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The Balkans 101: How much do you know? Take our quiz.

People walk past underneath an umbrella canopy in downtown Belgrade July 29. (Marko Djurica/Reuters)

Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, the Balkans is a vibrant, colorful, and culturally rich area with a long and interesting history. Though often associated with the wars of the 1990s, there is a lot more to the mountainous region in southeastern Europe than that. Now, a decade and a half since hostilities ended, test your knowledge of the history and politics of the Balkans.

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1. The word Balkan is Turkish for what?

The Balkan Peninsula is a heavily mountainous region, which accounts for its varied climatic conditions. Some of the mountain ranges that stretch across the Balkans include the Dinaric Alps, the Rhodope Mountains, and the Balkan Mountains.

The Balkan Peninsula is a heavily mountainous region, which accounts for its varied climatic conditions. Some of the mountain ranges that stretch across the Balkans include the Dinaric Alps, the Rhodope Mountains, and the Balkan Mountains.

The Balkan Peninsula is a heavily mountainous region, which accounts for its varied climatic conditions. Some of the mountain ranges that stretch across the Balkans include the Dinaric Alps, the Rhodope Mountains, and the Balkan Mountains.

The Balkan Peninsula is a heavily mountainous region, which accounts for its varied climatic conditions. Some of the mountain ranges that stretch across the Balkans include the Dinaric Alps, the Rhodope Mountains, and the Balkan Mountains.

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Meadow

 
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