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Three Letter Geography

Name these geographic answers that are only three letters long.
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First submittedJune 8, 2014
Last updatedAugust 25, 2015
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Description
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Abbreviated name of Brazil's
most famous city
Rio
City in Morocco, or a cylindrical red hat
Fes
Airport code of Los Angeles
LAX
Synonym of gulf
Bay
Communist China (acronym)
PRC
Term for a rocky outcrop in the British isles
Tor
Predominant ethnic group of China
Han
Country near Qatar (acronym)
UAE
Type of wetland
Bog
Fen
The German word for "bath",
seen in the names of many towns
Bad
Description
Answer
"Question asking" British river
Wye
Rostov's river
Don
Cambridge's river
Cam
Former Portuguese colony in India
Goa
Mineral springs city in Belgium
Spa
Former name of Tokyo
Edo
Currency of Japan
Yen
Currency of North Korea
Won
Tallest "maunas" in Hawaii
Loa
Kea
Kinshasa is its capital (acronym)
DRC
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level 45
Jul 24, 2014
Won is the currency in South Korea too.
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level 66
Jul 24, 2014
But the question is still correct - Won is the currency of North Korea.
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level 83
Jul 24, 2014
For the river, I thought you might be going for the Esk. Took me a while to get past that.
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level 48
Jul 24, 2014
Surprised so few can work out Cam-bridge's river.
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level 76
Jul 25, 2014
seemed obvious after the answer popped up...
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level 79
May 6, 2015
Probably should be clear that it is the British Cambridge. I spent 30 seconds trying to figure out how the Charles could be 3 letters. After all, as many are prompt to complain, this is an America-centric site.
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level 71
Aug 8, 2016
Love that dirty water!
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level 58
Jul 28, 2014
Did anyone else wonder why "RDJ" didn't work for "Abbreviation for Brazil's most famous city"? Then I read the question properly.
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level 60
Aug 27, 2019
Because that is Robert downing junior! you know, sherlock, and iron man
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level 47
Sep 15, 2019
Downing? I doubt you know who he is.
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level 66
Sep 15, 2016
One thought for the other quiz takers though: would you consider KSA to be acceptable for the Qatar item? To be fair it's the nearest country and the only one it actually shares a land border with. When I reached that item, KSA was my first guess before I tried UAE. Anyway this was a great quiz!
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level 55
Aug 21, 2017
Same here
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level 26
Sep 15, 2016
I'm British and have never heard of a Tor
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level 56
Sep 15, 2016
Ditto
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level 65
Sep 15, 2016
Lots in Devon
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level 60
Sep 18, 2016
Dartmoor has many, on Dartmoor they are just lumps of exposed granite, often on the top of a hill, which would share the name of the tor, eg Yes Tor
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level 67
Feb 13, 2018
'Treehouse225'........ you want to get out into the country more.
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level 76
Jan 8, 2019
I knew it because of Glastonbury Tor, the alleged site of Avalon in Arthurian legend.
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level 33
Apr 13, 2017
When I read '"Question asking" British river' I couldn't get Tarn Hows out of my head - I did try Why just in case but it didn't click to spell it like that. Also Hawaiian doesn't have many letters so I just tried spelling them in different orders and got one pretty quickly!
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level 67
Feb 13, 2018
One of my favourite spots in the Lake District....... early morning in Autumn, mist just fading as the sun lights up the red and green foliage, everything reflected in the mirror-like lake and the sound of birds just beginning their day.......... magic.
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level 25
May 10, 2017
18 bam
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level 49
Jun 11, 2018
Didn't do too badly but have never heard of maunas? save me a Google someone!
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level 67
Aug 21, 2018
Mauna is the Hawaiian word for mountain.
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level 50
Dec 7, 2018
Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world from base to peak
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level 78
Aug 20, 2019
Kept trying KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) for the country near Qatar - nearer than UAE anyway!