It's just a matter of opinion when it comes to something like this though, I guess.
You've got 3 people on the exact same wavelength and you're just not seeing our logic.
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The "The" part in english is not an article but part of the name. (otherwise you would get extremely weird things like we are going to "Hague" which makes absolutely no sense at all.
It is a 100% similar to Los Angeles etc. (besides that in one case it is decided to keep the local name and it the other it is fully translated. And english is quite random with that, sometimes it tranlates names sometimes it just slightly adjust spelling and sometimes it leaves it as is)>
@grandmo you are really contradicting yourself, if den/the is always an article why is los/the and las/the not always an article aswell. It is the EXACT same thing. It being translated (in total) is no evidence for anything (besides the relative randomness of sometimes translating toponyms and other times not). It makes no sense what you are saying. If it was translated as The Haag, or Den Hague. Your argument would have made more sense, but it still wouldnt stick. Because in its original language "den" is NOT (treated as) an article but part of the name.
Relesness is not seeing your logic, because there is none. You are comparing two things which are the same yet concluding they should be treated differently.
(like saying peter and john are both boys, but only peter is allowed in because he is a boy..)
Btw as an addition to the above discussion. You dont call the capital of Algeria "Giers"do you?! Or simply "Islands" since it stands for "the islands"
It's not about what is correct grammatically. It is how people know places, in many languages "Los Angeles" stays "Los Angeles" usually with a bit different ending or pronunciation, but "The Hague" very often turns to "Haga" or smth similar...
Take an example from other quizzes and how Myanmar is presented. Usually, if it is alphabetically based it would say (Burma) in brackets - yes, it is easier then, but without it makes the answer impossible to solve for many people.
"Like, new york totally should so be listed under Y, because "new" is an adjective.... and well, I couldnt come up with it.."
Granted Tanger is a much more important town, but..