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  1. Name any of the only two countries on the mainland of South America that drive on the left?




  2. Which desert stretches along the coast of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa?
  3. Where is colder, the North or South pole?
  4. Gauteng, which means 'place of gold', is one of the nine provinces of which country?
  5. Can you name Germany's largest state by land area? And also name it's largest state by population?
  6. Which country's two largest cities are Santa Cruz de la Sierra and El Alto?
  7. The official name of Staines changed to what on 20 May 2012?
  8. The Angel Falls are the highest waterfalls in the world and the Tugela falls are the second highest; which two countries are these waterfalls in?
  9. Which is the longest motorway in the UK?
  10. There are 46 AONBs in Britain, what does the acronym AONB stand for? And where was the first AONB?
  11. Name the most populated city in India?
  12. Spain is home to the third largest Spanish-speaking population in the world; which two countries have more speakers?
  13. Can you name any three of the four most populated islands in the world?
  14. Can you give the two colour of the Cornish flag?
  15. Which national park, which runs through the border between Tennessee and North Carolina, is the most visited national park in the United States?
  16. The capital and largest city of which European country is Ljubljana?
  17. Which South Asian island country consists of a chain of 26 atolls southwest of Sri Lanka and India?
  18. What name is given to the peninsula containing the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia?
  19. Aden is a port city in which country?
  20. Which French city advertises itself as the 'Capital of the Alps', due to its size and its proximity to the mountains?
  21. Mount Vinson is the highest peak where?
  22. We need two cities; name the capital and the largest city of the United Arab Emirates?
  23. Which three main seas encircle the country of Turkey?
  24. Which European city is located on the Douro river estuary?
  25. The name for which British river, derived from the Celtic word for river, is also the name of an English county abolished in 1996?

Answers:

  1. Suriname or Guyana
  2. Namib Desert
  3. The South Pole (the South Pole is a lot colder!)
  4. South Africa
  5. Bavaria. North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is largest by population (its capital is Dusseldorf and largest city is Cologne)
  6. Bolivia (La Paz is the third-most populous city)
  7. Staines-upon-Thames
  8. Venezuela (Angel Falls). South Africa (Tugela)
  9. M6 (Rugby to Gretna, it's 232 miles long)
  10. Area of Outstanding Naatural Beauty. The Gower Peninsula, South Wales, was the first AONB in 1956.
  11. Munbai (formerly Bombay)
  12. Mexico and Colombia
  13. Java, Honshu, Great Britain and Luzon (Philipines)
  14. White cross on black background
  15. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  16. Slovenia
  17. Maldives
  18. The Horn of Africa
  19. Yemen
  20. Grenoble
  21. Antarctica
  22. Abu Dhabi (capital) and Dubai (largest city)
  23. The Aegean Sea, Black Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea
  24. Porto
  25. Avon


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