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Countries Bordering the Mediterranean - Map Quiz

Click the name of each highlighted country on the Mediterranean Sea.
External territories are excluded
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Quiz by KoljiVriVoda
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Last updated: October 28, 2018
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First submittedOctober 3, 2017
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Select Country
Albania
Algeria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia
Cyprus
Egypt
France
Greece
Israel
Italy
Lebanon
Libya
Malta
Monaco
Montenegro
Morocco
Palestinian Territories
Slovenia
Spain
Syria
Tunisia
Turkey
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76 Comments
+11
Level 69
Dec 20, 2017
This definitely seems to be too much time!
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Level 47
Mar 28, 2018
I agree. I finished with 3:11 left on my first try
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Level 66
Mar 28, 2018
I know! 3:15 left...
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Level 43
Mar 29, 2018
It's not a speed contest
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Level 75
Nov 23, 2020
@DapperAlpaca it's not about the speed of typing or clicking the answers, it's the speed of thinking and figuring out the answers. There should at least be some pressure to think about which country you are answering instead of having basically infinite time to think.
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Level 78
Mar 3, 2024
"basically infinite time". Exaggerate much, do you?
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Level 35
Aug 10, 2022
agreed but im not fast
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Level 88
Dec 20, 2017
Easy quiz, thanks
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Level 71
Dec 20, 2017
If the quiz is called "coutries bordering Mediterranean Sea" Palestine shouldn't be in it. Might as well add Gibraltar
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Level 85
Dec 20, 2017
Don't forget the Gaza strip...
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Level 75
Dec 20, 2017
I don't think his point was geographic (obviously, the Gaza Strip borders the Mediterranean), but political, as Palestine is not a country.
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Level 50
Dec 20, 2017
"External territories are excluded"

Just wanna point that out..

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Level 91
Mar 2, 2018
Thus, "might as well add Gibraltar".
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Level 65
Mar 28, 2018
Excluded, so no Gibraltar....
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Level 68
Oct 22, 2020
3:01, maybe you should cut it down to a minute or two.
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Level 69
Nov 12, 2020
Palestine is recognized by over 100 countries. If Taiwan is on Jetpunk quizzes as a country, Palestine should be too.
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Level 70
Apr 11, 2022
like 130 now at least
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Level 53
Jan 2, 2024
They use the de facto situation. Taiwan has a government and controls it's territory. Palestine is at the mercy of Israel. Not a country :
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Level 70
Dec 20, 2017
So you think you could walk the Med. and the Black Sea coast . try this quiz.........here it is
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Level 37
Dec 21, 2017
when you accidentally think turkey is next and click it but then realise cyprus was next
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Level 78
Mar 3, 2024
IKR - isn't it just the most terrible thing ever?
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Level 32
Dec 21, 2017
Interesting quiz!
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Level 37
Dec 21, 2017
Great Quiz! - Next, without the map?
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Level 73
Dec 23, 2017
Palestine is not a country. Even if you are to list it, "Palestinian Territories" is not the official name. Instead, it would be "State of Palestine".
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Level 30
Mar 28, 2018
Oh, Palestine exists alright. It is called Jordan. There is no such thing as 'Jordanian Arabs'- they are Palestinian Arabs. The Palestinian Arabs have a homeland. Across the Jordan. Not within Israel.

Therefore Palestine does not border the Mediterranean Sea and should not be on this list.

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Level 76
Mar 31, 2018
okee dokee. As long as you say so.
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Level 31
Apr 3, 2018
He's right you know.
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Level 71
Jan 3, 2018
I didn't know Bosnia and Herzegovina touched the Mediterranean Sea. I thought Croatia separated it from the Mediterranean Sea.
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Level 83
Mar 28, 2018
It's a tiny little sliver. When you drive along the West coast of Croatia you have to pass through it. I'm not sure what the deal with it is, it may have been a concession in a peace treaty
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Level 63
Jan 18, 2023
It's quite an interesting story.

The coastal territories of what is now Croatia used to belong to two separate mercantile republics, the Most Serene Republic of Venice and the Republic of Ragusa. When the Ottomans invaded the Balkans, Ragusa accepted Ottoman suzerainty, which worked out quite well for both parties: The pope had banned Catholic countries from trading with the Ottomans, but if they used Ragusa as a middle man, they could still trade with the Ottomans without upsetting the pope. Ragusa gets more trade through its city, and the Ottomans get to trade with Catholic countries in Europe; everybody wins.

However, Ragusa had long had a rivalry with Venice, and since Venice was frequently at war with the Ottomans, Ragusa feared that as an Ottoman vassal, it might get invaded by Venice. That's why it decided to give away a strip of land (the bit that is now Bosnian) to the Ottomans, to make sure there was no Venice-Ragusa land border through which Venice could invade.

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Level 65
Mar 28, 2018
There seems to be a mistake. The quiz is called "Countries Bordering the Mediterranean - Map Quiz," and yet "Palestinian Territories" is not a country.
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Level 60
Mar 28, 2018
Agreed, it should be "State of Palestine" or just "Palestine."
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Level 65
Mar 29, 2018
Disagreed. Palestine isn't a country no matter what you call it.
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Level 76
Mar 31, 2018
three cheers for colonialism, in whatever garb!
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Level 60
Apr 2, 2018
2/3rds of the UN disagrees.
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Level 59
Sep 13, 2020
@tshalla Are you talking about Arab colonialism that took place in the 7th century?

@Corrode That's irrelevant. The point is that there is currently no sovereign country called Palestine (even though many people wish there was one). UN recognition doesn't change that fact. On the other hand, Taiwan, although recognized only by a small number of countries, is actually independent and sovereign, which is why it's considered a country on JetPunk. Sovereignty is the criterion, not recognition from other states. Similarly, Crimea is considered part of Russia because it is currently controlled by them, though most countries still consider it part of Ukraine. Although going by that logic, Somaliland, Transnistria and the like should also be considered countries since they're independent despite not being recognized as such by the rest of the world, so there's a bit of inconsistency.

