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Nearest Island Countries to Random Countries

Foe each of these countries, which island country lies nearest to it?
Excludes uninhabited offshore islands
Nearest countries that only appear in the Countries of the World quiz are also accepted as type-ins
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: May 26, 2022
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First submittedMay 21, 2015
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Country
Country
Egypt
Cyprus
Kazakhstan
Cyprus
Pakistan
Bahrain
Morocco
Malta
Spain
United Kingdom
France
Sint Maarten / United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Ireland
Argentina
Trinidad and Tobago
Colombia
Aruba / Dominican Republic
Sint Maarten
St Kitts and Nevis
Country
Country
Dominican Republic
Haiti
Canada
Greenland / Iceland
United States
Bahamas
Mexico
Cuba
New Zealand
Vanuatu
Australia
Papua New Guinea
São Tomé and Príncipe
Cabo Verde
Chad
São Tomé and Príncipe
Vietnam
Indonesia at Riau Islands
Thailand
Indonesia
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Level 61
May 21, 2015
Wow this is tough. It would be great to have some more time.
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Level 75
May 21, 2015
OK, one minute added.
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Level 75
May 21, 2015
Great quiz! Don't think I would have ever got the Colombia answer, hadn't realized all the 'smaller' countries are much further east.

I'd be curious to see one where you find the closest continental country for all island countries!

I suspect Philippines might be closer to Vietnam than Brunei but I don't really know who the islands in that area belong to

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Level 83
May 21, 2015
It definitely looks like the Riau Islands Province of Indonesia is closer to Vietnam than Brunei is.
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Level 75
May 21, 2015
So it is! Thanks; quiz updated.
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Level 83
May 21, 2015
Tonga appears to be about 570 miles from Nugent Island (the northernmost point in New Zealand). This seems to be much closer than Vanuatu is to any part of New Zealand.
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Level 75
May 21, 2015
Uninhabited offshore islands are excluded from calculations. But otherwise yes, Tonga is 918 km /570 mi from Nugent Island which is a wee rock just off the live volcano of also-uninhabited Raoul Island. The distances from New Zealand's inhabited islands are 1602 km / 995 mi to Vanuatu and 1852 km / 1151 mi to Tonga.
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Level 75
May 21, 2015
Good idea :)
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Level 51
Aug 5, 2016
Argentina should be UK (Falkland islands)
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Level 43
May 25, 2022
Saint Martin isnt a country
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Level 44
May 25, 2022
Morocco is closer to Cabo Verde than it is to Malta
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Level 75
May 26, 2022
Only if you recognise Morocco's unrecognised annexation of Western Sahara.