Five Letter Geography #1

Can you guess these geographic answers that are only five letters long?
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Last updated: December 25, 2019
First submittedJune 8, 2014
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Another name for Myanmar
Burma
"Land of the Rising Sun"
Japan
Capital of the above country
Tokyo
"The City of Lights"
Paris
River on which the above sits
Seine
The second largest state in the U.S.
Texas
Country that borders only Saudi Arabia
Qatar
Egyptian peninsula once held by Israel
Sinai
Pyongyang's peninsula
Korea
Pakistani river home to an
ancient civilization
Indus
Spanish island with many of
the world's top-rated night clubs
Ibiza
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Answer
Far northwestern Canadian territory
Yukon
Island of Minoan civilization
Crete
Mountainous region annexed
by China in 1950
Tibet
Capital of the above
Lhasa
Second longest river in Africa
Congo
Largest island of the Philippines
Luzon
Mediterranean island nation
Malta
Third longest river in Africa
Niger
Term for the vast subarctic forests
Taiga
Bay with the world's highest tides
Fundy
Europe's longest river
Volga
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Level 29
Jun 12, 2014
Europe's longest river isn't the Volga but the Danube
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Level 52
May 25, 2016
Please accept Wolga.
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Level 66
Aug 22, 2017
Please accept Nigel
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Level 74
Jan 20, 2019
Please accept Hegel
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Level 76
Apr 10, 2019
@Natascha and @Lavoie: Those are German schpellings.
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Level 67
Jun 18, 2019
@jackinthebox. not just germany, also luxembourg, belgium, netherlands, poland, turkmenistan and I think a few more.
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Level 65
Oct 31, 2020
So all countries where the main language is not English?

In English, the language of this quiz, the river is spelled Volga. If you wanted to make a German, or Dutch, or Polish, or Turkmen quiz, then you could spell it Wolga and not Volga.

