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European Capitals Furthest from the Sea

Can you name the 10 capital cities of European countries that are the greatest distance from the sea?
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Last updated: September 15, 2022
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First submittedNovember 7, 2017
Times taken46,646
Average score80.0%
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km
Capital
635
Moscow
418
Budapest
417
Kyiv
415
Minsk
391
Prague
km
Capital
371
Bratislava
342
Vienna
307
Madrid
298
Bern
293
Belgrade
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Level 73
Nov 7, 2017
Nearest misses: Vaduz, Vilnius, Warsaw.
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Level 32
Feb 24, 2018
i put all of those
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Level 77
Oct 2, 2020
I didn't 😊
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Level 46
Oct 4, 2020
I also tried all of those!
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Level 59
Jul 8, 2021
I put Vaduz, but nothing else
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Level 83
Mar 11, 2018
Yes, I tried Vaduz and Warsaw before I realised my missing one was Madrid.
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Level 75
Jun 26, 2018
Wouldn't have even given the Baltic States a thought, cos they're small, and well, Baltic. Interesting
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Level 66
Apr 5, 2019
same
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Level 45
Dec 30, 2020
Same I only got 5/10 but I guessed all three of those...
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Level 75
Feb 11, 2018
I was 100% sure that Vaduz must be on the list, because I guessed Vienna and Bern. How far is it from the sea?
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Level 73
Feb 11, 2018
It is around 281 km away from the Venetian Lagoon. Indeed it's about the same latitude as Bern, but the Adriatic Sea extends further north than the Ligurian Sea, which is closest to Bern!
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Level 50
Jun 24, 2018
That makes sense. I was puzzled by Vaduz not being on as well.
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Level 80
Feb 27, 2018
finished with 0:01 left hahaha
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Level 74
Oct 2, 2020
Same. Got Madrid after hitting pause
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Level 73
Feb 28, 2018
Shouldn't it be fArthest? Further is to continue . . . he added further to his comments, but maybe he should have gone farther (distance)
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Level 73
Jun 24, 2018
I remember learning that "further" is suitable for both meanings, whereas "farther" refers specifically to distance. I'm not a native speaker though, so I can't say for sure.
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Level 63
Jun 24, 2018
My understanding is that further can be used anywhere farther is used, but not the other way around. Farther has some limitations. It cannot be used as a verb, as in to further your education. It also cannot be used as a synonym for additional or additionally. You wouldn't ask for farther assistance. You also wouldn't say farthermore. You could, however, travel either further or farther into space or time. The name of the quiz is fine.
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Level 75
Jun 24, 2018
That's really interesting to learn! I never knew the difference between the two.
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Level 74
May 1, 2019
Excellent explanation. Now can you do effect and affect - I always question my usage of those two words. I think I get it correct, but I'm never completely sure.
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Level 66
Aug 8, 2019
Effect is the outcome of something, cause and effect, you let go of your mug, the effect is it drops on the floor. To affect is to influence ( deliberately or not)/has influence on. Someone whining all the time affects/has an affect on my mood.
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Level 55
May 13, 2020
affects/ has an effect* Affect is the verb Effect is the noun

Affect is to cause an effect on something.

I think

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Level 80
Oct 2, 2020
Re affect/effect - actually both can be either a verb or a noun.

Affect as verb - to cause a change in something ("the pandemic affected the economy").

Effect as verb - to bring something about ("the pandemic effected an economic downturn").

Affect as noun - the outward appearance of emotion ("her face showed a neutral affect").

Effect as noun - the result of a change ("the effect on the economy was devastating").

The second and especially the third meanings aren't seen all that often but they are still in use.

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Level 75
Oct 2, 2020
Osiris is spot on. Long live Osiris ;)
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Level 52
Oct 20, 2022
RAVEN – Remember, Affect – Verb, Effect – Noun.
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Level 67
Jun 25, 2018
I'm British and I would never use farther/farthest. Further is fine. Those previous comments look correct to me but I'm not sure if it is a difference between British/American English or just a convention.
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Level 64
Sep 12, 2022
It's always just struck me as a British-US thing as well. I speak what is to all intents and purposes British English, and I never use 'farther' or 'farthest'.
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Level 64
Jun 25, 2018
It would be nice if the description included which bodies of water are classified as "the sea.",
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Level 60
Jun 16, 2020
Unless you want to count Lake Balaton as a sea, I don't see any way how you could change any of the results of the quiz. Only sea/lake worth having any kind of discussion about is the Caspian, which is irrelevant, and if you want to argue Black sea, then, well..... don't.
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Level 72
Oct 3, 2020
All the seas count as seas, all the not seas don't count as seas. That's how I understood it.
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Level 49
May 12, 2021
sea is when it connects to an ocean through other bodies of water than rivers
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Level 46
Jun 25, 2018
KIEV!
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Level 52
Oct 20, 2022
Kyiv.
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Level 23
Jun 28, 2018
The author would be most kind to tell me which sea does he think is 293km from Belgrade and 418km from Budapest.
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Level 73
Jun 28, 2018
It's the Adriatic... check it on Google Maps if you have a doubt! :)
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Level 59
Oct 11, 2019
Ooops totally forgot it was Europe and was really puzzled that Ulaan bataar or nur sultan didn't register.
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Level 50
Jul 16, 2022
By now, I don’t even know which totally to believe
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Level 71
Oct 2, 2020
i would be very interested if someone could explain the choice of thumbnail
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Level 50
Jul 16, 2022
Me too
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Level 64
Nov 1, 2022
Some Americans think all Europeans are medieval farmers.
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Level 65
Oct 2, 2020
The 307-km answer surprises me, as does the near-miss of Liechtenstein's capital.
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Level 84
Oct 2, 2020
None of these are really that far. Reinforces how small Europe is.
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Level 72
Oct 3, 2020
Yes, Europe is just a peninsula really. Discuss.
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Level 75
Oct 5, 2020
and therefore not as good as the USA?
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Level 84
Nov 1, 2022
As clever and sensical as any remark I've seen you leave on the site, given that Washington DC is about 20 miles from the Chesapeake Bay.
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Level 59
Oct 2, 2020
7.
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Level 45
Oct 2, 2020
0.48!!! Pretty good
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Level 47
Nov 2, 2022
got bratislava and prague with 1 second left
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Level 50
Nov 27, 2022
Hello! If you're interested, I've made a version for those closest to the sea. Once it is approved, I will add the link here. Try searching for "European Capitals Closest to the Sea" in the meanwhile.
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Level 50
Nov 27, 2022
https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1744710/european-capitals-closest-to-the-sea