There's nothing better than testing your general knowledge with some tricky questions, and one of the most difficult rounds is always a geography quiz. To help aspiring quizmasters out, we've created a geography quiz comprised of 50 questions on the subject that could come in handy for your own quiz. Let's quiz...

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Geography quiz questions

  1. Which country has the longest coastline in the world?
  2. What is the capital of Malta?
  3. Which country is the newest in the world to be recognised by the UN?
  4. In which UK city would you find the river Clyde?
  5. What is the oldest recorded town in the UK?
  6. If you travelled to the city of Volgograd, which country would be in?
  7. What is the name of the largest river to flow through Paris?
  8. What did Ceylon change its name to in 1972?
  9. What is the most populous city in the US state of Illinois?
  10. What is the highest mountain in Britain?
  11. The world's first national park was established in 1872 in which country? A bonus point for the name of the park…
  12. What is the capital of Peru?
  13. Mount Vesuvius casts a shadow over which modern Italian city?
  14. There are three US states with just four letters in their name: can you name them?
  15. What is the currency of Sweden?
  16. To which country do the Canary Islands belong?
  17. What is the capital of Canada?
  18. How many states are there in Australia?
  19. Which African country has the largest population?
  20. Constantinople and Byzantium are former names of which major city?
  21. What is the longest river in the UK?
  22. How many boroughs are there in New York City?
  23. In which city would you find La Sagrada Familia?
  24. What is the largest desert in the world?
  25. What is the highest peak in Africa?
  26. In which US state would you find Fort Knox?
  27. The Strait of Gibraltar separates the Iberian Peninsular from which African country?
  28. Which London Underground line is represented as green on the tube map?
  29. In which European city would you find Manneken Pis – a statue of a small boy urinating into a fountain?
  30. How many countries still have the shilling as currency?
  31. What is the name of the microstate located between Spain and France?
  32. On the London Tube network, which is the only station to begin with the letter 'I'?
  33. To the nearest billion, how large is the world's population?
  34. Dracula famously lived in the historical region of Transylvania - but in what country would you now find his castle?
  35. Which planet is considered to be Earth's closest neighbour?
  36. Which country has the most castles in the world?
  37. What is the biggest island in the world?
  38. What is the capital of Estonia?
  39. In which country would you find Machu Picchu?
  40. Which animal appears on the flag of Sri Lanka?
  41. Which European country uses .es at their end of their internet addresses?
  42. Which city currently has the highest population in the world?
  43. Which three countries does Mexico share a land border with?
  44. Astana is the capital city of which country?
  45. What percentage of the River Nile is located in Egypt?
  46. Which continent is in all four hemispheres?
  47. Which country has the most pyramids in the world?
  48. How many large islands make up Hawaii?
  49. In which US state would you find Harvard University?
  50. Which river flows through Glasgow?

Geography quiz answers

  1. Canada
  2. Valetta
  3. South Sudan (2011)
  4. Glasgow
  5. Colchester
  6. Russia
  7. The Seine
  8. Sri Lanka
  9. Chicago
  10. Ben Nevis
  11. USA, Yellowstone
  12. Lima
  13. Naples
  14. Utah, Iowa, Ohio
  15. Swedish Krona
  16. Spain
  17. Ottawa
  18. Six – New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania, South Australia
  19. Nigeria (more than 211 million)
  20. Istanbul
  21. River Severn
  22. Five – The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island
  23. Barcelona
  24. Antarctica
  25. Mount Kilimanjaro
  26. Kentucky
  27. Morocco
  28. The District Line
  29. Brussels
  30. Four - Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Somalia
  31. Andorra
  32. Ickenham
  33. 8 billion (We are believed to have reached this point in November)
  34. Romania
  35. Mercury
  36. Germany
  37. Greenland
  38. Tallinn
  39. Peru
  40. Lion
  41. Spain
  42. Tokyo
  43. USA, Belize and Guatemala
  44. Kazakhstan
  45. 22 per cent
  46. Africa
  47. Sudan
  48. Eight
  49. Massachusetts
  50. River Clyde

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