European Geography By Letter - N

Can you guess these European geographical answers that start with the letter N?
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Last updated: December 19, 2019
First submittedJuly 10, 2014
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Country known for fjords
Norway
City where pizza is said to have originated
Naples
The above, in Italian
Napoli
Scottish lake with a famous monster
Loch Ness
Paris's most famous cathedral
Notre Dame de Paris
One of the four "countries" of the United Kingdom
Northern Ireland
Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland
The Nordic Countries
Region of northern Spain, once an independent kingdom
Navarre
City in Lorraine, France that is also a women's name in English
Nancy
Country incorrectly known as Holland
Netherlands
City near Sherwood Forest
Nottingham
England's northernmost county
Northumberland
Most populous city on the Volga river, formerly known as Gorky
Nizhny Novgorod
City that hosted Nazi rallies and, later, war tribunals
Nuremberg
People from here are known as "Geordies"
Newcastle upon Tyne
Second or third largest city in Serbia (name either)
Novi Sad / Niš
French region and D-Day landing site
Normandy
"Pleasant" city on the French Riviera
Nice
Gentrified London district that hosts an annual carnival
Notting Hill
Small German town that gave its name to many other things
including, indirectly, the capital of Bahamas
Nassau
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Level 80
Jul 15, 2014
At first, I thought that there was just one cathedral in Paris but of course not. Notre Dame is the main roman catholic cathedral, but there are other branches of catholicism as well as orthodoxy. In the end, it seems there are ten of them!
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Level 52
Mar 10, 2020
So sad after the fire incident...
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Level 79
Aug 27, 2014
Nassau was named for William III of Orange-Nassau. Not for a German city.
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Level 44
Aug 27, 2014
I was thinking the same thing. Maybe if it said German house or castle or family?
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Level ∞
Aug 27, 2014
@kalbahamat. You are right. I left out a few steps. The original Nassau was the German city.
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Level 59
Dec 15, 2014
I knew the 3rd city of Serbia, it also begins with N... :(
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Level ∞
Dec 19, 2019
I changed the question so that you can no guess either the second or third biggest.
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Level 77
Jun 17, 2020
I read "Siberia" instead of "Serbia". D'oh!
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Level 72
Feb 18, 2015
why is Loch Ness in a letter n-quiz?
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Level 47
Feb 18, 2015
Because it's called Loch Ness
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Level 83
Oct 15, 2016
Because "Loch" is lake. Similarly you'd find Lake Michigan under M.
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Level 64
Apr 3, 2020
Los Angeles would be under L because the two words comprise the name of the city.
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Level 62
Jul 8, 2018
would Rio Grande be under "R" or "G"? and Los Angeles under "L" or "A"?
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Level 60
Jul 4, 2016
Tried navarro, navarra and finally got it. Took me far too long
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Level 78
Nov 20, 2016
Guess I need to study the difference between Northumberland and Northumbria!
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Level 59
Mar 11, 2017
Nancyboys ?
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Level 65
Apr 2, 2017
Maybe instead of having two questions about Naples you could replace one with Neman (river that flows through Belarus, Lithuania and Russia), Nizhny Novgorod (major city and the centre of the river tourism in Russia) or Novaya Zemlya (archipelago where Soviets tested the most powerful atomic bomb in history)?
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Level 70
Jun 1, 2020
I guess you must be from Russia? Nizhny Novgorod made the quiz, but I doubt the other two would get many guesses except maybe from Russian people - if that.
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Level 47
Aug 18, 2017
Can Northumbria be accepted for northernmost English county?
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Level 41
Jun 17, 2020
Agree entirely. That's how I knew it.
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Level 45
Jun 17, 2020
Northumbria is the old Saxon kingdom that covered the whole North of England. Shared etymology I'm sure, but it's never been a county.
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Level 57
Jun 19, 2020
@Jarris - Northumbria was an Anglian kingdom, not a Saxon kingdom.
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Level 35
Mar 10, 2018
Got Novi Sad thanks to European football.
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Level 71
Dec 22, 2019
Vojvodina.
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Level 70
Jun 1, 2020
Got it thanks to Monica Seles.
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Level 74
Oct 12, 2018
The French cathedral Notre-Dame is hyphenated, although the US university is not.
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Level 54
Aug 18, 2019
I’ve never heard of Notting hill. Am I stupid?
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Level 78
Dec 21, 2019
I've only heard of it because of the Hugh Grant-Julia Roberts film.
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Level 72
Dec 19, 2019
The "gentrification" of Notting Hill has often been greatly exaggerated, largely thanks to that bloody film.
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Level 79
Dec 20, 2019
Hmmm... Novosibirsk is the largest city in Siberia. Maybe Novokuznetsk is second or third. Only other one I can think of that starts with "N". Perhaps I should read the question a little more closely.
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Level 80
Dec 21, 2019
And perhaps you should have realized that it didn't fit in an European geography quiz.
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Level 77
Jun 17, 2020
I read "Siberia" too. Didn't occur to this wee little brain of mine that I had now strayed far beyond the bounds of Europe. My virtually empty mental rollodex of Siberian cities was too busy flying to "N".

When a clock is ticking down, the pressure's on and you're locked-in, sometimes you miss things you otherwise never would.
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Level 78
Dec 21, 2019
Pulled Novgorod from somewhere deep in the grey matter. Unfortunately I forgot to pick up Nizhny on the way.
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Level 78
Jun 17, 2020
Just did it again. Sigh.
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Level 45
Apr 8, 2020
Did anyone else get the Nottingham question thanks to Robin Hood?
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Level 81
Apr 29, 2020
Hmmm...I tried Novi Saad. I'm sure I've seen it spelled that way before. A quick Google search shows it's Novi Sad, but I'm wondering if it changed recently. Anyone?
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Level 82
Jun 17, 2020
All I'm seeing is Novi Sad. Maybe you saw it spelled that way in a different language?
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Level 65
Jun 18, 2020
No major language spells it with double A. Even languages that denote long vowels by doubling, like Finnish or Estonian, use a single A there. Novi Sad (Нови Сад) means “New Garden” or “New Orchard” in Serbian. It has had many official names with the same meaning throughout history: Neoplanta (Latin), Neusatz (German), Újvidék (Hungarian), Nový Sad (Slovak), Нови Сад (Rusyn). Anyway, it has always been with a single A in Serbian. If anyone had ever spelled it with double A in some other language, it must have been a really really old source. Or, it could have been a misspeling or a joke.
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Level 52
Jun 17, 2020
Nearly half of these are in Great Britain