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Countries Closest to Perth

Name the countries which are geographically closest to Perth (not the one in Scotland), 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 Perth's The Bell Tower as the starting point.
For purposes of this quiz, none of the territorial disputes in the South China Sea are considered, including the Spratly Islands, the Paracel Islands, Scarborough Shoal, etc.
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Last updated: July 16, 2021
First submittedJuly 15, 2021
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Distance (km)
Distance (mi)
Country
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Australia
2,429
1,510
Indonesia
2,634
1,637
East Timor
3,532
2,195
France / Île Amsterdam
3,623
2,251
Papua New Guinea
3.671
2,281
Malaysia
3,882
2,412
Singapore
3,982
2,474
Brunei
4,048
2,515
Philippines
4,192
2,605
Palau
4,429
2,752
Thailand
Distance (km)
Distance (mi)
Country
4,564
2,836
New Zealand
4,598
2,857
Vietnam
4,834
3,004
Cambodia
4,881
3,033
India
4,977
3.092
Myanmar
5,044
3,134
Solomon Islands
5,156
3,204
FS Micronesia
5,181
3,219
Laos
5,246
3,260
United Kingdom / Diego Garcia
5,369
3,336
Mauritius
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Level 92
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 59
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.

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