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What's in a name? Slackbottom, Jimboomba, Djibouti, Puke, Ouagadougou, Jhunjhunu, and, of course, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch are some of the unique world place names you'll find within!   

There are 47 quizzes and 560 trivia questions in this category.
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A Golden Tour

To celebrate my fiftieth quiz, I've booked myself on a first-class world tour of some golden sites. So grab a glass of champagne and join me.
Tough (10 qns)
3132 plays
Can You Repeat That

Picture yourself at a geography exam centred upon long place names. What do you know about these names?
Average (10 qns)
2550 plays
Match the Native American Name to the English

Many of the more significant features of the North American landscape had Native American names long before they were renamed into English. Here are some for you to figure out.
Average (10 qns)
3246 plays
The Old and the New: United States

When settlers decide to build a home in a new place, they sometimes just take an old name and make it "New". Can you guess what names have been reused in the United States?
Average (10 qns)
3201 plays
Theme Week at the Nations Naming Committee

As every parent knows, naming someone is a big responsibility. How much bigger then is the task of naming an entire nation? Luckily when the Nations Naming Committee finds a good theme it can crank out several new country names in one sitting.
Tough (10 qns)
411 plays
So Good They Named It Twice

Many places around the world have double-barrelled names. Can you locate them without developing double vision?
Average (10 qns)
3366 plays
Do You Know Your Funny English Town Names?

For those who have traveled a bit around the English countryside, your flabber may not be that gasted by some of these place names. For others seeing them for the first time--they're all real, honestly!
Tough (10 qns)
1251 plays
Why Is it So?

Ever wondered where certain places got their names from or what those names meant? Trace the origins of the names belonging to a few famous cities from around the world.
Average (10 qns)
2751 plays
Biblical Origins of American Place-Names

The American pioneers were avid Bible readers and often drew inspiration from the Bible when naming places in the New World. This quiz will match Biblical places with their American namesakes. All references are from the Jewish Tanach (Old Testament).
Difficult (10 qns)
2574 plays
Europe by the Europeans

Most of us could name all ten of these European countries in English with no problems but how well do you know what they would call their own countries? All choices are correct names in different languages.
Average (10 qns)
4446 plays
Aber - Not Just a Swedish Pop Group!

"Aber" is a prefix to many place names in Wales - and other places in Europe and beyond! I hope you enjoy having a brief look at a few of these "Abers" from around the world.
Average (10 qns)
837 plays
Blue Bayou and Other Colourful Locales

The world sure is a colourful place; can you match the places I describe with the colour in their name? Note that the colours occupy just a part of the names in question, not them entirely.
Very Easy (10 qns)
Jun 16 16
621 plays
Strange and Unusual Place Names

A chain game on the team message board led the Indian Gang to discover places with interesting names. Come and take a trip with us across the globe.
Tough (10 qns)
891 plays
Alphabetical Australian Place Name Origins

Australia is a relatively young country (by European standards). Following is an A-Z selection of Australian place names. What are their origins?
Average (25 qns)
825 plays
Cities, Towns, and Village Sobriquets 5

Communities try to promote their economy by having a nickname or sobriquet. Here are a number of nicknames that you need to attach to a city, town, or village.
Average (10 qns)
807 plays
That's My Nickname!

Many major cities of the world have nicknames based on their history, geography and culture. Can you pair these up correctly?
Average (10 qns)
Mar 21 16
747 plays
Once It Was Called....

This quiz is about the many places around the world that are called something other than their original name.
Difficult (15 qns)
10104 plays
Silly/Funny Worldwide City/Place Names

You're from where?! Seriously, these ten cities will have you scratching your head when you try to imagine what the folks who named them were thinking when they stuck them with their monikers. Don't expect to guess too many, just have fun.
Average (10 qns)
1056 plays
It's a Satanic Planet II

Here is another Satanic Planet quiz. The original quiz used variations of Satan's name. This quiz uses only the word devil or a variant of the word devil to describe the geographic feature. Remember, the devil is in the details.
Average (10 qns)
501 plays
'Grand' Geography Names

Each of these geographic place names includes the word 'Grand' (or its variations 'Gran' and 'Grande'). I wish you luck on this adventure!
Difficult (10 qns)
3183 plays
Oh No! I'm Lost

Don't worry! You aren't seeing double. Here are world cities that share the same name.
Average (10 qns)
1623 plays
Five-Letter Place Names

All of your choices in this geography quiz have five letters in their names. I hope there are some places you may not have heard of before. Have fun!
Average (10 qns)
Mar 01 16
441 plays
Eating Places

The answers refer to place names that are also foods. or foods that are also places. Good Luck.
Average (20 qns)
9705 plays
Geographical Sobriquets

All multiple choice, these sobriquets are given to cities or countries. Can you work out which is correct from the options given?
Difficult (10 qns)
3771 plays
What They Call Their Own Country

We may call it one thing in English, but sometimes the name of a country can be radically different in the country's own language. I give you their name, you pick the English name. Hint: It is not always in the official language of the country
Difficult (15 qns)
4731 plays
Santa Claus Is Coming to a Town Near You

Most people have heard the classic Christmas song "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town", but what about going to a town named Santa? This quiz is about places with "Santa" in their name.
Average (10 qns)
513 plays
Also Known As...

Cities, states and countries are often known by numerous names other than their official title. See if you can identify this selection by their alternative names...
Difficult (10 qns)
1455 plays
Former or Alternate Names of Nations

Do you know the former names or alternate names for these countries?
Average (10 qns)
10146 plays
Former British Colonies

I want the name of a former British colony, protectorate or dependency. I give you its capital and sometimes a clue. Major clue: None of these territories have the same name today.
Difficult (25 qns)
4029 plays
Old Names for New Countries

Colonialism and independence have seen many place names change over the years - can you match them?
Average (10 qns)
8556 plays
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