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Countries Closest to Hawaii

Which countries lie closest to Hawaii?
Countries in red do not appear in the Countries of the World quiz, but do appear in the Countries 197 to 205 quiz
Excludes French overseas departments
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Other Countries Closest to US States quizzes: Alaska, Maine and Florida
Last updated: August 28, 2017
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km
country
miles
1886
Kiribati
1172
3407
Marshall Islands
2117
3985
Tuvalu
2476
4010
Mexico
2492
4040
Samoa
2510
4090
Canada
2541
4342
Nauru
2698
4487
Cook Islands
2788
4490
Niue
2790
4720
Fiji
2933
km
country
miles
4746
Micronesia
2949
4825
Russia
2998
4933
Tonga
3065
5401
Vanuatu
3356
5423
Solomon Islands
3370
5483
Japan
3407
5855
Papua New Guinea
3638
6384
China
3967
6633
Guatemala
4121
6711
North Korea
4170
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level 75
Aug 17, 2014
Isn't the USA 0 miles away from Hawaii? Strange that North Korea is closer than South Korea or Taiwan or the Philippines, I'll have to look at a globe maybe. Though I got everything other than the Cook Islands.
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level 71
Aug 17, 2014
Yes, a globe and some string will make it clear!
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level 66
Oct 9, 2014
Or go to Google Maps. Right click on Honolulu and choose Measure Distance. Then click another spot on the map. You can drag and drop the end points around, or click one of them to disappear it.
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level 32
Oct 11, 2014
So China is closer to Hawaii than USA?
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level 71
Nov 4, 2014
The closest state in continental USA is Alaska, 3517 km/2186 mi north. Of the contiguous lower-48 states, Point Arena, CA is closest at 3678 km/2286 mi away, so if that was a separate country (which, until 1898, it was) it would rank 3rd.
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level 64
Nov 4, 2014
the usa shouldn't be included because hawaii is in the us its like saying gibraltar is part of africa or something
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level 38
Apr 15, 2018
The Cook Islands and Niue aren't countries. They are territories of other countries. Cook Islands and UK and Niue and New Zealand
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level 71
Apr 15, 2018
Hi Glacier, Cook Islands and Niue are countries in free-association with NZ, much like Marshall Islands are in free association with the US. Try flying to those places, and you'll see what I mean: even New Zealanders have to depart for those places from the NZ international terminal, and must clear NZ customs. On arrival, you pass through Niue and the Cook Islands customs, and your passport gets stamped with a 30 day visiting permit with an "employment prohibited" endorsement. There's a weekly Air New Zealand direct flight between Los Angeles and the Cook Islands - come over for a week or two's holiday, and notice how your passport gets an entry stamp not to New Zealand, but to the Cook Islands. Cheers, Jeremy