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Geography Questions


A Geography round in a quiz should be spread over a number of topics to do with the world. From asking which countries share a border, the length of a river or the height of a mountain we ensure that our quiz questions cover them all. Capital cities are always popular Geography quiz questions as are which continents more obscure countries found.


Geography Questions and Answers
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What is the capital city of Ethiopia?
Addis Ababa
In which country is Mount Ararat?
Turkey
Which station is furthest south on the London underground Northern Line?
Morden
Is Vienna in the East or the West of Austria?
East
On which continent would you find Lake Titicaca?
South America
What is the capital city of Turkey?
Ankara
In which country is the summit of Mount Everest?
Nepal
Which city is the state capital of California?
Sacramento
In which UK county is the source of the river Thames?
Gloucestershire
How many Canary Islands are there?
7
How many US States begin with the letter N?
8
Which is the next largest island in the world after Australia?
Greenland
Which Welsh county is further north, Clwyd or Gwent?
Clwyd
Which country was once known as Ceylon?
Sri Lanka
Accra is a city in which African country?
Ghana
On which river would you find the Victoria Falls?
Zambezi
What is the capital city of Zimbabwe?
Harare
How many countries in the world begin with the letter ‘I’?
8
Which US state is furthest west, Ohio or Indiana?
Indiana
In which UK county would you find Stoke-on-Trent?
Staffordshire
How many countries share a land border with Venezuela?
3
Which country lies between Estonia and Lithuania?
Latvia
What is the capital city of Indonesia?
Jakata
Of which US state is Austin the capital?
Texas
Which bridge would you cross if you traveled between Hull and Grimsby?
Humber
In which London borough are the Houses of Parliament situated?
City of Westminster
Which of the tropics lies immediately to the north of Cuba: Cancer or Capricorn?
Cancer
What is the capital of Slovakia?
Bratislava
Which US state is the furthest west?
Hawaii
Which country shares its borders with France and Spain?
Andorra
What is the longest river in France?
Loire
Albuquerque is the largest city of which US state?
New Mexico
Is Provence in the north or south of France?
South
By population, which is the largest city in Brazil - Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro?
Sao Paulo
What is the capital of Azerbaijan?
Baku
Port-au-Prince is the capital city of which Caribbean country?
Haiti
Which US state is the furthest north along the Atlantic coastline?
Maine
Which country is directly above Hungary?
Slovakia
In which Australian state would you find the city of Melbourne?
Victoria
Is Beijing north or south of Shanghai?
North
In which US state would you find The Grand Canyon?
Arizona
Which town is the county town of Suffolk?
Ipswich
Which African country beginning with M was once known as ‘French Sudan’?
Mali
What is the capital city of Sri Lanka?
Colombo
In which mountain range does the Yosemite National Park sit?
Sierra Nevada
From which city would you take a ferry to cross from the north to the south island in New Zealand?
Wellington
The majority of the Kalahari Desert lies within which country?
Botswana
Which has the biggest land mass, Iceland or Ireland?
Iceland
What is the capital city of the Philippines?
Manilla
Which Indian city is furthest north, Kolkata or Mumbai?
Kolkata
What do the French call the ‘English Channel’?
La Manche
Which is next in the sequence of road bridges, Westminster, Lambeth, Vauxhall...?
Chelsea
How many counties border Dorset?
4
What is the capital city of Ecuador?
Quito
On which Thai island are the famous ‘Full Moon Parties’ held?
Ko Pha-ngan (Koh Phangan)
Asuncion is the capital of which country?
Paraguay
Which river flows through Baghdad?
Tigris
What is Japan’s highest peak?
Mount Fuji
Which country comes first alphabetically?
Afghanistan
Which city's airport is named after George Bush?
Houston
On which sea is the Gaza Strip?
Mediterranean
To which country do the Galapagos Islands belong?
Ecuador
What is the capital city of Georgia?
Tbilisi
Which island is bigger in size, Ibiza or Majorca?
Majorca
Which is the largest borough in the city of New York?
Queens
How many countries share a land border with Germany?
9
Which is the most easterly of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean?
Barbados
Is Ho Chi Minh City in the north or south of Vietnam?
South
In which US state would you find Albuquerque?
New Mexico
The southernmost part of South America is owned by which country?
Chile
Robben Island was a prison located near which city?
Cape Town
Is Helmand in the north or south of Afghanistan?
South
In which country does the Amazon river begin?
Peru
What is the capital city of Barbados?
Bridgetown
Which of the countries of the world beginning with L has the fewest letters?
Laos
What is the capital city of Morocco - Rabat, Casablanca or Marrakesh?
Rabat
Germany, France and which other country share a border with Luxembourg?
Belgium
Which river is longest, the Nile or the Amazon?
Nile
In which African country would you find Mount Kilimanjaro?
Tanzania
In which county will you find the city of Salisbury?
Wiltshire
What is the capital city of Iran?
Tehran
Which city is furthest south – Madrid or Barcelona?
Madrid
Which country is the biggest by land size - Brazil, Australia or India?
Brazil
On the shores of which lake does Toronto stand?
Lake Ontario
Which Australian city stands on the mouth of the Yarra river?
