10 Southernmost Countries in Europe

Among the 45 countries that are considered to be "European" countries, which ones have territory that extends furthest south?
Only considering the parts of these countries that are in Europe
Not considered for this quiz: Cyprus and Turkey
Not counting overseas territories
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Last updated: April 23, 2020
First submittedOctober 24, 2016
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Latitude
Country
34°49'N
Greece
35°30'N
Italy
35°47'N
Malta
36°00'N
Spain
36°57'N
Portugal
Latitude
Country
40°34'N
Albania
40°52'N
North Macedonia
41°11'N
Russia
41°15'N
Bulgaria
41°20'N
France
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Level ∞
Oct 24, 2016
Russia. Wow!
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Level 75
Oct 24, 2016
Yeah...about that. What is the agreed upon boundary between European and Asian Russia on this site? Russia doesn't dip far enough south until the east side of Georgia. I would think that would be Asia, that far east.
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Level 64
Oct 24, 2016
We count the Ural Mountains as the start of Asian Russia.
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Level 72
Oct 25, 2016
Yes, the Urals are the eastern border, but the Caucasus are the southern border. If you consider the entirety or Russia bordering Georgia to be European (which is where the 41 11 comes from), you would also then consider Azerbaijan to be European, since some of that extends north of the Caucasus. My point is that Russia is a problematic inclusion here since it's not a well defined boundary.
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Level 28
May 30, 2018
you forgot about the causacus russia
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Level 55
Feb 5, 2019
@GrandMo Azerbaijan and Georgia are both considered to be 2 of the 5 (or 6 with Cyprus) transcontinental countries between Europe and Asia
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Level 72
May 31, 2020
The southernmost point in Russia is not on the Georgian border but in Dagestan, which is still on the north side of the Caucasus, therefore within Europe by most modern definitions. One could strictly use the Caucasus watershed to argue that e.g. Sochi is in Asia but that is irrelevant here. Azerbaijan may likewise be considered to have territory in Europe but it is essentially an Asian country, much like Turkey, therefore excluded based on the instructions. The quiz makes perfect sense to me.
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Level 59
Oct 31, 2021
Russia doesn't dip that far south until its border with North Korea, which is far outside European territory.
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Level 65
Apr 18, 2022
They count the Urals as the eastern border, which was just a bone thrown to the Muscovites to put them in Europe.

Europe is actually a huge peninsula on the western end of Asia.

Draw any line from the Black Sea to the Baltic and west of that is Europe.

So Belarus and Ukraine are in Europe.

Russia is not.

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Level 47
Jan 25, 2020
Russia is the northern, southern and eastern country of europe! wow
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Level 70
Apr 23, 2020
Only 10th southern, but also the most western!
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Level 33
Nov 19, 2020
missed russia and france
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Level 34
Apr 7, 2022
Don't worry, I never figured it out until my 2nd attempt.
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Level 63
Oct 24, 2016
What about Cyprus?
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Level 65
Oct 24, 2016
No. Just no.
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Level 85
Nov 1, 2016
Why not Cyprus? Malta is included. Cyprus is certainly south of Macedonia and Albania.
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Level 84
Nov 2, 2016
Cyprus is in Asia.
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Level 53
Mar 20, 2017
Literally laughed out loud when I read your comment.
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Level 44
Mar 20, 2017
It's in the EU, and it participates in Eurovision, so it's in Europe, dammit.
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Level 64
Mar 20, 2017
Cyprus is geographically closer to Asia and infant closer to Africa than it is to Europe. The border between Europe and Asia goes south from the Bosphorus Strait. If you wanted to include Cyprus you would have to include the rest of Turkey.
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Level 73
Mar 20, 2017
Or we could acknowledge that Europe and Asia are not two separate continents by any logical physical geographic standard. And if that's the case, then Europe exists as a continent only in a cultural/historical sense, in which case Cyprus, Russia, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, etc. are all open for discussion.
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Level 47
Mar 20, 2017
Soapymonkey, Australia is in Eurovision that doesn't make that Autsralian
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Level 55
Apr 12, 2018
It is officially a country in Europe. I don't understand why y'all are having a discussion about it, it is just 100% factual.
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Level 66
Apr 25, 2018
@noosiepoosie no it's not
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Level 47
May 29, 2018
tshalla, you argue anywhere from 3 to dozens of continents. lets not get into it.
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Level 47
May 29, 2018
and cyprus, geographically is in asia. politically it has ties with europe, but this is a geography quiz, not a political one.
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Level 55
Feb 5, 2019
Guys We should really just accept it as a trans-continental country. Both sides of this argument have good points, why can't they both be right. Tbh in some corner of the internet, someone has already probably figured out, Cyprus isn't mostly one, it is just mostly BOTH. We could just ask the quizmaster if we should start making it transcontinental.
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Level 67
Jul 4, 2019
Not everybody likes to be called trans..
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Level 60
May 31, 2020
1. Cyprus is culturally European, yes, but so is Canada. Nobody says Canada is in Europe.

