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Five Letter Geography

Name these geographic answers that are only five letters long.
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Another name for Myanmar
World's biggest city
"The City of Lights"
River on which the above sits
Far northwestern Canadian territory
Term for the vast subarctic forests
"Land of the Rising Sun"
Pakistani river home to a
ancient civilization
Second longest river in Africa
Third longest river in Africa
Canada's highest mount
Pyongyang's peninsula
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Island of Minoan civilization
Island shared by Indonesia and
one other country
Mediterranean island nation
Egyptian peninsula once held by Israel
Largest island of the Philippines
Bay with the world's highest tides
"The Lone Star State"
Spanish party island
Europe's longest river
Notorious 2022 World Cup host
Chinese region annexed in 1950
Capital of the above
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(57)
almost 100% couldn't spell 'Fundy' - Funda, Funde grrrr
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Jun 8, 2014
(69)
Same here. I kept trying Fundi, then gave up.
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Jun 12, 2014
(77)
Hmmm, do I make an argument for Papua? Yes, I think I do.
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Jun 12, 2014
(43)
Do make it :)
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Jun 12, 2014
(56)
The name of the island is New Guinea. Papuans are a group of people living there. Papua is also the name of several regions on the island, but not the island as a whole.
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Jun 12, 2014
(77)
The official name of the island now is New Guinea, but Papua predates that name, is still used as an alternate in English, and is the proper name of the island in Indonesian. More...
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Jun 12, 2014
(71)
But...but...the question asks what the name is now. In English.
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Oct 18, 2014
(18)
I myself want to make one for borneo.
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Feb 17, 2016
(28)
You could make an argument for a six letter word to be in a five letter geography quiz, but I can't see it getting you very far.
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Mar 15, 2016
(37)
Brunei and Malaysia?
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May 25, 2016
(57)
It was called Irian (five letters :-) and now the official name is Papua, so, it's a good argument!
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Oct 31, 2016
(25)
Europe's longest river isn't the Volga but the Danube
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Jun 12, 2014
(43)
No, it is definitely the Volga.
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Jun 12, 2014
(60)
Volga is listed as being 500 miles longer than the Danube, so not even close
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Feb 11, 2015
(67)
I love when people offer 'corrections' that are demonstrably - without much trouble - wrong.
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Jun 6, 2016
(45)
Please accept Wolga.
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May 25, 2016
(60)
Correction, I believe you meant to say "Nefarious 2022 World Cup host."
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Jun 12, 2014
(40)
xD
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Jan 2, 2017
(36)
What about India?
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Jun 12, 2014
(67)
I don't know - what about India...?
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Oct 13, 2016
(40)
For the island shared by Indonesia and one other country, why is Timor accepted when its official name is East Timor (Timor-Leste)?
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Jun 12, 2014
(71)
The Island is called Timor, the country that shares the island with Indonesia is East Timor, or Timor l'este.
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Jun 12, 2014
(26)
No apostrophe, just Timor-Leste or Timor do Leste.
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Jun 16, 2014
(28)
Actually the official name of the country is Timor-Leste. Certainly NOT Timor do leste.
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Sep 18, 2014
(35)
No. Actually, the official name of the country is República Democrática de Timor-Leste. According to the government of the people who actually live there.
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Dec 12, 2015
(43)
Actually, to end this once and for all, we're going to call it Bob. Any and all further arguments shall be pointless.
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Oct 13, 2016
(28)
I prefer Jim.
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Feb 17, 2017
(51)
I've never heard the term taiga before, boreal is the word we use in Canada, and the U.K..
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Jun 12, 2014
(68)
Taiga is also used in the UK.
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Dec 4, 2015
(69)
I couldn't figure out how to make boreal fit with five letters. Never heard of taiga, either.
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Oct 14, 2016
(33)
19-24 not bad for a 13 year old
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Jun 12, 2014
(51)
Huh, always assumed it was spelt 'tiger', silly me
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Jun 13, 2014
(59)
Taiga or Niger? Or Timor, I suppose.
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Oct 20, 2016
(44)
When I was in the US Navy, we enjoyed a long, debauchery weekend on the Spanish Island of Palma. I naturally assumed that to be the party island... from the details I can remember.
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Jun 15, 2014
(10)
great!!
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Jun 30, 2014
(28)
You were probably on the island of Majorca then, of which Palma is the capital.
