Last week, we put you to the test with our travel quiz. How well did you do? The answers are below. Don't forget to share your results with us on social media!
1. Which countries share a name with their capital? Name at least two.
2. What is the largest country in Africa by surface area?
3. Which European capital was built on 14 islands?
4. Which country in South America has the highest mountain?
5. In which country is the world’s highest waterfall?
6. Which country has the longest coastline in the world?
7. What is the longest mountain range in the world?
8. Which two countries share a border with Victoria Falls?
9. What is the longest river in the world?
10. Which country has more lakes than the rest of the world combined?
11. What is the capital of Kenya?
12. On which Caribbean Island can you swim with pigs?
Which capital has the most Michelin stars in the world? A. Tokyo B. Paris C. London D. New York E. Milan
Monaco is considered a city-state. It is located within France, in the French Riviera region and along the Mediterranean Sea. It covers a total area of only 0.78 square miles and has a population of 37,308 individuals.
Luxembourg is located to the north of France, where it covers an area of 998 square miles and has a population size of 576,249 individuals. The country has several cities within its borders, making it the first non-city-state on this list. The nation's capital, Luxembourg City, is located in the southern region of the country.
Officially known as the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island country and city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about 85 miles north of the equator.
Andorra is located in the Pyrenees mountains, north of Catalonia and south of France. It covers an area of 180.55 square miles, making it a microstate, and has a population size of 77,281. The capital of Andorra is Andorra de la Vella, which has a population of 22,256 individuals.
San Marino is located in the northern region of Italy, where it is considered an enclaved nation. It covers a total area of 23.6 square miles, which also gives it a microstate status, and has a population size of approximately 33,562 individuals. The capital of San Marino is the City of San Marino, which is home to 4,128 residents.
2. Algeria is the biggest country in Africa, with an area exceeding 2.38 million square kilometers as of 2020. The Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan follow with a total area of around 2.34 million and 1.88 million square kilometers, respectively.
3. Stockholm was built on 14 islands. Sweden actually has over 221,800 islands, making it the most in the world.
4. Cerro Aconcagua, often referred to as simply Aconcagua, is a mountain in Argentina near its border with Chile. Aconcagua is the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere at more than 6,706 meters (22,000 feet) high.
5. The world’s highest waterfall is in Venezuela.
6. Canada has the longest coastline in the world.
7. The Andes is the longest mountain range with mountains that encircle seven nations: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. The Andes stretch around 4,300 miles along the west coast of South America.
8. Victoria Falls, on the Zambezi River, forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’.
9. The longest river in the world measured from its mouth to its most distant, year-round source, is likely the Amazon, which flows 4,345 miles from the Peruvian Andes through Brazil to the Atlantic Ocean. However, much depends on how you measure it. Until 2007, the title belonged to the Nile, which runs 4,258 miles from the mountains of Burundi to its famed and fertile delta fan, where Egypt meets the Mediterranean Sea.
10. Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. According to McGill University research, Canada has 879,800 lakes but others claim it is closer to two million.
11. The capital of Kenya is Nairobi.
12. You can swim with pigs in the Bahamas. No one really knows how they got there as they are not native to the islands. Some speculate that they were on a boat that was shipwrecked while others assume that sailors brought them there for food.
If you answered A. Tokyo, you are right. And if you have ever been there, you know why!
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