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Geography

322 questions in this category
Question: The Strait of Otranto separates which two countries?

With thanks to Ross Stewart of Auckland, New Zealand, for correcting the question
Question: Which is the smallest independent country in South America?

With thanks to Tim Sharples for fine tuning the question
Question: How many points of the compass are there?
Question: Which Spanish region has the same name as a region of eastern Europe spanning south-eastern Poland and western Ukraine?
Question: Which town in Spain is the self-proclaimed 'windsurf capital of the world'?
Question: This is a Spanish-based question Whose statue is outside the main entrance to the Prado Museum?
Question: With which countries does Spain have a land border (i.e. there is a border post)?
Question: If you travelled due west from Madrid crossed the Atlantic Ocean, which city would you hit?
Question: Which capital city is on the river Tagus?
Question: Valentia Island is off the coast of which European country?

With thanks to Gerry O'Sullivan of Killarney for correcting this question
Question: Which country had, until 2011, a flag with only a solid colour?

With thanks to Jake Whiteman for updating the question
Question: Where are the Tivoli gardens?
Question: Which river separates Buda from Pest?
Question: Abuja is the capital of the seventh most populous country in the world. Which?
Question: The Canary Islands are named after which animal?
Question: Which river flows through the Grand Canyon?
Question: Who was the first president of the Fifth Republic (1958-present) in France?
Question: Which African city derives its name from 'Three Cities'?
Question: Which country's flag has a blue 24-spoked wheel in the centre called the Ashoka Chakra?
Question: Port Moresby (Pot Mosbi) is the capital city of which country?
Question: Which city in Ireland derives its English name from Blackpool in Irish?
Question: In which time zone is Ireland?
Question: Which is the only truly African language of the six official working languages of the African Union?
Question: Which country has 37 official languages, more than any other? (the first language mentioned in the constitution and the most widely spoken is Spanish)
Question: Out of the ten most populous islands in the world, only 2 are outside Asia. Can you name them?
Question: With which other country did Tanganyika merge to form present day Tanzania in 1964?
Question: Where would you find the letters BCE, ECB, EZB, EKT and EKP together?
Question: Which is the largest country through which the equator passes?
Question: The Merlion, an imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, is used as the mascot of which island nation?
Question: What are the member states of the Swiss Federation known as?
Question: How is French Somaliland now known?
Question: Which three countries have a flag which is simply a circle on a solid background?

With thanks to Neil Robinson in New Zealand for correcting the answer to this question
Question: The Gulf of Bothnia lies between which two countries?
Question: Yellowstone National Park is located mainly in Wyoming but it also extends into which two other states?
Question: The Juan de Fuca Strait separates which two countries?
Question: Which European capital is served by Schwechat airport?
Question: Which countries use Western European Time?
Question: Which is the only United States territory that drives on the left?
Question: Which European Union country has the largest army per capita (mainly because of the perceived threat from its larger neighbour)?
Question: Which mountain range separates the Rhone and Rhine rivers and gives name to a French Department, a Swiss canton, a geologic time period and, indirectly, an Oscar winning film?
Question: What was the name of the balsa wood raft used by Thor Heyerdahl and his crew to sail across the South Pacific in 1947?
Question: New Zealand is named after which 'old' Zealand?
Question: Which is the largest country without an airport?
Question: In which desert is Las Vegas?
Question: Which is the largest island in the Society Islands?
Question: Which Canadian territory forms most of the border with Alaska?
Question: Between which two cities is the longest railway journey that does not require changing trains?
Question: Which is the largest state in Mexico?
Question: What is the currency of India?
Question: St Patrick is known as the Patron Saint of Ireland but there are others, name at least one.
Question: Which country occupies practically one half of the land of South America?
Question: Which famous bridge nicknamed the "Coathanger" celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2007?
Question: Which EU country has a coat of arms with a hammer and a sickle on it?
Question: Which country officially describes itself as "República Oriental"?
Question: This is a Spanish-based question In which Comunidad is the northernmost point in Spain ?
Question: Which famous building complex lies on the south bank of the Yamuna river near Agra?
Question: Which country has the ten highest waterfalls in Europe?
Question: What are the official languages of Israel?
Question: Which city in India is now called Chennai?
Question: Which is the world's smallest republic?
Question: Chisinau is the capital of which European country?
Question: Between which two cities is the shortest intercontinental commercial flight?
Question: Cape York is the northernmost point of which country?
Question: In 1807, the capital of Portugal was moved out of Lisbon. Where?
Question: In Germany, a motorway is called an 'autobahn'. What are they called in Italy?
Question: In which country is Dubrovnik?
Question: What are the Dutch East Indies now called?
Question: What is the Kotel or Western Wall of the Second Temple in Jerusalem better known as?
Question: Which two animals appear on the Australian coat of arms?
Question: Which US city is known as 'The Big Easy'?
Question: This is a Spanish-based question What are Chafarinas, Alhucemas and Vélez de la Gomera?
Question: Pico Duarte is the highest mountain in the West Indies. In which country is it?
Question: In which group of British Islands would you find the port of Sullom Voe?
Question: Llullaillaco is the world's highest active volcano. It's on the border between which two countries?
Question: Paraguay borders which other countries?
Question: Which sea does the Volga empty into?
Question: How is Portuguese West Africa now known?
Question: The city of St. Petersburg stands on which river?
Question: Which animal appears on the national flag of Sri Lanka?
Question: Which is the longest river in France?
Question: The Welland Ship Canal links which two great lakes?
Question: In which states is Yellowstone National Park?
Question: In which Asian city would you find the Potala Palace?
Question: A black letter 'A' in a white oval on the back of a car denotes it is from which country?
Question: After the Atlas and the Middle Atlas, what comes next in North Africa?
Question: Christmas Island is surrounded by which ocean?

