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Countries Closest to the World's Island Countries

Here are all the countries that consist solely of islands. Which countries are nearest to each of them?
Excludes uninhabited islands and overseas territories
Answers are countries from the Countries of the World quiz
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Last updated: March 9, 2022
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First submittedMay 13, 2015
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Island Country
Nearest Country
Antigua and Barbuda
France (at Guadeloupe)
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Bahamas
United States
Bahrain
Saudi Arabia
Barbados
St Lucia
Cabo Verde
Senegal
Comoros
France (at Mayotte)
Cuba
Haiti
Cyprus
Turkey
Dominica
France (at Guadeloupe)
Fiji
Tuvalu
Grenada
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Iceland
United Kingdom
Jamaica
Cuba
Japan
Russia
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Madagascar
Seychelles
Maldives
India
Malta
Italy
Marshall Islands
Kiribati
Island Country
Nearest Country
Mauritius
France (at Réunion)
Micronesia
Palau
Nauru
Kiribati
New Zealand
Australia
Palau
Indonesia
Philippines
Malaysia
St Kitts and Nevis
Netherlands
(at St Eustatius)
St Lucia
France (at Martinique)
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Grenada
Samoa
Tonga
São Tomé and Príncipe
Equatorial Guinea
Seychelles
Madagascar
Singapore
Malaysia
Solomon Islands
Papua New Guinea
Sri Lanka
India
Taiwan
China
Tonga
Samoa
Trinidad and Tobago
Venezuela
Tuvalu
Fiji
Vanuatu
Solomon Islands
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Level 75
Mar 9, 2022
Pictured: Antigua
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Level 75
May 13, 2015
Cool idea!
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Level 75
May 14, 2015
I haven't checked distances but is UK considered the closest to Iceland because Greenland and Faroe Islands are excluded since they're not countries?
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Level 75
May 14, 2015
Whether Greenland or the UK is your answer depends on whether you consider Greenland to be a country or not. It's an interesting one because Greenland is definitely not a territory or a province, which leaves being a country the only thing it could be. For this quiz, we have used the 196-country template of the Countries of the World quiz, but if you include the countries in the Countries 197 to 204 quiz as well, then Greenland would be the answer.
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Level 57
Mar 9, 2022
Greenland is a semi-autonomous Danish territory.
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Level 75
Apr 2, 2022
So the answer is Denmark, not UK.
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Level 57
Mar 9, 2022
Why is Cape Verde spelled 'Cabo Verde' in this quiz when all Jetpunk quizzes refuse to use the proper French names of French speaking countries such as Côte D'ivoire. The double standard is shocking and very annoying.
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Level 75
Mar 9, 2022
These are the names of the countries as declared themselves to be the same in every language. (There is just one other country that does this: Timor-Leste). We respect the choice by which they wish to be known by, and we invite you to do the same. Think about it: if your name was Juan and I insisted on "translating" it into John and calling you John instead, that would be not only wrong but in bad taste.
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Level 34
Mar 9, 2022
Isn't it uk(Montserrat) the nearest country to Antigua and Barbuda?
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Level 74
Mar 9, 2022
I liked this.
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Level 65
Mar 9, 2022
you said all island countries when what you meant was all countries without borders
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Level 75
Mar 9, 2022
Can you give me an example of one which is not also the other?
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Level 65
Mar 9, 2022
ireland, haiti, etc
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Level 75
Mar 10, 2022
ok :)
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Level 71
Mar 11, 2022
When you said "Excludes uninhabited islands and overseas territories", I thought you meant for the answers, not for the countries looking to match. It took me a long time to notice that overseas territories could be the answer...
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Level 75
Apr 2, 2022
I have to say that the Seychelles doesn't seem to be the closest country to Madagascar to me. Mozambique, France (Mayotte and Reunion), Comoros and Mauritius - and possibly even Malawi - all look closer to me. Or am I missing something?
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Level 75
Apr 3, 2022
Assumption Island in the Seychelles is slightly closer to Madagascar than Nzwani in Comoros is.
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Level 41
Jun 4, 2022
France on its way to be the closest nation to most island countries