Geography by Letter: A

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  1. Which European city derives its name from waterworks built across the river Amstel in the 12th century?
  2. Named after the state's "founding father", what is the capital of Texas?
  3. In 1997, Kazakhstan moved its capital from Almaty to which other "A" city?
  4. What is the highest mountain in the Andes, and the Americas as a whole?
  5. What is the name of the Dutch-derived language spoken by a large proportion of white South Africans?
  6. The French president is one of the two heads-of-state of which small national in the Pyrenees?
  7. Edmonton is the capital of which Canadian prairie province?
  8. Which Semitic language is the world's 5th most commonly spoken?
  9. 1 Which mountain in modern-day Turkey did Noah's arc supposedly make land on?
  10. Which country is often called the "graveyard of empires", referring to numerous failed invasions by western powers?
  11. Which sea is an enclave of the Black Sea, near-surrounded by the crimean peninsula, mainland Russia and Ukraine?
  12. Rather than its northern counterpart, what Latin name is given to the astronomical phenomenon also known as the "southern lights"?
  13. What is the capital of the island nation of Madagascar?
  14. What term refers to a chain of islands, such as the Lucayan - consisting of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos islands?
  15. Which city is the former capital of the Mughal empire, and location of the Taj Mahal?
  16. Which sea lies between the Peloponnese and Anatolian peninsulas?
  17. Which country has - since 2011 - been the largest country by area in Africa?
  18. Barbuda and which other island have made up a sovereign Caribbean state since they gained their independence from the United Kingdom in 1981?

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  1. Which European city derives its name from waterworks built across the river Amstel in the 12th century?
    Amsterdam
  2. Named after the state's "founding father", what is the capital of Texas?
    Austin
  3. In 1997, Kazakhstan moved its capital from Almaty to which other "A" city?
    Astana
  4. What is the highest mountain in the Andes, and the Americas as a whole?
    Aconcagua
  5. What is the name of the Dutch-derived language spoken by a large proportion of white South Africans?
    Afrikaans
  6. The French president is one of the two heads-of-state of which small national in the Pyrenees?
    Andorra
  7. Edmonton is the capital of which Canadian prairie province?
    Alberta
  8. Which Semitic language is the world's 5th most commonly spoken?
    Arabic
  9. 1 Which mountain in modern-day Turkey did Noah's arc supposedly make land on?
    Mt. Ararat
  10. Which country is often called the "graveyard of empires", referring to numerous failed invasions by western powers?
    Afghanistan
  11. Which sea is an enclave of the Black Sea, near-surrounded by the crimean peninsula, mainland Russia and Ukraine?
    Sea of Azov
  12. Rather than its northern counterpart, what Latin name is given to the astronomical phenomenon also known as the "southern lights"?
    Aurora australis
  13. What is the capital of the island nation of Madagascar?
    Antananarivo
  14. What term refers to a chain of islands, such as the Lucayan - consisting of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos islands?
    Archipelago
  15. Which city is the former capital of the Mughal empire, and location of the Taj Mahal?
    Agra
  16. Which sea lies between the Peloponnese and Anatolian peninsulas?
    Aegean
  17. Which country has - since 2011 - been the largest country by area in Africa?
    Algeria
  18. Barbuda and which other island have made up a sovereign Caribbean state since they gained their independence from the United Kingdom in 1981?
    Antigua