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Five Closest Countries by Country #3

Can you guess the five closest neighbors to each of these eight different countries?

Whole series: 1, 2, 3
Left distances are in miles, right distances are in kilometres
Answers resulting from an overseas territory, region, city, etc... marked in red
Quiz by relessness
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Last updated: August 16, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 11, 2016
Times taken95,383
Average score75.0%
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Denmark
0
Germany
0
0
Canada
0
2
Sweden
3
70
Norway
113
97
Poland
156
 
 
 
Madagascar
186
France
299
243
Comoros
391
258
Mozambique
415
477
Tanzania
768
540
Mauritius
869
Cuba
53
Haiti
85
58
Bahamas
93
90
Jamaica
145
94
United States
151
122
Mexico
196
 
 
 
Yemen
0
Oman
0
0
Saudi Arabia
0
12
Djibouti
19
17
Eritrea
27
60
Somalia
97
Mongolia
0
China
0
0
Russia
0
23
Kazakhstan
37
483
North Korea
778
564
Kyrgyzstan
908
 
 
 
Equatorial Guinea
0
Cameroon
0
0
Gabon
0
59
Nigeria
95
124
Rep. of the Congo
200
132
São Tomé and
Príncipe
213
Morocco
0
Algeria
0
0
Mauritania
0
0
Spain
0
10
United Kingdom
16
126
Portugal
203
 
 
 
Palau
202
Indonesia
325
246
F. S. Micronesia
396
409
Philippines
658
739
Papua New Guinea
1190
881
Malaysia
1418
79 Comments
+7
Level 48
Jun 16, 2016
After guessing every country in southern africa an all the island nations around Madagascar, I finally remembered Reunion!
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Level 75
Nov 5, 2018
Actually, Juan de Nova Island is closer
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Level 38
Aug 8, 2021
ok
+4
Level 67
Apr 7, 2022
ok
+4
Level 62
Apr 24, 2022
ok
+3
Level 48
Dec 1, 2022
ok
+3
Level 53
Dec 5, 2022
ok
+1
Level 52
Dec 7, 2022
okay
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Level 40
Jun 1, 2024
ok
+2
Level 56
Dec 9, 2022
nerd
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Level 50
May 31, 2023
everyone here is a nerd (skull emoji)
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Level 39
Aug 7, 2023
lol now who's a nerd
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Level 44
Dec 7, 2016
More time please...!
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Level 62
Jan 7, 2020
I had 1:51 left and guessed a lot wrong and I'm a slow typer
+16
Level 58
Jul 9, 2020
everyone isn't as perfect as you are
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Level 58
Jan 2, 2017
Amazed I got sao tome with 30 secs left
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Level 37
Mar 6, 2017
Proximity to Cuba quiz: Haiti, but not the Dominican Republic?

Aren't they on the SAME island (Hispaniola)? How, then could

you have one and not the other as closest to Cuba?

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Level 74
May 4, 2017
i'm guessing that your vision of the caribbean, much like mine, was pretty screwed. I had envisioned cuba to be north of hispaniola, but in fact it is actually northwest, the dominican republic is actually quite a distance away.
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Level 68
May 8, 2022
It's nowhere near as skewed as my view of polynesia.

I just type and pray.

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Level 75
Mar 4, 2023
Same here: I've learned all the names of the Pacific island nations, but I haven't yet learned where they are. Whenever a quiz requires one I invariably have to type them all!
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Level 47
Jun 2, 2023
Palau isn't in Polynesia its in Micronesia
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Level 76
Mar 22, 2019
One is on the other side of the island. Haiti is more west, and Dominican Republic is more east, so Haiti is closer, with the other countries being closer than DR too.
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Level 59
Mar 22, 2019
How about the UK's Turks and Caicos Islands? It should be nearer
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Level 81
May 21, 2019
or Cayman Islands
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Level 81
Nov 7, 2020
still think Cayman Islands (British Territory) is a miss:

