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European Geography By Letter - R

Guess these European geographical answers that start with the letter R.
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Last updated: September 1, 2016
First submittedAugust 9, 2014
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World's largest country
Russia
Country in Eastern Europe
Romania
"The Eternal City"
Rome
Capital of Latvia
Riga
Dutch city with Europe's largest port
Rotterdam
River that separated Germany from
the Roman Empire
Rhine
River that goes from Lake Geneva
to the Mediterranean
Rhône
Capital of Iceland
Reykjavik
Term for a subdivision of Yorkshire
Riding
Greek island once home to a
Wonder of the World
Rhodes
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Currency of Russia
Ruble
City where Joan of Arc was executed;
Monet painted its cathedral
Rouen
Germany's largest urban agglomeration
Ruhr Area
Former Danish capital
now home to a music festival
Roskilde
Switzerland's fourth official language
Romansh
French for "Left Bank"
Rive Gauche
Type of intersection where cars go
around a circle; Popularized in the UK
Roundabout
Circular road surrounding Vienna
Ringstraße
English town and namesake of a sport
Rugby
Centre of France's champagne region
Reims
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level 80
Sep 17, 2014
The best variation for the name of a circular junction has to come from Swahili: Kipilefti.
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level 82
Sep 3, 2016
If they drove on the opposite side of the road it'd be kipirighti?
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level 67
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 76
Feb 11, 2017
We call them roundabouts in the upper south.
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level 70
May 19, 2015
You should accept the variant spelling "Rheims" for Reims. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reims
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level ∞
Sep 1, 2016
Okay
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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 67
Apr 22, 2017
Which one?
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level 64
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 76
Apr 22, 2017
lol
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level 67
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 44
Jul 13, 2016
they were british
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level 64
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 76
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 77
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 77
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 45
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 77
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 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 38
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 69
Sep 1, 2016
"You scored 20/20 = 100%. This beats or equals 0% of test takers..." That makes sense
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level 72
Sep 28, 2016
Check now! That message often comes up shortly after you take a quiz, but it always give the right info the next day.
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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 52
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 46
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 61
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 65
Apr 7, 2018
Include rotary as an acceptable answer.
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level 77
Apr 7, 2018
Or else what?
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level 45
May 24, 2018
There is only one riding in Yorkshire these days. The East Riding still exists, but the West, North and South are no longer ridings.
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level 30
Nov 1, 2018
Reply if you got Reykjavik
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level 38
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 45
Jan 1, 2019
I did
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level 43
Feb 28, 2019
yep.