Countries Closest to the UK (plus its territories)

What are the closest countries to the United Kingdom, plus its territories?
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Last updated: August 12, 2017
First submittedSeptember 6, 2014
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km
country
miles
0
Ireland
0
0
Spain
0
0
Cyprus
0
12
Sint Maarten
8
21
Morocco
13
22
France
14
39
Antigua and Barbuda
24
49
St Kitts and Nevis
31
65
Bahamas
40
80
Belgium
50
113
Turkey
70
km
country
miles
133
Netherlands
82
138
Dominica
85
142
Cuba
88
152
Dominican Republic
95
173
Syria
107
175
Haiti
108
178
Lebanon
110
214
Portugal
133
215
Jamaica
134
235
Israel
146
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Level 74
Sep 6, 2014
Countries appear here because they are close to the UK and the following territories: Akrotiri & Dhekelia (on Cyprus), Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Jersey, Montserrat, and Turks & Caicos Islands.
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Level 83
Sep 7, 2014
Interesting that you include British overseas territories, but not other countries'. US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands are really close to each other. Another quiz idea?
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Level 74
Sep 11, 2014
OK, here you go; I'm afraid it's a candidate for the Longest Quiz Title quiz.
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Level 64
Nov 2, 2016
What year do you live in? 1996?
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Level 37
Dec 17, 2014
Do you not include the Pitcairn Islands?
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Level 74
Dec 17, 2014
I included Pitcairn, in fact all 14 British territories, and the closest countries are all closest to either UK proper or the six territories listed above.
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Level 63
Jan 9, 2020
Did you include British Indian Ocean Territory? It looks pretty close to the Maldives
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Level 74
Jan 9, 2020
It's further away: 731 km / 454 miles.
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Level 65
Aug 12, 2017
This is a tough one! I enjoyed it because it really made me think, and I learned something new. It is definitely the toughest "closest countries" quiz I have taken on the site. Thank you!
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Level 60
Sep 10, 2014
how is spain 0km/m from uk
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Level 74
Sep 10, 2014
Because Spain is bordered by Gibraltar, a British territory.
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Level 27
Nov 2, 2014
I know it isn't the same thing, but most quizzes accept holland for netherlands
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Level 74
Nov 2, 2014
OK, it also accepts that name now.
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Level 37
Oct 12, 2018
Holland is not the Netherlands and should not be substituted for the Netherlands. Holland is IN the Netherlands. It would be akin to substituting New York for the USA, or London for the UK. By the way, I really enjoyed this quiz. Thank you!
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Level 44
Jan 23, 2015
I don't understand why St Kitts and Antigua are answers if they are British territories.
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Level 74
Feb 5, 2015
Because they aren't :)
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Level 37
May 11, 2015
Facedesk
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Level 69
Apr 20, 2015
what about Argentina (Because of Falklands islands ?)
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Level 74
Apr 20, 2015
It's 399 km / 248 mi away.
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Level 71
May 24, 2017
Denmark ? (Faroes to Shetland )
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Level 74
May 24, 2017
We treat Faroe Islands as an independent country (it's one of the three constituent countries of the Danish Realm); but in any case the distance from the Shetlands to the Faroes is 291 km / 181 miles.
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Level 41
Mar 23, 2019
I just feel that all territories should be included. Danish realms too.
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Level 74
Mar 24, 2019
To repeat, the nearest Danish realm is further away than any of the answers.
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Level 38
Jun 29, 2019
How does the USA not appear here? The British Virgin Islands (and Anguilla) and the US Virgin Islands are literally right next to each and certainly closer to each other than Cuba or Jamaica.
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Level 68
Dec 26, 2019
Would have thought of Argentina, as of the Falkland Islands.
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Level 74
Dec 27, 2019
482 km / 299 miles away.
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Level 54
Feb 25, 2020
So you count the military bases in cyprus? Why? Those shouldn’t count. Also how far is Mauritius from British Indian Ocean territory cuz I thot they were pretty close
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Level 74
Feb 25, 2020
Akrotiri and Dhekelia count, not because they contain military bases, but because they are British Overseas Territories. When I travelled to Cyprus in 2019, I found the borders between Republic of Cyprus, and Akrotiri and Dhekelia, unmarked. Driving the roads that crossed that border, you'd never know you'd crossed from one jurisdiction to another.