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Countries with Territory in the Balkans

Can you name all the countries that have territory on the Balkan Peninsula?
Quiz by KoljiVriVoda
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Last updated: February 17, 2019
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First submittedJune 17, 2017
Times taken66,910
Average score92.3%
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Percentage
Country
100%
Kosovo
100%
North Macedonia
>99%
Albania
>99%
Bosnia and Herzegovina
>99%
Bulgaria
>99%
Montenegro
80%
Greece
Percentage
Country
65%
Serbia
54%
Croatia
50%
Slovenia
5%
Romania
3%
Turkey
0.1%
Italy
81 Comments
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Level 59
Jun 17, 2017
Suggestion - initially keep more time, I'm not a nerd but am interested, later perhaps you can reduce time. Stupid suggestion?!
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Level 47
Jun 17, 2017
I think I get what you are saying, and therefore I think I agree...
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Level 77
Jun 17, 2017
I can understand that a lot of people here are not the geo nerds, but in like three minutes most of people can type the all European countries. I am trying to avoid such situations.
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Level 56
Feb 28, 2020
@KoljiVriVoda, I will never forget this quiz as it is the quiz which helped me reach 1000 points. Thanks a lot.
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Level 77
Feb 28, 2020
You are welcome :)
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Level 80
Jun 23, 2017
Why Italy? Does it own a coastal island?
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Level 74
Jun 23, 2017
Trieste may be the culprit.
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Level 77
Jun 23, 2017
It is :)
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Level 83
Jun 25, 2017
Or just Muggia, depending on definition, though this quiz seems to take river borders into account.
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Level 76
Jul 24, 2017
Hi from <99%
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Level 77
Jul 24, 2017
Hi from 65% :)
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Level 59
May 6, 2020
hi from 54%
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Level 59
Nov 3, 2020
Hi from 0% :)
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Level 46
Oct 3, 2022
Hello, also from 0%.
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Level 49
Jan 17, 2023
Here, from -100%
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Level 43
Jan 19, 2023
Hi from 0% :)
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Level 19
Aug 1, 2017
hi, from 3%

0:35 left :)

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Level 50
Jun 7, 2018
Hi from 50% ;)
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Level 77
Jun 7, 2018
Pozdrav za Sloveniju :)
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Level 78
Jan 13, 2020
Hello from 0% (UK)
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Level 37
May 7, 2020
Hi from 0% (Oh wow, someone beat me to it)
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Level 27
Mar 27, 2021
hi from 100% and 99% albania kosovo is one
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Level 77
Mar 27, 2021
No it is not.
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Level 44
Jan 15, 2023
kosovo is kosovo
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Level 35
May 13, 2022
hi from 80%
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Level 43
Nov 14, 2023
Hi from 80% :-D
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Level 58
Jul 24, 2017
Hi, Could somebody help me understand these strange percentages?

Where's the 0.x% of Bosnia or Albania not being part of the Balkan peninsula?

