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Countries whose Closest Country is in a different continent (by Geographical Center)

There's a few countries whose closest country is in a different continent, when distance is measured between their geographical countries. Find such countries and the countries they're closest to!
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)
Russia not considered in this quiz
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Last updated: October 8, 2015
First submittedOctober 8, 2015
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Country
Closest Country
Australia
East Timor
Egypt
Israel
Libya
Malta
Malta
Tunisia
Morocco
Portugal
Palau
Philippines
Tunisia
Malta
Venezuela
Trinidad and Tobago
Yemen
Djibouti
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level 43
Oct 8, 2015
Portugal's closest country is Spain and they are both in Europe. Libya and Tunisia share a border and they are both in Africa. Yemen shares border with Saudi Arabia and Oman so how come is Djibouti closer to Yemen when there's sea between Yemen and Djibouti?
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level 71
Oct 8, 2015
Because (see notes) in this quiz distance is measured between their geographical centers, so bordering a country doesn't mean that the distance between them is 0. So it's a "twisted" way of measuring distance but in a way you could more or less say that on average the distance between any point in Yemen and any point in Djibouti is less than the average distance between any point in Yemen and any point in Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately I don't have data that shows minimum distance between all countries.
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level 60
Oct 10, 2015
I'm sorry scambigol. I feel like you have had to say that for every single Geographical Center quiz you've done. :( To everyone, if scambigol makes another in this quiz set, please read the instructions. :)
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level 71
Oct 10, 2015
this is one of the reasons I'd like an option for creating a "quiz series"!
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level 60
Oct 8, 2015
Fascinating quiz indeed! Why is not Russia included?
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level 71
Oct 9, 2015
Because it goes across two continents so I wasn't sure how to consider it