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10 Southernmost Countries in Europe

Can you name the ten southernmost European countries?
Not including overseas territories
Includes any part of a country that is in Europe, even if the rest of it isn't!
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Last updated: February 17, 2019
First submittedOctober 24, 2016
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Latitude
Country
34°49'N
Greece
35°30'N
Italy
35°47'N
Malta
36°00'N
Spain
36°57'N
Portugal
Latitude
Country
40°02′N
Turkey
40°34'N
Albania
40°52'N
North Macedonia
41°11'N
Russia
41°15'N
Bulgaria
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level ∞
Oct 24, 2016
Russia. Wow!
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level 73
Oct 24, 2016
Yeah...about that. What is the agreed upon boundary between European and Asian Russia on this site? Russia doesn't dip far enough south until the east side of Georgia. I would think that would be Asia, that far east.
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level 61
Oct 24, 2016
We count the Ural Mountains as the start of Asian Russia.
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level 72
Oct 25, 2016
Yes, the Urals are the eastern border, but the Caucasus are the southern border. If you consider the entirety or Russia bordering Georgia to be European (which is where the 41 11 comes from), you would also then consider Azerbaijan to be European, since some of that extends north of the Caucasus. My point is that Russia is a problematic inclusion here since it's not a well defined boundary.
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level 48
Mar 13, 2018
caucasus is the border between asia and europe
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level 25
May 30, 2018
you forgot about the causacus russia
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level 41
Feb 5, 2019
@GrandMo Azerbaijan and Georgia are both considered to be 2 of the 5 (or 6 with Cyprus) transcontinental countries between Europe and Asia
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level 30
Jan 25, 2020
Russia is the northern, southern and eastern country of europe! wow
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level 78
Oct 24, 2016
Is there a part of Serbia that is further south than the southern tip of Kosovo or Montenegro?
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level 77
Oct 24, 2016
The latitude cited for Serbia suggests that Quizzer6794 doesn't think Kosovo exists.
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level 49
Mar 21, 2017
Completely irrelevant, as neither country appears on the list.
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level 78
Jul 9, 2018
It was on there at one point. Apparently this list has evolved.
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level 64
Oct 24, 2016
What about Cyprus?
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level 58
Oct 24, 2016
No. Just no.
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level 79
Nov 1, 2016
Why not Cyprus? Malta is included. Cyprus is certainly south of Macedonia and Albania.
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level 78
Nov 2, 2016
Cyprus is in Asia.
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level 49
Mar 20, 2017
Literally laughed out loud when I read your comment.
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level 44
Mar 20, 2017
It's in the EU, and it participates in Eurovision, so it's in Europe, dammit.
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level 60
Mar 20, 2017
Cyprus is geographically closer to Asia and infant closer to Africa than it is to Europe. The border between Europe and Asia goes south from the Bosphorus Strait. If you wanted to include Cyprus you would have to include the rest of Turkey.
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level 68
Mar 20, 2017
Or we could acknowledge that Europe and Asia are not two separate continents by any logical physical geographic standard. And if that's the case, then Europe exists as a continent only in a cultural/historical sense, in which case Cyprus, Russia, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, etc. are all open for discussion.
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level 47
Mar 20, 2017
Soapymonkey, Australia is in Eurovision that doesn't make that Autsralian
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level 48
Mar 13, 2018
Cyprus is geographically asia. since this quiz is under geography and not politics, therefore cyprus is in asia. please know the difference between geography and politics.lol
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level 47
Apr 12, 2018
It is officially a country in Europe. I don't understand why y'all are having a discussion about it, it is just 100% factual.
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level 60
Apr 25, 2018
@noosiepoosie no it's not
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level 43
May 29, 2018
tshalla, you argue anywhere from 3 to dozens of continents. lets not get into it.
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level 43
May 29, 2018
and cyprus, geographically is in asia. politically it has ties with europe, but this is a geography quiz, not a political one.
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level 41
Feb 5, 2019
Guys We should really just accept it as a trans-continental country. Both sides of this argument have good points, why can't they both be right. Tbh in some corner of the internet, someone has already probably figured out, Cyprus isn't mostly one, it is just mostly BOTH. We could just ask the quizmaster if we should start making it transcontinental.
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level 65
Jul 4, 2019
Not everybody likes to be called trans..
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level 73
May 30, 2018
As soon as I saw the quiz title, I was excited to read the comments on the Cyprus debate.
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level 32
Dec 8, 2018
Cyprus is in the European Union!!!!
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level 73
Oct 24, 2016
Europe is in the NORTHERN hemisphere - please change all your S's to N's!
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level 58
Oct 24, 2016
Agreed.
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level 72
May 1, 2018
I don't underntand what you're naying. Why nhould we change our N'n to N'n? Nhoud we be ntanding upnide down or nomething?
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level 43
May 29, 2018
lol
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level 65
Jul 4, 2019
Lol, but seriously eventhough we are talking about the most southern countries, their coordinates are still xx xx degrees NORTH.