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Level 59
Nov 24, 2020
Yep, I think a change is needed. Measuring from the islands northwest of Cabo Cruz, I was able to get a measurement of 89.84 mi. / 144.58 km to Cayman Brac. If those islands don't count, then nothing should change for Cuba, as the closest measurement I got to Turks and Caicos was 145.91 mi. / 234.82 km.
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Level 23
Nov 9, 2020
I originally thought that Cuba was closer to Puerto Rico that it was to Florida, but it is still closer to the Dominican Republic than Mexico
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Level 50
Feb 26, 2021
it is actually close, but the 5 others are closer
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Level 48
Aug 6, 2022
I never cease to be shocked by how close the western tip of Cuba is to Cancun when I'm fooling around on google maps.
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Level 50
Nov 2, 2017
Would have never guessed the nearest country to Madagascar had it not been by mere accident.
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Level 43
Aug 15, 2020
I'm guessing that France is so high on the list of correct guesses as it is guessed for another country, probably Morocco
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Level 70
Nov 8, 2020
Whenever there's a note about "overseas territories" France should almost always be one of the first countries guessed.
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Level 66
Nov 16, 2021
That's why I get it! France, UK, USA, and sometimes the Netherlands.
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Level 58
Nov 6, 2017
USA touches Cuba (Guantanamo bay)
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Level ∞
Mar 22, 2019
Technically, Guantanamo Bay is part of Cuba. The U.S. merely leases it. (Against the wishes of the current Cuban regime obviously).
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Level 68
Feb 18, 2019
Why is it not eligible for points yet?! Great Quiz, I love the whole series, please post more!!
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Level 76
Mar 22, 2019
British Overseas Territories such as Gibraltar do not form a part of the United Kingdom (even though they are subject to its jurisdiction).
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Level ∞
Mar 22, 2019
Don't understand what the confusion is, it's explained in the caveats.
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Level 68
May 21, 2019
Then what about the Cayman Islands? I'm believe Cayman Brac is closer to Cuba than Mexico or even the US is (it's a few hundred meters further away than Jamaica).
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Level 74
Mar 24, 2019
The only one that really surprises me is the proximity of Poland to Denmark. Suddenly, certain parts of Hamlet make a lot more sense.
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Level 43
Aug 15, 2020
Denmark owns an island called Bornholm, which is pretty much directly north of the Polish city formerly called Stettin (I can't pronounce the polish name)
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Level 75
Mar 4, 2023
According to Wikipedia, Szczecin is pronounced Shtechin in Polish.
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Level 63
Mar 25, 2019
I missed three and got 0 points?
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Level 85
May 22, 2019
Apparently, Quizmaster's claim is that Daffy Duck most certainly was NOT a Wizard! Or, you took the quiz so soon after it being reset that the system didn't have enough data to assign point values.
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Level 72
May 21, 2019
Very nice quiz! Just a question I couldn't answer: are Ceuta and Melilla really overseas territories? I had the felling that they had the same status as any other autonomous communities of Spain, which would make the "0 km" black instead of red
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Level 78
May 23, 2019
Joedimaggio, have you been hoodwinked by Spanish propaganda? They try to make out that Gibraltar is a British colony, illegally occupying what should by rights be Spanish territory, whereas Ceuta and Melilla are quite different - integral parts of Spain over which Morocco has no legitimate claim.
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Level 66
May 21, 2019
From a quick look at Google Maps Guam is less than 1300 km away from Palau and thus closer than Malaysia. Otherwise great quiz!
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Level 69
May 21, 2019
Cayman Islands (a part of UK) should be in the list for Cuba - it's between Cuba and my beautiful Jamaica
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Level 72
May 21, 2019
For those arguing that the Cayman Islands and/or Turks and Caicos are closer to Cuba, which would then make the United Kingdom fall on that list, they are actually much farther away than the others. The Cayman Islands lies 437 km away from Cuba and Turks and Caicos is 618 km away. Significantly farther away than Mexico, Haiti, and others.
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Level 74
Aug 3, 2019
The closest distance I can measure on Google maps from Cayman islands (Cayman Brac) to Cuba (Cayo Anclitas) is a bit under 142 km.
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Level 37
Jun 14, 2019
How is Canada one of the 5 closest to Denmark?
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Level 71
Jun 20, 2019
Because of Greenland.
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Level 54
Mar 15, 2021
And Canada
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Level 63
Aug 17, 2022
Where is Canada 0 miles from Greenland?
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Level 63
Sep 1, 2022
They recently agreed to split an island in the channel between Greenland and Canada between them, where its status before had been "claimed entirely by both countries" creating a land border (of sorts) on a bit of uninhabited frozen rock
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Level 65
Jul 15, 2019
I've been fooling with the map and the distance i get from Equatorial guinea to Nigeria is in the 300 km range, rather than the 95 km stated in the quizz. What am I missing here?
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Level 74
Aug 4, 2019
You're missing the island of Bioko.
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Level 46
May 9, 2020
Guam should be on the quiz, no?
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Level 68
Oct 14, 2020
Difficult but great quiz!
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Level 70
Nov 7, 2020
More, please
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Level 51
Nov 7, 2020
Brunei is closer to Palau than Malaysia...
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Level 57
Nov 7, 2020
No it’s not. Malaysia almost completely surrounds Brunei, and extends much further east (closer to Palau) than it does.
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Level 40
Nov 8, 2020
Nice
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Level 64
Jan 26, 2021
Wait. Shouldn't Turks and Caicos islands (UK) be here with Bahamas on Cuba?
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Level 57
Mar 7, 2021
A few things seem off about the quiz:

1. Guam (US) is 1,226km from what I could find away from Palau. This would make it closer than Malaysia. If this isn't counted, East Timor is just barely closer than Malaysia at 1,340km away.

2. Cayman Islands (UK) is 141km from Cuba which would be closer than Mexico which is 196km.

3. There is a Danish island called "bornholm" which is 103km away from Poland, putting it closer than norway.

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Level 69
Apr 2, 2021
These are so great! Thank you for making them.

Any chance you could make a version that randomizes- a different set of countries every time?

I'd be even more addicted to this site...

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Level 31
May 27, 2021
Heyy, Can I translate this quiz in french ?
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Level 65
Sep 2, 2021
More please
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Level 58
Sep 15, 2021
Great quiz, just the right amount of time. All 3 of these are really good. Please do another one! Thanks.
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Level 48
Aug 6, 2022
Denmark needs updating ;-)
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Level 71
Sep 6, 2022
Poland is closer to Bornholm, Denmark than the 156 km. Kołobrzeg to Nexø is 106 km..
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Level 46
Jan 30, 2023
all three quizzes were really fun!!!
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Level 75
Mar 4, 2023
Great quiz series, I love an excuse to take all three again!
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Level 32
Jun 2, 2023
Good one but i didn't have enough time to think about it
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Level 34
Jun 2, 2023
FRANCE BECAUE OF REUNION???? F that
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Level 50
Jun 3, 2023
Kazakstan to Mongolia: much closer than I would have guessed (and I didn't!)
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Level 68
Jun 4, 2023
4:13 used
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Level 29
Oct 30, 2023
genuinely curious... what part of Canada (overseas territory) is so close to Denmark? I was surprised to not see Netherlands on the list for example
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Level 73
Nov 24, 2023
Greenland (part of the Kingdom of Denmark) actually has a short land border with Canada on Hans Island in the high Arctic, which was split between both countries in 2022.