Random wheel to pick a country in the world

To use this random world countries generator (spin wheel), click the logo on the wheel or the 'spin' button below.

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How to use this random decision wheel?

1

Configure

Before spinning, you can change the appearance, sound, and other settings of the wheel to match your style.

2

Play

Click the Spin button (or the center of the wheel) and the wheel will start turning before landing on a random segment.

3

Create your own

Do you want to create your own wheel based on this? Click the copy icon to copy the wheel. After that, you can add or edit slices.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many countries are there in the world?

According to the United Nations, there are 193 countries (recognized as UN member state) in the world, but they don't include Kosovo, Palestine, Taiwan, or Vatican City in their list. This is largely due to political reasons. If you deny those reasons, you could argue that there are actually 197 countries in the world.

What is the largest country in the world?

Russia is the largest country in the world, occupying 11% of the world's landmass. You could easily mistake Australia as the biggest country, but it's only the 6th biggest country in the world.

What is the smallest country in the world?

Vatican city is the smallest country in the world with only 0.19mi² (0.49km²) of land.

How can I use a random country wheel in the classroom?

You can teach students about geography and the world by using this random spinning wheel in your classroom. Here are a few ideas:

  • A student spins the wheel and has to name what the country is famous for (food items, sports, ...)
  • Something easier: a student spins the wheel and has to say if the country is far away or close by.
  • This might be too hard: name the colors of the flag.

Is the spinner wheel truly random?

In practice: yes. In theory: no. That sounds confusing, but let us explain! In computer programs, nothing is truly random, but it is pseudo-random because a number generated by a program (algorithm) is by definition not random. That said, for 99% of use cases, pseudo-random numbers are considered random enough.

In short: yes the random spinning wheel is truly random and unbiased. Moreover, it can't be rigged! There is no way you can influence the chances of landing on a segment sooner. Changing the timing settings on the wheel will not influence the randomness in any way.

Is it possible to cheat

No! The wheel result is completely randomized. We do not run any pre-processing steps or other decision-making algorithms. The result the wheel lands on is chosen completely random and can not be rigged.