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Do you know? (Submitted by Karan Menon)

(Questions) 1. Name the lake north of the Sudd, at the confluence of the Bahr al Jabal and the Bahr al Ghazal Rivers which marks the transition between the Bahr al Jabal and the White Nile proper. 2. Which mountain in the Loma Mountains is the highest point in Sierra Leone? 3. Which mountain in the Drakensberg Mountains on the South African border is the highest point in Swaziland? 4. Which town in St. Louis County in the Saint Louis metropolitan area is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers? 5. Which port on Lake Superior is the most populous city on Michigan's Upper Peninsula? 6. Lake Wanapitei, a lake in a meteor crater is the largest lake in the world completely within the city limits of a city, is located in which city north of Georgian Bay that is the largest city in Northern Ontario? 7. Medellin is located in what valley that follows the course of the Medellin River, which flows into the Nechi River, a tributary of the Cauca? 8. Which airport in the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in the Chinese Province of Sichuan is the highest airport in the world? 9. What is the Indian/Pakistani term from the land between two converging rivers, especially between the Yamuna and Ganges Rivers before they meet at Allahabad? 10. The Cap Bon Peninsula separates the Gulf of Tunis from which other large Tunisian gulf? 11. The Port of Mongla serves the city of Khulna, Bangladesh’s 3rd largest city. Khulna is located on the banks of what river, a distributary of the Ganges? 12. Which coral island in the Bay of Bengal, in the Chittagong Division, south of the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf Peninsula near the border with Myanmar is the southernmost point of Bangladesh? 13. Sao Tome, the capital of Sao Tome and Principe, is located on what bay? 14. Name the Cameroonian city located directly across the Chari River from N’Djamena, Chad. 15. Which building in Moscow overtook the Shard in London in 2012, to become Europe’s tallest building? 16. Zaragoza, a city on the banks of the Ebro River is the capital of which autonomous community of Spain? 17. Excluding Greenland, which island, separated from the Jutland Peninsula by the Limfjord whose largest city is Hjorring, is the 2nd largest island of Denmark after Sjaelland? 18. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the largest city on the Kamchatka Peninsula is located on which bay, a part of the Pacific Ocean? 19. Nikolskoye is the main settlement in the Commander Islands, a Russian archipelago in the Bering Sea, east of the Kamchatka Peninsula. This town is located on the largest and westernmost island in this archipelago. Name this island. 20. Which active volcano, on the Kamchatka Peninsula, part of the Volcanoes of Kamchatka UNESCO World Heritage Site is the highest mountain in Asian Russia(Siberia)? 21. Which cape in the Somalian autonomous region of Puntland that forms the Apex of the Horn of Africa is the easternmost point in mainland Africa? 22. Which cape, on the Atlantic Coast of the Paraiba state of Brazil, 5 miles southeast of Joao Pessoa is the easternmost point in South America and the Americas? 23. The island of Aruro is located in what Ethiopian Lake fed by the Bilate River that is partially located within Nechisar National Park? 24. Which cape in the Johor state that is located across the Johor Strait from Singapore, is the southernmost point in the Malay Peninsula and is also the southernmost point in mainland Eurasia? 