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Geography by Letter - U

Guess these geographical answers that start with the letter U.
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First submittedApril 26, 2013
Last updatedJune 10, 2019
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African country
Uganda
Opposite of rural
Urban
Country abbreviated U.K.
United Kingdom
Four-letter U.S. state
Utah
South American country
Uruguay
Capital of Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
The top half of Michigan
Upper Peninsula
One of the -stan countries
Uzbekistan
Country that declared its
independence in 1776
United States
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Country on the Black Sea
Ukraine
National language of Pakistan
Urdu
Region in central Italy
Umbria
Animal on Scotland's coat-of-arms
Unicorn
Mountains that separate Europe and Asia
Urals
Ayer's Rock, by another name
Uluru
Initials of the Soviet Union
USSR
Hawaiian stringed instrument
Ukulele
Region that comprises
the northern part of Ireland
Ulster
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level 83
Jul 10, 2013
Saying "animal" with no qualifier (e.g. "imaginary") tends to indicate that it's a *real* animal, at least to me. Maybe "creature" would be a bit more ambiguous.
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level 72
Oct 4, 2013
I think the clue's fine. If you know the flag, you'll know the answer.
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level 60
Aug 20, 2014
No unicorn on the FLAG.
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level 59
Sep 13, 2019
yea, so if you have drawn a horse, you havent drawn a horse, because it is not real but a drawing, but then what have you drawn?
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level 50
Feb 19, 2014
Robin Hood was an archer. Not a real archer, but still an archer. The point still carries on.
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level 55
Apr 29, 2015
I did think that at first and wondered what animals even start with U, but then I remembered that I knew it was a unicorn. I don't think it's necessary to qualify that it's a fictional creature.
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level 58
Mar 15, 2018
For what it's worth nearly five years later, I agree, tschutzer.
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level 59
Sep 13, 2019
I doubt that there has been anyone that went: I know the animal on the scotland coat of arms is the unicorn, but ow, it doesnt specify it has to be an imaginary creature, so it probably isnt the answer.

That is like having a question, curved fruit starting with a b, ow I thought banana, but that can't be it, because they don;t say it has to be yellow..

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level 59
Sep 13, 2019
If you know it, you know it. It even gives you the U. It is not name the creature, it shouldnt be made too easy. Like instead of national animal of australia, you would add marsupial/has a puch, a big strong tail they lean on and are known to "box". That really takes away from knowing the national animal and would be just about guessing the animal by description.
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level 58
Feb 19, 2014
A region that comprises the northern part of Ireland is also the United Kingdom...
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level 71
Mar 12, 2014
Eh? Ireland and the United Kingdom are two different countries. You may be thinking of Northern Ireland, which is a constituent part of the UK, but not a part of Ireland the country, though it is on the land mass called Ireland. Either way, the UK is not another name for the northern part of Ireland.
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level 72
Jul 30, 2016
The clue says "comprises", not "contains"; I think it's fine as is.
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level 59
Sep 13, 2019
Yea even if he mixed up the north of ireland and northern ireland, the UK is not a sub region of northern ireland, but northern ireland is a part of the UK
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level 50
Jul 31, 2016
No it's not, Ulster contains the counties of Northern Ireland (part of the UK) but it also contains 3 counties (Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan) that are not part of the UK.
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level 67
Jun 10, 2019
Ireland in this case I think refers to the 'Island'. not the 'Country of Ireland' and the question is fine as is.
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level 61
Feb 19, 2014
UP should be accepted for "The top half of Michigan".
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level 76
Feb 19, 2014
If it were then I would have gotten the correct answer when I typed in "upper Michigan".. :)
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level 34
Feb 19, 2014
Upper Michigan aint right. I live in Wisconsin, right by Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois. It is Upper Peninsula. I have only heard "Upper Michigan" from foreigners..
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level 76
Nov 7, 2015
I know it's not right. That was the point.
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level 76
Sep 8, 2015
Is "Yoop" ever used?? After all, the natives are referred to as "Yoopers."
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level 33
Nov 9, 2015
"Yoopers" is a term for people from the U.P., as in "U.P.'ers". I have never heard "Yoop" used before. My in-laws live there and we go up from Chicago a few times a year. It's beautiful up there!
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level 68
Jul 30, 2016
Uh, does "Yooper" start with a "U"?
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level 66
Jun 9, 2019
Yes Yoopers are from the Upper Peninsula. I love how they refer to people from the Lower Peninsula. We are "Trolls" because we live under the bridge.
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level 59
Sep 13, 2019
@mikeb if you you pronounce u it does start with yoo, but that is besides the point, he was merely enquiring and not asking it to be the accepted answer on the quiz
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level 66
May 21, 2019
I fear that the quizmaster should have phrased this question "The northern half of Michigan"; north being quite different from up.
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level 24
Feb 21, 2014
The United Kingdom isn't a country. It's multiple countries. Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland are all sovereign countries.
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level 33
Jul 30, 2016
Of course UK is a country. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are NOT countries! They are just provinces/Sovereign states. But technically, the Government have stated that these places are actually countries by their own rights. Legomaster and tortosi are right.
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level 59
Sep 13, 2019
Really, get your facts straight, they ARE countries, and they joined together in a kingdom. I think it is mainly americans that can't get their head around that fact, from the comments I read on this site. Maybe because they have big states, and their country is divided in states, so they somehow want the same thing to be applied to other places?

(like we arent called a country so neither should they? I am not trying to take a stab at anyone before I get the expected horrible replies, it is just an observation it IS manily people from america that do not seem to except it, and about why, that doesnt need to be the reason, but it is what I have gathered from several comments)

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level 48
Dec 28, 2016
Oh no not again...
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level 35
Jul 27, 2014
Congratulations! It's the first "Geography by Letter" quiz with real geographical questions! The others ask about historical facts or random stuff like names of stores... This is my favorite, thank you!
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level 20
Dec 14, 2014
You're not the only one to say that, and yes it is geography. It's called human geography.
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level 72
Jul 30, 2016
Not got a problem with the unicorn thing then?
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level 45
Aug 2, 2016
Why would they? it's a valid question on this sort of quiz.
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level 52
Apr 19, 2017
They apparently also don't have a problem with the ukulele question. I'm just glad this is the first Geography by Letter Quiz where nobody had to post the link to the wikipedia article about human geography!
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level 35
Feb 15, 2015
Some of these people are just unbelievable crybabies!
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level 72
Jul 30, 2016
Welcome to Jetpunk comments. Everyone seems to think every preconception of theirs is fact.
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level 48
Dec 28, 2016
Just what I was going to say.
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level 79
Jul 31, 2016
Too American, Cyprus is in Europe, and you need to accept my alternate spelling for Sri Jayewardenapura Kotte. Or else.
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level 23
Dec 22, 2015
i seriously cannot believe that 3% of people didn't know what the 'uk' stands for
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level 33
Jul 30, 2016
I know right?!?
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level 59
Sep 13, 2019
Or maybe they didnt really understand the question.
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level 64
Jan 15, 2016
Ulster has nine counties, three of which are in the republic and six of which are in Northern Ireland.
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level 54
Aug 4, 2016
They all are on the northern part of the island.
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level 21
Jun 9, 2019
I missed Utah, how shameful.