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Countries by trivia

Identify the country from the given fact - 20 different random countries each time you play.
Quiz by rwwt
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Last updated: December 28, 2023
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First submittedSeptember 7, 2021
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Fact
Country
The crown prince murdered nine members of the royal family in 2001
Nepal
The first of the three territories that have left the European Union, doing so in 1962
Algeria
Both the women's and the men's world record for the marathon are held by athletes from this country
Kenya
The most generically-named of all countries
Central African Republic
Its name is 90 per cent consonants
Kyrgyzstan
The village of Matmata starred as Tatooine in Star Wars
Tunisia
The people of this nation, which occupies one of the largest islands on Earth, descend from emigrants from an even larger island some 5,000 miles away
Madagascar
Its first president, Canaan Banana, made it illegal to make jokes about his surname
Zimbabwe
In 1956, a referendum in this nation resulted in 77% support for union with the United Kingdom.
Malta
Most hamsters sold as pets today descend from a litter captured in a wheat field in this country in 1930
Syria
Fact
Country
The northernmost penguins in the world are found here
Ecuador
The only Central American nation with no Caribbean coastline
El Salvador
Known in ancient times by a Greek name meaning "Between the Rivers"
Iraq
In 1978 when this country won the Eurovision Song Contest, Jordanian television cut the broadcast and later announced that Belgium had won
Israel
Has the tallest building in the world by a margin of some 196 metres
United Arab Emirates
If you meet someone from its largest region, you might expect them to be artistic, unconventional and free-spirited
Czech Republic
Its parliament has 61% female members, the highest of any country
Rwanda
Volcanic eruptions here have produced one third of the lava erupted in human history
Iceland
About a quarter of the population of this country live in traditional tents.
Mongolia
Has the highest lowest point of any country at 1400m above sea level
Lesotho
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Level 66
Sep 7, 2021
More time please, perhaps double
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Level 79
Sep 8, 2021
I think 8 minutes might be too generous for 20 questions but I increased it to 6 minutes. If anyone else should complain I'll increase it some more :)