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Places Named After People

Can you guess the names of these places that were named after people?
Quiz by Ascorbic
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Last updated: December 14, 2023
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Named After
Clue
Place
A British Explorer that was killed in Hawaii
Mountain known in Māori as Aoraki
Mount Cook
An Italian Explorer who accidentally 'discovered' a continent
Capital and largest city in Ohio
Columbus
A Portuguese explorer who sailed through this passage during the first circumnavigation of the globe
Passage that separates mainland South America from Tierra del Fuego
Strait of Magellan
The Independence fighter nicknamed 'El Libertador'
Country home to the largest salt flat in the world
Bolivia
A Monarch of ancient Israel and character in the Bible
Island nation to the north of the Coral Sea
Solomon Islands
A British Queen that reigned for 63 years
Largest city on Vancouver Island
Victoria
The Man of Steel (not Superman)
Former name of Volgograd
Stalingrad
The 9th King of France with this name
Major city on the Mississippi River
St. Louis
The 'Great' king of Macedon
Second largest city in Egypt once home to an ancient wonder of the world
Alexandria
The first person to reach the South Pole
Sea west of Antarctica
Amundsen Sea
Jesus Christ
Spanish speaking country once with the highest murder rate in the world
El Salvador
An Italian explorer named Vespucci
'New World'
America
A Scottish woman that was shipwrecked on the Island in 1836
The largest sand island in the world, 250 km north of Brisbane
Fraser Island
A Vietnamese communist revolutionary
Formally known as Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City
Kazakhstan's first president from 1991 - 2019
Kazakhstan's capital was briefly renamed to this from 2019 - 2022
Nur-Sultan
9 Comments
+4
Level 45
Jun 7, 2023
Maybe accept Magellan's Passage as well, but great quiz!
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Level 70
Jun 7, 2023
Maybe accept Qingdao?
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Level 79
Jun 7, 2023
Qinhuangdao and Qingdao are two separate cities 440 km apart. One is in Shandong province while the city in the answer is in Hebei Province. Also the qing in Qingdao does not reference the dynasty but a color shade similar to aqua.
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Level 66
Jun 8, 2023
Qinhuangdao has now been swapped for a different city.
+3
Level 45
Jun 7, 2023
Accepting Cook but not Amundsen, for example, is frustratingly inconsistent
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Level 66
Jun 7, 2023
Amundsen is accepted, you may have had a typo.
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Level 45
Jun 7, 2023
Solomon is another one. Are we guessing the name, or the place name
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Level 66
Jun 7, 2023
Place name. I allowed 'Cook' for example as it had already been given in the question that it was a mountain.
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Level 51
Dec 14, 2023
I would change the wording on the clue for Columbus, as the general consensus is that he did not discover North America. The Native Americans, including all groups that migrated to the continent, found it first, and then Leif Erikson and possibly even other explorers found it, all before Columbus arrived.