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Closest Countries to North Korea

Can you name the countries who are geographically closest to North Korea.
Red indicates an overseas territory
Quiz by WolfCam
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Last updated: September 24, 2017
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First submittedSeptember 22, 2017
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km
country
0
China
0
Russia
0
South Korea
418
Japan
768
Mongolia
1439
Taiwan
1941
Philippines
km
country
2440
Vietnam
2731
Myanmar
2766
Laos
2849
India
3014
Thailand
3092
Kazakhstan
3135
United States
km
country
3203
Cambodia
3355
F.S. Micronesia
3357
Bangladesh
3357
Bhutan
3425
Palau
3492
Malaysia
112 Comments
+6
Level 77
Sep 24, 2017
Can you accept Guam. At least I think it is Guam.
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Level 72
Sep 25, 2017
I believe Guam is the overseas US territory, so not a country in its own right, but USA is accepted for it.
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Level 66
Nov 6, 2023
They mean to accept Guam as the territory.
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Level 55
Sep 25, 2017
Guam is a US territory, that's why the US answer is in red.
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Level 66
Nov 6, 2023
That's why they want it accepted.
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Level 69
Sep 26, 2017
Actually, the U.S. is most likely in there for the Northern Marianas, which are closer than Guam by a hundred or so miles.
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Level 82
Nov 1, 2017
I'm guessing the U.S. is in there for Alaska (Aleutians).
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Level 71
Nov 1, 2017
The Aleutians are not an overseas territory, though... So probably not what the quizmaster had in mind when adding the "red" comment.
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Level 32
Nov 1, 2017
hawaii?
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Level 69
Mar 23, 2020
Hawaii is a US State, not an overseas territory, and Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands are closer to North Korea anyway.
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Level 25
Nov 1, 2017
i spelt philipines wrong
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Level 79
May 12, 2019
You did there too
+11
Level 62
Aug 9, 2019
Spelt? Not sure where you learnt that.
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Level 51
Oct 10, 2023
Ironic how you mock someone for writing "spelt" which is how it's written in British English when you yourself wrote "learnt" which is also British English...Americans usually spell it "learned"
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Level 71
Aug 15, 2020
@Hollywood spelt and spelled are both correct, although spelled is more standard
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Level 82
Nov 12, 2020
Spelled is more standard in the USA, but spelt is more common in the UK (and generally considered acceptable everywhere, as far as I know).

I wish people would consider the well-known fact that English varies considerably between places before getting snooty about others' "errors".

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Level 52
Apr 27, 2021
yuo speled evry wores rong dere kitsims
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Level 42
Feb 17, 2022
@Kitsims, I'm an American (I love all countries tho, but not leaders such as Kim Jong-Un [sorry kim], and I'm NOT self centered, and I love all people, again, except for the obvious bad ones) and I use both Spelt and Spelled. The United States accepts both spelled and spelt. This is why I am learning so many different languages, and also, I might want to move to Australia or New Zealand when I get older (I want to visit every country except for DPRK) I love Indonesia and the Pacific Island Nations though, REALLY PRETTY COUNTRIES!
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Level 39
May 2, 2024
You gotta love the bad people too, just not what they do
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Level 49
Oct 12, 2022
ok?
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Level 44
Apr 22, 2018
We are pretty close but we count as the U.S. but technically we are part of micronesia.
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Level 55
Dec 15, 2018
No you're not.
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Level 45
Mar 22, 2021
micronesia means pacific region, not federated states
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Level 40
Nov 22, 2022
I only missed Malaysia :(
+1
Level 44
Apr 4, 2023
100 first try!
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Level 34
Jun 14, 2023
nice job!
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Level 33
Mar 15, 2024
and brunei?
+21
Level 63
Sep 25, 2017
The picture for the quiz looks like some facial composite - creepy video game character mashup.
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Level 55
Sep 30, 2017
It's Kim Jong Un, the North Korean president?
