The continent of Europe consists of 50 countries, with some having land straddling into Asia as well. These are Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Russia.
European countries range greatly in size, from the smallest country in the world, the Vatican City, to Russia, which has the largest land area of all European nations. Many of the capitals of Europe are well-established tourist attractions. This is thanks to their blend of old and new, ancient heritage mixing with modern, technologically-advanced cities.
But it's the history of these cities that interest many. Visiting them, and the Old Towns of each city, in particular, takes us back to a time gone by. Many were initially built by the Romans, and Roman ruins are found throughout the continent.
Of course, all of these countries have capital cities. Some of them are obvious, and you probably can remember them from your school education. These include England, Paris and France, the countries from Europe that dominate our newsfeeds. But what about the capital of Malta, an island in the Mediterranean? Or one of the many new nations that sprung up following the end of Communism? Here, we are talking places such as Montenegro.
So if you think you know your geography, then have a go at our quiz in which you need to match European capitals to the correct country. Good luck!