Five Letter Geography #4

Can you guess these geographic answers that are only five letters long?
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Last updated: January 20, 2019
First submittedJanuary 19, 2019
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Country where espresso was invented
Italy
Where Mohammed was born
Mecca
American religious group that shuns
most modern technology
Amish
City found at the border of France,
Switzerland, and Germany
Basel
The two most populous cities in Africa
Cairo
Lagos
Nairobi is its capital
Kenya
This city of 28 million has the world's
worst air pollution
Delhi
Japan's second most populous metro area
Osaka
Country in Oceania whose capital is Apia
Samoa
Capital of Bulgaria, also a common
name for girls
Sofia
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Capital of Vietnam
Hanoi
City in France known for mustard
Dijon
Type of leaf that appears on Canada's flag
Maple
Deep, narrow, oceanic inlet that
Norway is famous for
Fjord
One of Cyprus's two official languages
Greek
Archaic English word for county.
You may know it from "The Hobbit"
Shire
Town in England known for its white cliffs
Dover
What lava is called when it is beneath
the surface of the Earth
Magma
City that was once the capital of
the Incan empire
Cusco
Capital of Afghanistan
Kabul
A book of maps
Atlas
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Level 81
Jan 20, 2019
Greetings from #13!
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Level 50
Jan 21, 2019
19/22. Proud of that!
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Level 77
Jan 21, 2019
You should also allow Meaux for the mustard question. That's the good stuff.
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2019
Miauw?
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Level 64
Nov 5, 2021
meow?
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Level 77
Dec 14, 2021
Moutarde de Meaux is the famous one in France itself. It's higher quality and more expensive - and it's old fashioned grainy-style mustard which sells much less well in e.g. USA and UK. But it happens to have five letters.
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Level 64
Dec 14, 2021
More like "Mo"
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Level 76
Jul 29, 2019
Wasted a lot of time guessing 5-letter Italian cities that might have been the birthplace of espresso, before reading the question properly. Doh!
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Level 76
Sep 27, 2019
'Shire' is not archaic.
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Level 59
Sep 27, 2019
Exactly what I thought!
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Level 59
Sep 27, 2019
When was the last time you used shire then (not including in a county name as they're old words that just haven't changed.)
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Level 76
Sep 28, 2019
Daily! It's very common in Australia.
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Level 54
May 1, 2020
shire horse
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Level 77
Dec 14, 2021
It's in pretty common use in some phrases, e.g. "the shires". Then it depends a bit on the county - some have a "shire hall" etc. It's a much less common word than county, but there's nothing archaic about it.
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Level 82
Dec 14, 2021
Just because it isn't in regular use in the US, does not make it archaic. In Australia, the county is a fairly archaic expression, but I wouldn't presume that to be globally the case.
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Level 70
Dec 14, 2021
Yep. I'm an Australian who lives in a shire, with a Shire Council (although the CEO of the Shire is no longer called the Shire Clerk, but now called the General Manager). The word Shire is used for a majority of local government areas here that don't have city status.
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Level 55
Dec 15, 2021
3 basic level of local government in Australia are City, Town and Shire. Here in Western Australia we have 144 local governments, 105 of which are shires
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Level 40
Sep 27, 2019
I think you should change the Muhammad one to "They city where Muhammad was born." I was confused if it was asking for the country. I know it was obvious that it was Mecca but still, just to make it a bit more clear.
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Level 72
Sep 27, 2019
officially earth should work too
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Level 84
Sep 27, 2019
and there's a credible theory that he was born in Petra
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Level 77
Sep 27, 2019
That confused me, too, at first. I couldn't figure out how to make the country into five letters. I think because the first question asked for a country my mind was already going there. Silly mind.
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Level 70
Sep 30, 2019
Good quiz! But I would question including the magma question. More of a geology question than a geography one.
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Level 72
Apr 27, 2021
Everything is geography, don't even bring it up.
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Level 65
Feb 8, 2021
I guess the question about the Amish is technically correct, as most Amish currently live in the United States. However, the Amish did not originate there. The Amish movement began in Switerland and Alsace in the 17th century, as a group that split from the Mennonites of the region. They are named after their initial leader, Jakob Ammann.
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Level 70
Dec 14, 2021
Sad that Delhi is so infamous for its pollution, although it's definitely true. I feel like I used to hear about Beijing being the most polluted city on the planet as a kid, but the attention has definitely shifted to Delhi in recent years.
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Level 82
Dec 14, 2021
Shire is not archaic. It's in regular use in many English-speaking countries.
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Level 70
Dec 15, 2021
Just an FYI, Kinshasa (City in the DRC) is the most populous city in Africa. SO the clue, two most populous cities in africa, is not correct. If you want to keep it, it needs to say 2 of the most populous or 2 of the top 3. Something along those lines.
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Level ∞
Dec 15, 2021
The quiz is correct.

https://www.citypopulation.de/en/world/agglomerations/

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Level 70
Dec 27, 2021
Urban Agglomeration is not a city. It is an URBAN AREA that includes the major city and its surrounding outgrowths. The clue asks for "city", not urban area.