Geography by Letter - W

Guess these geographical answers that start with the letter W.
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Last updated: June 10, 2019
First submittedApril 26, 2013
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Capital of the United States
Washington D.C.
Cardiff is its capital
Wales
Midwestern U.S. state
Wisconsin
One of the Palestinian territories
West Bank
Capital of Poland
Warsaw
Residence of the U.S. president
White House
French territory in the South Pacific
Wallis and
Futuna
German name of Vienna
Wien
Capital of New Zealand
Wellington
Part of London home to the
Houses of Parliament
Westminster
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Famous Honolulu beach
Waikiki
Capital of Manitoba
Winnipeg
U.S. state with the lowest population
Wyoming
Where Napoleon met his final defeat
Waterloo
Most populous city in central China
Wuhan
Biggest stadium in England
Wembley
Most common Chinese last name
Wáng
French-speaking region of Belgium
Wallonia
Irish city famous for crystal
Waterford
London district and host of a
major tennis tournament
Wimbledon
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Level 62
Feb 11, 2016
Wisconsin is in the midwest? Shouldn't that be mideast?
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Level 48
May 20, 2016
As a Wisconsinite, probably, but Midwest is the term we fat Muricans use to describe the center of our country. It doesn't make any sense now that I think about it.
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Level 64
Jun 15, 2016
I think it goes back to when there wasn't much of what we now know as America further west than Dakota territory.
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Level 67
Aug 27, 2016
because in the old days, anything to the west of the Mississippi river was considered west and it just stuck
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Level 78
May 26, 2019
Yeah, just learned that. Was trying Wyoming at first. Amusing to read the Wikipedia article. "The Midwestern United States... occupies the northern central part of the United States." Of course it does. Obviously due to the history, but fun anyway :)
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Level 68
Jun 13, 2019
Same reason you'll find Northwestern University in Illinois instead of Washington or Oregon. It made sense at the time...
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Level 80
Aug 28, 2016
We tried to sell Wisconsin to the Emiratis but they backed out of the deal.
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Level 78
Aug 29, 2016
They must have seen someone wearing a cheesehead hat.
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Level ∞
Jun 10, 2019
Instead Wisconsin sold itself to Foxxconn. Very good pocast about it here.
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Level 83
Jun 11, 2019
Interesting QM!
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Level 83
Jun 11, 2019
Lots of people consider Ohio to be part of the Midwest too. It's become less of a geographic distinction and more of a cultural one.
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Level 72
Nov 24, 2019
Ohio doesn't really fit anywhere. It seems too far east for the Midwest, too far west for the Mid-Atlantic, and too far north for the South. The eastern part of Ohio is like the Mid-Atlantic, the western part is like the Midwest, and the area around Cincinnati is like the Upper South.
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Level 72
Nov 24, 2019
@YellowJacket The insinuation that Cincinnati is anything less than a proper Midwestern city is libel of the highest order, and I will not stand for it. I will agree however, that both Ohio and Kentucky are difficult to square away into any single regional category.
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Level 65
Nov 24, 2019
I agree it's a cultural distinction. I always think the Midwest starts with Pittsburgh. People from Pittsburgh are much more like people from Cincinnati than they are like people from Philadelphia.
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Level 69
Apr 12, 2016
So it is believed that the names of both Wales & Wallonia come from the same word Walhaz meaning foreigner :-)
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Level 62
Aug 7, 2018
interesting!
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Level 72
Nov 24, 2019
Just like how whales (as mammals) are the foreigners of the ocean.
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Level 58
Aug 4, 2020
Wallachia, too.
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Level 59
Aug 27, 2016
To anyone that is wondering why so many of the questions are about English-speaking countries, this is because many other languages don't even use the letter W. Among them are most European languages.
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Level 56
Mar 17, 2020
Most romance languages, Slavic languages use it
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Level 60
Aug 27, 2016
I live in the US (currently) and even I thought this was very heavily US-skewed
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Level 45
Aug 28, 2016
I never thought of stadiums or government buildings as geography but eh
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Level 89
Aug 28, 2016
I love it when my hometown appears on a quiz :)
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Level 55
Aug 29, 2016
Why do so many people complain on this site? This site is about having fun. Yes, there are a lot of American questions on this quiz, but so what? Where does it say that the quiz is supposed to be equally representative of other parts of the world? The quizmaster is likely a Yank, so of course, it will have a lot of US-based questions. If you look at a quiz, and don't like the number of "American" questions, move on to a different one. If you want a quiz with more diverse questions, try to create one. Good luck with that!
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Level 52
Oct 12, 2018
i agree.. if you don't know anything about America, get your head out of the sand...start reading, watching TV and movies..I am Aussie and find most the questions answerable, though the US sports ones usually get me, (but most sport gets me )
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Level 67
Sep 13, 2019
I have always found that the argument; you don't like the quiz, make one yourself. Does not make any sense, taking a quiz is a completely different experience from making one, the two can't be interchanged.
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Level 65
Nov 24, 2019
Even if that's true, everything else komrad said is correct. I don't understand why people think this site needs to be some kind of representative democracy. I think QM does an admirable job mixing up the subject matter, but he and probably the majority of users are American, so the site is going to lean that way. It's like if you went to McDonald's and demanded pasta. That's not part of their menu. There are other places to go if you want that. This site does not need to be everything to everyone. I've played quizzes and trivia games where the host, in an attempt to have mass appeal, clearly wrote questions on subjects about which he himself doesn't know anything, and the questions often come across as bizarre or needlessly specific. They're not fun. You need the quiz writer to be grounded in his subject matter, or the quiz will not be good.
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Level 70
Sep 22, 2017
I thought it said New England, not England :/
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Level 40
Dec 29, 2018
got everything except white house. Can I get a round of applause
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Level 45
May 26, 2019
*clap clap*
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Level 45
May 26, 2019
12/20.
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Level 45
May 26, 2019
For Vienna I just proceeded to spell it with a W lol.
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Level 67
Sep 13, 2019
almost spelled it like in my own language, my mind went like, ow we don't need to type it as Vienna ( translate it to) this time, so Wenen, ow wait no, in german..
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Level 70
Jun 14, 2019
Kept typing 'Wallace'..... too much Gromit.
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Level 72
Nov 24, 2019
No Windhoek? Oh well.
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Level 77
Nov 25, 2019
Fully expected a river Wye question.
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Level 53
Mar 6, 2020
I wonder how much the % correct for Wuhan has increased in the last couple of months.
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Level 66
Apr 8, 2020
Hum.
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Level 52
Apr 8, 2020
Well, it's still low at 31%.