Can You Name the Capital of Every EU Member?

Do you know the capital city of every member of the European Union?

Introduction

Europe houses many unique cultural, linguistic, religious, and national traditions, making it a continent with a rich and diverse history. Ancient Greece, for instance, is widely regarded as the birthplace of Western civilization, with the Greeks generally credited as having invented democracy in addition to making significant contributions to Western thought in regard to philosophy, art, literature, and advances in law.

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political grouping comprised of 28 European countries. Officially founded in 1993 to foster peace and a single market, the EU is now one of the strongest economic and political bodies in the world. It won the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for, among other factors, its ability to bring historically rivalling countries together and spread democracy.

This quiz will test your knowledge of the capital cities of EU member states. Simply click on the correct name of the capital for the country shown; you'll be rewarded with a fun fact about the city! This quiz is 28 multiple-choice questions long, covering every nation within the union, including the United Kingdom. Think you have what it takes to get a high score? There's only one way to find out. Click "Let's Play" to begin!

Description

Europe houses many unique cultural, linguistic, religious, and national traditions, making it a continent with a rich and diverse history. Ancient Greece, for instance, is widely regarded as the birthplace of Western civilization, with the Greeks generally credited as having invented democracy in addition to making significant contributions to Western thought in regard to philosophy, art, literature, and advances in law.

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political grouping comprised of 28 European countries. Officially founded in 1993 to foster peace and a single market, the EU is now one of the strongest economic and political bodies in the world. It won the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for, among other factors, its ability to bring historically rivalling countries together and spread democracy.

This quiz will test your knowledge of the capital cities of EU member states. Simply click on the correct name of the capital for the country shown; you'll be rewarded with a fun fact about the city! This quiz is 28 multiple-choice questions long, covering every nation within the union, including the United Kingdom. Think you have what it takes to get a high score? There's only one way to find out. Click "Let's Play" to begin!

Short Description

Only a real geography buff can correctly identify all 28 capital cities in the European Union. How many can you get right? There's only one way to find out!


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1. What is the capital of Lithuania?


1. What is the capital of Lithuania?

1. Paris

2. Berlin

3. Helsinki

4. Vilnius

The correct answer is Vilnius. It was the European Capital of Culture with Linz (Austria) in 2009.



2. What is the capital of Hungary?


2. What is the capital of Hungary?

1. Prague

2. Budapest

3. Paris

4. London

The correct answer is Budapest. The second-largest synagogue in the world, the Dohány Street Synagogue, is located in this city.



3. What is the capital of Bulgaria?


3. What is the capital of Bulgaria?

1. Sofia

2. Berlin

3. Vilnius

4. Athens

The correct answer is Sofia. It is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities, with people living there for roughly 7,000 years.



4. What is the capital of Slovakia?


4. What is the capital of Slovakia?

1. Madrid

2. Warsaw

3. Amsterdam

4. Bratislava

The correct answer is Bratislava, an incredibly rich city. In terms of GDP, this region is behind only Hamburg (Germany) and Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) in the EU.



5. What is the capital of Greece?


5. What is the capital of Greece?

1. Athens

2. Helsinki

3. Brussels

4. Vienna

The correct answer is Athens, widely considered to be the birthplace of democracy.



6. What is the capital of the Czech Republic?


6. What is the capital of the Czech Republic?

1. Luxembourg City

2. Madrid

3. Prague

4. Budapest

The correct answer is Prague, one of Europe's most-visited cities. The country has one of the fastest average Internet speeds in Europe.



7. What is the capital of the United Kingdom?


7. What is the capital of the United Kingdom?

1. Libson

2. Stockholm

3. Paris

4. London

The correct answer is London. The UK's "exit day" from the European Union is March 29, 2019.



8. What is the capital of Spain?


8. What is the capital of Spain?

1. Madrid

2. Lisbon

3. Bratislava

4. Valleta

The correct answer is Madrid. It is home to the Sobrino de Botín. It's the world's oldest continuously operating restaurant, running since its founding in 1725.



9. What is the capital of Latvia?


9. What is the capital of Latvia?

1. Riga

2. Luxembourg City

3. Valleta

4. Copenhagen

The correct answer is Riga. The Riga Radio and TV Tower is over 1,200 feet, one of the tallest European towers.



10. What is the capital of Finland?


10. What is the capital of Finland?

1. Copenhagen

2. Helsinki

3. Amsterdam

4. Brussels

The correct answer is Helsinki. Finland has a population of roughly 5.5 million, and over a million people live in the Greater Helsinki metro area.



