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Countries Closest to Spain

Which countries are closest to Spain?
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Numbers in red indicate an external territory
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: September 29, 2019
First submittedSeptember 1, 2014
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km
Country
miles
0
Andorra
0
0
France
0
0
Morocco
0
0
Portugal
0
0
Gibraltar
(United Kingdom)
0
68
Algeria
43
314
Mauritania
195
334
Italy
208
373
Monaco
232
468
Switzerland
291
km
Country
miles
498
Tunisia
310
671
Germany
417
716
Liechtenstein
445
719
Vatican City
447
724
Austria
450
760
San Marino
472
805
Belgium
500
811
Luxembourg
504
816
Mali
507
860
Ireland
534
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level 56
Sep 2, 2014
Fuerteventura of Canary Islands is only ~310km from Mauritania
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level 67
Sep 2, 2014
Yeah, the Canary Islands should also put Senegal, Gambia, and maybe even Guinea-Bissau on this list.
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level 77
Nov 6, 2014
Senegal is the closest but it's farther away than 860 km.
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level 56
Jan 18, 2017
but not a country
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level 50
Jan 18, 2017
what are you trying to say?
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level 46
Jan 19, 2017
It's part of Spain, though
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level 38
Jun 13, 2017
What? Are you saying that Senegal isn't a country?
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level 46
Jul 5, 2019
he's saying that the canary islands arent a country.
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level 34
Apr 6, 2018
um.. maybe
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level 34
Apr 6, 2018
he is maybe
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level 23
Mar 24, 2019
Forgot to switch accounts?
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level 73
Sep 20, 2014
how come Morocco is in red? Isn't that little section in Africa part of Spain and not considered a territory?
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level 52
Oct 31, 2016
It's not... Gibraltar is.
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level 83
Sep 20, 2014
Out of sheer curiosity...how far is Malta?
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level 52
Mar 26, 2015
787 miles
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level 72
Mar 25, 2017
Actually a wee bit closer than that, but still outside the top 20: 962 km / 598 miles. The nearest part of Spain to Malta is at Menorca.
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level 72
Oct 25, 2014
Other Countries Closest quizzes: US including its territories, England, Turkey, Brazil, Africa.
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level 76
Nov 6, 2014
Got Italy but forgot Vatican City and San Marino. Sigh.
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level 33
Jan 26, 2018
I'm honestly really proud of myself for thinking of those countries at the last second :)
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level 23
Nov 6, 2014
How far is Egypt from Spain? It looks like Egypt and Mali are very similar distances from Spain. Also, Egypt neighbours Tunisia.
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level 72
Nov 6, 2014
2077 km/1290 mi. Libya, which borders Tunisia, is 985 km/612 mi away.
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level 38
Dec 29, 2016
No it doesn't. Egypt border Libya, if anything.
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level 72
Nov 7, 2014
I'm surprised Malta didn't make it
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level 60
Nov 8, 2014
How about Saharawi ADR?
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level 72
Jan 19, 2017
98 km/61 mi to Western Sahara, and 307 km/191 mi to the Saharawi ADR line of control. Morocco invaded Western Sahara in 1975, and current control of the country is divided like this. We (differently from this website’s editorial policy for featured quizzes) recognise Western Sahara as a country, and it appears in the Countries 197 to 205 quiz. Western Sahara/Saharawi ADR is recognised by 44 countries, and the Moroccan occupation by none.
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level 32
Aug 14, 2015
19/20. Forgot monaco. AHHH
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level 39
Nov 20, 2015
I forget Monaco in everything lol
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level 33
Jan 26, 2018
I was ten seconds away from forgetting San Marino and Vatican City.
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level 32
Aug 14, 2015
YAY. Full marks. FINALLY :) :) :)
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level 66
Aug 16, 2016
Hey Jerry. Is Croatia the near miss? :-)
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level 72
Aug 16, 2016
Yes, it's 882 km / 548 mi away.
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level 21
Sep 28, 2016
Western Sahara? Mauritania?
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level 72
Sep 28, 2016
If you include Western Sahara as a nation (recognized by about 40 countries) then Yes - see reply to Roger77024 above. Mauritania is already listed. The nearest Spanish location to these two is the Canary Islands..
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level 57
Oct 14, 2016
How come Ireland is closest than the UK?
