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Cities Beginning With "C" Map Quiz

Name the following cities on the map, all beginning with the letter C.
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Quiz by relessness
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First submittedJune 21, 2016
Last updatedJune 21, 2016
Times taken18,113
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City
Cabo San Lucas
Cairns
Cairo
Calgary
Cali
City
Canberra
Cancún
Cape Town
Caracas
Cardiff
City
Casablanca
Cayenne
Cebu
Charlotte
Chengdu
City
Chennai
Chicago
Chişinău
Chittagong
Chongqing
City
Christchurch
Ciudad Juárez
Cleveland
Cologne
Colombo
City
Conakry
Copenhagen
Córdoba
Curitiba
Cuzco
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level 42
Jun 21, 2016
With the "Charlotte" one, I thought the dot was on Columbia, South Carolina, I forgot you could zoom in. Great quiz!
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level 83
Jun 22, 2016
I had the same issue with Chisinau, thought it was on the coast of the Black Sea, so it would be Chornomorsk, or maybe Constanta.
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level 60
Jul 21, 2016
Same, I thought about Cluj. Anyways, I missed Chicago, an obvious one.
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level 58
Jul 21, 2016
I tried Chattanooga and Columbus, Georgia.
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level 60
Dec 16, 2016
Cleveland sorta looks like Cincinnati, or Columbus, or Canton what is with Ohio and C cities?
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level 71
Jun 21, 2016
Wonderful quiz!
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level 82
Jun 22, 2016
B was much easier, this one had some tricky ones.
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level 82
Jun 22, 2016
Took me a while to think of a German city with a C, more used to the German name. Then again had no such trouble with the Danish city.
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level 50
Jul 21, 2016
I kept typing Charelroi, because I thought the dot was in Belgium. Hard to see.
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level 67
Jul 23, 2016
Just click on the map for enlargement
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level 73
Jun 22, 2016
Cuidad Juarez? Not Juarez City? When 'M' comes around, I better not see Mexico City on here :-)
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level 76
Jun 22, 2016
If this is an inconsistency, it's one shared by Wikipedia.
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level 66
Jul 13, 2016
It is an inconsistency, but it is a very common one. The modern English language convention is to leave place names untranslated. The older convention was to use English names for foreign places. This could be a translation, or just a more English pronunciation, spelling, etc. So, if a place was historically well known to English writers, it has an English name. "Well known" sounds pretty subjective, but publishers of books and newspapers follow style guides for these things, so it is sort of standardized. Most old European places have English translations. Most places that did not historically have a high profile in English language media use native language names. Also, a lot of places that were previously colonized have re-asserted the native names as a matter of identity. I have seen "Ciudad Juárez" written in a lot of English language media, but it seems like it is even more common to just call in Juárez. Place names are all about history and geopolitics, not consistency.
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level 77
Jul 21, 2016
That one got me, too. Weird. Would just call it Juarez.
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level 76
Jul 21, 2016
Its official name is Ciudad Juarez. I always heard it called Juarez when I was younger, but in later years I see it more often by its formal name, Ciudad Juarez. We visited there several years ago and went across the border. Locals in El Paso still called it Juarez, but I had no problem getting the correct answer. (I'd be afraid to travel there now, no matter what they call it.)
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level 75
Jul 21, 2016
Juarez is officially named is indeed "Ciudad Juárez". Mexico City's official name was, until just a few months, "México, Distrito Federal". The "City" part is used in English to distinguish the city from the country, but it isn't too used in Spanish (at least as part of the city's name).
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level 77
Jul 22, 2016
true, just as the cities of Kuwait, Guatemala, Panama, etc. don't require "city" to be part of the name any more than New York requires it in English, making the way the site treats them differently a little confusing.
I don't know enough about Juarez to say if this is the same way but I'm guessing it is and the Ciudad on the front is extraneous and rarely used outside of official documents or signage.
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level 66
Jul 22, 2016
Just to chime in, I actually think it's fine to call it "Ciudad Juarez" in practice, just like it's fine to call New York City as...New York City. What I don't exactly agree with is considering Juarez as starting with a letter C (and thus qualifying as part of this quiz), especially if the reason is because it is the official name. With that line of reasoning, basically any city that is officially named "City of _____" can be considered. Regardless, this was a nice and interesting quiz!
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level 60
Dec 16, 2016
Yes, the official name is "Ciudad Juárez", but there is some inconsistency indeed as it appears as "Juarez" in some quizzes!
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level 76
Jul 21, 2016
How about accepting the spelling Coritiba? I only know the place bc of their football team, and that's how they spell it: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coritiba_Foot_Ball_Club
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level 33
Jul 21, 2016
The football team has always been named Coritiba, but the city's official name has always been Curitiba. "Coritiba" was allowed as an alternative spelling for the city until about 100 years ago.
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level 67
Jul 21, 2016
I kept trying to spell Chennai with one n and almost didn't get it.
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level 35
Jul 21, 2016
Isn't Cordoba also a city in Spain?
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level 60
Jul 22, 2016
Yes, but it's not in South America.
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level 49
Aug 7, 2016
Yeah, but the one in Argentina is much bigger. It's a minor city in Spain, and the second-largest city in Argentina.
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level 49
Aug 7, 2016
Nobody in Mexico calls it Ciudad Juarez. It's just Juarez.
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level 47
Oct 15, 2016
Missed Ciudad Juarez because I kept thinking that dot was in New Mexico or maybe Texas. Also missed Chennai, which is on one of my favorite board games with a world map (Pandemic). Double facepalm.
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level 73
Nov 28, 2016
Casa should be accepted, I never heard the full name in Morocco. Just like Dar for Dar es Salaam.
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level 71
Jan 31, 2017
Great quiz
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level 42
Feb 28, 2017
Did anybody else think Cleveland was Cincinnati or Columbus? Tried both and I got frustrated. Felt stupid when I realized it was Cleveland :)
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level 57
May 26, 2017
This one was so much harder than B! I missed the most guessed answer because I didn't look for dots in that area. Got 19/30, shoulda gotten 20.
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level 54
Jun 2, 2017
Tried California and got Cali.
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level 76
Dec 19, 2017
Why did you try California?
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level 57
Jul 12, 2018
17/31 !! I beat the average score !! I don't believe in this !!