Do You Know Which Area of The World This Country Is In?

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About This Quiz

Ready for takeoff? Rather than 80 days, you're geared up to go around the world in 35 questions. When it comes to world geography, you might be able to identify which part of the world you're from quickly, but what about the other countries? From Guyana to Singapore, can you figure out which part of the world these countries are in?

The world is a vast place. Split by the imaginary lines of the Prime Meridian and Equator, the world can easily be split into northern, southern, eastern, and western hemispheres. Further within these hemispheres, you'd find the seven continents, six of which are habitable. Although it might be easy to recognize the names of North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, could you narrow down their locations on a map? Delving even deeper, the world's continents amount to 197 countries. Could you pinpoint these countries to a spot on a map?

Everyone is probably aware that the highly-visited country of France is in Europe, but do you know if it's a Western or Eastern European country? You might be aware of island areas such as the Caribbean, West Indies, and Oceania, but could you identify some of their countries? 

There's only one way to find out! Today, we're putting your geography knowledge to the test! Can you pilot this quiz to a perfect score or will you be forced to touch down for an early landing?

The Korean Peninsula contains North Korea and ____________.

This peninsula is in east Asia. It contains both North Korea and South Korea.

___________ is in central Europe.

Austria is a German-speaking country in central Europe. It is largely in the Alps.

This country is in the West Indies:

Aruba is in the West Indies or Caribbean. It is a part of the Lesser Antilles archipelago.

Which of these countries is a part of maritime Southeast Asia?

Maritime Southeast Asia has historically been known as the East Indies. The Philippines contains over 7,000 islands.

Which of these countries is in Oceania?

New Zealand is in the area of Oceania known as Australasia. This remote country sits in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and was one of the last to be inhabited by people.

__________ is in Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia south of China, east of India and north of Australia. Parts of it have historically been referred to as Indochina.

Which of these countries is in South America?

Venezuela is a country in the Andes Mountains that run through South America. Its capital is Caracas.

Which of these countries is in southwestern Europe?

Spain is a part of southwestern Europe. It shares the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal.

Which country is in the Caribbean?

Cuba is one of the many countries in the Caribbean region. This area is also described as the West Indies.

___________ is in Oceania.

Oceania is a region in which sits Australia and a number of neighboring islands. It contains a total of 14 countries.

Which country is a part of the Amazon Basin?

This is the part of South America where the Amazon River and all of its tributaries drain. It is mostly covered by the Amazon rainforest and crosses multiple countries.

Which of these countries is in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Sub-Saharan Africa refers to all of the countries in the continent below the Sahara Desert. This desert and the Sahel separate the north, which is part of the Arab world, from the south, which is not.

Which of these countries is in the Horn of Africa?

The Horn of Africa is a large peninsula in northeast Africa. It contains the countries of Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Somalia.

Which of these countries falls in the Andean Mountains area of South America?

The Andes Mountains form the longest continental mountain range in the world. They go north to south through seven South American countries.

Which of these countries is a part of the Mediterranean region?

Countries described as Mediterranean have coastlines that stick out into the Mediterranean Sea. Greece has a coastline and islands that touch this body of water.

Which of these countries is a part of North America?

Mexico sits below America in North America. The border between the two countries is nearly 2,000 miles long.

___________ is part of the Mediterranean.

Italy is boot shaped with a lot of Mediterranean coastline. This is where a lot of its famous seafood comes from.

Which of these countries is in Scandinavia?

The Scandinavian countries are northern European countries. These include Denmark, Sweden, Norway and sometimes other countries and islands.

________ is in Western Europe.

The United Kingdom is a group of islands off of the northwestern coast of mainland Europe. It includes England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and a number of small islands.

Which country is a part of North America?

Canada is a part of North America. It has numerous provinces and territories within it.

Which of these countries is in Polynesia?

Polynesia contains a number of countries and dependencies in the Pacific Ocean. Hawaii is amongst them.

Which of these countries is on South America's Pacific Coast?

Chile is a long country that runs a portion of South America's Atlantic coast. The Atacama Desert, the driest non-polar desert on earth, touches Chile.

Which of these countries is part of east Asia?

The east Asian population alone is over one billion. Countries and territories often included in this area are China, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

Which of these countries is in Western Europe?

France extends from the Mediterranean to the English Channel and even touches the Atlantic Ocean. It has 18 regions, five of which are overseas.

___________ is in North America.

The United States is in North America. It's situated between Canada and Mexico.

Which of these countries is in south Asia?

About a quarter of the world's population lives in south Asia. It includes India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.

_____________ is in North Africa.

This group of countries sits between the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea. Morocco is the westernmost country with Atlantic Ocean coastline.

Which of these African countries has a Mediterranean coastline?

Egypt is the home of the famous Nile River and ancient Egyptian civilization. It's northern edge is Mediterranean coastline.

_______ is a part of the greater Middle East.

This loose term describes countries that run from northern Africa to central Asia. All of these countries are culturally tied in some way by Western definitions.

The Japanese archipelago forms the country of:

The country of Japan is comprised of over 6,000 islands. The largest of these is Honshu, which is referred to as mainland Japan.

Islands in the Tierra del Fuego are owned by Chile and ___________.

This area is an archipelago of islands off the southern tip of the South American mainland, whose name means "Land of Fire." Chile controls half of the islands in it and Argentina controls the other half.

_________ is in the West Indies.

Barbados is a part of the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean. A number of islands owned by the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France and America are also a part of this collection of islands.

Which of these countries is in the Caribbean?

Jamaica is in the Caribbean. It is part of the Greater Antilles archipelago along with Puerto Rico, Cuba and several other countries.

Which country is a part of central Asia?

Central Asia contains five former Soviet Republics, of which Kazakhstan is one, and sometimes Afghanistan is included. All of the countries in this region have names ending with "-stan," a Persian suffix meaning "land of."

Which of these countries has a part described as north Asia?

North Asia contains Siberia and the Russian Far East. This area is often referred to as Asian Russia or Russian Asia.

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