Four Letter Place Names #1

Based on the hints, guess these place names that are only four letters long.
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
First submittedOctober 7, 2013
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Clue
Answer
World's longest river
Nile
One of the continents
Asia
Nation in the Andes
Peru
Capital of the above
Lima
Largest Caribbean island
Cuba
"The Eternal City"
Rome
Capital of Qatar
Doha
Capital of Okinawa
Naha
Major Indonesian island
Java
Indonesian tourist island
Bali
Leaning tower locale
Pisa
Where the Tigris and Euphrates flow
Iraq
Clue
Answer
Neighbor of Yemen
Oman
Able was Napoleon ere he saw this island
Elba
English county home to Dover
Kent
Tallest mountain in Japan
Fuji
Biggest city on Hawaii's Big Island
Hilo
Egyptian canal
Suez
Japanese city known for its beef
Kobe
Location of the Great Pyramid
Giza
Thailand, formerly
Siam
River upon which Stratford lies
Avon
Western U.S. state
Utah
National Park in the above
Zion
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Level 84
Nov 29, 2013
Where the Tigris and Euphrates flow? How about to the Gulf...
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Level 58
Nov 29, 2013
All I could think was "Mesopotamia doesn't have four letters."
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Level 75
Jun 18, 2014
First I tried "east" then "gulf" - I think they both answer the question!
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Level 73
Apr 11, 2016
Better wording on that would be helpful.
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Level 63
Apr 15, 2016
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Level 87
Jul 17, 2018
That would be whither the Tigris and Euphrates flow.
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Level 58
Dec 18, 2018
they flow in Iraq, get over it
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Level 67
Mar 23, 2020
I'm lacking a bridge ; )
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Level 84
Aug 31, 2021
Thanks. Very helpful. I'd spent 5 years unable to move on before reading this.
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Level 73
Aug 31, 2021
they flow in Asia
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Level 36
Nov 29, 2013
I can't believe I missed Pisa...
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Level 57
Feb 13, 2014
only 24% knew dover was in kent oh dear
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Level 58
Sep 18, 2015
I knew Dover, Delaware....
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Level 64
Apr 10, 2016
There is also a Kent, Delaware :)
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Level 58
Apr 10, 2016
Well, that's just confusing. Haha. And of course I know the White Cliffs of Dover and all, but the county? Nope. I tried York several times, cause, you know, it has four letters. Terribly sorry if I somehow offended any of you Brits in any way by assuming this.
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Level 69
Apr 11, 2016
Not really, but is the White Cliffs of Dover all you know? Soon I'll discover people have never heard of it, so don't tell me...
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Level 70
Aug 31, 2021
Oh, you Brits want us to memorize all your counties now? Maybe you'd have fun memorizing all of our counties as well!
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Level 87
Jul 17, 2018
Pretty good considering a billion people use English language websites and only 65 million live in the British Isles.
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Level 54
Jul 3, 2020
Do you mean the UK? As that's approx 65 million. The British isles which is a geographical grouping also includes the republic of Ireland, which has a population of approx 5 million.
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Level 67
Dec 31, 2014
Got Naha, missed Cuba!
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Level 71
Jun 11, 2015
Missed Zion even though I love Fallout. -_-
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Level 24
Apr 10, 2016
could you accept more spellings for kobe as i can't spell ( e.g. kobi, koby, cobi, coby )
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Level 53
Sep 3, 2022
Geonames does not list any of those spellings as alternate names. They are not the name of the city. It's like asking for Yuta to be added in as a type-in for Utah - ridiculous.
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Level 20
Apr 10, 2016
The Nile is no longer the longest river in the world, the Amazon is
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Level 74
Dec 17, 2018
What do you mean, "no longer"? Has that changed recently, like the Nile has relinquished part of its course to another river? Fair enough, the Amazon may hold more water and have an overall greater system, if you count in all its tributaries. But the length of the Nile from source to its delta has always been considered as the longest.
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Level 47
Aug 31, 2021
A new tributary was found that puts the Amazon as the longest river in the world.
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Level ∞
Aug 28, 2021
It's debatable but only Nile has four letters.
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Level 59
Apr 10, 2016
Can't believe only 17% got the biggest city on Hawaii's main island question right!
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Level 86
Apr 10, 2016
Have you been there? It's pretty forgettable.
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Level 71
Apr 10, 2016
There is a whole mob of us here in Australia that have never heard of Naha
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Level 80
Dec 13, 2016
"Able was Napoleon ere he saw this island"

Is this a quote from somewhere?

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Level 81
Oct 29, 2017
"Able was I ere I saw Elba" is a famous palindrome.
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Level 67
Sep 8, 2019
not famous at all, only seen it here (jepunk)
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Level 73
Aug 22, 2020
It's famous.
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Level 78
Aug 31, 2021
You didn't know that the definition of "famous" is "something that Sifhraven has heard of"?
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Level 56
Dec 24, 2017
Doesn't Tigris and Euphrates flow through both Iran and Iraq? Both countries would fit in this quiz.
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Level 53
Sep 3, 2022
Uh, no. Neither do.
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Level 68
Dec 17, 2018
Naha?? That's obscure. The New York Times Crossword - which LOVES 4 letter geography where half the letters are vowels - has only featured it 3 times this century, and 9 times total since Will Shortz took over as editor. He's known for (in addition to being NPR's Puzzle Master) cleaning up the dreck that populated the puzzle prior his hiring. FYI, Naha was featured 78 times before the Shortz era that began the in mid 90s.
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Level 48
Dec 17, 2018
Can't believed I missed Suez but got places like Zion, Naha and Hilo (this is coming from Australia)
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Level 50
Dec 22, 2018
Missed 3 and they were the Hawaii and Japanese ones. Must brush up on both areas!
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Level 50
Oct 4, 2019
Missed Haha and Hilo. I'd not heard of either
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Level 67
Mar 23, 2020
Hiha and Halo?
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Level 27
Aug 31, 2021
Naha and Bilo?
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Level 36
Sep 2, 2021
The capital at the Northern is the capital of Norway. I think
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Level 22
Nov 16, 2021
I would have got Cuba if you had put country instead of island; rats
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Level 78
Feb 8, 2022
Naha? Nuh-uh.
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Level 68
Mar 9, 2022
A good quiz. There were many other areas you could have used instead of using one that no longer exists.
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Level 48
Apr 18, 2022
I always do Piza instead of Pisa and miss the question...