Can You Identify The Country If We Show You Its Outline and Its Flag?

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There are hundreds of countries in the world, and each is defined by geographical landmarks such as rivers, lakes, oceans and mountain ranges. The geography of a country is also a big influence on the culture of a country's people. From sheepherders in rolling hills and fishing villages on Caribbean and Pacific islands to bustling economies along river banks and industrious countries built on manufacturing and technology. The geography of a nation, as well as its cultural history, are represented best on a country's flag. 

We will give you a flag and country outline and all you have to do is identify the country. Sounds easy, doesn't it? 

While some flags such as Japan and the United States may be commonplace in your memory, how about similar flags like Italy and Ireland, or lesser-known flags such as Bangladesh and Botswana? Do you think you can identify the island nations of Jamaica, Puerto Rico or Trinidad and Tobago? These 40 countries represent only a portion of the world's cultures but show the amazing diversity of our world. 

So, are you a geographer at heart or curious to learn more about our amazing world? Take this quiz to see how well you know your countries and the fun facts that go with them!

Ghana is a small country located in the subregion of West Africa. It is bordered by the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo and the Atlantic Ocean. Ghana means Warrior King in the Soninke language (not one of Ghana's official languages). There are over 27 million people in the country.

The Republic of Croatia has a very strange shape. It sort of wraps around Bosnia in a 'v' shape. It's a very small European country, with just over 4 million in its population. It borders the Adriatic Sea, making it a very picturesque place to be, at least in that specific region.

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is known for being one of the most diverse countries in the entire Caribbean. The country has many diverse groups, all of which are heavily present in the country's culture. Because of this, the country has the most holidays in the Caribbean.

This Central European country is very small, with about 10 million inhabitants. Hungary used to be much larger, but it lost over 70 percent of its territory after World War I. Its official language is Hungarian and its most populous city is also its capital (Budapest).

The Republic of Austria is a tiny, very mountainous country which lies within the Alps. The people speak Bavarian dialects of German, as well as the German language itself- the country's official language. They also speak Hungarian, Croatian and Slovene.

Canada lies at the top of the continent of North America and is the second-largest country by total area. The country is known for its hospitality and friendly people, but also for having a very cold climate. Because of the country's history, its two official languages are English and French.

Ukraine is the 46th-largest country in the world and the second-largest country in Europe. The country has a population of over 42 million and has about 20 official languages. Ukraine is known for its fertile plains, plateaus and rivers. The country also has some of the most beautiful mountain views in all of Europe.

The Kingdom of Denmark is considered to be the happiest country in the world. The people there have high standards of living and the country is known for it income equality. Its capital is Copenhagen, a beautiful city known for its rich history and a statue of The Little Mermaid; a bronze statue made by Edvard Eriksen.

The United States of America is made up of 50 states and over 300 million people. It is known for being the land where dreams come true and the home of a very diverse group of people. Cities such as New York City, Miami and Las Vegas are a few of its major attractions.

Fiji, a picturesque island in the South Pacific, is one of the most fascinating countries in that region. It has 1,500 sea species and over 4,000 square miles of coral reef. There are 322 islands in Fiji, 100 of which are inhabited by a population of approximately 883, 000 people.

Although most people know the country of Mexico for its tequila and for having a good time, the country is also a very important one when it comes to Mayan history. To the north of the country lies the United States and to the south, Guatemala and Belize.

Although the country is mostly known for Machu Picchu, Peru is the ideal destination for any food lover. Over 55 varieties of corn are produced in colors such as black, yellow, white and purple. Also, there are over 3,000 varieties of the potato which originate from Peru.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the most populated Francophone country and the second-largest country in Africa. The French-speaking country is located at the center of the continent and has a number of ethnic groups. The country was previously owned by Belgium but gained its independence in 1960.

India has been recognized as the seventh-largest country in the world and also the second most populated country worldwide. Over 1.2 billion people inhabit this vast country, which is 3,287,590 square kilometers. India is known for being very rich in culture.

Although Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union, it has a low population density (22 per square mile) with just 10 million inhabitants. Although the official language is Swedish, a large number of the population can speak other languages, namely English.

South Korean men are big supporters of the makeup industry. Reportedly, they spend about $900 million a year on men’s cosmetics. This is actually 20 percent of the male Korean population but a quarter of men’s cosmetics in the world. Its capital is pronounced "soul."

Nigeria, also called the Giant of Africa, is known for its large population and economy. With almost 200 million inhabitants, the country has one of the largest young populations in the world. Because it is a multinational state, it has over 500 ethnic groups who speak over 500 different languages.

