North Sea Countries

Seven countries touch the North Sea. Can you name them all in just one minute?
Quiz by KoljiVriVoda
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Last updated: October 10, 2018
First submittedJanuary 28, 2015
Times taken58,384
Average score85.7%
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Country
Belgium
Denmark
France
Germany
Netherlands
Norway
United Kingdom
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Level 65
Jan 16, 2016
Good quiz!
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Level 75
Jan 16, 2016
Thanks :)
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Level 74
Jan 17, 2016
Good stuff, thanks
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Level 68
May 8, 2016
Missed Denmark, when I thought I already got it.
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Level 43
May 8, 2016
Does Sweden not count? I just looked at a political map of Europe and it does touch the sea quite a bit.
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Level 61
May 8, 2016
Sweden borders the Baltic, not the North Sea.
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Level 44
May 16, 2021
Sweden borders the north sea at least as much as France do
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Level 60
May 8, 2016
And on the west coast of Sweden is the Skagerrak strait. Which is, like the English Channel, not part of the North Sea.
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Level 68
May 8, 2016
Excellent quiz as usual! If you wanted to, you could turn this into a map quiz!
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Level 84
May 8, 2016
Just one minute? Could have done it in 15 seconds.
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Level 67
Mar 20, 2019
But quiz should not be a keyboard speed contest!
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Level 84
Mar 21, 2019
I agree. I'm just responding to the instructions which make it sound like doing it in "just one minute" is a challenge.
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Level 30
Mar 20, 2019
I did it in that much and I'm not even that fast
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Level 53
Dec 21, 2020
Well I did it in 8 seconds and I'm an elephant and an amputee.
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Level 37
May 9, 2016
WHAT ABOUT SWEDEN???
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Level 61
May 10, 2016
It borders the Baltic, not the North Sea.
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Level 67
Oct 12, 2016
Sweden borders several seas.
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Level 63
Sep 8, 2016
Not sure about the criteria but if you research this you'll find out it doesn't border the North Sea. Maybe the Skagerrak strait is considered something on it's own as there needs to be something that draws the line between North and Baltic sea.
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Level 58
Nov 29, 2019
The Skagerrak is not it's own thing. The boundary between two seas is the narrowest point of two land masses seperating them meaning the Skagerrak as well as the Kattegat are both part of the North Sea. The Oresund and the Great Belt are the boundaries.
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Level 21
May 11, 2016
The quiz should really accept England or Scotland as United Kingdom.
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Level 63
Sep 6, 2016
It really shouldn't.
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Level 31
May 14, 2021
The quiz should really accept Bavaria or Baden-Württemberg as Germany.
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Level 61
May 15, 2021
exactly
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Level 36
May 11, 2016
no points for 5/7?!
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Level 58
May 20, 2016
No, you only get points if you equal or beat at least 25% of the players on the quiz. On this quiz, only 15.5% got 5 answers or less.
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Level 36
Jan 6, 2021
lmao
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Level 83
Mar 28, 2017
Wouldn't accept Bhutan for some reason.
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Level 75
Mar 28, 2017
Maybe because it is in South America...
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Level 63
Apr 5, 2017
No, Bhutan is in Africa
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Level 73
Nov 14, 2018
What a trainwreck this thread is. Bhutan is in the Caribbean!
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Level 74
Jan 6, 2021
Fools, Bhutan is capital of Melanesia.
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Level 36
May 14, 2021
You nincompoops, Bhutan is a village in Middle Earth
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Level 61
May 15, 2021
NO! Bhutan is in a third dimension between the mythical cities of KoljirVriVoda and Quizzmaster!
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Level 56
Sep 4, 2021
I'm honestly disappointed by the stupidity, Bhutan is an old polynesian tribe who reached the moon before 10000 BCE. Fools
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Level 30
Apr 7, 2022
No! China is a country is west Africa with donkeys
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Level 53
Mar 19, 2019
Bhutan is 27 on the periodic table
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Level 43
Mar 24, 2019
It's a country in Asia. And btw 27 on the periodic table is the element of Cobalt. Do some research.
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Level 66
Jul 29, 2019
A country in Asia? No... I don't think anyone would ever have realised that! Well thanks for your suggestion to do some research, I'm 100% certain it definitely helped.
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Level 43
Jun 1, 2017
A map would be nice...
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Level 74
Sep 20, 2018
Surely there are eight countries bordering the North Sea? You are forgetting the independent republic of Sealand! see https://www.sealandgov.org/
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Level 55
Mar 10, 2019
Got them all. Mind you I can see the north sea from the staff room at work
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Level 50
Mar 20, 2019
I feel like Sweden should be included as it borders the Skagerrak, which has been defined as an extend arm of North Sea in here, here and here. Also the Wikipedia article for North Sea counts Sweden as a bordering country.
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Level 65
Mar 20, 2019
Got them all with 0:34 remaining at 2:28:50 PM on March 20, 2019. My point total is up to 1067. An easy quiz, good for a few more points.
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Level 51
Mar 20, 2019
Got all with 00:36 left! Not bad! That's on of my best scores ever for this quiz! Actually it's my first but oh well
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Level 38
Mar 21, 2019
Belgium......... ARGH
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Level 37
May 26, 2019
I can sooner accept Sweden as bordering the North Sea than Germany.
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Level 66
Jul 29, 2019
Why? How would you define the boundaries of the North Sea in a way that excluded Germany?
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Level 37
Aug 25, 2019
Sweden is directly North of Denmark; Germany is to its South. That's how I concluded that Sweden fits the criteria better than Germany. To me it seems that Germany's access to the North sea is blocked by Denmark.
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Level 58
Nov 29, 2019
@divantilya Germany DOES border the north sea. That's a fact. Just look at a map. We have a longer coastline on the north sea than the Netherlands, Belgium or France and we are more to the north than them as well. I have no idea why they are not including Sweden but it probably has to to with some people arguing that the Skagerrak strait is part of the Baltic Sea which it clearly is not...
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Level 32
Jan 22, 2020
easy but still good
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Level 71
Jun 8, 2020
Oceanus Germanicus is definitely a better name than North Sea lol
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Level 21
May 13, 2021
Why not Ireland?
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Level 31
May 14, 2021
That would be the Irish Sea
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Level 72
May 13, 2021
Simple simple simple :)
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Level 17
May 13, 2021
you should make a indian ocean one
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Level 66
May 17, 2021
I was wondering about the Skagerrak as well, but it does appear that the International Hydrographic Organisation excludes it, as it defines the North Sea's eastern border as "The Western limit of the Skagerrak. A line joining Hanstholm (57°07′N 8°36′E) and the Naze (Lindesnes, 58°N 7°E)."

Confusingly, the same International Hydrographic Organisation's North Sea Hydrographic Commission *does* include Sweden (but also Iceland and Ireland)...

This issue doesn't seem 100% clear to me, because the IHO's definition of the Baltic also seems to exclude the Skagerrak and Kattegat, which would then each be their own thing, and not part of any sea?

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Level 40
Apr 24, 2022
EASY! But good. :)
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Level 53
Apr 27, 2022
a minute is a lot of time for this lol
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Level 43
Jul 28, 2022
11 secs first try! SIUUUUUUUUU