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Mediterranean Countries Quiz

Name the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea.
Last updated: September 13, 2018
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Country
Albania
Algeria
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Croatia
Cyprus
Egypt
Country
France
Greece
Israel
Italy
Lebanon
Libya
Country
Malta
Monaco
Montenegro
Morocco
Palestinian Territories
Slovenia
Country
Spain
Syria
Tunisia
Turkey
United Kingdom /
Gibraltar
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level 60
May 2, 2011
forgot slovenia! its just not one of those countries you associate with the mediterranean still 20/21
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level 45
Jan 20, 2019
You do associate Bosnia, Syria and Montenegro with Mediterranean? (Of the african countries)

I actually only associate Italy and greece (well and malta and cyprus but dont immediately think about those) with it... and I missed greece hahaha (and cyprus... called it crete...)

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level 59
May 2, 2011
Cyprus!
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level 52
Apr 18, 2018
I literally went around a map in my head thinking of all the countries that make the border of the med, then last minute I remembered that islands exist!
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level 45
May 2, 2011
Almost, i forgot Syria
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level 51
Nov 1, 2013
Me, too... going over the map in my head for over a minute before I realized I forgot Syria. Thankfully the countries were listed alphabetically or I might never have figured it out.
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level 35
Jun 10, 2011
100% baby!
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level 46
Jul 13, 2011
I MISSED FRANCE !! omg
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level 25
Mar 28, 2018
I missed Bosnia even though I knew it is touching the sea.
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level 47
Sep 2, 2018
So did I
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level 47
Aug 16, 2011
errr, missed Spain.. lol
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level 38
Aug 30, 2011
100!
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level 55
Dec 15, 2011
CRAP!!! i forgot greece.. great quiz!
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level 55
Jan 2, 2012
omg. i forgot greece again.
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level 33
Feb 10, 2012
Great. 100%.
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level 16
Apr 19, 2012
100(: great quiz.
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level 8
Jun 10, 2012
OMG, I forgot Italy great quiz though
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level 32
Jan 19, 2017
Lol, probably the most prominent mediterranean country of them all... :P It's like a huge peninsula, sticking out of the European continent!
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level 40
Mar 2, 2017
Not to mention it's in the picture...
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level 16
Aug 27, 2012
I think that the United Kingdom should be added because of Gibraltar. But great quiz :)
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level 40
Dec 29, 2012
Hey, I was thinking that.
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level 35
Jun 21, 2016
It's also got Akrotiri and Dhekelia on the island of Cyprus which both border the Mediterranean
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level 55
Nov 14, 2012
missed Montenegro
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level 73
Jun 27, 2013
me too
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level 28
Jan 21, 2013
Stupid Islands.
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level 25
Jan 30, 2013
algeria???
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level 44
Feb 12, 2013
missed lebanon
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level 29
Feb 18, 2013
100% and 3:06 left Easy quiz.
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level 73
Mar 5, 2013
I got Slovenia! But forgot Malta :(
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level 75
Mar 7, 2013
Wait... aren't these all really Atlantic Ocean countries?
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level 82
Apr 16, 2013
Depending on your definition of the Atlantic Ocean, I suppose. Although the Mediterranean Sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, it is usually identified as a completely separate body of water.

Even if you consider it a part of the Atlantic, though, it'd be like complaining that a list of Middle-Eastern countries is actually a list of Asian countries. Correct, but meaningless.

Pedantor iocum necat.
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level 75
Nov 18, 2013
yes, it is usually identified as a separate body of water, but on the countries that border two oceans quiz it was determined that that was not the case, citing Wikipedia as evidence (even though Wikipedia also says that the Mediterranean is usually considered a separate body of water), and those who dissented were censored.

