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Geography by Letter - N

Guess these geographical answers that start with the letter N.
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Last updated: December 30, 2018
First submittedApril 26, 2013
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The city that never sleeps
New York City
Longest river in the world
Nile
City struck by an atomic bomb
Nagasaki
Country in the Himalayas
Nepal
Capital of Kenya
Nairobi
Country famous for fjords
Norway
Australia's most populous state
New South Wales
City of Jesus's youth
Nazareth
City where pizza was invented
Naples
U.S. state where the
Wright Brothers first took flight
North Carolina
Term for a migratory people
such as the Bedouins
Nomad
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Paris cathedral or American university
Notre Dame
America's country music capital
Nashville
Largest southwestern Native American tribe
Navajo
Last name shared by 39% of Vietnamese
Nguyễn
Japanese name for Japan
Nihon
Country erroneously referred to as Holland
Netherlands
California's most famous wine region
Napa Valley
French region on the English channel
Normandy
Bavarian city and Nazi trial locale
Nuremberg
Massachusetts island,
formerly a whaling center
Nantucket
The Grand Banks are found off the
coast of this Canadian island
Newfoundland
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level 47
Nov 27, 2013
I didn't get NY :O
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level 44
Nov 27, 2013
Are you serious? It's the picture used for the quiz!
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level 48
Jan 3, 2014
yeah doesnt really help if you dont know what NY looks like
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level 80
May 23, 2014
Why are you putting so much emphasis on the H?!
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level 73
May 9, 2016
Cool whip
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level 40
May 9, 2016
You're obviously not a Family Guy fan.
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level 43
Nov 28, 2013
New Zealand is also know for fjords...and begins with an N :)
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level 47
Apr 29, 2014
In NZ it's spelt fiord with an i...fjord is the Nordic spelling
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level 31
Nov 27, 2014
yeah, they should emphasise that it is a 'nordic country' or 'scandinavian' in the comment
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level 20
Dec 14, 2014
That would give it away. It's the only Scandinavian country that starts with an n.
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level 47
Jul 21, 2019
Yeah, they should also accept New Zealand as a answer, maybe even have 2 answers to that question.
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level 62
Jul 28, 2019
New Zealand has fiords, not fjords.
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level 28
Aug 20, 2019
New Zealand is known for its sounds not fiords sorry.
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level 33
Jan 13, 2014
Normandy - also, Nord-pas-de-Calais
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level 61
Mar 6, 2014
Nuremburg isn't spelled correctly. It's Nuremberg in English.
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level ∞
Mar 8, 2014
Fixed
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level 55
Apr 26, 2014
Anybody know a man from Nantucket?
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level 63
Dec 31, 2014
I once did.
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level 65
May 7, 2016
I knew him, he kept all his cash in a bucket
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level 58
May 9, 2016
Yeah, his daughter Nan ran away with a man.
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level 58
Apr 29, 2014
I got Napa Valley wrong because I spelled it with 2 p's :(
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level 82
May 22, 2014
3:48 left on the clock :P
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level 59
Jun 22, 2015
I kept trying to think of the name "Dunkirk" from the Dunkirk evacuation, instead of the simple Normandy. D'OH.
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level 35
May 7, 2016
Too many questions about USA.
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level 47
May 7, 2016
6 out of 22...I would say that's alright. We as Europeans should complain less about the focus on America (on an American site) and start creating quizzes that involve other parts of the world if we feel they are underrepresented.
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level 76
May 7, 2016
Thank you. I love taking quizzes about other parts of the world.
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level 71
May 7, 2016
I agree. Plus the Napa Valley is world famous, not just California or nationally renowned . As of now, no answer under 50% so I think it a rather fair quiz.
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level 61
Jul 21, 2019
It's also worth considering, especially on a geography quiz, that the US is pretty much the size of Europe. Many US states are as culturally distinct from each other as some European countries are.
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level 52
Jul 21, 2019
lol most European countries speak entirely different languages and this guy thinks the US states are more culturally distinct than some European Countries
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level 67
May 7, 2016
Nord-Pas-de-Calais is also a French region on the English Channel.
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level 62
May 7, 2016
100% with 1:25 left. I think this is the first Geography by Letter quiz for which I've gotten 100%.
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level 75
May 7, 2016
Ya know, Nigeria can also be erroneously referred to as Holland.
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level 54
May 9, 2016
This opens so many possibilities!
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level 38
Dec 14, 2016
Really? - You must have failed Geography in school.
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level 70
Aug 11, 2017
It's called a sense of humor. Take one for a test drive sometime. You might enjoy it.
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level 67
Apr 25, 2018
Why? Calling Nigeria "Holland" would indeed be erroneous, would it not?
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level 56
May 7, 2016
Actually, the Amazon river in Peru-Brazil is the longest in the world...
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level 77
May 8, 2016
You think anybody here doesn't know where the Amazon river is?
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level 54
May 9, 2016
I bet most people know about good manners more than they do river geography.
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level 77
Dec 29, 2017
That would be a brilliant comment if the most popular quiz on the website was the Table Manners of the World Quiz
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level 45
Aug 8, 2018
Actually the Nile is the longest, but the Amazon has more water, as it's much wider in places.
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level 54
Jul 18, 2016
Hauts-de-France's official name is still "Nord-Pas-De-Calais - Picardie", so this should still be accepted!
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level ∞
Dec 30, 2018
I don't think that's true
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level 38
Nov 2, 2017
DTL: Sarcasm, the last refuge of the ignorant.
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level 67
Dec 7, 2017
Like Geography quizzes?....... try Geography Two .....here it is
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level 77
Jan 10, 2019
The world-famous popular foodstuff called pizza was invented in New York, not Naples.
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level 57
Mar 19, 2019
Really?
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level 77
Jul 21, 2019
Really. Though similar foods by similar names (pizza, pita, tost, man’oushe) have been consumed throughout history all over the Mediterranean and Near East. The variety that is presently world famous and globally popular was first produced in Little Italy, New York City. This is just a fact. Go to Naples and try the "pizza" there sometime, compare it to what you would get in the US, UK, Russia, Australia, Japan, Brazil, or anywhere else. Those other places are eating New York pizza. Even in other parts of Italy they eat New York style pizza.
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level 62
Jul 23, 2019
I would definitely not call it invented. But adapted perhaps. That is like saying samsung/apple invented the telephone. They didnt, though they (or whoever first truely came out with a smartphone) made it what it is today.

