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Countries Closest to New Delhi

Name the countries which are geographically closest to New Delhi, if it were its own country.
As the crow flies - distances are estimated.
Includes overseas regions as well as overseas territories / dependencies (in red).
Distances measured using New Delhi's India Gate as the starting point.
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Last updated: July 29, 2021
First submittedJuly 28, 2021
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Distance (km)
Distance (mi)
Country
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India
278
173
Nepal
335*
208*
China
361
225
Pakistan
841
522
Afghanistan
983
611
Tajikistan
1,114
692
Bangladesh
1,143
710
Bhutan
1,247
775
Kyrgyzstan
1,297
806
Uzbekistan
1,376
855
Iran
Distance (km)
Distance (mi)
Country
1,390
864
Turkmenistan
1,535
954
Kazakhstan
1,680
1,045
Myanmar
1,872
1,163
Oman
2,091
1,299
United Arab Emirates
2,110
1,310
Sri Lanka
2,285
1,420
Saudi Arabia
2,200
1,367
Mongolia
2,318
1,440
Thailand
2,434
1,512
Maldives
2,435
1,513
Russia
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Level 74
Jul 29, 2021
I don't understand how Sri Lanka is closer than the Maldives. The latter extend quite a long way north.
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Level 59
Jul 30, 2021
Are you sure you aren't confusing the Lakshadweep (Laccadive Islands)--which is an union territory of India, as being part of the Maldives. The Lakshadweep lie north of the Maldives, and although part of the same geologic formation, are actually part of India. The northernmost island of the Maldives, and the closest point to New Delhi, is Thuraakunu island (7°06'22.0"N), at a distance of 2,434 km (1,512 mi) from the Indian capital. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, lies further north, approx. 2,110 km (1,310 mi) at its closest point from New Delhi. This point (9°49'23.5"N) is near the northern tip of the island, near the port of Kankesanturai.