Do You Know Where These 40 Obscure Countries Are?

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Jacqueline Samaroo

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Some of them may be small, but they are still very important.

There are approximately 200 countries in the world (give or take a few), and so, as a result of this, it is to be expected that there is going to be a wide range of variations between all of them. When it comes to factors like popularity and obscurity, certain countries from all over the world rank differently in terms of being well-known on a worldwide basis. This isn't to say that any of these countries that are not as well-known are "lesser" by any means; in fact, most of the seemingly obscure countries in this quiz have great aspects that make them truly unique while other contribute to global society in significant ways. 

Most of the well-known countries are also the ones that have high populations. We are all aware of countries like Canada, the United States of America, Germany, India, China, and Japan. However, lesser-known countries, like Macedonia, Guyana, Bhutan, and Cyprus, are all special in their own ways. In this geography quiz, we've taken a selection of some of the most obscure countries in the world, and we're going to see if you can figure out where they are located! Let's see how well you remember your world maps and let's get started!

What region is the rich country of Monaco located in?

Monaco is a country located in Southern Europe, bordered by France on three sides while the other side it borders the Mediterranean Sea. It is also notably the second-smallest and most densely-populated sovereign state in the world.

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The tropical country Nauru is located in which area?

Nauru is a country that is located in the Central Pacific. Nauru is the smallest state in the South Pacific and third smallest state in the world, as well as also the smallest republic.

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Gibraltar, a British territory, is found in what region?

Gibraltar is a country located in Southern Europe. It is a British Overseas Territory that is located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula and is bordered to the north by Spain.

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Known for its coral reefs and beaches, Kiribati is located in:

Kiribati is a country that is located in Central Pacific. The Republic of Kiribati consists of 32 atolls and one raised coral island.

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Where can you find the medieval country of Montenegro?

Montenegro is a country that is located in Southeastern Europe. The country is bordered by the Adriatic Sea, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Albania, and Serbia.

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Tajikistan, known for its high mountain peaks, is found in which mountainous region?

Tajikistan is landlocked by the surrounding countries of Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China. This mountainous region was once part of the USSR and still speaks Russian today.

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The Maldives are a series of coral atolls found in which region of the world?

Maldives is a country that is located in Southern Asia. It is the smallest Asian country and is situated southwest of Sri Lanka and India in the Arabian Sea.

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Where can you find Niue, a country with less than 1,500 residents?

Niue is a country that is located in the Southern Pacific. Niue is notable for being one of the world's largest coral islands, and it is commonly referred to as "The Rock" or the "Rock of Polynesia."

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Macedonia contains the Danube River flowing to the Aegean Sea; which region is it in?

Macedonia is a country that is located in Southern Europe. It is a landlocked country that actually only covers a third of the historical region of Macedonia; with Greece, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, and Bulgaria, all having parts of historical Macedonia within their borders.

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Where do you find this group of 10 islands, Cape Verde, known for its goats?

Cape Verde is a country that is located in Western Africa. It is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean.

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Suriname is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in which region?

Suriname is a country that is located in South America. It is notable for being the smallest country in South America and is situated on the northeastern Atlantic coast.

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Where is Sychelles, one of the smallest countries in the world, located?

Seychelles is a country that is located in Eastern Africa. It is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean and it has the smallest population of any sovereign African country.

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Known for its wine and produce, Cyprus is found in which region?

Cyprus is a country that is located in Middle East. It is notable for being the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean.

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Grenada, also known as the Isle of Spice, is in what region?

Grenada is a country that is located in the Caribbean. It is a part of the Lesser Antilles and is known as the "Island of Spice" due to its production of nutmeg.

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has private islands and an active volcano, and it's located where?

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a country that is located in the Caribbean. It is a part of the Lesser Antilles and consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and several islands from the Grenadines.

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Containing numerous temples in the mountains, Myanmar is found in which region?

Myanmar is a country that is located in Southeast Asia. It is also known as Burma and has a population of over 50 million people.

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Where can you discover the perfumed islands of Comoros?

Comoros is a country that is located in Eastern Africa. It is an archipelago island nation and also the third-smallest African nation by area.

