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Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About the Countries of the World

Dhvani Dedhia Nov 10, 2020
Not a lot of people are well versed about geography and the countries of the world. This quiz will show how much attention you paid in your geography lessons.
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The city of Istanbul is located on Asia as well as Europe. It’s a transcontinental city in Eurasia spread on both sides of the Bosphorus strait.
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Russia spans over 6.6 million square miles making it the largest country of the world. It shares its borders with 14 different countries and it includes 9 different time zones.
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Baku is the capital city of Azerbaijan and also the largest in the country. This beautiful city is well known for its UNESCO world heritage site that includes the Inner City of Baku, the Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower.
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Although when one thinks of pyramids Egypt is what pops first in our head, but surprisingly it is not the country with the highest number of pyramids. Sudan has more than 200 pyramids putting it on top of the list.
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The term Rainbow Nation was coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu to refer to South Africa. It’s a metaphor for the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-lingual diversity of the nation.
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That’s right; the home of the renowned ‘Sistine Chapel’ is the smallest country in the world. Vatican City is a city state governed by the Holy See, and is the residence of the Pope. As of 2019 the population of Vatican City was 825.
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The Door to Hell or Darvaza Gas Crater is a cavern natural gas pit releasing methane gas in the middle of Karakum Desert. To control the spread of the methane gas the pit was set on fire and surprisingly it has been burning since 1971.
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Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined! It has over 2 million lakes and covers nearly 9% of Canada’s total surface area.
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The Strait of Gibraltar separates the southernmost parts of Spain from the northwestern parts of Morocco. This narrow strait connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.
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The international boundary between United States and Canada stretches for about 8891 kilometers long. Canada’s 8 provinces and US’s 13 states are located along the international boundary.
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Scottish people are known for their fascination of myths and legends. The first time a unicorn was represented on the Scottish royal coat of arms in the 12th century. They stand as a sign of dominance and bravery.
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Now that you’ve traveled around the world, let’s find out how far you’ve reached?