Can You Identify These Small Countries by Their Outlines?

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Kennita Leon

6 Min Quiz

Bordered by France and the Mediterranean Sea, this is the second-smallest country in the world. What is its name?

Monaco is an independent country, city-state and microstate bordered by France and the Mediterranean Sea. With an area of 0.780 sq mi, it's the second-smallest country and the most densely populated sovereign state in the world.

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Based on the shape of this island, can you tell us its name?

Bermuda is a self-governing British Overseas Territory situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. It's known for its pink-sand beaches, cerulean-blue waters, historical and modern attractions and the Crystal Caves with underground saltwater pools and stalactites.

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Located in the Indian Ocean, which tropical country's outline is being shown here?

The Maldives, which was formally known as the Republic of Maldives, is a tropical nation made up of a chain of 26 natural atolls. The Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea and is the smallest Asian country by land area and population.

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What country, nestled within Italy, is this?

The Vatican City, officially the Vatican City State, is a sovereign city-state situated within Rome, Italy. Ruled by the pope, the Vatican City is known for its art, architecture and museum, the latter of which employs a total of 640 people.

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Which of the options best matches the outline shown in this picture?

Palau is an island country comprised of 340 islands and is located in the Micronesia region in the western Pacific Ocean. The most populous island is Koror, while the capital, Ngerulmud, is located on Babeldaob.

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This country is closer to Spain than it is to England, of which it is an overseas territory. What is its name?

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory bordered to the north by Spain and the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. The Moors first settled it during the Middle Ages, and remains of 14th-century Moorish castles still stand today.

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This is a group of over 100 islands in the Indian Ocean. What is the country's name?

Seychelles is an archipelago that is comprised of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean situated 932 miles from the East African coast. It's home to several nature preserves, coral reefs, beaches and rare animals, including the giant Aldabra tortoise.

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Where do you think this is, based on the outline?

San Marino is a mountainous, enclaved microstate encompassing just over 24 sq mi with a population of 33,562. Surrounded by Italy, this country is known for its historic architecture, such as the Three Towers, a castle-citadel dating back to the 11th century.

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This is a landlocked state on the European continent. What is it called?

Andorra, officially the Principality of the Valley of Andorra, is an autonomous landlocked microstate situated on the Iberian Peninsula. It's the sixth-smallest European nation and is bordered by Spain to the south and France to the north.

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This European island nation is known for its warm weather. Where do you think this is, based on the outline shown?

Malta, formally called the Republic of Malta, is a European nation composed of two islands with a population of nearly 475,000. It's noted for its warm climate and historical sites, which including fortresses and megalithic temples.

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This country is too tiny to have a capital, or so they say. Which of the options is it?

Singapore is a sovereign island city-state and island country with a multicultural population. Under the leadership of the country's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, the state was able to transition from third-world to first-world in a single generation.

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This European country has three official languages: French, German and Luxembourgish. Tell us its name.

Luxembourg is a small enclaved country surrounded by France to the south, Belgium the north and west and Germany to the east. It's a multicultural country with three official languages; French, German and Luxembourgish.

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Often called the Vegas of Asia, can you tell us the name of this country?

Macau, nicknamed "Las Vegas of Asia," is a sovereign nation off the coast of South China. It's renowned for its giant casinos and malls on the Cotai Strip, as well as the 338-meters-high Macau Tower.

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Do you know the name of this Caribbean country known for its twin mountains?

St. Lucia is a sovereign Caribbean island nation renowned for its twin tapered mountains, the Pitons. The island is nicknamed "Helen of the West Indies" due to its frequent change between France and England (seven times each).

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This is an island nation in Africa. Can you tell us its name?

Cape Verde is an independent nation composed of a group of volcanic islands off the northwest coast of Africa. The country is known for its numerous beaches and rich culture, which is infused with Portuguese and African influences.

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This country is the smallest on the continent of Asia. Based on the outline. Can you tell us its name?

Lebanon, officially the Lebanese Republic, is the smallest recognized state on the mainland Asian continent. Surrounded by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, this country has a rich culture, strong history and a diverse population.

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This two-island nation is part of Oceania. Which of the options is it?

Samoa is a self-governing island nation of the westernmost group of the Samoan islands with two main islands and four smaller islands. Samoa is renowned for its lush rainforests, waterfalls, gorges and reef-bordered beaches.

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This self-governing island is part of Oceania. What is its name?

Barbados is an independent island country located in the western region of the North Atlantic Ocean and east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea. Attractions for this island include white sandy beaches, the Harrison Cave and botanical gardens.

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This is a French island nation in the Indian Ocean. What is its name?

Mauritius is an island nation comprising of the main island Mauritius and three other islands, Rodrigues, Agalega and St. Brandon. Mauritians speak many languages including French, English, Creole and Bhojpuri-Hindustani.

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Do you know the name of this country in the Eastern Mediterranean?

Cyprus is an island nation located in the Eastern Mediterranean, and it's the third-largest and third-most-populous island in the Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus is a multicultural and multi-ethnic country with many languages, including Greek, Turkish, Armenian and Cypriot Arabic.

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This sovereign country sits in the Persian Gulf. What is it called?

Bahrain, situated in the Persian Gulf, is a sovereign country comprised of an archipelago with over 30 islands. With an area of 295.5 square miles, it's the third-smallest nation in Asia, following the Maldives and Singapore.

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This is a group of Caribbean islands whose capital is Nassau. Can you tell us where this place could possibly be?