With thanks to Nick Wilde for correcting this question
Question: GBZ denotes cars from where?
Question: How many stars does the flag of the European Union now have?
Question: How many time zones are there in China?
Question: If you crossed the Panama Canal from the Atlantic (Caribbean) to the Pacific, in which general direction would you be going?
Question: If you saw the letters BWI after a country on a postal address, where would you expect the letter to be delivered?
Question: If you were in Molokai, in which country would you be?
Question: In Australia, in which month of the year is the longest day?
Question: In which city is Marco Polo airport?
Question: In which city is the HQ of the Central Bank of China?
Question: In which country is Bali?
Question: In which country is water considered so precious that it gives name to the currency: the Pula?
Question: In which country would you find the Caprivi Strip?
Question: In which US state would you find the Everglades?
Question: India and Pakistan have neighbouring states of the same name, meaning "land of five rivers". Which states are they?
Question: Jebel Musa is acknowledged to be one of the Pillars of Hercules, the end of the world according to Mediterranean cultures. What is the other one?
Question: London's Fleet Street runs from the Strand to Ludgate Circus and is fast becoming the former home of British journalism. What is it named after?
Question: Minsk is the capital of which country?
Question: Monaco has the same flag as which other country?
Question: Name the eastern-most and western-most state in the United States.
Question: Only three countries (members of the United Nations) have names that start with the letter 'F' in English. Which ones?
Question: Some call it Sagarmatha, some call it Chomolunga, and others call it...?
Question: The Golden Temple at Amritsar is a place of pilgrimage for whom?
Question: The language officially called Putonghua is more commonly known as what?
Question: What is the current name of the French Sudan?
Question: What is the current name of what used to be the German Ocean?
Question: What is the English name for the island of Rapa Nui?
Question: What is the name of the gate in the Tower of London that leads onto the Thames?
Question: What name was given to New York by Washington Irving in 'Salmagundi' in 1807 and is still a nickname for the city?
Question: This is a Spanish-based question What time difference is there between Spain and Poland?
Question: What's the difference between an American and a European roulette wheel?
Question: When it's 4:45 pm in Kathmandu, what time is it in Madrid?
Question: Where is Dogger Bank?
Question: Where is the Mosquito Coast?
Question: Where or what is Laputa?
Question: Where you be if you were at the geographical position 0 degrees latitude and 0 degrees longitude?
Question: Which are the only two Caribbean islands with a land border separating two countries?
Question: Which countries have both an Atlantic and a Mediterranean coast?
Question: Which country has HK on its aircraft?
Question: Which country has RCH on its cars?
Question: Which country has the highest per capita tea consumption?
Question: Which country has the oldest written constitution still in existence?
Question: Which country in Europe has the shortest coastline?
Question: Which country's aircraft registrations start with the letters EC?
Question: Which country's capital city means "Red Hero" in English?
Question: Which dynasty rules Jordan?
Question: Which European country is not a member of the United Nations?

