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Geography A-Z #2

Can you identify these geographical answers, starting with each letter A to Z?
The previous quiz in this series can be found here (Quiz #1)
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Last updated: June 30, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 6, 2015
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Hint
Answer
A
Book of maps
Atlas
B
Dzongkha is its national language
Bhutan
C
Asia, Africa, Europe, e.g.
Continent
D
Largest city in Colorado
Denver
E
Where the Earth's circumference
is at its largest
Equator
F
Long, narrow inlet with steep cliffs
Fjord
G
Large bay; arm of an ocean or sea
Gulf
H
One half of the earth
Hemisphere
I
Pakistan's longest river
Indus
J
"Land of the Rising Sun"
Japan
K
Large Southern African semi-desert
Kalahari
L
St. Petersburg, formerly
Leningrad
M
Table-topped hill
Mesa
 
Hint
Answer
N
Tiny Oceanic island nation
Nauru
O
Most populous Hawaiian island
Oahu
P
Earth's northern or southern extremity
Pole
Q
South American capital
Quito
R
Island once home to a "Colossus"
Rhodes
S
Largest island entirely in Indonesia
Sumatra
T
London river
Thames
U
4th-largest city in the Netherlands
Utrecht
V
Lava-spewing mountain
Volcano
W
Swansea is its second largest city
Wales
X
City known for its terracotta warriors
Xi'an
Y
Canadian territory
Yukon
Z
Semi-autonomous island of Tanzania
Zanzibar
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Level 59
Aug 3, 2015
Got 'Rhodes' by guessing 'Rhodesia' hahaha. I would have had no idea
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Level 70
Oct 21, 2015
The Colossus of Rhodes is one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World. How could you not know?
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Level 60
Jan 9, 2016
To be fair, not everybody knows all 7 wonders of the world. I know the Pyramids at Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Library of Alexandria.
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Level 61
Jan 9, 2016
You so smart, Keiran!
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Level 74
Jan 9, 2016
*lighthouse* of Alexandria...
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Level 58
Jan 8, 2017
The Colossus of Rhodes, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Pyramid of Giza, The Vault of Horror, The Crypt of Terror, The Haunt of Fear...
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Level 75
Feb 9, 2018
and the chocolatier of overindulgence
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Level 58
Jun 29, 2019
I liactually wrote 'rhode' but didnt add an s
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Level 76
Feb 13, 2020
7 Ancient Wonders: Great Pyramid, Hanging Gardens, Mausoleum, Statue of Zeus, Temple of Artemis, Colossus of Rhodes, Pharos Lighthouse. 7 other wonders (forgot the name): Taj Mahal, Petra, Colosseum, Statue of Christ, Great Wall, Chichen Itza, Machu Picchu.
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Level 46
Dec 31, 2020
Finger lickin' chicken (itza)
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Level 76
Oct 28, 2015
An island called "Rhodesia"?
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Level 58
Nov 23, 2017
im onwy twee
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Level 37
Nov 11, 2018
Bedoel je: Ik ben maar twee (jaar oud)?
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Level 67
Nov 27, 2019
I think he said I am only three (you got to know your kid accent, or well daffy duck..)
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Level 59
Sep 20, 2022
diawy of wimpy kid
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Level 65
Nov 19, 2015
Accept Vesuvius for lava-spewing mountain? I thought a particular volcano was meant. Didn't even think to put in "volcano."
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Level 83
Dec 24, 2015
But Vesuvius usually produces pyroclastic flows, not lava flows.
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Level 43
Dec 23, 2016
True, and when it says lava-spewing mountain, is Vesuvius the only one? No, so it's prompting you to be more general.
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Level 76
Jan 9, 2016
Circumferences are largest? Don't you mean circumferences are longest? Circumferences only have length, not area!
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Level 62
Jan 9, 2016
A circumference is a distance. Distances can be large, a word which doesn't specifically have to refer to area.
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Level 67
Nov 27, 2019
You say largest waistline, not longest. And that is circumference aswell.
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Level 62
Jan 9, 2016
I like that fewer people got "mesa" than "Bhutan."
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Level 75
Jan 9, 2016
I almost missed Zanzibar. I kept reading the clue as Tasmania instead of Tanzania.
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Level 63
Jan 14, 2016
I had a few seconds left and tried Sanzibar and then Zansibar. My next guess would have been Zanzibar but the time was already over.
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Level 47
May 21, 2016
Why did you try a word beginning with S for the Z question?
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Level 85
Jan 10, 2016
knew all except Ultrecht :(
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Level 69
Oct 16, 2017
I only knew Utrecht because it's the name of a kick-ass art supply company!
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Level 65
Aug 28, 2019
You didn't know the 4th largest city in the Netherlands? For Shame. For Shame.
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Level 61
Oct 14, 2016
How is mesa the least guessed answer? More people have heard of Utrecht than mesas?!
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Level 69
Mar 5, 2018
Have only heard of mesas in Finnish and German (pöytävuori and Tafelberg), didn't know the English name. (Should have gotten it through Latin.) So it can be a problem for those who speak germanic or slavic etc. languages.
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Level 60
Jun 29, 2019
I knew Mesa was the Spanish term for Table, but have never heard it used in a geographical context...and I live next to a hill we call 'TableTop'!
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Level 37
Mar 18, 2020
Kaheli: ^ Not really. Tafel means table. Mesa means table. Not a great leap. And Mesa is Spanish, not English.
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Level 66
Jan 8, 2023
I think of Mesa as being an area of highs and lows instead a singular landform, like a desert. I blame Minecraft
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Level 53
Nov 6, 2016
meseta should work for mesa
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Level 37
Nov 10, 2016
Why? - Are they little tables?
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Level 43
Nov 28, 2016
I am also shocked at the small number of people aware of 'mesa'

