Top 10 cities of Europe factsCities of Europe quiz
In which major European city, there is a volcano that may soon erupt?
In Naples. Lying mostly underwater, Campi Flegrei comprises 24 craters. It is one of the largest volcanoes in the world, capable of producing VEI 7 (super-colossal) eruptions. Its most recent eruption of 1538 created a new hill, Monte Nuovo.
This photo was taken in one of European capitals. Where?
In Helsinki. These powerful icebreakers are docked for the summer season at the port of Helsinki. Almost all of Finland trade comes through the brackish Gulf of Finland, which freezes easily during winter.
Which European country capital was named Kristiania?
Oslo. In 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV the city was destroyed by a fire. It was rebuilt and renamed Christiania in the king's honor. Following a spelling reform, it was known as Kristiania from 1877 to 1925, when its original name was restored.
Why does the church of Carmo Convent in Lisbon lack its roof?
It was destroyed by earthquake. The convent was ruined in the 1755 Great Lisbon Earthquake, which destroyed the city, killed possibly 100.000 of its inhabitants and disrupted the colonial ambitions of Portugal. The church was left unrestored to remind the tragedy.
Founding of one of the European capitals was a result of a tectonic movement. Which capital was it?
Stockholm. In the 12th century, the Malaren Bay, a major trade route into central Sweden, was cut off the Baltic Sea as a result of post-glacial rebound of Scandinavia. The trade ships had to unload the cargo in the bay mouth that became too shallow to sail, which led to foundation of Stockholm at this place. Today, Malaren Lake is 0.7 m above sea level.
What is the name of the second largest city in Germany? (after Berlin)
Hamburg, with its 1.7 Million of inhabitants, is the second largest city after Berlin (3.4 Million). The largest urban area in Germany is the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region with 11M.
Where was this photo taken?
In Bilbao. One of the most admired works of contemporary architecture, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was opened in 1997. Computer simulations of the building's structure made it feasible to build shapes that architects of earlier eras would have found nearly impossible to construct
Which major city is this?
Istanbul. The city is easily recognizable due to the Bosphorus strait dividing it into two parts located on different continents. Istanbul's commercial and historical center is situated in Europe, while one third of its population live in Asia.
Which major European port is far from a sea?
Hamburg. Situated 110 km (70 miles) from the North Sea on the river Elbe, the port of Hamburg is the second or third largest port in Europe (after the port of Rotterdam and Antwerp) and eleventh largest worldwide.