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Indian Ocean General Knowledge

Can you answer these general knowledge questions about the Indian Ocean?
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What is the largest island in the Indian Ocean?
Madagascar
Who was the first European explorer to sail from Europe to India?
Vasco da Gama
What gulf borders Iraq, Iran, and Qatar?
Persian Gulf
What fictional Arabian sailor sailed the Seven Seas of the Indian and Pacific Oceans?
Sinbad
What sea borders India, Oman, and Pakistan?
Arabian Sea
What river flows through Bangladesh on its way to the Indian Ocean?
Ganges /
Brahmaputra
What is the most populous Australia city on the Indian Ocean?
Perth
What bay separates India from Myanmar?
Bay of Bengal
What Tanzanian island, starting with Z, was once an important trading center?
Zanzibar
What island was formerly known as Ceylon?
Sri Lanka
Two cities with a metro population of 20 million border the Indian Ocean. What are they?
Mumbai
Karachi
What canal connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean?
Suez Canal
What city has a building, under construction, that is planned to be the tallest in the world?
Jeddah
What country is the island of Socotra part of?
Yemen
What is Kenya's largest city on the Indian Ocean?
Mombasa
What bird onced live on the island of Mauritius, but famously went extinct in the 1600s?
Dodo
What language, starting with S, is a lingua franca of Kenya and Tanzania?
Swahili
What country controls the island of RĂ©union?
France
25% of the world's goods travel through the Strait of Malacca - which connects the
Indian and Pacific Oceans. Name one of the two largest cities on that strait.
Kuala Lumpur or
Singapore
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level 83
Dec 5, 2017
FYI - many Arab people are not big fans of calling that body of water the Persian Gulf. They prefer the name Arabian Gulf.
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level 71
Dec 5, 2017
*take out the world's smallest violin
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level 77
Apr 1, 2018
This nonsense started very recently. Look at any old Arab map from more than a couple decades ago and the body of water is identified as the Persian Gulf
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level 67
Apr 1, 2018
Old Sailors never die, they just become nitpickers on jetpunk.
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level 54
Dec 5, 2017
Another spelling for the sailor's name exists (without giving it away) it includes a d in the middle of it.
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level 72
Dec 8, 2017
Yeah, but only his kids called him Vasco dad Gama.
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level 58
Mar 24, 2018
Lol@Don
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level 68
Apr 1, 2018
Nice one. But yeah, if you prefer Mumbai to Bombay, you should probably prefer Sindbad to Sinbad.
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level 73
Apr 1, 2018
Well played.
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level 38
Apr 1, 2018
What is the most populous Australia-N city on the Indian ocean? *Spelling error
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level 58
Apr 1, 2018
Kuala Lumpur is not on the Strait of Mallaca. Medan is though!
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level 35
May 7, 2018
Can you consider Sindbad as well. We have grown up reading his stories with this spelling of his name.
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level 60
Feb 13, 2019
Mumbai and Karachi are not the Indian Ocean - they lie on the Arabian Sea.
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level 78
Mar 27, 2019
Do you mean the Arabian Sea that makes up part of the Indian Ocean in much the same way that the South China Sea makes up part of the Pacific?