Sorry for the cryptic joke.
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level ∞
Nov 18, 2013
@kalbahamat. You can't just make dozens of comments on someone's quiz repeating the same point over and over again with increasing vehemence and incivility. That's why your comments were deleted.
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level 75
Nov 18, 2013
The only times my comments approach incivility is when someone else starts it. In this case, the quiz maker had become extremely rude and hostile toward the *many* people leaving comments who were raising very legitimate questions about the quiz and making many varied and well-supported points. It was his insulting condescension not toward me, but toward everyone on the site, that I was objecting to. In addition to the flip-flopping over whether or not he was going to change anything.
It started out with "oh, that's an interesting question. If anyone else has a problem with the classification I'll change it,"
but then rapidly turned into, "omg! you people are so stupid! I'm not going to change anything because I'm right and you're retarded, look it up!"
Mine were far from the only comments deleted, you wiped out the entire conversation. If it were still there I think I could back up this point and show I was trying to encourage civility, not the opposite.
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level 81
Nov 18, 2013
Somebody's itching for another censorrrrrrrr.......
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level 75
Jun 22, 2016
QM was not the author of that particular quiz.
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level 65
Jun 21, 2016
They are also all countries on Earth, but even if you believe that the Mediterranean is part of the Atlantic, there is still a subset of countries on the Atlantic that are also on the Mediterranean. Canada, for instance, is a country bordering the Atlantic. I don't think it's a Mediterranean country by *any* standard.
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level 75
Jun 22, 2016
so it's true what they say about your sense of humor?
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level 32
Oct 15, 2017
Portugal is atlantic yet it was not on this list
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level 46
Dec 28, 2017
Because Portugal does not have a Mediterranean coastline. Japan is also missing from this list.
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level 45
Jan 20, 2019
Dont feed the troll
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level 54
Oct 28, 2017
Yes, but they also touch the body of water known as the Mediterranean Sea and they're all more famous for bordering the Mediterranean sea due to an abundance of other countries also bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
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level 37
Mar 15, 2013
20/21 I can't believe I forgot France!
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level 24
Jun 27, 2013
100% Yeeeaaaaaaaaauuuuuuhhhhhhhhh
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level 77
Sep 11, 2013
I forgot Greece. How can I be so stupid.
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level 38
Dec 14, 2017
Same here. I could have sworn that I typed it in, after typing Albania.
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level 47
Sep 18, 2013
Got 'em!
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level 17
Oct 9, 2013
That was easy. 2: 28 left. Just Albania made me thinking a bit
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level 48
Nov 18, 2013
LOL forgot Turkey but got Slovenia....
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level 47
Nov 18, 2013
I got all of them, except for Slovenia and Monaco.
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level 46
Dec 28, 2017
So you didn't get all of them?
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level 44
Nov 19, 2013
Why does everyone forget Slovenia?? :( It's the first one I got (but that's understandable, I grew up there). I only forgot Morocco... :P
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level 32
Nov 29, 2013
100%, but took a while for me to think of Malta
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level 62
Nov 22, 2017
Me, too! Got Cyprus, but came within a minute of so of not getting Malta. Sheesh.
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level 20
Feb 2, 2014
about 2 seconds to spare! good quiz
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level 42
Feb 21, 2014
Forgot Monetenegro. Got all others.
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level 57
Mar 28, 2014
100% :D
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level 34
Apr 20, 2014
100%, 3.09 left. Maybe the time limit should be lower?
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level 71
May 6, 2014
Palestine? (Gaza Strip)
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level 42
May 12, 2014
17/21 80%
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level 25
Aug 12, 2014
Tell me if stupid but west banks (Palestine)
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level 65
Nov 21, 2014
I would agree with Palestine, but the West Bank happens to be precisely the part of Palestine that does NOT touch the Mediterranean - that would be the Gaza Strip.
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level 25
Aug 12, 2014
