50+ Geography Trivia For Kids That'll Take Them Around The World

50+ Geography Trivia Questions For Kids That’ll Take Them Around The World

February 12, 2020 Updated March 29, 2021

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Whether or not geography was your favorite subject in school, as an adult you probably now realize that it was pretty useful after all. No one likes to be the person who can’t identify places on a map, and even with modern conveniences like GPS, it still helps to know how to read a map. So, if you’re looking for a fun yet educational evening at home with the kids or perhaps as a classroom activity with your students, here are more than 50 geography trivia questions for kids that will get them excited about the world.

  1. How many continents are there?
    7
  2. What is the largest country in the world?
    Russia
  3. What country has the largest population in the world?
    China
  4. Which desert covers much of northern Africa?
    The Sahara
  5. Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata are major cities in which country?
    India
  6. How many states are there in the United States?
    50
  7. What is the tallest mountain in the world?
    Mount Everest
  8. Which Italian city is famous for its canals?
    Venice
  9. In which U.S. city would you find Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx?
    New York City
  10. What are the only two countries to have a land border with the US?
    Canada and Mexico
  11. What is the longest river in the world?
    The Nile
  12. What is the capital city of Spain?
    Madrid
  13. What is the largest (in area) state in the U.S.?
    Alaska
  14. In what country would you find the Eiffel Tower?
    France
  15. Helsinki is the capital city of which country?
    Finland
  16. In what country would you find the Great Pyramids of Giza?
    Egypt
  17. What is the capital of Thailand?
    Bangkok
  18. What is the largest sea in the world?
    The Caspian Sea
  19. Which ocean lies between Africa, Australia and south of Asia?
    The Indian Ocean
  20. Which large river flows through London?
    The Thames
  21. What’s the world’s biggest port?
    Port of Shanghai
  22. Who was the first geographer?
    Eratosthenes
  23. What is the largest continent?
    Asia
  24. Which two countries share the longest border in the world?
    The United States of America and Canada
  25. Which is the longest continental mountain range in the world?
    The Andes in South America
  26. Which is the largest volcano in the world?
    Mouna Loa in Hawaii
  27. Which American city is the Golden Gate Bridge in?
    San Francisco
  28. What is the capital of Thailand?
    Bangkok
  29. Cairo is the capital of which country?
    Egypt
  30. What is the capital of the American state of Arizona?
    Phoenix
  31. The body of the Egyptian Sphinx was based on which animal?
    Lion
  32. How many federal states does Germany have?
    16
  33. What is the capital of Denmark?
    Copenhagen
  34. What is the Polish city known to Germans as Danzig?
    Gdańsk
  35. What is the smallest country in the world?
    The Vatican City
  36. How many countries does the United Kingdom have?
    Four
  37. What is the largest non-continental island in the world?
    Greenland
  38. What is the capital of Chile?
    Santiago
  39. Kuala Lumpur is the capital of which country?
    Malaysia
  40. Which African country has Portuguese as its official language?
    Mozambique
  41. Where is the area commonly known as the Bermuda Triangle?
    The North Atlantic Ocean, between Florida and Puerto Rico
  42. What is the capital of the State of Washington?
    Olympia
  43. The historical city of Timbuktu is in which West African country?
    Mali
  44. What is the capital of Senegal?
    Dakar
  45. Which country has the abbreviation “CH”?
    Switzerland
  46. How many time zones does Russia have?
    11
  47. What is the capital city of New Zealand?
    Wellington
  48. In Canada, which city is the Big Nickel in?
    Sudbury, Ontario
  49. What year is on the flag of the Wisconsin?
    1848
  50. How many countries border Kyrgyzstan?
    Four
  51. Which country are the Hunua Ranges located?
    New Zealand
  52. What is the Finnish word for Finland?
    Suomi
  53. What is the tallest mountain in Canada?
    Mount Logan
  54. What is Canada’s largest island?
    Baffin Island
  55. What is the capital city of Bermuda?
    Hamilton
  56. What is the capital of Mauritius?
    Port Louis