Can You Locate Where These Countries Are?


By: Olivia Cantor

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

As that immortal song said, "Do you know where you're going to?" For most people, this could be a philosophical question. But for some, it could just be a literal one. So let's have the literal aspect for this quiz, shall we?

We're asking you if you truly know the map of the world. Are you good at geography? Do you know your world regions? Are you familiar with the continents? If you know your right from your left, and you can tell which is east or which is west, then you're good to go with this one!

There are benefits of knowing where a certain place or area is. And yes, there are also benefits of knowing where a specific country is located. Even if you will not travel to those destinations right now, who knows what the future might bring? With some stroke of luck or great chance, you might later end up getting a ticket to fly to some country. Or there could be a circumstance in your life where you'll need to have such information ready and handy. You never know what tomorrow will bring, now, do you?

But we know this quiz will bring you to a fun place - even if it's just virtual! So let's see if you're a whiz at this, and tel us where these countries of the world can be found. 

Ready? Go, globetrotter!

I want to be in America! But which part, if you want to visit Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico is part of North America. It's actually a U.S. territory.


If you want to walk to Portugal from France, which country will you have to pass through first?

Spain and Portugal share a border. They're both found within the Iberian Peninsula.


The subcontinent of India shares land mass with which of these countries?

Pakistan is still part of the Indian subcontinent. Its largest city is Karachi.


In which continent would you find France?

France is in Europe. It's part of the European Union.


Is Iraq near Iran?

Iran is indeed near Iraq. They share a border in Western Asia, which many still call the "Middle East."


Which of these countries is nearer to the United Kingdom?

Ireland is divided into two parts. There's the Republic of Ireland, where Dublin is, and there's Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.


If you want to be like Angelina Jolie's Lara Croft and visit Angkor Wat, which country will you travel to?

Cambodia is part of ASEAN - the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Its capital city is Phnom Penh.


To go to the Vatican, which country should you fly to first?

Although a country in itself, Vatican is inside another country. And that country is Italy.


The Vietnam War happened on which continent?

The Vietnam War took place in Asia. That's why foreign troops fighting there had to wear redesigned uniforms, meant for the tropical weather of Vietnam.


To go to Fiji, which part of the world should you travel to?

The Pacific island of Fiji can be found in the geographic area known as Oceania. It's a little bit near New Zealand.


If you take a boat from Florida, U.S., which of these countries could you reach quickly?

You can actually take a boat from Miami, Florida, to go to Cuba. Visit Havana while you're there.


To dive in the Great Barrier Reef, which country should you visit?

Australia is known as the Land Down Under. Its capital is Canberra.


Are Niger and Nigeria near each other?

Niger and Nigeria share a border. They're both found on the African continent.


If you want to fly to Kathmandu, which country should you head to?

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. Many ancient structures were damaged by a major earthquake a few years back, but they have been recovering in a great way.


If you want to see the country that majorly touches upon the equator, which continent will you travel to?

You're going to Ecuador if you want to see the equator mark in its capital city of Quito. So head over to South America for that.


If you're going to Seoul, which of these countries do you travel to?

Seoul is the capital city of South Korea. It's also the democratic one, so tourists flock here.


If someone from Ukraine and Kazakhstan would want to meet up halfway, in which country will they both land?

Russia is so huge that it shares a border with several countries. Ukraine and Kazakhstan are just two of them.


If you want to see the Merlion statue and Marina Bay Sands, which Asian country will you go to?

Singapore has been on the radar of global pop culture lately, due to the film version of the "Crazy Rich Asians" novel. It is indeed one of the richest countries in Asia, in terms of economic progress.


To reach Casablanca, which country do you need to enter?

Casablanca is a picturesque port city found in the country of Morocco. Due to the classic Humphrey Bogart movie that features it, many tourists have been curious to travel here.


The U.S. state of Alaska is actually "attached" to which other country?

Alaska is actually attached to Canada, not the U.S. And it's also nearer to Russia.


To travel from Asuncion to Montevideo, which countries will you touch upon?

Asuncion and Montevideo are the capital cities of Paraguay and Uruguay. So it's sure that you need to touch upon their lands, which are both in South America.


If you're city-hopping from Sapporo to Nagoya to Osaka, in which country can we find you?

Japan is actually a nation of many islands. They're all located in East Asia.


What Asian country is near Maldives?

Sri Lanka is a predominantly Buddhist country. They speak Sinhala and Tamil there.


Which of these nations shares a border with Albania?

Greece and Albania share a border in Europe. But Greece is a larger country in terms of land mass.


Haiti shares a border with which country?

Haiti and the Dominican Republic actually share one island in the Caribbean. It's called Hispaniola.


Peter Jackson shot LOTR in which country, the one near Australia?

You can actually visit the Hobbiton Movie Set in the northern region of New Zealand, where the LOTR trilogy was filmed. Peter Jackson is from New Zealand, as well as other prominent Hollywood actors like "Riverdale"'s KJ Apa, the "X-Men"'s Anna Paquin, and "Star Trek"'s Karl Urban, to name a few.


On which continent would you find Brazil?

Brazil is the largest country in South America. Its capital is Brasilia, but most tourists go to Rio de Janeiro.


Which of these countries shares a border with Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia is the huge country that borders many nations in the Arabian Peninsula. That includes small countries like Yemen and very, very small countries like Qatar.


If you're doing a coastal joyride through Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, which country are you in?

South Africa is a very colorful country to hang out in. Try visiting Johannesburg, its largest city, too.


Luxurious Luxembourg is in the middle of which bigger nations, land mass-wise?

France and Germany are the bigger countries that squeeze Luxembourg between them. That's why it's categorized as a landlocked state.


Belarus shares a border with which of these countries?

Lithuania shares a border with Belarus. Its capital city is Vilnius.


Which Southeast Asian country is near Australia?

Australia is pretty much near Indonesia. You'll land at Darwin if you leave from Surabaya.


If you're city-hopping from Medellin to Cartagena to Bogota, in which country are you?

You're in Colombia if you're hitting up all those wonderful cities. That's in South America.


Where in the world is the Philippines?

The Philippines is an archipelago in Southeast Asia. The Spanish, Japanese and Americans colonized this country in the past, covering different eras in its history.


To travel from Addis Ababa to Khartoum, which countries will you visit?

You'll have to eventually touch upon Ethiopia and Sudan. That's because Addis Ababa and Khartoum are their capitals.


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