Can You Identify These U.S. Cities from a Map Detail?



By: Kennita Leon

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We're guessing you either love geography or love learning new things. Or maybe you simply  love your country. Welcome to the ultimate U.S. cities map detail challenge! Do you know which city is located within a triangle, which city is near three lakes, which city is right on the Pacific and which city is on an island? If you're a geography whiz, this quiz is definitely for you. 

So, we're going to give you hints that you can only find on a map. They include directions, such as northeast and southwest, locations such as other cities, lakes and rivers and oceans, and maybe even other countries. Your job is to use those clues to guess which major city we're talking about. And if that still isn't enough, we've left hints as to which state each city is located in. The quiz contains questions about cities from states all across the country, so don't think we're going to make it easy for you and ask only about New York, California, Texas, Georgia and Florida. 

So if you think you're up to the challenge of guessing these cities based on a single clue, let's get started with this quiz! And don't let your country down. 

It is one of the southernmost parts of the state of New York.

This global power city is coined the most crowded city in the United States. With over 800 spoken languages, its food and culture are heavily influenced by its immigrants.


It's located south of Lake Michigan.

As the third most populous city in the U.S., it is home to the Chicago Cultural Center, prominent architecture and more.


It borders Mexico.

As Texas' first chartered civil settlement, it was founded as a Spanish mission. San Antonio is home to historical landmarks, museums and Texas' first UNESCO World Heritage Site.


It is northeast of Cincinnati.

Columbus is the capital of Ohio. Its economy thrives on education, government, banking, aviation and various other sectors.


The Missouri River runs through it.

This city sits on the western border of Missouri. Kansas City is renowned for its breweries and cuisine, specifically its unique style of barbecue.


It's between Kauai and Maui.

Honolulu is popular for its culture, traditions and cuisine, and is the westernmost city of the United States. It is historically famous for the attack on Pearl Harbor.


It borders the Pacific Ocean.

It has a reputation as one of the most perilous port-cities worldwide. Portland is often recognized as an environmentally conscious city and has been crowned the City of Roses.


It's located between Chattanooga and Macon.

As a major center of the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta has a diverse economy with media operations, information technology and business services as chief sectors. Beware - many roads are named Peachtree.


It's north of Jackson.

This city, on the Mississippi River, is particularly celebrated for its influential music such as blues, soul and rock 'n' roll. Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash recorded albums here.


This one touches the Atlantic Ocean.

As the oldest South Carolinian port city, it is well-defined by its colonial residential areas, cobbled streets and horse-drawn carriages.


It's next to Fort Worth and Arlington.

This commercial and historical center is recognized as a place of importance, due to its role in the cotton and oil industries and its location along several railroad lines.


It's between Huntsville and Evansville.

Situated in the state of Tennessee, Nashville is famous for legendary country music venues. Don't miss the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.


It is south of Wichita and southwest of Tulsa.

It is recognized for its cowboy culture and is home to many professional sporting teams, including the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team. Be sure to visit Bricktown and enjoy the river walk.


It's between Charleston and Jacksonville.

Separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River, Savannah was established in 1733. It offers picturesque vistas, manicured parks and historical architecture.


This one is southeast of Cleveland.

Pittsburgh is located at the intersection of three rivers in the western part of Pennsylvania. It is the home of several golden age sites, including the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.


It's near Lake Kissimmee.

This central Floridian city has numerous famous tourist destinations. Don't miss Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, which includes the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.


It's near Lake Borgne, Lake Maurepas and Lake Pontchartrain.

New Orleans is known for its exhilarating nightlife, pulsating music and delectable cuisine that is attributed to its French, African and American influences.


It's San Diego's and Los Angeles' neighbor.

In 1857, the city of Anaheim was established by fifty German families. At present, it is well-liked for its theme parks, such as the Disneyland Resort, which opened its doors in 1955.


It's on Lake Erie.

Cleveland is located on the shores of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes. The city features three major sports teams - the Indians, the Cavaliers and the Browns.


This is the city just northeast of St. Petersburg.

This city is renowned for its museums and cultural offerings. It is situated on Tampa Bay, the west coast of Florida, near the Gulf Coast of Mexico.


It's right next to Aurora and north of Pueblo.

Denver is located east of the front range of the Rocky Mountains. It's nicknamed "the Mile High City" due to its one-mile altitude above sea level.


Dallas, San Antonio and Houston form a triangle around it.

Austin, the capital of Texas, is an economic and cultural center, well-known for its varying genres of music, parks and lakes.


Washington, D.C., is to the south.

This major historical seaport city is the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," which was inspired by the Battle of Baltimore in 1812.


Austin and San Antonio are to its west.

Houston offers numerous attractions, from the renowned Houston Grand Opera to the Johnson Space Center and other historical buildings.


It's south of Allentown and east of Harrisburg.

This iconic city is known for the victorious run of Sylvester Stallone in the classic film "Rocky" on the staircase of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Also visit the Liberty Bell.


It's between New Mexico and the actual Mexico.

El Paso, a city in the west of Texas, has been crowned the safest large city in the United States more than once, receiving the All-America City Award. The city has many natural wonders and art galleries.


It's close to Mexico and south of Phoenix.

This Arizonian city is bordered by several mountain ranges, including the Santa Catalinas. It's sunny nearly every day.


It's south of Dayton and north of Lexington, Kentucky.

This city was a major music recording center and home to numerous recording studios, which assisted with careers of legends such as James Brown and Lonnie Mack. Check out the mural of Brown.


It's south of Fort Lauderdale.

This city has rich Cuban influence and is home to the glamorous neighborhood of South Beach, prominent for its white sand, nightlife and surfside hotels.


It's north of Baja California.

This city is occasionally called "the birthplace of California." San Diego is located on the Pacific coast of the state and is famous for its warm climate, parks and beaches.


It's right next to Great Salt Lake, which it is name after.

Utah's capital city, Salt Lake City, is enclosed by the Wasatch Range and the Great Salt Lake. Watch for the Osmonds, if you're old enough to remember them.


It's just southeast of San Fran.

Located in California on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay, this city features redypted Victorian structural designs, theatres, restaurants, bars, galleries and more. Enjoy the seafood.


It's between Los Angeles and San Diego.

Long Beach has several tourist attractions, such as the RMS Queen Mary ship museum and the waterfront Aquarium of the Pacific, consisting of touch tanks and a shark lagoon.


It's between Vancouver and Tacoma.

Seattle has numerous large technology companies, including Microsoft and Amazon. You can't miss its iconic futuristic Space Needle.


It's next to the cities of Paradise and Henderson.

This illustrious resort city has vibrant nightlife, round-the-clock casinos and a four-mile long strip of extravagant displays and replicas of iconic landmarks. Viva Las Vegas!


It's south of Oakland and north of Salinas.

San Jose is bordered by a major technology hub. Visit the downtown historic district that has architectural landmarks and Spanish Colonial restoration structures.


It's north of Providence.

Boston was founded in 1630 and played an instrumental role in the American Revolution. Have some chowder and explore the historical areas.


It's between Thousand Oaks and Inglewood.

Los Angeles is the epicenter of the United States' film industry, with attractions such as the Walk of Fame, the Hollywood sign and numerous television studios. You must have a car to get around.


It's next to Arlington, Alexandria and Baltimore.

Named in honor of President George Washington, this city is officially called the District of Columbia. It is the capital of the United States, but it is not part of any state.


It's west of Oakland and on the Pacific.

As northern California's commercial and cultural center, this city is home to some of the world's major high tech companies and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. You might leave your heart there.


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