Quiz: Students – do you know these interesting world geography facts?
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Quiz: Students – do you know these interesting world geography facts?

Quiz: Students – do you know these interesting world geography facts?

Planet Earth is so vast and so different from one landscape to the next, learning new facts about it is a fascinating task.

With seven continents, 195 countries and new archaeological findings being discovered every day, both the natural environment and our man-made creations continue to boggle our minds.

Quiz yourself on these cool world geography facts and see whether you know the answers. If you don’t, then at least you’ve learnt something new!

Which country is the largest in the world by area?

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Russia covers 17,098,242 million square kilometres, making it the largest country on earth. No other country comes close, as the second-largest is Canada at 9,984,670 square kilometres.

Where is Angel Falls, the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, located?

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Angel Falls is in Venezuela, South America. It has a height of 979 metres and a plunge of 807 m.

Which European country provides free heat to residents' homes using geothermal energy piped in from geysers and hot springs?

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Iceland is a pioneer in using geothermal energy for heating and electricity, saving energy and reducing costs.

Which continent has nine out of ten of the tallest buildings in the world?

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Nine out of ten of the tallest buildings in the world are located in Asia - including Burj Khalifa in Dubai, currently the tallest at 829.8 m with 163 floors.

How many tigers are left in the wild?

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There are an estimated 3,890 tigers left in the wild. Numbers are slowly rising after a century of decline, but many species remain critically endangered.

In which country is the world's biggest Pyramid located?

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The biggest Pyramid in the world is not in Egypt, but in Cholula, Mexico. It has a volume of over 4.45 million cubic metres, and is hidden inside a mountain. It is also the largest known monument ever constructed on the planet.

What's the name of the highest mountain in Africa?

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The name of the highest mountain Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5,895 metres above sea level. It can take between five to nine days to hike up the mountain.

What's the smallest city in the world by area?

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The smallest city in the world by area is Vatican City, with an area of 44 hectares. It's located within the city of Rome, Italy.

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