If We Give You the Country, Can You Tell Us How Many Countries Border It?

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Was geography your favorite subject in school? Do you know the layout of the globe like the back of your hand? Take this How Stuff Works quiz to find out if you know how many countries border the 35 countries in this quiz.

Let's be serious for a moment; although you may know, to an extent, what countries border other countries, you're going to have to stop and think about how many countries border each one. For instance, you know that Canada and Mexico border the United States. That's two countries, and that's easy peasy. 

And, by using your mind's eye, you can probably visualize the country of France. You know that Germany and Spain are around there somewhere, but do they both border France? Are there any other countries that border France. The answer is that there are a total of eight countries that border France: Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain, and Switzerland. 

You knew that Germany was in there somewhere, right? But who knew about all of those other countries? We know that this quiz will be challenging, but think of the bragging rights you'll have if you ace it.

Let's get started.

The United States

The U.S. has two bordering countries. These would be Canada and Mexico, of course.

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Vatican City

Vatican City is completely surrounded by Italy. That makes diplomacy quite easy!

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Japan

Japan does not share borders with any other country. We suppose that’s a blessing and a curse!

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Ireland

Ireland only shares a border with one other country. That would be the United Kingdom. If you really want to get specific, you’d say this only applies to Ireland, as opposed to Northern Ireland.

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How many miles long is the U.S.-Mexican border?

The U.S.-Mexican border is roughly 2,000 miles long. That border is not without controversy.

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Israel

Israel shares a border with five different countries or territories. These are Egypt, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank.

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Italy

This was not an easy one. Italy shares a border with six other countries, including Austria, France, San Marino, Slovenia, Switzerland and Vatican City.

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Mexico

Mexico shares its border with three other countries. These are Belize, Guatemala and the U.S.

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Who has the most beautiful border in the world?

Vatican City, by far, has the most beautiful border in the world. St. Peter’s Square marks their border perfectly.

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Monaco

Did you know that Monaco is a principality, bordering France? That’s the only border that it shares.

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Portugal

Portugal only shares a border with one other country. That would be Spain, of course!

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Russia

This was not an easy question. Russia shares its border with 14 other countries. To spare you a laundry list, those countries won’t be mentioned here.

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Scotland

Scotland only shares a border with one other country. That would be England, but here we have a complicated answer! Scotland is part of the United Kingdom.

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Spain

Spain shares its border with five other countries. These are Andorra, France, Gibraltar (U.K.), Portugal and Morocco.

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Sweden

Sweden shares a border with two other countries. These are Finland and Norway.

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Taiwan

Taiwan shares a border with no other country. It is a land unto itself.

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Armenia

In Armenia, you could theoretically walk to four other countries that share borders. These are Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran and Turkey.

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Aruba

Yah. No other countries share a border with Aruba. That’s kinda why you go there.

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Australia

Yep. No other countries share a border with Australia either. Seems like a good deal.

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Austria

Austria knows what it’s like to share the world with other people. There are an amazing eight other countries that surround it.

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Belgium

Belgium shares its border with four other countries. These are France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

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Brazil

Does Brazil take the cake? They share their border with ten other countries.

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What’s one of the most peaceful borders in the world?

The Finland, Sweden, Norway border is one of the most peaceful in the world. People are also really happy there.

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Where does The Land Art Festival take place?

Poland and Ukraine have such a happy border that each year they have the Land Art Festival. Let’s all go there together!

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Where is the Triple Frontier?

The borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay form the Triple Frontier. These three South American countries share remarkable borders, due to the convergence of the Igazu and Parana rivers.

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China

Wow, China shares its border with 14 other countries. That requires a little bit of diplomacy!

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Christmas Island

Did you know that Christmas Island is a part of Australia? Plus, it's an island, right? So of course it doesn’t share its borders with anyone else!

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Côte d’Ivoire

The famous Côte d’Ivoire, or Ivory Coast, shares its border with five other countries. These are Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia and Mali.

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Denmark

Denmark only shares its border with one other country. That would be Germany!

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Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic only shares its border with one other country. That would be Haiti. The two countries together form the island of Hispaniola.

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What river separates Costa Rica and Panama?

The Sixaola River separates Costa Rica and Panama. That makes the border situation pretty clear.

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Which border features high fences?

The border between Spain and Morocco is punctuated by high fences to discourage illegal immigration.

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What border can you ride a snowmobile through?

The border between Norway and Sweden has been cleared so that you can ride a snowmobile down it. Doesn’t that sound like a good time?

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France

Did you know that France shares its border with eight other countries? These are Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain and Switzerland.

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Where is the longest international border in the world?

The longest international border in the world is between the U.S. and Canada. The border stretches 5,500 miles, including the border between Canada and Alaska.

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