European Geography by Letter - W

Can you guess these European geographical answers that start with the letter W?
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Last updated: January 1, 2020
First submittedAugust 10, 2014
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Capital of Poland
Warsaw
Irish city known for crystal
Waterford
Vienna, in German
Wien
Belgian town near where Napoleon
met his final defeat
Waterloo
Cardiff is its capital
Wales
Where British royals are married,
crowned, and buried
Westminster
Abbey
Romanian region once ruled by
Vlad the Impaler
Wallachia
England's largest stadium
Wembley
English county; Namesake of a
Lea & Perrins sauce
Worcestershire
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Most populous German state
North Rhine-
Westphalia
French-speaking part of Belgium
Wallonia
German city that gave its name to
the republic of 1919-1933
Weimar
Tennis championship locale
Wimbledon
Royal residence in Berkshire county
Windsor Castle
Question-asking river on the border
of England and Wales
River Wye
English city where wolves play football
Wolverhampton
Food that Belgium is known for
Waffles
4th largest city in Poland
Wrocław
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Level 77
Aug 11, 2014
Too many answers that start with 'W'...
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Level 61
Aug 27, 2014
:DD
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Level 80
Jan 25, 2017
This quiz is quite W-centric
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Level 82
Aug 20, 2014
Accept "westfalia" please?
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Level 67
Oct 15, 2014
Or Westfalen.
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Level 82
Jan 24, 2015
Even Westphalen?
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Level 67
Oct 22, 2019
I tried Westfalen, When I saw it show up as westphalia I was glad it was accepted. I might have gotten it, but not a 100%

Edit unless I am missing something, only Westfalen and Westphalia are correct, it's original name and its english counterpart. (but ok, type- ins are often accepted, I guess I just find it a weird half and half mix, westfalia and westphalen)

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Level ∞
Jan 25, 2017
Okay
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Level 44
Oct 15, 2014
Is Polish the only Slavic language that uses W?
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Level 73
Jun 17, 2017
Lusatian (upper and lower) also use w.
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Level 70
Jul 23, 2019
There's the w-sound in the other Slavic languages as well, but it's usually transliterated from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet with a V (e.g. Volgograd, Varna)
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2020
are you telling me that Volgograd is meant to be produced Wolgograd? I love this
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Level 67
Oct 12, 2020
W in Polish is pronounced like V in English. We generally don't use V.
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Level 62
Oct 15, 2014
Stupid Worcestershire. Why do you have so many superfluous letters and are impossible to spell?
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Level 76
Oct 15, 2014
Yeah - stick to simple Irish names like Ui Failghe, Dun Laoghaire, Laoghis.
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Level 82
Jan 25, 2017
I never found them impossible to spell. Then again it's rather impossible to pronounce.
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Level 37
Mar 10, 2017
Agree! - Much easier to spell than to pronounce.
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Level 58
Jun 17, 2017
wust - er - shire Simples
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Level 70
Jul 25, 2018
And let's not start talking about Leicester.
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Level 67
Oct 22, 2019
@johnny, more like wooster sjur
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Level 67
Oct 22, 2019
Yea leicester- lester. Somehow it sounds like a person's name, and always makes me think of the adam's family.. I guess my mind combines Lurch and Fester... (had to look it up to see if there really wasnt a Lester..)
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Level 64
Oct 7, 2020
Leicester is 'Lester on the rocks'.

(put ice in it)

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Level 75
Jul 19, 2018
It was a revenue generating conspiracy by the sign-makers
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Level 67
Oct 22, 2019
@irish I think it accepts wor chester shire. A lot easier to remember, because chester appears a lot in english toponyms.
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2020
Just learn it. The same way you learn your Irish words, with many 'superfluous letters' as well.
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Level 59
May 22, 2020
Don't get me started on Gloucestershire, Versailles, Bydgoszcz, Szczecin or Leeuwarden (or the many other difficult cities/towns with hard to spell names, LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH).
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Level 75
Oct 17, 2014
Question-asking river in Britain, I got stuck and tried WTF?
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Level 61
Jun 17, 2017
:-)
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Level 67
Oct 22, 2019
I tried whomsoever...
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Level 65
Aug 12, 2016
hmm... maybe too UK-biased but fun overall :)
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Level 48
Jun 17, 2017
The UK probably uses more W's than most other languages. I know that in Spanish there are very few words beginning with W.
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Level 67
Oct 22, 2019
It definitely doesnt use less w than german and dutch, not too sure about the romance and slavic languages.
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Level 72
Feb 10, 2017
I had no idea waffles were actually Belgian. I thought that was just a made-up/nonsensical location-of-origin name, like French fries.
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Level 64
Mar 10, 2017
Belgian waffles are a variety of waffle from Belgium.
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Level 37
Mar 10, 2017
And what make you think that French Fries are a nonsensical made-up name? Did it ever occur to you that the first time anyone saw potatoes cut length-wise and fried was in France? (Pomme Frites).

