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European Geography By Letter - R

Can you guess these European geographical answers that start with the letter R?
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Last updated: December 21, 2019
First submittedAugust 9, 2014
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Clue
Answer
"The Eternal City"
Rome
The largest country in Europe
(and also in Asia)
Russia
Currency of the above
Ruble
Country just north of Bulgaria
Romania
Capital of Latvia
Riga
River that once separated Germany
from the Roman Empire
Rhine
Dutch city with Europe's busiest port
Rotterdam
River that goes from Lake Geneva
to the Mediterranean
Rhône
City of over 1,000,000 in
southwest Russia
Rostov-on-
Don
National flower of England
Rose
World's northernmost capital city
Reykjavík
Clue
Answer
Greek island once home to a
Wonder of the World
Rhodes
City where Joan of Arc was executed;
Monet painted its cathedral
Rouen
Switzerland's fourth official language
Romansh
Type of intersection where cars go around
in a circle, popularized in the U.K.
Roundabout
Circular road surrounding central Vienna
Ringstraße
English town that gave its name
to a popular sport
Rugby
Building where the
German Parliament meets
Reichstag
Urban agglomeration containing
Duisburg, Dortmund, and Essen
Ruhr Area
Central Paris hotel whose name is
synonymous with luxury
Hôtel Ritz
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level 79
Sep 17, 2014
The best variation for the name of a circular junction has to come from Swahili: Kipilefti.
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level 83
Sep 3, 2016
If they drove on the opposite side of the road it'd be kipirighti?
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level 68
Apr 22, 2017
And straight ahead would be Kepigoingi
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level 43
Sep 17, 2014
Got the Switzerland one with fifteen seconds to spare. Kept trying Rumantsch.
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level 72
Sep 17, 2014
If only this included New England, then rotary could work for roundabout :)
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level 77
Feb 11, 2017
We call them roundabouts in the upper south.
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level 58
Jun 24, 2015
I did hope "Reading" would count as a sport. Though it's not in the Olympics.
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level 35
Dec 20, 2015
damn. i only got one
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level 68
Apr 22, 2017
Which one?
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level 65
Apr 22, 2017
You don't know your Europe, do you?
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level 66
Apr 22, 2017
kipitryingi
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level 77
Apr 22, 2017
lol
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level 68
Nov 1, 2018
+1 Ivan
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level 25
Jul 13, 2016
The roundabout is actually an American invention, and they were named 'roundabouts' here as well.
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level 65
Apr 22, 2017
It's... a British invention, mate. The first circular junction was constructed in Bath in 1768, and modern roundabouts were pioneered by the UK's Transport Research Laboratory in the 1960s. So. Do you want to carry on pretending that Americans do everything, or do you want to concede that perhaps other countries make stuff as well?
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level 77
Apr 22, 2017
My husband has to negotiate two of them near his workplace, and for our part we wish you had them back.
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level 78
Apr 7, 2018
There, there... we'll let you have your traffic circles... if that's the one remaining thing you have left to feel proud about. Don't cry.
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level 39
Jun 26, 2018
...there are many claims to the first roundabout...uk, france, us of a...1905 letchworth garden city uk perhaps the first by a year to france then us of a...confusing really, i always thought the first was 1961 or thereabouts...
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level 67
Apr 24, 2017
The British invented it. The Americans managed to screw it up wholly (seriously, there are no efficient roundabouts in the US), and the apotheosis of the roundabout is in Tijuana, where they're called "glorietas" and feature massive statuary in the middle.
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level 53
Jul 9, 2017
there are plenty here that work i prefer them to intersections
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level 78
Apr 7, 2018
They're extremely rare in the United States. Intersections are not the same thing. And roundabouts are a horrible idea anywhere- dangerous in addition to being extremely disorienting. For a true American invention see the cloverleaf interchange, which is far superior.
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level 49
May 24, 2018
Unless you live in a small country, where those massive cloverleafs are not an option. Besides, roundabouts are safe as long as everyone knows how to use them.
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level 78
Jun 25, 2018
You wan't to see a complete clown show of an interchange, look up a Diverging Diamond.
