Can You Name the Country From a Well-Known Fact?


By: John Miller

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Towers, canyons, and walls, oh my! When you think about the world, it might be hard to imagine all it has to offer. With nearly 200 countries, they're all filled with beautiful landmarks and distinct cultures. From the arctic areas of Canada down to the island countries of Oceania, can you name the country from a well-known fact?

Let's travel outside of your country and think about the world. While it is composed of seven continents, six of them are habitable. Within these six, you'd find over 7 billion people and 197 countries. A lot goes into making these countries distinct. The world is teeming with tourist attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Great Wall. National landmarks like the Grand Canyon and Angel Falls are must-sees for world travelers. While these landmarks provide great sites within the country, it is the people who help shape the culture and customs associated with some of your favorite places. 

Just by living, one country's population has made it the most populous country in the world with over 1.37 billion people. The citizens of another country in Europe are credited with the creation of pasta and gelato. All 197 countries in the world have something that makes them distinct, and it's up to you to identify them! From the largest country to the most populous, can you name the country from a well-known fact? Let's find out!

Where is the famous Stonehenge monument located?

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in England. It features huge standing stones that weigh around 25 tons each -- and scientists don't really know what it's supposed to represent or how people moved the enormous rocks.


Where would you find the iconic Eiffel Tower?

The Eiffel Tower is more than 1,000 feet tall, making it the tallest structure in all of Paris, France. It is incredibly popular, and in 2015 nearly 7 million people ascended to the top.


In which country would you find a famous peak called Mt. Fuji?

Mt. Fuji is the highest peak in all of Japan. It's also an active volcano and located about 100 kilometers from Tokyo.


By area, what is the biggest country on Earth?

Russia covers more than 6.5 million square miles. It stretches on so far that it has 9 time zones.


Which country is famous for its hand-rolled cigars?

Cuba has long been renowned for its fabulous hand-rolled cigars. And now that a once-frosty relationship has thawed, even some Americans can buy them.


Which country spends more on its military than any other?

The United States' superpower status sprouted during the World War II era, and since then, America has continued to spend money as if the entire world was at war. The U.S. spends more than $600 billion each year on the military, about three times as much as second-place China.


Which country is known for its world-famous Sydney Opera House?

The swooping white features of the Sydney Opera House are unmistakably Australian. It is one of the most famous cultural landmarks on Earth.


Which country is known for a gigantic (and vital) shipping canal?

The Panama Canal is a vital shipping canal that creates a shortcut through the Isthmus of Panama. It is 48 miles long and saves many cargo ships thousands of miles of travel.


Which country has the world's biggest population?

Under Mao Zedong, China pursued aggressive policies in expanding the size of families ... and it worked. China is now home to more than 1.3 billion people -- 1 billion more than the United States (313 million).


Which country is sometimes called "the land of fire and ice"?

Iceland is the land of fire and ice. Much of the country is covered by ice, and it is renowned for its frequent volcanic activity, too.


Which country is famous for its enormous Oktoberfest celebration?

In late September, Germany holds its annual Oktoberfest celebrations. It is a massive celebration that involves dancing, singing and more than a little drinking.


Amazing gelato and pasta are staple foods in which country?

Italy is world-famous for its cuisine. From gelato to cannoli to pizza, the food draws tourists from around the world.


Which country is often called the "Emerald Isle"?

Ireland is often drenched with rain that fosters greenery throughout the island. It is the Emerald Isle, a beacon of green in an often frigid ocean.


Which country is known as the biggest island in the world?

Greenland, which is mostly covered by a vast sheild of ice, is the world's biggest island. It takes up more than 840,000 square miles.


Which of the following countries is renowned for producing some of the world's best long-distance runners?

Kenya's blend of high altitude and amazing native genes produces some of the best long-distance runners in human history. At marathons all over the world, Kenyans often dominate.


Which country has more coastline than any other?

Canada is the world's second-biggest country, and it is surrounded by a whole lot of water -- roughly 202,000 kilometers (125,000 miles) of it. That's more coastline than any other country.


Which country is often referred to as the birthplace of Western civilization?

Greece is the nursery that gave rise to many of the ideals of modern Western civilization. It birthed much of Western philosophical and scientific thinking, shaping the way we live our lives today.


Which country is famous in part for its Wailing Wall?

The Wailing Wall, or Western Wall, is a famous part of Israel. It is a very holy site in the Jewish faith.


Where would you find a world-famous beach called Los Cabos?

More than 2 million people visit the Los Cabos area of Mexico each year. It is a mecca for anyone who wants to lounge in the sun and bask in limitless recreational opportunities.


Carnival is a huge festival in which country?

For a week before Lent, Brazil explodes into a nonstop party called Carnival. It is one of the wildest and most famous parties on Earth.


Which country may soon tie with China for the title of most populous nation?

Like China, India has a sprawling population that's still growing. But unlike China, India's population skews younger, meaning that as Chinese begin to die off, India may very well pass China's population numbers ... and keep right on growing.


Which country is known for its extensive array of majestic fjords?

Norway's coastal landscape is loaded with spectacular fjords and abundant wildlife. The country also has a colorful culture and amazing Scandinavian architecture.


Huge canals and dikes are a primary feature of which country?

The Netherlands is a coastal country in Western Europe that's constantly at war with water. The government maintains a huge system of dikes and canals to block and divert waters that would otherwise cause major flooding.


Machu Picchu is a major destination in which country?

High in the mountains of Peru, Machu Picchu is a famous relic of the Incan culture. It is one of the most spectacular (and popular) adventure destinations on Earth.


Which country is renowned for its fabulous chocolate industry?

Switzerland has a long and storied love affair with chocolate. Those chocolates are exported all over the world, and yes, they are often rather pricey.


Which country is known for a gigantic offshore coral reef?

Australia's famed Great Barrier Reef is so big that it is visible from space. And sadly, as the ocean warms, much of the reef is dying, threatening an ecosystem and a huge source of tourism revenue.


Which country is known as a diplomatically isolated place?

For decades, North Korea has languished under harsh autocratic rule, isolated from most of the rest of the world. Its recent forays into nuclear weapons tests may alter the political landscape of the entire world.


Which country is known for being the primary shooting location for the blockbuster trio of "The Lord of the Rings" movies?

New Zealand is famous for its jaw-dropping landscapes, some of which seem ripped from the pages of a children's fantasy book. It was the legendary location for Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" films.


Which country is known for its amazing oil production?

Nigeria is Africa's top oil-producing country. The oil boom has been both a blessing and a curse to the people who live there.


Which country is famous for its huge pyramids?

The deserts of Egypt feature gigantic pyramids built thousands of years ago. There are more than 100 pyramids that draw millions of tourists each year.


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