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Quiz: How well do you know the UK’s overseas territories?

A relic of the British Empire, the UK’s 14 overseas territories all have the Queen as their head of state. But how much do you know about them?

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1. Where is Anguilla?

In the Caribbean Sea

In the South Pacific

In the North Pacific

In the South Atlantic

2. Gibraltar’s World Heritage Site is…

A shipwreck

A Neolithic tomb

A National Park

A sea cave featuring Neanderthal art

3. Turks and Caicos Islands’ Little Water Cay is nicknamed…

Dolphin Island

Whale Island

Iguana Island

Turkey Bay

4. How many islands make up the Cayman Islands?

One

Two

Three

Four

5. How many kilometres are the Falkland Islands from mainland South America?

201km

303km

483km

859km

6. Montserrat is nicknamed ‘the emerald isle of the Caribbean’ because…

It is 95% jungle

The common emerald dove is native to the island

It has a large Irish population

It has an emerald-coloured swimming hole

7. Gibraltar’s Upper St Michael’s Cave was fitted out as a hospital during World War II. It is now…

An art gallery

A pet cemetery

A wine cellar

A concert hall

8. Of the four Pitcairn Islands, which one is inhabited?

Henderson

Pitcairn

Ducie

Oeno

9. Roughly how old is Jonathan, a Seychelles giant tortoise that lives on St Helena?

32

82

108

188

10. The British began mining Gibraltar’s Great Siege Tunnels in 1782 to protect against a French and Spanish invasion. How long are they now?

25m

113m

13km

52km

11. After king penguins, which other bird is most associated with South Georgia?

Puffin

Frigatebird

Albatross

Booby

12. What type of wildlife are you most likely to see on Kidney Island, off the coast of East Falkland?

Polar bears

Patagonian seahorse

Rockhopper penguins

Pink fairy armadillo

13. This is a tricky one! Who died in exile on St Helena, in the middle of the Atlantic?

Michel Domingue, a former President of Haiti

Khalid bin Barghash, a former Sultan of Zanibar

Napoleon, a former Emperor of the French

Reza Shah, a former Shah of Iran

14. The incredible Moraine Fjord is found on which coast of South Georgia?

North

South

East

West

15. Jo Jo is a national treasure of the Turks and Caicos Islands. What is it?

A dolphin

A humpback whale

A hawksbill turtle

A type of coral

16. What is the capital of Bermuda?

St George

Codrington

Nassau

Hamilton

17. Gibbs Cay, off the coast of Grand Turk, is nicknamed…

Shark Bay

Conch Cove

Flamingo Beach

Stingray City

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