Country Connect by Northernmost Point

Start with Canada. Then guess its northernmost neighbour (by point on land). Then guess the northernmost neighbor of that country, etc... When you reach a dead end, go back and choose the next northernmost-neighbor. Finally, when you're done with continents continue onto the islands.
Overseas territories don't count, but overseas regions do
Yes: France/Brazil, Morocco/Spain
No: France/Netherlands, UK/Spain
Dubious land borders not considered: Sri Lanka/India, Qatar/UAE
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: November 22, 2021
First submittedMay 4, 2016
Times taken12,690
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Level 68
May 4, 2016
Cool Quiz! fun!
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Level 64
May 4, 2016
Wow, another to be featured!
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Level 64
May 4, 2016
And breathtaking quiz!
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Level 81
May 4, 2016
The map makes it so much easier
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Level 48
May 6, 2016
Map makes it easier, but I'm still stuck on Africa.
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Level 46
Oct 21, 2016
Great Quiz, most challenging I've had in a while. Had to try a second time to finish. Great idea Quiz maker, thumbs up from me.
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Level 65
Mar 2, 2017
shoudln't it be republic of congo instead of equatorial guinea? cameroon borders it and rcongo is more northern
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Level 74
Mar 2, 2017
it looks like it but you need to consider equatorial guinea's islands, which you can somewhat see if you zoom in
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Level 47
May 10, 2018
WHAT!? since when did denmark and poland border each other!?!?
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Level 47
May 10, 2018
oh wait...i get it now -_-
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Level 47
May 10, 2018
got all my second time around...when i understood the instructions
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Level 55
Oct 8, 2021
i still dont get it. can someone explain?
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Level 55
Oct 9, 2021
Starting with Canada (the northernmost point’s country), type the northernmost bordering country. When you reach a dead end (the first one being Denmark), reverse through the list to the most-recent one where not all its borders have been done (Germany), and resume from there (Poland).

Does that make sense now?

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Level 56
Dec 2, 2021
Textbook recursion lol.
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Level 51
Jun 25, 2020
This is one of the most entertaining tests I've found, it's not impossible but it's definitely a challenge
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Level 50
Feb 22, 2021
Could you please make the Eswatini type in available? Got hung up for 30 seconds on Swaziland.
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Level 65
Feb 23, 2021
UK also has overseas border with Cyprus.
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Level 69
Dec 2, 2021
"Overseas territories don't count"
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Level 65
Dec 3, 2021
If you see what time the comment was written, you see that it was before the quiz was updated.
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Level 70
Mar 6, 2021
Maybe consider not to include Hispaniola. It seems odd to include it when all the other countries are connected. Nice quiz, though, and I can see why you included it.
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Level 48
Mar 11, 2021
Denmark borders Sweden, so maybe include that
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Level 55
Oct 9, 2021
Bridge borders don’t count.
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Level 55
Jun 5, 2021
Uk Spain is with Gibraltar, am i correct? Anyway, great quiz! Timed out right after typing Brazil, and after finishing Africa all the remaining Europeans got me confused for a second.
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Level 62
Jul 20, 2021
Great Quiz! Nominated
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Level 71
Jul 20, 2021
The jump back from Lesotho to Greece! Wow!
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Level 80
Aug 12, 2021
I really like this concept. Makes me think carefully. Very helpful to have the 'show missing countries' option.
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Level 52
Oct 8, 2021
A really fun quiz and quite a thinker too!
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Level 63
Oct 15, 2021
Spent three minutes typing every spelling of "Brazil" I could think of until I remembered French Guiana lol.
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Level 70
Oct 24, 2021
Monaco tried very hard to stop me getting back to South America...

Brilliant quiz

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Level 50
Nov 8, 2021
El Salvador got cheated.
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Level 90
Dec 2, 2021
Or they were cheated.
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Level 65
Nov 14, 2021
Nice quiz, but should have been more consistent. It seems meaningless to include the borders of territories, without to include the territories' northernmost position. So it should been decided if territories are included or not. If they are included, the quiz should start with Greenland, and the UK-Cyprus broder should also been included. If they are not included, the UK-Spain border should either not have been included. What is written, that the northernmost point on land is is Canada, is wrong anyway.

The questionable India-Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia-Bahrain borders are also so similar, that either should both been included, or none..

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Level 66
Dec 2, 2021
As far as I can tell, it's not inconsistent. It includes non-contiguous regions of a country, like Alaska and French Guiana; and does not include overseas territories or possessions, like Gibraltar. The UK/Spain border isn't included--maybe you were confused by the UK being the next starting point after the connected countries are exhausted.

The northernmost point of land is in Canada, when you do not include territories, like Denmark. So the quiz is consistent here as well.

The "questionable" borders are not questionable. Sri Lanka hasn't been connected to India since the 1400s and Qatar and UAE simply don't have a border since 1974.

Luckily, the quiz makes these extra clear by providing the caveats and examples.

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Level 65
Dec 3, 2021
As I have commented before; this comment was written before the quiz was changed.
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Level 33
Nov 17, 2021
my head hurts after doing this but great quiz (I got full marks!!!!!!!)
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Level 67
Nov 23, 2021
awesome quiz!
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Level 66
Nov 23, 2021
Very, very confusing instructions. "Start with Canada. Then guess its northernmost neighbour" This would be the USA (Alaska). Then guess the northernmost neighbor of that country which would mean the northern most country of the USA which is not Mexico and yet Mexico is next in the answers. Please explain.
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Level 59
Nov 23, 2021
It's looking for the northernmost neighbor left that has not already been highlighted.
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Level 81
Nov 23, 2021
If countries weren't excluded after being correctly guessed the answers would be Canada, USA, Canada, USA, Canada, USA, Canada, USA... :)
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Level 58
Nov 23, 2021
I got them all, but...

