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Eight Letter Geography #2

Guess these geographic answers that are exactly eight letters long.
All the answers are a single word
Last updated: October 13, 2015
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Capital of Chile
Santiago
Turkey's biggest city
Istanbul
Scottish archipelago composed of
Inner and Outer parts
Hebrides
Africa's largest lake
Victoria
Most-spoken variety of Chinese
Mandarin
Congolese capital
Kinshasa
Largest city in New Zealand
Auckland
Term for a mountain under the ocean
Seamount
County in northwest England, home
to a grinning cat
Cheshire
River that gives Los Angeles
much of its water
Colorado
Hint
Answer
Singapore's neighbor
Malaysia
Far southwestern English town. Musical
pirates live there
Penzance
Second biggest city in the Tokyo area
Yokohama
French region. Site of the D-Day invasion
Normandy
Capital of Hawaii
Honolulu
Bangkok is its capital
Thailand
Tanzania island.
Briefly an independent country
Zanzibar
Primary language of Madagascar
Malagasy
Second biggest city in Colombia
Medellin
The main peninsula of Turkey.
Also called Asia Minor
Anatolia
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level 83
Oct 12, 2015
Maybe change the Auckland hint to e.g. the largest city in New Zealand. Wellington is the capital, right?
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level 83
Oct 12, 2015
…and also, "Yokohama" doesn't seem to work. Or maybe I just typed it wrong nineteen times in a row.
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level 68
Oct 12, 2015
it says YokohOma xD
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level 80
Oct 12, 2015
+1, Auckland is not the capital of New Zealand.
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level 70
Oct 13, 2015
Either that, or this quiz has been around for a while - Auckland was the capital until 1865.
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level ∞
Oct 13, 2015
All fixed. Thanks.
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level 83
Oct 12, 2015
The city in Japan is called yokohAma not yokohOma. Also the Auckland thing. Good quiz otherwise.
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level 74
Oct 13, 2015
Yoooookohoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain . . .
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level 74
Jan 25, 2016
Like.
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level 55
Feb 8, 2016
Yokohoma where the wavin' wheat, can sure smell sweet, when the wind comes right behind the raaaain
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level 57
Oct 12, 2015
I thought Singapore was an island?
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level 76
Oct 13, 2015
It is, but still a neighbour of Malaysia.
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level 80
Oct 20, 2015
There's a (very short) land border - basically the width of a causeway, if memory serves.
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level 69
Jan 25, 2016
And it used to be part of Malaysia until expelled back in 1965--the only case I know of in which a country renounced sovereignty over a region that was not trying to secede.
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level 60
Jan 25, 2016
^ Seriously? What was the reason? I'm sure there's a great story behind it!
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level 33
Nov 14, 2016
I am from Singapore. The "land border" is artificial, basically a bridge, or what we call a causeway, joining both sides. We are an island.
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level 53
Jan 25, 2016
Seamount sounds so obvious, yet I've never heard of it, interesting. Also completely clueless about Anatolia.
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level 49
Jan 25, 2016
Seamounts are formed from volcanic activity, and either never reached the surface or were at one point volcanic islands.
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level 38
Jan 25, 2016
3 mins left, all correct. Forgot Colorado river for the Los Angeles question until 3.04 left.
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level 55
Jan 25, 2016
You must be an awesome guy...
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level 60
Jan 25, 2016
Awesome, guy.
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level 67
Oct 5, 2016
Seamount!?
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level 58
May 10, 2017
Ugh. I keep thinking that one of Zanzibars Zs is an S because in German it's called Sansibar.
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level 44
Dec 21, 2017
A lot of sources state Cali is bigger than Medellin?