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Country Nicknames: Top 40 best nation aliases

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.

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Europe

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

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Asia

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

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35. 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

Know of any more good country nicknames? Tell us below.

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