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City to Country Quiz #4

For each selected city, name the country in which it is located.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
If the city is in multiple countries, we are referring to the most populous one
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Last updated: May 20, 2016
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First submittedMarch 16, 2013
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City
Country
Medina
Saudi Arabia
Bordeaux
France
Seville
Spain
Turin
Italy
Lübeck
Germany
Phuket
Thailand
Denpasar
Indonesia
Curitiba
Brazil
Cancun
Mexico
City
Country
Nassau
Bahamas
Boise
United States
Türkmenbaşy
Turkmenistan
Brisbane
Australia
Sapporo
Japan
Busan
South Korea
Naypyidaw
Myanmar
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Kisangani
D.R. Congo
City
Country
Varanasi
India
Mombasa
Kenya
Aswan
Egypt
Faro
Portugal
Coventry
United Kingdom
Kaliningrad
Russia
Cluj-Napoca
Romania
Phnom Penh
Cambodia
Christchurch
New Zealand
67 Comments
+29
Level 55
May 9, 2013
There is also a Faro in Yukon Territory, Canada (although it's too small to be a city).
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Level 68
Oct 23, 2015
Cool story.
+5
Level 18
Oct 23, 2015
I wish you could like comments
+36
Level 66
Apr 9, 2018
You can now.
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Level 46
Apr 9, 2018
Okay kids, It's story time! There was once a Faro in Egypt even though he came from Portugal. Long story short, he died like 5000 years ago. THE END!
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Level 50
Apr 9, 2018
It means lighthouse, no surprise it's a common name
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Level 70
Dec 8, 2019
Seriously? No... Faro comes from a name, Harun. It used to be called Santa Maria Ibn Harun, Harun morphed into Faaron. (Harun being the equivalent of the name Aaron) It has nothing to do with with a lighthouse and/or pharos.

And even still, Pharos does not mean lighthouse. If I'm not mistaken the lighthouse of Alexandria is called Pharos after the island it was build on, not the other way around.

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Level 47
Apr 18, 2024
it does mean that in Spanish, which is also a relative of portuguese
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Level 65
Jun 15, 2024
Faro, Yukon was actually named after the card game.

My mom was born there... it was a mining town that almost became a ghost town after the mine shut down in the 80s. All the work was gone so fewer than 50 people stayed living there. My grandpa was a miner in Faro and my grandma worked as a nurse at the hospital and they left soon after the mine shut down as they were out of a job

At its peak, the Faro mine was the largest open lead-zinc mine in the world

This was the fate of so many Canadian small towns. All built around a single form of resource extraction, usually logging or mining or sometimes fishing. Unlike Faro which now has a few thousand inhabitants, many of them didn't make it and were boarded up and abandoned. It's cool to tell these stories sometimes

