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Geography by Picture - R

Based on the picture, guess these geography-themed answers starting with R.
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Last updated: November 18, 2018
First submittedNovember 18, 2018
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capital city
capital city
capital city
city
Landmark
mountain (in background)
Mount Rushmore
Mount Rainier
country
city
type of ecosystem
Tropical Rainforest
religious movement
island (indigenous name)
building
Rapa Nui
Reichstag
underwater formation
U.S. state
city (former spelling)
region
mountain range
ice shelf (in red)
French Riviera
Rocky Mountains
Ross Ice Shelf
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level 77
Nov 19, 2018
Totally blanked on Reykjavik - but in desperation tried "Rosseau," which accidentally gave me another answer!
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level 73
Nov 19, 2018
I had no idea about the second one
Roseau? Nope
Riga? Nope
Reykjavík? Oh great another one but not the one I‘m looking for
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level 78
Nov 19, 2018
Rabat? You guys are talking about Rabat, right? I figured you meant Rabat.
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level 61
Mar 9, 2019
The buildings in that picture are widely recognisable as those of North Africa.
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level 66
Dec 9, 2019
Just curious, what is so distinctively african about it?
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level 43
Mar 9, 2019
I guessed and guessed when it came to that country with the castle... Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia, Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia and Bulgaria until I was like: huh, what am I forgetting? ROMANIA!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!
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level 61
Mar 11, 2019
Call me harsh but you did read the title of the quiz right? Perhaps you noticed a pattern emerging?
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level 61
Mar 9, 2019
Rangoon is not a former name of Yangon. It is an alternative name that is (still) widely used. (according to the Oxford English Dictionary)
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level 63
Mar 9, 2019
"Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon,..." is the first sentence in the Wikipedia article on the city. The name was officially changed 30 years ago. If anyone is still using the former name then they are doing so either ignorantly or obstinately. Regardless, they'd be incorrect.
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level 61
Apr 14, 2019
I often hear people say 'Rangoon, Burma' (I'm one of those people)
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level 77
Mar 9, 2019
Looking at the world map shown here, I thought Brazil was half rain forest. I know it's been shrinking drastically, but still... there's hardly anything left!
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level 51
Mar 9, 2019
Rotterdam? I don't know which Dutch or perhaps Belgian city that is but it surely is not Rotterdam. Let's just say the Germans didn't leave that many buildings during their bombing of the city, so most buildings in R'dam are from after the war. I'd use a picture of the Erasmus bridge, the skyline, the cube houses or the market hall for Rotterdam.
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level 77
Mar 9, 2019
Never heard of cube houses so had to look them up. Pretty cool to look at, but seems like there would be a lot of wasted space in them. Thanks for the info, very interesting.
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level 58
Mar 10, 2019
It's kind of ironic that you think there'd be a lot of wasted space in them as they were specifically designed to optimise the use of space
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level 67
Mar 11, 2019
I didn't immediately recognize it as Rotterdam either, as a Dutchman. But the houses look really Dutch, and there's water so you think of a port city, and it starts with R... it was still my first guess.
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level 57
Mar 13, 2019
It's amazing how many people think they can do the quizzes better...
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level 66
Dec 9, 2019
So according to you, not a single building was left? Were you there to count them? Besides there being a difference between mostly and completely. It was the (historic) Center that was bombed and nearly (not totally) completely destroyed, the affected area was about 1 square mile.

you were correct in the observation that those are pre ww2 buildings. One of the buildings in the picture was build in 1653 (didnt know that by heart, but found it in less than a minute by doing a search with the picture)

The entire borough of delftshaven was left untouched by the bombardment

Here is an english wikipedia article which covers the borough too. (Apparently Piet Hein was born there. And it is the place the pilgrim fathers set off from, well half of them, they were joined by other separists waiting for them in england, to make the journey together. Which ended up being made with one ship instead of the planned 2)

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level 66
Mar 9, 2019
Please accept Rik for Reich
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level 52
Mar 10, 2019
I immediately wrote Rijksdag. Wrong language. But can it still be accepted? or Rijkstag?
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level 65
Mar 11, 2019
Don't see the point of accepting a swedish name for a german answer in a quiz in english. That's like accepting "Países Baixos" for Netherlands in a quiz in french
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level 57
Mar 13, 2019
Why? The name in both German and English is Reichstag.
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