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Country and Capital Neighbour Connect with Jumps and Disappearing World Map: Furthest from Greenwich Meridian

In this quiz country centroids (ie geographical centers) and capitals are combined: countries (country centroids) are 'blue' and capitals are 'pink'.

Always choose the neighbour that is furthest from Greenwich Meridian where a neighbour is any of the following:
- a bordering country
- the capital of a bordering country
- the corresponding country/capital of your last answer

When left with no neighbors jump to a different island! Go to the capital/country that hasn't been mentioned yet and is furthest from Greenwich Meridian.

Start with the country/capital furthest from Greenwich Meridian: NUKUʻALOFA!!

Don't forget that distances on a flat map get 'distorted'!
Dubious India/Sri Lanka and Qatar/UAE borders are not considered
For multiple capitals countries the following were chosen: La Paz, Porto-Novo and Pretoria
Jumping idea from Eutychus
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: March 29, 2018
First submittedMarch 17, 2018
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Country/Capital
Nukuʻalofa
Tonga
Suva
Fiji
Vanuatu
Port Vila
Apia
Samoa
Funafuti
Tuvalu
Solomon Islands
Honiara
Papua New Guinea
Indonesia
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Brunei
Bandar Seri Begawan
Kiribati
South Tarawa
Singapore
Singapore (cap)
Nauru
Yaren
Jakarta
Dili
East Timor
Federated States of Micronesia
Palikir
Majuro
Marshall Islands
Palau
Ngerulmud
Port Moresby
Philippines
Manila
Quito
Ecuador
Bogotá
Panama
San José
Costa Rica
Managua
Nicaragua
Tegucigalpa
San Salvador
El Salvador
Guatemala City
Honduras
Country/Capital
Guatemala
Belize
Belmopan
Mexico City
Mexico
Washington D.C.
United States
Ottawa
Canada
Phnom Penh
Cambodia
Bangkok
Thailand
Vientiane
Vietnam
Laos
Naypyidaw
Myanmar
Dhaka
Bangladesh
India
Bhutan
Thimphu
New Delhi
Kathmandu
Nepal
China
Hanoi
Beijing
Pakistan
Islamabad
Kabul
Afghanistan
Tajikistan
Dushanbe
Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek
Tashkent
Ashgabat
Iran
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan
Astana
Russia
Pyongyang
South Korea
Seoul
North Korea
Country/Capital
Moscow
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Sri Lanka
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Panama City
Colombia
Lima
Peru
La Paz
Bolivia
Santiago
Chile
Argentina
Brazil
Venezuela
Caracas
Guyana
Georgetown
Suriname
Paramaribo
Brasília
Paraguay
Asunción
Buenos Aires
Uruguay
Montevideo
Malé
Maldives
Jamaica
Kingston
Taiwan
Taipei
Havana
Cuba
Port-au-Prince
Haiti
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic
Australia
Canberra
Bahamas
Nassau
Port-of-Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
Saint George's
Grenada
Kingstown
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Country/Capital
Saint Lucia
Castries
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Basseterre
Roseau
Dominica
Saint John's
Antigua and Barbuda
Bridgetown
Barbados
Seychelles
Victoria
Tokyo
Japan
Port Louis
Mauritius
Muscat
Oman
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi
Riyadh
Yemen
Sana'a
Saudi Arabia
Doha
Qatar
Wellington
New Zealand
Somalia
Mogadishu
Djibouti (cap)
Djibouti
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Kenya
Nairobi
Dodoma
Tanzania
Mozambique
Malawi
Lilongwe
Maputo
Harare
Zimbabwe
Lusaka
Zambia
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kampala
Uganda
Country/Capital
Juba
Khartoum
Eritrea
Asmara
Sudan
South Sudan
Central African Republic
Bangui
Chad
Libya
Cairo
Israel
Jordan
Baghdad