25. Angurugu is the largest town on which island, the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, located in the Northern Territory, that is mainly inhabited by the Anindilyakwa people? (Answers) 1. Name the lake north of the Sudd, at the confluence of the Bahr al Jabal and the Bahr al Ghazal Rivers which marks the transition between the Bahr al Jabal and the White Nile proper. (Lake No) 2. Which mountain in the Loma Mountains is the highest point in Sierra Leone? (Mount Bintumani) 3. Which mountain in the Drakensberg Mountains on the South African border is the highest point in Swaziland? (Emlembe) 4. Which town in St. Louis County in the Saint Louis metropolitan area is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers? (Spanish Lake, MO) 5. Which port on Lake Superior is the most populous city on Michigan's Upper Peninsula? (Marquette) 6. Lake Wanapitei, a lake in a meteor crater is the largest lake in the world completely within the city limits of a city, is located in which city north of Georgian Bay that is the largest city in Northern Ontario? (Greater Sudbury) 7. Medellin is located in what valley that follows the course of the Medellin River, which flows into the Nechi River, a tributary of the Cauca? (Aburra Valley) 8. Which airport in the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in the Chinese Province of Sichuan is the highest airport in the world? (Daocheng Yading Airport) 9. What is the Indian/Pakistani term from the land between two converging rivers, especially between the Yamuna and Ganges Rivers before they meet at Allahabad? (Doab) 10. The Cap Bon Peninsula separates the Gulf of Tunis from which other large Tunisian gulf? (Gulf of Hammamet) 11. The Port of Mongla serves the city of Khulna, Bangladesh’s 3rd largest city. Khulna is located on the banks of what river, a distributary of the Ganges? (Rupsa River) 12. Which coral island in the Bay of Bengal, in the Chittagong Division, south of the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf Peninsula near the border with Myanmar is the southernmost point of Bangladesh? (St. Martin’s Island) 13. Sao Tome, the capital of Sao Tome and Principe, is located on what bay? (Ana Chaves Bay) 14. Name the Cameroonian city located directly across the Chari River from N’Djamena, Chad. (Kousseri) 15. Which building in Moscow overtook the Shard in London in 2012, to become Europe’s tallest building? (Mercury City Tower) 16. Zaragoza, a city on the banks of the Ebro River is the capital of which autonomous community of Spain? (Aragon) 17. Excluding Greenland, which island, separated from the Jutland Peninsula by the Limfjord whose largest city is Hjorring, is the 2nd largest island of Denmark after Sjaelland? (North Jutlandic Island) 18. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the largest city on the KamchatkaPeninsula is located on which bay, a part of the Pacific Ocean? (Avacha Bay) 19. Nikolskoye is the main settlement in the Commander Islands, a Russian archipelago in the Bering Sea, east of the Kamchatka Peninsula. This town is located on the largest and westernmost island in this archipelago. Name this island. (Bering Island) 20. Which active volcano, on the Kamchatka Peninsula, part of the Volcanoes of Kamchatka UNESCO World Heritage Site is the highest mountain in Asian Russia(Siberia)? (Klyuchevskaya Sopka) 21. Which Cape in the Somalian autonomous region of Puntland that forms the Apex of the Horn of Africa is the easternmost point in mainland Africa? (Cape Guardafui) 22. Which Cape, on the Atlantic Coast of the Paraiba state of Brazil, 5 miles southeast of Joao Pessoa is the easternmost point in South America and the Americas? (Cape Branco, also known as Ponta do Seixas) 23. The island of Aruro is located in what Ethiopian Lake fed by the Bilate River that is partially located within Nechisar National Park? (Lake Abaya) 24. Which cape in the Johor state that is located across the Johor Strait from Singapore, is the southernmost point in the Malay Peninsula and is also the southernmost point in mainland Eurasia? (Tanjung Piai) 25. Angurugu is the largest town on which island, the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, located in the Northern Territory, that is mainly inhabited by the Anindilyakwa people? (Groote Eylandt)

