Geography: 10 questions

  1. Which four countries are home to mountains of over 8,000 metres?
  2. In which country is the world’s highest railway line?
  3. Which Southern hemisphere national capital is furthest away from any other national capital?
  4. Which country’s most northerly point is found at Cape Columbia, on Ellesmere Island?
  5. In which country is the most southerly point of mainland Europe?
  6. What is the most northerly capital city in the world?
  7. As of November 2018, what is the most northerly city in the world with a population of more than 1,000,000?
  8. As of November 2018, what is the most southerly city in the world with a population of more than 1,000,000?
  9. Which state is simultaneously the most northerly, most easterly, and most westerly of the United States?
  10. In which country is the most westerly point of mainland Africa?

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  1. Which four countries are home to mountains of over 8,000 metres?
    A: China, Nepal, Pakistan, India
  2. In which country is the world’s highest railway line?
    A: China (the railroad to Tibet)
  3. Which Southern hemisphere national capital is furthest away from any other national capital?
    A: Wellington, New Zealand
  4. Which country’s most northerly point is found at Cape Columbia, on Ellesmere Island?
    A: Canada
  5. In which country is the most southerly point of mainland Europe?
    A: Spain
  6. What is the most northerly capital city in the world?
    A: Reykjavik
  7. As of November 2018, what is the most northerly city in the world with a population of more than 1,000,000?
    A: St. Petersburg
  8. As of November 2018, what is the most southerly city in the world with a population of more than 1,000,000?
    A: Melbourne
  9. Which state is simultaneously the most northerly, most easterly, and most westerly of the United States?
    A: Alaska
  10. In which country is the most westerly point of mainland Africa?
    A: Senegal

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