Six Letter Geography #1

Can you guess these geographic answers that are only six letters long?
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Last updated: November 15, 2014
First submittedJune 12, 2014
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Description
Answer
Capital of Greece
Athens
Biggest U.S. state by land area
Alaska
Most populous city in Australia
Sydney
Country astride the Dardanelles
Turkey
Mediterranean island nation
Cyprus
World's oldest and deepest lake
Baikal
Capital of England
London
Its full name is the Republic of China
Taiwan
National animal of Canada
Beaver
European country neutral in WWII
Sweden
Canadian province
Quebec
Currency of Indonesia
Rupiah
Description
Answer
World's second-longest river
Amazon
Largest Portuguese-speaking country
Brazil
Largest city in Kazakhstan
Almaty
Famous Central American canal
Panama
EU's longest river
Danube
Baltic republic
Latvia
Country surrounded by Senegal
Gambia
Capital of the above
Banjul
Capital of Colombia
Bogota
Largest city in New England
Boston
Capital of Ireland
Dublin
Longest river in South Africa
Orange
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Level 73
Oct 24, 2014
Balltic country - well, Russia, Sweden, and Poland are also on the Baltic . . .

just sayin'

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Level ∞
Oct 24, 2014
Changed to "Baltic republic", a term that generally means Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
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Level 44
Jan 8, 2017
Besides, Sweden is really part of Scandinavia
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Level 67
Apr 22, 2019
They border the baltic sea but arent generally called the baltics right (atleast that is what i would say, havent checked to be sure)
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Level 54
May 19, 2021
You're correct. Am Swedish, we've never considered ourselves Baltic by any means and are culturally not close to the Baltic states. We're Scandinavians.
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Level 66
May 19, 2021
Germany is also on the Baltic sea, yet I've never heard it called a "Baltic country".
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Level 51
Nov 1, 2014
The Orange River is also known as the Gariep River which is also six letters. It should count as well.
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Level 52
Nov 14, 2014
Will now accept Gariep and also Groote - another name for the river.
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Level 36
Dec 12, 2014
Erikthev wins the internet
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Level 67
Apr 22, 2019
Groot(e) rivier just means big river. So (wouldnt it be) sort of a nick name. Ofcourse over time in some instances the description of something becomes the real name. But since it allready has a name. (It might just be when living near london calling it the big city, cause it is the biggest around)
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Level 67
Sep 15, 2022
That's really no different from the Rio Grande which also means big river. I guess people just really aren't that creative.
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Level 69
Dec 15, 2014
Also Oranje.
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Level 44
Mar 11, 2015
oranje
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Level 81
Dec 12, 2014
Tried Oranje for Orange, I think it should be accepted.
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Level 44
Dec 12, 2014
It should
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Level 66
Dec 12, 2014
I was writing "Bosto..." and the quiz finished. Also missed Rupiah and Orange.
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Level 44
Dec 12, 2014
100% with 2:25 left. WOOHOO!!!
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Level 23
Jan 9, 2016
for one of Canada's national animals, I just thought of Justin Bieber who is from Canada and Bieber sounds like beaver. easy
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Level 74
Jan 8, 2017
Bieber means Beaver in German!
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Level 66
May 7, 2019
But its spelled Biber
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Level 76
Nov 23, 2019
No it's not - it's Biber.
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Level 61
Jun 2, 2020
*Biber
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Level 71
Feb 1, 2016
IN WW2 - Sweden provided Nazi Germany with iron ore, steel, etc. which assisted Nazi armaments and nullified the UK blockade against Nazi Germany......... not quite neutral.
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Level 63
Feb 22, 2016
if you're going off neutral countries selling to warring countries then none in Europe were really neutral, Sweden sold a lot of raw materials to Germany, Ireland sold a lot of food stuffs to Britain, Switzerland bankrolled half the third Reich and the Netherlands tried to be neutral but Germany just didn't get that memo, Sweden was officially neutral though but was just trying to make a quick buck!
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Level 75
May 19, 2021
I like your description of what happened to the Netherlands. Apparently the Germans weren't fluent in Dutch.

