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Ultimate Geography v4.0

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FULL DESCRIPTION | RELEASE NOTES | CONTRIBUTING Ultimate Geography v4.0 features: - the world's 206 sovereign states (824 cards) - 52 territories, world regions, and other entities (98 cards) - 39 oceans and seas (39 cards, maps only) - 7 continents (7 cards, maps only) - for a total of 304 unique notes, 968 cards, 222 flags and 304 maps. The deck is available in five languages: English, German, Spanish, French and Norwegian. An extended version is also available in each language. To help with memorisation and provide context while learning, some notes include extra information such as similar flags, governance information, alternative country names, etc. You can use Anki's filtered deck feature to focus your study on a subset of the deck, such as sovereign states, a single note template (e.g. map to country), or a specific continent (e.g. Europe). This deck is maintained on GitHub. If you spot a mistake, have a suggestion or want to help, please don't hesitate to open an issue. Want to stay informed of new releases? Watch the GitHub repository or subscribe to the releases feed!

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Cards are customizable! When this deck is imported into the desktop program, cards will appear as the deck author has made them. If you'd like to customize what appears on the front and back of a card, you can do so by clicking the Edit button, and then clicking the Cards button.
Country Antarctica
Country info
Capital info
Capital hint
Flag similarity
Tags UG::Continents
Country Sudan
Country info
Capital Khartoum
Capital info
Capital hint
Flag similarity Palestine (red arrow, green stripe)
Tags UG::Africa UG::Sovereign_State
Country Sweden
Country info
Capital Stockholm
Capital info
Capital hint
Flag similarity
Tags UG::Europe UG::European_Union UG::Sovereign_State

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on 1600937464
It's great! Awesome way to learn about geography.
on 1600599346
Please make more general knowledge decks - this was awesome
on 1600415936
Great deck! Just don't underestimate the time needed to finish the Extended-Edition ;)
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Great deck
on 1599274321
import does not work. cant download spanish version
on 1598876329
This deck is awesome. It took me three and a half months to learn all the cards in this deck, but I enjoyed the journey and it was definitely worth the effort. It's really well put together and honestly I can't think of any flaws with it.

Perhaps in the future, they could make subdecks for each country, so that you can learn the geography of each country. Also, if there were a subdeck for things like geographical features, like mountain ranges, major rivers, geographic regions, that would be pretty neat.
on 1598643057
Probably the best world geography deck
on 1597684989
Incredible resource to learn world geography. It is complete and I have seen no errors at all. Thank you for sharing this amazing deck!
on 1596715959
Huge work
on 1595468041
Thank you, I did 50 cards so far, this was really helpful.
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great deck
on 1594581064
Simply put, this is one of the best and most well-maintained shared decks out there. The only fault is that it doesn't cover more geographic details.
on 1594403918
Great deck! Have always been embarrassed by how little I know about geography and this is exactly what I was looking for. Very well put together with info I wouldn't have thought to add if I made my own. Thank you so much!
on 1594243827
Every child should learn this when they are in primary school. Saves a lot of time and potential embarrassment later on. Thank you so much! P.S. Would you please upload this deck in the four other languages onto Anki? Am having a hard time figuring out the instructions on github...
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Very useful and well-made deck
on 1592734054
Best deck for world geography.
on 1592570781
Very thorough. Really Great
on 1592239649
A superb effort! Thanks!
on 1592107713
Very good deck!
Also, awesome advice some comments below! Thank you! I will copypaste it to give it more visibility:

"You can put this deck on steroids by inserting the following snippet at the bottom of the answer HTML for each template ("Cards..." in editor or browser). Your answers will show the corresponding Wikipedia article for each answer. This really helped me find connections and learn faster.

<iframe src="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{Country}}" style="height: 100vh; width:100%;" seamless="seamless"></iframe>

-- replace {{Country}} with {{Capital}} for Country -> Capital card type
-- if your deck is in another language, swap the "en" in the wikipedia link for your language (e.g. "de" for german)"
on 1591615242
Excellent Deck, perhaps the only one I ever found by browsing shared decks that's more than a mere novelty. Unfortunately, the process for getting the fdifferent language and extended ones is beyond me -- I kept getting errors with the CrowdAnki add-on that was made required to install the other versions of this Ultimate Geography. That's both sad and frustrating as heck. If anyone managed to get around such a restriction... please, share.
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One of the few really good shared decks, amazing for what it does. I'd personally like if it included audio, but that's a personal preference.
on 1590897528
Excellent quality in images, which would be a pain to do on you own. Well updated and very thorough.
on 1590743565
Amazing Deck!
on 1590250274
Exactly the info I was looking to learn, with great tagging to enable custom, focused decks.
on 1589891423
Awesome deck, well built!
on 1589656694
You can put this deck on steroids by inserting the following snippet at the bottom of the answer HTML for each template ("Cards..." in editor or browser). Your answers will show the corresponding Wikipedia article for each answer. This really helped me find connections and learn faster.

