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Year 10 geography - term 2 first lesson
Terms in this set (13)
How many countries are there in the world?
Anywhere between 189-196. Southern Sudan - newest independent nation
Which country has the largest population in the world?
China - 1.2 billion people
Which country has the smallest population?
Vatican City - ~1000 people
What do Lesotho, Vatican City and San Marino have in common?
They are all surrounded completely by one other country
What is the current world population? (Roughly)
What is the longest river in the world?
The Nile in Africa
What did the acronym USSR stand for?
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Where is the lowest place on earth?
The Marianas Trench
Where is the driest place on earth?
The Atacama Desert in Chile
How much of the world's oxygen supply does the Amazon rainforest produce? (%)
If Antarctica's ice sheets melted, by how many metres would the oceans rise?
50-65 metres everywhere
Which country lies on both the Eurasian Plate and the North American Plate?
Iceland - Mid Atlantic Ridge
What was the magnitude of the earthquake that hit Eastern Japan on March 11 2011?
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