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Important Geographical Epithets

List of Important Geographical Epithets to Remember [PDF]


Important Geographical Epithets

General Knowledge: List of Important Geographical Epithets in the World and India. You need to remember these Epithets to increase your General Knowledge in Geography for the various Job examinations such as IAS, UPSC, SSC, Banking and Railway.

Epithets are also important GK. Various cities, states or countries are known for different names and symbols. These different names are called Epithets.

 Epithet  Country/State/City/Region
 Bengal’s Sorrow  Damodar River in India
 Blue  Nilgiri Hills
 Britain of the South  New Zealand
 China’s Sorrow or Yellow River  Hwang Ho River in China
 City of Arabian Nights  Baghdad in Iraq
 City of Dream Spires  Oxford in London
 City of Golden Gate  San Francisco in the United State
 City of Magnificent Distances  Washington DC US
 City of Popes  Rome in Italy
 City of Seven Hills  Rome in Italy
 Cockpit of Europe  Belgium
 Dark Continent  Africa
 Emerald Island  Ireland
 empire City  New York
 Eternal City  Rome in Italy
 Forbidden City  Lhasa in Tibet
 Garden of India  Bangalore in India
 Gate of Tears  Bab-el-Mandab in Israel
 Gateway of India  Mumbai in India
 Gift of Nile  Egypt
 Golden City  Johannesburg in South Africa
 Holy Land  Palestine
 Land of Snow  Kannada
 Land of Cake  Scotland
 Land of Kangaroos  Australia
 Land of Lilies  Canada
 Land of flying fish  Barbados
 Land of Humming Bird  Trinidad in West Indies
 Land of the Midnight Sun  Norway
 Land of the Rising Sun  Japan
 Land of Thousands Lakes  Finland
 Land of Thunderbolt  Bhutan
 Manchester of the East  Osaka in Japan
 Pearl of Orient  Hong Kong
 Land of Pagoda  Myanmar
 Quaker City  Philadelphia
 The roof of the World  Pamir in Tibet
 Rich Coast  Costa Rica
 Rich Port  Puerto Rico
 Spice garden of India  Kerala
 Sugar Bowl of the World  Cube
 The Imperial City  Rome
 Modern Babylon  London
 The sea of Mountain  British Columbia
 The Store House of the World  Mexico
 Twin City  Budapest
 World’s Loneliest Island  Tristan Da Cunha

Read also: Changed Name of Important Cities, States & Countries.

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