Geography by Letter: C

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  1.  Including Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier, which mountain range extends down the coast or British Columbia and Washington State?
  2.  Which inland sea - the world's largest - is the source of some of the world's most expensive caviar?
  3.  Which mountain range runs through must of Central and Eastern Europe, in an arc from Czechia to Romania?
  4.  What is the current name of the southern-Indian city formerly known in English as Madras?
  5.  Which city in northern England was known to the Romans as Deva, and has served for centuries as an important settlement on the border with Wales?
  6. Which nation bordering the Mediterranean Sea possesses the only capital city in the world beginning with the letter 'z'?
  7.  After Tripolitania and Fezzan, which is the third historical region of modern-day Libya?
  8.  Which city - the largest in Morocco - derives its name from the Spanish words for "white house"?
  9.  Which city in the Rhine-Ruhr region of Germany - a former Roman "colonia" - is home to the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe?
  10.  Which central-American nation, containing the Arenal volcano, dismantled its military in 1949, becoming one of the few countries in the world without an operational army?
  11.  Which northern-European capital city contains the controversial international commune known as Freetown Christiania?
  12.  Which city - New Zealand's third-largest - was struck by a destructive magnitude 2 earthquake in 2011?
  13.  Which African river - the continent's second largest - is the only major waterway in the world to cross the equator twice?
  14.  Which Australian territory in the Indian Ocean was named after the day that tradesman William Mynors sailed past there in 1643?
  15.  Which major Mediterranean island was home to the pre-Classical Minoan civilisation?
  16.  Which Caribbean nation has been under Communist rule since the overthrow of dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959?
  17.  What is the former English name of the major Chinese city now known as Guangzhou?
  18.  Which mountain range at the border of Europe and Asia is home to Mt. Elbrus, the largest mountain in Europe?
  19.  Wu, Mandarin and Uyghur are all major languages spoken in which Asian nation?
  20.  The island of Sulawesi in Indonesia was formerly known to Europeans by what name?

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  1.  Including Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier, which mountain range extends down the coast or British Columbia and Washington State?
    Cascades
  2.  Which inland sea - the world's largest - is the source of some of the world's most expensive caviar?
    Caspian Sea
  3.  Which mountain range runs through must of Central and Eastern Europe, in an arc from Czechia to Romania?
    Carpathians
  4.  What is the current name of the southern-Indian city formerly known in English as Madras?
    Chennai
  5.  Which city in northern England was known to the Romans as Deva, and has served for centuries as an important settlement on the border with Wales?
    Chester
  6. Which nation bordering the Mediterranean Sea possesses the only capital city in the world beginning with the letter 'z'?
    Croatia
  7.  After Tripolitania and Fezzan, which is the third historical region of modern-day Libya?
    Cyrenaica
  8.  Which city - the largest in Morocco - derives its name from the Spanish words for "white house"?
    Casablanca
  9.  Which city in the Rhine-Ruhr region of Germany - a former Roman "colonia" - is home to the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe?
    Cologne (Köln)
  10.  Which central-American nation, containing the Arenal volcano, dismantled its military in 1949, becoming one of the few countries in the world without an operational army?
    Costa Rica
  11.  Which northern-European capital city contains the controversial international commune known as Freetown Christiania?
    Copenhagen
  12.  Which city - New Zealand's third-largest - was struck by a destructive magnitude 2 earthquake in 2011?
    Christchurch
  13.  Which African river - the continent's second largest - is the only major waterway in the world to cross the equator twice?
    Congo
  14.  Which Australian territory in the Indian Ocean was named after the day that tradesman William Mynors sailed past there in 1643?
    Christmas Island
  15.  Which major Mediterranean island was home to the pre-Classical Minoan civilisation?
    Crete
  16.  Which Caribbean nation has been under Communist rule since the overthrow of dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959?
    Cuba
  17.  What is the former English name of the major Chinese city now known as Guangzhou?
    Canton
  18.  Which mountain range at the border of Europe and Asia is home to Mt. Elbrus, the largest mountain in Europe?
    Caucasus
  19.  Wu, Mandarin and Uyghur are all major languages spoken in which Asian nation?
    China
  20.  The island of Sulawesi in Indonesia was formerly known to Europeans by what name?
    Celebes