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Which country boasts the world's longest geographical name?
Krung thep maha nakorn amorn ratana kosinmahintar ayutthay amaha dilok phop noppa ratrajathani burirom udom rajaniwesmahasat harn amorn phimarn avatarn sathit sakkattiya visanukamprasit (163 letters)
Name one of the 3 countries which are completely surrounded by ONE other country.
San Marino and the Vatican are both surrounded by Italy, whereas Lesotho is surrounded by South Africa
The shortest place name is 'Å' and is located in Norway and Sweden; but what does it mean?
Other words for 'river' in Swedish and Norwegian include 'flod' and 'elv'.
What are the first 4 letters of the longest village name in the world, located in Wales?
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll llantysiliogogogoch is often (understandably) shortened to Llanfair PG.
Name the largest city on Earth (surface area)
In Inner Mongolia, Hulunbuir is spread over 263,953 square kilometers
Name the location of the hottest OR coldest temperatures ever recorded on Earth
El Azizia, Libya, recorded temperatures of 136F, while Vostok, Antarctica, recorded temperatures of -134F
Name the point on Earth which is closest to the moon
Although Mt. Everest is higher above sea level
Which American state lies in the 'Eastern Hemisphere'?
It is the most Northern, Eastern and Western state in the USA
Name the deepest point on Earth
The deepest known point is currently 10.911km
Name the longest mountain range on Earth
As the name suggests, it is located in the middle of the Atlantic
Name one of the two remaining places which that do not contain any consonants in their name
Aiea is a town in Hawaii, whilst Eiao is one of the Marquise Islands. Mount Circeo, Italy, was formerly known as Aeaea.
Three earthquakes in 1811 and 1812, measuring 8 on the Richter scale, caused a river to flow 'backwards'. Which river was it?
Reelfoot Lake, TN, was also created by the earthquakes
In which country was the deepest hole ever dug by man created?
The Kola Superdeep Borehole reached a depth of 7.62 miles below the surface
Which European country is only about 30% larger than the state of California?
France's area is 674,800 km², whilst California's is 424,000 km²
Which 'station' in Antarctica recently had an ATM installed
McMurdo Station has a winter population of around 200
Which massive desert experienced snowfall in 1979?
Which US cities' full name is 'El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de --- ------- de Porciuncula'
It translates to 'The City of Angels'
Which is the only letter of the alphabet which does not appear in any of the US states?
Even Z (Arizona) and X (New Mexico) make an appearance.
Which country produces the majority of the world's emeralds?
Between 50 and 95 percent of all emeralds come from Colombia
There is a city of the same name on every continent; what is it?
Rome, Italy (Europe) and Rome, GA (North America) are the two most populous.
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