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Geography by First Three Letters #1

Guess these geographical answers based on the category and their first three letters.
For each one, guess the most prominent answer for the category
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First submittedMarch 4, 2017
Last updatedMarch 15, 2017
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Letters
Category
Answer
FRA
Country
France
OTT
Capital
Ottawa
DAN
River
Danube
PER
Country
Peru
KRA
World City
Krakow
SUM
Island
Sumatra
MAR
US State
Maryland
Letters
Category
Answer
KAS
Region
Kashmir
FUJ
Mountain
Fuji
CAR
Sea
Caribbean
SAH
Desert
Sahara
MEL
World City
Melbourne
YAN
River
Yangtze
KOR
Peninsula
Korean
Letters
Category
Answer
DIN
Currency
Dinar
ORL
US City
Orlando
SIN
Peninsula
Sinai
TAJ
Landmark
Taj Mahal
ATL
Ocean
Atlantic
BRU
Country
Brunei
MOJ
Desert
Mojave
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level 47
Mar 7, 2017
KRA - Krasnodar :)
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level 57
Mar 7, 2017
Most prominent one is Krakow :)
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level 75
Apr 23, 2017
Krasnoyarsk has a higher population than Krakow though. Came to mind for me first, took me a while to get Krakow.
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level 69
Mar 15, 2017
PER - Perlez, village where I grew up. For me it is a country :P
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level 60
Mar 21, 2017
How sweet!
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level 65
Apr 23, 2017
I thought it was a country Krakozia!!!
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level 72
Mar 15, 2017
Great idea, and fun! I tried Krasnoyarsk, which is about the same size as Krakow, first. I guess which one counts as the more "prominent" city of those two depends on where you live.
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level 57
Mar 15, 2017
Krakow is above 80% so people jump to it first. That can define prominence as well :)
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level 72
Apr 27, 2017
That's 80% who guessed it at all. How do you know how many of those tried it first? I guessed it second, after you-know-what.
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level 77
Aug 22, 2018
A better way would be by economic output (as even population does not necessarily equate to being a world city unless they do something in the world). It is hard to find GDP figures by city area, but it appears Krasnoyarsk is about 1/20th of Russia's GDP (a source I found said it and 9 other cities were 1/2 of Russian output) putting it's GDP at 64Bn USD. Krakow is somewhere over 13Bn but less than 100Bn by the vague info I found. Possibly a better way is by S&P credit rating, which gives Krakow as BBB+ and Krasnoyarsk as BB i.e. more risky. Krasnodar is not rated. By some kind of historic measure Krakow has been around for approximately 700 years longer. One thing Krasnoyarsk has going for it which might lean this objective (Non-polish/non-russian) quizzer is its apparent strategic position on a trans-siberian railway. But actually my initial idea of a world city before reading the comments was a destination to visit; not sure I'd take a trip to Siberia unless I had to.
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level 69
Mar 16, 2017
I've never even heard of Krasnoyarsk. Krakow is a pretty famous tourist destination though for the salt mines, old architecture and Auschwitz.
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level 55
Apr 23, 2017
Krakow is a famous destination for Auschwitz?
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level 57
Apr 25, 2017
Yes
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level 56
Apr 24, 2017
World City is a bit misleading though - I'd hardly have put Krakow into that bracket (to me, a world city is the likes of NY, Paris, London, Tokyo, not the second city of Poland).
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level 75
Apr 24, 2017
I'm one who is terrible at quizzes on world capitals and cities, but I got this one. I never heard of that other one, but if your first answer didn't work surely Krakow would be the next one guessed.(Although I sheepishly admit Krakatoa was the first thing that came to my mind.)
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level 38
Apr 25, 2017
It is a world city when one considers how many innocents lost their lives in Auschwitz, which is why we even know about Krakow.
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level 18
Jun 1, 2017
Krakow is a major polish city. It's a tourist destination, which fits into the term 'world city' for me.
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level 18
May 11, 2017
Nah, it said "world city" so my mind jumped to destination cities, then Krakow came easily from there.
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level 70
Mar 16, 2017
Aarrghh. I can't believe I missed Sinai. Been there - 2-3 times.
