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Quiz: The trickiest travel trivia yet - by numbers

You may ace our quizzes on a typical day, but does your knowledge of travel trivia translate when it's mathematical? Give it your best guess, even if you aren’t great with numbers…

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You’ve tried (and possibly aced) our ‘countries of the world, from A to Z’ trivia quiz. Now, we’ve got another one for you: the serious traveller with an excellent memory for random, slightly obscure, numerical travel facts.

Whether you’re a secret mathematician or a brilliant question-guesser, give this one a go and let us know how you do using #WanderlustTrivia on Twitter. Here’s a handy hint: if you’ve already played the oceans and Central America quizzes, you should have a couple of answers sorted…

1. How long is the Panama Canal?

47km

69km

82km

113km

2. In which year did famed adventurer Ernest Shackleton first leave for Antarctica?

1882

1901

1909

1917

3. Which of the following countries has a population of around 3.7 million?

Belarus

Azerbaijan

Andorra

Georgia

4. How long is Peru’s world-renowned Inca Trail?

42km

52km

62km

72km

5. How many oceans are there on planet Earth?

2

3

5

6

6. How many countries in the world share a border with China?

10

12

14

16

7. How many landlocked countries are there in Europe (excluding Kazakhstan in Central Asia)?

9

11

16

22

8. How many Galápagos Islands are there in total?

18

45

127

193

9. Roughly, how many islands does Fiji have?

111

222

333

444

10. Here's a tough one. How many time zones are there throughout Russia?

1

4

7

11

11. How many Baltic states (countries) are there in Europe?

3

4

5

6

12. In which year did Sir Michael Palin’s Around The World in 80 Days first air on BBC One?

1985

1987

1989

1991

13. South Africa has the most capital cities of anywhere in the world. How many, exactly?

2

3

4

5

14. How long is the Camino de Santiago’s most popular route, Camino Frances (The French Way)?

520km

780km

930km

1,145km

15. Do you know when the Taj Mahal’s construction began?

1632

1732

1833

1933

16. Greenland might be the world’s largest island, but how big is its population?

3,000

56,000

110,000

270,000

17. Can you guess the wingspan of England's Angel of the North?

31ft

95ft

126ft

177ft

18. How high is Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa?

4,745m

5,895m

6,990m

7, 210m

19. How many pyramids are there in Egypt’s Giza Pyramid complex?

1

3

4

6

20. Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas is considered the world’s deepest sinkhole. Just how deep is it?

300m

400m

550m

202m

21. Birdwatching haven Papua New Guinea is home to 760 species of birds, including birds-of-paradise. Roughly how many species of birds-of-paradise live there?

3

19

40

52

22. London's Big Ben might be silent right now, but typically it chimes at intervals of...?

15 minutes

20 minutes

30 minutes

60 minutes

23. When was Wanderlust, the original travel magazine, born? (Come on, you should know this one!)

1988

1993

1999

2007

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