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World Capitals Closest to London

Which national capital cities are closest to London?
Excludes countries of the UK, so Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Belfast don't count
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: July 10, 2019
First submittedOctober 12, 2014
Times taken61,779
Average score77.3%
Rating4.92
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km
Capital
miles
321
Brussels
199
343
Paris
213
358
Amsterdam
223
464
Dublin
288
490
Luxembourg
304
747
Bern
464
850
Vaduz
528
933
Berlin
579
957
Copenhagen
595
1008
Andorra la Vella
627
1032
Monaco
641
km
Capital
miles
1035
Prague
643
1155
Oslo
718
1229
Ljubljana
764
1236
Vienna
768
1260
San Marino
783
1265
Madrid
786
1289
Bratislava
801
1339
Zagreb
832
1432
Vatican City
890
1434
Rome
891
1435
Stockholm
891
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Level 75
Oct 23, 2014
Other Capitals Closest quizzes: Los Angeles, Moscow, Jakarta, Tripoli, Recife.
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Level 45
Mar 4, 2017
Aswell as Rabat and Lisbon because of gibraltar
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Level 46
Apr 15, 2018
But London is not in Gilbraltar.
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Level 76
Mar 25, 2019
And Gibraltar is not part of the United Kingdom.
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Level 65
Jul 9, 2019
YES IT IS JACK!
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Level 76
Jul 9, 2019
@ABritishCat - Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory, so it is under British sovereignty but NOT an integral part of the United Kingdom (the hint is in the word 'Overseas). Also, are you really British (despite your username)? My name is not Jack either - 'JackintheBox' is just a nickname.
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Level 65
Jul 9, 2019
It is not part of the U.K. implies it is Spanish or Moroccan territory. Yes it is overseas territory but you are implying it belongs to a different country. Yes I am British.
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2019
@abritishcat "Owning" something and being something is not the same thing. Throughout history a lot of countries ( well actually just a handfull of the same ones really) have ruled over another country. While that other country still remained a country and didnt become part of the kingdom/Country where the ruler was from.
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Level 76
Sep 1, 2019
@ABritishCat - The UK owns, rules, and has sovereignty over Gibraltar, but Gibraltar is not part of the UK itself. Just like New Caledonia is a French overseas territory, but not part of France. The Dutch East Indies belonged to the Netherlands, but were not part of the Netherlands.
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Level 61
Dec 28, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNu8XDBSn10