2. Just because a country is in the EU, doesn't mean it's in Europe. By that definition, Switzerland isn't in Europe.

3. Cyprus is closer to Asia geographically.

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Level 57
May 31, 2020
It's pretty mindboggling that people are still willing to argue about this...
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Level 52
Jun 1, 2020
But why tho
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Level 66
Oct 4, 2020
For some reason, jetpunk has arbitrarily decided that, contrary to what all Europeans, and perhaps most crucially all Cypriots think, Cyprus is in Asia. It makes no sense, but there's no point trying to argue this anymore.
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Level 78
May 30, 2018
As soon as I saw the quiz title, I was excited to read the comments on the Cyprus debate.
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Level 71
Dec 23, 2020
Me too, and I wasn't disappointed :D
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Level 40
Dec 8, 2018
Cyprus is in the European Union!!!!
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Level 72
Apr 24, 2020
So is French Guiana, doesn't make it Europe though
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Level 38
Jan 2, 2022
No way sherlock!
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Level 75
Oct 24, 2016
Surely since Australia competed in the Eurovision Song Contest, they should be included?
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Level 80
Oct 26, 2016
besides Australia, all EBU members are eligible, and in turn all European AND Mediterranean countries (roughly speaking) can be members. That's why Israel participates and why Morocco participated in the past.

In other words, Eurovision participance does not say much about European boundaries, despite the name.

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Level 35
Apr 10, 2018
Cyprus is european ethnically, religiously, culturally and politically. therefore for people who believe facts, cyprus in european....

but i get it there is some serious overlap with europe and asia..... why don't we just stuff classing them as separate continents and call it all eurasia for crying out loud... and a single america? so 5 continents, not 7.....

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Level 47
May 29, 2018
you could argue several definitions for continents for anywhere from 3, to dozens of them.
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Level 80
Apr 23, 2020
But geographically it's not, I see you left it out yourself.
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Level 67
May 3, 2020
@lmiller Interesting use of the word fact. So if I feel, look, behave jamaican, my country is suddenly in the caribbean?

a weird jump in conclusions

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Level 67
May 3, 2020
Plus "believing in facts" is an interesting philosophical statement, if it needs believe it isn't a fact. Facts are facts, whether people believe them or not.
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Level 60
May 31, 2020
Canada is ethnically, religiously, culturally and politically European. Doesn't mean it's in Europe.
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Level 71
Dec 24, 2020
Canada is much more culturally American than European in my experience.
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Level 71
Oct 28, 2016
Would UK count with Gribraltar?
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Level 76
Nov 4, 2016
No - the instructions say overseas territories don't count.
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Level 63
Apr 21, 2017
It's not oversea, it's just over a channel
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Level 66
Sep 9, 2018
Gibraltar is an overseas territory. If it was across the Channel it would be in France. And its status as an overseas territory doesn't require it to be any predetermined distance from the rest of the UK.
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Level 68
Apr 23, 2020
And I do not see the reason for this limitation, it would be sufficient to exclude all non-european oversea territories. And except for its clear legal definition, the term is anyway arbitrary.
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Level 67
May 3, 2020
He said "a" channel, not THE Channel
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Level 76
May 31, 2020
@TinklePork Gibraltar is officially a British Overseas Territory.
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Level 69
Dec 14, 2016
Didn't think of the one part where Russia juts into Azerbaijan.
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Level 55
Dec 30, 2016
Surely Chile should be included, since it has foreign relations with some European countries?
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Level 63
Mar 20, 2017
The part of Russia that dips down the furthest near Georgia is far east of Cyprus and Istanbul. That area should be considered Asia. Wikipedia doesn't help. They say Georgia is at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. That could mean, Montana is at the crossroads of the USA and Canada, yet it is defined as a part of USA. Why can't they be more specific in regards to countries in a continent? They say the Ural Mountains are the eastern border of Europe. Since they stop above Kazahkstan, but it's in Asia even though it is west of the Urals. Some maps show the Caucasus countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia as part of Europe. They are way to the east of Turkey, with Azerbaijan above Iran. If you drew a line at the Urals at about 60 degrees East lat, then the Middle East is all west of 60 degrees East lat.

