Can You Name These Random Countries?

How well do you know your global geography?

Introduction

How well can you recognize countries? Whether you are in school or not, you may find yourself in a situation where you should know the geography of countries or different cities. We all know that a country is a region identified as having a distinct national identity, which may be an sovereign state or one that is occupied. Each country has its own rich history filled with diverse people, traditions, culture, history, economy, and politics. Some countries are easy to recognize because we can relate their shapes to existing objects. For example, Italy is shaped roughly like a heeled boot, Romania looks like a fish, Latvia’s border reminds some people of the head of a vulture, and Laos is roughly the shape of a palm tree.

Nowadays, travelling has increased considerably. Many countries have amazing locales that attract visitors and tourists. Italy has the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, France has the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum, Switzerland has the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Egypt has the Giza Necropolis, and Sweden has the Swedish Ice Hotel. Of course, there are many other great places that attract tourists throughout the world! But can people point these and other countries on a blank map?

Have you ever thought that you could be a navigator? Imagine you are an explorer starting to circumnavigate the world, discovering the names of the countries you encounter. Jot these names down in your log, mark them on your map, and continue your journey! So, can you name all of these countries? Are you a master of geography? Take this quiz to find out!

Description

How well can you recognize countries? Whether you are in school or not, you may find yourself in a situation where you should know the geography of countries or different cities. We all know that a country is a region identified as having a distinct national identity, which may be an sovereign state or one that is occupied. Each country has its own rich history filled with diverse people, traditions, culture, history, economy, and politics. Some countries are easy to recognize because we can relate their shapes to existing objects. For example, Italy is shaped roughly like a heeled boot, Romania looks like a fish, Latvia’s border reminds some people of the head of a vulture, and Laos is roughly the shape of a palm tree.

Nowadays, travelling has increased considerably. Many countries have amazing locales that attract visitors and tourists. Italy has the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, France has the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum, Switzerland has the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Egypt has the Giza Necropolis, and Sweden has the Swedish Ice Hotel. Of course, there are many other great places that attract tourists throughout the world! But can people point these and other countries on a blank map?

Have you ever thought that you could be a navigator? Imagine you are an explorer starting to circumnavigate the world, discovering the names of the countries you encounter. Jot these names down in your log, mark them on your map, and continue your journey! So, can you name all of these countries? Are you a master of geography? Take this quiz to find out!

Short Description

See how well you can guess the names of these countries!


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Let's Play!

1. Which country is shown highlighted here?


1. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. U.S.A.

2. Canada

3. Mexico

4. Colombia

The correct answer is Canada. If you want to give aliens a warm welcome, you should go to Canada. They have built a UFO landing platform in St. Paul, Alberta.



2. Which country is shown highlighted here?


2. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Italy

2. Greece

3. France

4. Romania

The correct answer is Italy. Did you know that inside Rome, Italy's capital, there is technically another country? It's Vatican City, the smallest country in the world.



3. Which country is shown highlighted here?


3. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Portugal

2. Morocco

3. Spain

4. France

The correct answer is Spain. It is the second largest country in the European Union but only the fourth largest in the continent of Europe.



4. Which country is shown highlighted here?


4. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Bulgaria

2. Ukraine

3. Moldova

4. Romania

The correct answer is Romania. One of the main tourist attractions in Romania is the Merry Cemetery. It is a unique burial site as well as an open-air museum.



5. Which country is shown highlighted here?


5. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Spain

2. Germany

3. France

4. Italy

The correct answer is France. If you love eating, you should know that France has over 400 kinds of cheese.



6. Which country is shown highlighted here?


6. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Kazakhstan

2. Russia

3. Ukraine

4. China

The correct answer is Russia. If you happen to be in Russia and want to give someone flowers, make sure to give them in odd numbers. An even number of flowers is usually given at funerals.



7. Which country is shown highlighted here?


7. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Bulgaria

2. Belarus

3. Ukraine

4. Romania

The correct answer is the Ukraine. Did you know that the third most-visited McDonald’s in the world is in Kiev, and it has around 2 million orders per year? That's a lot of fries.



