European Physical Geography

Guess these answers that pertain to the physical geography of Europe.
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Last updated: April 28, 2015
First submittedJanuary 19, 2015
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Largest islands
(with population over 5,000)
Great Britain
Iceland
Ireland
Sicily
Sardinia
Sea to the east of Greece
Aegean
Sea to the east of Italy
Adriatic
Bay between France and Spain
Bay of Biscay
Mountain ranges separating
Europe and Asia
Ural
Caucasus
Longest rivers
Volga
Danube
Hint
Answer
Highest mountain
Mount Elbrus
Mountain range that touches eight countries
Alps
Mountain range between Spain and France
Pyrenees
Peninsula on which Yugoslavia sat
Balkan
Peninsula of Spain and Portugal
Iberian Peninsula
Most of Denmark is on this peninsula
Jutland
Region of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
Scandinavia
The gulfs of Bothnia and Finland are
part of this sea
Baltic Sea
Major arctic archipelago of Norway
Svalbard
Peninsula of far southwest England
Cornwall
Type of wetland where peat accumulates
Bog
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Level 69
Jan 21, 2015
Ah, so this has already been done... *sighs and paces pensively*
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Level 56
May 28, 2017
I know that feeling.
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Level 85
Mar 23, 2015
Would not have known the name of that archipelago, were it not for His Dark Materials and the talking polar bears.
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Level 50
Mar 27, 2015
nice quiz - but Cornwall is not a peninsula, it is just part of one
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Level 71
Apr 27, 2015
Agreed.
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Level 56
Apr 29, 2015
Yes! The South West Peninsula is the whole peninsula, albeit with a not very creative name. Cornwall is the westernmost part of the South West peninsula.
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Level 56
Apr 22, 2018
THANK YOU! I said South West and I didn't get it. It should be south west.
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Level 47
Nov 6, 2018
i only knew it as cornwall. oh well, now i know
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Level 70
Apr 27, 2015
Please accept Iberia instead of requiring Iberian.
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Level 73
Apr 27, 2015
second that
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Level ∞
Apr 28, 2015
Iberia will work now.
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Level 68
Apr 27, 2015
Please allow Jylland for Jutland. It is the original name, after all.
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Level ∞
Apr 28, 2015
Okay
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Level 71
Apr 27, 2015
Should accept Iberia. Also, the Ionian sea is East of Italy.
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Level 17
Apr 27, 2015
whats the difference between the UK and great britain?
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Level 53
Apr 27, 2015
Great Britain is the "mainland", the physical island that includes the countries (but not sovereign states) of England, Wales and Scotland. The United Kingdom is the union of countries and territories, the political entity as a nation of the world. It includes the island of Great Britain, Northern Ireland, all its surrounding islands like the Hebrides (which are 'proper UK'), its crown dependencies like the Isle of Mann and some Channel Islands, and overseas territories like Gibraltar, the Falklands etc.
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Level 80
Sep 10, 2019
The Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey are not parts of the UK.
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Level 66
Mar 25, 2020
Wrong. The Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and the British Overseas Territories are not part of the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom only comprises England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Level 80
Apr 27, 2015
GB is an island; UK is a country.
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Level 58
Aug 18, 2017
No man is an island.
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Level 80
Nov 8, 2019
Except Paul Simon
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Level 63
Apr 27, 2015
Missed Svalbard because I spelled it Svaldbard. Now THAT is how you teach somebody spelling!
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Level 59
Apr 27, 2015
Severny and Spitsbergen are larger than Sicily and Sardinia. Ordering Ural before Caucasus is confusing. Why use that order? Why not list them alphabetically?
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Level ∞
Apr 28, 2015
Added a caveat to the island clue so I won't have to reset the stats.
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Level 58
Aug 18, 2017
I typed Malta and when it wouldn't come up wondered "Surely it's got more than 5000 population! But it only says "largest islands", not "all islands with pop. > 5000"
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Level 80
Jun 30, 2018
English speakers tend to look at things with a left-to-right and top-to-bottom orientation. The Ural mountains are further north than the Caucusus.
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Level 52
Apr 27, 2015
Probably the names on their original languages should be accepted :( -Vizcaya-
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Level 64
Apr 27, 2015
Surely the peninsula is Land's End?
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Level ∞
Apr 28, 2015
That will work now.
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Level 58
Aug 14, 2017
Why? Lands End is just a headland, it is not a peninsula. The small peninsula at the extreme end of Cornwall is called the Penwith peninsula. I second the others on here who have said that Cornwall is not the name of the larger peninsula, that's just the name of the county that occupies the furthest part of it.
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Level 38
Apr 30, 2015
can you add UK for great Britain
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Level 74
May 28, 2015
What about Zealand and Amagar for the island question? Copenhagen has a population of 500,000, surely they would count. Also Majorca has a population of almost 900,000.
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Level 57
Feb 22, 2016
It's physical size, not population
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Level 43
Jun 9, 2015
This is nitpicking, but since this is a physical geography quiz, I will mention it anyway: From a strictly geomorphological point of view, the Alps lie on the territory of nine, not eight countries. Improbable as it sounds, the easternmost extremities of the Alps reach the north-westernmost parts of Hungary, a country notoriously flat. See here: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpen#/media/File:SOIUSA-sezioni.png and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpokalja
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Level 57
Feb 22, 2016
Nitpicking, but Scandinavia is more of a human geography region; there's no reason to take the Scandinavian peninsula and exclude the Finnish lump, then tape on a random little peninsula across the sea. The ethnicity is more the cause of this division.
