Ultimate "Saint" Geography Quiz

Can you name these geographical answers whose names begin in saint, san, santa, santo, são, sankt, or sint?
Answers include "saints" that mean the word, not like Santorini etc.
One answer's "saint" is in Greek.
Also try the "land", "burg", "ville" and "mountain" versions
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: November 19, 2020
First submittedAugust 29, 2020
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Clue
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Formerly known as "Leningrad"
Saint Petersburg
The "Bay Area"
San Francisco
World's oldest republic
San Marino
Biggest city in the
Southern Hemisphere
São Paulo
Capital of Chile
Santiago
1904 Summer Olympics host city
Saint Louis
Capital of Puerto Rico
San Juan
River flowing through
Quebec City and Montreal
Saint Lawrence
Only country named for a woman
Saint Lucia
Where "Anchorman" is set
San Diego
Cascade volcano erupted in 1980
Saint Helens
Capital of Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo
African island nation in the
Gulf of Guinea
São Tomé
and Príncipe
Costa Rican capital
San Jose
Moscow's most famous cathedral
Saint Basil's
Caribbean island that
is half French, half Dutch
Saint Martin
Capital of Newfoundland
Saint John's
Biggest city in Bolivia
Santa Cruz
World capital whose name
means "Holy Savior"
San Salvador
Valley where "Valley Girls"
come from
San Fernando
Major cathedral in Vienna or
December 26 holiday
Saint Stephen's
Nevis counter-part
Saint Kitts
Dutch island 7 miles north of
the above
Sint Eustatius
Caribbean French island once
colonized by Sweden
Saint Barthélemy
Two largest Virgin Islands
(name either)
Saint Thomas /
Saint Croix
Clue
Answer
Capital of New Mexico
Santa Fe
Counter-part of the Grenadines
Saint Vincent
California fault line
San Andreas
Swiss resort town that hosted
two Winter Olympics
Sankt Moritz
City of "Battle of Alamo"
San Antonio
Once a church, then a mosque,
then a museum, now a mosque
Hagia Sophia
Location of the world's
oldest golf course
Saint Andrews
Los Angeles suburb where
Route 66 came to an end
Santa Monica
Oldest city in the United States
Saint Augustine
Mexican city in the end of
Baja California: Cabo ____ _____
San Lucas
Borough of Montreal or
a French luxury brand
Saint-Laurent
Island where Napoleon died
Saint Helena
The "American Riviera"
Santa Barbara
Capital of France's Réunion island
Saint-Denis
Resort on Spain's northern coast
near the French border
San Sebastián
Seat of California's Orange county
Santa Ana
Basilica in Venice
Saint Mark's
Biggest city in northern Argentina
San Miguel
de Tucumán
Biggest cathedral in New York City
Saint Patrick's
Second biggest city in Honduras
San Pedro Sula
French city with the namesake of
an English band
Saint-Étienne
Capital of Grenada
Saint George's
French overseas territory located
near Canada
Saint Pierre
and Miquelon
State in southern Brazil
Santa Catarina
Biggest city in Lower Austria
Sankt Pölten
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Level 51
Sep 22, 2020
Please reword the San Marino clue to "World's oldest republic

that still exists".

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Level 72
Sep 22, 2020
Yeah nobody would guess Dan Marino with a clue like that
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Level 43
Nov 19, 2020
I think when we say "the world's oldest man" we're not including all those other men who are six feet under...
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Level 80
Sep 22, 2020
I hear the waves at Sint Eustatius are totally tubular.
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Level 83
Sep 22, 2020
The (Episcopal) cathedral of Saint John the Devine is larger than the largest Catholic cathedral in New York, which is the one listed as the answer to the question about the largest "cathedral" in New York. Maybe reword the question to refer to the largest Catholic cathedral? Or change the answer?
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Level 75
Sep 22, 2020
Hey, my state is almost the hardest answer in the quiz haha
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Level 67
Sep 23, 2020
Who tried San Joaquin for Valley Girls?
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Level 74
Sep 23, 2020
You did, I guess
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Level 68
Sep 23, 2020
Hagia Sophia does not begin with any of the words stated. It's all Greek to me!
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Level 54
Nov 19, 2020
agios/a = Saint trick question sorta but clue was more than enough
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Level 55
Nov 19, 2020
I think it's one for the people who actually read the clues rather than just spammed the names of saints... Naughty but nice addition!
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Level 40
Nov 19, 2020
Yes, good queistion, but I understand who couldnot solve it. The clue is misleading, better say "or saint in any language"

No Stefan, no Marco, no Vasiliy... next time only us slang answers got accepted?

