Countries Closest to the Centre of Africa

Which countries are situated closest to the centre of Africa?
This point was calculated by Garen Evans in 2009; the link to the mapped location is in the comments section.
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Last updated: January 15, 2018
First submittedSeptember 12, 2014
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km
country
miles
0
Cameroon
0
5
Central African Republic
3
22
Republic of the Congo
13
227
Democratic Republic of the Congo
141
232
Gabon
144
527
Equatorial Guinea
327
563
Chad
350
689
Nigeria
428
839
Angola
529
960
São Tomé and Príncipe
507
km
country
miles
1086
South Sudan
675
1171
Sudan
727
1251
Niger
777
1526
Rwanda
948
1546
Benin
960
1546
Uganda
960
1550
Burundi
963
1640
Togo
1019
1648
Tanzania
1024
1701
Ghana
1057
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Level 74
Sep 12, 2014
The calculated centre of Africa is here. Nearest misses: Zambia, Burkina Faso, Mali.
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Level 73
Sep 13, 2014
usually you're allowed to type just Sao Tome

good quiz!

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Level 74
Sep 13, 2014
Sao Tome will work now.
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Level 37
Apr 26, 2016
Doesn't hurt I have a big map of the world next to my bed
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Level 79
Jun 1, 2016
So the Central African Republic isn't quite in the centre of Africa? What were they thinking?
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Level 61
May 1, 2017
I missed GAbon adn the Sudans
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Level 44
Jul 27, 2017
Searching for "Garen Evans center of Africa" on Google brings us to this page: http://www.ikimap.com/map/geographic-center-africa From there we can find the coordinates: N2.378, E16.063 Plugging these coordinates in Google Maps brings us here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2%C2%B022'40.8%22N+16%C2%B003'46.8%22E/@2.3778489,13.8236174,1188680m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d2.378!4d16.063 :)
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Level 66
Jan 15, 2018
Could you accept Ruanda for Rwanda?
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Level 45
Jul 5, 2019
Why would they?
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Level 62
Jan 26, 2018
How did I forget Ghana...