Country and Capital Neighbour Connect with Jumps and Disappearing World Map: Closest to ⬤

In this quiz country centroids (ie geographical centers) and capitals are combined: countries (country centroids) are 'blue' and capitals are 'pink'.

Always choose the neighbour that is closest to ⬤ where a neighbour is any of the following:
- a bordering country
- the capital of a bordering country
- the corresponding country/capital of your last answer

When left with no neighbors jump to a different island! Go to the capital/country closest to ⬤ that hasn't been mentioned yet.

Start with the country/capital of the world closest to ⬤: SUDAN!

The dot was picked at average latitude/longitude of all countries/capitals
Dubious India/Sri Lanka and Qatar/UAE borders are not considered; overseas borders are considered
For multiple capitals countries the following were chosen: La Paz, Porto-Novo and Pretoria
Jumping idea from Eutychus
Don't forget that this map can heavily distort distances!!
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: September 1, 2022
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First submittedMarch 7, 2018
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Country/Capital
Sudan
Khartoum
Chad
Libya
Egypt
Cairo
Israel
Jerusalem
Jordan
Amman
Damascus
Beirut
Lebanon
Syria
Iraq
Saudi Arabia
Sana'a
Riyadh
Yemen
Oman
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi
Muscat
South Sudan
Central African Republic
N'Djamena
Niger
Tripoli
Tunisia
Tunis
Algeria
Niamey
Nigeria
Cameroon
Bangui
Juba
Addis Ababa
Asmara
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Djibouti
Djibouti (cap)
Somalia
Kenya
Uganda
Kampala
Kigali
Rwanda
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Country/Capital
Republic of the Congo
Yaoundé
Abuja
Benin
Porto-Novo
Togo
Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso
Lomé
Ghana
Accra
Cote d'Ivoire
Mali
Algiers
Morocco
Rabat
Spain
Andorra la Vella
Andorra
Madrid
France
Rome
Vatican City (cap)
Vatican City
Italy
San Marino
San Marino (cap)
Cyprus
Nicosia
Athens
Greece
Turkey
Ankara
Baghdad
Kuwait
Kuwait City
Malta
Valletta
Albania
Macedonia
Tirana
Skopje
Bulgaria
Sofia
Serbia
Kosovo
Pristina
Podgorica
Montenegro
Country/Capital
Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Belgrade
Bucharest
Romania
Chișinău
Moldova
Ukraine
Hungary
Croatia
Zagreb
Slovenia
Ljubljana
Budapest
Bratislava
Austria
Slovakia
Vienna
Liechtenstein
Vaduz
Switzerland
Bern
Germany
Czech Republic
Prague
Warsaw
Kiev
Poland
Belarus
Minsk
Vilnius
Lithuania
Moscow
Georgia
Yerevan
Armenia
Tbilisi
Azerbaijan
Tehran
Iran
Baku
Russia
Latvia
Riga
Estonia
Tallinn
Bujumbura
Burundi
Kinshasa
Country/Capital
Brazzaville
Gabon
Malabo
Equatorial Guinea
Libreville
Nairobi
Mogadishu
Bahrain
Manama
Qatar
Doha
São Tomé
São Tomé and Príncipe
Tanzania
Dodoma
Zambia
Luanda
Angola
Lusaka
Malawi
Lilongwe
Mozambique
Harare
Zimbabwe
Botswana
Namibia
Windhoek
Gaborone
Pretoria
Maputo
Mbabane
Swaziland
South Africa
Maseru
Lesotho
Monaco (cap)
Monaco
Paris
Luxembourg (cap)
Luxembourg
Berlin
Belgium
Brussels
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Yamoussoukro
Bamako
Mauritania
Senegal
Country/Capital
Guinea
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Monrovia
Freetown
Conakry
Guinea-Bissau
Bissau
Dakar
Nouakchott
Ashgabat
Turkmenistan
Afghanistan
Uzbekistan
Kabul
Pakistan
Islamabad
New Delhi
India
Nepal
Kathmandu
China
Dushanbe
Tashkent
Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan
Bishkek
Astana
Beijing
Thimphu
Bhutan
Moroni
Comoros
Portugal
Lisbon
Victoria
Seychelles
Copenhagen
Denmark
London
United Kingdom
Dublin
Ireland
Gambia
Banjul
Stockholm
Helsinki
Oslo
Country/Capital
Sweden
Finland
Norway
Antananarivo
Madagascar
Praia
Cape Verde
Maldives
Malé
Port Louis
Mauritius
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Sri Lanka
Iceland
Reykjavík
Bangladesh
Dhaka
Naypyidaw
Myanmar
Bangkok
Thailand
Vientiane
Laos
Hanoi
Cambodia
Vietnam
Phnom Penh
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Kuala Lumpur
Jakarta
Malaysia
Bandar Seri Begawan
Brunei
Singapore
Singapore (cap)
Paramaribo
Brasília
Suriname
Georgetown
Brazil
Guyana
Caracas
Venezuela
Colombia
Bogotá
Panama City
Panama
Costa Rica
Country/Capital
Nicaragua
San José
Managua
Honduras
Tegucigalpa
El Salvador
Guatemala
Belize
Belmopan
Guatemala City
San Salvador
Barbados
Bridgetown
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint John's
Dominica
Roseau
Saint Lucia
Castries
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Kingstown
Basseterre
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Grenada
Saint George's
Trinidad and Tobago
Port-of-Spain
Ottawa
Washington D.C.
Canada
United States
Mexico
Mexico City
Pyongyang
North Korea
Seoul
South Korea
Taipei
Taiwan
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic
Haiti
Port-au-Prince
Manila
Philippines
Indonesia
Dili
East Timor
Paraguay
Country/Capital
Asunción
Bolivia
Buenos Aires
Uruguay
Montevideo
Argentina
La Paz
Peru
Quito
Ecuador
Lima
Santiago
Chile
Bahamas
Nassau
Japan
Tokyo
Kingston
Jamaica
Cuba
Havana
Palau
Ngerulmud
Australia
Canberra
Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby
Palikir
Federated States of Micronesia
Solomon Islands
Honiara
Marshall Islands
Majuro
Nauru
Yaren
Kiribati
South Tarawa
Vanuatu
Port Vila
New Zealand
Wellington
Fiji
Suva
Tuvalu
Funafuti
Nukuʻalofa
Tonga
Samoa
Apia
+9
Level 85
Sep 1, 2022
something is wrong with this quiz. could just be your directions but the logic of what is the next choice escapes me. there doesn't seem to be a pattern of what to choose next, it certainly isn't just the nearest country or capital. why would it be the capital of the same country you just picked? I only gave it a few minutes and gave up as it just didn't make sense.
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Level 72
Sep 1, 2022
Seconded. You claim that it's "the closest to X", but in what universe is Sana'a closer to the centroid of Saudi Arabia than Riyadh? Then Yemen is supposed to be closer to Riyadh than Qatar/Bahrain? It's about half again further away just to the Saudi-Yemeni border, much less the centroid.