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Level 66
Nov 27, 2020
I don't know why people have to be so aggressive about this. You should congratulate people who speak English as a second, third or fourth language for making the effort of visiting this page and actually taking quizzes in another language. What would it take it away from you if quizmaster decided to make it just a little bit easier for them (he may, he may not, I'm not saying that he necessarily should, that's totally up to him)? Is it an inferiority complex? Is it because you think your country is being overrun by Mexicans? I really don't get it.
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Level 65
Jan 4, 2021
@dunkinggandalf2 I agree with the gist of what you're saying, but it is painfully ironic to watch you imply that someone with the name 3nchiladas is racist against Mexicans.
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Level 68
Jan 3, 2022
The point is we can't reasonably include every foreign language spelling so generally none are included. Of course there are exceptions.
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Level 58
Nov 1, 2019
Danube isn't five letters
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Level 60
Nov 18, 2020
The Volga is in Europe.
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Level 64
Aug 1, 2021
@hirsutebodkin I Donau about that.
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Level 57
Aug 1, 2021
And it isn't the longest river in Europe
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Level 34
Jun 12, 2014
What about India?
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Level 75
Oct 13, 2016
I don't know - what about India...?
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Level 64
Aug 1, 2021
I think zissers4 is referring to the origins of the river in India--although according to Wikipedia it begins in the Tibetan region of China, then passes through India on the way to Pakistan.
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Level 71
May 11, 2017
Q) The Taj Mahal is in this country .............. A) India (just to make zissers4 feel better.
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Level 87
Jan 20, 2019
What about Bobby?
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Level 50
Apr 13, 2019
It's not obligatory to add one out of the nearly two hundred countries of the world.
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Level 49
Jun 12, 2014
I've never heard the term taiga before, boreal is the word we use in Canada, and the U.K..
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Level 81
Dec 4, 2015
Taiga is also used in the UK.
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Level 77
Oct 14, 2016
I couldn't figure out how to make boreal fit with five letters. Never heard of taiga, either.
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Level 74
Jan 20, 2019
Yeah. I even tried tundra out of desperation. Then at the last minute thought of taiga, but only got 'taig-' before my time runneth out. Wo- is me.
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Level 71
May 11, 2017
I never heard boreal in UK
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Level 70
Jan 19, 2019
I have. Only heard Taiga on here.
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Level 57
Aug 1, 2021
I only heard this word in the name of an owl, the boreal owl.
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Level 69
Apr 10, 2019
dk what ur talking about, I'm from Canada, and I've always used taiga
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Level 55
Apr 10, 2019
I know it from Minecraft
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Level 65
Sep 16, 2021
I was about to make the same comment!
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Level 72
Apr 10, 2019
I went with "woods"
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Level 42
Nov 1, 2019
Someone's never played Minecraft here.
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Level 57
Aug 1, 2021
Taiga is just in Eurasia
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Level 55
Jun 13, 2014
Huh, always assumed it was spelt 'tiger', silly me
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Level 78
Apr 11, 2019
As in "Siberian tiger"?
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Level 67
Jun 18, 2019
that would be siberian taiga
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Level 56
Feb 11, 2015
I'd never heard which city was known as "The City of Lights", until literally 20 minutes before I took this quiz, when I saw it as a factoid on a Crash Course World History video on YouTube. I was so happy to see this question.
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Level 28
Mar 8, 2015
The Indus River is in India, not Pakistan.
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Level 72
Jan 21, 2020
Saying it was in India would make it too obvious
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Level 61
Jul 18, 2020
No, it's not. Don't you have a map? Only a very minor part flows through India, the vast majority is in Pakistan. It's like saying that Tigris is not Iraqi river, but rather a Syrian.
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Level 84
Oct 13, 2016
I didn't realize Wolverine was that tall.
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Level 50
Oct 13, 2016
I'd like to point that you omitted several hundred possible 5-letter geography locations from your quiz. Oversight, I'm assuming.
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Level 63
Oct 13, 2016
You do know that this is the first quiz of a 3 part quiz series, right?
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Level 40
Jul 5, 2022
I THINK it's a joke...
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Level 50
Oct 13, 2016
NO! I want them all in one quiz!
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Level 74
Jan 20, 2019
@HectorVortac Agreed. One quiz to rule them all!
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Level 67
Jun 18, 2019
yes, stand by what you believe in! Eventually things will change.
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Level 41
Oct 15, 2016
Good quiz
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Level 66
Jun 8, 2017
Easy. 2:41 remaining.
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Level 56
Jun 10, 2018
Thought this was a chain quiz too for some reason...that explains so much
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Level 57
Jul 10, 2018
I missed Ibiza thinking it was six letters, "Ibitha," again. When will I learn.
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Level 39
Apr 10, 2019
I don't know my rivers or bays.
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Level 59
Apr 10, 2019
Yemen should also be acceptable for a country bordering Saudi Arabia
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Level 75
Apr 10, 2019
not "only" - it borders Oman too
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Level 64
Aug 1, 2021
Plus some maritime borders with African countries.
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Level 75
Apr 10, 2019
Slightly disappointed it doesn't accept the usual type-in of "Myanmar" ... or does it only work the other way round ;-)?
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Level 59
Apr 11, 2019
Otley, Yorkshire?
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Level 67
Jun 18, 2019
only burma is 5 letters though
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Level 69
Nov 1, 2019
Took me most of the time to clock that it wasn't a chain... *facepalm*
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Level 57
Aug 1, 2021
How could any European know about Fundy? Never heard of it before.
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Level 85
Aug 13, 2021
Oh please, I'm sure plenty of Europeans know about the Bay of Fundy. It famously has the world's highest tidal range. If you didn't know about it before, no big deal, but implying that it's too obscure for a European to have heard of is a bit much.
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Level 92
Nov 18, 2021
I know, right?

If you haven't heard of it, then how could anyone else possibly have heard of it?

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Level 86
Jun 20, 2022
Seriously? That's like asking how any non European could know about the Adriatic. You know it because you've studied geography of places other than where you live.
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Level 61
Jan 7, 2022
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