Top 10 maps facts Selected as the most interesting among maps related questions in Maps quiz Which desert has this famous "eye"?Sahara. The Richat Structure in Mauritania, also known as the Eye of the Sahara, was interpreted as an asteroid impact structure, but no evidence for shock metamorphism has been found. Today scientists believe that it is a huge (40 km in diameter) and deeply eroded geologic dome.Created by: globalquiz.orgdeserts of Africa facts » What is the only doubly landlocked country in the world?Uzbekistan is bordered by five landlocked countries: Kazakhstan to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Tajikistan to the southeast; Afghanistan to the south; and Turkmenistan to the southwest. Created by: TschukaAsia facts » If you sail due east from New York City, which European country do you land in?Portugal. Generally, most of the Western Europe is located farther north than the United States. New York City has pretty much the same latitude as Naples, Madrid or Istanbul. If you sail west from Great Britain (no matter which point you start at), you will land in Canada - the latitude of London corresponds to the southernmost shore of the Hudson Bay!Created by: globalquiz.orgNew York facts » Where is Mecca?At point 3. Mecca was long ruled by Muhammad's descendants, the sharifs, either as independent rulers or as vassals to larger empires. It was absorbed into Saudi Arabia in 1925.Created by: life-o-holicSaudi Arabia facts » Where is Beijing?At point 1. Beijing is located in northern China. Its name, which means "Northern Capital", was applied to the city in 1403 during the Ming Dynasty to distinguish the city from Nanjing (the "Southern Capital").Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of China facts » What is the approximate distance from Gdansk (Poland) to Russia?100 km (62 miles). Kaliningrad Oblast, Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea shore, is located nearby.Created by: lukasz PolandPoland facts » Which country has the largest surface water area?Canada is the second largest country of the world in terms of the area, but in terms of the country with the largest water area, it stands out of all. The total area covered by water in this country reaches up to 891,163 square kilometers. Created by: saskey14lakes facts » How many countries were bordering Poland at the outbreak of World War II in 1939 ?8. Poland bordered Germany, the Protectorate of the Czech Republic and Moravia, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, the USSR, Latvia and Lithuania.Created by: Tschukamap facts » What city is the capital of New York state?Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Roughly 150 miles (240 km) north of New York City, Albany developed on the west bank of the Hudson River, about 10 miles (16 km) south of its confluence with the Mohawk River. The population of the City of Albany was 97,856 according to the 2010 census.Created by: Tschukathe United States facts » Which of the given territories is the largest by area?Indonesia is the largest (1 905 000 km²), the smaller Alaska (1 718 000 km²), then Iran (1 648 000 km²), at the very end Mongolia (1 566 000 km²). If you doubt this result, look here - thetruesize.com.Created by: Tschukacountries facts » Play maps quiz and see all the questions.