Places With a Cardinal Direction in Their Name

Can you guess these places which have one of the directions of the compass in their name?
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Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: August 9, 2020
First submittedMarch 17, 2019
Times taken10,112
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North
Hint
Place
"First in Flight" U.S. state
North Carolina
Most recently changed
country name
North Macedonia
Where Santa lives?
North Pole
Country recognized only
by Turkey
Northern Cyprus
Belfast is its capital
Northern Ireland
Former name of Zambia
Northern Rhodesia
 
 
South
Hint
Place
Asia's disputed sea
South China Sea
World's newest country
South Sudan
Mount Rushmore's state
South Dakota
New Zealand's biggest island
South Island
Mountain range that forms the
spine of the above
Southern Alps
Communist country in
the Middle East 1967 - 1990
South Yemen
East
Clue
Place
Deutsche Demokratische Republik
East Germany
Former name of Bangladesh
East Pakistan
Southeast Asian country
East Timor
Port Elizabeth is the largest
city of this South African province
Eastern Cape
What Austria's name means
Eastern Realm
Another name for the
European part of Turkey
East Thrace
 
 
West
Hint
Place
Bigger part of Palestine
West Bank
Kolkata's state
West Bengal
2nd poorest U.S. state
West Virginia
Perth is its capital
Western Australia
Collective term for the islands in
and near the Caribbean
West Indies
London area where Parliament
can be found
Westminster
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Level 73
Mar 17, 2019
Fine :)
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Level 81
Jun 3, 2019
Other words besides "realm" should be accepted for Austria.
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Level 63
Jun 3, 2019
I agree w/ the above. I tried kingdom, rule, reign, etc. and finally gave up. Otherwise great quiz! Fun!
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Level ∞
Jun 3, 2019
We did allow country, nation, and state. Added your other suggestions.
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Level 67
Jun 3, 2019
Chronologically earlier is "Eastern march" or "Eastern land(s)". Those should be added as well.
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Level 69
Jun 4, 2019
Province?
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Level 67
Jun 6, 2019
Reich is an area over which is ruled, like in german Königreich, kingdom (though -dom and reich arent 100% interchangeable). Not just an area or piece of land. Closest translation I think would be realm, empire, kingdom (lands could work ("I rule over these lands"), but with the extra s, otherwise it is more about the physical thing, land you can plow, or even a piece of land you can own. But not the more abstract place that is ruled.)
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Level 74
Jul 27, 2019
Any chance of accepting “Reich,” since the endless Nazi shows on the History Channel has officially entered it into the English language?
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Level 67
Aug 3, 2019
"Empire" should be accepted. The Holy Roman Empire was Heiliges Romisches Reich in German.
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Level 43
Jun 3, 2019
Fun quiz!
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Level 68
Jun 3, 2019
Really great range of questions Aaron, thank you :)
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Level 78
Jun 3, 2019
So what's with the smiley faces next to people's names?
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Level 68
Jun 3, 2019
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Level 82
Jun 4, 2019
I gladly paid to get rid of those horrible and distracting ads. By the way, I finally installed an adblocker two years ago because of jetpunk... some badly designed ads were making me lag so much that the quizzes were unplayable. It's good that the quizmaster is now proposing an alternative.
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Level 59
Jul 26, 2019
I also have an adblocker installed. Even though I've whitelisted Jetpunk, no ads show up here. Does anyone know what could cause that?
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Level 83
Jul 26, 2019
^Luck
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Level 74
Jun 3, 2019
In my despair, I even tried "Eastanbul" for the Turkey-question. Great quiz, I liked it!
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Level 67
Jun 3, 2019
You have made my day! :-D
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Level 65
Jun 4, 2019
Would it be possible for the word which isn't the cardinal direction to be an acceptable answer, as this is normally the case in other quizzes in which one word is given?
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Level ∞
Jun 4, 2019
Not for this one. I like it better this way.
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Level 73
Jul 26, 2019
I have to agree with p4tr1ck on this one. I'd understand if a word was an answer for two or more cardinal directions, but since it's not the case here, it's kind of a hassle to re-type north, south, east or west for each and every answer... But hey, you're the master, we bow to your magnanimous judgement! :)
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Level 74
Jul 27, 2019
QM, could you please institute the Yellow Box for this quiz? It would still prevent people from just guessing famous cardinal directionally named places, while also allowing us to not type out the corresponding direction each time. This would also allow you to trim the time limit down a bit.
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Level 59
Jul 26, 2019
It's to stop you from guessing "West Pole"
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Level 82
Jun 13, 2019
Prior to 1971, would the answer to "Kolkata's state" have been "West East Pakistan"? ;)
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Level 62
Jul 26, 2019
No, because west bengal is part of india
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Level 37
Jul 26, 2019
Please remove the "West Indies" answer for the Caribbean Area. "West Indies" is a name thrust upon the area by a woefully lost Christopher Columbus some 500+ years ago. We should not still have to suffer the disgrace.
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Level ∞
Jul 26, 2019
Let's not whitewash history.
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Level 76
Jul 30, 2019
Did you consult any West Indians before you contributed this?
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Level ∞
Aug 9, 2020
It's somewhat ironic that many PC terms are used without the consent of the people they apply to. For example, 98% of Latinos don't like the term Latinx. Another example is the term Inuit, which is often incorrectly used to refer to groups of people who aren't actually Inuit.
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Level 67
Jul 26, 2019
Western Australia is a state. Australia doesn't have provinces.
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Level 74
Jul 26, 2019
That's exactly what I was thinking!
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Level ∞
Jul 26, 2019
fixed!
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Level 79
Jul 26, 2019
Went straight for Western Sahara, so sure it would be an answer. Wasn't recognised.
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Level 81
Jul 26, 2019
TRNC or Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus?
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Level 51
Jul 26, 2019
This seriously needs type ins just for the cardinal directions.
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Level 58
Jul 26, 2019
What's the source for West Virginia being the 2nd poorest state?

Sorry if i used the checkmark incorrectly.

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Level 83
Jul 26, 2019
Google Street View
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Level 39
Aug 1, 2019
I'm not fluent in German but I know for a fact that Osterreich, the German word for Austria, is made of two words; 'Oster', meaning 'eastern' and 'reich', meaning 'empire'. Not sure why eastern empire, the literal translation of Osterreich, is not an acceptable answer. Source: I took German in college and our professor was Austrian.
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Level 73
Oct 10, 2019
Great idea, well executed!
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Level 60
Jan 26, 2020
It's a little controversial to say that the West Bank is a part of Palestine.
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Level 72
Oct 16, 2020
That isn't that controversial. What would be controversial is if you said that the West Bank is part of Israel.
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Level 64
Oct 21, 2020
Now wondering where the rest of Thrace is.
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Level 61
Feb 28, 2021
Where do you think it is?
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Level 51
Dec 17, 2020
eastern empire should be accepted as the translation of Österreich too