Four Letter Geography A-Z #1

Can you guess these geographic answers that are only four letters long with each letter?
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Last updated: November 6, 2020
First submittedMay 14, 2020
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Hint
Answer
A
Site of Taj Mahal
Agra
B
Biggest city on the Caspian Sea
Baku
C
Highest mountain in New Zealand
Cook
D
Capital of Qatar
Doha
E
One of the Great Lakes
Erie
F
Tallest mountain in Japan
Fuji
G
Major desert in China and Mongolia
Gobi
H
Rwanda's largest ethnic group
Hutu
I
Country once ruled by a Shah
Iran
J
Most populous island in the world
Java
K
Ethnic group in Iraq and Turkey
Kurd
L
Where "Fête des Lumières" is held
Lyon
M
The city of Timbuktu is located here
Mali
 
Hint
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N
Longest river in the world, possibly
Nile
O
Island on which Honolulu is located
Oahu
P
Country of Machu Picchu
Peru
Q
Another word for wharf
Quay
R
German polycentric urban area
Ruhr
S
Former name of Thailand
Siam
T
Country between Benin and Ghana
Togo
U
Where Great Salt Lake is located
Utah
V
Famous Colorado ski resort
Vail
W
German name for Vienna
Wien
X
City of Qinshihuang's Terracota Army
Xi'an
Y
English city famous for its walls
York
Z
Largest ethnic group of South Africa
Zulu
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Level 73
May 14, 2020
Maybe the Colorado Ski resort isn't as famous as you thought! It's the least-guessed answer so far.
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Level 68
May 14, 2020
Still, more than 50% guessed it.
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Level 77
Oct 11, 2020
I am not a skier, I don't even like winter, but Vail, Aspen and Breckinridge are fairly iconic. All the rich folks seem to congregate in those places. I thought it was a good question.
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Level 84
Oct 12, 2020
@Darkbull, there are three questions relating to North America on this quiz, I don't see how that makes it unmanageable to those in the rest of the world. The quiz maker obviously doesn't expect you to know every ski resort in the US, it just asks about one of the most famous; also, how do you know how many Alpine ski resorts they or anyone else can name? And if the V question is such a huge problem for you, how about suggesting an alternative answer for that letter? Jeez.
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Level ∞
Oct 13, 2020
Vail is at 67%. In the sequel, Vaud is at 32%. The defense rests.
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Level ∞
Oct 13, 2020
By the way, I use a tool that allows me to search Wikipedia by article prominence. So it's unlikely we are missing any well-known V answers. This is why no one can think of a better one.
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Level 70
Oct 15, 2020
Not meaning to restart this argument, but as a Non-American, I had never heard of Vail. Aspen, yes. Vail and Breckinridge, nope. But then I have no interest in skiing. So, it may be they are mainly famous in North America, or it may be they are famous amongst skiers. I fit in neither category.

I’m not able to think of a suitable alternative question/answer off the top of my head though, and I appreciate some letters are harder than others.

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Level 56
Nov 6, 2020
Well I agree with the above comments. And when I saw someone who doesn't do any effort to make it reachable, I give the quizz the mark it deserves :)
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Level 73
Nov 6, 2020
The NA questions are about the ski resort, a Great Lake, a US state capital, and another of the continent's largest lakes. That's not "four questions about villages."
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Level 67
Nov 6, 2020
Agree. Never heard of Vail
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Level 67
Nov 8, 2020
Such cry-babies here! I didn't know Vail, but happy to have learned about it! 5/5
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Level 57
Nov 12, 2020
Nice constructive comment Alex
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Level 71
Oct 11, 2020
Didn't know the Colorado ski resort, but got the other 25. Good quiz!
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Level 65
Oct 11, 2020
Togo is between Ghana and Benin, not Nigeria and Benin.
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Level 75
Oct 11, 2020
Togo is between Benin and Ghana
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Level ∞
Oct 13, 2020
Is it just me, or is there an echo in here? j/k Fixed.
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Level 65
Oct 13, 2020
That feeling when someone else copies your comment, and their comment gets the attention.
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Level 79
Oct 11, 2020
I said it before but Hutus aren't an ethnic group. It's like saying people with an income below a certain amount are an ethnic group. And the Rwandan government doesn't use the classification anymore.
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Level ∞
Oct 13, 2020
I didn't look it up this time, but last time I looked it up, this theory was debatable.
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Level 63
Oct 12, 2020
I'm surprised so many people know about the Fête des Lumières - or do they just see the French and guess any French city beginning with an L? I mean, I'm French, and I didn't think it would be this well-known!
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Level 77
Oct 12, 2020
The only four letter L place names that came to mind were Lyon, Lima and Laos. Since this looked French, Lyon was it. But yeah, I was not familiar with the Festival of Lights before this.
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Level ∞
Oct 13, 2020
I've actually been to Fête des Lumières. One of the top 10 experiences of my life so far. J'aime Lyon.
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Level 66
Oct 14, 2020
Ditto. Had no idea what we were getting ourselves into that night. It was pretty damn magical. Now I'm hungry for some steak frites.
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Level 63
Dec 10, 2020
I've never been, but I've heard from people that it's pretty nice. Of course, being Parisian, I don't believe a word of it.
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Level 69
Oct 14, 2020
I guessed London, Loire, Louvre, Lyon...
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Level 69
Oct 14, 2020
Guess I missed the four-letter part.
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Level 71
Nov 6, 2020
At least you didn't try Lndn or Lvre
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Level 59
Nov 9, 2020
It was the only one i had to have a guess at but French, four letters starting with L. Wasn't difficult.

I'm not American or a skier but I still knew of Vail.

Surprised Mt Cook is the lowest. I would have thought 4 letters associated with NZ and starting with a C was eminently guessable

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Level 74
Oct 13, 2020
Official name is "Aoraki / Mount Cook"
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Level 72
Oct 15, 2020
Quai should be an acceptable alternative spelling.
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Level 60
Nov 6, 2020
Why Vail and not Vali (༎ຶ ෴ ༎ຶ)? Are you sure it's not a mistake?
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Level 61
Nov 6, 2020
site of taj mahal = asia?
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Level 73
Nov 6, 2020
I randomly guessed 'Vale' for the Colorado ski resort and got it right!
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Level 51
Nov 12, 2020
Same, it was just the first thing that came to mind as something that might be a 4 letter name starting with V