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Countries Furthest from the United States

Which countries are geographically furthest from the United States?
Excludes territories of the U.S.
The number given is the closest distance between that country and the U.S.
Quiz by Jerry928
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First submittedAugust 24, 2018
Last updatedFebruary 17, 2019
Times taken11,995
Rating4.63
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km
country
miles
13,018
Mauritius
8089
13,007
Madagascar
8082
12,629
Eswatini
7848
12,590
Lesotho
7823
12,497
Comoros
7765
12,164
Seychelles
7558
11,948
South Africa
7424
11,861
Mozambique
7367
11,574
Zimbabwe
7192
11,536
Malawi
7168
km
country
miles
11,286
Botswana
7013
10,953
Zambia
6806
10,698
Burundi
6648
10,687
Tanzania
6641
10,658
Somalia
6623
10,636
Rwanda
6609
10,546
Kenya
6553
10,513
Djibouti
6532
10,507
Namibia
6529
10,353
Uganda
6433
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level ∞
Aug 24, 2018
I would have thought that Sri Lanka would be up there, but Attu Island makes it slightly closer than these other countries.
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level 72
Aug 25, 2018
Here's this same quiz if you exclude Alaska and Hawaii and just measure from the 48 contiguous US states.
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level 72
Oct 21, 2018
I just came here to say how interesting the changes would be for the 48.
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level 71
Aug 24, 2018
Shouldn't Tanzania be on here somewhere...?
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level 72
Aug 24, 2018
While I was updating the quiz to include Tanzania, your message popped up! An excellent coincidence...
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level 67
Aug 25, 2018
A certain continent certainly came through for this quiz!
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level 66
Aug 25, 2018
It was at the final moments that I kept rushing to fill all those Sub-Saharan African countries!
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level 20
Aug 25, 2018
I think Bhutan should be on here. When I checked, the distance between Bhutan and Hawaii is 6541 so I think it might scrape in. I'm not 100% sure though.
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level 72
Aug 25, 2018
True, but you'll find the nearest point in the US to Bhutan is much closer than Hawaii - it's the Aleutian Islands.
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level 56
Aug 25, 2018
But territories of the US are excluded.
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level 60
Aug 25, 2018
The Aleutian Islands are part of Alaska, so not a territory
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level 20
Aug 26, 2018
Eritrea?
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level 72
Aug 26, 2018
9780 km / 6077 miles.
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level 56
Aug 25, 2018
How about Bhutan, Nepal, Oman, Sri Lanka, India, Oman & Pakistan?
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level 72
Aug 25, 2018
See our answer to Underneath, above.
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level 57
Aug 27, 2018
That's certainly an oxymoron of a name in this situation!
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level 52
Oct 21, 2018
Indeed! I was quite confused by this comment on first read ;)
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level 78
Aug 27, 2018
Just get one and the rest kinda fill themselves in, don't they?
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level 72
Oct 21, 2018
Yep. About fifteen guesses to finally get my first one. After that, cake.
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level 52
Aug 29, 2018
More of these, please!
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level 34
Oct 31, 2018
somalia is 10522 km from alaska
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level 65
Nov 12, 2018
Could you add "the" to the title to make it grammatically correct?
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level 72
Nov 12, 2018
Where? There's already one the in the title, are we missing another?
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level 67
Dec 31, 2018
The quiz should be titled: Name as many Sub-Saharan African Countries as you can!
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level 47
Jul 16, 2019
Damn, great quiz, one second longer and i would’ve got 100%. Got to Mala and then the time ran out
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level 57
Aug 29, 2019
What about East Germany?