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Geography True or False #3

Try to guess whether these geographical statements are true or false.
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1. It snows in Hawaii
True
False
Keep in mind that Hawaii has some tall mountains
2. Turkey is part of NATO
True
False
3. Moscow is the most populous urban area whose name starts with the letter M
True
False
Manila, Mexico City, and Mumbai are all larger
4. The border between Mexico and Texas is formed by the Rio Grande river
True
False
5. Most of Greenland is covered by an ice sheet
True
False
6. The highest mountain in the United States is in Colorado
True
False
Denali is the highest mountain in the U.S. It is located in Alaska.
7. The White Cliffs of Dover are sometimes visible from France
True
False
8. The United States exports more than it imports
True
False
The United States has by far the largest trade deficit of any country
9. Crimea is located on the Caspian Sea
True
False
Crimea is located on the Black Sea
10. Hindi and Urdu are closely related languages
True
False
In fact, some people consider them to be the same language. This is politically controversial.
11. Lagos is the capital of Nigeria
True
False
Abuja replaced Lagos as the capital in 1991
12. Indonesia is more populous than Vietnam
True
False
13. The Cayman Islands are an independent country
True
False
The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory
14. Switzerland is landlocked
True
False
15. Tanzania is on the east coast of Africa
True
False
16. The "s" in Cannes is silent
True
False
48 Comments
+11
Level 48
Mar 29, 2019
Lagos isn't the capital? Well that's news to me.
+3
Level 75
Mar 30, 2019
Hasn't been since the 70's.
+36
Level 77
Mar 31, 2019
Try 1991, as it says in the explanation.
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Level 47
Nov 27, 2020
Just like the USA. They chose a centralized capital that was equally accessible to the Rural/Muslim North and the more Urban/Christian South (Lagos).

In the US it pretty much the same except they more less were all Christian.

+3
Level 54
Sep 19, 2021
im pretty sure washington dc was picked because its more centralized on the east coast, where most of the population lives
+12
Level 85
Jan 24, 2022
When Washington's location was selected, the east coast WAS the United States (minus Florida and Maine).
+2
Level 39
Jan 24, 2022
Yeah it was chosen before the Louisiana purchase so the USA only had the east coast
+2
Level 60
Mar 30, 2019
I thought so too, GeoDude. Turns out it is Abuja.
+1
Level 37
Aug 18, 2019
If we can continue to call Cote d'Ivoire the Ivory Coast (as this site does), then we can continue to call Lagos the capital of Nigeria; call it Swaziland instead of eSwatini, and continue to use Macedonia instead of North Macedonia..
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Level 70
Jan 26, 2022
Except Lagos and Abuja are two entirely different cities whereas your other examples are referring to the same place but by different appellations. That's akin to saying Philadelphia and Washington DC are the same city because Timor Leste and East Timor are often used interchangeably.
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Level 82
Apr 29, 2023
This is a really embarrassing comment for you divantilya.
+1
Level 32
Mar 22, 2024
The countries are still the same place, just with different names, as opposed to two entirely different cities
+19
Level 57
Mar 30, 2019
I thought the White Cliffs of Dover were in Delaware... :/
+24
Level 54
Jun 19, 2019
Would have made the question easier.
+4
Level 85
May 2, 2023
Guess you're not all that familiar with the geography of Delaware! Delaware is among the flattest states in the US - even flatter than famously-flat Kansas!
+13
Level 69
Mar 31, 2019
Ok, I am an idiot. I know Greenland is mostly covered in ice, but for some reason I thought it was a trick question and, thus, went for false.
+12
Level 66
Apr 16, 2019
And this proves it WAS a trick question!
+3
Level 55
May 3, 2023
i think the trick is that its called "Greenland" so people dont think its covered in ice
+1
Level 65
May 15, 2023
It is green on the map
+4
Level 65
May 23, 2023
hmm. I don't really want to be that guy, but...

Only if you have a map where Greenland is printed green.

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Level 78
Jun 18, 2019
I kept in mind that Hawaii has tall mountains, but still got it wrong...
+3
Level 57
Jun 20, 2019
I thought it said "Tasmania is on the east coast of Africa" bruh
+2
Level 65
Apr 4, 2021
I feel like I've been living under a rock with the White Cliffs of Dover question, because I've never heard of 'em before. I thought it meant Dover as in the capital of Delaware, so I thought the question was ridiculous and there was no way France could see them across the entire Atlantic. This all happened until I looked them up...
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Level 52
May 7, 2021
rien de comment je sais rien
+1
Level 34
Jan 24, 2022
The Cayman Islands are a part of Spain
+5
Level 53
Jan 28, 2022
Haha! No they aren't... It's a British Overseas Territory
+8
Level 82
Apr 29, 2023
You may be thinking of the Canary Islands.
+1
Level 78
Jan 24, 2022
How embarassing, apparently with my Tidewater Twang I have been mispronouncing a major film festival for years.
+2
Level 53
Dec 13, 2022
I'm astonished that I've gotten all of them right! I was merely guessing most of them.
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Level 76
Apr 29, 2023
Did a quick survey among my many French friends and colleagues: The all pronounce Cannes as "Cann". I can well believe that US Americans pronounce it differently - but if you are asking how Americans pronounce this, you should specify this in the question
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Level ∞
Apr 29, 2023
The pronunciation is the same in America as it is in France.
+2
Level 71
Apr 29, 2023
The Rio Grande question might need rephrasing. The way it currently is makes it sound like a trick question, since it doesn't form part of the border between Mexico and Texas, it forms the ENTIRE border between the two.
+2
Level 63
Apr 29, 2023
I second it.
+2
Level ∞
Apr 30, 2023
Fixed
+1
Level 69
May 5, 2023
Also, the word "River" should be removed since it's redundant with the Spanish word "Rio".
+1
Level 23
Feb 26, 2024
The Rio Grande definitely forms "part of" the border between Mexico and the United States not its "entire" border! What is meant is that the entire river forms (part of) the border, but not the entire border between the two countries.
+2
Level 68
May 2, 2023
The distance between the White Cliffs of Dover and France is only about 20 miles or so. Some claim that during WW1 and WW2 people in Dover could hear the fighting going on across the Channel in France
+1
Level 2
May 3, 2023
Une enclave est soit un terrain entouré par un autre terrain qui n'a aucune issue sur la voie publique, soit un territoire ou un pays à l'intérieur d'un autre, soit un fragment de roche dans une autre roche différente, donc aucunes de ces définitions ne correspondent à la Suisse
+1
Level 86
May 13, 2023
En anglais, "landlocked" veut dire "sans littoral" quand il s'applique à un pays.
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Level 47
Aug 25, 2023
Which coast is Tanzania on, I guess my map is wrong and google needs to be corrected
+9
Level ∞
Aug 25, 2023
No you just need to learn what East and West are.
+2
Level 74
Oct 24, 2023
Did they flip Africa over the Prime Meridian or something?
+3
Level 60
Oct 24, 2023
East? I thought you said Weast
+2
Level 75
Oct 24, 2023
Pro tip: There's a delete button right under your comment.
+2
Level 40
Oct 24, 2023
I got confused on the Dover one cause I thought it meant the Dover in Delaware, completely forgot there's a Dover in the uk
+2
Level 68
Apr 20, 2024
Today I learned there is a Dover in Delaware, tomorrow I will have forgotten..
+1
Level 33
Apr 21, 2024
Do you still remember?
+1
Level 23
Feb 26, 2024
Three wrong. Common factor? All three are US-related questions: its highest point, its trade deficit and yes, its snowy climate in Hawaii. I have long admitted my US geography isn't the best...