Top 10 Countries with the Most Interesting Shape on the Map
The Top Ten
Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.
Italy looks like a boot, high heel in particular. - Metal_Treasure
Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It is known as the most peaceful country on earth.
Iceland looks like an amoeba. - Metal_Treasure
Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.
Coincedence? I think not - TwilightKitsune
Looks like the letter J. Yes, J for Japan. - Metal_Treasure
It looks like an animal hind leg (maybe lamb or pork hams) - one of those you can see in some meat counters. Google 'Jamon Iberico de bellota' - Mexico looks like that.
With some more imagination, I can also see a seahorse. - Metal_Treasure
Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic (LPDR), or commonly referred to its colloquial name of Muang Lao is a landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula of Mainland Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to ...read more.
Laos looks like a tree (maybe a palm tree) - Metal_Treasure
Panama, officially called the Republic of Panama, is a country in Central America situated between North and South America.
It's like the letter S - Metal_Treasure
Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.
Its shape looks like an elephant head - Metal_Treasure
8 Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.
Sri Lanka looks like a pearl or a tear off India. - Metal_Treasure
It looks like a long-haired girl - Metal_Treasure
Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. ...read more.
Russia looks like a running horse. - Metal_Treasure
Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second ...read more.
Looks like an dragon!
Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, formerly known as Kirghizia, is a landlocked country located in Central Asia.
Kyrgyzstan looks like a dog, maybe Schnauzer or Tibetan Terrier. - Metal_Treasure
France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.
France looks like a flying squirrel - Metal_Treasure
13 United States
The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.
The United States looks weird... the states alone have weird shapes. Colorado and Wyoming are the only ones square shaped. - Lucretia
Lucretia, even Weird Al Yankovic mentions this in his awesome parody song "I'll Sue Ya":
"I sued Colorado
'Cause you know, I think it looks a little bit too much
Like Wyoming" - Metal_Treasure
Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often ...read more.
Thanks, Martin. I think you are right - it does look like a guitar! - Metal_Treasure
Maybe only Austrians think that, but it looks like a guitar. - Martin_Canine
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe . It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities . ...read more.
Similarly to Iceland, Switzerland looks like an amoeba. - Metal_Treasure
16 United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state which consists of the political and economic union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was a member of the European Union (EU) from 1973 to 2016. ...read more.
Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, ...read more.
Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.
19 North Korea
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.
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