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Old 02-17-2013, 03:29 PM
 
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I can do all countries except the African nations. I could probably point out 5 or 6 of them but the rest I would have no clue whatsoever.

Same goes for Middle East.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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I've been a geography nerd for as long as I can remember. I could probably identify most countries by name by about 8-9. Mostly from my little LeapPad I had as a kid.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Yep, geography is my strong point. Could probably name 95% of the worlds flags also.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:25 PM
 
Location: The Great Outdoors
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WTF you people, over 150 countries? I'd be lucky to get 25%.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Being a sport fan helps with countries/flags/capitals etc I have found.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:04 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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From age 5 to 13 I attended a French school, and they take geography very seriously -- especially where former French colonies are concerned. So by the time I was 10 or 11 I could name every country in the world and its capital, neighbors, etc.

Still can. I named 166 countries in 9 minutes:

http://www.sporcle.com/games/g/world

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Old 02-18-2013, 08:16 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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From age 5 to 13 I attended a French school, and they take geography very seriously -- especially where former French colonies are concerned. So by the time I was 10 or 11 I could name every country in the world and its capital, neighbors, etc.

Still can. I named 166 countries in 9 minutes:

Can you name the countries of the world? | Online Games & Trivia by Sporcle
I've noticed the French do seem quite geographically aware.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I recognize everything but most African countries and I'd probably mix up a few in the middle east.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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I still get confused with the West and Central African Countries, and the Former members of the USSR, I could name most of them and approx where they are, but would possibly get Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan mixed up etc.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:37 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Yep, geography is my strong point. Could probably name 95% of the worlds flags also.
Wow THAT is impressive!
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