Melbourne
Which direction does the Nile flow - North or South?
North
What is the capital city of Hungary?
Budapest
Which city is closest to the equator, Philadelphia or London?
Philadelphia
In which continent would you find the Andes mountain range?
South America
Atlanta can be found in which US State?
Georgia
In which country can you find the city of Recife?
Brazil
What was St Petersburg called for much of the 20th century?
Leningrad
Which is the most northern – Estonia, Belarus or Ukraine?
Estonia
Which mountain is the highest in England?
Scafell Pike
Which country has the capital city of San Jose?
Costa Rica
Which is the second largest island in the world after Australia?
Greenland
Which Swedish city is closest to Copenhagen?
Malmo
Gloucester is next to which river?
Severn
Is Zurich in the north, south, east or west of Switzerland?
North
Which US state is known as the ‘Lone Star’ state?
Texas
What is the capital city of Bulgaria?
Sofia
Which Italian city has the Pirelli skyscraper on its skyline?
Milan
On which sea does the coastline of Azerbaijan sit?
Caspian Sea
Which river possesses purifying qualities in the Hindu faith?
The Ganges
What is ‘South West Africa’ now called?
Namibia
What is the capital city of Australia?
Canberra
In which country is the city of Mandalay?
Myanmar (Burma)
Which city is furthest north, Amsterdam or Rotterdam?
Amsterdam
In which African country is Timbuktu?
Mali
Which city used to be called ‘Constantinople’?
Istanbul
Which US city is closest to Niagara Falls?
Buffalo
What is the capital city of Ecuador?
Quito
Which river runs through Dublin?
Liffey
How many US states share a border with Mexico?
4
What is the capital city of The Bahamas?
Nassau
True or False - Pakistan is a Commonwealth country?
True
The Labrador Sea is next to which Ocean?
Atlantic
Which river is the third longest in the world?
Yangtze
In which US state is Carson City?
Nevada
Which lake is shared by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania?
Victoria
Which is bigger, North Dakota or South Dakota?
South Dakota
Which country’s flag shows an eagle devouring a snake?
Mexico
Aalborg is in which country?
Denmark
What is the capital city of Algeria?
Algiers
What is the capital city of Liechtenstein?
Vaduz
How many countries share a border with South Africa?
6
In which Australian State or Territory would you find Adelaide?
South Australia
In which city would you find Arthur’s Seat?
Edinburgh
What is the largest land-locked country in Africa?
Chad
Which sea separates Italy and Croatia?
Adriatic
What is the capital city of Lithuania?
Vilnius
In which Ocean would you find Reunion Island?
Indian
El Salvador shares a border with Honduras and which other country?
Guatemala
What American state beginning with W has the capital Cheyenne?
Wyoming
Which capital city stands on the Potomac river?
Washington DC
What is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea?
Sicily
Christmas Island is surrounded by which ocean?
Indian
Which motorway connects Glasgow and Edinburgh?
M8
Which country shares its border with Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Somalia and Ethiopia?
Kenya
Which US city is furthest south, Houston or San Antonio?
San Antonio
What is the capital city of Saint Lucia?
Castries
Which island is bigger, Borneo or Madagascar?
Borneo
In which ocean is the ‘Mariana Trench’?
Pacific
Is London City airport north or south of the River Thames?
North
Which country has a wine-producing area centred around Gisborne?
New Zealand
In which country would you find the Laurentian Mountains?
Canada
Which US state is known as the ‘Nutmeg’ state?
Connecticut
Lusaka is the capital city of which African country - Zambia, Angola or Namibia?
Zambia
Biscayne Bay can be found by which city?
Miami
Is the Kandahar region in the north or the south of Afghanistan?
South
Which river cuts through the Grand Canyon?
Colorado
Navan Fort is in which Irish county?
Armagh
In which mountain range in Mount Elbert the highest peak?
Rocky Mountains
Which international airport is closest to the Spanish resort of Benidorm?
Alicante
Which city would you be visiting if you flew to Marco Polo airport?
Venice
Which city is furthest south – Lisbon or Porto?
Lisbon
Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and which other state have coastlines on the Gulf of Mexico?
Alabama
Islas Malvinas are better known as what?
Falkland Islands
How many European countries begin with the letter S?
7
The Morandi bridge collapsed near which Italian city?
Genoa
Which city is furthest south, Zurich or Budapest?
Zurich
On which sea is Romania’s coastline?
Black
Is Colombo on the north, south, east or west coast of Sri Lanka?
West
Lake Wanaka can be found in which country?
New Zealand
The Trans-Siberian railway runs between Moscow and which city?
Vladivostok
Which country was previously known as ‘Bohemia’?
Czech Republic
There are 3 countries in the world beginning with H - Hungary, Haiti and which other?
Honduras
Nouakchott is the capital of which African country?
Mauritania
How many countries have a coastline on the Caspian Sea?
5
Which US state means ‘flat water’ in the native language?
Nebraska
Which country was previously known as ‘New Granada’?
Colombia
Which Australian city is built around Port Jackson?
Sydney
In which Spanish city can the Alhambra be found?
Granada
Which city is furthest north - Leicester or Birmingham?
Leicester