Hi everyone,

welcome to the March 2024 edition of #fridaygeotrivia, our a social media geotrivia contest. We play on the final Friday of every month.

The game will be played on Friday, 29th of March, at 17:00 Berlin time, 4pm London time, 12 noon New York time.

See how to play below.

The March 2024 geotrivia question:

This weekend the Christian world celebrates Easter, so our thoughts naturally turn to Easter Island, Chile’s remote territory in Pacific.

That got us thinking about how the island was named, and thus this month’s question: name countries/territories (places with ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes) named after Biblical (saints, Christian holidays, etc) references.

"Map of Easter Island"

As always:

  • Only one answer per toot

  • You must include the hashtag #fridaygeotrivia and the emoji flag of the countries


#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 Mastodon thread:

The winner

It was a very tight race, but in the end the winner was @milvus with second place claimed by @SK53. Well done!

This month’s geotrivia answer:

  • AG: Antigua and Barbuda
  • BL: Saint Barthélemy
  • BQ: Caribbean Netherlands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
  • CX: Christmas Island
  • DO: Dominican Republic
  • GP: Guadeloupe
  • KN: Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • LC: Saint Lucia
  • MF: Collectivity of Saint Martin
  • MS: Montserrat
  • PM: Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • SB: Solomon Islands
  • SH: Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • SM: San Marino
  • ST: São Tomé and Príncipe
  • SV: El Salvador
  • SX: Sint Maarten
  • TT: Trinidad and Tobago
  • VC: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • VG: British Virgin Islands
  • VI: United States Virgin Islands

How to play

Anyone can join in, you just need a Mastodon account.

  • Follow us on Mastodon, our account is @opencage@en.osm.town

  • When the game starts we will post the question here on the blog and on Mastodon, and will embed the Mastodon question here. We highly recommend using a mastodon client you feel comfortable with. We’ve made the switch to the Elk client and are loving it, but use whatever works for you.

  • Reply to the question thread on Mastodon (it will be embedded above) using the hashtag #fridaygeotrivia in your answer.

  • Only one answer per response (don’t stuff multiple answers into a single reply).

  • Our definition of “country” is usually (it depends on the question) any place with an ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code. Read more background about ISO and country codes in our guide.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Some people have complained that 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,