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World Capitals Closest to London

Which national capital cities are closest to London?
Excludes countries of the UK, so Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Belfast don't count
Last updated: March 10, 2017
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km
Capital
miles
321
Brussels
199
343
Paris
213
358
Amsterdam
223
464
Dublin
288
490
Luxembourg
304
747
Bern
464
850
Vaduz
528
933
Berlin
579
957
Copenhagen
595
1008
Andorra la Vella
627
1032
Monaco
641
km
Capital
miles
1035
Prague
643
1155
Oslo
718
1229
Ljubljana
764
1236
Vienna
768
1260
San Marino
783
1265
Madrid
786
1289
Bratislava
801
1339
Zagreb
832
1432
Vatican City
890
1434
Rome
891
1435
Stockholm
891
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level 70
Oct 23, 2014
Other Capitals Closest quizzes: Los Angeles, Moscow, Jakarta, Tripoli, Recife.
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level 35
Mar 4, 2017
Aswell as Rabat and Lisbon because of gibraltar
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level 38
Apr 15, 2018
But London is not in Gilbraltar.
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level 49
Jun 15, 2017
World Capitals closest to Grytviken is the best.
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level 70
May 2, 2016
To tiebreak the last three, we used the distances from parliament building to parliament building.
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level 52
Oct 25, 2016
I was wondering how Vatican City was closer to Rome given that to get there you have to go through Rome first :)
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level 70
Oct 25, 2016
See answer to DudiJG below
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level 57
May 3, 2016
Already made, a couple years earlier :)
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level 70
May 19, 2016
Interestingly, with different answers! Not only did different capitals from the 196 appear, but this quiz originally used the 204 country template which meant that Tórshavn made the cut. Featured quizzes are subject to editing to align capital city lists with those that appear in the World Capitals quiz.
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level 59
May 19, 2016
16/22 scored and no points?? What the heck?!
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level 70
Feb 16, 2017
Since the scoring system (explained here) was revised, 16/22 now earns you 2 points.
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level 71
May 20, 2016
The only one I missed was Dublin. What's wrong with me?!
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level 46
May 20, 2016
me too, kept thinking about the European continent for answers instead of thinking west!
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level 45
May 20, 2016
At 10 seconds left, i got Ljubljana!
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level 58
May 20, 2016
Nailed it on the first try. Trying to remember which of the old Yugos had their capitals closest to London was a challenge!
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level 43
May 20, 2016
no lisbon?
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level 70
May 20, 2016
1587 km / 986 miles.
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level 43
May 20, 2016
Maybe accept alternate spellings for "Ljubljana"?
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level ∞
May 20, 2016
We do accept many, many different spellings. What variations should we add?
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level 43
May 20, 2016
I tried "Ljbuljana" and "Ljblujana" but neither worked :P
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level 70
Oct 23, 2016
I just tried pronouncing "Ljbuljana" and "Ljblujana", and I can see why they're not type-ins!
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level 74
May 20, 2016
It's frustrating when I know the city, just can't spell it. Andorra la Valle, Andorra le Valla, Andorre la Valle? No, no, no. Brataslavo, Bratislavo, Bratoslava? No, no, no. But that's not half as frustrating as missing Amsterdam. Sigh. I seem to have a mental block against learning capitals.
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level 66
Apr 10, 2018
i save myself a lot of time by learning the correct spelling while learning about a place and not using any other variation.
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level 59
May 20, 2016
I only missed Zagreb, and it was only because I spent so much time trying to spell Ljubljana.
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level 71
Oct 3, 2016
we need a quiz about capitals closest to Ljubljana to avoid this problem :)
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level 56
May 20, 2016
Lisbon??
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level 70
May 20, 2016
see answer above
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level 43
May 20, 2016
got all but Vaduz! always forget that one
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level 59
May 20, 2016
Thought there was a mistake. But turns out Reykjavik is an astonishing 1180 miles (1900km) away from London. I always think of Iceland as one of our closest neighbours!
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level 32
Oct 18, 2018
Maybe it would be different if Reykjavik wasn't located on the west coast of Iceland ;)
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level 41
May 20, 2016
Slovenia and Slovakia are the only 2 countries I have problems spelling the capitals...
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level 46
Aug 23, 2016
all with 33 seconds remaining 1st attempt :)
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level 47
Oct 23, 2016
I can never remember Vaduz!
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level 35
May 5, 2017
Ŕeykjavik?
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level 70
May 5, 2017
1886 km / 1172 mi.
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level 74
Oct 18, 2018
You probably should add that Crown dependencies should be excluded, you know some quizzer is going to argue that Douglas should be on the list.Shocked that someone hasn't already done it in the 4 years it's been in the wild.
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level 70
Oct 18, 2018
Let's wait for someone to do that then...