Countries Closest to Antarctica on a Map

Can you name the countries that are closest to Antarctica with the help of a map?
Excluding external territories
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Quiz by ChineseChen
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Last updated: September 4, 2020
First submittedAugust 30, 2020
Times taken27,422
Average score90.0%
Rating4.95
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km
Country
miles
1005
Chile
625
1023
Argentina
636
2484
New Zealand
1543
2518
Australia
1564
3151
Uruguay
1958
3292
Brazil
2045
3856
South Africa
2396
3978
Paraguay
2472
4236
Lesotho
2632
4513
Namibia
2804
km
Country
miles
4513
Madagascar
2804
4523
Bolivia
2811
4597
Eswatini
2856
4646
Mozambique
2887
4714
Botswana
2929
5052
Mauritius
3139
5070
Zimbabwe
3151
5094
Peru
3165
5438
Vanuatu
3379
5576
Malawi
3465
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Level 57
Aug 30, 2020
Map looks amazing! Five stars and nominated. Maybe you could remove one minute?
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Level 63
Aug 30, 2020
Thanks! Done.
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Level 60
Aug 30, 2020
Amazing quiz as well as a fascinating map. I wonder how you made it, it looks amazing
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Level 48
Aug 30, 2020
Good quiz, but very easy.
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Level 73
Aug 31, 2020
Beautiful map! Nommed :D
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Level 65
Aug 31, 2020
Agreed
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Level 61
Aug 31, 2020
Wow! Nommed, spectacular quiz Chen!
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Level 90
Sep 3, 2020
Tricksy second to last answer, almost didn't see it hiding out there.
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Level 63
Sep 3, 2020
It’s very close to the edge! Should I make the light water larger?
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Level 82
Sep 3, 2020
Yes. It's hard to tell that Vanuatu isn't grey.
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Level 83
Sep 4, 2020
Yeah, make the light water larger!
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Level 63
Sep 4, 2020
Done! You should see it once Quizmaster approves it.
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Level 70
Sep 8, 2020
Has it been approved? I’ve just done the quiz and I couldn’t tell where the penultimate answer was supposed to be on the map. I got it eventually by guessing potential answers.

Is an arrow pointing to it possible or does that ruin your map?

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Level 63
Sep 8, 2020
Yes, it’s around twice as large. I’ll try to add an arrow.
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Level 72
Jun 25, 2022
Yeah, it's still not very visible. Scratched my head for 2 solid minutes not understanding what I was missing! Like, maybe put an arrow or something?
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Level 51
Sep 8, 2020
Congrats on the feature!
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Level 79
Sep 14, 2020
Réunion is ~3000 miles from Antarctica, so France should make the list.
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Level 63
Sep 15, 2020
Excluding external territories, read the first caveat.
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Level 64
Oct 24, 2020
Reunion is as much part of France as Hawaii and Alaska are of the USA.
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Level 69
Oct 24, 2020
Is that Réunion included within the circle of Mauritius?
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Level 55
Nov 17, 2020
Reunion is like what Guam is for US. It is an external territory.
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Level 55
Feb 18, 2021
@AbhishekNS - no, guam is a territory of the us, just like the falkland islands are a territory of the uk. however, french guiana is a department of france, which is similar to us states.
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Level 63
Oct 9, 2020
In that case, Kerguelen would be closer to Antarctica.
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Level 48
Sep 18, 2020
Why is a part of Africa shaded?
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Level 63
Sep 18, 2020
Because it’s not included in the quiz.
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Level 73
Sep 27, 2020
Took me so long to get that Oceania country because I misspelled it at first when I went through all of them
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Level 63
Oct 9, 2020
Including overseas territories (but not the claims over the 60° S) we would add France (Réunion, Mayotte, TAAF), UK (Falklands, South Georgia & South Sandwich) and Norway (Bouvet), right?
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Level 63
Oct 9, 2020
I guess so.
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Level 77
Oct 24, 2020
Thanks to this site I have learned that French departments and regions are not the same things as territories. Departments are divisions similar to US states. According to Wikipedia, France has five overseas departments and regions, including Martinique, Reunion, Mayotte, French Guiana, and Guadaloupe. "Each overseas department is the sole department in its own overseas region (French: région d'outre-mer) with powers identical to the regions of metropolitan France." It sounds as though Mayotte and Reunion are part of France just as Hawaii is part of the US but maybe someone from France could clarify the issue. I have no idea what TAAF is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overseas_department_and_region
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Level 70
Jan 17, 2021
Hi ! As a french, I agree with everything you said in your comment, Mayotte and Réunion are part of France (and UE fyi) as Hawaii is part of the US (and should be included in this quiz for me but that’s just my personal opinion).
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Level 54
Oct 24, 2020
Congrats on the feature!
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Level 64
Oct 24, 2020
Reunion should be included. It is as much part of France as Hawaii or Alaska is of the USA.
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Level 45
Oct 24, 2020
No. Alaska and Hawaii are states like the lower 48. But you wouldn't say that Puerto Rico is. Reunion is a department of France, not a administrative region. They are not as much apart of France as Hawaii and Alaska are apart of the USA.
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Level 75
Oct 24, 2020
Congrats for the FP and feature! Well deserved!!
+1
Level 66
Oct 24, 2020
Great quiz!!!
+1
Level 47
Oct 24, 2020
Nom Nom Nom great quiz and map
+1
Level 55
Oct 24, 2020
ez
+1
Level 54
Jan 11, 2021
ok
+1
Level 62
Oct 24, 2020
That was cool. Tough to figure out Vanuatu from that angle.
+2
Level 47
Oct 24, 2020
Good, but I wish Vanuatu would be more visible. Maybe add an arrow or something.
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Level 27
Oct 25, 2020
holy geez F for vanuatu
+1
Level 24
Oct 25, 2020
Yep just missed Mauritius and Madagascar. *face palm*
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Level 25
Oct 26, 2020
if you got vanuatu then you're lying.
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Level 57
Mar 25, 2021
You just gave me the answer tho
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Level 55
Oct 27, 2020
Are you going to make translations?
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Level 58
Nov 16, 2020
Super fun! Did it in 58 seconds.
+1
Level 37
Dec 16, 2020
Chen, sorry ask here, but you have notices of Pandora? Answer please in my blog of the 123 years of Belo Horizonte.
+1
Level 37
Dec 16, 2020
I miss him in my blog. He didn’t comment yet, and at no one blog.
+1
Level 63
Dec 16, 2020
I don't know why. Maybe he hasn't been active on JetPunk for a few days.
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Level 37
Dec 16, 2020
Hmm... I ask because you are his classmate, and I miss him in my blog. I thinked that he would comment. He likes my blogs, and mentioned them in the interview made by baptistegorce. So, I think that. But thanks for answer.
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Level 49
Jan 12, 2021
This feels illegal to see.
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Level 48
Feb 5, 2021
remove 2 minutes and it would be perfect :)
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Level 74
May 19, 2021
Learn the most southerly of the Oceanian island countries and this becomes easy. Great quiz and great graphics. Cheers ChineseChen.
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Level 35
Jul 1, 2021
cant see vanuatu but great quiz
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Level 23
Feb 24, 2022
Just missed vanuatu, tried every single other oceanian country
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Level 34
Apr 5, 2022
Vanuatu doesn't look like Vanuatu ;-;