Kerala PSC Repeated Questions 2014: Part 20


Kerala PSC asked these ‘Geographical Epithets/Nickname/Soubriquet’ questions more than ten times.

Geographical Epithets or Nicknames or Sobriquets


  • Bengal’s Sorrow – Damodar River

  • Blue Mountains – Nilgiri Hills

  • City of Sky Scrapers – New York

  • City of Seven Hills – Rome

  • City of Dreaming Spires – Oxford

  • City of Palaces – Calcutta

  • City of Golden Gate – San Francisco

  • City of Magnificient Distances – Washington

  • Cockpit of Europe – Belgium

  • China’s Sorrow – Hwang-Ho

  • Dark Continent – Africa

  • Emerald Island – Ireland

  • Eternal City – Rome

  • Forbidden City – Lhasa (Tibet)

  • Garden City – Chicago

  • Gate of Tears – Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb

  • Gateway of India – Mumbai

  • Gift of Nile – Egypt

  • Granite City – Aberdeen

  • Holy Land – Palestine

  • Herring Pond – Atlantic Ocean

  • Hermit Kingdom – Korea

  • Island Continent – Australia

  • Island of Cloves – Zanzibar

  • Island of Pearls – Bahrein (Persian Gulf)

  • Key to the Mediterranean – Gibraltar

  • Land of the Rising Sun – Japan

  • Land of Golden Fleece – Australia

  • Land of Midnight Sun – Norway

  • Loneliest Island – Tristan De Gunha (Mid Atlantic)

  • Land of Morning Calm – Korea

  • Land of Thousand Lakes – Finland

  • Land of the Thunderbolt – Bhutan

  • Land of Maple – Canada

  • Land of White Elephant – Thailand

  • Land of Cakes – Scotland

  • Never Never land – Vast Prairies of North Australia

  • Playground of Europe – Switzerland

  • Pearl of the Antilles – Cuba

  • Pillars of Hercules – Straits of Gibraltar

  • Pearl of the Pacific – Guyayaquil port of Equador

  • Quaker City – Philadelphia

  • Queen of the Adriatic – Venice

  • Roof of the World – The Pamirs, Central Asia
Read more Sobriquets here: http://www.keralapscblog.com/2013/12/sobriquets.html




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