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Quiz: The largest countries in the world

How well do you know the largest countries on the planet? See if your knowledge is as big as the nations themselves with our tough trivia quiz…

One of the world's largest countries (Shutterstock)

Many of us can probably name the world’s largest country quite easily. But how much deeper does your knowledge go than that? We want to find out, and that’s why we’ve put together this quiz. Good luck…

Note: For the purposes of this (just for fun) quiz, by ‘biggest’ or ‘largest’ we mean ‘total area’ (sq km), unless we specify otherwise in the question. We’ve also chosen a mix of the world’s largest countries to include as answers. They won’t all necessarily be here.

1. Which country is the world’s largest?

USA

Russia

China

India

2. Now, which country is the world’s largest by population?

Brazil

India

Pakistan

China

3. Russia’s size means it has a LOT of border countries. How many, exactly?

11

12

13

14

4. The world’s second largest country might surprise you. Have a guess…

Canada

USA

Australia

China

5. Can you name the world’s largest landlocked country?

Afghanistan

Kazakhstan

Pakistan

Turkmenistan

6. South America’s largest countries are Brazil and Argentina. Which is bigger?

Brazil

Argentina

Honestly, no idea

Nice try! They’re not the largest

7. Can you name the third biggest country in South America, also one of the world's largest?

Paraguay

Peru

Venezuela

Chile

8. Can you name Africa’s largest country?

Libya

Congo DRC

Sudan

Algeria

9. Of these four large countries, which is the largest?

Indonesia

Kazakhstan

Mexico

Mongolia

10. This island territory is part of one of the world’s largest countries AND is considered the world’s largest island. Which is it?

Baffin

Victoria

Greenland

Jersey

11. Which is bigger: India or Australia?

India

Australia

Honestly, no idea

Nice try! They’re the same size

12. Can you identify this large country from its flag?

India

Algeria

Saudi Arabia

Mexico

13. Europe’s largest country is Russia, but of the four below, which is the biggest?

Ukraine

Sweden

Poland

Finland

14. Like Russia, China has borders with many countries. Which of these countries is NOT on China’s border?

Bangladesh

Laos

Myanmar (Burma)

Nepal

15. The USA is the third largest country in the world. Can you name its largest state?

Texas

Montana

New Mexico

Alaska

16. Can you identify this large country from just one photo?

Iran

Mongolia

Pakistan

Uzbekistan

17. Finally, how about this large African nation?

Mali

Ethiopia

South Africa

Angola

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