# Ultimate Puzzling Challenge: Puzzle A1

Note: The story begins here

You are Bob. You excitedly go to the starting area to start Section A (maps). You are presented with this letter:

So you finished that one, huh? You are now starting Section A! To begin, I'll give you a relatively simple one...

- Mr. Riddle Guy

Here is the puzzle.

Two capital cities bordering each other far south, Find the distance to the smallest country anywhere.

• "Find the distance to the smallest country." From where? Commented May 27, 2016 at 2:32
• If it's from the starting area, where's the starting area? Commented May 27, 2016 at 2:33
• @LeppyR64 if you figure it out you'll realize it doesn't matter ;) Commented May 27, 2016 at 7:51
• No. I'm going to revise my problem :p
– user17008
Commented May 27, 2016 at 10:37
• @ev3commander you cannot change your question because the only valid answer wasn't what you wanted. The answers posted below are the answers to the question you asked. Commented May 27, 2016 at 14:10

The two capital cities sharing a border in the south are:

Kinshasaa, Democratic Republic of Congo and Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

The smallest country anywhere is:

Vatican City

The distance between the two is:

5120 KM

Old Answer before the edit:

The distance from the border of the largest country to the smallest country is:

0 km. They share a border.

Two possible options are:
1. Vatican City and Rome, Italy
2. Kinshasaa, Democratic Republic of Congo and Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

The smallest of these is of course Vatican City

• correct. ( New answer)
– user17008
Commented May 27, 2016 at 18:54

Taking a bit of a guess at it..

2. (kms from Vatican City, Vatican to Rome, Italy.)

• It's not 2KM, it's 0, because one is INSIDE the other. Commented May 27, 2016 at 7:52
• I used information from wikipedia actually, stating center of VC is 2km from Center of Rome. I can see your point, but it depends on what you measure the distance from. Commented May 27, 2016 at 13:44
• ye that's true, fair enough Commented May 27, 2016 at 14:08