Why Geography Bee?

Why Geography Bee?

Preparing for this competition is a fun way of learning about places and people, all across the world! It increases geographic knowledge and helps children in becoming champions. It instills in them the universal principles of education – the desire to learn, the ability to focus, the discipline to stay on course, the importance of working hard, an opportunity to understand novel concepts and to make a sense of every day, world events .
Preparing for Geography Bee leads to learning important life lessons that are absolute pre-requisites for higher achievement.

Why Geography?

Why Geography?

In an increasingly interconnected, interdependent and compressed world, knowing about the world and the happenings around will enable us to understand how remote events have the ability to impact people's lives all around the world. Geography connects physical systems, cultural characteristics, evolution and modification of environments and availability and distribution of resources. Being Geographically literate and by having a mental map of the world, children will have a decent chance to become global citizens and consequently, primed to be active players on the world stage. They are also more likely to appreciate Mother Earth as the homeland of humankind, for making wise management decisions about how the planet's resources should be conserved and used in the next century.

Monday, December 1, 2014

GeoBee Fact File - December, 2014

Use this section to post NEW facts as you learn them.  These facts should be in a statement or in Q/A format.  Ensure that all posts are precise, accurate and are properly worded.
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GeoBee News of the Day - December, 2014

As you follow important events around the world, make a note of them from the competition perspective and post the facts here in a statement or in a Q&A format. Emphasize the geographical aspects of the place more than the main news/event itself.
Make sure that the posts are accurate, complete and are properly worded.
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Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in eastern Samar near city of Dolores, CNN meteorologist reports



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2014 Nobel Week Begins
This year's Nobel Week begins with a press conference for media in the Nobel Museum in Stockholm. On this day, the Nobel Laureates arrive in Stockholm for an eventful week, including meetings, dinners and lectures, all ending up with the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony and Banquet.

For full details, go to http://www.nobelprize.org/index.html

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(From Yahoo Finance)
It’s official: America is now No. 2
 By Brett Arends
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A Chinese national flag flutters in front of the headquarters of the People's Bank of China, 
China's central bank, in central Beijing, May 16, 2014. 

Hang on to your hats, America.

And throw away that big, fat styrofoam finger while you’re about it.
There’s no easy way to say this, so I’ll just say it: We’re no longer No. 1. Today, we’re No. 2. Yes, it’s official. The Chinese economy just overtook the United States economy to become the largest in the world. For the first time since Ulysses S. Grant was president, America is not the leading economic power on the planet.
It just happened — and almost nobody noticed.
The International Monetary Fund recently released the latest numbers for the world economy. And when you measure national economic output in “real” terms of goods and services, China will this year produce $17.6 trillion — compared with $17.4 trillion for the U.S.A.
As recently as 2000, we produced nearly three times as much as the Chinese.
To put the numbers slightly differently, China now accounts for 16.5% of the global economy when measured in real purchasing-power terms, compared with 16.3% for the U.S.
This latest economic earthquake follows the development last year when China surpassed the U.S. for the first time in terms of global trade.
I first reported on this looming development over two years ago, but the moment came sooner than I or anyone else had predicted. China’s recent decision to bring gross domestic product calculations in line with international standards has revealed activity that had previously gone uncounted.
These calculations are based on a well-established and widely used economic measure known as purchasing-power parity (or PPP), which measures the actual output as opposed to fluctuations in exchange rates. So a Starbucks venti Frappucino served in Beijing counts the same as a venti Frappucino served in Minneapolis, regardless of what happens to be going on among foreign-exchange traders.
PPP is the real way of comparing economies. It is one reported by the IMF and was, for example, the one used by McKinsey & Co. consultants back in the 1990s when they undertook a study of economic productivity on behalf of the British government.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

2014 Country Capsule Assignment - AFRICA

2014 Country Capsule Assignment - ASIA

2014 Country Capsule Assignment - EUROPE

2014 Country Capsule Assignment - North America

2014 Country Capsule Assignment - South America, Australia, Oceania, Antarctica

Saturday, November 1, 2014

GeoBee Fact File - November, 2014

Use this section to post NEW facts as you learn them. These posts should be in a statement or in a Q/A format.  Ensure that all posts are precise, accurate and are properly worded.
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Check out these videos from Youtube...

25 Maps that will change the way you look at the world...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXB1Z_CxBK0

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http://youtu.be/OxpxcE80jUg

GeoBee News of the Day - November, 2014

As you follow important events around the world, make a note of them from the competition perspective and post the facts here in a statement or in a Q&A format. Emphasize the geographical aspects of the place more than the main news/event itself.
Make sure that the posts are accurate, complete and are properly worded.
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Hyderabad ranked 2nd best place in world to see in 2015: Magazine
In the December 2014-January 2015 issue, the periodical ranked Hyderabad at second position on the list.