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Georgia is a country with rich cultural history in the region of:

Georgia is a country that is located in Western Asia. It is notable for being bordered to the west by the Black Sea and is actually at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe.

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These two volcanic sandy islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis are located in which part of the world?

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a country that is located in the Caribbean. The country is actually a Commonwealth realm, with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.

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Wales is part of a Celtic historical region located in which area?

Wales is a country that is located in Western Europe. It is part of the United Kingdom and only consists of a small western part of the island of Great Britain.

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The nine small islands of Tuvalu are part of which area?

Tuvalu is a country that is located in Central Pacific. It is a Polynesian island nation that is about midway between Hawaii and Australia.

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Bahrain grows many date palms in which region of the world?

Bahrain is a country that is located in Middle East. It is actually the third-smallest nation in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore.

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Kyrgyzstan, a snowy Siberian country is found in which part of the world?

Kyrgyzstan is a country that is located in Central Asia. It is a landlocked and mountainous country that was a part of the Soviet Union.

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Where is the country of Estonia, made up of about 50% forests, found?

Estonia is a country that is located in Northern Europe. It is notable in recent years for being the first country to hold elections over the Internet.

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One of the smallest republics in the world, San Marino, is located in which region?

San Marino is a country that is located in Southern Europe. It is an enclaved microstate that is surrounded by Italy and is also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino.

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Guyana, or land of water, is a part of which area in the world?

Guyana is a country that is located in South America. Despite being in South America, it is often considered part of the Caribbean region due to its close ties with the Caribbean community.

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The impenetrable country of Bhutan within the Himalayas is found in which region?

Bhutan is a country that is located in Southern Asia. The country is notable for having its independence enduring for centuries since throughout its history it has never been successfully colonized by an outside force.

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An ancient volcano created the island of Mauritius in what area?

Mauritius is a country that is located in Eastern Africa. It is an island nation in the Indian Ocean and is highly ranked for democracy as well as economic and political freedom.

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Many of Anguilla's islands are uninhabited sanctuaries, what region is this country a part of?

Anguilla is a country that is located in the Caribbean. It is a British overseas territory and the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles.

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Lithuania was the last remaining pagan country in which area?

Lithuania is a country that is located in Northern Europe. It is one of the three Baltic states and it is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea.

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Once colonized by Spanish, German, Japanese, and American, Palau is a nation is what region?

Palau is a country that is located in Western Pacific. The country is notable for containing approximately 340 islands in Micronesia.

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Doubly-landlocked Uzbekistan is a country in which of the following areas?

Uzbekistan is a country that is located in Central Asia. It is notable for being one of the only two countries in the world that is doubly-landlocked; it is surrounded by Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

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What region is the geographically diverse Slovenia found?

Slovenia is a country that is located in Central Europe. It has historically been a part of several empires; including the Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Carolingian Empire and the Holy Roman Empire.

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What is the name of the region where the 1,200 islands are located that make up the Marshall Islands?

Marshall Islands is a country that is located in Central Pacific. It is an island country near the equator and slightly west of the International Date Line.

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The country of São Tomé and Príncipe mainly speaks Portuguese and is located where?

São Tomé and Príncipe is a country that is located in Central Africa. It is actually an island nation in the Gulf of Guinea.

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Can you name the region where Dominica, a country known for its beautiful nature, is?

Dominica is a country that is located in the Caribbean. It is part of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles archipelago.

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Do you know the area that Malta, a strategic WWII base, is in?

Malta is a country that is located in Southern Europe. It is notable for being not only one of the world's smallest countries but also one of the most densely populated countries.

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Famous for its mountain valleys, Andorra is a part of which region?

Andorra is a country that is located in Southern Europe. It is the sixth-smallest nation in Europe and a landlocked microstate on the Iberian Peninsula.

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Where do you think Brunei, renowned for its architecture, is located?

Brunei is a country that is located in Southeast Asia. It is notable for being the only sovereign state that is completely on the island of Borneo.

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You can hear the folk songs of Latvia in which part of the world?

Latvia is a country that is located in Northern Europe. Latvia is often referred to as one of the Baltic states, along with Estonia and Lithuania.

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