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Geography A-Z #3

Can you identify these geographical answers, starting with each letter A to Z?
The previous quiz in this series can be found here (Quiz #2)
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Last updated: February 9, 2019
First submittedAugust 3, 2015
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Hint
Answer
A
Elevation
Altitude
B
Waikiki or Bondi, e.g.
Beach
C
Kambuja, in ancient times
Cambodia
D
Volcano in "sleep" mode
Dormant
E
French spa town
Evian
F
Earthquake line
Fault
G
Spherical map
Globe
H
1952 Olympics city
Helsinki
I
Yamoussoukro coast?
Ivory
J
Capital of Mississippi
Jackson
K
Capital of Afghanistan
Kabul
L
Windward's opposite
Leeward
M
Molten rock
Magma
 
Hint
Answer
N
Nation with a five-sided flag
Nepal
O
Atmospheric layer
Ozone
P
Primary language of K
Pashto
Q
Ontario's eastern neighbour
Quebec
R
Its capital was Salisbury
Rhodesia
S
Beijing's pollution problem
Smog
T
Small mountain lake
Tarn
U
City-related
Urban
V
Liechtenstein capital
Vaduz
W
Iguazu or Angel, e.g.
Waterfall
X
Fear of foreigners
Xenophobia
Y
River with the Three Gorges Dam
Yangtze
Z
Biggest city in Switzerland
Zürich
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level 60
Aug 3, 2015
Yay, a 3rd one! Funnily enough, I took the first two today!
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level 79
Oct 23, 2015
Tarns are well known in the north of England but appear to be uncommon elsewhere judging by results. Have just walked around Tarn Hows in Cumbria, very enjoyable.
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level 59
Feb 11, 2016
Higher Geography for the Win.
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level 59
Feb 12, 2016
My thoughts exactly!
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level 76
Jul 16, 2016
A-level geography represent!
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level 67
Feb 12, 2016
One of my favourite tarns in the Lake District, especially early Autumn morning with a light mist over the tarn and the Autumn reds and golds in the trees.
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level 61
Jan 22, 2017
I kept writing tor, tore, toar...I knew it was something like that.
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level 62
Jul 18, 2019
Beautiful tarn in the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand, surrounded by mountain buttercups.
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level 71
Oct 23, 2015
Since Pashto is the official language of Afghanistan maybe you can just say primary language of Afghanistan - at least as far as I know Pashto isn't just Kabul-related
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level 74
Oct 27, 2015
It's arguable that Pashto is the main language of Afghanistan, but if it is it's only by a narrow margin. It's definitely the main language of Kabul, though. I reckon the clue's a good 'un.
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level 62
Nov 20, 2015
If it was going by offical, Persian (the Dari variety), would also be correct.
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level 77
Feb 11, 2016
Should Pashtun not be accepted as well?
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level 51
Feb 11, 2016
Guessed Pashtun as well, not knowing that Pashto is the name of the language and that Pashtun basically refers to those that speak it.
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level 67
Jun 19, 2018
I did wonder about that too. Now I know why.
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level 55
Jul 18, 2019
Oh, so it was meant to be "Kabul". For me, i think there was a glitch or something. The hint read: "Official language of K". I had no idea it was meant to be Kabul. Also, I think Dari is more suitable.
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level 77
Jul 18, 2019
It isn't a glitch, the P clue just assumes you've already guessed the K clue.
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level 61
Jul 18, 2019
I've always (once) heard of it as Pashtu. That's how my cubicle neighbour from Afghanistan says to spell it.
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level 43
Jul 22, 2019
Dari is the language of government in Afghanistan and by far the most widely used. Pashtun is used in the south of Afghanistan and is more tribal.
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level 66
Dec 24, 2015
Needs more geography.
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level 63
Feb 11, 2016
Can you add some more spellings for Yangtze, please? Like Yangze and Yangzi.
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level 48
Feb 11, 2016
please?
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level 70
Feb 11, 2016
And "Yangtse", while you're at it.
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level 61
Feb 13, 2016
Yes, please. Yangzi is about as correct today as Beijing instead of Peking, (although most people tend to use the older spelling).
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level 66
Jul 18, 2019
Let’s just get them all using Changjiang!
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level 48
Feb 11, 2016
Can you accept Titicaca for the lake question, as it is a small mountain lake. I know you were looking for the term, but this meets the criteria of the question.
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level 84
Feb 11, 2016
At over 100 miles long, 50 miles wide, I don't think Titicaca can be considered a 'small' lake.
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level 64
Feb 11, 2016
If you were to open up this can of worms, I think you'd need to accept Tahoe, amongst many others.
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level 62
Feb 11, 2016
In the previous quiz (#2) I had the clue "Lava-spewing mountain" for the V clue. The answer was 'volcano', but there were calls to add "Vesuvius". I know this kind of request is technically not incorrect, but if I wanted Vesuvius there would be something more specific in the clue to warrant that. Similarly for this one - if a specific lake like Titicaca, or Tahoe were the answer, the clue would require something more specific to warrant that answer, like "Large South American lake" etc, or "Lake near Reno". When you see a generalized clue, you can count on a generalized answer.
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level 58
Feb 11, 2016

