How many of these European country flags do you know? Here’s a fun and simple quiz where you can test your knowledge of flags in Europe and challenge your friends as well.
This quiz is based on the United Nation’s list of European countries. Each question will display a flag below and a box with 4 multiple choices. Only one alternative is correct.
When you’ve made your choice, an answer box will become visible with a short comment on the flag. Scroll to the next question after that and make your next guess based on the flag that is displayed.
When you’ve answered all questions, a summary will be shown that will tell you how many correct answers you got.
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Other European country flags
In addition to the European flags in the quiz above, there are numerous other European country flags that are official and unofficial. Below, you can read more about these other flags in Europe.
Kosovo is partially recognized as a sovereign state, but not yet by the United Nations. That is why the flag of Kosovo will be sorted under this category, instead of being part of the quiz.
The Faroe Islands has its own national flag, but officially, the island belongs to Denmark, even though it functions as an autonomous region with self-government.
If you enjoy watching football, you’ve probably seen the English flag during games. The nations that make up the United Kingdom are competing separately.
The English flag is white with a red cross on top. The flag has been a symbol of England since medieval times.
The flag of Northern Ireland is quite controversial. Partially because it’s part of the United Kingdom, but also since each political and religious group considers different flags as the rightful flag.
The Scottish flag is perhaps the most recognized one of all European country flags that belongs to a non-sovereign state. Scotland is namely part of the United Kingdom, although voices of independence are getting more traction in recent times, especially after Brexit.
The flag of Wales is not represented in the UK flag despite the fact the other nations are represented in the “Union Jack”.
Gibraltar is also part of the United Kingdom, although it borders Spain in southern Europe. The flag of Gibraltar dates back to 1502, making it one of the oldest flags in Europe.
Transnistria is a breakaway republic that has received quite a bit of attention among travelers. It is currently an autonomous region in eastern Moldova with a controversial political status.
Among other things, Transnistria has its own currency, a central bank, constitution, government, police, and military defense.
Åland is an autonomous region in Finland. It has a special status within the EU, which enables tax-free sales. The flag of Åland is basically the same as the Swedish flag but with an addition of a red cross on top of the yellow cross.
The island group’s main city is Mariehamn and both Swedish culture and language are protected by international guarantees.
Countries that are partially located in Europe or otherwise connected
Azerbaijan is located on the crossroads between Asia and Europe. The Flag of Azerbaijan was adopted already in 1918 but was only used until 1920 before it was later re-adopted when the country gained its independence in 1991.
Cyprus is geographically part of Asia but is currently a member of the European Union. Many also recognize it as a European country due to its culture and language being Greek.
The flag of Cyprus depicts the island in copper color with olive branches below, which symbolize the hope of peace between Turks and Greeks.
Northern Cyprus is officially recognized by Turkey, but no other country in the world recognizes it as a legitimate state. The flag was adopted in 1984. The northern part of Cyprus was invaded by Turkey in 1974 and is still occupied by the Turks.
A small part of Kazakhstan is located in Europe, but most of the country is situated in the Asian part of Eurasia.
Turkey has long been a divider between west and east. For thousands of years, the western world and the orient have met and mixed here. And a small part of modern-day Turkey is actually located in Europe, including a part of Istanbul, which is the largest city in Turkey.
The Turkish flag was adopted in 1844 and is called Ay Yıldız in Turkish.
How many of these European flags did you know about? Leave a comment below, and challenge your friends to see who knows the most flags in Europe!