Countries Closest to the UK (plus its territories)

What are the closest countries to the United Kingdom, plus its territories?
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Last updated: March 30, 2021
First submittedSeptember 6, 2014
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km
country
miles
0
Ireland
0
0
Spain
0
0
Cyprus
0
12
Sint Maarten
8
21
Morocco
13
22
France
14
39
Antigua and Barbuda
24
49
St Kitts and Nevis
31
65
Bahamas
40
80
Belgium
50
113
Turkey
70
km
country
miles
133
Netherlands
82
138
Dominica
85
142
Cuba
88
152
Dominican Republic
95
173
Syria
107
175
Haiti
108
178
Lebanon
110
214
Portugal
133
215
Jamaica
134
235
Israel
146
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Level 75
Sep 6, 2014
Countries appear here because they are close to the UK and the following territories: Akrotiri & Dhekelia (on Cyprus), Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Jersey, Montserrat, and Turks & Caicos Islands.
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Level 86
Sep 7, 2014
Interesting that you include British overseas territories, but not other countries'. US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands are really close to each other. Another quiz idea?
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Level 75
Sep 11, 2014
OK, here you go; I'm afraid it's a candidate for the Longest Quiz Title quiz.
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Level 63
Nov 2, 2016
What year do you live in? 1996?
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Level 36
Dec 17, 2014
Do you not include the Pitcairn Islands?
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Level 75
Dec 17, 2014
I included Pitcairn, in fact all 14 British territories, and the closest countries are all closest to either UK proper or the six territories listed above.
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Level 72
Jan 9, 2020
Did you include British Indian Ocean Territory? It looks pretty close to the Maldives
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Level 75
Jan 9, 2020
It's further away: 731 km / 454 miles.
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Level 63
Aug 12, 2017
This is a tough one! I enjoyed it because it really made me think, and I learned something new. It is definitely the toughest "closest countries" quiz I have taken on the site. Thank you!
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Level 49
May 12, 2021
south georgia and south sandwich islands? st helena, ascencion and tristan da cunha? falkland islands? pitcairn? indian ocean territory?
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Level 75
May 12, 2021
Please see our answer to willl123 above.
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Level 63
Sep 10, 2014
how is spain 0km/m from uk
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Level 75
Sep 10, 2014
Because Spain is bordered by Gibraltar, a British territory.
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Level 27
Nov 2, 2014
I know it isn't the same thing, but most quizzes accept holland for netherlands
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Level 75
Nov 2, 2014
OK, it also accepts that name now.
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Level 37
Oct 12, 2018
Holland is not the Netherlands and should not be substituted for the Netherlands. Holland is IN the Netherlands. It would be akin to substituting New York for the USA, or London for the UK. By the way, I really enjoyed this quiz. Thank you!
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Level 65
Oct 10, 2021
It is a misconception, but it's a common name still. If you went around doing that for every country in Jetpunk, quizzes would get quite hard.
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Level 44
Jan 23, 2015
I don't understand why St Kitts and Antigua are answers if they are British territories.
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Level 77
Feb 5, 2015
Because they aren't :)
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Level 36
May 11, 2015
Facedesk
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Level 71
Apr 20, 2015
what about Argentina (Because of Falklands islands ?)
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Level 75
Apr 20, 2015
It's 399 km / 248 mi away.
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Level 75
May 24, 2017
Denmark ? (Faroes to Shetland )
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Level 75
May 24, 2017
We treat Faroe Islands as an independent country (it's one of the three constituent countries of the Danish Realm); but in any case the distance from the Shetlands to the Faroes is 291 km / 181 miles.
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Level 41
Mar 23, 2019
I just feel that all territories should be included. Danish realms too.
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Level 75
Mar 24, 2019
To repeat, the nearest Danish realm is further away than any of the answers.
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Level 45
Jun 29, 2019
How does the USA not appear here? The British Virgin Islands (and Anguilla) and the US Virgin Islands are literally right next to each and certainly closer to each other than Cuba or Jamaica.
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Level 75
Dec 26, 2019
Would have thought of Argentina, as of the Falkland Islands.
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Level 75
Dec 27, 2019
482 km / 299 miles away.
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Level 51
Feb 25, 2020
So you count the military bases in cyprus? Why? Those shouldn’t count. Also how far is Mauritius from British Indian Ocean territory cuz I thot they were pretty close
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Level 75
Feb 25, 2020
Akrotiri and Dhekelia count, not because they contain military bases, but because they are British Overseas Territories. When I travelled to Cyprus in 2019, I found the borders between Republic of Cyprus, and Akrotiri and Dhekelia, unmarked. Driving the roads that crossed that border, you'd never know you'd crossed from one jurisdiction to another.
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Level 63
Mar 30, 2021
Dang it! I just thought of this and thought i'd make a quiz on it, but you already have, my brain is 4 years too slow :/
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Level 22
Jul 10, 2021
Iceland too
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Level 65
Oct 10, 2021
DR doesn't work for Dominican Republic.