Geography Quiz / Country by Terrain

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Can you name the countries from the descriptions of their terrain?

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TerrainCountryContinent
low plains rise to central highlands bisected by Great Rift Valley; fertile plateau in westAfrica
mountains in north; hot, dry central plain; semiarid south merges into the SaharaAfrica
predominantly flat to gently rolling tableland; Kalahari Desert in southwestAfrica
vast desert plateau interrupted by Nile valley and deltaAfrica
flat, with white sandy beachesAsia
mostly broad plains; reedy marshes along Iranian border in south with large flooded areas; mountains along borders with Iran and TurkeyAsia
mostly uninhabited, sandy desertAsia
Negev desert in the south; low coastal plain; central mountains; Jordan Rift ValleyAsia
peaks of Tien Shan and associated valleys and basins encompass entire nationAsia
vast semidesert and desert plains, grassy steppe, mountains in west and southwest; Gobi Desert in south-centralAsia
a short coastal strip on the Adriatic, an alpine mountain region adjacent to Italy and Austria, mixed mountains and valleys with numerous rivers to the eastEurope
flat coastal plains in northwest, central rolling hills, rugged mountains of Ardennes Forest in southeastEurope
glaciated; mostly high plateaus and rugged mountains broken by fertile valleys; small, scattered plains; coastline deeply indented by fjords; arctic tundra in northEurope
high central plateau (Anatolia); narrow coastal plain; several mountain rangesEurope
mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in eastEurope
TerrainCountryContinent
mostly coastal lowland and reclaimed land (polders); some hills in southeastEurope
mostly mountains (Alps in south, Jura in northwest) with a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakesEurope
mostly mountains with ranges extending into the sea as peninsulas or chains of islandsEurope
mostly plateau interspersed with mountain peaks, icefields; coast deeply indented by bays and fiordsEurope
urban; low hillEurope
coastal plains separated by rugged mountains including over 100 volcanic cones, of which several are major volcanoesNorth America
vast central plain, mountains in west, hills and low mountains in east; rugged mountains and broad river valleys in [region]; rugged, volcanic topography in [region]North America
long, flat coral formations with some low rounded hillsNorth America
islands vary geologically from high mountainous islands to low, coral atolls; volcanic outcroppings on Pohnpei, Kosrae, and ChuukOceania
predominately mountainous with some large coastal plainsOceania
sandy beach rises to fertile ring around raised coral reefs with phosphate plateau in centerOceania
coastal plain (costa), inter-Andean central highlands (sierra), and flat to rolling eastern jungle (oriente)South America
rich plains of the Pampas in northern half, flat to rolling plateau of Patagonia in south, rugged Andes along western borderSouth America
mostly rolling hills; narrow coastal plain with swampsSouth America
Andes Mountains and Maracaibo Lowlands in northwest; central plains (llanos); Guiana Highlands in southeastSouth America

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