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The African Travel Experts

Trivia Quiz

  • 1. How many countries are there in Africa?
  • 2. How many countries can you name (and their capital cities)?
  • 3. What is the tallest mountain in Africa and what country is it in?
  • 4. What is the largest desert in Africa?
  • 5. What is the longest river in Africa?
  • 6. What is the largest lake in Africa?
  • 7. What is the largest island in Africa?
  • 8. What is the largest waterfall in Africa?
  • 9. What is the capital of South Africa?
  • 10. What is the capital of Kenya?
  • 11. What is the capital of Botswana?
  • 12. What countries does the equator go through in Africa?

1. How many countries are there in Africa?

54 and a couple of disputed territories (Western Sahara and Somaliland).

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2. How many countries can you name (and their capital cities)?

Algeria  (Algiers), Angola (Luanda), Benin (Porto-Novo), Botswana (Gaborone), Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou), Burundi (Bujumbara), Cameroon (Yaounde), Cape Verde (Praia), Central African Republic (Bangui), Chad (N’Djamena), Comoros (Moroni), Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa), Cote d’Ivoire – Yamoussoukro (official); Abidjan (de facto), Djibouti  (Djibouti), Egypt( Cairo), Equatorial Guinea (Malabo), Eritrea (Asmara), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa), Gabon (Libreville), The Gambia (Banjul), Ghana (Accra), Guinea (Conakry), Guinea-Bissau (Bissau), Kenya (Nairobi), Lesotho (Maseru), Liberia (Monrovia), Libya (Tripoli), Madagascar (Antananarivo), Malawi (Lilongwe), Mali (Bamako), Mauritania (Nouakchott), Mauritius (Port Louis), Morocco (Rabat), Mozambique (Maputo), Namibia (Windhoek), Niger (Niamey), Nigeria (Abuja), Rwanda (Kigali), Senegal (Dakar), Seychelles (Victoria), Sierra Leone (Freetown), Somalia (Mogadishu), South Africa – Pretoria/Tshwane (administrative); Cape Town (legislative); Bloemfontein/Mangaung (judiciary), Sudan (Khartoum), South Sudan (Juba), Swaziland (Mbabane), Tanzania (Dar es Salaam; Dodoma (legislative), Togo (Lome), Tunisia (Tunis), Uganda (Kampala), Zambia (Lusaka), Zimbabwe (Harare).

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3. What is the tallest mountain in Africa and what country is it in?

Mount Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania and is 19,340 feet /5,895 metres high.

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4. What is the largest desert in Africa?

The Sahara Desert which spans almost 3.5 million square miles (9 million square kms).

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5. What is the longest river in Africa?

The Nile which runs from Uganda all the way to Egypt is the longest river in Africa.

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6. What is the largest lake in Africa?

Lake Victoria borders Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.  It is the second largest lake in the world and is the main source for the Nile River.

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7. What is the largest island in Africa?

Madagascar off the east coast of Africa and the 4th largest island in the world.

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8. What is the largest waterfall in Africa?

The Victoria Falls bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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9. What is the capital of South Africa?

Pretoria

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10. What is the capital of Kenya?

Nairobi.

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11. What is the capital of Botswana?

Gabaroni.

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12. What countries does the equator go through in Africa?

In Africa the equator runs along for almost 2,500 miles, passing through 6 countries: Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Somalia.

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