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European Coastal Capitals

Can you name the national capitals of Europe whose city center is less than 10km from the sea?
Includes gulfs, bays, inlets, etc...
Also see Asian coastal capitals by WolfCam
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Last updated: December 22, 2019
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First submittedMarch 1, 2017
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Capital
Athens
Copenhagen
Dublin
Helsinki
Lisbon
Monaco
Capital
Oslo
Reykjavík
Riga
Stockholm
Tallinn
Valletta
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Level 89
Mar 1, 2017
Worked my way around the coast, even remembered to pick up Malta, but then couldn't think what would be between Norway's and Latvia's capitals...
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Level 68
Mar 1, 2017
Same here :(.
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Level 79
Mar 2, 2017
I remembered that one, but almost failed Ireland.
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Level 75
Mar 1, 2017
nice quiz!
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Level 70
Mar 2, 2017
Amsterdam?
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Level 72
Mar 2, 2017
It was coastal, but then the sea was turned into a lake so it doesn't count anymore.
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Level 82
Mar 3, 2017
Dang it. When did that happen?
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Level 63
Mar 6, 2017
In the 1930's they first built a dike that split the Waddenzee (part of the North Sea) and the Ijselmeer. Then a second dike in the 1970's that split the Ijselmeer and the Markermeer which borders Amsterdam.
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Level 74
Mar 2, 2017
Enjoyed that!
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Level 71
Jun 2, 2017
Good quiz, forgot Monaco when time ran out. For a sprint quiz try my 60 sec Capital Quiz on ........ http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/mals-1-minute-20-easiest-no-thinking-capitals-quiz
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Level 67
Jun 2, 2017
Why not Istanbul?
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Level 55
Jun 2, 2017
because it's not a capital?
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Level 70
Jun 3, 2017
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Level 58
Jun 2, 2017
And Turkey is Asian.
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Level 48
Aug 29, 2019
It's actually both...... ;)
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Level 60
Aug 6, 2020
The quiz doesn't ask for capitals of European countries, only for capitals in Europe. So by that logic, Istanbul would qualify. If it was a capital, of course.
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Level 27
May 27, 2022
Turkey's capital is now Ankara in the smack dam in the Turkish mainland, Istanbul is in the European area. And is an old capital
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Level 65
Jun 2, 2017
My first guess was London, 'cos the Thames is tidal :)
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Level 60
Jun 2, 2017
The Thames is a terrible sea
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Level 68
Jun 2, 2017
What about Nicosia? ;-)
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Level 58
Jun 2, 2017
Cyprus is Asian on these quizzes.
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Level 61
Jun 2, 2017
Never noticed the winky face did you?
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Level 78
Aug 28, 2019
Not to mention Baku
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Level 57
Aug 29, 2019
Yeah, and what about Buenos Aires? Sounds pretty coastal to me...
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Level 75
Aug 29, 2019
I mean, even if it wasn't counted as Asia but Europe, Nicosia is still further away from the sea than 10 km.

(I know this was a joke, just wanted to share that though.)

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Level 66
May 30, 2022
Nicosia is in the mainland, nowhere near a sea. Also, Cyprus is Asian
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Level 48
Jun 26, 2017
London is missing - quiz says it includes gulfs, bays, inlets, etc. And the Thames in London is still tidal.
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Level 78
Feb 12, 2019
Hm. I tried London too, but the Thames, while a tidal river as far as the centre of the city, is clearly not a bay, a gulf, or an inlet.
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Level 45
Dec 31, 2017
Isn't Tirana costal?
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Level 84
Nov 13, 2018
It's close, but by my rough estimate it looks about 15km or so from the ocean.
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Level 65
Aug 28, 2019
On google maps, it’s 16 miles, so 25 kilometres.
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Level 66
Feb 19, 2020
Yea 16 miles not km
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Level 44
Feb 6, 2018
You should accept Monte Carlo in answers, after all it is a capital of Monaco.
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Level 76
Dec 5, 2018
When did that happen?
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Level 68
Aug 28, 2019
Monte Carlo is the largest quartier of Monaco, but Monaco is a City State, like Singapore or Vatican. To say Monte Carlo is the capital of Monaco is akin to Manhattan being the capital of NYC or Sandton the capital of Johannesburg. It's just not the case.
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Level 55
May 27, 2022
I agree, but I think it's a better comparison to say Monte Carlo is the capital of Monaco is akin to Manhattan being the capital instead of NYC (if it was a capital) or Sandton being the capital of instead of Johannesburg as they're referring to Monaco as the country not as the city presumably.
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Level 49
Feb 7, 2019
Might be worth extending the distance from 10km to 15km, the center of Riga is just slightly more than 10km from the sea
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Level 62
Jun 17, 2019
If we consider the whole city in place of just the city center, then Rome is on the coast.
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Level 66
Aug 8, 2019
Bah i missed soe obvious ones, islands and baltic.. cool idea. you have to double think.
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Level 84
Aug 28, 2019
On another quiz Rome is considered on the Mediterranean.
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Level 62
May 28, 2022
This quiz requires the city center to be less than 10km from the sea. While the city of Rome is actually on the coast, its city center is more than 10km far from the seaside, so it does not qualify.
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Level 84
Aug 28, 2019
and I think Amsterdam should probably count, too. They artificially control the sea level through dykes but still...
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Level 84
Aug 28, 2019
Plus it's only a few miles going in the other direction to get through Haarlem and the North Sea. Why is it not on here?
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Level 70
Aug 29, 2019
almost 18 k
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Level 84
Aug 29, 2019
doesn't appear that way on Google maps. Are you measuring from the city center?
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Level 70
Aug 30, 2019
no, but even from the westernmost point of the amsterdam port (where no-one lives), still 12 k.

a caveat telling us where to meausure from wouldn't be too bad. i think i've seen rome count as a capital by the sea on another jp-quiz

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Level 66
Feb 19, 2020
30km from the ocean, (measured from the city center as (was allready) mentioned in the description)
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Level 78
Aug 28, 2019
What about the Hague?
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Level 84
Aug 29, 2019
not the capital of the Netherlands
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Level 75
Mar 16, 2021
The Hague is the administrative capital of the country and the home of the court and government, though Amsterdam is the official capital.
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Level 59
May 27, 2022
The Constitution of the Netherlands is very clear about this: Amsterdam is the nation's capital, regardless of where the country's government is based.
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Level 77
Aug 29, 2019
I TRIED ISTANBUL AND MISSED VALLETTA...
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Level 72
Dec 30, 2020
Out of curiosity, who decides where the centre of a city is?
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Level 29
Jul 6, 2021
Whoever builds it I guess :)
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Level 68
Jun 29, 2021
Amsterdam??? Amsterdam is definitely coastal.
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Level 70
Jul 14, 2021
Rome is on the seaside. In fact, most of the city it's some 20 km. from the sea, but Lido di Ostia (right on the seaside) is a quartier of Rome
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Level 56
Nov 12, 2021
amsterdam?
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Level 62
May 27, 2022
I always thought Amsterdam and Rome are coastal.
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Level 42
May 27, 2022
Baku should count, it's well above the south most mountains of the Greater Caucasus range so it's in Europe, and it's right on the sea.
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Level 72
May 27, 2022
Even if all this was true, the Caspian Sea is still a lake.
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Level 84
May 28, 2022
and Azerbaijan is not in Europe.