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World Geography Mega General Knowledge

100 questions about world geography. How many do you know?
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The tallest mountains in the world are part of this range
Himalayas
Often regarded as the 5th ocean
Southern Ocean
Country that has the most total coastline
Canada
The only island that is shared by 3 or more countries
Borneo
Highly disputed land between India and Pakistan
Kashmir
Largest city on New Zealand's South Island
Christchurch
Province that is home to Edmonton and Calgary
Alberta
This river carves through the Grand Canyon
Colorado River
Southernmost tip of South America is called....
Tierra del Fuego
This country is the only enclave found in Africa
Lesotho
Northernmost of the 4 main islands of Japan
Hokkaido
Semi-Arid region just south of the Sahara Desert
Sahel Region
Baku extends out into this sea
Caspian Sea
Home of the Monte Carlo
Monaco
Capital of Northern Ireland
Belfast
US state known as the Peach State
Georgia
Guadalcanal, famous for its major WWII battle, is in this country
Solomon Islands
Chinese gambling city once controlled by Portugal
Macao
Major city across the border from El Paso
Juarez
Closest country to Florida that does not physically border it
Bahamas
Home country of Machu Picchu
Peru
City that translates to "Saint Paul" in Portuguese
Sao Paulo
Strait that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara
Bosphorus
Capital of Uganda
Kampala
Town famous for white cliffs that are very close by
Dover
Major Russian port city on the Pacific coast
Vladivostok
Island chain extending away from Alaska
Aleutian Islands
Southern hemisphere's equivalent of the Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn
The C member of the ABC islands
Curacao
Country (outside the US) that named its capital after a US President
Liberia
Home of the Kaaba
Mecca
Petra is a tourist attraction popular with this country
Jordan
Sister river of the Tigris
Euphrates River
Peninsula that a meteor struck and killed off the dinosaurs
Yucatan
Busan, Gwangju, and Jeju are cities in this country
South Korea
Only country to have land in all four hemispheres (no territories)
Kiribati
Egyptian Peninsula once controlled by Israel
Sinai
Colorful river that flows through South Africa
Orange River
Capital of North Korea
Pyongyang
Smallest state of Australia
Tasmania
City often referred to as the Eternal City
Rome
US city that has a replica of the Parthenon
Nashville
Legislative capital of South Africa
Cape Town
Only country in Africa to have Spanish as its official language
Equatorial Guinea
Name of the island that features Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Hispaniola
Country that the Tamil Tigers originated in
Sri Lanka
City in Morocco that is also the name of a red hat
Fez
World capital with the highest altitude
La Paz
Formerly independent island off the coast of Tanzania
Zanzibar
This lake is the deepest in the world
Lake Baikal
Name of the first island that Napoleon was exiled to - he didn't enjoy his stay for long
Elba
Tallest mountain in the United Kingdom
Ben Nevis
Nuuk is the capital city of....
Greenland
The largest landlocked US state
Montana
Mountain range dividing Spain and France
Pyrenees
Number of countries that have "Guinea" in their name
Four
Hagia Sophia is found in this city
Istanbul
Fortaleza, Manaus, and Belo Horizonte are in this country
Brazil
Only Central America country that doesn't border the Caribbean Sea
El Salvador
Seven countries have territorial claims here
Antarctica
Smallest of the "-stan" countries
Kyrgyzstan
Number of countries in Africa that are solely found on islands
Six
Capital of Slovakia
Bratislava
Only country where you can find wild lemurs
Madagascar
US state whose capital is one letter different from a major German city
Kentucky
This country is divided into 27 cantons
Switzerland
Swedish city connected by bridge to Denmark
Malmo
Largest country in Africa until 2011
Sudan
Indian city once known as Bombay
Mumbai
The Republic of China is also called....
Taiwan
Baltimore lies on this bay
Chesapeake
Country that the Galapagos Islands are a part of
Ecuador
Island in Alaska that shares its name with the largest species of brown bear
Kodiak
Last place the dodo bird was ever known to be found
Mauritius
Longest river in Oceania
Murray River
Quezon City is part of what major city's metro area
Manila
Omsk, Kazan, and Krasnodar are part of this country
Russia
Isle of Man is found in this sea
Irish Sea
Largest lake that the Equator passes through
Lake Victoria
US state that is the primary home of the Ozarks
Missouri
City in Egypt once known for its lighthouse
Alexandria
Country that is home to the most wild elephants
Botswana
This city was built on the remains of Tenochtitlan
Mexico City
Island nation divided into Greek and Turkish halves
Cyprus
Only landlocked country on the Indochina peninsula
Laos
Capital of Nova Scotia
Halifax
This country is known for windmills and tulips
Netherlands
Country that is almost completely surrounded by Senegal
Gambia
Turkish city or a famous comic book superhero
Batman
This city's name directly translates to Red Hero
Ulaanbaatar
Largest mountain in Africa
Mount Kilimanjaro
Only country to border the Caspian and Arabian seas
Iran
Southernmost country of South America that doesn't border Brazil
Chile
Capital of North Carolina
Raleigh
Asian sea that is almost completely dried up
Aral Sea
City formerly known as Leningrad
St. Petersburg
French city that a type of mustard is named for
Dijon
Country where Urdu is the national language
Pakistan
Where would you find Nollywood
Nigeria
The Three Gorges Dam can be found on this river
Yangtze River
14 Comments
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Level 85
Aug 9, 2023
Love the quiz. I'd suggest accepting "Macau" for "Macao".
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Level 95
Aug 10, 2023
Done. Thanks for the input
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Level 48
Sep 1, 2023
Tokyo moved to China?
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Level 70
May 20, 2024
Australia has states and territories, not provinces. Tasmania is the smallest state, but the ACT is a smaller territory.
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Level 95
May 20, 2024
Updated. Thank you for the feedback
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Level 70
May 20, 2024
Can you accept/change Southern Ocean to Antarctic Ocean?
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Level 95
May 20, 2024
Sure. Update made
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Level 65
May 20, 2024
Awesome quiz. A couple corrections:

Dover is a town not a city. Additionally the white cliffs of Dover are more likely named after the Strait of Dover rather than the town. The town is a major port and so there are no cliffs in the town, but rather a mile or so down the coast in either direction.

Napoleon was exiled twice to different islands. Elba was the first island which he escaped from. St Helena was the 2nd island he was exiled to. So please add this as an aswer.

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Level 95
May 20, 2024
Thank you for the feedback, the updates are made. Bad oversight on my part with St. Helena...
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Level 85
May 20, 2024
I believe the bear is named for the island. Great quiz though.
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Level 95
May 20, 2024
Agreed. Clarity has been made, thank you for the feedback
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Level 84
May 20, 2024
Napoleon was exiled to St. Helena as well as Elba.

USA is 2 miles from Russia, that's closer than the Bahamas.

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Level 95
May 20, 2024
Indeed it is. Question has been reworded to avoid any confusion. Thank you for the input
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Level 81
May 20, 2024
Good job with all the updates and corrections. Great quiz! 5⭐ and Nominated.