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It’s time to test yourself with these tricky countries quiz questions – see if you really know the countries of the world in this quiz now!

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How good are you at your travel trivia? Do you think you can name every country in the world? What about all the small Caribbean and Pacific Islands? If you said yes, then you’re ready to take on my super tricky countries quiz questions – I’ve warned you though, this one is very difficult!

For those of you who don’t know me, I absolutely love a pub quiz. I would like to think I’m okay at them, but it’s always the travel round that I really get to flex my mental muscles. What can I say, it comes with the territory of being a travel blogger.

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Are you ready to take on my countries of the world quiz?

Whenever I travel to a new destination, I am obsessed with stats and facts. I always want to find out what the population is, what’s the national animal, who’s the current president. One of the reasons I love travelling so much is you really get to expand your world knowledge and learn all about different cultures.

Alternatively, if you want to learning something new, take this quiz! Hopefully you’ll find out something you never knew before.

So, if you love quizzes as much as I do, see how many of these countries quiz questions and answers you can get right. And if you fancy hosting your own virtual quiz, then hopefully you can use some of these questions.

Also, if you enjoy this quiz, then make sure you take the ultimate travel quiz here. This is one of my most popular quizzes so see how you can do!

countries quiz questions and answers
It’s time to get quizzical!

50 World Geography Trivia Questions

1. What country has the longest coastline in the world?

2. By size, what is the smallest country in the world?

3. Which two countries in South America are the Iguazu Falls part of? (1 point for each)

4. Which country has a unicorn as its national animal?

5. What country was known as Ceylon until 1972?

6. Which country is home to the world’s tallest building?

7. The Dutch Antilles in the Caribbean are made up of 3 countries – name them (1 point for each)

8. What country is Beirut the capital of?

9. Officially, what is the coldest country in the world?

10. What country is the newest in the world to be recognised by the United Nations?

11. In which country would you find Mt Etna?

12. In which country would you find the currency ‘baht’?

13. What African country has the largest population?

14. What country is also the largest island in the world?

15. Which two countries share the longest border in the world? (1 point for each)

16. By size, what is the largest county in the world?

17. Which country in the European Union has the biggest population?

18. What country is Phnom Penh the capital of?

19. Where is Nollywood, the second biggest movie industry in the world in terms of number of films made?

20. In total, there are 11 countries what have 4 letters in their name. How many of these can you name? (1 point for each one!)

21. Officially, what is the hottest country in the world?

22. Which country celebrates the first arrival of British ships to their shores in 1788?

23. Name the two land-locked countries in South America? (1 point for each)

24. The first modern Olympic Games were held in which country?

25. Austria is neighbouring 8 countries in Europe – name them all (1 point for each)

26. Which country has the most islands in the world?

27. Where is the sacred River Ganges?

28. Which country is named after the equator?

29. There are two countries within the borders of South Africa – what are they (1 point for each)

30. Where is the Gobi Desert located?

31. Which country is the highest mountain in the world found?

32. The fictional character Dracula originated from Transylvania in which European country?

33. Where would you find the Bay of Pigs?

34. Which country invented gin?

35. Which 3 countries officially make up Scandinavia? (1 point for each)

Countries quiz: Picture round & flags

around the world quiz questions and answers

So, how many of these around the world quiz questions do you think you got right? Did you find it easy or hard?

Right, it’s time for the answers. Fingers crossed you got more than 50%!


Countries quiz: Questions and answers

1. What country has the longest coastline in the world? Canada. An easy one to get you going there.

2. By size, what is the smallest country in the world? Vatican City is the smallest country in the world measuring just 0.2 square miles. I’ve been there and it’s tiny!

3. Which two countries in South America are the Iguazu Falls part of? (1 point for each) Argentina and Brazil

4. Which country has a unicorn as its national animal? I love this travel trivia – it’s Scotland! It is thought unicorns used to roam the land in Scotland. You can learn all about it here.

5. What country was known as Ceylon until 1972? Sri Lanka became a republic and changed its name from Ceylon in 1972.

6. Which country is home to the world’s tallest building? At 830 metres, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world, so the answer is the United Arab Emirates.

