Geography Quiz / Countries of the world by hint

Random Geography or World Quiz

Can you name the Countries of the world by description?

 Plays Quiz not verified by Sporcle

Forced Order
Score 0/195 Timer 20:00
Three other countries contain its name in theirs
Ruled by the Al-Khalifa family
Baffin Island is part of this country
Comprised of 17,508 islands
Led by King Mswati III
President is Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
Where to go if you're pining for the fjords
The Federated States of...
The Gurkha fighting force originates here
A republic in central Africa (yes, that one)
World's largest cricket-playing nation
Named after a very wise Biblical king
South-eastern corner of the Arabian peninsula
Hitler and Napoleon were foolish enough to invade
Home of the digeridoo
Sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania
The only country whose flag has four horizontal stripes only
Home of baseball's Albert Pujols
Smallest country by area in Central Asia
Formerly part of Indonesia; independent in 2002
Birthplace of Mozart
Kim Il-Sung is Eternal President, despite being dead
Formerly known as Kampuchea
Home of Barack Obama's paternal ancestors
Bordered by Guinea and Liberia
Its capital is the only one beginning with I
Writer Albert Camus was born here
Formerly known as Dahomey
Disputed by Greece and Turkey
More languages than any other country
Homeland of Franz Ferdinand assassin
Omar Bongo was president for 42 years until his death in 2009
Formerly known as Persia
Known as Nyasaland under colonial rule
Linked with Rwanda under colonial rule
Only European country to border Russia to the west
Machu Picchu, lost Incan city, was discovered here
Green Cape, in Portuguese
The erstwhile finish of the Paris-Dakar rally
The island of Zanzibar is part of this country
Cities include Port Harcourt, Calabar and Benin City
Had the largest empire in history
The larger of the two landlocked countries in the Americas
Island powered by geothermic energy
Caspian Sea state, scene of some action in Bond film 'The World is not Enough'
Spanish for 'the saviour'
Indian Ocean island archipelago, northeast of Madagascar
Hugo Chavez is the socialist leader here
Scene of the iconic 1943 film starring Ingrid Begman and Humphrey Bogart
St Paul converted on the road to this country's capital
Borders Costa Rica to the south
Largest city is Quezon City
Tiny Himalayan state
Invaded by Russia in 2008
Most populous former Soviet state, excluding Russia
Home of football star Didier Drogba
Includes the island of Phuket
Alpine principality
Minsk is the capital
Wartorn state on the horn of Africa
The head of state here was for a time the world's richest man
The only country in South America to have hosted Test cricket
Juan Perón, Leopoldo Galtieri and Carlos Menem are all former leaders
Home of footballer Emmanuel Adebayor
The smallest non-European country in area
'Rich Coast' in its native language
The exclave of Cabinda is part of this African state
Borders both Libya and Cameroon
Football stars Samuel Eto'o and Roger Milla hail from here
Capital is the Queen of Spain
Large African island, famous for its unique wildlife
The nearest Caribbean nation to the US mainland
Mainland Europe's westernmost
Timbuktu is located here
South American country that borders Central America
The world famous Sandy Lane hotel is found here
A genocide here in 1994 cost a million lives
Gamal Abdel Nasser ruled here from the 1950s to 1970
Idi Amin and Milton Obote have ruled here
Suffered an horrendous earthquake in 2010
Contains the port of Aden
Nicknamed 'Land of the Long White Cloud'
Four-letter south east Asian state
Flag is a yellow disc on a blue background
Footballer George Weah ran for president here
Formerly adjoined to Serbia
Scene of 2003 invasion by US and allies
Prince Albert is head of state in this tiny European nation
Borders more countries than any other in Africa
Jewish homeland
Land of the Rising Sun
Funafuti is the capital
Soweto is a notable settlement here
Home of poet Derek Walcott
A man, a plan, a canal...
Locked between Georgia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iran
Homeland of Genghis Khan
Cuts down more trees per year than any other country
Had the heaviest king on record
Home of baseball's Rafael Palmeiro
The smaller of the two landlocked countries in the Americas
This Saharan country scores lowest of all on the Human Development Index
Westernmost former Yugoslav state, by land borders
Hit by a devastating cyclone in 2008
Co-host with Ukraine of Euro 2012 football championship
Home country of Astana cycling team
Assailants of the Alamo
The westernmost Slavic state
Gained independence from South Africa in 1990
The westernmost Saharan country
Pyrenean principality
A popular tourist destination here is Dubrovnik
Home of cricket star Brian Lara
Indian Ocean islands including the most common first three letters among countries
One of its citizens was convicted for the Lockerbie bombing
Birkirkara is the largest city
Former Dutch colony on mainland South America
First ever hosts and champions of the football World Cup
One letter short of a noted NFL quarterback
Ceausescu ruled as a dictator here
Known as Southern Rhodesia under colonial rule
Smallest of the Benelux countries
Winter Olympic host 1984, before independence
The capital is named after Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza
IKEA furniture is from here
Host of 2009 global climate conference
Its flag includes a cedar tree
Saint Thomas, translated, Portuguese islands
Its flag includes three green diamonds
Known as the Gold Coast in the colonial era
Scene of 2001 invasion by US and allies
Capital is Port Vila
Totally surrounded by South Africa
The only African country never colonised by Europeans
Smallest in the world
Smallest by area in mainland Africa
Invaded by the US in 1983
Established by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819
Alexander the Great originated here
Sometimes referred to as Chinese Taipei
Dubai and Sharjah are among its constituent parts
Home of cricket star Vivian Richards
Hard to spell
Annexed by Iraq in 1991
Not Conakry, but...
Known in its own language as Magyarország
Reunified when the wall came down
Formerly known as East Pakistan
Tswana and English are its official languages
Long, thin, Andean country
Banking, chocolate, cuckoo clocks, neutrality (most stereotypes per capita)
Administers Hong Kong and Macau
African state famous for its copper industry
Most Formula 1 world champions per capita
Former British territory in Central America
Owners of the Galapagos Islands
Sfax is a major city here
Gained independence from the US in 1986
Its capital is Ouagadougou
Easternmost French-speaking African country
Flanders is a constituent part
Formerly known as the Gilbert Islands
Smallest country to produce a Masters-winning golfer
Borders the UK
Northernmost Baltic state
Capital here is Bratislava
100m champion Usain Bolt was born here
A 2009 coup saw Manuel Zelaya lose power here
First of the Baltic states to qualify for a major football tournament
Africa's only Spanish-speaking country
Tashkent is capital
Belligerent in the Cold War, opposed to the USSR
Formerly part of Ethiopia
Home of the ancient civilisation of Nubia
The bulk of this Eurasian country is known as Anatolia
Formerly known as Ceylon
Island chain located between Madagascar and East Africa
The only Central American country to border four others
Dominates the interior of the Arabian peninsula
A war here in the 1960s and 1970s cost over 2 million lives
Vesuvius and Etna could and do erupt here
Funded Christopher Columbus
The newest state of all
Located between Martinique and Guadeloupe
The Petronas Towers, here, were briefly the world's tallest buildings
Once known as Portuguese East Africa
Only country beginning with Q
Home of track star Kim Collins
Home country of rugby star Brian Lima
Once had a King Zog
This is (was, some of it) Sparta
Holland is a constituent part
Namesake of onetime Chicago Bulls #23
Renault cars are from here
Kim chi (food) is popular here

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Join for Free
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments


Top Quizzes Today

Score Distribution

Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.

Report this User

Report this user for behavior that violates our Community Guidelines.