Geography of Australia questions This is a list of recently added questions about geography of Australia. Play geography of Australia quiz and see all the questions. Which country derives its name from the word "South"?Australia. "Australis" means "South" in Latin. Following European discovery, names for the Australian landmass were often references to the legendary Terra Australis Incognita - an "unknown land of the South" which appeared on many maps since Roman times.Created by: globalquiz.orgLatin riddles »hard 53% EgyptEgypt2341ArgentinaArgentina2450AustraliaAustralia7365GeorgiaGeorgia1577 In 2012, NASA published famous 'Black Marble' night lights images. What are the lights in the uninhabited regions of western Australia caused by?Wildfires. These images were assembled from data acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. This means fires and other lighting (such as ships) could have been detected on any one day and integrated into the composite picture, despite being temporary phenomena - giving the the appearance of a massive blaze.Created by: globalquiz.orgNASA riddles »hard 54% large citieslarge cities1647wildfireswildfires4464oil drillsoil drills946open-pit minesopen-pit mines1108 Where is Bali?At point 3. Bali is the largest tourist destination in Indonesia. According to BBC Travel released in 2011, Bali is one of the World's Best Islands, rank in second after Greece. Since 2011, China has displaced Japan as the second-largest supplier of tourists to Bali, while Australia still tops the list.Created by: Andy Sealygeography of Indonesia riddles »hard 45% at point 1at point 11740at point 2at point 22094at point 3at point 37045at point 4at point 44467 Where is Sydney?At point 3. Sydney is both the oldest (the site of the first British colony in Australia) and the largest (4.6 million people) city in Australia.Created by: globalquiz.orgAustralia riddles »hard 54% at point 1at point 11549at point 2at point 22608at point 3at point 37834at point 4at point 42272 Which continent is that?Africa. This map of Africa is rotated so the continent shape resembles Australia.Created by: globalquiz.orgcontinents riddles »hard 47% AustraliaAustralia5492AsiaAsia526AfricaAfrica5729North AmericaNorth America304 Which continent has the least active volcanoes?Australia. There are no active volcanoes on the Australian mainland that have erupted since European settlement, however some volcanoes in Victoria and South Australia are likely to have been active and witnessed by Aboriginal people several thousand years ago.Created by: globalquiz.orgnatural disasters riddles »hard 59% EuropeEurope2378North AmericaNorth America1018AfricaAfrica1895AustraliaAustralia7695 How much of Australia coastline is desertous? (out of total 21,262 miles/34,218 km)140 miles (180 km). More than 40% of Australia's land is classified as desert, but almost all of it is located inland. The Great Sandy Desert is the only one to extend to the coast, forming the long sweep of the Eighty Miles Beach (which is actually 140 miles long).Created by: Cleodeserts riddles »very hard 22% 140 miles (180 km)140 miles (180 km)8401,000 miles (1,600 km)1,000 miles (1,600 km)5103,000 miles (4,800 km)3,000 miles (4,800 km)87914,000 miles (22,500 km)14,000 miles (22,500 km)1502 Australian Gibson Desert is named after Alfred Gibson. Who was he?A man who got lost in the desert. The Gibson Desert was named by explorer Ernest Giles after a member of his party, who became lost and presumably died in the desert. There is almost nothing known about Alfred Gibson apart from his appearance.Created by: globalquiz.orggeographic names riddles »very hard 29% a man who got lost in the deserta man who got lost in the desert1676first president of Australiafirst president of Australia662explorer that first crossed Australiaexplorer that first crossed Australia2805famous Australian poetfamous Australian poet544 This is a satellite photo of a large Australian City. Which city is that?Canberra is the only major Australian city without sea access. With a population of 358,000, it is Australia's eighth-largest city overall.Created by: Kasiasatellite images riddles »very hard 38% MelbourneMelbourne2225SydneySydney1814CanberraCanberra3157BrisbaneBrisbane1000 What was the reason to build Canberra for Australian capital, rather than selecting one of the existing large cities?Dispute between Sydney and Melbourne. Debates over Federation in the late 19th century were dominated by a long dispute over whether Sydney or Melbourne should be the national capital. A compromise was reached: the new capital would be built in New South Wales, at least 100 miles (160 km) from Sydney.Created by: Kasiacapitals riddles »easy 70% safe location far from the seasafe location far from the sea2213wish of the Indigenous Australianswish of the Indigenous Australians1390low land pricelow land price1842dispute between Sydney and Melbournedispute between Sydney and Melbourne12707 Play Australia quiz and see all the questions.