Quiz: Can You Name These Countries From an Outline in 7 Minutes?
Can You Name These Countries From an Outline in 7 Minutes?
By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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About This Quiz

Ready to stand out? These countries already do - thanks to their easy-to-recognize shapes!

With their distinctive outlines, you can spot some countries in a heartbeat anywhere you see them, without the need for the context of a map. For instance, it should be no trouble at all naming the boot-shaped country sticking out into the Mediterranean Sea and the alligator-shaped one in the Caribbean Sea. Most people will get those right in a jiffy!

There are countries which have such a unique shape that you would be hard-pressed to find another one which looks anything like them. That country on the tip of the Horn of Africa comes to mind. Likewise, the southernmost country in North America has a rather distinctive shape, so too does the one which covers almost half of South America. We'll show them to you - you just have to name them!

Identifying some countries from their outlines can be a bit of a challenge. That's because when you take them off the map, out of their geographical location, there are countries whose shapes you could easily mistake one for the other. Good examples are the long, thin country on South America's Pacific coast and that similarly thin, S-shaped one on the Southeast Asian coast. Can you tell them apart just by their outlines? Better shape up, because they are both in this quiz!

Geography buffs will have this one beat in well under the time limit! How will you do? Take the quiz and find out!

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