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All Countries of the World by Area with Hints

Guess each country of the world in order of its surface area. As you guess each country you will be given the first letter of the next country.
Note: The letter hint also appears ON THE MAP
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: April 8, 2021
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First submittedJune 1, 2016
Times taken155,342
Average score38.3%
Rating4.96
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Hint
Country
Next
17.09 m
Russia
C
9.98 m
Canada
C
9.64 m
China
U
9.52 m
United States
B
8.51 m
Brazil
A
7.69 m
Australia
I
3.16 m
India
A
2.78 m
Argentina
K
2.72 m
Kazakhstan
A
2.38 m
Algeria
D
2.34 m
D. R. Congo
S
2.14 m
Saudi Arabia
M
1.96 m
Mexico
I
1.90 m
Indonesia
S
1.88 m
Sudan
L
1.75 m
Libya
I
1.64 m
Iran
M
1.56 m
Mongolia
P
1.28 m
Peru
C
1.28 m
Chad
N
1.26 m
Niger
A
1.24 m
Angola
M
1.24 m
Mali
S
1.22 m
South Africa
C
1.14 m
Colombia
E
1.10 m
Ethiopia
B
1.09 m
Bolivia
M
1.03 m
Mauritania
E
1.00 m
Egypt
T
945 k
Tanzania
N
923 k
Nigeria
V
916 k
Venezuela
P
881 k
Pakistan
N
825 k
Namibia
M
801 k
Mozambique
T
783 k
Turkey
C
756 k
Chile
Z
752 k
Zambia
M
676 k
Myanmar
A
652 k
Afghanistan
F
640 k
France
S
637 k
Somalia
C
622 k
Central African Republic
S
619 k
South Sudan
U
603 k
Ukraine
M
587 k
Madagascar
B
582 k
Botswana
K
580 k
Kenya
Y
527 k
Yemen
T
513 k
Thailand
S
505 k
Spain
T
488 k
Turkmenistan
C
475 k
Cameroon
P
462 k
Papua New Guinea
S
450 k
Sweden
U
447 k
Uzbekistan
M
446 k
Morocco
I
438 k
Iraq
P
406 k
Paraguay
Z
390 k
Zimbabwe
J
377 k
Japan
G
357 k
Germany
P
342 k
Philippines
R
342 k
Republic of the Congo
F
338 k
Finland
V
331 k
Vietnam
M
Hint
Country
Next
330 k
Malaysia
N
323 k
Norway
I
322 k
Ivory Coast
P
312 k
Poland
O
309 k
Oman
I
301 k
Italy
E
276 k
Ecuador
B
272 k
Burkina Faso
N
270 k
New Zealand
G
267 k
Gabon
G
245 k
Guinea
U
242 k
United Kingdom
U
241 k
Uganda
G
238 k
Ghana
R
238 k
Romania
L
236 k
Laos
G
214 k
Guyana
B
207 k
Belarus
K
199 k
Kyrgyzstan
S
196 k
Senegal
S
185 k
Syria
C
181 k
Cambodia
U
181 k
Uruguay
S
163 k
Suriname
T
163 k
Tunisia
B
147 k
Bangladesh
N
147 k
Nepal
T
143 k
Tajikistan
G
131 k
Greece
N
130 k
Nicaragua
N
120 k
North Korea
M
118 k
Malawi
E
117 k
Eritrea
B
112 k
Benin
H
112 k
Honduras
L
111 k
Liberia
B
110 k
Bulgaria
C
109 k
Cuba
G
108 k
Guatemala
I
103 k
Iceland
S
100 k
South Korea
H
93 k
Hungary
P
92 k
Portugal
J
89 k
Jordan
S
88 k
Serbia
A
86 k
Azerbaijan
A
83 k
Austria
U
83 k
United Arab Emirates
C
78 k
Czech Republic
P
75 k
Panama
S
71 k
Sierra Leone
I
70 k
Ireland
G
69 k
Georgia
S
65 k
Sri Lanka
L
65 k
Lithuania
L
64 k
Latvia
T
56 k
Togo
C
56 k
Croatia
B
51 k
Bosnia and Herzegovina
C
51 k
Costa Rica
S
49 k
Slovakia
D
48 k
Dominican Republic
E
45 k
Estonia
D
43 k
Denmark
N
41 k
Netherlands
S
Hint
Country
Next
41 k
Switzerland
B
38 k
Bhutan
T
36 k
Taiwan
G
36 k
Guinea-Bissau
M
33 k
Moldova
B
30 k
Belgium
L
30 k
Lesotho
A
29 k
Armenia
S
28 k
Solomon Islands
A
28 k
Albania
E
28 k
Equatorial Guinea
B
27 k
Burundi
H
27 k
Haiti
R
26 k
Rwanda
N
25 k
North Macedonia
D
23 k
Djibouti
B
22 k
Belize
E
21 k
El Salvador
I
20 k
Israel
S
20 k
Slovenia
F
18 k
Fiji
K
17 k
Kuwait
E
17 k
Eswatini
E
14 k
East Timor
B
13 k
Bahamas
M
13 k
Montenegro
V
12 k
Vanuatu
Q
11 k
Qatar
G
11 k
Gambia
J
10 k
Jamaica
K
10 k
Kosovo
L
10 k
Lebanon
C
9251
Cyprus
B
5765
Brunei
T
5130
Trinidad and Tobago
C
4033
Cape Verde
S
2842
Samoa
L
2586
Luxembourg
M
2040
Mauritius
C
1862
Comoros
S
964
São Tomé and Príncipe
K
811
Kiribati
B
765
Bahrain
D
751
Dominica
T
747
Tonga
S
710
Singapore
F
702
F. S. Micronesia
S