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Level 66
Apr 15, 2022
r/woooosh
+19
Level 66
Nov 1, 2017
I can buy that Kim Jong-Un looks like a creepy facial composite.
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Level 33
Sep 25, 2017
Nepal?
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Level 66
Oct 15, 2017
3,734 km
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Level 32
Sep 25, 2017
no canada?
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Level 66
Apr 15, 2022
I can't tell if this is a joke.
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Level 66
Mar 16, 2023
It's quite fair.
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Level 41
May 2, 2024
far? :)
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Level 55
Dec 20, 2022
If you put the U.S. It was not Alaska, it was Guam.
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Level 69
Sep 26, 2017
Well this quiz is certainly terrifyingly timely
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Level 52
Nov 1, 2017
North Korea could probably be represented by something else than its dictator.
+42
Level 82
Nov 1, 2017
yes please select one of it's many other well known international celebrities.
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Level 77
Nov 1, 2017
It does not have to be an international celebrity.
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Level 82
Nov 2, 2017
Maybe a type-o-dong missile then? What would you suggest?
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Level 40
Nov 6, 2023
maybe one of the 3 million civilians of theirs slaughtered by the usa?
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Level 69
May 12, 2019
Dennis Rodman?
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Level 58
Nov 12, 2020
BTS?
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Level 90
Feb 16, 2022
Maybe its military?
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Level 70
Nov 1, 2017
But is any country really close to north Korea?
+3
Level 21
Nov 4, 2017
no
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Level 26
Aug 29, 2018
even south korea isnt'
+5
Level 79
Mar 24, 2019
China, in the 1970s
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Level 29
Nov 1, 2017
Attu island (Alaska) is only 2,061 miles from Tumengang, in the northeastern part of North Korea. The United States should be higher on this list
+21
Level 66
Nov 1, 2017
This is in Kilometers
+38
Level 42
Nov 1, 2017
classic americans
+6
Level 82
Nov 2, 2017
classic non-American
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Level 29
Nov 2, 2017
I didn’t realize that until after the fact. It is 3316 km from attu, so the Northern Mariana Islands (i think thats the US territory on this list) would be closer by about 200 miles
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Level 79
Mar 24, 2019
@jaredhall Kilometers is the US spelling
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Level 81
Aug 25, 2020
'Classic non-American' is a strange thing to say. How would you define the 'classic' nature of people from the other 195 or so other recognised nations?
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Level 82
Nov 12, 2020
^ as manifestly insecure about their own relative insignificance
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Level 54
Mar 17, 2018
Farallon De Pajaros, Northern Marianas' northernmost island, lies just 2,548 km (1,583 mi) off North Korea.
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Level 59
Nov 1, 2017
Good quiz by which I can at least know how far we are from North Korea and weather they can nuke us or not.
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Level 77
Nov 1, 2017
If they nuke us you're not going to like the weather!
+5
Level 77
Nov 1, 2017
Do not bother them and they will not nuke you. Simple.
+5
Level 69
May 12, 2019
Yes, because they (he) has been such a shining example of logic and restraint.
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Level 40
Nov 6, 2023
north korea has never nuked anyone. usa has nuked twice. north korea has never invaded another country or committed/funded genocide. usa has countless times. which of these is the biggest threat to world peace?
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Level 63
May 6, 2021
Yes, they have. There's only one country to have used nuclear weapons and it isn't DPRK.
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Level 56
Nov 1, 2017
Pointless fact: The closest capital of a NATO country is Tallinn, Estonia. We are so doomed.
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Level 69
Nov 1, 2017
The list no country wants to be on.
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Level 34
Nov 1, 2017
What about Singapore?
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Level 68
Mar 4, 2021
I think it's too far South.
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Level 52
Nov 2, 2017
Please explain how the list includes India and Bhutan and even Kazakhstan, but not Bangladesh or Nepal. How are they not closer?
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Level 54
Nov 3, 2017
Kazakhstan is farther north so it's closer than you'd think
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Level 58
Nov 26, 2017
Bangladesh is included. Nepal is further west than the parts of India that are closest to North Korea. Kazakhstan is closer because it is farther north.
