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Five Letter Geography #3

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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One of four "countries" of the UK
Wales
Name for that country in its native language
Cymru
Land of the pharaohs
Egypt
Portugal's second biggest city
Porto
Landform formed when a river meets the sea
Delta
One of India's two official languages
Hindi
Country that is more than 4000 kilometers
tall but only about 200 kilometers wide
Chile
Italian fashion capital
Milan
U.S. state closest to Africa, distance-wise
Maine
Capital city at 2,850 meters of elevation
Quito
Language of the Netherlands
Dutch
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Answer
City famous for South Beach
Miami
Capital of Bangladesh
Dhaka
Capital of Western Australia
Perth
Biggest city in Yorkshire
Leeds
Home to the world's tallest building
Dubai
Capital of South Korea
Seoul
Capital near the site of ancient Carthage
Tunis
World's second largest religion
Islam
River on Germany's western border
Rhine
American site of witch trials in 1692
Salem
Israeli desert
Negev
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level 61
Jul 21, 2014
According to Wikipedia Sheffield is the biggest city in Yorkshire with 513.324 people and Leeds the second biggest city with 440.954 people living there.
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level 49
Sep 11, 2014
Leeds, 750k+ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_districts_by_population
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level ∞
Jul 12, 2016
British population numbers are weird. Let's not overthink it. Leeds fits. It has five letters. The answer is fine. Remember, the "city" of London only has a population of a few thousand if we're going to be super technical.
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level 26
Dec 23, 2017
I live in leeds - the city is not really that huge however it has a lot of villages that fall under the leeds post code which means its bigger
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level 66
May 21, 2019
I lived 25 years in Sheffield. It's not as big as Leeds.
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level 76
Sep 11, 2014
95% knew Wales, but less than a quarter know how to say it in Welsh. I find that contrast amusing.
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level 29
Sep 11, 2014
Why is that amusing? Most ppl wouldn't be able to say a country's name it that country's native language...I only know like 10-15, Espana (Spain), Deutschland (Germany), Italia (Italy), etc..the rest I have no clue lol
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level 32
Sep 11, 2014
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level 59
Oct 13, 2015
and now guess how difficult these quizzes are for non-english people :-D
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level 66
Sep 11, 2014
How many people outside of Wales know Welsh? I bet a vast majority of non-Welsh UK citizens don't know the Welsh language.
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level 79
Sep 12, 2014
^This. Welsh is one of those delightfully quirky languages (in my American-centric opinion) that fewer and fewer people speak, even in it's native land. I watch a lot of Welsh rugby, and I couldn't remember it, shame!
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level 36
Dec 12, 2014
^Probably not, due to a long time of England persecuting the Celtic languages.
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level 45
May 21, 2015
I'm Welsh and I speak and understand it. More and more children are now learning Welsh, which is great and the only way of keeping alive one of the oldest languages in Europe, if not the world, which is still being spoken.
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level 76
Nov 11, 2015
I may not know Welsh, but I know the name for Wales. The emergence of Plaid Cymru and mentions in Doctor Who probably helped.
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level 55
Jan 24, 2016
duolingo.com, a website that teaches people of many different languages whatever language they want to learn (be it spanish, dutch, or even esperanto!), is currently making a welsh course.
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level 55
Jan 24, 2016
A welsh course which it hopes many will sign up for, [hopefully] massively increasing the amount who learn the Welsh language.
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level 67
Apr 27, 2017
According to the data, those of Celtic ancestry in Scotland and Cornwall are more similar to the English than they are to other Celtic groups. People from Cornwall have a Celtic heritage, genetically they are much, much more similar to the people elsewhere in England than they are to the Welsh for example, people in South Wales are also quite different genetically to people in north Wales, who are both different in turn to the Scots. We did not find a single genetic group corresponding to the Celtic traditions in Britain." ........ http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31905764
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level 58
Apr 27, 2017
There are quite a few welsh speakers in Argentina, particularly Patagonia
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level 58
Apr 27, 2017
I just want to know how the heck we got "Wales" out of Cymru.
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level 69
Jun 2, 2018
It's from the early English weallas, which means foreigner. The same root is behind Wallonia - the French speaking part of the low countries so similarly foreign to Germanic speakers. Same thing for the Vlachs in the Balkans.