Kuwait City
Kuwait
Iraq
Tehran
Baku
Azerbaijan
Armenia
Yerevan
Tbilisi
Georgia
Turkey
Syria
Amman
Damascus
Jerusalem
Lebanon
Beirut
Antananarivo
Madagascar
Bahrain
Manama
Comoros
Moroni
Rwanda
Kigali
Burundi
Bujumbura
Kinshasa
Angola
Namibia
Pretoria
Swaziland
Mbabane
South Africa
Lesotho
Country/Capital
Maseru
Nicosia
Cyprus
Egypt
Tripoli
N'Djamena
Cameroon
Republic of the Congo
Brazzaville
Luanda
Windhoek
Gaborone
Botswana
Ankara
Athens
Bulgaria
Bucharest
Ukraine
Chișinău
Moldova
Kiev
Romania
Sofia
Greece
Macedonia
Skopje
Pristina
Kosovo
Albania
Tirana
Montenegro
Serbia
Belgrade
Podgorica
Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia
Hungary
Slovakia
Budapest
Bratislava
Warsaw
Belarus
Minsk
Vilnius
Latvia
Lithuania
Riga
Estonia
Country/Capital
Tallinn
Cape Verde
Praia
Dakar
Banjul
Gambia
Senegal
Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
Conakry
Freetown
Sierra Leone
Monrovia
Guinea
Liberia
Cote d'Ivoire
Bamako
Nouakchott
Mauritania
Rabat
Morocco
Madrid
Lisbon
Portugal
Spain
France
Rome
Vienna
Slovenia
Zagreb
Ljubljana
Austria
Czech Republic
Poland
Prague
Berlin
Copenhagen
Germany
Switzerland
Italy
Vatican City (cap)
Vatican City
Helsinki
Finland
Stockholm
Sweden
Norway
Oslo
Gabon
Country/Capital
Yaoundé
Equatorial Guinea
Libreville
Malabo
Malta
Valletta
Reykjavík
Iceland
Niger
Nigeria
Abuja
Porto-Novo
Benin
Niamey
Mali
Yamoussoukro
Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou
Lomé
Togo
Ghana
Accra
San Marino
San Marino (cap)
Tunis
Tunisia
Algeria
Algiers
São Tomé
São Tomé and Príncipe
Liechtenstein
Vaduz
Bern
Paris
Monaco
Monaco (cap)
Denmark
Ireland
Dublin
United Kingdom
London
Luxembourg
Luxembourg (cap)
Belgium
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Brussels
Andorra la Vella
Andorra
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level 58
Mar 18, 2018
Those quizzes are great but I must admit after doing a few of them I still don't understand the difference between "distance" and "distance along parallels"
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level 71
Mar 18, 2018
they're definitions I came up with so I am not even sure how much they make sense! basically "distance along parallels" means the shortest distance from any point to the point on Greenwich meridian having same latitude (eg from 80N 90E to 80N 0E) - as I write it I realize that the shortest distance isn't necessarily by going along the parallel! by "distance" I mean the distance to the closest point on Greenwich Meridian (I haven't checked but from 80N 90E it's probably 90N 0E ie the North Pole). I hope that made some sense! Thanks for your comment
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level 58
Mar 18, 2018
Thank you ! That's much clearer now ! Cool idea for some variation between quizzes :)
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level 61
Apr 7, 2018
Are you really sure that Singapore would be further away than for example Yaren or Majuro? I don't get it, the latitude is not so different and Singapore is much further from the 180° meridian
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level 71
Apr 7, 2018
I checked the data and realized there were some mistakes in the calculations unfortunately, so Yaren is actually the furthest capital from Greenwich Meridian (unless I made some other mistake!). For the 3 capitals you mentioned the closest point on the Greenwich Meridian is actually one of the poles, so it's only latitude that matters. I guess next I'll be submitting a "World Capitals whose closest point on Greenwich Meridian is one of the Poles, with Map" quiz... thanks for your comment!