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Asian Countries with the Fewest Borders

Name the Asian countries that don't border any other countries - or that border only one other.
At high tide; not counting bridges as a border
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Last updated: September 8, 2017
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No Borders
Bahrain
Cyprus
Japan
Maldives
No Borders
Philippines
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
One Border
Brunei
East Timor
Qatar
South Korea
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level 72
Sep 8, 2017
Don't you mean "at high tide"? I presume you're talking about the claimed India-Sri Lanka border that disappears at each high tide.
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level 67
Sep 8, 2017
I think they were referring to the bridge that connects Bahrain to Saudi Arabia and Singapore to Malaysia.
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level ∞
Sep 9, 2017
I meant high tide. Now fixed, thanks @Jerry928
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level 63
Sep 26, 2019
Even at low tide there isnt a land border, just some bits and pieces above water, too far apart to jump from one to the other. So rather unnecessary to mention.
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level 60
Sep 9, 2017
I'm not sure if this counts. But what about the passport island between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia?
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level 37
Jan 28, 2018
Of course it counts. Not many people know about it though.
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level 66
Sep 14, 2017
Cyprus is a European country. It needs to come off this list.
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level 71
Sep 16, 2017
I was about to say.
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level 78
Sep 17, 2017
Cyprus is an Asian island populated by Europeans (Greeks) in the South and Asians (Turks) in the North. Why can't you just understand that?
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level 63
Sep 26, 2019
One of the better descriptions of cyprus so far
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level 42
Dec 12, 2017
This is a tough one, as Cyprus is part of the E.U, but is very close to Turkey. I wish that the Middle East could be it’s own continent, what with how different it is from the rest of Asia.
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level 56
Dec 12, 2017
Considering the amount of debate about what constitutes the Middle East, I don't think that will solve anything! :-)
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level 54
May 13, 2019
Turkey, cyprus, lebanon, israel, jordan, saudi arabia, kuwait, qatar, uae, bahrain, oman, yemen, iraq, iran can be the continent of Middle East. Considering that turkmenistan, afghanistan, pakistan and uzbekistan should be a part. Unsure if tajikistan, kyrgysistan and khazakhstan can be a part. Any suggestions. Many refers the countrys i mentioned first and every stan is middle east.
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level 63
Sep 26, 2019
yea then you have this weird thing of egypt being in the middle east..
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level 48
Mar 8, 2018
This is geography. just looking at the map makes it obvious that Cyprus is in Asia. Politics cannot change the Physical Geography of the country.
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level 63
Sep 26, 2019
Physical geography have never stood in the way of determining where borders are.
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level 67
Dec 12, 2017
Needs a bit more time.
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level 70
Dec 12, 2017
No.
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level 56
Dec 12, 2017
100 % worship me
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level 56
Dec 12, 2017
3rd try i kid
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level 69
Dec 12, 2017
Cyprus is the bane of my Jetpunk existence
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level 67
Dec 12, 2017
You are not alone...
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level 62
Dec 12, 2017
For me it is Taiwan...
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level 57
Dec 12, 2017
When typing in Cyprus in these kinds of quizes, I already start to chuckle, looking forward to seeing the debate in the comments :)
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level 69
Dec 12, 2017
Cyprus does have one border. I agree that Northern Cyprus can't be considered a state, but Turkey and its military have been holding half of the island for decades. The situation is not unlikely to the Republic of Crimea, which Jetpunk considers part of Russia. So think that Cyprus ought to be moved to the "one border" column.
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level 50
Dec 16, 2017
The northern third is illegally occupied, so it's technically owned by Cyprus, which means there's no border.
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level 69
Dec 18, 2017
That's why I referred to the Republic of Crimea, which is considered part of Russia by Jetpunk even if it's illegally occupied. In both cases, the "occupation" has been done by force against international legality and without UN approval. Both cases should be treated equally.
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level 45
Sep 2, 2019
The Crimeans voted to become part of Russia
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level 60
Dec 22, 2017
Irrespective of status of Northern Cyprus, the country is bordered by the British Sovereign Bases of Akrotiri & Dhekelia, which are legally part of United Kingdom.
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level 63
Sep 26, 2019
Even if they control it/ are occuping it, that doesnt suddenly make north cyprus a country.
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level 67
Dec 12, 2017
How the heck did I forget Japan
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level 50
Dec 12, 2017
I wouldn't count Cyprus as Asia. Geographically it's definitely borderline asian, but Turkey is considered 50/50 asian/european so I guess the same goes for Cyprus. BUT, their population is 2/3 greek/european and they're a part of the european union. I'd definitely consider it an european country. Counting it as an asian country I guess could be considered correct, but most people consider it european so I think it's weird in quizzes like this.
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level 38
Dec 12, 2017
No way that Cyprus as a member of the EU can be listed as an Asian country.
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level 49
Dec 12, 2017
Now they've done it!! The Chinese have dug up Cyprus and deposited it in the South China Sea.
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level 78
Dec 13, 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia_(Roman_province)
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level 43
Dec 12, 2017
Cyprus shall be in one-border, as they border UK Territories.
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level 78
Dec 13, 2017
That's right, I guess. It could even be considered as having two borders and be disqualified because of that.
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level 50
Dec 16, 2017
It could be in the one border section, for its border with the UK, but definitely not two.
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level 84
Feb 2, 2018
One for Akrotiri, one for Dhekelia... or maybe 4 for Dhekelia? That's a seriously complicated map.
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level 48
Mar 8, 2018
to those who always think that Cyprus is European. Differentiate first Political and Physical Geography. OBVIOUSLY this quiz is about physical geography.