616
Saint Lucia
A
468
Andorra
P
459
Palau
S
452
Seychelles
A
442
Antigua and Barbuda
B
430
Barbados
S
389
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
G
344
Grenada
M
316
Malta
M
300
Maldives
S
261
Saint Kitts and Nevis
M
181
Marshall Islands
L
160
Liechtenstein
S
61
San Marino
T
26
Tuvalu
N
21
Nauru
M
2.02
Monaco
V
0.44
Vatican City
-
100 Recent Comments
+43
Level ∞
Apr 8, 2021
Big thanks to Overtired, who added the hint letter onto the map itself to reduce scrolling.
+2
Level 47
Aug 2, 2020
could Swaziland be updated to Eswatini?
+6
Level 79
Sep 4, 2020
Reckon I spent far too much of my time scrolling between the map and the text boxes with the hints. 109/196 on first attempt.
+4
Level 78
Apr 6, 2021
Yeah, I feel like the map and the answer boxes being side by side would be much better for this quiz. Not sure how doable it is though.
+1
Level 65
Jan 30, 2021
I just saw this but I have a population version from a couple months ago.
+1
Level 52
Mar 10, 2021
god i got stuck on north macedonia, it starts with n so please make it that
+1
Level 90
Mar 26, 2021
Worthy of a nomination only if and when Ivory Coast, North Macedonia etc are updated.
+6
Level 83
Apr 5, 2021
This quiz needs better formatting to be tolerable, having to scroll up and down constantly is not fun
+1
Level 78
Apr 6, 2021
Yep, I didn't have time to fill in 64 countries
+2
Level 91
Apr 7, 2021
If only the hint for the next one could be shown next to the type-in box, I might have had a chance of finishing. Otherwise, I'm constantly scrolling up and down.
+4
Level 78
Apr 5, 2021
Fun quiz! However, a more accurate map projection might help. Also good to know if overseas territories are counted (especially Denmark and Greenland), but it soon becomes apparent that not.
+4
Level 70
Apr 6, 2021
Well actually overseas territories are counted, e.g. for France. Greenland is apparently the only --- inconstent --- exception...
+1
Level 47
Jun 24, 2023
No. Overseas regions are counted for France, but overseas territories aren't. Not counting French Guiana, Reunion, Mayotte, Guadeloupe and Martinique would be equivalent to not counting the area of Alaska and Hawaii for the USA (which would take down its area by about 1m km2)
+2
Level 65
Apr 5, 2021
Love the new feature update QM! Very professional :)
+2
Level 86
Apr 6, 2021
It's nice, but having to scroll back and forth to see the clue then come back to the map is a problem.
+3
Level 78
Apr 6, 2021
I think it needs a bit more time. It is very hard to get it within the time (I got 123 on first go), and especially with the scrolling
+1
Level 75
Apr 6, 2021
Yeah agreed
+12
Level 83
Apr 6, 2021
Having "Republic of Congo" as an R wasted so much time for me. :-)
+5
Level 60
Apr 28, 2021
FOR REAL
+2
Level 42
Jun 13, 2021
I didn't get it so ...
+3
Level 63
Apr 6, 2021
Great idea for a quiz, but ruined slightly by the constant scrolling up and down required. If the hint just appeared at the top near the map that would make this quiz a lot better, and maybe make it more feasible to complete in the time limit.
+1
Level 68
Apr 6, 2021
Got down to Panama, fun quiz!
+2
Level 40
Apr 6, 2021
the projection makes this quite difficult, of cour its possible to pick the perfect projection
+4
Level 84
Jun 11, 2021
Nothing make me want to flip off the mercantor more than this quiz
+6
Level 84
Apr 6, 2021
The scrolling required to progress through this is maddening. Is there any way to show the initial of the next country in view of the filled-in map? I enjoyed this (got 85), but the incessant scrolling that is required has discouraged me from re-taking it.
