Geography by Letter - R

Can you guess these geographical answers that start with the letter R?
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Last updated: December 23, 2019
First submittedApril 26, 2013
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World's biggest country by area
Russia
Currency of that country
Ruble
The Eternal City
Rome
Islamic month of fasting
Ramadan
Major port city in the Netherlands
Rotterdam
Large water storage area
Reservoir
Irish low-cost airline
Ryanair
Capital of Latvia
Riga
Musical genre from Jamaica
Reggae
Mountain with four presidents
carved into its face
Rushmore
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Currency of India
Rupee
River crossed by Julius Caesar
Rubicon
River that flows past Basel and Düsseldorf
Rhine
City near Durham and Chapel Hill
Raleigh
Smallest U.S. state
Rhode Island
Jamaican religion known for marijuana use
Rastafarianism
Capital of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
Transylvania is a region of this country
Romania
Capital of the Confederate States of America
Richmond
City of Ipanema beach and
Corcovado mountain
Rio de Janeiro
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Level 77
Jun 19, 2013
Ruble is more often 'rouble' in UK
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Level 51
Sep 18, 2013
And there was me trying to think of a city near Durham in the north of England...!
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Level 50
Nov 16, 2013
so was I haha
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Level 37
Jan 8, 2014
same
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Level 88
Jan 8, 2014
Likewise
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Level 73
Jan 8, 2014
too
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Level 47
Dec 29, 2016
Same.
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Level 70
Mar 16, 2019
I also. Never heard of the other one. The UK one was founded in 995 although a settlement probably existed there since around 2000BC. I presume that the Durham mentioned in the question must have a longer history than that?
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Level 20
Feb 11, 2014
LOL me 2
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Level 43
Mar 20, 2015
Me too. I tried "Rippon", which is definitely a cityand not so far from Durham, I think, but admittedly, I had no idea where the Chapel Hill was (:
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Level 77
Oct 12, 2015
It's spelled "Ripon".
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Level 70
Oct 6, 2016
Distance Durham to Ripon 54m...... distance Durham to Raleigh 27m.
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Level 65
Mar 29, 2018
wow: less than 1/10 of a kilometer...
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Level 70
Apr 19, 2018
+1 ..... Froststar
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Level 81
Apr 10, 2019
Durham to Raleigh is the distance between bases in baseball?
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Level 67
Sep 12, 2019
Just a stone's throw away :)
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Level 79
Jun 18, 2016
Same here, didn't realise there was one in the US.
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Level 36
Jun 18, 2016
same here
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Level 73
Feb 16, 2018
Rewcastle. Runderland. Riddlesbrough.
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Level 36
Sep 15, 2019
Same
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Level 80
Jan 8, 2014
For once a quiz where I typed in "Riyadh" and didn't have an "h" left over when the answer was accepted.
Only missed Rubicon.
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Level 45
Jan 8, 2014
Me too, I always type the H.
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Level 34
Jun 18, 2016
Same happens with me and Tallinn, so annoying
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Level 52
Apr 19, 2017
I was so happy to notice this. Knowing the correct spelling actually paid off for once!
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Level 65
Feb 16, 2018
Me too. Same with Edinburgh on some quizzes.
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Level 51
Jan 8, 2014
Didn't know how to spell Rupee.
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Level 54
Jun 18, 2016
me either!
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Level 78
May 11, 2019
Guess you've never been to Hyrule.
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Level 55
Apr 26, 2014
I had Ryanair confused with Adam Air.
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Level 43
Jan 16, 2016
what happened to q? You could just do only crap about qatar
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Level 68
Jun 18, 2016
Qatar, Queensland, Qingdao, Quebec, Queens, Quezon City, Quito, Quintana Roo, Queen Maud's Land, Quantico. There's a few answers that wouldn't be too obsucre in my opinion.
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Level 45
Jun 18, 2016
Could "retention pond" also work for the water storage area?
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Level 70
Jun 19, 2016
What about 'Round hole full of water' as well.
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Level 50
Mar 7, 2017
Or 'Really deep hole in an area where it rains a lot'
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Level 53
Mar 7, 2017
+1 on retention pond
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Level 67
Sep 12, 2019
river...
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Level 69
Jun 18, 2016
Nice quiz. In a few countries (might be those with Persian influence at an early stage of adopting Islam?) "Ramadan" is read and pronounced "Ramazan." Might be worth a type-in.
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Level 52
Jun 18, 2016
One of these days I'll remember how to spell Riyadh during a quiz.
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Level 56
Jun 21, 2016
The Durham/Chapel Hill question is very obscure for people outside of the US, maybe say in the question this is about the Durham in the USA to at least point in the right direction?
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Level 70
Dec 19, 2016
I would not have got the answer if there was a map reference and photos of the town square.
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Level 53
Mar 7, 2017
the ryanair question is very obscure to people within the US...
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Level 67
Sep 12, 2019
Knowing airlines is a bit different than knowing every little town in every foreign country. Not from Uk or US but knew the airline and not the cities, atleast the airline has commercials
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Level 73
Sep 17, 2019
i'm not from the usa, nor from the uk and got both answers, so
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Level 80
Feb 29, 2020
Weird comment coming from someone with the username "Manchesterutd"
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Level 53
Mar 7, 2017
considering both are home to huge colleges, with UNC- CH being the oldest public school in the US, and are part of a massive growing urban area they aren't extremely obscure
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Level 78
Mar 7, 2017
Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill are the centers of the Research Triangle of world-class universities, medical schools, and high-tech businesses. It isn't obscure, but probably not as well known outside of the US.
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Level 69
Sep 16, 2019
umm, and, most importantly, basketball.
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Level 61
Mar 7, 2017
What does Ramadan have to do with geography??
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Level 44
Jun 3, 2017
It's human geography.
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Level 81
Apr 10, 2019
No, it's an entire month on a calendar that has zilch to do with geography. It is observed absolutely anywhere a Muslim happens to be: At sea, in space, Mt. Everest, 200 meters below the North Pole, on an airplane trip circling the entire globe. Someday it will be observed in a curved trajectory between Earth and Mars 10s of millions of miles from anything geographical by a guy with a ruble in his pocket.
You can cover every conceivable stretch of geography in a month.
It is a culture clue, not a geography clue.
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Level 81
Apr 10, 2019
And auto correct changed that to "Someday it will be observed in a curved trajectory between Earth and Mars 10s of millions of miles from anything geographical by a guy with a rubber in his pocket."
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Level 80
Jul 7, 2019
Are any of the places Ramadan is observed on the surface of the Earth? If so your rant is unnecessary and wrong.
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Level 67
Sep 12, 2019
In that case my real name is geography too, I am a human ( as far is I know) and I live in a country which is on this earth. Ow and my fart is geography too. It hasnt left the earth's atmosphere yet.
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Level 83
Sep 15, 2019
@Sifhraven You might be joking, but you might also be correct.
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Level 80
Sep 15, 2019
While technically you might be correct Sif those things would be considered incredibly obscure and geography tends to look at broad trends and patterns not individual people or historical events (like you passing gas). Commonly studied aspects of geography include cartography, anthropology, meteorology, culture, religion, music, demography, commerce, topography, etc. If people from the area where you lived were known to be exceptionally flatulent, or something from the diet common in to the region contributed to this, those could very well be common geography questions. As could a person's name, for instance, "what is the most common surname in Vietnam?" is a perfectly valid geography question.
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Level 51
Feb 16, 2018
Romania? I think you mean Hungary.
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Level 70
Apr 19, 2018
Always check your comments before posting or you may look careless.
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Level 21
Jan 18, 2019
How's Reservoir a geography question?
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Level 81
Apr 10, 2019
And you're not questioning the name of a month as geography?
"What did you study in geography class today?"
"July"
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Level 80
Sep 15, 2019
What did you study in geography today?

