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Countries Closest to Metropolitan France

Which countries are closest to France excluding its overseas departments?
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First submittedSeptember 2, 2014
Last updatedNovember 14, 2018
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km
country
miles
0
Spain
0
0
Andorra
0
0
Monaco
0
0
Italy
0
0
Switzerland
0
0
Germany
0
0
Luxembourg
0
0
Belgium
0
33
United Kingdom
21
61
Netherlands
38
km
country
miles
148
Austria
92
150
Liechtenstein
93
240
Vatican City
149
259
San Marino
161
313
Czech Republic
195
403
Croatia
251
412
Portugal
256
430
Slovenia
267
432
Ireland
268
450
Tunisia
280
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level 86
Oct 14, 2017
Vimy Ridge is part of Canada, meaning that Canada is technically bordering France. The quiz does specify that it does not include French overseas territories, but says nothing on other country's oversea territories. So please either add Canada to the list, or add a caveat saying that other country's oversea territories do not count.
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level 72
Oct 14, 2017
Vimy Ridge is a concession, not a ceding of French territory to Canada. That article about concessions includes many other examples.
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level 65
Mar 15, 2018
Thank you for bringing this intriguing geographical oddity to my knowledge.
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level 59
Nov 23, 2017
I dont think Corsica is an oversea territory of France, so maybe tunisia should be higher in the lista and algeria (perhaps morocco and libya) should be added
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level 59
Nov 23, 2017
nope, neither morocco nor libya nor malta. But algeria for sure
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level 59
Nov 23, 2017
"Metropolitan France, also known as European France, is the part of France in Europe. It comprises mainland France and nearby islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel, and the Mediterranean Sea, including Corsica." Wikipedia Definitively, Corsica is part of metropolitan France
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level 66
Jan 2, 2018
How's Slovenia further away from France than Croatia? Is Corsica closer to the latter or is it something else?
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level 72
Jan 2, 2018
Yes, the closest point from France to both countries is from Corsica, and from that direction Slovenia appears as slightly "behind" Croatia.
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level 66
Jan 2, 2018
Makes sense. Took me quite sometime to guess Croatia because I didn't expect it to be closer than Slovenia, since it's y'know kinda before Croatia if you're in continental France.
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level 25
Mar 15, 2018
Malta????
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level 72
Mar 15, 2018
727 km / 452 miles.
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level 28
Mar 15, 2018
Malta isn't even that far away from Tunisia, How can Tunisia be 200+ Miles away from France but Malta is 450+?
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level 72
Mar 15, 2018
Get out your globe and a piece of string and all will be revealed.
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level 28
Mar 15, 2018
Odd one out: Tunisia is the only country that is in Africa!
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level 58
Mar 15, 2018
What about Brazil and Suriname, who both touch FRENCH Guinea in South America, which I was under the impression that it was a department of France.
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level 72
Mar 15, 2018
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level 54
Mar 15, 2018
Give one other country that has some of so many good countries please :) Santé
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level 44
Mar 17, 2018
I got Tunisia but not Portugal.
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level 38
Apr 28, 2018
I don't understand how Germany can be 0 miles away from France.
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level 21
Jan 23, 2019
maybe because if you want to go to Germany from France, you ahve just to walk on a bridge ! So 0 miles away