The Bahamas is a self-governing country within the Lucayan Archipelago comprised of over 700 islands, islets and cays. The country is famed for its luxury resorts, crystal-clear waters and scuba diving and snorkeling sites.

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This country is made up of almost 200 islands. Do you know its name?

Tonga is a Polynesian country made up of 170 South Pacific islands, 36 of which are inhabited. Many of the Tongan islands are known for their coral reefs, white beaches, tropical rainforests and lagoons and limestone cliffs protecting the main island.

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Which chain of islands with crystal-clear waters is this?

Fiji is a Melanesian island nation comprised of an archipelago with over 500 islets and 330 islands, of which 110 are permanently inhabited. The country features many attractions, including clear lagoons and palm-lined beaches with coral reefs.

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This Spanish-speaking U.S. territory can be found near the Caribbean Sea. What is its name?

Puerto Rico is an unincorporated U.S. territory located in the Northeast region of the Caribbean Sea. It's known for its distinct Hispanic culture, which is a blend of the indigenous Taino, African and European cultures.

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Of the options below, which twin-island nation is this?

Trinidad and Tobago, a twin-island nation, is located in the southernmost region in the West Indies. The twin islands are famed for their rich culture which led to the birth of many music genres, including soca, parang, calypso and chutney.

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Which Central American country's outline do you see here?

El Salvador is a Central American country bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the south, Guatemala to the northwest and Honduras to the northeast. It's the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America, with a population of 6.34 million in 2016.

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What Balkan nation do you think this is?

Montenegro is a Southeastern European sovereign state with a name of Venetian origin that translates to "Black Mountain." This Balkan country is home to rugged mountains, a narrow strip of beaches, medieval villages and coastal churches.

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Could you tell us where this country is?

Rwanda is one of the smallest countries in the African mainland, located in Central and East Africa. The country's landscape includes many mountains in the west, savannas in the east and several lakes dispersed throughout the country.

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This island is known for giving the world artists like Bob Marley. Where is this?

Jamaica is the fourth-largest island in the Caribbean and the third-largest of the Greater Antilles. The island is renowned for its music, such as reggae and dancehall, the Creole language (Jamaican patois) and Bob Marley, the country's most famous reggae singer.

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Located in the Pacific Ocean, this group of islands is owned by France. What is its name?

French Polynesia, located in the South Pacific Ocean, is a French overseas collectivity and owned by France. This country is comprised of 118 islands and atolls and is famed for its coral-fringed lagoons, white and sandy beaches and over-the-water bungalows.

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This Arab country is on the Persian Gulf. Which country are we talking about?

Kuwait is an Arab country situated on the Persian Gulf in the western region of Asia. It's best known for its modern architecture, including the Kuwait Towers, Sadu House and the Tarek Rajab Museum.

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Do you know the name of this country, which is surrounded by the South China Sea?

Brunei is a sovereign state surrounded by the South China Sea and the Malaysian state of Sarawak. The country has an area of 2,226 square miles and, as of 2016, a population of 423,196.

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This country's official languages are Italian, Hungarian and Slovenian. Which one is it?

Slovenia is a self-governing state in Central Europe and one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia. The country is marked by its diverse bio-diversity, mountainous terrain, ski resorts and lakes.

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Which island nation that shares a border with another country is this?

Haiti is an independent French Caribbean island located on the island of Hispaniola which it shares the Dominican Republic. It's nicknamed "Pearl of the Antilles" due to its natural beauty and the wealth accumulated by France during slavery.

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Can you tell us where this place, also known as the Holy Land, is?

Israel is a Middle Eastern country known for its historic and sacred sites such as the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Christians, Jews and Muslims regard this predominantly Jewish country as the biblical Holy Land.

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Where is this country near the Balkan Peninsula that's known for its mountains?

Albania is a small sovereign country located in southeastern Europe's Balkan Peninsula. It's famed for its diverse landscape. including snow-capped mountains and sandy beaches, archaeological sites and castles.

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Which Arab country, with the third-largest oil reserve in the world, is this?

Qatar, formally the State of Qatar, is an Arab country noted for its topography, which includes arid deserts, beaches and dunes. The country has a high-income economy and has the third-largest oil reserves and natural-gas reserves.

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Do you know which country on the eastern coast of Central America this is?

Belize is an English-speaking sovereign country considered to be both a Central American and Caribbean nation. It's famed for the Belize Barrier Reef, which consists of hundreds of low-lying islands called cays.

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This southeastern European country is neighbors with Serbia and Montenegro. Can you tell us its name?

Kosovo, located in southeastern Europe, is a landlocked country partially recognized state surrounded by Serbia to the north and east, Montenegro to the west, Albania to the southwest and the Republic of Macedonia to the southeast.

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About This Quiz

While the word "small" is relative, some countries included in this quiz are no Russia. We've gathered a list of countries from different continents, and it's up to you to tell us which one is which. But we do have a catch, and it's that this picture will only be an outline. If this intrigues you, keep reading.

 So as we were saying about small countries, some are so tiny that they could fit into the largest ones over a thousand times. We're talking places like Vatican City, Fiji, St. Lucia and Palau. You may recognize them from their beautiful landmarks, but you won't be able to rely on those for this quiz. You'll only see the shapes of these places, and you'll have to act like you're Google Maps and tell us exactly which country we're showing you. This test will require higher-than-average geography skills and a memory that few can beat, but if you're up for the challenge, go ahead and take a try. 

If you feel like your country-guessing skills are up to snuff and that you've got what it takes to ace this quiz, come on and tell us what these small countries are. 

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