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Geography by Letter - A

Guess these geographical answers that start with the letter A.
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First submittedApril 26, 2013
Last updatedSeptember 20, 2018
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"Down under"
Australia
World's biggest river by volume
Amazon
South American country
Argentina
Biggest city in New Zealand
Auckland
A book of maps
Atlas
Sea between Italy and the Balkans
Adriatic
Sea between Greece and Turkey
Aegean
World's first democracy
Athens
Capital of Paraguay
Asunción
Canadian province
Alberta
Group of Portuguese islands
in the mid-Atlantic
Azores
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Capital of the United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi
Country in the Pyrenees
Andorra
World's fifth most-spoken language
Arabic
What the U.S. bought from Russia in 1867
Alaska
Country called "the graveyard of empires"
Afghanistan
Where Noah's ark supposedly landed
Ararat
Term that refers to a chain of islands
Archipelago
Scotland's third biggest city
Aberdeen
Dutch language spoken in South Africa
Afrikaans
Highest mountain range in the Americas
Andes
City that had the largest library
in the ancient world
Alexandria
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level 18
May 29, 2013
Um, the Nile in Egypt is the biggest river, not the Amazon
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level 53
May 29, 2013
Nile is the longest but the Amazon has more water
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level 58
Jan 21, 2019
actually, Amazon is longer according to new discoveries of czech expeditions
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level 34
May 29, 2013
Here we go...
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level 48
May 29, 2013
again...
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level 25
May 30, 2013
Whitesnake, I like it :P
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level 23
Nov 27, 2013
on my own?
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level 25
Nov 9, 2017
Going down the only road..
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level 69
Dec 5, 2017
Like a grifter I was born to wear cologne...
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level 48
Jan 19, 2018
and I've made up my mind..
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level 57
Nov 6, 2018
The Amazon is longer anyways
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level 59
Jan 20, 2019
There once was a time and there once was a way.
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level 54
Feb 15, 2015
Also, the Nile goes through Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Uganda
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level 34
Jun 3, 2016
No, Rivers are only able to pass through one country. Obviously...
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level 43
Feb 23, 2016
according to google the all great the nile is longer and in many opinions length not volume determines rank for rivers
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level 67
Apr 23, 2016
Travel the Nile. Now travel the Amazon. You will be unequivocal in saying that the Amazon is bigger. I'll buy you a capybara if you don't.
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level 34
Jun 3, 2016
Capybara are the best
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level 59
Jul 26, 2017
It doesn't say "longest" river; it asks for "biggest," which I take to be volume, not length.
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level 48
Oct 20, 2017
it's not the size that matters it's what you do with it ;)
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level 48
Jan 19, 2018
interesting advice https://www.pets4homes.co.uk/pet-advice/can-you-keep-a-capybara-as-a-pet.html
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level 59
Jun 14, 2019
chupacabra? And @ helen you are commenting 4 years later, I am pretty sure the question has been altered since then, cause non of them are talking about bigger as in volume, but as longer.
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level 68
Jun 7, 2017
In volume, the Nile is a creek compared to the Amazon.
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level 51
May 29, 2013
Afrikaans come on do you really need the "s"? I tried it 4 different ways :(
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level 38
May 31, 2013
it's the official name
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level 33
Jun 1, 2013
I'm dutch myself. Afrikaans without the s would mean african as in an inhabit of Africa.
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level 38
Oct 12, 2018
Actually in Dutch, an inhabitant of South Africa would be an Afrikaner, or Afrikaanse. Inhabitants of other African countries would be identified by their country, no? (i. e., Liberian, Moroccan, Ugandan, Ethiopian,Egyptian, etc.)
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level 59
Jun 14, 2019
Ehm Sonko is right... an Afrikaan is someone from africa. And someone from south-africa (zuid-afrika) you call a zuid-afrikaan.

I wanted to say the the word afrikaner does not exist, but I looked it up and it seems that it does. But it actually only refers the white south-african people, that speak afrikaans (a part of the white south-africans speak english, so it does not refer to All white south-africans) Though I myself have only heard people from south africa being called Zuid-Afrikaan, whatever their background was. I dont think the term is really known here (anymore) unless you are studying linguistics or the local history.

And the word afrikaanse is just the female version of afrikaan. So a female from africa.

And people would only be mentioned by their country of origin if it was relevant for the story just like you have europeans and italians. Asians and japanese.

