10 most difficult islands riddlesIslands quiz
What is the most populous island of the Carribean?
Hispaniola is the second-largest island in the Caribbean (after Cuba). Its total population of 20M is shared almost equally between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The population of Hispaniola is about twice as large as the population of Cuba (11M).
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.
What is the second largest Greek island? (after Crete)
Euboea, with 3670 km2 (1417 sq.m.) is more than twice as large as the third largest island, Lesbos. Euboea is separated from mainland by just 40 m wide Euripus Strait. A bridge over the strait was first constructed in the twenty-first year of the Peloponnesian War (410 BC).
What is the largest Island of France?
New Caledonia, located east of Australia is almost twice as large as Corsica. New Caledonia used to be a penal colony. From the 1860s until the end of the transportations in 1897, about 22,000 criminals and political prisoners were sent to New Caledonia, among them many Communards arrested after the failed Paris Commune.
This is Sable Island, known as the graveyard of the Atlantic. It is about 109 miles southeast of Nova Scotia. What is the island origin?
it is the top of a drowned mountain
Sable Island is believed to have formed from a terminal moraine deposited on the continental shelf near the end of the last Ice Age. It emerges from vast shoals and shallows which, in tandem with frequent fog and sudden storms, have caused over 350 recorded shipwrecks
The Kerguelen Islands, located in the southern Indian Ocean, are a part of...
they don't belong to anyone
The islands were discovered by the French navigator Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec in 1772 and were officially annexed by France in 1893. They are among the most isolated places on Earth with no indigenous inhabitants, but France maintains a permanent presence of 45 to 100 scientists, engineers and researchers.
Which direction are Easter Island moai facing?
There is only one ahu (group of statues), Ahu Akivi, with moai facing the ocean. It is unusual also by being one of the few inland ahus. At all other ahus (including all coastal ones) moai face inland.
How many countries claim the right to the "Spratly Islands" in the South China Sea located?
The Spratly Islands dispute is an ongoing territorial dispute between China, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Vietnam, concerning "ownership" of the Spratly Islands, a group of islands and associated "maritime features" (reefs, banks, cays, etc.) located in the South China Sea. The dispute is characterised by diplomatic stalemate and the employment of military pressure techniques in the advancement of national territorial claims. All except Brunei occupy some of the maritime features.
Which part of Greece was never conquered by the Turks?
There was no such land
Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian Islands, west of Greek Peninsula. It was long controlled by Venice, which repulsed several Turkish sieges, before falling under British rule following the Napoleonic Wars. Corfu was eventually ceded by the British Empire and unified with the modern Greece in 1864.