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Level 82
Nov 5, 2018
Get a pedometer and try it out.
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Level 69
May 12, 2019
If Bangladesh wasn't won there when you wrote this, it is now.
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Level 42
Jan 22, 2021
Kazakhstan is near Mongolia so it is on the list. Look at the map.
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Level 28
Nov 3, 2017
got it in first try and i'm an embryo
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Level 64
Apr 23, 2018
How about over the North Pole? Any possibilities there?
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Level 45
Oct 13, 2018
Saw the distance to America written in red and immediately thought it represented them as North Korea’s biggest enemy and not an overseas territory... reputation preceding them there :P
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Level 82
Oct 13, 2018
Are these all the countries within striking distance?
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Level 25
Feb 14, 2019
Done it with 1:05 left! Yay!
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Level 79
Mar 25, 2019
Why are all the other quizzes entitled 'Countries Closest...' but this one 'Closest Countries...'?
+13
Level 69
May 12, 2019
Becaus variety is the spice of life?
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Level 41
May 2, 2024
because*
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Level 76
Nov 12, 2020
would appreciate a ‘furthest countries from north korea’ quiz also
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Level 43
Nov 13, 2020
Trying to work out where to escape to?
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Level 68
Feb 19, 2022
Too lazy to do all of the work, but it appears that the farthest place from DPRK is approximately northern Argentina.
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Level 53
Mar 10, 2022
I used an Antipodes map (From Brilliant Maps - an Atlas for Curious Minds by Ian Wright, you should buy it it has loads of great maps) and its just off the coast of Argentina. The closest land would be the Falkland Islands
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Level 75
Nov 4, 2023
I have that book it is really cool, could make a few good quizzes with that.
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Level 56
Nov 12, 2020
Which part of India is only 2849 kms from North Korea ?
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Level 57
Nov 12, 2020
Probably Arunachal Pradesh
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Level 92
Nov 12, 2020
Went to look at it using Google Maps, I get only 2805 km from the South Huanghue peninsula in NK to the Northeasternmost tip of uncontested India. (Shrinks to 2760 km if you measure to Dipuk Pass, but that's more realistically China)
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Level 60
Nov 12, 2020
nice!
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Level 59
Nov 12, 2020
BRO how did i get them all except CAMBODIA!
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Level 67
Oct 23, 2022
SAME! I thought I had done all of the countries around there and I couldn't figure out what I was missing. Very annoyed with that.
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Level 33
Dec 5, 2020
I though for a minute on the last one. Never thought kazakhstan would make the list
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Level 53
Apr 9, 2021
Phillipines, phillipines. I forget them every single time.
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Level 17
Jul 11, 2021
lmao i forgot Philippines
+1
Level 21
Aug 18, 2021
Indonesia? Singapore? Brunei? East Timor?
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Level 43
Jan 22, 2022
they are pretty far from North Korea
+1
Level 65
Feb 16, 2022
I guess Australia has nothing to worry about.
+1
Level 49
Apr 4, 2022
Another title”places that North Korea can nuke”
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Level 38
Jun 6, 2022
how can USA or micronesia be closer than nepal and bhutan?
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Level 28
Jul 12, 2022
No Indonesia but india?
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Level 21
Aug 4, 2022
missed Japan (!) and Palau
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Level 67
Sep 21, 2022
Aren't the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Palau, and Micronesia all overseas?
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Level 66
Apr 23, 2023
Yes, but they aren't overseas territories of another country.
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Level 52
Nov 17, 2022
Alternate title: Countries North Korea can nuke
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Level 40
Oct 2, 2023
Pyongyang North Korea 🇰🇵
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Level 35
Oct 19, 2023
got everything but vietnam
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Level 43
Feb 8, 2024
Got them all in under 0.00000000000000001 seconds and im not even a thought in my mothers head yet
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Level 33
Mar 15, 2024
What about Brunei? Isn't it closer than Indonesia and Micronesia?