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level 46
Jan 18, 2017
Only missed Ireland. After UK wasn't on there I didn't even think to try it.
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level 56
Jan 18, 2017
Morocco is not 0 km. as it is across the Mediteranian
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level 48
Jan 18, 2017
Ceuta and Melilla. See me above.
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level 44
Jan 18, 2017
My own fault for not getting Mali and Mauritiania when I started quiz I wondered if there would be more African countries but didn't put them in
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level 41
Jan 18, 2017
Just barely remembered Ireland with 0:01 left.
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level 27
Jan 19, 2017
Thought Liechtenstein then got distracted and forgot to type it :( life lesson learned!
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level 24
Jan 19, 2017
forgot Italy how is that possible
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level 28
Feb 6, 2017
Forgot about enclaved countries and Ireland.
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level 39
Mar 10, 2017
Where did you get this information?
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level 21
Apr 11, 2017
what about tunisia
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level 19
Sep 9, 2017
Tunisia is in this quiz, did you spell it correctly?
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level 38
Apr 18, 2017
There are two things I just don't get: 1) Spain and the Netherlands are on the Continent, while Ireland is an Island off to the northwest of Spain. How could Ireland be closer to Spain than the Netherlands? and: 2) Vatican City is IN Italy. If Italy is 334 Km from Spain, how can the Vatican be 719 km away from Spain?
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level ∞
Apr 18, 2017
This quiz is based on the closest points, not the average point.
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level 72
Apr 18, 2017
And the closest point in Italy to Spain is Sardinia!
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level 26
May 6, 2017
Is Malta not within 880km?
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level 72
May 6, 2017
Nope, 963 km.
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level 39
Sep 9, 2017
spain dosent touch morroco then theres a strait but even if it did have a manmade bridge, uk owns gibraltar
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level 72
Sep 9, 2017
It does, at Ceuta and Melilla.
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level 51
Sep 10, 2017
Ireland, but not the UK???
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level 67
Apr 14, 2019
I agree with undeadwarrior. Even if you forgot about the Channel Islands, Lizard point in Cornwall looks on the map to be much closer than anywhere in Ireland and Jersey most certainly is, surely?
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level 72
Apr 14, 2019
You'll see the UK appear as an answer anyway here, but to answer your question, the closest point in the UK is St Agnes, in the Scilly Isles, 686km/426 miles away. We would have listed the UK as at this distance, but Dan has made the call to count Gibraltar as a part of the UK, so the UK appears in this quiz as 0 km away. Generally in our quizzes we work from the legal standpoint that British Overseas Territories such as Gibraltar, Akrotiri & Dhekelia, Cayman Islands, etc, do not form a part of the UK, even though they are subject to its jurisdiction. That is why this quiz, and the unfeatured one minute sprint version of this quiz, have the same 20 answers, but with different distances showing for the UK.
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level 22
Mar 24, 2019
Missed Mauritania and Mali. Surely Malta and Western Sahara are closer? Does this include the Canary Isles?
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level 72
Mar 24, 2019
Yes , it includes the Canary Islands. See our answer to Roger77024 above re Western Sahara. See our answer to Ballumltfc above re Malta.
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level 47
Mar 24, 2019
I had all but two with ten seconds left and barely got PORTUGAL lmao. So thankfully I only missed Ireland.
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level 19
Apr 15, 2019
Somehow I forgot France. Yes, you heard that right. I forgot France
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level 45
May 12, 2019
Why not Algeria? Algeria is pretty close to Spain. Well, closer then Tunisia anyway.
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level 72
May 12, 2019
It's always been there!
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level 45
Jun 14, 2019
It wasnt when I last took the quiz. Maybe I just missed it on accident.
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level 57
Jun 10, 2019
than*
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level 44
Jul 23, 2019
Lol I remembered all of the microstates but forgot Luxembourg
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level 72
Sep 28, 2019
This is pretty weird. I fly to Spain tomorrow and this quiz pops up. Either Dan is psychic or he has very good contacts.
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level 42
Sep 28, 2019
Probably he is guessing your route or country ;)
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level ∞
Sep 29, 2019
We've been following your movements closely, Jerry.
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level 61
Sep 29, 2019
"Numbers in red indicate an external territory" There are no numbers in red...?
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level ∞
Sep 29, 2019
Fixed