European Geography By Letter - P

Can you guess these European geographical answers that start with the letter P?
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Last updated: December 19, 2019
First submittedApril 23, 2014
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Clue
Answer
Country invaded in 1939
Poland
Country in Iberia
Portugal
Italian term for a city square
Piazza
City that merged with Buda in 1873
Pest
Port where the Pilgrims left for America
Plymouth
Roman building with a concrete dome
Pantheon
Historical capital of Bohemia
Prague
Mountains between France and Spain
Pyrenees
Athens temple dedicated to Athena
Parthenon
Historic German kingdom known
for its efficient military
Prussia
Clue
Answer
"La Ville-Lumière"
Paris
Home to the Leaning Tower
Pisa
City destroyed by Vesuvius
Pompeii
Capital of Sicily
Palermo
Spanish city where bulls run
Pamplona
Capital of Majorca
Palma
One of 7 official cities in Scotland
Perth
Region in southern France
Provence
London equivalent of Times Square
Piccadilly Circus
Town in far southwest England
overrun by musical pirates
Penzance
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Level 78
Sep 3, 2014
Tried Parma for Majorca - just couldn't quite get the correct name.
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Level 30
Apr 6, 2020
Parma is in Italy
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Level 74
Jul 15, 2020
More importantly, it's a kind of ham.
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Level 37
Jul 17, 2020
chicken parma
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Level 52
Sep 10, 2014
I've heard of Perth, Australia, but didn't know there was one in Scotland. Kind of like Moscow, Illinois, I guess?
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Level 73
Sep 10, 2014
It's more like Boston, Lincolnshire.
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Level 50
Sep 10, 2014
No - the opposite of that. Perth Scotland came first
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Level 61
Apr 8, 2017
There's a Perth in Canada as well.
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Level 45
Apr 12, 2017
Yep, I live near it and it's teeny teeny tiny. Also, there's a Moscow in Canada (not too far off from Perth either, actually). It's also teeny teeny tiny. I think it only has one intersection with traffic lights and it's close enough to a larger town that you barely notice it's a town by itself at all.
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Level 68
Jan 30, 2020
In Ontario, you can drive from London to Paris via Delhi within a few hours.
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Level 75
Jul 15, 2020
"Del-high"
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Level 57
Jun 6, 2018
Not only did is Perth Scotland the original, but we also have a place called Moscow. and a place called California - along with several other commonly named towns/cities.
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Level 49
Oct 24, 2019
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locations_in_the_United_States_with_an_English_name
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Level 62
Feb 13, 2020
There's a Panama City in Florida
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Level 46
Mar 6, 2020
No. Perth, Australia, and all the Perths in the world were names after the Scottish. It's just the opposite
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Level 66
Apr 3, 2020
The Scottish city was the original.
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Level 82
Sep 10, 2014
Surprised Provence has such a low percent-score. Thought it was much better known, a bit like Tuscany in Italy. There's even "Herbs de Provence", a mix of herbs that's used in cooking.
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Level 78
Apr 8, 2017
Especially with the popularity of Peter Mayle's book and mini-series, A Year in Provence. I guess it was too long ago.
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Level 71
Sep 10, 2014
Pays D'oc could be an answer to region in the South of France.
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Level 64
Sep 10, 2014
Its not an official region. Its a wine region though.
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Level 40
Sep 12, 2014
Could you accept more spellings for Pyrenees? Maybe accept Pyrenese?
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Level 31
Feb 24, 2015
Come on, you could just spell it right
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Level 78
Apr 9, 2017
While we're at it, why not pair o' knees?
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Level 69
Jan 21, 2015
I've known it as Pampalona instead of Pamplona for years. My entire life is changed.
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Level 47
Jan 3, 2017
I know that feeling - like when I first realised there were two Rs in February.
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Level 73
Apr 8, 2017
Buddy of mine always thought there was a state called Pennyslavia. Rocked his world when he found out it was called Pennsylvania.
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Level 70
Nov 2, 2017
I always thought the Christmas Carol was "Good King Wences Last looked out"
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Level 37
Apr 8, 2017
Bit awkward that a European geography quiz requires a lot of American knowledge. Is there no way to ask about Plymouth or Piccadilly Circus without crossing the Atlantic?
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Level 57
Nov 2, 2017
By "a lot" you mean two references to America in a 20 question quiz?
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Level 80
Nov 9, 2018
Any reminder that the US exists to these people is painful.

