Top 10 Atlantic Ocean facts Selected as the most interesting among geography related questions in Geography quiz 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 facts » Where is Madeira?Atlantic Ocean. Madeira is considered to be the first territorial discovery of the exploratory period of the European Age of Discovery. It was claimed by Portuguese sailors in the service of Prince Henry the Navigator in 1419 and settled after 1420.Created by: globalquiz.orgPortugal facts » Where is the highest peak of Spain located?On Tenerife (Canary Islands). Mount Teide is the highest peak of Tenerefe in the Canary Islands and at the same time of Spain. Teide is 3,718 meter (12,198 ft) high stratovulcano. It's also the highest peak of all Atlantic islands. Measured from the ocean floor it reaches about 7,500 meters (24,600 ft). Created by: smyrumountains facts » The greatest depth of the Atlantic Ocean is: Puerto Rico Trench is deep at 9219 m below sea level (Atlantic), Tonga Trench is deep at 10882 m below sea level, Romanche Furrow is deep at 7761 m below sea level, New Britain Trench is deep at 9140 m below sea level. Created by: Wojciech Dudaoceans facts » For what was the medal of the “Blue Riband of the Atlantic” awarded?For the fastest liner. The term “Blue Riband of the Atlantic” did not come into use until the 1890's, and the history of the trans-Atlantic competition, which was compiled retrospectively, was regarded as starting with the crossings by the steamships Sirius and Great Western in 1838.Sirius in 1838 needed 18 days 14 hours. 22 min. The last SS United States did this in 3 days 10 hours. 40 minutesCreated by: Tschuka 20th century facts » Which river flows into the Gulf of Mexico?Mississippi River. Mississippi and Rio Grande are the two largest rivers flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.Created by: globalquiz.orgrivers facts » In what ocean are the Falkland Islands?Atlantic Ocean. The Falkland Islands are about 300 miles (483 kilometres) east of the coast of Argentina.Created by: globalquiz.orgUnited Kingdom facts » In what ocean are the Hebrides?Atlantic Ocean. The Hebrides is an archipelago off the west coast of mainland Scotland.Created by: globalquiz.orgislands facts » Where are the Azores?Atlantic Ocean. The Azores is a Portuguese archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It is 1,360 km west of continental Portugal and 1,925 km east of Newfoundland.Created by: globalquiz.orgseas facts » Which two continents have no contact with the Atlantic Ocean?Asia and Australia. The Atlantic Ocean occupies an elongated, S-shaped basin extending longitudinally between Eurasia and Africa to the east, and the Americas to the west. Created by: Tschuka Earth facts » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.