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Five Letter Geography #4

Can you guess these geographic answers that are only five letters long?
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First submittedJanuary 19, 2019
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Description
Answer
Country where espresso was invented
Italy
Where Mohammed was born
Mecca
American religious group that shuns
most modern technology
Amish
City found at the border of France,
Switzerland, and Germany
Basel
The two most populous urban areas
in Africa
Cairo
Lagos
Nairobi is its capital
Kenya
City of 33 million which has some of the
world's worst air pollution
Delhi
Japan's second most populous metro area
Osaka
Country in Oceania whose capital is Apia
Samoa
Capital of Bulgaria, also a common
name for girls
Sofia
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Answer
Capital of Vietnam
Hanoi
City in France known for mustard
Dijon
Type of leaf that appears on Canada's flag
Maple
Deep, narrow, oceanic inlet that
Norway is famous for
Fjord
One of Cyprus's two official languages
Greek
Archaic English word for county which
you may know from "The Hobbit"
Shire
Town in England known for its white cliffs
Dover
What lava is called when it is beneath
the surface of the Earth
Magma
City that was once the capital of
the Incan empire
Cusco
Capital of Afghanistan
Kabul
A book of maps
Atlas
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Level 83
Jan 20, 2019
Greetings from #13!
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Level 49
Jan 21, 2019
19/22. Proud of that!
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Level 80
Jan 21, 2019
You should also allow Meaux for the mustard question. That's the good stuff.
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Level 65
Aug 9, 2019
Miauw?
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Level 66
Nov 5, 2021
meow?
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Level 80
Dec 14, 2021
Moutarde de Meaux is the famous one in France itself. It's higher quality and more expensive - and it's old fashioned grainy-style mustard which sells much less well in e.g. USA and UK. But it happens to have five letters.
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Level 60
Feb 5, 2024
Everybody in France would link mustard to Dijon, definitely not Meaux.
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Level 66
Dec 14, 2021
More like "Mo"
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Level 79
Jul 29, 2019
Wasted a lot of time guessing 5-letter Italian cities that might have been the birthplace of espresso, before reading the question properly. Doh!
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Level 79
Sep 27, 2019
'Shire' is not archaic.
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Level 59
Sep 27, 2019
Exactly what I thought!
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Level 58
Sep 27, 2019
When was the last time you used shire then (not including in a county name as they're old words that just haven't changed.)
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Level 78
Sep 28, 2019
Daily! It's very common in Australia.
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Level 51
May 1, 2020
shire horse
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Level 80
Dec 14, 2021
It's in pretty common use in some phrases, e.g. "the shires". Then it depends a bit on the county - some have a "shire hall" etc. It's a much less common word than county, but there's nothing archaic about it.
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Level 82
Dec 14, 2021
Just because it isn't in regular use in the US, does not make it archaic. In Australia, the county is a fairly archaic expression, but I wouldn't presume that to be globally the case.
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Level 69
Dec 14, 2021
Yep. I'm an Australian who lives in a shire, with a Shire Council (although the CEO of the Shire is no longer called the Shire Clerk, but now called the General Manager). The word Shire is used for a majority of local government areas here that don't have city status.
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Level 55
Dec 15, 2021
3 basic level of local government in Australia are City, Town and Shire. Here in Western Australia we have 144 local governments, 105 of which are shires
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Level 40
Sep 27, 2019
I think you should change the Muhammad one to "They city where Muhammad was born." I was confused if it was asking for the country. I know it was obvious that it was Mecca but still, just to make it a bit more clear.
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Level 69
Sep 27, 2019
officially earth should work too
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Level 82
Sep 27, 2019
and there's a credible theory that he was born in Petra
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Level 66
Feb 1, 2024
If KFC was from Jordan it would be Petra Fried Chicken.
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Level 75
Sep 27, 2019
That confused me, too, at first. I couldn't figure out how to make the country into five letters. I think because the first question asked for a country my mind was already going there. Silly mind.
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Level 35
Apr 15, 2023
I kept trying Arabia, but of course, it didn’t work
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Level 61
Oct 10, 2023
The question should be more specific- I thought it was referring to my friend Muhammad from elementary school in Fargo North Dakota

Very confused

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Level 70
Sep 30, 2019
Good quiz! But I would question including the magma question. More of a geology question than a geography one.
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Level 75
Apr 27, 2021
Everything is geography, don't even bring it up.
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Level 65
Feb 8, 2021
I guess the question about the Amish is technically correct, as most Amish currently live in the United States. However, the Amish did not originate there. The Amish movement began in Switerland and Alsace in the 17th century, as a group that split from the Mennonites of the region. They are named after their initial leader, Jakob Ammann.
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Level 71
Dec 14, 2021
Sad that Delhi is so infamous for its pollution, although it's definitely true. I feel like I used to hear about Beijing being the most polluted city on the planet as a kid, but the attention has definitely shifted to Delhi in recent years.
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Level 82
Dec 14, 2021
Shire is not archaic. It's in regular use in many English-speaking countries.
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Level 66
Feb 1, 2024
The sense is archiac, not the word itself.
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Level 90
Mar 11, 2023
I didn't read the title closely enough and thought this was a word-chain quiz. Therefore, I was able to get every second answer but was stumped trying to come up with the words in between. Doh!
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Level 60
May 24, 2023
19/22 i ran out of time. Question should be "What city was Mohammed born". Because it wouldn't accept Saudi Arabia and I couldn't understand why.
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Level 38
Feb 5, 2024
Well it has to be five letters but I agree I kept guessing countries instead of cities
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Level 55
Jul 10, 2023
Shire is definitely not an archaic word and is used very frequently in a lot of English speaking countries i.e. here in Australia. The wording of that question needs to be changed.