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Old 01-10-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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What is the largest, fresh water lake entirely inside the boundary of Europe?
Balaton? (lake)....Hungary....(?)
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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The scales of Idaho and Nevada are almost exactly the same. The sections of common boundary of the two is 101 mm on the ID map, 103 mm on the NV map, so Idaho is scrunched slightly (2%) more.

By interesting coincidence, the exact midpoint of a line from the S tip if NV to the N tip of ID is within 5 miles of the state line (on the Nevada side).
From my personal observation, jtur....speaking of the "S. Tip of Nevada", what exactly is there, today? And how has that point moved in the past?...(Don't worry..this is strictly a 'no credit' question) HINT..such info probably won't be found on Rand-McNally.....
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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Balaton? (lake)....Hungary....(?)
Nope.... head North East
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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Nope.... head North East
Had to google..Lake Ladoga, (Russia). I vaguely knew this existed, but never thought much about it, and somehow took for granted that it was a huge saltwater inlet from the ocean..(like Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela).

I stand corrected. (or sometimes sit)...
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:59 PM
 
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Right .. I happen to be reading about the Baltic right now
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The original territory bounded by the diagonal (now the CA/NV border) was Utah Territory, which included Nevada, but the southern boundary was along the present UT/AZ border, all the way to the diagonal. When Nevada separated from Utah, the diagonal was extended all the way down to where it now meets the Colorado River. So that point was not originally defined, and only later, by extension, became a part of the new Nevada Territory. At least, that's the way I understand it, from several rather foggy descriptions.

http://cccmesquite.com/Features/!MapNV1861.jpg (broken link)

Reconsidering that, the boundary of California must have been defined by a point on the Colorado River, which appears to be the 35th parallel, although I cannot confirm that in any document. If it is the 35th parallel, then the N-S dimension of Nevada and Idaho must be exactly the same, since both would be 7 degrees of latitude. However, their respective articles in Wikipedia describe their lengths as being 479 and 490 miles. Seven degrees of latitude should be 483.3 miles and 14 degrees then is 966.6, and 479+490 comes very close to that----so is it possible that the Nevada-Idaho line is not exactly on the 42nd parallel?

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Old 01-11-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Jtur, haven't seen a reply on the city - state combo with the most letters. Is there one with more than 17 that you have found?
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Jtur, haven't seen a reply on the city - state combo with the most letters. Is there one with more than 17 that you have found?
No, I don 't I had no corect answer or maximum in mind, just tossed it out there to see who could come up with the best.

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What is the biggest city in the world with a palindromic name (such as ADA. Oklahoma)?
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:16 PM
 
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No, I don 't I had no corect answer or maximum in mind, just tossed it out there to see who could come up with the best.

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What is the biggest city in the world with a palindromic name (such as ADA. Oklahoma)?
Laval, Quebec....(?)
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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How about half of a city name a palindrome? Addis Ababa

Otherwise, I found Aba, Nigeria, pop. 897,000.
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