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Countries Closest to Tuvalu

Which countries are closest to Tuvalu?
Two countries marked in red do not appear in the Countries of the World quiz, but do appear in the Countries 197 to 205 quiz
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Last updated: July 20, 2023
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First submittedFebruary 17, 2019
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km
country
miles
318
Fiji
197
343
Kiribati
213
749
Tonga
465
893
Samoa
555
1160
Nauru
721
1303
Vanuatu
810
1364
Solomon Islands
848
1399
Marshall Islands
870
1460
Niue
907
1604
Cook Islands
997
km
country
miles
2226
Papua New Guinea
1383
2946
New Zealand
1831
3199
Australia
1988
3409
Micronesia
2118
3883
Indonesia
2413
4002
United States
2487
4827
Palau
3000
5393
Timor-Leste
3351
5679
Philippines
3529
6427
Malaysia
3994
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Level 55
Aug 17, 2020
Cook islands and Niue are not countries
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Level 39
Mar 13, 2021
Niue And The Cook Islands Are Part Of New Zealand
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Level 75
Mar 13, 2021
Really? Have you been to any of these places? If you had been you'd know that that is nonsense. In the broadest sense they are, inasmuch as they are all a part of the Realm of New Zealand, but they are separate countries in every other sense of the word, including right now during the Covid-19 pandemic where New Zealanders cannot travel to either the Cooks or Niue, and the mandatory 14-day quarantine when entering NZ which applies currently to every country. When the borders re-open, you still don't fly there from the domestic terminal, but from the international terminal where you have to clear customs at both ends. NZers get their passports stamped with a 30-day maximum entry permit, employment prohibited.
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Level 67
May 23, 2022
While this is true, it is not standard in the jetpunk countries of the world quiz. These are, however, considered in the expanded quiz, so this should be noted in the description.
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Level 42
Apr 23, 2023
Niue and Cook islands are not countries
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Level 48
Jul 19, 2023
The others are correct. Niue and Cook Islands are not considered stand-alone countries as in sovereign states. They are overseas territories or New Zealand so they are still considered part of New Zealand and therefore it should've been mentioned in the description.

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states_and_dependent_territories_by_continent#Oceania

Here you can see that both Niue and Cook Islands, even though their own pages describe them as "countries", however in a broader sense they are considered two "freely associated states" with New Zealand and therefore in most sites they tend to be clumped together under New Zealand.

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Level 75
Jul 20, 2023
Please see our answer to Irishboy11 above.
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Level 23
Aug 10, 2022
"Solomon" should work for "Solomon Islands",

and the same for "Marshall" for "Marshall islands".

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Level 53
Sep 24, 2022
You should add a caveat about including countries 197-205, you do so in your other quizzes where you you include them.
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Level 66
Feb 18, 2023
Not sure I agree with making a "countries" quiz and then including examples not on the Countries of the World quiz itself