Geographic names questions This is a list of recently added questions about geographic names. Play geographic names quiz and see all the questions. What is the largest biome in the world?Taiga. The taiga is the largest biome on earth, taking up almost 30% of the world's surface, and is chiefly located in Canada and Russia.Created by: Roy ZhuCanada riddles »hard 49% TundraTundra916TaigaTaiga3963OceanOcean2974GrasslandsGrasslands212 Which sea was considered to be non-navigable?Sargasso Sea. The Atlantic Ocean's Sargasso Sea was named after the Sargassum seaweed, which floats en masse on the surface there. Although it was formerly thought to cover the entirety of the Sargasso Sea, making navigation impossible, it has since been found to occur only in drifts. The historic incidents of sailing ships being trapped there are now considered due to the often calm winds of the horse latitudes.Created by: Lynn Desmondseas riddles »average 60% Black SeaBlack Sea1274Red SeaRed Sea1098Yellow SeaYellow Sea743Sargasso SeaSargasso Sea4834 Which large river flows through Rio de Janeiro? ("rio" is Portuguese for "river")None. Portuguese were the Europeans who encountered Guanabara Bay on January 1,1502. They took it for a large river, which they named "Rio de Janeiro" ("January River"). Later it was discovered, that the presumed river was in fact a gulf, but the name remained.Created by: globalquiz.orgAge of Discovery riddles »hard 46% JaneiroJaneiro2619La PlataLa Plata1495CorcovadoCorcovado525NoneNone4033 Which country is named "Sak'art'velo" in its own language?Georgian language is written in its own unique writing system, the Georgian script. Certain grammatical similarities with Basque, especially in the case system, have often been pointed out. However, the hypothesis that both languages are related, is generally considered to lack conclusive evidence.Created by: globalquiz.orgcountry names riddles »hard 42% AlbaniaAlbania1847IndonesiaIndonesia1426EstoniaEstonia1717GeorgiaGeorgia3663 Which Island has been named after Scotland?New Caledonia. Caledonia is the Latin name given by the Romans to the land in today's Scotland north of their province of Britannia. The island of New Caledonia was named by Captain James Cook on 4 September 1774, as the north-east of the island reminded him of Scotland.Created by: globalquiz.orgislands riddles »hard 57% TasmaniaTasmania1478New GuineaNew Guinea1135New CaledoniaNew Caledonia7191New ZealandNew Zealand2628 Who discovered New Zealand?Dutchmen. New Zealand was discovered by Dutch capitan Abel Tasman. It is named after the Dutch province of Zealand (near the Belgian border today).Created by: globalquiz.orggeographic discoveries riddles »hard 49% EnglishmenEnglishmen6057DutchmenDutchmen8684FrenchmenFrenchmen1153SpaniardsSpaniards1585 What does 'Mesopotamia' literally mean?Land between rivers. Since the earliest times, Mesopotamia was known as 'land between rivers' or 'land of rivers' in most of languages. "Mesopotamia" consists of two greek compounds: "Meso" (middle, between, as in Mesoamerica) and "Potamos" (river, as in hippopotamus).Created by: globalquiz.orgetymology riddles »easy 79% land between riversland between rivers6021middle earthmiddle earth392ancient landancient land404land of the richesland of the riches724 Who is the city of St. Louis named after?King of France. Louis IX (1214 – 1270) is the only canonised king of France, mostly due to his support and participation in the crusades. There are many places named after him, including the city of St. Louis, Missouri, and both the state and city of San Luis Potosí in Mexico. Created by: globalquiz.orgsaints riddles »average 60% early Christian Martyrearly Christian Martyr3241king of Franceking of France10355translator of the Bibletranslator of the Bible927founder of the Knights Templarfounder of the Knights Templar2552 Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world. Who discovered it?Tristan da Cunha lies in the south Atlantic Ocean, 2,816 kilometers (1,750 mi) from the nearest land, South Afric. In 1816 the United Kingdom formally annexed the islands, to ensure that the French would be unable to use the islands as a base for a rescue operation to free Napoleon Bonaparte from his prison in Saint Helena. Today, the main island has a permanent population of 275.Created by: globalquiz.orggeographical names riddles »hard 49% James CookJames Cook2116Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan1347Francis DrakeFrancis Drake1323Tristan da CunhaTristan da Cunha4665 After whom is Queen Maud Land in Antarctica named?Norwegian queen. Queen Maud Land was the first part of Antarctica to be sighted. The name was initially applied in January 1930 to the land discovered by Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen and Finn Lützow-Holm during Norvegia expedition of 1929–30. It was named after the Norwegian Queen Maud of Wales, wife of the then-reigning King Haakon VII.Created by: globalquiz.orgAntarctic riddles »hard 51% Dutch queenDutch queen3380Norwegian queenNorwegian queen6705Russian queenRussian queen485Mythical queen of the AmazonsMythical queen of the Amazons2378 Play geographic names quiz and see all the questions.