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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.
Quiz by Jerry928
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First submittedSeptember 9, 2014
Last updatedOctober 9, 2017
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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 76
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 48
Sep 13, 2014
Are you starting your big European vacation then?
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level 76
Sep 14, 2014
yes. I will try to not knock over Stonehenge ala Griswold.
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level 72
Sep 14, 2014
Want to post a quiz of Countries I'm Visiting On My Holiday?
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level 76
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 55
Mar 24, 2019
Never say last! :)
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level 72
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 59
Aug 16, 2017
six months later, still no link
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level 72
Aug 16, 2017
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level 30
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 77
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 72
Sep 13, 2014
Agreed as well - quiz updated!
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level 81
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 72
Sep 13, 2014
Yes - Cyprus is about 200 km further away.
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level 38
Oct 3, 2016
But it's ridiculous to have Turkey and NOT Cyprus
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level 45
Sep 15, 2014
Isn't Egypt closer to the gulf as Russia?
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level 72
Sep 15, 2014
No, it's 1240 km away.
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level 69
Aug 21, 2015
Kurdistan?
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level 72
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 70
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 57
Sep 13, 2015
"...is defined here..." (clicks on link, doesn't work)
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level 57
Sep 13, 2015
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level 72
Mar 12, 2017
They changed the link! It works now.
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level 61
Nov 28, 2015
Missing an obvious one (which I won't name since it doesn't exist).
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level 76
May 16, 2016
Wakanda?
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level 54
Apr 20, 2017
or maybe Palestine... more feasible
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level 51
Mar 12, 2017
Where Egypt?
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level 72
Mar 12, 2017
Further away, believe it or not! (1240 km / 771 mi)
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level 67
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 43
Apr 10, 2017
I literally forgot Pakistan even existed.
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level 56
Apr 10, 2017
where is Dubai ?
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level 56
Jun 16, 2019
In the United Arab Emirates
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level 20
Apr 10, 2017
Did them all first try, only 50 secs remaning though. Russia caught me out a lot, wasnt expecting that. You need very good geographical knowledge of the countries around there otherwise I dont think anyone would be able to get them all
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level 54
Apr 10, 2017
no you didn't i don't believe many people went 22 for 22 on the first try it is a travesty that people come on here and lie they achieved 100 percent on the first try , i have been looking at geography my whole life i achieved 20 for 22 on my first try and astoundingly only better than 40 percent of test takers , an utter travesty that people take the quiz over and over and over and over to get a perfect score then brag about it , ok maybe you did but i am highly suspicious of these Geography whizzes here yes there are some but , to say that I stack up at 40 percent with all of you is utter nonsense
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level 72
Apr 10, 2017
Only the first tries are recorded in the stats, although you can repeat the quiz to improve your own points tally. Unusually for this series, this quiz gives you a generous 4:00 to complete it. Most of these quizzes only give you 2:30, so I'm not surprised so many are getting 22/22 here.
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level 38
Oct 12, 2018
^ I agree. I also only got 20/22. But, to be fair, with the Arabian Gulf being so much in the news a few years ago, it is conceivable that those who paid particular attention to the geography of the area at that time, could have aced the quiz on the first try. (My mistake was that i tried Bangladesh and when that didn't work, I just didn't bother to try Afghanistan and Pakistan, because of their proximity to Bangladesh).
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level 21
Apr 11, 2017
abu dhabi sharjah dubai
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level 21
Apr 11, 2017
Gaza strip it should be close
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level 72
Apr 11, 2017
1282 km / 797 mi, but the West Bank region of Palestine is closer: 1193 km / 741 mi.
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level 21
Apr 11, 2017
why don't you put West Bank
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level 72
Apr 11, 2017
I have personally considered Palestine to be a country for many reasons, including from personal observation on a trip there in 2016. When quizzes are featured, they are edited to align with this website's editorial policy to not recognize Palestine as a country. The reason given for that is that a nation with much of its area under occupation, as Palestine is, that "doesn't control its own borders", does not qualify as a country.. If you disagree with that approach, contact the website through the Contact Us page.
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level ∞
Apr 12, 2017
Please don't do that. We get too much e-mail as is.
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level 21
Apr 11, 2017
Ok
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level 47
Jun 21, 2017
Very easy quiz.
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level 38
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 38
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 56
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 36
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 38
Nov 17, 2018
full marks yet again
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level 25
Jun 14, 2019
Boom! First try, 1:36 left on the board.
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level 19
Jun 16, 2019
forgot Yemen. I thought i already guessed Yemen!