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Level 66
Sep 17, 2023
I associate Faro with the Swedish island where Bergman worked. The name doesn't look too Portuguese!
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Level 46
May 5, 2024
That 'd be Fårö.
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Level 57
Feb 8, 2024
Thats the only Faro I could think of during the quiz
+42
Level 26
May 20, 2013
Phuket, I only got 14
+3
Level 50
Jul 10, 2013
Nice, LOL
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Level 82
Jul 10, 2013
I got 24. Missed Denpasar, Kisangani, and Faro. Have been to Phuket, Busan, Abu Dhabi, Varanasi, and Cluj-Napoca before, and close to some of the others. Next year I think I'll visit Medina.
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Level 73
Oct 23, 2013
Isn't Varanasi an amazing place? It's one of my favourite places in India, there's something interesting around every corner.
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Level 82
Oct 24, 2015
It was interesting being there, especially during Holi. Though my enjoyment was somewhat impeded by the fact that my mother and I were both still suffering the effects of food poisoning and only had a day to spend there.
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Level 53
Nov 14, 2022
Rule of thumb: stay away from meat in India
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Level 43
Dec 10, 2017
Good luck visiting Medina if you are not of the Islamic faith
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Level 60
Apr 9, 2018
You don't have to be Muslim to visit Madina. You just can't go into the mosques, specifically the Masjid-un-Nabwi, or holy places. Otherwise, you are allowed to visit the city itself.
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Level 82
Apr 9, 2018
Both Mecca and Medina are off limits to non-Muslims. I didn't go to Medina but I went to Mecca. I got stopped and asked for my Muslim ID card several times.
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Level 7
Jul 10, 2013
LOL... Kept typing "Idaho" for Boise - force of habit. Hope this won't mean I'd be the guy pocketing his spent brass during a gunfight.
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Level 54
Apr 9, 2018
I live in Boise and that was my first thought too haha
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Level 28
Nov 21, 2023
almost did that
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Level 14
Jul 10, 2013
There is also a Medina in Minnesota, USA.
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Level 84
Jun 9, 2014
And in Ohio
+2
Level 67
Oct 23, 2015
Both of which have earned the title "Funky Cold Medina."
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Level 78
Jul 10, 2013
Ha...I got Denpasar only because of the D Geography quiz also featured today. It's the capital of Bali, which i remembered was in Indonesia. Other than that, i would have never gotten it.
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Level 45
Jul 10, 2013
There's a Nassau in Germany. It was important historically: William of Orange was from there. (Which is why they later named a Bahamanian city after it.)
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Level ∞
May 18, 2015
That's a fun piece of historical trivia! But anyone who knows that would surely also know that Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. Nassau, Germany is just a small town today.
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Level 67
Oct 23, 2015
And let's not forget "Funky Nassau."
+3
Level 78
Apr 11, 2018
Is the Bahamas Nassau that famous?
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Level 48
May 11, 2018
I actually knew about Nassau, Germany, just not about Nassau, Bahamas. Short of luck
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Level 54
Sep 19, 2013
got 19. Couldn't spell Turkmenistan
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Level 75
Apr 9, 2018
I was going to comment that anyone who missed that one should hang his/her head in shame, but I'll show compassion for spelling issues.
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2024
If you are reffering to Türkmenbaşy, JUST COPY/PASTE THE "TURKMEN" THEN ADD "ISTAN" LOL
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Level 56
Jan 5, 2014
I knew cluj-napoca because I'm a mancehster united fan (himt the username)and i remember them playing them in the champions league
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Level 76
Jun 26, 2014
Faro is also in Sweden (I've been there!)
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Level 37
Nov 25, 2021
Fårö is an island in Sweden, Faro is not. å and ö are completely separate letters in the Swedish alphabet to a and o, respectively.
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Level 81
Mar 28, 2022
But on Jetpunk...
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Level 28
Oct 18, 2014
There is also a Christchurch in England!
+2
Level 83
Mar 26, 2016
But it isn't the more populous. When all else fails, look at the instructions.
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Level 68
Oct 24, 2014
DRC should be accepted for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Level 68
Apr 22, 2015
26/27, missed Aswan. Knew about 18 and inferred the rest through language familiarity.
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Level 67
Oct 23, 2015
Got them all with just 9s left. Left with Varanasi and guessed it. Sounded a bit Indian. Like manchesterUtd, also got Cluj-Napoca because of their participation in the Champions League.
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Level 65
Jan 10, 2016
Is that "Lübeck" where the name of the town "Lubbock, Texas" comes from? I know there's a lot of German heritage in Texas, so I was just curious.
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Level 82
Aug 11, 2016
It's named after a Confederate soldier/Texas ranger, Thomas Lubbock, though what the etymology of that surname is, I do not know.
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Level 70
Nov 19, 2016
I had a mate in England called Lubbock and I know of a few others in the area. There must be thousands of Lubbocks in UK.
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Level 28
Nov 21, 2023
Yes, it is a variation of it.
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Level 83
Oct 26, 2016
only Seville, Cluj and Abu Dhabi airport already visited
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Level 58
Jul 8, 2017
Only got Cluj-Napoca because of CSGO. The more you know I guess.
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Level 75
Apr 9, 2018
Had to look up CSGO - should have known it was a game. I never know those.
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Level 49
Nov 13, 2017
I am from Varanasi , India :)
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Level 75
Apr 9, 2018
That was one I didn't know. I like this series which highlights some of the lesser-known (to me, at least) cities.
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Level 44
Apr 9, 2018
Thank you tostitos. Would have never known Boise with out you.
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Level 66
Apr 9, 2018
There was a survey done that determined that people in Dubai don't like the Flintstones, but the same survey showed definitively that the people in ABU DHABI DOOOOOOO!

You're welcome.

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Level 89
Jul 12, 2018
Sigh
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Level 56
Apr 9, 2018
Spelled Königsberg wrong
+1
Level 67
Nov 23, 2021
And it belongs to Germany
+1
Level 64
Apr 9, 2018
Say "Türkmenbaşy Embassy" 10 times fast...
+1
Level 59
Oct 17, 2021
Accept "rok" for South Korea, like in almost every other quiz.
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Level ∞
Oct 18, 2021
Okay
+1
Level 53
May 6, 2022
they dont have to if they dont want to, just because you dont want to type a few more letters doesnt mean somebody has to add it for you.
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Level 68
Nov 23, 2021
There is also a Christchurch in the UK
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Level 37
Nov 25, 2021
Only been to Coventry out of all these, I'm so well traveled.
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Level 66
Sep 17, 2023
Coventry has a better Tesco than any of the other cities here
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Level 53
May 6, 2022
The 2nd row I got them all somehow lol