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Five Letter Geography #1

Can you guess these geographic answers that are only five letters long?
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First submittedJune 8, 2014
Last updatedJanuary 19, 2019
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Another name for Myanmar
Burma
"Land of the Rising Sun"
Japan
Capital of the above country
Tokyo
"The City of Lights"
Paris
River on which the above sits
Seine
The second largest state in the U.S.
Texas
Country that borders only Saudi Arabia
Qatar
Egyptian peninsula once held by Israel
Sinai
Pyongyang's peninsula
Korea
Pakistani river home to an
ancient civilization
Indus
Spanish island with many of
the world's top-rated night clubs
Ibiza
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Answer
Far northwestern Canadian territory
Yukon
Island of Minoan civilization
Crete
Mountainous region annexed
by China in 1950
Tibet
Capital of the above
Lhasa
Second longest river in Africa
Congo
Largest island of the Philippines
Luzon
Mediterranean island nation
Malta
Third longest river in Africa
Niger
Term for the vast subarctic forests
Taiga
Bay with the world's highest tides
Fundy
Europe's longest river
Volga
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level 25
Jun 12, 2014
Europe's longest river isn't the Volga but the Danube
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level 43
Jun 12, 2014
No, it is definitely the Volga.
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level 69
Jun 6, 2016
I love when people offer 'corrections' that are demonstrably - without much trouble - wrong.
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level 50
May 25, 2016
Please accept Wolga.
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level 34
Jun 2, 2017
Please accept Kongo
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level 61
Aug 22, 2017
Please accept Nigel
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level 75
Jan 20, 2019
Please accept Hegel
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level 56
Apr 10, 2019
@Natascha and @Lavoie: Those are German schpellings.
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level 75
Apr 10, 2019
Please accept my made up gender
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level 61
Jun 18, 2019
@jackinthebox. not just germany, also luxembourg, belgium, netherlands, poland, turkmenistan and I think a few more.
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level 34
Jun 12, 2014
What about India?
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level 73
Oct 13, 2016
I don't know - what about India...?
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level 67
May 11, 2017
Q) The Taj Mahal is in this country .............. A) India (just to make zissers4 feel better.
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level 72
Jan 20, 2019
What about Bobby?
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level 56
Apr 10, 2019
What about Italy?
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level 47
Apr 13, 2019
It's not obligatory to add one out of the nearly two hundred countries of the world.
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level 49
Jun 12, 2014
I've never heard the term taiga before, boreal is the word we use in Canada, and the U.K..
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level 76
Dec 4, 2015
Taiga is also used in the UK.
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level 76
Oct 14, 2016
I couldn't figure out how to make boreal fit with five letters. Never heard of taiga, either.
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level 75
Jan 20, 2019
Yeah. I even tried tundra out of desperation. Then at the last minute thought of taiga, but only got 'taig-' before my time runneth out. Wo- is me.
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level 67
May 11, 2017
I never heard boreal in UK
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level 67
Jan 19, 2019
I have. Only heard Taiga on here.
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level 47
Apr 10, 2019
dk what ur talking about, I'm from Canada, and I've always used taiga
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level 46
Apr 10, 2019
I know it from Minecraft
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level 57
Apr 10, 2019
I went with "woods"
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level 55
Jun 13, 2014
Huh, always assumed it was spelt 'tiger', silly me
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level 71
Apr 11, 2019
As in "Siberian tiger"?
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level 61
Jun 18, 2019
that would be siberian taiga
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level 58
Feb 11, 2015
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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level 30
Mar 8, 2015
The Indus River is in India, not Pakistan.
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level 26
Mar 14, 2015
Its in both. It ends on the coast in Pakistan.
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level 77
Oct 13, 2016
I didn't realize Wolverine was that tall.
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level 49
Oct 13, 2016
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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level 62
Oct 13, 2016
You do know that this is the first quiz of a 3 part quiz series, right?
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level 49
Oct 13, 2016
NO! I want them all in one quiz!
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level 75
Jan 20, 2019
@HectorVortac Agreed. One quiz to rule them all!
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level 61
Jun 18, 2019
yes, stand by what you believe in! Eventually things will change.
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level 41
Oct 15, 2016
Good quiz
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level 57
Jun 8, 2017
Easy. 2:41 remaining.
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level 32
Mar 7, 2018
got it after three tries woohoo!
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level 55
Jun 10, 2018
Thought this was a chain quiz too for some reason...that explains so much
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level 57
Jul 10, 2018
I missed Ibiza thinking it was six letters, "Ibitha," again. When will I learn.
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level 51
Jan 19, 2019
California is the most populous state in the U.S.
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level 76
Jan 19, 2019
Yes, it's not clear that it's saying that Texas is both the second largest and second most populous state.
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level ∞
Jan 19, 2019
Just removed the part about population
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level 40
Apr 10, 2019
I don't know my rivers or bays.
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level 47
Apr 10, 2019
Yemen should also be acceptable for a country bordering Saudi Arabia
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level 72
Apr 10, 2019
not "only" - it borders Oman too
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level 72
Apr 10, 2019
Slightly disappointed it doesn't accept the usual type-in of "Myanmar" ... or does it only work the other way round ;-)?
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level 60
Apr 11, 2019
Otley, Yorkshire?
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level 61
Jun 18, 2019
only burma is 5 letters though