Quiz: Can You Accurately Guess These Country Abbreviations!
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Can You Accurately Guess These Country Abbreviations!
By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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About This Quiz

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!

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Do you know the abbreviation used for France?
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Can you spot boot-shaped Italy’s country code?
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Which of these codes is for well-educated Canada?
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Do you know the code used for Brazil, home of the Amazon?
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What’s the two-letter abbreviation Sweden uses?
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Which code is used for the Indian subcontinent?
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Can you tell us the United States of America’s abbreviation?
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What code is used for the coffee-loving Netherlands?
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What’s the small code for the “big animal” country of Kenya?
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What’s the United Kingdom’s not-so-obvious country code?
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Which code is used for the diverse country of Nigeria?
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Do you know the easy-to-spot Argentina country code?
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Which abbreviation is for the world’s cashew capital, Vietnam?
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Can you identify Denmark’s two-letter country code?
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Which code is used for the many islands of Indonesia?
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What is South Africa's Dutch-influenced code?
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Do you know the code chosen from Spain’s Spanish name?
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Which code comes from Germany’s name in German?
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What’s the code for the South Korea Republic?
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Can you spot Australia’s unmistakable code?
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Which abbreviation fits the Emerald Isle of Ireland?
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Which code is used for Belize in Central America?
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Can you spot Trinidad and Tobago’s easy country code?
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What’s the code for hummingbird-filled Coast Rica?
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Which abbreviation is used for the many islands of Japan?
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What code does Portuguese-speaking Mozambique use?
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What is the code for China, the Red Dragon Country?
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Can you spot Switzerland’s unusual code?
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Do you know the simple code used by Afghanistan?
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Which two-letter abbreviation does Israel use?
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Which of these is the code for multilingual Mexico?
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Which code is used for the narrow country of Panama?
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Do you know the really easy code for Finland?
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Which code is used by New Zealand, home of the kiwi?
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What’s the code for Jamaica?
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