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Closest countries to the poles by letter

Name the closest countries to the south pole and to the north pole (based on distance to the capital) starting with each letter.
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Last updated: September 4, 2015
First submittedNovember 29, 2014
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Closest to South Pole
A
Australia
B
Botswana
C
Chile
D
Democratic Republic of the Congo
E
East Timor
F
Fiji
G
Gabon
H
Honduras
I
Indonesia
J
Jamaica
K
Kenya
L
Lesotho
M
Mozambique
N
New Zealand
O
Oman
P
Paraguay
Q
Qatar
R
Republic of the Congo
S
Swaziland
T
Tonga
U
Uruguay
V
Vanuatu
Y
Yemen
Z
Zimbabwe
Closest to North Pole
A
Austria
B
Belarus
C
Czech Republic
D
Denmark
E
Estonia
F
Finland
G
Germany
H
Hungary
I
Iceland
J
Japan
K
Kazakhstan
L
Latvia
M
Mongolia
N
Norway
O
Oman
P
Poland
Q
Qatar
R
Russia
S
Sweden
T
Turkey
U
United Kingdom
V
Vatican City
Y
Yemen
Z
Zambia
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level 66
Jan 14, 2015
So Swaziland is supposedly closer to the south pole than south Africa.Nice going...
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level 79
Jan 14, 2015
Distance to the capital.
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level 31
Mar 11, 2015
....And czech republic is closer to the north pole than canada??? i don't think so....
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level 58
Apr 16, 2015
Well I thought so but Prague seems to be northerner than Ottawa... !
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level 70
Sep 4, 2015
can you please accept 'vatican', most other country quizzes do.