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% EgyptEgypt2507ArgentinaArgentina2604AustraliaAustralia7994GeorgiaGeorgia1704 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 55% large citieslarge cities1785wildfireswildfires4910oil drillsoil drills1023open-pit minesopen-pit mines1192 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 46% at point 1at point 11826at point 2at point 22217at point 3at point 37639at point 4at point 44773 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 55% at point 1at point 11617at point 2at point 22757at point 3at point 38338at point 4at point 42429 Which continent is that?Africa. This map of Africa is rotated so the continent shape resembles Australia.Created by: globalquiz.orgcontinents riddles »hard 47% AustraliaAustralia5846AsiaAsia568AfricaAfrica6112North AmericaNorth America334 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% EuropeEurope2520North AmericaNorth America1073AfricaAfrica2035AustraliaAustralia8365 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)8841,000 miles (1,600 km)1,000 miles (1,600 km)5293,000 miles (4,800 km)3,000 miles (4,800 km)93514,000 miles (22,500 km)14,000 miles (22,500 km)1570 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 desert1740first president of Australiafirst president of Australia685explorer that first crossed Australiaexplorer that first crossed Australia2925famous Australian poetfamous Australian poet559 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% MelbourneMelbourne2356SydneySydney1929CanberraCanberra3360BrisbaneBrisbane1077 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 sea2358wish of the Indigenous Australianswish of the Indigenous Australians1459low land pricelow land price1942dispute between Sydney and Melbournedispute between Sydney and Melbourne13542 Play Australia quiz and see all the questions.