Top 10 Coldest European Countries

Name the coldest countries in Europe based on average annual temperature.
For the years 1960-1991, using a simplistic method
Includes one country that straddles two continents
Quiz by Gamer1162
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Last updated: July 17, 2019
First submittedOctober 2, 2016
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° C
Country
-5.10
Russia
1.50
Norway
1.70
Finland
1.75
Iceland
2.10
Sweden
° C
Country
5.10
Estonia
5.50
Switzerland
5.60
Latvia
5.65
Liechtenstein
6.15
Belarus
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Level 77
Oct 3, 2016
Surprised that only 2 of the Baltic states are listed.
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Level 79
Oct 4, 2016
I'm guessing that coastal moderation of temperatures kept Lithuania warm enough to miss the list.
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Level 66
Oct 11, 2016
Lithuania is the less coastal baltic country...
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Level 74
May 20, 2017
but the furthest south
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Level 45
Sep 26, 2018
But Belarus is even further south and lesser coastal than Lithuania, yet they still made the list
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Level 33
Jan 4, 2020
Belarus is actually near the ural mountains so maybe that's one reason......
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Level 68
Jan 4, 2020
Belarus is closer to France than to the Ural mountains
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Level 47
May 28, 2020
Lithuania is far enough south that with coastal moderation, it stays higher than Belarus, which sits inland. Even though it is farther south, it has no coast to warm it.
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Level 61
Nov 18, 2016
A rare 100% in first attempt. Probably because there was so much time!
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Level 66
Nov 18, 2016
I had to remember to consider average elevation for certain countries like Switzerland that are not that far north.
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Level 69
Nov 18, 2016
Agreed. My mind immediately went to "furthest north", so I got 8 out of 10 very quickly. Then after trying a several more incorrect answers, "high elevation" occurred to me, and I got the last 2.
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Level 62
Mar 4, 2021
Exactly. And the Swiss have some of their main meteorological stations at 4000ft altitude. In the cities on the plains (Basel, Zurich, Geneva...) the winters are way milder than in the Baltic countries.
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Level 25
Nov 18, 2016
I just typed every country in Europe and got 100% lol
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Level 50
Nov 18, 2016
At least I never bothered entering Spain, Monaco, Vatican, and various other Mediterranean hot spots.
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Level 32
Dec 11, 2020
Why wouldn’t you Spain and Malta are known for being some of the coldest countries in Europe 🥶 and Greece as well I remember the amazing snowstorms every winter and the whole sea around them freezes 🤩
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Level 34
Nov 18, 2016
I am learning Swedish. My all time favourite country I want to visit is Sweden. Some of my favourite music is from Sweden.

I forget Sweden and get Lichtenstein first time.

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Level 83
Nov 19, 2016
Look at how cold it is there. You'd be mad to go near the place.
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Level 71
Feb 8, 2021
So, you like Abba. I guess you're not alone.
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Level 48
Nov 18, 2016
smh missed Iceland. Yes I did.
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Level 27
Nov 20, 2016
So easy...
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Level 22
Nov 20, 2016
Cant believe I forgot Belarus! How stupid could I be. :o
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Level 91
Nov 23, 2016
Russia is in Asia
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Level 20
Dec 8, 2016
not the important parts
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Level 39
May 18, 2021
What about cities like Novosibirsk, Khabarovsk, Yakutsk, Irkutsk?
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Level 46
Jul 29, 2020
Actually it is in both continents west of the ural mountins europe east of those Asia, hard to consider vladivostock european when it is closer to japan
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Level 73
Aug 5, 2020
Arguably, the average temperature refers to the entire country, not just the European part. If that distinction could be made, i.e. average temperature for just European Russia, it might place differently on the list.
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Level 20
Feb 9, 2021
Honestly Russia should mostly be considered a European nation, there is basically nothing in the whole area west of Ural Mountains
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Level 55
Feb 12, 2021
*east
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Level 55
Feb 17, 2021
Yes, nothing at all. I think you are forgetting around 13,000,000 kilometers squared of land.

But yes, I get what you mean. The population density in Asian Russia is around 2.3 people per kilometer squared. Still, there are around 30 million people living in the Asian part of Russia, and that would more than most European nations.

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Level 66
Jan 16, 2017
Would have thought Greenland would bring Denmark down.
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Level 52
Jan 4, 2020
Greenland isn't counted, as it's in North America.
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Level 57
Jan 7, 2020
It's just sitting there, why don't we just take it?
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Level 27
Feb 5, 2017
Maybe...
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Level 27
Mar 22, 2017
Real name of this quiz: Name as many Alpine and Northern European countries as you can.
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Level 71
Aug 8, 2017
So what?
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Level 54
Feb 12, 2021
Most countries with Alpine territory don't feature (Austria, Italy, France, Germany, Slovenia)
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Level 31
Jul 3, 2017
I put Austria but not Switzerland, I thought Austria would be pretty cold
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Level 44
Jul 3, 2017
Aye me too but the mountainous countries probably edged them out
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Level 19
Dec 4, 2017
Wheres lithuania its in lithuania needs go to top 7 or 8
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Level 74
Mar 5, 2019
Huh?
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Level 35
Dec 10, 2018
Why no Denmark? Does Greenland just not count?
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Level 74
Mar 5, 2019
It doesn't.
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Level 42
Dec 7, 2019
Just because a country is in charge of a territory, doesn't mean the territory is part of that country.
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Level 52
Jan 4, 2020
I mean, plus, it's in North America.
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Level 53
May 20, 2019
Thanks for all your free points
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Level 74
Jan 4, 2020
All points gained on JetPunk are free.
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Level 67
Apr 22, 2020
Yet people are so greedy about them.
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Level 52
Jun 27, 2019
First attempt 10 out of 10 :D

Good job on this quiz!

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Level 27
Aug 20, 2019
really surpised that Denmark is actually warmer than switzerland
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Level 44
Dec 30, 2019
Denmark has coastal climate which makes it hotter in Winter and Denmark has no mountains
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Level 82
Dec 6, 2019
All of these places are much too cold to be considered habitable.
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Level 74
Mar 14, 2020
And yet they are habitable, and very much so.
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Level 82
Apr 20, 2020
Highly dubious
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Level 74
Jan 1, 2021
Then you'd probably not want to live in Yakutsk, a Siberian city with an average annual temperature of −8.8°C, and where it frequently drops below −40°C in the winter.
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Level 82
Aug 17, 2021
You are an expert prognosticator.
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Level 48
Jan 4, 2020
Missed Liechtenstein
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Level 66
Jan 6, 2020
Wasted so much time typing Croatia, Czecho, Denmark, and Malta. Read quiz title again, not "Coolest" countries but Coldest countries!
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Level 74
Jan 1, 2021
You tried Malta? 😁
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Level 39
Jun 6, 2020
Thought I already typed Sweden and didn't write it
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Level 31
Aug 10, 2020
WhErE iS DeNmArK?
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Level 53
Jan 20, 2021
A little bit north of Germany, and south of Norway.
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Level 82
Aug 17, 2021
Further south than Iceland or Noway, much lower in elevation and closer to the sea than Switzerland or Liechtenstein. Thus, warmer.
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Level 55
Sep 18, 2020
this is a dayruined moment: latvia and estonia but no lithuania
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Level 28
Aug 16, 2021
The average is for entire Russia, for the European part, it would be significantly warmer, but probably would fit anong the 10 coldest because of the northern regions.
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Level 55
Sep 1, 2021
Got Liechtenstein with 5 seconds remaining. Phewwww.