An intrepid globetrotter needs to know this:

BENIN is in Libya

CANADA is in China

DENMARK is in the United States

FRANCE is in Germany

INDIA is in ??

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    $\begingroup$ This is one of the most amusing puzzle questions I've ever Benin. I think I'll pop open a Canada soda I got at the store, Denmark the best answer with an upvote. I'll make sure to show all my France this question. India will be happy to know that I upvoted your question too. $\endgroup$
    – Devsman
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 13:20
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    $\begingroup$ I read the title of this question and was very very confused. $\endgroup$
    – Munesawagi
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 20:21
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    $\begingroup$ You have inspired me to create my own question: puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/30683/japan-is-in-india $\endgroup$
    – Michael
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 23:10
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    $\begingroup$ I liked that puzzle - bravo! $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Commented Apr 9, 2016 at 9:30
  • $\begingroup$ At first I thought this would be related to the Principle of Explosion, as in this (true) sentence: "If Benin is in Libya, then Benin is in China." $\endgroup$
    – r.e.s.
    Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 0:12

2 Answers 2


The answer is:

United States


The first three letters are IATA codes of airports:

BENin = Benina International Airport in Benghazi, Libya
CANada = Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, China
DENmark = Denver International Airport in Denver, United States
FRAnce = Frankfurt Airport in Frankfurt, Germany
INDia = Indianapolis International Airport in Indianapolis, United States

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    $\begingroup$ beat me to it! good answer $\endgroup$
    – LiamH
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 11:51
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    $\begingroup$ I liked that the puzzle was alphabetical, but I was sad it was missing some letters. Now that there's an answer, we can fill in the blanks! :) ALBANIA is in the United States, ESTONIA is in the United States, GHANA is in Algeria, HUNGARY is in Taiwan... $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 14:53
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    $\begingroup$ And HELL is in Finland... $\endgroup$
    – vurp0
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 20:57
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    $\begingroup$ @vurp0 and HEAVEN is in Afghanistan... $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 28, 2019 at 0:59

Another answer could be

INDIA itself. :)

Based on the explanations for BENIN , CANADA , DENMARK and FRANCE given by Bolo.

INDia :: Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India

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    $\begingroup$ Except that IND is not a generally used abbreviation for that airport (it's DEL according to IATA), as stated in your own link. $\endgroup$
    – oerkelens
    Commented Apr 9, 2016 at 11:33
  • $\begingroup$ Never mind "generally used", it's never referred to as IND or (INDIA) by anyone, let alone IATA. Nice try, though, Jonny789 :) $\endgroup$
    – Chuck
    Commented Apr 10, 2016 at 17:36

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