Questions tagged [geography]

A puzzle centered around geographical features, such as countries, continents, cities, mountains, rivers, and climate.

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Colouring the map of Canada

A previous question asked whether the map of the USA needs four colors. Now, what about Canada? If you want to assign a colour to each province and territory, so that no two neighbours have the same ...
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A trip around the United Kingdom?

Last year, I visited the following towns and cities in the UK, in order, following a specific route Huddersfield Portsmouth Grantham Sutton Edinburgh Giffnock London Eastbourne Where ...
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My friend's next country

My friend gave me this puzzle. Here is the list of the places I went to, in this particular order, and their scores. United States (USA) 1890.19 Soviet Union (URS) 860.14 France (FRA) 749.02 ...
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Where did she stay?

In 1968, she went to Vientiane. She stayed 1 year Then she went to Ulaanbataar. She stayed 8 years In 1977, she went to ...
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Geography puzzles — find the one-word answer

Below are two separate puzzles, but you will need to solve both to find the one-word answer. Good luck!
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With all five, I'm a country

A tyobrien riddle inspired by Ébe Isaac's. With two, I'm a city With three, I'm a town With four, I'm a village With all five, I'm a country Edit: There are multiple possible correct ...
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Specialist sudoku

I know y'all want to be generalists or something, but here's a little sudoku for (geography) specialists. Enjoy. ABRAU ⋅ AGANTON ⋅ AKUSEKIJIMA ⋅ ALICE HOLT ⋅ ALTENBURG-NOBITZ ⋅ ANJEDIVA ⋅ ...
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A trip around the United States

My journey so far has taken me to the following cities in order: New York (where I started from), Baltimore, Cincinnati, Sioux City, Monroe (La.), and Columbus (Ga.). What's my next stop? Hint: ...
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Locations on the Earth that are all separated by the same distance

What is the maximum number of distinct locations you can select on the surface of the Earth, such that the distance between every pair of locations is the same? Assume that the Earth is a perfect ...
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The Wind Blows as the Wheel Wills

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend and names fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In ...
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Geography crossword

I made a little crossword for you. If you get it right, the keyword will make sense for you :)
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Looking for a Country name

Name the country The Humulus lupulus is our water. The heart is our location. and we are surrounded by the Shakespeare sea.
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United States Towns/States Traversing by Name Puzzle

I’m new to puzzle solving in a structured way, so please go easy on me, but I thought the following was interesting (sorry if it’s not or seems like grunt work). I came up with this while staring ...
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McGraw said in grinning eerie manner

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Double features: The wrap-up

This puzzle is the final part of the Double feature series (first part here). Note: This answers gives away the answers to previous puzzles. The answers to the twelve Double feature puzzles are ...
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Capital Punishment - The Clock is Ticking

A little spooky teaser for the coming Halloween... A minor tag that suits but can't be put in due to the tag limit is omitted. Hints: 1 2 3 4 5
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A Land of Vehicles

I have a mountain named Ul, where cars are born. I have a great farmland, where the cars cross. I have a mountain of cauldrons, where ships are. I have a benevolent river, where ...
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How did these grassy hillsides become unevenly terraced? [closed]

In Colombia, many grassy hillsides are unevenly terraced, like in the photo below. How did this happen? This terracing can also occur on hillsides that never had these palm trees on them. It probably ...
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Ewan, Ries, and Avut

There is a unique, well-defined word that completes the following quadruple: Ewan, Ries, Avut, ????. What's this word?
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The Google Earth Challenge: “A dangerous flower”

This puzzle is based on Where is it? - The Google Earth Challenge series started by Conifers This puzzle will provide a screenshot in somewhere on Google Earth, please try your best to identify where ...
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Relationship Advice

I have big news! I finally have a girlfriend! She's really nice and is studying to be a cartographer. As you know, I don't have much experience with the ladies, so I need some advice. I have been ...
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Where is it? - The Google Earth Challenge Ep. 4

Yeh I still can't give out the first hint... Bring it on! :D This puzzle will provide a screenshot in somewhere on Google Earth, please try your best to identify where the location is. The reasons to ...
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A big cat roams through the middle of this Google Earth hunt

This puzzle is based on Where is it? - The Google Earth Challenge series started by Conifers, :D Note - this puzzle is mostly, if not all, about solving the riddle. I suppose the puzzle could exist ...
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Not Seven This Time - another Google Earth challenge

Where is this? Please don't use Google reverse image search, but solve the puzzle using inspiration and deduction.
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Seven Places at Once - Another Google Earth Challenge?

