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Countries Closest to... dang, I forgot where

What are the twenty countries closest to, er, wherever they're closest to? If you can remind me where, you can have another point. Thanks!
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Last updated: April 3, 2021
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First submittedDecember 23, 2014
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Distances from this place:
 
 
 
km
country
miles
1036
United States
644
1233
Canada
766
1332
Bahamas
828
1488
Dominican Republic
925
1556
Haiti
967
1589
Sint Maarten
987
1622
Cuba
1008
1663
St Kitts and Nevis
1034
1644
Antigua and Barbuda
1022
1881
Dominica
1169
Bermuda
 
 
 
km
country
miles
1945
Jamaica
1209
2058
St Lucia
1279
2133
St Vincent and the Grenadines
1325
2172
Barbados
1349
2222
Grenada
1381
2248
Aruba
1397
2254
Curaçao
1400
2291
Venezuela
1424
2309
Colombia
1435
2369
Trinidad and Tobago
1472
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Level 47
Dec 23, 2014
I only missed countries in the "Countries 197 to 204." I got Bermuda, though.
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Level 65
Nov 1, 2019
I typed in Bermuda but it didn’t work
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Level 73
Dec 25, 2014
Could you accept Saint Martin for Sint Maarten?
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Level 75
Dec 25, 2014
Saint Martin is the French half of the same island that Sint Maarten occupies the other half of. The type-ins that work for Sint Maarten are "Sint Martin" and "St Maarten".
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Level 70
Mar 31, 2022
I think it's better to just give them all for St. Martin.
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Level 65
Jun 6, 2015
I liked the quiz... do we have your permission to do a "Countries Bordering... dang, I forgot where"?
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Level 75
Jun 6, 2015
Sure, as long as you don't mind if we do the 2nd one :)
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Level 77
Sep 13, 2017
Yesss, I found it :)
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Level 59
Jun 9, 2019
Bermuda isn't a country! its an overseas territory. XD
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Level 75
Jun 9, 2019
So? I never suggested it is a country.
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Level 69
Apr 20, 2020
But many of these places are not countries! And if you are going to tell me that you never said there were countries, read your description!
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Level 75
Feb 4, 2021
Your homework is to do some research on Sint Maarten, Curaçao and Aruba!
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Level 61
Mar 31, 2022
My understanding was that those three places have a legal status roughly equivalent to Scotland, Wales, or England: constituent countries of a larger entity that is the sovereign state. Is that not a correct perception?
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Level 65
Mar 31, 2022
I know about Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Bermuda but didn't expect to see them here. Could you perhaps include in the description that this is not limited sovereign states, general Jetpunk countries or United Nations Member States?
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Level 50
Apr 2, 2022
Tbh these places (Aruba, Curacao) are not recognized by Jetpunk so you should maybe remove them. No problem with Bermuda though, and awesome quiz!
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Level 75
Apr 3, 2022
Websites do not get to "recognise" countries. As stated above your homework is to do some homework on Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten.
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Level 47
Apr 5, 2022
Since the bio of the quiz says 'closest countries,' could you add a note stating that not all of the answers listed are included in the UN 193/195 recognised nations (or an alternate source you'd prefer)? most users here won't know to try territories because they're not classified as countries on Jetpunk or by many international bodies, as they aren't sovereign nations.
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Level 76
Feb 7, 2020
#1 best quiz on this site just for the title
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Level 65
Nov 21, 2020
What about the Turks and Caicos?
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Level 75
Feb 4, 2021
An overseas territory of the UK.
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Level 57
Mar 31, 2022
To be fair, so is Bermuda
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Level 75
Feb 11, 2021
This is such a great concept, but asking for Aruba etc killed the idea dead... fix it and make a popular series out of it!
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Level 75
Feb 12, 2021
In case we've made #2 in this series just for you. Countries 197 to 205 are nowhere to be seen in that one. In the meantime, we hope you got to learn a bit about Aruba.
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Level 75
Apr 3, 2021
"we hope you got to learn a bit" - *eye roll*

#2 is also good. It avoids the problem rather than fixing it, but definitely a good idea to choose somewhere away from controversy :)

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Level 75
Apr 3, 2021
So, what have you learned about Aruba?
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Level 75
Apr 3, 2021
Whatever I've learned about Aruba probably has more to do with the time I spent there last year than it does with this quiz...

