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Quiz: How well do you know your geography?

You may know your favourite destination well, or be up to speed on the specific subjects – but how's your general (OK, random) geography? This quick, tricky quiz will help you find out...

Ushuaia, Argentina (Shutterstock)

1. Which is the largest continent (by area)?

Asia

Antarctica

North America

Africa

2. We love to visit them, but what’s the correct definition of an archipelago?

A section of land almost fully surrounded by water

A small, low elevation island on a coral reef

A large headland extending into a body of water

A cluster or group of many islands

3. Do you know (roughly) the equatorial circumference of Earth?

15,000km

40,000 km

55,000 km

70,000km

4. Speaking of the equator, how many countries sit along it?

9

11

13

15

5. Brazil shares a border with every South American country, bar two. Can you name those two?

Ecuador and Peru

Guyana and Venezuela

Uruguay and Argentina

Chile and Ecuador

6. Do you know the name (and location) of the world’s deepest lake?

Vostok, Antartica

Baikal, Russia

Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Tanganyika, Africa

7. This one’s tough. Do you know the world’s largest inland body of water?

Caspian Sea

Gulf of Mexico

Yellow Sea

Honestly, haven't a clue!

8. Which country’s territory is geographically closest to the North Pole?

Sweden

Canada

Norway

Iceland

9. Which city was considered 'the southernmost city in the world' until 2019?

Invercargill, New Zealand

Puerto Williams, Chile

Ushuaia, Argentina

Cape Agulhas, South Africa

10. In Iceland, you can walk across two tectonic plates, side by side. Which ones, exactly?

Eurasian and South American

Eurasian and Antarctic

Eurasian and North American

Eurasian and Indo-Australian

11. Byblos is often noted as one of the world’s most ancient cities. Where would you find it?

Lebanon

Egypt

Jordan

Iran

12. Fossils can be found all over the world, but can you guess the age of the oldest fossil ever found?

300 million years old

900 million years old

2 billion years old

Over 3.5 billion years old

13. Fascinating rock formations exist the world over, but can you identify this one?

Horseshoe Bend, USA

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Nanya Rocks, Taiwan

Mallos de Riglos, Spain

14. UNESCO protects the world’s most important sites. How many World Heritage Sites have they inscribed?

628

912

1,121

2,347

15. Do you know which continent Fiji and Papua New Guinea are on?

Oceania (Australia)

Asia

South America

Honestly, haven't a clue!

16. Finally, can you tell which country this is purely from its shape?

Croatia

Japan

Italy

Namibia

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