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

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An enigmatic ordering of US States

I have ordered the US States according to a certain property. A contiguous piece of that looks like the following: ..., XXX, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, ...
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How many countries in each continent?

In this list of the world's sovereign states, exactly sixteen of the UN member states and observer states have a certain property P, and so does the disputed territory of Abkhazia. Exactly 2 of these ...
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A cryptic ranking of the US-states

I have ranked the US-states according to a certain cryptic property and put them into a list. A contiguous piece of this cryptic list looks as follows: ..., ?????, Nevada, West Virginia, Kansas, ...
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A list of eight countries

Which country is missing on the following list? Norway, Sweden, Burma, Austria, Peru, ?????, Ghana, South Korea
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A mysterious property of 17 US-states

There are 17 US-states that share a certain (purely geographical) property that the remaining 33 US-states do not have. Here are 15 of the 17: Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, ...
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Eight remarkable places

Something very remarkable connects the following eight geographic places. What is it? Bodaybo (Russia) Cape Horn Christchurch (New Zealand) Cocos Islands Ghanzi (Botswana) Honolulu Punta Peclas (...
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Distinguished country pairs

I guess that everybody here at puzzling.stackexchange is aware of the fact that Uzbekhistan and Liechtenstein are the only two countries in the world that are doubly landlocked and hence share a very ...
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An enigmatic partition of the independent countries

I have partitioned the independent countries of the world into two groups based on a certain property X that is shared by some countries, but not by the remaining ones. Property X is purely geographic....
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Which country should be next on the list?

I have constructed the following list of independent countries according to a secret pattern: Belgium Mexico Liechtenstein Ivory Coast Ethiopia United Kingdom Philippines ???????? Which country ...
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Three geographical entities

The following three statements describe a perfectly symmetric relationship between certain geographical entities A, B and C. What are A, B and C? A borders on all the B except the one named C. C ...
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Our Honor is Unstained

Here are four photos from Google satellite maps and one from Wikipedia (see note 1). These photos show a family related by strength and endurance. The goal of this puzzle is: to identify the ...
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An enigmatic partition of the US states

I have partitioned the list of US states into two groups based on a certain property that is shared by 32 states but not shared by the remaining 18 states. The 32 states that share this property: ?...
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Four letter puzzles on US states

Here are four questions on the letters in the names of US states and US state capitals: What is the only US state that has no letter in common with it's capital city? What is the only US state ...
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Canada and USA geography puzzle

From some US states, one may travel straight south and get into some Canadian province or territory (of course without crossing the equator). What are these nine "US state $\to$ Canadian province/...
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Country triples with two common points

In this puzzle, we only consider independent countries and we do not count overseas territories as actual part of a country. We say that three countries form a well-connected triple, if each two of ...
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Country triples without common point

In this puzzle, we only consider independent countries and we do not count overseas territories as actual part of a country. We say that three countries form a well-connected triple, if each pair ...
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USA geography puzzle

Three US cities of over 100,000 inhabitants have the following characteristic: they include a particular point from which, if you travel straight north, straight south, straight east, or straight west ...
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What do these countries have in common?

The following alphabetical list contains independent countries with a certain common property. (The list is complete to the best of my knowledge). Australia, ???, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, ???, ???, ...
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What is the northernmost country that borders the US to the South?

What is the northernmost country that borders the US to the South? What is the northernmost country that borders the contiguous US to the South?
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Find this US city

AZ -> +1 TN -> +1 -4 <- NV -6 <- PA GA -> +4 What US city is this? (2 words) Clue:
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Oxford versus Cambridge - a geographical puzzle [closed]

What is a geographical similarity between Cambridge University and Oxford University related to their 'titles'?
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Is there a proof that a map of the United States requires 4 colors?

The Four color theorem states that no more than four colors are required for any map. Can it be proved or disproved that 3 colors can be used for United States map?

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