European Geography By Letter - E

Can you guess these European geographical answers that start with the letter E?
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Last updated: December 18, 2019
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Clue
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Tallest tower in Paris
Eiffel Tower
Capital of Scotland
Edinburgh
Body of water that separates
France and Britain
English Channel
Currency used by 19 countries
Euro
Baltic country
Estonia
One of four "countries" of the UK
England
Former Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in
the east of the above
East Anglia
Essex
Tallest mountain in Europe
Mount Elbrus
Country from 1949 until 1990
East Germany
Capital of the above
East Berlin
Clue
Answer
Alpine spa town, known for
bottled water
Évian-les-Bains
National animal of Sweden
Elk
City near Düsseldorf and Cologne
Essen
Spanish for Spain
España
Irish for Ireland
Éire
River that flows past Dresden
Elbe
Extremely active Sicilian volcano
Mount Etna
Able was Napoleon ere he saw this
Mediterranean island
Elba
Greece's second largest island
by area or population
Euboea
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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 53
Sep 24, 2014
The advert for his university boasts "one Time Lord." XD
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Level 66
Nov 25, 2019
University*
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Level 65
Jun 14, 2014
Apparently East Anglia and Essex aren't that obvious :/
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Level 74
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 67
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 73
Feb 26, 2020
It's not about personal preferences or failure to understand, but about usage. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are countries in the same way that Tyrol, Bavaria, Saxony and Aruba are. They are semi-autonomous subnational divisions that incidentally also run under the name country. But let's say we're talking about countries and mention the United States, Australia, China... then the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria belong to this list, but not Scotland, Bavaria, and Tyrol. Your Netherlands comparison doesn't quite hold up because this name is applied both to the United Kingdom and to the country within that United Kingdom, so it's called country either way.
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Level 73
Feb 26, 2020
For some reason, Germans and Austrians never complain about this issue even though they have probably won many of Malbaby's Nitpicker awards, and German "countries" enjoy greater autonomy than the countries of the United Kingdom.
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Level 34
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 37
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 66
Nov 25, 2019
@divantilya Maybe because Aruba/Curaçao/Sint Maarten are thousands of miles away from metropolitan Netherlands (and I don't consider those as countries), and Saint Martin/Guadeloupe are thousands of miles away from metropolitan France. By the way, Saint Martin is an overseas collectivity of France, not a 'departement'.
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Level 64
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 80
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 67
Dec 18, 2019
Fun fact: England is the only "country" in the UK which has no semi-sovereign government...Fortunately, England is soon a sovereign nation. All it takes is cutting these humiliating bonds imposed by the European Union and the United Kingdom. Then this eternal semantic debate comes to an end. :-)
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Level 80
Feb 12, 2020
you're more than a bit confused.
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Level 38
May 11, 2020
Actually, it's more of an autonomous territory. Not even much people there consider themselves their own country, and some might even be offended if you say so
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Level 27
Jan 11, 2015
Nice quiz!
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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 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 71
Jun 17, 2020
I didn't grow up in the GDR, but in the FRG, we indeed used to make the distinction between West and East Berlin. Besides, if you want to point out East Germany's capital, you sure have to make that distinction, since West Berlin was not a capital - not even for West Germany.
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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 34
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 70
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 79
Dec 18, 2019
If you're going to make "Evia" work for Euboea, you should put it before "Evian" in the list so that you don't get it accidentally before you've even read the clue!
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Level 83
Dec 18, 2019
If they don't know it, they'll still get it filled in when they answer Evian later.
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Level 73
Dec 18, 2019
Agreed. I will take the extra point, as I would not have known the Greek answer otherwise!
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Level ∞
Dec 18, 2019
Evia will no longer work for Euboea on this quiz.
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Level 73
Dec 18, 2019
A little thing, but East Germany was founded in 1949.
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Level ∞
Dec 18, 2019
Fixed
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Level 73
Dec 18, 2019
National animal of Sweden is Moose, not Elk
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Level 48
Dec 18, 2019
The world atlas site lists the Swedish national animal as Elk though... https://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/sweden/sesymbols.html
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Level ∞
Dec 18, 2019
Confusingly, the animal know as "moose" in America is known as "elk" in Europe.
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Level 71
Feb 26, 2020
Even more confusingly, Americans use "elk" to describe a different animal – a North American relative of the European "red deer".
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Level 71
Feb 26, 2020
Yeah, I never would have gotten elk. I knew the Swedish national animal was a moose, but the animal I call an elk doesn't even live in Europe.
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Level 31
Jan 15, 2020
Mount Elbrus is in Asian part of Russia, the highest mountain is Mont Blanc
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Level 88
Feb 26, 2020
That depends greatly on where you draw the border between Europe and Asia. The most common definition for the section of the border between the Black and Caspian seas follows the Caucasus ridge line (seen here, helpfully shown in white) which also forms much of the border between Russia and Georgia. Mount Elbrus is just north of that line, putting it on the European side.
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Level 23
Feb 26, 2020
I missed the Espana one :/
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Level 55
Feb 26, 2020
Please include Espagne as Spanish for Spain. It is literally how it is spelt on the Spanish language version of their own Wikipedia page
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Level 73
Feb 26, 2020
The Espagne article is a disambiguation page linking to other entries. One of them mentions that "Espagne" is the French name for Spain. The Spanish article on Spain is called España.
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Level 65
Mar 25, 2020
What? I can assure you "Espagne" is not Spanish. It's French!
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Level 61
Aug 27, 2020
Incroyable, ça, eh camus?
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Level 52
Apr 8, 2020
Bah! I thought the answer was Espaniol, but actually that's Spainsh, not Spain.
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Level 17
Apr 22, 2020
Bruh... I have never seen that for La Manche Channel they call English Channel. And East Berlin was a bit confusion. And I guess Elbrus is also more Asian mountain not European. Nice quiz though.