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Geography by Letter - S

Guess these geographical answers that start with the letter S.
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Last updated: December 14, 2019
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First submittedApril 26, 2013
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Average score72.7%
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World's largest non-polar desert
Sahara
2010 FIFA World Cup hosts
South Africa
Country with massive oil reserves
Saudi Arabia
Capital of Sweden
Stockholm
The vast eastern regions of Russia
Siberia
Rival to ancient Athens
Sparta
Former name of Ho Chi Minh city
Saigon
12 pence, formerly
Shilling
Site of the Alamo
San Antonio
World's 2nd most common
native language
Spanish
Wealthy micronation known
for corporal punishment
Singapore
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River that flows through Paris
Seine
Edinburgh is its capital
Scotland
Biggest city in South America
São Paulo
Capital of California
Sacramento
Largest Mediterranean island
Sicily
Nation in the Horn of Africa
Somalia
One of the two main types of Muslims
Sunni
The other one
Shia
Indigenous religion of Japan
Shinto
Canal connecting the
Mediterranean and Red Seas
Suez
Southwestern Chinese province
known for spicy cuisine
Sichuan
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Level 22
May 29, 2013
I really like them too

I think South Africa could have been the horn of Africa country though as well.

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Level 77
Jan 9, 2014
right...South Africa is on the Cape of Good Hope
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Level 68
Jun 6, 2017
Miraane, have you ever heard of a "comma". Or a period?
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Level 54
Jan 31, 2022
rude
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2023
Jarl5, have you ever heard of using a question mark in the correct place or simply using complete sentences?
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Level 84
Jun 22, 2017
I think you're confusing the Horn of Africa with Cape Horn. I think you're also confusing Cape Horn with the Cape of Good Hope.