7. The Dutch Antilles in the Caribbean are made up of 3 countries – name them (1 point for each) Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao

8. What country is Beirut the capital of? Lebanon

9. Officially, what is the coldest country in the world? Russia is the coldest country in the world with temperatures hitting -67.8 °C.

10. What country is the newest in the world to be recognised by the United Nations? South Sudan was accepted into the UN in 2011.

11. In which country would you find Mt Etna? Mt Etna is on Sicily, so the answer is Italy.

12. In which country would you find the currency ‘baht’? Thailand

13. What African country has the largest population? Nigeria has a population of 201 million people.

14. What country is also the largest island in the world? Greenland. If you said Australia, you’re wrong! Even though it is bigger by size, officially Australia is considered a continent and not an island.  

15. Which two countries share the longest border in the world? (1 point for each) – Canada and the USA

16. By size, what is the largest county in the world? Russia is the largest country in the world.

17. Which country in the European Union has the biggest population? Germany has a population of around 83 million people.

18. What country is Phnom Penh the capital of? Cambodia in Southeast Asia.

19. Where is Nollywood, the second biggest movie industry in the world in terms of number of films made? Nigeria! There is a huge film industry there.

20. In total, there are 11 countries what have 4 letters in their name. How many of these can you name? (1 point for each one!) This is by far the hardest one on my countries quiz questions. Right, the answers are: Chad, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Mali, Niue, Oman, Peru, Togo. 1 point for each!

21. Officially, what is the hottest country in the world? Burkina Faso is the hottest country in the world. The average yearly temperature is 28.25°C. Imagine living there!

22. Which country celebrates the first arrival of British ships to their shores on the 26th January, 1788? Australia does. Australia Day is a celebration of Australia that reflects the nation’s diverse people.

23. Name the two land-locked countries in South America? (1 point for each) Bolivia and Paraguay

24. The first modern Olympic Games were held in which country? Greece

25. Austria is neighbouring 8 countries in Europe – name them all (1 point for each) This is another tricky one. They are: Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland

26. Which country has the most islands in the world? According to statistics, Sweden has the most islands in the world with over 221,800. Obviously most of these are pretty small and uninhabited though.

27. Where is the sacred River Ganges? India

28. Which country is named after the equator? It’s Ecuador. You’ll be kicking yourself if you didn’t get that one right.

29. There are two countries within the borders of South Africa – what are they? (1 point for each) Lesotho and Swaziland

30. Where is the Gobi Desert located? Mongolia

31. Which country is the highest mountain in the world found? Mount Everest is found in Nepal.

32. The fictional character Dracula originated from Transylvania in which European country? That would be Romania. You can find out more about it here!

33. Where would you find the Bay of Pigs? The Bay of Pigs is where the Americans attacked in Cuba.

34. Which country invented gin? How many of you said England? It’s actually Holland! I bet you didn’t know that one!

35. Which 3 countries officially make up Scandinavia? (1 point for each) Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Countries quiz: Picture round answers

(Name the country = 1 point)

1. Machu Picchu, Peru

2. Sagrada Famalia, Spain

3. Moai (Easter Island Statues), Chile

4. Petra, Jordan

5. Mount Fuji, Japan

Countries quiz: Flag answers

(Flag= 1 point)

1. Malaysia

2. Mexico

3. Cuba

4. Brazil

5. Norway

6. Pakistan

7. Barbados

8. South Korea

9. Portugal

10. Kenya


In total there are 75 points up for grabs. The question is, how many did you get? You can let me know in the comments below!

Did you enjoy my countries quiz questions and answers? If so, make sure you share it with your friends and family! Test them and see how they do. I bet you can beat them though!

And don’t forget you can take the ultimate travel quiz and test yourself on these tricky USA trivia questions too. If you enjoyed these questions from around the world, then you’ll love these quizzes too!

Also, make sure you check out our quizzes about Great Britain and England over on the Great British Bucket List. They’re really enjoyable too!

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