World Geography Fundamental Part 1

'The Land of the Morning Calm' is
South Korea

White coal refers to

Ladang refers to Shifting cultivation

Suez Canal
sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea

Po River in Italy

The 'land of eternal spring' are certain parts of
Hot Wet Equatorial region

Cultivation of crops along with rearing of animals for meat or milk is called Mixed Farming.

Cyclones are called as hurricanes in
Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea

>Mist - is a phenomenon caused by small droplets of water suspended in air.

>Fog is a visible aerosol consisting of tiny water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air

>Dew is water in the form of droplets

>Hail is a form of solid precipitation

Which country lies at the junction of 3 continents (Asia, Africa and Europe)?

>Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea

>Turkey is located at the junction of Asia and Europe

Buddhist Temple, BorobudurJava, Indonesia
>largest Buddhist monument in the world.

Shwedagon Pagoda~a gilded stupa in Yangon, Myanmar

Which countries has got its map on its flag?
1. Cyprus
2. Kosovo~ map of Kosovo and six stars

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The first oil well in the world was drilled at

The most valuable cash crop of Brazil is

Pearl Harbour, (the target of Japanese attack on the
American fleet) is in
Hawaiian Islands

{Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S}

'Abadan' is well known as
the main oil terminal in Iran

'Roaring Forties' are
westerly winds blowing through out the year over the oceans
of the Southern Hemisphere between 40· and 60º South

{stormy ocean tracts between latitudes 40° and 50° south.}

Tokyo, the capital of Japan is situated in the island of

"Haneda" is the name of the international airport in

The river Mahaweli flows through
Sri Lanka

Japan's total land is about _____ that of India.

The Earth makes one complete revolution round the Sun every
365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds

or 365.2422 days

The Earth revolves in its orbit round the Sun at a speed of
66,000 miles per hour

{Earth's orbital speed averages about 30 km/s} (109044 km/h; 67756 mph)

The Earth rotates on its axis at an equatorial speed of more
than 1000 miles per hour

{Earth rotates once in about 24 hours with respect to the Sun, _but once every 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4 seconds with respect to other, distant, stars}

Mount Kilimanjaro is in

{three volcanic cones_a dormant volcano}>It is the highest mountain in Africa

Mount Kailas is in

Venus has atmosphere made up of

The difference between the diameter of the Earth at the poles
and at equator is
27 miles
13 miles

>Radius of Earth at equator is 3,963 miles (6,378 kilometers). Earth's polar radius is 3,950 miles (6,357 km)

>a difference of 13 miles (21 km).

{1 miles = 1.6 km}

Madagascar is the only home of many species of

{Madagascar_an island country in the Indian Ocean}

A heavenly body which takes nearly the same time to
complete one rotation and one revolution is

"Limnology" refers to the study of
Lakes and ponds

International date line is a/an
zigzag line

>The International Date Line is an imaginary zig zag line on the surface of the earth_ roughly following the 180 degree meridian

Horizontal transfer of heat is known as

The wettest place in the world is Cherrapunji (Assam). The
Hottest place is
Azizia (Libya)

The term 'transhumance' means
the seasonal movement of people along with their cattle in the

{moving livestock from one grazing ground to another in a seasonal cycle}

Tropical deserts are rich in _____ resources.

A narrow strip of land connecting two large land masses is
known as

Lakes formed due to marine deposits are

Lava solidifies to form _____.

Rice in Myanmar is cultivated along the deltas of ______

A strait is
a narrow stretch of sea connecting two extensive areas of sea

The continent through which the Equator, Tropic of Cancer
and the Tropic of Capricorn pass, is

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In the transformation of vegetative matter to coal the first
product is.

{There are four stages in coal formation: peat, lignite, bituminous and anthracite.}

The shipping canal that connects the North Sea and the
Baltic Sea is called the
Kiel Canal

The most typical Australian tree which sheds its bark instead
of leaves is

{It is evergreen as it sheds its bark instead of leaves}

A stony desert is termed as _____ and sandy desert as_____.
reg, erg

The strait that separates Tasmania from the mainland of
Australia is
Bass Strait

River Rhine of Europe drains into
North Sea

Hydro-electric power provides more than 90% of the total
power consumed in

Name the mountain that separates France and Spain

Kalgoorlie in Australia is famous for its rich deposits of

{kalgoorlie gold mine australia}

Milan, Turin and Genoa industrial triangle is in

{The city of Turin joins Milan and Genoa to create the famous “industrial triangle” of Italy}

The South African River draining into Atlantic Ocean is

The Continents of Africa and Europe, at their close at point
are separated from each other by the strait of

{a strait that connects Atlantic Ocean to Mediterranean Sea and _separates Gibraltar and Peninsular Spain in Europe from Morocco and Ceuta (Spain) in Africa.}

Coastline formed by a drowned river mouth is a

Extensive mechanized wheat cultivation is carried out in
Temperate grasslands

'The Scented Isle' in the Mediterranean Sea is

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