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Old 11-16-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Can you find three cities (over 10,000 population) , that all have the same name, one each in Canada, the USA and Mexico?
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Can you find three cities (over 10,000 population) , that all have the same name, one each in Canada, the USA and Mexico?
Victoria , BC Victoria , Texas Victoria , Tamualipas
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Victoria , BC Victoria , Texas Victoria , Tamualipas
Very good. Technically, the name in Mexico is alphabetized in gazetteers under the letter "C" for its correct name, Ciudad Victoria ("Victoria City"), and road signs to it point to "Cd. Victoria", but this is the answer I was looking for. Semi-interestiongly, they are the three biggest cities in the world named Victoria.

The only other example that comes quicky to mind of three fairly large towns with the same name in three adjoining countries would be Concepcion, in Chile, Paraguay and Argentina. But there are probably more such examples in South America, where almost every town is named after one of a dozen or so saints or miracles. The Concepcions all have pops over 40,000, as do the North American Victorias.

There are probably towns with the same name in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but likely small ones. Nearly all towns in British or French Africa have names derived from the local dialect, so the Victorias and Concepcions are probably unique (DUnique?) among fair-sized cities.

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Old 11-16-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Very good. Technically, the name in Mexico is alphabetized in gazetteers under the letter "C" for its correct name, Ciudad Victoria ("Victoria City"), and road signs to it point to "Cd. Victoria", but this is the answer I was looking for. Semi-interestiongly, they are the three biggest cities in the world named Victoria.

The only other example that comes quicky to mind of three fairly large towns with the same name in three adjoining countries would be Concepcion, in Chile, Paraguay and Argentina. But there are probably more such examples in South America, where almost every town is named after one of a dozen or so saints or miracles. The Concepcions all have pops over 40,000, as do the North American Victorias.

There are probably towns with the same name in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but likely small ones. Nearly all towns in British or French Africa have names derived from the local dialect, so the Victorias and Concepcions are probably unique (DUnique?) among fair-sized cities.
This was elementary , you gave it away with the word Mexico ......just think of the Latin.
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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This was elementary , you gave it away with the word Mexico ......just think of the Latin.
Sorry, I missed your point. What was elementary, and what would I discover if I thought of the word Mesico and Latin?
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Old 11-16-2008, 04:52 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Sorry, I missed your point. What was elementary, and what would I discover if I thought of the word Mesico and Latin?
Just a quick thought.....( without looking it up ) Lots of Latin words end in " a ". Lots of vowels .......and , everyones heard of Victoria, BC , so , I just went down the list in my mind........and wound up in Mexico. No big deal , or exact science ether, for that matter...
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I just had to search untilI found another one: ALAMO
USA---A city in the Rio Grande valley, south Texas
Can---An unincorporated area just east of New Denver, British Columbia
Mex---lA fairly sizeable town west of Tuxpan, Veracruz
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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I believe the Grand River is the correct answer. It flows into Lake Michigan, through Grand Rapids, Michigan. I'm quite sure that is the longest river in the US that enpties into the Great Lakes, but I can't find the lengths of rivers in Ontario that do. But a casua look at maps indicaes that al such Ontario rivers are quite short, with most of the drainage of Ontario flowing northward into Hudson Bay or interior lakes, or eastward into the St. Lawrence
The Illinois River which flows from near St. Louis and joins the Des Plains which then flows into Lake Michigan is 278 miles.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The Illinois River which flows from near St. Louis and joins the Des Plains which then flows into Lake Michigan is 278 miles.

That is quite a geographic marvel. The Mississippi at St. Louis is 410 feet above sea level, and Lake Michigan is 575.

Illinois River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Look out your window in Havana and see which way the river is flowing. St. Louis is to your left.
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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The locks in downtown Chicago , keep the Illinois river and Lake Michigan separated. An interesting story......read all about it, you will find the answer to your questions.
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