Gen Zs don’t know where the Eiffel Tower is in France, survey reveals

THE UK’s younger grown ups have to have to swot up on their geography soon after investigation discovered extra than half of Gen-Z were being unaware the Eiffel Tower is in France.

Just 43 per cent of this age group have been in a position to properly highlight Germany on a map.

Young people don't know where the Eiffel Tower is in France, a survey says


Younger men and women do not know wherever the Eiffel Tower is in France, a study suggestsCredit score: AP

This fell to 37 per cent with Greece, 35 per cent for Switzerland – and 40 per cent for both equally Spain and France.

The survey of 2,000 British isles older people discovered 49 per cent never consider their information of geography is extremely good.

But this determine rose to 7 in 10 respondents aged 18-24 – who struggled to establish countries on a map and identify where by some of Europe’s most well-known tourist sights are positioned.

Inspite of being 1 of the world’s most well-liked tourist sights, with a lot more than seven million site visitors for each calendar year, 15 for every cent of all respondents did not know the Eiffel Tower is in France.

And additional than 50 percent (52 for each cent) of 18-24-calendar year-olds got it wrong.

The wrong map of Europe


The mistaken map of EuropeCredit: SWNS
Landmarks have been put in the wrong spot


Landmarks have been set in the completely wrong locationCredit: SWNS

The exploration was carried out by private Covid test enterprise Medicspot, whose spokesperson mentioned: “As limitations ease, extra and extra persons are seeking to choose up their passport and depart the British isles for some adventures abroad.

“Tourist points of interest like the Colosseum in Rome and the Sagrada La Familia in Barcelona are well-liked with people today of all ages, but some of the populace could do with a tour guidebook or a ebook on Europe.”

Medicspot has now designed an ‘incorrect map of Europe’ puzzle – with audience inspired to see if they can location the 10 issues.

The examine also identified the typical United kingdom adult has frequented six distinct countries in Europe outdoors of the Uk, with 41 per cent wanting to check out the continent this yr.

Even so, a lot more than a quarter (27 for every cent) could not location Germany on a map, though 26 for every cent improperly positioned France.

And pretty much a third (30 per cent) could not issue out Switzerland – with 24 for every cent finding Spain completely wrong.

Just a quarter (23 for each cent) correctly picked out Portugal on a map, even though a fifth (19 for every cent) accurately situated Italy.

When it will come to renowned landmarks and tourist hotspots, lots of want to do a little bit of revision with much more than a quarter (27 for each cent) pondering La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece in Barcelona, is in either Italy or France.

Just 62 for every cent aware that it is in Spain.

Two thirds properly stated the Parthenon is in Greece, having said that, 18-24-12 months-olds were being a lot more probable to think it was in Italy, Portugal or Spain.

And 40 for each cent of respondents surveyed through OnePoll did not know the mountain selection that straddles France and Spain is the Pyrenees.

As a outcome, fifty percent (49 for every cent) admitted they would routinely get shed if it was not for maps on their cellular phone, but this rises to 81 per cent of 18- to 24-calendar year-olds.

A spokesperson for Medicspot extra: “Thanks to the vaccine rollout, additional and far more of Europe is opening up to holidaymakers from the United kingdom.

“After being minimal by what we can do for so long, it is a good opportunity to check out some of the most attractive locations and points of interest the continent has to present.”

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