Unless continental drift sped up over night and we moved thousands of kilometers to end up under the equator. Or well the poles did their flipflop on us.

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level 73
Oct 24, 2016
Surely since Australia competed in the Eurovision Song Contest, they should be included?
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level 75
Oct 26, 2016
besides Australia, all EBU members are eligible, and in turn all European AND Mediterranean countries (roughly speaking) can be members. That's why Israel participates and why Morocco participated in the past. In other words, Eurovision participance does not say much about European boundaries, despite the name.
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level 35
Apr 10, 2018
Cyprus is european ethnically, religiously, culturally and politically. therefore for people who believe facts, cyprus in european.... but i get it there is some serious overlap with europe and asia..... why don't we just stuff classing them as separate continents and call it all eurasia for crying out loud... and a single america? so 5 continents, not 7.....
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level 43
May 29, 2018
you could argue several definitions for continents for anywhere from 3, to dozens of them.
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level 74
Oct 28, 2017
It's called a sense of humor, people! Get one.
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level 70
Oct 24, 2016
I would contend Turkey should bump Russia off this list. Both are countries with a majority of their territory in Asia, but some indisputably in Europe, and the European part of Turkey is more southerly than the European part of Russia.
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level 62
Oct 25, 2016
You actually have a point there.
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level 41
Feb 5, 2019
Yes but Russia is included because the majority of its population and culture come from the European part, 95% of the Population and it's 5 largest cities and capital are all in Europe. Turkey's capital is in Asia and its biggest city is transcontinental with most of the other major cities in Asia
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level 61
Oct 25, 2016
All comments taken into consideration!
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level 71
Oct 26, 2016
Turkey can be moved up to 6th place
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level 75
Oct 26, 2016
yup, the list should be reordered
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level 61
Nov 2, 2016
and those ;)
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level 69
Oct 28, 2016
Would UK count with Gribraltar?
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level 70
Nov 4, 2016
No - the instructions say overseas territories don't count.
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level 65
Apr 21, 2017
It's not oversea, it's just over a channel
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level 58
Sep 9, 2018
Gibraltar is an overseas territory. If it was across the Channel it would be in France. And its status as an overseas territory doesn't require it to be any predetermined distance from the rest of the UK.
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level 59
Dec 14, 2016
Didn't think of the one part where Russia juts into Azerbaijan.
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level 47
Dec 30, 2016
Surely Chile should be included, since it has foreign relations with some European countries?
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level 60
Mar 20, 2017
And so should USA - it has relations with Russia, even if with nobody else these days!
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level 60
Mar 20, 2017
The part of Russia that dips down the furthest near Georgia is far east of Cyprus and Istanbul. That area should be considered Asia. Wikipedia doesn't help. They say Georgia is at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. That could mean, Montana is at the crossroads of the USA and Canada, yet it is defined as a part of USA. Why can't they be more specific in regards to countries in a continent? They say the Ural Mountains are the eastern border of Europe. Since they stop above Kazahkstan, but it's in Asia even though it is west of the Urals. Some maps show the Caucasus countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia as part of Europe. They are way to the east of Turkey, with Azerbaijan above Iran. If you drew a line at the Urals at about 60 degrees East lat, then the Middle East is all west of 60 degrees East lat. Jetpunk quizzes list Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia in Asia, yet maps of Europe typically show these 3 in Europe. The Formula 1 European Grand Prix is in Baku, Azerbaijan
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level 60
Mar 20, 2017
Also the Swiss Grand Prix was in France, the Luxembourg Grand Prix in Germany and the San Marino Grand Prix in Italy.
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level 47
Mar 20, 2017
That doesn't change the fact that Lightning McQueen blew a three lap lead.
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level 48
Mar 30, 2017
The westernmost part of Kazakhstan is definitely in Europe.
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level 59
Mar 20, 2017
Canary Islands are the southernmost part of Spain and they are certainly not an oversea territory. Other case is Gibraltar and the UK. To be discussed: Russia's southernmost part is it really Europe?
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level 67
Mar 20, 2017
The Canary islands are probably too far south, and regarded as part of Africa.
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level 67
Mar 20, 2017
I don't understand why Turkey is there..
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level 70
Mar 20, 2017
From the caveats: 'Includes any part of a country that is in Europe, even if the rest of it isn't!' This certainly applies to Turkey.
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level 77
May 30, 2018
Read the caveat - a small part of Turkey is in Europe.
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level 60
Mar 20, 2017
Turkey...
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level 77
May 30, 2018
Read the caveat - a small part of Turkey is in Europe.
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level 58
Mar 20, 2017
What about UK??? THEY HAVE GIBRALTAR!!!!!!!!!!!!
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level 58
Mar 20, 2017
No overseas territories. Not that I didn't try typing in the UK myself...
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level 27
Mar 20, 2017
Same lol :) but some people just need to accept that Quizmaster is right and they are wrong. Shut up and enjoy the quiz, peoples! Sommeone's spent time making this!
