Top 10 maps facts Selected as the most interesting among maps related questions in Maps quiz Which desert has this famous "eye"?Sahara. The Richat Structure in Mauritania, also known as the Eye of the Sahara, was interpreted as an asteroid impact structure, but no evidence for shock metamorphism has been found. Today scientists believe that it is a huge (40 km in diameter) and deeply eroded geologic dome.Created by: globalquiz.orgdeserts of Africa facts » If you sail due east from New York City, which European country do you land in?Portugal. Generally, most of the Western Europe is located farther north than the United States. New York City has pretty much the same latitude as Naples, Madrid or Istanbul. If you sail west from Great Britain (no matter which point you start at), you will land in Canada - the latitude of London corresponds to the southernmost shore of the Hudson Bay!Created by: globalquiz.orgNew York 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 » Where is Beijing?At point 1. Beijing is located in northern China. Its name, which means "Northern Capital", was applied to the city in 1403 during the Ming Dynasty to distinguish the city from Nanjing (the "Southern Capital").Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of China facts » What is the name of this distinctive sandy desert north to Tibet?Taklamakan is the world's second largest shifting sand desert with about 85% made up of shifting sand dunes. Because it lies in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, Taklamakan is a paradigmatic cold desert climate. During the 2008 Chinese winter storms episode, the Taklamakan was reported to be covered for the first time in its entirety with a thin layer of snow reaching 4 centimeters (1.6 in).Created by: globalquiz.orgdeserts facts » Where is Tokyo?At point 4. Tokyo has numerous outlying islands, which extend as far as 1850 km from central Tokyo. Because of the islands' distance from the administrative headquarters of the metropolitan government in Shinjuku, local offices administer them.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Japan facts » Where is New York?At point 1. The easily recognizable Long Island extends 118 miles (190 km) eastward from New York Harbor. It is both the longest and the largest island in the contiguous United States. Created by: globalquiz.orgcities of North America facts » Where is the city known previously as Saigon?At point 1. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955–75. Created by: globalquiz.orgVietnam facts » Where is Seoul?At point 3. Seoul is in the northwest of South Korea by the Han River. The Han River and its surrounding area played an important role in Korean history, but is no longer actively used for navigation, because its estuary is located at the borders of the two Koreas, with civilian entry barred.Created by: Hitter smasherSouth Korea facts » Where is Shanghai?At point 2. Shanghai is the largest city by population in the People's Republic of China. It is located in the delta of the Yangtze.Created by: globalquiz.orgFar East facts » Play maps quiz and see all the questions.