Notes about Globle

Version 1.1.0Change log

Listed countries

  • The list of countries for this game is the same as that used by Sporcle
  • Some alternate spellings and previous names are accepted, e.g. Burma for Myanmar.
  • France and UK have many territories scattered throughout the globe, and they confuse the proximity algorithm, so they are not highlighted when those countries are guessed.
  • Geography can be a sensitive topic, and some countries’ borders are disputed. If you believe a correction should be made, please politely raise an issue or DM me on Twitter.



If you are really struggling to find the answer, I recommend going to Google Maps or Earth. Better to learn about a new country than never get the answer!


I recognize that there are some a11y issues with the game, notably:

  1. The colour gradient can be difficult to navigate for people with vision impairments, and
  2. Very small countries (such as Micronesia) are barely visible on the globe.
    If you have a suggestion on how to improve these concerns, please raise a GitHub issue.



  • This game was inspired by Wordle and the “Secret Country” geography games from Sporcle
  • Country outlines in the Help screen provided by
  • Favicons are from

Running the project on your local machine

This project was bootstrapped with Create React App. If you want to run the project on your local machine,

  1. Clone this repo
  2. npm install
  3. npm start


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