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Countries Farthest From the Sea

Which countries lie farthest from the world's oceans and seas?
Distances are the shortest distance from that country to a sea coast
The Mediterranean, Black Sea, etc... are considered to be part of the ocean
However, the Caspian Sea is considered a lake
Color coded by continent
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: May 31, 2020
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First submittedMarch 8, 2017
Times taken29,202
Average score75.0%
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km
continent
country
1589
Asia
Kyrgyzstan
1288
Asia
Tajikistan
1174
Asia
Uzbekistan
969
Africa
Rwanda
932
Africa
Burundi
885
Asia
Turkmenistan
764
Africa
South Sudan
759
Africa
Uganda
757
Africa
Chad
733
Asia
Kazakhstan
km
continent
country
697
Asia
Mongolia
597
Africa
Zambia
587
Africa
Niger
582
Americas
Paraguay
556
Africa
Central African Republic
510
Asia
Nepal
480
Asia
Bhutan
477
Africa
Burkina Faso
452
Africa
Botswana
449
Asia
Afghanistan
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Level 64
Mar 8, 2017
Interesting!
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Level 60
Mar 9, 2017
Nice idea!
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Level 83
Mar 9, 2017
Cool quiz and thanks for making it
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Level 83
May 30, 2020
Nice quiz! Interesting that 6 of the 7 "stan" countries make the list.
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Level 70
May 30, 2020
Well, given that "stan" means land, they wouldn't want water now, would they?
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Level 66
Jun 2, 2020
That doesn't work for thailand, poland, and definitely not for the netherlands! (half of the country is below sea level..).
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Level 56
May 21, 2021
stan not land
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Level 52
Sep 23, 2021
"'Stan' means 'place of' or 'country' in Persian. It's like England or Scotland."

https://koryogroup.com/blog/stan-countries-a-story-of-seven-stans#:~:text='Stan'%20means%20'place%20of,It's%20like%20England%20or%20Scotland.

So basically 'land'.

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Level 74
May 30, 2020
"Farthest" is for physical distances, "furthest" is for metaphysical distances.
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Level 75
May 31, 2020
Fair enough, we'll change it, although some people treat these two words as synonyms.
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Level 77
May 31, 2020
Actually, although 'farthest' is uncommon in abstract context, 'farthest' and 'furthest' are interchangeable (according to the Oxford Dictionary of English).
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Level 75
May 31, 2020
Which is exactly what we just said.
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Level 75
Jul 6, 2020
This is not absolutely precise.

Farther and further are comparative adverbs or adjectives. They are the irregular comparative forms of far. We use them to talk about distance. There is no difference in meaning between them.

Although some usage guides insist that only farther should be used for physical distance (We walked farther than we planned), farther and further have been used interchangeably throughout much of their histories. However, only further is used in the adverbial sense "moreover'' (Further, you hurt my feelings) and in the adjectival senses "more extended'' (no further comment) and "additional'' (Further bulletins came in).

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Level 75
Jul 6, 2020
Which is exactly what we just said.
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Level 75
Nov 23, 2020
No it isn't, Jerry, not exactly. Further can be used for BOTH, farther only for distances.
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Level 58
May 31, 2020
How about Mali? Be reminded that the Earth is round, and the actual distance on Google Map is larger in areas close to equator.
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Level 75
May 31, 2020
At its nearest point to the sea, Mali is 354 km / 220 miles inland.
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Level 81
Jun 3, 2020
I completely forgot about Africa--which means I didn't score very well.
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Level 71
Jul 3, 2020
Perhaps mention what the differences in colors mean? I had no idea until I stopped to figure it out when the quiz was over...:(
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Level 44
Jul 3, 2020
Its about continents. It really helps when you figure it out.
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Level 55
Sep 20, 2021
They know. They mean the creator should mention it in the caveats/description.
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Level 45
Jul 3, 2020
I knew that Paraguay was landlocked, but for some reason I typed Uruguay. African Countries and Mid East Asia countries were easily visualized as being for from water, especially the "stans". Burkina Faso; for some reason I thought it was on the coast, next to Ivory Coast. Loved this quiz!
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Level 32
Jul 5, 2020
Central* Asia
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Level 52
Jul 3, 2020
Thanks for the colour coding with continents it's much more helpful than just random guesses
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Level 52
Jul 3, 2020
good quiz mate
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Level 53
Jul 3, 2020
Nice quiz! This is also about the first time that I've looked at the list of most popular answers and it's been roughly the order in which I thought of them.
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Level 65
Jul 3, 2020
To my brain: please be aware that just because Sudan is not an answer, that does not mean South Sudan isn't either...
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Level 56
Jul 3, 2020
suprised that paraguay is on the list but bolivia is not
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Level 75
Jul 3, 2020
Bolivia reaches to only 120km from the Pacific coast.
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Level 52
May 4, 2021
bolivia isnt landlocked, chile just made a conspiracy to make us think that bolivia is
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Level 43
Jul 3, 2020
Got all of them except Uganda
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Level 80
Jul 3, 2020
Got the last one with 5 seconds left. :) Really enjoyed this. Thanks!
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Level 36
Jul 4, 2020
Jeez, the only one I missed was the very furthest one. Knew I was missing a “stan”!
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Level 53
Mar 4, 2021
Why is Slovakia not on the list?
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Level 75
Mar 5, 2021
It's 363 km from the border near Bratislava to the Mediterranean near Trieste.
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Level 39
Mar 14, 2021
I almost forgot STAN countries. Lucky remember
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Level 52
May 4, 2021
what do the colors mean
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Level 54
May 31, 2021
By continent
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Level 50
Apr 23, 2022
I was just thinking random countries and then I was like “Hmmmm,Burkina Faso maybe?”
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Level 50
Dec 12, 2022
Why aren't there any in Oceania? :( Lol