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Level 66
Mar 28, 2018
I need to attend a Balkan geography class; got them all mixed up.
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Level 73
Mar 28, 2018
But this quiz doesn't let me argue the continental status of Cyprus! Noooo!
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Level 77
Mar 28, 2018
It's a good thing Palestine is here to fuel the arguments!
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Level 75
Mar 28, 2018
You just opened the door. Cyprus is an Asia. :)
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Level 73
Mar 28, 2018
My position is that Cyprus is actually in an exclave of the Black Sea.
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Level 43
Mar 29, 2018
My position is that Cyprus is a territory of Nauru
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Level 70
Sep 18, 2018
Don‘t tell that the Nauruans or they‘re going to become a superpower again
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Level 47
Sep 1, 2019
Breaking News: The Nauruans have invaded China. WE HAVE INVADED CHINA, said the Nauruans. PLEASE RESPECT US OR WE MIGHT INVADE YOU AS WELL.
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Level 65
Aug 19, 2020
Don't clutter up the comments with Cyprus debates. Come to my Debate Field blog post, specifically for arguing about where Cyprus is!
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Level 64
Sep 13, 2020
r/unexpectedbillwurtz
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Level 65
Mar 29, 2018
The Palestinian homeland is in West Bank and Gaza (which does touch the Mediterranean. Just because Israel illegally occupies part of its territory doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Also trying to say 'Jordanian Arabs' don't exist because they are all Palestinian is a complete nonsense.
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Level 30
Apr 3, 2018
Umm... why don't you just go off and do some research into the geopolitical and ethnic backgrounds to the Middle East.... I think you'll find that Jordanians ARE Palestinians.

After WW1, the British and French divided the Middle East along the Syke-Picot line, and created 'protectorates' of the newly-created states. Britain took Iraq, the Arabian Peninsula states, and Palestine. The Sykes-Picot agreement however divided the Ottoman vilayets of Syria, Jerusalem and Beirut (an area commonly known as Palestine). This meant that a new state named Transjordan (eg. beyond the Jordan) was created, and the rest of the three provinces were divided between Syria and a state named 'Palestine', which comprised the land that was clearly intended for the Zionist movement.

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Level 30
Apr 4, 2018
Palestine is the Arab name for the land between Sinai, the Arabian Desert, Syria, and the Mediterranean Sea. So all the Arabs living in that area are Palestinian Arabs, and this area includes Jordan. Do your research.
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Level 47
Mar 23, 2019
Even if "Palestinian territories" is somehow considered a country (which it isn't on this site), it doesn't border the sea.
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Level ∞
Mar 23, 2019
Gaza
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Level 47
Sep 1, 2019
Shouldn't the UK be in this list because of Gibraltar? Also what about Portugal?
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Level 79
Sep 13, 2020
What about Portugal?
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Level 67
Sep 14, 2020
it seems to me that, technically, portugal is fully west of the strait of gibraltar that separate mediterranean sea from atlantic ocean
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Level 7
Apr 5, 2020
3:10Min in end
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Level 27
Jun 9, 2020
Shouldn't the UK be included in the quiz? Both Gibraltar and Akrotiri and Dhekelia border the sea. Also, you should delete Palestine, I mean, from the quiz and from the entire existance plain, it seems to have attracted some crusaders. Jokes aside, good quiz, nice and easy. It feels right to have some reliefs after hard quizzes.
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Level 88
Sep 13, 2020
Just casually advocating for some ethnic cleansing, nice.
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Level 45
Dec 25, 2021
Problem?
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Level 58
Sep 13, 2020
"Palestine" or "Palestinian Territories" aren't countries.
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Level 64
Sep 13, 2020
It says External territories will be used.
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Level 69
Aug 10, 2022
Read again: it says external territories will be excluded, meaning they will not be used.
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Level 48
Sep 13, 2020
Free Palestine!
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Level 67
Sep 13, 2020
That's a good deal.
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Level 60
Sep 13, 2020
Great quiz! Can you grey out the countries not featured in this quiz? (eg: Ukraine)
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Level 37
Sep 13, 2020
Kolji, just like Pandora49. Can you grey out the countries which does not touch the Mediterranean sea?
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Level 77
Sep 14, 2020
Not really.
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Level 64
Mar 18, 2021
AKA Roman Empire countries quiz
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Level 53
Jun 5, 2021
I got them all :)
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Level 67
Nov 22, 2021
Palestine shouldn't be here since it isn't included in other country quizzes.
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Level 45
Dec 25, 2021
Palestine is not a legitimate country. But pop off I guess...
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Level 56
Jan 5, 2022
Does Palestine(an territories) touch the Mediterranean?
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Level 73
May 2, 2022
Yes. The Gaza Strip touches the Mediterranean.
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Level 69
Aug 10, 2022
Jetpunk doesn't accept Palestine as a country, so it should not be on this list. I'm fine with accepting Palestine as a country though, but then it should be accepted in all other quizzes as well. It's just like 'countries' like Gibraltar, North Cyprus and maybe even Catalonia aren't included either.

For now, it should be left out or added as a 'greyed-out'-answer.

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Level 73
Aug 10, 2022
Did anyone else notice the Turkey Greece combo?

Thanksgiving come early

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Level 79
Dec 8, 2023
On your map, the Palestinian Territories do not border the Meditteranean.
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Level 78
Mar 3, 2024
They do - you may need to magnify the map ("Ctrl" and "+"). Gaza Strip is not very big.