Do you know?

Do you know? (submitted by Hameem Chowdhury)

Svalbard, an archipelago also known by the name of Spitsbergen, is a Norwegian archipelago is located in what ocean? The Argolic Gulf, located off the east coast of Peloponnese, is part of what larger sea that separates Greece from Turkey? Pueblo, a major city in Colorado is located at the confluence of Fountain Creek and what major tributary of the Mississippi River? What is the name of the Italian river that has its source in Italy’s Tuscany Region and flows into the Ligurian Sea? Atchafalaya Bay is a small bay in the southern part of what state that is one of the largest producers of shrimp in the USA? The Ebro River is a major Iberian river that flows into what sea? Kangean Island is an island located north of what sea named after an Indonesian island? The Hall Basin is a strait located between Ellesmere Island and what large island? The Malta Channel separates Malta from what island of Italy? The Northumberland Strait is located between New Brunswick/Nova Scotia and what other province that is the smallest province in Canada? The Christ Church Cathedral, one of the city’s two cathedrals, is located in what European capital city? The Svaneti Region, known for its distinctive traditions such as putting candles on a bull's head before being sacrificed for a feast, is located in the Caucasus Mountains in what country? Phang Nga Bay, a location best known for being the background in James Bond movies, is located in what Asian country? The Andaman Sea separates what two archipelagos from Thailand? What island located in the Atlantic Ocean is off the southwestern coast of Sierra Leone? The Hall Basin is in what strait? What is the name of the chief port city in Sierra Leone that is located on the Atlantic Ocean and has industries like: platinum, gold, diamonds, oil refining, and palm oil? (Answers) Svalbard, an archipelago also known by the name of Spitsbergen, is a Norwegian archipelago is located in what ocean? (Arctic Ocean) The Argolic Gulf, located off the east coast of Peloponnese, is part of what larger sea that separates Greece from Turkey? (Aegean Sea) Pueblo, a major city in Colorado is located at the confluence of Fountain Creek and what major tributary of the Mississippi River? (Arkansas River) What is the name of the Italian river that has its source in Italy’s Tuscany Region and flows into the Ligurian Sea? (Arno River) Atchafalaya Bay is a small bay in the southern part of what state that is one of the largest producers of shrimp in the USA? (Louisiana) The Ebro River is a major Iberian river that flows into what sea? (Balearic Sea) Kangean Island is an island located north of what sea named after an Indonesian island? (Bali Sea) The Hall Basin is a strait located between Ellesmere Island and what large island? (Greenland) The Malta Channel separates Malta from what island of Italy? (Sicily) The Northumberland Strait is located between New Brunswick/Nova Scotia and what other province that is the smallest province in Canada? (Prince Edward Island) The Christ Church Cathedral, one of the city’s two cathedrals, is located in what European capital city? (Dublin, Ireland) The Svaneti Region, known for its distinctive traditions such as putting candles on a bull's head before being sacrificed for a feast, is located in the Caucasus Mountains in what country? (Georgia) Phang Nga Bay, a location best known for being the background in James Bond movies, is located in what Asian country? (Thailand) The Andaman Sea separates what two archipelagos from Thailand? (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) What island located in the Atlantic Ocean is off the southwestern coast of Sierra Leone? (Sherbro Island) The Hall Basin is in what strait? (Nares Strait) What is the name of the chief port city in Sierra Leone that is located on the Atlantic Ocean and has industries like: platinum, gold, diamonds, oil refining, and palm oil? (Freetown)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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