Geographical names questions This is a list of recently added questions about geographical names. The southernmost tip of Africa is named the Cape of Good Hope. A hope for what it was?Sea route to India. Bartolomeu Dias originally named the Cape of Good Hope the "Cape of Storms" (Cabo das Tormentas). It was later renamed (by King John II of Portugal) the Cape of Good Hope because it represented the opening of a route to the east.Created by: globalquiz.orgSouth Africa riddles »easy 70% foodfood586christening of Africachristening of Africa547sea route to Indiasea route to India5833fortunate windsfortunate winds1306 How do Finns call the Baltic Sea?East Sea. In all Germanic languages except English the Baltic Sea is called "East Sea" - this includes German (Ostsee), Dutch (Oostzee) and all Scandinavian languages. The name has been used since the Viking age, and was also adpoted (through Swedish) into Finnish language, disregarding the geography (the sea is west of Finland).Created by: Gizem İsmailoğluBaltic Sea riddles »hard 48% West SeaWest Sea870East SeaEast Sea3322North SeaNorth Sea604South SeaSouth Sea2051 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.orgAtlantic Ocean riddles »hard 49% James CookJames Cook2247Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan1433Francis DrakeFrancis Drake1412Tristan da CunhaTristan da Cunha5039 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 52% Dutch queenDutch queen3569Norwegian queenNorwegian queen7139Russian queenRussian queen509Mythical queen of the AmazonsMythical queen of the Amazons2502 Where does the name K2 come from?Name of the Karakoram Range. The name K2 is derived from the notation used by the Great Trigonometric Survey. Thomas Montgomerie numbered the most prominent peaks of Kararkoram K1 to K35. Next, these were replaced by local names, but K2 appeared not to have acquired a local name, possibly due to its remoteness.Created by: globalquiz.orgHimalayas riddles »hard 54% name of Polish climber - Jerzy Kukuczkaname of Polish climber - Jerzy Kukuczka408the fact it's second in height in the worldthe fact it's second in height in the world2798name of the Karakoram Rangename of the Karakoram Range4999the name "King George II"the name "King George II"988 What did first Spanish conquerors expect to find in Argentina?Silver. The country name is derived from the Latin argentum (silver - Ag). La Plata Basin (literally "Silver river") does not have any sources of silver, but the first Spaniards arrived to the area following rumors of the existence of silver mountains.Created by: KasiaArgentina riddles »very hard 30% goldgold1845silversilver1431diamondsdiamonds641coffeecoffee737 Play geographic names quiz and see all the questions.