This puzzle is based on Where is it? - The Google Earth Challenge series started by Conifers, :D As usual, no reverse image are allowed. Hey, check these out! These seven places are so special ...
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Where is it? - The Google Earth Challenge Ep. 3

Seems got well-reputed for this puzzle series :D, and the next question is ready! I wish I could give out the first hint this time... Everyone is really great in PSE! This puzzle will provide a ...
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Where is it? - The Google Earth Challenge Ep. 2

Well, Just got instant kill from the first puzzle :P. Let's try harder this time! This puzzle will provide a screenshot in somewhere on Google Earth, please try your best to identify where the ...
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Where is it? - The Google Earth Challenge Ep. 1

I've just found something fun when I tried to give hint in What is a BEN Number™. Let's find whether this puzzle could get well-reputed or not :P This puzzle will provide a screenshot in somewhere ...
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See the Line Where the Sky Meets

Walking along the beach one day, I came across a glass bottle with a piece of parchment inside. I quickly opened the bottle and unfurled the scroll. On it the riddle below was written. i sail ...
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Punny Geography 1

All answers are real places: I am a town that was placed on the map due to an unfortunate, tragic event. An athlete would see me as the second in a row. I am a major city where a certain superhero ...
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A scar in the fabric of space and time - a true story

A few days ago, Leonard was invited to attend a ceremony held in the principality of Monaco, to celebrate the birth of a new member of the sovereign family. Now standing in the middle of a busy ...
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What do Teignmouth, Paris, Ulm, Auxerre, Brunswick, Beaumont-en-Auge, and Ryazan have in common?

In the book Real World Haskell, there's a non-programming-related puzzle in a footnote at the bottom of page 15, in the middle of a simple text-processing problem: ... Find or create a text ...
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Piece de Resistance - Five Flowers with One Missing

Five - Flowers with One Missing This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five ... Removing the silver matter, you see this ...
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Where in the world is this astronomical convergence? [closed]

At this location on planet Earth, on April 8, 2024, you can observe a total solar eclipse. At the same location, at some time on June 29, 2024, the sun will be directly overhead. Where in the world is ...
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Piece de Resistance - Three Troublesome Toshes

Three - Troublesome Toshes This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five ... For the third time you removed the surface, and ...
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Find the missing country

Below is a list of ten countries, with one missing. Find one attribute (for example, the population) of each country, so that if you take the first number or first letter of each country’s attribute, ...
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A wiild aanimal, a cardinal direction, or a place by the water

I'm in the north. I can be accompanied by violent crimes, a relative direction, or a body of fresh water. I'm in the east. I can be accompanied by a wiild aanimal, a cardinal direction, or a ...
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Find the missing place

Below is a list of ten places on earth, with one missing. Some names belong to multiple places on earth, so first find the geographical division that contains each place exactly once (for example, a ...
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Stella and the president's secret notes

Jason Trump, president of the Untitled Statues Association, has left a notebook containing presumably important information lying around on his desk. Stella, his nosy assistant, takes a look only to ...
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She went… She stayed

In 1969, she went to Kazhakstan. She stayed $1$ year Then she went to Mongolia. She stayed $1$ year In 1971, she went to ...
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A queue of countries

This is a queue of countries: $Ireland, Guinea, Romania, Italy$ Values: $Ireland = 7$ $Guinea = 15$ $Romania = 60$ $Italy = 87$ Try to answer following questions: 1) $Mali$ = ? ...
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Stacking countries

This is a stack of countries: $Russia$ $Gabon$ $Germany$ $Indonesia$ Values of the countries: $Russia = 8$ $Gabon = 12$ $Germany = 8$ $Indonesia = 6$ Question: Try to find ...
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Traversing Eurasia: A Cryptic Journey

Earlier parts in the series: Africa, US & Canada, Oceania, Latin America & Caribbean. Each answer is a place, landmark or attraction in Eurasia, one per country. The answers traverse all ...
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Traversing Latin America & Caribbean: A Cryptic Journey

Earlier parts in the series: Africa, US & Canada, Oceania. Each answer is a place, landmark or attraction in Latin America or the Caribbean, one per country. The answers traverse all countries by ...
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Traversing Oceania: A Cryptic Journey

Each answer is a place, landmark or attraction in Oceania, one per country. The answers traverse all countries by crossing maritime borders (or close enough). Each clue is missing a country name from ...
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Where Mongol herds graze

One of us – largest outside polar regions; another one's island's shared with Indonesians; a third one is found at the edge of the first, a break from the dryness to quench people's thirst....
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More important than the destination

This puzzle is the 26th and final part of Gladys' journey across the globe. If you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. Spoiler alert: This puzzle gives ...
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A mountain riddle

In school, I'm mostly concerned with geometry. However, both in Europe and in Asia I may see my rearrangements from above. What am I? --- EDIT --- The question has been edited in its tags.
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Thousands and thousands of words

This puzzle is part 25 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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Crossword gone overboard

This puzzle is part 24 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...

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