European Countries with the Fewest Borders

Name the European countries that don't border any other countries - or that border only one other.
As always, we consider Cyprus to be part of Asia
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: October 4, 2017
First submittedMarch 25, 2015
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No Borders
Iceland
Malta
One Border
Denmark
Ireland
Monaco
Portugal
One Border
San Marino
United Kingdom
Vatican City
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Level 72
Mar 27, 2015
Good one
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Level 73
Oct 3, 2017
Easy peasy. Nice one.
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Level 60
Oct 5, 2017
Actually, UK has land borders with Ireland, Spain (Gibraltar) and Cyprus (Akrotiri & Dhekelia). Otherwise, there should be a warning about oversea territories not taken into account.
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Level 74
Oct 5, 2017
From Wikipedia: British Overseas Territories do not form part of the United Kingdom
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Level 71
Dec 6, 2017
You tell him Jerry!!!
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Level 61
Jan 24, 2018
Jerrrrry, Jerrrry, Jerrrry!
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Level 83
Jan 24, 2018
#Jerry4President
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Level 53
Jan 26, 2018
My man!
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Level 76
Jan 26, 2018
Go Jerry!
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Level 39
Jan 29, 2018
Jerry our savior!
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Level 47
May 24, 2018
than how come it counts in some other quizzes? this is inconsistant whichever way you look at it.
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Level 81
Oct 8, 2018
Jerr Bear lording the Level 70 over the little Level 59er.
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Level 66
Oct 26, 2019
@qcumber then* inconsistent*
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Level 47
Apr 9, 2020
@qcumber seems to be inconsistent with his spelling of inconsistent... also ye Jerry!
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Level 55
Jun 3, 2020
@qcumber: Maybe because quizes are made by different people and they are allowed to have different oppinions?
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Level 36
Aug 19, 2020
Umm... I have no complaints but couldn't wiki also be edited?? It might be wrong information.
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Level 65
Aug 19, 2020
Still, might be worthy of a note, similar to your note for Cyprus
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Level 71
Aug 19, 2020
#actually
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Level 38
Aug 20, 2020
Lol, sorry you got played
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Level 37
Jan 11, 2018
Estonia?
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Level 74
Jan 11, 2018
2 borders: Russia and Latvia.
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Level 45
Jan 24, 2018
And Finland no?
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Level 70
Jan 24, 2018
Nope. They're separated by the gulf of Finland.
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Level 60
Jan 24, 2018
What about Algeria?
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Level 61
Jan 25, 2018
Yes, and China?!
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Level 57
Jan 25, 2018
and Madagascar?
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Level 61
Jan 26, 2018
How 'bout the Solomon Islands?
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Level 65
Mar 1, 2018
Where's Taiwan??
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Level 47
Apr 9, 2020
Yeah, and what about Mars!
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Level 53
Aug 19, 2020
What about Alpha Centuari? Neptune? Hoth?
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Level 46
Aug 20, 2020
Westeros!
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Level 58
Jan 26, 2018
Maps are so difficult to come by these days, aren't they!
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Level 25
Apr 8, 2020
No map because otherwise you could just see wchich ones
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Level 47
Apr 9, 2020
I think they were just making a joke about how if the original commenter had just looked a map before commenting they would know estonia had 2 borders.
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Level 81
Oct 8, 2018
Russia?
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Level 37
Jan 24, 2018
Great Quiz!
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Level 53
Jan 24, 2018
Helloooo?! where is Cyprus. Cyprus is a european country
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Level 68
Jan 24, 2018
helllooooo ? Again this debate ?? Althought Cyprus belongs to the UE, is politically bounded to Europe and all its sports teams plays in european leagues (as Israel, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kazakhstan, for example), Cyprus is GEOGRAPHICALLY an asian country... take it as it is.
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Level 62
Jan 24, 2018
You probably meant EU, right?
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Level 61
Jan 25, 2018
Or he is from France, then UE would be ok ;-)
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Level 60
Jan 25, 2018
Or Spain, Portugal, Italy, Romania, Poland, all Latin America, Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland...
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Level 37
Jul 1, 2019
Sly67: THANK YOU!
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Level 66
Jan 24, 2018
This is why, in addition to the new upscoring of comments, we need downscoring.
