Can You Match the Country to the Continent?


By: Isadora Teich

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Calling all geography lovers! We aren't going to go into anything complex. Instead, we're keeping it simple for you with a quiz about the countries of the world. As kids, we were taught that there were seven continents: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. In these continents exists every country known to man. 

While some continents like Australia and Antarctica only have a few nations, others like Africa, Asia, and Europe have many (54, 48 and 50 respectively). What we want to know is whether you can match the country to its continent.

And while you may think that this will be a relatively easy task, we're going to try to trip you up with countries that exist in more than one continent. Take for example Eurasia (you guessed it: Europe and Asia), do you know that Turkey, Georgia, Russia and a few other countries have cities on both continents? What answer will you choose then?  

If you think that this is going to be one of those throwaway quizzes, then you better think again. Will your knowledge end up rivaling Google Maps? Or should you just stick to learning the countries in your continent? Let's find out!

Italy can be found in:

The famously boot-shaped Italy can be found in Europe. It sticks out into the Mediterranean sea.


The United States is in:

Largely comprised of immigrants and their descendants, America is a large country. It stretches over three million square miles.


Where is France?

France was once a colonial empire with colonies around the world, including North America. It is still known as a center of art, food and culture.


Where is Mexico?

Mexico and America share a border. Both are part of the North American continent.


Where is Canada?

Canada is America's northern neighbor. It is the second-biggest country on Earth after Russia.


Switzerland is a part of the _______ continent.

Switzerland is a landlocked country in western-central Europe. It's famous for its neutrality in times of war and the Alps, which run through it.


Austria can be found in:

This mountainous, landlocked country is in central Europe. A number of languages are spoken there, including Austrian German, Hungarian and Slovene.


Chile is in:

Chile is a long, narrow country in South America. Its capital is the city of Santiago.


Where is Brazil?

Brazil is the largest country in South America. Portuguese is its official language.


China is in _________.

China has the largest population of any country on Earth. While there are numerous ethnic groups in China, the majority of Chinese people are Han Chinese. Roughly 20 percent of the people on Earth in total are ethnically Han Chinese.


Where is South Africa?

South Africa is on the very southern tip of the African continent. It is one of the largest and most densely populated countries on Earth.


India can be found in:

India is a large country that sits between areas that we often consider the Middle East and Asia, but it is a part of the Asian continent. India has diverse religions, languages and ethnic groups.


Where is Germany?

Germany is one of the most politically important countries on Earth today. Its capital is Berlin.


Where is Argentina?

Argentina sits in the Southern Cone of South America. It is the largest Spanish speaking country on Earth.


Where is Vietnam?

Vietnam is bordered by China to the north. It is one of the most populous countries in Asia and the world.


Where is Peru?

Peru is in western South America. Its official language is Spanish, but Quechua and Aymara are also spoken there.


Japan is a part of which continent?

Japan is an island nation known for its food and cultural exports. It can be found off of the eastern coast of the Asian mainland in the Pacific Ocean.


Where is Spain?

Spain sits on the Iberian peninsula, with northern Africa across the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital is Madrid.


Syria can be found in:

Syria is officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic. It is in western Asia with a border on the Mediterranean Sea.


Which continent is Australia a part of?

Australia is the smallest of the seven original continents, at only around three million square miles in size. It is also the least inhabited continent in the world.


Where are the Netherlands?

The Netherlands is also known as Holland. This highly populated Western European country has several territories in the Caribbean.


Where is Iraq?

Iraq is a Middle Eastern country that shares a border with Turkey. It is a Muslim majority country and its official languages are Kurdish and Arabic.


Where is Sweden?

Sweden is a European country that is part of Scandinavia. It is one of the largest countries in the European Union by area but has a low population density.


Where is Singapore?

Singapore, often referred to as the Lion City, is in Southeast Asia. It consists of one main Island and over 60 smaller islands.


Where is Scotland?

Scotland is a part of the United Kingdom and a part of the island known as Great Britain. It is made up of nearly 800 islands.


Nigeria can be found in:

Nigeria is in West Africa. It is a democratic country with 36 states.


Where is Thailand?

Thailand is a constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. It is one of the most densely populated countries on Earth, with about 66 million inhabitants.


The Philippines are a part of which continent?

This island country is made up of more than 7,000 islands. It is a diverse country that experiences a high number of natural disasters, as it sits on the volcanic Pacific Ring of Fire.


Where is Iran?

Iran is also known as Persia. It is one of the most populous countries in the Middle East, and the 18th most populated country in the world.


Mongolia is a part of:

Mongolia sits in Asia between Russia and China. This landlocked country is one of the largest countries on Earth by land mass but has a population of only about three million.


South Korea is a part of:

South Korea takes up the southern half of the Korean Peninsula in Asia. It's capital Seoul is one of the most modern, innovative and highly populated cities in the world.


Where is Denmark?

Denmark is the southernmost Scandinavian country. Greenland and the Faroe Islands are part of Denmark.


Egypt is a part of the _________ continent?

Egypt is in northern Africa, where it has been for thousands of years. To this day, you can still see the famous pyramids of ancient Egypt there.


Ecuador is a part of the _______ continent.

Ecuador is in northwestern South America. The famous Galapagos Islands are a part of this country.


Saudi Arabia is in:

Many Middle Eastern countries are geographically part of the Asian continent. Saudi Arabia takes up most of the Arabian Peninsula.


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