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City to Country Quiz #5

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 18, 2015
First submittedMarch 17, 2013
Times taken51,058
Average score66.7%
Rating4.65
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City
Country
Vladivostok
Russia
Kawasaki
Japan
Lagos
Nigeria
Antananarivo
Madagascar
Worms
Germany
Corleone
Italy
Juba
South Sudan
The Hague
Netherlands
Ghent
Belgium
City
Country
Davos
Switzerland
Rhodes
Greece
Aleppo
Syria
Izmir
Turkey
Lviv
Ukraine
Tbilisi
Georgia
Abbottabad
Pakistan
Thimphu
Bhutan
Lhasa
China
City
Country
Qom
Iran
N'Djamena
Chad
Oaxaca
Mexico
Waterford
Ireland
Tallinn
Estonia
Salzburg
Austria
A Coruña
Spain
Dijon
France
Ulan Bator
Mongolia
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Level 90
Aug 5, 2013
There's also a Lagos on the south coast of Portugal.
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2015
There is another Lagos in Mexico..but no one knows that!
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Level 14
May 10, 2018
i knew that
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Level 38
Jul 26, 2021
ok grubbyfatcena
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Level 42
May 11, 2016
'If the city is in multiple countries, we are referring to the most populous one'
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Level 14
May 10, 2018
i knew that too
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Level 87
Jul 17, 2018
Let's see umpteen million people, huge megalopolis on its continent, in one of the most populous nations on earth. And your nominee is what now?
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2020
Nobody claimed any of the other versions needed to be the accepted answer,,
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Level 55
Jan 24, 2022
I'm pretty sure there are worms all over the world...

(but I still knew that only we germans are crazy enough to name a city "Worms")

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Level 84
Sep 26, 2013
Got everything except for Qom and Lviv.. must have had some wires crossed because I'm sure that I guessed both Iran and Ukraine.. must have done so when the yellow box was in the wrong spot.
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Level 84
Nov 23, 2015
Got everything easily this time though Davos was a guess. Yay I'm learning.
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Level 77
Nov 23, 2015
Kudos to you and anyone else who scored 100%. I'm simply awful at world cities and capitals. From reading your past comments I suspect you've been to many of these. With the exception of Hawaii I've never been out of North America, but that's still no excuse for remaining ignorant. I need to "get with the program" and do some serious studying.
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Level 58
Nov 24, 2015
^ Don't worry, you're not the only one. I can name all the countries and am, well...kind of good at placing them geographically, but the capitals, oh man. There are so many I don't know. And of these listed here, I recognized the names of several, but missed them because I couldn't remember what country they were in, just that they were indeed familiar to me. Which is not much good, really. I sometimes avoid the cities quizzes because I suck at them so badly, but of course they actually do help.
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Level 84
May 10, 2018
I've been to 13/27 of these countries, almost half, but I've only been to 4 of the named cities.

... actually 5. I forgot my mom and I stayed one night at a hotel in Kawasaki last time I was in Japan.

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Level 87
Jul 17, 2018
I'm still thinking Lwow when it was Polish. Half of Poland was stolen by the USSR and they kicked the Poles out, called it Ukrainian, and in turn taking an enormous chunk of Germany, kicking the Germans out and calling that Polish. Wilson's 14 Points were given condescending acknowledgement at Versailles and rewritten like an Orwell treatise after the Second World War.
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Level 72
Sep 26, 2013
Took me forever to get Ghent...never seen it spelled without the h.
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Level ∞
Sep 26, 2013
Changed it to Ghent, since we always use the English language spellings. Thanks.
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Level 19
Sep 28, 2013
Ive never seen it spelt with the h
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Level 35
Oct 5, 2013
Haha same here, took me forever to get it! Never seen it spelled with the h.
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Level 77
Nov 23, 2015
I've only ever seen it as Ghent. Without the "h" we would pronounce it with a soft g, as in gentleman.
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Level 71
May 10, 2018
Gent in Australia is a name for a Maggot as well as short for gentleman.
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2020
I am used to seeing it as Gent but the extra h didn't suddenly make me think "there is no way Ghent means Gent" or make me all confused.

