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Countries of Oceania - Closest Country

For each country, give the name of the country that is closest to it. The distance between them is the one between their geographical centers
Data from Portland State University (https://www.pdx.edu/econ/country-geography-data), for missing countries from CIA (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2011.html)
Note: the answer may be in a different continent!
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First submittedOctober 1, 2015
Last updatedOctober 1, 2015
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COUNTRY
CLOSEST COUNTRY
Australia
East Timor
Federated States of Micronesia
Marshall Islands
Fiji
Vanuatu
Kiribati
Nauru
Marshall Islands
Kiribati
Nauru
Kiribati
New Zealand
Fiji
COUNTRY
CLOSEST COUNTRY
Palau
Philippines
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Samoa
Tonga
Solomon Islands
Nauru
Tonga
Samoa
Tuvalu
Fiji
Vanuatu
Fiji
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level 76
Oct 1, 2015
Tonga looks to be closer to the geographical center of New Zealand than Fiji is. How much closer is Fiji than Tonga?
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level 70
Oct 1, 2015
Fiji is 2,647 km away and Tonga is 2,674 km away (at least according to the data I used!). Next is Vanuatu with 2,916 km.
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level 43
Oct 1, 2015
I would say Indonesia is closer to Papua New Guinea than The Solomon Islands is to Papua New Guinea, as Indonesia borders Papua New Guinea on the island of New Guinea.
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level 70
Oct 1, 2015
You're certainly right, however I have no data on 'distance between countries', this quiz is based on 'distance between geographical centers of countries'; since Indonesia is so big, its 'center' is actually quite far from Papua New Guinea