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Countries Closest to Vietnam

Can you guess the 20 countries that are geographically closest to Vietnam?
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Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: May 7, 2020
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First submittedOctober 24, 2016
Times taken70,833
Average score90.0%
Rating4.97
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km
country
miles
0
Cambodia
0
0
China
0
0
Laos
0
104
Thailand
65
126
Myanmar
78
390
Malaysia
242
600
Indonesia
373
km
country
miles
725
India
451
805
Singapore
500
945
Philippines
587
956
Brunei
594
985
Bangladesh
612
1088
Taiwan
676
1131
Bhutan
703
km
country
miles
1492
Nepal
927
1558
Japan
968
2026
Mongolia
1259
2221
South Korea
1380
2405
North Korea
1495
2439
Sri Lanka
1515
61 Comments
+56
Level 81
Mar 17, 2017
Was fully expecting this to spread wide enough to cover a Oceanic nation or two.
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Level 60
Apr 8, 2017
You're not alone on that one.
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Level 60
Apr 8, 2017
However, the only one I missed was Mongolia.
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Level 44
Jul 26, 2017
Same here geographyisthebestsubject!
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Level 47
Jan 26, 2018
Same
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Level 72
Mar 17, 2017
Wait, how is it possible that Singapore is closer than Malaysia? I measured on Google Maps, and I got 377 km from the southern tip of Vietnam to Kelantan Province, Malaysia, versus 801 km to Singapore.
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Level 82
Mar 17, 2017
Agreed, there's no way it can be closer
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Level 76
Mar 17, 2017
Thanks for spotting that. Fixed.
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Level 65
Mar 17, 2017
18/20. I'm surprised ROK and DPRK aren't there.
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Level 76
Mar 17, 2017
I'm not.
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Level 53
Apr 27, 2022
they are lol
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Level 83
Mar 17, 2017
???
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Level 60
Mar 19, 2017
They are...
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Level 65
Mar 20, 2017
ROK and DPRK are not accepted, if anyone didn't get that :)
+5
Level 76
Mar 20, 2017
Which isn't hurting the answer scores - South Korea and North Korea are both running at 96%.
+4
Level 63
Mar 20, 2017
I guessed Japan but didn't even think of the Koreas...
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Level 47
Mar 20, 2019
Yeah you should accept rok and dark since it's what I type to save time and it always seems to work
+4
Level 62
Mar 17, 2017
i'm Vietnamese
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Level 76
Mar 20, 2017
Language experts can now also do this quiz in Vietnamese.
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Level 34
Mar 24, 2017
Would Palau be on this list??
+6
Level 76
Mar 24, 2017
No, it's 2810 km / 1746 mi away.
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Level 57
Jun 6, 2017
Never would have guessed North Korea was closer than Sri Lanka
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Level 64
Jul 26, 2017
Not Papua New Guinea?
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Level 76
Jul 26, 2017
3838 km / 2385 mi away.
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Level 22
Jul 26, 2017
I thought East Timor would make it!
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Level 64
Jul 26, 2017
me too
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Level 32
Jul 26, 2017
Damn...forgot Cambodia
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Level 56
Jul 26, 2017
Nice quiz Jerry! 20/20 on my first try. I appreciate these types of quizzes because it makes you think more than the standard geography quizzes.
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Level 73
Jul 26, 2017
Easy. I thought Russia might make this list but it must have been a near-miss.
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Level 38
Jul 26, 2017
Ah, only one i couldn't remember was Bhutan. I'm always neglecting Bhutan.
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Level 59
Jul 27, 2017
One of my rare 100% in first attempt!
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Level 60
Jul 29, 2017
East Timor ?
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Level 76
Aug 29, 2023
2899 km
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Level 22
Nov 12, 2017
Christmas island as part of Australia. and Guam as part of USA?
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Level 72
Mar 29, 2023
I don't think either of them are close enough. Sadly, Jetpunk has a habit of forgetting about territories anyway.
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Level 45
Jan 27, 2018
How is Palau not closer to Vietnam than North Korea is?
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Level 43
Aug 26, 2023
Agreed?!?! Also East Timor
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Level 76
Aug 29, 2023
2602 km to Palau and 2899 km to Timor-Leste.
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Level 37
Mar 14, 2018
Keep forgetting that Brunei is in Asia.
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Level 43
Aug 26, 2023
I could not get that
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Level 66
Sep 25, 2018
forgot indonesia. thought I guessed it. can you accept DPRK or ROK?
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Level ∞
Mar 20, 2019
Sorry about that. Standard type-ins have been applied.
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Level 86
Sep 30, 2018
Time was running out. But then, I remembered that Brunei exists.
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Level 66
May 8, 2019
In the description before you enter the quiz it tells you to "Name the 20 closest that are closest. I don't think that Cambodia is a "closest".
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Level 76
May 9, 2019
Fixed, thanks.
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Level 60
May 7, 2020
Staring at 19/20 completely unable to figure out what I'd missed.... and the timer ends and it's India.
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Level 32
May 7, 2020
same with me but Bangladesh
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Level 66
May 7, 2020
Not expecting India being closer than Singapore!
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Level 28
May 7, 2020
WOO I CAN COMMENT
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Level 60
May 8, 2020
East timor? Missed bangladesh
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Level 41
May 21, 2020
I typed in Mongolia but I guess I accidentally spelled it wrong...
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Level 41
May 21, 2020
I can't believe I forgot Sri lanka
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Level 68
Oct 6, 2020
Guessed Cyprus, since apparently it's in Asia now.
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Level 90
May 19, 2022
What do you mean? It's always been in Africa.
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Level 67
Jan 11, 2021
East Timor?
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Level 76
Jan 14, 2021
2776 km / 1725 miles.
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Level 51
Jan 26, 2021
I was really surprised that Mongolia was closer than the Maldives. Guess I just always picture the latter being further east.
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Level 35
Apr 3, 2022
I was getting annoyed cuz i typed in PNG thinking i was typing in Indonesia, and wondering why it wasn't working.

Didn't realise until the quiz was over lol

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Level 53
Apr 27, 2022
completely forgot about Nepal and Bhutan until a few seconds left.
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Level 21
May 19, 2022
I feel so dumb I forgot the Philippines.
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Level 32
Nov 8, 2022
Thought Maldives would be on their but must be a near miss?