With thanks to Carter Young for correcting this question
Question: Which is the largest land-locked country in the world?
Question: Which is the longest river to flow into the Mediterranean?
Question: Which is the most visited paying monument in the world that recorded in December 2002 its 200 millionth visitor?
Question: Which is the only country crossed by a tropic and the equator?
Question: Which is the only country that has Hinduism as its official religion?
Question: Which is the only one of New York's five boroughs to be located on the mainland?
Question: Which is the second largest country in Europe (by area) after Russia?
Question: Which is the smallest country in mainland Africa?

With thanks to Carter Young for correcting this question
Question: Which is the southernmost capital of continental South America?

With thanks to Kevin Magill of the Cayman Islands for correcting this question
Question: Which mountain overlooks Cape Town?

With thanks to Ken G. Fisher of Toronto for correcting this question
Question: Which of the five great lakes in North America is nearest to the sea?
Question: Which river flows through the Grand Canyon?
Question: Which state is made up of 700 islands, the largest of which is Andros?

With thanks to Alan Chapple for correcting this question
Question: Which three counties of Ulster are not in Northern Ireland?
Question: Which two countries in Central America do not have a coastline on both oceans?
Question: Which two US states are rectangular?
Question: Which US city is known as Motown?
Question: Which US state has by far the most tornadoes on average?
Question: Why is the Empire State Building so called?
Question: If you climbed up the Euromast which is in the Europort, which city would you be in?
Question: If you were to go directly south from Belfast, which is the first major city you would reach?
Question: In which county is the northernmost point in Ireland?
Question: In which province is Dublin?
Question: In which US state is Panama City?
Question: On which side of the road do the Japanese drive?
Question: Which are the only two countries that have square flags?
Question: Which people's republic stands between the Bay of Bengal and the foothills of the Himalayas, bordered by India and Burma?
Question: Alba is the Celtic name for which country?
Question: What in Australia is a Willy-Willy?
Question: What is the former name of Thailand?
Question: What is traditionally considered the burial site of St. Peter?
Question: Which are the last two colonial territories in North America? (Not counting Greenland)

With thanks to Kevin Magill of the Cayman Islands for correcting this question
Question: Which is the ultimate court of appeal in Great Britain and Northern Ireland?
Question: Where in the world would you find Queen Maude Land, Queen Mary Land, and George V Land?
Question: Where did Douglas Corrigan land to end his famous flight from Roosevelt Field, N.Y. to California in 1938?
Question: If you looked out to sea in El Dar el Beida, which ocean would you be looking at?
Question: If you were in a place that some of the natives called 'Aotearoa', where would you be?
Question: In which continent is the country called Hrvatska in its own language?
Question: In which country do people speak the language they call Nihongo?
Question: Only three countries (members of the UN) have names that start with the letter 'H' in English. Which ones?
Question: The city of Firenze is better known in English as...?
Question: What colour are French letter boxes?
Question: Which city was built around and on the slopes of Mount-Royal?
Question: Which country has a birth rate of zero?
Question: Which European country is called the 'Eastern kingdom' in its own language?
Question: Which large city is also called the 'Fragrant Harbour'?
Question: Which Russian city's name means 'Rule the East' in Russian?
Question: Which US city's name means 'straits' or 'channel' because it is on a channel?
Question: What's the main official residence of the head of state of Canada?
Question: Bangladesh is the seventh most populous country in the world and it only has one official language. Which?
Question: Which river flows through the Grand Canyon?
Question: Which two cities had the first underground railway systems?
Question: Which are the only two South American countries that do not border Brazil?
Question: In what language is 'Switzerland' written on Swiss stamps and coins?

With thanks to Luke Williams in Switzerland for expanding the answer
Question: Which is the main river that flows into the Dead Sea?

