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Five Closest Countries by Country #1

Name the five closest countries to the following 8 countries.

Whole series: 1, 2, 3
  • Left distances are in miles, right distances are in kilometres, excluding territories
  • Partly based on Jerry928's quiz on Oman and my United States version.
  • The rest are based on Google Maps.
  • Quiz by relessness - May 20, 2016
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United States
0
0
0
0
2
3
53
85
93
150
Australia
53
85
198
319
284
457
951
1531
993
1599
Oman
0
0
0
0
0
0
32
52
212
341
Lesotho
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0
175
282
228
367
267
430
439
707
Panama
0
0
0
0
104
167
276
444
363
584
Monaco
0
0
6
10
152
245
232
374
248
399
Bhutan
0
0
0
0
28
45
42
68
188
303
Cyprus
43
69
66
106
100
161
142
229
182
293
Answer Stats
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(66)
Fantastic quiz! How did you work out the data?! Minor note: under Cyprus, Syria is listed before Turkey despite being 23 km further away
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Nov 25, 2014
(58)
*23 miles
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Sep 30, 2015
(68)
Agreed - this was fun! I hope you do some more.
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Nov 25, 2014
(46)
Thanks, these quizzes were actually partly based on all your Closest Country quizzes... I should probably credit you.
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Nov 25, 2014
(66)
Yes do credit Jerry, he certainly deserves it ;) Actually now that I think about it I suggest (to both of you, as a coproduction?) to do a similar one on seas/oceans, assuming Jerry's done enough closer to sea quizzes already
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Nov 25, 2014
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Feb 22, 2015
(46)
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Feb 18, 2015
(46)
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Feb 20, 2015
(71)
That was fun...and I finally broke my losing streak and got 100% on this one.
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Jan 7, 2015
(71)
Ditto.
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Feb 22, 2015
(65)
Fun Quiz! I've never seen such a high average.
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Jan 8, 2015
(59)
Awesome quiz! It really makes you think! I can't believe I managed to get everything from the first try (albeit with only 3s left).
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Jan 12, 2015
(58)
Suggest you add clarification that overseas territories don't count, and that the Jetpunk 197 are all that apply.
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Jan 15, 2015
(58)
You should definitely clarify that. Or, like I prefer, add the overseas territories to the quiz. For example, Cyprus is closer to the British bases on the island than any other country. I'm pretty sure British and French territories are near some of the other countries as well.
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Feb 22, 2015
(49)
Singapore is only 810 miles from Christmas Island of Australia
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Feb 22, 2015
(64)
You have great ideas :)
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Feb 9, 2015
(77)
Almost missed the furthest from Monaco. I would've thought that Austria or Liechtenstein were closer, but they miss it by a couple of miles.
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Feb 19, 2015
(55)
That was the only one I missed!
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Feb 26, 2017
(33)
I was stuck on that for a while, but I got san marino with 49 seconds to spare :)
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Mar 20, 2017
(58)
Great quiz! Though I double-checked your distance between Australia and Papua New Guinea, which seemed much too small to me. And indeed it is: Google Maps tells me that the island of Saibai in the Torres Strait (part of Queensland) lies about 2.32 miles off the shore of New Guinea, instead of the 53 miles that the quiz has.
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Feb 19, 2015
(65)
Just got Solomon Islands with 58 seconds left, an excellent quiz!
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Feb 22, 2015
(50)
Could you accept just Solomon?
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Feb 22, 2015
(21)
Never would have gotten Russia for US...pretty tricky!
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Feb 22, 2015
(54)
Thinking of Sarah Palin helps....LOL.
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Feb 22, 2015
(28)
You got to remember the diomede islands. They are two miles apart!
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Feb 23, 2015
(75)
Data in miles makes it quite a bit harder than if it was in kilometers. You guys should ditch imperial, it really makes no sense.
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Feb 22, 2015
(27)
monaco is a mint chocolate cookie, silly!
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Feb 22, 2015
(41)
yet the country is still smaller
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Jan 2, 2017
(55)
Amazed that Oman is closer to Pakistan than many other countries I tried first. It was the last one I got. Time to look at a map.
