Quiz: Can You Name These Countries From an Outline in 7 Minutes?
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Can You Name These Countries From an Outline in 7 Minutes?
By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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About This Quiz

Ready to stand out? These countries already do - thanks to their easy-to-recognize shapes!

With their distinctive outlines, you can spot some countries in a heartbeat anywhere you see them, without the need for the context of a map. For instance, it should be no trouble at all naming the boot-shaped country sticking out into the Mediterranean Sea and the alligator-shaped one in the Caribbean Sea. Most people will get those right in a jiffy!

There are countries which have such a unique shape that you would be hard-pressed to find another one which looks anything like them. That country on the tip of the Horn of Africa comes to mind. Likewise, the southernmost country in North America has a rather distinctive shape, so too does the one which covers almost half of South America. We'll show them to you - you just have to name them!

Identifying some countries from their outlines can be a bit of a challenge. That's because when you take them off the map, out of their geographical location, there are countries whose shapes you could easily mistake one for the other. Good examples are the long, thin country on South America's Pacific coast and that similarly thin, S-shaped one on the Southeast Asian coast. Can you tell them apart just by their outlines? Better shape up, because they are both in this quiz!

Geography buffs will have this one beat in well under the time limit! How will you do? Take the quiz and find out!


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Can you name the European country whose outline is shown here?
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Do you know which Mediterranean country this outline belongs to?
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Which very large Asian country has this outline?
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What is the name of the South American country with this outline?
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Can you name the country with this outline?
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Which North American country has an outline like this?
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Do you know which of these countries has an outline like this?
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What is the name of the island country with this outline?
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Can you name the African country which matches this outline?
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Can you spot the South American country with an outline like this?
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Which Southeast Asian country does this outline belong to?
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Can you name the country on the Iberian Peninsula with this outline?
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Which neighbor of North Korea has an outline like this?
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Do you know which North American country’s outline is shown here?
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Do you know the Eastern European country whose outline is shown here?
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Can you spot the Caribbean island which matches this outline?
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Do you know which large South American country is outlined here?
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Which island country has an outline like this?
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Do you know which Iberian Peninsula country has this outline?
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Which transcontinental country’s outline is this?
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Do you know which European country this outline matches?
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Can you name this Northern African country from its outline?
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What is the name of the island continent which matches this outline?
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Do you know which South American country has this outline?
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What is the name of the island country this outline belongs to?
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Can you match this outline to its twin-island country?
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Which transcontinental country has this outline?
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Which of these is the matching country for this outline?
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Which country linking North and South America has this outline?
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What is the name of the island nation whose outline looks like this?
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Can you say which gold-rich country has an outline like this?
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What is the name of the island country whose outline is shown here?
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Can you name the Central American country whose outline is pictured here?
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Which country in the Middle East matches this outline?
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Do you know which Mediterranean country this outline matches?
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Do you know the name of the island country which matches this outline?
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Do you know the country which borders India and has this outline?
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What is the name of the Nordic country whose outline is shown here?
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Which South American country does this outline match?
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Can you name the island country this outline matches?
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