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GEOGRAPHY TRIVIA VIII

71) What is the oldest city in Texas?


Local promotional literature from the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau describes Nacogdoches as "the oldest town in Texas." Evidence of settlement at the same site dates back to 10,000 years ago. It is near or on the site of Nevantin, the primary village of the Nacogdoche tribe of Caddo Indians.

72) What is the flattest U.S. state?


By any measure, Florida takes the prize for the flattest state in the U.S. In fact, the highest point in Florida is only 345 feet above sea level.

73) What country borders the Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf, and Gulf of Oman?


Iran borders the Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf, and Gulf of Oman.

74) Which U.S. state has the most miles of rivers?


With four major rivers and several smaller ones, Nebraska has more miles of rivers than any other state in the U.S.

75) What is the capital of Costa Rico


San José is the capital of Costa Rica and the nation's largest city. Though relatively few people live in the city center, it is the most important working area of the country, which brings in more than a million people daily.

76) What is the earliest known walled city?


Fortifications unearthed in Jericho dating back to 6800 B.C. confirm that it is the earliest known walled city. Today 20,000 people call Jericho home.

77) What is the oldest city in India?


According to Hindu legend, Varanasi is more than 5,000 years old and is considered the oldest city in the world, though evidence of habitation only goes back about 3,000 years. Located on the banks of the Ganges River, "the city of temples" is still the oldest city in India and is considered the holiest city in the world to Hindus.

78) Which U.S. state has the largest aquifer?


Nebraska has the U.S.'s largest aquifer (underground lake/water supply) -- the Ogalala aquifer.

79) What is the primary mountain range in Iran?


The Zagros Mountains, a series of parallel ridges interspersed with plains that bisect Iran from northwest to southeast, have many peaks exceeding 3,000 metres (9,843 ft) above sea level, and in the south-central region of the country there are at least five peaks that are over 4,000 metres (13,123 ft).

80) What is the least populated U.S. state?


Although it is the tenth largest state by area, Wyoming is the least populous of the 50 United States, with a population smaller than many major cities.


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