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European Geography By Letter - O

Guess these European geographical answers that start with the letter O.
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Last updated: October 11, 2016
First submittedJuly 17, 2014
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Clue
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Oldest university in England
Oxford
Annual Munich fair
Oktoberfest
Capital of Norway
Oslo
Highest mountain in Greece
Olympus
London cricket ground
The Oval
Scottish archipelago
Orkney
Outer Hebrides
German name for Austria
Österreich
Spain is the largest producer
of this type of oil
Olive Oil
Ukrainian seaport
Odessa
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Bridge connecting Copenhagen to Malmo
Øresund
Manchester football stadium
Old Trafford
Name for a province of Russia or Ukraine
Oblast
French city. There's a "new" one in Louisiana
Orléans
Portuguese city at the mouth
of the Douro (alternate spelling)
Oporto
One of the titles of the Dutch monarch
Prince of Orange
Biggest city in northern Finland
Oulu
River on the Poland / Germany border
Oder
Belgian seaside city
Ostend
One of the D-Day beaches
Omaha Beach
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level 66
Aug 10, 2014
Oblast is "province" in Bulgaria(n) as well. I'm not sure for the other Slavic languages.
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level 60
Aug 27, 2014
in Czech oblast isn't 'province' but it means any area (район or oбласть says a dictionary). It's more general in Czech but still close :)) (and I believe it's the same in Slovak). Anyway, I felt like a total fool when I didn't get that one :DD
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level 20
Sep 3, 2014
It's on Balkans as well, maybe Poland, Czech Republic...
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level 65
Sep 3, 2014
In Poland it's voivodeship (województwo)
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level 59
Dec 16, 2014
I tried all the other Slavic (Balkan) words for county (okrug, opcina), but didn't think of oblast :P
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level 74
Dec 4, 2016
It was used in Yugoslavia after WWI for a while, but after then districts were named differently, so now it's a more general term for region, area, or even field (of science!)

In Slovenian it means "authority".
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level 52
Mar 25, 2017
I thought it was asking for the name of a specific one so I didn't even think of typing oblast...
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level 64
Aug 18, 2014
Ø and O are two different vowels. So Øresund isn't quite correct.
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level 82
Sep 1, 2014
I am wondering about the same thing for Österreich, but I don't know German well enough to know if those two are considered different letters in German like is the case of o and ø in Danish/Norwegian. O and ø are just as different as e and i.
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level 63
Sep 3, 2014
Ö can be rendered as Oe in English... but it isn't here :/
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level 71
Sep 3, 2014
Officially, Ö is not an own letter but a shorter version of oe - but still the oe isn't used anywhere except in a few old surnames. Strange.
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level 71
Sep 3, 2014
Can you accept Odra (as it is known in Poland) for Oder River?
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level ∞
Sep 3, 2014
Okay
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level 60
Sep 3, 2014
You should take Oostende (native spelling) for Ostend.
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level 45
Sep 3, 2014
Yes, you should :)
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level ∞
Sep 3, 2014
Oostend and Oesterreich will work now.
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level 77
Sep 3, 2014
This was tough but managed to pull a few answers out of I-don't-know-where. Missed the Ukraine question because I misread seaport as airport.
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level 78
Sep 3, 2014
I first thought of "okrug" for the province question, as it starts with "o" in both Russian and Ukrainian. But I think it's a smaller unit of government than a province.
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level ∞
Oct 11, 2016
Okrug will work now
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level 66
Jan 3, 2017
I think the swedes are gonna be well pissed, if you don't put the answer as ØresundsBron. Thats their part of the bridgename. Øresund is the body of water it crosses - as you know I presume.
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level 77
Mar 25, 2017
As long as you pay the absurd 50 euro extortion fee for crossing it they'll probably be okay with it.
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level 56
Mar 27, 2017
As this seems to be forum for nitpicking, the Swedes are going to be "well pissed", as you so ineloquently put it, as you've used a letter which isn't in the Swedish alphabet - the name is Öresundsbron in Swedish!
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level 48
Jan 13, 2017
Was I the only person who thought of oil as in Natural Gas.
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level 48
Jan 13, 2017
With a question mark.
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level 47
Jan 13, 2017
Oil isn't a natural gas?
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level 65
Feb 28, 2017
Yeah I missed the question because my brain was stuck on going through different types of crude (sweet crude, sour crude) and oil cuts (naphthalenes, vacuum oils, kerosenes etc)
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level 66
Mar 25, 2017
Could you please accept Oranje for Orange?
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level 45
Mar 25, 2017
Yeah. Typed Oranje and gave up after that. That should definately be accepted.
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level 38
Jun 28, 2017
Oranje would have been accurate if the quiz maker's word was "Prins". Since the given word is in English, it is assumed that the answer would be in that language as well.
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level 24
Mar 25, 2017
so many featured quizzes have used this picture
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level 60
Mar 27, 2017
Øresund (Danish) / Öresund (Swedish) does not start with O, since Ø and Ö are separate letters in their respective alphabets. In German, Ö is not considered a letter separate from O, even though it is similar in pronunciation to its Scandinavian counterparts.
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level 56
Mar 27, 2017
This quiz is in English, and the name of the strait (and resultant bridge) is spelled Oresund in English.
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level 43
Apr 4, 2017
Is that a German girl, a Russian girl, or a British girl? Or is it different?
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level 43
Apr 6, 2017
In the picture.
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level 62
May 9, 2017
Supposedly German as she appears in a few German quizzes but I've never seen anyone wear that. Though I suspected it to be Polish or Eastern European it could be a regional thing - there are a lot of different regional folk costumes.
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level 79
Jun 28, 2017
I've often wondered that myself and a google image search pretty much just returns these quizzes. It seems that the picture is used almost exclusively when something about Oktoberfest is asked. Every time I see it I say to myself "I guess it's an Oktoberfest waitress even though I've never seen a dirndl that looked like that. I've never seen someone in a dirndl with their head covered and her hair braided with cloth, and the lapels if that is the proper term for a dress of this cut are too wide. If I just saw that picture without any other context I would guess the dress to be Hungarian maybe Romanian although the girl looks more Ukrainian or Russian" Yes my mind is warped
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level 65
Apr 20, 2017
In fact, the answer for the question about the bridge is wrong. The current answer is the name of the strait that divides Denmark and Sweden, not the bridge itself. Maybe you should rephrase the question so it would be about the strait
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level 72
Oct 15, 2018
The King of Netherland's is Prince of Orange-Nassau - "Orange" as a princely house doesn't exist.
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level 38
Oct 28, 2018
Correct. Or, more accurately "Prins van Oranje-Nassau". This site keeps insisting on Anglicized names because it is an "English language quiz", yet it routinely accepts "Oktoberfest", which is not English!