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level 71
Mar 16, 2017
Krakow as a world city is a bit of a stretch. It is certainly famous, and the most famous starting with KRA, but not exactly in the same league as New York, Tokyo or Paris . . . Perhaps a different clue?
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level 57
Mar 18, 2017
But which other city would one guess? The most prominent one is Krakow and 85% have got the answer and I'm sure 90-95% have heard of it.
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level 72
Apr 25, 2017
Is it a city? Is it in the world? Given the answers to those two questions, I'd struggle to think of it as anything but a world city
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level 66
Mar 28, 2017
Fantastic quiz!! Make more please!!
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level 57
Mar 28, 2017
We have made more! Try #2 here! :)
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level 67
Apr 23, 2017
Good quiz, nice mixture of questions A+
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level 44
Apr 23, 2017
Love this quiz!
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level 56
Apr 23, 2017
Got em all, but Kashmir was the hardest.
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level 67
Apr 23, 2017
Right. "Region" is a tough category, since it can mean a portion of a country (e.g. Ogaden), a portion of multiple countries (Patagonia), or a collection of countries (Scandinavia). When you combine this with the existence of "US State" as a category, rightly or wrongly it put me off a region that is largely defined similarly - as a political sub-unit. I know - Kashmir is only the main part (demographically) of Jammu and Kashmir state. And then there's Azad Kashmir, the common name for the Pakistani state that exists mostly outside Kashmir proper. Long story short - because of the presence of US States, I wasn't thinking of political sub-units and that put me off the trail.
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level 57
Apr 23, 2017
Not Jammu and Kashmir - just the Kashmir dispute.
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level 27
Apr 23, 2017
People who say that are too busy learning obscure geography to watch the news :)
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level 35
Apr 23, 2017
Could you accept Diner for Dinar? I typed that and I didn't get it so I thought it was the wrong nanswer.
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level 57
Apr 23, 2017
If you use diners to pay for dinars, then yes.
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level 60
Apr 23, 2017
I thought KAS would be Kassel for sure
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level 67
Apr 23, 2017
Would Sahel be acceptable as a desert for SAH or would it qualify as more of a region?
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level 57
Apr 23, 2017
It is a region :)
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level 61
Apr 23, 2017
Great quiz! I look forward to more challenging versions
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level 47
Apr 23, 2017
Couldn't get Melilla out of my head for whatever reason
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level 71
Apr 23, 2017
Any reason why Melbourne and Krakow are "world cities" but Orlando is only a US one?
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level 57
Apr 23, 2017
No reason, just another category.:)
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level 72
Apr 25, 2017
To distinguish it from Orleans?
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level 44
Dec 6, 2017
Because Orlando is out of this world
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level 30
Apr 23, 2017
Cool but way too easy.
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level 78
Apr 23, 2017
Actually kinda surprised Kashmir is the least guessed by such a large percentage. I got that one immediately.
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level 75
Apr 24, 2017
Maybe because people were mentally sounding out possible words beginning with kas, and adding the h gave the s a completely different sound they weren't thinking about.
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level 68
Apr 24, 2017
I tried "Dinero" (Spanish for money) on the DIN clue. *face palm*
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level 50
Apr 24, 2017
Me too! It was the first thing I thought of.
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level 58
Apr 25, 2017
Tough time with PER. Kept thinking Persia
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level 44
Aug 1, 2017
i didn't know how to write Yangtze
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level 78
Aug 4, 2018
Now you do! Hooray for learning!
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level 61
Aug 18, 2017
Could accept the Russian variants for KRA
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level 38
Sep 7, 2017
i missed ottawa,melbourne,maryland,mojave,krakow,dinar,yangtze,sinai and kashmir. i don't know what is desert mojave ,sinai peninsula and yangzte.Cool quiz
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level 69
Dec 9, 2017
I sat there staring at "MAR - US State" for like 45 seconds before I got it. I live, and am typing this comment, in Maryland.
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level 58
May 22, 2018
curious difference between World City and US city
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level 26
Aug 13, 2018
21/21. 1:31 to go.