Common features of the earth's surface like plateaus, peninsulas, fjords, and reservoirs and what they're called.

What are you studying tomorrow?

Calendars used by different cultures around the world and how they devised and organized them.

Interesting, sounds like a lot of the same sort of stuff I studied in geography.
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Level 56
Mar 16, 2019
And here I was trying to think of the name for the low coastline of Ireland...
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Level 50
Apr 17, 2019
Not that I got it wrong, but Caesar did cross the Rhine too. Could phrase it like, "The die was cast when Caesar crossed this river."
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Level 46
Sep 12, 2019
I didn't get rasaheydhscxknbtsdzsekjldhsftresishbvism. Never heard of it actually
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Level 45
Sep 15, 2019
For some reason I blanked on Rome, but then it counted when I was typing in Romania. 14/20.
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Level 71
Sep 15, 2019
I seem to always confuse rubles and rupees! Didn’t seem to hurt me on this quiz though.
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Level 62
Sep 15, 2019
Transylvania (Erdély) is Hungarian, not Romanian...
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Level 68
Sep 15, 2019
If only there was some was of checking to be sure.
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Level 80
Sep 15, 2019
2 comments saying the same erroneous thing now... weird... are Hungarians being taught that Romania is part of Hungary? Where did this come from?
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Level 62
Sep 15, 2019
Rhine should also be accepted as the river crossed by Caesar (as well as Rubicon). He famously built the first ever bridge across the Rhine as a display of strength during the Gallic Wars. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar%27s_Rhine_bridges
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Level 44
Sep 19, 2019
Please accept Rhein as spelling option for Rhine, it is sort of the original (German) name.
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Level 46
Aug 3, 2020
I only missed Raleigh and that's one of the only 4 cities in USA I actually visited!!