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Trace the Coast of Europe by Guessing the Biggest Cities

Starting from the top right corner, trace the outline of the European continent by naming the biggest city by population, alongside each country's stretch of coastline.
Only mainland European territories are counted, therefore discluding island cities on continental countries
External territories and micronations are not included
Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: June 10, 2020
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Start (Urals) -->
City
348 k
Arkhangelsk
1.02 m
Oslo
1.79 m
Stockholm
1.28 m
Helsinki
5.38 m
Saint Petersburg
437 k
Tallinn
627 k
Riga
149 k
Klaipėda
482 k
Kaliningrad
466 k
Gdańsk
247 k
Kiel
280 k
Aarhus
114 k
Bremerhaven
804 k
The Hague
71.5 k
Ostend
170 k
Le Havre
295 k
Vigo
507 k
Lisbon
1.64 m
Barcelona
863 k
Marseille
959 k
Naples
25.6 k
Koper
167 k
Split
4.96 k
Neum
28.4 k
Dubrovnik
13.5 k
Kotor
113 k
Durrës
3.17 m
Athens
15.1 m
Istanbul
336 k
Varna
284 k
Constanţa
1.01 m
Odessa
443 k
Sevastopol
440 k
Mariupol'
439 k
Sochi
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Level 70
Jun 9, 2020
I've excluded Gibraltar and Monaco, to make the quiz play better. I was slightly more generous with the definition of a coastal city (some of these are ever so slightly off the coast, yet still on water), although cities on rivers, which are far from the coast (ie. Hamburg) are not included.
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Level 73
Feb 18, 2021
Really don't think you can exclude Monaco. It is a sovereign state and certainly less obscure than some of the Balkan towns
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Level 70
Feb 18, 2021
Monaco is not the problem, but rather the remaining ~10 km of French coastline. Even if people were to guess Menton, France correctly there isn't a lot of room to place the city and have Monaco be visible (or vice versa).
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Level 79
Aug 25, 2021
Why not just make them pre-filled answers under the same "dot" for Monaco? Just excluding it without a caveat at the top of the quiz is highly confusing.
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Level 70
Aug 29, 2021
I do specify that microstates are not included in the caveats, however I don't mind greying Monaco/Gibraltar/Menton.
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Level 56
Jun 9, 2020
Fun quiz!
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Level 70
Jun 9, 2020
Glad you enjoyed it!
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Level 60
Jun 9, 2020
Awesome quiz. Though it was harder than I expected. I kept guessing Arkhangelsk Murmansk and spend 1 minute on that.

Definitely deserves a feature

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Level 70
Jun 9, 2020
Thank you for the kind words! Murmansk is slightly bigger, but unfortunately it is a bit inland.
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Level 77
Jun 9, 2020
It's a good quiz. Because of the difficulty, it deserves more time. You seem to have missed off some sizeable cities - e.g. Bergen, Bordeaux (maybe estuaries don't count?), Bilbao, Porto, Cadiz, Malaga, Valencia, Nice, Genova, Venezia and Thessaloniki, for example.
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Level 70
Jun 9, 2020
You have to guess the largest city only among each country's coastline. Bordeaux is larger than Le Havre, but it is too far inland on the Loire? River. I don't mind increasing the time, the quiz is a fair bit difficult.
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Level 76
Jun 10, 2020
I think you should specify in the notes that you have to guess the largest city for each country's bit of coastline (it becomes obvious after a bit especially if you have taken the other quiz)
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Level 70
Jun 10, 2020
I'll try and explain it better in the description, it is a lot of information to put it all in the title. I always want to reduce confusion for people playing my quizzes.
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Level 74
Jun 10, 2020
Damn, I was sure Antwerp, Bordeaux, and Murmansk were coastal. This was a lot of fun though, thanks :)
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Level 70
Jun 10, 2020
You are very welcome! It is unfortunate that they aren't coastal, for difficulty's sake. I only realised Murmansk was inland when I was just about to place it on the map.
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Level 56
Jun 10, 2020
Great Quiz! pretty harder than previous version.
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Level 70
Jun 10, 2020
Yes, indeed. Cheers! :)
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Level 72
Jan 14, 2021
Super quiz! Including Gibraltar and Monaco would habe been Lisbon / Algeciras / Gibraltar / Barcelona / Marseille / Monaco / Menton. Don't think Algeciras and Menton would habe been easy to find :D
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Level 70
Jan 14, 2021
Thanks! I was going to include them (like I did on my countries version), but I thought better of it while searching for the cities for this quiz :)
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Level 78
Jan 26, 2021
I could've sworn Rome was coastal. Nice quiz!
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Level 70
Jan 26, 2021
Thank you! Rome's city limits actually do stretch to the coast, but the actual urban area doesn't quite reach that far.
+2
Level 57
Feb 17, 2021
change kotor to bar
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Level 74
Mar 8, 2021
Great quiz!
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Level 70
Mar 8, 2021
Thanks!
+2
Level 44
Jun 5, 2021
nominated
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Level 70
Jul 18, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 72
Aug 25, 2021
Just for clarity: how do you define a coastal city?

Because if it's a city with proper territory touching the sea, as I would expect then Rome is on the coast, and it's bigger than Naples.

It doesn't matter that the majority of the city lies ~30 km from the sea, it still contains a seaside neighbourhood, not even that small.

I found the quiz confusing in general, although the idea is good.

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Level 70
Aug 25, 2021
Apologies for any confusion! I remember learning about how the Comune of Rome technically borders the sea. However the built up area of Rome is inland and that is why I didn't include it--Fiumicino is seperated from the rest of Rome by rural areas.

I believe that is the most confusing answer of the quiz, although feel free to ask about my decisions with the other cities too :)

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Level 70
Aug 29, 2021
When I made the quiz I decided which cities were eligible based on whether or not the primary urban part touched seawater, so surburbs didn't count if they were seperated from the main urban core by rural area and greenery. Rome is challenging, however, but the gap between Municipio Roma X and Ostia or Fiumicino makes me think Rome is not coastal.
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Level 88
Jan 19, 2022
Top quiz, nominated
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Level 70
Jan 19, 2022
Thank you!
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Level 64
Feb 17, 2022
A small detail... technically, Lisbon is not on the coast eheh :) The coast starts somewhere around Oeiras which belongs to the Metro area of Lisbon, but not to the city proper which you mention. Great quiz!
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Level 70
Feb 17, 2022
That is true, although I used urban areas to determine which cities were coastal (otherwise Rome would be on here with its overextending city limits). Using this definition helps fend of the flaming pitchfork wielders :)

Thanks for playing!

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Level 71
Feb 17, 2022
Interesting variation of the coastline quiz. I'm wondering though, isn't Bordeaux a coastal city?
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Level 70
Feb 17, 2022
When I made the original quiz, my one goal in mind was to finish it and move on to this quiz :)

Bordeaux is located inland on a river (Garonne) which links up with another river 20 km downstream to become a very wide river often mistaken for an inlet.

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Level 70
Feb 17, 2022
Thanks to the person who spotlighted this quiz :D
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Level 73
Oct 15, 2023
Is there supposed to be an apostrophe after Mariupol?
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Level 70
Oct 15, 2023
It is not necessary to write it like this, but sometimes it is written this way.
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Level 74
Oct 15, 2023
Amazing quiz!
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Level 70
Oct 15, 2023
Thank you!