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Of all the pairs of countries which share a border with the same country, which are furthest apart?

Question #148453. Asked by gmackematix.
Last updated May 14 2021.
Originally posted May 12 2021 6:10 AM.

unclerick
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unclerick
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The distance between Hungary and North Korea is 7,991 km or 4,965 miles. They both share a border with Russia.
link https://www.distancefromto.net/distance-from-hungary-to-north-korea

May 12 2021, 7:58 AM
unclerick
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I totally blew my first answer. Hungary once bordered the former USSR but now borders the Ukraine. I believe the correct answer is North Korea and Poland. The distance between them is 7672 km or 4767 miles. They share a border with Russia. Poland borders the Russian semi-exclave of Kaliningrad Oblast.
link https://www.distancefromto.net/distance-from-north-korea-to-poland

May 12 2021, 12:35 PM
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My first thought when I asked the question was Finland and North Korea, but surprisingly (to me anyway), Poland is over 900km further from N Korea than Finland. link https://www.distancefromto.net/distance-from-finland-to-north-korea

May 12 2021, 12:48 PM
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Belgium and Brazil (ca. 9000 km apart) both border France as French Guiana is part of mainland France.

link https://www.distancefromto.net/distance-from-belgium-to-brazil

May 13 2021, 3:04 PM
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Of course, Wellenbrecher! Despite being well aware that Brazil has the longest border with France, it failed to cross my mind when I asked this.

May 13 2021, 10:07 PM
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gmackematix, I admit that my answer is a sort of academic and does not really reflect the idea of your question.

But how about this: Since France and Netherlands have a common border in the Caribbean (St. Martin/Sint Maarten), the correct answer to your question could technically be: Brazil - The Netherlands.

May 14 2021, 11:12 AM
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