Can You Match the European Capital to Its Country?

By: J.P. Naomi
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About This Quiz

Take me to Paris! Take me to Madrid! For our world travelers, if you've ever been to Europe, you've probably visited one of these cities. For those who haven't traveled, you know what you'd find! The capital cities in Europe have some of the richest cultures you'd see. From Portugal to Austria to Russia, how many of these European capitals can you match to the country?

There are 197 countries in the world, and even though Europe is the second smallest continent, it houses 50 of those countries! When thinking of European countries, your brain probably instantly travels to countries like England, Spain, and France. What you probably forget about is Russia! While both Russia and Turkey are known as two transcontinental countries (both in Europe and Asia), Russia's capital is actually in Europe! Do you know what it is?

Can you pair Athens, Helsinki, and Lisbon to their countries? If we told you Oslo, could you match it to the proper Scandinavian country? To visit the origins of the Viennese Waltz in Vienna, would you travel to Belgium, Austria, or Hungary? 

The capital cities of the European countries hold tons of culture from the Eiffel Tower to the Berlin Wall. Can you match the countries and their capitals? 

Will your knowledge help you pilot these questions to Europe or will you be stick at check-in?

Ready for lift off!

Athens is the capital of _______.

Athens is considered one of the world's oldest cities. Its recorded history spans more than 2,400 years! Athens is not only the capital of Greece but also its largest city.

If you visit _______, be sure to check out the capital city of Madrid!

Madrid is the third-largest city in the European Union after London and Berlin. Its motto is "Fui sobre agua edificada, mis muros de fuego son. Esta es mi insignia y blasón." - meaning "On water I was built, my walls are made of fire. This is my ensign and escutcheon."

Paris is the capital city of this country...

There are two major international airports in Paris. Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. The Paris Metro system is also very busy, serving more than 5.2 million passengers each day!

Have you ever been to London, the capital of _______?

The city of London is built along the River Thames in Great Britain. It was founded by the Romans who originally named it Londinium.

Berlin is the capital of _______.

Berlin is the largest city in Germany, as well as the second-largest city by population in all of the European Union. It is home to about 3.7 million people.

If you visit _______, be sure to check out the capital city of Amsterdam!

Amsterdam's name derives from Amstelredamme, which is indicative of the city's origin around a dam in the river Amstel! Its motto is Heldhaftig, Vastberaden, Barmhartig, meaning Valiant, Steadfast, Compassionate.

Dublin is the capital city of this country...

Dublin's name in the Irish language is Baile Átha Cliath. It is known as 'The Fair City' and has a population of about 1.1 million people.

Have you ever been to Prague, the capital of _______?

Known as Praha in Czech, the city of Prague is the largest in the Czech Republic. It was founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque eras - many of its appearances still show to this day.

Which country's capital is Rome?

Rome, or 'Roma' as they say in Italian, is home to about 2.8 million residents. The city is rich with history, spanning 28 centuries from Roman mythology to the Roman Catholic Church.

Warsaw is the capital of _______.

Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It was once described as 'the Paris of the East' because of its rich culture and beauty. This changed dramatically following the German invasion of World War II.

If you visit _______, be sure to check out the capital city of Moscow!

Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of Russia. It is Europe's most populated inland city, well known for its architecture and historic buildings.

Brussels is the capital city of this country...

Brussels is the de facto capital of the European Union. It is home to about 1.2 million people, 90% of whom speak French!

The capital of _______ is Helsinki.

Helsinki is not only the capital, but also the largest city of Finland. It is 50 miles north of Tallinn, Estonia, 250 miles east of Stockholm, Sweden, and 240 miles west of Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Have you ever been to Bern, the capital of _______?

According to a Mercer survey done in 2010, Bern is ranked among the world’s top ten cities for the best quality of life. About 142,000 people live here and take advantage of that ranking!

Bucharest is the capital of ______.

Bucharest is not only the capital of Romania, it is the most prosperous city in the country. It serves as one of the main industrial centers and transportation hubs of Eastern Europe.

If you visit _______, be sure to check out the capital city of Vienna!

Vienna is Austria's largest city, with a population of about 1.8 million. The city regularly hosts urban planning conferences and is often used as a case study by urban planners due to its high quality of living.

Belgrade is the capital city of this country...

Belgrade, known as 'Beograd' in Serbian, translates to "white city". It is located on the banks of the Sava and Danube rivers where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. It is home to about 1.2 million people.

Which country's capital is Luxembourg City?

Luxembourg City is governed by Mayor Lydie Polfer. She is a member of the Democratic Party and took office in 2013.

Have you ever been to Copenhagen, the capital of ______?

As the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen is home to about 763,000 people. The city originally served as a Viking fishing village and was founded in the 10th century.

Lisbon is the capital of _______.

Known as the City of Seven Hills and the Queen of the Sea, Lisbon's motto is Muito Nobre e Sempre Leal, meaning Very Noble and Always Loyal! It is continental Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast.

If you visit _______, be sure to check out the capital city of Oslo!

Oslo was founded in the year 1040 and established as a kaupstad or trading place in 1048 by Harald Hardrada. Hardrada became the King of Norway in 1046 until 1066.

Which country's capital is Reykjavik?

The latitude or Reykjavik is 64°08' N. This makes the city the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state! It is a popular tourist destination and is among the cleanest, greenest and safest cities in the world.

The capital of _______ is Minsk.

Minsk is the capital and largest city of Belarus and is situated on the Svislach and the Nyamiha Rivers. The city has a population of about 1.9 million residents.

The capital of _______ is Budapest.

As both the capital city and largest city, Budapest is one of the most densely populated major cities in the European Union. The city is known as the 'Queen of the Danube!'

Stockholm is the capital of _______.

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic countries. The city actually stretches across fourteen islands, where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea!

If you visit _______, be sure to check out the capital city of Sofia!

The city of Sofia "Grows, but does not age," according to its motto! In the Bulgarian language, it is said, "Raste, no ne staree".

Head to ________ to visit the capital city of Kiev.

The city of Kiev is said to be named after Kyi, one of its four legendary founders. The other three are his brothers Shckek, Khoryv and their sister Lybid!

Have you ever been to Nicosia, the capital of ______?

Nicosia is the capital and largest city of the island of Cyprus. The city is divided between the north and south - the Turks living in the north, and the Greeks to the south.

Which country's capital is Tirana?

Tirana is the capital and most populous city of the Republic of Albania. The city was founded in 1614 and was populated by several Illyrian tribes for hundreds of years.

Tallinn is the capital of _______.

The current acting mayor of Tallinn is Taavi Aas. Aas was born in 1966 and has been in office since 2015.

If you visit _______, be sure to check out the capital city of Chisinau!

Chisinau is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Moldova. It is home to about 532,000 residents who speak Romanian, Moldovan, Russian, Ukrainian, and Bulgarian!

Head to ________ to visit the capital city of Zagreb.

Zagreb is located in the northwest region of Croatia. It sits along the Sava river at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. Zagreb lies 400 feet above sea level.

Have you ever been to Bratislava, the capital of _______?

Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and has a population of about 450,000. The history of the city has been strongly influenced by people of different nations and religions including the Austrians, Croats, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Jews, Serbs, and Slovaks.

Vilnius is the capital city of this country...

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and its largest city, with a population of 542,664. It is known as the "Jerusalem of Lithuania" due to its Jewish influence. In fact, Napolean named it "the Jerusalem of the North" when he was passing through in 1812!

Valletta is the capital of _______.

Valletta, the capital of Malta, is home to approximately 6,444 residents! It was founded by Jean de Valette in 1566.

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