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European Cities A-Z

Based on the clues, name these European cities starting with each letter.
If multiple cities fit the clue, guess the more prominent one
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Last updated: September 21, 2018
First submittedJune 17, 2013
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Hint
City
A
Belgium diamond industry center
Antwerp
B
Capital of Catalonia
Barcelona
C
French film festival city
Cannes
D
City destroyed by firebomb in WWII
Dresden
E
Ruhr valley city
Essen
F
Germany's financial capital
Frankfurt
G
City closest to Africa
Gibraltar
H
Capital of Finland
Helsinki
I
Austrian Winter Olympics host
Innsbruck
J
City in Andalusia where sherry
wine originated
Jerez de la
Frontera
K
Capital of Ukraine
Kiev
L
City devastated by an earthquake
in 1755
Lisbon
M
Oktoberfest
Munich
 
Hint
City
N
Where pizza originated
Naples
O
Second largest city in Portugal
(alternate name)
Oporto
P
Has a leaning tower
Pisa
Q
City in Brittany
Quimper
R
The Eternal City
Rome
S
Where Nobel Prizes are awarded
Stockholm
T
Capital of Estonia
Tallinn
U
Fourth biggest in the Netherlands
Utrecht
V
Third biggest in Spain
Valencia
W
City where a Communist pact
was made
Warsaw
X
City in western Germany
Xanten
Y
Major city in the Urals
Yekaterinburg
Z
Capital of Croatia
Zagreb
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level 50
Aug 18, 2013
First comment. Yeah, baby!
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level 32
Aug 18, 2013
This is not YouTube. Aw, never mind.
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level 20
Dec 23, 2013
you should accept piza for pisa
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level 65
Nov 14, 2014
i can't stop laughing
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level 67
May 27, 2016
Thin crust or regular?
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level 49
Jan 13, 2017
And Napoli for Naples
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level 48
Jun 18, 2017
Well at least that last one's serious.
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level 48
Jun 18, 2017
Why do I say at least? Serious is boring.
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level 46
Aug 18, 2013
Technically, Gibraltar is a British overseas territory and not a city according to the European Union.
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level 83
Aug 20, 2013
Yes, Gibralter is an overseas territory, but the capital city of Gibralter is Gibralter. If you want to get picky, the Spanish town of Tarifa is closer to Africa, though it's just over half the size of Gibralter, so may not be counted a 'city.'
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level 31
Sep 27, 2014
*Gibraltar. I'm sorry, I can't help it.
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level 83
Jul 9, 2015
Gah! I can NEVER spell that one correctly.
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level 39
Nov 1, 2015
I always Gibraltar with an e and never get it right haha
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level 62
Jan 8, 2017
I always too!
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level 43
Aug 18, 2013
Good quiz. Unfortunately got only 15 out of 25. Probably would have gotten 3 or 4 more if there was a little more time..lol.
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level 60
Aug 19, 2013
I think you can make a case for Quiberon or even Quimprele for Brittany.
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level 48
Jun 18, 2017
I'm aware that the term city is used loosely on this site, but where I like Quiberon and would love it to be on a quiz, Quimper is an actual city.
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level 7
Aug 20, 2013
i got them all oh yeah
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level 31
Aug 23, 2013
Napoli should be accepted for Naples
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level 63
Jan 15, 2016
I agree, I typed Napoli since it's the city's real name...
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level 67
Oct 7, 2013
Didn't know Ekaterinburg was written in latinic with Y...
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level 53
Jan 12, 2014
It depends on the language. English uses Y, German J, French I.
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level 73
Jul 17, 2014
And in the Latin alphabet Jehovah begins with an I...
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level 46
Aug 24, 2017
@buck1017 Lol I get the reference
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level 79
Jan 13, 2019
only the penitent man shall pass
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level 76
Feb 6, 2019
Let it go, Indiana.
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level 73
Jul 11, 2019
You mean Junior.
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level 59
Jan 15, 2016
It's the only reasonable way. There is a "ye" sound at the beginning of the name.
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level 62
Sep 8, 2019
No, that sound can be represented with "je" and "ie" just as well
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level 67
Feb 18, 2014
Man, I got all the booze themed cities.
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level 49
Mar 9, 2014
This quiz is ridiculously similar to the World Cities A-Z quiz. Barcelona, Innsbruck, Naples, Warsaw (though not the same clue)... Surely there are some different ones you could pick?
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level 80
Jul 10, 2014
Sounds like this complaint should be on the World Cities quiz, not this one.
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level 26
May 25, 2014
Technically, the closest cities to Africa are Ceuta and Melilla, that belong to Spain. They're in fact in African territory, but they're spanish.
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level 31
Sep 27, 2014
Yes, but they're not in Europe.
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level 44
Jul 16, 2015
If you are in Africa, you cannot be close to Africa (:
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level 48
Jun 18, 2017
Unless you jump.
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level 44
Feb 6, 2019
Well, technically, southern parts of Algeciras are closer to Africa than Gibraltar, but that really isn't helping the case for an answer starting with G, is it. ;-)
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level 58
Jan 15, 2016
You could've picked Oslo for O...
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level 66
Mar 27, 2017
Yeah, learning new things sucks, right?
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level 42
Jan 15, 2016
nobody knows porto as oporto
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level 73
Feb 6, 2019
40% of the quiztakers beg to differ
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level 76
Feb 6, 2019
I didn't know it as either.
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level 68
Jan 15, 2016
nice quiz 26/26 3.50 left
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level 67
Jan 15, 2016
Nobody calls Porto, Oporto.
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level 37
Jan 15, 2016
I was so confused by this. I was sure the city was called Porto. Never ever heard of Oporto before this quiz.
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level 48
Jun 18, 2017
Oporto is the original Portuguese name that is still used by them and not 'Englishised'. I went there last summer and I believe Oporto means: "the port", whereas Porto just loses the 'O'.
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level 43
Jan 15, 2016
Agreed. Never heard of Porto being called 'Oporto.'
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level 39
Jan 15, 2016
13/26 :/
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level 77
Jan 15, 2016
EVERY time Yekaterinburg is an answer on any quiz, I type Yekaterinaburg and get it wrong. You'd think I'd remember but I must have some kind of mental block. Guaranteed it will happen again!!
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level 77
Jan 16, 2016
I always have trouble with that one, too. I think this time I omitted the vowel after the initial Y.
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level 80
Dec 9, 2016
I do exactly that too. Not sure why I think that's its name.
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level 62
Jan 8, 2017
At least you've heard of it.
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level 73
Feb 6, 2019
i guess yekatarinENburg every time, dunno why. close but no montecristo. i know now though.
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level 62
Sep 8, 2019
Same,must ve tried 15 differet spellings, but all, katerinA
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level 63
Jan 16, 2016
its weird that oporto is an answer, while napoli isnt even accepted as an alternative answer.
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level 61
Feb 8, 2019
Why is that weird?
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level 41
Oct 12, 2016
Tarifa is the southern most city, not Gibraltar
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level 45
Jan 13, 2017
Tarifa is a town, not a city. While Gibraltar is a city.
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level 43
Dec 21, 2016
I know Porto but not Oporto....:\
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level 45
Jan 13, 2017
"Porto is also known as Oporto as a result of linguistic mis-interpretation, as apparently when the Portuguese referred the city of Porto, they would precede it with an article “O”, and foreign traders therefore assumed the actual name of the city was Oporto."
This is what I found on the city name of Porto above. "Oporto" seems to be quite an odd one to include when there are so many other 'O' cities to choose from, the Portuguese don't refer to the city as Oporto and now foreign people don't either, it was only called Oporto due to peoples well meaning ignorance. It should not be in this quiz at all!
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level 38
Jan 13, 2017
I know this is an off-point and a "little" dated inquiry, but when did the capital of Monaco become Monaco? In school I was taught that the capitol city was Monte Carlo.
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level 38
Jun 6, 2017
Curiously, you accepted Antwerp; Essen, Dresden, Cannes and Barcelona, but not Napoli?
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level 39
Jun 17, 2017
Isn't Napoli the only one in that list that isn't also the English version of the place name?
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level 56
Feb 6, 2019
Because those names you listed are the names of the cities in English. Napoli is not the name used in English (although I am surprised Napoli isn't accepted as an alternative).
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level 62
Sep 8, 2019
Yea all the ones you choose are written like that in english, so I am not sure what your thoughtprocess was. Accidentally picked the opposite of what you meant?

