From Uncle Sam to The Boot, test your knowledge of the 40 best nicknames for nations around the world.

Everyone loves a good nickname – and countries are no different! Skyscanner pulls together the 40 best nicknames for nations around the world.

Take our quiz and test your knowledge of country nicknames - then read on for the answers.

tawny eagleEurope

1. Albania – Land of the Eagles 2. Belarus – The White Rus 3. England – Land of Hope and Glory 4. Finland – Land of a Thousand Lakes 5. France – L’hexagone 6. Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice 7. Ireland – The Emerald Isle 8. Italy – The Boot 9. Slovenia – The Sunny Side of the Alps 10. Switzerland – Land of Milk and Honey 11. Ukraine – The Bread Basket of Europe

Americas

12. Brazil – Pindorama (Land of the Palms) 13. Canada – The Great White North 14. Chile – Land of Poets 15. Guyana – Land of Many Waters 16. Paraguay – The Island Surrounded by Land 17. Peru – Land of the Incas 18. USA - Uncle Sam 19. Venezuela – Land of Grace

bhutanAsia

20. Bhutan – Land of the Thunder Dragon 21. China – The Red Dragon 22. Indonesia – The Emerald of the Equator 23. Japan – Land of the Rising Sun 24. Mongolia – Land of the Blue Sky 25. North Korea – The Hermit Kingdom 26. Philippines – The Pearl of the Orient Seas 27. South Korea – Land of the Morning Calm 28 Sir Lanka – India’s Teardrop 29. Thailand – Land of Smiles

Middle East

30. Afghanistan – Graveyard of Empires 31. Israel – The Holy Land 32. Lebanon – Switzerland of the Middle East

Australasia

33. Australia – Land Down Under (sometimes also used for New Zealand) 34. New Zealand – Land of the Long White Cloud

Africa

burkina faso35. Burkina Faso – Land of the Upright Men 36. Egypt – The Gift of the Nile 37. Lesotho – The Kingdom In The Sky 38. Madagascar – The Red Island 39. Rwanda – Land of a Thousand Hills 40. South Africa - Rainbow Nation

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