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Eight Letter Geography

Guess these geographic answers that are exactly eight letters long.
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All the answers are a single word
Last updated: September 13, 2018
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England's northern neighbor
Greek city. Namesake of a long race
Famous for bluegrass and horses
Commercial capital of mainland China
Capital of Syria -
one of the world's oldest cities
Province of Newfoundland and ….
City on Mexico's Pacific coast,
famous for cliff divers
Neighbor of Nicaragua and Guatemala
Northernmost major city in Canada
Only African country to successfully resist
European colonization
Place in Belgium where Napoleon
was defeated
Capital of Queensland
Largest of the Canary Islands
Island just south of Corsica
Mugabe's country. Inflation reached
80 billion percent in 2008
Island state below mainland Australia
City where Jesus grew up
Baltimore's state
Largest desert in Southern Africa
Place to run with the bulls
level 80
Nov 4, 2015
Liberia (seven letters) also resisted European colonization thus your clue might reflect only eight letter African country to resist...
level 66
Nov 6, 2015
I can't say that I know a lot about Liberian history, but wasn't that a country established by former slaves taken from Africa to the USA? On top of that, I am not sure that Liberia was actually threatened by colonisation. The question isn't asking about African countries that were not colonised, but about African countries that actively resisted colonisation, as was the case with Ethiopia and Italy.
level 37
Nov 26, 2015
Liberia was founded by American colonists. Before that, the area was most certainly colonized by European traders.
level 65
Jan 5, 2018
Liberia was colonized. It's colonization was unusual only for the impetus of the colonial project and the nature of the colonists themselves. After the Berlin Conference (at a time when they were about 1-2% of total population of the territory recognized as theirs by the European powers), Americo-Liberians "pacified" the rest of that territory and ruled, uninterrupted, until 1980. They were the only "people" recognized by the country's constitution.
level 60
Nov 26, 2015
I would say that Ethiopia was successfully colonized by Italy, but then we'd get to the complicated part of international politics known as recognition. So I'll just stick with saying "Good quiz!"
level 39
Dec 1, 2015
Why is the Italian colonization of Ethiopia not considered European colonization?
level 70
Aug 29, 2016
More occupied than colonised. Just as we wouldn't say France was 'colonised' by Germany 6 years later.
level 57
Jun 18, 2016
Ethiopia was briefly colonized by Italy. All African countries were once colonies, but Liberia by Western powers, not European.
level 57
Oct 8, 2018
Briefly occupied by Italy after a war. We didn't colonize Italy when we occupied it a few years later either.
level 57
Dec 29, 2016
haha I typed in "bethelem" instead of "nazareth". I guess I really need to study my Christian history, but in my defense "bethelem" has eight letters as well.
level 58
Feb 12, 2017
Maybe you could also study spelling :-)
level 66
Jan 5, 2018
Be fair Kiwiquizzer, 'Bethlehem' wouldn't have 8 letters then.
level 39
Mar 10, 2018
I contend that running "from" the bulls would be a more apt description of what happens in Pamplona.
level 65
Aug 8, 2018
I misunderstood "long race" in the Greek clue to mean a long line of peoples, ancestry...not an actual foot race. *face palm*
level 80
Aug 9, 2018
Saw Queensland, but my head thought Victoria. Spent a good minute trying to spell Melbourne with only 8 letters.
level 57
Aug 16, 2018
ABC's Wide World of Sports is becoming such a distant memory that Acapulco cliff diving is the least guessed answer. So much better of a show than to spend 4 hours watching a 60-minute football game with 60 seconds of highlights.
level 39
Oct 8, 2018
The Acapulco answer would be a no-brainer for anyone who saw "Fun in Acapulco" with Elvis Presley and Ursula Andress.
level 57
Oct 8, 2018
Meanwhile, Priscilla was back in broiling, humid Memphis wishing she was having fun.
level 71
Aug 17, 2018
Copied from another recently reset quiz:
Wikipedia: "Aleppo was the largest Syrian city before the Syrian Civil War; however, now Aleppo is probably the second-largest city in Syria after the capital Damascus."
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Aug 18, 2018
level 57
Oct 8, 2018
At the risk of being branded a pedant, may I point out that the island state is not "below" mainland Australia but rather South of it?
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