8. Which country is shown highlighted here?


8. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Austria 

2. Germany

3. Liechtenstein 

4. Switzerland

The correct answer is Switzerland. If you plan on visiting Zurich, be aware that it is home to the highest average coffee prices in the world.



9. Which country is shown highlighted here?


9. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Germany

2. Denmark

3. Poland

4. Austria

The correct answer is Germany. It hosts Oktoberfest, the world's largest Volksfest.



10. Which country is shown highlighted here?


10. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Sweden

2. Norway

3. Finland

4. Denmark 

The correct answer is Sweden. If you plan to visit, why not stay at the famous Swedish Ice Hotel? It is built every year out of giant chunks of ice.



11. Which country is shown highlighted here?


11. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Israel

2. Libya

3. Sudan

4. Egypt

The correct answer is Egypt. If you are planning on visiting, keep in mind that before entering religious buildings, visitors are always expected to remove their shoes.



12. Which country is shown highlighted here?


12. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Finland

2. Norway

3. Sweden

4. Denmark

The correct answer is Norway. Did you know that Norwegians read more than any other population in the world?



13. Which country is shown highlighted here?


13. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Moldova

2. Bulgaria

3. Romania

4. Ukraine

The correct answer is Moldova. Although Moldova is home to some beautiful places, it is the least visited country in Europe.



14. Which country is shown highlighted here?


14. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Belgium

2. Germany

3. Netherlands

4. Denmark

The correct answer is the Netherlands. The average height for Dutch men is 6' and 5'7" for women, the tallest national averages in the world.



15. Which country is shown highlighted here?


15. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Hungary

2. Austria

3. Switzerland

4. Slovakia

The correct answer is Austria. You can find the oldest zoological garden in Vienna, the Tiergarten Schönbrunnand, which was founded in 1752. Wow!



16. Which country is shown highlighted here?


16. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Turkey

2. Syria

3. Lebanon

4. Armenia

The correct answer is Turkey. They have a well-known, delicious treat called "tavuk gogsu." It is chicken breast pudding, a blend of boiled chicken, milk, and sugar, dusted with cinnamon. You should try it!



17. Which country is shown highlighted here?


17. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Italy

2. Cyprus

3. Greece

4. Albania

The correct answer is Greece. A common Greek salute is done with a closed palm. It is found insulting to wave with an open palm!



18. Which country is shown highlighted here?


18. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Romania

2. Bulgaria

3. Serbia

4. Macedonia

The correct answer is Bulgaria. When visiting, be aware of the fact that a left-and-right shake of the head means "yes" and a nod means "no," directly opposite to how it is in the States.



19. Which country is shown highlighted here?


19. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Netherlands

2. Germany

3. Norway

4. Denmark

The correct answer is Denmark, which is considered to be the “least corrupt” country in the world.



20. Which country is shown highlighted here?


20. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Russia

2. Pakistan

3. China

4. India

The correct answer is China. Its first recorded dynasty began over 3,500 years ago!



21. Which country is shown highlighted here?


21. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Guatemala

2. Belize

3. Mexico

4. United States

The correct answer is Mexico. Many people in Mexico wait until January 6, for the Christian holiday of Epiphany, to exchange gifts rather than on Christmas day.



22. Which country is shown highlighted here?


22. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Canada

2. Mexico

3. Brazil

4. United States

The correct answer is the United States. Did you know that it is technically home to the tallest mountain in the world? It is located in Hawai'i, and its name is Mauna Kea. If measured from the seafloor, it is over 32,000 feet high. That's taller than Mount Everest!



23. Which country is shown highlighted here?


23. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Japan

2. North Korea

3. South Korea

4. Taiwan

The correct answer is Japan. Slurping noodles here is not considered poor manners, but to indicate that the food is delicious while also to cool it down before eating.



24. Which country is shown highlighted here?


24. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Belgium

2. Netherlands

3. Luxembourg

4. Germany

The correct answer is Belgium, the world's number one exporter of chocolate. It is world famous for the almost 220,000 tons of chocolate that it produces every year. Shops in the Brussels International Airport are said to sell the most chocolate in the world.



