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As I mentioned last week, I’m taking a break from my Wednesday quotations and tackling geography with an alphabetic slant instead. Last week I kicked off with countries beginning and ending with A. This week I’ve set myself a broader brief – countries ending with A, no matter what they start with.

I’ve gone with Transnistria. This breakaway state has been recognised by only three other states, themselves of limited recognition: Abkhazia, Artsakh, and South Ossetia. By most it is still recognised as a part of Moldova, and as that also ends with A I don’t feel I’m cheating too much.

Bread factory, close to the border with Moldova, July 2019

And here’s a small gallery of the town of Bender or Bendery (Бендеры)

If any of you fancy joining in and need some ideas, here’s a list of countries ending with A, including a few that are not officially recognised by many other countries.

  • Abkhazia – Limited recognition
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Bulgaria
  • Burma / Myanma
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia, The Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea – Bissau
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Korea, North / North Korea
  • Korea, South / South Korea
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Namibia
  • New Caledonia
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Lucia
  • Samoa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Ossetia – Limited recognition
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Transnistria – Limited recognition
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Venezuela
  • Western Sahara – Limited recognition
  • Zambia



Copyright Debbie Smyth, 1 September 2021

Posted as part of Places ending with

14 replies »

  1. I’m always delighted to learn something more about places I may travel to and although I’ve never heard of Transnistria and I doubt if it will find itself on my bucket list, it certainly looks interesting. your images certainly make it seem so. I shall have to get the ladder out and access the high shelf on which my old photos are stored in boxes and did out some ……..a’s.


  2. Well, I shall join in if I can track down an Andorra image, then I shall have Andorra, Austria, Costa Rica, Cuba, Estonia, Malta, Romania, Russia……


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