<iframe src="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{Country}}" style="height: 100vh; width:100%;" seamless="seamless"></iframe>

-- replace {{Country}} with {{Capital}} for Country -> Capital card type
-- if your deck is in another language, swap the "en" in the wikipedia link for your language (e.g. "de" for german)
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Definitely my favorite Anki deck that I have gone through. My nitpicky complaint is that my computer won't let me update 3.3 version from 3.2 and I don't want to delete it and start over again.

Possible suggestions for improving the decks...
-Add other geographical features like rivers, mountains or mountain ranges, add more disputed/autonomous regions of the world (not sure what the inclusion criteria are for this deck), add administrative divisions like states or provinces for some countries, add currency or languages.

Again, this is a great deck and very helpful if you want to learn basic world geography. Maybe if the creator of this deck wants to take my add-on suggestions they might be better as additional decks instead of increasing the cards on this deck (if the creator does create more decks please inform me because I want to download those as well).

Thank you for creating this deck
on 1588835179
Excellent stuff
on 1588577643
I love this deck, but just messed it up and can't seem to fix it. Even if I delete the deck and reupload the deck. Could someone share the styling code in the cards... option in browse?
on 1588327730
Well made, fantastic way to get back my 'lost' knowledge
on 1587939997
Very polished deck. Great work.
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Tres bon deck pour apprendre la géo
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really love this deck
on 1587155293
Love the deck so much.
My singular (minor) complaint is that some of the countries look elongated in the pictures. For example, in the South Africa picture, it looks a lot taller than it actually is.
on 1587036173
High Quality.
on 1586367529
very good deck!
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Awesome pack!
on 1584764673
This deck is built for anyone looking to become Geographically Literate
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Excellent and comprehensive deck!
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Im existe pas en french
on 1583528767
Very well designed with different questions for capitals, flags, and geographical map locations with each country and territory.
on 1583030749
Good :)
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Really good!
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Great, thanks for sharing!
on 1579340899
up to date desk, good information, open on Github!
on 1578049209
Works for me
on 1577112467
Muito bom!! Útil demais pra gente!
on 1576120402
amazing piece of work, congrats. some obscure places are *really* hard to remember and learn and kind of get in the way (no offense, but Mont Athos? really?) but otherwise a fantastic resource if you actually want to learn that stuff.
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The best Anki deck I have seen so far.
on 1572619556
Fabulous collection. Sadly I haven't been able to update to the latest version as I fiddled around with the settings for the old deck. I'll manually add the release note updates and remember not to mess around with it next time!
on 1571945952
This is just the best deck. So much work goes into this!
on 1571674298
Очень полезно! Very useful!
on 1571412295
Great deck. Recent updates help keep accuracy.
on 1570601272
Very cool, thanks for this!
on 1570453993
Very nice deck. The only thing I am missing is more metadata on the countries (e.g. population)
on 1568780379
Incredible deck. Well made, and open source!
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Very good but needs some updating.
Kazakhstan and Burundi got the wrong capitals (and maybe some more)
on 1566901515
I mean... the amount of trivia games that will be won...
on 1566522036
Overall very good. Personally I'd appreciate slightly more detailed or otherwise distinguished maps of the Caribbean. I can't tell if a map is showing Anguilla or Sint Maarten. I added pronunciations to a handful of countries and capitals that'd be otherwise a bit tricky. (ouagadougou etc.)
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Excellent deck to use as a starting point for geography study.
on 1560824734
Now I am getting bullied at school for knowing all the capitals of every country.

Make it less powerful!
on 1560237757
I had avoided shared decks for 2 years of Anki usage (due to recommendations), however this one got my attention.

It's a high quality deck which you can further customize by creating a couple of more cards from what's already given by axelboc's valuable effort.

For example, test yourself on "what's this" and you'd only get an image of a continent/ocean/sea/city/municipality or "which flag is this" and you'd only get an image of a flag with country/capital on the other side (more cards of a thing = better for memorization).

The reason it's also worth downloading is that there is not much you can personally change regarding geography.
Usually, it's recommended to make your own cards but this is clearly an exception to the rule.
I mean, what's so personal that you can do regarding geography? It's a collection of different facts and places on the map…

One way I found to add value to this deck is to include original Forvo pronunciations of countries/cities/etc.
It's also really fun if you're a foreign language learner, so you can get a glimpse of that original Dutch pronunciation of “Oranjestad” or “Kralendijk”.

On top of that, the card template allows you to add “personal hints”, so you could that French friend's name when asked about Paris/France (scientifically shown to aid memory).

Anyways, great deck, definitively worth downloading!
on 1560198148
A deck for everyone! Very well made and almost flawless.

I have some advice for studying with this deck though:
1) Turn off burying, since this will, e.g., bury a Flag►Country card, when you just learned the Country►Capital counterpart, which is absurd.
2) Instead, suspend one direction of each pair. I found Country►Flag, Country►Map and Capital►Country to be the less useful / more difficult half of the deck. You can unsuspend them when you are comfortable with the first half of the deck.
3) Make sure to add new cards in the preset order. It helps to get a grasp of countries you have never heard of, when you get multiple pieces of information about them at the same time. The same is true for the borders of unfamiliar continents, because you will not only see all cards of one note consecutively, but countries are also clustered geographically.
on 1559292286
Great well made deck with loads of information.
on 1559044414
Is there anyway to just study Map to Country
on 1558816699
Some things to note: Countries like Swaziland have actually changed their name and are now called Eswatini for example, so beware that there are some errors but they are few and wide! Great tool for learning all countries, capitals, locations and flags
on 1558672146
Favorite Geography Deck of all time.

