European Geography By Letter - G

Can you guess these European geographical answers that start with the letter G?
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Last updated: December 18, 2019
First submittedFebruary 5, 2014
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Clue
Answer
Country that has the largest
economy in Europe
Germany
Most populous city in Scotland
Glasgow
Largest lake in the Alps
Lake Geneva
Famous for feta, philosophy,
and phalanxes
Greece
Europe's biggest island
Great Britain
One of the Channel Islands
Guernsey
Celtic language group
Gaelic
Basalt columns off the coast of
Northern Ireland
Giant's
Causeway
Spanish city once capital of
an Islamic emirate
Granada
Town that gives its name to the
UK's largest music festival
Glastonbury
Clue
Answer
The G in GMT
Greenwich
Sweden's second biggest city
Gothenburg
Roman name for France
Gallia
Polish city formerly known as Danzig
Gdańsk
Term for a deep valley, mentioned in
the song "Danny Boy"
Glen
Strait between Spain and Morocco
Gibraltar
Capital of Liguria in NW Italy -
once a city-state with a naval empire
Genoa
Region of northwest Spain with
its own language
Galicia
Inlet of the Bosphorus that flows
through Istanbul
Golden Horn
Nickname for someone
from Newcastle
Geordie
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Level 64
Jul 13, 2014
Good quiz. (Didn't get the biggest island despite having lived on it for 31 years)
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Level 60
Dec 14, 2016
Dax - I've lived on it all my life and I still missed it. Doh!
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Level 74
Jul 14, 2014
I was going to ask why Greenland isn't the biggest island in Europe, but thought I should Google it first. Apparently it's considered part of North America. Who knew? I like these quizzes, by the way, thanks for making them.
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Level 63
Jul 14, 2014
You get an A+ just for Googling something before complaining about it. :)
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Level 44
Jan 20, 2015
It isn't part of North america, it belongs to Denmark, and Denmark is in Europe! Greenland is no own country!
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Level 63
Aug 12, 2016
Cool, so Aruba is in Europe too?
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Level 61
Dec 14, 2016
Oh Britain... Some people might have been like " we should conquer Europe!" But no you said " no let's conquer everything else"
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Level 70
Nov 3, 2018
macie22 austria, does that mean that you think that French Guiana, Melilla, Kerguelen and St Pierre et Miquelon are all in Europe too? Since when does politics trump geography?
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Level 67
May 2, 2019
@macie22austria (and others that that didnt respond so apparently think the same thing (besides the people that dont feel like responding obviously, before replies come) greenland IS a country. An autonomous one even, just because on jetpunk they are omitted for the purposes of the quiz doesnt suddenly make it not be a country anymore...

a shame that people just simply assume things, ow it is left out in this country quiz, so then it is not a country. People learn the wrong thing that way (and just blatantly copy and defend a statement with verve because they heard it somewhere before, without really knowing)

