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Countries Closest to India

Can you name the twenty countries that are geographically closest to India?
Excludes uninhabited offshore islands
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First submittedAugust 27, 2014
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km
country
miles
0
Pakistan
0
0
Bangladesh
0
0
Myanmar
0
0
China
0
0
Bhutan
0
0
Nepal
0
1
Sri Lanka
1
130
Maldives
81
157
Indonesia
98
211
Afghanistan
131
km
country
miles
277
Tajikistan
172
453
Thailand
282
525
Kyrgyzstan
326
613
Iran
381
617
Uzbekistan
384
632
Malaysia
393
687
Laos
427
721
Vietnam
448
733
Turkmenistan
455
808
Kazakhstan
502
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Level 76
Oct 28, 2014
Other Countries Closest quizzes: Germany, Kazakhstan, Afro-Eurasia, Hawaii, Australia.
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Level 76
Oct 28, 2014
Thanks to ponnuki for providing info from openstreetmap showing the India-Sri Lanka border.
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Level 54
Nov 28, 2014
19/20... missed Uzbekistan. where is Cambodia? laos and Vietnam but no Cambodia?
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Level 76
Nov 28, 2014
Cambodia, believe it or not, is further away than Vietnam! (and outside the Top 20). Check a map and you'll see that's true.
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Level 57
Feb 5, 2015
Kazakhstan is further away from India than cambodia
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Level 76
Feb 5, 2015
Cambodia is 1000 km / 621 miles away.
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Level 71
Nov 19, 2019
Still doesn't quite make it, but it's 872 km/541 miles from Narcondam Island to Cambodia.
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Level 70
Dec 25, 2019
What about Oman?
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Level 76
Dec 26, 2019
Already answered, below.
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Level 68
Apr 22, 2015
I was surprised about Vietnam about Cambodia. Also thought Russia would be closer.
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Level 59
Feb 28, 2016
Kyrgyzstan is pretty hard to spell. Could you also accept slight variations, like 'kyrgystan'?
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Level 76
Feb 28, 2016
Sure; kyrgystan and a few other similar spellings work now.
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Level 60
Sep 5, 2021
Are you sure? Didn't work for me. Can you make sure type-ins are set to Auto?
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Level 76
Sep 5, 2021
Why on earth do you channel the energy you could spend learning to spell Kyrgyzstan correctly instead on asking to get a point for spelling it wrongly?
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Level 43
Aug 28, 2016
Kyrgystan is the worst country to spell under pressure :/
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Level 79
Feb 12, 2020
Kyrgyzstan*
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Level 32
Jun 11, 2020
you can spell it like kyrghistan and it works
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Level 34
Aug 7, 2020
And the worse city for typing fast is Antananarivo.
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Level 28
Jun 29, 2021
Or the Capital of Burkina Faso!
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Level 68
Sep 30, 2021
The only problem with typing those cities for me is that I end up pressing random keys. I can type them fairly well, but it takes me some time to correct.
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Level 48
Dec 6, 2022
Or the real full name of Thailand's capital city, which consists of 150+ letters
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Level 43
Jun 3, 2021
I use the spanish variant, Kirguistan, its easier for me and is accepted
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Level 50
Mar 16, 2022
i always write kirgistan
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Level 70
Nov 2, 2016
Missed only Malaysia, even though I guessed Indonesia and Thailand
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Level 76
Jan 18, 2017
The distance between India and the Maldives is actually smaller: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minicoy
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Level 76
Jan 18, 2017
Updated, thanks.
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Level 55
Jul 30, 2018
can you allow kazakistan for kazakhstan
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Level 79
Nov 12, 2019
Of course not.
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Level 57
May 25, 2021
And why do you say that? I think Kazakistan is fine if you include Kazakstan for Kazakhstan.
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Level 76
May 26, 2021
If you put as much energy into spelling the country correctly as you have creating this post, you won't need to post the post.
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Level 65
Nov 11, 2019
Interesting, I've never really noticed India and Thailand are "only" 486 km apart. That's closer than Miami & Jacksonville!
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Level 25
Nov 12, 2019
Curious where Oman would be after this. 21?
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Level 76
Nov 12, 2019
866 km / 538 miles, so probably!
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Level 71
Nov 19, 2019
It's ~455 km from Narcondam Island to Thailand. Also, a little experimenting with a distance calculator got me a distance of 689 km from Vijoynagar, India to Laos.
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Level 59
Feb 12, 2020
I completely forgot about the Andamans.
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Level 59
Feb 13, 2020
How is Indonesia the least guessed answer ?
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Level 57
Oct 30, 2020
Because it's quite far from India.
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Level 62
Aug 2, 2021
Andaman Islands (India) are quite close to Indonesia
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Level 64
Nov 27, 2022
Because people naturally think of the mainland, and completely forget that the Andaman and Nicobar islands are right next door to Sumatra.
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Level 45
Mar 10, 2020
pakistan and india are neighboring countries, but they still fight
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Level 68
Apr 16, 2020
Like a lot of other neighboring countries.
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Level 75
Apr 22, 2020
Like *most neighbouring countries.
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Level 38
Oct 15, 2020
Got Laos but missed Afghanistan - _-😒
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Level 40
Apr 8, 2021
missed iran
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Level 21
Jun 13, 2021
qatar singapore arabia and iraq and uae and syria should be on list
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Level 76
Jun 13, 2021
They're all further away. UAE, at 896 km / 556 miles, is the closest of these.
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Level 21
Jun 13, 2021
bahrain too nearer than indonesia
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Level 76
Jun 13, 2021
1814 km / 1127 miles.
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Level 21
Jul 3, 2021
Yemen and Oman too
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Level 21
Jul 3, 2021
Cambodia should be on the list
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Level 21
Jul 3, 2021
Cambodia is nearer than Vietnam
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Level 21
Jul 3, 2021
But all right
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Level 21
Jul 10, 2021
Perhaps replace Indonesia with Singapore it is nearer
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Level 48
Mar 21, 2022
The Andaman Islands are closer to Sumatra (an island of Indonesia) than Singapore.
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Level 21
Jul 10, 2021
Middle East has more
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Level 45
Feb 6, 2022
Some of these countries are listed as further away than they actually are. Thailand for example is 282 miles away from India's Narcondam Island. Indonesia's Rondo Island, as well as Malaysia's Perak Island are 98 miles and 354 miles away from India's Great Nicobar Island respectively. And Laos's Northern most border is 427 miles away from India's eastern border.
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Level 76
Feb 7, 2022
Thanks for these.
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Level 65
Mar 21, 2022
Gah - forgot the Nicobar Islands and, therefore, Indonesia...
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Level 27
Mar 21, 2022
Agh! Why is Kyrygystan so difficult to spell for me
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Level 67
Mar 21, 2022
Misspelled Kyrgyzstan and forgot Thailand
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Level 38
Mar 30, 2022
ok so Kazakhstan is included and oman is NOT
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Level 51
Oct 18, 2022
great Quiz
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Level 43
Mar 21, 2023
19/20 missed Bangladesh out of all countries
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Level 64
Jun 2, 2023
why always kyrgyzstan?!
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Level 21
Dec 3, 2023
You’ve forgotten Singapore too
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Level 76
Dec 3, 2023
We remembered it, but it's 1238 km away