How many African countries can you identify on a map?

I posted this question, and I answered the Can you identify all 50 American states on a map? question, to point out that it isn’t just Americans that are geographically challenged: we retain, and can pick out on a map, what is familiar to us, whether we’re Americans or Zaireans.

I did better than I expected, but still not great.

OK, how’d I do?


  • Guinnea Bissau
  • Guinea
  • Togo
  • Gabon
  • Not Zaire: It’ll always be Zaire to me
  • Central African Republic
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Djibouti


  • Sierra Leone
  • Ghana
  • Ivory Coast
  • Benin
  • Misnamed R Congo as DR Congo
  • Zimbabwe
  • Botswana

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