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
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
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Level 75
Sep 24, 2017
Can you accept Guam. At least I think it is Guam.
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Level 73
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 52
Sep 25, 2017
Guam is a US territory, that's why the US answer is in red.
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Level 71
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 80
Nov 1, 2017
I'm guessing the U.S. is in there for Alaska (Aleutians).
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Level 73
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 33
Nov 1, 2017
hawaii?
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Level 61
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 76
May 12, 2019
You did there too
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Level 65
Aug 9, 2019
Spelt? Not sure where you learnt that.
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Level 59
Aug 15, 2020
@Hollywood spelt and spelled are both correct, although spelled is more standard
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Level 78
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 53
Apr 27, 2021
yuo speled evry wores rong dere kitsims
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Level 37
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 45
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 57
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 63
Sep 25, 2017
The picture for the quiz looks like some facial composite - creepy video game character mashup.
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Level 52
Sep 30, 2017
It's Kim Jong Un, the North Korean president?
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Level 46
Apr 15, 2022
r/woooosh
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Level 67
Nov 1, 2017
I can buy that Kim Jong-Un looks like a creepy facial composite.
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Level 34
Sep 25, 2017
Nepal?
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Level 64
Oct 15, 2017
3,734 km
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Level 34
Sep 25, 2017
no canada?
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Level 46
Apr 15, 2022
I can't tell if this is a joke.
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Level 71
Sep 26, 2017
Well this quiz is certainly terrifyingly timely
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Level 50
Nov 1, 2017
North Korea could probably be represented by something else than its dictator.
+33
Level 83
Nov 1, 2017
yes please select one of it's many other well known international celebrities.
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Level 75
Nov 1, 2017
It does not have to be an international celebrity.
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Level 83
Nov 2, 2017
Maybe a type-o-dong missile then? What would you suggest?
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Level 71
May 12, 2019
Dennis Rodman?
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Level 53
Nov 12, 2020
BTS?
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Level 87
Feb 16, 2022
Maybe its military?
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Level 67
Nov 1, 2017
But is any country really close to north Korea?
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Level 21
Nov 4, 2017
no
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Level 29
Aug 29, 2018
even south korea isnt'
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Level 76
Mar 24, 2019
China, in the 1970s
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Level 83
Nov 12, 2020
I'm so ronery, so ronery, so ronery and sadry arone...
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Level 34
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
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Level 64
Nov 1, 2017
This is in Kilometers
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Level 43
Nov 1, 2017
classic americans
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Level 83
Nov 2, 2017
classic non-American
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Level 34
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 76
Mar 24, 2019
@jaredhall Kilometers is the US spelling
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Level 74
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 83
Nov 12, 2020
^ as manifestly insecure about their own relative insignificance
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Level 55
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 61
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 79
Nov 1, 2017
If they nuke us you're not going to like the weather!
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Level 75
Nov 1, 2017
Do not bother them and they will not nuke you. Simple.
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Level 71
May 12, 2019
Yes, because they (he) has been such a shining example of logic and restraint.
+4
Level 65
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 59
Nov 1, 2017
Pointless fact: The closest capital of a NATO country is Tallinn, Estonia. We are so doomed.
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Level 70
Nov 1, 2017
The list no country wants to be on.
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Level 32
Nov 1, 2017
What about Singapore?
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Level 58
Mar 4, 2021
I think it's too far South.
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Level 54
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 52
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 83
Nov 5, 2018
Get a pedometer and try it out.
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Level 71
May 12, 2019
If Bangladesh wasn't won there when you wrote this, it is now.
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Level 38
Jan 22, 2021
Kazakhstan is near Mongolia so it is on the list. Look at the map.
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Level 29
Nov 3, 2017
got it in first try and i'm an embryo
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Level 60
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 83
Oct 13, 2018
Are these all the countries within striking distance?
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Level 26
Feb 14, 2019
Done it with 1:05 left! Yay!
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Level 76
Mar 25, 2019
Why are all the other quizzes entitled 'Countries Closest...' but this one 'Closest Countries...'?
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Level 71
May 12, 2019
Becaus variety is the spice of life?
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Level 69
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 58
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 44
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 57
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 90
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 54
Nov 12, 2020
nice!
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Level 55
Nov 12, 2020
BRO how did i get them all except CAMBODIA!
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Level 34
Dec 5, 2020
I though for a minute on the last one. Never thought kazakhstan would make the list
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Level 54
Apr 9, 2021
Phillipines, phillipines. I forget them every single time.
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Level 18
Jul 11, 2021
lmao i forgot Philippines
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Level 22
Aug 18, 2021
Indonesia? Singapore? Brunei? East Timor?
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Level 33
Jan 22, 2022
they are pretty far from North Korea
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Level 36
Feb 16, 2022
then why Malaysia was included though Brunei was in Northern Malaysia and touch the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea?
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Level 36
Feb 16, 2022
and also Kazakhstan?
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Level 61
Feb 16, 2022
I guess Australia has nothing to worry about.
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Level 36
Feb 16, 2022
Christmas Island?
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Level 50
Apr 4, 2022
Another title”places that North Korea can nuke”
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Level 28
Jun 6, 2022
how can USA or micronesia be closer than nepal and bhutan?
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Level 24
Jul 12, 2022
No Indonesia but india?
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Level 21
Aug 4, 2022
missed Japan (!) and Palau