The Ultimate Geography Bee

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Can you name the country for each of the following World Factbook questions?

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This country's capital is also the most populous city in the Western Hemisphere.
What European nation is known as the Emerald Isle?
What landlocked country has the world's largest hydroelectric dam jointly built and operated with another South American country?
Small island country at the tip of the Malay Peninsula; this country boasts the world's busiest container port.
The historical and archaeological city of Petra is located in what country?
With plentiful oil and natural gas reserves; this Islamic sultanate is located on the island of Borneo.
What North American country is sparsely populated but large in area; has 2 official languages?
Also known as the perfume islands; what Islamic island country can be found in the Mozambique Channel?
What Asian country was formerly known as Siam?
What African country started being settled by freed American slaves in 1820?
This is the only country that is entirely in Europe with a Muslim religious majority.
The Galapagos Islands are part of what county's territory?
What tiny principality is sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria?
Formerly a U.S. trust territory, this island country is home to the uninhabitable Bikini Atoll.
What European country has the world's longest road tunnel (15.5 miles) known as Laerdal Tunnel.
What European country is the world's largest producer of grapes and wine?
This country occupies the western part of the island of Hispaniola.
What island country was formerly known as Ceylon?
This volcanic island country in the North Atlantic obtains all electricity power from energy derived from geothermal activity.
This country is divided into 3 historical and geophysical regions; Walachia, Moldavia, & Transylvania.
This country's name has a translation meaning of 'White Russia'.
What African nation suffered a genocide that claimed nearly 1 million people in 1994?
In 1989, this country changed its capital city name from Rangoon to Yangon.
What African country is the spectacular Victoria Falls located?
The ancient ruins of Machu Picchu can be found in what country?
Geographical features such as the Orinoco River Basin, Angel Falls, and Lake Maracaibo can be found in this country.
Consisting of 33 islands in the Persian Gulf, what country has become recognized as a world leader in oil refining, financial services, ship building and communications?
Landlocked in South America, what country also has 2 official capitals?
Citizens of this country are known as 'Kiwis'.
What country claimed independence from Ethiopia in 1993?
In 1961 this country became the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere.
What is the tiny landlocked country located in the Pyrenees between Spain & France?
Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa, can be found in what country?
On April 26, 1986, this country experienced a nuclear power accident at Chernobyl.
Pope John Paul II a native from this country was the 1st non-Italian pope since 1523.
What is the only country in the world that borders both the Mediterranean Sea & the Black Sea?
What is the most populous country in Africa?
What is Africa's longest continuous democracy and one the world's top diamond producers?
What country in the Mediterranean Sea is about 80 km south of the island of Sicily?
Cities such as Fez, Casablanca, and Marrakech can be found in what kingdom?
Vast, landlocked, and sparsely populated; this Asian country was home to Genghis Khan.
This country is the second largest former Soviet Republic.
What country would someone have to travel to see the Skeleton Coast?
Located on the Balkan Peninsula, what country has both a substantial mainland with an additional 1,450 islands?
What African country was formerly known as the Gold Coast?
Small principality ruled by the House of Grimaldi; tourism, gambling and banking drive the economy.
What South American country's name means 'land of silver'?
Located on the Ganges-Brahmaputra river delta; what country is frequently plagued by tropical cyclones, monsoon flooding, and overpopulation?
Catalonia, Galicia, Andalusia, Murcia, & Ceuta are autonomous regions part of what country?
What country is comprised of 7 combined sheikdoms and is a major oil producer?
What country can the ancient Khmer city of Angkor Wat be found?
This country fought with Azerbaijan for control of a region known as Nagorno-Karabakh.
What island nation occupies an entire continent and was initially established as a convict colony?
A well known canal linking the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea can be found in this narrow country.
What South American country extends 2,500 miles from north to south but is only 90 miles at its widest?
With over a quarter of the land reserved for forest & wildlife habitat; this Central American country boasts the highest standard of living and longest life expectancy of all Latin
What country contains the Western Hemisphere's longest coral reef?
What country controls the territory of Gibraltar?
Although being one of the poorest counties in Asia, it is where Mt. Everest can be found.
Apartheid; Diamonds; Mandela; de Klerk; AIDS
What is the largest country by area in Africa?
What Central American country has the largest fresh water lake?
What nation is the most easterly of all Caribbean Islands?
This island nation was originally claimed by the Spanish in 1521. In 1898 it was ceded to the USA; finally achieving independence in 1946 after Japanese occupation.
What country is the ancient Mayan city of Tikal located?
What is the only country in South America that has coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea?
This former Soviet Republic in central Asia is a major world producer of cotton.
The world's 2nd tallest mountain know as K2 is located in what country?
Also known as the Friendly Islands; this Polynesian archipelago nation comprises of at least 176 islands.
This large island country is well known for its diversified plant life and animal species found no where else on earth.

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