European Geography By Letter - V

Can you guess these European geographical answers that start with the letter V?
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Last updated: January 1, 2020
First submittedAugust 10, 2014
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Capital of Austria
Vienna
The pope's country
Vatican City
Italian canal city
Venice
The above, in Italian
Venezia
Longest river in Europe
Volga
Residence of King Louis XIV
Versailles
Volcano that destroyed Pompeii
Vesuvius
Third biggest city in Spain
Valencia
Capital of Malta
Valletta
Capital of Lithuania
Vilnius
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City formerly called Stalingrad
Volgograd
Capital of Liechtenstein
Vaduz
Term for an Italian country home
Villa
City of "Romeo and Juliet" in northern Italy
Verona
Capital of unoccupied France during WWII
Vichy
Bulgarian resort city on the Black Sea
Varna
Term for the home of an Anglican parish leader
Vicarage
City on the island of Gotland
Visby
Longest river in Poland
Vistula
Capital of Castille & Leon
Valladolid
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Level 67
Aug 11, 2014
Strictly speaking, Vichy was not the capital of unoccupied France during WWII, since France continued to exist de jure (if not de facto) as a whole from 1940-44 and its capital was still Paris (some ministers even officially kept their main offices there).

Vichy was "only" the seat of the French government, and French administration (police, departmental civil servants, etc.) continued to exist on both sides of the demarkation line.

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Level 59
Oct 9, 2014
This is in many ways the same as saying Berlin was the capital of West Germany, although most government and public service centers and other state institutions were in Bonn.
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Level 74
Sep 23, 2020
Strictly speaking, Switzerland has no capital. Bern is only a "federal city" and the seat of many governmental institutions.
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Level 43
Sep 24, 2014
please accept viche for vichy
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Level 73
Oct 4, 2015
And why not Chicaga, Ottawu or Mexica ?
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Level 75
Jun 22, 2017
but they don't even remotely resemble Vichy
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Level 74
Sep 24, 2020
Semaphorically, the second joke went woooosh over you. Or were you joking, and I am wooooshed?
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Level 60
Oct 8, 2014
vicarage= geography? good quiz otherwise
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Level 81
Oct 8, 2014
Yes, it's a bit of a stretch... I guess it can be considered as human geography? Hard question anyway.
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Level 80
Jun 3, 2017
Yes and not a stretch at all.
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Level 59
Oct 9, 2014
So I waste a bunch of time trying to figure out the English way to spell Wisla (pronounced viswa) and it turns out it's Vistula.
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Level 14
Apr 13, 2015
Strictly speaking, Stalingrad is now called St. Petersburg not Volgograd
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Level 53
Jul 23, 2015
St. Petersburg was Leningrad, not Stalingrad. But that's an easy mistake to make. I looked it up to be certain.
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Level 80
Jun 3, 2017
whoops
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Level 58
Jun 5, 2017
Strictly speaking, you're wrong!
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Level 80
Jun 3, 2017
I was sooo close on the term for the vicar house... dammit...
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Level 79
Jun 3, 2017
Half of these I have learned from taking quizzes on this site. Thank you, QM.
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Level 51
Jun 4, 2017
Should be "Castile" and not "Castille"
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Level 55
Sep 23, 2020
Still not fixed this.
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Level 68
Dec 6, 2017
one of a few italian-centric quiz :-)
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Level 70
May 22, 2018
Per usual, I completely bomb the European ones, and have never even heard of the ones I missed.
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Level 82
Aug 19, 2018
could also add czech republic's longest river
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Level 21
Jan 17, 2019
Villa in Italian does not mean "Country" home. It's just a home. It's a term often used to identify larger than average homes, or more luxurious ones, while small ones may be called "Villetta". Villas can be anywhere including big cities, not only country.
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Level 55
Jan 19, 2019
Valladolid is like Bloemfontein. You know the answer, but have absolutely no idea how to spell it. :-D
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Level 56
May 22, 2020
At least some of us that Googled it know how to spell Bloemfontein!
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Level 64
Jul 15, 2020
Pfffft. Only one question about the UK, and it wasn't even a geography question.

Could you not even stretch to something like 'US state named for Elizabeth I'?

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Level 80
Aug 5, 2020
Why? It's a 20-question quiz. There are 44 countries in Europe. How much over-representation of the UK would be adequate? Plus I'm quite sure if there was a question on here about a US state the whining would be deafening.
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Level 64
Aug 27, 2020
Ha ha, gotcha. How very predictable. Is the irony detector still not working?
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Level 80
Sep 23, 2020
Yes, the comments left by European visitors are very predictable.
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Level 74
Sep 23, 2020
We complain about US-centrism, not UK-lackism. Get your facts straight!
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Level 38
Sep 23, 2020
I did the whole quiz not understanding that it was only by letter "V." Some interesting choices, I thought