The Ultimate European Geography Quiz


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About This Quiz

For centuries, the continent of Europe has been a seat of power in world affairs. Covering millions of square miles and with trillions of dollars in economic might, its nations guide the fates of countless people around the world. But how much do you really know about Europe and its geography? Are you familiar with the countries that make up the various parts of the continent? Or do you still think that the Congo is a neighbor to Slovakia?

Europe features some of the biggest and most beautiful mountain ranges around, but do you know the Alps from the Appalachians? It's also crisscrossed with rivers small and large, some of which flow right through large cities. Can you tell the Seine from the Thames?

With dozens of countries on the continent, Europe has notoriously complicated political affairs, thanks in large part to its complex borders. Do you know which countries border Germany? How about France and Spain? Europe is home to some of the most famous cities on Earth, places where politics and the arts blossom, wane and grow again. Can you name any of Europe’s famous metro areas?

We'll soon find out if you're a geography-savvy Europe expert or someone who doesn't even have a passport. Take our European geography quiz now!

Let's start off simple. What other continent does Europe share landmass with?

While Africa isn't far from several European points, Asia is right next door.


What is the eastern border of the European continent?

There is no official border between continents, and thus there's no definite answer. But somewhere in Russia, in general.


What country is part of the European continent?

Iceland is part of Europe, while North America claims Greenland.


Scandinavia and Iceland feature what kind of geographical features?

Glacial valleys produce fjords, where steep cliffs surround a long sea inlet.


The Rhine River begins in the Swiss Alps and ends where?

The Rhine empties into the North Sea.


Which is NOT a name for a mountain range in the Alps?

Alas, a more descriptive range might be nice.


What country is in the Alps range?

Little Monaco gets a little lift from the range.


What's the longest river in Europe?

At nearly 2,300 miles long, the Volga is also Europe's biggest river in terms of watershed and discharge.


What's the largest city in Europe, by population?

At almost 12 million people, Moscow is the most populous city on the continent.


What is one country that borders Luxembourg?

Luxembourg shares borders with Belgium, France and Germany.


Andorra is a tiny country between what countries?

Andorra is a tiny country in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain.


Montenegro has a coast on what sea?

Mountainous on one side, Montenegro enjoys a coastal climate to the south.


What is the northernmost country in Europe, BESIDES Russia?

Norway extends northwest over Sweden and Finland.


Hungary shares a border with what country?

Hungary shares a border with seven different countries.


Copenhagen is in what European country?

Copenhagen is the capitol of Denmark.


What does the Seine flow into?

Flowing from Paris, the Seine empties into the English Channel.


Where is the Firth of Forth?

No, it's not some nonsense gibberish — it's an estuary (or firth) from Scotland's River Forth.


What tiny republic is surrounded by Italy?

Vatican City isn't the only Italian outlier — San Marino was founded in 301 and remains a sovereign republic.


What is the capital of Bulgaria?

At the foot of the Vitosha mountain, Sofia is quite picturesque.


In what country is the Rock of Gibraltar?

Gibraltar is at the southern end of Spain. But just to make it confusing, Gibraltar is actually a British Overseas Territory.


What is the capital of Latvia?

Riga is Latvia's capital, conveniently located on the Gulf of Riga.


The Faroe Islands are part of what kingdom?

Located in the North Atlantic, the islands are closer to Norway, Iceland and the UK — but they're a self-governing part of Denmark.


What gulf separates Finland from Sweden?

The Gulf of Bothnia is part of the Baltic Sea.


What is the capital of Luxembourg?

Not particularly clever but gets the job done.


What is the capital of Ukraine?

It's the capital and the largest city in Ukraine.


What neighboring country's capital city is nearest to Vienna?

While we associate Austria with its German or Swiss neighbors, Slovakia's Bratislava is not an hour by car.


Greece does NOT have a border on what sea?

Greece has a lot of coast, but none of it is on the Black Sea, located to the west of the nation.


Where is the biggest lake in Europe located?

Russia's Lake Ladoga is outside St. Petersburg.


Which country is landlocked?

Kosovo is surrounded by Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Serbia.


What is Switzerland's capital?

Bern is the Swiss capital, but Zurich is the largest city in the nation.


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