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Celebrating Two Million Geocaches – List by Country

Eric Schudiske on February 10, 2013, 10:42 am

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countries by geocache top 20

Top countries or territories by active the number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013

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Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013

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Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013

Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches - data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013

Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013

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Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013

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Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013

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Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013

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Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013

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Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013

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Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013

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Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013

On February 4th, 2013 there were no active geocaches in just 7 of the 193 U.N. recognized member states: North Korea, Liberia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, the Solomon Islands, Central African Republic and Somalia.

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  • GadgetCats

    The number of caches in each country is absolutely interesting in itself, but the relative activity in each country would also be interesting, and more comparable: The number of active caches per per one million citizens. Also the number of active caches per 1,000 square kilometer for each country would be interesting.

  • Komet_GPS_free

    Your are right. In small countries, like mine (Czech Republic) couldn’t be as many caches as in USA. But the cache density is there 4 times higher than in USA.

  • Juicepig

    Yes, thought the same thing, a “caches per Capita” relating population to cache count

  • Guest

    Am I missing Mongolia on this list? There are 90 caches there, but I’m not seeing it.

  • William Dieterich

    Long figured this would be an interesting way to figure “wealth” of the country. Since geocaching requires a fair amount of spare money and time along as some technical knowledge a per capita count would indicate a fairly wealthy country.

  • William Dieterich

    also not seeing Albania, don’t think there many there.

  • William Dieterich

    Mongolia is number 80

  • http://www.facebook.com/matus.morong Matúš Morong

    #120

  • Dan Putt

    Wish this was a text list so searching was easier

  • alkhalikoi

    Alas, Groundspeak rebuffed my request three years ago to allow a new virtual inside the conference rooms at Panmunjon. We could have had a cache in North Korea!

  • http://blog.geocaching.com Eric Schudiske

    Love it… Countries by geocache density would be an interesting measure, especially as we close in on saturation for some countries.

  • http://twitter.com/GustaferTokyo Gustafer Tokyo

    Looking at the cool infographics, some of us geocachers in Japan thought that Japan was in 7th place! But that was a bit misleading. Now I see from this chart that Japan is in the 20th spot. I guess Groudspeak wants to promote the international-ness of geocaching by including Australia, Japan, S. Korea, and S. Africa.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eddy.winrow Eddy Winrow

    It would be good, if each of the countries had a link to them so as, people who are not so good in Geography or English, can click and find out exactly where that country is :-)
    Regards
    Eddy
    Team French Bulldogs (Great Britain & Germany)

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.moesi Thomas Nix

    who wants to drop the first cache in north korea?

  • CatFlowers

    I must be missing it….but which are the countries don’t have caches?

  • DiFazz

    Yep, im from Czech Republic…. and im so proud of the Cache with the most of FI is in Czech Republic… Its very popular in czech republic… :)

  • Badger

    Quote: “On February 4th, 2013 there were no active geocaches in just 7 of the 193 U.N. recognized member states:
    North Korea, Liberia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, the Solomon Islands, Central African Republic and Somalia.”

    But the Grafic lists 237 countries?

  • Caching Tux

    I’m missing Brazil and Chile!

  • Caching Tux

    No, Brazil is 37.

  • Guest

    And Chile 47.

  • tennyogirl

    Has anyone else noticed the Solomon islands are listed as not having any caches and also in the country list with one hide?

  • Andy

    I bet dennis rodman will

  • @TeamGewei

    That’s impossible. GPS navigation is forbidden in North Korea. And without any GPS signal….no Geocaching!

  • Paul Schubert

    How do they (try they to) conrol??

  • Paul Schubert

    How do they (try they to) conrol??

  • k-lord

    184 of 193 countries have at least one cache. This mean there are 9 countries without cache, but you listed only 7. What are the two countries without cache?

  • GSinLV

    You can geocache without a GPS. It’s easier in the US using UTM coordinates and a USGS 7.5 Minute map.

  • Spoderman

    you could always drop a event cache and not come

  • pwattel

    Going there next month. I can certainly try!

  • arieltuc

    How can i see an updated list?
    Thanks

  • Alexander

    The list includes some islands (ex. Christmas Island) that are not official U.N. member states, but they are territories of another country so they are on the list


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