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Geography by Letter - S

Guess these geographical answers that start with the letter S.
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First submittedApril 26, 2013
Last updatedJune 10, 2019
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World's largest non-polar desert
Sahara
2010 FIFA World Cup hosts
South Africa
Country with massive oil reserves
Saudi Arabia
Capital of Sweden
Stockholm
The vast eastern regions of Russia
Siberia
Rival to ancient Athens
Sparta
Former name of Ho Chi Minh city
Saigon
12 pence, formerly
Shilling
Site of the Alamo
San Antonio
World's 2nd most common
native language
Spanish
Wealthy micronation known
for corporal punishment
Singapore
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River that flows through Paris
Seine
Edinburgh is its capital
Scotland
Biggest city in South America
São Paulo
Capital of California
Sacramento
Largest Mediterranean island
Sicily
Nation in the Horn of Africa
Somalia
One of the two main types of Muslims
Sunni
The other one
Shia
Indigenous religion of Japan
Shinto
Canal connecting the
Mediterranean and Red Seas
Suez
Southwestern Chinese province
known for spicy cuisine
Sichuan
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level 25
May 29, 2013
I really like them too I think South Africa could have been the horn of Africa country though as well.
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level 73
Jan 9, 2014
right...South Africa is on the Cape of Good Hope
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level 57
Jun 6, 2017
Miraane, have you ever heard of a "comma". Or a period?
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level 70
Jun 22, 2017
I think you're confusing the Horn of Africa with Cape Horn. I think you're also confusing Cape Horn with the Cape of Good Hope.

Horn of Africa = Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia
Cape of Good Hope = South Africa
Cape Horn = Chile
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level 76
Oct 19, 2013
pretty easy (other than some tricky spellings). 100% with 1:36 left!
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level 77
Jan 22, 2014
hardest part was spelling szechuan
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level 72
Jan 22, 2014
and you still spelled it wrong
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level 57
Jan 29, 2014
Szechuan is the right spelling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Szechuan_cuisine). Actually more variations should be acceptable (e.g. shezuan, shixuan etc.) since it is a Chinese word.
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level 77
Mar 27, 2014
This might make me an ignorant American, but I kept trying to spell Sichuan like the chicken that is so delicious: Szechuan.
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level 55
Apr 26, 2014
I'm Chinese and that's how I spell it.
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level 82
Jun 25, 2015
Agreed. I thought it was "shizuan".
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level 67
Sep 4, 2018
Szechuan in the Wade-Giles transliteration and Sichuan in Pinyin.
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level 63
Jan 22, 2014
Only 49% got the site of the Alamo? Apparently people forgot to remember.
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level 71
Mar 17, 2014
Gentle reminder that a lot of people on this site are not American and to us it's barely a footnote in the history book of the world - if we've even heard of it before.
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level 50
Jul 29, 2014
travelfan. He was joking. You may or may not have heard of this, but a common thing in the US is 'Remember the Alamo!' or as I saw in a comic strip once, 'Remember... remember.... Remember that place in Texas!'
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level 65
Sep 29, 2019
Q: Do you remember your name? PWH: No. Q: Do you remember what you were doing? PWH: No. Q: Do you remember anything? PWH: I remember...I remember the Alamo! Everyone: Yee-hah!
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level 36
Jan 24, 2014
This one is pretty easy (100% with 2:26 to go). The shilling question was weird
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level 61
Jul 28, 2019
Huh, I cant see why?
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level 65
Sep 29, 2019
Not everyone has an easy time remembering the value of obsolete currencies...
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level 60
Sep 30, 2019
I don't consider coins geography. Got it right though so I'm not complaining.
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level 57
Feb 19, 2014
22. Happy with that except I couldn't dig "samba" from out of some crevice in my brain
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level 26
May 31, 2014
HABLO ESPAÑOL Y LA FALLO, LO DE "NATIVE" ME HABÍA CONFUNDIDO, ME PENSABA QUE ERA DE TRIBUS O ALGO JODER!
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level 38
Apr 21, 2017
Los tribos tenian un baile particular brasilero?
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level 27
Apr 22, 2017
This is what he is saying in English: I SPANISH AND THE FAILURE, THE "NATIVE" HAD CONFUSED ME, I THOUGHT THAT I WAS A TRIBE OR SOMETHING JODER!
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level 71
Sep 29, 2019
Didn't translate that last word?
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level 82
Jun 5, 2014
World cup hostS? Was there more whan one? -- Also shizuan or whatever it is should have some more spellings allowed!
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level 37
Jul 9, 2019
Agreed. I wrote Schezwan, which is not necessarily 100% correct, but you know what I mean...
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level 54
Aug 30, 2014
My first guess for the oil reserves was Scotland, clearly too caught up in the independum debate.
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level 59
Jul 2, 2016
That's a nice portmanteau, independum - INDEPENDence referENDUM.
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level 69
Jul 7, 2016
Funny that your comment comes just a week or two after the BrExit vote. It seems British politics love a good portmanteau.
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level 59
Jun 25, 2015
Region != Religion. My prescription ran out.
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level 75
Jan 17, 2016
Shinto is NOT an indigenous religion of Japan. The Ainu and Nivkh were there before the Yamato and Wajin. So you should either 1) amend your question to say "an ethnic religion of Japan" or 2) change the answer to "animism, shamanism, Ryukyuan religion."
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level ∞
Jun 10, 2019
Indigenous: "originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native." The question is correct as written.
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level 75
Jul 17, 2019
Fair point, but might I suggest that it would still be more strictly correct to say 'A religion indigenous to Japan' -- this prevents conflation with religions of the Indigenous peoples of Japan.
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level 61
Jul 2, 2016
Damn. I must have typed Siracusa/Syracuse thirty times. I was so sure it was right. Forgot it's a city on the island. Not the island itself.
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level 48
Dec 29, 2016
I do that a lot. It's really annoying.
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level 40
Nov 18, 2016
100% with 2:55 remaining! Great quiz!
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level 57
Jun 6, 2017
Oops. Didn't see the Spanish question. Also tried "Sinto" but couldn't remember the actual name.
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level 60
Oct 18, 2018
One missed, I didn't remember the Alamo!
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level 60
Mar 3, 2019
Singapore is hardly a micronation
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level 72
Apr 9, 2019
True. It's so small it's barely any kind of nation.
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level 75
Jun 11, 2019
Economically, no, it is not micro. Land mass-wise, it is tiny in comparison to most other countries.
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level 77
Jun 15, 2019
You are correct, Pharley. Singapore is a microstate, but not a micronation, which are generally unrecognized.
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level 77
Sep 15, 2019
In common parlance the words nation and state have become synonymous.
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level 60
Sep 30, 2019
Less time please. Finished with 3:47 remaining