Sweden also basically had the choice of being neutral and selling Germany material or ending up like Norway and having the German military come and visit. Most of Germany's neighbors (Poland, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, France) have found out the hard way that the German military are not good visitors.

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Level 72
Jan 8, 2017
the river called also oranje
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Level 78
Jan 8, 2017
How about capital of Croatia?
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Level 66
Mar 1, 2020
Zagreb.
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Level 72
May 14, 2021
There are many many many capitals with 6 letters!
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Level 67
Jan 8, 2017
It took me long enough to learn all the capital cities of the -stan countries, and just when I thought "YUS! Astana", I find out I need to learn more names of cities...
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Level 84
Jan 8, 2017
Almaty used to be the capital.
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Level 78
Aug 11, 2021
Unfortunately Nur-Sultan is more than 6 letters
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Level 46
Jan 11, 2017
I got beaver wrong!!!!!!!!!
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Level 21
Nov 6, 2017
What is the meaning of "capital of the above"?
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Level 67
Feb 19, 2020
Capital of the previous answer
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Level 47
Nov 16, 2018
So thats where Almaty from Civ 5 is.....ok
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Level 59
Apr 20, 2019
I would like to contest The Gambia's inclusion in this quiz. The Gambia is the official name of the country and that is more than 6 letters. Thanks! Great quiz, too, I like it!
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Level 75
May 19, 2021
Bolivia is officially 'The Plurinational State of Bolivia,' the UK is 'The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,' and North Korea is 'the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.'
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Level 70
May 20, 2021
Except literally no one says "The Bolivia". The Gambia is very common. But then again, so is The Ukraine and no one would balk at Ukraine being labelled as 7 letters.
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Level 68
Apr 21, 2019
My knowledge of Swedish history is basically:

Vikings >> something in the middle >> Today

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Level 86
Apr 21, 2019
Mine is:

Vikings>>>>>>>ABBA>>Today

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Level 67
Feb 19, 2020
Or vikings, lots of metalbands, today. (Im too lazy for the >> atm..)
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Level 78
May 19, 2021
You know writing that extra bit at the end took a lot more effort than hitting >>> a few times, right?
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Level 56
Jul 3, 2019
THAT'S ME!!! XD
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Level 67
May 24, 2020
The Amazon is not second longest because of a recent discovery in Peru Almaty is called nursultan now so you might wanna tweak the clue
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Level ∞
Feb 22, 2021
Almaty is still called Almaty.
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Level 66
May 19, 2021
Without punctuation, this reads as if Almaty was now called Nursultan because of a recent discovery in Peru, which is just weird.
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Level 67
May 19, 2021
Astana was renamed Nur Sultan. Although Almaty has lost its place as the capital, the name has not changed
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Level 65
Feb 26, 2021
"European country neutral in WWII" could be Turkey, which was the only reason I answered the previous question with Turkey as the answer. Now Jetpunk considers all of Turkey to be Asian, but that doesn't eliminate it as an actual possible answer.
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Level 61
May 19, 2021
Turkey wasn't neutral in WWII. They declared war on the Axis in February, 1945. No Turkish troops saw combat, however.
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Level 66
May 19, 2021
So, not neutral - just useless.
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Level 75
May 19, 2021
So, like WWI again for them. They were more of a hinderance to Germany than a help in WWI.
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Level 28
May 19, 2021
The longest river in Europe is Volga, not Danube
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Level 57
May 19, 2021
Indeed it is, but Russia is not in the EU.
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Level 64
May 19, 2021
Longest river that is 6 letters is Danube.
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Level 49
May 19, 2021
The Amazon is longer than the Nile
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Level 54
Feb 17, 2022
Nile is over 4,100 miles, Amazon is almost 4,000. The Amazon is only larger in volume.
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Level 65
May 19, 2021
Ughhh, I put the Danube! Must have misspelled it :-(
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Level 28
Oct 14, 2021
Umm it's official name is THE GAMBIA not Gambia.