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level 52
Oct 12, 2018
the only welsh i can say is ...llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch... it's easy when someone teaches you syllable by syllable
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level 61
Jun 27, 2017
Simply said: Coyuznik, that was a fail of a comment.
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level 70
Sep 6, 2018
100% know "China" in English. Maybe ½% know 中国. Probably a few percent around here know Zhōngguó. China's a subject of general conversation 1,000 times than Wales. I'm sure there's some humor there.
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level 66
May 21, 2019
Given that (at a rough guess) one sixth of the World's population are Chinese, it seems highly unlikely that only 0.5% of the World's population know how to spell "China" in Mandarin.
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level 59
Aug 9, 2019
I think he meant half of the percantage, 50%. Either way. He is talking about "around here" and not out there the big scary world that excist outside of the computer screen ;)
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level 64
Sep 11, 2014
Sheffield is bigger than Leeds in both area and population
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level 67
Apr 27, 2017
Leeds 751k Sheffield 551k. Leeds wins by 200k
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level 65
Jan 22, 2019
Nor is Sheffield even bigger in area: 213 square miles vs 142 square miles
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level 52
Sep 11, 2014
Quito had me stumped for a while, I kept thinking of La Paz and Sucre.
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level 67
Apr 27, 2017
Me too, partly because almost the entire world measures altitude in meters. I was figuring La Paz at about 3,900 and Sucre - less sure - at about 2,700, which I thought would be almost perfect for the clue. Took me awhile.
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level 64
Aug 8, 2019
Same here. I also tried Lhasa (3650), Cusco (3399), and Vaduz (a bit of a miss: 1493).
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level 71
Aug 10, 2019
If only Tibet and/or the Incan empire were extant countries
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level 75
Sep 11, 2014
This one was difficult for me, but that just means I'm learning new things. Thanks, QM!
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level 49
Sep 11, 2014
I missed Islam because I had misread "religion" to "region". Shame on me.
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level 36
Dec 12, 2014
Region could work as well. China, India. ;p
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level 62
Sep 11, 2014
"Landform formed when a river meets the sea" - Mouth?
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level 54
Sep 13, 2014
I don't think a "mouth" is considered a landform, but it's a good thought.
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level 22
Sep 11, 2014
If you play Age of Empires you get a free answer :)
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level 38
Sep 15, 2014
Is it that Tunis thing?
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level 36
Dec 12, 2014
Age of Empires is one of my favourite games, and I have no idea which answer to this quiz TeuKi is referencing.
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level 66
Apr 7, 2017
Tatars. One of the groups/races/whatever in AoE. Super fun game -- Huns, Goths, Charlemagne, Tatars, Trebuchets... I learned a lot from it
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level 59
Apr 27, 2017
Wait a second, when did AoE teach you about Tatars? I've never seen them in the game.
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level 81
Mar 7, 2017
Nice quiz, thanks.
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level 40
May 1, 2017
How is a Israeli desert to do with geography
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level ∞
May 1, 2017
Mmmm. Tasty Israeli desert.
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level 53
Apr 7, 2019
what do you mean 4000 Km tall for Chile? You mean 4000 km long? ambiguous
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level 61
Aug 8, 2019
I figured "tall" meant long, since 4000km in elevation would put you in outer space, but I agree this should probably say long instead of tall.
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level 59
Aug 9, 2019
yea I had to read a few times as well. High already sounds better. Atleast that is used for things like papersizes to indicate length; height and width. Whereas tall really only reminds of verticality. (Maybe there are cases I dont know about, but generally speaking)

But either way long is the better and common way to describe the country.

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level 79
Aug 8, 2019
"Your fastest time is 1666:40." Um... what?
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level 59
Aug 8, 2019
I just had that same thing. It's the first time I've seen anything like it.
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level 59
Aug 9, 2019
I typed chili like 6 times ( maybe more...) I couldnt understand what was wrong and was sure it had to be it. Is(n't) that spelling usually accepted? Otherwise it would ve clicked with me if not the first time, then the 2nd time.

Or something in my mind suddenly broke haha. I have never had any issues with chile on a quize before (and just now I typed chili again, so really feel like it is normally accepted)