Countries Closest to Spain A-Z

Name the country, starting with each letter, whose territory lies closest to Spain.
This quiz excludes overseas territories
Using official JetPunk country names
Quiz by Quizzer6794
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Last updated: December 9, 2019
First submittedJune 24, 2015
Times taken54,145
Average score83.3%
Rating4.97
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Country
A
Andorra
B
Belgium
C
Croatia
D
Denmark
E
Egypt
F
France
G
Germany
H
Hungary
I
Italy
Country
J
Jordan
K
Kosovo
L
Liechtenstein
M
Morocco
N
Netherlands
O
Oman
P
Portugal
Q
Qatar
R
Romania
Country
S
Switzerland
T
Tunisia
U
United Kingdom
V
Vatican City
W
(None)
X
(None)
Y
Yemen
Z
Zambia
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Level 59
May 22, 2016
Great quiz! Only missed Egypt.
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Level 59
Aug 22, 2016
same...
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Level 75
Apr 19, 2022
That was my last one. I even tried Equatorial Guinea.
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Level 70
Aug 4, 2022
Don’t even.. I nearly blanked on Portugal. Where’s that coffee pot?
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Level 55
Jun 21, 2022
tunisia and morocco are there. might as well complete the trifecta
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Level 37
Jul 17, 2022
I totally forgot JetPunk recognises Kosovo
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Level 43
Jul 27, 2022
Big mistake....not a country
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Level 60
Aug 4, 2022
Agreed, should be part of Albania.
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Level 57
Aug 4, 2022
Should be part of Cyprus
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Level 55
Nov 13, 2017
R u sure Croatia is closer than Czech republic?!!!
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Level 71
Jul 15, 2018
by about 180 km
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Level 65
Dec 10, 2019
I had to measure it myself. Just missed Croatia and kept trying Czechia, Cameroon and Cape Verde.

Croatia is ~890 km away from a cape in Catalonia.

Czechia is 1000 km away from the most northeastern part os Spain.

Cape Verde is at least 1360 km away from the Hierro island in the Canaries. And...

Cameroon is 3370 km away from Fuerteventura

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Level 57
Feb 3, 2020
Yeah, my attempt at Cote D'Ivoire is slightly less terrible than Cameroon, but still not quite as close as Croatia (only a few hundred miles out)
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Level 57
Aug 4, 2022
If you go from Minorca, you can get a lot closer to Croatia and Czechia. I got 593 mi from the Minorca to Croatia, and 766 mi from Minorca to Czechia.
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Level 71
Jul 15, 2018
Good quiz, some surprises.
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Level 64
Dec 15, 2019
Thanks! You can also try out some more quizzes like this :)
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Level 52
Jan 14, 2022
Thank you!
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Level 37
Sep 12, 2019
How can Liechtenstein be closer than Luxembourg? - You have to virtually climb over Luxembourg to get to Belgium and the Netherlands.
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Level 87
Dec 10, 2019
Liechtenstein borders neither Belgium or the Netherlands. It's further south so not sure where the confusion would lie.
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Level 44
Feb 3, 2020
divantilya is not talking about if Liechtenstein neighbors Belgium or the Netherlands, but why Luxembourg isn't on this quiz due to it being closer to Spain than the Netherlands, which are on this list for N. So why isn't Luxembourg on the list instead of Liechtenstein? That is I think what divantilya is trying to know...
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Level 37
Apr 4, 2020
Thank you, Quaintaene. That was my point exactly. The Netherlands and Belgium ARE on the quiz. Therefore, my question was "why wasn't Luxembourg the "L" choice, rather than Liechtenstein as Luxembourg is immediately south of Belgium.
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Level 60
Nov 25, 2020
I think that Spain just goes farther east than north, making it closer to Liechtenstein.
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Level 78
Jul 14, 2021
I mean just look at a map - Liechtenstein is quite obviously closer to Spain than Luxembourg is.

Belgium and the Netherlands are on here because there are no intervening countries beginning with B or N. The fact that you have to "climb over" Luxembourg to get to Belgium has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that Liechtenstein is closer.

