Hi everyone,

welcome to April 2022 #fridaygeotrivia!

As is our tradition, on the final Friday of month at 15:00 Berlin time / 14:00 London / 09:00 New York we run a geotrivia contest on twitter under the hashtag #fridaygeotrivia. Afterwards we post the answers here on the blog.

See below for how to play.

The April 2022 geotrivia question:

Name countries that are named after individual people (not tribes or groups of people). Some caveats: no legendary, mythological, biblical or religious figures, for example the country of Saint Lucia would not count. Secondly it needs to be an actual country (ie self-governing), not a dependent territory with an ISO code. Finally, as always, to get full points you need to include the emjoi flag and the #fridaygeotriva hashtag.


#fridaygeotrivia is a game with two prizes:

  1. the sheer joy of geographic knowledge and pedantry.

  2. the bragging rights of getting the answer first.

The #fridaygeotrivia twitter thread:

The winner

Well done to Twitter user Speed_of_smell and (defending co-champ) Giuseppe Sollazzo, who tied for first place! And big thanks to everyone who played along.

This month’s geotrivia answer:

  • AZ - Azerbaijan
  • BO - Bolivia
  • CO - Colombia
  • CK - Cook Islands
  • JO - Jordan - (the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan)
  • MH - Marshall Islands
  • MU - Mauritius
  • MZ - Mozambique
  • PH - Philippines
  • SA - Saudi Arabia
  • SC - Seychelles
  • US - United States of America
  • VE - Venezuela (The Bolivarian Republic of)
We also gave a point for Rhodesia

How to play

Anyone can join in, you just need a twitter account. Please note - these edition of the game was played long ago - these days we play on Mastodon, not twitter.

  • Reply to the question thread on twitter (embedded below) using the hashtag #fridaygeotrivia in your answer.

  • Only one answer per tweet

  • While you can use a map, please do NOT use the internet to just search for an answer. That is cheating and will lead to seriously bad geokarma.

  • To get full points for an answer it is good form not just to name the relevant country but (if possible) to include the emoji flags of the country.

Some people have complained the format is a bit chaotic and hard to follow. Yes, the mad chaos is part of the fun. Embrace it. The goal is just to have fun and learn. We win by playing

Thanks for playing, see you next month