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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
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: April 1, 2023
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First submittedMarch 8, 2017
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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
44 Comments
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Level 65
Mar 8, 2017
Interesting!
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Level 43
Mar 25, 2023
yes interesting
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Level 59
Mar 9, 2017
Nice idea!
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Level 85
Mar 9, 2017
Cool quiz and thanks for making it
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Level 85
May 30, 2020
Nice quiz! Interesting that 6 of the 7 "stan" countries make the list.
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Level 71
May 30, 2020
Well, given that "stan" means land, they wouldn't want water now, would they?
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Level 68
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 58
May 21, 2021
stan not land
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Level 66
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 75
May 30, 2020
"Farthest" is for physical distances, "furthest" is for metaphysical distances.
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Level 76
May 31, 2020
Fair enough, we'll change it, although some people treat these two words as synonyms.
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Level 78
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 76
May 31, 2020
Which is exactly what we just said.
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Level 79
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 76
Jul 6, 2020
Which is exactly what we just said.
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Level 79
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 59
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 76
May 31, 2020
At its nearest point to the sea, Mali is 354 km / 220 miles inland.
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Level 82
Jun 3, 2020
I completely forgot about Africa--which means I didn't score very well.
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Level 46
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 53
Jul 3, 2020
Thanks for the colour coding with continents it's much more helpful than just random guesses
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Level 53
Jul 3, 2020
good quiz mate
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Level 56
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 79
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 58
Jul 3, 2020
suprised that paraguay is on the list but bolivia is not
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Level 76
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 66
Mar 25, 2023
You got Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, and the CAR, but not Uganda? lol
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Level 84
Jul 3, 2020
Got the last one with 5 seconds left. :) Really enjoyed this. Thanks!
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Level 35
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 52
Mar 4, 2021
Why is Slovakia not on the list?
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Level 76
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 53
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
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Level 64
Mar 25, 2023
This quiz isn't exactly what I would call color coded.
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2023
The colour coding doesn't seem to be working. Otherwise great quiz! :D
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Level 76
Apr 1, 2023
Ah, when the quiz got featured the colour coding was replaced by explicitly stating the continents - we've edited the instructions now
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Level 78
Jul 25, 2023
Nice quiz!
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Level 60
Mar 1, 2024
Why do I keep forgetting Afghanistan is NOT by the sea.