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Five Closest Countries by Country #3

Name the five closest countries to another 8 countries.

Whole series: 1, 2, 3
Left distances are in miles, right distances are in kilometres
Answers resulting from an overseas territory, region, city, etc... marked in red
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First submittedFebruary 11, 2016
Last updatedMarch 22, 2019
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Denmark
0
Germany
0
2
Sweden
3
16
Canada
27
70
Norway
113
97
Poland
156
 
 
 
Madagascar
186
France
299
243
Comoros
391
258
Mozambique
415
477
Tanzania
768
540
Mauritius
869
Cuba
53
Haiti
85
58
Bahamas
93
90
Jamaica
145
94
United States
151
122
Mexico
196
 
 
 
Yemen
0
Oman
0
0
Saudi Arabia
0
12
Djibouti
19
17
Eritrea
27
60
Somalia
97
Mongolia
0
China
0
0
Russia
0
23
Kazakhstan
37
483
North Korea
778
564
Kyrgyzstan
908
 
 
 
Equatorial Guinea
0
Cameroon
0
0
Gabon
0
59
Nigeria
95
124
Rep. of the Congo
200
132
São Tomé and
Príncipe
213
Morocco
0
Algeria
0
0
Mauritania
0
0
Spain
0
10
United Kingdom
16
126
Portugal
203
 
 
 
Palau
202
Indonesia
325
246
F. S. Micronesia
396
409
Philippines
658
739
Papua New Guinea
1190
881
Malaysia
1418
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level 69
Feb 11, 2016
Nice.
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level 63
Mar 22, 2019
Nice.
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level 71
Mar 24, 2019
Nice.
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level 60
May 21, 2019
Nice
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level 46
May 21, 2019
Nice.
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level 39
May 21, 2019
Nice.
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level 50
May 21, 2019
Nice.
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level 57
Oct 7, 2019
Nice
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level 36
Oct 15, 2019
Nice.
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level 53
May 21, 2019
Nice.
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level 59
May 21, 2019
Nice.
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level 47
May 21, 2019
Noice.
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level 49
May 22, 2019
Noise.
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level 57
Oct 7, 2019
Noice
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level 61
May 22, 2019
ice
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level 50
Jun 16, 2016
After guessing every country in southern africa an all the island nations around Madagascar, I finally remembered Reunion!
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level 60
Nov 5, 2018
Actually, Juan de Nova Island is closer
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level 45
Dec 7, 2016
More time please...!
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level 44
Jan 2, 2017
Amazed I got sao tome with 30 secs left
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level 38
Mar 6, 2017
Proximity to Cuba quiz: Haiti, but not the Dominican Republic? Aren't they on the SAME island (Hispaniola)? How, then could you have one and not the other as closest to Cuba?
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level 62
May 4, 2017
i'm guessing that your vision of the caribbean, much like mine, was pretty screwed. I had envisioned cuba to be north of hispaniola, but in fact it is actually northwest, the dominican republic is actually quite a distance away.
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level 63
Mar 22, 2019
One is on the other side of the island. Haiti is more west, and Dominican Republic is more east, so Haiti is closer, with the other countries being closer than DR too.
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level 56
Mar 22, 2019
How about the UK's Turks and Caicos Islands? It should be nearer
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level 71
May 21, 2019
or Cayman Islands
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level 51
Nov 2, 2017
Would have never guessed the nearest country to Madagascar had it not been by mere accident.
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level 47
Nov 6, 2017
USA touches Cuba (Guantanamo bay)
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level ∞
Mar 22, 2019
Technically, Guantanamo Bay is part of Cuba. The U.S. merely leases it. (Against the wishes of the current Cuban regime obviously).
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level 53
Feb 18, 2019
Why is it not eligible for points yet?! Great Quiz, I love the whole series, please post more!!
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level 72
Mar 22, 2019
British Overseas Territories such as Gibraltar do not form a part of the United Kingdom (even though they are subject to its jurisdiction).
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level ∞
Mar 22, 2019
Don't understand what the confusion is, it's explained in the caveats.
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level 61
May 21, 2019
Then what about the Cayman Islands? I'm believe Cayman Brac is closer to Cuba than Mexico or even the US is (it's a few hundred meters further away than Jamaica).
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level 65
Mar 24, 2019
The only one that really surprises me is the proximity of Poland to Denmark. Suddenly, certain parts of Hamlet make a lot more sense.
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level 59
Mar 25, 2019
I missed three and got 0 points?
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level 76
May 22, 2019
Apparently, Quizmaster's claim is that Daffy Duck most certainly was NOT a Wizard! Or, you took the quiz so soon after it being reset that the system didn't have enough data to assign point values.
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level 64
May 21, 2019
Very nice quiz! Just a question I couldn't answer: are Ceuta and Melilla really overseas territories? I had the felling that they had the same status as any other autonomous communities of Spain, which would make the "0 km" black instead of red
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level 66
May 23, 2019
Joedimaggio, have you been hoodwinked by Spanish propaganda? They try to make out that Gibraltar is a British colony, illegally occupying what should by rights be Spanish territory, whereas Ceuta and Melilla are quite different - integral parts of Spain over which Morocco has no legitimate claim.
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level 64
May 21, 2019
From a quick look at Google Maps Guam is less than 1300 km away from Palau and thus closer than Malaysia. Otherwise great quiz!
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level 48
May 21, 2019
Cayman Islands (a part of UK) should be in the list for Cuba - it's between Cuba and my beautiful Jamaica
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level 43
May 21, 2019
For those arguing that the Cayman Islands and/or Turks and Caicos are closer to Cuba, which would then make the United Kingdom fall on that list, they are actually much farther away than the others. The Cayman Islands lies 437 km away from Cuba and Turks and Caicos is 618 km away. Significantly farther away than Mexico, Haiti, and others.
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level 37
Aug 3, 2019
The closest distance I can measure on Google maps from Cayman islands (Cayman Brac) to Cuba (Cayo Anclitas) is a bit under 142 km.
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level 29
Jun 14, 2019
How is Canada one of the 5 closest to Denmark?
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level 67
Jun 20, 2019
Because of Greenland.
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level 57
Jul 15, 2019
I've been fooling with the map and the distance i get from Equatorial guinea to Nigeria is in the 300 km range, rather than the 95 km stated in the quizz. What am I missing here?
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level 37
Aug 4, 2019
You're missing the island of Bioko.