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Countries Closest to Fiji

Can you name the countries that are geographically closest to Fiji?
Numbers in red indicate an external territory
Quiz by TurkeyCookTime
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Last updated: August 26, 2022
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First submittedAugust 26, 2022
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Distance (mi)
Answer
Distance (km)
140
Wallis and Futuna (France)
226
197
Tuvalu
317
217
Tonga
350
460
Samoa
740
471
Vanuatu
757
551
Niue (New Zealand)
887
567
American Samoa (United States)
913
674
Solomon Islands
1,084
677
Kiribati
1,089
1,073
Nauru
1,727
Distance (mi)
Answer
Distance (km)
1,307
Marshall Islands
2,103
1,482
Papua New Guinea
2,386
1,556
Federated States of Micronesia
2,504
1,593
Australia
2,564
2,447
Indonesia
3,938
2,976
Japan
4,789
3,065
Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom)
4,933
3,215
Palau
5,174
3,377
East Timor
5,434
3,716
Philippines
5,981
4 Comments
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Level 76
Aug 26, 2022
Explaining this now because I know people are going to be confused: The distance to Japan is from Rotuma, a far outlying island of Fiji, to Minami-Tori-shima, a very far outlying island of Japan. In fact, many countries on this list are closer to Rotuma than the main archipelago of Fiji, so that is where they are measured from, which might help explain some distances.
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Level 76
Aug 26, 2022
Nearest misses: Malaysia, Russia, Chile, Brunei, Taiwan.
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Level 76
Aug 26, 2022
Yes, Fiji is closer to Russia than it is to places like Brunei, Vietnam, Singapore, China, or South Korea. Remember, Russia extends much farther east than any of those other countries, and the Pacific Ocean is very wide. (And Fiji owns the island of Rotuma, as explained in the sticky comment)
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Level 39
Nov 30, 2022
Good quiz Nominated!