Anyway, the other quizzes in your excellent "Countries closest to..." series indicate very clearly when an "external territory or autonomous region" is included (Canada quiz), or when the quiz contains countries that "appear in the the Countries 197 to 205 quiz" (Cuba quiz).

The Netherlands quiz includes Aruba et al, but that's also fine because it's clearly explained.

Fix these ones to those standards and please make more, they're great!

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Level 72
Mar 31, 2022
Now, it looks like what you’ve done here is deliberately put some ‘trick’ answers here, knowing exactly what would happen… people would question those answers, since the standard on Jetpunk is that, unless otherwise specified, ‘countries’ refer to the 196 that we’re all used to, not constituent countries of sovereign states (fair enough, you didn’t state what entity the mystery location was, but I guess you could have plumped for an oil rig if you wanted to). Thus achieving the real purpose, the opportunity to belittle people and act smug and superior. Are you aware of quite how infuriating it is to be told to ‘go away and do your homework?’ Every comment section, on every website, has someone who must insist on questioning everyone else’s education. It’s narcissistic, obnoxious and tiresome. Is it not possible to leave that on YouTube and Facebook?
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Level 75
Apr 9, 2023
I think you're over-thinking this a bit Richie :)
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Level 73
Sep 7, 2023
^I agree with him, up to a point - you're being a bit smug here.
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Level 86
Feb 12, 2021
Surely France should count? Guadeloupe and Martinique are fully integrated parts of France, so it's not like Turks & Caicos, etc.
+3
Level 76
Feb 20, 2021
Yeah, and also add Netherlands because of Bonaire
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Level 49
Oct 22, 2021
thats not a country.
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Level 49
Oct 22, 2021
at least put "territories" in the title...
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Level 17
Mar 20, 2022
Bermuda, Sint Maarten, Aruba and Curaçao aren’t even countries
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Level 75
Mar 20, 2022
Bermuda isn't.
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Level 70
Mar 31, 2022
Jetpunk doesn't think so
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Level 75
Mar 31, 2022
Agreed, "Jetpunk", ie Dan, doesn't think Bermuda is a country. Neither does anyone else I know of.
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Level 72
Mar 31, 2022
Oh yes, I had quite forgotten to use the word ‘facetious’ in my earlier earlier remarks.
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Level 81
Mar 31, 2022
cool concept, but you really should make the distinction between actual countries and overseas territories. Additionally, some overseas territories have been included while others that are closer have been omitted.
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Level 57
Mar 31, 2022
You should add a caveat explaining there are countries outside the ordinary 196 officially recognized. Most JP quizzers do this.
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Level 65
Mar 31, 2022
The title of this is 'countries closest to' not 'countries and territories closest to'. Was confused for the last minute before seeing the answers.
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Level 70
Mar 31, 2022
I got Bermuda because I couldn't think of anything else that would be that close to the Caribbean and to Canada, and because it is specifically described as a "place" rather than a country. However, I never thought to guess anything other than sovereign nations for the rest of the quiz, since there were no caveats in the description and that is generally the assumption on Jetpunk. Fix the description and this is a great quiz!
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Level 72
Mar 31, 2022
I think you should include a note that some of the countries are constituent countries rather than sovereign. Or maybe you just like arguing with people in the comments...

Also, why not include France. as Guadeloupe and Martinique are both fully integrated portions of territory of that country?

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Level 75
Apr 9, 2023
Fair point (and I say this to several posters saying the same thing); although we generally indicate in our quizzes that Countries 197 to 205 feature in the answers, doing that here would point to the areas where the mystery place had to be.
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Level 75
Apr 9, 2023
Also it is true that Netherlands (at Saba) and France (at St Pierre and Miquelon) would qualify as answers if we included areas outside of European France and Netherlands. In our Countries Closest quizzes in general we do that. It's a bit of a surprise to us that that the nearest French point is at St Pierre and Miquelon and not Guadeloupe, but it's true!
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Level 62
Mar 31, 2022
aruba!? just reported this quiz for inappropriate content.
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Level 75
Apr 1, 2022
We might report you for giving wrong answers
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Level 67
Apr 7, 2023
2/5 stars. Used non-recognized jetpunk countries
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Level 56
Apr 7, 2023
some non-countries here
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Level 74
Apr 8, 2023
Just give up already, this quiz is flawed and you know it. St. Pierre and Miquelon are also close enough to be added to the mix.