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Do You Know the World’s Largest? Take this Geography Quiz to Find Out

The fantastic thing about our enormous globe is that there are cities, natural wonders, and other amazing things in it that are larger than our minds can fathom. Test your knowledge of the world's largest anything by taking this geography quiz!

Vermont, which has a population of about 624,000, is the 49th most populous state in the union. What is the name of Vermont’s biggest city, which only has 42,000 or so residents?

Rutland

Montpelier

Burlington

Bellows Falls

Burlington
The largest city in Vermont is Burlington. In Vermont, there are only four cities with a population of over 10,000. The least populous state capital in the United States is Montpelier, the state’s capital.

With 184,000,000 citizens, this nation boasts the greatest population of any African nation and the largest port city in the continent.

Ethiopia

Nigeria

Egypt

South Africa

Nigeria
Lagos, a city in Nigeria, is home to more than 21 million people.

If you enjoy seeing yourself in the mirror, have a peek at the largest salt flat on earth. Name that nation.

Argentina

Kenya

Bolivia

Thailand

Bolivia
The world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, has an area of 4,250 square miles. Because the salt flat is the only remains of a prehistoric lake that dried up millennia ago, leaving this bizarre natural phenomena behind, pink flamingos are among the few animals that live in the unusual habitat.

Superlatives abound in this lake. What nation is home to the biggest, deepest, and oldest lake on Earth?

Iceland

Russia

Greenland

Australia

Russia
Mother Russia is home to the oldest, deepest, and biggest (by volume) freshwater lake in the world. Southern Siberia is home to the crescent-shaped Lake Baikal, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its lowest point is more than 4,000 feet below sea level and is 5,354 feet deep. And its 5,521 cubic miles of water could accommodate all five of the great lakes!

What is regarded as the largest military monument ever constructed by veterans?

Great Ocean Road

The Household Cavalry

The Berlin Wall

Australian War Memorial

Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road, dubbed “the biggest military monument in the world,” was constructed starting in 1919 by returning World War I soldiers. The gorgeous seaside road is now one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations, and the building project allowed vets to rebuild their lives once they returned home. The 151-mile route is now devoted to those who died in the conflict.

For more than a thousand years, this metropolis at the meeting point of two continents served as its capital, but it is now only Europe’s largest city.

Istanbul

Athens

Rome

Sparta

Istanbul
Istanbul, which has a population of more than 14 million, is the largest city in Turkey.

What little South Asian nation has the greatest river delta in the world, located between India and Myanmar?

Nepal

Syria

Bangladesh

Indonesia

Bangladesh
Bangladesh has the biggest Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta in the world, which it shares with India. It is sometimes referred to as the Bay of Bengal.

This nation, one of only two landlocked nations in South America, is home to Lake Titicaca, the biggest and highest lake on the continent at more than 12,000 feet above sea level. What country is it?

Botswana

Bolivia

Venezuela

Chad

Bolivia
The colors of Bolivia’s flag—red, green, and yellow—represent its valiant troops, fertility, and mineral wealth, respectively. The Wiphala, a colorful flag that represents various Andean indigenous peoples, has been Bolivia’s official dual flag since 2009.

What is the name of Ethiopia’s capital, one of the oldest countries on earth?

Addis Ababa

Entoto

Nairobi

Tashkent

Addis Ababa
Ethiopia’s capital and largest city is Addis Ababa. The wife of Emperor Menelik II asked for the city to be established in 1887 close to a natural hot spring, and she gave it the name Addis Ababa, which translates to “New Flower.”

The country bordering the Atlantic Ocean in southwest Africa is essentially unpopulated. Call this the “African Gem.”

Namibia

Liberia

Guinea-Bissau

Seychelles

Namibia
Namibia’s varied scenery, which includes mountains, canyons, and deserts in plenty, is beautiful to view but difficult to live in. The small nation, which is home to only 2.5 million people, is known as the “jewel of Africa” because of its many undiscovered treasures, including Namib-Naukluft Park, one of the largest conservation areas in the world, and the Namib desert, the oldest desert in the world.

The biggest nation in Africa, it includes the Atlas Mountains and a section of the Sahara. Name that Berber abode.

South Africa

Tunisia

Algeria

Nigeria

Algeria
The biggest country in Africa is situated on the Mediterranean coast. At 11.73 million square miles, the immense Sahara desert covers almost 90% of Algeria, while the Atlas Mountains, the greatest mountain range on the continent, run across the northern part of the nation. Algeria, a country with abundant oil and gas resources, is the birthplace of the Berbers, a native North African ethnic group.

Which state’s capital has the highest population?

Dover, Delaware

Helena, Montana

 Phoenix, Arizona

Augusta, Maine

Phoenix, Arizona
The city of Phoenix, Arizona, is home to almost 1.5 million people, making it the most populous state capitol in the United States of America.

With a metro-area population of nearly 25 million, this city is the most populous capital in the world. Having only became the capital in 1949, it is also one of the more recent capital cities.

Beijing

Moscow

Istanbul

Lagos

Beijing
Following Nanjing’s surrender, capital duties were administered by Beijing, China.

This second-largest nation in South America, which bears an elemental name, is home to the world’s most southerly metropolis. Which country in silver?

Paraguay

Cuba

Brazil

Argentina

Argentina
Latin’s “argentum” (silver) gives Argentina its elemental name. Argentina, which borders the Andes mountains and is known for its rough Patagonia region, which it shares with its neighbor Chile, is a natural wonderland with more than 30 national parks. This area also houses Ushuaia, widely known as “the end of the earth,” which makes it a fantastic starting place for trips to Antarctica from the southernmost city

This state’s capital has the greatest metro population of any US state capitol and hosted the Olympics in 1996.

Phoenix, AZ

New York City, NY

Atlanta, GA

Boston, MA

Atlanta, GA
More than 5,000,000 people live in Metro Atlanta.

With around 19.5 million residents, New York is the fourth-largest state in the US. What is the name of the biggest city in the Empire State?

 New York City

Niagara Falls

Buffalo

Albany

New York City
With a population of over 8.6 million, New York City is the biggest city in the state of New York. With a population more than twice as large as the next-largest city, Los Angeles, it is also the largest city in the United States. After the Constitution was ratified, New York City continued to function as the nation’s capital until it was eventually transferred to Washington, D.C.

The biggest country in South America, with the exception of Chile and Ecuador, it borders every other country in the continent and is home to the majority of the Amazon rainforest. What nation is it?

Panama

Portugal

South Africa

Brazil

Brazil
The Southern Cross constellation can be seen in the starry sky depicted on Brazil’s flag. The national motto of Brazil, “Ordem e Progresso,” which translates to “Order and Progress,” is displayed on a banner that spans the sky.

One of the American cities with the greatest growth between 2010 and 2019 is located in Washington State. What is the name of the biggest city in this state?

Redmond

Bellingham

Spokane

Seattle

Seattle
With an estimated population of more than 766,000, Seattle, the biggest city in Washington, is one of the American cities with the highest population growth in the 2010s. Many of the most well-known corporations in the United States, including Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, and Starbucks, have their corporate headquarters in Seattle.

Amsterdam

Paris

Brussels

Bern

Paris
With almost 10 million inhabitants, Paris is the biggest metropolis in the EU.

What is the name of Costa Rica’s largest and capital city?

Panama City

Managua

San José

Puerto Limón

San José
San José, formerly known as Villa Nueva, has served as Costa Rica’s capital since 1823. Air traffic into the city has been gradually growing since the conclusion of the Contra conflict in neighboring Nicaragua in 1990 as a result of the appeal of the nation as a tourist destination.

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