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Mediterranean Cities by Map

Try to name the following cities on the map, all located on or near the Mediterranean coastline.
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Last updated: August 23, 2019
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First submittedJuly 4, 2016
Times taken45,656
Average score55.0%
Rating4.39
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City
Ajaccio
Alexandria
Algiers
Alicante
Antalya
Athens
Barcelona
City
Bari
Beirut
Benghazi
Cagliari
Catania
Corfu
Dubrovnik
City
Genoa
Gibraltar
Haifa
Heraklion
Ibiza
Izmir
Larnaca
City
Malaga
Marseille
Naples
Nice
Palermo
Palma
Paphos
City
Port Said
Rhodes
Rome
Split
Tel Aviv
Thessaloniki
City
Trieste
Tripoli
Tunis
Valencia
Valletta
Venice
74 Comments
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Level 76
Jul 4, 2016
Nice! I think Marseille has lots its final s in current spelling, or something like that
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Level 83
Jul 27, 2016
Marseilles seems fairly common in England still, but you're right, I think the proper modern spelling is Marseille.
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Level 86
Jul 28, 2016
There is no "s" in the original French spelling, I don't know why it is sometimes added in English.
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Level 82
Oct 15, 2016
Because in French they love to add extraneous "s"s to the ends of words. Versailles, Orleans, Tours, Rennes, etc. Lyons and Marseilles are both common alternative spellings, though without the s now seems to be preferred.
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Level 75
Oct 15, 2016
I sometimes confuse it with the song, "La Marseillaise", so Marseille never looks right to me without an s. If I could speak French it probably wouldn't be a problem.
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Level 77
Nov 8, 2018
Kalbahamut, you are patronising in the extreme. The French spell Lyon and Marseille without an S, so that's how it is. The only people adding extraneous "S"s are the English!

This is a great quiz. The fact that I live in one of these towns may have helped me to reach 100%.

