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

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.

People walk past underneath an umbrella canopy in downtown Belgrade July 29.
Marko Djurica/Reuters
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Question 1 of 20

1. The word Balkan is Turkish for what?

Mountain

Bear

River

Meadow