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Countries nearest to the United Kingdom

Enter the 30 closest countries to the UK by distance. Measured coast to coast.
All measurements are rough using Google Earth
Quiz by LBA
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Last updated: August 9, 2012
First submittedAugust 9, 2012
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Distance
Country
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Ireland
21 miles
France
50 miles
Belgium
83 miles
Netherlands
183 miles
Norway
193 miles
Germany
210 miles
Luxembourg
325 miles
Denmark
359 miles
Switzerland
430 miles
Spain
Distance
Country
442 miles
Italy
452 miles
Austria
461 miles
Liechtenstein
473 miles
Czech Republic
503 miles
Iceland
517 miles
Sweden
520 miles
Poland
546 miles
Portugal
562 miles
Andorra
579 miles
Monaco
Distance
Country
643 miles
Slovenia
682 miles
Croatia
692 miles
Finland
713 miles
San Marino
716 miles
Slovakia
719 miles
Hungary
788 miles
Bosnia and Herzegovina
826 miles
Vatican City
877 miles
Serbia
928 miles
Romania
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Aug 6, 2012
Nice quiz! Looks like Andorra and other micro-nations might be missing - and check the spelling of Liechtenstein.
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level 22
Aug 6, 2012
Knew I had forgotten some! And yet another typo of mine ;)
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level 22
Aug 10, 2012
Above micro nations and a few other countries now added!
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level 69
Oct 2, 2012
Nice quiz, I'd like to see a few more of these
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level 77
Jun 26, 2013
Cool quiz. If I'd done it myself I think I would have cut it off at top 20 rather than top 30. 30 makes a pretty big circle, it's almost a name-every-country-in-Europe quiz. Missing Kosovo, Macedonia, Greece, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, Belarus, the Baltic States... that's about it, right? But good quiz anyway.
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level 67
May 12, 2015
Malta (and Cyprus if you want to start a Mya-Burma discussion)
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level 35
Nov 28, 2013
Add an alternative for Liechtenstein please - I kept spelling it Lichtenstein because that's how I got used to it on the World Countries quiz. Thanks!
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level 59
May 8, 2014
I'd recommend re-measuring the distances. It's hard to believe that Romania (928 miles) is closer to the UK than the Baltic states when Finland is 692 miles away. Consider measuring a few distances from the Shetland or Orkney islands, as those are British isles too. Another solution would be to cut the quiz at 20 countries. More than half European countries are answers for this quiz.
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level 50
Jun 14, 2015
Nice quiz
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level 17
Jun 18, 2016
Fun quiz! I think Latvia, Lithuania and Russia (Kaliningrad) should be included though, they're all much closer than Romania.
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level 43
Jun 17, 2017
The "world quiz" accepts Czechia for Czech republic. I got stuck on that for a minute