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Geography by Letter - B

Guess these geographical answers that start with the letter B.
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First submittedApril 26, 2013
Last updatedSeptember 21, 2018
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Capital of Germany
Berlin
Central American country
Belize
Italian city or type of lunch meat
Bologna
Strait that divides Russia and Alaska
Bering
Capital of Iraq
Baghdad
Ancient city that was located
near the above
Babylon
Moscow's famous ballet theater
Bolshoi
Myanmar, by another name
Burma
Capital of Colombia
Bogotá
Canada's first national park
Banff
Britain's highest mountain
Ben Nevis
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Country just south of Rwanda
Burundi
Peninsula of Albania, Serbia, Greece, etc...
Balkans
Capital of Romania
Bucharest
Island shared by three different countries
Borneo
Spanish city with a Guggenheim museum
Bilbao
Slow moving river or swamp found in
Louisiana or nearby states
Bayou
Capital of Queensland
Brisbane
Sea bordering Sweden, Latvia, Poland, etc...
Baltic
Nickname for the Mumbai film industry
Bollywood
German state famous for Oktoberfest
Bavaria
Host of the 1992 Olympics
Barcelona
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level 65
Jun 12, 2013
Did anyone else think of "F Troop" and "Ze Burglar of Banf-f" for Canada's National Park?
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level 55
Apr 29, 2015
Unfortunately, I did not. I need to watch F Troop again.
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level 38
Jun 12, 2013
If you want to play some fun quizzes, you can play mine! :)
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level 73
Jul 18, 2013
Britain has mountains?
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level 76
Oct 30, 2015
Admittedly they are laughably small mountains, but mountains nonetheless.
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level 59
Nov 21, 2015
Don't you be laughing at our mountains, beautiful today covered in snow :)
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level 56
Feb 4, 2019
Not big by international standards, but still high enough to require respect when hiking and climbing them.
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level 76
Nov 21, 2015
Remember the film, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain?
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level ∞
Jun 22, 2018
I "climbed" Britain's tallest mountain in one afternoon. A really nice hike with great scenery.
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level 33
Nov 13, 2013
Bayern needs to be accepted.
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level 58
Feb 19, 2014
Uhh, the 1992 Olympics were hosted by Albertville... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Winter_Olympics
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level ∞
Feb 19, 2014
Uhh, the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics used to be held in the same year.
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level 58
Feb 24, 2014
It would be nice if Summer Olympics was specified.
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level 73
Feb 28, 2014
not necessary. If you knew that the winter games were hosted in Albertville, and you know that these answers begin with a 'B' then it isn't a major stretch to then type Barcelona. Unless you didn't know that the summer games were held in Barcelona in '92 in which case none of this matters in the first place.
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level 58
Mar 14, 2014
I only knew Albertville hosted the 92 winter games, i had no idea Barcelona had the summer games. I thought it was an error in the question.
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level 67
Aug 16, 2015
Precision is always preferred to ambiguity.
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level 76
Nov 21, 2015
I only got Barcelona because I tried it instead of Bilbao at first.
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level ∞
Jun 22, 2018
There is zero ambiguity. There is one and only one correct answer.
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level 56
Feb 4, 2019
It's almost as if people can't engage brain for a little while. Albertville doesn't begin with B, so there must be some other place that hosted the Olympics in that year. There is nothing ambiguous about this question. Everything doesn't have to be spoonfed to you, it's ok to be stretched or for you to think. It's also ok if you don't know things.
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level 61
Jun 16, 2019
There might only be one right answer. But if you were not aware summer and winter used to be in the same year, then it is logical that people would think there was an error in the question or something

To use your tone:"Quite logical, couldnt you think of that yourself, did I have to spoonfed to you? you could ve used your own common sense to understand that". To place yourself in the others' shoes.. their train of thought is completely understandable. If you have allways learned there is only one at a time, their is no reason for you to think of other cities... (use your brain...) only two thougths are logical then. Either it was a different place than you thought, or the question got the dates wrong.

that does not mean the question needs to be altered. They just learned something new.

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level 60
Apr 4, 2014
I thought Babylon was a country not a city
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level 44
Feb 3, 2019
That's Babylonia
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level 55
May 26, 2014
Thanks for throwing a bone to the "Myanmar" crowd.
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level 39
Jun 10, 2014
20-22 not bad for a 13 year old
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level 46
Feb 13, 2016
Bilbao is not in Spain (my opinion). It is in Basque country. Basque with B... :)
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level 40
Feb 4, 2019
still SPAIN
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level 62
Jan 18, 2017
How about Basra in Iraq?
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level 38
Feb 8, 2017
Why don't you accept both the original (native) spellings as well as the English translations? - The we'll be able to determine exactly how many braggarts actually know their stuff. Then, after a while we may be able to get on with the business of just doing the quizzes, without all the bellyaching!
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level 61
Jun 16, 2019
I think usually the native names áre accepted. Which answer are you referring to ?

