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European Countries with the Fewest Borders

Name the European countries that don't border any other countries - or that border only one other.
As always, we consider Cyprus to be part of Asia
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No Borders
Iceland
Malta
One Border
Denmark
Ireland
Monaco
Portugal
One Border
San Marino
United Kingdom
Vatican City
106 Recent Comments
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Level 48
Jan 24, 2018
Helloooo?! where is Cyprus. Cyprus is a european country
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Level 73
Jan 24, 2018
helllooooo ? Again this debate ?? Althought Cyprus belongs to the UE, is politically bounded to Europe and all its sports teams plays in european leagues (as Israel, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kazakhstan, for example), Cyprus is GEOGRAPHICALLY an asian country... take it as it is.
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Level 72
Jan 24, 2018
You probably meant EU, right?
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Level 68
Jan 25, 2018
Or he is from France, then UE would be ok ;-)
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Level 56
Jan 25, 2018
Or Spain, Portugal, Italy, Romania, Poland, all Latin America, Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland...
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Level 37
Jul 1, 2019
Sly67: THANK YOU!
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Level 69
Jan 24, 2018
This is why, in addition to the new upscoring of comments, we need downscoring.
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Level 57
Apr 9, 2024
Cyprus borders the United Kingdom
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Level 93
Apr 9, 2024
And Spain borders Morocco, and France borders Brazil, but that doesn't make them European.
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Level 48
Jan 24, 2018
You shouldn't consider Cyprus part of Asia
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Level 70
Jan 24, 2018
You shouldn't tell quiz creators what to do without some supporting evidence.

As nearly all the veterans of this site know, Cyprus is geographically located in Asia, regardless of political or cultural connections to Europe.

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Level 51
Jan 24, 2018
Exactly. If we're going by cultural connection and not geographical location, Australia should be European. It's just silly.
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Level 76
Jan 24, 2018
I've followed the Cyprus thread with amusement and interest today! What no-one seems to be picking up on is that continents are completely artificial constructs. There is no "official" delimitation of continental borders; there is no benefit to a country whether it gets grouped in with one continent or other, and most ludicrously, despite continents being loosely grouped around giant landmasses, people seem to want to shoehorn island countries into being a part of one continent or another. You see, for example, Trinidad & Tobago, geologically and geographically connected to South America, being classed as "North America" on many websites (including this one). Cue debates about Cyprus, Seychelles, and bordering areas like whether Egypt encroaches on Asia and Indonesia is partly in Oceania (via the island of New Guinea). All good fun, but most importantly, let's accept there is no "correct" location for Cyprus. It's kinda Europe and kinda Asia, that's all.
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Level 45
May 24, 2018
good grief, guys, might as well question the definition of continents. there might be just three. or maybe theres dozens.
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Level 59
Apr 9, 2020
I'm not even a veteran(Only about a year) and I quickly learned, No palestine, Kosovo and Taiwan are countries, Cyprus=Asia, Russia=Europe...It doesn't take that long to learn how stuff works. I guess things can be debated over but the Cyprus debate has been far worn out on this site.
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Level 76
Apr 9, 2020
Did you take that year to research the issue and come to your own conclusions? Or did you just spend a year learning how to parrot what you hear? I'd like to encourage every quizzer, when they hear a claim about anything, to go and do some research and decide for themselves.
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Level 59
Aug 19, 2020
It's not that I haven't done my own research, I do understand that there isn't always a correct answer. In fact now typing this out I'm realizing that my argument that I was going to give is flawed. I was going to say that guidelines for the site are needed, but obviously people are entitled to their own opinions. You saying this did actually help me realize I was wrong. I've started doing research on all topics I argue about online.
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Level 29
May 1, 2020
If you consider Turkey Europe than Cyprus is closest to Europe so Cyprus should be Europe and so should Turkey
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Level 60
Jun 20, 2020
turkey is both asian and european, with istanbul lying at the border between the continents. cyprus is geographically a part of asia.
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Level 59
Aug 19, 2020
It's not that we consider Turkey part of Europe, It's that part of Turkey is Europe, the part of Turkey Cyprus is close to is Asian. I do understand the confusion though.
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Level 48
Sep 18, 2022
Honestly
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Level 25
Jan 24, 2018
Liechtenstein?
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Level 72
Jan 24, 2018
Borders both Switzerland and Austria.
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Level 62
Jan 24, 2018
I think land borders should be added to the description as many of these countries share more borders, just not land ones.

Aso, Denmark technically is connected with Sweden via the Øresund Bridge giving it two land borders.

