General Geography

Geography
How many presidents’ faces are sculpted on Mount Rushmore?
Four (Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Jefferson)
The Galapagos Islands are a provincial territory of which South American country, 600 miles away on the same equatorial latitude?
Ecuador
Which is the longest mountain range in the world?
The Andes (7,240km)
Mount Vinson Massif is the highest peak in which continent?
Antarctica
Which country has the longest coastline?
Canada (152,100 miles)
In which country is Timbuktu?
Mali (Africa)
How tall is the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
190 feet (58 metres)
Who was the first person to reach the South Pole?
Roald Amundsen (1911)
What is the world’s largest sea?
South China Sea
In which country are the Cariboo Mountains?
Canada (British Columbia)
What is the capital of Romania?
Bucharest
Which country has the shortest coastline?
Monaco (3.5 miles)
What is the capital of Peru?
Lima
What is the world’s longest river?
The Nile
Which US state has the longest shoreline?
Alaska (33,904 miles)
What is the capital of the Philippines?
Manila
Where is the deepest lake in the world?
Siberia (Russia – Lake Baikal, 5,712ft deep)
Yellowstone National Park is in which US state?
Wyoming (the first area to be designated a national park in the USA, in 1872)
What is the capital of Canada?
Ottawa
What language do the locals speak in Bogota?
Spanish (Bogota is the capital of Columbia)
Which capital city has the highest population (as at 2006)?
Tokyo (c. 34 million)
Which is the least populated state in the USA?
Wyoming
What is the largest country in the world?
Russia (c.17 million square kilometres)
What is the smallest country in the world?
Vactican City
The headquarters of Greenpeace is in which European city?
Amsterdam
What river runs through Baghdad?
Tigris
Which is the world’s deepest ocean?
Pacific (10,924m at its deepest, in the Mariana Trench)
What is Thailand’s biggest island?
Phuket
Which sea has no land borders?
The Sargasso Sea
Which states are a part of the Four Corners?
Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah
The Orinoco river meets the sea on which country’s coast?
Venezuela
Winnipeg is the capital city of which Canadian province?
Manitoba
What are the top 5 most spoken languages?
1 Mandarin, 2 Hindi, 3 Spanish, 4 English, 5 Arabic
What is the largest lake in the world? (by surface area)
Caspian Sea
The Euxine Sea was the ancient name for which body of water?
– Black Sea
If you were attending Miami University, which U.S. state would you be in?
– Ohio. FYI – the name refers to Miami River Valley named after the Miami Indians who lived in the area.
Mt. Godwin Austen is better known as what?
– K2
What is the capital of Australia? –
Canberra
In the Continental US, which state has the northernmost point?
– Minnesota
Approximately how long is the Panama Canal?
– 51 miles
What part of the world was once known as Cathay?
China
Which body of water lies between Greece and Turkey?
– Aegean Sea
Name the 3 Baltic countries –
Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia
Which city in the Americas has the largest population?
– Buenos Aires
What is the capital city of Ethiopia?
– Addis Ababa
Capital of Iraq
– Baghdad
What’s the worlds deepest point?
Challenger Deep – part of the Mariana Trench
What river flows through Rome?
– Tiber River
Yale is located in what state?
– New Haven, Connecticut
Where is Harvard located?
– Cambridge, Massachusetts
What city does the blue nile and the whie nile meet?
– Khartoum, Sudan
What city has 3 major teams wear the same colors?
Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, Penguins
Where is Motown Records located?
– Detroit
What was the city Columbus Ohio originally called?
– Franklinton
What name did the country of Iran used to have?
– Persia
The Asian country of Thailand used to be called what?
– Siam
Russian city formerly and currently called St.Petersburg once had another name?
–Leningrad
What was the city Atlanta Georgia originally called?
– Terminus
The Turkish city of Istanbul used to be called what? –
– Constantinople
Ho Chi Minh City used to be known as what?
– Saigon.
The new name of the country of Burma is what?
– Myanmar.
What was the city Tampa Bay Florida originally called? – Fort Brooke
– Fort Brooke
Fort York is now the major Canadian metropolis?
– Toronto.
The island of Ceylon is now called what?
– Sri Lanka.
Mt. McKinley is also know by what name?
Mt. Denali
True or False? The highest and lowest points in the lower 48 states are in the same county.
True. Inyo County in CA. Death Valley and Mt. Whitney
What is the capital of the Arab country Oman?
Muscat
What river runs through Vienna?
The Danube. The longest river in europe, empties into the black sea.
What is the capital of Sweden?
Stockholm
In which city would you find the Brandenburg Gate?
Berlin Germany

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