created for you.
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Level 53
Sep 4, 2014
100% !!
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Level 36
Sep 4, 2014
23/27 first try. American
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Level 44
Sep 4, 2014
100% WOOHOO!
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Level 75
Sep 4, 2014
Wow... that was a lot easier than I thought ... 100%
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Level 75
Sep 4, 2014
16%, about 1 in 6 of you, are getting them all so far.
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Level 43
Sep 4, 2014
Only missed United Arab Emirates, rather proud.
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Level 65
Sep 4, 2014
Why not Morocco?
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Level 75
Sep 4, 2014
Because it borders Algeria, Mauritania, as well as Spain (at Ceuta and Melilla). It also borders Western Sahara, which Morocco occupies 75% of - but not the remaining 25% which remains undisputably independent, which makes it one of the world's countries that appears in some country lists but not others. For this quiz we don't need to resolve that question because we have three bordering countries anyway!
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Level 65
Sep 4, 2014
Thanks. The question of Western Sahara is moot because its border would exclude Mauritania, so either way...

I didn't realize there was a city in Morocco on the Strait that belongs to Spain. I notice in Google Earth the border with Ceuta is portrayed as in dispute?

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Level 75
Sep 4, 2014
I'm not sure why googlemaps says that. I crossed that border last year, and it's just a regular customs station that announces you're now in the EU/Spain (and tells me the motorway speed limit even though Ceuta doesn't have one!) plus well fortified fences for its full land border length. It certainly feels culturally Spanish when you're in Ceuta (and you're in a different time zone and you spend euros), which is quite surreal if you're otherwise spending your time visiting Morocco.
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Level 65
Sep 5, 2014
That does sound surreal, even more so with the fence.
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Level 66
Sep 18, 2014
Only forgot Bhutan! :(
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Level 52
Oct 25, 2014
us borders russia
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Level 75
Oct 25, 2014
By land? We're talking land borders only here.
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Level 33
Sep 30, 2015
Ran out of time.
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Level 71
Dec 9, 2015
Not enough time for a moderate typist as myself, it then stops being a geography test but more of a typing test.
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Level 75
Dec 9, 2015
Fair point, but we're loathe to give it more time because so many (28%) are getting them all correct anyway.
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Level 81
Dec 18, 2017
Agree. Not enough time.
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Level 53
Dec 11, 2015
Shouldn't north korea be on here aswell?
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Level 75
Dec 11, 2015
It borders three countries: Russia, China, South Korea.
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Level 83
Jan 24, 2016
phew...got them all with 4 seconds left!
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Level 60
Jul 15, 2016
phew for me too ... guessed Equatorial Guinea with 1 second left! Just beat the clock!
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Level 20
Feb 13, 2016
I went from the down up and I missed usa because I ran out of time
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Level 71
Sep 8, 2016
Way not enough time, especially if you're on a mobile device. The way it's set up now, it's merely a speed typing test for those with maps memorized, rather than a challenge for someone with average geographical knowledge to work out the answer from the given clues.
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Level 83
Feb 2, 2017
The clues make the answers pretty obvious, don't they? I finished with a minute left and I wasn't typing that fast. But I still don't understand why anyone would try to use this site on a mobile.
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Level 80
Feb 3, 2017
To kill some time while waiting at the doctor, on public transport etc. It's not always practical to carry and open a laptop.
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Level 83
Jun 4, 2018
I guess. I'd just hate trying to do it on a small screen with virtual keyboard. I have done it a couple times but got frustrated.
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Level 52
Dec 1, 2016
nice one, got it with 9 seconds left
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Level 83
Feb 2, 2017
Easy with the hints.
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Level 75
Feb 2, 2017
Kontio100 thought so too - see my reply to him above. (Note that you two are above average - currently, 23% are getting this quiz 100% right)
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Level 33
Feb 2, 2017
Nice, but three minutes is a bit too little, in my opinion...
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Level 72
Feb 2, 2017
Great quiz but just not enough time to think and type.
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Level 59
Feb 2, 2017
If Canada and Denmark should agree to split the disputed Hans Island between Greenland and Ellesmere Island among themselves, that would bump the number of answers in this quiz to 29, as then Canada would border the USA and Denmark, while Denmark would border Canada and Germany! That's something to keep an eye out for =)
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Level 75
Jun 16, 2022
They have recently agreed in principle. The governments of Canada, Denmark, Greenland and Nunavut need to ratify the agreement before it comes into force.
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Level 43
Feb 2, 2017
the netherlands borders three countries
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Level 87
Feb 2, 2017
It does? I don't see that anywhere on a map.
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Level 75
Feb 2, 2017
I think danklaaver is referring to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, not the Country of the Netherlands (to which this quiz refers, and which borders just Belgium and Germany). The Kingdom also includes the country of Sint Maarten, which has a land border with Saint Martin, which is part of France.
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Level 37
Jul 20, 2017
Perfect! - Kudos to you Gerry, for getting it right ( so few do)
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Level 22
Feb 2, 2017
i keep on thinking of puerto rico as costa rico
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Level 58
Feb 2, 2017
100% on first try. The country hints made it too easy, so I am glad you added the link to the quiz without country hints.