Where is Palestine it is an official country
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level 26
Sep 1, 2014
17/21
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level 67
Sep 28, 2014
Do you think I could remember Bosnia ........ no way
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level 67
Aug 12, 2015
Just did the quiz again and guess what?............ I forgot Bosnia againnnnnnnnnnnn
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level 67
Jun 21, 2016
I got it this time ........ :o)
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level 67
Apr 12, 2017
Yep, got it again :o)
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level 28
Sep 30, 2014
21/21 but should san marino be on there
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level 59
Feb 8, 2015
San Marino is in the mountains.
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level 49
Nov 12, 2014
I'm a bit confused here (geography can do that to me quite easily) aren't the Balkan countries on the Adriatic Sea?
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level 65
Nov 21, 2014
Which is part of the Mediterranean sea.
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level 60
Jun 24, 2016
Does that mean the Aegean sea is also part? What about the Black and Red Seas? Where do you draw the line?
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level 70
Aug 26, 2016
Danno, I would suggest you consult the International Hydrographic Organisation for the answer to that.
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level 45
Jan 20, 2019
@danno the Mediterranean is that big body of water in the middle. The name sort of suggests it. The Aegean and Adriatic have invisible borders. The Mediterranean follows the coastlines
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level 21
Dec 20, 2014
Forgot Monaco!
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level 36
Feb 8, 2015
I forgot to finish the row with croatia...and wondered about san marino too. Tried it twice, as I was missing just one.... But I remembered slovenia, montenegro and the islands...
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level 44
Feb 8, 2015
I CAN'T BELIEVE I MISSED... Croatia D':| 88% OF TEST TAKERS HAVE IT?!?!
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level 58
Mar 28, 2016
Because, before a quiz is on the front page, only smart people (like you) take them.
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level 45
Jan 20, 2019
Well three years laters it is at 83% hardly lower, so I guess that wasnt the reason. I think it has more to do with the countries of the world quiz. Or people simply know it. It is close to Italy, and has quite a bit of coastline. (More then I realized when just checking the map again) Slovenia and Bosnia seem much harder in that regard, hardly any coastline in comparison
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level 37
Apr 21, 2015
Missed Libya
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level 56
Oct 6, 2015
Missed Lebanon. Probably could have guessed harder and got it, but I honestly didn't know that it is on the Mediterranean. Awesome to learn something new!
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level 48
Nov 12, 2015
Done with 03:48 left.
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level 25
Dec 5, 2015
Last I checked, Slovenia only bordered the Adriatic Sea
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level 60
Feb 28, 2016
The Adriatic Sea, along with others such as the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, etc., is a subset of the larger Mediterranean Sea, much in the same way as the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas are considered subsets of the larger Atlantic Ocean. Thus, to answer your point, Slovenia borders the Mediterranean Sea in the area known more specifically as the Adriatic Sea.
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level 53
Dec 30, 2015
Could someone please explain why Turkey isn't listed on here? I thought it was touching the Mediterranean Sea. :/
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level 53
Dec 30, 2015
JK I take it back. Turkey is already on here, and I correctly answered it, so i'm not sure where my mind was.
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level 53
Feb 10, 2016
I am so dumb! Got all except Spain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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level 58
Mar 28, 2016
Too much time. 3:20 left.
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level 63
Jun 8, 2016
UK - gibraltar?
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level 43
Jun 21, 2016
UK (Gibraltar) Gibraltar borders the Mediterranean and is a british oversea territory so UK/Gibraltar should be on there. Otherwise good quiz
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level 35
Jun 21, 2016
You said it yourself. It is an overseas territory that does NOT make up part of the the UK. Unlike Hawaii is a part of the USA and Fremch Guiana is a part of France, The UK DOES NOT include overseas territories.
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level 37
Jun 23, 2016
Yes it does.
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level 35
Jun 24, 2016
The United Kingdom is the country. (See Wikipedia) and they also have the British overseas department - which is what Gilbraltar is. But seriously, you could just google this before commenting something that can be riven wrong quite easily
