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Geography General Knowledge #9

Answer these random geography questions.
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
First submittedMarch 24, 2013
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What language does the word tsunami come from?
Japanese
What strait divides Morocco and Spain?
Strait of Gibraltar
On what street would you find the official residence of the British Prime Minister?
Downing
What ethnic group does the ETA separatist movement claim to represent?
Basques
On what peninsula do Spain and Portugal lie?
Iberian Peninsula
What country's flag featured a hammer and a sickle?
Soviet Union
What U.S. state has the largest Mormon population?
Utah
What city was supposedly founded by Romulus and Remus?
Rome
By surface area, what is the largest of Africa's great lakes?
Victoria
What Egyptian peninsula was controlled by Israel from 1967 to 1982?
Sinai Peninsula
What ocean current brings warm water from the Gulf of Mexico to Europe?
Gulf Stream
In what country is Khmer the primary language?
Cambodia
What canal terminates at Buffalo?
Erie Canal
What was the former currency of Italy?
Italian Lira
On what Turkish mountain is Noah's ark often said to have landed?
Mount Ararat
What European country has 227 inhabited islands?
Greece
What is Paris's largest airport?
Charles de Gaulle
What was the capital of West Germany?
Bonn
What's the Spanish name for the United States?
Estados Unidos
What island is divided between Greek and Turkish factions?
Cyprus
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level 69
Aug 26, 2013
Got 17 right but it helped that there are quite a lot of Europe related questions.
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level 58
Mar 6, 2014
I wish that typing in "Gulf Current" would have worked ... and that be acceptable in the future?
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level 49
Apr 18, 2014
Tried 10 downing street several times, AAARGGGGHH!!!
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level 37
Oct 24, 2019
Although it does say 'street'.
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level 82
May 30, 2014
Took General Knowledge #93 just before this quiz. It had exactly the same question about the flag... :D Not very original.
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level 43
Mar 14, 2016
try making a quiz out of questions that haven't been asked on other quizzes
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level 55
Jun 3, 2014
Quizmaster likes the lira.
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level 62
Dec 15, 2018
Exactly what I was thinking seen it like 8 times and on the site fewer than.eight days. And have only.seen one other question, about the norway currency, but well that was a quiz about norway..
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level 62
Oct 7, 2014
How about EUA for "What is the Spanish name for the United States?"
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level 74
Nov 30, 2016
or EEUU?
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level 59
Jun 30, 2015
Just FYI:: Greek sovereign land includes 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, of which only 227 islands are inhabited. This is a truly unique phenomenon for the European continent.
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level ∞
Mar 14, 2016
I wonder. My guess would be that Greece has the greatest number of inhabited islands in Europe, but other countries may have more total islands. Norway seems like an obvious candidate.
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level 76
Mar 14, 2016
Finland probably has the most islands in Europe. Sweden and Norway also have tens, if not hundreds of thousands of islands. All depends on what you call an island though, which is really not straightforward, but by any measure those three countries have many more than Greece.
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level 67
Dec 15, 2018
The Åland Islands archipelago alone - an autonomous region of Finland, in the Baltic Sea - has around 6500 islands and islets, of which only 65 are inhabited. Finland has a crapload of islands.
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level 55
Mar 14, 2016
I thought it was asking for the state with the largest Muslim population. It's way too early for this today.
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level 80
Mar 14, 2016
According to Wikipedia, it's Michigan.
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level 40
Mar 14, 2016
Maybe it should be accepted URSS! Good quiz though
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level 57
Mar 15, 2016
Finland has 609 inhabited islands, I just had to check.
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level 49
Jan 25, 2017
SSSR is the same as Soviet union... and SSSR isnt taken as correct. Please do so.
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level 53
Nov 20, 2017
Impressive that you would answer with that over USSR, the far more common name.
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level 57
Jun 15, 2017
Got 18, should have gotten Gulf Stream
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level 32
Mar 25, 2018
Ok Angola has a hammer and sickle on its flag too.
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level 77
Jun 27, 2018
That's a machete and a gear.
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level 79
Oct 10, 2018
I don't know why but for some reason, I cannot ever spell the Egyptian peninsula correctly on the first try. When I see a question about it I know I am about to waste 30 seconds trying to guess the correct arrangement of letters or turn on spell check for the answer box.
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level 38
Dec 15, 2018
In Spanish, the article is correctly used, so it's Los Estados Unidos.
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level 53
Dec 15, 2018
Cyprus is not divided in Greek and Turkish 'factions' - that is an oversimplification that just enables propaganda.
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level 76
Dec 15, 2018
How would you reword the clue in under ten words? 70% of quiz takers got it correct. There is a comments section to state opinions, clarifications or grievances, or yes, promote propaganda, in which case I hope you check back and call them out on it. For the most part I have no problem with oversimplification. (Many of my own comments could use a good dose of it, including this one.)
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level 78
Dec 15, 2018
You should accept Roissy for Charles de Gaulle.
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level 66
Dec 15, 2018
and Lutetia for Paris?
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level 78
Dec 15, 2018
What? Sigh... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_de_Gaulle_Airport "also known as "Roissy Airport". Check before making fun of people please...
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level 66
Dec 15, 2018
If you know "Roissy", you should know to just type "cdg" and be done with it.
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level 78
Dec 16, 2018
I don't agree. Roissy is not obscure by any means. I'm sure that many french-speakers will think of Roissy before Charles de Gaulle, just as I did.
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level 66
Dec 15, 2018
Irrelevant, but Austria's state flag still has hammer and sickle.
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level 67
Dec 15, 2018
Austria never had the hammer and sickle on ist flag. Are you sure you meant Austria?
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level 66
Dec 15, 2018
Ok, it's not the traditional hammer & sickle, but there are still both of those objects present in the state flag. Click here
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level 57
Dec 16, 2018
Wow, that's really interesting.
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level 35
Jan 26, 2019
It's the coat of arms, not the flag.
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level 35
Jan 26, 2019
There were many countries having hammer and sickle in their flags: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Flags_with_hammer_and_sickle For example Albania 1994-1996.
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level 58
Oct 24, 2019
Would the British Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia not count as British factions on the island of Cyprus?
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level 58
Oct 24, 2019
Even though I wouldn't use the word 'factions' for these areas