Only 1 in 51 people can identify each of these European countries from its outline! Can you?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo

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It may cover just 2% of the Earth's surface, but Europe is definitely the most diverse of all the continents. Do you think you know the countries of Europe well enough to identify each one just by its outline? Jump into our quiz and find out!

In 1949 after the end of the Second World War, Germany was split into two separate states known as West Germany and East Germany. The country was finally reunified on Oct. 3, 1990.

France is ranked first in the entire world in terms of the number of annual tourists. Approximately 83 million foreign tourists visit France annually.

In 1918, the area that is now known as Slovenia became a part of Yugoslavia. It gained independence in 1991 and went on to join the European Union in 2004.

Malta’s name is ultimately derived from the Greek for “honey.” The island country has an endemic species of bees and produces a distinct variety of honey.

In terms of area, Spain ranks as the fourth largest country on the European continent. Spain shares a border with the African country of Morocco, making it the only European country to share a border with Africa.

Georgia is described as transcontinental because it is located in both Europe and Asia. It is one of 5 European states to do so, with the others being Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkey.

Macedonia is a landlocked country in Southeast Europe. The country was formerly a part of Yugoslavia, gaining independence in 1991.

Moldova is said to have been named after a river which, in turn, is named after a dog. The dog, belonging to Prince Dragos, drowned in the river after an exhausting hunt with his master.

Albania’s economy is described as upper-middle income. The citizens of Albania enjoy universal health care plus free education at the primary and secondary levels.

With an area of 2 square kilometers, Monaco is the second smallest country in the world, with only Vatican City being smaller than it. It has been said that approximately 30% of the country’s population are millionaires or billionaires.

Sweden is one of the Nordic countries, along with Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. Of these, Sweden, Denmark and Norway are also considered to be Scandinavian countries, with Finland and Iceland included only occasionally.

Luxembourg is one of Europe’s smallest countries, in terms of area. It is roughly the same size as Rhode Island (the smallest of the U.S. states).

The term “armed neutrality” is often used in reference to Switzerland. That means the country, traditionally, does not take sides in a war but makes it clear it is prepared to defend itself if attacked.

Austria is one of the eight Alpine countries (that is, countries through which The Alps Mountains run). Roughly three-quarters of Austria has a mountainous terrain.

Montenegro was once a part of Yugoslavia. Following a break from Yugoslavia, the country joined with Serbia to become formally known as “Serbia and Montenegro.” Montenegro became an independent state in 2006.

The official name of Greece is the Hellenic Republic. The majority of the country is mountainous. Mount Olympus, the mythical home of the Greek gods, is the highest mountain in the country.

Turkey is one of five transcontinental countries in Europe. Approximately 97% of Turkey is in the geographical area called Asia Minor, while the other 3% lies in the region known as the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe.

Finland has, in the past, been a part of Sweden and later a part of Russia. The country gained full independence from Russia in 1917.

The Netherlands, also known as Holland, is a part of The Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Kingdom also contains three tiny Caribbean island-countries: Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten.

Hungary has the largest lake found in Central Europe - Lake Balaton. The country also holds the largest thermal water cave system in the world, as well as the world’s second largest thermal lake - Lake Hévíz.

Although Ukraine (previously referred to as The Ukraine) has proclaimed itself to be a neutral state, it has the second-largest military of any European country. Only Russia’s is bigger.

Azerbaijan is located in both Asia and Europe and is one of the 5 transcontinental countries identified as European. In 1918, when Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence, it became the first democratic Muslim-oriented state in the world to do so.

Norway is one of the three Scandinavian countries, with Sweden and Denmark being the other two. The country ranks consistently high on the United Nations’ World Happiness Report and in 2017 was declared the happiest country in the world.

In 2005, Estonia became the first country to hold elections via the Internet. In a further technological first, Estonia has been offering virtual residency (also called E-residency) to non-Estonians since 2014.

The Tatra Mountains form a natural border between Poland and Slovakia. Within the Polish Tatras, there are 70 mountains reaching over 6,600 feet in elevation.

Iceland is one of the Nordic countries and sometimes is considered among the Scandinavian nations, as well. Iceland is the only member of NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) without a standing army (armed forces).

England is one of four member states that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island.

Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. This mostly flat country contains thousands of lakes, streams and marshes.

Lithuania is one of the three Baltic states. The other two are Latvia and Estonia. In 1991, one year before the Soviet Union was officially dissolved, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet Republics to declare independence.

Portugal is one of the few European countries which shares a land border with just one other country. In the case of Portugal, its only neighbor is Spain.

Located on the shores of the Black Sea, Romania is the site of the Danube Delta. This is where Europe’s second largest river, the Danube, empties into the Black Sea after passing through ten countries.

The Republic of Ireland shares the island of Ireland with Northern Ireland, which is a part of the UK. When it was first created, the Republic of Ireland was known as the Irish Free State.

This landlocked microstate is the sixth smallest country in Europe. At an elevation of 3,356 feet above sea level, its capital Andorra la Vella is the highest capital city on the continent.

Belgium is one of the three neighboring countries in the politico-economic union known as Benelux. The word is made by a combination of their initial letters. The three counties are Belgium (Be), Netherlands (ne) and Luxembourg (lux).

In terms of area, Russia is the world’s largest country, accounting for one-eighth of the all the inhabited land on Earth. It takes in all of Northern Asia and a sizeable portion of Eastern Europe while cutting across 11 time zones.

Also known as Czechia, the Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The 1919 Treaty of Versailles, however, grants the Czech Republic a 7-arce lot in the Hamburg docks (Germany) for use as a seaport.

The microstate of Liechtenstein is described as “doubly landlocked.” That’s because it’s bordered all around by countries (Switzerland and Austria) which are themselves landlocked by other countries.

The microstate of San Marino is described as an enclaved state. That means it is completely surrounded by one other country (Italy). Vatican City is also enclaved by Italy just as Lesotho is by South Africa.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is landlocked except for a 12-mile-long stretch of land on the Adriatic Sea coastline. The town of Neum is situated there as the country’s sole access to the sea.

Geographically, Armenia is a part of the Asian continent. Politically, however, it is considered to be a European country. The same facts apply to the island-country of Cyprus.

Italy enclaves (surrounds completely) the countries of San Marino and Vatican City. In turn, Campione d'Italia, which is a part of Italy, is described as an Italian exclave, since it is completely surrounded by Switzerland.

Although Latvia has been an independent country since 1991, it has in the past undergone Swedish, Livonian, Polish and Russian rule. The country was also invaded and occupied by Germany during World War II.

Serbia became an independent republic on June 5, 2006. The country has a neutral military stance.

Cyprus, like Armenia, is geographically an Asian country but politically a part of Europe. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, as well as the third most populous.

Kazakhstan is one of the five transcontinental countries in Europe. It is the ninth largest country in the world and the largest landlocked country, as well.

Vatican City is a country which is completely contained with the city of Rome, Italy. It is the world’s smallest country in terms of area and population.

Bulgaria shares borders with five other countries. They are Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Turkey. Bulgaria also has a coastline on the Black Sea.

The “Velvet Divorce” is used to describe the separation of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. It took effect on Jan. 1, 1993.

Croatia borders the Adriatic Sea. The part of the sea belonging to the country contains over 700 islands of which about 47 are inhabited.

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