Published On: Fri, Feb 19th, 2010

Sobriquets-Geographical Nicknames of Countires

Sobriquets-Geographical nicknames
Geographical nicknames or sobriquets as they are popularly known as forms an integral part of any PSC or Bank PO exam. Many Quiz or trivia questions are made using these. Here is a collection of a few sobriquets.

Africa ——————————————The dark continent
Atlantic ocean———————————- The hering pond
Netherlands———————————The Land of Canals
Bangalore————————————– The garden city of India
Aberdeen————————————-The Granite city
Turkey —————————————-The sick man of europe
Calcutta—————————————- The city of palaces
Egypt—————————————— The gift of Nile
Belgrade—————————————The white city
Venice—————————————The Queen of the Adriatic
Finland—————————————– The land of thousand lakes
Japan ——————————————The land of rising sun
Oxford —————————————-The city of dreaming spires
Korea—————————————-The Hermit Kingdom
Punjab —————————————–The land of rivers
Amritsar————————————— The city of golden temple
San Francisco——————————-The City of the Golden Gate
Huangho River-China————————— The sorrow of china
Damodar River———————————-The Sorrow of Bengal
Rome —————————————– The city of seven hills
Thailand————————————— The land of white elephants
Bab el Mendab———————————The gateway of tears
Moscow—————————————The port of five seas
Cuba——————————————The Sugar Bowl of the World
Chicago—————————————The windy city
Gibraltar————————————The key of Meditteranian
Guinea coast——————————–The White Man’s Grave
Banrain————————————-The island of pearls
Tristan da Cunha————————— The World’s Lonliest island

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  1. diksha says:

    its gud….. thanks..

  2. somu guddadamath says:

    a good source for those who need it.

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