10 most difficult country names riddlesCountry names quiz
What is the name of the country that is the first in the world powered entirely by solar energy?
Tokelau is an island country and dependent territory of New Zealand.Three solar power stations provide 100% of current electrical demand from photovoltaics, with battery backup. The first power station was completed in August 2012. In total, 4,032 solar panels) each, making Tokelau the first nation in the world to be 100% powered by solar power.
Where does the name of Italy come from?
from the Apennine Peninsula
from the Latin vitulus
from alphabet system "italica"
from the name of the Celtic tribe
The name Italy (Italia) is an ancient name for the country and people of Southern Italy. Originally is was spelled Vitalia, probably from the same root as the Latin vitulus (a one-year-old calf), thus literally meaning 'calf-land' or "Land of Cattle. The bull was a symbol of the southern Italic tribes and was often depicted goring the Roman wolf as a defiant symbol of free Italy during the Social War.
What did the first Spanish conquerors expect to find in Argentina?
The country name is derived from the Latin argentum (silver - Ag). La Plata Basin (literally "Silver river") does not have any sources of silver, but the first Spaniards arrived to the area following rumors of the existence of silver mountains.
Which of these countries does NOT have a president?
Norway is a kingdom in Northwestern Europe. Harald V is the current king of Norway (at photo). There are presidents in other countries. The President of the Vatican City is called Giuseppe Bertello, of the Germany - Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the Turkish President is Tayyip Erdoğan.
Which of these countries is not an absolute monarchy?
Bhutan has transitioned from an absolute monarchy to a multi-party democracy. The development of Bhutanese democracy has been marked by the active encouragement and participation of reigning Bhutanese monarchs since the 1950s, beginning with legal reforms such as the abolition of slavery, and culminating in the enactment of Bhutan's Constitution. The first democratic elections in Bhutan began in 2007, and all levels of government had been democratically elected by 2011. These elections included Bhutan's first ever partisan National Assembly election.
Which country derives its name from the word "East"?
The native name of Austria, Österreich, means 'Eastern Realm'. Austria was a prefecture of Bavaria created in 976. At the time, the Danube basin of present-day Austria was the easternmost extent of Bavaria, and in fact of all the Germans.
If you sailed along the line of latitude east from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which country would you hit first?
If you sail on a ship exactly from Rio and follow the line of latitude to the east, first of all you would hit the coast of Namibia.
Which country is named "Shqipëria" in its own language?
The official name of Albania is "Republika e Shqipërisë". Linguists classify Albanian as an independent branch of the Indo-European language family, with no other extant language.
Which of the following is the smallest?
they are all the same
Holland is a region in the western part of the Netherlands. Dutch people in the other parts of the Netherlands dislike the term Holland being used to refer to the whole of the country.
Which country is named "Misr" or "Masr" in its language?
The English name Egypt is derived from the Ancient Greek Aígyptos, but it has nothing in common with the local name of the country (except maybe with the Late Egyptian name of Memphis - Hikuptah). Ancient Egyptians called their land Kemet, meaning "black soil" (as opposed to the desert). Today, Misr is the official name of Egypt, while Masr is the Egyptian-local pronunciation in the Egyptian Arabic.