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Countries Surrounding Rome

What countries would reach first if you left in every direction from Rome? (excluding Italy and Vatican City)
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First submittedDecember 11, 2017
Last updatedDecember 11, 2017
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Bearing
Country
0°-7°
Austria
7°-10°
Slovenia
10°-81°
Croatia
81°-88°
Montenegro
88°-108°
Albania
108°-124°
Greece
124°-130°
Egypt
Bearing
Country
130°-164°
Libya
164°-166°
Malta
166°-185°
Libya
185°-212°
Tunisia
212°-244°
Algeria
244°-250°
Morocco
250°-259°
Spain
Bearing
Country
259°-297°
France
297°-298°
Monaco
298°-317°
France
317°-344°
Switzerland
344°-357°
Austria
357°-0°
San Marino
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level 71
Dec 11, 2017
nice, interesting! no Bosnia? does it get 'covered' by islands?
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level 76
Dec 11, 2017
If not islands, the Croatian peninsula of Peljesac looks like it blocks it off pretty thoroughly.
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level 61
Dec 11, 2017
Nice quiz!
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level 56
Dec 11, 2017
There is the French island of Corsica in between Rome and Monaco
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level 59
Dec 16, 2017
nope, there exists a strait line between rome and monaco-ville without crossing corsica
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level 77
Apr 6, 2018
I have the feeling that the line either cuts Corsica or Elba (and for this, a flat line on a Mercator map is the route to follow).
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level 77
Apr 6, 2018
Ok, I get it, the line does cut Elba, but it is in Italy, and thus doesn't count.
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level 54
Jun 9, 2018
On google maps there is, but on google earth there isn't. And google earth is far more reliable for this.
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level 56
Dec 11, 2017
Also, how does the Spanish territory of Melilla count?
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level 66
Dec 13, 2017
I think it should count. It would break up Morocco. Morocco - Spain - Morocco - Spain
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level 76
Dec 12, 2017
Gibraltar UK?
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level 68
Jan 4, 2018
The straight line between Rome and Gibraltar would cross through Spanish territory.
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level 51
Dec 12, 2017
Very nice quiz! Great idea!
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level 71
Jan 26, 2018
fascinating! please do the same for other cases.
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level 47
Apr 7, 2018
The cities so far ins the series can be found here
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level 61
Mar 6, 2018
Interesting. I first guessed countries close by. There still were a few blanks but I was able to fill them quickly when imagining a radar.
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level 71
Apr 4, 2018
Good quiz! Are you making any more?
+1
level 32
Apr 6, 2018
Almost missed Libya; got it with 1 second to spare!
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level 33
Apr 9, 2018
Same, except I almost missed Montenegro.
+1
level 75
Apr 6, 2018
Excellent quiz! Hope to see more in this vein :)
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level 58
Apr 6, 2018
Nice concept. Takes some thought, but satisfying to complete.
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level 61
Apr 6, 2018
Unless there's a rule i'm not aware of, you should probably explain that 0° is vertical and the angle rises clockwise. Normally in maths (at least where I learned it) 0° is horizontal to the right and angle rises counter-clockwise.
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level 70
Apr 6, 2018
In any geographical context, 0 is directly North. 90 is straight east, 225 is SW, etc.
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level 57
Apr 6, 2018
You are both correct. In maths that is usually the case but here it isn't vertical; it is north, south, east and west. In geography this is standard but I think maybe you should include 3 digits if it is a bearing, i.e. 000° to 007°.
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level 46
Apr 6, 2018
How in the world did I forget San Marino...
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level 49
Apr 6, 2018
FYI, those are azimuths not bearings.
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level 46
Apr 6, 2018
Does it actually go through Slovenia? Looks like it is blocked by the Istrian peninsula
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level 47
Apr 6, 2018
Look further north and if you exclude Italy then all that area between the Istrian peninsula and Austria counts as Slovenia.
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level 60
Apr 6, 2018
Loved it. What other cities would be great? I favour Melbourne or Miami, obviously excluding home countries. And is there anywhere that would have a blank area? Wellington and the poles, at a guess.
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level 62
Apr 6, 2018
Yeah 100%!
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level 58
Apr 7, 2018
I completely thought this meant the Roman Empire; due to the picture I believe. I started naming Germania and Parthia....
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level 30
Apr 10, 2018
Libya is listed twice in the answer list. What about Vatican City?
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level 53
May 3, 2019
Last time I checked, we live in 3 dimensional space. What about all the angles going down?
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level 38
Jul 5, 2019
Strange: France, Monaco and Spain but no Andorra. Doesn't Andorra lie between France and Spain?
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level 58
Oct 3, 2019
yes, but before you reach it, you have to cross either France or Spain
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level 61
Jul 9, 2019
Could be me but this could use a (better) description. Like do you go by car or can you also go by sea. (the words reach and left indicate traveling).So as the as the crow flies or not... and are traveltimes actually taken in consideration etc. These were questions that went through my mind when reading it.

Plus was not sure what the bearings meant.

I got all just by answering the countries close to italy, and now things are a bit clearer. But beforehand I wasnt 100% sure of what exactly the intention was.

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level 61
Jul 9, 2019
Maybe not use reach and left/leave (cause apparently you are not trying to get to these countries). But something like if you would send/shoot a (far reaching) laserbeam in each direction which countries would you hit.

Or if you would peer through a (strong enough) telescope, which countries would you see, if you looked in a 360 degree around you