Which of These Countries Is Not on the Same Continent as the Others?

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By: Isadora Teich

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About This Quiz

Is your global geography game top-notch? There are roughly 200 countries in the world and between five and seven continents, depending on how they are labeled. While everyone wants to be a true global citizen and experience the romance of Paris, France, or the food and fashion of Seoul, South Korea, do you know which continents these places are a part of?

Massive continents span the entirety of the globe. They cover about a third of the overall surface of the earth, the rest of which is covered by massive oceans and other large bodies of water. The seven continents are Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia. Often, North and South America are combined and called the Americas, leading to 6 total continents. Sometimes, due to their placement, Europe and Asia are combined and referred to as Eurasia. This is why, according to different sources, the number of continents differs. It is important not to be confused by this. Regardless of how they are labeled, there are no magically disappearing or appearing continents. The world's land remains the same.&

If you are a global geography buff, see if you can keep your countries straight with this quiz!

__________ is not located in Europe.

Mexico can be found in the southern part of North America, sharing a northern border with the U.S. Its population of over 120 million makes it the most populated Spanish-speaking country on Earth.

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Which of these is not located in South America?

Poland is one of the most populous countries in the EU. It is located in Central Europe.

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Which of these is not an African country?

Cambodia is located on the Asian continent. It can be found in Southeast Asia, bordered by Thailand and Laos.

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_________ is not located in Asia.

Mauritius is an island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa. This country is highly ranked for political and economic freedom.

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_________ is not in North America.

The Seychelles is made up of over 100 islands to the east of mainland Africa. This country has the smallest population of any African country and has one of the highest levels of income inequality of any country in the world.

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Which of these is not an African country?

El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country in the Americas. It uses the American dollar as currency and struggles with high rates of poverty and crime.

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Which of these countries is not located in Europe?

Nigeria is officially a democratic secular West African country, which appears to be gaining footing after a long period of unrest following colonization. With nearly 200 million inhabitants, it is the most populous country in Africa and one of the most populous on Earth.

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________ is not located in Asia.

Kenya is a nation of 48 million people, located on the eastern coast of Africa. It has been independent of the U.K. since 1963.

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________ is not a European country.

The Ivory Coast, also known as Côte d'Ivoire, is a West African country. While its official language is French, due to colonial rule, nearly 80 languages are spoken in the country today.

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Which of these is not an African country?

Turkey is unique, as is straddles both Western Asia and Southeast Europe, with most of it in Western Asia. Its largest and capital city, Istanbul, is unique, as it is the only city on Earth to straddle two continents.

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Which country is not located in Asia?

Costa Rica is located in Central America. It is known for its stable democratic government.

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Which of these is not a European country?

Venezuela can be found on the northern coast of South America. It has the world's largest known oil reserves.

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Which of these is not an African country?

Qatar is located in the Middle East, on the Asian continent. It shares a border with Saudi Arabia on the Arabian peninsula.

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__________ is not located in Asia.

Portugal is the westernmost country on the European continent. It is one of the oldest global nation states and has been settled, invaded and fought over continuously since prehistoric times.

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Which of these is not a European country?

India is a South Asian country. Its population of 1.3 billion makes it the second most populous country on Earth and the world's most populous democracy.

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_______ is not in Europe.

Tajikistan is a Central Asian country. It is landlocked and shares borders with Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China.

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________ is not in Europe.

Papua New Guinea is a country that sits in Oceania, above Australia, and occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea. It is one of the most rural and unexplored countries in the world, with most of the citizens living in farming communities without access to money.

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Which of these is not an Asian country?

Australia is both a country and continent located in Oceania. Australia has one of the world's largest immigrant populations and is one of the top-ranking countries on Earth on the Human Development Index.

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__________ is not in Europe.

Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia. It's population of over 30 million is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural.

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Which of these countries is not located in North America?

Switzerland is a Western-Central European country. It is a landlocked country famous for the Swiss Alps.

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Which of these countries is not considered a part of North America?

Brazil is the largest country in South America. It is the largest Portuguese-speaking country on Earth.

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________ is not a part of North America.

San Marino is a European microstate, surrounded entirely by Italy. This small Italian-speaking country is one of the wealthiest on Earth and is famous for having more cars than people.

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Which of these is not a North American country?

France is located in Western Europe. Its capital, Paris, has been a global center of culture and science for centuries, and the country receives more foreign tourists yearly than any other country.

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_______ is not considered part of South America.

North Korea is an East Asian country bordered by China, Russia, and South Korea. It is a one-party military dictatorship, widely accused of having the worst human rights record of any country on Earth, based on how it treats its own citizens.

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______ is not part of South America.

Japan is a nation in East Asia, comprised of more than 6,500 islands. Japan is home to 127 million people, with about 38 million of them living in the Greater Tokyo Area.

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Which country cannot be found in South America?

Malta is a small but densely populated Southern European island country, located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Its official languages are English and Maltese, which is based on a hybrid of Sicilian and Arabic.

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Which country is not in North America?

Uruguay is located in Southeastern South America. It ranks first in South America when it comes to press freedom, size of the middle class, and peace, and it is one of the most socially developed and liberal nations in the world.

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_______ is not in Europe.

The U.S. is the third most populous country on Earth, following China and India. Its territories can be found throughout the Caribbean and Pacific, stretching across nine time zones.

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________ is not in South America.

Russia is the largest country by area on Earth. It spreads across Eastern Europe and Northern Asia, sharing land borders with over a dozen countries and maritime borders with both the U.S. and Japan.

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_________ is not in Asia.

Canada is the second largest country by area after Russia, but is sparsely populated. It shares the world's longest bi-national border with its neighbor to the south, America.

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________ is not in Africa.

Haiti is located in the Caribbean, where it shares an island with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is famously where Columbus first landed in the Americas and thought he was in Asia.

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Which country is not in North America?

Morocco is a country found in Northern Africa. Its culture is a blend of Berber, Arab, West African and European influences.

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Which of these cannot be found in Europe?

Trinidad and Tobago is a twin island sovereign state. It is the southernmost county in the Caribbean.

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Which of these is not an African country?

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a Southeastern European country located on the Balkan peninsula of continental Europe. It has some of the highest literacy, life expectancy and education levels in the region.

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__________ is not located in Asia.

Finland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe, despite being one of its largest by area. This Nordic country shares a border with Russia.

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