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European Geography By Letter - E

Guess these European geographical answers that start with the letter E.
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Last updated: November 4, 2018
First submittedDecember 12, 2013
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Clue
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Capital of Scotland
Edinburgh
Tallest tower in Paris
Eiffel Tower
Body of water that separates
France and Britain
English Channel
Baltic country
Estonia
One of four "countries" of the UK
England
Former Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in
the east of the above
Essex
East Anglia
Tallest mountain in Europe
Mount Elbrus
Communist country until 1990
East Germany
Capital of the above
East Berlin
Clue
Answer
City near Düsseldorf and Cologne
Essen
National animal of Norway
Elk
Dresden river
Elbe
Sicilian volcano
Mount Etna
Spanish for Spain
España
Irish for Ireland
Éire
UK's largest airline by # of passengers
easyJet
Currency used by 18 countries
Euro
Alps spa town, known for bottled water
Évian-les-Bains
Able was Napoleon ere he saw this
Mediterranean island
Elba
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level 55
May 26, 2014
I should have known East Anglia. That's where Matt Smith went to college.
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level 55
Jun 14, 2014
Of... course?
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level 55
Sep 24, 2014
The advert for his university boasts "one Time Lord." XD
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level 51
Jun 14, 2014
Apparently East Anglia and Essex aren't that obvious :/
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level 72
Jun 17, 2014
For England, why do you put "country" in quote marks as if England is a pretend country? England is a real, actual country, one of four (real, actual) countries that make up the UK.
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level 47
Jun 17, 2014
Just because England calls itself a country doesn't make it a country by international standards. The rest of the world usually defines a country as having the same definition as a sovereign nation (like this website), something which England is not. Basically the term country in the UK are the names of regions, like states in the US.
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level 62
Sep 19, 2019
If that was true why would there even be the need for the word sovereign to make the distinction. Just because some people personally do not like it doesnt suddenly make them not countries. I could say I don't like it that estonia is a country, but it still is. Just because people somehow cant understand it, they want it to not be countries. Instead of accepting the truth they want to alter it, so that it fits their preferences..

by the same logic the netherlands wouldnt be a country either, yet you never hear anyone complain in that case, or say "country" (it is a united kingdom aswell,)

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level 33
Nov 21, 2016
I agree, England is a country, and the UK is a sovereign state made up of a group of countries, hence the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. That being said, I do recognise that our government controls the whole of the UK, not just England, however I maintain my stance that England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are all each individual countries, we just work together as a group. "England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.[4][5][6] It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west." "Status - Country" - Wikipedia "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,[note 8] is a sovereign country in western Europe." - Wikipedia
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level 38
Aug 26, 2018
How ironic that some can so eloquently explain that though Scotland, England,Wales and Northern Ireland are part of the UK, they are, nevertheless, countries in their own right, yet find it impossible to comprehend that Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten are countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, or that Saint Martin and Guadeloupe are "departements" of France and, therefore, an integral part of France.
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level 58
Jun 11, 2019
The confusion could easily be avoided by calling them nations, since country is often confused by sovereign state. After all they all partake in the "six nations" tourney...
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level 77
Oct 17, 2019
It's a country in the same way that Florida is a state and the Caspian Sea is a sea... that is what people call it and therefore it is what it is, but by some definitions it is not. The quotation marks don't mean that it is pretend it just means that it is a country (as some call it).
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level 27
Jan 11, 2015
Nice quiz!
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level 67
Nov 19, 2016
I kept typing Estonia until I realized a) it regained independence in 1991, not 1990, and b) its capital starts with something that is not E.
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level 37
Nov 19, 2016
Why confuse things Jerry? in Pennsylvania a country = Independent. Why can't it just be that simple?
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level 59
Nov 19, 2016
Why does Essex come before East Anglia? Alphabetically, it would be the other way around. Also, East Berlin was just the half of Berlin that was under East Germany's control, the city itself was still Berlin. There is a town on the Estonian-Latvian border and nobody ever says Western or Eastern Valga.
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level 33
Nov 21, 2016
The city itself was split - so they are in fact correct as the capital of East Germany WAS East Berlin, not the whole of Berlin.
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level 33
Nov 21, 2016
I don't think it matters whether the two answers come in alphabetical order or not, surely you either get them or you don't? Alphabetical order wouldn't narrow it down by much anyway
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level 61
Nov 19, 2016
The Elk is the national animal of Sweden, not Norway
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level 66
Nov 19, 2016
So it can' t be both then? Is there some international law against it?
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level 55
Nov 19, 2016
He's right though, it should be changed to Sweden.
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level 45
May 24, 2018
Or it could say "Norway and Sweden"
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level 58
Aug 18, 2018
here's the list https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_animals :-)
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level 58
Aug 18, 2018
But... it's another list in french :-D
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level 65
Nov 19, 2016
Even though I can deal with "East Germany", the"East Berlin" seems a bit unacceptable for me. It was never the official name of the city on either side of the wall. In the GDR it was called simply "Berlin".
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level 66
Nov 19, 2016
19 countries use the euro (not counting the ones outside the EU).
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level 69
Nov 20, 2016
If it is used by 19 or 1,000,000 countries, it is still used by 18!
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level 62
Sep 19, 2019
Surely you wouldnt agree with the question if it was: currency used by 2 countries.
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level 62
Nov 19, 2016
I find it interesting that for the most part, all of these answers are in close proximity with each other in western Europe.
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level 33
Nov 21, 2016
I found that interesting too, I guess the person who made the quiz is from Western Europe :) although that did get me wondering why they called England a "country" rather than a country...
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level 67
Jul 25, 2017
Country here is used in a 'regional' sense not as a sovereign state. Stay on jetpunk long enough and you will be well advised as to the status of UK and the "Countries" that make up the UK. ps. it is one of the favourite picks for our world beating 'Nitpickers' association.
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level 51
Nov 19, 2016
this is wrong, the national animal of norway isnt the elk
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level 33
Nov 21, 2016
What is it then?
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level 76
Nov 21, 2016
Wikipedia says the royal national animal is the lion, the national bird in the white-throated dipper, and the national horse is the fjord horse. Not an elk in sight at the site, and there is no animal listed for Sweden. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_animals
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level 70
Jun 21, 2017
I was just relieve that it didn't accept "eel".
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level 67
Jul 25, 2017
On the 123 Independence Day .com site they give the following: Norway’s National Animal, Bird and Flower With elk as the National Animal, purple heather being its National Flower and dipper as its national bird, Norway gives an emphasis to the unique characteristic attached to being an independent nation.
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level 58
Aug 18, 2018
the list in French is a little bit different https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_animaux_nationaux#Europe
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level 36
Mar 2, 2019
Shouldn’t Estonia work for “Communist country until 1990” since Estonia changed its name from The Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic to the Republic of Estonia in 1990