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Level 60
Jun 3, 2020
What about UK and the Tunnel, then? Man made borders have neber been considered in the history of quizes ever, why start now?
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Level 60
Nov 2, 2023
You could also argue embassies are exclaves and therefore create borders.
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Level 82
Jan 24, 2018
This list is only so long because they will let any fruit stand next to a semi-organized circle of cottages be a "country" in Europe.
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Level 52
Jan 24, 2018
Unnecessary.
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Level 82
Jan 24, 2018
I disagree.
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Level 80
Nov 2, 2020
Yet another ludicrous comment from the master of ludicrous comments.
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Level 82
Jul 6, 2022
Ecce
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Level 45
May 24, 2018
i completely disagree with that statement. many of these have been countries for centuries. they all have their own history, and some even have some ethnical and cultural differences.
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Level 82
Oct 26, 2019
So if we can find ethnic or cultural differences between Manhattan and Harlem they should be spun off in to independent countries? That's stupid. Grow up and learn to get along with your neighbors better.
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Level 59
Apr 9, 2020
At least it's not like Africa where completely different cultures were forced together by Europe in the scramble for Africa.
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Level 56
May 1, 2020
How dare you disagree Kal's comment
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Level 59
Aug 19, 2020
Normally I agree with most of Kal's controversial comments and the other times he has convinced me but this is just one I disagree with(obviously I'm still open to being convinced). Europe has had many of those micronations for a while.
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Level 36
Aug 20, 2020
@kalbahamut You can't compare neighborhoods in an ethnically diverse city to a country, especially in a country that did not start from ethnic reasons.
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Level 82
Jul 6, 2022
Perhaps you can't, but I can, as demonstrated.
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Level 93
Apr 9, 2024
San Marino was a nation centuries before Manhattan and Harlem had their first European visitors.
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Level 70
Oct 7, 2018
Not any semi-organised circle of cottages. Just ones that happen to be the headquarters of the world's largest religious organisation, are tax havens for the leaders of other countries, are shoved up a mountain somewhere or on a remote island so that nobody can be bothered to conquer them, or some combination of the above (I can't imagine the UK, Ireland, Denmark or Portugal come under the category of circles of cottages). The list would only be so short for continental North America because they will allow any roughly-sliced third of a continent with a few extra disconnected appendages added on based on who will sell it, with little in common except a common language, currency and government (whose power is often delegated to local governments) be a "country" there.
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Level 59
Apr 9, 2020
Wouldn't this list be very long for North America? It would be 13 countries long, 14 if you only count borders that are part of the continent.
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Level 82
Sep 13, 2022
Because Central America is basically one large isthmus, and the area of the continent north of Central America is remarkably united. Plus there are a lot of Caribbean island nations. So almost every country in North America borders few or no other countries. Very different reasons.
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Level 36
Aug 20, 2020
I'm sorry, but you are forgetting the POLITICAL REASONS that places become countries. Nobody would just make a driveway as an internationally recognized country. It would have to exist for specific reasons. Ask someone else, "why does Monaco exist," or "Liechtenstein," or "Andorra," or any country you believe exists just because they "let it exist."
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Level 81
Jan 24, 2018
Cyprus is more Europe than it is Asia.
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Level 54
Sep 13, 2022
So is Australia
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Level 45
Jan 24, 2018
So is Cyprus in Asia then?
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Level 71
Jan 24, 2018
Love your work!
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Level 48
Jan 24, 2018
Nice quiz. Almost forgot Monaco...
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Level 27
Jan 25, 2018
Missed Monaco and Denmark :)
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Level 23
Jan 25, 2018
Only one I forgot was iceland
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Level 74
Jan 25, 2018
No matter what your personal belief is about Cyprus, this site considers it part of Asia. If you don't like it then stop taking quizzes on this site. Get over it already.
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Level 76
Jan 25, 2018
Hey! Chill out grumpy Bear! Just cos this website says something doesn't mean it's true! We give it our best shot, but some answers are debatable, and people are welcome to debate them! You can disagree with answers on this site and still enjoy doing the quizzes.
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Level 23
Jan 27, 2018
Denmark has a small bridge that connects to Sweden.
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Level 75
May 12, 2019
Mind blowing math lesson: Bridges ≠ borders
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Level 36
Aug 22, 2019
As the UK has a tunnel border with France
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Level 66
Aug 20, 2020
small???? Have you ever seen that bridge? When it was built it was the longest road-rain bridge in the world.
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Level 76
Aug 20, 2020
I've taken the train over it (it's actually a double-decker bridge, with the rail line on the lower deck, and the road on the top deck). And I vote for big :)
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Level 37
Jul 12, 2018
Another debate about Cyprus? Let's do it this way, Europe and Asia are one landmass, so Cyprus is in Europe and Asia.
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Level 82
Oct 26, 2019
this makes a lot of sense actually
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Level 59
Aug 19, 2020
Yeah this caught me off guard.
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Level 75
Dec 14, 2020
But Cyprus is in Africa, not Eurasia.
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Level 82
