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Farthest Countries by Direction

For each direction, name the five countries with the farthest point in that direction.
According to Wikipedia
Red number signify overseas territories
Last updated: April 08, 2016
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West
1
United States
2
Kiribati
3
Tonga
4
Samoa
5
Canada
North
1
Greenland (Denmark)
2
Canada
3
Russia
4
Norway
5
United States
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South
1
South Georgia (UK)
2
Chile
3
Argentina
4
Australia
5
Bouvet Island (Norway)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
East
1
Russia
2
New Zealand
3
Fiji
4
Tuvalu
5
Marshall Islands
 
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level 75
Apr 8, 2016
Fiji straddles the 180 degree longitude, so how could it fail to be #1 for both East and West?
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level 58
Apr 8, 2016
According to Wikipedia, Fiji lies just to the East of the 180 degree longitude, (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_westernmost_point).
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level 65
Apr 8, 2016
ya, that line does some weird stuff in order to stop any particular place from being in 2 different days at the same time. It's intentional
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level 71
Apr 10, 2016
Very attractive layout! New Zealand's Chatham Islands lie to the east of the 180 degree parallel (and therefore would make NZ a candidate for westernmost country as well). Same story in reverse for United States, the end of the Aleutian Island chain in Alaska is west of the 180 degree parallel, and therefore very easterly.
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level 58
Apr 10, 2016
Thanks for the feedback. After doing some research I have found that United States and New Zealand have territory east of the 180th meridian, as well as some other countries. Here is the link to my source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_easternmost_point
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level 67
Mar 8, 2017
Why isn't New Zealand further South than Australia?
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level 58
Mar 8, 2017
Islands controlled by Australia are farther south than the southernmost island of New Zealand.
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level 49
Sep 27, 2017
Nice quiz