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The Americas Geography by Letter - P

Can you guess these North and South American geographical answers that start with the letter P?
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Last updated: December 24, 2019
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First submittedAugust 26, 2014
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Clue
Answer
South American country
Peru
Another South American country
Paraguay
Sound on which Seattle lies
Puget Sound
City where the U.S. Declaration of
Independence was signed
Philadelphia
Biggest city in Oregon
Portland
Capital of Haiti
Port-au-Prince
Central American country
Panama
The 51st state?
Puerto Rico
U.S. state founded by Quakers
Pennsylvania
Fertile grassland area
of Argentina and Uruguay
Pampas
Clue
Answer
Biggest city in Arizona
Phoenix
River that flows past Washington D.C.
Potomac
Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba
Prairie Provinces
The Spanish word for beach
Playa
Steel city of the U.S.
Pittsburgh
Region of southern Chile and Argentina
Patagonia
Estuary that divides Argentina
and Uruguay
Río de la Plata
Colorado summit, elevation 14,115 ft
Pikes Peak
Mexico's currency
Peso
Nickname of Georgia
Peach State
55 Comments
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Level 92
Aug 29, 2014
I knew it was something like the plains provinces...
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Level 74
Aug 31, 2014
Me too. And I grew up in Chicago, and just visited a couple of Wright's classic prairie-style buildings.

Sheesh, the only answer I didn't get.

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Level 68
Jan 13, 2017
I took a wild guess at prairie provinces and it was right. Quite pleased about that actually.
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Level 54
Nov 7, 2014
got all except Pampas
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Level 82
Apr 15, 2015
I couldn't get Pike's Peak because the height was given in feet and not centimeters.
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Level 56
Apr 15, 2015
I presume you meant meters. Anyway, good quiz (and good letter) so people aren't whining about imbalance.
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Level 82
Apr 16, 2015
No I meant centimeters. I was trying to sound as ridiculous as possible.
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Level 74
Apr 15, 2015
It took me almost until the end to get Pike's Peak because I only know it as being 21.386 furlongs in elevation.
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Level 82
Apr 16, 2015
but this guy one-upped me
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Level 75
Apr 16, 2015
42,345 hands. (I personally measured it this way one afternoon when I had nothing better to do.)
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Level 51
Jul 27, 2015
lol Love all of these comments. Thank you all for the laughs. :D
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Level 66
May 7, 2017
It is common knowledge that Pike's Peak is 243,907,200 twips. I don't know why anyone would be expected to know some obscure unit like feet.
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Level 83
Nov 15, 2017
I knew it was 2268 Klafters high, but got it wrong because I spelt it without apostrophe.
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Level 82
Jul 27, 2018
I'm too lazy to look up how high it is in parsecs
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Level 86
Jul 27, 2018
Don't be ridiculous, kal. A parsec is a huge unit of distance. It would be preposterous to measure the height of a mountain with them.

Back in the realm of sanity, however, it is 0.000000028758778 astronomical units.

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Level 89
Jul 27, 2018
I'm a little late...but what the heck. Pikes Peak is 9,410 cubits :)
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Level 85
Apr 16, 2015
I almost didn't get it because I'm still uncomfortable with the new measurement. I would prefer it to still be 14,110 ft. Pluto is a planet!
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Level 85
Nov 17, 2017
Pluto is considered part of Asia now.
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Level 66
Nov 18, 2017
Don wins Jetpunk today.
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Level 82
Jul 27, 2018
How can Pluto be part of Asia when they compete on EuroVision? Wasn't this guy from Pluto?
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Level 69
Nov 15, 2017
And I've just tried to block Pikes Peak from my mind entirely because it's in Colorado Springs, which the rest of Colorado would like to deport from the state.
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Level 24
Apr 15, 2015
Please accept "pampa." Thanks for the quiz!
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Level 43
Apr 15, 2015
In order to quench what seemed to have been an unending thirst for South American based geography quizzes based on letters, I've created my first South American Geography by the letters quiz. A was fairly easy, but I'm sure they will get much more difficult.

