Countries Closest to Taiwan

Which countries are closest to Taiwan?
Excludes overseas territories
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: June 26, 2019
First submittedJune 9, 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 73
Jun 23, 2019
No Singapore? //Edit: having googled it, I see not.
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Level 68
Jun 24, 2019
I was also surprised not to see it on the list
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Level 74
Jun 24, 2019
It's 2908 km / 1807 miles away.
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Level 67
Jun 24, 2019
what about the USA? isn't Guam pretty close?
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Level 65
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 74
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 81
Jun 25, 2019
Haven't we seen this quiz before?
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Level 48
Sep 10, 2019
seen what?
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Level 58
Sep 11, 2019
I have made the exactly same quiz on February last year, the only thing different is mine includes overseas territories. Didn't get why it isn't featured first...
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Level 45
Sep 10, 2019
16.
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Level 62
Sep 10, 2019
I wonder how Federated States of Micronesia made it on this list. It seems pretty far away from Taiwan
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Level 74
Sep 10, 2019
The westernmost island in FSM is Yap, which is the distance you see in this quiz away. Micronesia's a large country though, in extent if not in land area; the distance to the "far" end of the country, at Kosrae, is 4830 km / 3001 miles.
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Level 52
Apr 21, 2020
Yap.
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Level 47
May 14, 2020
Got the first 8 right in a row. That was strange...
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Level 35
Aug 21, 2020
Got Micronesia and Palau in the last 16 seconds.
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Level 38
Oct 11, 2020
What about Thailand?
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Level 74
Oct 12, 2020
In the answer list!