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Geography by Letter - E

Guess these geographical answers that start with the letter E.
Last updated: September 05, 2018
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World's tallest mountain
Everest
Spanish name for Spain
España
1966 World Cup champions
England
River near the Tigris
Euphrates
Paris's most famous landmark
Eiffel Tower
Cleopatra's country
Egypt
Europe's tallest mountain
Elbrus
Currency of the EU
Euro
Capital of Alberta
Edmonton
Sicilian volcano
Etna
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Irish name for Ireland
Éire
One of Australia's national animals
Emu
National animal of Thailand
Elephant
Israel's national airline
El Al
Remote Polynesian island known for its statues
Easter Island
National Park in Florida
Everglades
Country that owns the Galapagos Islands
Ecuador
It divides the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
Equator
Baltic country
Estonia
Major German river
Elbe
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level 56
Jul 24, 2013
First comment!
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level 56
Jul 24, 2013
Hubris related to the whole first comment thing led to my downfall: couldn't spell Elbrus for the life of me.
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level 64
Jul 24, 2013
I don't know why, but my first instinct for the Australian animal was Ewok.
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level 73
Jul 25, 2013
mine was echidna
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level 55
Apr 29, 2015
Same
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level 64
Dec 3, 2016
I thought about the echidna (I think), but the name I thought of for it was enchilada, which is neither Australian nor an animal.
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level 44
Jul 26, 2013
Sorry... just got a mental image of a flying ewok... can't... stop... laughing...
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level 62
Apr 6, 2017
You know emu can't fly, right?
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level 65
Mar 18, 2018
Maybe they can't fly, but they're quite good fighters!
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level 20
Feb 10, 2014
Isn't it a kangaroo
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level 43
Mar 5, 2014
@CoolDood It is both the kangaroo and emu on their coat of arms. The question says one of Australia's national animals...so yes, you are partially right.
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level 62
Apr 6, 2017
Regards the logic, It's not specifically that they can't walk backwards, it's more the "always moving forward" part that is the basis of the logic. Also, we're the only country in the world who eats our national animal. Nom nom.
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level 66
Mar 6, 2018
Lucd13, sorry but you're not. Bear is eaten both in Finland and Russia and I expect that some others can be found too https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_animals
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level 62
Jan 21, 2019
True enough - you made me look it up and apparently Denmark eats Swan, so... Very that.
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level 75
Mar 17, 2019
Southern-fried bald eagle - a little fishy, but yum-yum. (And yes, I'm kidding.)
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level 50
Apr 13, 2014
mine too - surely an emu is a bird not an animal?
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level 55
Apr 29, 2015
Wish I could like brandonpeck1's comment. Bravo
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level 65
May 15, 2018
good effort ! xD kys
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level 56
Jul 25, 2013
88% got equator? lol
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level 20
Jul 25, 2013
I can get Elbrus but not Everglades? TF? lol
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level 25
Jul 26, 2013
I tried Echidna before realising that you may have meant Emu.
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level 34
Sep 18, 2013
tried many wrong spellings of eiffel only to find out that tower should be included!
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level 32
Oct 3, 2013
Please change to "highest mountain" instead of tallest. Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world.
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level ∞
Oct 4, 2013
If you want full marks for pedantry, go for this one next time:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimborazo_(volcano)
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level 71
Nov 10, 2013
Speaking of pedantry, the Euro is the currency of only 17 of the member states of the EU. The other 11 states still use their own currencies.
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level 35
Jan 2, 2016
The Euro is the currency of the European Union, but some choose not to use it.
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level 35
Jan 2, 2016
The UK uses the pound but many shops will accept Euro's
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level 71
May 5, 2016
Many shops in India will accept American Dollars, but the dollar is not the currency of India. The Euro is the currency of the Eurozone, but the EU has eleven currencies, of which the Euro is one.
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level 66
Aug 30, 2018
The only shops in the UK that accept Euros are Currency Exchangers
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level 30
Feb 5, 2019
Though I'm coming 5+ years later, I would actually like to know what to call Chimborazo, then. I don't think it's pedantry at all, we learn stuff this way here - and this is nerd central anyway, right? So Everest is tallest from sea level, Mauna Kea is more than 10,000 meters high from it (submarine) base, and the summit of Chimborazo is the point on Earth that is furthest removed from the center of the Earth (because the earth is "fatter" at the equator). What should we call it?
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level 23
Dec 21, 2013
shame . i got wrong on easter island. i was thinking of a country
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level 55
May 7, 2014
grrrr, failed with 'Espania'... had the right pronounciation!
