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Countries Closest to the United Kingdom A-Z

For each letter of the alphabet, can you name the countries closest to the United Kingdom?
W and X are not included; no countries begin with those letters
This quiz excludes overseas territories and departments
Last updated: January 31, 2018
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Country
A
Austria
B
Belgium
C
Czech Republic
D
Denmark
E
Estonia
F
France
G
Germany
H
Hungary
Country
I
Ireland
J
Jordan
K
Kosovo
L
Luxembourg
M
Monaco
N
Netherlands
O
Oman
P
Poland
Country
Q
Qatar
R
Russia
S
Switzerland
T
Tunisia
U
Ukraine
V
Vatican City
Y
Yemen
Z
Zambia
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level 34
Jun 16, 2015
Nice quiz mate. Took me 3 attempts
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level 57
Nov 1, 2015
Thanks! We've also made a series of 8, Countries Closest to an Unknown Country A-Z.
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level 12
Nov 18, 2017
why cant otherseas colonies count?
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level 61
Aug 6, 2018
They are not the country in question. That would be a different quiz.
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level 79
Aug 5, 2015
Surprisingly tough.
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level 71
Aug 11, 2015
Too much time. 100% on first attempt with 2:03 to spare. But I suppose living in England helps.
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level 66
Jan 22, 2016
100% on first try with 2:48 left. And I'm a Yank! Maybe extra time was added between August 2015 and January 2016, I don't know. :D
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level 57
Jan 27, 2016
No, no time difference was added.
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level 47
Aug 12, 2015
Good quiz. Got them all, but a few took a while :)
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level 32
Sep 16, 2015
Live in Ireland yet I type Italy again and again - facepalm Good quiz
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level 59
Nov 10, 2015
Hey, I tried Namibia, Niger, and Nigeria like three times each before remembering the Netherlands. And that was AFTER I tried Norway. My brain...what.
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level 25
Jul 10, 2016
Went for Iceland too,
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level 74
Sep 25, 2015
Surely Poland is nearer than Portugal
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level 58
Jan 17, 2016
It is...
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level 64
Oct 5, 2015
technically, as Gibraltar belongs to UK, shouldn't morocco be considered closer ?
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level 57
Oct 5, 2015
Read the caveats: This quiz excludes overseas territories and departments
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level 71
Nov 10, 2015
And in any case, even though Gibraltar is a territory of the UK, it does not form part of the UK.
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level 45
Nov 17, 2017
if that was the case Argentina would be A maybe B would be Brazil due to proximity to Falkland Islands
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level 31
Nov 6, 2015
Isn't Romania closer than Russia? I know certain parts of Russia are separate from the mainland so I'm not sure but on my map it certainly stands between UK and Russia.
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level 57
Nov 6, 2015
Russia is about 200 miles closer. Kaliningrad Oblast is not considered an overseas territory.
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level 27
Nov 10, 2015
Just saying, it's ridiculous that 21 is the average score for this quiz!!!
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level 58
Jan 17, 2016
Not surprised, because Jetpunkers tend to be really smart and all.
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level 41
Nov 10, 2015
Wow I thought Spain and Portugal were closer lol
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level 83
Nov 10, 2015
What? No commentators about Scotland being closer than Switzerland? I guess they must be too busy writing out US centric or Burma/Myanmar comments.
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level 74
Nov 10, 2015
or they are busy understanding that Scotland is part of the UK and therefore it makes no sense to say it is close to it. That would be similar to saying that South Dakota is closer to the United States than Spain.
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level 83
Nov 10, 2015
Obviously
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level 65
Nov 10, 2015
Got it with 9 seconds left only! Was missing the country that starts with T.
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level 71
Nov 10, 2015
I think the A answer might actually be Austria - by my reckoning it's 905 km / 562 mi to Andorra and 718 km / 446 mi to Austria :) It's interesting that it's taken 6176 attempts on this quiz (87% of whom got a point for Andorra) before anyone's noticed...
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level 57
Nov 10, 2015
Ta. ;)
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level 23
Nov 11, 2015
I struggeled with P and S.... I was thinking Spain and Portugal, but Poland and Swizterlands didn't come till right at the end.
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level 55
Dec 18, 2015
Freaking Kosovo. I thought of nothing but Kazakhstan. Only one I missed.
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level 57
Dec 18, 2015
Countries That Start with K came out recently - did you try it? Think of this: KAZAKHSTAN, KENYA, KIRIBATI, KOSOVO, KUWAIT, KYRGYZSTAN. Each have diff. 2nd letter.
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level 34
Dec 18, 2015
Is Austria closer than Andorra?
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level 57
Dec 18, 2015
Andorra's 562 miles away; Austria's only 446! :)
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level 83
Dec 27, 2015
Please make Canada at least an acceptable answer for C, since Vimy Ridge is a part of Canada and that is MUCH closer to the UK than the Czech Republic (Vimy is about 100 km away from UK, while the Czech Republic is almost 2000 km away).
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level 66
Jan 1, 2016
The Canadian government has designated Vimy Ridge as a National Historic Site, and they sort of own part of the memorial, but it is definitely in the country of France. There is no concept of leaving France and entering a Canadian exclave when visiting Vimy Ridge. Also, the memorial is mostly dedicated to Canadian sacrifices in WWI, but it also recognizes soldiers from other countries. If you were to follow this logic, it would be like saying that all countries that maintain an embassy in London are zero miles away from the UK.
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level 83
Jan 14, 2016
Actually France deemed the area surrounding the monument, about 1 kmĀ², to be Canadian territory in 1922, as an expression of gratitude to the Canadian people for their sacrifice during the war and for capturing Vimy Ridge in April 1917.Therefore it is part of Canada.