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level 4
Jul 11, 2017
I don't trust you!!!!!! MATE(Matthew 07)
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level 46
Jun 21, 2016
Missed the African countries
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level 68
Jun 21, 2016
I got 100%, but if we want to get technical, most of the former Yugoslavia (Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro) borders the Adriatic or Ionian at best, not the Mediterranean proper. However, it fits into the theme I suppose.
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level 34
Jun 21, 2016
Almost forgot turkey! And guessed completely on Albania, went through all the A-countries I knew were near-ish.
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level 48
Jun 21, 2016
Easy, got 100%!
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level 22
Jun 24, 2016
Missed Cyprus. :P
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level 8
Jun 26, 2016
Monaco is the reason I got 95%
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level 32
Aug 5, 2016
Forgot Cyprus and Didn't know Slovenia had border on the Adriatic Sea...
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level 55
Aug 20, 2016
20, forgot France but got Monaco (face palm)
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level 54
Dec 11, 2016
Greece was the last one I got. I was thinking I must have already put it when I saw the one remaining was between France and Israel. ""F, G, H, I....could be Greece? No, I've already put that, ...what, wait...no I havn't! 2.02 left
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level 45
Dec 31, 2016
Got them all, but ALMOST forgot Bosnia. I always keep thinking it's landlocked since Croatia wraps around a lot of it.
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level 54
Dec 31, 2016
Last one I got was Algeria with a second to spare.
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level 33
Feb 28, 2017
21/21 with 1:49 left. A good quiz.
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level 48
Apr 7, 2017
Ah, my brothers and sisters of the Mediterranean!
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level 45
Apr 12, 2017
I got them all except ITALY!
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level 33
Apr 12, 2017
Missed out on Lebanon! Thought it was landlocked
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level 38
May 10, 2017
So tired of those who take these quizzes simply to find some obscure deviation from the usual (read popular answer) and then inundate us with their "superior knowledge"! - In reality, except for egregious mistakes, WE REALLY DON'T CARE!!!
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level 70
May 18, 2017
I didn't get any. Was thinking of Lake Superior instead of Mediterranean. No wonder it wasn't taking Canada or USA.
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level 45
Jun 5, 2017
What about Gibraltar which is a overseas territory of the UK? At least at a thing at the top that says overseas regions are not included.
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level 4
Jul 11, 2017
Yeah you're right.
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level 4
Jul 11, 2017
This is not true!!!!UK is in the Atlantic Ocean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Isn't it?????????????
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level 19
Sep 2, 2017
overseas territory
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level 4
Jul 11, 2017
Yeah Gibraltar should have been included
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level 44
Jul 20, 2017
2.52 left though I had already typed Cyprus my bad
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level 67
Sep 29, 2017
Good quiz.... If you know your Med. countries try walking the coast quiz.......here it is
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level 52
Oct 9, 2017
100%... The last country I typed in was surprisingly the most guessed country... I was sitting there thinking: What could be between Israel and Lebanon alphabetically? I guess I thought I had already typed it in. *gets embarrassed
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level 28
Nov 21, 2017
Try the quiz with a map here and the map quiz here
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level 45
Jan 20, 2019
I needed two more. After time was finished but hadnt scrolled down to the answers yet I realised I typed crete instead of cyprus! (I ve only been up a few minutes.. and cant exactly call it awake..) maybe it not being accepted wasnt weird to me because of all the cyprus isnt in europe stuff... and I just accepted that it wasnt accepted...

and ofcourse...as allways... I forgot greece... poor greece..:/

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level 45
Jan 20, 2019
Good quiz though, this should be for points

nevermind haha... like I said, not fully awake yet (tries to act natural and not embarrassed...)

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level 27
Jan 30, 2019
Surely this is not accurate as most border the Adriatic sea, not the meditteranean
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level 21
Jan 31, 2019
you should include nothern cyprus in your blanked answer like Palestine and UK (who is in Cyprus too):3