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level 42
Jan 2, 2016
espaÑa
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level 81
May 18, 2014
In school we learned that Mt Blanc was the highest mountain of Europe. Checking the map I am still not convinced it's Elbrus (which I never heard of before). Anyway I can accept "Mt Blanc" really doesn't fit as an answer in this quiz.
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level 27
Jul 24, 2014
el brus is definitely: a) in europe;it is in russia, not georgia b) taller than mt blanc
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level 69
Jul 24, 2014
Why is there a question about the World Cup in a Geography Quiz?
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level 44
Aug 4, 2014
If animals are geography than so is sport.
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level 73
Nov 2, 2014
Got 'em all with 2:15 to go. Fortunately a previous quiz reminded me of Mt. Elbrus. I had been trying to call it Mt. Erebus.
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level 35
Feb 15, 2015
Erikthev, I applaud you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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level 18
Mar 24, 2015
The euro is the currency of the eurozone and not the EU
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level 23
Dec 5, 2015
WHERE IS EYJAFJALLAJOKULL
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level 67
Jan 2, 2016
Just north of Skogar
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level 59
Jan 4, 2016
Oh, right then. Thanks!
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level 42
Jan 2, 2016
THERE'S A HUGE MISTAKE HERE!! IT SAYS: EUROPE'S TALLEST MOUNTAIN, ANSWER "ELBRUS". THAT IS WRONG; ELBRUS IS LOCATED IN ASIA, WHILST THE ACTUAL TALLEST EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN IS MONT BLANC. SHAME ON YOU JETPUNK!
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level 59
Jan 4, 2016
Yes, and while we're at it, can we also discuss whether to call it Burma/Myanmar, if Cyprus is in Europe or Asia, if the Hague is accepted as capital for the Netherlands, and if Wales is a country or not? Because those things have definitely never been addressed on jetpunk before, and I, for one, would really like to see them argued about in multiple comment threads til the dead horse is like, REALLY dead.
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level 38
Dec 9, 2017
The Hague (or, properly, Den Haag) is the legislative capital of the Netherlands. Like South Africa, the Netherlands has more than one capital.
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level 67
Mar 17, 2019
Any country that cannot make up it's mind which city is the Capital should be relegated for being 'Overcapitalised'
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level 70
Jun 20, 2016
Also, Han shot first.
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level 75
Mar 17, 2019
And the Americas are two continents and we're just getting started on Eswatini and North Macedonia.
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level 71
Mar 22, 2019
Where do you draw the boundary between Europe and Asia? Normally the Caucasus Mountain watershed is the boundary in that portion of the world. Elbrus is clearly on the European side of the Caucusus divide.
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level 57
Apr 10, 2016
Let me type Eiffel!
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level 41
Dec 16, 2016
is mont blanc?
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level 55
Jan 22, 2017
Eufrat shoud be enough
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level 71
Mar 18, 2017
Very nice quiz!
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level 39
Jun 1, 2017
Talking about a world cup but not specifying the sport is a little confusing and not all countries in the EU use the Euro. It would also be helpful for us lazy people if you accepted "Eiffel" for the Paris question.
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level 55
Mar 17, 2019
How is not specifying the sport confusing? I'm not aware of any other world cups that happened in 1966, but then my sporting knowledge is rather limited, but if there was then I can't imagine there was an overwhelming number with champions beginning with "E". Besides, football is the most popular sport in the world, and the fifa world cup is very well known, so that would be the most logical assumption to make. If that question confused you, I think that would be cause for concern, in all honesty
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level 42
Feb 25, 2018
The clue "tallest" mountain is misleading, that is Mauna Kea. "Highest" mountain would be everest
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level 34
Feb 26, 2018
Eder should also be accepted for major german river
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level 64
Sep 14, 2018
Six months later... Eder is 177 km long, how is that a major river? If you know about Eder, you surely must know about Elbe.
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level 64
Sep 14, 2018
...and if you want to take it there, Echaz, Eder, Eider, Elbe, Elde, Else, Elz (Neckar), Elz (Rhine), Elzbach, Ems, Emscher, Ennepe, Enz, Enz (Prüm) and Erft should be all the rivers in Germany starting with the letter "E".
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level 30
Mar 17, 2019
Only 25% got Elbrus? I understand there may be some confusion since it depends on where you consider the Asia-Europe border to be, but I would have thought at least 55% would get that.
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level 75
Mar 17, 2019
Probably many, like me, had trouble remembering the exact name. I tried Erebus, Erebrus, Elebrus, etc. before finally getting the correct word.
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level 35
Mar 17, 2019
I fluked the highest mountain. Thought Elbrus was the German river :)