Hi everyone,

welcome to the May 2023 edition of #fridaygeotrivia, our a social media geotrivia contest. which took place on Friday, 26th of May 2023 at 18:00 Berlin time, 5pm London time, 12 noon New York time. See how to play below.

The May 2023 geotrivia question:

Name countries that share land borders with exactly two other countries BUT are not land-locked. So, for example, Andorra, which borders only Spain and France does NOT count.

Bridges do NOT count as a “land border”.

Remember: to get the points you need the #fridaygeotrivia hashtag AND the emoji flag of the country(ies). And only one answer per response.


#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

This month it wasn’t even close. Congrats to Ciarán Ferrie, who absolutely ran away with it.

This month’s geotrivia answer:

  • country: land borders with
  • Bangladesh: IN, MM
  • Belize: MX, GT
  • Costa Rica: PA, NI
  • Denmark: CA, DE
  • Ecuador: CO, PE
  • El Salvador: GT, HN
  • Equatorial Guinea: CM, GA
  • Estonia: RU, LV
  • Guinea-Bissau: GN, SN
  • Kuwait: IQ, SA
  • Lebanon: IL, SY
  • The Netherlands: BE, DE
  • Nicargua: CR, HN
  • Panama: CO, CR
  • Sierra Leone: GN, LR
  • Sweden: FI, NO
  • Tunisia: DZ, LY
  • United Arab Emirates: OM, SA
  • United States: CA, MX
  • Uruguay: AR, BR
  • Yemen: OM, SA

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,