Geography General Knowledge #7

Can you answer these random geography questions?
Includes questions from both physical geography and human geography
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Last updated: August 8, 2019
First submittedMarch 24, 2013
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What is the world's most populous country?
China
What is the highest mountain range in South America?
Andes
What family name is shared by approximately 40% of Vietnamese people?
Nguyen
What strait separates Alaska and Russia?
Bering Strait
What country has a town named Marathon, after which the race was named?
Greece
What is the world's biggest freshwater lake by surface area?
Lake Superior
What A word means "island chain"?
Archipelago
What is the only country where komodo dragons live in the wild?
Indonesia
What building is famously located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave?
The White House
What country shares its name with a U.S. state?
Georgia
What strait, starting with the letter B, divides Europe from Asia at Istanbul?
Bosphorus
In what city would you find the Kowloon peninsula?
Hong Kong
What English town is famous for its white cliffs?
Dover
What formerly uninhabited island, starting with the letter P, was settled by
HMS Bounty mutineers?
Pitcairn Island
What is the second largest desert in Africa?
Kalahari Desert
What is the biggest island in the Indian Ocean?
Madagascar
What type of bird is depicted on a Canadian $1 coin?
Common Loon
What building was Galileo said to have dropped a cannonball from?
Leaning Tower of Pisa
In what country is Vegemite popular?
Australia
What is the German word for Germany?
Deutschland
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Level 54
Jul 29, 2013
Can't spell Archipelago.... grr.

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Level 81
Nov 2, 2018
To the JetPunk gulag you go.
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Level 55
Jul 30, 2013
Dover is definitely not a city
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Level ∞
Aug 13, 2015
Changed it to town.
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Level 45
Dec 3, 2013
can hellespont be accepted
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Level 81
Mar 2, 2014
I don't think so, since Istanbul is specified...
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Level 72
Feb 2, 2016
Yeah, the Hellespont is the Dardanelles, not the Bosporus.
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Level 82
May 26, 2014
Had to look up the English spelling of that strait, knew it only in my language.
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Level 74
Jun 30, 2014
Vegemite is also popular in New Zealand.
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Level 65
Jan 26, 2017
Not as popular as Marmite.
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Level 37
Jan 18, 2016
Easy peasy. Two minutes left.
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Level 67
Feb 2, 2016
I thought Lake Baikal in Russia was the biggest freshwater lake?
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Level 69
Feb 2, 2016
yes, by volume
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Level 43
Dec 29, 2017
Boston Marathon is named after a city in the USA...
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Level 32
Jan 23, 2018
Please accept Moher for "English city famous for white cliffs." It is famous.
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Level 71
Jul 26, 2018
But Moher is neither a city nor is it in England.
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Level 57
Jul 27, 2018
Also, those cliffs aren't white.
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
Does it have cliffs though?
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Level 46
Feb 20, 2018
Is it reasonable to accept just 'Pisa' as a shortened version?
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Level 79
Nov 1, 2018
Leaning tower was accepted for me.
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Level 43
Nov 12, 2018
But Pisa Tower was not.
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
Tower of Pisa was.
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Level 59
Nov 1, 2018
Tres facile
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Level 60
Nov 1, 2018
Isn't Caspian lake the largest in the world by surface, or is it considered a sea?
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Level 65
Nov 1, 2018
I think you have it backwards: it's called the Caspian Sea, but it's sometimes considered a lake. I don't know what exactly the dividing line between "salt water" and "fresh water" is, so I don't know whether it would qualify for this answer.
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Level 67
Nov 1, 2018
I wrote Pisa tower, wasnt accepted
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Level 30
Nov 1, 2018
Round 1, I'm disappointed in myself. I'm from america, and I couldn't remember the White House, but I remembered Archipelago. What is wrong with me????
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Level 60
Nov 1, 2018
19/20. The bird on the Canadian coin stumped me. I tried the Canada Goose out of desperation.
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Level 42
Nov 1, 2018
I.. uh. I literally typed in every country in the world when China wouldn't work. They were asking for city. Hong Kong. I feel really stupid.
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Level 67
Aug 8, 2019
Pitcairn is not uninhabited, populuation of 50 as of 2018
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Level ∞
Aug 8, 2019
Changed the clue to say "formerly uninhabited" so there is no confusion.
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Level 47
Jan 18, 2020
‘Common Loon’ sounds like a really posh insult