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Geographic Groups of Two #3

Name the members of these geographical twosomes.
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First submittedOctober 14, 2018
Last updatedOctober 15, 2018
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Clue
Answer
Countries with territory in Patagonia
Argentina
Chile
U.S. National Parks starting with Y
Yellowstone
Yosemite
Palestinian territories
Gaza Strip
West Bank
Oldest universities in England
Oxford
Cambridge
Major cities of the
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Countries that gained independence
from Netherlands in the 1900s
Indonesia
Suriname
Asian capitals starting with P
Phnom Penh
Pyongyang
Empires whose capital was
Constantinople
Byzantine Empire
Ottoman Empire
U.S. state capitals that get less than 10
inches of rain per year
Phoenix
Carson City
Major branches of Islam
Shia
Sunni
Clue
Answer
Most populous U.S. cities
ending in "Ville"
Jacksonville
Nashville
Countries on the Bay of Biscay
France
Spain
European territories handed back
to China in the 1990s
Hong Kong
Macau
Largest Asian deserts
Arabian
Gobi
Brazilian megacities
São Paulo
Rio de Janeiro
Countries bordering only
India and China
Bhutan
Nepal
Official languages of Cyprus
Greek
Turkish
Largest lochs in Scotland
by volume
Loch Ness
Loch Lomond
Major cities of Alberta
Calgary
Edmonton
Longest rivers in Europe
Volga
Danube
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level 76
Oct 14, 2018
Didn't Belgium technically gain independence from the Netherlands?
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level 70
Oct 15, 2018
Nothing technical about it. Belgium was the first country I thought of and is definitely correct.
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level ∞
Oct 15, 2018
Tweaked the clue.
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level 67
Oct 14, 2018
Great quiz. Though the question on state capitals rain and those that end in "ville" (particularly the latter) are absolute bleeps, for us non Americans.
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level 72
Oct 16, 2018
But as a 66-pointer, surely you've encountered these many times previously?
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level 70
Oct 25, 2018
Nashville is famous as the capital of country music and gave its name to one of the most-acclaimed movies of the 1970s. As a European, I was aware of both facts long before taking quizzes on Jetpunk. Jacksonville is trickier but not obscure. It's a city of 900 000 people (would you complain about a similarly-sized French, German, or Italian city?) and the capital of one of the most well-known US states. +what ChipOtley says.
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level 77
Jan 6, 2019
good points though Jacksonville is only the largest city in Florida by city proper, not the capital. Miami is bigger by urban area, Orlando gets more tourists, and Tallahassee is the state capital.
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level 51
Jan 7, 2019
It's funny actually cause all the most famous people from Jacksonville were musicians, also. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Shinedown, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and God forbid Limp Bizcuit.
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level 77
Jan 6, 2019
The two "ville" cities were hardest for me to get, as well, though there are plenty of reasons to be aware of both of them.
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level 76
Jan 6, 2019
The "ville" clue was an absolute bleep for this American, too. I thought of Gainesville and Brownsville, but completely blanked on the right answers.
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level 51
Jan 7, 2019
Those are very very small cities, especially compared to the correct answers lol.
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level 61
Feb 5, 2019
I'm not American and I got Jacksonville quite fast. But Nashville man... of course I know it... I guess it was too obvious and I overlooked it. Tried Louisville though which is only a few tenthousand people short. :D
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level 75
Oct 14, 2018
Technically constantine moved the capital of the Roman empire to Constantinople.
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level 65
Oct 14, 2018
Yes. I tried Roman and Eastern Roman. I thought those should be allowed.
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level ∞
Oct 15, 2018
Okay
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level 77
Jan 6, 2019
The Byzantines still called themselves the Roman empire we only call them the Byzantines to differentiate. After Justinian they even controlled Rome.
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level 68
Jan 6, 2019
Did he also move the capital of Florida to Talahasse (see above)?
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level 73
Oct 15, 2018
It warms my heart that (so far) more people have guessed Edmonton than have guessed Calgary.
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level 45
Jan 6, 2019
Huh, interesting that the statistics have changed. Now Calgary has pulled ahead by 2%. Probably because the Calgary Stampede is so famous, otherwise my guess is it would be very little known.
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level 68
Jan 6, 2019
It hosted the Winter Olympics in '88, though. That's where I know it from.
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level 77
Jan 6, 2019
both homes to NHL franchises. That's where I first of heard of them both. Dad used to work for the Capitals.
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level 62
Jan 6, 2019
Here in New Zealand, I know Calgary being famous for skiing and snow boarding. I know lots of kiwis going there and working there.
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level 75
Oct 16, 2018
Tried East Timor and Indonesia never occurred to me. Brain, get with the program!
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level 45
Oct 18, 2018
East Timor was controlled by Portugal and then Indonesia
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level 64
Oct 16, 2018
I argue that 1900s refers to the decade from 1900 to 1909. Better state "in the 20th century".
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level 72
Oct 16, 2018
Interesting point; I'd never have assumed that, but what is the alternative equivalent of the 1920s, say? I'd say it could mean both, by that argument.
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level 70
Oct 22, 2018
I can't believe Phoenix gets less than 10" of rain. I've been there twice in summer, this year and two years ago, and both times it poured rain while I was there - and I was only there for 5-6 days each time.
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level 61
Jan 6, 2019
And we know anecdotal evidence is the best, most accurate evidence. Just kidding.
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level 77
Jan 6, 2019
Phoenix was my first guess and Carson City was my 3rd.
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level 58
Jan 6, 2019
Bit puzzled as to why the Ville answers are as low as they are 34 and 43%?
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level 61
Jan 6, 2019
Jacksonville is big, but it isn't really famous for anything. It has an unremarkable football team, and that's about it. I've never heard of anyone going there for vacation or anything like that. It's not the center of any industry, culture, or commerce, or even a major airport. I am surprised more people do not get Nashville, which is a major and populous city, state capital, tourist hub, music capital, bachelor(ette) party capital, home to two pro sports teams, and generally just one of the coolest cities in the whole country.
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level 58
Jan 7, 2019
Cheers, thanks
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level 51
Jan 7, 2019
We have quite a big airport, lots of famous bands, lots of trade, but no one ever moves really wants to move here unless it's for a job. We are a big industrial city that's not full of tourists or snowbirds, which I believe is a good thing. We are the least known major-city in America.
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level 76
Jan 6, 2019
I tried the only two lochs I've ever heard of - one for the monster and one for the song about its "bonnie, bonnie banks". I was pleasantly surprised that both were correct.
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level 72
May 29, 2019
I did those because I couldn't imagine that question being there if some obscure loch was in the top two
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level 43
Jan 6, 2019
I deserve more points for getting 31/40!!!!!!
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level 49
Jan 7, 2019
Usually on Jetpunk quizzes it accepts just the first word of a city that contains the word (i.e. just 'Mexico' being accepted for 'Mexico City') Why not the same here?
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level 55
Jan 11, 2019
The two cities that end with "ville" needs tweeking. I tried Louisville... It's also one of the top 50 most populous city ... You should change the clue though
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level 61
Feb 5, 2019
Whatcha talkin bout Willis? The quiz is obviously looking for two answers and these two are the most populous of all cities ending in "ville".
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level 65
Apr 29, 2019
If it was by urban area instead of city proper, then Louisville would be significantly larger than Jacksonville. The quiz doesn’t specify either way, but I don’t think that it needs to.
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level 60
Jan 11, 2019
What about Margaritaville?