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Trivia: Geography

Trivia: Geography

Name the 7 continents.

Africa, Antartica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America

How many time zones are on Earth?


Which country has the worlds oldest mountain?

South Africa Barberton Greenstone Belt which dates back 3.5 million years with the highest peak standing at 5,900 feet in the Makhonjwa Mountains

How many recognized countries are there in the world?


Does 90% of the worlds population live on the Northern or Southern hemisphere?

Northern Hemisphere

What is the longest river in the United States?

Mississippi River Minnesota down to the Gulf of Mexico

What two Islands only 2.4 miles apart, but 20 hours apart?

Between the United States and Russia are the Diomede Islands. The two countries divide the islands, with Bio Diomede located in Russia and Little Diomede in America, separated by the International Border and Date Line. Because of this, although the islands are just 2.4 miles apart, there is a20-hour time difference between them. This unique trait is why Big Diomede is called Tomorrow Island and Little Diomede is called Yesterday Island.

Earth is divided into how many hemispheres?


What is the name of the largest country in the world?


How many countries does Russia border?

14 Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, North Korea, Norway, Poland, and Ukraine.

This country has the most spoken languages in the world.

Papua New Guinea spoken at around 840 different dialects

This is the smallest continent in the world?


This mountain is the tallest mountain above sea level, but not the tallest mountain Earth.

Mount Everest

Where is the worlds tallest tree located?

In California, United States The tree, named Hyperion, stands over 380 feet and is estimated to be between 700-800 years old

What country has the most ancient pyramids in it?

Sudan has between 200-250 known pyramids versus Egypt having 138 pyramids

What country grows 5 centimeters every year?

Iceland it expands as the North American and European tectonic plates grow wider apart

What Ocean shrinks 2-3 centimeters every year?

Pacific Ocean As the Americans shift towards the west the Pacific Ocean shrinks. While Asia and North America gets closer every year

This Continent occupies all 4 hemispheres.


What country has 9% of freshwater lakes in the world?

Canada over 31,000 lakes

This mountain is the tallest mountain on Earth

Mauna Kea dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii

What is Africas largest country?


Where would you find the longest cave in the world?

Kentucky, United States Mammoth Cave over 400 miles in length

What mountain peak is the closest to the moon?

Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador

What country has the largest rock in it?

Australia its name is called Mount Augustus. This rock is made of granite rock and is more than 1650 million years old!

This country has 11 times zones.


What country are there over 7100 islands together?


What Park lies an active super volcano?

Beneath Yellow Stone National Park in Wyoming, United States

What country is the wettest place on earth that on average gets over 700 inches of rain per year?

Indias Mawsynram which is northeastern village

How many countries are in Africa?

54 countries

What is the largest city in Turkey?


Where on earth has 8-9 times more salt than the oceans and seas?

The Dead Sea if you sit in the sea you will pop to the top and float because of this

What dessert would you find snow and sand in it?

Sahara Desert

How many letters does Bangkoks full name consist of?

163 letters! Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. Instead of going by this 21-word name, the city goes by its widely known nickname: Bangkok.

What city is known for its staggering skyscrapers?

New York City, United States

Earth has enough of this mineral to cover itself in. What is it?

Gold there is enough in the core of the planet to cover the whole Earth

Twenty percent of Earths Oxygen is produced where?

By the Amazon Rainforest in South America

What country does hurricanes hit more than other countries?

China been hit by more than 170 currently

How many islands make up the Caribbean Islands?


Where was the hottest temperature to date of 134 degrees F or 56.7 degrees C recorded?

In Californias Death Valley in 1913

What mountain is also referred to as White Mountain?

Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa on the big island and Haleakala on Maui, Hawaii due to its capping of snow

Where on earth would you find the largest sand island?

Australia Fraser Island that is 76.4 miles wide.

Which of the seven seas of the world is the deepest?

In the Carribean Sea Cayman Trough which is between Cayman Islands and Jamaica thats 25,000 feet deep

Currently this is the longest commercial flight in the world between these two destinations?

Neward, New Jersey to Singapore 19-hour flight traveling more than 9,500 miles.

What country is the hottest inhabited place on the planet?

Dallol, Ethiopia which averages 106 degrees F.

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