Jetpunk quizzes list Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia in Asia, yet maps of Europe typically show these 3 in Europe. The Formula 1 European Grand Prix is in Baku, Azerbaijan

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Level 59
Mar 20, 2017
Also the Swiss Grand Prix was in France, the Luxembourg Grand Prix in Germany and the San Marino Grand Prix in Italy.
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Level 47
Mar 20, 2017
That doesn't change the fact that Lightning McQueen blew a three lap lead.
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Level 47
Mar 30, 2017
The westernmost part of Kazakhstan is definitely in Europe.
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Level 65
Mar 20, 2017
Canary Islands are the southernmost part of Spain and they are certainly not an oversea territory.

Other case is Gibraltar and the UK.

To be discussed: Russia's southernmost part is it really Europe?

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Level 70
Mar 20, 2017
The Canary islands are probably too far south, and regarded as part of Africa.
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Level 67
Mar 20, 2017
What about UK??? THEY HAVE GIBRALTAR!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 58
Mar 20, 2017
No overseas territories. Not that I didn't try typing in the UK myself...
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Level 27
Mar 20, 2017
Same lol :) but some people just need to accept that Quizmaster is right and they are wrong. Shut up and enjoy the quiz, peoples! Sommeone's spent time making this!
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Level 43
Mar 20, 2017
Forgot Albania!
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Level 47
Mar 20, 2017
Was not going to guess Bulgaria
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Level 73
Mar 21, 2017
Shouldn't Ceuta and Melilla count for Spain? They're actual cities not territories, I believe.
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Level 66
Sep 9, 2018
They're in Africa.
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Level 56
Mar 21, 2017
jeeeeez, should have got bulgaria. 'twas the only one i missed...
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Level 28
May 30, 2017
Last time I checked, Malta was more south than Italy, hm.
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Level 49
May 31, 2020
Italy has Lampedusa, which is more south than Malta.
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Level 74
May 31, 2020
But Lampedusa doesn't count coz it's in Africa.
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Level 45
Aug 10, 2017
Rather confusing what overseas territories mean, as Lampedusa is included, but Funchal or Canary Islands are not?
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Level 74
Sep 3, 2017
The Canaries are not part of Europe.
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Level 65
May 31, 2020
Lampedusa is officially part of Agrigento, a province in Sicily. Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory and therefore not valid. Canary Islands are not geographically part of Europe and therefore not valid.

This is a geography quiz so above all the place has to be part of Europe geographically before you consider anything else. Obviously this is muddied a bit by politics because defining something as an 'overseas territory' is political but as long as you think of it first as a geography quiz, then it makes sense.

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Level 37
Dec 8, 2017
Come on, RUSSIA?
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Level 68
Dec 25, 2017
Cyprus!!!!!!!
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Level 65
May 31, 2020
Cyprus isn't geographically in Europe .
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Level 66
Apr 25, 2018
France should be included as it has some overseas departmants (not territories) which are closer to the equator or on the southern hemisphere.

Also, Spain should be much more south since the Canary Islands and more south than Greece

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Level 66
Sep 9, 2018
Only parts of the country that are in Europe count. French Guiana and the Canary Islands are in South America and Africa respectively.
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Level 65
May 31, 2020
Those parts are not in Europe geographically.
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Level 34
May 1, 2018
how about vatican, san marino ,kosovo, macedonia????
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Level 67
Jul 4, 2019
San marino is waay to high (about 43 53’), macedonia is allready on it. And vatican city and kosovo do not reach as far south as Bulgaria which is 41 14’ (not 41 15’ btw)

Vatican city is 41 54’ and kosovo 41 51’.

