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Countries Closest to New Zealand

Which countries are closest to New Zealand?
Excludes external territories
Countries marked red do not appear in the Countries of the World quiz, but do appear in the Countries 197 to 205 quiz
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Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: September 15, 2017
First submittedAugust 9, 2014
Times taken2,013
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km
country
miles
1303
Australia
810
1602
Vanuatu
995
1857
Fiji
1154
1865
Tonga
1159
2365
Niue
1469
2715
Samoa
1687
2945
Solomon Islands
1830
2946
Tuvalu
1831
2958
Cook Islands
1838
3472
Papua New Guinea
2158
km
country
miles
3817
Nauru
2372
4283
Indonesia
2661
4659
Marshall Islands
2895
4830
Micronesia
3001
5059
Kiribati
3143
5454
Timor-Leste
3389
6130
Palau
3809
6664
Philippines
4141
6807
United States
4230
7243
Malaysia
4500
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level 71
Aug 9, 2014
Nice quiz! How did you work out the distances?
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level 74
Oct 5, 2014
Nice quiz this one.
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level 72
Nov 11, 2014
I was really hoping that Chile would show up by going close to Antarctica. Looks like it just misses out (~4,600 miles).
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level 58
May 23, 2016
Did you include Norfolk Island? It is a part of Australia(currently, though there has emerged in the last couple of years a popular independence movement), and is 1072 km from Auckland, and would be even closer to the tip of the North Island. Keep an eye on the independence movement. The natives are growing very restless. And jetpunk will have to rewrite all it's smallest country, newest country quizzes.
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level 73
May 23, 2016
We didn't - that closest point is Lord Howe Island, in the Tasman Sea, which is a part of New South Wales. We've added an "excludes external territories" line to the instructions.
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level 43
Dec 26, 2016
Niue isn't an official country
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level 73
Dec 26, 2016
Niue ceased to be a territory of NZ, and adopted self-rule, in 1974. When I, a NZ passport holder, travelled there in 2016, we had to clear customs in Auckland as we left on the direct flight to Niue, and had to clear customs as we arrived in Niue, complete with an entry stamp allowing us to stay for 30 days only, employment prohibited. See the Government of Niue website for more information.
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level 73
Apr 23, 2018
Kahikatea has added: Niue and the Cook Islands are every bit as independent as Palau and the Marshall Islands. Niue and the Cook Islands are 'independent countries in free association with New Zealand', and Palau and the Marshall Islands are 'independent countries in free association with the USA'
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level 52
Feb 3, 2017
Niue and Cook Islands should not be on this list, since they are not independent. If they were they should be added on the world countries quiz as well ...
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level 73
Feb 3, 2017
See answer to Nathaniel2002 just above, and also the instructions to this quiz. Adding Niue and Cook Islands to the Countries of the World quiz would be an excellent idea.
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level 70
Apr 23, 2018
Niue and the Cook Islands are every bit as independent as Palau and the Marshall Islands. Niue and the Cook Islands are 'independent countries in free association with New Zealand', and Palau and the Marshall Islands are 'independent countries in free association with the USA'
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level 56
Mar 28, 2017
Why is Singapore or Brunei not on the list . I would have thought them closer than Malaysia.
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level 73
Jan 31, 2019
The whole province of Sabah is closer than Singapore or Brunei.
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level 21
Apr 11, 2017
bcos of Chatham islands tonga came
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level 30
Jan 31, 2019
Should accept usa.
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level 73
Jan 31, 2019
It already does.
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level 72
Nov 10, 2019
I think Japan is missing from this quiz. The distance between Cape Reinga and Minamitori Island is 6819 km. The co-ordinates I used to calculate this were 24.28, 153.98 (Minamitori) and -34.42, 172.68 (Cape Reinga)
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level 38
Dec 6, 2019
Could you put the country that owns the overseas territories as type in. Cause people except that to be, so they don't guess it.
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