Countries of the world – Part 1

Time to introduce another general knowledge travel quiz, focused on countries, with questions ranging from largest countries through to landlocked countries on a continent . There are 20 questions designed to challenge your general country knowledge. We think 14/20 would be the score to beat. Good luck

What is the name of the long, narrow country on South America’s Pacific coast?

1. Chile
2. Peru
3. Argentina

There are two landlocked countries in South America that are located in the interior of the continent and have neither access to the Atlantic Ocean nor to the Pacific Ocean. Which countries are they?

1. Paraguay and Uruguay
2. Paraguay and Bolivia
3. Uruguay and Bolivia

What is the smallest country in Europe by area?

1. San Marino
2. Vatican City
3. Luxembourg

Which South American country has a coastline on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea?

1. Ecuador
2. Brazil
3. Colombia

Japan is made up of how many islands?

1. 6,852
2. 685
3. 68,524

Of the countries listed below, which do NOT share a boarder with India?

1. Afghanistan
2. Bangladesh
3. China

Which of these countries is said to be shaped like an elephant’s head?

1. Thailand
2. France
3. Zaire

With over 89 million visitors every year, what country is considered the most visited country in the world?

1. France
2. United States of America
3. Italy

According to the United Nations, how many countries are their in Africa today?

1. 34
2. 54
3. 44

Which of these is the largest landlocked country in the world?

1. Kazakhstan
2. Central African Republic
3. Paraguay

Without a single grass pitch in the entire country, the which countries Football Association has been unable to join FIFA?

1. Greenland
2. Kenya
3. Norway

Gaining its independence in 2011, which country is currently considered the youngest country in the world?

1. Kosovo
2. Croatia
3. South Sudan

Brazil shares a border with all South American countries except for which two countries?

1. Argentina and Bolivia
2. Chile and Argentina
3. Chile and Ecuador

Which Pacific Island country is the only country in the world to fall within all four hemispheres?

1. Kiribati
2. Cook Islands
3. Samoa

There are five permanent members of the UN Security Council, which country below is NOT a member?

1. China
2. Australia
3. Russia

The European Union currently counts how many countries as members?

1. 21
2. 27
3. 31

Liechtenstein, a small European country is completely surrounded by what two countries?

1. Germany and Austria
2. Switzerland and Austria
3. Switzerland and Italy

Of the European countries listed below, which is the largest by area?

1. Sweden
2. Ukraine
3. Germany

How many countries in the world don't use the metric system when describing things like length or mass?

1. 5
2. 3
3. 1

Which country has the longest coastline in the world, stretching for 202,080 km (125,567 miles).

1. Russia
2. Australia
3. Canada

All 20 questions completed!


Countries of the world - Part 1

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