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Important World Geography Facts

Q-1 Ayodhya is situated on the banks of the river? Sarayu
Q-2 Dublin is situated at the mouth of river Liffey
Q-3 On the bank of which River Montreal is situated? Ottawa River.
Q-4 On which river does Balmoral Castle stand? River Dee in Scotland.
Q-5 The biggest delta in the world is the Ganges Delta
Q-6 The capital city that stands on the river Danube is Belgrade
Q-7 The Clifton Suspension bridge spans which river? The Avon
Q-8 The country in which river Wangchu flows is Myanmar
Q-9 The largest river in France is Loire
Q-10 The length of the English channel is 564 kilometres
Q-11 The longest river in the world is the? Nile
Q-12 The river Jordan flows out into the Dead sea
Q-13 The river Volga flows out into the Caspian sea
Q-14 The river which carries maximum quantity of water into the sea is the Amazon River
Q-15 What is the longest river in North America? The Mississippi-Missouri
Q-16 What is the name of the stretch of water between the English mainland and the Isle of Wight? Solent
Q-17 What kind of a valley Narmada flows through in India? V-shaped Fluvial Valley
Q-18 What makes international boundary between Tanzania & Uganda? Victoria Lake
Q-19 Where is Mansarovar lake? China
Q-20 Which English town has waterways called The Backs? Cambridge
Q-21 Which is called, Sorrow of China? River Huang He (Yellow River)
Q-22 Which is the Largest Freshwater Lake? Lake Superior
Q-23 Which is the Largest Saltwater Lake? Caspian Sea
Q-24 Which is the longest river in the African continent? Nile
Q-25 Which is the longest river in the world? Nile
Q-26 Which river carries maximum quantity of water into the sea? Amazon River
Q-27 Which river flows through Baghdad? Tigris
Q-28 Which stretch of water separates Alaska from Russia? The Bering Strait.
Q-29 Before becoming independent, the Cameroons were administered by which country? France.
Q-30 Before the Euro, what was the unit of currency of the Netherlands? (Guilder)
Q-31 By area, after Russia, which is the largest country in Europe? Ukraine
Q-32 Due to a Treaty of 1959, signed by 12 nations, which region of earth has all military operations prohibitied? Antarctica
Q-33 From which country does Nokia, the mobile phone company, originate? Finland
Q-34 How is 555 displayed in Roman Numerals? (DLV)
Q-35 In American Universities what is a 2nd year student called? A Sophomore
Q-36 In Italian art the Virgin Mary is usually depicted wearing what colour? Blue
Q-37 In Muslim countries what word replaces Cross in their equivalent of the Red Cross? Crescent
Q-38 In which building is the Kohinoor Diamond kept? The Tower of London.
Q-39 In which city are the Spanish Steps located? Rome
Q-40 In which country are Lada cars made? Russia
Q-41 In which country is the Aswan Dam? Egypt
Q-42 In which country is the Serengeti National Park? Tanzania.
Q-43 In which country is Transylvania? Romania
Q-44 In which country was the Battle of El Alamein fought? Egypt.
Q-45 In which Russian City is the Winter Palace? St. Petersburg
Q-46 Prior to 1664, what was New York called? New Amsterdam.
Q-47 Rabat is the capital of which country? Morocco
Q-48 The country also known as “country of Copper” is Zambia
Q-49 The country famous for Samba dance is Brazil
Q-50 The country known as the Land of Morning Calm is Korea
Q-51 The country known as the land of the midnight sun is Norway
Q-52 The country known as the Land of Thunderbolts is Bhutan
Q-53 The country known as the Land of White Elephant is Thailand
Q-54 The country known as the Sugar Bowl of the world is Cuba
Q-55 The country that accounts for nearly one third of the total teak production of the world is Myanmar
Q-56 The country which has the greatest population density is Monaco
Q-57 The country which is the largest producer of manganese in the world is China & South Africa
Q-58 The country which is the largest producer of rubber in the world is Malaysia
Q-59 The country which is the largest producer of tin in the world is China
Q-60 The country which ranks second in terms of land area is Canada
Q-61 The earlier name of Sri Lanka was Ceylon
Q-62 The first Governor General of Pakistan is Mohammed Ali Jinnah
Q-63 The first Industrial Revolution took place in England
Q-64 The gateway to the Gulf of Iran is Strait of Hormuz
Q-65 The Gurkhas are the original inhabitants of Nepal
Q-66 The highest waterfalls in the world is the Salto Angel Falls, Venezuela
Q-67 The independence day of South Korea is celebrated on 15th August
Q-68 The Isle of Sheppey is part of which English county? Kent
Q-69 The Japanese call their country as Nippon
Q-70 The largest coffee growing country in the world is Brazil
Q-71 The largest Island in the Mediterranean sea is Sicily
Q-72 The largest library in the world is the United States Library of Congress, Washington DC
Q-73 The name given to the border which separates Pakistan and Afghanistan is Durand line
Q-74 The Orinoco forms a 200mile border between Venezuela and which other S. American country? Colombia.
