Asian Geography By Letter - K

Can you guess these Asian geographical answers that start with the letter K?
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Last updated: January 14, 2017
First submittedDecember 10, 2013
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Capital of Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Country with 6% of world oil reserves
Kuwait
World's second tallest mountain
K2
Capital of Afghanistan
Kabul
Ethnic area in northern Iraq, and parts
of Syria and Turkey
Kurdistan
Largest landlocked country
Kazakhstan
Country just south of the above
Kyrgyzstan
Former Japanese capital
Kyoto
City formerly known as Calcutta
Kolkata
Volcano that erupted in 1883,
leaving only a third of the island behind
Krakatoa
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Biggest city in Pakistan
Karachi
Origin of cashmere wool
Kashmir
Peninsula directly north of Hong Kong island
Kowloon
Japanese city famous for beef
Kobe
Major peninsula of far east Russia
Kamchatka
Peninsula of two countries, North and South
Korea
Southwestern Indian state with Christian
heritage and a relatively high standard of living
Kerala
Capital of Nepal
Kathmandu
Official language of Cambodia
Khmer
Mountain pass between Afghanistan
and Pakistan
Khyber Pass
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Level 87
Aug 22, 2014
Wow, at last an Asian quiz where every other answer isn't in China! They must not like the letter K that much.
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Level 83
Sep 28, 2014
K2 and Kowloon are about China ;).
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Level 60
Sep 30, 2017
No, K2 is MOSTLY in Pakistan. I know that as i am Pakistani
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Level 63
Sep 30, 2017
So... 1.25 China?
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Level 21
Jan 17, 2019
hong kong = china?????
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Level 72
Oct 29, 2019
Yes, Hong Kong is in China.
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Level 52
Sep 15, 2020
kowloon is hong kong which is technically different
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Level 73
Nov 5, 2014
Thank you Risk for teaching me where Kamchatka is!
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Level 36
Dec 10, 2014
Was going to make this exact comment. (:
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Level 52
Dec 10, 2014
Same here
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Level 66
Dec 16, 2015
It's a bottom shelf, plastic bottle vodka sold at supermarkets in California. However, I too first became introduced through Risk.
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Level 43
Jun 15, 2021
I credit Web Diplomacy for that lol.
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Level 82
Dec 10, 2014
Hmm.. I left Kowloon off of my recent Asian travel quiz in part because I thought nobody would get it, but 30% got the answer here. Maybe I'll add it.
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Level 77
Aug 29, 2016
I would have thought Hong Kong was one of the few Asian cities where you might be able to drill down below the top level and still have Westerners get answers correct in half-decent percentages. Although perhaps my view is skewed, having formerly lived there.
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Level 59
Dec 10, 2014
The country in which Kashmir is located should be accepted as the answer. I tried Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, but never managed to remember that Kashmir was also the name of the province.

And yes... Kobe Bryant got his name after Kobe beef. I always knew that info would come in handy one day :)

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Level 85
Dec 10, 2014
You realize it's a "K" quiz, right? None of those countries starts with K.
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Level 48
Dec 10, 2014
Yeah, if you want countries as accepted type ins for all of the answers then all these quizzes would be insanely easy
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Level 54
Jan 14, 2017
I really like the Asian geography by letter quizzes. It's probably quite nice to do more about Asia for a change.
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Level 82
Sep 30, 2017
Didn't know about the Christian heritage of Kerala. Most of the Indians in Khobar in Saudi Arabia seemed to be Keralite Muslims, and in their ads online offering rooms for rent they would always specify Keralite Muslims only need apply. I suppose they had to learn to hate other religions somewhere.
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Level 69
Sep 30, 2017
There is a strong Christian culture in Kerala as well as the Hindu (still majority but by a smaller margin compared to the rest of India) culture and a Muslim culture. Each strong and with its own unique identity, but Kerala is known for its religious harmony and more or less peaceful coexistence of different religions and sects. A lot of the Hindus here eat beef and have a a very loose approach to religion too.
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Level 61
Sep 30, 2017
Thanks. kalbahamut, wise and well travelled though she / he may be, shoots from the hip sometimes. Won't apologise either and prefers rambling arguments. Sigh. Never mind, let's appreciate her / his many informative comments.
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Level 82
Jun 15, 2021
Why would I or anyone else feel that I needed to apologize for sharing an observation about the ads placed in Khobar for rooms for rent? I'm not making it up. Fully a third of the ads I saw some places there had "Keralite Muslim only" or "Indian Muslims only" in the headline of the ad. It stuck out to me because such discrimination in housing is explicitly illegal in the United States. I just went to one of these sites a second ago to look and quickly found new ads with the same wording. Honesty should never be apologized for. Comments like this.... people are convincing me to become more and more misanthropic with every passing year... I'm not proud... but like I said above... hate must be learned somewhere.
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Level 72
Jun 15, 2021
The question seems to suggest a predominantly Christian heritage - now, or at some early point. That's not the case. It is the most Christian of major Indian states, but that's different.
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Level 46
Sep 30, 2017
I don't think that Kazakhstan would be considered landlocked. It has some part bordering Caspian sea which would make Kazakhstan a "Non Landlocked Country". Please consider it and correct me if I'm wrong.
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Level 58
Oct 2, 2017
Not this again! It might have the word "Sea" in its name, but it's not a sea in the conventional sense - it's called "Sea" because it's huge and "sea-like".
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Level 45
Sep 30, 2017
When you realise Kyoto is a anagram for Tokyo. XD
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Level 86
Jul 19, 2018
Mind blown? What about when you learn that in the Japanese hiragana there is no anagram as one is kyouto and the other is toukyou (i.e. only a short 'o' on the end of kyoto), Kyoto being made up of the chinese characters Capital City whereas Tokyo is Eastern Capital.
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Level 27
Sep 30, 2017
Cool quiz! It's nice to improve my knowledge of the Asian continent.
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Level 54
Oct 2, 2017
Couldn't spell Kolkata right. :(
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Level 68
Mar 11, 2018
Trivia fact: Kowloon is a site of the most densely populated place in the history of the world. Kowloon Walled City had population density of mind blowing 1,400,000 people per 1 km. Currently, it doesn't exist anymore.
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Level 76
Aug 8, 2020
watched a documentary on Kowloon walled city it was fascinating.some of the interior streets had to be lit up 24 hours as there was no day light .
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Level 51
Mar 26, 2020
For some reason, I tried Kilimanjaro for the world's second tallest mountain.
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Level 51
Apr 17, 2020
Why did I try Kalbahamut for #2 ?! How come he reminds me of oil!?
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Level 82
Jun 15, 2021
it's 'cause I'm crude and unrefined.
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Level 42
Jan 25, 2021
There is not an ethnic are which is called as Kurdistan..
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Level 82
Jun 15, 2021
it's too bad we don't have access to the Internet or we could look this up.
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Level 68
Jun 15, 2021
You know, Kamakura is another former capital of Japan starting with K.
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Level 67
Jun 15, 2021
I knew Kuwait had a lot of oil, but a country that small having more than a twentieth of the world's oil supply? Pretty impressive.
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Level 36
Jun 15, 2021
These "by letter" quizzes are super fun! Sort of surprises you how many famous K places there are just in Asia. (Kilimanjaro - nope).
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Level 52
Jun 18, 2021
How about Kalimantan?
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Level 91
Jun 18, 2021
Kurdistan is also in Iran