Went from Geographically illiterate to more knowledgeable than most people in a few months.
My only gripes is the fact that the capitals are somewhat useless to know... I suspend most of those cards on purpose.

It would be nice if the deck focused on something more important like current presidents/leaders, but of course that would require more updating.
Also if there was a higher emphasis on culturally significant regions.

Regardless, still the best deck for Geography.
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Just what I was looking for in a geography deck.
on 1556619043
Great deck for learning basic geography!
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Really amazing deck! It made learning easy and fun :D
on 1554914140
Updated yearly!!
on 1553275116
too good
on 1553225632
Очень полезно и круто сделано.
on 1552993851
Love this deck!
on 1552513117
Very detailed!
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Very thorough and well-designed
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Good deck!
on 1546514613
Just awesome!
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I'm having a lot of fun with this one.
on 1544029292
I'm using an older version but felt compelled to give a thumbs up rating, because I'm enjoying the deck!

I would also like an option to sort by population. I do not think this would hinder long term memorization as another commentor suggested.

I suspended all the capital cards because I'm not interested in learning those. This was easy to do because the deck is well organized!
on 1543483907
Has everything and is well maintained!
on 1543453370
Clean design, good resource
on 1543366439
The deck is simply fantastic and I have not much to say about it that hasn't been already said.

Anyway, I want to answer one of the previous commentaries about it: The one that suggests to sort countries by population.
It is not bad idea if you want to name/recognize just the most important countries, but it can become incredible more difficult to grasp the last few thousands of cards, so if you want to complete the full journey, the difficulty will overall increase, so I think that's a must-not change.
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Absolutely brilliant, and a great improvement on version 1.0.
The older version had odd filters on the flags which distorted the colours.
This newer one also has improvements in accuracy and it appears to have a few more cards and countries the other one was missing.
Very impressed - it is the most useful deck on this entire website.
Everyone should study this deck and improve their knowledge of the world
on 1537270257
Really good - but it would be better if the countries where sorted by population/size

It's kinda annoying to start with some extremely small islands if you hadn't had the more important ones.

I've currently seen 2/3rds of the cards and only saw 3 countries in continental Africa, no country in continental America (north and south) and no only a few countries from Asia/Ozeania (the only big one being the Philippines) - I force-learned European countries through a custom study since I already knew almost all about those.
on 1537022727
One of the best deck
on 1536936984
Good comprehensive cards, really recommend
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A comprehensive and (as far as I can see) accurate deck. I also like that it's possible to correct it via Github.
on 1535912831
This is amazing! Thank you so much! It's a huge deck, but thanks to the good tagging I can just start out with Europe and work from there.
on 1534692128
the map is perfect and clear
on 1532180777
well formatted & designed for learning!
on 1530715651
wow,it's awesome dude,thanks
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Great deck!
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Complete, very good quality.
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great work!
on 1518566400
Great deck!

When I learned capital some years ago I memorised 'Mbabane' as the capital of Swaziland.
This deck says it's 'Lobamba', so I checked Wikipedia. It lists them both: Lobamba as legislative and Mbabane as executive.
You could consider adding Mbabane or just a note explaining it like with South Africa :)

Same thing with a note for Sri Lanka

Being from Denmark I couldn't help but noticed how horribly disfigured Denmark is on the map of the Baltic Sea.
It turns out that the picture is actually of the now gone 'Ancylus Lake' and therefore over 10.000 years old.

Here's a better picture of the Baltic Sea with no name, maybe it's useful:
on 1516060800
Amazing deck! Thanks for sharing!
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Love it!
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I greatly appreciate this deck and the work that went into it. I was looking for a deck for learning countries (Map->Country), but this deck helped push me to learn more than that (Country->Capital, Capital->Country, Flag->Country).

At the end, though, I found that the one-way Map->Country and Flag-Country cards left me with a number of leech cards and closely-related cards that I couldn't keep straight. Countries with similar flags were a lot of trouble (ex. New Zealand/Australia, Curaçao/Nauru, Palestine/Sudan, Andorra/Moldova), I never quite got the relative locations of various island nations down pat, and while I could easily recognize, say, Uganda or Hungary on a map, I wouldn't be able to tell you what other countries they bordered.

The conclusion is that, to master this deck and to have a reasonably accurate world map in my head (which is the goal, no?), I really needed to also learn cards for Country->Flag and Country->Map relations too. Adding these cards to the deck forced me to verbally explain what each country's flag looks like and what countries they border.

This yields 50% more cards to study, but also dramatically improves the benefit that I get from this deck.
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Great collection
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Please can you add currencies to these?

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Thanks for supplying this

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Awesome Deck!

I also want to thank you for putting in all this work and to keep it updated and maintained.
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Great job

This is the most comprehensive geography deck on AnkiWeb, by far. Thanks for putting in all this work to keep it updated and maintained.