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Level 43
Apr 15, 2015
"B" is also ready. Good Luck Check my quiz page to see if I have the others finished later!
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Level 55
Apr 18, 2015
I should have got Georgia's nickname because I'm a fan of Archer.
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Level 74
Apr 27, 2015
too Pennsylvania-centric
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Level 91
Mar 16, 2018
It's precisely as Argentina-centric as it is Pennsylvania-centric.
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Level 82
May 9, 2018
In fairness, Argentina is a sovereign state - the world's eighth largest by area - and has a population of 40 million.
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Level 82
Apr 15, 2019
In fairness, they have a similar number of notable and well-known geographic features that start with P.
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Level 60
Apr 7, 2017
Never heard of "Prairie Provinces."
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Level 83
Nov 15, 2017
Wikipedia says:

The name was simplified to "Pikes Peak" by the United States Board on Geographic Names in 1890.

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Level ∞
Nov 15, 2017
Fixed
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Level 68
Jul 27, 2018
Managed to get three different answers for the 'Pampas' question!

First I guessed 'Plateau', which gave me the Plata question. Then I guessed Patagonia, then Prarie xD

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Level 66
Jul 27, 2018
Really thought Georgia might be the peanut state! Jummy Carter and all that.....damn
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Level 73
Jul 27, 2018
After spending a week in April on a Spanish beach, I forgot the Spanish word for beach :-(
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Level 81
Jul 27, 2018
Every time Pittsburgh is an answer I end up with an "h" at the beginning of my next answer.
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Level 36
Apr 15, 2019
Right?
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Level 57
Jul 27, 2018
Can you please accept "Pampa". In spanish is widely known as La Pampa instead of Pampas
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Level 80
Sep 11, 2019
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Level 60
Jul 27, 2018
Half the quiz is on US, makes me think that "American" geography really means "the US is half of North and South America". Why is this quiz and other "American" quizzes too much about US? Why isn't any other country given so much love? I know this website is American, but aren't the quizzes supposed to be neutral? Just need some clarification, i'm not criticising, just want some info. Nice quiz by he way, keep it up!
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Level 82
Jul 27, 2018
US geography is better known around the world I guess? American films and music and media reference them all the time and are watched all over the world.
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Level 82
Jul 27, 2018
The US is big, it's populous, it's rich in culture, history, and geographic diversity, and most of the visitors to an English-language quiz website know more about it than other places. Something like half of the populated area of North America is the United States. And South America has fewer countries than any other continent. Get over it. Half is not that much, considering all of the above. It's not like this is a quiz on Europe and half the questions are about Belgium. That would be odd. This is not.
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Level 58
Nov 3, 2023
"The US is big" if we follow that rule, there should be a lot of questions about Canada here, guess what, there are not. "The US is populous" if we follow that rule and the one before, there should be a lot of questions about Brazil, guess what, there is not a single one. "The US has geographic diversity" if we follow that rule, there should be a lot of questions about Argentina, guess what, there are not.

How do you measure the richness of a culture or history?

And, since when the questions are made according to the knowledge of the users?

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Level 57
Jul 28, 2018
too much USA, again, not so much of the whole continent
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Level 44
Apr 15, 2019
Suggestions:

-Capital of Suriname (Paramarimbo)

-A Brazilian State (Pernambuco)(Other states: Para, Parana, Paraiba)

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Level 65
Sep 19, 2019
"The America" and half of the questions are about the US...yawn.
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Level 82
Jan 12, 2020
right back atcha
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Level 65
Dec 18, 2019
Puerto Rico isn’t a state
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Level 82
Jan 12, 2020
you sure?
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Level 51
Jan 12, 2020
Only missed Puget Sound.
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Level 60
Aug 9, 2020
I feel like there is a better, more well known clue for Pikes Peak somwhere out there.
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Level 57
Mar 31, 2021
I understand why people say JetPunk is US centric, and it is, but the fact is the website was designed by americans, so they do whatever they want. But just don't say JetPunk has "world's best quizzes", and don't call this quiz and others "Americas Geography", because that's simply not true!
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Level 81
Sep 28, 2021
Excellent quiz again. Not a complaint, but the Spanish word for beach strikes me as an odd one for a geography quiz. Other examples of possible answers could be: Pizarro, Port of Spain, Paramaribo, Porto Alegre, Paraná, Lake Poopó...
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Level 81
Jul 16, 2024
Why is Pizarro better than the Spanish word for beach? Francisco Pizarro is definitely the most well-known person with the name, and he spent most of his life in Spain and for the Spanish crown, even if he was killed in, and most associated with Peru.

There are far more Spanish speakers in the North and South America than anywhere else in the world, native and non-native speakers.

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Level 49
Jun 26, 2024
I think it should accept Pampa and not just Pampas since it's not written in plural...