Top 10 Mediterranean Sea facts Selected as the most interesting among geography related questions in Geography quiz Which island is known as "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean"?Stromboli. Mt Stromboli has been in almost one continuous eruption for the past 2000 years, which is the longest known in the world. The volcano explodes at intervals ranging from minutes to hours. This is known as Strombolian eruption type, also observed at other volcanoes worldwide.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Italy facts » Where is the famous Shipwreck's Bay?In Zakynthos. The beach is named after a shipwreck of MV Panagiotis, a smugglers ship. It ran aground in 1980, probably while carrying contraband cigarettes and being chased by the Greek Navy. According to a popular story, locals raided the cargo, and for the following four years no 'official' tobacco products were sold on the island.Created by: globalquiz.orgislands of Greece facts » Which southern EU country holds mandatory military service for men?Greece. There is a long and still continued history of conflicts and tensions between Greece and Turkey. Between 1974-2002, Greece was in the state of general mobilization due to the crisis in Cyprus.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Greece facts » Which part of Greece was never conquered by the Turks?Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian Islands, west of Greek Peninsula. It was long controlled by Venice, which repulsed several Turkish sieges, before falling under British rule following the Napoleonic Wars. Corfu was eventually ceded by the British Empire and unified with the modern Greece in 1864.Created by: Sumit Tamanggeography of Greece facts » What is the only Semitic language serving as an official language of the European Union?Maltese developed from Arabic in Sicily, and later in Malta, between the end of the ninth century and the end of the thirteenth century. Maltese is the only Semitic language written in the Latin script. Through the history, the Maltese language has been classified in various ways, with some claiming that the ancient Punic language (used in Carthage) was the base of the language, while others believed the language to be Berber, and under Fascist Italy, it was considered a dialect of Italian.Created by: globalquiz.orgMediterranean facts » What was the second "Sicily" in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies? (one was the island of Sicily)Kingdom of Naples. The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was formed as a union of the Kingdom of Sicily and the Kingdom of Naples, which collectively had long been called the "Two Sicilies". It was the largest of the states of the region known as Italy before the Italian unification.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Italy facts » Which of the Eurozone countries has the smallest economy?Malta, with 417 thousand of inhabitants, is the least populous country of the Eurozone (the next is Luxembourg with 511). Its economy (measured by nominal GDP) is only 0.06% of Eurozone total.Created by: Jason Beagleyeconomy facts » How long did the Republic of Venice exist?Over 1000 years. The Republic of Venice existed for over a millennium, from the late 7th century until 1797. That was one of the longest uninterrupted existence of a sovereign country in the history of Europe. Created by: globalquiz.orgMiddle Ages facts » What is the second largest Greek island? (after Crete)Euboea, with 3670 km2 (1417 sq.m.) is more than twice as large as the third largest island, Lesbos. Euboea is separated from mainland by just 40 m wide Euripus Strait. A bridge over the strait was first constructed in the twenty-first year of the Peloponnesian War (410 BC).Created by: globalquiz.orgGreece facts » In what country are the ruins of Carthage?Tunisia. The ruins of Carthage are just 15 km north of Tunis. It is one of the main tourist attractions of Tunisia.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of North Africa facts » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.