25. Which country is shown highlighted here?


25. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Norway

2. Ireland

3. Iceland

4. United Kingdom

The correct answer is Iceland. It is Europe's most sparely populated country.



26. Which country is shown highlighted here?


26. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. India

2. Pakistan

3. Iran

4. Thailand

The correct answer is India. India has the largest number of vegetarians in the world. 20-40% of the Indian population is vegetarian, largely because of religious reasons and personal choices.



27. Which country is shown highlighted here?


27. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Spain

2. Morocco

3. Portugal

4. Tunisia

The correct answer is Portugal. You will find the oldest bookstore in the world in Lisbon, Portugal's capital.



28. Which country is shown highlighted here?


28. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Estonia

2. Sweden

3. Finland

4. Norway

The correct answer is Finland. Interesting fact: there is no payphone within the territory of Finland. Where does Superman go, then?



29. Which country is shown highlighted here?


29. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Romania

2. Hungary

3. Slovakia

4. Slovenia

The correct answer is Hungary. Gulyásleves is a well-known Hungarian dish made of beef, vegetables, ground paprika, and other spices.



30. Which country is shown highlighted here?


30. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Latvia

2. Estonia

3. Lithuania

4. Belarus

The correct answer is Latvia. If you like spending time in boats, this is the country for you. It has around 12,000 rivers and 3,000 small lakes.



31. Which country is shown highlighted here?


31. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Switzerland

2. Austria

3. Belgium

4. Luxembourg

The correct answer is Luxembourg. It is one of the safest countries in the world, and there are only around 1,300 police members and just two jails in all of Luxembourg.



32. Which country is shown highlighted here?


32. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Belarus

2. Poland

3. Latvia

4. Lithuania

The correct answer is Lithuania. It is said that Lithuania has its own aroma. It is called "the Scent of Lithuania" and has notes of wild flowers, ginger, raspberry, sandalwood, and musk.



33. Which country is shown highlighted here?


33. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Laos

2. Thailand

3. Cambodia

4. Myanmar

The correct answer is Thailand. It is a country with around 35,000 temples. If you'd like to visit them, one of the rules is that you should wear modest clothing.



34. Which country is shown highlighted here?


34. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Cyprus

2. Greece

3. Israel

4. Lebanon

The correct answer is Cyprus, known as the playground of the gods. Legends say that Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was born in Cyprus.



35. Which country is shown highlighted here?


35. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Japan

2. South Korea

3. Taiwan

4. North Korea

The correct answer is North Korea. Did you know that it is illegal to wear jeans here?



36. Which country is shown highlighted here?


36. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Namibia

2. Botswana

3. Zimbabwe

4. South Africa

The correct answer is South Africa. Here, you can find lots of record-breaking animals! South Africa is home to the largest living bird (the ostrich), the largest fish (the whale shark), the tallest animal (the giraffe), the largest land mammal (the elephant), and the fastest land mammal (the cheetah)!



37. Which country is shown highlighted here?


37. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. United Kingdom

2. Iceland

3. Ireland

4. Denmark

The correct answer is Ireland. Irish people have a children's birthday tradition of lifting the child upside down and giving their head a few gentle bumps on the floor. They do it for good luck.



38. Which country is shown highlighted here?


38. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Colombia

2. Venezuela

3. Guyana

4. Trinidad and Tobago

The correct answer is Venezuela. It is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world!



39. Which country is shown highlighted here?


39. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Argentina

2. Brazil

3. Paraguay

4. Bolivia

The correct answer is Brazil. If you plan on visiting the Rio de Janeiro, check out the Christ the Redeemer statue. It is the most famous statue in Brazil.



40. Which country is shown highlighted here?


40. Which country is shown highlighted here?

1. Brazil

2. Chile

3. Argentina

4. Uruguay

Argentina is the correct answer. One of the most frequented tourist sites in Argentina are the Iguazu Falls.




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