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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
Between 1639 and 1853, any citizen who left this country, including fishermen blown off course by accident, could not return.
Japan
About a quarter of the population of this country live in traditional tents.
Mongolia
Formed in 1968 from the union of two countries, a large mainland territory and an offshore island
Tanzania
Teenagers from this country are on average 8 inches shorter than their contemporaries from the country immediately to the south
North Korea
Its two islands are separated by a 3km-wide strait called The Narrows
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Its language is largely mutually intelligible with those of its two northern neighbours, although they probably still can't understand why the number 75 should literally mean "Five and half-fourth"
Denmark
Very frequently confused with a similarly-named country to its north
Slovenia
This nation contains some of the highest mountains in the world, but mountaineering above 6,000m is banned
Bhutan
Reached the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup, with the help of a talismanic striker who, at the age of 38, scored four goals
Cameroon
Cohiba and Montecristo are two brands of one of its most famous products
Cuba
Fact
Country
Very long surnames are common here because by law, each surname is unique to one family
Thailand
Despite spanning more than 60 degrees of longitude, the country uses a single time zone
China
In the Ewe language, its name means "behind the river"
Togo
Has the only flag in the world that has no red, white or blue on it
Jamaica
80% of this island nation is uninhabitable due to ecologically devastating phosphate mining
Nauru
Seven-time winners of the Eurovision Song Contest
Ireland
A cult on one of the islands of this archipelagic nation worships Prince Philip
Vanuatu
Has one skyscraper, which gives it the second-highest number of skyscrapers per capita of any nation
Monaco
Slavery was officially abolished here in 1981, though not actually made illegal until 2007
Mauritania
In Greek, Arabic and Turkish, the word for "orange" (the fruit) is the same as this country
Portugal
2 Comments
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Level 66
Sep 7, 2021
More time please, perhaps double
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Level 81
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 :)