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Spanish Geography and Culture
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How do you say "the island of enchantment" in Spanish?
La isla del encanto.
In which country can you find the village or city of Chichicastenago?
Where does Ecuador get its name?
From the equator
Madrid is the exact center of which country?
Which country is the largest financial center of Latin America?
Where is the only inland lake inhabited by shark located?
Mexico's heritage comes from three main influences. Name them.
Who are the "ticos"
Residents of Costa Rica
Venezuela was named after which city?
Who did Fidel Castro over throw and when?
Dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959
What is Copán, Honduras famous for?
Ruins of pre-columbian civilization
Name the two countries that share the island of Hispañola.
Dominican Republic, Haiti
Where do Argentine cattle graze?
Which country is located on the west coast of Africa?
What city sits at 8,640 feet above sea level?
Which Incan City is an imposing architectural complex high in the Andes?
When was the Spanish influence extremely strong in the Philippines?
18th and 19th century
In which country can you find glaciers?
Name the world's highest navigable lake.
Montevideo is situated where the River of Silver or "rio de la Plata" empties into which ocean?
Atlantico (Atlantic Oceans)
Spain was once home to five different cultural groups. Name them.
Iberiáns, Carthaginians, Romans, Celts, and Moors
Which city is "the Florence (Italy) of the Americas"?
Name the two landlocked countries of South America.
Bolivia and Paraguay
Which country in Central America doesn't touch the Atlantic Ocean?
Name the highest waterfall in the world and where it is found.
Angel Falls in Venezuela
In which country can you find the ancient ruins of Chichén Itza and Tulum?
Where do the Aymara Indians live?
Name the two Spanish cities on the north coast of Africa.
Ceuta and Milillia
Which country does not have an Army?
How many volcanoes are in Nicaragua?
more than 40
What is a "coqui" and where is it found?
a little frog from Puerto Rico
Which country is often considered "the most European" in South America?
Name the southern port in Colombia that sits on the Amazon river.
Large parts of Guatemala's population are descendants of which people group?
Name the oldest university in the Western Hemisphere.
La Universidad de Santo Domingo
Which two languages are spoken in Equatorial Guinea?
Spanish and French
What is "la garúa" and where is it found?
Fog in Lima, Peru 9 months a year.
Which country is the smallest Spanish speaking country in South America?
Which country is the smallest Spanish speaking country in Central America?
What is "the most incredible engineering feat"?
el canal de Panamá
Where is chaco and what is it like?
The area west of the río paraguay. It is very dry, hot, windy with grasslands and shrubby forests.
Name the desert in Chile.
One third of which country is made up of rich farmlands?
Which country is one of the world's largest producers of sugar cane?
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