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level 52
Mar 20, 2017
why is turkey in but not cyprus :(((
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level 64
Mar 20, 2017
Because the caveats make it so Turkey gets in, but Cyprus is completely in Asia.
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level 37
May 26, 2017
That's simply not true. Cyprus is further south than Turkey. If Greece is included, then so should Cyprus! Period.
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level 77
May 30, 2018
Read the caveat - a small part of Turkey is in Europe.
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level 44
Mar 20, 2017
Forgot Albania!
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level 47
Mar 20, 2017
Was not going to guess Bulgaria
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level 63
Mar 20, 2017
Why is Turkey an answer in this quiz? Turkey is not in Europe.
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level 77
May 30, 2018
Read the caveat - a small part of Turkey is in Europe.
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level 61
Jun 2, 2018
thanks for all of those ander lol
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level 25
Mar 21, 2017
Turkey is NOT a part of Europe ! Ask any european
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level 77
May 30, 2018
Read the caveat - a small part of Turkey is in Europe.
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level 65
Jul 4, 2019
Turkey is trans, continental. Always better than being trans incontinental..
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level 69
Mar 21, 2017
Shouldn't Ceuta and Melilla count for Spain? They're actual cities not territories, I believe.
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level 58
Sep 9, 2018
They're in Africa.
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level 40
Mar 21, 2017
jeeeeez, should have got bulgaria. 'twas the only one i missed...
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level 72
Mar 21, 2017
Turkey wishes it was Europe.
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level 77
May 30, 2018
Read the caveat - a small part of Turkey is in Europe.
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level 67
May 26, 2017
This quiz and others like it would be better if it only counted countries that were entirely in Europe (in other words, not Russia or Turkey).
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level 65
Jul 4, 2019
The comment sections would be better. Then again it would be filled with I did it with 2:04 to spare, followed by the horrible comments like: im not born yet and have no arms and I did it with 2 days to spare.
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level 43
May 27, 2017
On the Countries of Europe Quiz, Turkey is not included. Turkey is in Asia. Why is it on this quiz?
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level 61
May 27, 2017
Take a moment, use your reading skills, and look at the caveats!
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level 77
May 30, 2018
Read the caveat - a small part of Turkey is in Europe.
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level 25
May 30, 2017
Last time I checked, Malta was more south than Italy, hm.
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level 44
Aug 10, 2017
Rather confusing what overseas territories mean, as Lampedusa is included, but Funchal or Canary Islands are not?
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level 70
Sep 3, 2017
The Canaries are not part of Europe.
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level 37
Dec 8, 2017
Come on, RUSSIA?
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level 61
Dec 25, 2017
Cyprus!!!!!!!
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level 53
Jan 26, 2018
SO Russia (!) and Turkey (!!!) are in Europe but Cyprus is not??!! well that's just wrong.
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level 60
Apr 25, 2018
no it's not. Both Russia and Turkey have part of their land on the European continent. Cyprus has 0% of their land on the European continent. Geography is not politics or economics or culture
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level 77
May 30, 2018
Read the caveat - a small part of Turkey is in Europe.
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level 45
Jan 29, 2018
People have to start using one standard. In some quizzes Turkey and Cyprus belong to Europe in others to Asia. Also some include small countries like Vatican and San Marino others don't. I think you should take reference of main quizzes even if they are not 100% accurate.
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level 58
Sep 9, 2018
The quiz is consistent. Turkey is primarily an Asian country but it has some area in Europe. Cyprus is always an Asian country on JetPunk's featured quizzes. The Vatican City and San Marino are always counted but they are too far north to appear on this quiz.
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level 65
Jul 4, 2019
Russia is sometimes in and sometimes out. But I have never seen cyprus been shown anything but asian on this site, and never seen the smaller countries being disregarded.
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level 63
Feb 24, 2018
Turkey is not in Europe or the European Union, nor does it use the euro. Cyprus is in the European Union and uses the euro. However, geographically, both countries are considered part of Asia.
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level 77
May 30, 2018
Read the caveat - a small part of Turkey is in Europe.
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level 48
Mar 13, 2018
are the people here really know the geographical boundaries of each continent? i mean, Cyprus is Geographically in Asia, European part of Turkey is separated at Bosporus Strait and the "Russia" thing is obviously the Caucasus Mountains area. and this is a geography quiz, not politics. duh people...
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level 60
Apr 25, 2018
France should be included as it has some overseas departmants (not territories) which are closer to the equator or on the southern hemisphere. Also, Spain should be much more south since the Canary Islands and more south than Greece
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level 58
Sep 9, 2018
Only parts of the country that are in Europe count. French Guiana and the Canary Islands are in South America and Africa respectively.
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level 29
May 1, 2018
how about vatican, san marino ,kosovo, macedonia????
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level 65
Jul 4, 2019
San marino is waay to high (about 43 53’), macedonia is allready on it. And vatican city and kosovo do not reach as far south as Bulgaria which is 41 14’ (not 41 15’ btw)

