Countries Closest to Afro-Eurasia

Europe, Asia and Africa form a single giant landmass, Afro-Eurasia. Which are the nearest countries to the "island" of Afro-Eurasia?
Excludes uninhabited islands; Countries with part of their territory on the Afro-Eurasia landmass do not count
Countries marked in red do not appear in the Countries of the World quiz, but do appear in the Countries 197 to 205 quiz
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Last updated: April 11, 2018
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km
country
miles
0.5
Singapore
0.3
1
Bahrain
1
4
Taiwan
3
29
Indonesia
18
33
United Kingdom
21
44
United States
28
47
Sri Lanka
29
50
Japan
31
69
Cyprus
43
238
São Tomé and Príncipe
148
km
country
miles
244
Malta
151
296
Comoros
184
412
Ireland
256
416
Madagascar
258
424
Maldives
263
572
Cabo Verde
355
589
Faroe Islands
366
618
Philippines
384
937
Brunei
582
973
Iceland
604
24 Comments
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Level 42
Nov 2, 2014
Why don't you accept USA for United States and UK for United Kingdom?

You accept it on your other quizzes.

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Level 76
Nov 2, 2014
USA and UK work now.
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Level 64
Jan 5, 2015
Can you please accept Sao Tome for Sao Tome and Principe
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Level 76
Jan 5, 2015
OK!
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Level 90
Feb 12, 2015
No Seychelles? Just outside the range?
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Level 76
Feb 12, 2015
The Seychelles are long and straggly so this one took a while! The nearest inhabited island seems to be Desroches, 1239 km / 770 miles off the continental coast at Somalia. If we had included uninhabited islands in this quiz. then Aldabra Atoll, 628 km / 390 miles off Mozambique, would have put Seychelles on the list. (We use "inhabited" to refer to an ordinary permanent population; there is a scientific research station on Aldabra).
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Level 74
Nov 18, 2015
That was fun! I would have left off the faroe islands, but otherwise great. Took me ages to think of the USA - silly me.
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Level 74
Nov 1, 2017
Ha, just did this again 2 years later and saw my old comment. Still fun.
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Level 74
Oct 20, 2019
Hmmm... shouldn't Gibraltar disqualify the UK?
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Level 29
Feb 16, 2020
No
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Level 57
Oct 30, 2020
Yes.
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Level 57
Nov 20, 2020
Wow, only missed Brunei..
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Level 66
Apr 16, 2021
Eurasia and Africa are NOT connected by land, if you don't count the bridges over the Suez Canal. But if you count the bridges, Singapore and Bahrain are not island countries
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Level 61
May 29, 2021
But the Suez canal is manmade in the first place.
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Level 41
May 30, 2022
Can you accept Barain for "Barhain" please?
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Level 67
Jul 15, 2022
its literally spelled bahrain so why would they do that lmao
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Level 52
Apr 19, 2023
Faroe Islands are territory of Denmark
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Level 78
Aug 19, 2023
Where is Taiwan only 3 miles from the "mainland" ?
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Level 66
Oct 10, 2023
Kinmen islands
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Level 66
Sep 27, 2023
Why are Faroe Islands even here...
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Level 76
Sep 28, 2023
Because that's where they're located. Also please note the instructions.
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Level 54
Mar 13, 2024
I forgot Brunei....
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Level 66
Apr 29, 2024
Despite the technical rules, Faroe Islands should be excluded, as they are accepted by most quizzers on this site as an overseas territory of Denmark.

And, for the 8% men who do this quiz and colour blind, we cannot see the black and red distinction.

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Level 76
Apr 29, 2024
To your first point, please read the instructions. As for your second point, you can go to the "your account" page and you'll see you can set "Colour Blind?" to "Yes". Hopefully that will get around the problem!