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Level 53
Jan 24, 2018
You shouldn't consider Cyprus part of Asia
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Level 73
Jan 24, 2018
You shouldn't tell quiz creators what to do without some supporting evidence.

As nearly all the veterans of this site know, Cyprus is geographically located in Asia, regardless of political or cultural connections to Europe.
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Level 54
Jan 24, 2018
Exactly. If we're going by cultural connection and not geographical location, Australia should be European. It's just silly.
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Level 74
Jan 24, 2018
I've followed the Cyprus thread with amusement and interest today! What no-one seems to be picking up on is that continents are completely artificial constructs. There is no "official" delimitation of continental borders; there is no benefit to a country whether it gets grouped in with one continent or other, and most ludicrously, despite continents being loosely grouped around giant landmasses, people seem to want to shoehorn island countries into being a part of one continent or another. You see, for example, Trinidad & Tobago, geologically and geographically connected to South America, being classed as "North America" on many websites (including this one). Cue debates about Cyprus, Seychelles, and bordering areas like whether Egypt encroaches on Asia and Indonesia is partly in Oceania (via the island of New Guinea). All good fun, but most importantly, let's accept there is no "correct" location for Cyprus. It's kinda Europe and kinda Asia, that's all.
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Level 47
May 24, 2018
good grief, guys, might as well question the definition of continents. there might be just three. or maybe theres dozens.
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Level 47
Apr 9, 2020
I'm not even a veteran(Only about a year) and I quickly learned, No palestine, Kosovo and Taiwan are countries, Cyprus=Asia, Russia=Europe...It doesn't take that long to learn how stuff works. I guess things can be debated over but the Cyprus debate has been far worn out on this site.
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Level 74
Apr 9, 2020
Did you take that year to research the issue and come to your own conclusions? Or did you just spend a year learning how to parrot what you hear? I'd like to encourage every quizzer, when they hear a claim about anything, to go and do some research and decide for themselves.
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Level 47
Aug 19, 2020
It's not that I haven't done my own research, I do understand that there isn't always a correct answer. In fact now typing this out I'm realizing that my argument that I was going to give is flawed. I was going to say that guidelines for the site are needed, but obviously people are entitled to their own opinions. You saying this did actually help me realize I was wrong. I've started doing research on all topics I argue about online.
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Level 31
May 1, 2020
If you consider Turkey Europe than Cyprus is closest to Europe so Cyprus should be Europe and so should Turkey
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Level 35
Jun 20, 2020
turkey is both asian and european, with istanbul lying at the border between the continents. cyprus is geographically a part of asia.
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Level 47
Aug 19, 2020
It's not that we consider Turkey part of Europe, It's that part of Turkey is Europe, the part of Turkey Cyprus is close to is Asian. I do understand the confusion though.
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Level 27
Jan 24, 2018
Liechtenstein?
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Level 62
Jan 24, 2018
Borders both Switzerland and Austria.
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Level 50
Jan 24, 2018
I think land borders should be added to the description as many of these countries share more borders, just not land ones. Aso, Denmark technically is connected with Sweden via the Øresund Bridge giving it two land borders.
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Level 55
Jun 3, 2020
What about UK and the Tunnel, then? Man made borders have neber been considered in the history of quizes ever, why start now?
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Level 80
Jan 24, 2018
This list is only so long because they will let any fruit stand next to a semi-organized circle of cottages be a "country" in Europe.
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Level 49
Jan 24, 2018
Unnecessary.
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Level 80
Jan 24, 2018
I disagree.
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Level 47
May 24, 2018
i completely disagree with that statement. many of these have been countries for centuries. they all have their own history, and some even have some ethnical and cultural differences.
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Level 80
Oct 26, 2019
So if we can find ethnic or cultural differences between Manhattan and Harlem they should be spun off in to independent countries? That's stupid. Grow up and learn to get along with your neighbors better.
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Level 47
Apr 9, 2020
At least it's not like Africa where completely different cultures were forced together by Europe in the scramble for Africa.
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Level 56
May 1, 2020
How dare you disagree Kal's comment
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Level 47
Aug 19, 2020
Normally I agree with most of Kal's controversial comments and the other times he has convinced me but this is just one I disagree with(obviously I'm still open to being convinced). Europe has had many of those micronations for a while.
