Friday country name quiz

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This topic contains 24 replies, has 14 voices, and was last updated by  Yetbo65 10 Jun 2012
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  • Anonymous

    For those of you who haven’t read the BBC’s article from earlier this week, which are the only two countries in the world (according to the CIA World Factbook, the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World and the US Department of State) to officially start with the word “The”?


    VintageKrug
    Participant

    Because googling would be cheating:

    The Lebanon
    The Gambia

    How did I do…?

    One out of two VintageKrug – The Gambia is correct (there is also an official long form of the name which is The Republic of the Gambia).

    Lebanon is “habitually referred to with ‘The'”, but it’s not officially correct, apparently.


    VintageKrug
    Participant

    Well, it’s all to play for now.

    I’m off for a well earned G&T.


    JamesMoloney5
    Participant

    The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea……..North Korea, in other words?


    Tete_de_cuvee
    Participant

    Is it a European country which often goes under another name?

    Why is it “The Wirral”?

    Sorry JamesMoloney5, apparently it’s just ‘Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’.

    If you mean The Netherlands / Holland Tete_de_cuvee, its officially ‘Kingdom of The Netherlands’ apparently.


    Papillion53
    Participant

    The Bahamas? my vote
    The Netherlands? the other half’s vote

    Well done papillion53 – The Bahamas is the correct answer. This is the official short name for the country, although it apparently also has an official long name which is ‘Commonwealth of The Bahamas’.

    So there we go – have a nice weekend everyone.


    Tete_de_cuvee
    Participant

    Interesting, thanks and ditto.

    I was thinking of the Netherlands.

    Is The Philipines just Philipines?


    sparkyflyer
    Participant

    The Gambia
    The Bahamas


    JamesMoloney5
    Participant

    The Weekend……………..

    New Zealand v Ireland, Australia v Wales, South Africa v England….a feast of entertainment…….


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    What about “The Seychelles”?

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