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« on: September 10, 2008, 10:47 AM »
Here's a trivia question for you all.

Which two Spanish provincial capitals are closest to each other?
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2008, 22:03 PM »
Vitoria and Logroño? Don't tell me, they're not capitals  :P
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2008, 10:01 AM »
That was such a good guess I had to check it again, but no these two you mention are 86km apart. Ours are less.
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2008, 21:56 PM »
I think i've confessed before to a useless knowledge of Spanish geography, but seeing as no-one else is joining in my second guess is Madrid and Guadalajara.... or Toledo.
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2008, 02:08 AM »
Greetings Nick and All,
You know how much I like nit-picking - blame it on that 99% DNA I share with the chimps - but when you refer to provincial capitals, I take it you refer to capitals with the same autonomous region/community...

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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2008, 15:47 PM »
No TP, not necessarily...

Clue: My bus from Barcelona to Zamora last week stopped off in both of them.

Sorry, Lisa, no
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2008, 10:54 AM »
Being as though you all seem to have given up, the answer is in the Km tables in the back of road atlases.
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2008, 10:00 AM »
Being an all round good sport I won't cheat as you suggest, Nick. I'd plump for Huesca and Zaragoza.

Any good?

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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2008, 11:56 AM »
hi All
how abour Palencia and Valladolid
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2008, 12:17 PM »
Full marks to Dave! I haven't got my road atlas here. Will tell you the distance tonight

Now here's question number 2.

What are the only two capitals of autonomous regions which are NOT also provincial capitals?

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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2008, 16:40 PM »
Now here's question number 2.

What are the only two capitals of autonomous regions which are NOT also provincial capitals?

Santiago de Compostela [Galicia]
Mérida [Extremadura]

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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2008, 20:20 PM »
Straight off Pault. Golden capital award to you in the post.

Mmm, I have one more (for the moment) but I need to check my facts first.

PS Palencia and Valladolid are a mere 48km apart
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2008, 11:07 AM »
Come on Nick, where's the last question!

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