European Geography By Letter - H

Can you guess these European geographical answers that start with the letter H?
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Last updated: December 18, 2019
First submittedJune 4, 2014
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Clue
Answer
Capital of Finland
Helsinki
London's main airport
Heathrow
Germany's second-largest city
Hamburg
River in Yorkshire and the
"king's town" that sits upon it
Hull
Landlocked country
Hungary
City home to the government of
the Netherlands
The Hague
Byzantine church that is a major
landmark in Istanbul
Hagia Sophia
Where William the Conqueror
defeated Harold in 1066
Hastings
Bosnia and __________
Herzegovina
Capital of Crete
Heraklion
Clue
Answer
The counties surrounding London
Home Counties
Netherlands region often confused
with the country as a whole
Holland
Roman wall built to keep out Picts
Hadrian's Wall
Scottish archipelago of 100+ islands,
inner and outer
Hebrides
German state that Hessians come from
Hesse
Park in London where
Speakers' Corner can be found
Hyde Park
Mountainous region of Scotland
Highlands
Croatia in Croatian
Hrvatska
Art museum in St. Petersburg
Hermitage
Britain's royal family originally came
from this city in Lower Saxony
Hannover
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Level 85
Jul 22, 2014
Too Euro-centric.
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Level 49
Jul 22, 2014
European quizzes tend to be Euro-centric.
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Level 82
Apr 30, 2016
I find it very Scotland-centric! Also Netherlands and German centric.
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Level 71
Apr 8, 2020
There are more questions relating to England than Scotland, or any other country. So, maybe too UK-centric?
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Level 59
Dec 31, 2016
There's not a single question about euros.
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Level 75
Dec 31, 2016
not enough questions on Cyprus for my liking
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Level 71
Dec 18, 2019
"Which country is split in half between Greek and Turkish sides" - Answer: Kyprus
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Level 75
Jan 6, 2017
Too Geography-oriented
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Level 50
Apr 12, 2020
I would even say too UK centric. For me, it is amazing that more people knew Scottish archipelago than Hermitage.
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Level 78
Jul 22, 2014
Found this one difficult, but mad at self for not even seeing last clue.
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Level 62
Jul 22, 2014
could you accept Heracleon, please?
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Level 73
Jul 23, 2014
please don't
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Level 66
Jan 3, 2017
Oh gods, why would you... no: I second that - please don't.
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Level 68
Nov 16, 2015
my dad is from hull
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Level 82
Jan 8, 2016
unlucky
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Level 66
Mar 20, 2019
You would rather he be from Johannesburg, or Bangalore, or Lagos then?
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Level 77
Dec 18, 2019
They don't begin with H though.
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Level 81
Jul 7, 2016
I thought it were 'Ull.
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Level 45
Dec 31, 2016
Nice to have a quiz with more British clues/answers.
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Level 37
Dec 31, 2016
Can you accept Humber, as Kingston-Upon-Hull sits on the point where the two rivers meet, so although it technically does sit on the river Hull, I believe Humber should also accept it as a lot of sources list it as being on the Humber. Otherwise, great quiz!
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Level 71
Dec 31, 2016
Well, no, because there's no such town as Kingston-upon-Humber, and the question does mention the town as well.
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Level 48
Dec 31, 2016
Too America-centric.
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Level 46
Dec 31, 2016
cant spell Bosnia and _______________
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Level 78
Apr 8, 2020
Same here. I tried about ten different ways - and all of them adding an i before the last letter which explains why none of them worked.
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Level 75
Apr 9, 2020
Easy to get lazy about that when you never have to spell it on Jetpunk
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Level 65
Jan 2, 2017
Shoot. Thought it was the Helbrides. Oh well.
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Level 66
Mar 20, 2019
It's spelt Hebrides and pronounced /ˈhɛbrɪdiːz/ (HEBrideez).
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Level 66
Jan 16, 2017
8/20 (40%) of all the questions are UK related. For UK you need to know every small detail, for the other countries just the name (Hrvatska, Holland, Hercegovina, Hungary). I guess the author is British, but this quiz is way too much UK-centered.
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Level 66
Mar 20, 2019
Well it's an English quiz
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Level 55
Jun 8, 2020
Why don't you give us some examples of what quetions to use instead? Something that at leas 1/3 of people would be able to answer, not that you would be zoomed in on a map, looking for some random village names or something.