With thanks to Luke Williams in Switzerland for correcting this question
Question: The Ku'damm (Kurfürstendamm) is one of the main avenues of which city?
Question: Which country is the biggest producer of bananas in Europe?
Question: Which street in Manhattan is named after the northern boundary fortifications of the New Amsterdam settlement?
Question: Which street in the City of Westminster (home now to many clubs) is named after a mallet-and-ball game that was played there during the 17th century?
Question: Which avenue runs for two kilometres through the 8th arrondissement in Paris from Place de la Concorde to Place Charles de Gaulle?
Question: Who's official residence is called Gracie Mansion?
Question: The legendary city of Timbuktu is really in which country?
Question: Which is, by far, the smallest Canadian province in both area and population?
Question: Which European Union member country has the lowest high point?
Question: Which river flows over Niagara Falls?
Question: The Tsar-kolokol in the Moscow Kremlin weighs 216 tons and is the world's largest what?
Question: Which city of over 3 million inhabitants lies between Table Mountain and Table Bay?
Question: The South Western Township area of Johannesburg is better know as what?
Question: This is a Spanish-based question Which were the first two Denominaciones de Origen in Spain?
Question: Which are the only three European countries that are neutral?
Question: The Mubarak Peace Bridge spans which waterway?
Question: Paramaribo is the capital of which South American country?
Question: Which is the least populated state of the US with little more than half a million inhabitants in 2007?
Question: Which capital city, famous for its wool and cats, was known as Angora until 1930?
Question: Where would you find the Pyramid of the Sun together with the Pyramid of the Moon?
Question: Which river flows from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario and forms part of the border between Canada and the USA?
Question: What is the common name of the currencies of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Mauritius, and Seychelles?
Question: Which river originates in a glacier in Switzerland, flows through Lake Geneva and the city of Geneva and in Arles divides into two branches forming the Camargue delta?
Question: The southernmost point and the westernmost point of Spain are less than 20 Kms apart. Where are they?
Question: Fredericton is the capital of the only officially bilingual Canadian province. Which?
Question: What was the official name of Burkina Fasso until it was changed in 1984?
Question: In which Indian city would you find the Taj Mahal?
Question: Canada Post has assigned the post code H0H 0H0 to which location?
Question: Which US city is nicknamed the City of Brotherly Love as that is what its name means in Greek?
Question: What is the name of the siren in the Rhine that lures sailors to their deaths?
Question: In which country would you find the Southern Alps?
Question: In which country would you find the Atacama desert?
Question: Which Japanese city suffered the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995?
Question: Which is the most populous state in the USA?
Question: Which is the most populous island in the world?
Question: What does GPS stand for?
Question: The Jurassic Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Where is it located?
Question: Shatt al-Arab forms part of the often disputed border between which two countries?
Question: February the 6th is Waitangi Day which is the national holiday of which country?
Question: What are the Sandwich Islands now called?
Question: Fray Bentos, where a lot of the corned beef came from, is in which country?
Question: If you travel directly East from Cape Horn, what's the first land you hit?
Question: If you go directly South from Detroit, which country (other than the US) would you first enter?
Question: What are the Danish West Indies now known as?
Question: What lies between Vietnam and the Philippines and between China and Borneo?
Question: Which region of Europe derives its name from the Arabic word for 'the west'?
Question: Guaraní is both the currency and an official language of which country?
Question: Which country's official languages are: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil?
Question: Only one country (member of the UN) has a name that in English starts with the letter 'Y'.
Question: Only three countries (members of the UN) have names that in English start with the letter 'J'.
Question: Which city is served by George Best City Airport?
Question: The international license plate code on cars denotes the country the car comes from. A is Austria, B is Belgium and C and D are?
Question: Part of the border between the US and Mexico is a river known as the Rio Grande in the United States and by what name in Mexico?
Question: Christopher Columbus discovered an archipelago in the Leeward islands and named it "Santa Ursula y las Once Mil Virgenes". By what name are they now known?
Question: Which is the only official language of the European Union that is not the most widely spoken in any country?
Question: Which country's flag is the same as the Irish flag except that it is flown the opposite way around, i.e. with green in the fly and orange in the hoist?
Question: Ireland is subdivided into four provinces. Which?
Question: Luzon is the largest island in which large archipelago?
Question: What in shipping is 'Panamax'?
Question: La Paz is the world's highest capital but which is the lowest? (Also the dirtiest according to Forbes)
Question: On the 1st of January 2007, the EU adopted a third official alphabet. Which one and due to the admission of which country?
Question: Which church stands in the Red Square in Moscow and is sometimes mistaken for the Kremlin?
Question: What literally means 'chief sea' in Greek but now refers to something in the sea?
Question: Vatican City is one of three countries entirely surrounded by one other. What are the other two?
Question: Where or what is Romandy (Romandie)?
Question: What are two main tributaries of the Nile?
Question: Which is the only non-American capital of a country named after an American president?
Question: Which river flows through Baghdad?
Question: Which Mediterranean country is called Misr in its own language?
Question: Catalan is the official language of Andorra. it is also spoken in parts of three other countries. Which?
Question: On which island is Waikiki Beach?
Question: In which country would you find the Spanish Virgin Islands?
Question: On which country's flag would you see an eagle on a cactus eating a snake?
Question: What in Africa is a 'Bidonville'?
Question: Batavia was the old Dutch name for which modern city?
Question: Which two capital cities (of countries members of the UN) are closest to each other?

