Do you know?

Do you know? (Submitted by Saket Pochiraju)

(Questions) 1. The Samina Valley can be found in which European country having the Ratikon Range and the world's lowest external debt? 2. Ewe and Mina are African languages spoken in which country that is the 4th largest producer of phosphates in the world? 3. The Akinda National Park has a coastline on Mondah Bay in which African country? 4. In 1992, a Greek flagged tanker spilled 80,000 tons of crude oil near Corunna, a port in which country? 5. Leipzig and Dresden are cities in which German state bordering Poland and the Czech Republic? 6. The historic House of Juliet is in which city of the Po Valley that is on the Adige River? 7. What is the highest point of the Zagros Mountains? 8. Minicoy Island, north of Maldive Islands is owned by which country? 9. Tskhinvali is the capital of which disputed Georgian territory? 10. Ansan is a city in which country that claims the Dokdo Islands? 11. The Wachau Valley is in which landlocked European country bordering Germany? 12. Francistown is the 2nd largest city of which country that borders Zimbabwe? 13. What was the former name of the Benue River, a tributary of the Niger River? 14. The Benue River originates in which plateau of Cameroon? 15. Baw Baw National Park is a national park located on the boundaries between the Central Highlands and Gippsland regions in which Australian state containing the Latrobe Valley? 16. Which high current tidal strait lies between Bainbridge Island and the mainland of the Kitsap Peninsula near Suquamish, Washington? 17. Which straits, also known as the Straits of Shimonoseki, are the stretch of water between Honshu and Kyushu? 18. The Caja Del Rio Plateau is in which state- Texas or New Mexico? 19. What river of Northeast China is the largest tributary of the Heilong River, flowing from the Changbai Mountains through the Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces? 20. Bonavista Bay is a large bay located on the northeast coast of which North American island? 21.Name the deep-water bay in the southeastern coast of Vietnam in the province of Khánh Hòa that is located at an inlet of the South China Sea. 22. What is the largest city on the Sea of Galilee? 23. Arcachon Bay is in which country bordering Italy and Germany? 24. Lake Khanka is bordered by only Russia- True or False? 25. Tusheti National Park can be found in which country with the port city of Batumi? (Answers) 1. The Samina Valley can be found in which European country having the Ratikon Range and the world's lowest external debt? (Liechenstien) 2. Ewe and Mina are African languages spoken in which country that is the 4th largest producer of phosphates in the world? (Togo) 3. The Akanda National Park has a coastline on Mondah Bay in which African country? (Gabon) 4. In 1992, a Greek flagged tanker spilled 80,00 tons of crude oil near Corunna, a port in which country? (Spain) 5. Leipzig and Dresden are cities in which German state bordering Poland and the Czech Republic? (Saxony) 6. The historic House of Juliet is in which city of the Po Valley that is on the Adige River? (Verona) 7. What is the highest point of the Zagros Mountains? (Zard Kuh) 8. Minicoy Island, north of Maldive Islands is owned by which country? (India) 9. Tskhinvali is the capital of which disputed Georgian territory? (South Ossetia) 10. Ansan is a city in which country that claims the Dokdo Islands? (South Korea) 11. The Wachau Valley is in which landlocked European country bordering Germany? (Austria) 12. Francistown is the 2nd largest city of which country that borders Zimbabwe? (Botswana) 13. What was the former name of the Benue River, a tributary of the Niger River? (Chadda or Tchadda River) 14. The Benue River originates in which plateau of Cameroon? (Adamawa Plateau) 15. Baw Baw National Park is a national park located on the boundaries between the Central Highlands and Gippsland regions in which Australian state containing the Latrobe Valley? (Victoria) 16. Which high current tidal strait lies between Bainbridge Island and the mainland of the Kitsap Peninsula near Suquamish, Washington? (Agate Pass) 17. Which straits, also known as the Straits of Shimonoseki, are the stretch of water between Honshu and Kyushu? (Kanmon Straits) 18. The Caja Del Rio Plateau is in which state- Texas or New Mexico? (New Mexico) 19. What river of Northeast China is the largest tributary of the Heilong River, flowing from the Changbai Mountains through the Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces? (Songhua River) 20. Bonavista Bay is a large bay located on the northeast coast of which North American island? (Newfoundland) 21.Name the deep-water bay in the southeastern coast of Vietnam in the province of Khánh Hòa that is located at an inlet of the South China Sea.(Cam Ranh) 22. What is the largest city on the Sea of Galilee? (Tiberias) 23. Arcachon Bay is in which country bordering Italy and Germany? (France) 24. Lake Khanka is bordered by only Russia- True or False? (False. It also borders China.) 25. Tusheti National Park can be found in which country with the port city of Batumi? (Georgia)

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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...
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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.
Also, click on the links below and follow the  news all around the world!
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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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