Five Letter Geography #3

Can you guess these geographic answers that are only five letters long?
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Last updated: January 19, 2019
First submittedJune 8, 2014
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One of four "countries" of the UK
Wales
Name for that country in its native language
Cymru
Land of the pharaohs
Egypt
Portugal's second biggest city
Porto
Landform formed when a river meets the sea
Delta
One of India's two official languages
Hindi
Country that is more than 4000 kilometers
tall but only about 200 kilometers wide
Chile
Italian fashion capital
Milan
U.S. state closest to Africa, distance-wise
Maine
Capital city at 2,850 meters of elevation
Quito
Language of the Netherlands
Dutch
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Answer
City famous for South Beach
Miami
Capital of Bangladesh
Dhaka
Capital of Western Australia
Perth
Biggest city in Yorkshire
Leeds
Home to the world's tallest building
Dubai
Capital of South Korea
Seoul
Capital near the site of ancient Carthage
Tunis
World's second largest religion
Islam
River on Germany's western border
Rhine
American site of witch trials in 1692
Salem
Israeli desert
Negev
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Level 63
Jul 21, 2014
According to Wikipedia Sheffield is the biggest city in Yorkshire with 513.324 people and Leeds the second biggest city with 440.954 people living there.
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Level 49
Sep 11, 2014
Leeds, 750k+

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_districts_by_population

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Level ∞
Jul 12, 2016
British population numbers are weird. Let's not overthink it. Leeds fits. It has five letters. The answer is fine. Remember, the "city" of London only has a population of a few thousand if we're going to be super technical.
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Level 29
Dec 23, 2017
I live in leeds - the city is not really that huge however it has a lot of villages that fall under the leeds post code which means its bigger
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Level 74
May 21, 2019
I lived 25 years in Sheffield. It's not as big as Leeds.
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Level 59
Oct 29, 2021
Post codes are nothing to do with city boundaries, they are used for efficient delivery of post, no more than that.
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Level 38
Oct 29, 2021
Sheffield is not bigger than Leeds. Source:lived in both and a proper Yorkshireman. Al nut thi if tha gets in ma face again
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Level 82
Sep 11, 2014
95% knew Wales, but less than a quarter know how to say it in Welsh. I find that contrast amusing.
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Level 65
Jun 27, 2017
Simply said: Coyuznik, that was a fail of a comment.
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Level 87
Sep 6, 2018
100% know "China" in English. Maybe ½% know 中国. Probably a few percent around here know Zhōngguó. China's a subject of general conversation 1,000 times than Wales. I'm sure there's some humor there.
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Level 74
May 21, 2019
Given that (at a rough guess) one sixth of the World's population are Chinese, it seems highly unlikely that only 0.5% of the World's population know how to spell "China" in Mandarin.
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2019
I think he meant half of the percantage, 50%. Either way. He is talking about "around here" and not out there the big scary world that excist outside of the computer screen ;)
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Level 59
Oct 29, 2021
Why is that amusing?
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Level 28
Apr 3, 2022
I'm not sure
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Level 65
Sep 11, 2014
Sheffield is bigger than Leeds in both area and population
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Level 71
Apr 27, 2017
Leeds 751k Sheffield 551k. Leeds wins by 200k
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Level 72
Jan 22, 2019
Nor is Sheffield even bigger in area: 213 square miles vs 142 square miles
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Level 60
Jun 30, 2020
Bradford is a distinct city, even if it has joined the Leeds conurbation
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Level 52
Sep 11, 2014
Quito had me stumped for a while, I kept thinking of La Paz and Sucre.
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Level 73
Apr 27, 2017
Me too, partly because almost the entire world measures altitude in meters. I was figuring La Paz at about 3,900 and Sucre - less sure - at about 2,700, which I thought would be almost perfect for the clue. Took me awhile.
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Level 70
Aug 8, 2019
Same here. I also tried Lhasa (3650), Cusco (3399), and Vaduz (a bit of a miss: 1493).
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Level 78
Aug 10, 2019
If only Tibet and/or the Incan empire were extant countries
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Level 65
Dec 19, 2019
same here; tried La Paz and Sucre and even thought about Lima (only 4 letters, of course) when that didn't work but then gave up.
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Level 72
Nov 15, 2020
Lima's on the coast...
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Level 55
Oct 29, 2021
Same here.

