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Quiz: Countries of the world from A to Z

Put your knowledge of the world's countries to the ultimate test, as we run through our world atlas from A to Z. Be warned: This ABC isn't *quite* as easy as 123...

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Test your knowledge of the world from A to Z with our latest, and possibly the toughest - travel trivia quiz. Time to run down the alphabet.

Please note: For the purposes of this (just for fun) quiz, we’ve counted the United Kingdom as an answer, but also included England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as individual answers/questions, too. Enjoy!

1. How many countries begin with the letter A?

5

7

9

11

2. Which of these ‘B’ countries is not officially classed as a country?

Benin

Bahamas

Bahrain

None of the above

3. Which ‘C’ country is home to the city of Yaounde?

Cameroon

Chad

Cambodia

Cape Verde

4. One of these ‘D’ countries is home to the famous Boiling Lake. Which is it?

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

5. How many countries begin with the letter ‘E’?

3

7

9

11

6. There are only three official ‘F’ countries. Which of these isn’t one of them?

France

Faroe Islands

Finland

Fiji

7. Which of the 11 countries beginning with ‘G’ is the smallest (by population)?

Grenada

Guyana

Gabon

Guinea-Bissau

8. After Haiti, Hungary and Honduras, there's a fourth 'H' country - the jurisdiction of the Pope. What’s it called?

Holy My

Holy See

Holy Bay

Holy Trinity

9. The four biggest ‘I’ countries (by population) are India, Indonesia, Iran and…?

Iraq

Israel

Ireland

Italy

10. Which of the three countries beginning with ‘J’ is home to the Blue Mountain?

Japan

Jamaica

Jordan

Nice try! None of them

11. Which ‘K’ country bears this flag?

Kuwait

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Kiribati

12. Of the four European ‘L’ countries, which is the biggest (by area)?

Luxembourg

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

13. Which of the following is NOT a country beginning with ‘M’?

Mali

Marshall Islands

Marble Islands

Monaco

14. In which country beginning with ’N’ would you find the city of Windhoek?

Norway

Netherlands

Namibia

Nicaragua

15. Only one country begins with the letter ‘O’. What's it called?

Okinawa

Oman

Odessa

Oyo

16. In which ‘P’ country would you find the birding paradise of Mount Hagen?

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Peru

Paraguay

17. Qatar stands alone as the only ‘Q’ country. Which continent is it on?

South America

Asia

Africa

Australia

18. Three ‘R’ countries, three different flags. Whose flag is this?

Russia

Romania

Rwanda

Nice try! None of the above

19. There are over 20 ’S’ countries around the world. How many begin with the word ‘South’?

2

3

4

5

20. Can you name the smallest ’T’ country, by population and area?

Tuvalu

Tonga

Togo

Timor-Leste

21. There are seven countries beginning with ‘U’. How many of them begin with the word ‘United’?

2

3

4

5

22. The three ‘V’ countries - Vietnam, Venezuela and Vanuatu - are all different. What’s one thing they have in common?

They’re all on the continent of Asia

Their capital cities all begin with ‘H’

All have populations over 1M

None of them are landlocked

23. Wales is the only country beginning with ‘W’, Which of its most beautiful areas is NOT classed as a national park?

Gower

Snowdonia

Pembrokeshire

Brecon Beacons

24. No countries begin with ‘X’, though a few places do. Which of these countries is NOT home to a city/town beginning with ‘X’?

China

Mozambique

Laos

Mexico

25. Yemen is the only country beginning with ‘Y’. Its home to an island famous for its native ‘dragon blood trees’. Can you name the island?

Usambara

Skomer

Raja Ampat

Socotra

26. Neighbouring Zambia and Zimbabwe represent for the letter ‘Z’. They share Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River and a lake along their border. Name that lake

Kariba

Edward

Victoria

Nakuru

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