Top 10 geography of Asia facts Selected as the most interesting among geography of Asia related questions in Geography of Asia quiz Where is the Kwai river?In Thailand. River Kwai in Thailand today, but there was no such river when the "bridge on the River Kwai" was created. The movie tells a fictional story, and the film crew built a wooden bridge on the Mae Klong river. This part of the river was then renamed Khwae Yai to bring geographical fact more in line with the movie.Created by: KasiaThailand facts » What does the name Singapore mean?City of Lions. The English name of Singapore is derived from the Malay word Singapura (lit. Lion City), hence the customary reference to the nation as the Lion City. Lions probably never lived there; the beast seen by Sang Nila Utama, who founded and named ancient Singapore, was most likely a tiger.Created by: globalquiz.orgcity names facts » Chennai is one of the India's largest cities. What was the previous city name?Madras. The renaming of cities in India started after the end of the British imperial period in India in 1947 and continues to date. Madras was changed to Chennai in 1994, but the old name preserved in many institutions, like Madras Stock Exchange, Madras University and Madras High Court.Created by: Kasiageography of India facts » Which city is associated with cremated bodies lying on the banks of a river?Varanasi. Hindus believe that bathing in the Ganges remits sins and that dying in Varanasi ensures release of a person's soul from the cycle of its transmigrations. Those who are lucky enough to die in Varanasi, are cremated on the banks of the Ganges, and are granted instant salvation. Thus, many Hindus arrive here for dying.Created by: globalquiz.orgdeath facts » What is the largest landlocked country?Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world by land area. Its territory is larger than Western Europe, but the population is only 16.6 million.Created by: KasiaKazakhstan facts » What was the previous name of Ho Chi Minh city?Saigon. Immediately after the communist takeover of South Vietnam in 1975, a provisional government renamed the city after Ho Chi Minh. Even today, however, the informal name of Sai Gon remains in daily speech both domestically and internationally.Created by: Gizem İsmailoğlucommunism facts » What is the population of the Republic of China?23 million. Officially, the government of Republic of China, known as Taiwan, has claimed sovereignty over all of China. From 1949 to the 1970s, the primary mission of the military was to "retake the mainland", but it has shifted to defense now.Created by: globalquiz.orgTaiwan facts » In which Asian country the five most common surnames are de la Cruz, Santos, Reyes, Bautista and del Rosario?Philippines. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. From 1565 to 1821, the Philippines were governed as a territory of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Roman Catholic missionaries converted most of the lowland inhabitants to Christianity. Even though Spanish is not an official language today (Filipino and English are), Spanish names are preserved among the population.Created by: globalquiz.orgPhilippines facts » In which country is Javanese the official language?Nowhere. With 82 million of native speakers (more than French) Javanese is the largest language without an official status anywhere (and thus the largest minority language in the world), despite being used throughout Southeast Asia and Suriname.Created by: life-o-holicgeography of Indonesia facts » Where is Mecca?At point 3. Mecca was long ruled by Muhammad's descendants, the sharifs, either as independent rulers or as vassals to larger empires. It was absorbed into Saudi Arabia in 1925.Created by: life-o-holicSaudi Arabia facts » Play geography of Asia quiz and see all the questions.