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level 75
Dec 21, 2019
Everything has its place and purpose. Roundabouts are perfectly suitable and best solution in some places and bad in others. Also their design can be great or horribly messed up.
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level 53
Jul 9, 2017
really? where i'm from in the US we call them rotarys
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level 70
Oct 9, 2017
If two roundabouts try your patience, never visit Milton Keynes - though in fairness there are many reasons for not visiting Milton Keynes.
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level 37
Oct 28, 2018
^ Or Barbados. It once took a native taxi driver five tries to finally exit the one in Bridgetown (doesn't help that they drive on the left over there). That and the speed at which they drive gives you the sensation of being on a Merry- go -round at an amusement park! - Never again!!!
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level 30
Nov 8, 2016
Any chance you can accept 'Rhodos' (and maybe also 'Rodos') as answers?
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level 60
Apr 22, 2017
My favourite is the "magic roundabout" - not the TV show, but a central roundabout with smaller mini-roundabouts around it! Traffic can go either direction around the central one. I well remember my first time at the Moor End one in Hemel Hempstead, U.K. in the mid 1970s.
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level 53
Apr 22, 2017
That sounds....horrific!
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level 59
Apr 27, 2017
Swindon has one too.
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level 62
May 9, 2017
Looks horrific too. I stumbled across my favorite roundabout in the Netherlands. It's for bicycles.
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level 49
Apr 22, 2017
While attempting to answer the Joan of Arc question I got three others right instead.
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level 80
Dec 21, 2019
You thought Joan of Arc was executed in Rugby, the Reichstag, or the Hotel Ritz?
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level 47
Apr 23, 2017
Just put Rhode, didn't know why it wasn't working cause I was pretty sure that was right, only to find I just needed to add an s
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level ∞
Apr 23, 2017
Maybe you learned something?
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level 48
Aug 7, 2017
Mispelled Rhine and got Rhone, not complaining.
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level 62
Mar 3, 2018
The "Ringstraße" does not surround Vienna, just the inner part of it. (There are just 20,000 People living in there)
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level 66
Apr 7, 2018
Include rotary as an acceptable answer.
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level 78
Apr 7, 2018
Or else what?
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level 30
Nov 1, 2018
Reply if you got Reykjavik
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level 37
Dec 9, 2018
^ Yes, I did. It's one of those things that once you get it, you never forget it. Same goes for Kyrgyzstan, Kuala Lumpur, Riyadh, Afghanistan or Tajikistan). (However, until they change the capital of Sri Lanka back to Colombo, I will admit defeat beforehand and never even attempt it).
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level 77
Dec 21, 2019
Add to that the capital of Myanmar. I had just learned to use Yangon instead of Rangoon and then they pulled that last one on me. Nappy-yabba-dabba-taw, or whatever.
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level 46
Jan 1, 2019
I did
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level 43
Feb 28, 2019
yep.
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level 75
Dec 21, 2019
The ring surrounds Vienna *centre*, not the whole city. Rostov is in south WEST of Russia.
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level ∞
Dec 21, 2019
Fixed
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level 67
Dec 21, 2019
The Reichstag is the old German parliament, pre 3rd Reich - the clue is in the name. The modern one is the Bundestag. Either the answer is wrong or the question is wrong....
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level ∞
Dec 21, 2019
The question is correct. Since 1999, the Bundestag has met in the Reichstag Building.
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level 67
Dec 21, 2019
I came here to say the same thing as markasol, but it turns out that you are, in fact, correct, Quizmaster. Thanks for teaching me something today!
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level ∞
Dec 22, 2019
Thanks for checking the comments before adding your own!
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level 77
Dec 21, 2019
Wikipedia: "Since the 19th century, these cities have grown together into a large complex with a vast industrial landscape, inhabited by some 7.3 million people (including Düsseldorf and Wuppertal, large cities that are nearby but OFFICIALLY NOT PART OF THE RUHR AREA)." (Emphasis added.)
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level ∞
Dec 21, 2019
Okay, replaced Düsseldorf with Duisburg.