No BS, just loads of fun! Here's an IQ-busting quiz that is sure to jump-start your brain.
Each country has a 2-letter code assigned by the ISO (International Organization for Standardization). The codes are based on the country names listed by the United Nations. Some of them are pretty straightforward, and you can tell which country they represent right away.
Others might prove to be a bit more of a challenge, especially when the country names are somewhat similar. Take the largest country in South America, for example, and the other one that's the only English-speaking country in Central America. Do you think you can distinguish which code is used for each? Take a guess - then take the quiz to see if you're right!
Perhaps, the most challenging codes are those given based on the country's name in its native language or on its past names. Quite a few of them in Europe should readily spring to mind. If you don't know them, no worries - we will give you a heads up on their backstories as you make your way through the quiz.
The average person will get many of these country codes correct at a glance, but it will take a true general knowledge whiz to find all the right answers. So, which are you? The quiz will tell!