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European Countries by First 2 Letters

In 45 seconds, how many countries can you name by first two letters?
Quiz by TenThousand
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Last updated: February 17, 2019
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First submittedSeptember 18, 2016
Times taken391,024
Average score71.1%
Rating4.96
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Country
Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czechia
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Country
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
North
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Country
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United
Kingdom
Vatican City
+6
Level 76
Oct 4, 2016
Had 4 seconds left.
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Level 77
Oct 4, 2016
Me too!
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Level 73
Nov 8, 2016
Me too!
+3
Level 37
Nov 14, 2016
Me too!
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Level 28
Nov 20, 2017
Me too!
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Level 21
Dec 8, 2023
Me too!
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Level 70
Feb 19, 2017
10 for me
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Level 37
Apr 24, 2017
7 for me
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Level 27
Apr 12, 2019
45 for me
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Level 70
Apr 4, 2021
cap
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Level 78
May 4, 2017
1 second for me
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Level 34
Sep 15, 2017
same
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Level 55
Dec 28, 2018
Same here
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Level 61
Apr 8, 2019
same
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Level 38
Apr 30, 2020
Same, quite scared, thought I didn't make it.
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Level 84
Aug 22, 2017
Got "ES" in for Estonia with 0:01 showing! Whew! That was close!
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Level 45
May 10, 2018
I HAD KOSOVO LEFT :(
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Level 56
Mar 13, 2020
me too!
+1
Level 36
Aug 6, 2018
5 seconds leftttt
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Level 68
Mar 25, 2020
same
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Level 15
Dec 18, 2020
e eu nao ligo UwU
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Level 36
Mar 24, 2021
5 for me on the first try!
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Level 44
Dec 16, 2021
2
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Level 58
Aug 25, 2022
Me too!
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Level 71
Oct 4, 2016
This is great work, and I like the time chosen. I had 8 seconds left, but I was going pretty quick. It's just long enough to give you a second to think, but not so much that you can really hesitate.

On another note- why is it listed as "Czechia" Is Czech Republic not the universally recognized name?

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Level 77
Oct 4, 2016
I failed to follow the news completely, but saw some about them wanting to change the English name to Czechia as it was less cumbersome than Czech Republic. So, I can't say if they did it or were just thinking of it.
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Level 88
Jun 29, 2018
Less cumbersome than the average Joe thinking all the crap in Chechnya is happening in the Czech Republic.
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Level 63
Nov 8, 2016
Czechia is their officially accepted short name. Like (the) Congo is the short name for the Republic of the Congo or China is the short name for the People's Republic of China.
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Level 57
Nov 8, 2016
Czech Republic is still more widespread, though. Even the Czechs' own governmental and tourism websites still use that form.
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Level 71
Nov 8, 2016
I just took this again and was amused by the comment, until I realized it was my own! I heard about the change a few weeks ago and I love it. Thanks for a great answer.
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Level 60
Oct 4, 2016
44/45 gives 4 points, ouch!
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Level 70
Oct 30, 2016
Finished with 4 seconds left, very enjoyable!
+1
Level 68
Nov 8, 2016
Fun quiz. Finally got them all after a few goes of trying to type quicker.
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Level 45
Nov 8, 2016
17 seconds left in the first try
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Level 60
Nov 8, 2016
I couldn't think what the hell the UK could be - I'd already got Ukraine so it wasn't UK! With just a second to go I suddenly remembered that the "U" actually stands for "united"...
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Level 60
Nov 9, 2016
first try 6 seconds left
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Level 62
Nov 11, 2016
Please make one for Africa!
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Level 75
Nov 12, 2016
+1
Level 46
Dec 16, 2016
Nice quiz! Got them all with only one second remaining.
+1
Level 61
Feb 16, 2017
3 seconds left, my heart is racing.
+2
Level 48
May 5, 2017
Like a controlled thrill ride, is what came to mind.
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Level 53
Mar 12, 2017
45/45 and 9 second left, nice! :D
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Level 69
Apr 5, 2017
Got em all with 7 seconds to spare
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Level 68
Apr 23, 2017
I am so surprised that cz didn't get more than 1

