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Five Closest Countries by Country #2

Name the five closest countries to another 8 countries.

Whole series: 1, 2, 3
Left distances are in miles, right distances are in kilometres.
Excluding territories
Last updated: August 15, 2017
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South Korea
0
North Korea
0
30
Japan
49
187
China
301
291
Russia
469
616
Taiwan
992
 
 
 
Tunisia
0
Algeria
0
0
Libya
0
43
Italy
73
184
Malta
296
274
France
441
Ireland
0
United Kingdom
0
257
France
413
385
Belgium
619
411
Netherlands
662
512
Germany
824
 
 
 
Uruguay
0
Argentina
0
0
Brazil
0
196
Paraguay
315
640
Bolivia
1030
659
Chile
1060
Bahrain
1
Qatar
1
10
Saudi Arabia
16
114
Iran
184
118
United Arab Emirates
190
205
Kuwait
331
 
 
 
St. Lucia
21
France
34
26
St. Vincent
and the Grenadines
42
82
Dominica
132
91
Barbados
147
111
Grenada
179
Singapore
1
Malaysia
1
6
Indonesia
10
328
Thailand
528
495
Vietnam
796
597
Cambodia
961
 
 
 
Cape Verde
355
Senegal
572
416
Mauritania
670
437
Gambia
704
476
Morocco
766
482
Guinea-Bissau
775
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level 69
Feb 18, 2015
Well done, great quiz!
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level 71
Feb 18, 2015
I second Scambigol! You'd think after 500+ quizzes the ideas would start to run dry but they just keep coming and coming... :) (PS - The islands near Hawar are all Bahraini, which makes Qatar closer than Saudi, and the UAE, being eastwards, a bit closer than the stated distance)
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level 48
Feb 18, 2015
Haha thanks - but coming from the guy with 800+ quizzes. I've edited the Bahrain one, and added 'excluding territories to the top'. I knew I'd probably got something wrong but that a JetPunker would correct me - the fact that you know that some random islands are apart of Bahrain is extremely impressive!
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level 75
Feb 24, 2015
I knew that, too. Probably less impressive since I used to live in Bahrain part time.
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level 59
Aug 11, 2017
Actually, Bahrain is closer to Saudi Arabia because they share a border. The middle island on the King Fahd Causeway.
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level 71
Feb 18, 2015
Not sure if you treat the Faroe Islands as an independent country or part of the Kingdom of Denmark, but either way Faroes/Denmark are 416 mi / 670 km from Ireland; also T & T is closer to St L at Tobago.
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level 71
Apr 10, 2015
Just a reminder to the above post - Trinidad & Tobago is 267 km / 166 mi from St Lucia!
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level 49
Mar 7, 2018
guessed both those for those two countries lol Denmark for the Faroes and Trinidad for ST Lucia, but I guess territories weren't included so :)
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level 67
Feb 18, 2015
One odd thing, there are 40 clues (five answers for each of eight countries) but when I completed the quiz--which was awesome--I was only given 39/39.
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level 48
Feb 18, 2015
France is there twice
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level 76
Mar 2, 2015
And it should be three times (even though it says "excluding territories").
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level 48
Mar 2, 2015
Where's the third one?
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level 76
Apr 10, 2015
Martinique, Guadeloupe and Guiana are departments of France, just in the same way Alaska and Hawaii are states of the USA. They are not just "territories".
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level 48
May 10, 2016
You're absolutely correct! I've changed the answer, just waiting for the re-approval now
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level 61
Mar 4, 2015
I think I'm not understanding how Morocco is closer to Cape Verde than Guinea or even Western Sahara.
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level 48
Mar 4, 2015
Guinea is about 1030km away from Cape Verde, and according to JetPunk, Western Sahara is a part of Morocco
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level 64
Mar 18, 2015
I could have sworn I said Qatar. Must have made a typo. Great quiz.
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level 49
Apr 10, 2015
Cape Verde got me. Nice idea.
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level 58
Apr 10, 2015
Is Trinidad closer to St Lucia than Antigua? Honestly looking at the map I can't tell. It's extremely close either way.
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level 37
Apr 10, 2015
Trinidad isn't, or maybe by a mile or so. However Tobago is definitely closer.
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level 38
Mar 6, 2017
Yes, it is. Trinidad is in the south (close to Venezuela) and thus closer to St. Lucia. Antigua is more or less in the Middle. Closer to Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, St. Barts, St. Kitts, etc., (As a matter of fact, in the past [don't know if they still do] LIAT Airways used Antigua as the midway point between the southern islands and the northern ones, with Antigua being the "layover" spot at which to change planes.
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level 51
Apr 10, 2015
100%! But France should not be in there twice
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level 51
Apr 10, 2015
I don't mean its wrong i am saying there should be a different country...maybe one in Oceania?
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level 73
May 10, 2016
it's not......it's in there three times.
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level 77
Apr 10, 2015
Good quiz idea and nice execution.
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level 44
Apr 10, 2015
