Capital Cities of Europe
Are you well travelled? Do you think you know your way around Europe? Test your knowledge of the European Capital Cities with our quiz!
Europe, the world’s second smallest continent, certainly packs a lot into a small area. It’s only 2% of the Earth’s surface, 6.8% of the total land mass and only has 11% of the world’s total population. But it’s the birthplace of western civilisation (and communism), is home to around 50 different sovereign states, started the industrial revolution (and two world wars), discovered almost all of modern science, built and lost globe spanning empires and way too many other things to squeeze into a single sentence!
The capital cities of Europe are some of the world’s most important centres of culture, the arts and history and are amongst the world’s leading holiday and tourism destinations. Attractions such as the Tower of London, the Louvre in Paris and the Colosseum in Rome attract millions of visitors every year.
With so much focus on the European Union at the moment, it’s easy to forget that geographically Europe includes a bit more than just the EU member states. It stretches from the arctic circle down to the shores of North Africa and from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Ural Mountains in the east.
Until quite recently there were hopes of uniting pretty much the whole of Europe within the European Union, including even Russia, although that is highly unlikely in the foreseeable future. In fact the continent has now slipped back into another cold war with Russian, which views the EU as a rival, rather than a potential ally.
So, there are 50 European capital cities to deal with, but luckily there are only 20 questions. Some are straightforward, others are a little more obscure, but with a reasonable handle on geography you should be fine. So if you’re ready, grasp your mouse firmly and get going on our Capital Cities of Europe Quiz!