Balkans factsGeography quiz
Which Croatian island is the largest?
Both Krk and Cres. Krk had been thought to be the largest Adriatic island, with an area of 405.78 km2 until a geographical survey and remeasurements done in 2011 determined that the neighbouring island of Cres has an equal surface area. Krk is the most populous island in the Adriatic sea, with multiple towns and villages that contain a total of 19,383 (2011) inhabitants.
What is the name of the Bulgarian fire ritual?
Nestinarstvo is a fire ritual performed in the Strandzha Mountains close to the Black Sea coast in the very southeast of Bulgaria. In 2009, the ritual was entered in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.
Which country is located on the Bay of Kotor?
Montenegro. The Bay of Kotor is the name of the winding bay of the Adriatic Sea in southwestern Montenegro and the region of Montenegro concentrated around the bay. The bay has been inhabited since antiquity. Its well-preserved medieval towns of Kotor, Risan, Tivat, Perast, Prčanj and Herceg Novi, along with their natural surroundings, are major tourist attractions. Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor has been a World Heritage Site since 1979.
In which EU country is the Cyrillic script used?
Bulgaria. Cyrillic script is used in Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine. Of these, only Bulgaria belongs to the European Union.
What's the name of that sweet Turkish dessert?
Baklava is a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey. It is characteristic of the cuisines of the Levant and the broader Middle East, along with the Caucasus, Balkans, Maghreb, and Central Asia.
What is the highest peak of the Balkans?
Musala (2,925 m) is the highest peak in Bulgaria and entire Balkan Peninsula. Olympus (2,918 m) is the highest peak in Greece and the 2nd highest in the Balkans. Triglav (2,864 m) and Korab (2,764 m) are the highest peaks in Slovenia and Macedonia, respectively, but they are not the 3rd and the 4th highest peaks in the Balkans.
By which countries is the Istria peninsula shared?
Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. The biggest part of the Istria peninsula belongs to Croatia. The small northern part belongs to Slovenia and only Muggia, a town in the extreme south-east region of Istria belongs to Italy.
Which river flows through Zagreb?
Sava connects three national capitals: Ljubljana, Zagreb and Belgrade.