By Nancy Wheeler
Identify the geographical feature described that has at least one double letter sequence in its name. The answers appear at the end.
1. Stretching from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico, this is one of the longest rivers on the North American continent.
2. Capital of the mountainous northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, this city hosted the Winter Olympics in 1972.
3. Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, Canada, this town shares its name with a National Park that features Lake Louise.
4. This capital of New Zealand sits near the North Island’s southernmost point on the Cook Strait.
5. The capital of this state, Nashville, is the heart of the country music scene with the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
6. Known for its ski resorts and tax haven status, this tiny country sits between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains.
7. This Texas city is home to Texas Tech University where Patrick Mahomes set many passing records as a college quarterback.
8. This Missouri state capital is named after a U.S. President.
9. Although home to the third largest city in the United States, this state’s capital is actually Springfield.
10. A frequent stop on Caribbean cruises, this port is the capital of the Bahamas.
11. This Austrian capital lies on the Danube River; its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud.
12. This western Pacific nation is comprised of 7,640 islands, and its capital is Manila.
13. Originally settled by Polynesians, this island nation was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1778, and within five years King Kamehameha had unified these islands under one name.
14. Across the Strait of Gibraltar lies a North African country most famously known for the cities of Marrakesh and Casablanca.