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Can you name the southernmost country for each letter of the alphabet?
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Correctly named countries will show up below
Answers do not have to be guessed in order
Dependent territories and claims on Antarctica are not considered.
North of Africa
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Southernmost Countries (A-Z) Quiz
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Oct 16th, 2009 at 11:18 GMT
I think including overseas territories makes this quiz pointless...
Oct 16th, 2009 at 11:27 GMT
^^^ Agreed. I note that overseas Antarctic territories haven't been included - surely it has to be all or none.
Oct 16th, 2009 at 12:06 GMT
There's a convention within Sporcle to not use overeas territories. Otherwise, no-one will get that Norway is further south than New Zealand. It would work much better under conventional rules
Oct 16th, 2009 at 12:42 GMT
Agree. Few people know the Bouvet island.
Oct 16th, 2009 at 13:01 GMT
Overseas territories are never used on sporcle.
Oct 16th, 2009 at 13:22 GMT
Right guys, it's all fixed. I did wonder when I started making this quiz whether to include overseas territories, and clearly I made the wrong choice :) sorry about that, anyway it's all fixed now. PS. Hopefully the rating may go up slightly now.... :)
Oct 16th, 2009 at 16:48 GMT
Strange that sporcle convention is not to use overseas territories, with the exception of Greenland to Denmark.
Oct 16th, 2009 at 18:19 GMT
Same comment as on the northern one - would be better to hide the latitude until the answer is revealed. Showing it as a hint makes this far too easy.
Oct 16th, 2009 at 20:30 GMT
Is it typical for people to be remotely familiar with the latitudes countries fall on? I know I'm not. Obviously that means I don't mind if people want them hidden, I'm just curious.
Nov 24th, 2009 at 07:21 GMT
I tried Botswana and Bolivia for B and kept wondering what could be more southern... I should spent less time on Sporcle.
Nov 24th, 2009 at 12:29 GMT
I missed South Africa only - despite typing Swaziland THREE TIMES because I was convinced the 'S' country had to be in Southern Africa and couldn't work out where else it would be!
Nov 24th, 2009 at 13:27 GMT
I really really wanted that M to be Madagascar and it left me stumped the whole time.
Nov 24th, 2009 at 13:49 GMT
bsd987, Greenland is more than just a territory of Denmark, it's an integral part along with the Faeroe Islands.
Nov 24th, 2009 at 18:09 GMT
Should allow "Dem Rep Congo"
Nov 24th, 2009 at 19:53 GMT
It allows DRC and that's much easier to type.
Nov 24th, 2009 at 20:25 GMT
I agree that including territories is wrong, but Réunion is just part of France, not a territiory, and it's further South than Fiji, so France is the most southerly country beginning with F.
Nov 24th, 2009 at 22:47 GMT
I find it amazing that Japan is further North than Jamaica. Also I would have guessed Djibouti being further south than DRC. Not questioning the correctness of the answers as better geographical minds than me would have mentioned it by now. Was just the first reactions that came into my head when doing the quiz.
Nov 24th, 2009 at 23:05 GMT
Most quizzes on here seem to allow both DRC and Dem Rep Congo.
Nov 24th, 2009 at 23:33 GMT
i had to go to google maps to convince myself that mozambique was further south than madagascar...still dont believe it
Nov 25th, 2009 at 00:19 GMT
the early criticism of your quiz was pretty rough, but it looks like you took the time to get everything ironed out, 'cause by the time i played it, i loved it! exactly the kind of quiz i come to Sporcle to enjoy. nice commitment
Nov 25th, 2009 at 00:39 GMT
Good quiz - I missed Gabon and almost missed Brazil.
Nov 25th, 2009 at 02:09 GMT
Republic of Congo is South of Rwanda. I don't particularly like it, but the convention on Sporkle (I believe) is that Rep of Congo counts as an R country.
Nov 25th, 2009 at 02:10 GMT
Ditto @ hotrod14! Good quiz! I always have to remind myself that, on the whole, South America is further south than Africa. After all, from plate tectonic theory we know that SA's bulgy part has to fit inside Africa's denty part. (Ooh! That almost sounds naughty!)
Nov 25th, 2009 at 12:39 GMT
Great quiz - sequel? Northern most countries
Nov 25th, 2009 at 14:43 GMT
cool quiz- def agree make a sequel!
Nov 25th, 2009 at 17:45 GMT
He already has a sequel (prequel?) to this very fine quiz. Here's the URL: http://www.sporcle.com/games/CRL1811/northerly_countries_AtoZ
Nov 25th, 2009 at 19:53 GMT
@urbanmapper - You are correct, as far as I can tell. That should be fixed.
Nov 28th, 2009 at 04:58 GMT
Ditto for being surprised at Madagascar being further south than Mozambique. Great quiz!
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