Countries by Borders, Bordering Sea, Capital Proximity, Official Language or Currency in 30 Seconds

To highlight a country type either:

1) its name
2) the name of a neighbour
3) a bordering sea
4) a world capital within 1,000 km of its capital
5) its currency
6) one of its official languages.

You have 30 seconds!
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Last updated: February 20, 2018
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Europe
Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City
Asia
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Cyprus
East Timor
Georgia
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
North Korea
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
Africa
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African
Republic
Chad
Comoros
Côte d'Ivoire
D. R. Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rep. of the Congo
Rwanda
São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
North America
Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
South America
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela
 
Oceania
Australia
Federated States of
Micronesia
Fiji
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Nauru
New Zealand
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
+4
Level 59
Feb 20, 2018
Fun quiz!
+1
Level 69
Apr 2, 2018
I got 175 :D
+1
Level 79
Dec 13, 2018
183 beats 99.7% of people. How do you complete this?!!!! Aaargh!!!! I will not be defeated.
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Level 59
Jun 16, 2020
I checked the countries I missed initially. In most cases, their currency names are shorter than country names or language names. If you're missing Botswana, Ethiopia, South Korea, Cambodia - this is the trick. I now can complete this 6 out of 10 times.
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Level 30
Jan 15, 2019
Aral Sea not included
+1
Level 72
Feb 5, 2020
Typing in Czechia doesn't highlight any of its neighbors
+2
Level 20
Sep 16, 2020
Hint: It's easiest to do it by official language.
+9
Level 62
Dec 9, 2020
Finally got all 196 countries! (0:26) Here are my type ins

English

French

Spanish

Portugese (u need it for Sao Tomé and East Timor)

Arabic

Atlantic

India

Indian

South China (For Malaysia and Taiwan)

Baltic

Roma

Kiev (Roma+Kiev covers pretty much rest europe)

Euro (For Netherlands, Greece and Cyprus)

Birr (Ethiopia)

Pula (Botswana)

Iran (For Turkey, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Afghanistan)

Japan (For Korea and Japan)

Russia (For Norway, Mongolia, Georgia, Azerbaijan)

Bangkok (For Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia)

Bishkek (For Kyrgyzstan, Tajikiztan and Uzbekistan)

Probably not the shortest way but it works with fast typing. :)

+3
Level 51
Oct 22, 2021
legend
+1
Level 56
Mar 12, 2022
Great method! I found that Belgrade gets all the countries that Rome and Kiev do. It's the same number of letters, but I prefer typing one word.
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Level 50
Jan 21, 2022
nominated
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Level 56
Mar 12, 2022
USA should be accepted for Caribbean as of Puerto Rico. Or else you should ad a caveat about overseas territories.

Super amazing quiz and concept, can’t imagine how much work it took. Nominated

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Level 21
Apr 27, 2022
I think there were a couple limitations on this (Atlantic not counting for Panama but counting for Mexico), but overall I enjoyed it. I ran a program to find the lowest number of letters needed to complete the challenge and got 112 letters with 20 words. On lowest number of words, I found 19 words (113 letters).

Here's my list with the shortest characters:

China

India

Atlantic

Indian

Japan

SouthChina

Euro

Franc

Som

Pula

English

Spanish

Portugese (misspelled but still works :P)

Arabic

Riga

Bangkok

Baku

Juba

Sofia

Bern

Let me know if you find anything shorter! (I initially found a smaller # but it contained words like Thailand and Indian which require Thai and India to also be typed)

+1
Level 21
Apr 27, 2022
The shorter word list (but one more character) is here:

China

India

Brunei

Atlantic

Indian

Euro

Franc

Som

Birr

Pula

English

Spanish

Portugese

Arabic

EastChina

Bangkok

Baku

Berlin

Chisinau

+2
Level 75
Apr 28, 2022
wow, impressive work!

you could type NDIAN then go back to the start, add I so that by typing 6 characters (plus home to go to the start of the word would make it 7 I guess) you get all India and Indian answers.

Typing them separately requires 11 characters.

+1
Level 54
Jun 12, 2022
Yes! I always use tricks like this but no one else ever does.
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Level 54
Jun 12, 2022
Great quiz! Can you accept KSA? It would be great and shouldn't be too hard.
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Level 40
Jul 5, 2022
I did it with 19 words :D

English

Spanish

Arabic

French

Portuguese

Som

Euro

Pula

China

Kenya

Baku

Bangkok

Bucharest

Copenhagen

South China

Atlantic

Bengal

Japan

Indian

+1
Level 59
Jul 12, 2022
I didn't do it the smartest way, but I did it. 4 seconds left. Literally spent an hour on this because I am too stubborn to change my method majorly
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Level 63
Jul 20, 2022
While far from perfect, the list I formulated was:

English

Spanish

French

Portuguese

Dutch

Arabic

Malay

Euro

Budapest

Bangkok

Russia

USA

India

East China

Uzbek

Uzbekistan

Turkey

Baltic

Iceland

Ethiopia

Tswana

Mauritius

Maldives

Australia

+1
Level 32
Jul 23, 2022
193!!!
+1
Level 21
Aug 13, 2022
Some answers that will help you:

English

French

Brazil

Spanish

Spain

China

Russia

Dollar

Lao

Arabic