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Feb 22, 2015
(57)
I still have a hard time wrapping my mind around the idea that Oman is closer to Pakistan than Qatar.
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Feb 23, 2015
(22)
I also think Qatar is a bit closer than Pakistan. Now I'll have to go search in a reliable source, hehe.
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Jun 12, 2015
(48)
Got it 100% on the first try with 1:43 left, good quiz! Somehow forgot New Zealand until after I had every other answer.
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Feb 23, 2015
(42)
stupid quiz! why don't you accept timor leste and solomon. those are the only two that I got left
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Feb 26, 2015
(14)
The only one I didn't get was the United States one, forgot about Alaska being so close to Russia!!!
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Mar 5, 2015
(46)
Love this one! Good job!
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Mar 15, 2015
(27)
51 left. nice quiz.
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Mar 19, 2015
(58)
Wait a sec.... How did you get those columns with different headings? I've looked all over the quiz making page, but I cannot find it! Great quiz, though!
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Apr 14, 2015
(55)
I'm sure you already know this, but you go to manual settings and click "Add Outer Box". You can import answers into the box rows and change the heading. That's probably what relessness did.
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Jan 9, 2016
(58)
@cosmokim Thanks, and you're right. That was a while back though, and I actually found the answer out just a couple days later!
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Jan 9, 2016
(61)
I guess the answers to "Cyprus" ought to put to bed the arguments about whether it's in Europe or not.
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Sep 23, 2015
(57)
One can only dream.
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May 25, 2016
(46)
This was a great quiz! I can do this one and #2 now very quickly, Can we please have some more of this one with other countries?
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Oct 21, 2015
(41)
i think greece is closer to cyprus than jordan because of an island called strogkili which is between rhodes and cyprus
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Dec 5, 2015
(63)
That's true, the distance from Strongyli is about 264 km.
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Jun 13, 2017
(32)
36!
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Jan 10, 2016
(43)
20/20
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Feb 26, 2016
(51)
This was an extremely fun quiz! 100% with 2:05 left.
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Apr 11, 2016
(25)
when i didnt get RUSSIA
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Apr 18, 2016
(21)
I was typing for 20 sec Greece on Cyprus but nah
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Jul 4, 2016
(47)
Isn't Kuwait closer than Iran to Oman?
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Aug 12, 2016
(48)
Iran's a lot closer, just across the Strait of Hormuz where as Kuwait's all the way up the Persian Gulf from Oman.
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Nov 2, 2016
(59)
Solomon Islands gggrrrrrr. I must have named every other country within 1,500 miles of Australia. Cost me a clean sweep.
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Aug 29, 2016
(41)
Tried San Marino with 14 secs left
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Jan 2, 2017
(58)
Great quiz!
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Jan 5, 2017
(56)
Interesting. Cyprus is closest to 5 Asian countries even though it's a European country
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Feb 9, 2017
(55)
Umm...
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Feb 26, 2017
(30)
Wow such a fun quiz! I got 40/40 on my first try. I know me countries :)
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Mar 5, 2017
(66)
Just goes to show how much maps are skewed. I was sure Vanuatu was closer to Aus than NZ was, it's 1742 km away. But because New Zealand is so much further south, the NZ distance looks more.
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Jun 13, 2017
(44)
This was one of the GREATEST among nice quizzes! All with 1:32 left.
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Jun 13, 2017
(50)
I assume overseas territory are not taken into consideration, since Cyprus borders with UK base of Akrothiri and Dhekelia
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Jun 13, 2017
(69)
easy
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Jun 13, 2017
(57)
Missed one. One point away from level 57.
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Jun 13, 2017
(46)
Found it quite easy, but really good quiz.
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Jun 13, 2017
(34)
What a great quiz! I am very surprised that I got 100%! I really like these random quizzes. It's so creative, I would've never thought of making something like this. :)
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Jun 13, 2017
(16)
This was so fun! I loved it
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Jun 14, 2017
(66)
As mentioned above, the last one for Cyprus is wrong, as the easternmost Greek island is closer than Jordan.
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Jun 16, 2017
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