+2
Level 84
Apr 10, 2021
Super job, Overtired, adding the initial on the map. I'm glad I checked back on this one. Made a really good quiz into a fantastic one. Thanks. I went from 85 to 132 without having to scroll. Just missed typing in Bhutan as time expired.
+1
Level 40
Apr 6, 2021
I got all the way down to Armenia :'D
+1
Level 47
Jun 24, 2023
I got to Taiwan.
+2
Level 84
Apr 7, 2021
I think I could have finished without the 5 minutes that I spent scrolling up to look at the map and back down to see the next letter. It would be nice if the map's CSS position property could be set to fixed so that it would stay on the screen while I scroll.
+3
Level 76
Apr 7, 2021
The map shows Greenland as part of Denmark, but Denmark is way down this list. The same applies I think, to a lesser degree, for Morocco.
+3
Level 65
Apr 9, 2021
I like the letter on the map!
+1
Level 71
Apr 9, 2021
5 seconds left!
+3
Level 87
Apr 9, 2021
Perfect quiz now that the letter is on the map! Finished with 4:44 left compared to less than 2 minutes when I had to scroll up and down.
+3
Level 85
Apr 9, 2021
As others have said, putting the letter on the map is a great solution! Now, hopefully, some Jetpunk quiz-making elites will use this idea for a multitude of new quizzes!
+1
Level 75
Apr 21, 2021
very well done.
+3
Level 58
Apr 12, 2021
I made it to the Republic of the Congo which threw me off but I'm proud I got that far!
+1
Level 60
Apr 28, 2021
Yeah
+1
Level 79
Apr 14, 2021
Norway is listed as a country starting with "V"
+1
Level 79
Apr 14, 2021
Actually "v" stayed for the rest of the time for me-also at least Vietnam, Malaysia, Syria, and Tunisia did not work either
+3
Level 70
Apr 22, 2021
I love the addition of the letter on the map! I wish we could have the same for a quizz by population, or by area starting with the smallest!
+1
Level 37
May 1, 2021
10 more minutes pls!
+1
Level 49
May 11, 2021
this was very fun! got it first try! thanks for the quiz :)
+1
Level 37
May 14, 2021
when you're supposed to guess Andorra it shows "P" on the map. pls fix it. and pls add 10 more minutes.
+1
Level 37
May 20, 2021
reminder
+1
Level 37
Jun 2, 2021
reminder #2
+5
Level 76
Jun 2, 2021
I just took the quiz again and A appeared when I had to guess Andorra. Maybe you had skipped some answers when you got to Andorra?
+4
Level 60
May 15, 2021
The scale of the map is so misleading. It would be nice to have an appropriately scaled version of this, if possible.
+2
Level 85
Jun 10, 2021
Darned Mercator projection!
+1
Level 69
Jun 10, 2021
It would be great if the letter on the map would match the highlighted country - so if you get stuck, you can tab to the next answer and dont have to scroll down.
+1
Level 64
Jun 10, 2021
Got stuck for 5 minutes on Republic of Congo ;(
+1
Level 72
Jun 10, 2021
The letter stopped working for me - got stuck on "S" for a long time.
+1
Level 65
Jun 10, 2021
I was going at a strong pace, and then "R"epublic of the Congo just completely knocked me out. I used the rest of my time thinking of "R" countries.
+2
Level 44
Jun 10, 2021
with all due respect, I'm pretty sure the USA is bigger than China.
+1
Level 59
Nov 10, 2021
It isn't according to most sources. Certain American sources use extra water area to inflate the size
+3
Level 76
Jun 10, 2021
i think it may be helpful to have a caveat reminding everyone that larger countries may not look larger due to the map projection - saves quizzers guessing ones in europe that simply aren’t as big as they look, and you get less complaining comments.
+2
Level 43
Dec 19, 2022
Try using this: https://www.thetruesize.com/

