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Small Towns and Places

Less than 10000 inhabitants, but these towns are known world-wide.
Quiz by mirauch
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Last updated: June 10, 2022
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In December 1988 a terrorist attack caused a PanAm airplane to crash here
Lockerbie
Five EU Nations signed a treaty abolishing border controls in this small town on the river Moselle
Schengen
In this little town 100km west of Moscow Napoleon defeated the Russian army in 1812
Borodino
The gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place in this Arizona town
Tombstone
Home to the northernmost post office, i.e. functioning civil settlement.
Ny Alesund
Disputed between the UK and Argentina, what is the capital of the Falkland Islands
Port Stanley
Jamestown is the capital of this island, where Napoleon spent his last years
St. Helena
The inhabitants of this island in the Chagos Archipelago were expelled from this island to make room for a military base
Diego Garcia
WW2 Battlefield in Egypt where Rommel was defeated by Montgomery in a second battle.
El Alamein
This town in the Lahn Valley lends its name to the Dutch Royal and other noble families and indirectly to the capital of the Bahamas.
Nassau
The Wright brothers made the first controlled powered airplane flight in this North Carolina town
Kitty Hawk
A country - 825 inhabitants and its official languages includes latin
Vatican
5 Comments
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Level 67
Jun 6, 2022
Ny Ålesund, not Ny Alesund.
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Level 76
Jun 10, 2022
I have made the change. Thank you for your feedback.
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Level 72
Jun 6, 2022
Port Stanley is known, both commonly and officially, as Stanley. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley,_Falkland_Islands
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Level 76
Jun 10, 2022
I have added Stanley. Thank you for your feedback.
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Level 81
Jun 6, 2022
TIL Alert (Nunavut, Canada) doesn't have a post office. I totally thought it did, and was raising my eyebrow at it not being the accepted answer.

But I started looking into it, and... nope, I guess not. So fair enough then!