The Americas Geography by Letter - C

Guess these North and South American geographical answers that start with the letter C.
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Last updated: May 23, 2018
First submittedSeptember 12, 2013
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Clue
Answer
Most populous state in the U.S.
California
Country once ruled by Fidel Castro
Cuba
"The Windy City"
Chicago
World's second largest country
Canada
Country that is over 2,600 miles
north-to-south
Chile
New England state
Connecticut
1988 Winter Olympic Host
Calgary
Volcanic mountain range stretching
from Oregon to B.C.
Cascades
Country where Shakira was born
Colombia
Major coastal city in that country
Cartagena
Ohio city on Lake Erie
Cleveland
Clue
Answer
Central American country
Costa Rica
Capital of Venezuela
Caracas
Sea that touches 25 different countries
Caribbean Sea
British territory in the above
Cayman Islands
Tallest tower in Toronto
CN Tower
State in the Rocky Mountains
Colorado
Ocean bay of Virginia and Maryland
Chesapeake
Second largest city in Argentina
Córdoba
Resort city on the Yucatan peninsula
Cancún
Cape near the southern tip of
South America
Cape Horn
Lake between Vermont, Quebec,
and New York
Champlain
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Level 78
Aug 28, 2014
Couldn't spell Chesapeake for the life of me. Kept spelling it Chesopeake.
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Level 75
Feb 4, 2015
Cascade is not the same thing as CASCADES???? Pretty stupid, if you ask me
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Level ∞
Feb 5, 2015
Cascade will work now. Also changed the clue so that "Coast Range" is not valid.
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Level 53
Jul 27, 2015
I almost didn't get the Cascades because it's so rare that they're on a quiz and because I only associate them with Washington state, not B.C. or Oregon. Silly me.
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Level 51
May 25, 2022
Yes, silly you. Easy question for me, having grown up in Oregon.
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Level ∞
Feb 5, 2015
p.s. The dividing line between the Cascades and the Coast Range is the Fraser river, not the Canadian border.
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Level 78
May 23, 2018
It is the "Cascade Range."
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Level 20
Dec 12, 2016
no offense to other north american countries, but the U.S. has much more material to work with for a quiz than other countries
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Level 37
Mar 10, 2017
No, just more that the quiz makers know about.
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Level ∞
Nov 14, 2017
And quiz takers.
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Level 65
Nov 22, 2017
"and quiz takers"

whose fault is that?

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Level 83
May 23, 2018
It's nobody's fault, Rey. It's just the way it is and there's nothing wrong with that. If Guatemala was 100x larger and more ecologically and culturally diverse, with 300 million people living there and many more big famous cities, and had made considerably more notable contributions to world history and culture, and most of the users of the website came from Guatemala, then there would probably be more questions about Guatemala.
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Level 66
May 25, 2018
Yeah, imagine if a country like Brazil were the size of the United States, were culturally and geographically diverse, had 200 million people living there with lots of major cities and had notable contributions to world history and culture, there would surely be at least one question about Brazil.
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Level 73
Jun 6, 2018
Yeah... no. Name one brazilian TV show or movie that's watched all around the world. Nothing? That's what I thought.
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Level 83
Mar 27, 2019
Pacha: right. Even Brazil comes up short, in spite of it's larger size and population relative to Guatemala, it still trails in every category I listed next to the US (size, diversity, population, # of large cities, # of famous cities, historical and cultural significance, # of JetPunk users), by very substantial margins in some cases. I'm sure we could have added at least one question about it, though. Maybe.. Carnaval?
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Level 67
Apr 19, 2020
@TheCrusher I watch no US TV shows, because I watch no TV. Do watch plenty of US films, BUT oh dear, you could have had City of God (Cidade de Deus) - an extremely brilliant and well known film - in this very quiz.
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Level 43
Dec 22, 2020
of course... a film in a geography quiz
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Level 61
Mar 29, 2017
I agree
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Level 85
Nov 14, 2017
Doesn't Cape Horn really belong in the "H" quiz?
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Level 81
Nov 15, 2017
I don't know about anyone else, but, given the clue, I was trying to think of "Cape C..." rather than realising that the "C" was that of "Cape".
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Level 61
Nov 20, 2017
I was trying the same thing.
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Level 60
May 23, 2018
Same.
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Level 54
May 23, 2018
me too
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Level 66
May 23, 2018
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Or the clue could be changed so that the word "Cape" is not given.