There actually seems to be a whole bunch of 5-letter-capitals which are very high up

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Level 77
Sep 11, 2014
This one was difficult for me, but that just means I'm learning new things. Thanks, QM!
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Level 48
Sep 11, 2014
I missed Islam because I had misread "religion" to "region". Shame on me.
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Level 36
Dec 12, 2014
Region could work as well. China, India. ;p
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Level 66
Sep 11, 2014
"Landform formed when a river meets the sea" - Mouth?
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Level 53
Sep 13, 2014
I don't think a "mouth" is considered a landform, but it's a good thought.
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Level 22
Sep 11, 2014
If you play Age of Empires you get a free answer :)
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Level 44
Sep 15, 2014
Is it that Tunis thing?
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Level 36
Dec 12, 2014
Age of Empires is one of my favourite games, and I have no idea which answer to this quiz TeuKi is referencing.
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Level 63
Apr 7, 2017
Tatars. One of the groups/races/whatever in AoE. Super fun game -- Huns, Goths, Charlemagne, Tatars, Trebuchets... I learned a lot from it
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Level 59
Apr 27, 2017
Wait a second, when did AoE teach you about Tatars? I've never seen them in the game.
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Level 90
Mar 7, 2017
Nice quiz, thanks.
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Level 40
May 1, 2017
How is a Israeli desert to do with geography
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Level ∞
May 1, 2017
Mmmm. Tasty Israeli desert.
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Level 87
Oct 29, 2021
Just don't take it with you when you're walking in the dessert because it will melt very quickly.
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Level 66
Jan 29, 2021
Know a good place for a negev? Or baklava?
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Level 35
Oct 29, 2021
its physical geography
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Level 53
Apr 7, 2019
what do you mean 4000 Km tall for Chile? You mean 4000 km long? ambiguous
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Level 65
Aug 8, 2019
I figured "tall" meant long, since 4000km in elevation would put you in outer space, but I agree this should probably say long instead of tall.
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2019
yea I had to read a few times as well. High already sounds better. Atleast that is used for things like papersizes to indicate length; height and width. Whereas tall really only reminds of verticality. (Maybe there are cases I dont know about, but generally speaking)

But either way long is the better and common way to describe the country.

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Level 66
Jul 12, 2021
I thought it would be Nepal, as I read it as 4000m...
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Level 87
Aug 8, 2019
"Your fastest time is 1666:40." Um... what?
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Level 59
Aug 8, 2019
I just had that same thing. It's the first time I've seen anything like it.
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2019
I typed chili like 6 times ( maybe more...) I couldnt understand what was wrong and was sure it had to be it. Is(n't) that spelling usually accepted? Otherwise it would ve clicked with me if not the first time, then the 2nd time.

Or something in my mind suddenly broke haha. I have never had any issues with chile on a quize before (and just now I typed chili again, so really feel like it is normally accepted)

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Level 59
Oct 29, 2021
Considering in both English and Spanish the name of the country is spelled Chile, I'm not sure chili should be accepted. I've never seen chili used as an variation of Chile. Didn't it occur to you that if typing 'chili' after a few times didn't work, then you should try some other spelling?
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Level 70
Dec 28, 2021
Always great when we see this in the comments… someone having a pop at someone about spelling, and they almost always manage to spell something wrong. It’s buteiful…
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Level 61
Sep 2, 2020
30 seconds left and I suddenly realise why I can only get alternating answers. I should read the description and see it's not a chain quiz :)
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Level 55
Oct 25, 2020
Saying 'tall' instead of 'long' for the Chile question is confusing and makes me think of elevation instead of country size.
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Level 33
Feb 18, 2021
I think it'd be best to change 'tall' to 'long' with Chile. I was confused and thought this meant altitude.
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Level 70
Oct 29, 2021
Umm, it's impossible to have a 4000 km tall mountain? I think the clue is pretty self-explanatory as is.
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Level 69
Oct 29, 2021
Agreed. It's obvious what the word tall means in the context of the question.
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Level 33
Nov 14, 2021
I completely misunderstood that 2nd question. I thought the awnser was a synonym of exonym.
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Level 50
Jan 7, 2022
Amazing that "Maine" was the one to get me.