Countries Farthest From the Sea or Ocean

Which countries lie farthest from the world ocean?
Distances are the shortest distance from that country to a sea coast
The Mediterranean, Black Sea, etc... are considered to be part of the ocean
However, the Caspian Sea is considered a lake
Quiz by Jerry928
Rate:
Last updated: May 31, 2020
First submittedMarch 8, 2017
Times taken12,973
Rating4.92
3:00
Enter answer here
0
 / 20 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
km
country
miles
1589
Kyrgyzstan
988
1288
Tajikistan
800
1174
Uzbekistan
730
969
Rwanda
602
932
Burundi
579
885
Turkmenistan
550
764
South Sudan
475
759
Uganda
472
757
Chad
470
733
Kazakhstan
455
km
country
miles
697
Mongolia
433
597
Zambia
371
587
Niger
365
582
Paraguay
362
556
Central African Republic
346
510
Nepal
317
480
Bhutan
299
477
Burkina Faso
297
452
Botswana
281
449
Afghanistan
279
+4
Level 63
Mar 8, 2017
Interesting!
+3
Level 62
Mar 9, 2017
Nice idea!
+2
Level 79
Mar 9, 2017
Cool quiz and thanks for making it
+3
Level 79
May 30, 2020
Nice quiz! Interesting that 6 of the 7 "stan" countries make the list.
+13
Level 66
May 30, 2020
Well, given that "stan" means land, they wouldn't want water now, would they?
+2
Level 67
Jun 2, 2020
That doesn't work for thailand, poland, and definitely not for the netherlands! (half of the country is below sea level..).
+2
Level 71
May 30, 2020
"Farthest" is for physical distances, "furthest" is for metaphysical distances.
+1
Level 74
May 31, 2020
Fair enough, we'll change it, although some people treat these two words as synonyms.
+3
Level 65
May 31, 2020
Actually, although 'farthest' is uncommon in abstract context, 'farthest' and 'furthest' are interchangeable (according to the Oxford Dictionary of English).
+1
Level 74
May 31, 2020
Which is exactly what we just said.
+1
Level 78
Jun 28, 2020
Eh? What a bundle of tosh. What's metaphysics got to do with it?
+1
Level 55
Jul 6, 2020
This is not absolutely precise. Farther and further are comparative adverbs or adjectives. They are the irregular comparative forms of far. We use them to talk about distance. There is no difference in meaning between them. Although some usage guides insist that only farther should be used for physical distance (We walked farther than we planned), farther and further have been used interchangeably throughout much of their histories. However, only further is used in the adverbial sense "moreover'' (Further, you hurt my feelings) and in the adjectival senses "more extended'' (no further comment) and "additional'' (Further bulletins came in).
+1
Level 74
Jul 6, 2020
Which is exactly what we just said.
+1
Level 57
May 31, 2020
How about Mali? Be reminded that the Earth is round, and the actual distance on Google Map is larger in areas close to equator.
+4
Level 74
May 31, 2020
At its nearest point to the sea, Mali is 354 km / 220 miles inland.
+3
Level 72
Jun 3, 2020
I completely forgot about Africa--which means I didn't score very well.
+8
Level 57
Jul 3, 2020
Perhaps mention what the differences in colors mean? I had no idea until I stopped to figure it out when the quiz was over...:(
+3
Level 21
Jul 3, 2020
Its about continents. It really helps when you figure it out.
+2
Level 43
Jul 3, 2020
I knew that Paraguay was landlocked, but for some reason I typed Uruguay. African Countries and Mid East Asia countries were easily visualized as being for from water, especially the "stans". Burkina Faso; for some reason I thought it was on the coast, next to Ivory Coast. Loved this quiz!
+1
Level 27
Jul 5, 2020
Central* Asia
+2
Level 32
Jul 3, 2020
Thanks for the colour coding with continents it's much more helpful than just random guesses
+1
Level 25
Jul 3, 2020
good quiz mate
+1
Level 37
Jul 3, 2020
Nice quiz! This is also about the first time that I've looked at the list of most popular answers and it's been roughly the order in which I thought of them.
+1
Level 49
Jul 3, 2020
To my brain: please be aware that just because Sudan is not an answer, that does not mean South Sudan isn't either...
+1
Level 46
Jul 3, 2020
suprised that paraguay is on the list but bolivia is not
+1
Level 74
Jul 3, 2020
Bolivia reaches to only 120km from the Pacific coast.
+1
Level 39
Jul 3, 2020
Got all of them except Uganda
+1
Level 70
Jul 3, 2020
Got the last one with 5 seconds left. :) Really enjoyed this. Thanks!
+1
Level 36
Jul 4, 2020
Jeez, the only one I missed was the very furthest one. Knew I was missing a “stan”!