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U.S. State Capitals Closest to Mexico

Name the capitals of U.S. states that are geographically closest to Mexico.
As the crow flies. Only counts points on land.
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Last updated: December 10, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 19, 2018
Times taken30,282
Average score80.0%
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miles
capital
117
Phoenix
197
Austin
272
Santa Fe
454
Oklahoma City
481
Baton Rouge
miles
capital
482
Carson City
485
Sacramento
557
Denver
578
Salt Lake City
607
Jackson
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Level 86
Jan 19, 2018
Fun quiz! Nice contrast to one about state capitals closest to Canada.
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Level 82
Jan 19, 2018
I get such a mental block on us state capitals, I could probably name more major chinese cities which is ridiculous.
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Level 69
Jan 20, 2018
I'm right there with ya! It's on my list of things to learn this year.
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Level 63
Jan 20, 2018
Let's see.........Chinese cities closest to Mexico. Hmmmmm
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Level 82
Jan 20, 2018
Shanghai and hangzhou would feature prominently I'd wager :)
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Level 59
Dec 6, 2020
Xiamen would be a good shout as well
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Level 61
May 4, 2023
Okay, you all got me curious! Closest I could find was Heihe, clocking in at 8,800 km. The closest "major" city is probably Harbin at around 9,200 km. Shanghai comes in at about 10,600 km, Hangzhou at 10,800, and Xiamen at 11,400. Turns out because of curvature the shortest path from basically anywhere in China is going to be over the North Pacific to Tijuana. Thanks for the fun little excursion y'all :)
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Level 84
Jan 24, 2018
I was so certain that I must be spelling Albuquerque wrong...
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Level 77
Jan 31, 2018
Whoops. I did a capitals quiz once and wondered why the hell the quiz wasn't accepting Seattle. Happens to the best of us.
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Level 71
Feb 1, 2018
Was taking a country capitals quiz trying to figure out why it wasn't accepting Toronto!
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Level 51
Feb 19, 2018
Pretty easy.
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Level 66
Mar 9, 2018
I am not able to convince myself that little rock isn't slightly closer than jackson.
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Level 49
Apr 1, 2018
Accept Oklahoma for Oklahoma City.
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Level 70
Jul 15, 2018
Oklahoma is not the name of the capital. also, maybe you could be polite and request instead of demand.
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Level 72
Jul 17, 2018
Carson and Salt Lake are not the names of the capitals either, yet they are accepted... (But you're right. A "please" would have been nice.)
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Level 57
Dec 3, 2020
Okc works.
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Level 60
Jan 16, 2022
SLC works to for Salt Lake City
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Level 60
Aug 24, 2019
Trickier than I thought. Trying too much to the east ! Forgot 2 western capitals.
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Level 55
Nov 24, 2019
I was surprised Little Rock wasn't included. This would be fun with Canada.
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Level 51
Dec 5, 2020
Nice quiz
+1
Level 68
Feb 24, 2021
Almost didn't get OKC. I typed out Oklahoma and assumed it was like country capitals, where it would automatically take if it was correct.
+1
Level 23
May 8, 2023
Got 9/10. Somehow missed Carson city though.
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Level 65
Oct 4, 2023
Where's Chisinau?