Geographic Groups of Six #2

Name the members of these groups related to geography.
Groups marked with an * indicate that urban area population is used
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First submittedOctober 19, 2018
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Most populous cities within
10km of the Mediterranean *
Alexandria
Barcelona
Naples
Algiers
Rome
Athens
 
States in New England
Connecticut
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Vermont
Cities with the most
Jewish people
Tel Aviv
New York City
Haifa
Jerusalem
Los Angeles
Miami
 
Original EU countries
Belgium
France
Italy
Luxembourg
Netherlands
West Germany
Asian capitals that
start with T
Taipei
Tashkent
Tbilisi
Tehran
Thimphu
Tokyo
 
Countries bordering
Iraq
Iran
Jordan
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Turkey
Most populous
Spanish-speaking cities *
Mexico City
Buenos Aires
Lima
Bogota
Santiago
Madrid
 
Most populous river
basins
Ganges / Brahmaputra
Yangtze
Nile
Indus
Pearl
Yellow
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Level 74
Oct 19, 2018
Trying to type "France" gives you the point for "Franc" first.
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Level 66
Oct 20, 2018
May I suggest to avoid things like this to happen in this kind of quizzes? Especially since in this case we have quiz #1 and quiz #2, so you can easily swap one of the two group and avoid every type-in related problem!
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Level ∞
Oct 20, 2018
I replaced that category with something else.
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Level 65
Oct 20, 2018
Why are these new ones not in the category "Geographic Groups?"
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Level 69
Oct 23, 2018
Good quiz. Bloody tough though. Could do with more time as quite a lot of the answers require a bit of thinking about. Two of the answers for cities with most Jewish people would never have occurred to me.
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Level 73
Dec 16, 2018
Yes I agree--just a little more time
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Level 76
Oct 23, 2018
Please accept Huang He for Yellow River
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Level 66
Mar 4, 2019
seconded
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Level 83
Mar 4, 2019
According to Wikipedia, there are several cities with more Jews than Haifa and Miami

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_urban_areas_by_Jewish_population

There needs to be some explanation of why there is such a big discrepancy or a link to their source since Wikipedia is generally considered the go to source for most quizzes.

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Level ∞
Mar 4, 2019
The Wikipedia page is not consistent. For example, the number listed for San Francisco is the entire Bay Area. So they are using urban area, not city proper population. In that case, Haifa would have to be much more than 200,000. Somewhere near 900,000 would be accurate.
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Level 17
Mar 4, 2019
Tbilisi in Georgia is in Europe not Asia
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Level 80
Mar 4, 2019
You sure about that?
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Level 70
Sep 23, 2020
I mean, it can be argued that it's in both, but you definitely can't say it's not in Asia
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Level 60
Mar 4, 2019
It's in Asia
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Level 44
Apr 27, 2020
It's in Europe

I love these profitless arguments

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Level 46
Mar 4, 2019
istanbul?
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Level 67
May 12, 2019
I was wondering about that too. Surely it's the biggest Mediterranean city of them all?
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Level 44
Apr 27, 2020
So did I. The all-knowing Wiki says:

"The International Hydrographic Organization defines the limits of the Mediterranean Sea as follows: Stretching from the Strait of Gibraltar in the west to the entrances to the Dardanelles..."

I think the important word there is "entrances" - Istanbul is, from that point of view, at the exit. Although to my mind it seems strange to exclude the sea of Marmara from the Mediterranean - it seems more obvious to my tiny mind to have Istanbul as the point where the Mediterranean and Black seas meet. But what do I know!

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Level 44
Mar 4, 2019
How is Rome within 10km of the Med? Measuring on Google Maps from the Ring Road is ~15km. Source please.
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Level 49
Mar 4, 2019
tel aviv is the capital of israel and is in asia
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Level 80
Mar 4, 2019
The capital of Israel is Jerusalem.
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Level 30
Mar 5, 2019
Doesn't Marseille have way more people than Athenes?
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Level ∞
Mar 5, 2019
No
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Level 41
Feb 11, 2020
Istanbul is the biggest Mediterranean sea, even if it's connected to it via the Aegean and Marmara sea. It's still a Mediterranean city
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Level 55
Jun 4, 2020
Yup. London and New York are also connected to it via Atlantic, so they should count.