And yes it is hard to attribute something to one "person" because most things are made from pre-existing components (without electricity, no tv) I dont think anyone would say they invented the telephone.

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level 62
Jul 23, 2019
And I am not sure about world famous and globally popular either. It might be the dominant style in the US and available in other countries. But common or dominant I wouldnt say. The only place I ve seen them is from the NY pizza delivery service (and it is optional, you can get the normal italian one aswell). Not in restaurants or the pizza you buy from the store, none of those are like the floppy NY style ones.

I think I might prefer the US ones though. Better dough to topping ratio. Sometimes it feels like I am just eating a whole lot of dough.. Though the NY style ones I have had Wére extreeemly greasy though, and incredibly salt (like your monthly intake lol, I am a salt lover, but they were just barely within the limits of being edible..). Not sure if that is a common thing or just from the NY pizza delivery. I have a feeling the greasy thing is (going by what I see on tv) but the saltiness might not be the common thing.

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level 77
Jul 24, 2019
If New York pizza is adapted, not invented, the the pizza of Naples was also an adaptation, not an invention. As flat bread (pita) with toppings on it had been consumed all over since prehistory. The Greeks who colonized Neapolis (Naples) brought it with them from their homeland, and eventually started mispronouncing it as pizza.

The innovations in New York were making a pie with a semi-rigid (you call it floppy, but try eating he ones in Naples they are barely cooked there) crust cooked golden brown, cut into triangles, with sauce, cheese and toppings distributed and spread evenly over the whole pie, such that you could take one slice and easily consume it while holding it in your hand or on a paper plate. Nearly every single pizza I have ever ordered in my life, be it in Seoul, Manila, Riyadh, Tel Aviv, Athens, Moscow, London, Rome, Bangkok, Miami, or Los Angeles have all fit this description. There are a couple of exceptions to this rule.
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level 77
Jul 24, 2019
1. the pizza I got in Naples, which I would barely even qualify as pizza so far removed from this standardized form was it: globby, mushy, greasy and oily, undercooked, with a few small puddles of sauce and cheese and a sprig of basil, uncut and impossible to eat without a knife and fork. Neapolitan style "pizza."
2. Chicago-style pizza which I've had in Chicago and elsewhere which is really more like a quiche. Made with a deep-dish cornmeal crust.
3. this one place I used to order from in Croatia where they didn't cut the pie, but in all other ways was still much more similar to New York pizza than Naples pizza.
and a few pies here and there that were square-cut... but still cut
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level 73
Jul 24, 2019
In Naples they first used the combination of cheese and tomatoes and herbs (sometimes anchovies), modern pizza was born and the standard ever since. I lived in Naples for a year, delicious pizza with dough that is crusty, cheese aplenty over the dough, although there are variants within Naples and the greater Campania area. Neapolitans brought their pizza to the U.S. and many variants ensued. Modern pizza was invented in Naples. Using your own limited experiences and opinions does not create a set of facts to establish that pizza was invented in NYC. So, NO!
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level 62
Jul 21, 2019
Look up Neapolitan pizza.
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level 77
Jul 22, 2019
I don't need to look it up. I've read about it. I've been to Naples. I've consumed it. I know what I'm talking about.
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level 66
Aug 3, 2019
Of course Netherlands is the official term, but saying that 'Holland' is erroneous is too harsh. Originally it might refer to a region of the Netherlands, but as a pars pro toto it's not wrong. The Dutch use it often as a synonym themselves. I mean, football fans chanting "Hup Holland Hup" aren't only referring to the footballers from 2 provinces. By the way, the term 'Netherlands' (Low Countries) historically also applied to Belgium, Luxembourg and parts of northern France. So if you're looking for a historically correct term, both are equally imprecise. The only real difference is that 'Netherlands' is the official name of the country.
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