There's nothing wrong with the quiz. Any more than it would be wrong to ask which city Charles Lindbergh set off from before his trans-Atlantic flight on a US geography quiz. Grow up.
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Level 67
Sep 22, 2019
For the plymouth question there is nothing wrong with that. It is part of the history of that town, but i agree for Piccadilly the clue is rather weak (and personally, rather weird, made me raise an eyebrow and think "what kind of description is that.." no us-centric thoughts, just felt odd no matter what square in the world they would ve used).

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Level 67
Sep 22, 2019
@kalbahamut, your example works for the first plymouth clue. But not for the other. Let's be grown up and don't pick and choose the arguments. An equally well example would be something like: (if you would choose to represent the other clue). "Like the capital of texas, but then of mallorca" which indeed is quite silly. So he is half right (and half wrong.)
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Level 80
Jul 20, 2020
Sif... that's ridiculous and not equivalent at all. see july 15th comment below for better examples
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Level 80
Nov 9, 2018
Which city settled by the Dutch was originally called New Amsterdam?
Which US state was named after Queen Elizabeth?
Which US territory was purchased from Napoleon?
Which US state was purchased from Russia?
Where did the Beatles play their first concert in America?
Which US city produced over 8,000 B-24 bombers to help defeat the Axis powers?
Which US city was burned by British troops in 1814 following the Battle of Bladensburg?
Where did David Beckham play Major League Soccer?

All of these would be acceptable questions on an American geography quiz and not a single person anywhere would complain that they referenced European people or places. :P
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Level 66
Apr 29, 2020
You are totally missing the point here kal and have become super-defensive yourself. Nymerius is a bit daft, but right in respect of the Piccadilly question. The argument is that "Times Square" has absolutely nothing to do with Europe. A irrelevant knowledge of New York is required in order to be able to answer the question. On the contrary, in all of your carefully chosen comparisons, the reference to European people or places is relevant. ............. I have now realised that Siftraven's comment above was made after your comment, so I am saying the same thing basically, but in mother tongue English this time.
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Level 80
Jul 15, 2020
I did not miss the point at all. You seem to have missed mine. Okay what about the question "Known as the Paris of South America?" answer: Buenos Aires.. or "the Paris of the Middle East" answer: Beirut. Knowledge of the city of Paris in these cases is not irrelevant. It's relevant. Even though in both cases the knowledge pertains to a city on a different continent, even though the answer belongs to quizzes about Asia or South America. There's nothing at all wrong with any of these questions, and I'm certain the *only* reason Nyme and Sif are complaining is because there's something about the US. If you asked which European cathedral became the first building to surpass Kufu's Pyramid in height, or which city in Spain was the first settled by Phoenicians, or maybe even hinted at Monte Carlo by calling it the European Macau, nobody would call that awkward or complain. I guarantee it. and how am I being defensive? This isn't my quiz. I'm just calling out bias.
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Level 80
Jul 20, 2020
or to make it even more exactly reciprocal, how about a clue asking for Nevada's equivalent of Monte Carlo? That would be a perfectly fine question on an American geography quiz that would garner 0 complaints. I'd bet good money on it.
Or for that matter ask what the New York equivalent of Picadilly Circus was. Nobody would find that question awkward, either.
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Level 35
Feb 14, 2020
can you accept piza for pisa?
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Level 74
Jul 15, 2020
That seems like a fair payment. Make it all dressed.
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Level 64
Jul 15, 2020
Couldn't spell Penzance correctly for the life of me, guess I need a little remedial G&S.
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Level 68
Jul 15, 2020
Region in southern France: Pays Basque?
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Level 72
Jul 15, 2020
It should definitely be allowed.
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Level 82
Jul 15, 2020
I think in English it is generally called Basque Country, so it doesn't work as well as Provence imo
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Level 29
Jul 15, 2020
i was guessing perpignan for ages before getting provence, and im not even sure if perpignan is a region aswell as a city