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Turkmenistan, which is north of Iran, has which city as a capital?

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Ashgabat. Turkmenistan's unit of currency is the manat.

Which island in the Atlantic has one of the world's highest volcanic mountains?

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Tenerife. The volcano Pico de Teide on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands is 3,718 meters high.

Which river is 4,160 miles long?

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Nile. The longest river in the world, the Nile, is longer than the U.S. is wide.

Where in Boston would you ride the "Swan Boats"?

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Public Garden. Boston's Public Garden was proposed as the first public botanic garden in the United States, promoted by philanthropist Horace Gray.

What is the largest bay in the world?

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Hudson. The area of Hudson Bay is 1.23 million square kilometers.

Reykjavik, Akureyri and Keflavik are cities in what remote island country?

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Iceland. Iceland is home to active volcanoes that spew lava.

What is the capital of the British Virgin Islands?

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Road Town. The population of Road Town was 9,400 in 2004.

Luxury vehicles such as Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini are manufactured in what country?

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Italy. Italian automobile manufacturer Enzo Ferrari lived from 1898-1988.

What state is known as the "Peace Garden State"?

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North Dakota. North Dakota shares the International Peace Garden with Manitoba.

Niagara Falls is split in two by which island?

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Goat. "Niagara" comes from the Iroquois name for the river, "Onguiaahra," which means "the Strait".

What is the highest point east of the Mississippi in the U.S.?

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Mt. Mitchell, NC. At 6,643 feet, Mt. Mitchell is the highest mountain east of the Mississippi.

What is the capital of Pitcairn Island?

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Adamstown. Adamstown is the capital of Pitcairn Island, the place where the Bounty mutineers eventually landed.

Which desert is located in the United States?

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Mohave Desert. The lowest and hottest place in North America, Death Valley, is in the Mohave Desert.

Which harbor in New Zealand hosted the successful 2000 defense of the America's Cup by New Zealand?

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Waitemata. Team New Zealand under Peter Blake prevailed in the 2000 America's Cup, the first time the United States had neither contested nor defended.

What city is the capital of Greenland?

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Nuuk. The University of Greenland is located in Nuuk and is the only university in Greenland.

What Asian country is known as the "Pearl of the Orient Seas"?

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The Philippines. The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,100 islands in the South China Sea south of Taiwan.

Which northern European capital city was completely burned to the ground in 1713 and again in 1808?

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Helsinki. The Russian Army burned Helsinki, Finland to the ground in 1808, the second time that fate had befallen the capital city.

What country did the United Nations choose as number one in the 2013 Human Development Index?

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Norway. Australia was voted number 2 and the USA number 3.

Where is Jones Beach State Park located?

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New York. Jones Beach State Park boasts of over 6.5 miles of ocean beach.

What was the only African nation never to come under the thumb of a European power?

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Liberia. Founded by former slaves, Liberia always maintained its liberty (Ethiopia almost made it, only to be invaded by Italy in the 1930's).

 

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