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Five Countries Closest to Point Zero by Continent

For each continent, name the five countries which are closest to 0 degrees lat., 0 degrees long.
Using Google Earth as a distance ruler.
Last updated: November 17, 2015
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Africa
573
Ghana
356
646
Côte d'Ivoire
401
693
Togo
431
717
Benin
446
720
São Tomé & Príncipe
447
 
 
 
Asia
4814
Saudi Arabia
2991
4874
Jordan
3028
4878
Israel
3031
4920
Yemen
3057
5130
Lebanon
3187
Europe
3875
Spain
2408
4118
Portugal
2559
4232
Malta
2630
4305
Italy
2675
4620
France
2871
 
 
 
North America
6739
Barbados
4187
6798
Trinidad & Tobago
4224
6899
St. Lucia
4287
6916
St. Vincent & Grenadines
4297
6950
Grenada
4318
Oceania
12311
Australia
7647
14642
New Zealand
9098
14888
Palau
9251
15584
Papua New Guinea
9687
17454
FS of Micronesia
10849
 
 
 
South America
3970
Brazil
2466
6034
Suriname
3749
6308
Guyana
3920
6451
Argentina
4008
6540
Paraguay
4064
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level 70
Nov 16, 2015
Nice! The Europe countries aren't sorted by distance. Also, I haven't checked but are you sure Malta doesn't make the list?
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level 57
Nov 16, 2015
Thanks!
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level 71
Nov 17, 2015
Surprisingly, New Zealand should be second on the Oceania list (14,642 km / 9098 mi). It only makes sense by looking on a globe, cos the shortest distance is actually from Stewart Island in the far south, going via Antarctica. (I ignore offshore uninhabited islands doing these numbers; if you want to include them, the distance reduces further to 14,102 km / 8763 mi at Campbell Island).
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level 70
Nov 17, 2015
wow!
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level 57
Nov 17, 2015
Thank you! I put in yur distances, but that was just my clutz.