Horn of Africa = Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia

Cape of Good Hope = South Africa

Cape Horn = Chile

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Level 79
Apr 8, 2020
Another famous Cape: Cape York in northern Australia.
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Level 77
May 7, 2020
and Cape Cod in Massachusetts
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Level 78
Nov 4, 2020
And Cape dCrusader in Batman (and Robin).
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Level 32
Mar 29, 2021
what about the optifine cape in minecraft?
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Level 71
Apr 30, 2021
EcceHomo + 1
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Level 86
Oct 19, 2013
pretty easy (other than some tricky spellings). 100% with 1:36 left!
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Level 82
Jan 22, 2014
hardest part was spelling szechuan
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Level 68
Jan 29, 2014
Szechuan is the right spelling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Szechuan_cuisine). Actually more variations should be acceptable (e.g. shezuan, shixuan etc.) since it is a Chinese word.
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Level 84
Mar 27, 2014
This might make me an ignorant American, but I kept trying to spell Sichuan like the chicken that is so delicious: Szechuan.
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Level 48
Apr 26, 2014
I'm Chinese and that's how I spell it.
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Level 77
Jun 25, 2015
Agreed. I thought it was "shizuan".
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Level 75
Sep 4, 2018
Szechuan in the Wade-Giles transliteration and Sichuan in Pinyin.
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Level 65
Jan 5, 2023
四川 Is how it is spelt. I think.
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Level 59
Jan 22, 2014
Only 49% got the site of the Alamo? Apparently people forgot to remember.
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Level 67
Mar 17, 2014
Gentle reminder that a lot of people on this site are not American and to us it's barely a footnote in the history book of the world - if we've even heard of it before.
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Level 45
Jul 29, 2014
travelfan. He was joking. You may or may not have heard of this, but a common thing in the US is 'Remember the Alamo!' or as I saw in a comic strip once, 'Remember... remember.... Remember that place in Texas!'
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Level 28
Jan 24, 2014
This one is pretty easy (100% with 2:26 to go). The shilling question was weird
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Level 67
Jul 28, 2019
Huh, I cant see why?
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Level 68
Sep 30, 2019
I don't consider coins geography. Got it right though so I'm not complaining.
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Level 67
Feb 19, 2014
22. Happy with that except I couldn't dig "samba" from out of some crevice in my brain
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Level 24
May 31, 2014
HABLO ESPAÑOL Y LA FALLO, LO DE "NATIVE" ME HABÍA CONFUNDIDO, ME PENSABA QUE ERA DE TRIBUS O ALGO JODER!
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Level 37
Apr 21, 2017
Los tribos tenian un baile particular brasilero?
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Level 24
Apr 22, 2017
This is what he is saying in English: I SPANISH AND THE FAILURE, THE "NATIVE" HAD CONFUSED ME, I THOUGHT THAT I WAS A TRIBE OR SOMETHING JODER!
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Level 81
Sep 29, 2019
Didn't translate that last word?
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Level 79
Apr 8, 2020
Either Google Translate had failed or you did.
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Level 51
Oct 25, 2021
joder means to annoy
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Level 76
Apr 12, 2020
I speak some spanish and I think he actually said: I SPEAK SPANISH AND I MESSED UP THE "NATIVE(LANGUAGE)" QUESTION, IT CONFUSED ME, I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS ABOUT TRIBES OR SOMETHING, F*CK!
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Level 77
Jun 5, 2014
World cup hostS? Was there more whan one? -- Also shizuan or whatever it is should have some more spellings allowed!
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Level 65
Jul 9, 2019
Agreed. I wrote Schezwan, which is not necessarily 100% correct, but you know what I mean...
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Level 50
Aug 30, 2014
My first guess for the oil reserves was Scotland, clearly too caught up in the independum debate.
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Level 56
Jul 2, 2016
That's a nice portmanteau, independum - INDEPENDence referENDUM.
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Level 74
Jul 7, 2016
Funny that your comment comes just a week or two after the BrExit vote. It seems British politics love a good portmanteau.
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Level 58
Feb 23, 2020
Well thank god that didn't happen
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Level 65
Jun 25, 2015
Region != Religion. My prescription ran out.
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Level 74
Jan 17, 2016
Shinto is NOT an indigenous religion of Japan. The Ainu and Nivkh were there before the Yamato and Wajin. So you should either 1) amend your question to say "an ethnic religion of Japan" or 2) change the answer to "animism, shamanism, Ryukyuan religion."
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Level ∞
Jun 10, 2019
Indigenous: "originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native." The question is correct as written.
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Level 74
Jul 17, 2019
Fair point, but might I suggest that it would still be more strictly correct to say 'A religion indigenous to Japan' -- this prevents conflation with religions of the Indigenous peoples of Japan.
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Level 67
Jul 2, 2016
Damn. I must have typed Siracusa/Syracuse thirty times. I was so sure it was right. Forgot it's a city on the island. Not the island itself.
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Level 67
Dec 29, 2016
I do that a lot. It's really annoying.
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Level 58
Nov 18, 2016
100% with 2:55 remaining! Great quiz!
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Level 68
Jun 6, 2017
Oops. Didn't see the Spanish question. Also tried "Sinto" but couldn't remember the actual name.
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Level 60
Oct 18, 2018
One missed, I didn't remember the Alamo!
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Level 73
Mar 3, 2019
Singapore is hardly a micronation
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Level 89
Apr 9, 2019
True. It's so small it's barely any kind of nation.
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Level 79
Jun 11, 2019
Economically, no, it is not micro. Land mass-wise, it is tiny in comparison to most other countries.
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Level 85
Jun 15, 2019
You are correct, Pharley. Singapore is a microstate, but not a micronation, which are generally unrecognized.
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Level 55
Oct 29, 2020
I was putting Sealand and Seborga as these are micronations, not Singapore.
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Level 82
Sep 15, 2019
In common parlance the words nation and state have become synonymous.
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Level 75
Sep 30, 2019
Less time please. Finished with 3:47 remaining
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Level 69
Jun 9, 2020
What the hell is a "type" of a Muslim lol
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Level 90
Jun 30, 2020
I think he meant "font"
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Level 76
Nov 17, 2021
Sunni and Shia are types of Muslim in the same way that Catholic and Protestant are types of Christian.
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Level 57
Jun 30, 2020
It wasn’t clear for the South Africa question whether it was asking for a city or a country. I don’t pay much attention to sports and I couldn’t instantly tell the difference.
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Level 46
Dec 27, 2020
Yessssss 100% with 3:46 left!
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Level 67
Aug 16, 2021
100, 4:06 remaining
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Level 29
Oct 25, 2021
all with 29 seconds
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Level 59
Nov 24, 2022
What does pence and shilling have to do with geography?
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Level 63
Jun 9, 2023
Singapore is NOT a micronation. Micronations are unrecognized political entities. They often don't have the required conditions to even be a state (territory, people, political power). For instance, Sealand is a micronation. Singapore is a microstate. A little state.