Some other good obscure answers in here though....nice work :)

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Level 43
Dec 23, 2016
¡1:50 en el reloj!
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Level 68
Jun 29, 2019
I got most right apart from the U city in Netherlands, and mesa. I have to admit, I don't think I have ever heard of mesa! Maybe it is more well-known in American English?
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Level 75
Jun 29, 2019
It's often used in the American southwest - Mesa, a city in AZ, Grand Mesa and Black Mesa in CO, Mesa Verde National Park, etc.
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Level 49
Jun 29, 2019
perfect with 2:02 left
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Level 71
Jun 29, 2019
Great quiz, very entertaining!
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Level 91
Jun 29, 2019
I recall something about the circumference of the Earth being largest several degrees lower than the equator, not actually at the equator. I understand the intent of the question but maybe something liked "assumed to be the largest circumference of the Earth"
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Level 62
Jun 29, 2019
Typo: should say "most populous", not "post populous".
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Level 62
Jun 30, 2019
Fixed, thanks.
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Level 67
Nov 27, 2019
Post mopulous, that is latin for after mopping up. (To be precise after being proficient with a mop, so after you have lost your touch)
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Level 76
Feb 13, 2020
Me while taking this quiz: "This is easy! Rhodes...Sumatra...Thames...4th-largest city in the Netherlands? What the heck?"
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Level 71
Mar 31, 2020
Well, pretty much every knows Amsterdam, Rotterdam and the Hague. But Utrecht is quite prominent, certainly for Europeans.
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Level 66
Jan 8, 2023
It's revenge for all the Largest City in North Carolina USA questions!
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Level 59
Dec 14, 2021
omfg i read that as "tasmania" instead of tanzania so i didnt guess it
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Level 59
Sep 20, 2022
Very good, 100%
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Level 80
Nov 5, 2022
I saw Asia, Africa, and Europe for the letter C and typed Cyprus without hesitation. Unfortunately, that wasn't the answer :(
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Level 61
Jan 1, 2023
I got Xi'an through a typo lmao
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Level 46
Mar 1, 2024
I'll admit I only got Zanzibar because of Metal Gear.
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Level 66
Apr 15, 2024
"Large Southern African semi-desert" made me think there was a general term starting with K that described that type of biome and I just couldn't figure it out.

"Large semi-desert in Southern Africa" probably wouldn't have a similar effect on my brain, which is interesting.