Hi everyone,

welcome to January 2022 #fridaygeotrivia!

As is our tradition, on the final Friday of month on twitter under the hashtag #fridaygeotrivia we run a geotrivia contest. Afterwards we post the answers here on the blog.

See below for how to play.

The January 2022 geotrivia question:

Name countries that share a land border on an oceanic (not lake, not river) island. Also name the island. To get full points you need to name the country names with emoji flag and the #fridaygeotrivia hash tag.


#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 all, that was a great session with lots of competition. Many congrats to Colin Angus for taking home the #fridaygeotrivia title. Second place went to Ryan Kas.

This month’s geotrivia answer:

  • Borneo: ID, MY and BN, MY
  • Cuba: CU, US
  • Cyprus: CY, GB, Northern Cyprus / TR
  • Dall Island: CA, US
  • Hispaniola: DO, HT
  • Ireland: GB, IE
  • K Island: RO, UA
  • Kataja: FI, SE
  • Koiluoto: FI, RU
  • New Guinea: ID, PG
  • Passport Island: BH, SA
  • Saint Martin: MF/FR, SX/NL
  • Tierra del Fuego: AR, CL
  • Timor: ID, TL
  • Usedom: DE, PL
Note that ID/MY and FI/SE also border each other on other islands.
Honourable mention for the lake island with the Three-Country Cairn (FI, NO, SE)

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