Dec 14, 2020
AfroEurasia is one landmass, too. Artificial canals aside.
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Level 76
Sep 13, 2022
Some redundancy there - have you ever seen a canal that is not artificial?
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Level 82
Sep 20, 2022
No... but the redundant adjective was there to underline the point that canals are not natural features of the landscape, for those who might not be familiar with the precise definition.
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Level 47
May 3, 2019
You should count Laos as part of Europe but it has more than 1 border.
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Level 40
Dec 2, 2019
got the UK and not Ireland. smh
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Level 68
May 25, 2020
I got Ireland the first try but couldn't think of the UK. Got em all except for the UK, felt a little ashamed afterwards.
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Level 61
Mar 5, 2020
uk borders spain too
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Level 60
Jun 20, 2020
gibraltar is not part of uk
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Level 72
Mar 5, 2020
Andorra has only one!
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Level 49
Mar 17, 2020
No it doesn't. France and Spain.
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Level 60
Jun 3, 2020
Seriously guys? I mean, how hard is to look at a map before you emabrass yourself? You are already connected to the internet and on a device that can display a map.
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Level 43
Aug 18, 2020
Did it in 0:31.
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Level 36
Apr 14, 2021
I legit almost forgot ireland.... and I write UK down... :/
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Level 78
Jul 31, 2022
I have a feeling one of these days, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan will be considered European countries--given their politics and geographic location, among other things. If that happens, the world will recognize them as such, but I'm wondering if this site will. Years ago, I "knew" Cyprus was Asian. In later years, most of the sources I found indicated it was European. People on this site are so hung up on geographical location as the sole determiner for this country. If you want to argue that Cyprus is Asian for the purposes of this site, that's great. But at some point, you have to drop your stubborn hold, and consider Cyprus for what she is--European (or at least Eurasian). And you contradict yourselves by representing Taiwan and Kosovo as countries, when they are not in the UN. If your basis for Cyprus is geography, what's your basis for country vs non-country?
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Level 49
Aug 20, 2022
Doesn't Denmark share a border with Canada now?
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Level 55
Sep 8, 2022
UK might have 2 borders soon -- freedom!!!!!
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Level 49
Apr 9, 2024
Freedom from what? We're still part of Europe, just not the EU.
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Level 61
Apr 9, 2024
Scotland
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Level 70
Apr 9, 2024
Hopefully just one (Scotland).
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Level 62
Sep 13, 2022
UK has two borders...Ireland and Spain
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Level 60
Sep 13, 2022
Wikipedia: "The British Overseas Territories are fourteen territories with a constitutional and historical link with the United Kingdom. They are the last remnants of the former British Empire and do not form part of the United Kingdom itself."
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Level 29
Sep 13, 2022
the UK borders spain and other countries too because of its territories
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Level 53
Sep 13, 2022
"We consider Cyprus as Asia". Well Jetpunk is a World Organisation. Smh
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Level 58
Sep 13, 2022
Cyprus got a lot of heated people in the comments. Didn't know an inanimate piece of land could get people so riled up!
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Level 60
Nov 2, 2023
I'd be pretty concerned if my piece of land was animate...
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Level 50
Sep 13, 2022
8/9 correct answers gave me 3/5 points. I thought it would be 4 or are there quizzes were 4 points awarded it seems?
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Level 60
Nov 2, 2023
It was by % of people who score it, but now it's changed so it's by % correct or % of people who score it, whichever is better for you.
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Level 48
Sep 13, 2022
Denmrak should not be here. borders germany and sweden (Malmo pass to kobenhavn)
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Level 76
Sep 13, 2022
Denmark-Sweden is not a land border, although a road/rail bridge does connect the two.
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Level 53
Sep 13, 2022
It is air border right?
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Level 57
Sep 13, 2022
Ez
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Level 26
Sep 28, 2022
Denmark now shares a land border with Canada.
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Level 47
Mar 15, 2023
denmark borders canada
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Level 47
Mar 15, 2023
the uk borders cyprus, and spain
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Level 43
Jul 6, 2023
How about Cyprus
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Level 48
Jul 19, 2023
It says in the description that they consider cyprus to be part of asia. So does the entirety of the Jetpunk website.
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Level 76
Jul 23, 2023
The second half of that comment is not true. And even if the "entirety" of this website did state that, that would not make it true. On that point, please also check our comments above dated 24 Jan 2018 and 9 April 2020.
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Level 15
Jul 21, 2023
Easy no problen
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Level 15
Jul 21, 2023
I did it in 0:37
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Level 15
Jul 21, 2023
Australia

??????????

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Level 57
Apr 9, 2024
My favourite European country.
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Level 21
Aug 26, 2023
just in europe bruv also got it in exactly 1 min
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Level 55
Nov 27, 2023
took me way too long to remember that the uk and ireland exist (let alone their presence in europe)
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Level 54
Jan 31, 2024
I somehow forgot UK and Ireland. Would've gotten a perfect score.
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Level 30
Jun 6, 2024
uk has 2 borders because of gibraltar