World Geography Fundamental Part 1

'The Land of the Morning Calm' is
South Korea



White coal refers to
Hydroelectricity





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
Pensylvania



The most valuable cash crop of Brazil is
Coffee



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 60ยบ South


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





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





"Haneda" is the name of the international airport in
Tokyo




The river Mahaweli flows through
Sri Lanka




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







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
Tanzania

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


Mount Kailas is in
Tibet




Venus has atmosphere made up of
Carbon-di-Oxide





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
lemur


{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
Moon





"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
advection




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
mountains

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




Tropical deserts are rich in _____ resources.
mineral




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




Lakes formed due to marine deposits are
lagoons



Lava solidifies to form _____.
Basalt




Rice in Myanmar is cultivated along the deltas of ______
river.
Irrawaddy





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
Africa

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

{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
eucalyptus

{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
Norway




Name the mountain that separates France and Spain
Pyrenees




Kalgoorlie in Australia is famous for its rich deposits of
 Gold

{kalgoorlie gold mine australia}

Milan, Turin and Genoa industrial triangle is in
Italy


{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
Orange




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



{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
Ria



Extensive mechanized wheat cultivation is carried out in
Temperate grasslands





'The Scented Isle' in the Mediterranean Sea is
Corsica



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