In English you need to take all the "h"s with a grain of salt. ;) (besides at the beginning of the word, because then will sound either very posh and french like or quite the other side of the spectrum more working class associated.) (I wanted to give examples, but you might read them in the wrong accent haha)

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Level 67
Apr 17, 2020
@ander well the Belgians do say it with a soft g, but a different soft g, not one that sounds like (d)j. I believe your 'nonsoft g in Ghent would be something like khent (not completely obviously). I am trying to think if there is a sound in an English word that approximates how someone living in Gent would pronounce it. Can't think of any so far.

To complicate things further, in standard Dutch it is pronounced differently than how it is spoken in Belgium. the pronunciation of the g is one of the main differences between the languages.

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Level 81
May 28, 2016
I thought it looked Welsh.
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Level 69
Sep 30, 2013
Eh, 22 isn't that shabby.
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Level 76
Jan 30, 2014
So what is the proper spelling of the capital of Mongolia? I've seen it as two words, and as one word. I've seen it with consecutive 'a's and with just one. I've always spelled it is Ulaan Baator, but it's different in this quiz, and different in the capitals of the world quiz.
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Level 57
Nov 23, 2015
Well, the proper spelling wouldn't use the Latin alphabet anyway!
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Level 70
Jan 25, 2017
yeah that should be changed to " Ulaanbaatar "
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Level 87
Oct 10, 2014
A little surprised to see Qom at the bottom. I remember it mainly because it was in the news for the big earthquake they had in 2003.
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Level 80
Oct 26, 2016
Earthquake was in Bam, quite far away from Qom
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Level 87
Jul 17, 2018
Near Xum, wasn't it?
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Level 71
Nov 23, 2015
feels strange to write Lhasa is in China...
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Level 58
Nov 24, 2015
Yes, I always miss it because I swear up and down that it must be in India or something. China's one of the last places I'd guess for it.
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Level 35
May 13, 2018
I must admit I typed Tibet before remembering the Battle of Chamdo...
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Level 43
Oct 20, 2019
China is big.

