Travel Trivia

To which continent does New Zealand belong?

No, not Australia. New Zealand sits on its own land mass called Zealandia just 25 kilometers east of Australia, which is mostly submerged. The case for Zealandia as a continent is still up in the air, but data so far shows that it does not meet the requirements.

What are the seven seas?

This ancient term for the seven primary bodies of water on earth include the Arctic Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, South Pacific Ocean and Southern (or Antarctic) Ocean.

How many independent countries exist?


How many and which countries are transcontinental?

Three: Egypt, Turkey and Russia. Egypt straddles Africa and Asia, while Turkey and Russia straddle Europe and Asia.

What are the microstates of Europe?

Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino and Holy See

Which are the only two countries doubly landlocked in the world?

Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan are the only two doubly landlocked countries in the world.

What was the name of Swaziland changed to in 2018?


What is the new name for the city of Bombay?


To which continent does Russia belong?

Two: 77% of Russia's area is in Asia, its western 23% is in Europe. European Russia occupies almost 40% of Europe's total area.

What are the names of the two microstates in South Africa?

Lesotho and Eswatini

Denmark is about 50 times smaller than Greenland with only 2 percent of its land space (43,000 vs. 2 million km2). However, Greenland has 1 percent of Denmark’s population (58,000 vs. 5.9 million).