Ps I dont see how it would make a difference in determining who knows their stuff if both variations are accepted.

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level 56
Jul 5, 2018
Stumped by "Britain's highest mountain." Tried "Bump," which sadly didn't work. Turns out Ben Nevis is only 4411 feet. They call that a mountain? I think you should definitely take "Bump" ;-)
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level 78
Oct 29, 2018
According to the OED it needs to rise abruptly compared to the surroundings and be notable or impressive. The UN seems to define one anywhere between 980 feet and 8200 feet depending on the slope and prominence (>300m). Sometimes it only rises a little above a nearby valley/neighbouring peak but is labelled a different mountain usually if it's particularly high. Sometimes not though as Mt Pinchot, OK is 755 feet but is called "Mount". Ben Nevis being the highest mountain on its island has the same prominence as its height and has a pretty steep slope in places, and incidentally has snow on top in summer. I'd say that classes as a mountain.
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level 61
Jun 16, 2019
I thought anything above 2000 ft was considered a mountain. And in some cases as low as 1000 feet, but like you said, then there are other conditions that have to be met aswell, like steepness of the mountain. There is difference between official and local use of the term. If it is the highest point in miles (I dont know, 100 miles?) People mind tend to call it mountain.

Of all that said I am amazed at how hilly the uk is. I ve been there twice and was awestruck haha, not flatness, hillyness everywhere you look! Heaven ( unless you need to go everywhere on your bike ofcourse..)

I from the netherlands and well, if there is a moleshill it is the highest place in miles. But seriously, I dont think there are many points higher than overpasses... that is about as high as it gets..

So from my point of view england is alllll mountain haha (eventhough they would mostly fall under hill, but that is sort of the same word in dutch, we use berg(mountain) for small stuff too (15+m)

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level 61
Jun 16, 2019
We do have a word like hill though, heuvel, they share the same root. But we tend to use that for small stuff that have a verry small incline. (like 5meters up but 100meters forward.) if it is steep we tend to call it berg. But we use that word like you do pile aswell. A pile of clothes, een berg kleren. Basicly anything thing that is stacked high. (and it is synonymous for a lot, like you use bunch. Een berg huiswerk= a pile/ a bunch of homework. or heaps...)
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level 68
Jul 18, 2018
Britain is arguably an island shared by three countries!
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level 47
Nov 1, 2018
Great Britain, yes.
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level 60
Nov 6, 2018
Can you please accept Baalkan?
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level 56
Feb 4, 2019
No one (except yourself it would seem) spells it that way.
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level 28
Jan 23, 2019
I got 100% and i'm only 10!
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level 35
Feb 3, 2019
I got 23/22 and I'm only 1
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level 19
Feb 1, 2019
what about bern, capital of switzerland?
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level 56
Feb 4, 2019
What about it?
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level 45
Feb 3, 2019
Great quiz! I missed several that I should have gotten (like Baghdad, but fun nonetheless :)
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level 32
Feb 3, 2019
is Barbados not a country in central america...?
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level 76
Feb 3, 2019
Nope. It's considered part of North America, but it's an island in the eastern Caribbean, not part of Central America.
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level 61
Jun 16, 2019
It is sort of in the center though.. but not central america. It is in middle america though. And the terms middle and central can be confusing since the words itself are usually used as synonyms of eachother. So I get the confusion.
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level 57
Feb 3, 2019
Got em all except Bil bloody bao. Grrr.
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level 45
Feb 4, 2019
I typed baring and bearing for the Bering Straight. I think these should be accepted as typos.
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level 56
Feb 4, 2019
I think I should be lazy and not bother learning the spellings of things, or to give up after only two attempts at spelling something when I can guess as many times as the time limit will allow. Or to just accept that I didn't get it right #everythingmustbeeasy
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level 61
Jun 16, 2019
I think I should not bitch and whine and be nasty to people without reason besides feeling better about myself.. #Ilikeputtingpeopledownbybeingsarcastic
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level 73
Jul 15, 2019
Maybe add a few more type-ins for bolshoi? Like with a c instead of an s and/or a y instead of an i...