Hi everyone,

welcome to September 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 September 2021 geotrivia question:

Name countries that share land borders with at least eight other countries.

This question is a bit the opposite of our April geotrivia question, where we asked for countries that border only a single other country.


#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 Twitter thread:

The winner

This monthโ€™s winner was Dave McLaughlin, who also won back in July. Well done, Dave!

The geotrivia answer:

  • Austria (AT): CH, CZ, DE, HU, IT, LI, SI, SK
  • Brazil (BR): AR, BO, CO, FR, GY, PE, PY, SR, UY, VE
  • China (CN): AF, BT, IN, KG, KP, KZ, LA, MM, MN, NP, RU, PK, TJ, VN
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (CD): AO, BI, CF, CG, RW, SS, TZ, UG, ZM
  • France (FR): AD, BE, BR, CH, DE, ES, IT, LU, MC, NL (SX), SR
  • Germany (DE): AT, BE, CH, CZ, DK, FR, LU, NL, PL
  • Russia (RU): AZ, BY, CN, EE, FI, GE, KP, KZ, LT, LV, MN, NO, PO, UK
  • Saudi Arabia (SA): AE, BH, IQ, JO, KW, OM, QA, YE
  • Serbia (RS): BA, BG, HR, HU, ME, MK, RO, XK
  • Tanzania (TZ): BI, CD, KE, MW, MZ, RW, UG, ZM
  • Turkey (TR): AM, AZ, BG, GE, GR, SY, IQ, IR
  • Zambia (ZM): AO, BW, CD, MW, MZ, NA, TZ, ZW

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,