Vatican city is 41 54’ and kosovo 41 51’.

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level 65
Jul 4, 2019
Quite clear to see on a map actually, measuring wast even necessary. And by the way, even more obvious to see that if San marino would be on there, so should Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, France, Andorra and even Romania and Monaco (which cut it a little closer and I did need to measure if they would beat san marino)
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level 38
May 1, 2018
Turkey is part of Asia. Also, Russia is more north than the Vatican, San Marino, Serbia, Bosnia, etc
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level 77
May 30, 2018
Read the caveat - a small part of Turkey is in Europe.
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level 65
Jul 4, 2019
look at a map.. it is about the most southern points in europe... russia may may start high, but its most southern coordinates are correct.. I am pretty certain you didnt bother to look and just called this based on your memory where the countries vaguely should be.
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level 57
May 29, 2018
Ummmm, Turkey? What, I got everything expect turkey lol.
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level 77
May 30, 2018
Read the caveat - a small part of Turkey is in Europe.
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level 77
May 30, 2018
Great quiz, Quizzer, but why is Turkey on here? (just kidding)
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level 60
Nov 28, 2018
Turkey shouldn't be here (not kidding). We talking about country not city. Yes, Istanbul is both in Europe as well as Asia but that doesn't mean that whole of Turkey is in Europe.
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level 65
Jul 4, 2019
And it doesnt claim that anywhere... The quiz is not about european countries but countries that have land in europe. So it really should be here. And evenso, if something is said to be included in the caveat, it is included.. you dont make the rules for the quiz.

If it was a quiz about colours and the caveat read colours + black and white, you cant argue black and white shouldnt be on here, cause it clearly says that they are part of the quiz.. so are per definition rightfully there.

(now if it didnt say + black and white you could argue about it.. quizmakers cant change facts, but quiztakers cant change quizzes as they are intended.)

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level 37
Jun 6, 2018
We can avoid all of these arguments by simply acknowledging that Europe/Asia is one continent geographically. Politically, we can continue the argument to separate them, as we do when we insist that Egypt is in the Middle East when, in fact, it is located in Africa. .
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level 58
Sep 9, 2018
Isn't some of Georgia in Europe? Wouldn't that be further south than Russia or at least far enough south to make the quiz?
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level 65
Jul 4, 2019
no, the most southern part of georgia would be lower, but not the most souther part of georgia that is in europe.
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level 38
Nov 16, 2018
10/10 wonderful
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level 24
Feb 6, 2019
At first, I read the quiz as the most northern points in Europe, so immediately I attempted Russia, then Denmark. When Denmark did not work, I realized that the quiz is the southernmost points in Europe... Well, I still got Russia.
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level 48
Feb 22, 2019
Got them all with 13 seconds left, at 4:58:35 PM, on February 22, 2019. The last country I guessed, of course, was Russia.
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level 53
Mar 19, 2019
The southenrmost country in Europe is Cyprus. You choose to include Turkey and Russia in Europe that are actually in Asia mainland -but not Cyprus that has a european culture and belongs to the EU -because it is 'closer to Asia and Africa'. Total BS!
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level 78
Jan 26, 2020
baloney sandwich?
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level 58
Oct 28, 2019
since when is Turkey part of Europe??? seems like a cruel trick to include Turkey in the "countries of Asia" quiz, and meanwhile Turkey does not appear in the "countries of Europe" quiz, but somehow, magically, Turkey is, in fact, part of Europe when it comes to this quiz?? tell me how that's fair...
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level 78
Jan 26, 2020
Since they came up with the concept of Europe. Europe, "Europa," today commonly called Thrace, was originally the parcel of land on the north side of the Bosphorus. Modern-day Turkey. On the other side of the strait is the peninsula formerly known as the Near East, Anatolia, or Asia Minor, and is where you would find most of modern-day Turkey, and the reason why Turkey is considered an Asian country even though it has territory in Europe.