Geography General Knowledge #3

Can you answer these random geography questions?
Includes questions from both physical geography and human geography
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Last updated: August 22, 2020
First submittedMarch 24, 2013
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What is the oldest national park in the United States - and also the world?
Yellowstone
What is usually considered to be the world's longest river?
Nile River
In what city is the Brandenburg Gate located?
Berlin
In what country would you find the city of Limerick?
Ireland
What modern country traces its origins to King Clovis in the late 400s AD?
France
What well-known mountain pass connects Pakistan and Afghanistan?
Khyber Pass
What Indonesian volcano exploded in 1883 with the force of 200 megatons of TNT?
Krakatoa
What is the world's least-densely populated country?
Mongolia
What is the most populous state in Australia?
New South Wales
Near what major city would you find Old Trafford stadium?
Manchester
On what lake is Toronto located?
Lake Ontario
What country is home to the Sherpas?
Nepal
What country was formerly known as Ceylon?
Sri Lanka
Who do the Swiss Guard guard?
The Pope
What is Africa's second longest river?
Congo
In what country did Bossa Nova music originate?
Brazil
What city did Rome defeat in the Punic Wars?
Carthage
What modern-day capital is near the location of the above former city?
Tunis
What national capital is also known as Krung Thep?
Bangkok
What is the French town that is closest to Great Britain?
Calais
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Level 67
Jun 3, 2013
Whoa, finished with two seconds left! I had to guess lots of random cities for the stadium question.
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Level 54
Jun 3, 2013
Only missed a couple, good quiz. But I didn't think Tunis was a capital city?
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Level 4
Jun 23, 2013
Capital City of Tunesia....since the early 13th century...
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Level 23
Oct 20, 2015
Yup, capital of Tunisia, Africa. Tunisia is next to Algeria by the way :)
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Level 65
Dec 8, 2016
Those are countries in Africa, just so you know.
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Level 51
Sep 30, 2020
Africa the continent, it is south of Europe
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Level 62
Dec 11, 2020
This is all on planet Earth, just FYI.
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Level 43
Jan 9, 2021
P.S. this all takes place in Milky Way Galaxy
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Level 55
Jan 13, 2021
FYI this is likely in the context of some kind of multiverse. :)
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Level 56
Jun 3, 2013
Dammit, I thought it asked for Limerick's County, not Country... Grrrrrrr
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Level 23
Oct 20, 2015
Rip
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Level 34
Jun 3, 2013
don't really want to be picky, but I am. Old Trafford is IN Manchester not located near it ?
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Level 4
Jun 23, 2013
Not intirely true. The Stadium is located in the town of Stretford, which is not part of the City of Manchester, altough situated within the Greater Manchester area.
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Level 76
Aug 16, 2018
I know it says "major" city, but should probably accept Salford too for this answer (it is nearer, I think; definitely a city, and major is subjective)
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Level 36
Dec 12, 2014
I tried Chelif, White Nile, Orange, and Ebola before I tried Congo
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Level 70
Nov 10, 2015
You missed Zambezi then?
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Level 52
Aug 13, 2018
Well, the Ebola is a tributary of the Congo, so you weren't too far off
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Level 68
Jan 11, 2021
I tried Orange, Niger, Volta, Gambia, Senegal, Zambezi and Ebola before I tried the correct answer.
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Level 69
Jul 20, 2017
Boss Nova music? Never heard of it. Youtube here i come
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Level 53
Nov 20, 2017
Yeah, Bossa Nova is basically another type of Latin jazz. I'm a fan of it.
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Level 78
Aug 12, 2018
" Blame It On the Bossa Nova."
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Level 68
Jan 11, 2021
Boogie 😁
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Level 43
Jan 9, 2021
Better than Muzak, worse than Chillwave.
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Level 62
Apr 23, 2018
darn can't spell carthage
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Level 66
Apr 30, 2018
King Clovis? learn something new every day.....
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Level 36
Aug 11, 2018
Old Trafford is not actually in Manchester.
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Level 48
Aug 13, 2018
Good thing it says 'near' what city in the question then...
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Level 78
Aug 11, 2018
Rather easy, really.
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Level 70
Aug 13, 2018
If you're swimming in what you believe to be the world's longest river, and that river is not the Amazon, then you must be in de Nile.
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Level 48
Jan 29, 2019
20/20 with 2:29 left. I must admit I was desperately guessing for Bossa Nova though.
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Level 68
Mar 12, 2019
Thanks for accepting Ceylon for Sri Lanka :)
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Level 47
Jan 18, 2020
Haha yeah, Ceylon is an accepted answer for the Ceylon question, might want to change that
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Level ∞
Jan 18, 2020
Fixed
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Level 32
Jan 18, 2020
Please accept Carthago, as it is the correct Latin spelling.
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Level 63
Mar 15, 2020
It's debated whether Yellowstone or the Royal National Park is the oldest park. Maybe accept Royal but put Yellowstone, idk.
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Level 43
Jan 10, 2021
Who's "debated" it? Can you provide a link? I can't find any debate in a quick search and 1879 seems unambiguously later than 1872.
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Level 48
Jul 12, 2020
Yes, Manchester! Let's go Man Utd!
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Level 62
Nov 26, 2020
Pretty easy one, nice mix of questions though. QM's getting good at these :)
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Level 49
Jan 11, 2021
Could you rephrase the Kung Threp question? I thought it said which nation's capital, and I immediately put the answering nation and all it's neighbors, only to realize after it ended.
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Level 55
Jan 13, 2021
I currently live in the city of Potsdam, near Berlin, and there is a Brandenburg Gate here too. It's actually not much less grand than the one in Berlin.