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Asian Geography by Letter - H

Can you guess these Asian geographical answers that start with the letter H?
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Last updated: September 1, 2019
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First submittedAugust 12, 2014
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Average score60.0%
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Former British territory returned
to China in 1997
Hong Kong
Capital of Vietnam
Hanoi
Largest city in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
Most common religion in India
Hinduism
City struck by an atomic bomb
Hiroshima
Two of Japan's four main islands
Honshu
Hokkaidō
Name of a major city in India and
another in Pakistan
Hyderabad
Israel's official language
Hebrew
Biggest city in Manchuria
Harbin
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Tallest mountain range in the world
Himalayas
Annual pilgrimage to Mecca
Hajj
Most-spoken language in India
Hindi
Narrow strait at the mouth of
the Persian Gulf
Strait of Hormuz
Third-biggest city in Afghanistan
Herat
Religious complex in Beijing
Temple of Heaven
China's largest island
Hainan
Chinese name for the Yellow River
Huang He
Largest city in the West Bank;
Said to be where Abraham was buried
Hebron
Largest city in northern Israel
Haifa
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Level 75
Sep 18, 2014
Only got 12. Learning moment for me.
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Level 60
Jan 16, 2016
For me too. Only got 7
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Level 23
Nov 29, 2014
Only got 3!!!!!!!! wtf
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Level 77
Jan 14, 2017
14 - but should've rememberd that Israeli city and guessed that temple. Duh.
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Level 81
Jan 16, 2017
That went from easy questions to hard very dramatically. Good one for a Monday morning.
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Level 72
Nov 11, 2018
Yeah. First column is quite do-able, as is first half of second one, then ehhhh wow.
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Level 74
Jan 17, 2017
Any chance to accept Hormus for Hormuz?
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Level 39
Jun 18, 2017
Just came here for Hong Kong.
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Level 56
Sep 2, 2017
I thought East Jerusalem was the largest city in the West Bank.
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Level 52
Sep 2, 2017
Kept spelling Hormuz with an S
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Level 59
Sep 2, 2017
Could you accept Hwang for Hueng?
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Level 75
Sep 2, 2017
How dare Manchuria have a city that doesn't end in zhou, zhen, or qing!
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Level 66
Jun 29, 2018
Beijing, Shanghai, Urumqi, Tianjin, Hong Kong, Macau, technically Taipei as well. Should I keep going on? Chengdu, Wuhan, Xi'an, Nanjing, Qingdao, Lhasa, Kashgar. That's as much as I can thing of off the top of my head that don't end in "-zhou, -zhen or -qing."
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Level 68
Apr 10, 2020
But are they in Manchuria?
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Level 57
Jun 12, 2020
Shenyang and Dalian are cities in Manchuria that don’t end with those suffixes.
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Level 74
Sep 2, 2017
Beautiful quiz. Just the perfect mix of giveaways and head scratchers.
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Level 38
Sep 3, 2017
got 17. yay :)
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Level 71
Feb 8, 2018
Since you romanized Hokkaidō as such, the other island should be Honshū.
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Level 80
Sep 12, 2019
Both the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China will be upset to learn that Taiwan was removed from their territory to make Hainan the largest island.
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Level 75
Apr 10, 2020
Actually... ROC is modern taiwan
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Level 72
Jan 4, 2023
Actually... The ROC claims Hainan as part of its territory.

But regardless of claims, the PRC controls Hainan.

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Level 82
Mar 9, 2020
War is always a good teacher of geography. I fear without the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, I never would have learnt the name of that country's third largest city.
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Level 71
May 18, 2021
Ditto with Hebron
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Level 78
May 18, 2021
I would've been fine not knowing what Afghanistan's third largest city was if that meant there was no twenty-year war there.
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Level 71
Jul 20, 2020
Isn’t Ramallah the biggest city in the West Bank or East Jerusalem?
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Level 78
Jan 19, 2021
Damn - missed the Israeli city, and it was in there somewhere. Got 17/20 - didn't know the other 2 I missed.
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Level 59
May 18, 2021
Some of the clues are not clear: Name of a major city in India and another in Pakistan.

It should have said: Name of a major cities in India and Pakistan which share the same name.

There are other examples.

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Level 78
May 18, 2021
What other major city in India starts with a 'H' and share a name with a city in Pakistan? Hyderabad is the fourth largest city in India with nearly 7 million in the city-proper. Howrah is the 39th largest city in India with a population just over a million. Hyderabad, Pakistan is the 8th largest city with about 1.7 million people. The next largest city that starts with 'H' in Pakistan is Hafizabad with a population of 246,000. There is no other combination of cities starting with 'H' in Pakistan and India that both could be considered major.