European Geography By Letter - O

Can you guess these European geographical answers that start with the letter O?
Includes, perhaps incorrectly, Ø and Ö
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Last updated: December 19, 2019
First submittedJuly 17, 2014
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Clue
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Famous fall festival held
in Munich
Oktoberfest
England's oldest university
Oxford
Capital of Norway
Oslo
Highest mountain in Greece
Olympus
London cricket ground
The Oval
Scottish archipelago
Orkney
Outer Hebrides
German name for Austria
Österreich
One of the titles of the
Dutch monarch
Prince of Orange
One of the D-Day beaches
Omaha Beach
Ukrainian seaport
Odessa
Clue
Answer
Spain is the largest producer
of this type of oil
Olive Oil
Manchester United football stadium
Old Trafford
Term for a province of Russia or Ukraine
Oblast
Bridge connecting Copenhagen to Malmo
Øresund
French city; there's a "new" one
in Louisiana
Orléans
Second largest city in Portugal
(alternate spelling)
Oporto
Biggest city in northern Finland
Oulu
River on the Poland / Germany border
Oder
Belgian seaside city
Ostend
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Level 68
Aug 10, 2014
Oblast is "province" in Bulgaria(n) as well. I'm not sure for the other Slavic languages.
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Level 62
Aug 27, 2014
in Czech oblast isn't 'province' but it means any area (район or oбласть says a dictionary). It's more general in Czech but still close :)) (and I believe it's the same in Slovak). Anyway, I felt like a total fool when I didn't get that one :DD
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Level 59
Dec 16, 2014
I tried all the other Slavic (Balkan) words for county (okrug, opcina), but didn't think of oblast :P
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Level 77
Dec 4, 2016
It was used in Yugoslavia after WWI for a while, but after then districts were named differently, so now it's a more general term for region, area, or even field (of science!)

In Slovenian it means "authority".
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Level 52
Mar 25, 2017
I thought it was asking for the name of a specific one so I didn't even think of typing oblast...
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Level 66
Aug 18, 2014
Ø and O are two different vowels. So Øresund isn't quite correct.
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Level 83
Sep 1, 2014
I am wondering about the same thing for Österreich, but I don't know German well enough to know if those two are considered different letters in German like is the case of o and ø in Danish/Norwegian. O and ø are just as different as e and i.
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Level 73
Jul 1, 2020
Ö and O are different letters in German. Despite that, Ö is usually found under O in dictionaries, so the quiz is very right to include Ö answers.
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Level 70
Jul 1, 2020
I think the German - and Swedish - Ö is the same sound as the Danish/Norwegian Ø.
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Level ∞
Dec 19, 2019
We are already having a tough enough time finding questions for this quiz, so Ö and Ø are staying in.
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Level 66
Jun 24, 2020
Odense, Denmark Oingt, France Oviedo, Spain Oberhausen, Germany Offenbach am Main, Germany Oldenburg, Germany Olomouc, Czechia Olsztyn, Poland Opole, Poland Just to name a few cities..
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Level 78
Jul 1, 2020
Where the Passion Play is performed every ten years in Germany - Oberammergau. (I'm not a geography nerd but that's one I would have gotten.)
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Level 71
Sep 3, 2014
Can you accept Odra (as it is known in Poland) for Oder River?
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Level ∞
Sep 3, 2014
Okay
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Level 59
Sep 3, 2014
You should take Oostende (native spelling) for Ostend.
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Level 45
Sep 3, 2014
Yes, you should :)
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Level ∞
Sep 3, 2014
Oostend and Oesterreich will work now.
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Level 79
Sep 3, 2014
This was tough but managed to pull a few answers out of I-don't-know-where. Missed the Ukraine question because I misread seaport as airport.
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Level 80
Sep 3, 2014
I first thought of "okrug" for the province question, as it starts with "o" in both Russian and Ukrainian. But I think it's a smaller unit of government than a province.
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Level ∞
Oct 11, 2016
Okrug will work now
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Level 67
Jan 3, 2017
I think the swedes are gonna be well pissed, if you don't put the answer as ØresundsBron. Thats their part of the bridgename. Øresund is the body of water it crosses - as you know I presume.
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Level 79
Mar 25, 2017
As long as you pay the absurd 50 euro extortion fee for crossing it they'll probably be okay with it.
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Level 58
Mar 27, 2017
As this seems to be forum for nitpicking, the Swedes are going to be "well pissed", as you so ineloquently put it, as you've used a letter which isn't in the Swedish alphabet - the name is Öresundsbron in Swedish!
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Level 47
Jan 13, 2017
Was I the only person who thought of oil as in Natural Gas.
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Level 47
Jan 13, 2017
With a question mark.
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Level 47
Jan 13, 2017
Oil isn't a natural gas?
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Level 65
Feb 28, 2017
Yeah I missed the question because my brain was stuck on going through different types of crude (sweet crude, sour crude) and oil cuts (naphthalenes, vacuum oils, kerosenes etc)
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Level 68
Mar 25, 2017
Could you please accept Oranje for Orange?
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Level 47
Mar 25, 2017
Yeah. Typed Oranje and gave up after that. That should definately be accepted.
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Level 38
Jun 28, 2017
Oranje would have been accurate if the quiz maker's word was "Prins". Since the given word is in English, it is assumed that the answer would be in that language as well.
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Level 24
Mar 25, 2017
so many featured quizzes have used this picture
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Level ∞
Dec 19, 2019
Not anymore. We're gradually going through and removing egregiously duplicated thumbnails.
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Level 60
Mar 27, 2017
Øresund (Danish) / Öresund (Swedish) does not start with O, since Ø and Ö are separate letters in their respective alphabets. In German, Ö is not considered a letter separate from O, even though it is similar in pronunciation to its Scandinavian counterparts.
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Level 58
Mar 27, 2017
This quiz is in English, and the name of the strait (and resultant bridge) is spelled Oresund in English.
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Level 65
Apr 20, 2017
In fact, the answer for the question about the bridge is wrong. The current answer is the name of the strait that divides Denmark and Sweden, not the bridge itself. Maybe you should rephrase the question so it would be about the strait
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Level 74
Oct 15, 2018
The King of Netherland's is Prince of Orange-Nassau - "Orange" as a princely house doesn't exist.
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Level 38
Oct 28, 2018
Correct. Or, more accurately "Prins van Oranje-Nassau". This site keeps insisting on Anglicized names because it is an "English language quiz", yet it routinely accepts "Oktoberfest", which is not English!
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Level 64
Jul 1, 2020
But we say "Oktoberfest" in English, just as we say "Mardi Gras," "Chanukah," and "Cinco de Mayo." The native names for those observances are all much more common in English than the translations.
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Level 18
Jul 1, 2020
Oldest university in Europe is one in Bologa, Italy, established in 1088.
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Level 57
Jul 1, 2020
It's a good job it doesn't say the oldest in europe then.
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Level 69
Jul 1, 2020
Technically, Øresund is the strait between Copenhagen and Malmo. The bridge is (surprise surprise) Øresund bridge. And that's an easy thing to fix here, just change "bridge connecting" to "strait between"
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Level 54
Jul 1, 2020
"Prince Of Orange" is the title of the Heir-Apparent, not the Monarch
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Level 73
Jul 1, 2020
I was breezing through that quiz. Then came the last three clues...
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Level 55
Jul 1, 2020
Got them all except for the sports questions
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Level 64
Jul 3, 2020
Øresund is not the name of the bridge but of the strait of water it crosses. The bridge is called Øresundsbron or Bron for short.