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Major Cities Closest to Mount Ararat on the Map

Can you name the cities with a population greater than one million, which lie within 750 kilometres of Mount Ararat?
Including one suburb
The white dot in the centre represents Mount Ararat
Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: February 22, 2021
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First submittedOctober 16, 2019
Times taken464
Average score66.7%
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Distance
City
57 km
Yerevan
227 km
Tbilisi
248 km
Tabriz
386 km
Mosul
392 km
Erbil
406 km
Diyarbakir
472 km
Kirkuk
480 km
Baku
670 km
Gaziantep
712 km
Baghdad
726 km
Karaj (Tehran)
738 km
Aleppo
23 Comments
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Level 70
Oct 16, 2019
Awesome SVG work! Nominated!
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Level 70
Oct 16, 2019
Thank you Gassu! :D
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Level 42
Oct 16, 2019
Of course, nominated...
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Level 42
Oct 16, 2019
What a great quiz and map work! Definitely deserves to be featured.
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Level 70
Oct 16, 2019
Cheers :)
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Level 76
Oct 21, 2019
I had a few goes at spelling Diyarbakir without luck - maybe allow one or two more type-ins?
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Level 70
Oct 22, 2019
I can add some, do you have any suggestions for type-ins?
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Level 47
Oct 22, 2019
You ever have that feeling... "I wish I had that idea first" Well I've now.

This quiz great!

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Level 55
Oct 22, 2020
How did you make the map? I’m assuming that you copy pasted the subdivisions from amcharts, then combined nodes, and drew the dots, but how did you get them to look lik the lambert projection
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Level 70
Oct 22, 2020
I superimposed the circle over the map, which was sized appropriately using Google Maps (the circle should have a radius of 750 kilometres, therefore). All subdivision borders end at the circle, giving it the desired projection. Since it's difficult to make the ends of each subdivion into a prefect circle, I have the thick black border overlapping everything.
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Level 55
Oct 22, 2020
Oh, then how did you make the paths, did you manually create them?
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Level 70
Oct 22, 2020
Yes, manually for each country.
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Level 55
Oct 23, 2020
Holy mackerel that’s a ton of work
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Level 70
Oct 23, 2020
Yes, this map in particular was a lot of work.
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Level 60
Nov 4, 2020
I sometimes use that method also! It is indeed a bit tiring after a while, though.
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Level 70
Nov 4, 2020
It can be, but I like the results enough that it's all worth it in the end.
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Level 66
Feb 22, 2021
I use a similar method for most of my map SVG's. I can't download inkscape, so I actually find a really bad text file so I'm not just copying other people's work. Then, I spend hours and sometimes days on end editing the styling, dimensions, and adding path id's. However, on my recent quiz Hand-Drawn Map of Europe, I spent a couple months on the SVG project because it was completely custom.
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Level 51
Dec 23, 2020
I make a circle using Inkscape and make a specific radius. I give it 75% opacity and overlap it on the JetPunk country map. I trace the countries and add the cities and tada!
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Level 70
Dec 23, 2020
That is a good way to do it. You can also modify the countries on the Jetpunk country map so that their borders stop at the circle.
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Level 60
Jan 15, 2021
Yeah, but that if you do that the map won't be very high-quality.
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Level 65
Jan 30, 2021
Beautiful Mt. Ararat. Historical Symbol of the Armenian nation despite being under turks control since the Genocide.
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Level 66
Feb 22, 2021
Nice one Jiao! Is it possible for you to add a caveat saying that the white dot at the center of the map is the mountain, or just make it a more distinguishable color? That's just my nitpicking, obviously I'm probably the only person who can't realize that the white dot at the center of the screen is the focus point.
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Level 70
Feb 22, 2021
Okay, the caveat has been added. I am glad you enjoyed the quiz, ClutchNferno!