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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
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Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: April 9, 2021
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First submittedAugust 2, 2014
Times taken120,784
Average score77.8%
Rating4.99
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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
100 Recent Comments
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Level 76
Jun 1, 2024
The Greenland-Canada border at Hans Island, and the Sint Maarten-France border at Saint Martin, are not considered here. If they were, Canada and the Kingdom of Denmark (of which Greenland is a constituent country) would appear here, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands (of which Sint Maarten is a constituent country) would drop off the answer list. There's plenty of discussion about these cases in the comments section below.
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Level 66
Sep 18, 2014
Only forgot Bhutan! :(
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Level 54
Oct 25, 2014
us borders russia
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Level 76
Oct 25, 2014
By land? We're talking land borders only here.
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Level 35
Sep 30, 2015
Ran out of time.
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Level 70
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 76
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 41
May 31, 2024
same not enough time
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Level 83
Dec 18, 2017
Agree. Not enough time.
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Level 55
Dec 11, 2015
Shouldn't north korea be on here aswell?
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Level 76
Dec 11, 2015
It borders three countries: Russia, China, South Korea.
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Level 85
Jan 24, 2016
phew...got them all with 4 seconds left!
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Level 59
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 69
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 82
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 83
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 82
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 51
Dec 1, 2016
nice one, got it with 9 seconds left
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Level 82
Feb 2, 2017
Easy with the hints.
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Level 76
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 32
Feb 2, 2017
Nice, but three minutes is a bit too little, in my opinion...
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Level 74
Feb 2, 2017
Great quiz but just not enough time to think and type.
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Level 57
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 76
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 75
Sep 9, 2022
It wouldn't change the answers on this quiz though, as the overseas territories or constituent countries were excluded (ref. Netherlands, Sint Maarten)
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Level 32
May 31, 2024
No they werent. This quiz is hypocritical imo, morocco is not included because of overseas territory but other overseas territories are completely disregarded
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Level 47
May 31, 2024
Is the spanish cities really overseas, though, its one canal's worth of water away from spain
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Level 46
Feb 2, 2017
the netherlands borders three countries
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Level 90
Feb 2, 2017
It does? I don't see that anywhere on a map.
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Level 76
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 23
Feb 2, 2017
i keep on thinking of puerto rico as costa rico
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Level 64
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 42
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 59
Feb 3, 2017
Got 20. Time is enough, if the quiz is meant only for the nerds...
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Level 50
Feb 7, 2017
Netherlands sort of has three borders... it borders France on St Martin
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Level 76
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 68
May 21, 2017
1:09 remaining. Good quiz!
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Level 41
Jul 21, 2017
enjoyed that one, made it with 12 secs to spare phew
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Level 43
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 64
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 76
Apr 17, 2018
It also borders China.
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Level 49
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 76
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 70
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 34
Apr 18, 2018
Got all with 13 seconds left :D
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Level 48
Jun 4, 2018
Got them with 52 seconds left, great quiz.
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Level 55
Jan 1, 2019
46 seconds left. Nailed it.
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Level 74
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 36
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 32
Mar 20, 2020
Fascinating quiz! The hints kinda make it easy though, LOL.
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Level 70
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 53
May 31, 2020
Great quiz, got all of them :).
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Level 49
Jun 22, 2020
Really good quiz. Don't change the time, it's just fine!
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Level 56
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 15
Jan 20, 2021
I feel sorry for the 2% of people that didn't get the United States.
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Level 79
Jan 21, 2021
Done with 1:37 remaining! (and I wasn't trying to rush)
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Level 67
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 76
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 43
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 60
Nov 13, 2021
Shouldn't United Kingdom be on here (Ireland, Spain)?
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Level 76
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 56
May 31, 2024
An if you do include overseas territories it’s still not on the quiz because of Akrotiri and Dekhelia.
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Level 62
Jan 4, 2022
Doesn't Sweden also border Denmark by bridge (that's not a maritime border)
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Level 76
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 73
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 67
Feb 27, 2022
Facts
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Level 67
Feb 27, 2022
28 seconds remaining
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Level 68
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 76
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 54
Jun 28, 2022
Now, the border is included in several other quizzes. What about this one?
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Level 76
Jun 29, 2022
This border hasn't been ratified by Canada, Nunavut, Denmark and Greenland yet.
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Level 75
Sep 9, 2022
It shouldn't change the answers on this quiz though, as the overseas territories or constituent countries were excluded (ref. Netherlands, Sint Maarten). Greenland is a constituent country in the Kingdom of Denmark, not the country of Denmark
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Level 46
Jul 31, 2022
Nice quiz, THANKS!
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Level 66
Dec 9, 2022
Add Canada
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Level 76
Dec 10, 2022
See our comments above about this.
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Level 66
Dec 12, 2022
But it is ratified now...
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Level 76
Feb 28, 2023
As of today it is still not ratified!
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Level 35
Feb 27, 2023
add canada. It borders USA, and Denmark on Hans island
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Level 76
Feb 28, 2023
See reply above.
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Level 43
May 23, 2023
I typed Nicaragua half a second too late... 26/27
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Level 40
Sep 16, 2023
Netherlands border France on Sint-Martin island
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Level 56
Nov 29, 2023
quite easy, but rewarding. loving the free points :)
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Level 33
Nov 30, 2023
Add Canada. Denmark and USA
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Level 43
May 31, 2024
The Netherlands border France on Sint Maartin
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Level 43
May 31, 2024
And Denmark and Canada should be added

Both border each other

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Level 76
May 31, 2024
Yes; we're waiting on Dan's approval to add those two countries to the answer list.
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Level ∞
May 31, 2024
Sorry, Jerry, we can't do it. It would introduce inconsistencies with our other quizzes. Beyond that, it would make this quiz internally inconsistent, since Saint-Martin exists.

And of course, it would cause tens of thousands of people to lose their points on the very day the quiz is on the home page.

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Level 42
May 31, 2024
Shouldn't Denmark be an answer like "Canada and Germany"(Kingdom of Denmark) because they own Greenland and Greenland shares Hans Island with Canada (after a loooooooooong dispute).
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Level 56
May 31, 2024
and Canada (USA & Denmark)
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Level 35
May 31, 2024
Netherlands borders France on Sint-Maarten. So it shouldn’t count
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Level 56
May 31, 2024
Shouldn't Canada and Denmark be added to this quiz?
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Level 44
May 31, 2024
27/27 :3
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Level 58
Jun 1, 2024
I would have preferred if you didn't add what the country borders since it made the quiz to easy.
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Level 76
Jun 1, 2024
We've also done this quiz without the country name prompts - we've put a link to that one in the instructions.