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Level 82
Aug 26, 2019
I've never patronised.
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Level 77
Mar 24, 2024
Being frankly rude is so much more effective, don't you think?
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Level 72
Sep 4, 2019
@CardinalSin: Yet the English don't put an S at the end of the name George but the French do.
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Level 68
Dec 17, 2022
It's the English who dropped the S that is clearly present in the original Greek name Γεώργιος.
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Level 79
Jul 23, 2016
good balance of harder and easier answers. I hope to see this one featured.
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Level 86
Jul 28, 2016
Aren't Limassol and Famagusta better-known Cypriot cities?
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Level 87
Oct 18, 2016
Yes. I think that's the point though.
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Level 83
Feb 1, 2019
Vast majority fly to Larnaca, it's hardly unknown.
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Level 78
Jul 30, 2016
Four of these cities are on the Adriatic and at least two on the Aegean
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Level 72
Sep 6, 2021
The Adriatic and the Aegean are part of the Med, just like the gulf of Aqaba is part of the Red Sea
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Level 68
Oct 15, 2016
Really liked this one... 32/40
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Level 67
Oct 15, 2016
Fun quiz. Tried for ages to spell Dubrovnik though, I thought it had an extra u.
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Level 56
Oct 15, 2016
Please accept Rhodos.
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Level 65
Oct 15, 2016
The answer list looks like the dropdown menu of the Ryan Air destination type-in box. It probably only misses Benghazi...
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Level 65
Oct 15, 2016
In that case it should include Zadar - went there last month, fifth largest city in Croatia. Lovely place :)
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Level 76
Oct 15, 2016
Any volounteers for creating 'Mediterranean Cities, Countries, Islands and Rivers by Map'?
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Level 47
Oct 15, 2016
I'm making a Mediterranean Geography on a Map quiz to go along side my World Geography on a Map series.
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Level 76
Oct 15, 2016
great!
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Level 63
Oct 15, 2016
I'd move to crete in a heartbeat.
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Level 52
Oct 15, 2016
Please accept original spellings. I tried Rhodos a million times and then just gave up.
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Level 65
Oct 15, 2016
Rome is not on the Mediterranean. Its a few miles inland.
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Level 69
Oct 15, 2016
That's what I thought, Fiumincino or Ostia seem better answers. Great quiz otherwise!
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Level 60
Oct 15, 2016
Same for Benghazi
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Level 47
Oct 15, 2016
Rome's centre is inland but the city extends to the coast. Benghazi is definitely on the coast.
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Level 61
Oct 15, 2016
Actually Benghazi is on the coast. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Benghazi,+Libya/@32.092989,20.004104,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x13831c55479eee2b:0xe497dfce76d293e0!8m2!3d32.0947711!4d20.1879106
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Level 60
Oct 15, 2016
Thanks for the info. I mentioned it because of its position on the map, which is not touching the coast at all.
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Level 76
Oct 17, 2016
Depends on how you define Rome as a city, personally I would say Rome isn't on the sea and Ostia would be considered periphery. I tried googling M25 and GRA (ring-roads of London and Rome) and if use the ring-road as a limit you can say London is relatively closer to the sea than Rome
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Level 87
Oct 18, 2016
Greater London is mostly within the M25. The Metropolitan City of Rome Capital (which is not the same as Rome, but does have its own independent council) exapnds far beyond the ringroad and touches the sea. Perfectly acceptable to have Rome as an answer.
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Level 83
Feb 1, 2019
Ring road means nothing, even Ljubljana extends far beyond it.
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Level 77
Mar 24, 2024
Agreed - it's a daft measure of a city.
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Level 25
Oct 15, 2016
Surprised no one has mentioned Benghazi
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Level 60
Oct 15, 2016
What do you mean by that? If you mean Hillary Clinton and Benghazi, probably because nobody cares on here about it, it's so irrevelant to the quiz, that no one will mention it.
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Level 82
Aug 27, 2019
Curious how after Hillary wasn't running for president anymore Congress suddenly didn't seem interested in having more hearings on the subject. I think they had only had 33 up to that point.
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Level 48
Oct 17, 2016
Let's see: Siracusa? Messina? Ah, Catania. And who would have guessed - Cyprus is not that big, yet they managed to make their biggest city, Nicosia not be on the coast.
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Level 29
Oct 17, 2016
This is the hardest quiz I've ever taken
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Level 71
Jan 25, 2017
Enter Mal's in the search box and try some of mine.
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Level 69
Oct 23, 2016
Please accept Said for Port Said
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Level 79
Sep 14, 2020
^this please.
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Level 77
Dec 14, 2022
What he said. ;)
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Level 79
Nov 9, 2023
:D
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Level 76
Mar 11, 2017
Algeciras, on the Spanish side of the border from Gibraltar, has 4 times Gibraltar's population - so wouldn't that have a stronger claim to be an answer to that dot?
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Level 53
Nov 22, 2020
... but it isn't in the mediterranean
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Level 66
Sep 5, 2021
Yes it is
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Level 29
Jul 6, 2022
man it definitely is. and even linea de la concepcion, with half of algeciras' population, is twice as populated as gibraltar
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Level 71
Sep 5, 2021
But Gibraltar, like it or not, is more famous.
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Level 29
Jul 6, 2022
algeciras is a really important port, and is quite important for trade. the only reason gibraltar is more known is due to being independent, and following that logic monaco should be on here too instead of nice
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Level 72
Dec 14, 2022
I assumed that it was Algeciras and also tried Tarifa. Gibraltar never occurred to me
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Level 61
Sep 27, 2017
Nice quiz!
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Level 71
Sep 29, 2017
Now you know your cities, try my Walk the Med. & Black Seas quiz....here it is
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Level 75
May 9, 2019
This couldn't be more up my alley, 37/40, was typing Alicante as time expired. Funny thing is that I know four cities on Cyprus none of which are on this quiz
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Level 77
Sep 5, 2021
If you type "Alacant" instead - the name in the local Valenciano language - you'd get there slightly quicker.
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Level 24
Aug 26, 2019
Please accept Pafos for Paphos
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Level 62
Aug 26, 2019
Every brit who's ever been to stansted airport in summer will get at least 30 of these just from looking at the departures board
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Level 60
Aug 26, 2019
I think Limassol should replace one of the two Cypriot cities. Unless, of course, this is about Mediterranean cities with airports.
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Level 52
Aug 26, 2019
Please accept the OFFICIAL name of Ibiza, Eivissa.
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Level 49
Sep 8, 2019
That would make it a bit too hard because even in Spain it is normally called Ibiza
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Level 76
Aug 26, 2019
No Monaco? Huh.
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Level 61
Aug 26, 2019
Great quiz.

However, you should allow for alternative spellings

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Level 33
Jun 24, 2020
Surely Monaco should be a correct answer since is a CITY-state
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Level 72
Dec 27, 2020
Pafos should be accepted for Paphos
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Level 45
Sep 5, 2021
I agree
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Level 45
Sep 5, 2021
Nice quiz, got 35/40. Missed Port Said, Haifa, Antalya and the Cyprus ones.
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Level 54
Sep 5, 2021
Rome is 14 miles from the coastline...
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Level 89
Dec 14, 2022
Apparently that's close enough for this quiz
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Level 54
Sep 6, 2021
Rome is not a coastal city, and also the Cypriot ones: never heard about them...
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Level 73
Sep 10, 2021
It's a bit of a stretch to call Gibraltar a city.
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Level 77
Dec 14, 2022
Well, in UK having a cathedral used to be the definition of a city and Gibraltar has two.
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Level 49
Dec 16, 2022
You MUST accept Alger as an option for Algiers!