CGP Grey says it best

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Level 39
May 10, 2020
SkukxDelukx's point is still completely wrong anyway, since the quiz is about capitals closest to London. The distance from London to Rabat or Lisbon is unaffected by Gibraltar's relationship to the UK....
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Level 61
Jun 15, 2017
World Capitals closest to Grytviken is the best.
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Level 76
Mar 25, 2020
I actually knew where Grytviken was before I took that quiz!
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Level 39
May 10, 2020
I need to try that one.... Surprised anyone else knows where Grytviken is :D
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Level 35
Aug 7, 2021
its literally the biggest settlements for a bunch of islands in the middle of nowhere. the south Georgia and sandwich islands
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Level 75
May 2, 2016
To tiebreak the last three, we used the distances from parliament building to parliament building.
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Level 59
Oct 25, 2016
I was wondering how Vatican City was closer to Rome given that to get there you have to go through Rome first :)
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Level 75
Jul 10, 2019
Because to get to the centre of Rome you have to go past Vatican City!
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Level 59
Jul 9, 2019
There is no parliament building in Amsterdam ;)
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Level 75
Jul 10, 2019
But Amsterdam isn't one of the tiebreak cities
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Level 72
Oct 22, 2021
This is very high-level nitpicking and counter-nitpicking here 🍿
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Level 64
May 3, 2016
Already made, a couple years earlier :)
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Level 75
May 19, 2016
Interestingly, with different answers! Not only did different capitals from the 196 appear, but this quiz originally used the 204 country template which meant that Tórshavn made the cut. Featured quizzes are subject to editing to align capital city lists with those that appear in the World Capitals quiz.
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Level 57
Jun 4, 2020
Not to be nitpicky but the link you gave is having 205 countries.
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Level 75
Jun 4, 2020
Yes, since that post was made we added Western Sahara to that quiz.
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Level 59
May 19, 2016
16/22 scored and no points?? What the heck?!
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Level 71
May 20, 2016
The only one I missed was Dublin. What's wrong with me?!
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Level 63
May 20, 2016
me too, kept thinking about the European continent for answers instead of thinking west!
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Level 44
May 20, 2016
At 10 seconds left, i got Ljubljana!
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Level 61
May 20, 2016
Nailed it on the first try. Trying to remember which of the old Yugos had their capitals closest to London was a challenge!
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Level 61
May 20, 2016
no lisbon?
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Level 75
May 20, 2016
1587 km / 986 miles.
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Level 77
May 20, 2016
It's frustrating when I know the city, just can't spell it. Andorra la Valle, Andorra le Valla, Andorre la Valle? No, no, no. Brataslavo, Bratislavo, Bratoslava? No, no, no. But that's not half as frustrating as missing Amsterdam. Sigh. I seem to have a mental block against learning capitals.
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Level 90
Apr 10, 2018
i save myself a lot of time by learning the correct spelling while learning about a place and not using any other variation.
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Level 35
Aug 7, 2021
Andorra la vella translates from spanish to Andorra the beautiful and i speak spanish so i find it easy to remember
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Level 67
Jan 11, 2022
vella definitely doesn't translate as Spanish for beautiful. "bella" means beautiful. I suppose "vella" could be Catalan for beautiful, but I'm not even sure about that.
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Level 64
May 20, 2016
I only missed Zagreb, and it was only because I spent so much time trying to spell Ljubljana.
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Level 80
Oct 3, 2016
we need a quiz about capitals closest to Ljubljana to avoid this problem :)
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Level 66
May 20, 2016
Lisbon??
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Level 75
May 20, 2016
see answer above
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Level 43
May 20, 2016
got all but Vaduz! always forget that one
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Level 56
May 20, 2016
Thought there was a mistake. But turns out Reykjavik is an astonishing 1180 miles (1900km) away from London. I always think of Iceland as one of our closest neighbours!
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Level 35
Oct 18, 2018
Maybe it would be different if Reykjavik wasn't located on the west coast of Iceland ;)
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Level 39
May 20, 2016
Slovenia and Slovakia are the only 2 countries I have problems spelling the capitals...
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Level 35
Aug 7, 2021
i remember slovakia as. Brat is lava. there is a brat who is annoying like lava
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Level 46
Aug 23, 2016
all with 33 seconds remaining 1st attempt :)
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Level 48
Oct 23, 2016
I can never remember Vaduz!
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Level 66
Jul 9, 2019
Same with Ljubljana. You'd think we'd learn with it always being the same but nope
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Level 33
May 5, 2017
Ŕeykjavik?
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Level 75
May 5, 2017
1886 km / 1172 mi.
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Level 88
Oct 18, 2018
You probably should add that Crown dependencies should be excluded, you know some quizzer is going to argue that Douglas should be on the list.Shocked that someone hasn't already done it in the 4 years it's been in the wild.
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Level 75
Oct 18, 2018
Let's wait for someone to do that then...
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2019
The clue is in the word, a dependency not a sovereign country. And even if you would have trouble keeping all those distinctions apart, it is not on the world countries quiz.

(Which sort of is a dangerous thing to go by, Because people seem to think that that quiz cant retroactively change facts. Like if it is in the quiz that somehow alters reality. (so the wrong order, they think reality follows the quiz instead of the quiz following reality)

If for instance, by accident, luxembourg wouldnt be on the quiz, people would argue to infinity that it is NOT a country and will defend that standpoint to their death...

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Level 46
Jul 9, 2019
and what about Edinburgh??
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Level 66
Jul 9, 2019
And Cardiff, and Belfast, and Manchester, and Wigan.... Not world Capitals.... Also see footnotes.
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Level 65
Jul 9, 2019
I like how the Vatican is 2 km closer to London than Rome is. This must be based on city centre and not city limits
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Level 66
Jul 10, 2019
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Level 56
Jul 10, 2019
I got all of them but 1... I typed in Andorra multiple times but I forgot the "la Vella" Sigh
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Level 53
Nov 19, 2020
Oh the Vatican. Sigh. Whatever...
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Level 60
Jan 5, 2021
Got Andorra la Vella with 2 seconds left. Phew!!!

100% just...

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Level 56
Jun 12, 2021
What about Gibraltar? Wouldn’t that mean Lisbon and Rabat and Algiers and stuff? Also, no Reykjavik?
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Level 75
Jun 12, 2021
Gibraltar isn't a suburb of London.
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Level 56
Feb 19, 2022
Holy crap I was stupid in June
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Level 67
Nov 22, 2021
...remembered Bratislava with a three seconds left smh. Got 100% by one second.
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Level 27
Jul 28, 2022
Still blows my mind that Ljubljana, Zagreb and Bratislava are closer to London than Lisbon is. It's true but it doesn't make it more believable lol
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Level 36
Jul 28, 2022
How can it be that the Vatican (inside Rome) be closer to London than Rome itself
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Level 59
Jul 28, 2022
The distances are probably between the centre of London and the centre of each city, not the border of each city.
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Level 75
Jul 28, 2022
It's measured parliament to parliament. Vatican City is located in the western (ie nearer to London) side of Rome.
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Level 22
Jul 28, 2022
I Would've Thought Reykjavík Would be on here But i guess not
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Level 61
Aug 2, 2022
Liechtenstein?
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Level 58
Aug 3, 2022
Funny how Vatican City is closer than Rome