not

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Level 48
May 5, 2017
Hey! Let's argue about Cyprus being a European country!
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Level 69
Jul 7, 2017
aaaaa
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Level 70
Mar 1, 2019
It's clearly African.
+3
Level 67
Apr 8, 2019
I think it is part of the eight continent, Atlantis
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Level 28
Jul 17, 2017
I only missed Latvia
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Level 45
Aug 14, 2017
Woah! 00:02 seconds remaining!
+1
Level 15
Dec 18, 2020
UWU Reported :3
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Level 58
Aug 22, 2017
With 8 seconds to spare, finally! Great quiz!
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Level 75
Sep 15, 2017
18 seconds left
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Level 76
Sep 17, 2017
al an au be bo bu cr cz de es fi fr ge hu ic ir it ko la li lu ma mo ne no po ro ru sa se sl sp sw uk un va
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Level 75
Oct 22, 2019
I smell the blood of an Englishman
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Level 37
Oct 5, 2017
Excellent job. How about one for Asia/ME?
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Level 75
Oct 5, 2017
+1
Level 21
Dec 6, 2017
1 SECOND LEFT.
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Level 48
Apr 22, 2020
SAME!!!
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Level 37
Feb 16, 2022
SAME
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Level 55
Dec 16, 2017
19 sec left :)
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Level 73
Apr 17, 2018
Very nice. 0:13 for me. This was so much quicker than the normal quiz where I have to type them all out, haha.
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Level 62
Jan 26, 2018
10 Seconds left. Quite easy, but you really are under pressure trying to get a good score while looking at the map and trying to remember the names.
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Level 22
Feb 5, 2018
it is NOT easy, i agree with the map though
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Level 22
Feb 5, 2018
3 secs left, not bad! Cool quiz, suggestion of another quiz: Countries of Oceania by first 2 letters in 30 secs?
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Level 75
Feb 5, 2018
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Level 34
May 20, 2018
Bam! All with 2 second left!
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Level 88
Jun 29, 2018
It wouldn't clear fast enough so the second letter would hang around to form a chain.
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Level 63
Sep 20, 2018
why no turkey? I typed TU but didn't look up assuming it would be accepted only to realize that none of my subsequent answers registered
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Level 54
Dec 28, 2018
2 seconds left... My heart is still pounding XD
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Level 48
Jan 26, 2019
First try and 10 secs left
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Level 82
Apr 8, 2019
Too easy. Dull quiz.
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Level 48
Apr 8, 2019
and again...if you are going to include Russia into Europe why not include Cyprus that is actually an EU country. this is silly
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Level 35
Apr 8, 2019
easy
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Level 74
Apr 8, 2019
Sorry I'm just not that fast a typist.
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Level 65
Jun 10, 2019
Spot on with the amount of time :) Got close the first time, took a few tries then I got it :) (I kept getting stuck on lithuania also being liechtenstein, it thres me for atleast 2 attempts, then saw what the problem was ( but then I had it with sweden switzerland, but only for one round ( cause after doing about half of the countries I tend to look at the map. The first ones are pretty much in order in my head, (especially norway, sweden, finland, and estonia latvia lithuania) after that I go a bit more random.
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Level 28
Aug 13, 2019
When everyone is commenting about how quickly they finished and I only get 18/45 lol
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Level 28
Aug 13, 2019
Done and done! 100%
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Level 38
Sep 28, 2019
All with 10 seconds to spare
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Level 67
Oct 22, 2019
32
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Level 39
Nov 1, 2019
wow... this is so tough, I keep missing out by 2 or 3 countries in the end and they always seem to be different ones! lol
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Level 66
Apr 30, 2020
I'm accidentally typing their url code. .es, .pt, .pl, .se....
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Level 39
Feb 18, 2021
11 seconds left
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Level 51
Mar 21, 2021
So what happens with Slovenia and Slovakia?

Belarus and Belgium?

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Level 63
Dec 23, 2021
What do you mean? You type "SL" and you get Slovenia and Slovakia. You type "BE" and you get Belarus and Belgium. Or maybe I misunderstood your question?
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Level 55
Apr 11, 2021
Easy especially since I did that europe 60 seconds quiz.
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Level 62
Dec 23, 2021
Damn you Malta
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Level 71
Dec 23, 2021
29s left
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Level 71
Dec 23, 2021
If I had a nickel for every time a European country started with an "Sw," I'd have two nickels. Which isn't a lot, but it's weird that it happened twice.
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Level 15
Dec 23, 2021
fun quiz but not easy when you have to remember the english names. it would be easier for me to just spell out the countries I think
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Level 36
Dec 23, 2021
got it with 1 second remaining
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Level 39
Jan 9, 2022
litearly can't beat my score of 42
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Level 52
Jan 12, 2022
100 with 7 seconds left
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Level 53
Apr 12, 2022
How about countries in Europe by 2 letters with fewest possible entries? Or some sort of combination of time and # of entries. Otherwise way too easy of a quiz.
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Level 36
Apr 22, 2022
got it with 6 seconds left could do better
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Level 44
Apr 27, 2023
nice quiz
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Level 22
Jun 19, 2023
my slow typing
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Level 22
Jun 19, 2023
finally after more than 15 tries i did it!! with no time to spare
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Level 67
Sep 25, 2023
5 seconds remaining
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Level 17
Dec 7, 2023
45 SECONDS? IS VERY FEW
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Level 75
Dec 7, 2023
About 14% of quizzers are getting 100% here, so I think the timing is about right.
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Level 40
Dec 7, 2023
7 years late but you can easily get 15 within the first few seconds by doing:

-mo (monaco, moldova & montenegro)

-sw (sweden & switzerland)

-li (liechtenstein & lithuania)

-sl (slovenia & slovakia)

-no (norway & north macedonia)

-be (belgium & belarus)

-po (poland & portugal)

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Level 75
Dec 7, 2023
I think this website needs a spoiler alert function on some postings - keen quizzers would have to click a second time to read all the how-to's, like you've very well described here! :)
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Level 32
Dec 7, 2023
I had 2 seconds remaining
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Level 52
Dec 7, 2023
23 seconds left, nice
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Level 67
Dec 7, 2023
How is Norway guessed 7% more than North Macedonia?
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Level 75
Dec 9, 2023
This quiz has been around since before Macedonia renamed itself North Macedonia, so these percentages also include the period when "NO" just gave you the point for Norway.
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Level 26
Dec 7, 2023
finally got it 4th try with 6 seconds left
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Level 35
Jan 1, 2024
just in the nick of time, i got 100% with 1 second left! (probably like 10ms because i did it while it was on 1 second for some tome)