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European Geography By Letter - P

Guess these European geographical answers that start with the letter P.
Quiz by relessness
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Last updated: July 29, 2016
First submittedApril 23, 2014
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Clue
Answer
Country invaded in 1939
Poland
Country in Iberia
Portugal
An Italian 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 with
an efficient military
Prussia
Clue
Answer
La Ville-Lumière
Paris
Home to the Leaning Tower
Pisa
Destroyed by Vesuvius
Pompeii
Northern Sicilian city
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 76
Sep 3, 2014
Tried Parma for Majorca - just couldn't quite get the correct name.
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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
weird that you said moscow, illinois...only moscow i had heard of in usa was in idaho...then did a search and see that there are a total of 27 states with moscow as the name of a city
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level 70
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 62
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 55
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 34
Oct 24, 2019
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locations_in_the_United_States_with_an_English_name
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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 76
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 67
Sep 10, 2014
Pays D'oc could be an answer to region in the South of France.
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level 61
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 19
Nov 19, 2014
agreed...I have a Great Pyrenees and I couldn't spell it!
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level 31
Feb 24, 2015
Come on, you could just spell it right
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level 69
Apr 9, 2017
While we're at it, why not pair o' knees?
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level 68
Jan 21, 2015
I've known it as Pampalona instead of Pamplona for years. My entire life is changed.
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level 48
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 67
Nov 2, 2017
I always thought the Christmas Carol was "Good King Wences Last looked out"
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level 38
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 55
Nov 2, 2017
By "a lot" you mean two references to America in a 20 question quiz?
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level 77
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 61
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 61
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 77
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