11. What is the capital of Romania?


11. What is the capital of Romania?

1. Bucharest

2. Warsaw

3. Valleta

4. Rome

The correct answer is Bucharest. Its Palace of the Parliament is the largest legislative building in the world, with an area of almost 4 million square feet.



12. What is the capital of France?


12. What is the capital of France?

1. London

2. Paris

3. Rome

4. Madrid

The correct answer is Paris. Did you know that the Paris Region accounts for roughly a third of France's GDP?



13. What is the capital of Luxembourg?


13. What is the capital of Luxembourg?

1. Valletta

2. Ljubljana

3. Dublin

4. Luxembourg City

The correct answer is Luxembourg City. Did you know that it is one of three official EU capitals? The others are Brussels (Belgium) and Strasbourg (France).



14. What is the capital of Croatia?


14. What is the capital of Croatia?

1. Lisbon

2. Tallinn

3. Vilnius

4. Zagreb

The correct answer is Zagreb. The mechanical pencil was created by one of its citizens, Slavoljub Eduard Penkala.



15. What is the capital of Portugal?


15. What is the capital of Portugal?

1. Lisbon

2. Tallinn

3. Vilnius

4. Madrid

The correct answer is Lisbon. It is home to the Lisbon Oceanarium, the largest European aquarium.



16. What is the capital of the Netherlands?


16. What is the capital of the Netherlands?

1. Amsterdam

2. Brussels

3. Prague

4. Nicosia

The correct answer is Amsterdam. Anne Frank hid from the Gestapo in this city, and it is where she wrote her famous diary. The house where her family hid has since been converted into a memorial museum.



17. What is the capital of Ireland?


17. What is the capital of Ireland?

1. Dublin

2. Warsaw

3. London

4. Ljubljana

The correct answer is Dublin. Some sources estimate that almost half of its population is under the age of 25.



18. What is the capital of Belgium?


18. What is the capital of Belgium?

1. Sofia

2. Tallinn

3. Brussels

4. Warsaw

The correct answer is Brussels. The first Belgium waffles were introduced in Brussels in the late 1950s.



19. What is the capital of Poland?


19. What is the capital of Poland?

1. Vienna

2. Warsaw

3. Valletta

4. Rome

The correct answer is Warsaw. Marie Skłodowska Curie, the first person to receive two Nobel Prizes, was born in this city.



20. What is the capital of Italy?


20. What is the capital of Italy?

1. Athens

2. Rome

3. Madrid

4. Lisbon

The correct answer is Rome. It houses another independent state within it, Vatican City.



21. What is the capital of Austria?


21. What is the capital of Austria?

1. Warsaw

2. Budapest

3. Berlin

4. Vienna

The correct answer is Vienna. Did you know that nearly 2.6 million people live in Vienna's metropolitan area? The country itself only has a population of 8.8 million!



22. What is the capital of Cyprus?


22. What is the capital of Cyprus?

1. Nicosia

2. Athens

3. Dublin

4. Tallinn

The correct answer is Nicosia, the only capital city on Earth within two time zones.



23. What is the capital of Denmark?


23. What is the capital of Denmark?

1. Rome

2. Copenhagen

3. Stockholm

4. Amsterdam

The correct answer is Copenhagen, home to the world's oldest surviving amusement park, Dyrehavsbakken.



24. What is the capital of Malta?


24. What is the capital of Malta?

1. Valletta

2. Rome

3. Tallinn

4. Vilnius

The correct answer is Valleta, less than half a square mile. This makes it the smallest capital of any member of the EU.



25. What is the capital of Slovenia?


25. What is the capital of Slovenia?

1. Bratislava

2. Nicosia

3. Zagreb

4. Ljubljana

The correct answer is Ljubljana. The oldest wooden wheel was found here, and it is well over 5,000 years old.



26. What is the capital of Estonia?


26. What is the capital of Estonia?

1. Helsinki

2. Tallinn

3. Moscow

4. Nicosia

The correct answer is Tallinn. Did you know this is where Skype was started?



27. What is the capital of Germany?


27. What is the capital of Germany?

1. Paris

2. Stockholm

3. Warsaw

4. Berlin

The correct answer is Berlin. The most species-diverse zoo on Earth, the Berlin Zoological Garden, is here.



28. What is the capital of Sweden?


28. What is the capital of Sweden?

1. Amsterdam

2. London

3. Stockholm

4. Helsinki

The correct answer is Stockholm, the birthplace of Alfred Nobel. He left his wealth to establish the Nobel Prizes to leave a better legacy, since he was largely known in his lifetime for being the inventor of dynamite.




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