Countries Closest to Kiribati

Which countries lie closest to Kiribati?
Excludes uninhabited islands and overseas territories and departments
You get Cook Islands and Niue for free
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: February 14, 2018
First submittedOctober 6, 2015
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km
country
miles
288
Nauru
179
304
Marshall Islands
189
343
Tuvalu
213
994
Micronesia
618
1092
Cook Islands
679
1104
Solomon Islands
686
1179
Samoa
733
1398
Vanuatu
869
1462
Tonga
909
1539
Fiji
956
1636
Papua New Guinea
1016
km
country
miles
1715
United States
1035
1800
Niue
1119
3086
Australia
1918
3179
Indonesia
1976
3751
New Zealand
2331
3983
Palau
2475
4738
Japan
2944
4755
Timor-Leste
2955
4851
Philippines
3014
5543
Russia
3444
5628
Malaysia
3497
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Level 74
Oct 6, 2015
Nearest misses: South Korea, Taiwan, Brunei. Russia really is closer than these 3 - good old Mercator projection again!
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Level 38
Sep 27, 2016
yeah french polynesia,peru,mexico,ecquador and china. etc.
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Level 38
Sep 27, 2016
those are ones that the person that made them missed out.
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Level 74
Sep 27, 2016
Good spotting with Mexico - that's been added. French Polynesia is an overseas department of France, so is excluded. The others you name are all further away.
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Level 73
Oct 6, 2015
What about Easter Island? Would that count as Chile?
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Level 74
Oct 6, 2015
Yes, it's part of Chile, but note we exclude uninhabited islands. Easter Island is 6035 km / 3750 mi from the nearest inhabited island (Kiritimati). If we include uninhabited islands, it is 4680 km / 2908 mi from Caroline Island.
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Level 65
Oct 6, 2015
Great quiz! Where's the "distance order" part?