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Sep 18, 2014
(66)
Or, more likely, on La Palma, which is a Spanish island in the Canary islands.
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Apr 21, 2016
(67)
Or Las Palmas, a town on another Canary island
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Oct 19, 2016
(29)
New Guinea is an island shared by Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, and technically speaking Cyprus is also a mediterranean island nation.
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Jul 11, 2014
(71)
Yes, but New Guinea has 9 letters...
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Oct 18, 2014
(43)
And Cyprus has 6
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Oct 13, 2016
(13)
cyprus is six letters
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Aug 4, 2014
(28)
It is also part Turkish and part Greek. NOT an island state.
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Sep 18, 2014
(61)
Cyprus is an independent country, except its northern part is occupied by Turkish forces who have proclaimed the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus". However, its existence is only recognised by the Turkish government.
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Dec 6, 2014
(61)
I'd never heard which city was known as "The City of Lights", until literally 20 minutes before I took this quiz, when I saw it as a factoid on a Crash Course World History video on YouTube. I was so happy to see this question.
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Feb 11, 2015
(22)
The Indus River is in India, not Pakistan.
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Mar 8, 2015
(26)
Its in both. It ends on the coast in Pakistan.
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Mar 14, 2015
(39)
I don't get why Qatar is notorious.
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Aug 10, 2016
(56)
I assume it's related to the use of temporary foreign labour? I bet we could make every country adjective-worthy without much effort.
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Sep 28, 2016
(57)
It's notorious for being the host of the World Cup, due to the numerous foreign workers exploited and even killed in building its facilities, and perhaps too because it's just a wee bit warm there under the sun.
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Oct 13, 2016
(66)
More people seem to know that Qatar will host the World Cup in 2022 than that Russia will host it in 2018, mainly because of corruption, and the sheer absurdity of hosting a World Cup in a country that has never qualified for one, has no football team to speak of, has to build all stadiums from scratch, has no significant number of football fans to fill them anyway, and where the temperatures in summer are so hot that the competition will have to be moved to frickin' december just so players don't collapse on the field.
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Oct 13, 2016
(48)
That's the one.
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Oct 13, 2016
(68)
The first several points make sense, but, football is hugely popular around the Gulf. Qatar is a small country but there will be fans pouring in from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iran, probably even Egypt and Jordan etc. to fill up those stadiums. And part of the point that FIFA gave for selecting countries like Qatar is to encourage growth of popularity of the sport all around the world, including Africa, Asia and the Middle East, not just Europe and the Americas.
And finally, what about December necessitates the expletive "frickin'" before it? Just because your country becomes a frozen hellscape this time of year doesn't mean all places in the world are like that. If you're close to the equator, yeah, surprise surprise the weather is going to be different and summer takes on a different meaning. November weather in Riyadh is pretty much perfect. The rest of the year is horrible, sure, but... can't blame them for the shape and tilt of the planet.
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Oct 13, 2016
(68)
And also, I *do* believe that the conditions of expat workers there are a much bigger cause for concern and have also been the subject of more headlines. Call me crazy but working slaves to death in the summer heat seems more troubling to me than not having a good soccer team.
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Oct 13, 2016
(28)
shut up
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Feb 17, 2017
(68)
I didn't realize Wolverine was that tall.
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Oct 13, 2016
(71)
Poor Canada has both of the least answered questions.
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Oct 13, 2016
(21)
Isn't Guangzhou the biggest city in the world?
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Oct 13, 2016
(43)
I think it's Tokyo if you go by metropolitan area, not just the city itself.
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Oct 13, 2016
(43)
I'd like to point that you omitted several hundred possible 5-letter geography locations from your quiz. Oversight, I'm assuming.
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Oct 13, 2016
(56)
You do know that this is the first quiz of a 3 part quiz series, right?
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Oct 13, 2016
(43)
NO! I want them all in one quiz!
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Oct 13, 2016
(59)
Okay, okay. We'll add questions about "Minsk", "shale", and "Fr'nce" and that should cover all the important omissions.
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Oct 20, 2016
(21)
I don't think "notorious" is the right word. "Controversial" is a better word for the definition.
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Oct 13, 2016
(48)
It should be "home to aN ancient...."
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Oct 14, 2016
(41)
Good quiz
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Oct 15, 2016
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