Can You Name These Two-Word Countries from a Clue?

Heather Cahill

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How many two-word countries do you think there are? There are probably more than you think!

You can find them all across the globe and on many of the continents. They can be any shape or size but they all have one thing in common – their names have two words in them. One-word country names just don't cut it for this quiz! How many two-word countries can you name?

Are you an expert on national anthems around the world? How about currency that is used in different countries? Maybe you can identify a country by its monarch? If you know a few facts about countries around the world, this should be no trouble for you!

Do you know what landmarks belong to what countries? How about the capitals of each one? Maybe you even know a little bit of history behind a few two-word countries? Gather up your knowledge of the world, any information that you know will help you identify the correct country!

Geography experts, this quiz will test your knowledge of the world and the countries in it. From the east and west to the north and the south, get ready to take this quiz and see how well you really know your two-word countries!

This country and its leader, Kim Jong-un, often make headlines. The country is not strict on civil rights.

The country is North Korea. Its capital is Pyongyang, which is also its largest city. North Korea has one of the largest armies in the world.

The largest city in the country is Colombo and its currency is abbreviated as LKR.

The country is Sri Lanka. Its national anthem is "Sri Lanka Matha" and the country was at one time under British rule until it's independence in 1948.

​Its national anthem is "Kde domov muj" and a mountain called Snezka is located here.

The country is the Czech Republic. It has flourishing automobile and video game industries. It's also home to more than 10 million people.

This country's capital city is Majuro and it is an island.

The country is the Marshall Islands. The president of the country is Hilda Heine and its currency is the United States Dollar. It's also a major destination for international shipments.

It's the smallest country in the world and home to the Pope.

The country is Vatican City. Not only is it home to the Pope, but also other historical sites such as the Sistine Chapel and the Papal Apartments. The city has a population of only about 1,000 people.

Its national anthem is "God Save the Queen" and home of Queen Elizabeth II.

The country is the United Kingdom. It has a population of more than 65 million people and it includes Northern Ireland and England.

This country is located in Africa and it has a total of 45 provinces.

The country is Burkina Faso. Its capital city is Ouagadougou and it was once named the Republic of Upper Volta. Burkina Faso has a population of more than 20 million people.

It is located in the Caribbean and it is a very popular tourist destination.

The country is Saint Lucia. It is a tropical island and the capital city is Castries. The country uses the East Caribbean Dollar as its currency.

Its capital city is Wellington and it is located in the Pacific Ocean.

The country is New Zealand. The largest city in New Zealand is Auckland and the country, as a whole, has a total population of more than 4 million people.

This country is comprised of a series of islands and was named after a king.

The country is the Solomon Islands. The capital city is Honiara . The country gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1978 . It is home to more than 500,000 people.

The country's motto is "Dios, Union, Libertad" and it is located in Central America.

The country is El Salvador. Its capital city is San Salvador. El Salvador has a history that dates back to prehistoric times. Its official language is Spanish.

Vladmir Putin is the president and the largest city in the country is Moscow.

The country is the Russian Federation. Moscow is not only the largest city in the country but also the capital city. The country was home to many revolutionary people, such as Ivan Pavlov and Grigori Rasputin.

The capital of the country is Seoul and the 2018 Winter Olympics were held here.

The country is South Korea. It has a population of over 51 million people and it is led by Moon Jae-in, its president.

The capital city of the country is Riyadh and the King is named Salman.

The country is Saudi Arabia. It is located in Asia and has a population of more than 33 million people. Its official language is Arabic.

It is located in Africa and its president is José Màrio Vaz.

The country is Guinea-Bissau. Its official name is the Republic of Guinea-Bissau and it is home to more than one million people. The capital city is Bissau.

The country's national anthem is "Noble patria, tu hermosa bandera" and its currency is the CRC.

The country is Costa Rica. The capital city is San José and the country is known for its proactive work to keep the environment strong and healthy.

It's located on the continent of Africa and its capital city is Freetown.

The country is Sierra Leone. The President of Sierra Leone is Ernest Bai Koroma and agriculture is one of the largest sectors in the country.

This country is located in Africa and its largest city is Abidjan.

The country is Côte-D'Ivoire. It has a population of more than 23 million people. One of the country's largest exports is cocoa beans.

It's located in North America and it is comprised of 50 states.

The country is the United States. The capital city is Washington D.C. and the country is home to over 350 million people. The national anthem is called "The Star-Spangled Banner."

This country is a group of islands and its motto is "Libertate unanimus."

The country is Netherlands Antilles. It is a popular tourist destination that is part of the Netherlands. The population exceeds 300,000 people.

The name of its capital city is the same as the country and it is located by Italy.

The country is San Marino. It has a population of more than 33,000 people and a history that dates back to 301 AD. The country is also made up of eight municipalities.

This country is located in Africa and Bandingilo National Park is found here.

The country is South Sudan. The capital city is Juba and the country has a population of more than 12 million people. One of the most popular sports in the country is wrestling.

The capital city is Santo Domingo and it was once a colony of Spain and Haiti.

The country is the Dominican Republic. It uses the Peso as its currency and it is a popular tourist destination for people worldwide. The most popular sport in the country is baseball.

This country uses a currency called "riyal" and part of the country is located in the Arabian Peninsula.

The country is Saudi Arabia. It became a country in 1932 although it had a long history before this time. The country is made up of 13 regions that are similar to a state or province.

It's located in the Caribbean and the national anthem is "O Sweet Saint Martin's Land."

The country is Sint Maarten. It's an island with a population of a little more than 30,000 people. It's well-known for the airport runway next to Maho Beach that draws in tourists to watch the planes land up close.

This country is under the rule of Denmark and the national language is Faroese.

The country is the Faroe Islands. The group of islands is well-known for whale hunting and football is one of the country's most popular sports.

The national anthem is "Cântico da Liberdade" and its capital city is Praia.

The country is Cabo Verde. It has a population of more than 500,000 people and it gained its independence in 1975. The President of the country is Jorge Carlos Fonseca.

The largest river in this country is the Sava. The country is located near Croatia.

The country is Bosnia-Herzegovina. Its capital city is Sarajevo and its prime minister is Denis Zvizdic. The country has a population of more than 3 million people.

The capital city of this country is Bandar Seri Begawan and the official language is Malay.

The country is Brunei Darussalam. It's home to over 400,000 people and the Sultan is Hassanal Bolkiah. The country is located in Asia, near Malaysia.

This country is made up of five groups of islands and it is governed by France.

The country is French Polynesia. It has a population of more than 270,000 people. The official language of the nation is French. The national anthem is "La Marseillaise."

It is located in Africa and its capital city is Malabo.

The country is Equatorial Guinea. Its national language is Spanish and the president is Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Its capital city is Dili and the country has 13 areas that are known as municipalities.

The country is Timor-Leste. It has a population of more than 1 million people and Portuguese is an official language in the country. It is located in Asia.

This country is one of the richest in Africa. It includes five islands off its coast.

The country is Equatorial Guinea. There are more than one million people that call it home. It gained its independence from Spain in 1968.

Cities like Cape Town and Pretoria are located here and it's home to animals like the African Buffalo.

The country is South Africa. It is located in the south of the African continent. Soccer is one of the biggest sports in South Africa.

The Mahaweli River runs through this country and it is made up of a total of nine provinces.

The country is Sri Lanka. It has a population of more than 21 million people and it has a history that dates back to early human history and the Paleolithic Era.

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