Atlantic Ocean facts Selected as the most interesting among geography related questions in Geography quiz Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world. Who discovered it?Tristan da Cunha lies in the south Atlantic Ocean, 2,816 kilometers (1,750 mi) from the nearest land, South Afric. In 1816 the United Kingdom formally annexed the islands, to ensure that the French would be unable to use the islands as a base for a rescue operation to free Napoleon Bonaparte from his prison in Saint Helena. Today, the main island has a permanent population of 275.Created by: globalquiz.orggeographical names facts » Where is the highest peak of Spain located?On Tenerife (Canary Islands). Mount Teide is the highest peak of Tenerefe in the Canary Islands and at the same time of Spain. Teide is 3,718 meter (12,198 ft) high stratovulcano. It's also the highest peak of all Atlantic islands. Measured from the ocean floor it reaches about 7,500 meters (24,600 ft). Created by: smyruSpain facts » The greatest depth of the Atlantic Ocean is: Puerto Rico Trench is deep at 9219 m below sea level (Atlantic), Tonga Trench is deep at 10882 m below sea level, Romanche Furrow is deep at 7761 m below sea level, New Britain Trench is deep at 9140 m below sea level. Created by: Wojciech Dudaoceans facts » For what was the medal of the “Blue Riband of the Atlantic” awarded?For the fastest liner. The term “Blue Riband of the Atlantic” did not come into use until the 1890's, and the history of the trans-Atlantic competition, which was compiled retrospectively, was regarded as starting with the crossings by the steamships Sirius and Great Western in 1838.Sirius in 1838 needed 18 days 14 hours. 22 min. The last SS United States did this in 3 days 10 hours. 40 minutesCreated by: Tschuka20th century facts » Which river flows into the Gulf of Mexico?Mississippi River. Mississippi and Rio Grande are the two largest rivers flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.Created by: globalquiz.orgrivers facts » Which two continents have no contact with the Atlantic Ocean?Asia and Australia. The Atlantic Ocean occupies an elongated, S-shaped basin extending longitudinally between Eurasia and Africa to the east, and the Americas to the west. Created by: TschukaEarth facts » The English Channel is located between ?France and Great Britain. The English Channel (French: la Manche), is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France, and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. It is the busiest shipping area in the world. It is about 560 km (350 mi) long and varies in width from 240 km (150 mi) at its widest to 33.3 km (20.7 mi) in the Strait of Dover. Created by: Tschukathe United Kingdom facts » What city is the capital of the Faroe Islands?Thorshavn. Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands.Created by: TschukaDenmark facts » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.