Five Letter Geography #1

Can you guess these geographic answers that are only five letters long?
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Last updated: December 25, 2019
First submittedJune 8, 2014
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Description
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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
Description
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 24
Jun 12, 2014
Europe's longest river isn't the Volga but the Danube
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Level 52
May 25, 2016
Please accept Wolga.
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Level 65
Aug 22, 2017
Please accept Nigel
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Level 75
Jan 20, 2019
Please accept Hegel
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Level 67
Apr 10, 2019
@Natascha and @Lavoie: Those are German schpellings.
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Level 78
Apr 10, 2019
Please accept my made up gender
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Level 67
Jun 18, 2019
@jackinthebox. not just germany, also luxembourg, belgium, netherlands, poland, turkmenistan and I think a few more.
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Level 43
Oct 31, 2020
So all countries where the main language is not English?

In English, the language of this quiz, the river is spelled Volga. If you wanted to make a German, or Dutch, or Polish, or Turkmen quiz, then you could spell it Wolga and not Volga.

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Level 55
Nov 27, 2020
I don't know why people have to be so aggressive about this. You should congratulate people who speak English as a second, third or fourth language for making the effort of visiting this page and actually taking quizzes in another language. What would it take it away from you if quizmaster decided to make it just a little bit easier for them (he may, he may not, I'm not saying that he necessarily should, that's totally up to him)? Is it an inferiority complex? Is it because you think your country is being overrun by Mexicans? I really don't get it.
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Level 53
Nov 1, 2019
Danube isn't five letters
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Level 56
Nov 18, 2020
The Volga is in Europe.
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Level 34
Jun 12, 2014
What about India?
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Level 75
Oct 13, 2016
I don't know - what about India...?
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Level 70
May 11, 2017
Q) The Taj Mahal is in this country .............. A) India (just to make zissers4 feel better.
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Level 40
Oct 11, 2020
uh, @malbaby you forgot the closing parenthesis.
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Level 81
Jan 20, 2019
What about Bobby?
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Level 67
Apr 10, 2019
What about Italy?
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Level 50
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 77
Dec 4, 2015
Taiga is also used in the UK.
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Level 79
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 70
May 11, 2017
I never heard boreal in UK
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Level 69
Jan 19, 2019
I have. Only heard Taiga on here.
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Level 60
Apr 10, 2019
dk what ur talking about, I'm from Canada, and I've always used taiga
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Level 47
Apr 10, 2019
I know it from Minecraft
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Level 65
Apr 10, 2019
I went with "woods"
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Level 42
Nov 1, 2019
Someone's never played Minecraft here.
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Level 55
Jun 13, 2014
Huh, always assumed it was spelt 'tiger', silly me
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Level 75
Apr 11, 2019
As in "Siberian tiger"?
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Level 67
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 28
Mar 8, 2015
The Indus River is in India, not Pakistan.
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Level 63
Jan 21, 2020
Saying it was in India would make it too obvious
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Level 55
Jul 18, 2020
No, it's not. Don't you have a map? Only a very minor part flows through India, the vast majority is in Pakistan. It's like saying that Tigris is not Iraqi river, but rather a Syrian.
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Level 40
Oct 11, 2020
It is in pakistan for most of the time. It stretches into India at the last part.
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Level 80
Oct 13, 2016
I didn't realize Wolverine was that tall.
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Level 50
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 64
Oct 13, 2016
You do know that this is the first quiz of a 3 part quiz series, right?
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Level 50
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 67
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 56
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 60
Jan 19, 2019
California is the most populous state in the U.S.
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Level 79
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 55
Nov 27, 2020
Huh. Could have sworn that California was bigger than Texas. Turns out I'm wrong and it's not even close. But that's okay, I've only been on this page for several years.
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Level 39
Apr 10, 2019
I don't know my rivers or bays.
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Level 58
Apr 10, 2019
Yemen should also be acceptable for a country bordering Saudi Arabia
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Level 76
Apr 10, 2019
not "only" - it borders Oman too
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Level 76
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 59
Apr 11, 2019
Otley, Yorkshire?
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Level 67
Jun 18, 2019
only burma is 5 letters though
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Level 40
Oct 11, 2020
@ChipOtley that would be too obvious. Imagine having a hint called "abc" and the answer is "abcdefghijkl" but due to type-ins both the answer and hint would be "abc".
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Level 53
Nov 1, 2019
Took me most of the time to clock that it wasn't a chain... *facepalm*