Locations by Letter - A

Name these real and fictional locations that start with the letter A.
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Last updated: March 4, 2016
First submittedMarch 24, 2014
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Description
Location
Southernmost continent
Antarctica
Land of the Norse gods
Asgard
Nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way
Andromeda
Ancient island that fell into the sea
Atlantis
"Remembered" place where
Davy Crockett had a last stand
Alamo
Where the Joker was imprisoned
Arkham Asylum
Country where the Taliban held sway
Afghanistan
Country where you might get
a Vegemite sandwich
Australia
Prison where Sirius Black was held
Azkaban
One of Canada's Prairie Provinces
Alberta
Former name of Ethiopia
Abyssinia
Description
Location
Peninsula of the Saudis
Arabia
Planet destroyed by the Death Star
Alderaan
"Sweet home" state sung of by Skynyrd
Alabama
Arthurian island where Excalibur was forged
Avalon
City where you'd find a Coke museum
Atlanta
Home of Socrates and Plato
Athens
Shark-infested island of "Jaws"
Amity Island
Autonomous region of southern Spain
Andalusia
Brüno's home country
Austria
Emirate to which Garfield threatened
to mail Nermal
Abu Dhabi
Location of an ancient library
Alexandria
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Level 3
Apr 13, 2014
I always get the hard ones and miss the easy ones. *sigh*
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Level 55
Apr 26, 2014
Got Abu Dhabi too, huh?
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Level 76
Apr 13, 2014
There are 33 known galaxies closer to the milky way than Andromeda, and more will doubtless be discovered. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nearest_galaxies
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Level 49
Apr 13, 2014
This is as bad as finding out there are only four great lakes, everything I learned in middle school was a lie.
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Level 34
Apr 13, 2014
school IS a lie.
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Level 49
Feb 2, 2015
what lake isn't in the great lakes?
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Level 80
Sep 25, 2015
Hydrologically, Michigan and Huron are the same (same elevation; connection between them is "open" and free-flowing in both directions), so they're sometimes considered a single body of water. Even so, that body is called Michigan-Huron, so you still need to memorize 5 names!
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Level ∞
Apr 14, 2014
Good to know. However, it is the nearest spiral galaxy so I changed it to that.
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Level 86
May 1, 2014
Er, actually I think the person who told you there are only 4 great lakes is the one who was lying to you.
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Level 68
Apr 14, 2014
Skynyrd is spelled just so. No "A", ironically.
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Level 76
Oct 6, 2015
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Level 50
Apr 14, 2014
Abyssinia sounds cooler than Ethiopia. They should go back
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Level 55
Apr 26, 2014
And the cats are pretty.
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Level 65
Nov 10, 2014
Axum instead of Abyssinia? I definitely remember learning about a place called Axum that became present-day Ethiopia.
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Level 78
Jun 1, 2015
Part of the former Kingdom of Axum is included in present-day Ethiopia, but if memory serves correctly it didn't cover the entire area now included in the modern nation.
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Level 81
Sep 6, 2016
Axum is just a city (in Ethiopia) but the Axumite Empire covered a pretty big area and lasted a very long time. Neither it nor the ancient kingdom of Abyssinia have borders exactly the same as modern-day Ethiopia, though.
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Level 50
Sep 6, 2016
I'm pretty sure Abyssinia is what Ethiopia was called during Italy's invasion of it in 1935. It was pretty much exactly what constitutes the Ethiopian nation today, it had to be.

This is because Italy already controlled modern day Eritrea, modern day Somalia was jointly controlled by the UK and Italy, Kenya and Sudan were controlled by the UK, and even Djibouti was controlled by the French. Not much room left for border mutations.

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Level 58
Sep 6, 2016
Not exact area but I think its considered a successor.
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Level 55
Jul 28, 2020
Abbysinia is the same country as Ethiopia, just renamed. Axum is an acient empire that just happened to be partially in the same territory, without any real connection between the two. Kudos for knowing it, but would you say that Golden Horde is the former name of Russia? Probably not.
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Level 59
Nov 17, 2014
Too many fictional references for my taste
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Level 70
Apr 20, 2015
I agree, maybe to give those that only watch tv/films a chance to get a point or two.
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Level 67
Sep 28, 2019
Why I wouldnt mind a few more fictional ones.
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Level 73
Sep 6, 2016
I tried so many ways of spelling Alderaan, but never considered the double a.
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Level 57
Sep 6, 2016
Nice little Men at Work reference there
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Level 58
Sep 6, 2016
As an Australian I read it and thought "wait, what?" before realising this quiz was international
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Level 80
May 15, 2017
I tried vegemite once. bleccchhhtt! :-P
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Level 52
Oct 11, 2018
whadjamean???it's great on toast with avocado... yummy... the secret is .. spread it thinly !!!!
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Level 47
Jan 2, 2017
Have to get better at this.
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Level 54
Oct 10, 2017
Can't believe I missed Abyssinia, many of the others were harder...
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Level 50
Oct 11, 2017
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Ethiopia also known as Aksum at one point? I think it should also be accepted, along with Abyssinia
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Level 39
Dec 22, 2019
Most of these aren’t real geography smh