Geography by Letter - Z

Guess these geographical answers that start with the letter Z.
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Last updated: June 10, 2019
First submittedAugust 23, 2013
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Clue
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African country
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Largest city in Switzerland
Zurich
Former name of the D.R. Congo
Zaire
Ancient Persian religion still
practiced by a very small minority
Zoroastrianism
Capital of Croatia
Zagreb
Copenhagen's island
Zealand
Capital of Aragon, Spain
Zaragoza
Currency of Poland
Złoty
Clue
Answer
Largest ethnic group of South Africa
Zulu
"Mountain", actually a hill,
just outside the walls of Jerusalem
Zion
Musical genre of Louisiana
Zydeco
River on which Victoria Falls is located
Zambezi
Subspecies of "humped" cattle common
in South Asia and Africa
Zebu
Tallest mountain in Germany
Zugspitze
Tanzanian island where Stone Town is located
Zanzibar
Ski resort with a view of the Matterhorn
Zermatt
5th largest city in Croatia
Zadar
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Level 78
Mar 30, 2016
Fifth largest city in Croatia? I guess this is called 'trivia' for a reason. And (as of 3-30-16) 23% of the people that took this quiz got it right. JetPunk must have a large Balkan following. (I was high fiving myself for knowing the bloody capital of Croatia. Sigh.)
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Level 73
Jun 15, 2016
5th largest - is that scraping noise I hear?

I knew the tallest mountain in Germany because I was there last year. At last, all that travel money pays dividends ☺

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Level 64
Sep 14, 2016
As well as being the 5th largest, it's also the oldest - it was founded 3000 years ago, or thereabouts, and has been continuously inhabited ever since :D
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Level 75
Sep 14, 2016
Zadar has some historical relevance. It played a role during the ill-fated 4th crusade, when the Venetians diverted the crusaders to sack of the city, leading to the excommunication of all who participated and the abandonment of the project of the most reasonable participants (which ultimately led to the Sack of Constantinople).
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Level 64
Sep 14, 2016
I knew Zadar 'cos I went on holiday there last week! It's great - the Sea Organ is cool, and it's all so clean :)
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Level 76
Sep 14, 2016
Maybe just to change the clue with some more known fact.
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Level 66
Sep 14, 2016
Also if you are Italian you must know Zadar (known as Zara in Italian), since it used to be Italian until WWII.
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Level 66
Sep 14, 2016
(and it was completely destroyed by the Anglo-Americans bombings during that war, but it is commonly known that neither the yankees nor the britons can exactly list the names of the places they erased from the maps, unless you're talking about nukes)
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Level 63
Sep 14, 2016
Places bombed by the Allies during that war were hardly the first, nor the last locales to be decimated by war, nor were they the only combatants in that war to be responsible for wholesale destruction of cities, towns and villages.
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Level 66
Sep 15, 2016
Have I (for the God's sake) ever denied anything from what you're pointing out?
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Level 71
Mar 6, 2018
Well then, I'll look forward to a list of all the towns and cities bombed in the UK in your next entry.
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Level 52
Oct 12, 2018
dear malbaby, here's a few: London, Liverpool/ Merseyside, Birmingham, Glasgow/ Clydeside, ,Plymouth, Bristol, Exeter, Coventry, Portsmouth, Southampton, Hull, Manchester, Belfast, Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Cardiff
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Level 66
Dec 22, 2019
I wonder if Italians can list the names of all the families their fascist government ruined for racist reasons. Every government, especially every powerful government, commits terrible sins. Get off that high horse.
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Level 62
Oct 4, 2018
I've been to Zadar; it's really cool.
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Level 85
Apr 8, 2019

It's right up there with the 59th largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio.

Zanesville if you're interested.

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Level 66
Dec 22, 2019
The Paris of the Midwest, some say.
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Level 45
Dec 22, 2019
That, or being from Europe and watching football. There is a team from Zadar that occasionally does well.
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Level 63
Jun 21, 2016
agree with the above, with all due respect to the great country and peoples of Croatia I think asking for the 5th largest city in Croatia is a bit to obscure! :)
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Level 52
Dec 22, 2019
*too
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Level 54
Sep 14, 2016
If you're not shouting and spitting while reading "Zugspitze," then you are not Germaning hard enough.
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Level 74
Sep 14, 2016
Well, I believe you are overgermaned then.
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Level 85
Apr 8, 2019
Tsūg shpit zeh.
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Level 72
Sep 14, 2016
Technically Zanzibar is an archipelago where none of the islands are officially named Zanzibar.
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Level 54
Jan 13, 2017
Yes, but it is often called Zanzibar itself and everyone knows what they mean by the clue, if that made sense.
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Level 83
Sep 14, 2016
Zion can refer to Mt Zion or the city of Jerusalem itself. Mt Zion is just outside the walls of the old city. Mount in all cases here means mountain, though the ancient Hebrews who named these places had really low standards for what constituted a mountain. They are really just hills. The Temple Mount is the hill, artificially expanded by King Herod, upon which the Jewish Temple formerly stood, where the divine presence dwells according to Jewish tradition, and where now stands the Al Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock. The Temple Mount is inside the old city walls, flush against the eastern perimeter next to the Kidron Valley and opposite the Mount of Olives.