I still don't understand how one gets to the UK or Haiti.

(Both at the end, so I was able to get them by seeing what was left on the map and noting that I only had a few countries left. But I'm unclear how one is "supposed" to get to them.)

Either way, I loved the idea! A truly fascinating (and at times surprising) quiz! Very creative.

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Level 62
Nov 23, 2021
Look at the instructions. Once you have guessed all continental countries, you move to the island countries, starting with the Northernmost one, which is the UK. When you reach the dead end of Ireland, simply move to the northernmost remaining country, which is Haiti.
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Level 58
Nov 23, 2021
...then why don't Japan, Australia, Iceland, Madagascar, etc. etc. etc. count? Oh well.
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Level 80
Nov 24, 2021
Because they don't have any bordering neighbors.
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Level 84
Nov 24, 2021
Originally you got to UK in this quiz from Spain (via Gibraltar). Now that it has been promoted it looks like the quizmaster didn't like that aspect, so it is now treated the same way as Hispaniola.

Hispaniola and UK/Ireland have been included because they have land borders (neighbours) with another country.

That is the quiz maker's prerogative.

The unincluded island countries have no land borders with another country.

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Level 75
Nov 23, 2021
Took a bit of time to work out, but great quiz - really enjoyed that
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2021
This is a great idea, I really enjoyed this quiz a lot!
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Level 33
Nov 23, 2021
Got Haiti with 3 seconds to spare
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Level 64
Nov 23, 2021
I made it! with spare time, but I didnt understand the logic behind El Salvador staying at the end...
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Level 70
Dec 2, 2021
Essentially, it's Honduras' last remaining neighbour, so you were going right back to near the start.
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Level 79
Nov 23, 2021
This was fun and engaging. Good spin on countries of the world.
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Level 66
Nov 27, 2021
Great Quiz! Thank you!
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Level 75
Nov 30, 2021
Oof...that was awesome. REALLY made you think. Got them all with 2:40 to spare, but i was really worried i wouldn't get there at first. I got hung up on Liechtenstein for a bit.
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Level 41
Dec 2, 2021
Great Quiz!
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Level 65
Dec 2, 2021
That was fun. Africa got tricky for a while and ran my time down, but managed to collect the last ones in the end. Good quiz and good time limit too.
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Level 44
Dec 2, 2021
this was actually so good

i got stuck at oman for a while cuz i forgot the exclave lol

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Level 75
Dec 2, 2021
Completed with 5:34 remaining!
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Level 51
Dec 2, 2021
wow such a good quiz! Is there one with southern most countries? or just any other quiz like this?
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Level 46
Dec 2, 2021
Great quiz but it threw me off when I had to back track from Lesotho all the way to Bulgaria with Greece.
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Level 48
Dec 2, 2021
one of the cooler quizes ive ever played
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Level 58
Dec 2, 2021
Such a fun quiz! 7:19 remaining. Is there a version of this but with southernmost point? Or will there be?
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Level 72
Dec 2, 2021
Funnnnnn quiz!! Thank you!!! Love your quizzes scambi
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Level 51
Dec 2, 2021
I love this quiz, great idea! It has the perfect challenge/fun ratio for me. Thanks!
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Level 40
Dec 2, 2021
Very cool quiz! Super fun idea
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Level 56
Dec 2, 2021
This man recurses, I see.
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Level 46
Dec 2, 2021
woah, i did it and im kinda impressed and proud of myself 'cause at first I didn't know what I was supposed to do tbh

100% / 12:45 is not that bad ig

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Level 50
Dec 2, 2021
Shouldn't it go from Spain to UK because of Gibraltar, and then to Ireland, and then over to Cyprus because of the overseas possessions? I understand if you make the distinctions between possessions and non-contiguous territories, but maybe some food for thought as it would spice up the quiz even more
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Level 56
Dec 3, 2021
In the caveats:

No: France/Netherlands, UK/Spain

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Level 71
Dec 2, 2021
Dang, I would've done a LOT better if I hadn't wasted a few minutes wondering why it wasn't accepting Costa Rica as Nicaragua's next northernmost neighbor (am I supposed to go back to Honduras? Does it share some border with El Salvador I can't see? Is there some weird island somewhere?) before I realized that I had accidentally tabbed myself into a different answer box.
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Level 63
Dec 3, 2021
I can't believe I got it, that was challenging and exciting. Amazing quiz
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Level 69
Dec 3, 2021
I swear to God, this will get your blood pumping. 5 minutes in, I had 25. Once you get the hang of it, you're typing out countries like there's no tomorrow!
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Level 36
Dec 3, 2021
6 second remained, completed in first go
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Level 44
Dec 3, 2021
Can't believe I got everything on the first try! Almost lost my mind after Monaco, since I had no clue where to go
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Level 32
Dec 3, 2021
so confusing
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Level 58
Dec 5, 2021
Wow fun quiz, a bit confusing at times but when I figured it out I thought it was a cool concept
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Level 33
Dec 6, 2021
Great idea! I got stuck on Bosnia tho
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Level 59
Dec 6, 2021
new favourite one <3
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Level 62
Dec 9, 2021
5 seconds remaining, my hands are tired