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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
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: July 10, 2019
First submittedOctober 12, 2014
Times taken31,634
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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 72
Oct 23, 2014
Other Capitals Closest quizzes: Los Angeles, Moscow, Jakarta, Tripoli, Recife.
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level 38
Mar 4, 2017
Aswell as Rabat and Lisbon because of gibraltar
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level 37
Apr 15, 2018
But London is not in Gilbraltar.
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level 58
Mar 25, 2019
And Gibraltar is not part of the United Kingdom.
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level 45
Jul 9, 2019
YES IT IS JACK!
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level 58
Jul 9, 2019
@ABritishCat - Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory, so it is under British sovereignty but NOT an integral part of the United Kingdom (the hint is in the word 'Overseas). Also, are you really British (despite your username)? My name is not Jack either - 'JackintheBox' is just a nickname.
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level 45
Jul 9, 2019
It is not part of the U.K. implies it is Spanish or Moroccan territory. Yes it is overseas territory but you are implying it belongs to a different country. Yes I am British.
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level 62
Aug 9, 2019
@abritishcat "Owning" something and being something is not the same thing. Throughout history a lot of countries ( well actually just a handfull of the same ones really) have ruled over another country. While that other country still remained a country and didnt become part of the kingdom/Country where the ruler was from.
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level 58
Sep 1, 2019
@ABritishCat - The UK owns, rules, and has sovereignty over Gibraltar, but Gibraltar is not part of the UK itself. Just like New Caledonia is a French overseas territory, but not part of France. The Dutch East Indies belonged to the Netherlands, but were not part of the Netherlands.
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level 48
Jun 15, 2017
World Capitals closest to Grytviken is the best.
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level 72
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 72
Jul 10, 2019
Because to get to the centre of Rome you have to go past Vatican City!
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level 55
Jul 9, 2019
There is no parliament building in Amsterdam ;)
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level 72
Jul 10, 2019
But Amsterdam isn't one of the tiebreak cities
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level 60
May 3, 2016
Already made, a couple years earlier :)
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level 72
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 58
May 19, 2016
16/22 scored and no points?? What the heck?!
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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 45
May 20, 2016
me too, kept thinking about the European continent for answers instead of thinking west!
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level 44
May 20, 2016
At 10 seconds left, i got Ljubljana!
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level 59
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 42
May 20, 2016
no lisbon?
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level 72
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 72
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 73
Jul 9, 2019
that made me laugh real hard jerry
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level 62
Aug 9, 2019
I bet the people around you were checking if you were ok ;)
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level 76
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 79
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 62
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 74
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 72
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 58
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 35
Oct 18, 2018
Maybe it would be different if Reykjavik wasn't located on the west coast of Iceland ;)
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level 40
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 48
Oct 23, 2016
I can never remember Vaduz!
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level 53
Jul 9, 2019
Same with Ljubljana. You'd think we'd learn with it always being the same but nope
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level 34
May 5, 2017
Ŕeykjavik?
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level 72
May 5, 2017
1886 km / 1172 mi.
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level 79
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 72
Oct 18, 2018
Let's wait for someone to do that then...
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level 62
Aug 9, 2019
The clue is in the word, a dependency not a sovereign country. And even if you would have trouble keeping all those distinctions apart, it is not on the world countries quiz.

(Which sort of is a dangerous thing to go by, Because people seem to think that that quiz cant retroactively change facts. Like if it is in the quiz that somehow alters reality. (so the wrong order, they think reality follows the quiz instead of the quiz following reality)

If for instance, by accident, luxembourg wouldnt be on the quiz, people would argue to infinity that it is NOT a country and will defend that standpoint to their death...

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level 36
Jul 9, 2019
and what about Edinburgh??
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level 53
Jul 9, 2019
And Cardiff, and Belfast, and Manchester, and Wigan.... Not world Capitals.... Also see footnotes.
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level 61
Jul 9, 2019
I like how the Vatican is 2 km closer to London than Rome is. This must be based on city centre and not city limits
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level 54
Jul 10, 2019
0:12 left [emoji for feeling great about oneself]
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level 40
Jul 10, 2019
I got all of them but 1... I typed in Andorra multiple times but I forgot the "la Vella" Sigh