It's a real size map it helps a lot.

+2
Level 20
Jun 14, 2021
This was hard
+2
Level 64
Jun 18, 2021
I typed Guyana sooooo many times, it didn’t work and the answer was Guyana. I must be going crazy.
+1
Level 53
Feb 5, 2024
There were Gs for like five in a row, and Guyana was the last one, so you’re not going crazy
+1
Level 72
Jul 1, 2021
Aright, I am confused. I got as far as Armenia, which 8% of quiz takers also guess, BUT the 16% have guessed Vatican city. How is that possible? Is it possible to go out of order or skip ahead?
+3
Level 37
Jul 2, 2021
yes you can highlight the last field in the country list and guess Vatican (but you won't get a hint for M - Monaco)
+1
Level 54
Jan 16, 2023
even though I only got 153/196 I knew Vatican and Monaco were the smallest ones so I put them there
+2
Level 44
Jul 8, 2021
USA had a greater surface area than China
+3
Level 64
Jul 10, 2021
One of the best quizzes I have ever played
+1
Level 68
Jul 27, 2021
This is my favorite quiz on this site. Been practicing it for a few months and finally got it under 10 minutes! Had a lot of fun throughout.
+2
Level 81
Aug 21, 2021
I got so stuck waiting for Morocco - does the indicated area include Western Sahara? It looks much bigger on the map and according to Wikipedia, with Western Sahara included it is 710k which would be above Myanmar & Madagascar. Or should uncounted territories be greyed out or something?
+1
Level 69
Aug 23, 2021
There is no way the 5 point average for this quiz is that high legitimately. This is my third take of this quiz and my best is 178, still not enough to beat 95%. Or maybe I'm just too sour right now lol
+2
Level 38
Sep 14, 2021
192, i know its doable grrr
+1
Level 60
Sep 20, 2021
couldn't even cross 100 on first try T-T
+1
Level 57
Nov 14, 2021
I got 131 up to the netherlands
+1
Level 43
Dec 17, 2021
For Cote D'Ivore would it be possible to have I/C
+2
Level 22
Mar 19, 2022
You should add Palestine.
+2
Level 53
Jul 14, 2022
On Jetpunk, there are 196 countries- 193 UN recognised, Taiwan, Kosovo and the Vatican City (Holy See)
+1
Level 60
Nov 3, 2023
I know jetpunk doesn't count it but definitely agree.
+1
Level 72
Oct 16, 2022
There needs to be more time. I've done this so many times and always run out at around 150.
+2
Level 82
Oct 28, 2022
every time I do this I forget how many countries start with the same letter and I'll get about halfway through and start saying things like "HOW ON EARTH ARE THERE MORE G COUNTRIES"
+1
Level 53
Feb 5, 2024
Like the seven “G”s in a row got me. I think I tried Guyana like seventeen times because you would get it and G came up again.
+1
Level 67
Nov 10, 2022
This is a fun quiz, but I wish I did not have to keep scrolling up and down. I can't see the map and the hint at the same time.
+1
Level 37
Nov 28, 2022
Isn't Ukraine bigger than France?
+1
Level 43
Dec 19, 2022
I think it was counting colonies too.
+1
Level 27
Dec 14, 2022
USA is bigger than China
+1
Level 43
Dec 18, 2022
This was really annoying, I didn't even get to 50.
+1
Level 43
Dec 19, 2022
Why didn't you count Greenland?
+1
Level 35
Jan 10, 2023
because greenland is not a country
+2
Level 59
Jan 13, 2023
Greenland is a territory of Denmark, but Greenland is excluded from Denmark's size in this quiz.
+1
Level 35
Jan 10, 2023
I only got 120, it's surprisingly hard!
+1
Level 54
Jan 16, 2023
I feel that after Switzerland things get... unbearable. I can only see small black dots on the map and from there it's just guessing
+1
Level 68
Jan 24, 2023
Wow, spent two days trying this one. Great quizz.
+1
Level 61
Jan 29, 2023
I see from previous comments that the time for this has been extended, but I still could do with more time, please!
+1
Level 53
Apr 18, 2024
My best time is 7:27, so practising this many many times, it's possible to get it under 8 minutes.
+1
Level 66
Apr 20, 2023
I've memorized the countries in alphabetical order, and just cycled through them until I said one that made sense.