Then again in >South Sudan>CAR>N'Djamena, where the first two are very close and the third one is clearly outright wrong, which makes me start doubting the others.

So it's like the answer is what you're claiming it is unless you felt like arbitrarily making it any of the other valid neighbors. That's not really a quiz. That's like "guess the random order of the countries with no hints". Because you *usually* stick to the order, the answers are somewhat guessable. Because you do not always stick to it, the quiz is neither fun nor interesting.

Think you need to go back to the drawing board with this one and figure out what went wrong with the answers. Either that or explain the missing rule(s).

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Level 78
Sep 1, 2022
I think I've figured it out. It's the bordering centroid/capital that is closest to the black dot we start at, NOT closest to the previous answer.
+2
Level 78
Sep 1, 2022
It's impossible to make any sense of the rules. Why do we go to San Marino after the Vatican, and then we jump to Turkey?!?
+4
Level 78
Sep 1, 2022
Hi, the capital of Burundi is Gitega, it was moved there from Bujumbura a few years back. Please at least accept it?
+2
Level 75
Sep 1, 2022
Seems like the idea was good in your head but I cannot make sense of the instructions. I think it's supposed to be the next capital/country midpoint to the last one guessed, but then why, for example, was Georgia following Moscow?
+1
Level 56
Sep 1, 2022
I second this. Gave up after a few minutes, I couldn’t understand it
+3
Level 54
Sep 1, 2022
It's the capital or centroid of the last country guessed or a bordering one. After Moscow, your choices are the centroid of Russia, the centroid of any bordering country of Russia and any of their respective capitals. Of this subset, the centroid of Georgia is closer to the black dot than any other point. The same logic then applies but with the new starting point of Georgia, so we head south yet again into Armenia.

At the point of reaching the end of a specific landmass the system resets to whatever country/capital is closest to the dot and the tour through bordering nations starts up again.

It is a complicated ruleset and admittedly it took a couple of attempts to fully understand it myself, but the further I've got with each attempt the more I've started to grasp the concept and as such, it's much more enjoyable now.

+5
Level 71
Sep 1, 2022
I'd have to agree, it seems like a good idea and looks like it could be an excellent quiz, but I can't make sense of the instructions either.
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Level 46
Sep 5, 2022
The goal is to always name the country/capital closest to the dot, while naming a country or capital, that touches the previous answer. so for example, when Saudi-Arabia has been, of the options that you have (including Sana'a and Riyadh), Sana'a is closer to the dot than all the other options, so that is the answer. When there is no more bordering options, you jump to the answer closest to the dot. Hope this helps!