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World Geography Trivia

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Greenland
World's largest island that's not a continent
Caspian Sea
World's largest lake, though geologists say it's technically an ocean and linguists say it's a sea
Kilimanjaro
Highest mountain in Africa
Denali
Highest mountain in N. America
Aconcagua
Highest mountain in S. America
Lake Superior
The single US great lake that is the largest true (geologically) freshwater lake in the world
Lake Victoria
Second-largest freshwater lake in the world
Lake Baikal
Deepest lake in the world
Lake Baikal
Largest by volume freshwater lake in the world
Lake Baikal
Largest lake sharing shoreline with a single country
Lake Tanganyika
Longest lake in Africa; second-largest lake in Africa
Lake Victoria
Largest lake in Africa
Lake Baikal
Arguably the world's oldest lake
Lake Erie
Shallowest of the Great Lakes
Lake Michigan-Huron
These two Great Lakes are actually connected, making them the largest lake in the world, technically
Lake Ontario
Smallest Great Lake
Mt Elbrus
Highest mountain in Europe
Ladoga (Russia)
Largest lake in Europe
Lake Titicaca
Largest true lake in S. America
Lake Vostok
Largest sub-glacial lake
Antarctica
Largest sub-glacial lake is under this continent
Neva River
River flowing through St. Petersburg and draining the largest lake in Europe
Great Salt Lake
Largest lake entirely in one US state
Lake Baikal
Largest lake in Asia
Lake Maracaibo
Largest "lake" in S. America (actually a bay)
Lake Titicaca
Highest commercially-navigable lake in the world
Aral Sea
Lake that disappeared; was 4th largest in world in 1960, now mostly dried up and 2-5% original size
Great Barrier Reef
World's largest coral reef
Australia
Flattest continent
Antarctica
Windiest continent
Antarctica
Driest continent
Australia
Driest inhabited continent
Nullarbor Plain
World's largest single piece of limestone (1100 km)
Mauna Kea
Tallest mountain on earth from base to top, includes some underwater
Mars
Olympus, tallest mountain on a planet other than earth, is on this planet
Mont Blanc
Highest mountain in Western Europe
Nile
Longest river in world
Amazon
Largest river in world by volume
Vinson Massif
Highest mountain in Antarctica
Mt. Kosciuszko
Highest mountain in Australia
Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya)
Highest mountain in Oceania
New Guinea
Highest mountain in Oceania on this island
Argentina
Mt. Aconcagua in this country
Indonesia
Carstensz Pyramid in this country
China, Nepal
Mt. Everest in these two countries
Mt Etna
Tallest volcano in western Europe
Libya
Country where highest temp ever recorded (1922)
Russia
Country outside Antarctica where lowest temp ever recorded
Dead Sea
Lowest land location on earth
Death Valley
Hottest temp in USA recorded here (second highest temp ever recorded on Earth)
Ethiopia
country with hottest average place on earth
South Africa
Deepest mine in the world in this country
Challenger Deep, Mariana Trench
Deepest point in the world's oceans
Hawaii
largest island in the USA
Kilauea
Most active volcano on Hawaii
Mauna Loa
Largest volcano on earth (in volume and area covered)
Kilauea
Longest volcanic eruption in past 200 years--erupting since 1983
Kilauea
Most touristed volcano in the world
Kilauea
USGS considers it the most dangerous volcano in the US
Mt. Rainier
Highest peak in contiguous 48 US states
Washington State
State with highest peak in contiguous 48 states
Mt. Rainier
Most glaciated peak in the lower 48
Ganges
Highest-volume river in Asia
Congo
Highest-volume river in Africa
Volga
Highest-volume river in Europe
Mississippi
Highest-volume river in N. America
Sepik
Highest-volume river in Australasia
New Guinea
Highest-volume river in Australasia on this island
Amazon
Longest river in S. America
Yangtze
Longest river in Asia
Mississippi
Longest river in N. America
Murray
Longest river in Australasia
Volga
Longest river in Europe
Danube
Longest river in Western Europe
Danube
Highest volume river in Western Europe
East China Sea
Yangtze flows into this body of water
Bay of Bengal
Ganges flows into this body of water
Caspian Sea
Volga flows into this body of water
New Guinea
Second-largest island in the world; largest island in Australasia
Madagascar
Largest African island
Honshu, Japan
Largest Asian island
Britain
Largest European island
Indonesia
Largest (by area) archipelago in the world
Finland
Country with largest (by number) archipelago in world
Easter Island
remotest inhabited island in the world
Reykjavik
World's most northerly capital
Wellington
World's most southerly capital
France
Largest country in Western Europe
Canada
Country with the longest coastline of any country in the world
Gambia
Smallest country on African mainland
Maldives
Asia's smallest country
Vatican City
Europe's smallest country
New York City
City that hosts the world's largest marathon
Algeria
Largest country in Africa now that Sudan has split
Nauru
World's smallest independent republic
Monaco
World's smallest principality
Vatican City
World's smallest sovereign state
Tuvalu
World's second smallest republic, negotiated large royalties in 2000 for leasing its internet domain .tv
Atacama
World's driest desert
Sahara
World's largest desert (other than Antarctica)
Arabian
Second-largest desert in world, largest desert in Asia
Gobi
Largest desert in China
Kalahari
Largest desert in sub-Saharan Africa (hot desert)
Patagonian
Largest desert in S. America (though not driest, a cold-winter desert)
Great Victoria
Largest desert in Australia
Great Basin (Nevada, some of Utah, Oregon, CA)
Largest desert in N. America (a cold-winter desert)
Namib
Oldest desert in the world
Antarctica
Continent with the highest average elevation
Erebus
World's southern-most active volcano
Empty Quarter
World's largest unbroken expanse of sand
Ayers Rock (Uluru)
World's largest monolith
Chihuahuan
Largest sub-tropical desert in N. America
Namib
Cool coastal desert in southern Africa, very dry
Sonoran
Desert in N. America where saguaro cactus grows
Simpson (Australia)
Desert with longest sand dunes in the world
Serbia
"Paleo-desert" in Europe called the Deliblato Sands, in this country
Spain
True desert where spaghetti westerns filmed in Europe
Poland
European paleo-desert where German troops practiced desert warfare in WWII, the Bedlow Sands, in this country
Nebraska
Paleo-desert in USA called the Sand Hills, in this state