With thanks to Nicola Wood for correcting this question
Question: Which European capital means 'Merchant's harbour' in it original form and was also known as Hafnia to the Romans?
Question: Where is Reina Sofia airport?
Question: This is a Spanish-based question In memory of whom is the monument in Plaza de Castilla?
Question: The Khyber Pass kinks which two countries?
Question: How do you say 'journey' in Swahili?
Question: Pashto is the official language of which country?
Question: This is a Spanish-based question The Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hércules) in La Coruña is the oldest what in the world?
Question: How is the submerged section of the Great Rift Valley known?
Question: Which is the smallest state in Australia?
Question: What is the name of the cube shaped building in Mecca that is the holiest place in Islam?
Question: What is the popular name of the Angel of Christian Charity in London?
Question: In which country is the Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfalls?
Question: Which Central American country's official language is English?
Question: What are the Twelve Bens in Ireland?
Question: How many avenues radiate from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris?
Question: If you are known as a 'Porteño', from which South American city do you come?
Question: In which US state is the Tongass National Forest (the largest National Forest in the US)?
Question: Which country is Muscat the capital of?
Question: Bridgetown is the capital of which country?
Question: In which country is the island of Mindanao?
Question: From where does the airline Cathay Pacific come?
Question: Which two countries are connected by the Khyber pass?
Question: What was Ho Chi Min City previously known as?
Question: The Thar Desert lies between which two countries?
Question: Off which country would you find the Gulf of Taranto?
Question: In which country would you find the Nullarbor Plain?
Question: Winnipeg is the capital of which Canadian province?
Question: Which was the last African country to achieve independence?

With thanks to Fithi Garza for correcting the date in the answer
Question: Only three countries (members of the UN) have names that start with the letter 'V' in English. Which ones?
Question: Which is the largest region (Regione) of Italy?
Question: Which country surrounds the Gulf of Carpentaria?
Question: Which country administers the Andaman Islands?
Question: Which river flows through the city of Derry (Londonderry)?
Question: Which sea has no coast?
Question: The Dong is the currency of which country?
Question: Which was the world's first national park?
Question: Name the northernmost and southernmost capital cities in the world.
Question: What takes place in Happy Valley, Hong Kong?
Question: Which country is known to its inhabitants as Hellas?
Question: Only five countries (members of the UN) have monosyllabic names in English. Which ones?

With thanks to Andy Henderson at the Breeze Beer Garden in Thailand for correcting the answer to this question
Question: What large tourist attraction lies between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario?
Question: Which EU countries drive on the left?
Question: Which landlocked European country is bordered only by other landlocked countries?
Question: In which sea would you find the Eolian Islands?
Question: What are the Santa Ana in California, the Brickfielder in southeastern Australia and the Haboob in Sudan?
Question: This is a Spanish-based question How many Spanish provinces have a coast?
Question: In the highlands of which African country are the lakes Tana, Shala, and Abayla?
Question: What is the currency of Albania?
Question: On which river is the US city of Albuquerque, NM?
Question: Which Italian region includes the towns of Assisi, Orvieto, and Perugia?
Question: Which is the second largest city in France in terms of population?
Question: In which country would you find Mount Kilimanjaro?
Question: Suva is the capital of which country in Oceania?
Question: Avianca is the national airline of which South American country?
Question: Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in terms of population?
Question: Which airport has the code DFW?
Question: The Vinson Massif is the highest mountain in which continent?
Question: What is the name given to the notorious tidal current in the Lofoten Islands of Norway?
Question: What proportion of the population has an IQ of under 100?

Acknowledgements

Sources: Encyclopedia Britannica, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, Whitaker's Almanac, The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Collins Gem Fact File, Diccionario Enciclopédico Espasa 1 and Wikipedia.. This page layout was last updated on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 @ 1:28pm CEST (Europe/Madrid).

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