This is really, really hard. I mean, most is easy but some is hard.

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level 62
Feb 11, 2016
The smog question is weirdly worded. It doesn't specify what exactly the question is looking for.
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level 55
Feb 12, 2016
Can you please accept xenophobe as well as xenophobic?
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level 73
Feb 12, 2016
I spent ages trying to think of an Afghan language beginning with K!
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level 67
Feb 12, 2016
Did you also try for the capital of Afghanistan starting with P?
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level 64
Feb 15, 2016
Primary language of k??? Got stuck on that but after that I knew everything except for tarn and Rhodesia... Southern or northern
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level 54
Dec 13, 2016
Good quiz. Ka pai!
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level 44
Dec 23, 2016
1:55 on the clock
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level 39
Aug 25, 2017
Could you accept smoke for the Beijing question?
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level 80
Jul 22, 2018
Smoke is not problematic of itself as it rises and disperses. Mixing with foggy atmospheric conditions means it is denser than the air and stays low suffocating the populace. or to put it another way, it may be smokey all the time in Beijing but when it is also foggy, and smog forms, there's a problem.
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level 52
Mar 21, 2019
Five sided flag and I was thing a flag in the shape of a pentagon......
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level 62
Jul 18, 2019
Got all but the French spa town. Maybe one day I will get to that side of the world again.
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level 54
Jul 18, 2019
firstly could you accept xenophobic for xenophobia, secondly i might be wrong but i thought tarn was used instead of corrie lake in the uk, as opposed to a general word for it. While this doesn't make the clue wrong it seems a bit harsh for anybody outside of the uk.
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level 64
Jul 18, 2019
Wow. This was tough. I missed three.
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level 73
Jul 18, 2019
Just wondering where we stand on the whole Ivory/Ivoire matter. I think I remember it being discussed somewhere else, but you might consider accepting the original French word here. (Although the step from French to English isn't a hard one to take, especially on an English website. I did, however, lose a whole second deleting the wrong answer and writing to one you were looking for instead. It's the small things...)
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level 66
Jul 18, 2019
Could you please change the clue for “A” to “Elevation of objects suspended in the air” or something similar? A lot of people are already guessing it, but it couldn’t hurt to perhaps teach people something extra along the way.
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level 63
Nov 27, 2019
A mountain is not suspended in the air. You can get to higher altitudes without lifting off
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level 66
Dec 15, 2019
You are correct that mountains are not floating, which is why any geographer worth their salt will explain to you that only the term elevation should be used when evaluating them. This is because elevation should be used for objects attached to the ground, while altitude should be used for those that are not. They are not exactly equivalent, hence why I suggested altering the clue slightly to teach people the distinction.
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level 59
Jul 18, 2019
I like these types of quizzes
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level 43
Jul 22, 2019
Dari is the language of government in Afghanistan and by far the most widely used. Pashtun is used in the south of Afghanistan and is more tribal.