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Level 38
Aug 20, 2020
@kalbahamut You can't compare neighborhoods in an ethnically diverse city to a country, especially in a country that did not start from ethnic reasons.
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Level 59
Oct 7, 2018
Not any semi-organised circle of cottages. Just ones that happen to be the headquarters of the world's largest religious organisation, are tax havens for the leaders of other countries, are shoved up a mountain somewhere or on a remote island so that nobody can be bothered to conquer them, or some combination of the above (I can't imagine the UK, Ireland, Denmark or Portugal come under the category of circles of cottages). The list would only be so short for continental North America because they will allow any roughly-sliced third of a continent with a few extra disconnected appendages added on based on who will sell it, with little in common except a common language, currency and government (whose power is often delegated to local governments) be a "country" there.
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Level 47
Apr 9, 2020
Wouldn't this list be very long for North America? It would be 13 countries long, 14 if you only count borders that are part of the continent.
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Level 38
Aug 20, 2020
I'm sorry, but you are forgetting the POLITICAL REASONS that places become countries. Nobody would just make a driveway as an internationally recognized country. It would have to exist for specific reasons. Ask someone else, "why does Monaco exist," or "Liechtenstein," or "Andorra," or any country you believe exists just because they "let it exist."
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Level 74
Jan 24, 2018
Cyprus is more Europe than it is Asia.
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Level 41
Jan 24, 2018
So is Cyprus in Asia then?
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Level 64
Jan 24, 2018
Love your work!
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Level 49
Jan 24, 2018
Nice quiz. Almost forgot Monaco...
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Level 29
Jan 25, 2018
Missed Monaco and Denmark :)
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Level 25
Jan 25, 2018
Only one I forgot was iceland
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Level 72
Jan 25, 2018
No matter what your personal belief is about Cyprus, this site considers it part of Asia. If you don't like it then stop taking quizzes on this site. Get over it already.
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Level 74
Jan 25, 2018
Hey! Chill out grumpy Bear! Just cos this website says something doesn't mean it's true! We give it our best shot, but some answers are debatable, and people are welcome to debate them! You can disagree with answers on this site and still enjoy doing the quizzes.
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Level 24
Jan 27, 2018
Denmark has a small bridge that connects to Sweden.
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Level 71
May 12, 2019
Mind blowing math lesson: Bridges ≠ borders
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Level 41
Aug 22, 2019
As the UK has a tunnel border with France
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Level 63
Aug 20, 2020
small???? Have you ever seen that bridge? When it was built it was the longest road-rain bridge in the world.
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Level 74
Aug 20, 2020
I've taken the train over it (it's actually a double-decker bridge, with the rail line on the lower deck, and the road on the top deck). And I vote for big :)
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Level 37
Jul 12, 2018
Another debate about Cyprus? Let's do it this way, Europe and Asia are one landmass, so Cyprus is in Europe and Asia.
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Level 80
Oct 26, 2019
this makes a lot of sense actually
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Level 47
Aug 19, 2020
Yeah this caught me off guard.
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Level 53
May 3, 2019
You should count Laos as part of Europe but it has more than 1 border.
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Level 23
Nov 6, 2019
what about denmark and sweden? Oresund Bridge???
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Level 74
Nov 6, 2019
We look at land borders, and do not count water that is crossed by a bridge.
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Level 42
Dec 2, 2019
got the UK and not Ireland. smh
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Level 59
May 25, 2020
I got Ireland the first try but couldn't think of the UK. Got em all except for the UK, felt a little ashamed afterwards.
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Level 35
Mar 5, 2020
uk borders spain too
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Level 35
Jun 20, 2020
gibraltar is not part of uk
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Level 55
Mar 5, 2020
Andorra has only one!
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Level 40
Mar 17, 2020
No it doesn't. France and Spain.
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Level 55
Jun 3, 2020
Seriously guys? I mean, how hard is to look at a map before you emabrass yourself? You are already connected to the internet and on a device that can display a map.
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Level 37
Aug 18, 2020
Did it in 0:31.
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Level 56
Aug 19, 2020
Imagine starting an argument over which continent Cyprus belongs to
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Level 82
Aug 19, 2020
I think that already happened on another quiz...can't remember which one... ;)