North Sea Countries

Seven countries touch the North Sea. Can you name them all in just one minute?
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Last updated: October 10, 2018
First submittedJanuary 28, 2015
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Country
Belgium
Denmark
France
Germany
Netherlands
Norway
United Kingdom
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Level 58
Jan 16, 2016
Good quiz!
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Level 71
Jan 16, 2016
Thanks :)
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Level 75
Jan 17, 2016
Good stuff, thanks
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Level 62
May 8, 2016
Missed Denmark, when I thought I already got it.
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Level 44
May 8, 2016
Does Sweden not count? I just looked at a political map of Europe and it does touch the sea quite a bit.
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Level 59
May 8, 2016
Sweden borders the Baltic, not the North Sea.
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Level 55
May 8, 2016
And on the west coast of Sweden is the Skagerrak strait. Which is, like the English Channel, not part of the North Sea.
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Level 67
May 8, 2016
Excellent quiz as usual! If you wanted to, you could turn this into a map quiz!
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Level 79
May 8, 2016
Just one minute? Could have done it in 15 seconds.
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Level 68
Mar 20, 2019
But quiz should not be a keyboard speed contest!
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Level 79
Mar 21, 2019
I agree. I'm just responding to the instructions which make it sound like doing it in "just one minute" is a challenge.
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Level 30
Mar 20, 2019
I did it in that much and I'm not even that fast
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Level 2
May 8, 2016
check mine under coc quiz
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Level 37
May 9, 2016
WHAT ABOUT SWEDEN???
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Level 59
May 10, 2016
It borders the Baltic, not the North Sea.
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Level 62
Oct 12, 2016
Sweden borders several seas.
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Level 63
Sep 8, 2016
Not sure about the criteria but if you research this you'll find out it doesn't border the North Sea. Maybe the Skagerrak strait is considered something on it's own as there needs to be something that draws the line between North and Baltic sea.
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Level 54
Nov 29, 2019
The Skagerrak is not it's own thing. The boundary between two seas is the narrowest point of two land masses seperating them meaning the Skagerrak as well as the Kattegat are both part of the North Sea. The Oresund and the Great Belt are the boundaries.
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Level 21
May 11, 2016
The quiz should really accept England or Scotland as United Kingdom.
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Level 54
Sep 6, 2016
It really shouldn't.
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Level 37
May 11, 2016
no points for 5/7?!
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Level 55
May 20, 2016
No, you only get points if you equal or beat at least 25% of the players on the quiz. On this quiz, only 15.5% got 5 answers or less.
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Level 77
Mar 28, 2017
Wouldn't accept Bhutan for some reason.
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Level 71
Mar 28, 2017
Maybe because it is in South America...
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Level 65
Apr 5, 2017
No, Bhutan is in Africa
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Level 69
Nov 14, 2018
What a trainwreck this thread is. Bhutan is in the Caribbean!
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Level 36
Nov 19, 2018
bro Bhutan is in asia sandwiched between INDIA and CHINA
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Level 53
Mar 19, 2019
Bhutan is 27 on the periodic table
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Level 43
Mar 24, 2019
It's a country in Asia. And btw 27 on the periodic table is the element of Cobalt. Do some research.
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Level 59
Jul 29, 2019
A country in Asia? No... I don't think anyone would ever have realised that! Well thanks for your suggestion to do some research, I'm 100% certain it definitely helped.
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Level 44
Jun 1, 2017
A map would be nice...
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Level 70
Sep 20, 2018
Surely there are eight countries bordering the North Sea? You are forgetting the independent republic of Sealand! see https://www.sealandgov.org/
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Level 55
Mar 10, 2019
Got them all. Mind you I can see the north sea from the staff room at work
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Level 52
Mar 20, 2019
I feel like Sweden should be included as it borders the Skagerrak, which has been defined as an extend arm of North Sea in here, here and here. Also the Wikipedia article for North Sea counts Sweden as a bordering country.
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Level 60
Mar 20, 2019
Got them all with 0:34 remaining at 2:28:50 PM on March 20, 2019. My point total is up to 1067. An easy quiz, good for a few more points.
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Level 28
Mar 20, 2019
Got all with 00:36 left! Not bad! That's on of my best scores ever for this quiz! Actually it's my first but oh well
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Level 36
Mar 21, 2019
Belgium......... ARGH
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Level 38
May 26, 2019
I can sooner accept Sweden as bordering the North Sea than Germany.
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Level 59
Jul 29, 2019
Why? How would you define the boundaries of the North Sea in a way that excluded Germany?
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Level 38
Aug 25, 2019
Sweden is directly North of Denmark; Germany is to its South. That's how I concluded that Sweden fits the criteria better than Germany. To me it seems that Germany's access to the North sea is blocked by Denmark.
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Level 54
Nov 29, 2019
@divantilya Germany DOES border the north sea. That's a fact. Just look at a map. We have a longer coastline on the north sea than the Netherlands, Belgium or France and we are more to the north than them as well. I have no idea why they are not including Sweden but it probably has to to with some people arguing that the Skagerrak strait is part of the Baltic Sea which it clearly is not...
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Level 32
Jan 22, 2020
easy but still good
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Level 50
Jun 8, 2020
Oceanus Germanicus is definitely a better name than North Sea lol