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Level 67
Nov 19, 2020
my inability to spell "hagia" failed me.
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Level 83
Sep 23, 2020
I couldn't figure out why "San Marco" wasn't working for the Venetian basilica. Shouldn't it?
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Level 46
Nov 19, 2020
That's exactly why I was confused too, I've always heard it be called San Marco.
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Level 70
Nov 19, 2020
Yup.
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Level 39
Nov 19, 2020
I agree. Everyone in Europe calls it San Marco - I've never heard it called Saint Mark's or the equivalent in other languages.
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Level 55
Nov 19, 2020
Slight issue: since the quiz accepts the answers without "Saint", when you start typing "Fernando", you are accidentally credited for Santa Fe. Maybe switch the order of the answers?
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Level 59
Nov 19, 2020
I was so happy to see two Austrian questions :D
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Level 43
Nov 19, 2020
Interesting how many of these answers are in the New World compared to, say, Europe. Presumably those explorers used saints' names when they had no other inspiration as to what to call this island or that, er, chunk of Brazil.
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Level 55
Nov 19, 2020
Feast days make Saints a very easy option for stuff you come across - just look at the calendar and there's your place name!
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Level 81
Nov 19, 2020
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is larger than St. Patrick's. I know one is Episcopal and the other is Catholic, but they both are called cathedrals. That's not to say that I didn't immediately try St. Patrick's when St. John's wasn't accepted.
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Level 71
Nov 19, 2020
For information - the name Santorini for the island of Thera is actually a shortening for Santa Irini, named after the church of Santa Irini on the island. (There are 2 Santa Irini churches on the island and there is some argument over which is the island's namesake but whatever!) Incidentally - Santorini is the italian name from when the island was part of the Venetian empire.
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Level 75
Nov 19, 2020
Clue for St. Augustine could be reworded. Amerindian cities like Cahokia were certainly older. Maybe "oldest still-occupied city in the US" or "oldest European city" or something like that.
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Level 55
Nov 19, 2020
Hagia Sophia threw me off LOL, even though it was mentioned in the clues and fine print.
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Level 71
Nov 19, 2020
Pedantic remark: the official name of Saint Kitts is Saint Christopher, so that should work too :)
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Level 50
Nov 19, 2020
Surprised that Saint-Denis, Santa Ana or St. Andrews were more well known than Santa Catarina.
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Level 74
Nov 19, 2020
I expected Mont St. Michel and perhaps Saint-Germain-en-Laye (which gave the name to Paris Saint-Germain).
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Level 65
Nov 19, 2020
Soo... what's the difference between santo/santa and san in Spanish? I thought that san meant saint whereas santo/santa meant holy, but obviously this isn't entirely true (e.g. San Salvador or Santa Monica). Can someone explain the difference between santo and san? Santo Domingo definitely does not seem to belong on this quiz, as the meaning is not "saint".
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Level 55
Nov 19, 2020
there is no difference of meaning, the only rule of thumb is that in most male saints it is apocopated to San, unless the name of the saint starts with To- or Do-.

New word of the day: apocopated!

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Level 65
Nov 19, 2020
Oh I didn't realize that Santo Domingo was named for Saint Dominic. I guess that one that doesn't belong is San Salvador.
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Level 52
Nov 19, 2020
Definitly needs more time, didn't have enough to go throught all of the questions.
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Level 51
Nov 19, 2020
Needs much, much more time. At least a minute.
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Level 44
Nov 22, 2020
Could you please accept Sint Maarten as well, in addition to Saint Martin? As you say in the clue, the island is half French, half Dutch, so the Dutch name should be correct too.