Mt Zion and the Temple Mount are two completely different things.

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Level 83
Apr 26, 2018
Maybe fix this clue, quizmaster? Zion is another name for Jerusalem. It is *not* another name for the Temple Mount. There *is* a Mount Zion close by... but it's definitely not the Temple Mount.
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Level ∞
Apr 27, 2018
In the Bible, it does sometimes refer to the Temple Mount, but I updated the quiz to reflect contemporary usage.
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Level 83
Dec 22, 2019
... I'd have to look more into it but my guess is if any Christians believe Mt Zion and the Temple Mount are the same thing this is confusion based on translation or interpretation error. I could be mistaken. But I've read a lot of books on Jerusalem and never seen Mt Zion and the Temple Mount confused before.

The article on Wikipedia which states that Mt Zion referred first to the City of David and then later the Temple Mount is confused. If you click through the linked sources you can see that they are referring to "Zion" - not "Mount Zion". Common mistake. Zion refers to the ancient city believed to have been built by David. The earliest settlement in the area that would later be home to Jerusalem was thought to have been built on Mt Zion, and thus the city came to be known as Zion before it spread to the surrounding hills. Though the ruins recently discovered and believed to be the original city of David are between the Old City of Jerusalem and the Kidron Valley.

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Level 76
Sep 14, 2016
Wow, two answers about Croatia. This must be a record for a featured quiz. :)
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Level 58
Sep 14, 2016
Probably for any quiz, ever. Minus the Croatia country quiz.
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Level 59
Sep 15, 2016
Add Zuni?
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Level 75
Sep 16, 2016
I think I spelt Zambezi every way possible other than the correct one...
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Level 55
Sep 20, 2016
Yeah, me too. I knew the answer, but couldn't spell it properly!
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Level 61
Jul 31, 2020
How? It's not a tricky word, no silent letters, nothing. Literally writes how it sounds.
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Level 69
Mar 21, 2021
You could say it's quite a "Zambeasy" word to spell. 🚕
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Level 73
Jul 27, 2017
When you get 50% and 3 points... o_o
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Level 73
Feb 18, 2018
Is it possible that you're a bit more generous on spelling for "zoroastrianism" in other quizzes? I tried zoroastrism, zoroaster, zarathustra, etc. without any luck (I know none of them are exactly right, but i feel like they're close enough, no? At least for the last two?)

Also, there's an o missing in Zorastrianism...

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Level 70
Oct 4, 2018
I cannot believe this quiz has been live for years and "Zoroastrianism" is still misspelled. Make a quiz and forget, never coming back for the comments seems to be a standard in JetPunk.
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Level 85
Apr 8, 2019
People know Złoty over zebus 40% to 11%? I thought everyone knew Z is for zebu.
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Level 66
Dec 22, 2019
I knew Zloty because it's in the NYT crossword a lot.
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Level 23
Jul 17, 2019
Ha! Knowing an excessive amount about Queen pays off eventually, right? I would not have known zoroastrianism or Zanzibar otherwise. (Yet, I only got like.. 5 questions right.)
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Level 70
Dec 22, 2019
Only 11% got Zebu which shows me that 89% of people don’t remember the Simpsons episode where Lisa’s doing animals with Maggie and she points at Z saying Zebu
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Level 61
Jul 31, 2020
Yes, because that's how I remember it. Not like from, I don't know, learning. From an 0,5 second feature in Simpsons.
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Level 71
Jul 20, 2021
Went to check the comments to see if others remembered Zebu from the Simpsons. Blood Feud is one of the best episodes
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Level 78
Dec 22, 2019
I thought it said Tasmanian island where Stone Town is located. I was totally confused.
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Level 62
Sep 23, 2021
Almost made this same comment... it's so strange how there are always multiple people who read the question wrong in the same way.
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Level 72
Dec 22, 2019
I'm very surprised that more people got "Zadar" than zebu (there are lots of them in both Africa and Asia).
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Level 66
Jun 11, 2020
Zoroastrianism is not a persian religion
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Level 25
Oct 21, 2021
Michelesol I don't know if your still on but last time I checked there called Britts not britons
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Level 25
Oct 21, 2021
also my last geography by letter done all 26