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Geography Quizz

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by LAnkou, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. LAnkou

    LAnkou Breizh A Tao

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    Can you tell me where i can found:

    Paris
    Versailles
    Marseilles
    Calais
    Vincennes
    St Cloud
    Bayonne
    Charleroi
    Abbeville
    Orleans
     
  2. BirraImperial

    BirraImperial Pura Vida!

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    ummm.. France?
     
  3. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    This one was a real ball breaker.
     
  4. Pannonius

    Pannonius Reconquistador

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    Charleroi is in Belgium.
     
  5. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    wow, there, you haven't annexed the wallons!

    yet... :blush:

    you can have Charleroi. The city is a cesspool :p
     
  6. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    St. Cloud is in Minnesota
     
  7. BirraImperial

    BirraImperial Pura Vida!

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    I'm sure he's referring to This St. Cloud ;)

    There's also a Paris in the US I think.
     
  8. Marla_Singer

    Marla_Singer United in diversity

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    Yes, I can locate all cities mentionned. Though I tend to consider Versailles, Vincennes and St Cloud to be neighbourhoods of Greater Paris rather than "cities" by themselves.
     
  9. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    I'm refering to the important one.
     
  10. Brighteye

    Brighteye intuitively Bayesian

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    Who knows where to find Ouagadougou? No cheating.
     
  11. Marla_Singer

    Marla_Singer United in diversity

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    Obviously the capital city of Burkina Faso. Though that's probably easier for me considering it's located in French speaking Africa. I tend to know better French speaking Africa than English speaking Africa.
     
  12. Marla_Singer

    Marla_Singer United in diversity

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    St. Cloud, MN has a population of 60,000 sparsed over 80 km² (30 sq. mi.).

    St. Cloud (92) has half the population on a territory of 7.5 km² (2.9 sq. mi.), making it 10 times denser, and half of the city's territory is made of the large St. Cloud park, a public garden. Obviously you have a lot more the feeling of being in a real city in St. Cloud (92) than in St. Cloud, MN. ;)
     
  13. LAnkou

    LAnkou Breizh A Tao

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    In France? not for Charleroi, but they all come from a same country

    you get
    Paris in Arkansas,South Dakota, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin (twice), Michigan
    Versailles in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania
    Marseilles in Illinois, Ohio
    Calais in Maine, Vermont
    Vincennes in Indiana
    St Cloud in Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin
    Bayonne in New Jersey
    Charleroi in Pennsylvania
    Abbeville in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina
    Orleans in California, Massachusetts, New york, Vermont

    I may add to these:
    Lyon in Mississippi
    Nice in California
    Montpelier (only one "l") in Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio, vermont, Virginia
    Metz in missouri

    Are there any other examples of this in French or in other language than english?
     
  14. Marla_Singer

    Marla_Singer United in diversity

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    Of course in Spanish and Portuguese. Check out Brazil, Mozambique and Angola. You will find tons of cities being named after Portuguese towns. Lagos, the huge megapolis and capital city of Nigeria, is named after a Portuguese town on first hand. There are also many US cities being named after German, Dutch or Greek towns.
     
  15. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Denser ≠ importanter
     
  16. LAnkou

    LAnkou Breizh A Tao

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    there are 18 Berlin in the US, 1 Munich, and 6 Bremen,
    There are 11 Lisbon, 9 Madrid, 3 Seville, 11 Rome, 13 Milan, 4 Palermo, 3 Liverpool, 17 London.

    The Record now is for Manchester, with 28 Cities in the US
     
  17. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Yeah, but those Berlins are crappier then original Berlin, but our St. Cloud is better so it gets to be the "true" St. Cloud.
     
  18. RedRalph

    RedRalph Deity

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    I thought theres a Springfield in every state, no?
     
  19. LAnkou

    LAnkou Breizh A Tao

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    Is there a Springfield in Europe?
     
  20. RedRalph

    RedRalph Deity

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    Theres one just outside Dublin
     

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