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Level 82
Jul 24, 2017
Islands maybe?
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Level 77
Jul 24, 2017
Yes.
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Level 45
Sep 7, 2021
Bosnia doesn't have any islands
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Level 42
Feb 7, 2022
It does have two. Mali Školj and Veliki Školj, both of them being islets. They are claimed by Croatia tho.
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Level 61
Jan 15, 2023
Croatia be bullying Bosnia fr
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Level 20
Jul 24, 2017
where's moldova and ukraine. There should be couple of per cents.
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Level 77
Jul 24, 2017
Only territories southern of Danube can be considered as Balkan. And Moldova and Ukraine are at the northern shore.
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Level 68
Apr 7, 2020
But Africa, South and Central America, Middle East, South Asia and Oceania are all south of the Danube!
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Level 81
May 6, 2020
^ Cyprus too :P
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Level 68
May 6, 2020
And Antarctica
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Level 76
May 6, 2020
They said only territories south of the Danube can be considered part of the Balkan peninsula, not must be.
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Level 66
Aug 7, 2017
Than Hungray should be there too
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Level 77
Aug 7, 2017
Read comments down.
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Level 59
May 6, 2020
Yeah...I always thought of the Balkans' land border to essentialy be the northern borders of post-WW2 Yugoslavia and interwar greater Romania
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Level 41
Jul 24, 2017
Only forgot Greece. I hate it when I get only near perfect scores by just one or two.
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Level 37
Jul 24, 2017
Finally got them all. But went untimed.
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Level 74
Jul 24, 2017
Curious about Hungary - the quoted source includes it?
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Level 77
Jul 24, 2017
Besides surrounding seas, natural borders of Balkan Peninsula are two rivers, Danube and Sava.
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Level 74
Jul 25, 2017
Thanks - the Wikipedia article uses this same definition and then lists Hungary as "partially in Balkans". I can see it's not that close!
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Level 77
Jul 26, 2017
You are welcome :)
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Level 55
Jul 24, 2017
Tour de France done ! Try to find all the winners here !
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Level 53
Jan 15, 2023
no
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Level 65
Jan 26, 2019
Italian, nearly missed Italy.
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Level 37
May 7, 2020
Trieste is like a pair of keys you lose and you realize they've been in your pocket the whole time
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Level 90
Mar 21, 2019
Can you do the percentages to show how much of the Balkan peninsula each country makes up please.
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Level 65
Aug 13, 2019
If I'd tell some of my Serbian friends that Bulgaria and Romania are technically balkan they wouldn't be amused.
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Level 77
Aug 13, 2019
Why?
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Level 75
Oct 7, 2021
In the balkans they all hate each other, or at least many groups there argue they're supposed to be natural enemies. Like Bulgarians and Serbs! Or Croatians and Scots! Or Albanians and Serbs! Or Serbs and other Serbs ! Damn Serbs! They ruined Yugoslavia!
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Level 71
Feb 7, 2022
Hahaha. I got the reference.
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Level 55
Jan 30, 2020
also from a 99% country ;)
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Level 46
May 6, 2020
The Balkans: Europe's most dysfunctional family.

Geography Now.

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Level 68
May 6, 2020
Where everyone hates each other, but they LOATHE Turkey.
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Level 44
Jan 15, 2023
But United to kick Bulgar
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Level 56
May 6, 2020
Mistake in the description
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Level ∞
May 6, 2020
Fixed, thank you.
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Level 31
May 6, 2020
I like the quiz, but these percentages seem pretty silly and arbitrary. How can you try and accuratly define in numbers such a loose concept as what 'the balkans' is
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Level 60
Jan 17, 2021
How is only 80% of Greece in the Balkans?
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Level 42
Feb 7, 2022
Probably because of the islands.
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Level 28
Jan 1, 2022
I swear I typed Bosnia
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Level 45
Apr 28, 2022
I don't get the percent parts. Like, how is Greece only 80%? How is 65% of Serbia? It doesn't really make sense, but I'm not sure.
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Level 60
May 9, 2022
Part of Serbia is too far north I believe and Greece is only 80% because of its islands.
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Level 38
Sep 23, 2022
Can someone please explain why such a small percentage of Croatia is considered part of it? I know it's got islands but not THAT many
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Level 77
Sep 26, 2022
It is not about islands. Northern parts, Slavonia and other are not in the Balkans. North from the Sava river.
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Level 56
Oct 31, 2022
I'm surprised Thailand isn't here, they like to show up in random quizzes
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Level 48
Jan 15, 2023
ok, uh, last time i saw the map of balkan peninsula slovenia and italy were 0% in the balkan peninsula
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Level 44
Jan 15, 2023
Triest is in Balkan
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Level 75
Jan 15, 2023
Where is Balkan? Asks Slavoj Zizek. Hilarity ensues.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r_5Slnkzekc

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Level 75
Jan 15, 2023
Belgium is definitely Balkan these days.
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Level 75
Jan 16, 2023
Always has been
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Level 28
Jan 16, 2023
Kosovo is not a country
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Level 64
Jan 16, 2023
Is this the hill you want to die on?
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Level 44
Jan 17, 2023
its counted in the jetpunk list of countries so quizzes have it as a country, same as taiwan
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Level 66
Jan 19, 2023
For some countries in this quiz, the area percentage doesn't match what your source says. For Greece and Serbia it's just a few percentage points, but Croatia and especially Slovenia are off by quite a lot. Granted, for Slovenia there's a [citation needed] tag on Wikipedia, but 24% seems a lot more likely than 50%.
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Level 25
Apr 8, 2024
almost forgot italy!