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Level 75
Dec 23, 2019
^On Jetpunk, country is generally taken to mean sovereign state
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Level 67
Apr 3, 2020
@macie22austria Makes as much sense as the Falklands being in Europe because it belongs to the United Kingdom, and United Kingdom is in Europe! Falklands is no own country!
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Level 21
Sep 24, 2014
Great Britai isn't ONE island!!!
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Level 74
Oct 2, 2014
It is, you know.
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Level 64
Oct 29, 2014
lol
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Level 47
Jan 2, 2017
You're right. Great Britai doesn't exist at all.
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Level 49
May 23, 2018
What? Great Britain does not exist? ???????
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2019
You should not confuse Great Britain with the Great Britai who was probably the twin brother of Alexander the Great!
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Level 76
Mar 25, 2020
I guess it could mean both the island (as is usual), or the combined nations of England, Wales & Scotland; after all, it's not the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Wight, Lundy, Hebrides (Inner and Outer), Lindisfarne, Shetlands, Orkneys, Anglesey, Scilly, and all the other ones dotted around the place :-).
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Level 57
Apr 15, 2015
Tried gully, gorge, gravina... lot of synonyms for glen.
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Level ∞
Apr 23, 2016
From gorge to gully, and down the mountainside?
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Level 62
Dec 14, 2016
:-)
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Level 47
Jan 2, 2017
Same problem. I thought glen was part of a forest. Don't know why.
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Level 67
May 2, 2019
Hmm i havent looked it up, but your comment resonates with me. I associated it with being green. If it was dry and barren the word glen doesnt fit i feel. But in my mind everything is green there anyway so i dont know if they even have dry valleys.
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Level 80
Aug 5, 2019
makes sense
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Level 78
Mar 25, 2020
Thank you, Monarch of the Glen.
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Level 53
Jul 23, 2015
All I could think of was gully or gulch; couldn't think of glen. *sigh*
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Level 56
Nov 5, 2015
galicia is a bit confusing for me as my ancestors were from galicia, ukraine...
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Level 63
Nov 28, 2019
cool. i am from galicia in ukraine))
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Level 78
Dec 22, 2019
I typed Galatia and wondered why it wasn't accepted - wrong country.
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Level 63
Aug 12, 2016
Glad to see I'm not the only idiot who forgot about GB.
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Level 60
Dec 14, 2016
Yep took me a minute too.
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Level 76
Dec 14, 2016
Wow, I thought Lake Constance was the biggest one in the Alps, but it comes second by fewer than 5 sq.mi to the #1, which I thought was a very common trivia mistake due to the fact that it's by far the most well-known of the range!
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Level 59
Dec 15, 2016
Observation, not a complaint - very U.K. oriented, with at least 8 questions directed there.
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Level 71
Jun 29, 2020
10 even = 50%, if you include Gibraltar and Gaelic.
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Level 56
Jun 7, 2017
Accept "Gully" for deep valley?
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Level 54
Feb 18, 2020
Gully is not in song, Glen is.
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Level 37
Jan 20, 2019
Geneva’s Lake is called Lac Léman.
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Level 58
May 2, 2019
Not in English it isn't (you know, the language in which this quiz is set, and therefore the language in which you answer).
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Level 58
May 2, 2019
The proper linguistic term for the Celtic language question would be Goidelic, which also begins with G and so should really be accepted.
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Level 37
Dec 18, 2019
I'm Scottish, yet missed Gaelic, Glen and almost missed Great Britain. Thank goodness I at least got Glasgow. *hangs head in shame*
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2019
Had too much Glenfiddich perhaps? ;)
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Level 78
Dec 22, 2019
The second-largest city in Sweden must have been a clue at least twenty times on this site, and every single time I miss it. Each time I think I've jammed it well into my brain and I'm confident I'll remember it the next time, and then the next time the clue appears the answer deserts me once again. Sigh.
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Level 78
Mar 25, 2020
I got closer this time. I tried Goetheburg. (I think that must be a city for German writers.)
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Level 71
Jun 29, 2020
I suppose you were thinking of Goethe and fused him with Göteborg, the Swedish name for the city. Close enough, but unless your version is a type-in - no cigar.
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Level 54
Dec 28, 2019
very Britain-centric - love it
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Level 73
Mar 25, 2020
Maybe you could improve the Glen answer with an "First name of the above"?
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Level 76
Mar 25, 2020
Glen Gdansk? https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/glen-danzig-to-change-his-name-to-glen-gdansk
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Level 59
Mar 29, 2020
English and missed Great Britain! Possibly becuase I never think of it as great!
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Level 17
Apr 22, 2020
Oh Gdańsk. Wonderful city
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Level 28
Jun 23, 2020
I tried Britain instead of Great Britain. I thought Great Britain referred to all of the islands in that archipelago, and Britain was just the one with Wales, Scotland, and England on it.
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Level 59
Jun 25, 2020
If it was Britain it wouldn't be on this quiz where all the answers start with G.
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Level 55
Jul 25, 2020
The entire group is valled British isles, Great Britain is the largest of them.