Though besides antwerp, which is antwerpen in its own language the other ones are the same in their native language.

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level 70
Aug 28, 2017
Oporto? Quimper? Xanten? I was doomed from the start.
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level 42
Oct 1, 2017
This is the third time I take this quiz and the third time that I miss Quimper because I read "Great Britain" instead of "Brittany". I grew up in Brittany.
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level 48
Jun 14, 2018
This O for Oporto is quite misleading: portuguese don't call it so neither in portuguese nor in english, and abroad it is most often referred to as Porto anyway. I have been in the city and was pretty sure it was the correct answer, but with an O in the beginning i didn't even bother to try. I'd like to offer some alternatives: Czech City neighbouring Poland - Ostrava Ukraine's "Pearl of the black sea" - Odessa Largest city on Gulf of Bothnia - Oulu
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level 32
Feb 10, 2019
never heard of oporto but still got it right. guess work can be magic
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level 69
Feb 6, 2019
I suppose Dresden is more prominent (or at least more well known), but Darmstadt was also pretty much destroyed by fire bombing.
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level 58
Feb 6, 2019
I didn't even consider typing Yekaterinburg since it is on the Asian part of Russia, isn't it?
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level 58
Feb 6, 2019
Could you consider Anvers (French name) for Antwerp?
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level 62
Sep 8, 2019
No because antwerp is flemish, so antwerpen could be correct, the name in dutch, which is their official language. But not anvers otherwise you should accept the arabic or polish word for it too
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level 67
Feb 8, 2019
The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo...
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level 32
Feb 10, 2019
and the rest of them?
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level 32
Feb 10, 2019
More people knew the capital of finland than knew where the leaning tower is. let that sink ink
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level 68
Jun 27, 2019
1% difference between people getting a well known capital city and city well known for a tower. Doesn't seem worthy of note to me.
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level 47
Aug 22, 2019
Got them all....but I must admit that it helps that I have been to Quimper once and that I live relatively close to Xanten...
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level 62
Sep 8, 2019
And you drink a lot of sherry?