Americans, Irish, the Swiss, Dutch, German, etc., had their favorite way of cooking potatoes (other than boiling), so why not the French?

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Level 70
Apr 23, 2017
Despite its name, the French fry is not French. The origins of the French fry have been traced back to Belgium, where historians claim potatoes were being fried in the late-1600s.
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Level 81
Nov 24, 2018
^ this is contested. There are at least 3 places that claim to have invented the french fry
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Level 65
May 23, 2020
They are called French Fries because cutting things into long strips is called Frenching.
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Level 71
Jun 17, 2017
This should be called "British geography that starts with W", considering there's a lot of British questions.
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Level 59
Jun 17, 2017
Hey, Quizmaster - do you plan to post an X version next? If so, GOOD LUCK!
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Level 60
Jun 26, 2017
There could be some replacements to make this quiz a little bit less UK-centric. Possible answers could be: Wolfsburg, Würzburg, Wawel Castle, Wieliczka, Württemberg, Wilhelmshaven, Wolin
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Level 72
Nov 24, 2018
Sounds to me like it would then become very German- or Polish-centric.
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Level 44
Dec 20, 2019
Still better than having HALF the questions refer to the UK in a European Geography quiz !

UK is relatively a tiny island (or islands) compared to Europe.

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Level 74
Oct 8, 2020
The UK is between Poland and Germany both in size and population. And since English, German, Polish and Dutch are the only major languages in Europe that use a W, and this site is predominantly used by native English speakers, it makes sense that about half of the questions are about the UK.
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Level 73
Jul 10, 2017
Please accept waterzooi for the Belgian food as well.
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Level 32
Mar 19, 2020
I'm Belgian and I've never eaten waterzooi in my life. Waffles are far more famous. Waterzooi is from Ghent, a Belgian city though.
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Level 48
Oct 7, 2020
I thought of waterzooi... couldn't think of waffles. Even though I've had heaps of waffles and never waterzooi.
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Level 77
Feb 5, 2018
Guessed Westphalia because of Candide... so that's where it is.
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Level 40
Feb 25, 2018
All the W vocabulary comes from Poland, UK and Germany. No other countries besides German speaking ones are mentioned.
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Level 71
Jun 30, 2018
Please do suggest all of those famous places from Romance-language-speaking countries that begin with W.
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Level 48
Oct 7, 2020
Wallonia... otherwise, quite, where are you thinking of? Wasquehal?
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Level 56
Feb 25, 2018
Willie Mays went to Europe once. Should be on the quiz.
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Level 59
Mar 19, 2020
I have always thought Windsor Castle is in Windsor. It also came as a special limited edition landmarks in SimCity Buildit
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Level 70
Oct 7, 2020
Windsor is in Berkshire
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Level 48
Oct 7, 2020
Yes, and to be pedantic, there's no such place as "Berkshire county", any more than there's "France country" or "Greenland island".
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Level 55
Mar 19, 2020
Would you allow Wye as the answer for River Wye, since river is in the clue that you give?
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Level 37
Jun 25, 2020
Is a stadium really geography related though?
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Level 61
Oct 7, 2020
Only if it's located in a place.
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Level 81
Oct 9, 2020
on the surface of the Earth
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Level 61
Dec 10, 2020
So, no airborne stadiums, no extraterrestrial stadiums, and no mobile stadiums. I guess underwater stadiums or floating stadiums would be fine, provided that they're anchored somewhere and can't move around too much.