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level 58
Feb 29, 2016
Also accept Athen for Athens?
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level 34
Jun 3, 2016
Lets start accepting Englis and Frenc as well then. Arabi while we are at it.
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level 55
Oct 19, 2016
Sur! Wh no ? Tha make tota sens t m !
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level 53
Jan 20, 2019
thi mad m laug mor the i probabl shoul .
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level 67
Jan 21, 2019
*tha
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level 46
Jan 21, 2019
OM! U s righ! W shoul definitel d tha!
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level 59
Jun 14, 2019
yea it is also greek and not gree, german and not germa etc
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level 32
Jun 1, 2013
I thought Nineveh had the largest libraries in the ancient world.
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level 33
Aug 25, 2013
no idea about alexandria, and tho i knew the chain of islands, could i spell arcipelego, or archipelego, or archpelego, or archapeligo . . . . you get the idea . .
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level 20
Dec 20, 2013
I g 17/22 not bad since I am 10
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level 28
Jan 17, 2014
im 10 aand i got 18/22 :D
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level 20
Feb 10, 2014
I'm 10 and I got 22/22
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level 44
Nov 7, 2015
I am not 10 and i got 22/22
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level 36
Apr 6, 2014
For Mount Ararat, could you accept Anatolia? Ararat is in Turkey.
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level 48
Jun 12, 2014
I tried Anatolia first too, incidentally having looked it up now to see if I was right I see that it is on the Armenian Plateau in Anatolia, perhaps all these should be accepted? Or maybe that's being a bit too specific.
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level 44
Nov 7, 2015
They have to accept Anatolia
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level 64
Nov 9, 2015
Anatolia is in Asia. Please accept Asia. :P
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level 59
Nov 9, 2015
Asia in on earth, please accept "anywhere"
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level 59
Jun 14, 2019
please accept alternate universe, it is there too
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level 39
Jun 10, 2014
21-22 almost had Aberdeen i'm 13
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level 66
Jul 13, 2014
100% with 3:32 left.
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level 44
Feb 5, 2015
City that had the largest library in the ancient world Alexandria DANG MISSED IT
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level 36
Feb 19, 2015
Next time you won't!
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level 36
Feb 19, 2015
I kept trying "Mt. Ararat," "Mount Ararat"---finally disabled timer and looked it up...Ararat was correct, but "Mt." got in the way.
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level 48
Apr 9, 2015
play my quizzes and let me know what you think of them
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level 59
Apr 14, 2015
Allegheny, Appalachian, Adirondack? Oh, of course Americas... D'OH!
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level 35
Jan 20, 2019
Tried Appalachian too
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level 44
Mar 29, 2016
the nile is the bii=ggest river in length so maybe specify second biggest river or change it completely
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level 44
Jan 18, 2017
Nile=Longest. Amazon=Biggest. Similar conflict between Everest vs Mauna Kea - Highest vs Tallest. For the rivers, the Nile isn't very deep. Meanwhile, the Amazon is VERY deep. Biggest is 3-dimensional, and therefore includes depth. Longest only cares about length, hence the name, and therefore is 1 dimensional - Length (MIND COMPLETELY BLOWN). As for the mountains, tallest means bottom to top. Highest mean the tippy top top point. Everest is much higher, but since Mauna Kea's base is underwater, it is taller. Similar conflicts for you to look at.
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level 75
Jan 20, 2019
Length and volume are different ways to measure, but I never heard there is a difference between height and tallness. The difference in the mountains is the starting point at which they are measured. Everest is measured from sea level while Mauna Kea is measured from its base under the ocean. I'm no expert but it seems to me for your analogy to work it would have to compare something else such as the circumference or total acreage of Everest vs. Mauna Kea for example, instead of height.
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level 53
Apr 22, 2017
But, of course, "Nile" doesn't start with "A"....
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level 44
Mar 29, 2016
missed capital of paraguay
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level 58
Jul 29, 2016
not true. the nile is longer but the amazon is bigger. check before you make a comment
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level ∞
Jun 22, 2018
Also, its debatable whether the Nile is even longer.
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level 59
Jun 14, 2019
It is debatable? Ok, let's debate :)
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level 48
Aug 16, 2016
all done with 0:52 to spare. Asuncion was the one that made me think the most
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level 48
Dec 27, 2016
Yay 100%!
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level 44
Jan 8, 2017
add for amazon biggest river by water
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level 43
Mar 4, 2017
i got 21 out of 22! take that, hersutbodkin:)
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level 22
Mar 27, 2018
If only I could spell archipelago...
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level 20
Jun 14, 2018
I got 22 out of 22
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level 69
Jun 18, 2018
I doubt if Athens can be considered the world's first democracy. Many tribal societies that pre-date Athens practised direct or participatory democracy e.g. the Iroquois, among many others.
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level 26
Jan 20, 2019
The Iroquois as an organized society do not predate Athenian democracy.
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level 42
Jan 8, 2019
I did the same thing with the mountain ranges! I didn’t realize it said “America’s” and not “America “.
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level 53
Jan 20, 2019
hmmm... 'αrchipelago' is a bit misleading - it also refers to the sea surrounding the group of islands especially in the Greek term αρχιπέλαγος that the word was derived from.
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level 64
Jan 20, 2019
I was going quickly and skimmed the question about an American mountain and got so frustrated when Aconcagua wouldn't work.
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level 45
Mar 7, 2019
Easy!
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level 38
Apr 15, 2019
Wouldn't accept Ararat for me.
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level 59
Jun 14, 2019
Wow, I missed one, but I still beat 88% ! average is 15 I thought the average would be 20 or something.

And darn paraguay... I reallly should learn the capitals one of these days, I know about 75% of europe (linking them to the right country.. otherwise more like 90%) And a handfull of others outside of that. I dont think I get much further than about 50 capitals..