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Level 44
Feb 2, 2017
Awesome quiz! Had to think a bit for some of the Africa ones but still got 100% :D
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Level 60
Feb 3, 2017
Got 20. Time is enough, if the quiz is meant only for the nerds...
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Level 49
Feb 7, 2017
Netherlands sort of has three borders... it borders France on St Martin
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Level 75
Feb 7, 2017
The Kingdom does, but the Country of the Netherlands does not - see here; the country's Caribbean territory consists of Saba, Bonaire and Sint Eustatius.
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Level 37
Sep 2, 2018
rick33: PLEASE read Jerry928's February 2, 2017 comment and give the rest of us a break, will ya?
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Level 66
May 21, 2017
1:09 remaining. Good quiz!
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Level 44
Jul 21, 2017
enjoyed that one, made it with 12 secs to spare phew
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Level 45
Feb 10, 2018
Have to think fast on your feet but got it in first try with 17 seconds to go :)
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Level 61
Apr 17, 2018
Doesn't North Korea only border two countries? Russia and South Korea? Or am I missing something here...
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Level 75
Apr 17, 2018
It also borders China.
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Level 52
Apr 18, 2018
Hi, very nice quiz, and I have something that may be interesting to point out, I don't know what is Jetpunk's stance on this kind of situation but Argentina and Uruguay actually don't share a LAND BORDER as the Uruguay river serves as the border between them.
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Level 75
Apr 18, 2018
Actually, it does, at Martín García Island! But to take your general point, borders across rivers and lakes are considered "land" borders, and borders across seas (even if connected by causeways like the one constructed between Singapore and Malaysia) are considered "sea" borders. You could argue it either way, I guess, but I suspect the definitions we use are derived from what looks apparent on a map.
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Level 66
Apr 27, 2019
My understanding of that article was that the island is all Argentine. Are you counting the coast of the island as a land border, given that it is in Uruguayan waters?
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Level 38
Apr 18, 2018
Got all with 13 seconds left :D
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Level 50
Jun 4, 2018
Got them with 52 seconds left, great quiz.
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Level 47
Jan 1, 2019
46 seconds left. Nailed it.
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Level 66
Apr 27, 2019
0:05 left still proud i even made it
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Level 53
Apr 27, 2019
0:22 left. Close one
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Level 37
Apr 27, 2019
I would've gotten it first try if I had like 5 more seconds. Great quiz nonetheless.
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Level 33
Mar 20, 2020
Fascinating quiz! The hints kinda make it easy though, LOL.
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Level 69
Apr 3, 2020
Nice quiz, but needs more time. I know all the answers but can’t type fast enough get the last 3
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Level 52
May 31, 2020
Great quiz, got all of them :).
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Level 52
Jun 22, 2020
Really good quiz. Don't change the time, it's just fine!
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Level 57
Aug 17, 2020
I don't know if you will like this, but what about having bordering countries in 2 different cells instead of one, kinda like what I did in this quiz. But unlike my quiz, the countries will be already displayed here.
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Level 45
Jan 16, 2021
More time please!!!
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Level 16
Jan 20, 2021
I feel sorry for the 2% of people that didn't get the United States.
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Level 76
Jan 21, 2021
Done with 1:37 remaining! (and I wasn't trying to rush)
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Level 50
Apr 9, 2021
Netherlands shouldn't be there, if you know a bit about recurrent mistakes, you'd know that it shares a border with France on the island of St Martin (or St Maarten) plus the ones with Belgium and Germany.
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Level 75
Apr 9, 2021
That only applies if you are working with the Kingdom of the Netherlands, not the country of the Netherlands. The country of Sint Maarten, which is a part of the Kingdom (but not the country) of the Netherlands, borders France as you say on the island of Saint Martin.
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Level 41
Aug 10, 2021
I only realized that it says the countries it borders like 30 sec before the end and still got 26. If I noticed it before,I would have needed only like a minute.
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Level 54
Nov 13, 2021
Shouldn't United Kingdom be on here (Ireland, Spain)?
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Level 75
Nov 13, 2021
British Overseas territories, such as Gibraltar, do not form a part of United Kingdom even though they are subject to its jurisdiction.
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Level 26
Jan 4, 2022
Doesn't Sweden also border Denmark by bridge (that's not a maritime border)
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Level 75
Jan 4, 2022
But not a land border either - a land border is a connection by natural land.
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Level 24
Jan 12, 2022
This is pretty challenging but I did it!
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Level 66
Jan 29, 2022
Amazing quiz. Really enjoyed this as involved knowing all the countries and their map positions. Thank you.
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Level 59
Feb 27, 2022
Facts
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Level 59
Feb 27, 2022
28 seconds remaining
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Level 63
Jun 13, 2022
I'll start off this new debate, Canada and Denmark are planning to finalize the Hans Island issue by splitting the island in half, thus giving both of them a new border. Whether or not the border is legitimate, this is one of the few quizzes affected by the change.
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Level 75
Jun 13, 2022
We've been keeping an eye on that one! If the border is ratified we'll be updating this quiz. Hans Island might become a quirky tourism destination on the back of this
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Level 50
Jun 28, 2022
Now, the border is included in several other quizzes. What about this one?
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Level 75
Jun 29, 2022
This border hasn't been ratified by Canada, Nunavut, Denmark and Greenland yet.
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Level 45
Jul 31, 2022
Nice quiz, THANKS!