Countries Closest to Norway

Which countries are closest to Norway, excluding its dependent territory of Jan Mayen?
Countries marked in 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: January 11, 2020
First submittedSeptember 3, 2014
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km
country
miles
0
Sweden
0
0
Finland
0
0
Russia
0
110
Denmark
68
293
United Kingdom
182
327
Germany
203
446
Greenland
277
494
Netherlands
307
554
Estonia
344
575
Poland
357
km
country
miles
579
Faroe Islands
360
599
Latvia
372
645
Lithuania
401
734
Belgium
456
820
France
509
847
Ireland
526
870
Luxembourg
541
879
Czechia
546
914
Belarus
568
973
Iceland
604
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Level 31
Oct 30, 2014
Faroe Islands classed as a country?
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Level 74
Oct 30, 2014
Yes, note the instructions - it is a country in free association with the country of Denmark. In other words, while it is a separate nation (for example it is not a member of the EU, while Denmark is) Denmark still remains responsible for its foreign affairs and defense. This is the same situation as Palau, Marshall Islands and Micronesia, all in free association wiith the US; and Monaco with France, and Andorra with both France and Spain, where its two co-princes are a Spanish bishop and the French president!(!). There are several other examples. I guess that's how tiny nations with little or no army of their own remain sovereign.
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Level 27
Jul 16, 2016
Palau, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco and Andorra are countries but Faroe Islands - not yet. And Faroese situation is more like the situation of for example Curaçao, wich is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands with Netherland and other Dutch overseas territories. So Faroe Islands is part of the Kingdom of Denmark with Denmark and Greenland.
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Level 73
Mar 11, 2015
since you allow countries 197-204, you should also accept greenland, it's only 440 km from svalbard.
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Level 52
Apr 8, 2015
I kept typing Greenland, not understanding why it did not "take"
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Level 74
Apr 8, 2015
Is Svalbard a part of Norway or not? It is an autonomous region that is identified as a separate nation by citypopulation.de and appears in the Countries 205 to 242 quiz, which is why we put "excludes Svalbard" in the instructions. But we hear you (!), and we've now treated Svalbard as a part of Norway for the purpose of this quiz, which means that Greenland enters the list and Austria drops off.
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Level 27
Jul 16, 2016
Greenland closer than Iceland? Ah Spitsbergen.
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Level 62
Jun 20, 2017
Accept Faroe for Faroe Islands? Other quizzes do.
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Level 74
Jun 20, 2017
OK
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Level 37
Nov 8, 2017
Curacao (Aruba and Sint Maarten) are not "overseas territories" - They are countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Loosely the equivalent of any State in the USA. Meaning that though they have their own internal governments, elected Legislature and Prime Minister, they remain subject to Kingdom (read Federal) laws as well. Also, while in the event of war, each island will raise its own Militia, the Kingdom's Armed Forces are ultimately responsible for their defense unless the Netherlands (as in the case of WWII) has no standing armed forces, in which case they are own their own to defend against foreign enemies.
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Level 58
Jan 31, 2018
Great quiz, Jerry, but do not forget ÅLAND (Aaland), which is an autonomous island region of Finland between mainlands Finland and Sweden. The distance to Norway is only ca. 300 km.
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Level 74
Jan 31, 2018
Yes! As far as we can see, Åland has not asserted that it is a country, although it does enjoy considerable autonomy.
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Level 63
Dec 10, 2019
I was expectin Canada to be on here.
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Level 61
Jan 10, 2020
Iceland should be much higher on the list. The distance between Jan Mayen and Egilsstaðir is 689 km.