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European Geography by Letter - W

Guess these European geographical answers that start with the letter W.
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First submittedAugust 10, 2014
Last updatedJanuary 25, 2017
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Capital of Poland
Warsaw
Irish city known for crystal
Waterford
Vienna, in German
Wien
Belgian town near where Napoleon
met his final defeat
Waterloo
Cardiff is its capital
Wales
Where British royals are married,
crowned, and buried
Westminster
Abbey
Romanian region once ruled by
Vlad the Impaler
Wallachia
England's largest stadium
Wembley
English county; Namesake of a
Lea & Perrins sauce
Worcestershire
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Most populous German state
North Rhine-
Westphalia
French-speaking part of Belgium
Wallonia
German city that gave its name to
the republic of 1919-1933
Weimar
Tennis championship locale
Wimbledon
Royal residence in Berkshire county
Windsor Castle
Question-asking river on the border
of England and Wales
River Wye
English city where wolves play football
Wolverhampton
Food that Belgium is known for
Waffles
4th largest city in Poland
Wrocław
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level 77
Aug 11, 2014
Too many answers that start with 'W'...
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level 60
Aug 27, 2014
:DD
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level 75
Jan 25, 2017
This quiz is quite W-centric
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level 82
Aug 20, 2014
Accept "westfalia" please?
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level 67
Oct 15, 2014
Or Westfalen.
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level 82
Jan 24, 2015
Even Westphalen?
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level ∞
Jan 25, 2017
Okay
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level 44
Oct 15, 2014
Is Polish the only Slavic language that uses W?
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level 72
Oct 15, 2014
pretty much...and it is prnounced as a v sound
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level 68
Jun 17, 2017
Lusatian (upper and lower) also use w.
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level 66
Jul 23, 2019
There's the w-sound in the other Slavic languages as well, but it's usually transliterated from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet with a V (e.g. Volgograd, Varna)
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level 63
Oct 15, 2014
Stupid Worcestershire. Why do you have so many superfluous letters and are impossible to spell?
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level 72
Oct 15, 2014
Yeah - stick to simple Irish names like Ui Failghe, Dun Laoghaire, Laoghis.
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level 82
Jan 25, 2017
I never found them impossible to spell. Then again it's rather impossible to pronounce.
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level 38
Mar 10, 2017
Agree! - Much easier to spell than to pronounce.
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level 57
Jun 17, 2017
wust - er - shire Simples
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level 67
Jul 25, 2018
And let's not start talking about Leicester.
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level 73
Jul 19, 2018
It was a revenue generating conspiracy by the sign-makers
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level 71
Oct 17, 2014
Question-asking river in Britain, I got stuck and tried WTF?
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level 63
Jun 17, 2017
:-)
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level 59
Aug 12, 2016
hmm... maybe too UK-biased but fun overall :)
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level 48
Jun 17, 2017
The UK probably uses more W's than most other languages. I know that in Spanish there are very few words beginning with W.
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level 71
Feb 10, 2017
I had no idea waffles were actually Belgian. I thought that was just a made-up/nonsensical location-of-origin name, like French fries.
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level 60
Mar 10, 2017
Belgian waffles are a variety of waffle from Belgium.
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level 38
Mar 10, 2017
And what make you think that French Fries are a nonsensical made-up name? Did it ever occur to you that the first time anyone saw potatoes cut length-wise and fried was in France? (Pomme Frites). Americans, Irish, the Swiss, Dutch, German, etc., had their favorite way of cooking potatoes (other than boiling), so why not the French?
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level 67
Apr 23, 2017
Despite its name, the French fry is not French. The origins of the French fry have been traced back to Belgium, where historians claim potatoes were being fried in the late-1600s.
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level 77
Nov 24, 2018
^ this is contested. There are at least 3 places that claim to have invented the french fry
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level 66
Jun 17, 2017
This should be called "British geography that starts with W", considering there's a lot of British questions.
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level 60
Jun 17, 2017
Hey, Quizmaster - do you plan to post an X version next? If so, GOOD LUCK!
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level 65
Jun 26, 2017
There could be some replacements to make this quiz a little bit less UK-centric. Possible answers could be: Wolfsburg, Würzburg, Wawel Castle, Wieliczka, Württemberg, Wilhelmshaven, Wolin
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level 67
Nov 24, 2018
Sounds to me like it would then become very German- or Polish-centric.
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level 65
Jul 10, 2017
Please accept waterzooi for the Belgian food as well.
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level 76
Feb 5, 2018
Guessed Westphalia because of Candide... so that's where it is.
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level 36
Feb 25, 2018
All the W vocabulary comes from Poland, UK and Germany. No other countries besides German speaking ones are mentioned.
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level 72
Jun 30, 2018
Please do suggest all of those famous places from Romance-language-speaking countries that begin with W.
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level 49
Feb 25, 2018
Willie Mays went to Europe once. Should be on the quiz.