Hyderabad ranked 2nd best place in world to see in 2015: Magazine

HYDERABAD: Hyderabad is the second best place in the world that one should see in 2015, according to an international travel publication. 
The Presidio of San Francisco in the US ranked first on the "Best of the World - 20 Places You Should See in 2015" list, published in the annual guide of 'Traveler' magazine of National Geographic. 
In the December 2014-January 2015 issue, the periodical ranked Hyderabad at second position on the list, which included cities Zermatt in Switzerland, National Mall in Washington D C, Corsica, Choquequirao in Peru, Sark in Channel Islands, Koyasan in Japan, Oklahoma City, and Maramures in Romania. 

"Stories of Hyderabad's poetic past weave amid strings of programming code in this South Eastern India city that was home to one of the richest men in the world, Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last ruling nizam of Hyderabad," the periodical said. 

It goes on to talk about how Hyderabad has now become a seedbed for many global IT brands, the opulent Taj Falaknuma Palace, Irani cafes, fifth generation pearl merchants and other attractions. 
According to Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, Hyderabad will remain common capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for a period not exceeding ten years; thereafter it will be part and parcel of Telangana.
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(From NG, thanks to GM)
New "Bat Frog" Found in Amazon, Named for Ozzy Osbourne
Dendropsophus ozzy, a new species of treefrog.
Photograph by Pedro Peloso
Dendropsophus ozzyi, seen here in its Amazon habitat, has an unusually high-pitched, chirpy call. 
Holy Batfrog! Scientists have discovered a new tree frog species with a shrill, batlike call in the Brazilian Amazon.
"As soon as I heard its call, I knew it was a new species. I had never heard anything like it," said Pedro Peloso, one of the frog's discoverers and a postdoctoral fellow at Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Brazil.
Peloso and colleagues found the 0.75-inch (19.4-millimeter) amphibian in 2009 as part of a biodiversity survey of Floresta Nacional de Pau-Rosa, a protected area in the state of Amazonas.

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First passengers on Japanese maglev train travel at speeds of 500kmph


First passengers on Japanese maglev train travel at speeds of 500kmph
The 27-mile trip went by in a flash for the 100 passengers as the train, which "floats" above tracks using magnetic levitation, hit speeds of 311 mph (500 kmh). (Getty Images)

The first passengers have travelled at an incredible 311 mph on a hovering bullet train in Japan.The maglev trains have been tested before between the cities of Uenohara and Fuefuki but now members of the public have been allowed on board for the first time.

The 27-mile trip went by in a flash for the 100 passengers as the train, which "floats" above tracks using magnetic levitation, hit speeds of 311 mph (500 kmph).
Maglev trains are even faster than Japan's famous bullet trains, which currently travel at about 200 mph (320 kmh).

They will eventually consist of 16 carriages, carrying up to 1,000 passengers at a time and cutting the current travel time by more than half, from 90 to 40 minutes.
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Africa Cup of Nations: Equatorial Guinea to host tournament

Equatorial Guinea will host the Africa Cup of Nations in January.
Equatorial Guinea will host the Africa Cup of Nations in January.

(CNN) -- At last -- the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations has a home.
Equatorial Guinea will host Africa's top football tournament between January 17 and February 18 after striking a deal to replace Morocco.
CAF, the Confederation of African Football, announced the decision on Friday following Morocco's refusal to host the tournament.
Morocco had cited fears over Ebola, the deadly disease sweeping across parts of Africa, as the reason to postpone the event until 2016.
CAF rejected that proposition and expelled Morocco following its refusal to host the competition.
It signals a remarkable turnaround in Equatorial Guinea's fortunes following the team's suspension from the competition for fielding an ineligible player earlier this year.

During qualifying for the 2012 World Cup, Equatorial Guinea forfeited two games for the same offense.
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Group: Piece of metal may solve mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance

By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN
October 30, 2014 -- Updated 2058 GMT (0458 HKT)



















http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/30/us/amelia-earhart-mystery/index.html?hpt=hp_c4
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