10 most difficult geographic names riddlesGeographic 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 is Macaronesia?
Macaronesia is a modern name for several islands near Europe and North Africa: Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands and Cape Verde. The name comes from makárōn nêsoi ("islands of the fortunate"), a term used by Ancient Greeks.
The Australian Gibson Desert is named after Alfred Gibson. Who was he?
a man who got lost in the desert
the first president of Australia
the explorer that first crossed Australia
a famous Australian poet
The Gibson Desert was named by explorer Ernest Giles after a member of his party, who became lost and presumably died in the desert. There is almost nothing known about Alfred Gibson apart from his disappearance.
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 European country capital was named Kristiania?
In 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV the city was destroyed by a fire. It was rebuilt and renamed Christiania in the king's honor. Following a spelling reform, it was known as Kristiania from 1877 to 1925, when its original name was restored.
What is the name of the Norwegian Antarctic station?
Troll is a Norwegian research station located at Jutulsessen, 235 kilometers (146 mi) from the coast in the eastern part of Princess Martha Coast in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. It is Norway's only all-year research station in Antarctica. It has an overwintering capacity of eight people and a summer capacity of 40. It is served by Troll Airfield, which is the base for the Dronning Maud Land Air Network.
Which European capital's name literally means "black pool"?
The Dubhlinn ("black pool") was a small lake used to moor ships and was connected to the River Liffey. This lake was covered during the early 18th century as the city grew.
The historical, Latin name of Ireland, given by the Romans is ...
The Romans would later refer to Ireland by this name too in its Latinised form - Hibernia. Hibernia as a national personification representing Ireland appeared in numerous cartoon and drawings, especially in the nineteenth century.
Where is the Kwai river?
River Kwai in Thailand today, but there was no such river when the "bridge on the River Kwai" was created. The movie tells a fictional story, and the film crew built a wooden bridge on the Mae Klong river. This part of the river was then renamed Khwae Yai to bring geographical fact more in line with the movie.
Where is the famous Malibu Beach?
Malibu is a 21-mile beach community in Los Angeles County, California. The city name is derived from "humaliwo", meaning "the surf sounds loudly" in the language of the Chumash, Native American tribe.