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Name a Valid State Capital

Can you name a U.S state capital that falls under each category?
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Last updated: November 2, 2019
First submittedOctober 19, 2019
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Begins with L
Lansing | Lincoln | Little Rock
Borders the Atlantic Ocean
Annapolis | Boston | Providence
Has an elevation over 5000 ft
Santa Fe | Cheyenne | Denver
Was settled by Europeans by 1630
Santa Fe | Albany | Boston
Whose name ends with "city"
Carson City | Jefferson City | Oklahoma City | Salt Lake City
Gets less than 12 inches of annual precipitation
Phoenix | Carson City | Helena | Boise
Gets more than 55 inches of annual precipitation
Juneau | Baton Rouge | Tallahassee
Is over 800 miles from the sea
Pierre | Cheyenne | Des Moines
Starts with the same letter as its state
Dover | Honolulu | Indianapolis | Oklahoma City
Has hosted the Summer or Winter Olympics
Atlanta | Salt Lake City
Has a population under 20,000
Montpelier | Pierre | Augusta
Is named for a U.S. President
Lincoln | Jackson | Jefferson City | Madison
Have gained over 150,000 residents since 2000
Phoenix | Austin | Raleigh | Columbus
Border another state
Carson City | Trenton
Whose name comes from French
Baton Rouge | Boise | Des Moines | Juneau | Montpelier | Pierre
Whose name ends with "polis"
Annapolis | Indianapolis
On the Mississippi river
Baton Rouge | St. Paul
More than 500 miles from any other state capital
Honolulu | Juneau
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level 81
Oct 19, 2019
Madison, Wisconsin is also named for a president.
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level 61
Oct 19, 2019
This has been the most fun valid quiz so far :)
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level 77
Jan 29, 2020
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level 60
Oct 22, 2019
Btw Carson City and Trenton are the only state capitals that border another state, and my boi Carson City getting dissed by not being included in that category aint cool homie
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level 60
Oct 23, 2019
Fixed!
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level 42
Jan 28, 2020
Carson City borders Lake Tahoe, but the border between the states runs through the middle of the lake. So even though some might argue its on the border, it actually isn't. Ambiguity like that means the quizmaster really needs to delete the question.
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level 67
Oct 22, 2019
Denver has also gained over 100,000 people. In 2000, it had a population of 554,636. As of 2018, it had a population of ~716,000 (which is what it's listed as on the Largest US Cities Quiz). It hadn't grown enough at the 2010 census, but if you're going by that it would be best to add a caveat :)
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level 60
Oct 23, 2019
My bad, clue was supposed to say 150,000. Fixed that
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level 58
Nov 1, 2019
I typed in Oklahoma City, Jefferson City and it didn't work until I typed Carson City. I don't know if that was just me.
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level 76
Nov 10, 2019
It would be nice if type-ins for this one didn't require typing in "city." I kept thinking my guesses were wrong first time around :P
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level 75
Nov 1, 2019
Boise is French in origin: According to the story, a French-speaking guide, overwhelmed by the sight of the verdant river, yelled "Les bois! Les bois!" ("The woods! The woods!")—and the name stuck.
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level 64
Nov 1, 2019
is Juneau french?
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level 63
Nov 1, 2019
A French name, dunno if that counts.
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level 76
Nov 10, 2019
It's a French surname and also a French word. Juneau is derived from 'jeune' ("young") -- potentially even "jeunot" (which if you don't speak French is strikingly similar in pronunciation to Juneau).
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level 60
Nov 2, 2019
Juneau and Boise are now accepted
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level 81
Nov 2, 2019
Are you counting the Great Lakes as the "sea"? Because if not, there are a lot more capitals further than 800 miles from the ocean. If you ARE counting them, a note to clarify would make sense.
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level 77
Nov 4, 2019
Similarly, you must be counting the Chesapeake Bay as part of the Atlantic Ocean, with Annapolis being included, even though it's more than 100 miles from the open sea.
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level 55
Feb 3, 2020
The clue says 800, not 100. Anapolis is well within 800 miles of the sea.
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level ∞
Jan 9, 2020
Chesapeake Bay is part of the sea. The Great Lakes are not.
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level 62
Jan 28, 2020
but Hudson Bay is I assume?
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level 68
Nov 2, 2019
Happy with 12 out of 18, as a Brit. Some tricky ones on there for us non Americans. Fun though.
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level 61
Jan 9, 2020
There are a lot more capitals 800 miles from the sea than you list. Can you please clarify!
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level ∞
Jan 9, 2020
Such as?
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level 46
Jan 20, 2020
Lincoln and Bismarck maybe?
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level 67
Jan 28, 2020
They're just under the wire. Lincoln clocks in at around 780 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and Bismarck is about the same distance from Hudson Bay.
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level 67
Jan 28, 2020
I don’t have hard numbers, but I bet that a lot of Columbus’ population growth has come from ridiculously expanding the city limits, instead of that many new people moving into the area.
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level 69
Jan 28, 2020
Los Angeles hasn't hosted the Summer Olympics?
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level 69
Jan 28, 2020
Los Angeles is not the state capital of California...Sacramento is the capital.
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level 37
Jan 28, 2020
Detroit was a French fur trading outpost.
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level 32
Jan 28, 2020
That's true Detroit means "strait" in French. Its named that because the French explorers originally called it "le detroit du Lac Erie". Or the strait of Lake Erie. However Lansing is the capital of Michigan so Detroit doesn't belong on the quiz!
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level 78
Jan 28, 2020
Surprised that Carson City has more than 20,000 people in it. I got tricked in to going to some dumb time share sales pitch there and it seemed tiny. Also surprised that it's considered to border another state. It borders Lake Tahoe, which is shared between Nevada and California.
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level 45
Jan 28, 2020
How are we defining "borders another state"? Does that mean the city limits of the city literally butt up against the border? Reason I ask is because when we talk about metro areas, there are a couple state capitals that are part of larger metro areas that include cities from other states (Tallahassee come to mind, but I'm sure there are others).
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level 46
Jan 28, 2020
tbh harder than i thought, good game btw
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level 53
Jan 28, 2020
Easy finished in: Untimed.
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level 67
Jan 29, 2020
Good quiz! Just a suggestion. Some clues begin with a singular verb has, gets, borders, was... others with a plural border, have... I wonder if there is a correlation with the fact that two of the three least guessed answers begin with a plural verb... Bad joke.
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level 49
Feb 1, 2020
Neither Carson nor Jefferson work for the capitols that end in City.