I've read over the list of countries by area before so I know the first 30 off the top of my head. I also know that certain countries are right before and after each other, like Spain and Turkmenistan, Sweden and Uzbekistan, or Solomon Islands and Armenia.

+1
Level 67
Aug 10, 2023
Did you intentionally choose this map projection or is it just the default map projection Jetpunk gives you?
+1
Level 53
Feb 5, 2024
Default
+1
Level 67
Oct 13, 2023
182
+1
Level 67
Oct 14, 2023
Finally got 100%, with 16:42.
+1
Level 60
Nov 3, 2023
amazing quiz, been a long time since a Name All the Countries style quiz felt challenging.

The same idea but with world capitals would also be a nice challenge.

+1
Level 46
Mar 4, 2024
88/196. I hate this
+1
Level 53
Mar 20, 2024
When the answer was Republic of the Congo i typed Congo and it did not count, gave up after 6 minutes of crying
+1
Level 68
Mar 22, 2024
It seems to be broken (for me atleast). I typed russia like ten times, then I started doubting if I understood the concept of the quiz and then tried if it wasnt perhaps another country..I started doubting everything at that point!! tried some other countries and stared at the map a very long time and questioning my sanity..)

So I stopped the quiz, checked comments to see if others had the same issue or to see what I was doing wrong if I indeed had misunderstood the concept, didnt see anything helpful, unpaused and tried again, same out come so I quit. And well russia was indeed the first answer! Very confused..

Tl;dr It didn't respond after typing in the answer at all. now after restarting it does seem to work

+1
Level 49
May 17, 2024
Time Used 5:36, Best Time 5:36 siuuuuuu