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Level 76
Aug 25, 2021
I think Cape Horn should be changed, or moved to the 'H' quiz.
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Level 74
Sep 21, 2021
Yes, I agree. It's misleading. It's only the word Cape that begins with C, and that's given in the clue.
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Level 51
May 25, 2022
Same. This question should be reworded or changed outright
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Level 65
Nov 22, 2017
Indeed
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Level 80
Nov 23, 2017
I agree. This really through me off. Doesn't belong in "C".
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Level 88
Mar 29, 2018
Same. Either that or at least leave the word Cape out of the clue.
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Level 63
May 23, 2018
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Level 91
May 23, 2018
moreover, reasoning this way, every "cape" should belong to "c" category, every mountain to "m" category, every lake to "l" and so on... to me, this does not make any sense, i humbly suggest to remove the question
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Level 73
Jun 6, 2018
It does work for the Caribbean C, though. :)
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Level 69
May 24, 2018
Agree. Especially if the word "Cape" is even in the clue.
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Level 55
Sep 9, 2018
Same! Because Cape is in the question didn't even guess Horn
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Level 76
Aug 19, 2020
Cape Canaveral could be a good replacement.
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Level 75
Nov 15, 2017
Capo de Hornos should count, IMO.
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Level 65
May 23, 2018
If you mean Cabo de Hornos, I agree. Additionally, I'm in favour of accepting Cape Hoorn, as it was named after the city of Hoorn in the Netherlands. I admit that I'm rather biased in this matter though, as it's “Kap Hoorn” in German, so I'm used to the spelling with oo.
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Level 67
Oct 22, 2019
I actually didnt know that and I ve been there several times visiting a friend. I thought it was like horn of africa, or has that also been named after Hoorn? I dont think so, but cant find the etymology yet. (while for cape horn it indeed gives you the reference to the city).

I know tons of things were named by the dutch, but never realised this was one of them.

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Level 81
May 23, 2018
As others have said...would have gotten a perfect score but for Cape Horn...since that would be an "H"...Cape Cod, sure...
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Level 89
Apr 3, 2019
Or Canaveral
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Level 71
Mar 15, 2021
I got it, but I was half expecting it to be wrong as I was typing. Hard to believe relessness/QM have overlooked this for so long, definitely should be replaced imo. Canaveral or Cod, OK, but it's pretty US-heavy already.

I agree with Kal above that carnaval should be included, since it's huge in so many places in the Americas. That would be a fine replacement.

edit: Sorry relessness, just noticed you asked for it to be changed 3 years ago... Pull your finger out QM!

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Level 53
May 23, 2018
hmmmm Cape Horn is misleading because if 'Cape' is in the question already you think it does not count as a C word so I was looking for a cape that starts with C not any other letter.Other than that great!
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Level 60
May 29, 2018
That is exactly why I didn't even bother typing it...I thought of it and moved on, because Horn doesn't start with C. I figured there must be another Cape down there that started with a C.
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Level 67
May 23, 2018
Didn't throw me. Let me see, what is the cape at the bottom of South America? It is Cape Horn, and that starts with C. :-)
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Level 72
May 23, 2018
But, as has been stated and repeated many times, the fact that the question asked for a "Cape" makes the Cape part of the name in the answer redundant. I think we all knew it was Cape Horn but were fooled by the fact that it said "near to" and then I, for one, started self-examining and asking myself "why the heck don't I know a cape that starts with C close to Cape Horn........"
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Level 69
May 24, 2018
exactly
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Level 47
May 23, 2018
I agree with the whole Cape Horn thing. I've submitted a change to Cape Cod, and then added Cusco as another answer to keep the South / North balance.
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Level 38
May 23, 2018
Great quiz relessness! Finally a good balance of easy and heard.
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Level 89
Apr 3, 2019
Still has not been changed
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Level 41
May 23, 2018
Could Caiman Islands be accepted for Cayman Islands?
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Level 71
Jul 18, 2020
Everyone not satisfied with the "Cape Horn" question is welcome to try my The Americas Geography by letters H & G, excluding the U.S.
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Level 63
Jul 18, 2020
I think this is far too US-centric, even for an Americas quiz. 8/22 questions involve the states and there are plenty of other C answers possible: Cayenne, Caracas, Clipperton, Castries, Concepción, just to name a few.
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Level 55
Feb 14, 2021
Can you please replace Cartagena with Cali?
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Level 70
Feb 24, 2021
Why? Cali was my first thought too but its not coastal. Also then the question regarding California would need to change.

Also starts to make it too easy- Cartagena seems fine as it is

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Level 58
Apr 21, 2021
Nice! 8 of 22 questions are about the United States! Way to go to represent "The Americas"! (in case you didn't realise, this is a joke)
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Level 25
Jun 23, 2021
Chile is the narrowest country in the world and one of the longest.
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Level 66
Mar 29, 2022
I'd replace the Cape Horn question, because it's really an "H" answer. Just like the Bay of Fundy would be an "F" answer, and not a "B" answer, and Mount Denali would be a "D" answer and not an "M" answer.
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Level 52
Jun 27, 2022
I would add the yellow box, bcs while I was guessing for an answer I didn't know, I got other questions right without having them read before