Q-75 The person who is called the father of modern Italy is G.Garibaldi
Q-76 The primary producer of newsprint in the world is Canada
Q-77 The principal export of Jamaica is Sugar
Q-78 The volcano Vesuvius is located in Italy
Q-79 The world’s largest diamond producing country is South Africa
Q-80 Until 1954 Vietnam was under the control of which country? France
Q-81 Until the 12th or 13th century which city was the capital of England? Winchester
Q-82 We call it an Estate Car; what do the Americans call it? Station Wagon
Q-83 What country is nearest to the site of the sinking of the Titanic? Canada
Q-84 What do Australians call a dry stream bed that fills with water when it rains? Billabong
Q-85 What is sobriquet (Geographical surname) of Finland? The land of Thousand Lakes
Q-86 What is the capital of Argentina? Buenos Aires
Q-87 What is the capital of Nepal? Kathmandu.
Q-88 What is the capital of Switzerland? Berne
Q-89 What is the capital of Turkey? Ankara
Q-90 What is the legal drinking age in the USA? 21
Q-91 What is the modern-day name for Mesopotamia? Iraq
Q-92 What is the name of scottish flag The Saltire
Q-93 What is the only US state which borders one other state only? Maine
Q-94 What is the world’s oldest-surviving republic? San marino
Q-95 What item of clothing takes its name from the Spanish word for shade? Sombrero
Q-96 What nickname was given to the British 8th army in the Second World War? THE DESERT RATS
Q-97 What was the old name of Taiwan? Farmosa.
Q-98 What, in America, are referred to as Benjamins? 100 dollar bills
Q-99 When is V.E. Day commemorated? May 8th.( Victory in Europe)
Q-100 Where was the 4000 years old Pyramid found recently? Egypt
Q-101 Which American President ordered the dropping of the first atomic bomb ? Trueman
Q-102 Which are the countries known as ABC countries? Argentina, Brazil, Chile
Q-103 Which countries are linked by the Khyber Pass? Afghanistan and Pakistan
Q-104 Which country belongs to highest life expectancy? Andorra (82.7 years– 2007)
Q-105 Which country belongs to lowest life expectancy? Swaziland (32 years – 2007)
Q-106 Which country has the greatest population density? Monaco
Q-107 Which country have the highest GDP per Capita? Qatar ($87,600 – 2008)
Q-108 Which country have the lowest GDP per Capita ? Zimbabwe ( $200 – 2008)
Q-109 Which country holds highest population density? Monaco (42,143 per sq mi- 2008)
Q-110 Which country holds lowest literacy rate? Burkina Faso (23.6% – 2008)
Q-111 Which country holds lowest population density? Western Sahara 2.7 per sq mi – 2008
Q-112 Which country holds the highest inflation rate? Zimbabwe (12,563% – 2008)
Q-113 Which country holds the lowest infant mortality rate? Singapore (2.3 deaths/1000 births – 2008)
Q-114 Which country holds the lowest inflation rate? Nauru ( 3.6% – 2008)
Q-115 Which country holds the smallest population in the world ? Vatican City (920 – Feb 2006)
Q-116 Which country is bordered by both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans? Republic of South Africa
Q-117 Which country is called the Land of Rising Sun? Japan
Q-118 Which country is famous for its fish catch? Japan.
Q-119 Which country is known as the Land of Cakes? Scotland.
Q-120 Which country is the largest producer of tin in the world? China
Q-121 Which country launched First satellite? USSR
Q-122 Which country suffered the maximum in World War II? Japan
Q-123 Which country’s national symbol is a Lotus flower? India
Q-124 Which is the capital of Finland? Helsinki
Q-125 Which is the currency of Malaysia? Ringgit
Q-126 Which is the highest civilian award for bravery in this country? George Cross
Q-127 Which is the Largest Archipelago? Indonesia
Q-128 Which is the only country in South East Asia which is totally landlocked? Laos
Q-129 Which is the smallest country in the world? Vatican city (0.44 sq km)
Q-130 Which is the smallest of the 50 states in the US? Rhode Island
Q-131 Which Italian city is built around the base of Mount Vesuvius? Naples.
Q-132 Which place is known as the Roof of the world? Tibet
Q-133 Which South American country has an Inca name meaning ‘Cold Winter’? Chile
Q-134 Which two countries are linked by Karakorm Pass? India & China
Q-135 Which U.S. newspaper has the motto “All the news that’s fit to print”? New York Times
Q-136 Which US state contains Yosemite National Park? California.
Q-137 Who discovered Australia? James Cook
Q-138 Why did Pakistan leave the Commonwealth in 1971? Due to recognition of Bangladesh
Q-139 In Scotland what does’ben’ mean? A Mountain Peak
Q-140 Mount Everest was named after Sir George Everest
Q-141 The highest mountain in the world is the Everest
Q-142 What is Pensi La ? A hill at Ladakh, which connects Sri Nagar with Leh
Q-143 What mountain is known as The Tiger of the Alps? The Matterhorn
Q-144 Where is Guru Shikhar’s highest peak of Aravali Mountains in India? Mount Abu, in Rajasthan.
Q-145 Which is the lowest mountain range in the world? Buena Bhaile.
Q-146 Christmas Island is surrounded by which ocean? Indian
Q-147 Madagascar is popularly known as the Island of Cloves
Q-148 Muckle Flugga belongs to which group of islands? The Shetland Isles
Q-149 The biggest island of the world is Greenland
Q-150 Vectis was the Roman name for which island? Isle of Wight
Q-151 Which division of Oceania (also known as Australasia) has a name that means “many islands”? Polynesia
Q-152 Which is the Largest Island? Greenland

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