# 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? – LeppyR64 May 27 '16 at 2:32
• If it's from the starting area, where's the starting area? – LeppyR64 May 27 '16 at 2:33
• @LeppyR64 if you figure it out you'll realize it doesn't matter ;) – Vincent May 27 '16 at 7:51
• No. I'm going to revise my problem :p – ev3commander May 27 '16 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. – Vincent May 27 '16 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

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) – ev3commander May 27 '16 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. – Vincent May 27 '16 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. – Steve Oakes May 27 '16 at 13:44
• ye that's true, fair enough – Vincent May 27 '16 at 14:08