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Level 67
Feb 6, 2020
That way you can call every country human geography, humans decided where the borders are. Scandinavia indeed is not a natural phenomenon though, Fennoscandia is.
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Level 56
May 28, 2017
Missed Cornwall and bog
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Level 47
Jul 23, 2017
I'm from Ireland and go to uni in GB, and managed to not guess either of the islands I live on.
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Level 24
Aug 12, 2017
Cud you call Great Britain, GB - it's quicker to type?!
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Level 54
Aug 18, 2017
Wow. I got 22/23, missing only Svalbard (the lowest percentage correct answer) and beating 93.8% of other test takers, yet I only earn 4/5 points.... I don't think I'll ever understand just how the points system works here.
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Level 78
Aug 18, 2017
I missed two and got five points. I agree, I'll never understand the point system. It seems to be all about the timing.
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Level 63
Aug 18, 2017
Sea East of Italy could also be Ionian Sea. and Mt. Elbrus as highest peak is disscutable, depends which Asia/Europe border you accept
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Level 56
Aug 18, 2017
Surely swamps and marshes accumulate peat, probably some others too
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Level 36
Aug 18, 2017
Why is UK not accepted?
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Level 55
Aug 18, 2017
UK is the United Kingdom of Great Britain AND Northern Ireland - so one island (GB) and part of another (Ireland)
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Level 65
Aug 18, 2017
Bog? BOG????!! I'm trying to think of some sort of technical name pertaining to Europe, and it's BOG???!!
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Level 78
Aug 18, 2017
I wondered about that, too. Unlike all the other clues, bogs are not specific to Europe so it threw me for a second or two.
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Level 70
Aug 18, 2017
Peat can form outside of Europe, you know...
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Level 70
Aug 18, 2017
I missed Iceland... And I am obsessed with Iceland. I am now sad.
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Level 82
Aug 18, 2017
Gahhh! I kept trying different spellings of 'Carpathian' and almost missed the friggin' Alps!
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Level 58
Aug 18, 2017
I didn't get Svalbard because I'd never heard of any Norwegian archipelago having a specific name. But I knew Svalbard, because I thought that was just an island.
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Level 74
Aug 18, 2017
Spitsbergen is the name of the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago. The Lofoten archipelago is also quite famous, and there are even more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Archipelagoes_of_Norway
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Level 64
Aug 18, 2017
100% !!!!!!
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Level 69
Aug 18, 2017
I don't understand the first question--- are there islands larger than Sardinia but have less than 5,000 people? I thought it meant that there were only 5 islands with over 5,000 people in Europe and so I kept on trying islands like Corsica and Crete.
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Level 38
Oct 8, 2017
so ireland is an island now? To my recollection it is touching another country technically making it a peninsula, even if the other country is northern ireland. Also the island of Great Britain isn't an island either, it has two islands, the united kingdom and the irelands
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Level 67
Jan 20, 2018
I can't even...
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Level 80
Jun 30, 2018
I've done some research and also uncovered that the Danube isn't technically a river as sometimes people sitting next to it are eating ice cream.
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Level 81
Jan 11, 2020
This one of the most overused words going, but...

Bruh...
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Level 55
Apr 3, 2018
Cyprus is in the EU!!!
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Level 80
Jun 30, 2018
Belgium is in NATO!!!
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Level 57
Oct 23, 2019
But geographically in Asia
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Level 81
Jan 11, 2020
Jamaica is in the British Commonwealth!
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Level 60
Jun 30, 2018
Could you accept Sardegna ?
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Level 72
Dec 17, 2018
I tried "moor" for bog, because that is the german word for it and I thought it was the same in English. However, Wikipedia now told me that the german "moor" encompasses bogs whereas the english "moor" does not.^^
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Level 65
Jun 18, 2019
Tried Cornwell instead of Cornwall and Sardegna instead of Sardinia. Can you please add some more alternatives to the answers.
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Level 66
Jun 18, 2019
Please capitalise the 'A' in 'Arctic'.
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Level 57
Oct 23, 2019
Elbrus is not in Europe but in Asia geographically
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Level 81
Jan 11, 2020
Europe if you're following the general dividing line between the two.
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Level 62
Nov 8, 2019
Spent almost a minute trying to figure out if I'm typing "Mont Blanc" wrong for the highest mountain, then it struck me that I should try "Elbrus" instead. When I was a child, they always taught us that Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in Europe.
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Level 68
Nov 8, 2019
I was always taught about Mont Blanc being the tallest mountain in europe as well. I don't know when they changed it to Elbrus. Thanks to JetPunk I know the right answer now.
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Level 68
Nov 8, 2019
Oh wow, I just learnt that Mont Blanc isn't even the second tallest mountain in Europe, that title goes to Dykh-Tau which is also located in the of the Russian part of Caucasus.
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Level 62
May 17, 2020
it was rather easy for me except for the last question: I have no idea what peat is or what a bog is, and I'm surprised more people guessed it than Elbrus and Svalbard.