Geography by Letter: D

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  1.  What name is given to the strait - classically known as the Hellespont - which lies between the Turkish-owned Gallipoli peninsula and Anatolia?
  2.  Which major European rises in the Black Forest of Germany river flows through the capital cities of Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Serbia?
  3.  Which US State capital in the Rocky Mountains is known as the "Mile High City", due to its elevation well over 5000ft?
  4.  Which Spanish-speaking Caribbean nation shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti?
  5.  Which city - the third largest in South Korea - hosted the 2011 World Athletics Championships?
  6.  By what name is Germany known in its native language?
  7.  Which wealthy city on the Arabian Peninsula is - as of 2018 - home to the world's tallest building?
  8.  Greenland and the Faroe Islands are both constituent nations in union with which European state?
  9.  Which town in Kent, UK is famous as an English Channel crossing and for the nearby white cliffs?
  10.  The population of which US city, known as Motown, has declined by nearly 60% since 1950?
  11. 1 What name is given to the Indian festival of lights, celebrated during the autumn every year?
  12.  Which major city in Kwazulu-Natal is the busiest port in the Republic of South Africa?
  13.  To what native Koyukon name was Mt. Mckinley in the state of Alaska changed in 2015?
  14.  Which German city in Saxony was near-entirely destroyed by Allied firebombing in 1945?
  15.  By what four-letter name is the lower house of the Russian assembly known?
  16.  Which salty lake between Jordan and Israel is the location of Earth's lowest elevation on land, with its shores around 430m below sea level?
  17.  The Ganges boasts the largest example of which landform, often found at the mouths of rivers?
  18.  Which city - the capital of Senegal - is the namesake of an extreme rally, despite the fact the race has been held in South America since 2009?
  19.  Which nation in the horn of Africa - formerly French Somaliland - shares its name with its capital city?
  20.  Which city - the capital of Australia's northern territory - has been nearly fully rebuilt four times since its founding by settlers in the mid-19th century?

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  1.  What name is given to the strait - classically known as the Hellespont - which lies between the Turkish-owned Gallipoli peninsula and Anatolia?
    Dardanelles
  2.  Which major European rises in the Black Forest of Germany river flows through the capital cities of Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Serbia?
    Danube
  3.  Which US State capital in the Rocky Mountains is known as the "Mile High City", due to its elevation well over 5000ft?
    Denver
  4.  Which Spanish-speaking Caribbean nation shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti?
    Dominican Republic
  5.  Which city - the third largest in South Korea - hosted the 2011 World Athletics Championships?
    Daegu
  6.  By what name is Germany known in its native language?
    Deutschland
  7.  Which wealthy city on the Arabian Peninsula is - as of 2018 - home to the world's tallest building?
    Dubai
  8.  Greenland and the Faroe Islands are both constituent nations in union with which European state?
    Denmark
  9.  Which town in Kent, UK is famous as an English Channel crossing and for the nearby white cliffs?
    Dover
  10.  The population of which US city, known as Motown, has declined by nearly 60% since 1950?
    Detroit
  11. 1 What name is given to the Indian festival of lights, celebrated during the autumn every year?
    Diwali
  12.  Which major city in Kwazulu-Natal is the busiest port in the Republic of South Africa?
    Durban
  13.  To what native Koyukon name was Mt. Mckinley in the state of Alaska changed in 2015?
    Denali
  14.  Which German city in Saxony was near-entirely destroyed by Allied firebombing in 1945?
    Dresden
  15.  By what four-letter name is the lower house of the Russian assembly known?
    Duma
  16.  Which salty lake between Jordan and Israel is the location of Earth's lowest elevation on land, with its shores around 430m below sea level?
    Dead Sea
  17.  The Ganges boasts the largest example of which landform, often found at the mouths of rivers?
    Delta
  18.  Which city - the capital of Senegal - is the namesake of an extreme rally, despite the fact the race has been held in South America since 2009?
    Dakar
  19.  Which nation in the horn of Africa - formerly French Somaliland - shares its name with its capital city?
    Djibouti
  20.  Which city - the capital of Australia's northern territory - has been nearly fully rebuilt four times since its founding by settlers in the mid-19th century?
    Darwin