Africa Geography Quiz #1

Answer these random African geography questions.
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Last updated: January 17, 2019
First submittedFebruary 19, 2016
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What African capital city is the furthest south?
Cape Town
What African capital city is the furthest north?
What island is home to lemurs?
What country is completely surrounded by South Africa?
What Spanish islands are located just off the coast of Morocco?
Canary Islands
What is the second most populous city in Egypt?
What disputed territory is divided between Morocco and the Sahrawi Republic?
Western Sahara
What are the two African countries that start with the letter Z?
What is the largest dam on the Nile river?
Aswan Dam
What Asian country is located less than 20 miles away from Djibouti?
What are the two tallest mountains in Africa?
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kenya
What ethnic group of Tanzania and Kenya live a semi-nomadic life based on cattle herding?
What language of South Africa evolved from Dutch?
What is the currency of South Africa?
South African Rand
What Egyptian city has been called the "world's greatest open-air museum", and is
also the namesake of a Las Vegas casino?
What is the top export of Nigeria?
What river separates the ranges of the chimpanzee and the bonobo?
Congo River
What language, starting with S, is an official language of Tanzania, Kenya,
Uganda, D.R. Congo and Comoros?
Level 82
Feb 26, 2016
Could "Assuan" or "Asuan" also be accepted as spellings? (If they aren't yet) I tried "Atsuan" myself, but wasn't at all sure it was the right answer so didn't try more.
Level 59
Apr 17, 2016
TBH I've only over seen it spelled Aswan.
Level 68
May 16, 2016
Honestly, I've only ever seen it spelled Assuan.
Level 67
May 15, 2016
I also tried Assuan first.
Level ∞
Jan 17, 2019
I suppose Assuan can be accepted, but if you were writing a paper for school I would insist on the correct modern spelling in English.
Level 59
May 15, 2016
A quiz about African geography, you don't see this every day.
Level 70
May 15, 2016
Managed all except Mount Kenya, so used to giving Kilimanjaro for the highest mountain in Africa had no idea about second.
Level 80
May 15, 2016
I missed that one, too. And I was close... guessing random country names.
Level 47
Dec 23, 2016
I always type Mount Tanzania for Mount Kenya.
Level 34
May 16, 2016
Am I wrong in saying that the capital of South Africa is Pretoria not Cape Town therefore making Lesotho's captial - Maseru, the most southerly. I stand corrected but I'm pretty sure I'm right
Level 55
May 21, 2016
Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein are all three officially considered capitals of South Africa.
Level 81
Nov 27, 2018
"I stand corrected but I'm pretty sure I'm right"

I do not think that expression means what you think it means.

Level 64
Apr 25, 2019
Level 63
May 17, 2016
I'm very bad at African trivia and geography so I expected the worst. 14/20 isn't that bad. I'm okay with that score.
Level 63
Sep 3, 2016
You should accept Kiswahili too for Swahili.
Level 66
May 19, 2018
It doesn't start with s though.
Level 55
Oct 23, 2020
Skiswahili? For the winter months, on the slopes of Mount Kenya?
Level 60
Nov 24, 2017
IN Dutch we spell Assuan dam
Level 63
Apr 25, 2019
yeah, and in Czech we say Nizozemsko, but that doesn't mean it's accepted for the Netherlands ;)
Level 81
Oct 22, 2019
Level 19
Apr 25, 2019
Honestly Mount Kilimanjaro is not a mountain it s a mountain range. Kibo should be the correct answear
Level 63
Apr 25, 2019
Kilimanjaro is in fact a mountain, and actually isn't part of a mountain range.

Level 55
Mar 29, 2020
Swahili is not an official language in Comoros.
Level 48
Aug 20, 2020
That is correct. Not a big deal, but certainly worth changing!
Level 55
Oct 23, 2020
Great quiz!