Hi everyone,

welcome to June 2021 #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 June 2021 geotrivia question:

Name countries that have come into existence since 1989 or countries that existed in 1989 and no longer exist.


#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 geotrivia answer:

New Countries:
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • the Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Namibia
  • North Macedonia
  • Palau
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Sudan
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Yemen
Countries that no longer exist:
  • Czechoslovakia
  • the German Democratic Republic ("East Germany")
  • Hong Kong (now part of China)
  • Macau (now part of China)
  • North Yemen
  • the Soviet Union
  • South Yemen
  • Yugoslavia

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

Happy geocoding,