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Countries Closest to Taiwan

Which countries are closest to Taiwan?
Excludes overseas territories
Quiz by Jerry928
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First submittedJune 9, 2019
Last updatedJune 26, 2019
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km
country
miles
4
China
3
107
Japan
67
156
Philippines
97
990
South Korea
615
1088
Vietnam
676
1439
North Korea
894
1444
Laos
897
1606
Cambodia
998
1664
Malaysia
1034
1734
Thailand
1077
km
country
miles
1774
Myanmar
1102
1977
Brunei
1228
2033
Indonesia
1263
2069
Russia
1296
2115
India
1314
2116
Palau
1315
2195
Mongolia
1364
2241
F. S. Micronesia
1392
2599
Bangladesh
1615
2628
Bhutan
1633
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level 71
Jun 23, 2019
No Singapore? //Edit: having googled it, I see not.
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level 65
Jun 24, 2019
I was also surprised not to see it on the list
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level 72
Jun 24, 2019
It's 2908 km / 1807 miles away.
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level 65
Jun 24, 2019
what about the USA? isn't Guam pretty close?
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level 44
Jun 24, 2019
Using Google maps, USA should be on. From Guam to a small island off the Taiwanese cost (Xiao-lan Yu), there is a distance of 2609 km. Don't know if the quiz is using the main island and not the islands off the coast, though.
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level 72
Jun 27, 2019
Overseas territories are excluded (as per the instructions), but if you include them, Guam is 2613 km / 1623 miles from that uninhabited offshore island. If you include overseas territories, but only count from the nearest inhabited island, at 2617 km / 1626 miles Guam still just makes the list. If you only count distances from mainland Taiwan, then Guam would slip off the list at 2685 km /1668 miles.
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level 69
Jun 25, 2019
Haven't we seen this quiz before?