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Mediterranean Countries Quiz

Name the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea.
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First submittedMay 2, 2011
Last updatedSeptember 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 61
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 59
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 34
Jun 3, 2019
I remembered it at the end, cuz I'm going there this summer.
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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 43
Jun 8, 2019
Lmao I do that so much on these quizzes xD
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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 45
Aug 11, 2019
Just not a country that you associate with bright, sunny Mediterranean beaches!
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level 35
Jun 10, 2011
100% baby!
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level 44
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 52
Sep 2, 2018
So did I
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level 48
Aug 16, 2011
errr, missed Spain.. lol
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level 48
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 34
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 57
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 75
Mar 5, 2013
I got Slovenia! But forgot Malta :(
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level 76
Mar 7, 2013
Wait... aren't these all really Atlantic Ocean countries?
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level 83
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 76
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 76
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 83
Nov 18, 2013
Somebody's itching for another censorrrrrrrr.......
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level 76
Jun 22, 2016
QM was not the author of that particular quiz.
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level 32
Oct 15, 2017
Portugal is atlantic yet it was not on this list
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level 47
Dec 28, 2017
Because Portugal does not have a Mediterranean coastline. Japan is also missing from this list.
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level 59
Jan 20, 2019
Dont feed the troll
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level 58
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 81
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 51
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 48
Nov 18, 2013
I got all of them, except for Slovenia and Monaco.
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level 47
Dec 28, 2017
So you didn't get all of them?
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level 43
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 65
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 44
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 72
May 6, 2014
Palestine? (Gaza Strip)
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level 41
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 25
Aug 12, 2014
Where is Palestine it is an official country
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level 32
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 28
Sep 30, 2014
21/21 but should san marino be on there
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level 58
Feb 8, 2015
San Marino is in the mountains.
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level 50
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 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 59
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 57
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 60
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 61
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 49
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 64
Jun 8, 2016
UK - gibraltar?
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level 46
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 37
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 37
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 47
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 59
Jun 5, 2019
That is like saying paris isnt in europe, it is in france,..
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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 26
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 56
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 55
Dec 31, 2016
Last one I got was Algeria with a second to spare.
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level 41
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 46
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 51
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 30
Nov 21, 2017
Try the quiz with a map here and the map quiz here
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level 59
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 59
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 32
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
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level 22
Apr 20, 2019
I got them all with 0:08 remaining! Almost forgot Morocco!
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level 40
Apr 22, 2019
I just learned that Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina border the sea. I had no idea. Well you learn something knew every hour I suppose
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level 61
Jun 3, 2019
It cuts Croatia in two, only 12 miles long.
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level 55
May 4, 2019
If you liked that quiz, try to find out the Biggest Mediterranean island cities.
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level 41
May 18, 2019
Almost forgot Libya somehow.
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level 49
Jun 3, 2019
It is sometimes unclear how "Mediterranean Sea" is defined. Bosnia, Slovenia, and Montenegro technically border the Adriatic Sea, not the Med. Yes, the Adriatic is an arm of the Mediterranean, but in that case, so is the Black Sea, which adds another group of countries.
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level 49
Jun 3, 2019
An answer to my own query: The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) divides the Mediterranean into a number of smaller waterbodies, each with their own designation (from west to east):[36] the Strait of Gibraltar; the Alboran Sea, between Spain and Morocco; the Balearic Sea, between mainland Spain and its Balearic Islands; the Ligurian Sea between Corsica and Liguria (Italy); the Tyrrhenian Sea enclosed by Sardinia, Italian peninsula and Sicily; the Ionian Sea between Italy, Albania and Greece; the Adriatic Sea between Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania; the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey.
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level 34
Jun 3, 2019
Only missed Albania and Syria, somehow.
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level 28
Jun 4, 2019
Almost forgot Malta, I have no idea how lmao