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level 83
Jan 14, 2016
and a dedicated territory and an embassy are completely different things
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level 25
Sep 21, 2016
EXPOSE HIM!!!
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level 51
Dec 6, 2018
How on Earth did you come up with 2000 km from the UK to the Czech Republic? It's only about 750 km away. (There's only Belgium and Germany between the UK and Czechia.)
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level 32
May 21, 2016
Andorra is closer than Austria, I think. It's interesting that Tunisia is closer than Turkey, and Switzerland is closer than Spain!
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level 21
Jun 8, 2016
Andorra is closer to the UK than Austria is. Andorra is approximately 629 miles from the UK while Austria is 784.9 miles from the UK. http://www.timezonedistance.com/country-difference.php?between=Andorra&and=UK http://www.timezonedistance.com/country-difference.php?between=UK&and=Austria
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level 25
Jan 6, 2018
The quiz is about the closest countries, yet your links cite distances between the capital cities of the respective countries. Border to border, Austria to UK is under 500 miles, and the closest.
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level 25
Jul 10, 2016
Andorra?
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level 44
Oct 13, 2016
Only one miss, funny tho that I try Honduras and Haiti before Hungary...
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level 59
Apr 2, 2017
Hey, same here! Blanked out on Hungary, only one I missed...
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level 44
Oct 13, 2016
And yes, great quiz!:D
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level 33
Oct 26, 2016
open google maps, right click, select "measure distance" then left click on start point and end point. Dover, south east UK, to Bergenz, NW Austria, is 730km, or 453 miles and Eastbourne, south coast UK, to El Serrat in Andorra is 911km, or 566 miles, and El Serrat is a couple of miles south of the border with France.
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level 16
Nov 3, 2016
Portugal is closer to uk than poland
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level 33
Nov 6, 2016
same method as above, closest point to closest point, Lowestoft UK to Cedynia in Poland 841km, Lizard Point, Cornwall to border just north of Vinhais in Portugal is 892km... Scilly isles to Malgaco in Portugal is 880km,.. if we are count the Channel Islands as part of the UK, then Le Creux on Jersey, to border just north of Braganca in Portugal is 871km .. Jersey is further south,and also further east ... even if we give or take a couple of km, Poland closer
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level 47
Dec 15, 2016
1st attempt 100% with 2:28 to spare
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level 54
Dec 26, 2016
got them all barely....13 sec left!
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level 74
Jan 28, 2017
I got all these before but today I'm in Ukraine and guess what's the only one I missed?
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level 57
Jan 28, 2017
Tunisia?
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level 66
Mar 15, 2017
France?
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level 59
Apr 2, 2017
Ireland?
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level 46
Apr 9, 2017
Zambia?
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level 74
Nov 17, 2017
No it was Kyrgyzstan obviously.
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level 41
Jan 28, 2017
Andorra? Maybe Austria is closer.
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level 55
Jan 28, 2017
Western Sahara starts with "W"
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level 57
Jan 28, 2017
And New Zealand starts with "N"
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level 33
Jun 2, 2017
And Oman with "O"
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level 74
Nov 17, 2017
Platypus starts with a "P"
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level 42
Mar 15, 2017
Missed Tunisia
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level 52
Mar 15, 2017
It astounds me that Austria beats Andorra, and Switzerland beats Spain.
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level 34
Jul 18, 2017
My score is 20 - average is 19 - I beat 46.4% of players - how does that work?????
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level 52
Oct 15, 2017
ummmmm,,,,,, this quiz is very europe central like it should be taken,,,,,, down?
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level 8
Nov 17, 2017
Surely Andorra is closer than Austria and Portugal closer than Poland
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level 8
Nov 17, 2017
Cancel that. You're right. I was way off. Good quiz. Harder than I thought it would be.
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level 26
Nov 18, 2017
But how the actual Jeff is Jordan closer to England than Norway, Sweden or Finland???????
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level 33
Nov 18, 2017
Jordan begins with a J..... Norwaybegins with N but Netherlands is closer, Sweden with an S but Switzerland is closer, Finland has an F but France is closer
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level 33
Nov 18, 2017
Stumbled across this again, I'd be careful of the K answer, kosovo is so-called "disputed territory", it declared independence but Serbia doesn't recognise it... nearest is Kazakhstan
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level 58
Aug 8, 2018
Kosovo is recognised by a majority of UN states, including the UK.
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level 32
Mar 24, 2018
this is fun i love these kinds of quizzes
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level 32
Mar 26, 2018
I got Tunisia during the last second. Pardon me while I wipe the sweat from my face...
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level 45
Jun 27, 2018
Turned off the timer which just panics me. So got 'em all, lol
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level 44
Aug 5, 2018
What about Wakanda, you silly?
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level 56
Aug 5, 2018
Nice one, thanks
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level 64
Aug 6, 2018
Portugal is by far closer to the UK than Poland.
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level 51
Dec 6, 2018
Why don't you check a map before you post a comment?
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level 25
Aug 23, 2018
Shouldn't it be Andorra instead of Austria??
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level 33
Dec 16, 2018
Yeah, I agree, I think it should be Andorra
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level 31
Dec 17, 2018
Read all the messages above, or measure yourself.
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level 31
Dec 17, 2018
Really nice one! Tunisia (and kosovo) were hard! Many t's and k's around. Surprised at how low jordan is, no other countries even close beginning with a j (cant even think of any other countries than japan and jamaica atm)
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level 31
Dec 17, 2018
freakin Luxembourg and monaco