Euro Trivia - February 2010

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Re: Euro Trivia - February 2010

Postby So Many Euros » 06 Feb 2010, 23:53

Here is the list of all the correct answers.

As mentioned before 4 questions may have rather ambiguous answers because there is a special situation regarding the legal tender state in Zimbabwe. Due to hyper inflation this state suspended the use of its own currency. The Euro is now one of the currencies which have the status of legal tender. But it is difficult to find official information about the situation regarding currency issues in Zimbabwe so for these 4 questions both possible answers were allowed.

Please also note, that some answers may slightly differ from the ones given by Caffe and the other participants. But it's for fun anyway ;)

A1) Which is the most northern place where the Euro is legal tender?
Nuorgam, Finland

A2) ... the most southern place ...?
Beitbridge, Zimbabwe or Saint-Joseph on Réunion, an island east of Madagascar

A3) ... the most western place ...?
Marigot on Saint Martin, an island east of Puerto Rico

A4) ... the most eastern place ...?
Sainte-Rose on Réunion, an island east of Madagascar


B1) Which is the most northern town with over a million inhabitants where the Euro is legal tender?
Hamburg, Germany

B2) ... the most southern town with over a million inhabitants ...?
Harare, Zimbabwe or Athens, Greece

B3) ... the most western town with over a million inhabitants ...?
Lisbon, Portugal

B4) ... the most eastern town with over a million inhabitants ...?
Harare, Zimbabwe or Athens, Greece


C1) You are located in Cape Town, South Africa. Which is the nearest place where the Euro is legal tender?
Beitbridge, Zimbabwe or Mbouini on Mayotte, an island north of Madagascar

C2) ... in Caracas, Venezuela. Which is the nearest place where the Euro is legal tender?
Le Diamant on Martinique, an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea

C3) ... in Fes, Morocco. Which is the nearest place where the Euro is legal tender?
Ceuta, a Spanish exclave located on the North African side of the Strait of Gibraltar

C4) ... in Havana, Cuba. Which is the nearest place where the Euro is legal tender?
Marigot on Saint Martin, an island east of Puerto Rico

C5) ... in Moscow, Russia. Which is the nearest place where the Euro is legal tender?
Imatra, Finland

C6) ... in Nairobi, Kenya. Which is the nearest place where the Euro is legal tender?
Mtsahara on Mayotte, an island north of Madagascar

C7) ... in New Delhi, India. Which is the nearest place where the Euro is legal tender?
Famagusta on Cyprus, although the Turkish Lira is the de-facto currency, Euro is legal tender.

C8) ... in New York City, USA. Which is the nearest place where the Euro is legal tender?
Saint Pierre on Saint Pierre, an island south of Newfoundland, Canada

C9) ... in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Which is the nearest place where the Euro is legal tender?
Puerto del Rosario on Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands west of Morocco

C10) ... in Port Louis, Mauritius. Which is the nearest place where the Euro is legal tender?
Piton Sainte-Rose on Réunion, an island east of Madagascar

C11) ... in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Which is the nearest place where the Euro is legal tender?
Itousanseng in French Guiana on the northern coast of South America

C12) ... in Tokyo, Japan. Which is the nearest place where the Euro is legal tender?
Nuorgam, Finland (or somewhere else in Finland, measuring distance from Tokyo is tricky...)


D1) Which places under British sovereignty use the Euro as legal tender?
Akrotiri and Dhekelia, two UK-administered areas on the island of Cyprus


Thanks to everyone joining this trivia. You did a good job :thumbup:
If anyone has a good idea for another trivia, please send me a PM.

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Re: Euro Trivia - February 2010

Postby Miguel.mateo » 07 Feb 2010, 08:40

So Many Euros wrote:C4) ... in Havana, Cuba. Which is the nearest place where the Euro is legal tender?
Marigot on Saint Martin, an island east of Puerto Rico


Just wondering, wouldn't this be "Varadero, Cuba" where the euro is accepted in all transactions same as the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC)?

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Re: Euro Trivia - February 2010

Postby So Many Euros » 07 Feb 2010, 17:23

Miguel.mateo wrote:Just wondering, wouldn't this be "Varadero, Cuba" where the euro is accepted in all transactions same as the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC)?


Miguel, you are right, the Euro is accepted for transactions in some tourist resorts in Cuba including Varadero. But I am not sure if this this can be called legal tender. Is the use of Euro allowed for tourists only? Or for all transactions? Is it officially allowed or only de-facto? It is difficult to find official information about this topic... Do you have more information?

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Re: Euro Trivia - February 2010

Postby Guest » 27 Feb 2010, 12:55

just to say that if u accept famagusta as a correct answer (its nearby villages because the city itself is a ghost town) where euro is accepted in almost any shop but not officially, then the tourist area in cuba is the correct answer.in fact in occupied cyprus (so called TRNC) any currency is accepted at exchange rate desided by the seller! (sterling pounds, us dollars, euro and before the euro time German mark, cyprus pound). the closest city to delhi in "trnc" is Rizokarpaso (Dipkarpaz) and in the area where cyprus goverment has control is Paralimni.
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Re: Euro Trivia - February 2010

Postby So Many Euros » 27 Feb 2010, 17:34

Thanks for the additional information.

In fact the curreny state in the so called TRNC is difficult to understand.
As TRNC is only recognized by Turkey the euro should be legal tender for the whole island of Cyprus. So the New Turkish Lira is only the de-facto currency in this area.
But anyway "somewhere in Cyprus" is the right answer to question C7.

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Re: Euro Trivia - February 2010

Postby Illioplius » 14 Mar 2010, 18:56

So Many Euros wrote:As TRNC is only recognized by Turkey the euro should be legal tender for the whole island of Cyprus. So the New Turkish Lira is only the de-facto currency in this area.


As far as I know, it is not possible to pay with euros in TRNC.
See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro#cite_note-4
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