Countries Closest to United Kingdom

Which countries are closest to the United Kingdom?
Countries marked in red do not appear in the Countries of the World quiz, but do appear in the the Countries 197 to 205 quiz
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Last updated: January 14, 2021
First submittedSeptember 6, 2014
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km
country
miles
0
Ireland
0
33
France
21
80
Belgium
50
133
Netherlands
82
284
Faroe Islands
177
293
Norway
182
295
Germany
183
337
Luxembourg
210
516
Denmark
321
574
Switzerland
357
km
country
miles
685
Sweden
426
702
Spain
436
715
Italy
444
718
Austria
446
732
Liechtenstein
455
758
Czechia
471
783
Iceland
487
833
Poland
518
872
Portugal
542
905
Andorra
562
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Level 75
Oct 28, 2014
Other Countries Closest quizzes: Japan, Ghana, New Zealand, Chile, Kazakhstan.
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Level 65
Oct 31, 2014
Good quiz. Quite easy as it's all in one direction really. Faores are Danish I believe.
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Level 66
Oct 31, 2014
ONE DIRECITON
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Level 20
Nov 9, 2014
The Faroe Islands have been a self-governing country within the Danish Realm since 1948.
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Level 75
Jun 2, 2016
Just like Australia, New Zealand and Canada have been self-governing countries within the British Commonweath since 1948. Remember, you're being quizzed on countries, not realms, here!
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Level 33
May 23, 2015
Faroe Islands? come on get it out
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Level 71
Jun 2, 2016
Morocco (UK Gibraltar)
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Level 75
Jun 2, 2016
Territories of the UK do not form part of the UK, despite being under its jurisdiction.
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Level 65
Oct 10, 2016
I got Faroe Islands and forgot Belgium and Netherlands
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Level 70
Nov 2, 2016
The Faroe Islands are officially part of the Kingdom of Denmark!
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Level 55
Nov 2, 2016
The Faroe Islands are part of Denmark which was already listed
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Level 58
Nov 2, 2016
Please accept Czechia
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Level 75
Nov 2, 2016
Czechia also works now.
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Level 63
Jul 6, 2017
Faroe Islands are a bs answer along the lines of including Greenland in Denmark's landmass.
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Level 75
Jul 6, 2017
Please note the instructions
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Level 52
May 8, 2018
Faroe Islands isn't a country. Don't refer to other quizzes when you know they are wrong.
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Level 75
May 8, 2018
I know they are correct. Please note the instructions, and the answer to MikeStarr above.
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Level 28
Jan 29, 2019
Morocco? Argentina?

And then why Faroe islands? Its part of Denmark

If you put in Faroe islands you should also put in Greenland

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Level 75
Jan 29, 2019
Please note the instructions. Territories of the United Kingdom like Gibraltar and the Falklands are subject to the jurisdiction of the UK, but do not form a part of it. Faroe Islands are a constituent country, not a territory, of the 3-country Kingdom of Denmark. If Greenland was close enough, it would be here, but it's 1464 km / 909 km away.
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Level 48
Jul 24, 2019
You need to include things like the falklands and all of the other overseas territories that the UK owns.
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Level 75
Jul 24, 2019
British Overseas Territories do not form a part of the UK, despite being subject to its jurisdiction.
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Level 23
May 5, 2020
I thought the Faroe Islands belonged to Denmark
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Level 75
May 5, 2020
See our reply to MikeStarr above.
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Level 44
Nov 20, 2020
Incredible Monaco isn't included.
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Level 75
Nov 21, 2020
933 km / 580 miles.
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Level 56
Dec 14, 2020
faroe islands aren't a country. they are part of denmark.
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Level 75
Dec 15, 2020
Please read the instructions.
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Level 70
Jan 12, 2021
Faroe islands? Your argument holds no water....
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Level 75
Jan 14, 2021
Please read the instructions.
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Level 55
Jun 15, 2021
Faroe Islands is an absolute bogus answer. And yes, I have read the instructions. They are in no way, shape or form comparable to Australia and the like. They have Danish citizenship, they have representation in the Danish parliament. They are a territory, self governing yes, but a territory none the less.
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Level 75
Jun 15, 2021
We respectfully disagree. If anything is "absolute bogus", it is your comment. If you had read the instructions as you claim, then you'd know that the answer is perfectly correct. Now, moving on from your excited hyperbole, countries don't come in black-and-white but in varying shades, depending on the criteria you use. We treat the Faroes as a country because they display enough traits of nationhood to be treated as such. We'll give you a couple: It chooses not to be a part of the European Union, which of course would be impossible to achieve if it was indivisibly a part of Denmark, because countries cannot be half-in and half-out of the EU. It has trade and commerce relationships with other countries separately from the (mainland) country of Denmark. It is recognised as an independent sporting nation in many codes. There is much more, but you get the idea. Cheers Jeremy
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Level 55
Jun 21, 2021
This is the only quiz I've ever come across to have the Faroes as an independent country. Also, the fact that this is the countries closest to the UK, not England, also speaks for itself. Why don't you treat Scotland/England/Wales/Northern Ireland as independent countries then? The Faroe Islands are self governing, but NOT sovereign. They have autonomy in foreign relations because of a treaty with Denmark. Just stick to the 196, otherwise there's no way of knowing what you personally define as a country. Like so many of the other people in the comments also suggests. You could also argue that the British Crown dependancies of Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man should count, as they are self governing and not a part of the UK. But hey, it's your quiz. Why listen to what your audience thinks.
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Level 75
Jun 23, 2021
We use the 205-country template in all of our quizzes, except where a quiz gets featured (in which case Dan edits it to work from his 196-country template). The comment that appears in the instructions will make it plain to you that the 205-country template is being used.