There's a city in China called Ürümqi

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Level 59
Nov 23, 2015
Ulan Bator should be spelled Ulaanbaatar. I've never seen it spelled that way before
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Level ∞
Nov 23, 2015
Other commenters have said the exact opposite. As far as I'm concerned they are interchangeable.
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Level 43
May 10, 2018
Wikipedia says that it was formerly anglicized as Ulan Bator, but has been Ulaanbataar since the 40s. Just look at the article on Ulaanbaatar.
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Level 87
Jul 17, 2018
You mean it's Anglicized as any way its written or pronounced in English. Trying to spell a foreign word which uses sounds not used in English is futile. Anyone who contests English pronunciations of foreign places has already mastered tons of English as it is. They aren't kind of eager to learn how to say something familiar to them in a new language, while they are conversing with its native speakers? If I learned Chinese and spoke to Chinese people I would want to recognize how to say USA, New York, etc. instead of just going about clueless, proudly carrying on conversations yet missing my own country when it was mentioned. It's a small part of tens of thousands of bits of words, pronunciations, rules, syntax, idioms, customs that someone has already learned at the point that they whine about someone not saying some unpronounceable word because they suddenly don't want to advance any further into this language.
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Level 70
Nov 24, 2015
Davos is a city in the Philippines
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Level 87
May 10, 2018
You mean Davao City?
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Level 87
Jul 17, 2018
About as much as it's a band that did Whip It Good.
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Level 35
Apr 16, 2018
That was by far my best performance in this series. 23 out of 27.
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Level 83
May 10, 2018
2015: Got 19. 2018: Got all 27. Thanks, Jetpunk!
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Level 72
May 10, 2018
I have similar improvement: 20 in 2015 and 25 in 2018. The ones I didn't get are the two least guest answers. Definitely a big thanks to the quiz creators for widening my knowledge.
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Level 44
May 10, 2018
Ulan Bator? Thought it was Ulaanbaatar
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Level 69
May 10, 2018
Knew Qom thanks to an old adventure novel called 'A Girl and a Caravan'. It's strange, the places you can pick up geography facts sometimes :P
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Level 59
May 10, 2018
easy
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Level 72
May 10, 2018
What is Aleppo?
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Level 84
May 10, 2018
A city. What else would it be?
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Level 61
May 10, 2018
A city in northern Syria, currently ravaged by the civil war.
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Level 77
May 10, 2018
Isn't he joking about Gary Johnson?
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Level 35
May 13, 2018
Obviously.
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Level 84
May 13, 2018
In May 2018? Very topical.
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Level 77
Jan 23, 2022
I always felt kind of sorry for him. I think he was caught off guard when asked what he thought about Aleppo and he replied, "What's a leppo?" (Maybe he was wondering if it was a new cross between a leopard and a hippo?) Regardless, just one of many reasons why he shouldn't be president.
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Level 58
Jan 22, 2022
One of the primary settings of Doctor Who: Can You Hear Me? (2020).
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Level 61
May 10, 2018
Fun fact: Abbottabad was where Osama Bin Laden was executed.
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Level 61
May 10, 2018
I think this quiz might be better with less emphasis on national capitals, which I think are more than sufficiently covered by numerous other quizzes on this site.
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2020
I only count 6 capitals, out of 27 I definately would not call that emphasizing. And the ones chosen are definitely not the most known ones. (Assuming the quiz was not full with london paris etc previously, edit: I checked, it hasn't no updates since may 2015)
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2020
ow wait, 7 but still, most of them are on the lower half of the answer stat board. Only Tallinn, Ulaan baatar, Tbilisi are in the top half. (and the others besides Antananarivo are guessed less than 50% of the time in the low 40s even)
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Level 72
Dec 13, 2020
I agree, it would be more satisfying if it was purely non-capitals.
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Level 60
May 11, 2018
Yes!!! My birthplace Abbottabad is here
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Level 84
May 13, 2018
Why didn't you tell us where Osama was hiding?
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Level 43
Oct 20, 2019
Worms....
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2020
The etymology of that town has the same origin as bourbon, so not as bad as it sounds and not related to the limbless creatures ( but actually from a god Borvo, god of thermal springs and healing)
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Level 26
Feb 11, 2020
Why is it Ulan Bator not Ulaanbataar
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Level 72
Apr 17, 2020
That's Ulaanbaatar.
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Level 72
Apr 17, 2020
Sorry to bring it up again, but I have gotten the feeling that you do generally believe in standardizing names and spellings across Jetpunk. Ulaanbaatar is the correct current spelling of the Mongolian capital, and it appears that way on all other quizzes. Using the old English transliteration is exactly like using Peking for the capital of China, which appears nowhere on Jetpunk (nor should it).
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Level 59
Jul 12, 2020
I'm actually quite surprised at the 44% that got Worms. I kept trying English speaking countries, thought it would be a funny rainy town in England or something. How do so many people know it's German? I am from Germany and don't know that place lmao.
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Level 75
Jan 9, 2022
Luther and the Diet of Worms, which is hard to forget even after hearing it just once.
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Level 38
Jan 22, 2022
I tried all of the Commonwealth nations then resorted to Germany
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Level 46
Sep 21, 2020
I got the one in Ukraine because it felt like that city was related to kiev
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Level 48
Nov 30, 2020
I got every single one but almost failed because i kept on thinking Lhasa was in Bhutan
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Level 74
May 27, 2021
Lmao I did not realize that Corleone was a real city
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Level 61
Jan 22, 2022
Hi nice quiz!

My only feedback would be to use Ulaanbaatar as the main name rather than Ulan Bator. Ulan Bator can be accepted as an alternative name as it is the previously anglicised version:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulaanbaatar

So using name Ulan Bator primarily would be the same as using Peking instead of Beijing, Bombay instead of Mumbai or Rangoon instead of Yangon.

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Level 54
Mar 30, 2022
Ulan Bator has to be renamed Ulaanbaatar.

Mongolia’s official capital is Ulaanbaatar not Ulan Bator.