The United Kingdom isn't a country, it's a sovereign state. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out why Wales, Scotland, and England weren't being accepted! :)
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level 44
Jan 29, 2016
Usually here on JetPunk you know "country" means "sovereign state". That sort of problem mostly applies for people living in a federal-like state.
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level ∞
Aug 13, 2017
Of course Taiwan is sovereign.
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level 43
May 17, 2018
The countries that the Quizmaster counts are the 193 UN recognized countries (which includes the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and three not recognized by the UN or an observer state (Vatican City, Taiwan, and Kosovo).
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level 27
Apr 10, 2015
nice quiz.
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level 75
Apr 10, 2015
Great quiz, relessness. I always enjoy your efforts. Interesting and challenging. Thanks!
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level 19
Apr 11, 2015
Got them all :D I was stumped for a bit about guinea bissau though so i just typed in all the countries in the area
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level 72
Apr 30, 2015
More of these quizes please! Love 'em.
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level 48
Apr 30, 2015
Check out my city versions if you want:
#1, #2 and #3
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level 59
Sep 23, 2015
I just got an 87% ... but only 2/5 points ... on this time --> my very first time taking this quiz ... what happened to the scoring Quiz Master? Shouldn't I have gotten like 4/5 points?? Thanks for helping out
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level 80
May 11, 2016
Scoring depends on how well the others have scored. There are quizzes where you miss just one answer and get 1/5, because so many people get all the answers.
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level 73
Jan 16, 2016
Excellent quiz!
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level 37
Mar 7, 2016
Awesome quiz. 38/39, I can't believe I forgot Kuwait.
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level 32
May 21, 2016
Someone would have to check me on this but isn't Andorra closer to Ireland than Germany?
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level 59
Sep 27, 2016
Andorra is a about 1250 km away from Ireland. But I wonder why you questioned Andorra and not Spain which would definitely come way before Andorra. But Spain is also about 1050 km away.
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level 59
Jun 4, 2016
71% and 0 points?! This happens so often on this site, I would love an explanation.
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level 43
May 17, 2018
The explanation you are looking for is 6 comments above this comment as of May 17, 2018.
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level 41
Jun 26, 2016
Blanked out on Guinea-Bissau
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level 54
Dec 11, 2016
Nice quiz
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level 27
Dec 25, 2016
awesome quiz. thank you
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level 44
Jan 2, 2017
Iran with 15 secs!
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level 54
Feb 16, 2017
I got 71% and only two points !
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level 67
Jun 13, 2017
Good quiz this, managed 35 / 38 thanks to countries of the world quizzes.
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level 65
Jun 13, 2017
Great quiz!
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level 44
Aug 2, 2017
I missed only 1 just like in previous quiz!
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level 57
Aug 11, 2017
Excluding territories - so how is France near St. Lucia?
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level 61
Aug 11, 2017
are ceuta and melilla counted as territories or is it irrelevant because they are too far away from tunisia. was really expecting spain to be on there
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level 60
Aug 11, 2017
It is irrelevancy due to distance.
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level 41
Aug 11, 2017
Didn't realize Germany was THAT close to Ireland. Got it in the end though.
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level 55
Aug 11, 2017
Great quiz! 100%, and 2:10 left.
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level 43
Aug 12, 2017
Had over a minute left and couldn't get Taiwan :(
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level 34
Aug 15, 2017
Where is Brunei?
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level 67
Aug 25, 2017
Looks like Cabo Verde is misspelled.
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level 44
Nov 2, 2017
Over a minute to spare pleased with that I must say
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level 67
Nov 15, 2017
@relessness How did you add links to the other quizzes in this series to the description?
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level 43
Feb 4, 2018
Damn I only missed Grenada on St Lucia
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level 35
Feb 5, 2018
I got all the others fairly easy, yet REALLY struggled with the Ireland one, and guess which country I'm currently living in? You guessed it... Ireland! Did not think to try countries further east of France, instead trying Iceland, Spain, Portugal and Andorra. D'oh -.-
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level 34
Feb 5, 2018
Well, the France on Saint Lucia really tripped me up because for some reason I automatically assumed it was referring to Guyane and forgot about Martinique (and Guadeloupe)
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level 48
Mar 11, 2018
got all on first try with 2:18 remaining time ;)