Countries Closest to Metropolitan France

Which countries are closest to France excluding its overseas departments?
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Last updated: November 14, 2018
First submittedSeptember 2, 2014
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km
country
miles
0
Spain
0
0
Andorra
0
0
Monaco
0
0
Italy
0
0
Switzerland
0
0
Germany
0
0
Luxembourg
0
0
Belgium
0
33
United Kingdom
21
61
Netherlands
38
km
country
miles
148
Austria
92
150
Liechtenstein
93
240
Vatican City
149
259
San Marino
161
313
Czech Republic
195
403
Croatia
251
412
Portugal
256
430
Slovenia
267
432
Ireland
268
450
Tunisia
280
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Level 92
Oct 14, 2017
Vimy Ridge is part of Canada, meaning that Canada is technically bordering France. The quiz does specify that it does not include French overseas territories, but says nothing on other country's oversea territories. So please either add Canada to the list, or add a caveat saying that other country's oversea territories do not count.
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Level 75
Oct 14, 2017
Vimy Ridge is a concession, not a ceding of French territory to Canada. That article about concessions includes many other examples.
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Level 71
Mar 15, 2018
Thank you for bringing this intriguing geographical oddity to my knowledge.
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Level 25
May 30, 2022
missed Tunisia
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2017
I dont think Corsica is an oversea territory of France, so maybe tunisia should be higher in the lista and algeria (perhaps morocco and libya) should be added
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2017
nope, neither morocco nor libya nor malta. But algeria for sure
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2017
"Metropolitan France, also known as European France, is the part of France in Europe. It comprises mainland France and nearby islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel, and the Mediterranean Sea, including Corsica." Wikipedia

Definitively, Corsica is part of metropolitan France

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Level 68
May 30, 2022
Corsica is 306 miles from Algeria.
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Level 76
Jan 2, 2018
How's Slovenia further away from France than Croatia? Is Corsica closer to the latter or is it something else?
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Level 75
Jan 2, 2018
Yes, the closest point from France to both countries is from Corsica, and from that direction Slovenia appears as slightly "behind" Croatia.
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Level 76
Jan 2, 2018
Makes sense. Took me quite sometime to guess Croatia because I didn't expect it to be closer than Slovenia, since it's y'know kinda before Croatia if you're in continental France.
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Level 24
Mar 15, 2018
Malta????
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Level 75
Mar 15, 2018
727 km / 452 miles.
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Level 31
Mar 15, 2018
Malta isn't even that far away from Tunisia, How can Tunisia be 200+ Miles away from France but Malta is 450+?
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Level 75
Mar 15, 2018
Get out your globe and a piece of string and all will be revealed.
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Level 48
Mar 15, 2018
Odd one out: Tunisia is the only country that is in Africa!
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Level 57
Mar 15, 2018
What about Brazil and Suriname, who both touch FRENCH Guinea in South America, which I was under the impression that it was a department of France.
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Level 75
Mar 15, 2018
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Level 76
Sep 24, 2020
It's French Guyana*
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Level 75
Sep 24, 2020
It's French Guiana
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Level 74
Oct 13, 2020
JackintheBox - you have a habit of 'correcting' people over petty issues and typos. Do us all a favour, and if you must insist on doing this, at least have the decency to be correct yourself.
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Level 76
Jan 8, 2021
I do insist upon doing it, but this was an embarrassing mistake. I do know the correct spelling for French Guiana 🤦‍♂️
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Level 48
Apr 1, 2022
Bro are you not smart, you don't have to correct everyone to try and be cool!
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Level 75
Apr 2, 2022
Come on guys give it a break! JackintheBox was giving it his best shot so please don't whine at him for that.
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Level 43
Jan 8, 2021
french guinea.... lol
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Level 56
Mar 15, 2018
Give one other country that has some of so many good countries please :) Santé
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Level 65
Jan 8, 2021
Huh??
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Level 62
Mar 17, 2018
I got Tunisia but not Portugal.
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Level 37
Apr 28, 2018
I don't understand how Germany can be 0 miles away from France.
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Level 21
Jan 23, 2019
maybe because if you want to go to Germany from France, you ahve just to walk on a bridge ! So 0 miles away
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Level 67
Nov 25, 2019
It is only a 450km long border, I guess it is easy to miss..
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Level 66
Sep 30, 2020
I could have sworn that Malta was closer to France than, say, Ireland! Great quiz!
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Level 43
Jan 8, 2021
Only missed Tunisia after forgetting completely about Corsica. Oh well
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Level 57
Jan 8, 2021
Mauritius is close to Reunion. Hello?
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Level 43
Jan 8, 2021
yeah I don't think metropolitan France extend all the way to Africa
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Level 27
Jan 9, 2021
Metropolitan France does not mean the same thing as France. Metropolitan France is the phrase used to give distinction between parts of the French empire that extend overseas and the French homeland because, of course, both are considered to be part of France itself. Therefore, a term was established to distinguish between them.
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Level 28
Jan 12, 2021
How is Tunisia 450km from France?
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Level 55
May 7, 2021
Plsss, do NOT accept Holland for The Netherlands. It is not the same. Normally, you wouldn't call the UK or Scotland England.

By the way, it is a bit offensive if you call a Dutchman (who is not from North or South Holland) a Hollander

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Level 75
Jul 28, 2021
We had, but it was reinstated when it was featured.
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Level 67
May 30, 2022
Lots of Dutch people dont find this offensive at all, are you Dutch?
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Level 29
Jul 27, 2021
How close is Malta?
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Level 43
Apr 12, 2022
wrong side of Sicily, so actually quite far.
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Level 46
Jan 7, 2022
French Guiana? I'm pretty sure it's part of metropolitan France. It's integral to their territory and it can vote in french politics and European politics as well.
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Level 43
Jan 29, 2022
well its not
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Level 52
Feb 20, 2022
The quiz specifies "excluding overseas departments" which implies that only countries close to the European part of France are used.
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Level 28
May 30, 2022
I had no idea Tunisia was closer to France than countries like Poland, Denmark, Malta, Bosnia, etc.
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Level 33
May 30, 2022
how did i miss monacco when ive travelled there from france 🤦‍♀️
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Level 54
May 30, 2022
It happens a lot lol
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Level 22
Sep 16, 2022
Suriname?