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Jump between Country Centroids

Starting at the South Pole, move to the nearest country centroid (its geographical center). From there, move to the closest country centroid you haven't visited yet. Keep going until you've visited all 196!
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)
Hints: at the end of each answer, you are shown the initial letter of the following answer. If the following answer has either a space or a "-" in it, the initial is followed by dots
The number in the 'D' column shows how many km you have to travel to reach the destination
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Last updated: October 5, 2015
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D (km)
SOUTH POLE . N..
5,371
New Zealand . F
2,647
Fiji . V
880
Vanuatu . S..
1,241
Solomon Islands . N
1,205
Nauru . K
710
Kiribati . M..
1,005
Marshall Islands . F..
1,099
Federated States of Micronesia . P..
2,112
Papua New Guinea . P
1,937
Palau . P
1,325
Philippines . B
1,155
Brunei . M
396
Malaysia . I
626
Indonesia . E..
1,330
East Timor . A
2,095
Australia . S
4,477
Singapore . C
1,260
Cambodia . V
466
Vietnam . L
332
Laos . T
473
Thailand . B
823
Burma . B
706
Bangladesh . B
397
Bhutan . N
639
Nepal . I
738
India . P
1,281
Pakistan . A
534
Afghanistan . T
697
Tajikistan . K
448
Kyrgyzstan . K
939
Kazakhstan . U
782
Uzbekistan . T
434
Turkmenistan . I
D (km)
COUNTRY
871
Iran . K
743
Kuwait . B
445
Bahrain . Q
123
Qatar . U..
345
United Arab Emirates . O
392
Oman . Y
1,018
Yemen . D
708
Djibouti . E
476
Ethiopia . E
744
Eritrea . S
979
Sudan . S..
638
South Sudan . U
800
Uganda . R
454
Rwanda . B
159
Burundi . T
632
Tanzania . M
790
Malawi . M
437
Mozambique . Z
630
Zimbabwe . Z
655
Zambia . B
1,058
Botswana . N
675
Namibia . A
1,079
Angola . D..
1,237
Democratic Republic of the Congo . R..
965
Republic of the Congo . G
373
Gabon . E..
304
Equatorial Guinea . S..
393
Sao Tome and Principe . C
837
Cameroon . N
669
Nigeria . B
629
Benin . T
193
Togo . G
247
Ghana . C..
D (km)
COUNTRY
477
Cote d'Ivoire . L
433
Liberia . S..
357
Sierra Leone . G
225
Guinea . G..
472
Guinea-Bissau . G
168
Gambia . S
159
Senegal . M
781
Mauritania . M
783
Mali . B..
591
Burkina Faso . N
1,325
Niger . C
1,013
Chad . C..
993
Central African Republic . K
2,046
Kenya . S
1,089
Somalia . S
1,587
Seychelles . C
1,510
Comoros . M
853
Madagascar . M
1,116
Mauritius . S
2,727
Swaziland . L
465
Lesotho . S..
319
South Africa . E
6,158
Egypt . I
750
Israel . J
175
Jordan . L
308
Lebanon . S
279
Syria . C
492
Cyprus . T
479
Turkey . G
793
Georgia . A
240
Armenia . A
221
Azerbaijan . I
881
Iraq . S..
D (km)
COUNTRY
1,001
Saudi Arabia . G
2,658
Greece . M
280
Macedonia . K
134
Kosovo . M
128
Montenegro . S
187
Serbia . B..
240
Bosnia and Herzegovina . C
148
Croatia . S
170
Slovenia . A
171
Austria . C..
258
Czech Republic . S
325
Slovakia . H
175
Hungary . R
450
Romania . M
303
Moldova . U
298
Ukraine . B
550
Belarus . L
336
Lithuania . L
181
Latvia . E
204
Estonia . F
646
Finland . S
511
Sweden . N
529
Norway . D
1,300
Denmark . N
512
Netherlands . B
185
Belgium . L
143
Luxembourg . G
335
Germany . L
444
Liechtenstein . S
96
Switzerland . M
353
Monaco . I
405
Italy . V..
109
Vatican City . S..
D (km)
COUNTRY
226
San Marino . A
711
Albania . B
459
Bulgaria . P
1,123
Poland . F
1,374
France . A
458
Andorra . S
470
Spain . P
381
Portugal . M
885
Morocco . A
953
Algeria . T
932
Tunisia . M
482
Malta . L
1,038
Libya . U..
3,439
United Kingdom . I
364
Ireland . I
1,433
Iceland . C
3,806
Canada . U..
1,937
United States . M
2,564
Mexico . G
1,558
Guatemala . B
240
Belize . H
343
Honduras . E..
267
El Salvador . N
422
Nicaragua . C..
331
Costa Rica . P
471
Panama . C
936
Colombia . E
836
Ecuador . P
964
Peru . B
1,342
Bolivia . P
971
Paraguay . U
1,096
Uruguay . A
D (km)
COUNTRY
886
Argentina . C
542
Chile . B
3,311
Brazil . S
1,679
Suriname . G
348
Guyana . T..
690
Trinidad and Tobago . G
192
Grenada . S..
135
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines . S..
74
Saint Lucia . D
174
Dominica . A..
187
Antigua and Barbuda . S..
105
Saint Kitts and Nevis . B
576
Barbados . V
970
Venezuela . D..
1,397
Dominican Republic . H
228
Haiti . J
499
Jamaica . C
425
Cuba . B
402
Bahamas . C..
5,483
Cape Verde . R
9,962
Russia . M
1,702
Mongolia . C
1,141
China . N..
2,068
North Korea . S..
412
South Korea . J
975
Japan . T
2,256
Taiwan . S..
4,633
Sri Lanka . M
995
Maldives . T
11,720
Tuvalu . S
1,223
Samoa . T
764
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