Countries Closest to the Persian Gulf

Which countries are closest to the Persian Gulf?
The boundary of the Persian Gulf is defined here (choose S-23) - a line running roughly east-south-east from Limah, Oman.
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Last updated: December 22, 2019
First submittedSeptember 9, 2014
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km
Country
miles
0
Iran
0
0
Iraq
0
0
Kuwait
0
0
Saudi Arabia
0
0
Bahrain
0
0
Qatar
0
0
United Arab Emirates
0
0
Oman
0
440
Pakistan
273
502
Afghanistan
312
551
Yemen
343
km
Country
miles
843
Turkey
524
846
Syria
526
863
Jordan
536
890
Azerbaijan
553
968
Armenia
601
1036
Turkmenistan
644
1128
India
701
1181
Lebanon
734
1198
Israel
745
1207
Russia
750
1208
Georgia
751
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Level 80
Sep 13, 2014
I'm looking out my window at the Persian Gulf right now. Last weekend that I'll have this view, seems fitting this quiz showed up today.
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Level 47
Sep 13, 2014
Are you starting your big European vacation then?
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Level 80
Sep 14, 2014
yes. I will try to not knock over Stonehenge ala Griswold.
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Level 74
Sep 14, 2014
Want to post a quiz of Countries I'm Visiting On My Holiday?
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Level 80
Sep 14, 2014
Are you talking to me? I already sort of did that. Though it's not a quiz I usually promote.
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Level 66
Mar 24, 2019
Never say last! :)
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Level 80
Aug 21, 2020
well I got rid of that apartment, so... even though I did later go back to Bahrain I never looked out that specific window again.
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Level 74
Sep 13, 2014
Other Countries Closest quizzes: Poland, New Zealand, China, Iceland, Turkey, and others here.
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Level 52
Feb 15, 2017
"no results match your request"
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Level 63
Aug 16, 2017
six months later, still no link
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Level 74
Aug 16, 2017
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Level 31
Sep 13, 2014
Missed Russia
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Level 40
Apr 30, 2017
I didn't even know how I got Russia!
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Level 24
Sep 13, 2014
azerbaijan is closer than russia
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Level 80
Sep 13, 2014
I'm surprised that Turkey is so close while Lebanon is not on the list...
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Level 33
Sep 13, 2014
Agreed.
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Level 74
Sep 13, 2014
Agreed as well - quiz updated!
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Level 83
Sep 14, 2014
Oh you could've left it out. I forgot about it too!
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Level 45
Sep 13, 2014
Russia's on this quiz but Cyprus isn't ...?
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Level 74
Sep 13, 2014
Yes - Cyprus is about 200 km further away.
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Level 37
Oct 3, 2016
But it's ridiculous to have Turkey and NOT Cyprus
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Level 75
Nov 1, 2019
^what are you talking about? Why is it ridiculous to have Turkey and not Cyprus when Turkey is a correct answer and Cyprus isn't?

You do post some ridiculous comments on this site
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Level 46
Sep 15, 2014
Isn't Egypt closer to the gulf as Russia?
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Level 74
Sep 15, 2014
No, it's 1240 km away.
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Level 73
Aug 21, 2015
Kurdistan?
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Level 74
Aug 22, 2015
551 km / 342 miles. One of the next generation of countries deserving of full statehood, if only the nations (Iraq/Turkey/Syria/Iran in this case) hanging onto them will let go and let their inhabitants decide their future.
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Level 72
Sep 7, 2015
Was missing just one . . . a country on the Gulf. Then I read the description of the quiz. Oman. doh.
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Level 63
Sep 13, 2015
"...is defined here..." (clicks on link, doesn't work)
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Level 63
Sep 13, 2015
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Level 74
Mar 12, 2017
They changed the link! It works now.
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Level 65
Nov 28, 2015
Missing an obvious one (which I won't name since it doesn't exist).
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Level 80
May 16, 2016
Wakanda?
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Level 56
Apr 20, 2017
or maybe Palestine... more feasible
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Level 51
Mar 12, 2017
Where Egypt?
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Level 74
Mar 12, 2017
Further away, believe it or not! (1240 km / 771 mi)
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Level 70
Apr 10, 2017
Good quiz, quite tricky. Like a tricky quiz try my ...... Mal's "Walk the Coast of Africa" from Egypt Going West.
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Level 53
Apr 10, 2017
I literally forgot Pakistan even existed.
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Level 60
Apr 10, 2017
where is Dubai ?
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Level 59
Jun 16, 2019
In the United Arab Emirates
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Level 47
Jun 21, 2017
Very easy quiz.
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Level 37
Jul 13, 2017
The quiz should make sense. If Cyprus and Turkey are in physical proximity to each other and politically affiliated, it is ludicrous to have one and not the other. Distances not withstanding. You all have no problem lumping Egypt with the Middle East when its actually in Africa, so why this distinction? - Delete away Quizmaster.
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Level 37
Jul 26, 2017
Also, I've just checked. the distance from Turkey to the Persian Gulf is 843 Miles. The Distance from Cyprus to Turkey is 376 Miles. It is hard for me to believe that Turkmenistan, Russia and Georgia are closer to the Gulf than Cyprus. But if true, that's a fantastic argument for making Cyprus a part of Europe, isn't it!
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Level 53
Mar 25, 2019
What? This is about the distance to the Persian Gulf. What's the distance from Cyprus to the Persian Gulf? I notice you don't say.
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Level 59
Jun 16, 2019
The distance from Turkey to the Persian Gulf isn't 843 miles, it is 524 miles (843 km). The distance from Cyprus to Turkey is 43 miles, not 376 miles. But distances aren't additive in this context as for example Norway and North Korea are both 0 miles from Russia, but thousands of miles from each other. And I'm not really sure if this has much to do with whether Cyprus is in Europe or Asia (answer: it is completely arbitrary).
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Level 35
Jun 18, 2018
Check out my quizz about Persian Emperors! https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/249043/persian-emperors/stats
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Level 36
Nov 17, 2018
full marks yet again
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Level 28
Jun 14, 2019
Boom! First try, 1:36 left on the board.
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Level 29
Jun 16, 2019
forgot Yemen. I thought i already guessed Yemen!
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Level 67
Aug 13, 2019
A Quiz "countries furthest away from Russia" would be interesting.
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Level 47
Nov 1, 2019
Known in many countries as the 'Arabian Gulf'
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Level 60
Nov 1, 2019
Only in Arabic countries. Nowhere else in the world :)
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Level 80
Nov 1, 2019
And there, only recently.
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Level 46
Nov 3, 2019
Been Persian Gulf for thousands of years and will forever be the Persian Gulf. Never the arabian gulf.
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Level 47
Sep 1, 2020
Also, it has been historically called Arabian Gulf in many Ottoman and French maps that date back over 500 years including (Turcici Imperii Imago) that I can remember on top of my head. There's no need to show excessive pride because that yields ignorance.
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Level 47
Nov 1, 2019
No Saudi Arabia?
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Level 74
Nov 1, 2019
Left column, 4th answer down.