This is the second-smallest country in the world and also the most densely populated state. Though it is only three miles long by one half mile wide, over 33,000 people inhabit this sovereign city state. This means that one body governs the single city and the land.

Argentina is a large country on the southeast end of the continent of South America. Like Chile, the country has a very distinct shape and almost resembles the continent on which it sits. It is the eighth-largest country in the world and has over 43 million residents.

This large country in the Americas possesses a rich biodiversity. It is the home of 60 percent of the largest rainforest in the world known as the Amazon Rainforest. This in itself contains one-tenth of the world’s species and has over 55,000 plant and 3,000 fish species.

This Middle Eastern country is one that is filled with culture and history, despite being better known for violence. Iraq is known for holding the cradle of civilization- the area where mankind first began to read, write, make laws and live under organized governments.

Like any other country, Japan has its own traditions and norms of behavior. For example, until the late 1800s, women would frequently dye their teeth black because white teeth were perceived as ugly. Big, white smiles were viewed as ‘exposing too much bone.’

Australia is the only island that is also a continent. It is the sixth-largest country in the world and the largest in Oceania. It was formerly occupied by the British and then the indigenous Australians who spoke over 200 languages.

Kenya, a country situated in East Africa, has produced successful citizens. In 2004, environmentalist Wangari Muta Maathai became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She was awarded for her work in sustainable development and advocacy for women’s rights.

The People's Republic of Bangladesh shares its borders with India and Myanmar. This country has approximately 700 rivers and the longest unbroken beach in the world, Cox's Bazar Beach. It is also the home of the largest mangrove forest in the world, Sundarbans.

Most people know China for its architecture, but the Chinese are also responsible for one of the best inventions in the world. In the late 1300s, toilet paper was invented in China but It was only for emperors. Other people used wool, hemp or even leaves to clean themselves. However, by the 14th century, toilet paper was being made annually in the millions.

The Republic of Finland is a relatively large European country, located toward the north of the continent. Almost 89 percent of its population lives in the southern region of the country. It is bordered by Sweden to the northwest, Russia to the east, Estonia to the south and tiny Norway to the north.

Unbeknownst to many, this country is known for its food- particularly sushi. In Tel Aviv, the second-largest city in Israel, there are over 100 sushi restaurants. This means it is the city with the most sushi restaurants per capita- more than NYC and Tokyo.

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America, located in the Caribbean Sea. Despite its American ownership, 94 percent of the population of Puerto Rico speaks Spanish, while the other 6 percent speak English.

Ruines of Leon Viejo in Nicaragua is the oldest city in Central America. This World Heritage site is over 1,500 years old and was inhabited by the Spanish in 1524. Though it was abandoned after an earthquake in 1610, it contained a cathedral, convent and many of the private houses.

New Zealand is an island nation that's made up of two main islands; the North and the South. It is known mostly for its biodiversity; including its animals, mountain peaks, volcanoes and plant life. Its official languages are English, Maori and NZ Sign.

The Makgadigadi pan in Bostwana is one of the largest salt pan areas in the world. It is situated in a very hot area with little to no rain. However, when it does rain, the salt pan turns into a deep blue lake that attracts animals for water.

This is a country in western Europe that is almost entirely surrounded by land. Though it was one of Europe’s least populated countries, it has a booming economy with the highest sale of alcohol in Europe per capita.

Officially known as the Arab Republic of Egypt, this country has a very distinct shape on the continent of Africa. Egypt has what appears to be two straight lines for its western and southern borders. The country is home to almost 94 million people.

Located in Central America, this country separates the Atlantic from the Pacific Ocean. It is the only country in the world where you can view the sunrise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic. It is mostly known for its canal, which allows for the passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and vice versa.

Turkey is a transcontinental country, which lies both in Europe and in Asia. The Republic of Turkey is bordered by eight countries and encircled by seas on three sides. The country has almost 80 million residents . Unlike many other nations, its capital is not its largest city.

Tea is loved by the Taiwanese, many of whom enjoy drinking it throughout the day. A popular tea called "Bubble tea" or "Boba," made with tapioca pearl and milk, originated in Taiwan in the 1980s and is now popular worldwide.

The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is a sovereign state located in northern Africa. It is the tenth-largest country in the world and the largest on the continent of Africa. This relatively big country has over 40 million residents and borders the Mediterranean Sea.

Jamaica is the third-largest island in the Greater Antilles, the fourth largest in the Caribbean and the home of Bob Marley and Reggae music. The country formerly belonged to the United Kingdom, but was given its independence in 1962.

South Africa is the southern-most country on the continent of Africa. Much to many people's confusion, the country is NOT a continent. It is the 25th-largest country in the world and has close to 56 million people. Because the country is so diverse, it has 11 official languages.

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