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It Begins with K

All these place names begin with K, but what sort of places are they? Can you sort them into four different groups? Some names may fit in more than one group, but there is only one correct solution.

by Lottie1001. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Nov 22 23
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Kalamazoo Kenya Kigali Kamo Kent Kalgoorlie Kosciuszko Kilimanjaro Kyrgyzstan Kuwait Krishna Kyoto Kufstein Kanchenjunga Kastelhorn Kiribati

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Kalgoorlie

Answer: Towns

Kalgoorlie is a town in Western Australia. It is around 600km east of Perth and about 400km north of Esperance on the south coast. The town was established during the gold rush at the end of the nineteenth century. Gold mining continued to take place into the twenty-first century at the 'Super Pit', one of the largest gold mines in Australia. Travellers on the Indian-Pacific railway can visit the pit at Kalgoorlie during a break on the journey.
2. Kigali

Answer: Towns

Kigali is in Rwanda in east Africa. The country is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and lies not far from Lake Victoria. Kigali was established at the beginning of the twentieth century as the headquarters of the German administration of the area. Belgium took over the Rwanda and Burundi region after the first World War, when Kigali remained as the main administrative centre. Following independence, in 1962, Kigali became the capital city of Rwanda.
3. Kufstein

Answer: Towns

Kufstein is in the state of Tirol in Austria. It lies on the east bank of the Inn river on the border with Germany. It is about half way between Innsbruck and Salzburg. Archaeological findings in a nearby cave show settlement in the area dating back to around 30,000 BC.

The site of Kufstein was on the border of two provinces, Noricum and Raetia, during the time of the Roman empire. The fortress at Kufstein was built in the thirteenth century, but the town continued to be the subject of dispute between Bavaria, now in Germany, and Tirol, in Austria, until the early nineteenth century.
4. Kyoto

Answer: Towns

Kyoto lies about 400km south-west of Tokyo on Honshu, the largest of the Japanese islands. The town is one of the oldest in Japan, since Emperor Kanmu chose it as the site for his court in 794. It remained as the capital of the country until 1869 when Emperor Meiji succeeded his father.

He was enthusiastic about modernising Japan, and moved the capital to Tokyo. But Kyoto remains as a major cultural centre and tourist destination in the country.
5. Kenya

Answer: Countries

Kenya is a country in eastern Africa. It has a coastline on the Indian Ocean, and shares borders with Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia. The area is a traditional home for the Maasai people, so the country's flag has two crossed spears and a Maasai shield superimposed on a horizontal tricolour of black, red, and green, with white edges to the coloured stripes.

The country takes its name from the second highest mountain in Africa - Mount Kenya. Although it lies only about 16km south of the equator, parts of the mountain remain snow covered all year round, due to it reaching a height of just over 5000m.
6. Kiribati

Answer: Countries

Kiribati is one of the world's smallest countries. Consisting of a number of islands, it lies in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Both the equator and the 180° meridian pass through the area. The International Date Line was redrawn in 1994, to include all of the country on the west of it, meaning that Kiribati is the first nation in the world to start the new day.

Its capital city, Tarawa, lies in one of the westernmost groups of islands. The country's flag has a gold frigate bird flying over a gold rising sun on a red background at the top, and blue and white wavy stripes on the bottom half.
7. Kuwait

Answer: Countries

Kuwait lies at the northern end of the Persian Gulf, and has borders with Saudi Arabia and Iraq, as well as its coastline on the gulf. The country's name comes from the Arabic for a fortress built near the water. Kuwait is one of the richest countries in the world due its vast oil reserves.

The Kuwaiti flag is in typical colours for an Arab country; it has a horizontal tricolour of green, white, and red from top to bottom, with a truncated black triangle on the left side.
8. Kyrgyzstan

Answer: Countries

Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country in central Asia. It is surrounded by China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Until 1991 it was one of the fifteen republics in the USSR; it gained independence following the break up of that country. The country's flag has a yellow sun on a background of red. That sun has forty rays, referring to a legend about Manas who united forty tribes in the tenth century.

The country's name is also derived from that legend. 'Kyrgyz' comes from a Turkic word meaning 'we are forty', and 'stan' is a Persian word meaning 'place of'.
9. Kalamazoo

Answer: Rivers

The Kalamazoo River is in Michigan, and is around 200km long. Two branches, the North Kalamazoo and the South Kalamazoo both rise not far from Moscow, Michigan, and take different courses to merge in Albion, Michigan. Kalamazoo is also the name of the town which is the seat of Kalamazoo County.

The town is situated about half way between Albion and the mouth of the river on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.
10. Kamo

Answer: Rivers

The Kamo River is in the Kyoto Prefecture of Japan. It rises on Mount Sajikigatake, about 25km north of the city of Kyoto, and flows in a southerly direction to and through the city. In the southern suburbs of Kyoto, the Kamo River joins the Yodo River which then flows into Osaka Bay about 50km south west of the city of Kyoto.
11. Kent

Answer: Rivers

The River Kent is in Westmorland and Furness in the English Lake District. It rises in the hills between Blea Water and Kentmere Reservoir and flows in a southerly direction to reach Morecambe Bay near Arnside. On the way it passes through the town of Kendal, which takes its name from the river.

In the past the river has been used to provide power for mills making both paper and woollen cloth.
12. Krishna

Answer: Rivers

The Krishna River is regarded as the third longest in India. It rises in the Sahyadri mountain range, or Western Ghats, about 200km south-east of Mumbai, in the west of India, and flows for around 1300km across the country to empty into the Bay of Bengal about 300km north of Chennai, on India's east coast.

The Hindus regard the river as sacred, and there are many sites for pilgrimages along its banks. It is also a source of minerals, and is used for hydro-electric power.
13. Kanchenjunga

Answer: Mountains

Kanchenjunga, in the Himalayas, lies on the border of Nepal and India. It is the third highest mountain in the world, although until 1852 it was thought to be the highest. The 'Great Trigonometrical Survey' of the Indian subcontinent, begun in 1802, discovered that Everest and K2 were taller than Kanchenjunga. The name means the five treasures of the high snow.
14. Kastelhorn

Answer: Mountains

The Kastelhorn lies in the Piedmont region in northern Italy, on the border with the Ticino canton in southern Switzerland. Its Italian name is Corno Castello, or Punta del Castel. The names mean horn, or tip, of the castle. It is just over 3000m high.
15. Kilimanjaro

Answer: Mountains

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and the fourth highest in the world. It lies in the north of Tanzania, about 20km from the border with Kenya. It is a dormant volcano. The origin of the name is uncertain. It may come from Swahili, and mean mountain of greatness, or white mountain. An alternative suggestion is that it comes from the Chagga language of the local people in northern Tanzania, and means unclimbable.
16. Kosciuszko

Answer: Mountains

Mount Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in Australia. The Polish explorer, Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, gave it that name in 1840 because he thought the shape was similar to that of the Kościuszko Mound in Kraków, which was erected to commemorate Tadeusz Kościuszko, a national hero in Poland.
Source: Author Lottie1001

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