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Level 57
Aug 4, 2022
It doesn’t matter whether a country’s neighbors are the closest for *their* letter to compare the closest for another letter. Belgium and the Netherlands make this quiz because they’re the closest for their letter—they don’t have to compete a closer country like Luxembourg does (Liechtenstein).
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2020
Liechtenstein isnt beyond the netherlands, or between belgium and the netherlands, it is in a completely different direction between switzerland and austria.
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Level 58
Feb 3, 2020
? Strange comment.
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Level 44
Feb 3, 2020
That was my question too!
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Level 59
Feb 3, 2020
Measure it.
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Level 60
Aug 12, 2020
Why isn't Algeria there? It's so close to Spain, just over the sea. Why should the fact, that there is anothet country starting with A closer, mean anything? Zambia is also so far away and still on the quiz.
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Level 53
Dec 8, 2020
Because Andorra borders Spain...
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Level 54
Sep 24, 2021
They’re being sarcastic, I think?
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Level 47
Nov 14, 2021
You are missing the entire point of the quiz
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Level 20
Jun 10, 2022
Zambia is the closest country with a "z"
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Level 53
Jul 4, 2022
@Wolfboy12 They are being sarcastic
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Level 66
Sep 14, 2021
People seem to be struggling with the concept that this is an A to Z quiz; there is one answer for each letter.
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Level 58
Dec 9, 2019
Cape Verde should be nearer
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Level 71
Dec 15, 2019
Maybe the Cape Verdeans could move it for you? :-D
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Level 81
Dec 10, 2019
Surprisingly difficult.
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Level 87
Feb 3, 2020
But not very difficult really.
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Level 75
Dec 12, 2019
Very fun! And satisfying! Until I realized after the time ran out that I missed Portugal.
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Level 73
Dec 17, 2019
Too easy to miss the obvious sometimes. I tried Algeria and Austria before I remembered Andorra, thankfully in time.
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Level 63
Feb 3, 2020
I got totally stuck on Portugal lol. Retyped Poland about a dozen times before I realized there was one closer ... *sigh*
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2020
What an irony for K. Spaniards themselves don't agree with that.
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Level 83
Aug 4, 2022
The government of Spain doesn't recognize the independence of Kosovo... making them the only country in Western or Central Europe that doesn't... but that's of course down to politics and Madrid's fear of losing control over Catalonia, not a reflection of reality, and not indicative of how the average Spaniard feels.
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Level 52
Feb 3, 2020
Kosovo???
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Level 43
Jul 27, 2022
So sad... not even a country
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Level 52
Feb 3, 2020
I mean it isn't fully independent yet.
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Level 83
Feb 3, 2020
Who are they dependent on?
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2020
Previously (or currently) under the Serbian government. But with so much political division in that region, it's tricky to say if Kosovo is officially recognized by anyone yet.
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Level 83
Aug 4, 2022
They are certainly not currently dependent on Serbia in any way, shape, or form. Previous dependency doesn't mean they're not currently independent.
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Level 57
Aug 4, 2022
Small micronations like The Vatican are almost completely dependent on their larger neighbors; does that make them not an independent country?
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Level 57
Aug 4, 2022
Not that I agree with that deciding which countries are independent— it’s a lot more about recognition than actual non-dependence.
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Level 83
Aug 4, 2022
The Vatican has full political autonomy from Italy. They have their own government. They make their own budget and manage their own civil services. Sure... if Italy ceased to exist... the Vatican wouldn't be able to feed itself (at least until they worked out some deal to ship in food from France)... but that's not the same thing as political dependency. You wouldn't say that Canada is a dependency of the United States because the US is its biggest trading partner. That's not what the word means in this context. (and besides, Kosovo's biggest trading partners include Italy, Albania, Macedonia, Switzerland, Montenegro, and Germany - not Serbia - so they're not even dependent in that sense)

International recognition is a component of national sovereignty, but it's not the only component or even the most important one.

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Level 58
Feb 3, 2020
Wonderful quiz! I love these. Thanks much!
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Level 51
May 3, 2020
Everytime I fail a quiz with one answer left is because of Taiwan or Kosovo. I'll never get used to this recognition...
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Level 31
Dec 24, 2020
omg i somehow missed morocco
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Level 45
Dec 31, 2020
Can't believe I missed Portugal. How can I get 14/24 on this and 196/196 on capitals and countries quizzes?
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Level 57
Mar 8, 2021
All but T
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Level 47
Aug 20, 2021
May I ask why you're using a tram picture from Lisbon, Portugal for a quizz about Spain?
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Level 47
Nov 14, 2021
Don't question it
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Level 69
Aug 4, 2022
The picture is often a clue to one of the more obvious answers.
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Level 43
Mar 3, 2022
i thought already put th netherlands buti dudnt