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Countries Closest to Perth

Perth, Australia isn't really close to anywhere. But try to name the countries which lie closest.
Overseas territories marked in blue
Not counting any disputed territories in the South China Sea
Quiz by Gyovhne
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Last updated: January 25, 2024
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First submittedJuly 15, 2021
Times taken13,038
Average score85.0%
Rating4.58
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km
country
mi
2,440
Indonesia
1,517
2,642
East Timor
1,642
3,526
France
Île Amsterdam
2,191
3,627
Papua New Guinea
2,253
3,689
Malaysia
2,292
3,905
Singapore
2,426
4,002
Brunei
2,487
4,089
Philippines
2,540
4,210
Palau
2,616
4,448
Thailand
2,764
km
country
mi
4,558
New Zealand
2,832
4,621
Vietnam
2,871
4,861
Cambodia
3,020
4,896
India
3,042
4,925
Solomon Islands
3,060
5,014
Myanmar
3,115
5,170
F. S. Micronesia
3,212
5,206
Laos
3,235
5,247
United Kingdom
Diego Garcia
3,260
5,363
Mauritius
3,332
24 Comments
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Level 95
Jul 15, 2021
I'm really enjoying this series. I'm surprised Brunei isn't here as it looks on a map to be about the same distance from Perth as Philippines, and a little closer than Cambodia. And if India makes it into the list, what about Sri Lanka?
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Level 65
Jul 16, 2021
Brunei should have been there. I have now corrected it. Tiny country, easy to miss (no offense Brunei). As to India and Sri Lanka, the only reason India is on this list is because of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which are an Indian territory significantly south and east of mainland India. Sri Lanka is approx. 5,577 km (3,466 mi) away from Perth, so it didn't make the list.

I am glad to hear you are enjoying. Keep coming back and be sure to nominate. Thank you for your input.

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Level 77
Jan 25, 2024
Was wondering about Sri Lanka as well. This is the first i've known about these Indian islands.
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Level 65
Apr 5, 2024
Shouldn't India be blue then, like UK and France?
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Level 70
Apr 5, 2024
Andaman and Nicobar Islands are not an overseas territory. They are Union Territory of India and fully part of the Republic.
+3
Level 74
Jan 25, 2024
Nice job on getting featured.
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Level 75
Jan 25, 2024
Oops I didn't see that, congrats on your first featured quiz!
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Level 75
Jan 25, 2024
Love the instructions.
+3
Level 78
Jan 25, 2024
That one was tricky!
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Level 90
Jan 25, 2024
crazy that Mauritius is nearer than sri lanka
+4
Level 70
Jan 25, 2024
Mauritius has some smaller islands closer to Diego Garcia (whose Creole population was removed by Britain, and which Mauritius and Britain both dispute).
+6
Level 88
Jan 26, 2024
Correct. The UK Government is in direct breach of a United Nations Directive to hand back the islands to Mauritius and repatriate the evicted Chagos Islanders.

As paragons of truth and justice, we chose to simply ignore the UN, mainly because we now lease the island to the US Military to assist with various war crimes.

Listen very carefully when you hear the British criticise other nations for non-compliance with UN orders, and make your own mind up about what’s righteous and what’s not.

#RogueState

#Hypocrisy

#BlairWarCriminal

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Level 65
Apr 5, 2024
one of those quizzes where you open google maps before even going to the comments, out of sheer disbelief. Crazy fact!
+4
Level 65
Jan 25, 2024
I know that you may have chosen otherwise, but what about Australia itself?
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Level 59
Jan 25, 2024
was gonna say
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Level 49
Apr 5, 2024
A friend from NSW joked going out to WA was like going to a different country, so maybe the reverse is true for them?
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Level 70
Jan 25, 2024
A beautiful part of the world, although I feel that it would feel so isolating to live there!
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Level 56
Apr 5, 2024
As a Perth resident, it doesn't feel isolated at all. In fact we're a lot closer to big overseas population centres than the east coast of Australia.
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Level 50
Apr 5, 2024
Diego Garcia is not a country.
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Level 48
Apr 5, 2024
…do you know what that “Diego Garcia” text means?
+1
Level 66
Apr 5, 2024
Full marks for The Robbster.
+3
Level 61
Apr 5, 2024
Great quiz - support from Perth!!!
+2
Level 22
Apr 5, 2024
Crazy how Micronesia is closer to Perth than Fiji or Vanuatu
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Level 54
Apr 5, 2024
Great quiz, reckon you could shave a minute off the timer.