Five Letter Geography - Hero Mode

Can you guess these geographic answers that are only five letters long? Probably not since this quiz is intended to be extremely difficult.
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Quiz by GeoPunk
Last updated: January 19, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 19, 2019
Times taken5,809
Average score45.5%
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Capital of Morocco
Swiss ski town that hosts the World Economic Forum
Third most populous city in Turkey, formerly known as Smyrna
Largest city in North Dakota
Capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan
One of the two Spanish cities on the African continent
Chinese megacity whose name starts with W
This coastal city in northwest Italy once fought a war with Venice
Second largest city in South Korea
This Malaysian state is located just north of Singapore
Kofi Annan was born in this West African country
UNESCO World Heritage site in Guatemala - the ruins of a Mayan city
UNESCO World Heritage site in Jordan - famous for buildings carved into solid rock
Former Portuguese territory now a part of China
Tiny nation in Oceania that Australia pays to take unwanted migrants
This city of 2 million in northern Iraq was the largest city controlled by ISIS
This Flemish city was known for its wool industry in the Middle Ages
Ancient name for a region in present day Sudan and Egypt
Semi-arid region that lies just south of the Sahara
Canada's highest mountain
Major city on the northern coast of Israel
City in Alabama where Martin Luther King marched in 1965
Level 58
Jan 21, 2019
Not bad
Level 77
May 28, 2019
More difficult quizzes like this, please. I don't always like being right. No, I'm not being immodest. ;)
Level 66
Aug 9, 2019
292nd taker of the quiz :) (it shows, because the average s at 10 and would expect it to drop. Only got 4 but definitely couldve gotten 5 more. I was thinking ghent but I only know the spelling gent, it didnt occur to me that that wasnt the english spelling. Plus Genoa, I just typed that in a previous quiz less than a minute ago.

I wont say the others in case there are those sneaksy cheaters around, searching for answers in the comments..

Well I could do it like this: I got, 1,11,13,15,

And could ve gotten 8,14,17,18 and completely didnt read 19 which was a rather easy one too.

Level 74
Jun 4, 2021
What a strange comment.
Level 55
Oct 25, 2020
17/22. Can't believe I missed Ghent. That used to be my main go-to nonsense word that I would type to occupy my mind whenever I was stuck on writing a paper or something like that.
Level 85
Jun 11, 2021
This is not extremely difficult. The average score is 10/22 and there are only six questions guessed by less than a third of takers.

I myself found the quiz straightforward, I only missed Johor. So clearly false advertising to me, can't say I'm not disappointed.

Level 69
Jun 11, 2021
16/22, should've gotten Fargo, I'm a disappointment :(
Level 86
Jun 14, 2021
Got them all but the Canadian mountain. Not hard for me, but still fun.
Level 77
Sep 14, 2021
Good quiz, not as hard as the intro made out
Level 75
Sep 19, 2021
Nice quiz. You might want to tweak the Nauru clue a little, because the refugee detention centre you allude to was closed in 2019.
Level 81
Dec 2, 2021
Clue about the city in China isn't so hard anymore...