Top 10 geography of Europe factsGeography quiz
Not including Andorra, which European capital is located at the highest altitude?
Madrid. Due to its altitude of 667 m (2,188 ft) above sea level, The Madrid region features a Mediterranean climate with cool winters, including sporadic snowfalls and minimum temperatures often below freezing.
Which river cuts the deepest canyon in Europe and one of the deepest in the world?
Tara. The Tara is a river in Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It cuts the Tara River Canyon that is 78 kilometers long and has 1,300 meters at its deepest.
Which river passes through or touches the borders of the large number of countries?
Danube passes through or touches ten countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Ukraine and Moldova. Its drainage basin extends into nine more.
When did the course of the Baltic Sea coastline finally form?
About 2,000 years ago. The Baltic Sea is one of the largest brackish inland seas by area, and occupies a basin formed by glacial erosion during the last few ice ages. It is about 1,600 km (990 mi) long, an average of 193 km (120 mi) wide, and an average of 55 metres (180 ft) deep. The maximum depth is 459 m (1,506 ft).The current course of the shoreline was formed about 2 thousand years ago.
The Danube flows into the sea within:
Romania. The Danube, the second largest river in Europe (2845 km), flows into the Black Sea in Romania.
In what country is the Massif Central?
In France. The Massif Central is an elevated region in the middle of southern France, consisting of mountains and plateaus. It covers approximately 15 percent of the country. Subject to volcanism that has subsided in the last 10,000 years, these central mountains are separaten from the Alps by a deep north-south cleft created by the Rhône River and known in French as the sillon rhodanien (literally "the furrow of the Rhône").
The largest active volcano and the highest peak in Iceland is...?
Öræfajökull is the largest active volcano in the country, and on the summit crater's north-western rim is Hvannadalshnúkur, the highest peak in Iceland at 2,110 metres (6,920 ft). Geographically, Öræfajökull is considered part of Vatnajökull, and the area covered by glacier is within the boundary of Vatnajökull National Park.
Which of these rivers flows into the sea via estuary?
Thames. An estuary is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. The Thames flows into the North Sea via the Thames Estuary. The other listed rivers leave its mouth via delta.
Where is Mont Blanc?
At point 2. The mountain lies in a range called the Graian Alps, between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Haute-Savoie, France.