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European Geography Quiz - #1 - Longest Rivers?

European Geography Quiz - #1 - Longest Rivers?

Nov 19th, 2014, 06:55 PM
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Joan Rivers-sorry she's dead and an American
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Nov 19th, 2014, 09:14 PM
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Wrong about Tagus (Tejo in Portuguese).

It is called Tagus by English speakers, just like Firenze is called Florence.

My ex-husband's parent's house looks out over the Tagus in Lisboa.

If you read Fernando Pessoa's Book of Disquiet in English, you would notice the Tagus plays an important role in the life of Bernardo Soares.

Fernando Pessoa is Portugal's greatest writer.


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Nov 19th, 2014, 10:30 PM
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That's interesting - you learn a new thing every day.
One of the place names I had never heard (or seen written) in its English variant.
Would you pronounce it Latin or "Tay" (rhymes with May) "Gus" (like Uncle Gus)?
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Nov 19th, 2014, 10:36 PM
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Po river in northern Italy is 652 kms. long and was omitted from the list. Makes me wonder if there are other omissions.
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Nov 19th, 2014, 10:56 PM
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I think you forgot the Main River, which is 527 km.
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Nov 19th, 2014, 11:13 PM
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Well, the Inn river flows into the Danube, but at 510 kms would make the list on its own.
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Nov 20th, 2014, 01:46 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...Longest_rivers

Here's the list I referenced - says Po is 427 or so km and does not list the Inn (maybe I missed it?) - forgot to check the Main.
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Nov 20th, 2014, 01:49 PM
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Main
River in Germany
The Main is a river in Germany. With a length of 527 km, it is the longest right tributary of the Rhine, and the longest river lying entirely in Germany. Wikipedia
Length: 327 miles (527 km)
Discharge: 7,063 ft³/s (200 m³/s)
Mouth: Rhine
Source: Upper Franconia
Cities: Frankfurt, Würzburg, Offenbach, Aschaffenburg, Hanau

Wel the Main should be on the list but could not see it - I got the above from Wiki too!

Main is the longest river entirely in Germany.
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Nov 20th, 2014, 01:50 PM
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Inn
River in Europe
The Inn is a river in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. It is a right tributary of the Danube and is 517 kilometres long. The highest point of its drainage basin is the summit of Piz Bernina, at 4,049 metres. Wikipedia
Length: 321 miles (517 km)
Discharge: 25,780 ft³/s (730 m³/s)
Source: Swiss Alps
Mouth: Danube
Cities: Innsbruck, Mühldorf, Wasserburg am Inn, Braunau am Inn, Simbach am Inn, Rosenheim, Landeck, Waldkraiburg, Neuötting
Countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland

Well the Inn should have been Inncluded at well - so much for the list or my perusal of it several times looking for Main and Inn.

Now for the Po
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Nov 22nd, 2014, 10:39 AM
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Well, I was probably wrong as you were giving lenghts in miles while I was giving them in kms
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Nov 23rd, 2014, 09:38 AM
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Well I used miles because most Americans, who dominate this site, are used to them rather than kilometers but this is a pertual confusing problem - in Europe everything of course as it is in the rest of the world - in kilometers and metric system not our old English based folish system of miles, pints, gallons, cups, tons, etc.
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Nov 24th, 2014, 11:50 AM
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Western Europe - non Soviet Europe

Your definitions are imprecise.

Much of the Danube flows through Eastern Europe.

Does this make it a Western Europe river?
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Nov 24th, 2014, 12:05 PM
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(Russia and former Soviet Republics not included; rivers must originate inside an E U country or Norway and Switzerland, etc that are surrounded by EU countries)

the Danube qualified under my rubric because its source is in western Europe as per instructions - not that this was not a flawed instruction just that no one would know most of the longer rivers from say Finland, Belorussia, Russia, etc.
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Nov 24th, 2014, 12:23 PM
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You may upset the Finnish.
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Nov 24th, 2014, 04:07 PM
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The Meuse (Maas in Dutch) is not the Mosel (Moselle in French) as your list indicates. They are two quite distinct rivers.

Also it's the Douro, not the Duoro.

And what about the Vistula? It rises in Poland, an EU country, and drains into the Baltic still in Poland. At 651 miles in length, it should be fourth on your list.
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Nov 25th, 2014, 09:45 AM
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Thanks for the correctos laverenrye!
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