The Americas Geography by Letter - W

Guess these North and South American geographical answers that start with the letter W.
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Last updated: December 4, 2019
First submittedAugust 26, 2014
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Capital of the United States
Washington D.C.
Capital of Manitoba
Winnipeg
Home of the U.S. President
White House
Capital of the Yukon Territory
Whitehorse
Oregon Trail destination
Willamette
Valley
New Mexico sand dunes area
or missile range
White Sands
Biggest city in Kansas
Wichita
Chicago's tallest building
Willis Tower
Place where Native Americans
were massacred in 1890
Wounded Knee
Largest city in Delaware
Wilmington
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Answer
Midwestern U.S. state
Wisconsin
Montana neighbor
Wyoming
State that broke off from Virginia in 1863
West Virginia
Site of the U.S. Military Academy
West Point
California mountain - tallest in the
lower 48 states
Whitney
Site of the New York Stock Exchange
Wall Street
Los Angeles neighborhood of
1965 race riots
Watts
Stadium of the Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
Restored "Colonial" city of Virginia
Williamsburg
Canadian town across the
border from Detroit
Windsor
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Level 75
Sep 14, 2014
Not sure how this quiz qualifies as "the americas" or "north and south america", given that no questions pertain to Mexico or anywhere else in Latin America.
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Level 81
Sep 23, 2014
That can be said about most of the "americas geography" quizzes... but not for this one. As for the european one, the letter W is almost not used in latin languages thus it would be difficult to have many questions about latin america...
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Level 65
May 13, 2015
This quiz title is definitively wrong.
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Level 79
May 13, 2015
Look for the quizzes about geography of the Americas minus the United States. Maybe those will make you happy.
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Level 65
Mar 25, 2020
The usual. They only know the USA and Canada. They don't know about the existence of 40 more countries...
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Level 45
Mar 24, 2015
When does a town become a city?? Windsor, the "Canadian town" across from Detroit, is three times the size of Wilmington, the "Largest city in Delaware." According to Wiki, Windsor has a population of 216,470; Wilmington 71,525
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Level 59
May 13, 2015
The officials (or whoever deals with such matters) decide when a town becomes a city. It's done pretty arbitrarily, there are no certain criteria in most cases. If there are, they're only limited to one country or state. In my first language they're both called "linn" so I don't even bother with that.
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Level 82
Jul 6, 2018
Chicago Chicago, that toddlin' town. Chicago, My Kind of Town (2 different songs) Now I'm positive you know that "town" is colloquially used to mean township, city, settlement, burg, village, hamlet, borough, locality....
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Level 71
May 13, 2015
If these quizzes have taught me anything, it's that 99% of everything in the Americas is found north of Mexico.
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Level 53
May 13, 2015
What is Mexico?
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Level 58
May 13, 2015
And south of Canada.
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Level 68
May 13, 2015
Name a place south of the U.S. that starts with a W.
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Level 75
May 13, 2015
How about the capital of Curacao?
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Level 64
Apr 6, 2017
United States controls American Samoa, which is at 14 degrees South latitude. Curacao is 12 North. Try again
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Level 67
May 17, 2018
Not all geography questions on Jetpunk are about places.
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Level 82
Jul 6, 2018
This one is. It is about places.
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Level 73
May 13, 2015
I suggesting adding at least 1 South American answer... if not it could as well be 'World Geography by Letter'!
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Level 59
May 13, 2015
Very few languages other than English, German and Polish use the letter W. You seem to ignore the rest of the Anglosphere, German-speaking countries and Poland (and some smaller regions). As W is rarely used in Romanic languages, I expected questions about only the USA and Canada.
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Level 72
May 13, 2015
I'm sure someone could think up an answer from the Caribbean, Belize, Guyana or Suriname..
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Level 80
May 14, 2015
Why don't you think of one then, you seem to like Ws a lot.
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Level 80
May 15, 2015
What about wuacamole?
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Level 62
May 14, 2015
I wish everyone would stop complaining. There's no W in the Spanish alphabet. The only time a W is seen is if it is a transliteration (wafles, washingtonianas, wasabi, web, WIFI, etc.).
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Level 58
May 15, 2015
Not every country south of the US speaks Spanish. Many places in the Caribbean, as well as Guyana, Suriname, French Guinea, Belize, and if you would like, the Falkland Islands. Also to note - Brazil speaks Portuguese. There are quite a few options from Guyana and Suriname that could work as a question in this quiz. They would not be well known answers, but they would be something to learn and would at least represent South America.
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Level 75
Jun 1, 2015
Why does Sears Tower not work?
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Level 77
Nov 5, 2015
Because it doesn't begin with W.
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Level 73
Aug 30, 2016
Suggested 'W' answers incorporating more of the Americas: "In which hemisphere are the Americas located?" (Western Hemisphere) "Collective term for the Greater and Lesser Antilles and the Lucayan Archipelago?" (West Indies) "Multicolored square flag representing the native peoples of the Andes?" (Wiphala) "Climatic region of the Andes running from 35°S to Cape Horn?" (Wet Andes) It's tricky to think up W answers for the rest of the Americas, but it's not impossible. At the moment this quiz exclusively relates to just a part of one of the two continents it purports to be about.
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Level 73
Nov 8, 2018
Windward Islands
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Level 82
Jan 14, 2019
In addition to the above and willemstad, a check of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Caribbean_islands shows 5 islands beginning with W all very small but notably https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windermere_Island in The Bahamas popular with celebrities and where Charles and Diana had their honeymoon.
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Level 75
Oct 26, 2017
Wow, please change the quiz title to reflect the actual content.
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Level 82
Jul 6, 2018
To all the people crying about no W places outside the USA and Canada: Waaaa. Waaaa.
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Level 67
Oct 29, 2019
Wageningen, Suriname.

Wakenaam Island, Guyana.

Wesley, Dominica.

Willikies, Antigua and Barbuda.

Wesley Will, British Virgin Islands.

These would probably not be guessed, but at least you would include "The Americas"

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Level 76
Dec 15, 2019
This quiz is part of a series so the title is absolutely correct.