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Europe Geography Decoder

Solve the short clues about European geography. Then combine the first letters of each answer to form a European location.
Except for the final location, all the answers are a single word
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First submittedOctober 19, 2015
Last updatedSeptember 20, 2019
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Clue
Answer
T
London's main river
Thames
H
South Holland capital (The ... )
Hague
E
Northernmost Baltic state
Estonia
L
Doubly-landlocked country
Liechtenstein
E
Sicily stratovolcano: Mount ___
Etna
A
Mountain range spanning 7 countries
Alps
N
Inaccurately called Holland
Netherlands
I
Biggest city on the Europe/Asia border
Istanbul
N
City between Cannes and Monaco
Nice
G
UK territory bordering Spain
Gibraltar
T
Greece's 2nd biggest city
Thessaloniki
O
Annual celebration in Munich
Oktoberfest
Clue
Answer
W
"Cymru" in its native language
Wales
E
River of Hamburg and Dresden
Elbe
R
This city contains the Vatican
Rome
O
Third biggest Nordic city
Oslo
F
Germany's financial capital
Frankfurt
P
City where the Mona Lisa resides
Paris
I
"Capital" of the Scottish highlands
Inverness
S
26-country area with no border controls
Schengen
A
Landlocked Pyrenees country
Andorra
 
Final European Location
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
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level 51
Oct 19, 2015
I enjoyed that, and am looking forward to Asia Decoder, Oceania Decoder, etc.. (hint hint LOL)
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level 59
Dec 3, 2015
Other Geography Decoders: World, Continental, Asia, and Africa.
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level 83
Dec 3, 2015
I find the whole concept of "doubly landlocked" to be utterly ridiculous. You're either landlocked or not. Whether the countries that border you are also landlocked is not part of your landlockedness. It would be like if there were 3 houses in a row in which the wives were pregnant, and therefore the one in the middle was "doubly pregnant".
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level 66
Dec 13, 2015
It is a fairly arbitrary term, nothing to get so up in arms about. All being doubly landlocked does is give extra detail to the location of the country, and your pregnancy situation is completely different and unrelated.
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level 35
Jan 18, 2016
You don't get it!
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level 67
Feb 8, 2016
I took "doubly landlocked" to mean a country wholly contained in a country which was itself landlocked.
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level 51
Mar 29, 2017
Doubly landlocked means you are landlocked by only countries which are also landlocked. That's important because it means you have to persuade TWO countries to let you through to the ocean.
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level 61
Jul 5, 2019
The concept is not ridiculous, but gives you an insight to the location of the countries. But yea, the term is a great one, not that I have a better suggestion,

Bobcat's interpretation fits the term better. But it is what it is, soooo many things have weird names (and seemingly incorrect or backwards), most we use so often we get used to them.

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level 69
Dec 11, 2015
100 % :)
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level 72
Feb 8, 2016
Accept "Holland" for "Netherlands"?
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level 44
Feb 8, 2016
hahaahaahahahaahhahaahhahaahahahahahahhahaahha
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level 71
Feb 23, 2019
I had a geography book in school back in the day. It only had this country called "Holland" and no talk of any "Netherlands". The teacher simply said "It's an old book." and that was the end of discussion. However, then, in the test, both names were accepted. Earlier only one. You can guess which one.
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level 67
Feb 8, 2016
No idea what the 'Shengen' question was about?
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level 78
Feb 8, 2016
An area comprising 26 European countries that have foolishly abolished passport and any other type of border control at their common borders. Don't think it will last much longer!
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level 49
Nov 27, 2016
May I ask what is so foolish about it?
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level 66
Mar 16, 2017
Well not everybody thinks it's foolish. Some leaders see the safety and well being of their citizens as a top priority, while other leaders favor open borders and lawlessness.
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level 70
Jun 27, 2017
"26 country area with no border controls".....

"26-country area" should be hyphenated. It took a few moments to digest what was being asked. It was unnecessarily challenging because of the missing hyphen, which is used when 2 words are used as a single adjective. What type of area? A 26-country area. Crystal clear.
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level 54
Feb 8, 2016
Only now, after finishing it, do I realise all the answers were about Europe, and not just the final one...
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level 59
Feb 8, 2016
:D
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level 42
Feb 8, 2016
what boders me the most is that i know cities or rivers in my own language but i dont know how to spell them in english
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level 66
Feb 8, 2016
Got all but The Greek one.
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level 58
Feb 8, 2016
This could use more time...otherwise a good quiz.
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level 49
Feb 8, 2016
Could you reword the Schengen question please? I couldn't quite make out what it was asking. Perhaps if you reword the question as: "Area spanning 26 countries with no border controls" it would make it easier to guess.
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level 70
Jun 27, 2017
The problem is easily solved if "26-country" is hyphenated, as it should be. As I mentioned above, when 2 words combine to act as a single adjective, they should be hyphenated.

What type of glasses? Rose-colored glasses.
What type of voyage? Ill-fated voyage.
What type of area? 26-country area.
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level 59
Jun 27, 2017
Good point. Edited.
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level 67
Feb 9, 2016
yay 22.22 with 1.48 left :)
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level 61
May 21, 2017
Uzbekistan is doubly landlocked as well!
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level 52
May 29, 2017
Nice fact
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level 70
Jun 27, 2017
And honey never goes bad.
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level 38
Jul 5, 2019
Excellent quiz!
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level 61
Jul 5, 2019
missed two, thesalslalonki... and schengen.. I was just reading about schengen earlier today...
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level 61
Jul 5, 2019
I would not say Schengen is an area though. It is an agreement/treaty. There is no area called Schengen (you cant say I am going to Schengen etc). There is an area that fall under the agreement though, which you can refer to as the schengen area. But linguisticly it is not the same. Semantics, but I hope you get what I mean.
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level 77
Jul 15, 2019
I'd say it is explicitly an area, actually. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Area
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