Countries Closest to Spain

Which countries are closest to Spain?
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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 60
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 80
Nov 6, 2014
Senegal is the closest but it's farther away than 860 km.
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Level 74
Feb 12, 2020
1248 km to Senegal. The closest point in Spain to Senegal is the island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands.
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Level 60
Jan 18, 2017
but not a country
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Level 55
Jan 18, 2017
what are you trying to say?
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Level 51
Jan 19, 2017
It's part of Spain, though
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Level 37
Jun 13, 2017
What? Are you saying that Senegal isn't a country?
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Level 45
Jul 5, 2019
he's saying that the canary islands arent a country.
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Level 63
Feb 6, 2020
The Canary Islands are part of Spain, and therefore should be considered when finding distances to other countries. what Kal was trying to say is that even with the Canary Islands, Senegal is still too far away for this list
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Level 36
Apr 6, 2018
um.. maybe
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Level 36
Apr 6, 2018
he is maybe
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Level 47
Mar 24, 2019
Forgot to switch accounts?
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Level 72
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 86
Sep 20, 2014
Out of sheer curiosity...how far is Malta?
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Level 53
Mar 26, 2015
787 miles
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Level 74
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 74
Oct 25, 2014
Other Countries Closest quizzes: US including its territories, England, Turkey, Brazil, Africa.
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Level 79
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 74
Nov 6, 2014
2077 km/1290 mi. Libya, which borders Tunisia, is 985 km/612 mi away.
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Level 37
Dec 29, 2016
No it doesn't. Egypt border Libya, if anything.
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Level 75
Nov 7, 2014
I'm surprised Malta didn't make it
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Level 59
Nov 8, 2014
How about Saharawi ADR?
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Level 74
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 31
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 31
Aug 14, 2015
YAY. Full marks. FINALLY :)

:)

:)

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Level 70
Aug 16, 2016
Hey Jerry. Is Croatia the near miss? :-)
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Level 74
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 74
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 60
Oct 14, 2016
How come Ireland is closest than the UK?
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Level 63
Apr 2, 2020
UK is on the list - at Gibraltar
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Level 55
Nov 15, 2020
Yes, if the UK wasn't already there for Gibraltar it would be on the list closer than Ireland.
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Level 51
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 60
Jan 18, 2017
Morocco is not 0 km. as it is across the Mediteranian
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Level 47
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 47
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 27
Feb 6, 2017
Forgot about enclaved countries and Ireland.
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Level 43
Mar 10, 2017
Where did you get this information?
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Level 37
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 74
Apr 18, 2017
And the closest point in Italy to Spain is Sardinia!
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Level 25
May 6, 2017
Is Malta not within 880km?
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Level 74
May 6, 2017
Nope, 963 km.
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Level 42
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 74
Sep 9, 2017
It does, at Ceuta and Melilla.
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Level 56
Sep 10, 2017
Ireland, but not the UK???
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Level 71
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 74
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 32
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 74
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 21
Apr 15, 2019
Somehow I forgot France.

Yes, you heard that right. I forgot France

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Level 30
Sep 6, 2020
I can name several people (Melbourne has a lot of Vietnamese refugees) who wished they had also forgotten France
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Level 47
May 12, 2019
Why not Algeria? Algeria is pretty close to Spain. Well, closer then Tunisia anyway.
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Level 74
May 12, 2019
It's always been there!
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Level 47
Jun 14, 2019
It wasnt when I last took the quiz. Maybe I just missed it on accident.
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Level 67
Jun 10, 2019
than*
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Level 48
Jul 23, 2019
Lol I remembered all of the microstates but forgot Luxembourg
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Level 74
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 43
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 65
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
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Level 67
Feb 12, 2020
I believe the Netherlands is near 945 km, I wonder how many countries score between that one and Ireland with 860km. Closest I could find was just below 943km from south of Maastricht to north of Figueres.
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Level 53
Apr 4, 2020
Surprised that Malta isn't on here.
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Level 39
Apr 13, 2020
0:19 left good quiz