Asian Geography by Letter - C

Can you guess these Asian geographical answers that start with the letter C?
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Last updated: December 7, 2019
First submittedAugust 10, 2014
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Country of 1.3 billion people
China
Former name of Kolkata
Calcutta
Island country that some consider
to be part of Europe
Cyprus
Term for a person from that country
Cypriot
Mountain range that divides
Europe and Asia
Caucasus
Chinese dialect spoken in Guangzhou
Cantonese
World's largest "lake"
Caspian Sea
Country in Indochina
Cambodia
Second city of Bangladesh
Chittagong
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Former name of Sri Lanka
Ceylon
Former name of Istanbul
Constantinople
Indian city formerly called Madras
Chennai
Capital of Sichuan in southwest China
Chengdu
Provisional capital of China during WWII
Chongqing
Former name of the island of Sulawesi
Celebes
Largest city in Northern Thailand
Chiang Mai
Second city of the Philippines
Cebu
Flower celebrated by the Japanese,
who call it sakura
Cherry
Blossom
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Level 72
Aug 14, 2014
Oh QM...you are just asking for trouble with the Cyprus question...
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Level 43
Nov 7, 2014
please accept cyproit for cypriot
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Level 66
Nov 8, 2014
Why would he do that? That's like accepting Amercian for American. Just type it correctly
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Level 47
Jan 13, 2017
I can see a Cyp-RIOT starting here...
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Level 66
Jul 25, 2017
I recognize an Imgurian when I "C" one.
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Level 72
Nov 16, 2014
Took a while to get some traction, but you were right.
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Level 66
Aug 22, 2014
Some consider? Cyprus isnt only part of the EU but is a member of the eurozone too...
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Level ∞
Aug 22, 2014
If Japan joined the EU, would it then be part of Europe? Also, what is the sound of one hand clapping?
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Level 70
Jul 22, 2017
I wonder if the Greeks were conscious of birthing European Civilization. Did they stand on the coast of Rhodes and contemplate the great civilizational schism between themselves and those folks in Asia Minor? (while also relishing their brother/sisterhood with the Gauls?)
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Level 67
Jul 26, 2017
Europe is the third closest continent to Cyprus.
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Level 48
Nov 5, 2014
Only the Greek part is member of the EU. And that means nothing (e.g. French Guyana)
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Level 48
Nov 5, 2014
This is totally different than French Guyana which is French overseas territory. There is no "Greek" part in Cyprus. Cyprus is a totally independent country, a member of the EU. It just happens that its northern part is de facto under Turkish occupation.
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Level 23
Mar 19, 2016
French Guyana isn't a country- it belongs to France (it's a French Overseas Territory).
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Level 77
Dec 5, 2016
De iure the whole island is part of EU.
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Level 79
Jul 23, 2017
French Guiana is not an overseas territory. It is is an overseas department of France, similar to a US state. (I learned that right here on Jetpunk.)
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Level 53
Mar 16, 2018
Actually the whole island is part of the EU ie the Republic of Cyprus.
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Level 65
Nov 5, 2014
People apparently used to like the letter C as a begin letter better.
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Level 80
Nov 5, 2014
It is a bit passe now.
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Level 58
Nov 5, 2014
Since when is a blossom anything to do with geography?
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Level 71
Nov 5, 2014
Since geography includes the culture of an area, not just its cartography.
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Level 85
Nov 5, 2014
Does it really?
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Level 38
Nov 5, 2014
Yes, there's human geography and physical geography.
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Level 23
Mar 19, 2016
"Istanbul was Constantinople, now it's Istanbul not Constantinople, been a long time gone, Constantinople, now it's Turkish Delight on a moonlit night, every gal in Constantinople lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople, so if you've a date in Constantinople, she'll be living in Istanbul.."
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Level 58
Mar 26, 2016
Why, thank you for that. I needed another song stuck in my head!
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Level 54
May 20, 2016
With regards to the Cyprus question, you could now say the same about Australia, given they are now in the Eurovision Song Contest! XD
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Level 77
Dec 5, 2016
And they play football mostly with Asians
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Level 63
May 10, 2017
Yeah, you're absolutely right. Australia is right between Europe and Asia - just like Cyprus. Easy to get confused here. But seriously. The ESC is even less of an indicator what's European than the EU.
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Level 58
Jul 24, 2017
Israel also appear in Eurovision, and Morocco is a member of the EBU (the organization that runs Eurovision), yet they aren't European nations. Eurovision is a really bad way of defining what constitutes Europe.
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Level 60
Jul 22, 2017
Everyone is complained about Cyprus, but is anyone going to say anything about how Istanbul is in Europe, not Asia?
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Level 59
Jul 22, 2017
Are you sure Constantinople crossed into Asia too when it was still called Constantinople? Modern Istanbul does but I wouldn't be so sure about its predecessor.
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Level 66
Jul 23, 2017
The word "Caucasus" is my nemesis.
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Level 76
Jul 25, 2017
Is it just me, or does this quiz seem a bit "What we used to call all them places before those pesky natives took them back into their own language"?
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Level 69
Nov 25, 2017
I was flying in this quiz until I got to the last six questions. Not a clue on 5 of them and face palm on the last.
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Level 62
Apr 23, 2018
You should specify urban or metro area for the second city of the Philippines question. By city proper, Manila is the second largest city after Quezon City. The answer you have is correct for the second largest urban are and metro area, but you should specify.
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Level 50
Sep 6, 2018
That moment of delight when your hometown is an answer.
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Level 51
Dec 11, 2019
Is it Chitagong or Chennai?
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Level 56
Aug 20, 2020
Chengdu, Cebu, Chiang Mai and Chingqing are on the quiz and Constantinople if you’re old enough.
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Level 32
Jan 1, 2019
Yo QM, ur asking for trouble with the Philippines question. "Second city" I see as the second most populous city, which is Manila since Quezon city is first. If you mean second most economically important it is Davao since it is the largest on the second largest island of the Philippines. Of course, none of these starts with a c, so you can eventually guess Cebu. Fix this chief.
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Level 81
Apr 3, 2019
Bloody chrysanthemums.
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2019
Yay, got them all first try!
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Level 55
Jun 7, 2020
Aside from all the Cyprus talks. Isn't the Philippine town called Cebu City, while Cebu being the island it's on? It's just a technicality, since it would follow the "Vatican/Panama/Djibouti/etc." precedent of accepting just "Cebu", but you know how we jetpunkers are. ;-)
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Level 29
Aug 13, 2020
i could not spell cyelon for the life of it
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Level 21
Nov 8, 2020
Okay, for the Cyprus issue: Cypriots and Greeks are very very close and similar to each other. Same language (although Cyprus has it's own dialect and distinctive pronunciation), same religion, same culture more or less. They are different countries, but Cyprus' culture shares more traits with the broad European culture that the ones of Africa or Asia. Politics don't make sense, here you have Israel in the Eurovision and Turkey in UEFA competitions. That doesn't have any impact on a place's history. Back in the 70's Cyprus was invaded by Turkish forces that took control of the northern part of the island, but that's not to say that Cyprus is a Asian nation or whatever. That would be like saying that India was a European state when it was under British control! And I do know what I'm saying, I'm Greek...