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Level 66
Aug 13, 2020
Ok, here are the suggestions to make the quiz a little less UK-centric: Helsingør is a Danish city where Shakespeare's Hamlet takes place - that's why the castle is called Elsinore in the play (the actual name of the castle is Kronborg). I think that could make a very interesting question. Heidelberg University, founded in 1386, is Germany's oldest and one of Europe's most reputable universities. Huelva is a city in Spain, home to Recreativo de Huelva, the oldest football club in Spain, founded in 1889. Haarlem is a city in The Netherlands, quite important in the 16-17 century, which gave its name to a very well known neighborhood of New York. Halle is a German city with a well known tennis tournament, one of the rare tournaments to still be held on grass. Haliacmon is the longest river in Greece. Is that good enough? P.S. I am not a psychopath, so I didn't suggest Hungarian city of Hódmezővásárhely, but that's also a nice place, I've even been there...
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Level 37
Jan 30, 2017
Sorry, but aren't Andorra, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein also landlocked countries?
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Level 47
Jan 30, 2017
If only there was another clue, possibly in the title, which could help you work out which country was the answer.
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Level 70
Mar 3, 2017
And they ALL begin with H.
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2019
Nah, only Helvetia is a valid answer. And the Habsburg Monarchy has not been landlocked...
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Level 66
Mar 20, 2019
And also Lesotho—the little country surrounded by South Africa and starts with the letter L!
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Level 71
Feb 10, 2017
Why can I never remember how to spell Herzegovina?
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Level 71
Apr 8, 2020
Because in most quizzes you don't have to. Usually, we only need to write "Bosnia", and auto-fill does it for us. So it's nice that for once, we are forced to write it out - and accept our spelling shortcomings!
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Level 24
Mar 13, 2017
i never get the question about William the Conqueror right!
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Level 66
May 6, 2017
Hrvatska
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Level 43
Feb 12, 2019
Randomly guessed hessia, and got it!
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Level 59
Mar 15, 2019
Please for The Hague/Den Haag accept 's Gravenhage, the official name for the city.
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Level 77
Dec 18, 2019
G is not H.
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Level 67
Sep 19, 2019
The Hague definitely does NOT start with an H, in dutch it is Den Haag or 's Gravenhage (the article has become unrecognizable and fully integrated into the name). The Hague starts as much with an H as New York starts with an Y or Los Angeles start with an A (or even less so) or Buenos Aires with an A.
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Level 82
Dec 18, 2019
There's a difference between New York and Buenos Aires on one side, which very much start with a N and a B and then Los Angeles and The Hague where it can be argued that they start with an A and an H respectively when you ignore the articles.
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2019
And why should you ignore well established parts of a (English) name? It is "Los Angeles", even in Russian language where there are no articles at all!. (Though The Hague is called article-freely "Gaaga" in Russian... :-D )
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Level 63
Dec 19, 2019
This quiz is in English. "The" is an article and articles don't count on these quizzes - ever.
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Level 78
Apr 8, 2020
Unless they're written in Spanish, which was the point he was trying to make, I think - Los Angeles, Las Vegas, etc.
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Level 80
Dec 18, 2019
Oh, Hull.
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Level 63
Dec 19, 2019
I was surprised to see Hannover in its German spelling with two "n".
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Level 46
Jan 24, 2020
There's actually not really a region in the Netherlands that's called Holland, you've got North and South Holland
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Level 73
Apr 8, 2020
Sure Holland is a region. North and South Holland are provinces.
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Level 72
Apr 8, 2020
In the US, there is a region called New England, but no state called New England. There is a region called the Carolinas, which is North and South Carolina together. Holland can be both North and South Holland.
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Level 66
Apr 3, 2020
The Scottish Highlands are such a beautiful abd serene place, where one finds an occasional pond, castle, or a herd of Highland cattle. I went there several years ago.
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Level 78
Apr 8, 2020
Highland cattle are cool.They've been importing them to the US for decades and there's an American Highland Cattle Association now. Thank you, Scotland.
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Level 66
Apr 8, 2020
Interesting
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Level 66
Apr 8, 2020
and* !!!
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Level 50
Oct 12, 2020
Also, whisky, I'm told!
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Level 61
Apr 8, 2020
Who didn't just guess Hessia for Hessians?
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Level 24
Apr 8, 2020
Can you accept Highland and not just Highlands? Good quiz though