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Level 67
Jul 4, 2019
Quite clear to see on a map actually, measuring wast even necessary. And by the way, even more obvious to see that if San marino would be on there, so should Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, France, Andorra and even Romania and Monaco (which cut it a little closer and I did need to measure if they would beat san marino)
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Level 37
Jun 6, 2018
We can avoid all of these arguments by simply acknowledging that Europe/Asia is one continent geographically. Politically, we can continue the argument to separate them, as we do when we insist that Egypt is in the Middle East when, in fact, it is located in Africa. .
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Level 80
Apr 23, 2020
Too late for that. Also, nowhere is Middle East defined as being Asian, so Egypt isn't controversial.
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Level 74
May 31, 2020
Part of Egypt is in Asia anyway.
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Level 66
Sep 9, 2018
Isn't some of Georgia in Europe? Wouldn't that be further south than Russia or at least far enough south to make the quiz?
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Level 67
Jul 4, 2019
no, the most southern part of georgia would be lower, but not the most souther part of georgia that is in europe.
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Level 24
Feb 6, 2019
At first, I read the quiz as the most northern points in Europe, so immediately I attempted Russia, then Denmark. When Denmark did not work, I realized that the quiz is the southernmost points in Europe...

Well, I still got Russia.

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Level 71
Apr 24, 2020
That's definitely not fair, Russia is the only one I missed :o(
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Level 65
Feb 22, 2019
Got them all with 13 seconds left, at 4:58:35 PM, on February 22, 2019. The last country I guessed, of course, was Russia.
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Level 65
May 31, 2020
/r/NobodyAsked
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Level 61
Mar 30, 2020
Is it possible to accept N Macedonia for North Macedonia? I ran out of time after N Macedonia didn't work.
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Level 60
May 31, 2020
bro just say macedonia not that hard
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Level 65
May 31, 2020
'Macedonia' still works so just go with that.
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Level 73
Apr 23, 2020
Too much time.
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Level 63
May 18, 2020
Search for fast typing quizes if you want less, the timing is fine.
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Level 68
Apr 23, 2020
Exluding Turkey but not Russia looks like the whole reason for this quiz is that the sadistic quizmaker wants to force us to understand that Russia is quite southern. And I liked this lesson. :-D
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Level 80
Apr 23, 2020
I once had a flight from Austria (Europe) to southern Russia (also Europe), with a transfer in Asia (Istanbul-Sabiha)
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Level 80
Apr 23, 2020
France is out of order.
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Level ∞
Apr 23, 2020
Fixed
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Level 67
May 3, 2020
Order! Order please!! Anyway, I wonder which country got kicked of this list to put France on (I know, I could check..)
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Level 28
May 31, 2020
You are tellin me bulgarIA is here but not Monaco
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Level 61
May 31, 2020
Don't tell me it's because of Crimea.. ??

also, what about Andorra, Monaco and Vatican?

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Level 66
May 31, 2020
Wikipedia shows Europe as including that part of Russia that borders the Caspian Sea. It does not include Cyprus, Georgia, Armenia, or Azerbaijan.
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Level 51
May 31, 2020
I don't know how I managed to get 100%.
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Level 41
Jun 1, 2020
You fergot about andorra
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Level 71
Jun 2, 2020
Got them all except Russia. I thought there was some country in the Balkans I was forgetting about.
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Level 48
Jun 2, 2020
Kind of surprised by France.
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Level 81
Jul 1, 2020
Corsica
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Level 32
Jun 11, 2020
Lol shouldn't UK be on this list since they own the Falkland islands haha.
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Level 37
Jun 12, 2020
Gibraltar ring a bell, and Malta? they are lower than most of the countries on this list gibraltar is owned by the UK so i think you should add those.
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Level 35
Jul 23, 2020
How is Russia on the list??
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Level 43
Aug 14, 2020
Russia? Wtf?
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Level 38
Oct 5, 2020
France is the reason, Corsica is more Southern than Andorra Monaco, San Marino and others.
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Level 44
Feb 15, 2021
What about Monaco
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Level 58
May 2, 2021
I feel like if Russia is included, then so should be the European part of Turkey.
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Level 54
Feb 20, 2022
I got the first 8... IN ORDER. Total accident btw
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Level 37
Mar 22, 2022
Why France and not Monaco?
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Level 34
Apr 7, 2022
France is just better... jk, its just that France is just more South.
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Level 50
May 17, 2022
Russia with the 40%.