Counting Hawaii should also allow French Guyana to be counted towards France.
I think the "short names" should be used for all countries except maybe for the case of the two Congos (since they share the same name), and that seems to be the general practice with quizzes on this site. Not sure why Micronesia deserves "special treatment".
Countries Closest to Europe A-Z
Countries Closest to Asia A-Z
Countries Closest to Oceania A-Z
Countries Closest to South America A-Z
Countries Closest to North America A-Z
Countries Closest to Africa A-Z
of Micronesia'...well thanks I guess
quiz: F.S. Micronesia
me: yea that
from Point Barrow, Alaska to Nuorgam, Finland - 2658 mi.
from Ni'ihau, Hawaii to Kosrae, FSM - 2714 mi.
from Sail Rock, Maine to Pointe de Corsen, France - 2877 mi.
from Kalae, Hawaii to Volivoli beach, Fiji - 3067 mi.
Actually, I thought of this because a couple of months ago I remember reading an interesting fact that Canada was closer to Norway than Ireland. I hadn't really thought too much about it before but, when I looked into it, it made sense. After all we live on a sphere, not a mercator projection. Ever since, whenever I think about distances between countries I consider the polar routes.
I love this site. I'm always learning something new.
I'm sort of new to this so, if I missed something (like an island that belongs to Hawaii or FSM) that I don't know about, I apologize for wasting your time but, I still think it's worth mentioning.
Keep up the good work. It looks like your bringing enjoyment to lots of people.