How Well Do You Know European Capitals?

By: Isadora Teich

How Well Do You Know European Capitals?
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About This Quiz

Europe is diverse and thriving, with dozens and dozens of languages, cultures, countries and capitals. See how well you know these international centers of commerce and culture with this HowStuffWorks quiz!
In which country is Berlin?
England
Germany
Berlin is the capital of Germany. This city has a population of nearly 3.5 million people and dates back to the 13th century.
Bulgaria
Norway

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Where is London?
England
London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. It's the most populous city in Europe and the home of the world-famous royal family.
France
Romania
Serbia

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Paris is in:
San Marino
Portugal
France
Paris is one of the most famous cities in the world. As the most popular tourist destination on earth, it attracted over 80 million foreign visitors in 2016.
Iceland

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Where is Amsterdam?
Central Europe
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, which is a part of Central Europe. It is bordered by Belgium and Germany, which are also considered central European countries.
Eastern Europe
The Mediterranean Sea
Southern Europe

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What is the capital of Switzerland?
Milan
Bern
The city of Bern dates back to the 12th century and has an elevation of over 1,700 feet. It is the de facto capital of Switzerland, where the Swiss parliament meets.
Paris
Warsaw

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Vienna is the capital of:
Italy
Norway
Denmark
Austria
Vienna is a famous old city, known for the many giants of classical music composition who lived there. The largest city in Austria, it was home to both Beethoven and Mozart.

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Brussels is the capital of:
Denmark
France
Poland
Belgium
The city of Brussels is the administrative center of the European Union and is sometimes referred to as the EU's capital city. It has a total population of over 170,000 people.

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Where is Prague?
Eastern Europe
Central Europe
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, which is a part of Central Europe. It is the 14th-largest city in the EU and was previously the capital of Bohemia.
Southern Europe
Southwestern Europe

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Where is Copenhagen?
France
Wales
Denmark
Copenhagen began as a Viking fishing village in the 10th century and has been the capital of Denmark since the 15th century. Today it is an urban culture and commerce center with a population of over 1 million.
Armenia

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Where is Helsinki?
Germany
England
Greece
Finland
Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. It has numerous historical ties with the nearby capital cities of Tallinn, Estonia, Stockholm, Sweden and St Petersburg, Russia.

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Where is Athens?
Georgia
Estonia
Sweden
Greece
This ancient city was the capital of the Ancient Greek empire and is the capital of the modern country of Greece today. It has a written history spanning over 3,000 years, making it one of the world's oldest cities.

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Budapest is in:
Spain
Norway
Hungary
Budapest is the capital of Hungary. With an estimated population of over 1.7 million, it's one of the most populous cities in the EU.
England

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What is the capital of Iceland?
Madrid
Reykjavik
Reykjavik is the world's northernmost capital city of a sovereign state and one of the cleanest, greenest and safest cities on earth. It has a population of over 100,000 and is the main center of economic, cultural and governmental activity in Iceland.
Ankara
London

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Dublin is In:
Kosovo
Switzerland
Slovenia
Ireland
Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland, with a population of over 1.1 million people. It was initially founded as a Viking settlement.

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Where is Rome?
Ukraine
Sweden
Slovenia
Italy
Rome is the capital of Italy, and with over 4 million residents is the 4th most populous city in the European Union. Rome's history spans over 2,000 years.

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Vilnius is the capital of:
France
Lithuania
Vilnius is the capital and largest city of Lithuania, with a population of over 500,000. It is the second-largest city in the Baltic States and its Old Town architecture is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Netherlands
Spain

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Amsterdam is the capital of:
Moldova
Portugal
Cyprus
The Netherlands
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and its largest municipality, despite not being the country's seat of government. Its 17th-century canals are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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What is the capital of Poland?
Zagreb
Berlin
Warsaw
This capital city of over 1.7 million is known for its diverse architecture. It is the 9th most-populated capital city in the EU.
Vienna

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Where is Oslo?
Southeastern Europe
Central Europe
Northern Europe
Oslo is the capital of Norway, which is considered to be one of Europe's Nothern Countries. Norway is also a Nordic country, along with Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Western Europe

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What is the capital of Portugal?
Monaco
Lisbon
Lisbon is Europe's westernmost capital city and the 11th most-populous urban area in the EU. Over a quarter of the country's total population lives in the Lisbon metropolitan area.
Athens
Budapest

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Bucharest is the capital of:
San Marino
Romania
Bucharest is the 6th-largest city in the EU, after London, Berlin, Madrid, Rome and Paris. It is one of the largest industrial centers in Eastern Europe.
Germany
Belgium

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The capital of San Marino is _________.
Ankara
Warsaw
Madrid
San Marino
San Marino is a microstate surrounded entirely by Italy and one of the wealthiest countries in the world. It has an area of 23.6 square miles and a population of roughly 33,000 people.

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What is the capital of Sweden?
Madrid
San Marino
Stockholm
Stockholm has been settled since the 6th millennium BC. Today it is the most populous Nordic capital, one of the richest regions in Europe and stretches across 14 islands.
London

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Belgrade is the capital of:
Wales
Spain
Serbia
Belgrade's name translates to "White City." The city of Belgrade, Serbia has a population of over 1 million.
Italy

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Which of these is not a city on the Iberian Peninsula?
Madrid
Barcelona
Copenhagen
Barcelona and Madrid are cities within Spain and Lisbon is the capital of Portugal. These countries sit on the Iberian Peninsula, unlike Copenhagen. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, one of the Northern European countries.
Lisbon

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Where is Madrid?
Turkey
France
Iceland
Spain
Madrid is the capital and largest city in Spain, as well as the 3rd-largest city in the EU. It has a population of over 3 million people.

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What is the capital of Turkey?
Ankara
When in Turkey, one could be in either Europe or Asia, depending on where in the country they happen to be. Turkey's capital, Ankara, is its second-largest city after Istanbul, which straddles the strait that separates Europe and Asia.
Athens
Rome
Stockholm

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Sarajevo is the capital of:
Austria
France
Finland
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo is the most prominent cultural city in the Balkans. It is the capital and largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a population of over 270,000.

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Where is the capital city of Sofia?
Denmark
Ireland
Bulgaria
Sofia has been inhabited since at least 7000 BC. It is the capital and largest city in the country of Bulgaria, with a population of over 1 million.
Germany

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Zagreb is the capital of:
Paris
Croatia
Zagreb is the capital city and largest city of Croatia. The city is a transportation hub and a center of business and culture in the country.
Italy
Greece

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Nicosia is the capital of which country?
Italy
France
Cyprus
Cyprus has been continuously inhabited for over 4,000 years. Nicosia is the farthest southeast of all of the EU member states' capitals and is one of the richest cities on earth.
Belgium

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Tallinn is the capital of _________.
Germany
The United Kingdom
Estonia
Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. The earliest human settlements there date back thousands of years.
Ireland

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Where is Pristina?
Kosovo
Pristina is the capital and largest city of Kosovo, in southeastern Europe. It is the third largest Albanian-speaking city in the world.
Denmark
Finland
France

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Where is the city of Valletta?
Malta
This historical city is the second southernmost and smallest capital of the EU. Malta is an island country comprised of a Mediterranean archipelago.
France
Greece
Portugal

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Minsk is the capital of:
Ireland
Romania
Belarus
Minsk is the capital of Belarus. This city of just under 2 million is known for its monumental Stalinist architecture.
Italy

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