"Second Best" Geography Edition #2

Can you name the things that place #2 in these geographical categories?
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Last updated: May 21, 2020
First submittedMarch 12, 2020
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Category
First
Second
Most populous city in the United States
New York City
Los Angeles
Least populous continent
Antarctica
Australia
Largest country by area
Russia
Canada
Most populous U.S. state
California
Texas
Largest island nation by area
Note: JetPunk does not consider Australia an island
Indonesia
Madagascar
Most-spoken language in Canada
English
French
Smallest country in South America by area
Suriname
Uruguay
Richest country in Asia
(GDP per capita, PPP, 2019)
Qatar
Singapore
Largest island in Japan
Honshu
Hokkaido
Largest lake in Africa
Victoria
Tanganyika
Southernmost national capital
Wellington
Canberra
Country with the most Muslims
Indonesia
Pakistan
Longest one-word country name
Liechtenstein
Turkmenistan
Tallest mountain in Africa
Kilimanjaro
Mt. Kenya
Country with the most wild tigers
India
Russia
Coldest capital city by average temperature
Ulaanbaatar
Nur-Sultan
Most populous city in Australia
Sydney
Melbourne
Country that produces the most beer per capita
Czech Republic
Ireland
Longest river system in Africa
Nile
Congo
Largest island touching the Caribbean
Cuba
Hispaniola
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Level 72
May 20, 2020

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Level 64
Mar 31, 2020
Could you accept Oceania for the second least populated continent?
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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
Yes. That will work now.
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Level 74
Apr 1, 2020
Oceania was the one they taught me way back in school. Australia (and its islands?) is a bit demeaning, too, to the other countries.
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Level 63
Apr 3, 2020
Australia is the name of the continent I got taught in school. May depend on where you went to school but Oceania is accepted so let's be happy about that.
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Level 74
Mar 31, 2020
Australia is not a continent. Australasia is the old name for Oceania and should be accepted.
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Level 46
Apr 1, 2020
It is a continent https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_(continent)
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Level 76
Apr 1, 2020
If Australia is not a continent, then shouldn't it be the largest island nation?
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Level 60
May 21, 2020
Good point.
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Level 72
May 21, 2020
Australia is is a continent according official JetPunk policy. However, changes are now pending to have a note saying that Australia is not considered an island country, as well as an expansion of the quiz selector
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Level 50
May 22, 2020
I agree. I typed Australasia about 6 times. Should at least be accepted.
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Level 68
Apr 11, 2020
Wait, how'd you get the cool 'Another Quiz ' menu in the caveat?
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Level 72
Apr 11, 2020
With permission, I copied the one that user mightythor made, then changed some links and stuff
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Level 72
May 20, 2020
I tried Guyana, Ecuador, and even France before I remembered that Uruguay is a thing.
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Level 55
May 20, 2020
Please accept LA for Los Angeles
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Level 72
May 20, 2020
No
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Level 60
May 21, 2020
Bruh
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Level 65
May 20, 2020
Loved this quiz. A lot of the answers can be deduced, so it's a thinking quiz, not just for guessing or "either you know it our you don't". Great!
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Level 34
May 20, 2020
Shouldn't Australia be the largest Island and Indonesia second?
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Level 72
May 20, 2020
Neither of those are islands.
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Level 28
May 20, 2020
Indonesia consists of islands.
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Level 43
Jun 5, 2020
The question was about the largest island nation
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Level 47
May 20, 2020
The second smallest in South America would be Guyana.
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Level 59
May 20, 2020
By population, yes. By area, no. I assumed it meant area but maybe the clue should specify.
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Level 72
May 20, 2020
Changes are pending to have the clue specified as well as a few other minor changes
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Level 36
May 20, 2020
I typed Canberra, Hispaniola and Melbourne correctly, but weren't accepted. What was wrong?
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Level 80
May 20, 2020
yellow box
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Level 44
May 20, 2020
Never would I have guessed the tiger one
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Level 28
May 20, 2020
did you forget australia was an island nation?? much bigger than madagascar
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Level 28
May 20, 2020
The creator of the quiz probably considered it more as a continent. Technically, Australia is an island. But it is debatable.
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Level 72
May 21, 2020
Official JetPunk policy is that Australia is a continent, not an island.
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Level 59
Aug 17, 2020
"Technically", Australia is a landmass. That's the only thing that's technical, and not debatable. Considering it an island or a continent is arbitrary and conventional.
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Level 49
May 23, 2020
Isn't Guyana the second smallest, and Uruguay is the third?
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Level 72
May 24, 2020
Nope, Guyana comes in around 83,000 square miles, with Uruguay only covering 68,000 square miles.
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Level 62
Jul 19, 2020
Nur-Sultan may only be #2 in coldest capitals, but Kazakhstan is #1 exporter of potassium.